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.

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

TGIS Schedule ’14-’15

It’s time to get TGIS evenings rolling again! Please see the schedule below. We need volunteers to host; please contact Jenny O’Brien directly at jennyo [at] nc.rr.com to choose your evening.

TGIS dates:
13-Sep // 11-Oct // 08-Nov // 13-Dec // 10-Jan
14-Feb // 14-Mar // 11-Apr // 09-May

For those of you new to our community, Governors Village TGIS events are monthly get-togethers in which guests bring a dessert/appetizer and beverage to share and the hosts provide the venue. The are a great way to catch up with your neighbors and meet new members of the community. If you have any questions about hosting please feel free to contact me.

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee
Contact: Jenny O’Brien is TGIS Coordinator, Social Committee, jennyo at nc.rr.com

Scenes From 2014 Governors Village Annual Pool Party

A mid-afternoon downpour may have got the 2014 Governors Village Pool Party off to a slower start than usual, but the fun and festivities soon caught up. Dark clouds dissipated, the sun shone and cheerful residents gathered for the community’s annual tribute to the end of summer.

Just inside the pool entrance members of the Social Committee greeted everyone at the check-in table. Nearby, food and monetary donations were collected on behalf of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

It was a good evening for swimming and enjoying some time with friends.

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

Friendly staff from the local Bean and Barrel grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and served a delicious array of side dishes.

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

Neighbors brought an assortment of enticing desserts to share.

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

2014 Governors Village Pool Party

Thanks to all the Governors Village Social Committee members and other volunteers who helped organize another great community event.

Contact: Janie Bailey, Social Committee Chair, janiembailey [at] gmail.com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Governors Village – Condition of Lake

Alina Cochran, the Governors Village Community Manager from Talis Management Group, Inc, issued a message to homeowners today regarding the condition of the lake.

Dear Governors Village owners,

There have been some concerns in regards to the condition of the lake, and below is a summary prepared by Dragonfly Pond Works, who provides stormwater management for our community:

Planktonic algae includes several different species of photosynthetic cyanobacteria that live throughout the water column. These types of algae can rapidly reproduce and form blooms that are visible on the surface of lakes and ponds as surface “scum”. Water bodies with little to no flow are particularly high at risk for blue-green algal blooms. The causes blue-green algae blooms are not fully understood, but they are generally related to increased nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in the water. Clear water with low turbidity allows for deeper penetration of sunlight, and thus can also be another contributing factor to algal blooms.

Algaecide treatments are considered a possible short-term treatment option, but algaecides break open the bacteria cells possibly causing the release of toxins into the lake. There are also risks associated with using algaecides as they can be directly or indirectly toxic to fish. In addition, given the high reproductive rate of planktonic algae, a re-bloom would likely occur within a few weeks following treatment.

Use of organic dye as a shading tool to reduce sunlight penetration into the water column can sometimes help with the problem, but is an action of prevention rather than treatment. In the past the Governor’s Village HOA had indicated they were not interested in adding dye to the pond, but if they would like to try dye as a management tool we can try an application. If they are ok with the dye we can always add it to their contract.

Finally, this pond drains a relatively large watershed, and it may be difficult to control or eliminate all nutrient sources from the drainage area. It is important to educate homeowners and landscaping contractors about the importance of following application best practices when using fertilizers on lawns and common areas. For example, fertilizer overuse just prior to a rain event will lead to transport of excess nutrients via stormwater runoff to the pond, thereby creating conditions favorable to algal blooms. Pet waste can be another source of excess nutrients, so it is important to manage pet waste as well.

Governors Village POA

Contact:
Alina Cochran, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Community Manager, Talis Management Group, Inc
Phone: 919-878-8787 ext. 235
acochran at talismgmt.com

Minutes – Communication Committee Meeting, July 21, 2014

Governors Village Communication Committee members met at the Bean & Barrel recently for our quarterly meeting. In addition to routine matters, we discussed several initiatives for improving communication and responsiveness amongst the Governors Village community.

Please see the following Minutes (attached) for additional details.

Governors Village Communication Committee Minutes (July 21, 2014)