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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.

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

 

 

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.

 

 

Reminder: Governors Village Egg Hunt 2017 This Saturday

Note: Allie Vivirito, social committee co-chair, is still looking for a few volunteers to help hide eggs one hour prior to the event.

Date: The 2017 Governors Village Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

New Location: This year the event has been moved to Fountain Park and Playground in Governors Village. Activities will take place rain or shine.

Governors Village 2013 Egg Hunt

Previous Governors Village Egg Hunt

Schedule
2:00 pm – Story Time
2:30 pm – Children’s Yoga With Marney Whitney
2:45 pm – Egg Hunt

Baskets: Parents are reminded to bring a basket or container for the children to gather their eggs. There will be two separate areas for different age groups. After the eggs are collected they can be traded in for a goodie bag and a cupcake.

Volunteers are needed for these tasks:
Help hide eggs about 1 hour prior to event start time

(Thanks to those who volunteered to diistribute event flyers in the Village, Forest, and Townes neighborhoods and to bake cupcakes.)

Contact: Allie Vivirito, social committee co-chair, allieviv at gmail.com

2017 Egg Hunt Flyer – printable schedule (PDF)

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee