The Retreat at Seabranch


 

Welcome to the Retreat at Seabranch, a premier community on the east coast of Florida.


DEAR RETREAT RESIDENT; 

THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE RETREAT ON MONDAY APRIL 7, 2014 AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE RETREAT CLUBHOUSE.

 AGENDA

1)  CALL TO ORDER

2)  APPROVAL OF LAST MEETING MINUTES

3)  TREASURER'S REPORT

4)  OLD BUSINESS

       a.  DOUBLE TREE LAW SUIT UPDATE

5)  NEW BUSINESS

       a.  NEW RETREAT WEBSITE

       b.  ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS UPDATE

       c.  NEW ACC APPLICATION FORM

       d.  PAPERLESS RECORD CONVERSION

       e.  SECURITY MONITORING CONTRACT

6.  ADJOURN

 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AT 7:00 P.M., THERE WILL BE A TOWN HALL MEETING. 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON MONDAY AT THE MEETING.

YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DEAR FELLOW RETREAT RESIDENTS,

MAYBE YOU HAVE NOTICED THE TWO BENCHES ON THE FRONT PORCH OF OUR CLUBHOUSE NEED SOME TLC.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS THE SKILLS TO REPAINT AND VARNISH THESE BENCHES. THERE IS A LOT OF TALENT OUT THERE AMONG US!  ANYONE WHO IS WILLING TO "GIVE BACK" TO OUR COMMUNITY AND COMPLETE THIS SMALL PROJECT SHOULD CALL GAIL PEZZICOLA AT 545.0706.

IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE THESE BENCHES LOOKING LIKE NEW AGAIN.  HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO DO ONE SMALL TASK, FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT AND HELP OUR COMMUNITY IN A BIG WAY.

THE RETREAT WILL SUPPLY ALL THE MATERIALS IF YOU SUPPLY THE TALENT.

HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

GAIL PEZZICOLA, CLUBHOUSE COMMITTEE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


DEAR RETREAT RESIDENT:

AT THE ANNUAL MEETING, WE DISCUSSED THE IDEA OF A CLUBHOUSE ADDITION.  WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO THIS FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND HAVE GOTTEN QUOTES AND IDEAS FROM SEVERAL SOURCES.

WHEN THE RETREAT WAS BUILT, WE WERE GIVEN A SMALL CLUBHOUSE FOR A COMMUNITY WITH 555 HOMES.  WE HAVE A WONDERFUL POOL, NICE TENNIS COURTS, A POST OFFICE, FULLY EQUIPPED GYM, AND AN ATTRACTIVE GREAT ROOM.  THE BUILDING IS CERTAINLY ATTRACTIVE AND WELL PLACED.  WE DID NOT HAVE A REAL KITCHEN AND HAVE HAD TO USE THAT ROOM FOR AN OFFICE FOR THE PROPERTY MANAGER.

WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT A PLAN THAT WOULD SQUARE OFF THE BUILDING AND KEEP THE ORIGINAL LINES AND LOOK.  THE 500 SQ. FT. ADDITION WOULD INCLUDE A PRIVATE OFFICE FOR THE PROPERTY MANAGER AND A MEETING ROOM THAT COULD BE USED BY COMMITTEES, MEMBERS AND FOR RETREAT BUSINESS.  THIS WOULD ALLOW FOR MORE SECURITY FOR RECORDS AND MORE PRIVACY FOR RETREAT BUSINESS.  THERE WOULD BE TWO ENTRANCES TO T HIS AREA FROM THE OUTSIDE AND NO ACCESS FROM INSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE.

IN THE CLUBHOUSE, THE CURRENT KITCHEN/OFFICE WOULD BE TURNED INTO A REAL KITCHEN WITH STOVE, OVEN, DISHWASHER, MORE CABINETS AND COUNTER SPACE.....A REAL KITCHEN FOR USE BY MEMBERS.

COST FOR THIS PROJECT WOULD BE ABOUT $100,000 AND BE PAID BY BORROWING FUNDS FROM OUR RESERVES.  WE WOULD PAY BACK THE RESERVE ACCOUNT WITH INTEREST LIKE A TERM MORTGAGE.  COST WOULD BE ABOUT $10.00 PER HOUSE PER YEAR.....LESS THAN A DOLLAR A MONTH.

AFTER MORE STUDY, BEFORE ANYTHING WAS DONE, WE WOULD HOLD A TOWN HALL MEETING TO EXPLAIN THE IDEA AND SOLICIT YOUR THOUGHTS.  WE JUST WANTED TO BRING YOU UP TO DATE ON WHAT WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT.  YOUR THOUGHTS, IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME AS ALWAYS.

YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 


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(1/2 mile South of Cove Road on US 1)

 

  Bring in a flyer & 10% of your check will be donated to the American Cancer Society

 Every Tuesday in March all day long
Sponsored by the Retreat
Relay For Life Team 
For information,

Contact Lill Malinowski
(545.3732) for more information

 


DEAR RETREAT RESIDENT

IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR DOCUMENTS, EVERY RESIDENT MUST FILE A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE SHOWING PROOF OF COVERAGE DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY OF EACH YEAR.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE AGENT TO SEND THE INFORMATION TO RON IN THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS


DEAR RETREAT RESIDENT:

THE CLEANING OF THE ROOFS WILL START ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD ON RETREAT DRIVE BETWEEN THE CLUBHOUSE AND GLACIER TERRACE AND THE HOMES ON BIG BEN TERRACE.  NOTICES WILL BE POSTED ON GARAGE DOORS TO NOTIFY HOMEOWNERS APPROXIMATELY TWO DAYS BEFORE THE CLEANING IS TO TAKE PLACE.

IF THE HOMEOWNER WANTS TO SIGN UP FOR PRESSURE CLEANING OF THEIR HOME OR SEALING OF DRIVEWAY PAVERS BY COASTAL PAINT AT THEIR COST, THE FORMS ARE ON THE RETREAT WEB SITE UNDER ADMINISTRATION, THEN GO TO FORMS.  ALSO, CLICK HERE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Subject: ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE

DEAR FELLOW RETREAT HOMEOWNER:

THE RETREAT HOA ACC - THE ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE IS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS.  THE COMMITTEE MEETS MONTHLY TO REVIEW RESIDENTS PLANS FOR CHANGES/ADDITIONS TO THEIR PROPERTY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH THIS IMPORTANT FUNCTION PLEASE CONTACT RON BARROW AND WE WILL SET UP AN ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS  


DEAR RETREAT RESIDENT:

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US WORK ON THE APPROACHES TO CONVERTING THE RETREAT HOA TO A PAPERLESS OPERATION.  RECORDS AND ALL FORMS, ETC TO BE ELECTRONICALLY PRESENTED AND SAVED.  CAPITAL REALTY, OUR MANAGEMENT COMPANY, USES A SOFTWARE PROGRAM THAT COULD DO PART OF THIS WORK.

WHAT WE WOULD LIKE, IS TO HAVE A COMMITTEE OF COMPUTER LITERATE VOLUNTEERS THAT COULD HELP US IN THIS DIRECTION WITH SUGGESTIONS, ETC AS WELL AS POSSIBLY HELPING WITH SCANNING OF OLD RECORDS.  IT MAY BE THAT THIS PROJECT IS BEST OUTSOURCED.  WE NEED HELP STUDYING THE PROBLEM TO HELP MAKE THOSE KINDS OF DECISIONS.

IF YOU CAN HELP US, PLEASE CONTACT RON BARROW AND GIVE HIM YOUR NAME.  WE WILL THAN CONTACT YOU TO HAVE AN ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING TO EXPLAIN THE ISSUES IN MORE DETAIL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS 


DEAR RETREAT RESIDENT:

 MANY YEARS AGO, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF TOM PALMER, OUR COMMUNITY HAD A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, WHICH DIED A SLOW DEAD WHEN VOLUNTEERS DROPPED OUT.  NOW THERE IS A RENEWED INTEREST AND SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, THE IDEA OF FORMING A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH WAS DISCUSSED. 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, PLEASE SIGN UP WITH RON IN THE OFFICE.  IF THERE ARE ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS, WE WILL CONTACT SHERIFF SNYDER TO HELP ORGANIZE OUR COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

 

 

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