Photos: 2017 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

Story and photos by Ted Smith, Communication Committee Photographer

It was a beautiful day to be outdoors when the Governors Village community held its 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Whether you walked or ran or you cheered on the runners, the event was great fun.

Sparky, the firemen’s mascot, was on hand to inspire the participants.

Everyone who took part was all smiles as they crossed the finish line and were greeted by cheers from the onlookers. Race results are attached below.

Each participant and volunteer was given a special edition T-Shirt.

 

After the run, everyone enjoyed a pancake breakfast, prepared by our Social Committee and served by the firefighters of the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department.

Following the pancake breakfast, the Kids Triathlon was held. Participants ran, biked and finally dove into the pool for the swimming portion of the race. After everyone finished, prizes were awarded and each child who participated received a goody bag.

 

It is not too soon to consider volunteering to help next year with your favorite portion of the event.  Thanks to Shannon and Adam Novak for overseeing this function and organizing the 5K Race again this year.

Acknowledgements and thanks go to all the others who helped make this day an unquestionable success, including:

  • Leda Werrell and Lisa Marie Taylor, organizers for the kids triathlon
  • Mary Anne Hutton, coordinator for pancake breakfast
  • Terry Landers, designer for registration form
  • Allie Vivirito and Leda Werrell, social committee chairs
  • members of the Social Committee
  • and all other community volunteers.

Generous sponsorships helped make the event possible.

Finally thanks to the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department and to everyone who made a donation to the fire department.

Please enjoy the pictures of this special day. Click on an image below to open the slideshow.

Attachment
12th Annual Governors Village 5K Results (PDF)

Sponsored by the Social Committee.

Minutes – POA Board of Directors Meeting May 2, 2017

2017 Governors Village Board of Directors. Left to right: Daniel Guy, Park Director; Alina Cochran, Association Manager; Kalyan Ghosh, Forest Director and President; Cliff Simpson, At-Large Director and Secretary; Wes Weaver, Village Director; Ted Smith, At-Large Director and Vice-President; John Eberhard, At-Large Director and Treasurer; Bill Hlavac, Lake Director.
Absent: Adele McLean, Townes Director; LaVerne Blankenship, Camden Governors Village Property Manager.
Photo: Sandra Bigas (Talis).

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met May 2, 2017 at the Community Room of Camden Governors Village Apartments.

The meeting minutes are attached.  Numerous items were discussed. Please take a moment to review actions by the board and projects underway throughout the community.

Future 2017  Meetings: July 27; September 21; November 16 (Annual Meeting)

Attachment
Governors Village POA Minutes, May 2, 2017 (PDF)

Contacts
Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x7204)
POA Board of Directors – see Contacts

 

 

Volunteers Needed – Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

With preparations for the 2017 Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast and 5K Run and Kids Triathlon in full swing, Mary Anne Hutton and others on the social committee need more than 20 additional volunteers to help everything run smoothly.

The event takes places on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the pool in Governors Park. See the attachment for a list of ways you can help.

The annual firemen’s breakfast formally marks the beginning of the pool season and raises funds for North Chatham Fire Department. Through generosity of time and donations from Governors Village residents over the past 12 years, the local fire department has been able to purchase sonar for lake rescues, computers for its fire trucks and additional defibrillators.

Registration

Full Schedule and Registration

Contact

  • Help cutting up fruit, flipping pancakes or cleanup – Mary Anne Hutton, maryannehutton at gmail dot com
  • Volunteer for 5K or for more information – Adam Novak, anovak91 at gmail dot com
  • Kids triathlon – Lisa Marie Taylor, limataylor at nc dot rr dot com; or Leda Werrell, lkwerrell at gmail dot com
  • Difficulty registering – Terry Landers terrylanders at gmail dot com or  919-929-2304

Attachment
Volunteers Needed 2017 Firemen’s Breakfast – list of ways to help with 2017 Firemen’s Breakfast (PDF)

Also see:
2017 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast – Schedule and registration information

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village) 

 

2017 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

Updated May 15, 2017 to include course maps and also details for Kid’s Triathlon.

The 12th Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast and 5K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the pool in Governors Park.

Sponsored by the Social Committee, this activity-filled morning includes a 5K Run/Walk through the neighborhoods, a pancake breakfast and a kids triathlon. Firemen will be on site with fire trucks to demonstrate their equipment.

Registration

Sign-up will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day, but advance registration is encouraged. For those entering the race, please print and sign the 2017 Race Safety Waiver and bring it with you on race day.

Register

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Support North Chatham County Fire Department

Now in its twelfth year, this Governors Village spring tradition benefits the North Chatham County Fire Department. The Social Committee hopes all residents will come out this year with a generous donation to help the department purchase needed equipment that the budget does not cover.

Your donation to the North Chatham Fire Department covers both your race registration and pancake breakfast.

Schedule

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Where: Governors Village pool area

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

5K Fun Run

Advance registration can be made when you RSVP online for the breakfast or at 7:30am at the pool the morning of the race.  Race starts at 8:15am.  Your generous donation to the North Chatham Fire Department covers both your race registration and Pancake Breakfast. Runners and volunteers for the Breakfast & Race will receive T-Shirts.  Please check with your employer for donation matching opportunities. North Chatham Fire Department Tax ID is 58-1412893.

Kids Triathlon

Get ready to run, bike and swim!  Kid-sized courses will be mapped around the Park. Leda Werrell and Lisa Marie Taylor, organizers for the Kid’s Triathlon, have provided course maps for the three age groups.  See attachments below.

Bike helmets are required. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12.

Pancake Breakfast

All residents are welcome for breakfast, even if you do not participate in the run. Please bring a donation for the North Chatham Fire Department equal to your appetite!

Volunteer

To make this event a success Social Committee members need help from residents.

As a volunteer, here are some ways you can help:

  1. cut up fruit the day before the breakfast.
  2. take a shift at flipping pancakes and make pancake batter the morning of the breakfast
  3. serve 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
  4. clean up the kitchen after the breakfast and around the pool area
  5. store the equipment from the event back up into the pool attic

Donate

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please contact Shannon and Adam Novak by email anovak91@gmail.com or call 919-264-8804. Checks should be made out to North Chatham Fire Department.

Contact

  • To volunteer or for more information – Adam Novak, anovak91 at gmail dot com
  • Difficulty registering – Terry Landers terrylanders at gmail dot com or  919-929-2304

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village) 

Attachment:
2017 Race Safety Waiver (PDF) -Race participants should print and bring to the race.

Map of 5K route

Kid’s Triathlon Routes
GV Kids Triathlon U6 Course Map – ages under 6
GP Kids Triathlon 7-9 Course Map – ages 7-9
GP Kids Triathlon 10-12 Course Map – ages 10-12

Upcoming TGIS May 13, 2017

Kimberly Summerville, TGIS Coordinator, announced an upcoming TGIS to be held this Saturday, May 13, 2017. TGIS get-togethers are a great way to meet and get to know your neighbors in a fun and relaxed setting.

Hosts for tomorrow evening are Shannon and Adam Novak at 30124 Porter in Governors Park. Festivities begin at 7:00 and end at 9:00, adults only,

Please bring a dessert or appetizer, and a drink to share. We hope to see you!

What Is TGIS
Sponsored by the Social Committee TGIS, or Thank Goodness It’s Saturday, is a long-standing tradition that gives neighbors in this community an opportunity monthly to greet old friends and to meet new ones in the casual setting of a neighbor’s home. Guests bring a beverage and appetizer or an dessert to share. The hosts provide name tags and paper products. TGIS season typically runs September to June.

Contact:
Kimberly Summerville, TGIS Coordinator, kimberly244 at yahoo.com

Sponsored by the Social Committee for residents of the Governors Village community (Governors Forest, Village, Park, Townes and Lake).

Agenda – POA Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors will meet 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Community Room of Camden Governors Village Apartments.

Residents are welcome to attend board meetings. The homeowners forum is scheduled from 6:30-7:00 pm.

The meeting agenda is attached.

Future 2017 POA board meetings:  July 20 July 27; September 21; November 16 (Annual Meeting)

Attachment
Governors Village POA Agenda, Thursday, May2, 2017 (PDF)

Contacts
Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x7204)
POA Board of Directors – see Contacts

 

 

Photos: 2017 Annual Governors Village Community Yard Sale

Narrative and photographs courtesy Ted Smith, Communications Committee Photographer

The Governors Village Community Yard Sale was held Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Well before the announced start time people were gathered at the pool parking lot to browse the large inventory of items available at bargain prices.

 

Customers bought pieces large and small, analyzing items to imagine how they might fit into their home or garage decor.  They found toys and dolls for the children.

There was something for just about everyone. Neighbors took this opportunity to chat with friends and a dog even came over to survey the merchandise (on a leash of course).

Click on an image below for a slideshow of the people who visited and some of the items that were for sale and purchased.

At the end of the day, buyers seemed pleased with their purchases and sellers were happy not having to bring things back home while pocketing a few extra dollars.

Thanks to Debbi Nichols for once again organizing our annual sale.

 

 

Minutes – Communication Committee April 17, 2017

2017 Communication Committee: Terry Landers, Welcome Program; Susie Moffat, Chair and Webmaster; Ted Smith, Photographer; Kalyan Ghosh, Board Liaison. Not pictured: Jennifer Allen, new member. Photo: Jennifer Allen

The Governors Village Communication Committee held its second quarterly meeting of the year Monday, April 17, 2017. The committee welcomes a new member, Governors Village resident Jennifer (Jen) Allen.  Please see the attached minutes for details.

Improving communication is frequently an issue in any aspect of life. In 2017 the committee will continue to address how to:

  • learn and report what is going on in Governors Village
  • discover what information residents and board members desire
  • use available resources efficiently to keep residents informed
  • seek involvement from more people
  • explore new pathways to reach community members

Contact
Susie Moffat, Communication Committee Chair and Webmaster, susie_moffat at unc.edu

Attachment
Communication Committee Minutes April 17, 2017 (PDF)

Also See:
Communication Committee section of the Documents page (Welcome Letter and the Website Content Policy)