Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Place: Southmont Fire Station, 11030 NC-8, Lexington, NC 27292
Mark your calendars and plan to attend this year’s meeting. In the next three months, we will be publishing articles about the annual meeting in the newsletter. We hope this section, which will contain links to all information presented in previous editions, will serve as a handy reference for you.
Joyce Ish: Communications Committee
Every Vote Counts: Don’t Waste Your Proxy!
The right to be heard and cast a vote is the very foundation of our country. If you think your vote is not important, just ask the folks from the 94th House District in our neighboring state of Virginia. Shelly Simonds thought she had won by one vote out of 23,215 cast, but on re-count, an uncounted vote was found and the race wound up in a tie! Now the election has to be decided by a drawing. Furthermore, if Simonds wins the drawing, her victory will put the historic VA House of Delegates in a 50-50 tie between Democrats and Republicans.
While our elections may not be as seismic as the Virginia elections were, your vote either in person or by proxy is very important to our community. Usually, the number of members who regularly attend the meeting is never enough to establish a quorum. And, without a quorum at the 2018 Springs at High Rock Annual Meeting, the membership cannot propose any motions to be voted on and approved.
If you cannot attend the annual meeting, please take a few minutes to read over the enclosed proxy in the 2018 Annual Letter and mail or fax it back to the Cedar Management Group. Last year we were only 14 votes shy of meeting the quorum requirements. Please don’t put your proxy aside; fill it out immediately when you receive it and make sure you date and sign it to be valid.
One motion your board would like to put before the membership (if we have a quorum) is changing the term of office for our directors from annual meeting to annual meeting to January 1 to December 31. As a result of this change, the annual meeting would be scheduled in the fall. We will talk more about the advantages of this in an upcoming newsletter.
Curtis Ish: HOA Board of Directors
HOA Board and Committee Volunteers
We will hold our annual Homeowners Association meeting on February 24, 2018. That is six months off, but it is not too soon to think about turnover on our board and committees. Our Association works because of the generous, unpaid services of our neighbors. The Association works best when new faces and new hands volunteer to do their fair share of the work. Service on these committees is also a wonderful way to get to know your community, your neighbors, and the ways in which the Association functions.
The HOA Nominating Committee (Linda Ladimer, Larry Watson, and myself) are beginning to recruit residents (and possibly even non-resident property owners) to stand for election to the board. Two members of this year’s board will be stepping down in March. If you have ever thought of serving on the board or wondered what it entails, this might be a good time for you to look into it. Contact information for the members of the Nominating Committee follows. Call or email one of us if you would like to find out more.
It is also a good time to be thinking about volunteering for one of our other committees. If you have never served, or are not currently serving, or want to change from one committee to another, feel free to contact a current member of the committee you are interested in and find out what it entails. This is a great way to learn more about The Springs and the people who live here. You will find a complete, up-to-date list of all The Springs committees and their contact information on The Springs website.
Alex Roland: HOA Nominating Committee