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Message from the President - February 2024

News, Updates, and Reminders:

Thank you to the 2024 SRHOA Nominating Committee (Lori Parrish, Judi Parker, and Sally Brokken). The following slate of candidates is recommended for the upcoming March 27th election


Per SRHOA Bylaws: (Any Member desiring to be a candidate for the Board shall give written notice to the Secretary of the Association not less than thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled election):


  • Executive Board:

    • President: Christina Brownlow

    • Vice-president: DaNell D'Alfonso

    • Treasurer: Jonathan Pirie

    • Secretary: Patty Garcia Wareham

  • Directors:

    • Saied Taie-Tehrani

    • Vilma Lopez

    • Nicole Alluin

    • Mac Rivenbark

    • MaiLin Beckman

  • Thank you to the following members of the 2024 SRHOA Election Committee: Geoff Cohen, Francis Cordero, and David Kuczenski.

  • If you are interested in serving the community of SWR, contact Town Hall and complete an application for one of the volunteer boards.

  • Thank you to Rick Case for the generous sponsorship of $1,000 at the Hawk’s Bluff Food Truck event.

  • SRHOA is another contributor to the fund having approved $1,000 at the November homeowners meeting.

  • Holes created in swales by bulk pickup are the responsibility of the homeowner to fill. Remember, swales serve as right-of-ways for emergency vehicles and trail riders.

  • Davie PD’s Vacation Watch has been an enormous success! A plus to this is an extra police presence in our community. Thank you to all who utilize this valuable resource.

  • If your street is experiencing speeding and would like to host the DPD flashing traffic sign on your swale, please notify the Town. They will help you coordinate with the department.

  • Emergencies happen…for our elderly, at-risk, or vulnerable population, we are here for you. Here are a few items I would like to bring to your attention (if you need anything, do not hesitate to reach out to your SRHOA board):

  • You may register with the Vulnerable Population Registry online at Broward.org/at risk. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call Town Hall at 954.434.0008, the Broward County Call Center at 311, or 954.831.4000.

  • The following link will take you to the Directory of Resources for Broward County Senior Citizens (an extensive guide of senior services and help agencies) https://www.adrcbroward.org/sites/default/files/documents/20192020adrcresourcedirectory.pdf

  • The Davie Police Department provides services as well through their At-Risk Resident application. Please visit  https://www.frontlinepss.com/daviepd to apply.

  • If you believe you are witnessing illegal fishing or hunting of our local wildlife, please call the Davie Police Department immediately at 954.693.8200. Try to gather visual information (vehicle color, plate, descriptions of persons involved, etc.) but do not get physically involved or put yourself in harm’s way. We live in an amazing area with abundant environmental gifts. As a result of development, Florida's wildlife and human populations encounter each other more than ever before, and the circumstances which create conflicts with wildlife are as varied as the environment of Florida itself. As people develop more open space and wildlife habitat is reduced and fragmented, conditions are often created which attract wildlife. Such contacts between people and wildlife often result in conflicts. Understanding wildlife behavior can help you appreciate and coexist while reducing negative impacts. Here is a link with humane, safe alternatives: https://predatorguard.com/. The FWC is here to help. Please visit the following link to learn more. https://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/

  • Mail theft is still an issue. Do not become a victim. The USPS provides a service called “Informed Delivery” that might minimize people becoming victims. Anyone in a household can sign up on this link: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pa... and follow the instructions on the page. This service is a daily email of any scannable pieces of mail and notifies the person of any packages coming as well that day with the package tracking number. Though nothing is 100% guaranteed, it is something people can use in case of package interception or stolen re-routed credit card pickups.

  • The property appraiser’s office has vital information on protecting yourself from fraud, keeping your deed safe from thieves, and new exemptions on the horizon. Please visit Marty Kiar’s property appraiser site at http://bcpa.net/

  • Work is continuing with the town and volunteers who are working to oppose the incinerator plans near Sheridan and 27. Please read the SWR Rancher. Please attend or watch the bi-monthly council meetings. Check our SRHOA Facebook and emails. Stay informed and/or get involved. This will be our biggest issue to date.

Community Events:


  • The SWR Farmers’ Market is open once again! Please visit on Saturdays.

  • Please watch for updates on our Facebook page regarding garbage and bulk pick-up changes due to the holidays. Your 2024 schedules should have arrived via mail.

  • Runners, your big day for The Diversity Run (sponsored by the Sikh Youth) is March 9th. Proceeds benefit the town’s scholarship fund.

  • Please support the upcoming Barn Dance in March…proceeds benefit the town’s scholarship fund.

Stay Connected:


  • Remember, the Council meets face-to-face at Town Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Occasionally, dates may change. Please check the Southwest Rancher and/or www.southwestranches.org for meeting dates, times, and agendas. Internet viewing is also an option, just go to your YouTube connection and type “Town of Southwest Ranches Official Channel.”

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

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

INJURED WILDLIFE

South Florida Wildlife Center (954) 524-4302.

Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital (954) 752-9453

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station (305) 751-9840


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

Chris

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