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GOVERNORS VILLAGE BLOOD DRIVE Recap

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”.

Board of Directors Nominations by June 20

Would you be interested in serving on the Governors Village POA Board of Directors? Our community will be electing 3 board members at the next Annual Meeting on November 21, 2022:

  • Park seat (owner in Governors Park), 3-year term
  • Lake seat (owner in Governors Lake), 3-year term
  • At-Large seat (any GV owner), 3-year term

If you would like to be considered by the Nominating Committee, please send a brief email describing your interests, your history in Governors Village, your prior experience on similar committees or boards. Send to MichaelCooperBarefoot@gmail.com. All owners are welcome, but please do not delay — the committee’s deadline is June 20, 2022. After this date, according to our bylaws, you may stand for election by submitting a petition from 10% of our owners.

North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Recap

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.

Click on the photos to see them full size

Governors Village Springtime Egg Hunt & Bunny Visit!

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.

Easter Bunny – 2022

Please enjoy the pictures from the Egg Hunt and Bunny Visit.

Summer Swim Lessons at Governors Village Pool

With the GV pool season fast approaching I am happy to announce that Swim Lessons will be offered at our pool this summer. 

Families have enjoyed:
    High quality
    Personalized instruction to the students’ age & ability
    Infant (6 mo. - 23 mo.) are 1:1
    Ages 2 -7 yrs. - No more than (2) students/lesson 
    Ages 8+ yrs. (low ratio)
    Ages 18+ yrs. are 1:1
    Neighborhood convenience

Lessons held at the pool are only for a property owners’ child(ren), grandchildren of property owners or rental residents.

I have secured an experienced instructor with outstanding references who is very excited about this opportunity. Abby Emrich comes to us as a rising sophomore at Northwood High School.  She has been (8 yrs.)/continues as a competitive year-round swimmer for the North Carolina Aquatic Club (NCAC) with numerous achievements competing at the state level. Abby currently holds American Red Cross certification in First Aid.

Ages 2 - 7 yrs. - (9) 30 min. lessons
o   June 13 - July 1 / M, W, F (9:30a -12:30p)
o   June 14 - July 7 / T, Th (12:00 - 3:30p)

Lessons for those ages below will be scheduled case-by-case, also be offered during June 13 - July 7th

Infant - (9) 30 min. lessons
Ages 8+ yrs. - (6) 45 min. lessons
Adults 18+ yrs. - dependent upon level of student’s current ability - (9) 30 min. lessons or (6) 45 min. lessons


Registration will open Monday, May 2nd.  Time slot preferences will be determined by a first come, first serve basis.

Fee: A session is $135.00, and families with two or more individuals  participating, the additional individual(s) are $105.00 each.

To secure your desired slot(s)
Full, non-refundable payment must be accompanied by a signed permission and returned to me by Friday, May 27th.

o   Provide a 1st and 2nd choice of Day & Time (located on permission slip - see attachment)

o   Address: 30028 Village Park Drive

Method of payment accepted include: Zelle, Venmo, PayPal, Cash or Personal Check

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me via email ccrew06@icloud.com

We look forward to another successful season of offering swim lessons to our community families.

Many thanks in advance, Sarah Conte

GV Community Yard Sale Recap

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.

New Property Management Company

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.


Best Regards,

Elaine Burgin
Regional Director, FirstService Residential
On behalf of the Board of Directors