Meet The Communication Committee (and Minutes July 27, 2015)

2015 Communication Committee - Seated left to right: Susie Moffat, Terry Landers, Kathy Lohr. Standing: Ted Smith, Daniel Guy, James Glenos.

2015 Communication Committee – Seated left to right: Susie Moffat, Terry Landers, Kathy Lohr. Standing: Ted Smith, Daniel Guy, James Glenos. Photo: Bean and Barrel, 2014.

The Governors Village Communication Committee held its third-quarter meeting Monday, July 27, 2015, rescheduled from the previous week. Minutes from the meeting are attached.

Communications meets the third Monday of each quarter (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct) at 7:00 pm, at at the Bean and Barrel. New members are welcome.

This committee is responsible for gathering news items and maintaining the Governors Village community website, greeting new homeowners with a welcome packet and photographing community events for the website.

This year at the request of the Board of Directors, communications conducted the 2020 Homeowners Survey to assist the board with long-range planning. A report of survey results will be presented at the Board’s September 2015 meeting.

Susie Moffat has assumed role of acting chair while James Glenos takes a leave of absence from the committee, effective July 23, 2015. Other members are Daniel Guy, Terry Landers and Kathy Lohr. POA Liaison is Ted Smith. Serving as Ambassadors with the welcome program are:
Village: Terry Landers
Park: Linda Kreiter
Forest: Ted Smith
Lake: Karen Howard
Townes: Nikki Glenos

Contact: Susie Moffat, susie_moffat at

Governors Village Communications Minutes  July 27 2015 (PDF)

RSVP Now For Annual Pool Party Saturday, August 22, 2015

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

The Governors Village Annual Pool Party will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015, beginning at 4:00pm at the pool in Governors Park.

The Social Committee has been busy planning this event, which includes a catered dinner for community residents and an opportunity to support the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina.

* RSVP by August 14. Register now.
* Suggest and donate items to be raffled by August 15. See Request For Raffle Donations (PDF).

Donations and Raffle To Support Food Bank

Governors Village tackles hunger! Yes, you read right! Too many people go hungry and they don’t necessarily live in Africa or Asia! They live minutes away from our neighborhood! The Social Committee knows how generous this community can be and we think we can make a difference!

2013 Annual Pool Party - 33Every year we raise food and money for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina at our Pool Party in an effort to improve the lives of others less fortunate in the broader community.

This year, in addition to accepting food and tax deductible monetary donations (cash or check to Food Bank), we will host a raffle at the pool party. Each family will be given one FREE raffle ticket with additional tickets available for sale at the pool entrance: $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5. Watch for the flyer this weekend that will include your free ticket! Remember, for every dollar raised, the Food Bank is able to distribute ten dollars worth of food in 34 counties. The Food Bank has guidelines for food donations.

Diane Talley is seeking ideas and donation items for this raffle by August 15. Read more about how you can participate: Request For Raffle Donations (PDF)

Pool Party Details

2013 Annual Pool Party - 20Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: Party starts at 4:00 pm, Dinner served at 5:00 pm
Location: Governors Village Pool in Governors Park

RSVP by Friday, August 14, 2015.
It is especially important to RSVP for this event, since we only order enough food for those who do.
This event is free to residents and guests under 3 years of age. Guests over 3 are $10. Register now.

Our caterer this year is Nana Taco. They will have a “make your own taco” buffet with a choice of chicken, beef and roasted veggies as well as black beans, rice, salsas, lettuce, crema, guacamole, chips and queso! Tea, lemonade and water will be provided.

Neighbors are asked to bring pool-side desserts such as cookies or cupcakes (no glass containers are allowed at the pool).
Please bring chairs to sit in and don’t forget to bring cash for raffle tickets.

Come one, come all! Let’s show our generous we are!

Can’t come but want to make a donation? You can drop off your donations at the Governors Pharmacy on Governors Drive or at 30157 Pharr in Governors Park.

Governors Village Social Committee

Questions: Dominique Gignac, dgignac at
Raffle Ideas or Donations: Diane Talley, di at

2015 Pool Party Announcement (PDF) July 25, 2015
Request For Raffle Donations (PDF) July 23, 2015

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Cracked Filter Causes Governors Village Pool Closing

Scene from 2015 Kid's Triathlon

The Governors Village pool is currently closed due to a cracked filter in the pump room. When our pool attendant arrived this morning, Friday, July 24, 2015, he found that the water in the pool had dropped about 4 inches.

Pool Professionals is onsite and their team is working to fix the problem as quickly as possible. Talis Management Group will send out a notice when the pool is reopened.


Meet the 2015 Governors Village POA Board Of Directors

2015 POA Board of Directors - l. to r., Alina Cochran (Talis Community Manager), Wes Weaver, Rosemary McGee - Chair, John Eberhard, Ted Smith and Cliff Simpson. Not Pictured: Bill Hlavac, Daniel Guy, Peter Destaebler, and Laverne Blankenship. Photo credit: James Glenos.

2015 POA Board of Directors – l. to r., Alina Cochran (Talis Community Manager), Wes Weaver, Rosemary McGee – Chair, John Eberhard, Ted Smith and Cliff Simpson. Not Pictured: Bill Hlavac, Daniel Guy, Peter Destaebler, and Laverne Blankenship. Photo credit: James Glenos.

The 2015 POA board of directors is pictured prior to the July 16, 2015 meeting. This nine-member board serves as the governing body of the Governors Village Property Owners Association (POA). Guided by a set of rules, or bylaws, this group donates many hours of dedicated service to improving the community.

The POA board is elected by the community’s homeowners during the annual meeting, usually held in November. Each neighborhood has one director seat, and there are three at large directors who can be from any of the neighborhoods. Three seats come up for election every year. Board members elect officers at the first board of directors meeting each year.

Here are the 2015 board of directors listed with their director positions, term-ending dates, offices, committee liaison duties and contact information. This information is also available on the Contacts page of this website.

Rosemary McGee – Forest Director (2015) 
President, ARB Liaison – mcgee10010 at
Wesley Weaver – Village Director (2017)
 Vice-President, Grounds Liaison – waweaver2003 at
John Eberhard – At Large Director (2015) 
Treasurer – 
jeberhard at
Daniel Guy – Park Director (2016) 
Secretary, Recreation Liaison – 
dwguy at
Bill Hlavac – Lake Director (2016)
 Safety Liaison – bill.hlavac at
Clifford Simpson – At Large Director (2016) 
Social Liaison – cliff.simpson at
Ted Smith – At Large Director (2017)
 Communication Liaison – tsmith9856 at
Peter Destaebler – Townes Director (2015) 
Liaison to the GV Board –
destaeblerp at
LaVerne Blankenship – Property Manager 
Camden Governors Village
, 100 Durant Street – 
Director – 
lblankenship at

The POA governing documents, including the Bylaws and the Covenants, are located on the Documents page, along with a summary of POA rules and regulations.

The board meets on the third Thursday of odd-numbered months at the Community Room, Camden Governors Village, 100 Durant Street, at 6:30 pm. Dates for the rest of 2015 are September 17; November 10 (Annual Meeting); December 17. Residents are welcome to attend board meetings and each meeting includes a Homeowners Forum during which residents may speak. Contact Talis to confirm time and place.


Tree Root Collar Excavation Underway In Governors Village

The POA Board wishes to inform the Governors Village Community of the Root Collar tree work being done by Bartlett Tree Experts and Greenscape, Inc.

Our landscaping company, Greenscape, Inc. and Bartlett Tree Experts have developed a plan for mulching in our common areas for 2015. Not all areas will receive mulch as they have in past years.

[Please note when landscapers refer to mulch, they are including pine straw, ground hardwood or any other organic material. In our neighborhoods, pine straw is the predominant material used.]

The attachments explain the the reasons for this approach. We ask for your support as over time this will protect our common area trees extending their lives well into the future.

Trees on homeowners property are also vulnerable to root collar disorders. You may want to examine the root collars on your own trees to see if they too are over mulched.

There are website addresses on the Bartlett document if you would like additional information.

Thank you,

Ted Smith

Attachments (3)
Greenscape – 2015 Tree Mulch Plan For Governors Village July 12, 2015 (PDF)

Bartlett Tree Experts Root Collar Plan For Governors Village July 12, 2015 (PDF)

Root Collar Disorders, Bartlett Tree Research Lab Technical Report, July 12, 2015 (PDF)

Contact: Ted Smith, At Large Director, tsmith9856 at

Agenda – Governors Village POA Board of Directors Meeting July 16, 2015

The next Governors Village Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Community Room at Camden Governors Village Apartments.

Residents are welcome to attend. The 10-minute Homeowners Forum begins at 6:35pm.

Additional 2015 meeting dates (Subject to change. Check the Governors Village website for updates):  September 17, November 10 (Annual Meeting), December 17.

Agenda – Governors Village POA Board of Directors Meeting July 16, 2015 (PDF)

Contact: Alina Cochran, Community Manager, Talis,

Security System Installed At The Pool

Scene from 2015 Kid's Triathlon

Scene from 2015 Kid’s Triathlon

On June 18, 2015, Trent Leonard, Recreation Committee chair, announced ADT has installed a new security camera system at the Governors Village pool. All entrances and the entire fence line are covered by four cameras that are installed and recording 24/7, 7 days a week.

If someone enters the pool after hours by hopping the fence or gate, they will be recorded and pool privileges can be revoked for the remainder of the season. Residents are encouraged  to advise anyone who might be tempted to enter the pool after hours about the new security measures.

The pool opened May 9 and will remain open through September 20, 2015. The Pool Brochure provides more information on using the pool amenities and rules for staying safe. Enjoy the rest of the pool season!

Trent Leonard, Recreation Committee Chair (jtrentleonard at