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									ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT, INC.                                                                                                                           Prsrt Std
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HOUSTON TX 77040-6205                                                                                                                               Sugar Land, TX
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IN YOUR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DIVE INTO SUMMER WITH A MOVIE!
                                             Association Management, Inc. (AMI) is pleased to announce the                                                                                                                Summer is here and that means itís time to kick off the Summer Movie Series! The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          entire family is invited to join us poolside at the Tuscan Lakes’ Dive In Movie every
                                             opening of the AMI Resource Center, where One Call + One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          third Friday of the month at Cypress Point Pool. Bring your lawn chairs, floating
                                             Person = Your Answers. Please call them at (713)932-1122.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          device and cooler, and enjoy a movie poolside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH AT CYPRESS POINT POOL
       SUNDAY               MONDAY             TUESDAY                WEDNESDAY               THURSDAY                  FRIDAY                 SATURDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TIME: 8 TO 10 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FEATURE FILM: THE LAST AIRBENDER (PG)
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                                                                                          Last Day of School
                                                                                                                                                                         The movie starts at 8:30 pm so get there early to save your spot and enjoy free popcorn!

                                                                                                                                                                         About The Last Airbender: Experience the thrilling live-action adventure based on the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar. Join
  5                    6                  7                       8                       9                       10                      11                             Aang, an extraordinary boy with incredible ‘bending’ powers, as he journeys through an exotic land filled with magical
                                          Swim Lessons            Swim Lessons            Swim Lessons            Swim Lessons
                                          3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm                                             creatures and powerful friends. As the Avatar, he is the only one who can end the age-old conflict between the four nations,
                       Water Aerobics     At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool
                       At Cypress Point                                                                                                                                  Air, Water, Earth and Fire. An inspirational journey, experience the thrilling, live-action adventure based on the hit series
                       Pool 7pm                                                                                                                                          Avatar. The Last Airbender is exciting entertainment for the entire family!
                                                                                                                                                                         The summer Dive In Movie series is sponsored by JSC Federal Credit Union.
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                       Water Aerobics     3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm
                       At Cypress Point   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CRUISIN’ THE BAY ADULT MIXER
                       Pool 7pm                                                                                   8-10pm At Cypress
                                                                                                                  Point Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Come out and ‘wine’ down with the Tuscan Lakes’ Adult Mixer aboard the HOUSTON
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PARTY BOAT! Call the babysitter and make plans to party with neighbors and
  Happy Father’s Day   Water Aerobics     3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm
                       At Cypress Point   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    friends.      Enjoy food, music and fun cruising South Shore Harbor into Clear Lake
                       Pool 7pm                                                                                                                                                                                     through the Clear Creek Channel and then, into Kemah alongside the boardwalk and
                                          First Day of Summer!                            Adult Mixer
                                                                                          Houston Party Boat                                                                                                        out into Galveston Bay. Don’t miss out on this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    opportunity sail and sip with your neighbors!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             What’s Inside
                       Water Aerobics     3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm              3:40pm-7pm                                                                 Complimentary Appetizers and Non-Alcoholic Drinks
                       At Cypress Point   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool   At Cypress Point Pool                                                                                                                                                              Important Numbers                2
                       Pool 7pm

                                                                                                                                    2011                             Space is limited so hurry to the Tuscan Lakes’ Information Center to pick up your FREE
                                                                                                                                                                     tickets! Limit two tickets per household. You must have your ticket to get on the Party
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fun at Tuscan                    3

                                                TO SIGN UP, CALL ROBIN MITCHELL                                                                                                                                                                                              4th of July Fun Fest             4
                                                         281.332.5450 x111                                                                                           Boat. Don’t forget its BYOB!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Camp by the Creek                6
                                                                                                                                                                     We set sail Thursday, June 23at 7 pm. All aboard! Sponsored by Houston Party
  For community events’ updates & to see photos from events, become a fan:                                                                                                                                                                          June Calendar                    8
                                                                                                                                                                     Boat. Pick up tickets at the Tuscan Lakes Information Center.
   IMPORTANT NUMBERS:                             RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT                                                                                                 AMI CORNER
   Community Manager                                          One Terrific Twosome:                                                                     GET COOL WITH POOL WRISTBANDS
   Association Management                                  Josh Jessen and Leah Munoz                                      Summer is here, and it’s time to cool off at the Tuscan Lakes’ pool. Do you and your family have your wristbands
   Peter Brown                                                                                                           for access to the Tuscan Lakes’ pool? If you missed the collection days for access wristbands to the swimming
   (713) 932-1122                      Josh Jessen and Leah Munoz are two of Tuscan Lakes’ most active residents.          pool, it’s not too late. Residents in good standing can collect wristbands from the gate attendant during pool hours.                       Josh and Leah moved to Tuscan Lakes three years ago, and they have already          Simply complete the wristband registration form, which can be downloaded from the community website at www.
                                       made their mark on the community.                                         , bring it to the pool during regular operating hours and get your wristbands. Have a safe and
   Tuscan Lakes Lifestyle
                                                                                                                           enjoyable swim season!
   Robin Mitchell                      In the last few months, Josh and Leah have participated in the Amazing Race   Challenge, the Dragon Boat Races, the Kayak Extravaganza and the KB Chili
   281-332-5450 x111                                                                                                                                           GO GREEN TUSCAN LAKES!
                                       Cook-Off. Leah was actually the winner of the Chili Cook-Off! So, what is
                                                                                                                                           Help us reach our goal of donating 250 pairs of sneakers to the Green Sneaker Program! From May
   Mosquito Control                    her secret ingredient for delicious chili? She would not say, but she must be                       to August, we are asking Tuscan Lakes’ residents to go green and donate your old sneakers! Bring
   Galveston County                    a natural-born chili cooker, as she first concocted her award-winning chili the                      your old sneakers to the Dive In Movie on June 17th to help keep them out of the landfills or drop your
   281-534-2726                        night before the contest!                                                                           sneakers off at the Tuscan Lakes Information Center anytime.
   Street Lights
   Texas-New Mexico Power              When Josh and Leah are not participating in all of the exciting events around      With the Green Sneaker program, you can be assured that your organization is engaged in helping the planet through
   888-866-7456                        Tuscan Lakes, they can be found playing with their Doberman, Mojo. Josh            reuse and/or recycling. With Green Sneaker, we give donated tennis shoes a second chance at life by making them
   Trash - AmeriWaste                  also plays soccer for a local soccer league, takes martial arts classes and is     available as affordable footwear for people in need around the world.
   281-585-3200                        learning Italian. Leah enjoys jogging and biking.

                                       These two active residents thoroughly enjoy living in Tuscan Lakes and describe
   Animal Control                      it as fun, friendly and beautiful with their favorite features being the walking
   281-554-1377                        trails around the lakes, and of course, the community activities. “There is no
                                       better place to live,” said Leah. “We love Tuscan Lakes!” Josh and Leah have
   Code Enforcements/City Hall
   281-554-1000                        found their niche in Tuscan Lakes.
                                                              Welcome home Josh and Leah!
   Fire Marshall                                                                                                                                                                                A Proud Tuscan Lakes homeowner


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                                                                       CAMP BY THE CREEK
  Summer is a time to play in the sun, exercise, swim, and learn! Where can your children do all of this? Camp by the
  Creek! This summer camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Extended care is available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FUN AT TUSCAN LAKES
  from 7:00 am - 9:00 am, and from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for an additional fee. Our energetic and talented camp
  staff entertains the children with different programs, arts and crafts, games, field trips, and outdoor activities. Camp is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Water Aerobics                                                      Get Lost
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Try this circuit, gym-style workout in the water. This class
  designed for children ages 6 to 12. There will be five, two week sessions of camp, for a total of 10 full weeks of fun!
                                                                                                                                                                                                             combines cardiovascular and resistance training in several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in a Good
                                                                                                                                                                                                             different segments for a complete, full-body workout.                         Book – Join
                                     Place: C.C.I.S.D. School TBA • Dates: June 6 - August 12, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Session 1: June 6th - 27th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Tuscan
  Fees: Residents: $200/Non-Residents: $220 per two week session. There is a $10 discount for an additional child. Extended care is an additional
  $20 per session, per child. A non-refundable $20 deposit (per session) will secure your child a place at Camp by the Creek. Deposits and payments
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Session 2: July 11th - August 1st                                             Lakes’ Book Club
  are not transferable toward other sessions in the event of cancellations. All balances for each session are due the Monday prior
  to the start of a new session. If payment is not received, another camper will be called off of a waiting list to take your camper’s slot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Need a break from your ordinary routine? Then come read
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Monday Evening at 7pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           with us! Join in a lively literary discussion with the Tuscan
                                                                                                                                                                                                             $35 per month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lakes’ First Tuesday Book Club. Group members are
  Register at the League City Parks Recreation Office located at 200 North Park Avenue during regular office hours. Call                                                                                       Drop-in fee: $10 per class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           required to provide their own copies of the book. Come
  Jenna for more information at (281) 554-1184 or                                                                                                                                                                                                        every month, or as often as you like!
                                                                                                                                                                                                             To sign up: Email Robin at
                                                                                         CAMP THEMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           June Book: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
     Session 1
     Week 1: June 6 - June 10 - Summer at Last
                                                                                                            Session 2
                                                                                                            Week 1: June 20 - June 24 - Get Your Head in the Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                              WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP                                                       For more information on the Book Club, please contact
     Week 2: June 13 - June 17 - E-magination Station                                                       Week 2: June 27 - July 1 - Imagination Creation                                                    MAKE THE 4TH OF JULY                                                        Lynn Smith at

                                                                                                                                                                                                               FUN FEST FABULOUS?
                     COMING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4th of July Kid’s Bike
                      SOON!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Decorating Contest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Calling all kids 12 years old and under! Sign up for the
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   Texas 77258. These credit terms are accurate as of 10/18/2010. All rates and credit terms are subject to change without notice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           information and to register for swim lessons.

PG 6 | JUNE 2011                                                                                                                  FACEBOOK.COM/TUSCANLAKES                                                                                                                                                                       JUNE 2011 | PG 3
                                                                                                                                                           GATORS AT TUSCAN LAKES?
                                                                                                               Yep... alligators! League City Animal Control and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. (TPWD) recently visited Tuscan Lakes

                                                  4TH OF JULY                                                  after reported sightings of small alligators in our lake system. Those two critters were reportedly removed by the game
                                               FAMILY FUN FEST
                                                                                                               How did alligators get in the lakes? The TPWD says that alligators are common along Clear Creek and the Gulf
                              Join Tuscan Lakes as we celebrate the 4th of July with a four-hour 4th of July   Coast. According to the game warden, the prolonged drought conditions have contributed to alligators migrating up
                                                                                                               the streams, channels and bayous that feed into Clear Creek in search of other water bodies.
                            Fun Fest on Sunday, July 4th from noon to 4 pm at Cypress Point Pool. Grab the
                          kids, your coolers and lawn chairs, and join in the fun. Scheduled activities are
                                                                                                               So what now? Well, now that we know that the alligators can make their way into our lake system, we all need to be
                        planned and will be lead by volunteers from the 4th of July Committee.
                                                                                                               aware that these reptiles may be present. For the most part, the game warden says that alligators are fearful of and
                                                                                                               more often than not, will turn away from humans. The best plan of action if you encounter an alligator, or a snake, is one
                                              Scheduled activities include:
                                                                                                               of avoidance. Residents should be mindful of where they are walking, keep pets on their leashes in accordance with
                       Kid’s Bike Decorating Contest • Balloon Toss • Sack Races • Cake Walk
                                                                                                               League City leash laws, and avoid tall grasses and the edge of lakes where alligators and snakes may sun themselves.
                                                                                                               The game warden says to never, ever feed or antagonize an alligator. Feeding an alligator is prohibited by State law.
                 A DJ will be on hand to spin the tunes, and guests can cool off with complimentary
               snow cones. Don’t miss out on the fun!
                                                                                                               New signs will be going up soon around the lakes to alert residents of the possible presence of alligators and to caution
                                                                                                               residents not to swim in the lake system.

                                                                                                               Please note that the Tuscan Lakes Community Association does not remove or schedule the removal of reptiles or animals.
                                                                                                               If you see an alligator, you are encouraged to contact Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. at 281.842.8100. To learn more
                                                                                                               about alligators and what to do if you see an alligator, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. on-line at:

                                                                                                               DID YOU KNOW TUSCAN LAKES IS A JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY?
                                                                                                               The Johnson Development Corp. is an award-winning residential and commercial land development company involved in premier projects including master-planned communities such as Sienna
                                                                                                               Plantation, Fall Creek, Riverstone, Woodforest, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater and Silverlake in Houston, Texas, and Towne Lake, BridgeMill and Lake Arrowhead in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in
                                                                                                               1975, known for innovative master planning and today one of the largest and most successful land developers in both Houston and Atlanta, The Johnson Development Corp. has cultivated a
                                                                                                               strong reputation for vibrant, responsible development, with impeccably designed communities. For more information, visit

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