The month of March brings us much to enjoy: festive Mardi Gras parties on the 1st, the celebration of women on the 8th, corn beef & cabbage on the 17th, and the joy of the vernal equinox as it officially arrives on the 20th.


NEWS FOR THIS MONTH

  • Daylight Saving Time will occur Sunday, March 13th…remember to “spring ahead,” and begin to enjoy longer days once again.

  • The Board, along with membership, is in the process of some By-laws’ revisions. Once completed, all revisions will be posted in the Waggler for your review. Subsequent voting will take place at a monthly membership meeting…sufficient notice will be provided. Should you have any suggestions for changes, please review the By-laws (as posted on sunshineranches.org) and submit your proposals to the board.

  • The SRHOA is in search of help for our Communications Committee. This has been a vital link in keeping folks informed and updated. Thank you, Jason Halberg, for everything you have done. We are extremely appreciative.

  • Get ready…the flamingos are flocking again! Should the birds “fly” to your house, consider donating generously to the SWR Scholarship Fund, then “shoo” the flamingos to another home…lol!!!

  • We are still in the process of supporting a SRHOA project at Equestrian Park. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Please mark your calendars for the following events: 3/12 ROCA Barn Dance (Scholarship Fundraiser); 3/30 SRHOA Elections; 4/9 Sikh Diversity Run at ROCA; 4/10 Party in the Park at Equestrian Park-wear your SRHOA t-shirts!!!


REMINDERS

  • Support Southwest Ranches’ Certified Community Habitat status by certifying your own backyard through the National Wildlife Federation’s backyard habitat program…it’s easy, plus you may purchase and proudly display a certification sign. Go to nwf.org/certifiedwildlifehabitat today to certify.

  • Mayor Breitkreuz’s next “Q & A with Mayor Steve Breitkreuz” will be on March 9th. Please join Steve’s Zoom meeting to enjoy a relaxed and collegial discussion concerning events and needs of the Southwest Ranches community.

  • Remember, the Council meets face-to-face at Town Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Occasionally, dates may change. Please check the Southwest Rancher and/or www.southwestranches.org for meeting dates, times, and agendas. YouTube viewing is also an option.

  • Please stay connected…join our SRHOA Gmail (sunshinerancheshoa@gmail.com), visit our website (www.sunshineranches.org), or view our posts at facebook.com/SunshineRanches.


As always be safe, be happy, and be loved.
Chris

Hello dear friends. May February bring you a wonderful start as we enter The Year of the Tiger, share the 14th with the ones we love and treasure, and honor the leaders who have carried our country since Washington first took oath on April 30th, 1789.


NEWS FOR THIS MONTH


Neighbor highlights: Thank you again to Heidi Humphries for her gracious donation to SRHOA. Laura Warren has currently completed three panels at the wall behind CVS…check out her beautiful artwork! Bob and Judi Parker are new great-grandparents…congratulations to these Ranchers of Distinction.


Thank you to our nominating committee members (Lori Parrish, Michelle McBride, and Mary Coulson) for their work establishing this year’s slate of candidates (please refer to page 15 for the proposed slate, as well as election information). We appreciate your help.


For information regarding the proposed fireworks legislation and Charter Review, please join us on Wednesday, February 23rd, for our scheduled SRHOA Zoom meeting…the council will gladly bring us up-to-date and field any questions.


We would like to support our community in two ways: motion for a scholarship donation and consider supporting a project at Equestrian Park, our park. We hope to have your approval for these.


There is a proposal for development at Hancock & Griffin (the Church property). It is important you attend the February meeting to hear the developer’s plans and ask questions. Our input is critical to the decision-making process.


Please mark your calendars for the following events (details for all tba): 3/12 ROCA Barn Dance (Scholarship Fundraiser); 3/30 SRHOA Elections; 4/9 Sikh Diversity Run at ROCA; 4/10 Party in the Park at Equestrian Park.

REMINDERS


Support Southwest Ranches’ Certified Community Habitat status by certifying your own backyard through the National Wildlife Federation’s backyard habitat program…it’s easy, plus you may purchase and proudly display a certification sign. Go to nwf.org/certifiedwildlifehabitat today to certify.


Mayor Breitkreuz’s next “Q & A with Mayor Steve Breitkreuz” will be on February 9th. Please join Steve’s Zoom meeting to enjoy a relaxed and collegial discussion concerning events and needs of the Southwest Ranches community.


Remember, the Council meets face-to-face at Town Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Occasionally, dates may change. Please check the Southwest Rancher and/or www.southwestranches.org for meeting dates, times, and agendas. YouTube viewing is also an option.


Please stay connected…join our SRHOA Gmail (sunshinerancheshoa@gmail.com), visit our website (www.sunshineranches.org), or view our posts at facebook.com/SunshineRanches.


As always be safe, be happy, and be loved.

Chris


Happy New Year!


There is much to be happy for as we begin 2022:


The celebration of family and community which took place at our Party at the Park December 12th. Residents, council, and community partners joined to share good times, good food, good music, and good friends. Memberships were renewed and 10 new memberships received! All members received the new, one-of-a-kind SRHOA t-shirt. New relationships were forged, and memories made. Please see the special montage of pictures featured in this edition. A very special thank you is extended to Jason Halberg, DaNell D’Alfonso, Patty Wareham, Vilma Lopez, and Sally Brokken for everything they did to make this day special. So, mark your calendars… Party in the Park 2 will be Sunday, April 10th.


A generous donation to the SRHOA by Ms. Heidi Humphries. Heidi... thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Beautiful, revamped entryways which have been maintained by Ms. Cindy Samartino. With her help, paint was donated from the local Benjamin Moore store located


in Cooper City, and pressure cleaning was provided (free of charge) by Steve Irving, owner of Reliable Pressure Cleaning and Paint. The entryways “pop” with fresh color!


Elections of officers to the SRHOA will take place in March. The Nominating Committee will reach out to find interested folks who wish to serve again or serve for the first time. What a great way to give back: service to community.


Another year to meet monthly with our neighbors soon begins. We will have our next SRHOA meeting on January 26th, via Zoom. Please check this issue for details, look at our Facebook page, and/or watch for a Gmail as the date approaches. Please scan the QR code to easily join the meeting.

REMINDERS


  • Mayor Breitkreuz’s next “Q & A with Mayor Steve Breitkreuz” will be on January 12th. Please join Steve’s Zoom meeting to enjoy a relaxed and collegial discussion concerning events and needs of the Southwest Ranches community.

  • Remember, the Council meets face-to-face at Town Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Occasionally, dates may change. Please check the Southwest Rancher and/or www.southwestranches.org for meeting dates, times, and agendas.

  • Please stay connected…join our SRHOA Gmail (sunshinerancheshoa@gmail.com), visit our website (www.sunshineranches.org), or view our posts at facebook.com/SunshineRanches.


As always be safe, be happy, and be loved.

Chris