Governors Village OktoberWeen 2014

DSC_0993 Under a beautiful autumn sky ghouls, goblins and even a live owl gathered Saturday, October 25, 2014 for Governor Village’s annual Halloween celebration in the Park.

This year’s festival carried a new moniker, OktoberWeen, but many familiar and favorite activities were back, including pumpkin carving, costume parade, games, face painting, music and a chili cook off. Afterwards, families camped overnight in Meadow Park.

All participating deserve a huge thank you. Janie Bailey (chair), Dominique Gignac, other members of the Social Committee and other community volunteers worked hard to make this year’s event successful.

Thanks also to Communication Committee photographer Ted Smith. Ted captured many fine OktoberWeen highlights with his camera and provided these additional observations from his time wandering through the crowds.

From start to finish, continuous music was played by the DJ. His various selections included an OktoberWeen favorite, “Monster Mash”.

“Ghostbusters” made a lively sound track for the costume parade.



Games and crafts were enjoyed by folks of all ages.


Face painting was very popular. One American-Indian brave was decorated with peace paint to his delight.

A Chili cook-off allowed folks to sample two different styles of Chili.


Carved or decorated pumpkins were on display and prizes were awarded to those judged to be the most Halloweenish.


In addition to these festivities two young wizards who are school mates of Harry Potter were there with an owl and a king snake. The wizards are authentic, certified members of the wizards, witches and warlocks union. They represented the Piedmont Wildlife Center and accepted donations to support their various programs.

Piedmont Wildlife Center-4

As though all this was not enough, dinner was served and there were plenty of Brats, hot dogs, sauerkraut and the rest of the fixings for all. Desserts were also plentiful.


Here are many more scenes from 2014 OktoberWeen. (Click an image to start the slideshow.)

Sponsored by the Social Committee
Contact: Janie Bailey, Social Committee Chair,  janiembailey1035 [at]



2014 Governors Village POA Annual Meeting

Dear Governors Village Property Owner,

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM the Governors Village Property Owners Association (POA) will hold its Annual Meeting at Mount Carmel Baptist Church located at 2016 Mt. Carmel Church Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Please mark your calendar now so you will be able to attend this important meeting in order to exercise your rights and responsibilities as a property owner. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 PM.

Enclosed is a copy of the 2015 Budget as approved by the Board of Directors. The annual assessment for 2015 will be $1,020 per year – the assessment will not increase from 2014 to 2015. The budget will be reviewed at the Annual Meeting.

At the Annual Meeting four Board of Director positions will be up for election:

  • Governors Village Seat (currently held by Wes Weaver)
  • Governors Lake Seat (currently held by Bill Hlavac – appointed by Board through the end of this year, seat for remainder of 2 years)
  • Townes of Governors Village Seat (currently held by Peter DeStaebler – appointed by Board
    through the end of this year, seat for remainder of 1 year)
  • At Large Seat (currently held by Otto White)

There are four nominees: Wes Weaver – 20024 Boyd for the Village seat, Bill Hlavac – 12010 Wicker for Lake seat, Peter DeStaebler – 11035 David Stone for Townes seat and Ted Smith – 10005 Raintree Bend for At-Large seat. Information on these four individuals is included below (see enclosures).

Please complete the enclosed proxy and return it to Talis so if a last minute change prevents you from attending, the quorum requirements needed to conduct business can still be met. If you send in your proxy and do attend the meeting, the proxy will be returned to you at the time you sign-in. In order to meet quorum, proxies must be returned to Talis no later than 5:30 PM Monday, November 10. This return date will allow us to prepare for an orderly registration. Proxies will not be accepted at the door.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the November 11 Annual Meeting.


Alina Cochran, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Community Manager
Governors Village Property Owners Association, Inc.


  1. 2014_GV_Annual_Meeting_Notice and Proxy Form, updated October 30, 2014
  2. 2014_GV_Nominee_Poster
  3. 2015_GV_Budget (Draft)

OktoberWeen 2014 – details (updated)

When: October 25th, 2014 4pm to 8pm
Where: Pool parking lot and Basketball court

Please RSVP for this event at rsvpgovernorsvillage [at] by October 21st and include the number of adults and children

Activities: pumpkin carving, costume parade, games, face painting, music and chili cook off!
Food: brats, hot-dogs, sauerkraut, potluck sides & desserts!
Drinks: water and beer from Carrboro’s own Steel String Beer Truck for purchase

Neighbors bring sides and desserts:
Last Names A-M: dessert
Last Names N-Z: Side dish

Charity: The Piedmont Wildlife Center

Piedmont Wildlife Center visited us two years ago at BooFest! Remember, they brought owlsand were a huge hit? They are back this year and we are raising money for them! Come learn what they do:
– Educational programs for our children and youth
– Conservation programs
– Caring for injured and sick native wildlife
For more information or to register for activities, please check their website at:

A message from the Governors Village POA Board of Directors

Dear Governors Village residents,

After careful consideration, the POA Board has decided not to allow alcohol sales on POA common property. In making this decision, the Board is focused on the safety and security of our community and limiting any potential liability exposure for association and residents. As a result, the previously advertised beer truck will not be available for the upcoming ‘Octoberween’ event. As always, residents are free to bring your own beverage to Octoberween. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you at this great event.

Thank you,
GVPOA Board of Directors

Governors Village Social Committee
Contact: Dominique Gignac, dgignac [at]

Upcoming TGIS Saturday October 11th, 2014

The first TGIS of the fall is being hosted by Lisa Marie & Jeff Taylor this weekend.

When: Saturday, October 11th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Lisa Marie & Jeff Taylor – 30116 Pharr (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, TGIS Coordinator, jennyo at

OktoberWeen – mark your calendar for Oct. 25

The Governors Village Social Committee is giving BooFest a German twist!

Mark your calendars for October 25th!

We will keep some of BooFest fun activities like the Chili Cook Off, Pumpkin and Scarecrow decorating contest, Camp out in the Park, Costume parade and all done with an extra German flair! Stay tuned for more details!

The Social Committee

2014-2015 TGIS Schedule

The 2014-2015 schedule for TGIS is below. Right now we still have September, March and May open. If you want to grab one of open months please contact Jenny O’Brien directly (contact info below).

2014-2015 TGIS Schedule*

Sept 20th – OPEN
Oct 11th – Lisa Marie & Jeff Taylor, 30116 Pharr (Park)
Nov 8th – Adam & Shannon Novak, 30124 Porter (Park)
Dec 13th – Mary Ann & Gary Stringer, 20008 Grier (Village)
Jan 10th – Ann White &  Ron Banick, 10026 Hammock Bend (Forest)
Feb 7th – Bronwyn & Ryan Thornburg, 30165 Pharr (Park)
Mar 14th – OPEN
Apr 18th – Chris & Rebecca Draper, 30144 Walser (Park)
May 9th – OPEN

A long-standing tradition in the Governors Village community, TGIS is a monthly get-together where hosts provide the name tags and paper products and guests bring a beverage and appetizer to share. TGIS is typically for adults only, but the hosts can elect to make one a kid-friendly evening. Hosting a TGIS can be a simple way to entertain and attending each month is a fun way to be in touch with neighbors. These gatherings serve to help residents keep up with friends and to meet new members of the community.

Jenny O’Brien, Social Committee TGIS Coordinator — jennyo at