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									PEACOCK HILLS NEWS
                              A DEDICATED SENIOR COMMUNITY
                              FOR 55+ YEAR OLD RESIDENTS
                              Our MISSION "Ensure Members; a Friendly,
                              Safe, Financially Stable Senior Community"
                              Jerry Carey, Editor
                              Beverly Schmidt, Associate Editor
Volume XXVIIl, 1st QTR 2008
                              1525 Peacock Boulevard
Jan. Feb. Mar.                Oceanside, CA 92056,
 Website:                     jerry@peacockhills.org
www.peacockhills.org          beverly@peacockhills.org
                              Hotline phone (760) 708-3036



                    PEACOCK HILLS OPEN BOARD MEETING
                   JANUARY 14 AT ST. MARGARET 2PM – 4PM
                          ELECTION RESULTS & PLANS FOR 2008
                                     PLAN TO ATTEND
                            IT’S INTERESTING & INFORMATIVE

                       2008 ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN
            Four Directors were elected to serve the next two years:




 Sandra Vienna. 08-09              Jerry Carey. 08-09             Charlotte Walker. 08-09             Bob Day. 08-09




Beverley Hanson. 08              Beverly Schmidt. 08               Pat Dirkschneider. 08          Patti Lynch-Greene 08




Ed Wozniak. Honorary Board Member                 Ray Miller 07 Retiring                    Anne Christian. Minutes Sec
We are fortunate to have many dedicated to the well being of our Community. I want
to thank the Directors, for you, for their commitment and service. Thank you, Patti
Lynch-Greene, Beverley Hanson, Patrick Dirkschneider, Beverly Schmidt,
Charlotte Walker, Bob Day, Sandra Vienna and Ray Miller. Hours of volunteered
service in meetings, hearings, and emailing and phone conversations are involved in
the daily oversight of our Community. We are all indebted to these Community
Servants. Thanks also to our Staff; Clem Beck, Martha Winters and Anne Christian.

         These are the Ballot vote total results of the Director election
NBHD 1 Sandra Vienna 71 Write in votes (1 each) Ray Miller, Ed Wozniak, Beverley
Hanson and Tillie Spendlove (Ray Miller has resigned effective January 1, 2008)
NBHD 2 Jerry Carey 100 No write in votes
NBHD 3 Charlotte Walker 57 Write in votes (1 each) Joe Reilly
NBHD 4 Bob Day 107 Write in votes (1 each) Tom McDonald

    We appreciate their willingness to serve our Community
   COSTA SERENA IS NO LONGER A SENIOR COMMUNITY!

   A recent court decision ruled in favor of the parties
   interested in making Costa Serena an “open community”
   without age, or family restrictions. This is an example of
   what happens when Community’s aren’t protected by
   solid documents, active Directors and supportive
   Owners. Your YES VOTE on the proposed amendment to
   increase the percentage needed to change our age
   restriction to 75% is critical to our future!
        PLEASE DO NOT DELAY, SEND IN YOUR VOTE TODAY

        PEACOCK HILLS YEAR END SUMMARY FOR 2007
Your Board of Directors and the Administrative Staff of Peacock Hills Senior
Community Assoc. send you sincere Best Wishes for a healthy, peaceful New Year!

We just checked 2007 off the calendar. 2007 was an interesting year full of change and
progress, for Peacock Hills. Your Board hopes you felt the results, on balance,
satisfactory. We are committed, with your help, to an even better 2008.

Here’s a brief review of the year 2007. The Financial Books were “audited” and found
to be in order. New Corporate Board Officers were elected and introduced at the
Annual Meeting. The Rules Book was updated. An operating Budget was developed
(and adhered to), The appointment of part-time, paid staff assisted our transition to
Self Management, which has greatly reduced outstanding violations and improved the
Board’s ability to better oversee and respond to the Community’s needs.

Several Owners took advantage of the opportunity to share their ideas and concerns at
“hearings” and Open Meetings. This type of “town hall” communication helps all of us
better understand each other’s situation and point of view. Most “challenges” were
worked out in a reasonable and fair manner.

Owners were willing to compromise in several contentious situations that were causing
irritation, there-by reducing stress and improving neighbor relationships! Thank You!

The City of Oceanside responded to requests for; smoothing our sidewalks, patching
the streets, improving the grass median strip and by adding timer walk signals at
Peacock Blvd and Oceanside Blvd. The City has also budgeted new traffic signals and
crosswalks for Beverly Glen and Oceanside Blvd. We are grateful for the City’s
interest in our Community and their response to our “special senior needs”.

Litter along Peacock Blvd has been cut in half. This is a sign of responsibility and
caring. It demonstrates Community pride to those looking for great place to live.

More resident are getting to know each other. This is a good thing! Security is
enhanced and life is much more pleasant in a community full of caring neighbors.

We formally recognized dedicated long time Community service.


                                 Clem Beck served as a board member for many
                                 years, was instrumental in the merging of the four
                                 neighborhoods into one Association, served as
                                 Chairman of the Merger Committee. Subsequently
                                 served as President for two years. Clem also
                                 designed the software program to manage the
                                 Association’s affairs.
                                 Currently serves as Administrator/IT Manager.

                                 Martha Winters served as a board member for
                                 many years. Was recognized for her commitment to
                                 the merger. Served as Secretary/Treasurer for two
                                 years and worked with Clem to test the management
                                 plan and business procedures, before the plan was
                                 implemented.
                                 Now employed as Office Coordinator.
                                 SPECIAL AWARDS

                             Zola Taylor was selected and presented Peacock’s
                             first Good Neighbor Award for her selfless service
                             throughout the Community for many years. Zola’s
                             mission is to make Peacock Hills a more attractive
                             place to live. Thank you Zola.




                             Ed Wozniak was recognized for his long dedicated
                             service to the Board and Community. Ed has provided
                             the “roots” and perspective needed to keep the
                             business of the Association consistent and productive.
                             Thank you, Ed.


 And a special Thank You to each of you, our Owners and Residents for helping to
make life in Peacock Hills more enjoyable. I’ve enjoyed meeting many of you this past
year and I will do my best in the New Year to meet many more. How about you? Lets
 all make an extra effort New Years Resolution to be an even better Good Neighbor.
        May God Bless our new year with continued health, peace and safety.
                              Your President, Jerry Carey.


The Association is legally required, as a corporation, to conduct an Annual Meeting,
open to all Members. Several “still employed” Association members have requested
an evening meeting so they can attend.


  RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST, THE BOARD
  HAS SET THE 2008 ANNUAL MEETING FOR:
  WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 23RD AT 6:30 PM.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Association meetings are
informative and provide a place for individual expression of appreciation and concern.
The new Association Officers will be introduced; the 2008 Budget will be reviewed
along with sharing the Board’s goals and focus for 2008. Members will have the
opportunity to ask questions and speak about their concerns. It’s the American way!



                  NEVER INVITE STRANGERS INTO YOUR HOME!

It has been reported an individual has been approaching residents by asking to use
their phone because of some made up story, probably an “emergency” of some kind
that “needs your immediate help”.

Once they are inside the residence a robbery often takes place!

NEVER INVITE A STRANGER INTO YOUR HOME FOR ANY REASON! NEVER!
NEVER, EVER! Always keep your screen door locked. Always!

If you feel the need to assist, ask them for the phone number they wish to call, tell
them to wait while you place the call for them. Close and lock your front door, get your
phone and dial the number. When you get back to the door it’s likely the individual will
be gone. If they’ve left call the police (911) and provide their description. If they are
still there relay their phone message WITHOUT OPENING THE SCREEN DOOR.

You can say, for politeness sake “I never let strangers into my home”.

This way you can be helpful and remain secure. Remember, sadly everyone doesn’t
have good intentions.

 KEEP GARAGE DOORS, PATIO DOORS & FRONT DOORS CLOSED & LOCKED

Whether you are home or away. Unfortunately there are those who feel what’s yours
is theirs. We can help reduce the risk by thinking “security”, behaving in responsible
ways and looking out for one another. If you see something strange report it. We are
much better off safe than sorry! Good Neighbors are aware Neighbors and they know
their Neighbors. This makes it easier to recognize who isn’t a “neighbor”. Tell
your neighbor when you will be gone, and for how long so they can spot and report
trespassers. We will all enjoy more peace of mind when we watch each other’s “back”.

If we are to have a safe community and less stress in our lives we must take individual
responsibility for our selves and our neighbors. See anything suspicious? REPORT IT!

   JURY DUTY SCAM – NEVER GIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO CALLERS

   The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a
 summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and
date of birth so they can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out
any of this information and your identity was just stolen. The fraud has been reported
                  so far in 11 states this has been verified as accurate:
                    http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

                        VISA – MASTER CARD PHONE SCAM

   NEVER GIVE YOUR THREE-DIGIT SECURITY NUMBER ON THE BACK OF
 YOUR CARD TO ANYONE…NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY! IF IN DOUBT CALL
   YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY YOURSELF AND INQUIRE ABOUT THE
                          “CONCERN”

               PEACOCK HILLS BUS TRANSPORTATION CHANGE

          The Bus route (318) will become (333). The run will be hourly.
The NCTD has assured us Bus #333 will stop on both sides of Oceanside Blvd at
Peacock Blvd. Should you find this service is not as promised please make someone
on the Board of Directors aware of the situation.

From: "Kurt Luhrsen" <KLuhrsen@nctd.org>
Date: December 4, 2007 9:20:12 AM PST
To: "Jerry Carey" <careycc@cox.net>
Subject: RE: Senior Bus Transportation Peacock Hills access.

Mr. Carey,
 The bus stop on BOTH sides Oceanside Blvd. at Peacock Blvd. will be active Route
333 bus stops with hourly service starting January 13th. The bus stop on the north
side of Oceanside Blvd. will provide service westbound to the College Blvd.
SPRINTER Station and the Town Center North shopping center (at Hwy 76 & College
Blvd.). The bus stop on the south side of Oceanside Blvd. will provide eastbound
service to the Melrose Drive SPRINTER Station, Vista Village shopping center, and the
Vista Transit Center. Route 333 will operate seven days a week. Please let me know
if you have any other questions. Kurt Luhrsen

                    TAILFEATHER’S CLUB OF PEACOCK HILLS
.
Tailfeathers are a group of ladies from our community who gather each month for fun
and fellowship. We are open to all ladies in our Community and invite you to join with
us. We have 100 members; there is room for many more. We do not delve into
Politics or Religion and are formed only for Fun and Fellowship. We meet each month
for lunch at various locations in Oceanside and other nearby cities. We usually have a
program, like the lovely December meeting at the El Camino Country Club.

A Christmas Carol presentation by 4th, 5th & 6th graders from Tri-City Christian School
got us all into the spirit of the Holidays. They were darling and came around to greet
us after singing. We look forward to your joining us. Call Judy Turpin, Membership
Chairperson 941-3629, or Vice Chairperson Margie Forbes 941-7906. We’d love to
welcome you aboard. Sincerely, Margie Forbes, Publicity Chair (see - I wear two hats!)

          GREETINGS FROM THE NEW RESIDENTS “WELCOME TEAM”

Peacock Hills Welcome TEAM has been divided into 25 small districts. Each “district
chairperson” is situated in that district. They are to observe anyone moving into their
area; to be sure no one is missed. As soon as the Christmas season is over, we may
need to change a few chairpersons who are unable to serve. If you are interested in
helping to welcome our new neighbors, please call Margie Forbes at 941-7906.

Along with making our newest neighbors feel welcome and letting them know of some
of our rules and regulations, we try to determine we are maintaining our Senior
Status. This is not a big job, but it is very important. We want to be sure everyone is
aware of the CC&Rs, before they unwittingly do something contrary to the rules. Have
a happy holiday season and a great big THANK YOU to those serving on the
Welcome TEAM.

      HELP FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS OF PEACOCK HILLS
There are residents in Peacock Hills below the poverty level and having a hard time
making financial ends meet. There is little we can do to help them monetarily.
However, there are many helpful programs they may be unaware of. There are free
programs from the gas and electric company, the telephone company, and even the
City of Oceanside has a few free services. Information on home re-financing or
reduction of interest rates may be helpful.
We would like to solicit your help: We need people to do yard work, handy man
work, maybe help with financial papers. We would not call on you for more than a day
a month; your help would be greatly appreciated by those you assist. Some of our
churches have teenagers who are willing to do yard work for free. Would you ask your
church if yard services are available? Neat, trash free yards benefit everyone. Call
Margie Forbes (941-7906)

          CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY DECORATIONS SPARKLED THIS YEAR
Thanks to all who decorated their homes for the holiday season. It really adds to the
spirit and neighborhood feeling of good will and cheer. It’s appreciated.


            A NEW YEARS THOUGHT AS WE COUNT OUR BLESSINGS

 Life can change in an instant. Lets all pledge to do our best to make 2008 a year
 filled with good will. Lets be patient with each other, granting the benefit of grace
 when we fall short of expectation, believing hearts are in the right place, even if,
 perhaps for the moment, misguided.
           CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS                          For Sale washer & Gas Dryer, Maytag, 1yr old.
           SERVICES & MERCHANDISE                             Moving mid Jan $450 pair.          Call Sue 631-
                                                              8398
The Classified Advertisements are free to any Peacock
Hills resident providing services primarily for those
living here.
                                                                    Support Your Peacock Hills
AVON representative Peacock Hills. Beauty products,
jewelry, fashions. Items for kids and more.                                  Realtors®
Pat Grattan pattygratty@cox.net               call 758-7800       To Maintain a Senior Community
Caregiver/Companion: Personal Care etc.
Francis Braun                                      726 6446   Name ................................................... phone
Professional female wishes to enter long term (3              Tom Anderson, Help-U-Sell Direct..... 207 8898
years+) lease. Excellent references and credit history.
                                                              Gary/Sheri Burley.
Marilyn      partnershipndesign@juno.com. 295-8823
Personal Assistant—errands, grocery shopping,
                                                              CA Buyers & Sellers..............................533-6000
banking, Transportation wherever, prescription pick up        Barbara Cornell, Realty Executives. ...758-8193
PH resident, Beverley Hanson                      945-4290.   Bette & Ed Curtis, Realty Executives… 631-0606
Housecleaning, care giving, dog walking or sitting, run       Laura Bassett, Sparrow Realty .........….754-8207
errands, yard work. Refs. Mary Mastropierro. 295 9184         Terri Canela, SD County Realty………..945 4915
Computers 15 yrs experience with upgrades, software
installation and training. Jim Baxley.             941-2018                             PHSCA
Caregiver, pet sitting, Organization, errands, driving                     BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2008
etc.                             Call Anne         630 2920
Alterations by Madeline.                                      Jerry Carey                                  Term 2008-9
                  Experienced Seamstress           630 4993   jerry@peacockhills.org
Personal Assistant & Organizer, office or home, senior
discount, PH Resident. Helga Freitag
Hair Cutting for Men. In your Home. $6.00.                    Patti Lynch-Greene                            Term 2008
Jane                                              639 2949
Hairdressing on the Go. In-home service for all your          patti@peacockhills.org
hair needs 30 years experience.       Teri Shiels. 458-9685
Notary Public. Lyn Sullivan specializing in Real Estate/      Beverley Hanson…Secretary                    Term 2008
Leasing Agreements.                                724 5546   beverley@peacockhills.org
Massage Therapist. 10 years in San Diego., Licensed
Gloria Lawrence                                    945-9197   Pat Dirkschneider                            Term 2008
New to computers?                                             pat@peacockhills.org
For one-on-one help at your own computer, Please call
Toni                       *82 630-6341 or FAX 620-6342       Beverly Schmidt                              Term 2008
Professional Therapeutic Massage in your home 50              beverly@peacockhills.org
dollars per hour. PH res. only. Lic., 20 yrs exp.
Julie Strassburger..                             724-1201     Charlotte Walker                             Term 2008-9
55 Year Old Female would like to start Singles Club           charlotte@peacockhills.org
Both Male and Female welcome                     295 9184
Sewing Alterations and Mending.                               Bob Day                                       Term 208-9
Marilyn Williams                                  758 9780
                                                              bob@peacockhills.org
$55.00 per month for garage to store my beautiful 55
Pontiac until sold              Margie Forbes 941 7906
Interested in Travel? Need a Room-Mate to Share               Sandra Vienna                                Term 2008-9
Expenses                                    Call 639 6412     sandra@peacockhills.org
Garden Design & Landscaping Construction. Where
design and craftsmanship come together to create                                        MEETINGS
outdoor living space. Consulting, Fertilizing, Pest              Jan 14th    Executive Meeting    10:00 am
Control, Irrigation, Maintenance. Bill Herman 643 9034           Jan 14th    Open Board meeting    2:00 pm
Are your Affairs in Order? In your Home Medical                  Feb 11th    Executive Meeting    10:00 am
Declaration, Trusts, Wills,                                      March 17th Executive Meeting     10:00 am
PH discount. Laura                                753-1778       April 21st   Executive Meeting   10:00 am
                                                                 April 23rd Annual Members Meeting 6:30 pm
Peacock Hills Senior Community Assn
 is managed by: The board of directors.
         1525 Peacock Blvd
      Oceanside, CA 92056-2101
        Phone 760-708-3036

								
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