Located in the Heart of Florida
How they resurfaced Vantage Trace!!!
A DEED RESTRICTED COMMUNITY of 200 HOMES
RESIDENTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
THIS IS NOT A RESORT NOR A COUNTRY CLUB!!!!
Can you spot your house?????
Satellite Photo Taken Jan 11,2011
A LETTER FROM OUR VP TREASURER
I am Dave Nuske, the new Treasurer here at Vantage Pointe. I have been getting up to speed with the Treasurer job. It is taking a lot of my time but much of the reason for that is because we have been transitioning from manual bookkeeping to using QuickBooks, a computer application that will be a tremendous help to our community going forward. Also, we have just changed banks and, for the month of April, reconciliations and reports were twice as much as normal.
I'd like to thank all of you who submit your payments on time each and every month. A majority of our residents fall into this category. Of course most of us forget from time to time and don't remember to send out our payment or drop it off at the office. At some point we realize that, or we are reminded by our friendly Treasurer and we submit our payment. It is not those people we are concerned about. Rather, it is those who are habitually one, two or more months behind with their monthly fees. As Treasurer, it is difficult for me to tell whether a resident knows he is behind one or two months. Some do not write on their check what month(s) I should credit. Some do not write on the check the address to which the check should be credited. As you know many of our residents live up north during the off season and their northern address is on the check. We have 196 homes here in Vantage Pointe and I guarantee you I do not (nor will I ever) know who all of you are and what your address happens to be. Many of you are now using checks generated by a bank. In some cases the check either does not have the address of the residence on it, or it is written in such a small font that it is very difficult to read. Some owners rent out their residence and request their tenant to submit checks directly to Vantage Pointe to cover the monthly fees. Sometimes these checks are late. Remember, it is the owner who is responsible to pay on time. Personally, I would like to see all owners submit their fees instead of using a third party. It just makes things so much simpler. The bottom line is that all these things added together make my job harder and it will take more of my time. How can you help? The following is a summary of what I believe will help me the most:
Pay your fees on time every month or, however you pay: every quarter, half year or year.
Put on you check what month(s) that I should credit to your account.
If your residence address is not on the check, write it on the check.
Do not ask your tenant to send in the fees to Vantage Pointe. You are the owner and the one who is ultimately responsible.
Sometime in the next month, I will be either emailing or sending a letter to those owners who are behind in their monthly fees. Some of you may not even know you are one, two or more months behind in your payments. Please check your records against what is detailed in the letter or email that I send. If you don't agree, please submit to me the proof, preferably canceled checks both front & back. It is possible that we did not correctly credit your account and we will make it right if it is our error. According to our rules and regulations, your fees are due by the 10th of each month. A late fee of 15% will be assessed if not paid by the end of that same month.
Again, most of you pay on time every month If you fall in that category, you will not be receiving any letter or email from me regarding late fees, etc. Thank you for doing your part. Also, thanks to all of you who have already paid your $120 assessment fee. Over half of Vantage Pointe has done so. This is a great community and I believe that we all want it to remain that way. If you have any questions as to what I have said here, please feel free to contact me.
Vantage Pointe Treasurer
ATTENTION WAL-MART SHOPPERS
TO VP Residents, ANITA & DICK WADE
Who are celebrating their 64th Wedding Anniversary!!!!!
Our friend and long time VP resident, Tom Balser has a fractured back and is in rehab therapy and would like cards and visitors....
Kenilworth Rehabilitation Center
3011 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
Linda Taylor collects
used greeting cards and remakes them into cards for patients at Florida
She also makes some of them to sell and gives the money to her church... She does not want Christmas cards as she already has hundreds of them....
Year round, Linda
collects any and all household goods that are in good shape, this includes:
Small furniture, dishes, pots, pans, kitchen utensils, towels, knick knacks, etc.....
Linda generally distributes to The Women's Abuse Center, The Boys and Girls Club and Habitat For Humanity....
also collects used blankets, bedspreads, mattress pads,
sheets, leftover fabric, men's ties, etc..
These are used to make blankets and sleeping bags for needy children and families...
Linda believes in recycling most everything and helping those in need....
Linda is truly one of those angels that spends her time here on earth being an outstanding citizen and helping those less fortunate... May GOD bless and keep her!!!!!
Linda & Bill Taylor, 2127 Vantage Circle, 863-417-1593, email@example.com
DON DEWEY'S MAY 2013 VP NEWSLETTER
Happy 92nd Birthday Sophie Ryngala!!!!
3rd Annual Vantage Point
Wine and Cheese Tasting,
Arts & Crafts Display
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Bring wine, cheese and interesting items from your home state or province to share with your friends and neighbours or just come and join us.
Home Insurance SAVINGS
I don't know about the rest of you but my insurance has been going up every year....After my last increase of over a hundred dollars I decided to once again look around...Upon the recommendation of friends here in VP that have had the same local Sebring agent for 13 years, I decided to check him out...He was able to save me $200/yr with the same coverage...If you would like to check with him and probably save some money, contact Steve Bond Ins @ 863-385-2258... Jer
PICTURED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE VP RESIDENTS WHO VOLUNTEER THEIR MANY TALENTS AND TIME THAT MAKE THIS PLACE A PLEASURE TO LIVE HERE!!!
nOT SHOWN ARE THE MANY VOLUNTEERS THAT MAKE UP OUR SOCIAL COMMITTEE!!!
wHENEVER YOU SEE THESE PEOPLE, THEY MOST CERTAINLY WOULD APPRECIATE A SIMPLE "THANK YOU!!!"
MEET YOUR hardworking
volunteer VP BOARD!!!
president, charlie hallerbach 386-5505 CL269@live.com
vice president, dick vanderlaan 385-5522 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, Dave Nuske 382-6079 email@example.com
sec'y, debbie Wilson 214-4334 firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR, doris heading 414-1021 email@example.com
DIRECTOR, gayle magisano 863-382-1848 firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR, Harry Brown 989-205-0597 HBGovnah@gmail.com
VANTAGE POINTE ARCHITECTURAL
(more VP volunteers)
The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) was formed, not because they didn't have anything better to do but because they take pride in our VP community. Due to recent lack of the enforcement of the rules and certain absentee landlords who totally ignore their properties, it was necessary to make amendments to the covenants to be able to levy fines against those who are non-compliant.
These committee members certainly take no joy in being the 'bad guys' in enforcing the rules. In my humble opinion it's the worse job in here to have to inform their friends and neighbors that a correction needs to be made, often quite minor and occasionally major. Don't kill the messenger, they are just doing a service for you and the rest of us in attempting to have our homes maintained in an attractive manner and thereby keeping up our property values.
If you question the need for these rules, I suggest you take a ride in our neighboring communities and ask yourself if you would want to be neighbors to some of these residents.
If you happen to get an outside contractor you can easily check with the county (863-402-6643) to see if they are in fact properly licensed. It would be wise to do this especially if you allow them access to your property in your absence.
Chairman, Jim Curtis 385-6290 JOE MAGISANO 382-1848
HARRY BROWN 989-205-0597 DONNA WALSH 382-4201
JACK LEY 385-1593
More VP volunteers!!!!!
VP Event Photos by Don Dewey, Gayle Magisano & Bud Lemke
Don GAYLE Bud
VANTAGE POINT DIRECTORY VANTAGE POINT Librarians
Mary Johnson Pat Hunter Susan & Lee Beuckman
Our new library has turned out great with the addition of new bookshelves....
Our thanks to Sue and Lee for their hard work in setting up and maintaining the library....
Pics during clubhouse construction were by Don Dewey
Thanks Don, for all your time and effort so that we all could keep track of the Clubhouse Project
FOR HUNDREDS OF PICTURES OF THE CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION FROM START TO FINISH:
PICTURES BY DON DEWEY
FOR MORE PICTURES
VP EASTER Dinner 2013
Another Wonderful Group of Volunteers that put on our Great Easter Dinner
FOR MORE PICTURES
VP St. Patrick Day Dinner 2013
FOR MORE PICTURES
VP MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
L to R: Glenn Myers, Gary Rathbun, Tom Glaze, Walt Becker, Don Dewey, Dick Vanderlaan
FOR MORE PICTURES
Some of you are aware that I do woodworking as a hobby.....I recently completed my second "How To Book" on Woodworking...
BOOK ONE BOOK TWO
I have both books described on another website that I created....It has slide shows of the pictures
that are inside the books....If you are interested, go to www.woodbutcherpress.com
While there, click on Book 1, Book 2 and Author...
To place a Want Ad for FREE, Click on the below link to contact me....
There is no charge for this service but it is limited to VP residents......
Jer @Vantage Pointe
Container tubs $4 each
Contact Selena Valentin 4540 Vantage Cir
Well behaved dog, cheap!!!!
(very, very cheap no offer refused)
BITS & PIECES
Come on gang, let us know what you are doing... Send in pics of those fish you caught, your new Great Grandchild, the trip you took, etc...
This website was
created for YOU,
the residents of VP.....
This will enable you, your friends, children & grandchildren to stay in touch with what is going on here.....While out of town or on vacation, share your photos with us.... Click on the link below to e-mail them and I will post them so that others may enjoy....
Please include names and places....
Jer @Vantage Pointe
If you don't know how to do this, ask one of
Don't worry about reducing the size of the pictures, I will take care of that!!!
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This website is privately owned, maintained and paid for by
the below named individuals for the benefit and enjoyment of the
Vantage Pointe Community.
It has no connection to the VP Board nor any other organization or individual.
FOR INFORMATION OR COMMENTS ON THIS WEBSITE,
CONTACT ME, BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW
Jer @Vantage Pointe
Anita and Jerry Syfert
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