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2018 Annual Governors Village Community Yard Sale April 28, 2018

The Governors Village Community Yard Sale will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:00-11:00 am, at the pool parking lot.

This sale is open to all Governors Village neighborhoods—Lake, Village, Townes, Forest and Park.

Individual garage sales are not allowed by covenant so take this opportunity to lighten your load and enjoy a fun morning with your neighbors. This is also a great venue for a local non-profit to raise funds by serving coffee and other beverages, breakfast rolls and the like.

For details, including how to register for a space, see the attached flyer. A $7 per space fee pays for advertising, printing and signs

Contact: Debbi Nichols, dnichols483 at icloud.com,  919 605-4430
Garage Sale Flyer 2018, issued April 17, 2018 (PDF)

Upcoming: Governors Village Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Easter Egg Flyer 2018 (pdf)

The 2018 annual Governors Village Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:30 am. This year the event has been moved to a new location: Governors Park Playground.  Rain Date: Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 am.

Governors Village 2013 Egg Hunt

Previous Governors Village Egg Hunt

Events will include: Yoga with Marney Whitney from YogaJoy, Stories and the Easter Egg Hunt!  Please bring your Easter basket to collect eggs. Eggs will be traded in for a goodie bag and treat!

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

Contact: Leda Werrel lkwerrell@gmail.com

 

2018 – Happy New Year!

Looking back at 2017

January

The Communication Committee held its first quarterly meeting of the year. This group supports the website, welcomes new residents and photographs community activities.

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 POA Board of Directors met January 10, 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).

February

Grounds exploded into color as early spring blooms brightened neighborhoods and lifted spirits.

March

A major sidewalk repair project took place over several weeks throughout the community.

The POA Board of Directors met March 16, 2017.

April

Robin and Steve Heesacker hosted TGIS.

Communication Committee held its second quarterly meeting of the year April 17, 2017.

The annual Governors Village Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday, April 15, 2017, featuring story time, yoga and egg hunt and treats.

The annual Community Yard Sale was held Saturday, April 29, 2017.

May

A TGIS get-together was hosted by Shannon and Adam Novak. Attending TGIS is a great way to meet and get to know your neighbors in a fun and relaxed setting.

June

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met May 2, 2017.

Governors Village community held its 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast, Record contributions were collected on behalf of the North Chatham Fire Department.

 

July

Social Committee held an open meeting seeking new members and encouraging residents to become involved in the life of the community.

The Communication Committee held its third quarterly meeting of the year Monday, July 17, 2017.

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met July 27, 2017 finalizing a resolution: Adopting Rules and Regulations With Respect To Dogs In GVPOA.

September

Residents turned out for the Annual Pool Party and Benefit for The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC with catering by Nana Taco.

The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) acknowledged Governors Village with the 2017 Community of the Year award. The award recognizes the work of our property management company, Talis, the Board of Directors and the various community and neighborhood committees whose volunteers devote so much of their time to the success of the events and the upkeep of the community facilities we all enjoy.

The POA Board of Directors met September 26, 2017.

October

In October there were two opportunities for homeowners in Governors Village to talk with the Chatham County Sheriff’s office to learn about the current trends with crime reported in the area as well as general safety tips.

Communication Committee held its 2017 fourth quarterly meeting.

After a summer hiatus TGIS resumed. Linda and Dan Chegash kicked off the new season  at their home in the Park. Their Blue Popcorn Band provided live entertainment.

To highlight some key points about the structure of the Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA), Communication Committee published A Governors Village In Depth article.

Governors Village BooFest was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Halloween festivities featured face painting, games, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade, followed by an overnight Family Camp-out in Meadow Park.

Costume Parade

November

In November we held our annual property owners association (POA) meeting.

The social committee organized a new event, a Turkey Day 5K Gallup on Thanksgiving Day.

Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup

December

December brought a new social event, sky watching with Morehead Planetarium guides–Cosmos & Cocoa.

Santa visited each of our neighborhoods riding high atop a Chatham County firetruck. Later that evening luminaries lit up the community to support Ronald McDonald House.

 

Wishing a peaceful and healthy New Year to the Governors Village community and to all residents of the world.

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

Photo: 2017 Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup

Leda Werrell of the Social Committee shared a photograph from this year’s 3rd Annual Official/Unofficial Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup.

Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup

Participants met at the stadium steps in Governors Park at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning for a fun run/walk using the Firemen’s 5K route.

Thanks to Martha Ebert other Social Committee members for organizing this event.

Contact:
Martha Ebert, martha_ebert at yahoo.com

Attachment:
Map of Firemen’s 5K Route (PDF)

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

Photos: 2017 BooFest

 

2017 BooFest Costume Parade

The 2017 Governors Village BooFest was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  The weather was picture perfect as families gathered at the Governors Park playground for Halloween festivities. The event featured face painting, games, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade, followed by an overnight Family Camp-out in Meadow Park.

Thanks to Heather Schultz, Kelly Venditti, Jennifer Brondon, John Eberhard and the many other volunteers who participated in making this year’s BooFest successful. Photos are courtesy Jennifer Allen, Communication committee. [Click on an image to view the photo gallery.]

Contact
Social Committee: Heather Schultz, schultz.heather at gmail.com

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

Minutes – POA Board of Directors Meeting September 26, 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). May 2, 2017.

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met September 26, 2017 at the Community Room of Camden Governors Village Apartments.

The September 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: November 28 (Annual Meeting)
The current board is pictured above. As mentioned in the minutes, Bill Hlavac presented and the board accepted the nominating slate of members for 2018.  Elections for open board positions will take place at the annual meeting on November 28, 2017.

An amendment was made under the Finance Report to the previous set of minutes from July. Amended July minutes are attached.

Attachments
Governors Village POA Minutes, September 26, 2017 (PDF)
Governors Village POA Minutes July 27, 2017, Amended (PDF)

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

 

 

2017 Governors Village Annual Pool Party Wrap-up

[Photographs courtesy Jennifer Allen, Communication Committee and Leda Werrell, Social Committee]

The Social Committee hosted a great party Saturday for the Governors Village community. An annual tradition the pool party gives residents an opportunity to mark the end of summer with friends and neighbors.

Residents gather under a magnificent sky

An extensive and delicious build-your-own buffet was catered by Nana Taco. Food leftover from this event was shared with the local fire department by Chris Gamber.

Tasty offerings from NanaTaco

Ice cream cones made a perfect dessert.

Oh yeah, chocolate!

Al fresco dining is fun!

Families and smiles

More smiles all around

After dinner conversation and relaxation

A big thank you goes to this year’s organizers, Allie Vivirito and Leda Werrell and to all the volunteers who helped.

Leda and Allie, Social Committee Chairs. These busy moms organized the Pool Party. Thanks Ladies!

Food Drive

Food and cash donations were accepted at the door to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina. There still is time to contribute to the food drive. Drop-offs of food or funds may be delivered to Amy and Chris Gamber (12044 Wicker Drive, Governors Lake) any time through this week.

Food Bank Collection

Food Bank collection boxes filled to the brim

Pool Season Extended

The POA Board has decided to extend the pool season for an extra week so residents can enjoy this beautiful weather.   There will not be an attendant on staff during this week.   The pool season will end on Sunday, September 24, 2017.  The pool will close each day at sunset at 7:15 pm.

Splash time

Contacts

Allison Vivirito, co-chair, allieviv at gmail.com
Leda Werrell, co-chair, lkwerrell at gmail.com
Food drive: Christopher Gamber, cgamber at hotmail.com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

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.