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Update: Fill the Boot Friday, June 1, 2018

The date for the upcoming social and fundraiser, Fill the Boot Friday, June 1, 2018, is quickly approaching. Join the social committee in helping support our local fire department with a night of food, fun and firefighters.

Activities begin at 5 pm in Governors Park at the pool and playground.

Fundraiser

Please come out to help support North Chatham County Fire Department and enjoy an evening out. This marks the 13th year Governors Village Social Committee has sponsored a community-wide social event to assist our local fire department, the only HOA to do so. Let’s show them how much we appreciate their hard work!

Donations will be collected in a fireman’s boot in the pool area. Checks can be made out to North Chatham County Fire Department.

Entertainment

The social committee is excited to announce that Neville’s Quarter will be performing starting at 5:00 pm. They are an acoustic guitar and violin duo out of Chapel Hill. Here is an example of their music.

The fire department has been working hard on creating a fun obstacle course for children to try out their firefighter skills.

Residents also are encouraged to bring Corn Hole and other fun yard games to play and enjoy the evening with your fellow neighbors.

Food Truck

Napoli Neapolitan Wood-Fired Pizza will offer food and gelato for purchase. (menu)

Please RSVP by May 25 so planners can prepare best for food. If you require a gluten free crust or have any other questions please email Leda asap.

Contact

Leda Werrell, lkwerrell@gmail.com with any questions

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

TGIS May 19, 2018

Join your friends and neighbors at Steve & Robin Heesacker’s 30095 Baxter (in the Park) for TGIS, Saturday May 19th from 7-9pm.

Please bring your beverage of choice an appetizer/dessert to share. This is an adult event.

Hope to see you there!

 

TGIS hosting opportunities are still available, please contact Robin Heesacker.

Contact:
Robin Heesacker, 2017-2018 TGIS Coordinator, heesacker.robin at yahoo.com

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

TGIS March 17, 2018

Join your friends and neighbors at Lou and Jo Watt’s 30097 Baxter (in the Park) for TGIS, Saturday March 17 from 7-9pm.

Please bring your beverage of choice an appetizer/dessert to share. This is an adult event, and it just so happens to be

           St. Patrick’s Day!

Hope to see you there!

TGIS hosting opportunities are still available, please contact Robin Heesacker.

Contact:
Robin Heesacker, 2017-2018 TGIS Coordinator, heesacker.robin at yahoo.com

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

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

 

TGIS February 24, 2018

Join your friends and neighbors at Adam and Shannon Novak’s (300124 Porter in the Park) for TGIS, Saturday February 24th from 7-9pm.

Please bring your beverage of choice an appetizer/dessert to share. This is an adult event.

Hope to see you there!

 

TGIS hosting opportunities are still available, please contact Robin Heesacker.

Contact:
Robin Heesacker, 2017-2018 TGIS Coordinator, heesacker.robin at yahoo.com

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

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

Reminder Cosmos & Cocoa Tonight—Friday, December 22, 1017

Cosmos & Cocoa will be held as planned tonight!  The experts at Morehead Planetarium expect clear skies and a great view of the moon. If you did not RSVP but want to join the party, please do—the more, the merrier!

Join Governors Village residents for a private skywatching session with Morehead Planetarium staff.

Friday, December 22nd, 6-7 PM at the Stadium Steps in Meadow Park, Governors Park

Morehead staff will bring sky charts, telescopes and provide a laser guided tour of the night sky. The Governors Village Social Committee will provide cocoa and marshmallows. Below are tips for the evening:

  • Please dress warmly.  You are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, sleeping bags and flashlights.
  • It takes approximately 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. If you want to see stars and do not plan on staying long, you may want to consider walking to the park to allow time for your eyes to adjust for optimal skywatching.
  • If you happen to live near the park, and it’s convenient for you, please pull the plug on the beautiful Christmas lights from 6-7 pm Friday, December 22nd. It will help the skywatchers view more stars.

This is an event for everyone, please come out and join your fellow neighbors as we learn about the moon, constellations and planets.

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

RSVP Now For Cosmos & Cocoa, December 22, 2017

Sign up now – Cosmos & Cocoa

RSVP to reserve your hot chocolate and marshmallows at the first Cosmos & Cocoa this Friday.

The Governors Village Social Committee has arranged an exciting sky watching activity this holiday season. On Friday, December 22, 2017, sky watching experts from Morehead Planetarium will join residents to provide a laser guided sky tour with star charts. They will also bring two telescopes so people can view far off stars and planets.

Learn about the night sky while sipping hot cocoa with neighbors. This family event takes place at the stadium steps in Governors Park 6-7pm (weather permitting. In case of inclement weather Cosmos & Cocoa will be rescheduled for spring).

Contact:
Leda Werrell, Social Committee, lkwerrell@gmail.com
Heather Schultz, Social Committee, schultz.heather@gmail.com

Attachment:
Santa and Cosmo, 2017 Holiday Events(PDF)

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