President’s Message January 2016

24 Feb

From The IOPPOA Vice President

Season’s Greetings Neighbors,
I can’t believe how fast 2015 has gone by. Christmas is almost here and we are still wearing shorts and sandals! You’ve got to love Florida and the awesome neighborhood we live in. I moved to the Isle of Pines in December of 1997 and loved the rural setting, the people and our park. It was the annual Christmas party that really impressed us with Santa coming in on a fire truck with toys for all the kids. We have volunteered for years on the board and have enjoyed the parties, fund raisers and different events that bring our community together. It really is family oriented and a wonderful place to raise children. My daughter grew up here and came back to live here and raise her family as well.
It has been a pleasure to serve this community but it is time for me to retire from the executive board. I will still be involved with helping out when needed. I’m hoping that with all the new families that have moved in we can count on new board members to get involved by organizing parties and events and making future memories for our community. It is important that we maintain an active board and have monthly meetings. If we can’t keep an active board and keep the property insured, maintained and electricity on eventually Orange County can take it over and use it as a public park. Some of our annual parties include the Easter party, 4th of July, Halloween and of course the Christmas party. Our annual fund raiser ‘The Rajun Cajun’ was retired last year we are in need of some new ideas for our annual fund raiser. The money collected from our fund raisers goes to park improvements. Some of the park improvements that were made in the past have included the purchase of our playground equipment, improving our beach, maintaining the pavilion and also fund our annual parties.
So I hope to see a good turnout for our membership drive on January 23rd starting at 4:00PM. This is a lot of fun and you get to meet your neighbors plus get $10.00 off for the yearly membership. Volunteering events also enables you to receive a discount off your yearly dues. This year there is going to be a chili cook off contest so bring your best pot of chili to see if you have the best chili in the neighborhood.
The monthly board meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month starting at 7PM, everyone is welcome. Thank you everyone who has served on the board and to those who have volunteered their time to make these events a success.
Warm Regards,

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