The Activities Committee has taken us off-site a number of times this year for some interesting and exciting events. Everyone attending those events has been asked to sign a “liability waiver”. This has been the recommendation of the Board’s legal counsel. Not everyone has felt that it is necessary. Some have even felt it unnecessary, if not silly. One gentleman quipped, “It only protects the Board.”
Whether it’s necessary or not, whether it’s silly or not, whether it’s over-kill, whether it’s part of a vast intergalactic conspiracy … isn’t the issue. The fact is, It Protects YOU!
If for whatever reason – justified or otherwise – the Recreational Subdivision Association is sued, the Association will incur the cost of defense. In other words, YOU will get the bill.
We’ve all heard of “frivolous lawsuits”. Imagine an example where someone accidentally stumbles into a cactus while touring a garden while texting on his phone. Take the example a step further – that person’s cousin is an unscrupulous attorney and convinces him he can pick up a big settlement by suing the garden owner, the city, the cactus grower and the R.S.A., i.e., YOU. This kind of thing happens far more often than you might imagine.
The R.S.A. attorney (YOUR attorney) has asked that attendees sign the waiver. It’s for your protection. Whether it’s a good idea or a silly idea can be debated. However, please give your neighbors the peace of mind of knowing that all attendees have come together in our mutual best interests.
Thanks to the fifty-seven people who have signed the waiver. It is appreciated.
Frankie’s professional background was as an operating room nurse for thirty-five years. The last fifteen years were in management. She was also a real estate broker in the 1980’s, working in a family-owned Century 21 office in Yuma. There she combined nursing and real estate, both part-time. She worked way too many hours.
Her interests include embroidery, reading, family history and political campaigns. Frankie managed two campaigns for a candidate for our state legislature, being successful each time.
Frankie has been married twice, both husbands predeceasing her. She has two daughters and one son. All are successful and dear to Frankie. She has two granddaughters and two grandsons who fill her with joy every time she thinks of them. She has eight step-grandchildren with whom she shares birthdays and holidays.
Frankie hopes everyone will consider volunteering in the Village for there is no better way to get well acquainted with your neighbors. She is leading by example by volunteering to serve on both the Advisory and Activities Committees.
Courtesy of Ray Hedlund – Advisory Committee Chairman
There have been many questions and rumors about the Bocce Ball court. It is ready for play!
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Born in Ohio, Linda moved with her family to Arizona in 1956. She attended Scottsdale High School and later graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Secondary Education. After teaching and raising a family, Linda realized she was more suited for the business world. She acquired a real estate license and sold real estate in Scottsdale, Arizona. That position created a path for her thirty-five year career in mortgage lending working in many capacities and eventually opening her own business, Hacienda Lending, Inc.
In her personal life, she has been married to Tom Lulkovich for over thirty-five years. Linda and Tom live at Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley during the winter months where they enjoy an active lifestyle. They have four children and ten grandchildren. Having spent fifty plus years of hot summers in the valley, Tom and Linda acquired a second home last fall in the Village and plan to spend six to seven months in the pines. They call this home their “Lean To”.
Linda believes in giving back to her profession and community. She has proudly served the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals in many capacities over the past twenty years and was named “Arizona Mortgage Professional of the Year” in 2000. She has also been involved in Rotary International where she and Tom volunteered in many activities, service and leadership. Linda was recognized with the Rotary District “Service Above Self” award in 2007.
Tom and Linda enjoy all sorts of cards, games, dancing and especially wine tasting. They are anxious to establish their roots in the Village community. Building new friendships and having good times is what they look forward in this new chapter of their lives.
A few days ago, someone almost got into an accident. They couldn’t see around the sign that reminds residents of upcoming activities. You won’t be seeing that sign again. But don’t worry. There are many ways to find out about upcoming activities.
Check this blog for monthly calendars. Glance at the bulletin board outside the clubhouse. Sign up for email reminders. This can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and asking to be added to the list. Anyone who shares their email can rest assured that it won’t be used for anything but reminding you of upcoming events.
Enjoy all the activities that have been planned for the summer!