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Reminder: 2014 Governors Village “Garden Walk Tour” Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club Pictured l. to r.: Joanne Donaton, Adele McLean, Ann White, Ted Smith, Maria Smith, Cheri Simpson (Chair) and Cliff Simpson. Not pictured: Keith Larkin

2014 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club
Pictured l. to r.: Joanne Donaton, Adele McLean, Ann White, Ted Smith, Maria Smith, Cheri Simpson (Chair) and Cliff Simpson. Not pictured: Keith Larkin

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

The Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club was founded in 2013 by several resident garden enthusiasts with an aim to create a fun, free, social activity for people to enjoy.

The inaugural “Garden Walk Tour,” held last May on a Saturday, was a huge success with seven beautiful gardens available to tour.

Neighbors and their guests had the opportunity to visit the lovely gardens on the Tour, and talk with the gracious hosts who answered questions, talked about their plants, and shared ideas for inspiration.

The “Garden Walk Tour” was then followed up by another new initiative organized by this plant-loving Club: the inaugural “Plant Swap,” which was held last October in the Governors Village pool parking lot.

Planning for the “2014 Garden Walk Tour” has been a pleasure to organize, and some of your Governors Village neighbors’ unique and beautiful gardens will be on display for your viewing enjoyment on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1pm-5pm [rain or shine].

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Garden Walk Tour! Save the date on your calendar! Bring your friends, bring your family! It’s free! And if you are interested in showcasing your garden for this year’s event, or for 2015, please let us know. This is not a competition, but rather an opportunity to socialize with your neighbors and friends throughout Governors Village. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Best regards,

The Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club

Contact: Cheri Simpson, Chair: 2013-2014, cherimsimpson at yahoo.com

Agenda – Communication Committee April 21, 2014

The Governors Village Communication Committee will hold its second quarterly meeting of the year on Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Bean and Barrel.

Communications supports the Governors Village website, a welcome program for new residents, photography and event coverage. New this year is an initiative to present occasional in-depth articles on special topics.

Contact: Ted Smith, Chair (TSmith9856 at aol.com)

Attachment
Communications Committee Agenda April 21, 2014 (PDF)

Governors Forest Residents Spring Clean-up April 12, 2014

Governors Forest-1Governors Forest will hold a neighborhood clean-up day on April 12, 2014, from 10 AM-12 noon.

Participants are invited to meet at the McGee home a bit before 10 to have a cup of coffee or juice and a snack before heading out to clean storm drains, pick up roadside trash and other tasks.

Forest residents will need to bring work gloves, shovels and wheel barrows would be useful as well. Plastic trash bags will be provided.

Rosemary McGee will post a message to the community listserv by 8:30 AM if there is a rain delay. The rain date is Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Contact
Rosemary McGee, 919 929-6644, mcgee10010 at gmail.com

Governors Village Egg Hunt 2014

The recent Governors Village Egg Hunt was a great success! Highlights and pictures:

  • Bike rodeo hosted by Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
  • Demonstration of the K-9 team of Rudy (the dog) and his deputy partner
  • Story Teller books and games
  • Easter bunny-led games and egg hunt!

Much thanks to the Social Committee for organizing a wonderful event!

Upcoming TGIS Saturday April 5, 2014

Governors Village’s next TGIS is scheduled for this Saturday April 5, 2014 at 7:00pm. This month’s hosts are Steve & Robin Heesacker. Please bring an appetizer/dessert and a beverage to share.  Join your neighbors for a relaxing evening of conversation and great food!

When: Saturday April 5, 7:00 pm
Where: Steve & Robin Heesacker - 30095 Baxter (Park)

Governors Village TGIS events are monthly get-togethers hosted in the homes of neighborhood volunteers and provide an informal way to meet and stay in touch with neighbors. These are adult-only events. Hosts will provide name tags and paper products (napkins, plates, utensils) and guests are asked to bring a beverage and either an appetizer or dessert to share. Sponsored by Governors Village Social Committee.

Contact: Jenny O’Brien, Social Committee TGIS Coordinator—jennyo at nc.rr.com

Related article: 2013-2014 TGIS Schedule

2014 Annual Governors Village Community Yard Sale

Negotiations at 2012 Yard Sale

Negotiations at 2012 Yard Sale

The Governors Village Community Yard Sale will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:00-11:00 am, at the pool parking lot.  This sale is open to all Governors Village neighborhoods—Lake, Village, Townes, Forest and Park.

Individual garage sales are not allowed by covenant so take this opportunity to lighten your load and enjoy a fun morning with your neighbors. This is also a great venue for a local non-profit to raise funds by serving coffee and other beverages, breakfast rolls and the like.

For details, including how to register for a space, see the attached flyer.

Contact: Debbi Nichols, dnichols4 at nc.rr.com,  919 969-9871
Garage Sale Flyer 2014, issued March 25, 2014 (PDF)

Ed loved that chair!

Ed loved that chair!

Use Of Tennis Courts

This notice was distributed to Governors Village homeowners on March 26, 2014.

Broken and missing plastic covering will hasten the rusting out of our fence.

Broken and missing plastic covering will hasten the rusting out of our fence.

Dear Governors Village Homeowner,

It has come to our attention that Lacrosse players are playing inside and on the outside of our tennis courts. THE BIG PROBLEM: The lacrosse balls striking the fence are breaking the fence links and the plastic covering of the links. The links would need to be repaired. The broken and missing plastic covering will hasten the rusting out of our fence. This is a kind request not to use our tennis courts to toss a lacrosse ball against the fence, whether inside or outside the tennis court.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation to this matter.

Governors Village POA

Contact:
Wesley Weaver – POA President and Recreational Liaison - waweaver2003 at yahoo.com
Alina Cochran, Community Manager, Talis Management Group, Inc – acochran at talismgmt.com

RSVP For Governors Village Egg Hunt April 5, 2014

The annual Governors Village Egg Hunt festivities are scheduled between 2:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Meadow Park. Children should bring a basket to use for the egg hunt. Cupcakes and treat bags will be provided.

This event is also a fundraiser for the Youth Services Program of the Chatham County Sheriff’s department.  Funds raised through this event  will help purchase materials as well as provide the funds for the shop with a cop program. See the flyer for more details on this program.

Schedule

Saturday, April 5, 2014 (Rain date Sunday, April 6, 2014)

Governors Village 2013 Egg Hunt

Governors Village 2013 Egg Hunt

2:00pm Chatham County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit Demonstration
(Stadium Seating area-Meadow Park)
2:30pm Games and Story time
3:00pm Easter Bunny Arrives
3:30pm Easter Egg Hunt Begins   (The two age groups are 0-5 and 6-Up)

RSVP

Please RSVP by March 31, 2014 with:
Number of Children participating and their Ages.
Use form below or email information to rsvpgovernorsvillage at gmail dot com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Attachment: 2014 Egg Hunt Flyer—complete details.
Contact: Janie Bailey, Social Committee Chair, janiembailey at gmail dot com