Message from the President - June 2021


June, a time to recognize our flag and our fathers.


Did you know…By Law, the USA Burns Thousands of Flags Every Year on June 14th

Section 176 (k) of the US Flag Code (a set of rules on the correct treatment of the Stars and Stripes) provides that: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Subsequently every year military veteran organizations and the Boy Scouts of America burn thousands of US flags between them. Flag burnings (or “retirements” to give it its official terminology) are usually held on Flag Day, June 14.


When was Father’s Day established?


Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.


This year, Father’s Day is a bittersweet occasion, not just for my sister and me, but for many, many friends. As I/we remember our fathers with love and admiration, let us honor their lives through our good actions and honorable intents. The mold has definitely been broke with the loss of this generation of very fine men.


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


If you have not already done so, please get vaccinated. I personally received the Moderna, and outside of a sore arm and slight tiredness, I felt great. Do it for you; do it for your family.


The SRHOA is working on the 2021 membership list. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the board through the Gmail account (see below), or any of our personal emails (listed on the inside cover of The Waggler).


Davie Police Department continues to do a wonderful job in our community. Look for their “Courtesy Notices” informing your area of their presence…do not hesitate to call them with concerns or problems. Also, the department has a Special Needs Registry designed to “improve interactions and responses with those individuals with special needs and who reside within the Town of Davie.” Please visit DaviePolice.com to complete the Special Needs Registry Form.


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

June, a time to recognize our flag and our fathers.


Did you know…By Law, the USA Burns Thousands of Flags Every Year on June 14th

Section 176 (k) of the US Flag Code (a set of rules on the correct treatment of the Stars and Stripes) provides that: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Subsequently every year military veteran organizations and the Boy Scouts of America burn thousands of US flags between them. Flag burnings (or “retirements” to give it its official terminology) are usually held on Flag Day, June 14.




When was Father’s Day established?


Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.


This year, Father’s Day is a bittersweet occasion, not just for my sister and me, but for many, many friends. As I/we remember our fathers with love and admiration, let us honor their lives through our good actions and honorable intents. The mold has definitely been broke with the loss of this generation of very fine men.


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


If you have not already done so, please get vaccinated. I personally received the Moderna, and outside of a sore arm and slight tiredness, I felt great. Do it for you; do it for your family.


The SRHOA is working on the 2021 membership list. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the board through the Gmail account (see below), or any of our personal emails (listed on the inside cover of The Waggler).


Davie Police Department continues to do a wonderful job in our community. Look for their “Courtesy Notices” informing your area of their presence…do not hesitate to call them with concerns or problems. Also, the department has a Special Needs Registry designed to “improve interactions and responses with those individuals with special needs and who reside within the Town of Davie.” Please visit DaviePolice.com to complete the Special Needs Registry Form.


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