Message from the President - February 2021

February… Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras… dates for celebration and happiness. We need these special days. So much has been going on.


Let me take a moment to express our condolences to December Lauretano-Haines, Russell Muniz, and Detective Jeff Hobales, three wonderful members of our town’s staff. As some of you know, each lost family members. No matter the cause of the loss or the age of the individual, the pain is no less diminished. Please keep them in your hearts, and perhaps talk football or send a Valentine wish this coming month.


I would be remiss in not mentioning the loss of Esther Wellington, long-time resident, and HOA member. Esther had moved to Charlotte, NC. She was a respected nurse, and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The HOA will honor her name with a donation to the Christian Opportunity Center in Pella, Iowa.


Sunshine Ranches HOA has been in existence since November of 1968… wow! The Articles of Incorporation (we are a Not for Profit) were signed by Robert Pettus, James Williams, Edward Wolfe, Leon Grabowski, and Vincent Falletta. What a treat to review this now historical document. Thank you Jason Halberg for helping us procure the paperwork. Our HOA will have its annual elections this March, a slate of candidates has been submitted by the nominating committee and published within this Waggler issue. Thank you to the individuals volunteering to serve, and for caring to continue the legacy of our community and the SRHOA.


Your safety, and that of your family and pets, as well as the security of your home are paramount. Please read the Waggler and Southwest Rancher for important updates (particularly with respect to vaccination scheduling), view our Facebook page, and join our email. Help us with measures to reduce speeding. Report any sign of reckless driving, or cases in which animals have been hit by vehicles. Keep your belongings secured in your garages. Close your gates. Do not leave valuables in unlocked vehicles. Advise Davie PD when you will travel. All of these tips will help towards maintaining a safe community.


Our next meeting will occur on February 24th, 7:30pm. It will be via Zoom, so please look for the virtual attendance details. So many of you have concerns regarding fill, construction activities, upcoming election procedures, etc. Our meeting format provides a wonderful and comfortable venue for discussing concerns and having an opportunity to address council members directly. Please attend.


Be safe and be loved.

Chris