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Registration Extended For 2017 Annual Pool Party


The registration deadline for the Governors Village Annual Pool Party has been extended to September 11, 2017.

RSVP by September 11, 2017 to secure a meal for you and your family.

Annual Pool Party
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Community pool in Governors Park
Dinner begins at 5 pm with catering by Nana Taco

Dinner is complimentary for Governors Village residents and will include vegetarian and gluten-free options. Please RSVP to let the social committee know how many in your family will attend to make sure there is enough food for everyone! If you would like to invite someone who does not live in the community, there will be a fee of $10/person that must be paid in advance.

Benefit for The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Continuing a long-standing tradition, the Pool Party is also a benefit for The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. Please consider bringing donations of food or money to benefit The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina!

Currently, almost 12% of our county residents are food insecure, and roughly 40% of those residents are children. In Chatham County, the Food Bank, in 2015-2016, distributed 587,905 meals (698,137 pounds of food) serving 29,441 households and 89,172 Chatham County residents.

Suggested items for donation, NO GLASS PLEASE:

* Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Tuna, Ravioli, Lasagna, etc.
* Peanut Butter, Canned Vegetables
* Grains: Cereal, Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
* Fruits: Fruit cups, Dried Fruit, Applesauce, 100% Juice and Juice Boxes
* Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
* Kid-Friendly Items: Granola Bars, Popcorn, Graham or Animal Crackers, Fat-free/Sugar- free Pudding Cups
* Baby Products: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Infant Cereal
* Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, Feminine Products, Shaving Items, Hand Sanitizer, Soap, etc.
* Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.
Please – as noted above, no loose glass – or plastic jars of baby food as they will have to
be discarded due to health regulations.

Contacts
Allison Vivirito, co-chair, allieviv at gmail.com
Leda Werrell, co-chair, lkwerrell at gmail.com

Attachment: 2017 Pool Party Flyer, PDF

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

RSVP: Annual Pool Party Saturday, September 16, 2017


Note: The registration deadline has been extended to September 11, 2017.

Registration is open! Each summer the Governors Village social committee hosts a pool party and catered meal for residents at the community’s pool in Governors Park.

This year’s Pool Party will be Saturday, September 16, 2017. Dinner service begins at 5 pm with catering by Nana Taco.

RSVP by September 11, 2017 to secure a meal for you and your family.

The Governors Village Pool Party is also a benefit for The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. Please consider bringing donations of food or money to benefit The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina!

Currently, almost 12% of our county residents are food insecure, and roughly 40% of those residents are children. In Chatham County, the Food Bank, in 2015-2016, distributed 587,905 meals (698,137 pounds of food) serving 29,441 households and 89,172 Chatham County residents.

Suggested items for donation, NO GLASS PLEASE:

* Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Tuna, Ravioli, Lasagna, etc.
* Peanut Butter, Canned Vegetables
* Grains: Cereal, Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
* Fruits: Fruit cups, Dried Fruit, Applesauce, 100% Juice and Juice Boxes
* Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
* Kid-Friendly Items: Granola Bars, Popcorn, Graham or Animal Crackers, Fat-free/Sugar- free Pudding Cups
* Baby Products: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Infant Cereal
* Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, Feminine Products, Shaving Items, Hand Sanitizer, Soap, etc.
* Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.
Please – as noted above, no loose glass – or plastic jars of baby food as they will have to
be discarded due to health regulations.

Contacts
Allison Vivirito, co-chair, allieviv at gmail.com
Leda Werrell, co-chair, lkwerrell at gmail.com

Attachment: 2017 Pool Party Flyer, PDF

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

Save The Date – Annual Pool Party Scheduled Saturday, September 16, 2017

Each summer Governors Village hosts a Pool Party. Organized by the social committee this event includes a catered meal for its residents.

This year’s Pool Party is to be held Saturday, September 16, 2017.  The social committee scheduled it later in the season than it is typically held, expecting the weather will be cooler than in previous years, encouraging more people to attend.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Dinner served at 5 pm
Catering by Nana Taco
More details to follow closer to the event

Contacts
Allison Vivirito, co-chair, allieviv at gmail.com
Leda Werrell, co-chair, lkwerrell at gmail.com

Sponsored by the Social Committee.

Social Committee Meeting, Seeking New Members

The Governors Village Social Committee is seeking new members. This would be a great time to get involved in the life of the community. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 30138 Village Park Drive, beginning at 7:45PM.

Hi again everyone!

I am sending out this email on behalf of the Social Committee. We are in need of volunteers for the Social Committee, as most members have retired after their MUCH APPRECIATED service to this committee over the years. Our committee is responsible for planning fun social and fundraising events for our community such as the Easter Egg hunt, firemen’s 5K and pancake breakfast, Boo Fest, etc.

I would like to stress that there is not a great deal of time commitment and we are really hoping to have FUN with it! If you are interested in finding out a little more, please feel free to join a very informal meeting on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:45PM at 30138 Village Park Drive.

Please rsvp to either myself at allieviv@gmail.com, or Leda Werrell at lkwerrell@gmail.com. If you are unable to make the meeting but are interested in joining the social committee (or at least getting more information) feel free to email either myself or Leda.

Thank you and please let either of us know if you have any questions!

Allie Vivirito

Contacts
Allison Vivirito, co-chair, allieviv at gmail.com
Leda Werrell, co-chair, lkwerrell at gmail.com

Sponsored by the Social Committee.

Governors Village Social Committee

The Governors Village Social Committee needs you. Whether you live in The Park, The Forest, The Village, The Lake or The Townes, your help is needed!

Last year, the Social Committee planned, organized and lead the events that you, your children and perhaps your grandchildren enjoyed: the Easter Egg Hunt, Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast and Run, The Pool Party and the first ever Music In The Park and OktoberWeen events. Wouldn’t you like to help shape these activities?

These events make Governors Village the vibrant community that it is. If you would like to learn more and meet a congenial group of people, come to the next meeting. If you are unable to attend but wish to learn more, contact Cliff Simpson, e-mail: cliff.simpson@sbcglobal.net.

The Social Committee offers different opportunities where help is needed. If you are unable to help with the planning, you can still volunteer a small portion of your time to help at the events. There is a reward for your participation. Knowing that you contributed to the success of the events that are so important to our community will leave you with a genuinely good feeling. You can’t beat that!

Members In Picture: Mary Anne Hutton, Barbara McCullen, Diane Talley, Shannon Leslie, Dominique Gignac, Linda Kreiter, Mary Roederer, Chris Stoneman*
Members Not In Picture: Angela Romatzick, Ralph Howard, Gidget Jenkins, Janie Bailey, Mary Shaver, Cliff Simpson (POA Board Liaison)
* Not a member, but a helper for the 5K Run

2015 Governors Village events

2015 events for Governors Village – save the dates!

  • Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 28 @ 3pm
  • Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast -Saturday, May 16
  • Music in the Park – TBD
  • Pool Party – Saturday, August 22
  • Boo Fest – Saturday, October 24 (rain date, Sunday October 25)

The Social Committee needs volunteers to help with these events! Please contact Dominique Gignac to volunteer — dgignac@earthlink.net

Attachment: 2015 Governors Village Events Flyer (PDF)

Social Committee meeting: all community members invited

The Social Committee is having it’s first meeting of 2015 on March 4 at 8:00 PM at the Bean & Barrel. A cordial invitation is extended to all who would like to participate on this committee or help with the various activities.

Governors Village Social Committee Meeting
When: Wednesday March 4, 2015, 8pm
Where: Bean & Barrel (map)

The meeting agenda includes:
2014 Review
Chair Selection
2015 Event Schedule & ideas
Easter Egg Hunt Planning

The committee welcomes all who can offer some time to help. If you have any questions, please contact Cliff Simpson at: cliff.simpson@sbcglobal.net

Scenes from 2014 Music in the Park Americana Festival

Narrative and photos courtesy of Ted Smith, Governors Village Communications Committee

On Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM, the first annual Music In The Park concert took place. The concert was sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee. The featured artists were Ceil and Dan, Isabel Taylor, Tokyo Rosenthal and Jeff Taylor.

Tokyo and Jeff are Governors Park residents presenting the wealth of talent within our very own community. Several of the performers demonstrated their ability to play more than one instrument adding to the afternoon’s entertainment. Tokyo was our Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon. The program began with Ceil and Dan.

Ceil and Dan have been playing and singing together for about five years. They perform both original songs and songs by songwriters they both enjoy.

The second act was Isabel Taylor. Isabel writes and performs original songs and some lesser-known songs by well-loved singer/songwriters, from acoustic folk and country traditions to the artists of today.

The third act, Tokyo Rosenthal, really needs no introduction. While he began his career with country rock, he has broadened hsound with a little blues and other influences. Tokyo has performed around the world and has received much recognition for his work. He also performs locally so if you’d like to enjoy more of his music, global traveling is not necessary.

The final act, Jeff Taylor, was joined on stage by Jennifer, a singer who delighted all with her fine voice. In addition to duets with Jennifer, Jeff entertained us with a variety of music, including some Irish tunes.

When the concert began, the audience was small, but enthusiastic. During the course of the afternoon, more people came in pursuit of the excellent entertainment. Even though it was warm, the attention paid to the performers never diminished. People living close by enjoyed the music from their porches. To keep the hot sun away from the spectators, canopies and tarps were placed in a variety of places. Some folks decided to lounge on the ground. Dancing and Hula-Hooping was always welcome. Lemonade and bottled water was available too, all to keep the audience comfortable.

We must thank Cliff Simpson, Janie Bailey (Chair) and all the Social Committee members for their labors planning and setting everything up for this music filled afternoon. The pictures will further describe this special day.