MAY 24, 2022
The Governors Village Community held a blood drive on May 24th. The Blood Connection brought its Bloodmobile to process blood donors nobly volunteering to give their pint.
This is a convenient opportunity to help with blood shortages without having to travel beyond the pool parking lot.
Unlike other organizations, blood donated through The Blood Connection is used locally, within our expanded community.
The Blood Drive continued into the afternoon, but these pictures do not include those donors who came later. All are heroes and are to be applauded for volunteering. There is also a picture of man’s best friend, patiently awaiting his master.
As the pictures show, donors leaving the Bloodmobile looked none the worse after giving their blood. To quote the message on the Bloodmobile, “Sharing Life. Saving Lives”.
The Governors Village Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast was held on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This day also celebrated the opening of the pool.
It was a great day to be out, enjoying a freshly made breakfast while supporting our Volunteer Fire Department. The children were given Fireman Hats and became honorary fire deputies.
Firemen and Firewomen were present to explain their vehicles and to serve breakfast. Breakfast was pancakes, sausages, fruit, juice, and coffee. The pancakes were better than Ihop and there was plenty to go around.
The pool was available to all who ventured into the water. The children had no fear, but the water may have been too cool for the adults. Earlier, one woman was in the water doing her laps.
We need to thank the participating merchants who contributed to this fundraiser and the Fire Department volunteers for serving breakfast and helping in other ways. This is over and above protecting our lives and property.
Most of all we must thank Sarah Conte, and Social Committee members: Abbie Finneran, Mary Elizabeth Huffines and Michelle Orvis. We also thank the community volunteers who pitched in.
All generously gave their time and talents doing the challenging tasks of planning, organizing, and overseeing this event. It was a great success and will be even better next year.
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April 9, 2022
Saturday, at the Park Playground hundreds of colored eggs were scattered about waiting to be found by a crowd of children each searching to collect their share of eggs. When there was nothing left to find, they settled down to have their pictures taken with Mr. Bunny and to enjoy the playground equipment and the basketball court.
Parents and grandparents connected with other neighbors and guests to chat and socialize with each other. A grand time for all!
Special thanks to our outstanding Social Committee, their band of volunteers and Mr. Bunny all of whom helped to make this a successful event.
Please enjoy the pictures from the Egg Hunt and Bunny Visit.
On a beautiful April 2, 2022, Saturday, the Governors Village Community Yard Sale took place. Many came to search out ‘must have’ items at bargain prices.
There was a large variety of items for sale: kiddy vehicles, clothes, kitchenware, books, strollers, paintings, rugs, holiday decorations, a loveseat, and even a pair of ice skates.
As the day wore on there were fewer and fewer items for sale because many things were sold. Children tried out some of the cars, a bike, and a pony.
In between answering questions from interested shoppers, neighbors had opportunities to chat with each other. It was a great day to be outdoors!
At the end of the day, buyers were happy with their purchases and sellers were pleased not having to bring things back home while earning some extra dollars.
Thanks to Abbie Fenneran and her team for making this happen. It was by all accounts a great success. The hope is to make this a semi-annual event so we can look forward to another sale in the fall on October 1.
Please enjoy the pictures to see your neighbors, the people that shopped and some of the items that were for sale.
There was a great turn out for the Meet and Greet
We were introduced to our new vendors:
- First Service Residential, our new property managers
- BrightView Landscape Services, our new maintenance company
- Aquatic Management Group, our new pool operators
A recording of the event can be found here:
As you may be already aware, the Board of Directors for Governors Village Property Owners Association has decided to make a change in management companies. After an exhaustive search to find the best fit for Governors Village Property Owners Association, I am pleased to inform you that effective February 1, 2022 FirstService Residential will begin serving us as the new management company. Our services with Towne Properties ended on December 31, 2021, so we have a lag in management for the month of January. Your January association dues will be billed with February’s dues in a consolidated bill. Information on how to make online payments, arrange for automatic payments, and where to send physical checks will be coming as soon as the FirstService Residential systems are ready to accept payment. Please hold on to your January payment and plan to make it for February 1st.
FirstService Residential has been managing community associations in the Carolinas since 1989. Of the approximately 10,000 management companies in the United States, FirstService Residential is 1 of only 200 that has earned and been recognized by the nation’s authority on community association management as an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®). The AAMC® designation is reserved only for those recognized as the “best-of-the-best” community association management companies in the United States. In order to ensure that you are getting the absolute brightest, most-qualified, and responsive services for your community association, FirstService Residential’s staff has been organized with seasoned professionals that have extensive professional education, hold the highest certifications and designations in the industry, and over 200 years of combined industry experience. You can learn more about FirstService Residential and the services it provides at www.fsresidential.com.
While FirstService Residential does not start managing until February 1, all residents are recommended to begin registering for your new Resident Portal at https://GovernorsVillagePOA.connectresident.com. While not all features are not activated yet, this portal will be your one-stop shop to view your account information, make payments, place service requests, and much more. When registering, please link your account using your unit address as follows: 10015 Fountain, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA. Further information about FirstService Residential management including your community manager and point of contacts will be provided in a forthcoming communication along with your February statement.
The Board of Directors of Governors Village Property Owners Association is confident that residents will be pleased with the management change.
Regional Director, FirstService Residential
On behalf of the Board of Directors
There are many new initiatives happening in Governors Village and we need a village to get them done. Please consider being active in our community. You can start by submitting your information to the form at right. I will put you in contact with the appropriate people to help get things moving. Currently, there are openings on all committees and there are new initiatives with a potential dog park, solar power and energy efficiency, and road/sidewalk improvements.