333333 GIIA Winter 2010 NEWSLETTER Glen Isle Improvement Association, PO Box 222, Riva, MD 21140 www.glenisleestates.com President’s Message Within a month, we will begin organizing the “Spring Neighbors, chores”. We are in need of help with various tasks from landscaper type work to a little carpentry and As we head into another year, I am reminded of all of pathway work. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the time, energy and effort it took to run the website for our “list of chores”. Give your name to a “business” side of Glen Isle. With the help of your board member to get on the Volunteer List. We will board members and lot of volunteering, work was be planning “fun” parties, as well as “work” parties. accomplished, and of course, there is still more to There is still snow on the ground, but I can also see do. some of the “Spring’s growth” popping up through Last year’s unexpected beach road replacement the thawing ground. We are near the end of winter! expense changed the financial planning we had in place. The recent increase in covenant fees will allow Michael Wagener us to continue maintaining our community’s assets and to rebuild the funds needed to replace our bulkhead. We also shared the burden of a record snow fall this year. Soon enough we will be looking back on those days of shoveling mountains of snow. There were many of our neighbors and friends taking time to help dig each other out. To all of you that spent CONVENANT FEES many cold hours helping your neighbors, a very Just a reminder, your $350 Covenant Fee for 2010 is warm “Thank You”. due by March 31st. If the fee is not paid by April 15th, With the roads and shoulders encumbered by tons of a 10% late charge ($35) will be added to the amount snow, community parking was tricky. We did not owed. If you have any questions, please call the enforce the “Parking for events only” at the clubhouse Treasurer, Pat Crosby at 410-956-8340. for obvious reasons. Please remember, the clubhouse parking area is not for personal use. There are many VOLUNTEER LIST events held at the clubhouse, and those who use this At the December Community Meeting, a as their personal overflow parking place are making recommendation was made to create a Volunteer List no effort to move their vehicle during events which is so when community tasks are required, the Board causing an issue. knows who to call. Several names were collected at If you feel you need to temporarily park at the the meeting; however, there is always the need for clubhouse, do not leave your vehicle there during more volunteers, especially as summer gets closer. If scheduled events. It is up to you to find out when the you can volunteer a few hours a month and want to clubhouse is being used. The website, newsletter or be on the Volunteer list, please contact a Board a phone call are all ways of knowing the planned Member and let them know. rentals. People pay to use the clubhouse and parking area. GIIA Board Notes Page 2 KARAOKE Clubhouse Karaoke continues to be a fun night for family and Board Meeting March 16th, 7:30 PM friends. Enjoy a Friday evening at the Clubhouse to Karaoke March 26th, 7:00 PM share some food and laughs. Kids can participate from Movie Night April 2nd, 6:00 PM 7-9 PM. Adults take over the mic at 9 PM – 11 PM. Karaoke April 16th, 7:00 PM Snacks are available but feel free to bring some to Board Meeting April 20th, 7:30 PM share. Please bring your own beverages. Upcoming Movie Night May 7th, 6:00 PM dates are March 26th (note the 4th Friday), April 16th, and May Board Meeting May 18th, 7:30 PM 21st. Karaoke May 21st, 7:00 PM Clubhouse Rental Information: BOATING SEASON Weeknight rental: $65 + $50 refundable deposit. The 2010 Boating season is right around the corner. If Weekend rental: $100 +$50 refundable deposit. you are interested in renting a boat slip or need to pay Children’s party: $30 + $50 refundable deposit. your RAMP Fee, send in your 2010 Application for *Children's party fee applies to any day of week, for Annual Dockage or Boat Ramp Access. The application children aged 12 and under. is attached. Be sure to read the Pier Rules and Regulations which can be found on our website Call Dawn Risher at 410-956-5034 for reservations www.glenisleestates.com. Contact the Pier Chairman, or email your request to email@example.com. Mike Risher, with any questions. Board Members President: Mike Wagener 410-956-4632 Vice President: Mike Risher 410-956-5034 Corresponding Secr: Sam Liff * 410-956-0516 BIDDERS FOR GRASSCUTTING Treasurer: Pat Crosby 410-956-8340 The Board of Directors is seeking bids for Lawn Service Asst. Treas: Margie Fleming 410-956-3349 in Glen Isle for the 2010 season. Bids should include Temp Secr: Deb Wagener 410-956-4632 the cost of cutting the beach area from the swim area Ben Borchelt 410-956-0160 across the shore line to the A Pier area and up the Paul Hare 410-956-6717 community path to Pinecrest circle. The area should be Tim Keating 410-956-5046 cut and trimmed. The trash can near the swim beach is Jack Thibodeau 410-798-4963 to be emptied weekly and a new bag inserted. Chuck Malcomson 202-997-5266 The bid should also include cutting the grounds of the Julie Bradley 410-956-3944 club house every 10 days and emptying the trash can. Steve Burke 410-956-8438 Bids must be submitted by March 15 to the President Joe Perona 410-956-5706 Mike Wagener or Treasurer Pat Crosby. They will be Mark Grant 410-949-8955 considered at the March 16 Board meeting so cutting Committee Contacts can begin in early April and will be done as needed Beach: Ben Borchelt 410-956-0160 depending on the weather. Cutting ends by October Playground: Tim Keating 410-956-5046 31. Invoices shall be submitted the first of each month Piers: Mike Risher* 410-956-5034 from May to October with a breakdown of the work Clubhouse: Dawn Risher 410-956-5034 provided. *For Gate or Ramp Keys, contact Mike Risher or Sam Liff. A separate bid may be submitted for two trimmings of Please do not litter. It’s everyone’s responsibility the bushes in the area around the club house and along the beach. to keep the neighborhood clean. GIIA Board Notes Nts Page 3 CLASSIFIEDS CELEBRATING HOME (FORMERLY HOME COMPUTERS FOR SALE INTERIORS) IN GLEN ISLE Each has a 6-24 month warranty still remaining. Celebrate your home with the #1 direct selling Prices range from $150 - $600. You receive the Home Decor Company in the USA. Shop as a guest, computer optimized with a clean install and the save as a hostess or profit as a designer, the choice software of your choice. All Information is at is yours! Contact me for the newest catalog. Josey www.seansces.com/ computersale.htm or call the Lambert, Executive Designer, Celebrating HOME. Wagener Household and ask for Sean 410 956 4632. Visit and shop www.celebratinghome.com/sites/ joseylambert. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ODD JOBS The Neighborhood Watch will be preparing for the summer season. Warm weather seems to bring If you are interested in a little extra cash by doing additional challenges. Block Captains will be some odd jobs (like yard work and snow shoveling) contacted regarding a meeting in late April to begin in the neighborhood, call Deb Wagener at 410- reviewing procedures and spreading the word. If you 956-4632 to have your contact information added would like to volunteer as a Neighborhood Block to the newsletter classifieds. Captain, please contact Deb Wagener at 410-956- FURNITURE FOR SALE 4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Double pedestal wood executive desk 64x32 for $195. Wood antique teacher's desk 42x32 for Remember--be observant! Watch what is going on $125. Metal 4-drawer file cabinet $45. Call Robert around you. Everyone can help keep Glen Isle a Reynolds at 410-956-4052, 568 Laurel Road crime-free area. CAR FOR SALE 1997 Pontiac Trans Am convertible, triple white, Ram air, 6-speed, very nice. Cal Robert Reynolds at 410-956-4052 SAVE THE DATES PET SITTING AND DOG WALKING If you’re going out of town or need a little help with Community Dumpsters: May 3rd – May 5th at the your pet, who are you going to call?? Call Pati Clubhouse. Please do not put hazardous materials Patrick to help with any of your pet walking and/or (such as paint, thinners, gasoline, etc) in the pet sitting needs. She can do the caring of your dumpster. animals in your home or her home for a reasonable EMAIL ADDRESSES NEEDED fee. Contact her via email email@example.com or Pati Patrick 443-203-6747. If you did not receive this newsletter by email, it may be because we don’t have your email address! Get HOME FOR SALE IN GLEN ISLE on the mailing list. All community notices are sent Three bedroom rancher with 1/3 acre (approx.) out by blind carbon so your email address is not fenced yard, two fireplaces, concrete patio and lots open to the public. You can request it to be added more. Appraisal available on request. The only by going to our website. home on this very private street located 511 Holly Lane. For Sale by Owner for $374,500 (considerably KEEP OUR ROADS SAFE! DRIVE 25! less than recent appraisal). GLEN ISLE LADIES AUXILIARY Dear Neighbors, MONTHLY GILA MEETINGS FOR 2009: This has been quite a winter! The neighborhood will be March 18 – Monthly Meeting at 2756 Riverview Dr bustling with even more activity very soon. Spring is April 21-New Members Wine & Cheese Party at around the corner and a great time to do some the clubhouse cleaning. And just in time, we will be holding our May 19 – Monthly Meeting at 2718 Cedar Dr Annual Yard Sale. Details are in the newsletter and a June 24 – GILA Dinner – Location TBD flyer will be distributed in April. July 21 – Community Beach Party August 18 –Monthly Meeting at 2767 Riverview Dr Spring is also a good time to make some new friends. Sept 15–Monthly Meeting at 2791 Cedar Dr The Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Wine & Cheese Oct 20 – Monthly Meeting at 564 Laurel Rd party at the Clubhouse on April 21st to welcome new Nov 17– Monthly Meeting at 2748 Riverview Dr members. We currently have 25 members and continue December – Date and Place TBD to grow. For more information, please call one of our GILA Officers. Also, keep a look out for the invitation MOVIE NIGHT in your mail. GILA will be holding Movie Night at the clubhouse Our meetings give you the opportunity to meet your starting at 6:00 pm on: neighbors, find playmates for your children, develop April 2nd - Alvin & The Chipmunks your support group and have a little fun socializing. May 7th – To be advised by email While we’re doing all of that, we even find the time to help the community by holding events such as Movie As a reminder, the cost for the Movie Permit is $325. Night, Karaoke, and Kids Play dates. Because of the popularity of this family event, this permit will be renewed. Donations will be collected GILA continues support for families during births and during movie night to help cover the cost of the the passing of family. Helping others is what we do and permit. Total donations to date approximately $120. who we are. Become a part of the Ladies Auxiliary. Put in as much, or as little, time as you want. You might HELPING OTHERS really like it! Cleaning out and looking for someone to give those Sincerely, Ulla K. Dean, GILA President nice clothes to? You know the ones that don’t fit the Deb Wagener, GILA VP kids anymore. There is always someone in need. GILA is collecting items. Contact Kristen Novak at 410-956-8288 to contribute to a good cause. COMMUNITY YARD SALE The Ladies Auxiliary is organizing the community yard GLEN ISLE LADIES AUXILIARY OFFICERS sale for April 24th from 8 am to 1 pm. Host a sale in President: Ulla Dean 410-956-6106 your own yard ($5 donation) or rent a table at the Vice Pres: Deb Wagener 410-956-4632 clubhouse ($10 donation). Need a table at your yard? Treasurer: Dawn Risher 410-956-5034 We’ll drop one off for a $5 fee. Advertising, signs and Secretary: Christina Feindt 443-203-6018 maps with all addresses highlighted will be taken care Goodwill: Anna Seward 301-205-0013 of for you. Clubhouse: Dawn Risher 410-956-5034 The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling food and baked goods at the clubhouse. Bake good donations would be appreciated. RSVP to Deb Wagener 410-956-4632 by April 20th to get your address on the Map being distributed to potential buyers.