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CPR Training

Governors Village POA Safety Liaison Terry O’Brien today announced upcoming CPR Training for Governors Village community residents.

The POA is pleased to announce that it will be setting up classes for homeowners to obtain instruction on CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation). The particular classes that will be provided by an American Heart Association (AHA) instructor are in accordance with AHA recommendations for Community Participation for “Family and Friends.”

Class 1 – Family and Friends – CPR for Adults & Children: This class covers choking and CPR and introduction to AED for anyone over 1 year old. This class can be taken by Adults and Children over 10 years old. This is a 1-hour class and the cost is $25.

Class 2 – Family and Friends – Infant CPR: This class covers choking and CPR for infants under 1-year old. This class can be taken by Adults and Children over 10 years. This is a 1-hour class and the cost is $25.

Class 3 – Family and Friends – First Aid & CPR for Children & Adults: This class covers common childhood emergencies (medical, injury, and environmental), choking and CPR. This class can be taken by Adults and Children over 10 years. This is a 3-hour class and the cost is $40.

For those want to obtain additional information on the classes, go to the American Heart Association webpage:, then click CPR&ECC, and then click Community Training. You will be able to access course information.


Class 1 – Wednesday, August 8, 7-8 PM
Class 2 – Thursday, August 9, 7-8 PM
Class 3 – Saturday, August 4, 9-12 AM
Location: Camden Apartments Community Center

If you cannot make these dates, but wish to attend any of these classes, please let us know by email as we may be scheduling additional classes.

Classes will be provided by Chaille O’Neal, RN ( Neonatal ICU & OB), owner of Family Dynamics since 1999 (life skill educator), certified international AHA instructor trainer and mother of 2. Her full resume can be view at: TCF-sp-40.html.

POA members who participated in previous classes by Chaille considered the training excellent.

If you are interested in attending any of these classes, please send an e-mail to tcob0304 at

This training could really be really important to someone someday.


Terry OBrien

Contact: Terry O’Brien, At Large Director, Lake Development Committee Liaison, Safety Liaison – tcob0304 at

Learning To Ride Bicycles Safely

The Governors Village Bicycle Safety Training was held Saturday morning, October 1, 2011 under bright, sunny skies. Eight members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office were on hand to instruct and help with the program for our community’s children age 12 and under. Officers instructed the kids on the rules of the road and had a course set up for them to navigate.

To help the children learn what was required during the training exercise, the officers first walked the course and then had the children walk it. Then each child had a chance to practice riding on the course. Emphasis was on following all safety regulations, such as stopping at stop signs and at intersections occupied by pedestrians. The kids had a great time and one adult even braved the course.

Following the training, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office provided the children with new safety helmets. The officers ensured that the helmets were adjusted and fitted properly.

After the formal event ended, the children continued practicing the course. This was a great opportunity to gain experience in a safe environment. Discussions are already underway with the Sheriff’s Office about expanding the training next year.

Governors Village would like to thank the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office for teaching the community’s children how to safely enjoy riding their bicycles. We are fortunate to have such a great group of men and women supporting out community. Thanks also to the POA for organizing the event. This was quite a worthwhile morning for all who participated.

Photo credits: Ted Smith and Terry O’Brien

Bicycle Safety Training Available Saturday, September 17, 2011

Update 9-17-2011: Because of rain, this training has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Forgot to RSVP? It is not too late! As announced earlier, Governors Village children have an opportunity to learn all about bicycle safety from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, September 17, 2011. The training navigation course will be set up 9:00 a.m. to noon in the parking lot in front of the RBC Bank.

Bring your children anytime during the 9-12 a.m. window and training will still be available.

Read the details: Bicycle Safety Training.

This safety program is sponsored by the Governors Village POA and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.

Parking on Governors Drive

POA Board Member Richard Bobst made a community announcement today reminding residents about parking restrictions on Governors Drive.

We have had a number of requests to enforce the parking restrictions on Governors Drive.

The complaint is that people park outside the marked parking areas with their cars being too close to David Stone. This blocks the vision of and makes it unsafe for people trying to enter Governors Drive from David Stone.

Please follow the parking area markings and make it safer for your neighbors.

The Chatham County Sheriff and the Highway Patrol have been asked for help in addressing this safety issue.

Dick Bobst, POA Board

Contact: Dick Bobst <bobstrichard at>

Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Update August 25, 2011 – Ann Cowen reminded residents Mt. Carmel Baptist Church is equipped to serve as an emergency shelter.

This afternoon Talis Management Company distributed some emergency planning tips to assist Governors Village residents.

There is a possibility that the Carolinas might experience inclement weather due to Hurricane Irene this weekend. We wanted to remind you that hurricanes are one of the most dangerous forces in nature so you should protect yourself and your family by planning ahead.  Here is some relevant information regarding Hurricanes:

Emergency Preparations for Your Community August 24, 2011 (PDF)

Important Reminder: Registration For Bicycle Safety Training Underway

Second reminder: Register children now for Bicycle Safety Training

The Governors Village Property Owners Association (POA) is pleased to announce that the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has graciously agreed to provide Bicycle Safety Training for our children at no cost.

The training is intended for children 12 and under. Training will take place on Saturday, September 17, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the parking lot in front of the RBC Bank, where the Sheriff’s Office will set up a course for the kids to navigate, after Continue reading