Fall Greetings – Be Prepared for Winter

Apollo 1/2 - 1 in. PEX Crimp Ring Removal ToolContributed by Ray Hedlund – Member, Advisory Committee

This is the time of year where folks begin to think about closing up for the winter. The in-ground shut-off valves sometimes become leaky and cantankerous when shut down. Sometimes they refuse to close properly and then after you have gone home you will receive a call to come back and fix it.

Plumbers charge bucks to dig it up and replace it. They even charge more when it’s cold. Often times, they do not have the shut-off tool so they charge even more. My advice; if you suspect you have a leaker or hard to operate valve is to replace your valve while it is good weather and rates can be shopped.

Two years ago, your HOA purchased a specialized water shut-off clamping tool. It can be checked out and used. Then replaced by you so the next person can use it. The tool is located on site in a double locked case. You can access it by key holders. Any one your Advisory Committee has a key and we now have a hide a key on premises.

Your Advisory Committee members currently are:

Donna Holick – Chair woman

Ray Hedlund

Mike Palma

Frankie Coulter

Wally Simons

Bob McFadden

Above contact info is on the Village People website – wmvv.org.

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Disc Golf is Ready for Play

Please thank hard-working volunteers Duane, Jim and Charlotte led by Advisory Committee Chair, Donna Holick. They completed the installation of the catchers. The mats have been provided along with two sets of discs. The discs will be stored in the library in a blue sling bag. If you are interested in purchasing your own discs, please visit Big 5 Sporting Goods or Sportsman’s Wearhouse.

The course begins at the main entrance to the Festival Area.  Starting at Exercise Station 1 you will see Tee Mat #1.  Look ahead for the catcher with the yellow ring on the basket.  The course follows along the Festival hiking trails with each catcher near each exercise station with the next tee mat nearby. Flow is as follows:

Exercise Station 1 Tee 1

Exercise Station 2 Catcher 1 Tee 2

Exercise Station 3 Catcher 2 Tee 3

Exercise Station 4 Catcher 3 Tee 4

Exercise Station 5 Catcher 4 Tee 5

Exercise Station 6 Catcher 5 Tee 6

Exercise Station 7 Catcher 6 Tee 7

Exercise Station 8 Catcher 7 Tee 8

Exercise Station 9 Catcher 8 Tee 9

Exercise Station 10 Catcher 9

Enjoy yourselves!

New Pool Table

The Pool Player’s Union of White Mountain Vacation Village (PPUWMVV) requested a new pool table. Donna Holick, chair of the Advisory Committee, jumped right on it and facilitated the purchase.

The old table is still there and has been designated by PPUWMVV as being kid friendly with supervision. Enjoy your new pool table.

Meet Donna Holick – Advisory Committee Chair

The Advisory Committee was formed in 2015. Ray Hedlund volunteered to chair the committee for one year. Over three years later, he was still at it. The Board recently appointed Donna Holick as chair and wishes to thank Ray for his leadership and willingness to remain a part of the committee.

Donna was born and raised in Southern California where she started her career in the pet industry during high school. Owning her own pet shop since the age of twenty-one, she has navigated the world of business creating lifelong relationships along the way.

Being self-employed helped Donna understand and learn finances, contracts, hard work and being a leader. Donna and partner Charlotte moved to Arizona when Charlotte retired. They opened and operate Whiskers Barkery in Downtown Prescott.

In planning for Donna’s retirement, they built their summer home in the Village. Donna has been a member of the Advisory Committee since its beginning and hopes to build on the foundation that Ray Hedlund and others have established. “My goal of leading the Advisory Committee is to give homeowners a voice for positive changes needed and to work with the Transition Committee as we move toward full ownership of White Mountain Vacation Village”.

You can spot Donna and Charlotte walking their fur kids (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) in and around the festival area or playing pickleball in the cul-de-sac. 

Village Transition Committee Update

Image result for transition imagesContributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair

The Transition Committee is now formed and ready to begin work.  It has been a bit slower than anticipated due to recruiting efforts, vacations and general conflicts.  The Committee now has four members:  Linda Lulkovich, Don Murray, Jay Clem and Roy Chamberlin.  We want to reach out to the Village to let you know our plan of action.

This Committee has been tasked with doing the “due diligence” required to learn the status of the entire WMVV Recreational Subdivision Association (RSA).  We must inspect everything from financials, inventories, systems and their function to maintenance, management and insurance.  You can find a checklist for guidance that we have adopted at:  http://mulcahylawfirm.com/publications.php.  There is also a complete list of our Responsibilities and Duties published in the Committee Charter at: http://wmvv.org/transition.html.

You will see there is much to do.  We expect the transition timeframe to span about 18 months.  Our work, in conjunction with developer sales, will control the timing issue.  It is important for you to understand our role and function.  We are not a decision-making body but rather a group with skills needed to review various aspects of the RSA.  Where we do not have the expertise, we will contract professionals who possess the skills needed.   To begin our work, we must be familiar with the background.  We are presently reviewing the RSA documents (CC&R’s, Articles, Bylaws, Maps, etc.).  As we accomplish the various components on the checklist, a summary report will be made along with recommendations.

Community members will be kept informed of our progress on a regular basis through this BLOG publication.  Recognizing that effective communication helps to establish harmony in the community, we welcome input from members.  However, we do want to emphasize again that we are not decision-makers.  We are fact-finders.  The Advisory Committee is your first stop for expressing concerns about the Community.  They will forward those concerns to us where appropriate.  Please give them an opportunity for resolution first.  That said, we do want to be aware of your matters of interest.  There are many areas where we may not have first-hand knowledge and you do.  For example, defects within the common areas and the like.  So, please feel free to talk with any of us on the Committee at any time.  You can also email me at:  lendwright@cox.net or phone 602-809-7007.  We value your opinions, welcome your thoughts and ask you to share them with us.

Meet Bob McFadden – Advisory Committee Member

The Board of Directors recently approved Bob McFadden to represent the Rancheros area of the Village. Bob is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended high school and college in Phoenix, Arizona. He received an A.A.S. Criminology and an A.A. Liberal Arts from Glendale Community College. He also earned a B.S., Criminology/Training & Development from Grand Canyon University.

Bob began his Bureau of Prisons career as a Correctional Officer at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Phoenix, Arizona.  He went on to hold positions of increasing responsibilities at the Community Corrections Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Baltimore, Maryland, the Federal Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota, FCI Tucson, Arizona and the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego, California. Bob was Warden at the Federal Prison Camp in Yankton, South Dakota and then served as Senior Deputy Regional Director of the Southeast Region. He also served as Warden at FCI in Jesup, Georgia and at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri. Bob eventually became the Regional Director of the Western Region.

Bob and his wife Barbara have two adult children. They love RVing and have traveled to all fifty states. They have traveled to Europe and Asia as well.