TVO I February e- Outlook

TVO I e-Outlook FEBRUARY 2014

A monthly email covering neighborhood news, issues, and activities

This issue includes articles on:

TVO I MARCH ANNUAL MEETING

FINAL CALL FOR BOD NOMINATIONS

NEW TVO I WEBSITE UNDER DEVELOPMENT

TVO I GARDEN CLUB HOLDS FIRST MEETING

BLOCK CAPTAIN/VOLUNTEER MEETING

TREASURER NEEDED FOR TVOCA I

TVOCA I NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBS

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TVO I MARCH ANNUAL MEETING

TVO I has scheduled the annual meeting for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from7 to 9 pm in the Patapsco Room of the Miller Library. Nominations for the 2014-2016 TVOCA Board of Directors (BODs) will be presented and voted on that night. Other discussion items might include a recap of the volunteer/block captain meeting, spring and summer events, and the landscaping contract. This is the most important meeting of the year. Come on out and make your voices heard. Get involved – this is your neighborhood – looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!

FINAL CALL FOR BOD NOMINATIONS

Every position on the BODs is open for nomination. Official nominations will be presented at the TVO I Annual Meeting in March. If you would like to serve or nominate someone, you must attend this meeting. A quorum is needed to conduct business so we need you in attendance. Tell a neighbor!

NEW TVO I WEBSITE UNDER DEVELOPMENT

A new website is under development for the TVO I community. Thanks to our volunteer webmaster Stacy Ichniowski, the site is 90% developed and we are in the process of populating the pages with relevant documents and content. The site will hold our bylaws, covenants, conditions, and resolutions (CCR’s), meeting minutes, membership statements, neighborhood events, newsletters, and other relevant communications. The intent is to create a website that houses all of our relevant HOA information. The new site is proposed to launch in March 2014.

TVO I GARDEN CLUB HOLDS FIRST MEETING

The inaugural Garden Club meeting was held on Wednesday, January 22. The group is eagerly anticipating the warmer spring weather. They discussed starting a spring plant swap among members, exploring ways to help beautify the neighborhood and possibly common areas, and participation in local gardening clubs and related events.

The group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month in designated members’ homes. The next meeting will be at 7:30 pm on February 26. Contact Angela Nichols at warnic6 if you would like to be included in future emails. A message will be sent to the email list with additional information as the meeting date gets closer.

BLOCK CAPTAIN/ VOLUNTEER MEETING

A meeting was held on January 14 to re-establish the relationship with known block captains, event chairs, and other volunteers for community activities. Approximately 18 people were in attendance. As stated earlier, the purpose of the meeting was to listen to each other and develop guidelines for both current and future volunteers. The group is currently engaged in two-way dialog to summarize the details of the guidelines. The guidelines should be complete prior to the March meeting.

Thank you for all the responses to the various emails and to those that attended the meeting. You are appreciated!

TREASURER NEEDED FOR TVOCA

TVOCA is seeking a treasurer to serve the community. The treasurer is in charge of receiving and dispersing community funds for activities, events, and other neighborhood obligations. He or she manages and reports the organization’s finances to the TVOCA BODs and the neighborhood during the meetings and as requested. The treasurer is responsible for the annual membership collection process and for filing an annual statement with the MD State Department of Taxation. We are currently in “Good Standing.”

The treasurer should have a basic knowledge of balancing a checkbook and keeping records using financial software like Excel, Microsoft Money, or Quickbooks. We currently use Microsoft Money to track our finances.

Craig Fingerman, our current treasurer, estimates the job requires about 25 to 30 hours of his time each year. Craig is available to facilitate a smooth transition. We would like to have a replacement nomination by the March TVO I meeting so we can present you to the membership and conduct a vote.

This is a great opportunity to strengthen your accounting skills, show volunteer work on your resume, and give back to our community. If you are interested please contact any BOD member. Email addresses are listed below.

TVOCA I NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBS

Bridge: The bridge club plays once a month from 7:30 to 10 pm usually on Thursdays. If you are interested please contact Joan Soule, joan.soule.

Mahjong: If you are interested in playing mahjong, please contact Susan Fingerman, smfinfo.

Garden Club: Please contact Angela Nichols at warnic6, if you are interested in joining.

If you would like to have your group’s meetings and activities publicized let us know.

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2013 TVOCA I Board of Directors

President, Pat Brocato-Simons, pat.brocatosimons

Vice President, James Brown, jamesbrown_923

Treasurer, Craig Fingerman, craigf2

Secretary, Kirsten Willging, kwillging

Member-at-Large, Vacant

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If you have information that you would like to be considered for an upcoming newsletter, please contact James Brown at jamesbrown_923@hotmail.com by the 15th of the month for distribution around the 1st of the next month.

Best Regards,

James P. Brown, Jr., MA, CAE
H: 410-696-2396
M: 443-480-5955

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