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By MARION MOSLEY
Governing Board President

MarionMosley_MugSun City West is happening! If you didn’t get to R.H. Johnson on Saturday, you missed out because everybody was there for the Arts and Crafts event.  Literally every parking spot in the lot was filled.   What a turnout! Some told me they had to park in the Fry’s parking lot when they arrived.  Now is that a successful gathering or not?

Not only was the Arts and Crafts event a success. I heard that the Cruise Ship series was a smash as well.  People are still talking about it. Hats off to our event planners, especially our friend Maggie Harvey.  Give that lady a huge “thank you” for a job well done!

So, what is coming up next?  It’s election time again.  For all of you who have not voted by absentee ballot, Tuesday is the day. I am looking for all of you to step up and cast your vote.  Just a reminder, not that you haven’t read it a hundred times already but, you will be voting to fill three 3-year board positions and one 1-year position.  You will see four candidates on the ballot. (See bios in the March Rec Center News.) PLEASE DO NOT VOTE FOR ALL FOUR! Your ballot will not be counted.  The ballot states that you can vote for three.  As I explained once before, not all residents will vote for the same candidates for whatever reason.  The 1-year position will go to the candidate with the least amount of votes.

There are two bylaw changes on the ballot as well. Both are well deserved changes that allow the Association to negotiate multi-year term contracts for things such as insurance and audit firms.  Both will help us to seek out better and lower rates. So, let’s see a good turnout. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Social Hall.

The Friends of the Library members are having a paperback book sale Wednesday outside the library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thanks to so many loyal readers who donate their books, the library has planned this little event to help clear their shelves.

Don’t forget that Thursday is the monthly Governing Board meeting.  It is held in the Social Hall starting at 9 a.m. You will be able to meet your new Governing Board members for the next fiscal year and get caught up on all of the latest Association business.

Two big events are happening this week.  On Friday, PORA’s monthly Legislative session is scheduled at PORA at 9 a.m. PORA and SCHOA representatives will be on hand to discuss activities with our legislators.  You don’t want to miss that.  And on Thursday, our 13th TORCH Academy will be presenting their project assignments followed by their graduation. TORCH students have been key contributors to the Association’s future planning.  If you have not been to TORCH yet, and you want to understand what really happens in our community, you really need to attend these classes.

We have a full week planned. Oh I forgot to mention that the week starts off with our General Manager Operations meeting on Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Governing Board Conference Room. Hope to see you in all of these interesting meetings.  If you can’t make them, stay tuned and I will pass on some of the highlights in my next blog.

Don’t forget- BE safe out there!

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