Join the Governors Village Social Committee this Wednesday

It’s not too late in the year to join the Governors Village Social Committee!

Join a fun and dedicated group of neighbors in serving our community. Time commitment is as much or as little as you able to make. Planning for the next event starts this week. Come join us for refreshments and a planning meeting.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 8:30 PM
Where: 30168 Pharr

If you are interested in joining the committee, but can’t make this month’s meeting contact Diane Talley (

Recap: Tenth Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon

Thanks to Ted Smith for contributing these photos and narrative

The Governors Village 10th Annual Firemen’s 5K Run/Walk & Pancake Breakfast was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015. With the cooperation of the weather, it was a great day for a race. Whether you ran or cheered the runners, it was fun for all. Also on hand was a full size mascot named Sparky. Sparky encouraged the runners and joined them at the start of the race. The runners had broad smiles as they celebrated their accomplishment crossing the finish line. Each participant was presented with a collectors T-Shirt. After the run, everyone enjoyed a pancake breakfast, prepared by our Social Committee and served by the Firemen and Firewomen of the Fire Department.

Following the pancake breakfast, the Kids Triathlon started. The participants were to run around the tennis court, bicycle around a course and lastly dive into the pool to swim. After everyone finished, prizes were awarded and everyone either stayed at the pool or left to begin any remaining weekend activities.

We must all thank the members of the Social Committee members and the other volunteers for doing so well with the challenging tasks of planning and leading this event. It was without question a great success. Please enjoy the pictures of this special day.

RSVP now! Tenth Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon

You don’t want to miss these characters!

Governors Village Pancake Breakfast

You don’t want to miss these characters! They’ll be serving you breakfast on Saturday morning starting at 9 o’clock.

When: Saturday morning, May 16, 2015
Where: Governors Village pool

  • 7:30am – 5K Race Registration
  • 8:15 am – Start time for 5K
  • 9:00 am – Pancake Breakfast
  • 10:30 am – Kids’ Triathlon starts

RSVP now!:

Register your kids for the Kids Triathlon

Register for the 5K run and breakfast

Sign up to be a Volunteer

For those entering the triathlon or race, please print and sign this waiver and bring it with you on race day.

Additional information: 5K and Pancake Breakfast
BREAKFAST IS FREE – but we ask that you make a generous donation to our Chatham County Fire Department so that they can purchase equipment that their limited budget would not permit. If writing a check – please make it out to the “North Chatham Fire Department”.

  • Please don’t bring any glass containers with you to the pool
  • Do not park in the pool parking lot starting at 9pm on Friday, May 15th because the Fire Department will be bringing their large fire truck to the breakfast on Saturday morning
  • If you are unable to attend the event and would still like to donate, please contact Mary Anne Hutton at or call 919-929-5982.

Additional information: Kids Triathlon
The Governor’s Village Kids Triathlon will be held Saturday May 16th at 10:30 am during the Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast. The race will consist of running, biking and swimming events – distances will be appropriate for the age of your child. There will be three age groups: 6 and under, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12. All kids who participate will receive a medal and a goody bag!

Parents, if your children are interested in participating, please register them for the Kids Triathlon as soon as possible. HELMETS REQUIRED! Please note that no children will be allowed to participate in the triathlon without a bike helmet.

Contact: For any Kids Triathlon questions, please contact Lisa Marie Taylor, For more information or questions regarding the 5K run and breakfast, please contact Mary Anne Hutton,
Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Upcoming TGIS this Saturday May 16, 2015

The last TGIS before the summer break is this Saturday, May 16th, at 7pm. It will be hosted by Robin & Steve Heesacker. This will be an adults only event. Please bring an appetizer/dessert and beverage to share. We hope you can join us!

When: Saturday, May 16th, 7-9pm
Where: Robin & Steve Heesacker, 30095 Baxter (Park)

TGIS events are monthly get-togethers for residents of the Governors Village community. Hosted in the homes of neighborhood volunteers, these adult-only events provide an informal way to meet and stay in touch with neighbors. 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.

Look for an announcement in early August to seeking volunteers to host beginning in September. Please consider hosting if you haven’t done it before. It is a great way to meet other members of our community.

Contact: Jenny O’Brien, Social Committee TGIS Coordinator,
Sponsored by Governors Village Social Committee

Governors Village 2020 Survey

Governors Village Community Members,

The Board of Directors of the Governors Village Property Owners Association needs your feedback on amenities and capital improvements that residents would like to see in the coming years. Are there amenities that you believe should be added? Removed? Upgraded? Repurposed? Have you seen features or facilities in other communities that we might consider for Governors Village?

To get your input, we have designed a brief online survey to ask for as many ideas and preferences as possible. The survey should take only about 10 minutes to complete. We strongly encourage all households to take the time and give us your best thoughts about whether and how to improve our environment and features of all the neighborhoods in Governors Village. Please visit the following link to take the survey by May 29, 2015.

Governors Village 2020 Survey:


Governors Village Property Owners Association

Recap: 2015 Annual Governors Village Community Yard Sale

Thanks to Ted Smith for contributing these photos and narrative

Although the day was somewhat overcast, that did not seem to keep people away from searching out bargains at the Annual Governors Village Yard Sale. Looking was careful, bargaining was evident and buying was brisk.

There was something for everyone; adults and children of all ages. There was even a house and a barn, both of which sold. People were going back and forth to their autos, depositing their acquisitions and eagerly returning for something more. Even children were absorbed with the selection of toys, books, dolls and stuffed animals.

One enterprising young lady, Laurin, was selling coffee, orange juice, bagels, biscuits and cupcakes. She had many customers enjoying her selection of treats. If you think that Yard Sales are strictly a woman’s interest, note that there were a number of men shopping too.

At the end of the day, both sellers and buyers seemed pleased with the sale. A win-win situation all around.

Thanks to Debbi Nichols for organizing this sale each year.


RSVP and Volunteer: 2015 Tenth Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon

Saturday May 16, 2015 is the date for the 2015 Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon. Preparation work is now in full swing. This will be Governors Village 10th year supporting the Chatham County Fire Department. It’s time to RSVP for the 10th Annual Fireman’s Breakfast and pre-register for the 5K race!

Register for the 5K run and breakfast

For those entering the race, please print and sign this waiver and bring it with you on race day.

Since there are a limited number of Social Committee members to cover all the tasks necessary to make this event a success, we need your help with the following:

Sign up to be a Volunteer

  1. We are in dire need for a coordinator for the Kid’s Triathlon. Someone has stepped forward as Kid’s Triathlon coordinator, thank you! This would entail organizing a group of volunteers which the social committee will provide. The coordinator makes sure the event starts on time, assigns the volunteers for the run, bike ride and swim and makes sure they are in position when the event starts and hands out the prizes to the winners. Unless we can find a volunteer, we will unfortunately have to cancel the Kid’s Triathlon. Many children have enjoyed the triathlon for the past 10 years. We hope someone will step forward and volunteer.
  2. We need volunteers to cut up fruit the day before the breakfast (Friday, May 15th). The social committee will drop off and pick up the fruit.
  3. We need help bringing breakfast supplies to the pool the day before the event. Because there is limited space in the attic of the pool house, the social committee has to store supplies for the breakfast in several of our homes. This would be easy for someone with an SUV or pickup.
  4. We need a volunteers to take a shift at flipping pancakes and make pancake batter the morning of the breakfast.
  5. We need volunteers along the Race route during the 5K Race. This could be as simple as coming out your front door and standing on one of the corners of the street along the race route for about 30 minutes.
  6. We need volunteers to help clean up the kitchen after the breakfast and around the pool area.
  7. We need volunteers to help store the equipment from the event back up into the pool attic.

In appreciation for your time, volunteers will receive a T-Shirt commemorating the event. Most of these tasks will take less than an hour.

Sign up to be a Volunteer

Contact: For more information or questions regarding this event, please send email to Mary Anne Hutton at: Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

2015 Firemen’s 5K Breakfast, flyer for the event with schedule and description of activities (PDF)