Located in the Heart of Florida
A DEED RESTRICTED COMMUNITY of 200 HOMES
RESIDENTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
THIS IS NEITHER A RESORT NOR A COUNTRY CLUB!!!!
Can you spot your house?????
Satellite Photo Taken Feb 15, 2014
Listed above the Want Ads, I have started a SERVICE DIRECTORY of Services provided by VP Residents ONLY...
If you wish to be listed, scroll down to the listing and then contact me with your info... JER
Just a couple of short notes................
NOTE: LADIES LUNCHEON IS CHANGED TO 3/24 @ 12:30
This is my favorite son's house in Westminister, MD, just south of the PA line... Jer
ATTENTION SUPERBOWL FANS
Late breaking story from ESPN Sportscenter
Pete Carroll, former head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, is reported to be very near signing on as a Special Consultant to the Christian Coalition of America.
Pat Robertson looks to recruit Carroll to be a spokesman for the CCA because he is the first man in history who made 100 million people jump up and yell "Jesus Christ!" at the same time.
More information will be reported as this story is followed.
A LITTLE VANTAGE POINTE HISTORY
Many of our newer residents are not aware that our existing clubhouse was doubled in size in 2012... This was in the planning stage for over six years... It was recognized that with the growth that was taking place, there was no way the clubhouse would be able to handle the residents of 200 homes... However this was during the building boom times and estimates were being given of over $450,000 to do this... It was put on hold for several years... Many residents objected to expanding... Events were limited to about 70 participants at the clubhouse... It was through the efforts of then HOA President Dick Vanderlaan and his Board that it was accomplished after the building boom had slowed and the county's impact fees had been temporarily suspended... Not only was the clubhouse expanded to be able to handle our present needs but it was done at no increase to our HOA monthly dues... Our dues have not been increased since the year 2004 and I am sure we are all aware of the drastic increase of the cost of living since then... If you are not, I suggest you go grocery shopping... This is largely due to the prudent management by our Board members over the years...
During the summer of 2012, Don Dewey took pictures daily of the progress of the contractors... Below are but a few of the hundreds of pictures that Don took... Charlie Hallerbach had made up two scrapbooks using Don's pictures... One book was then presented to Dick for all of his (and Alice) time and work in seeing that this was done... Unfortunately the second book which was supposed to be left in the clubhouse for all to see has turned up missing... If anyone knows where the book is, it would certainly be appreciated by all if it would be returned to the clubhouse in the Card Room with the other Picture Albums...
There was much work performed by our many Volunteer residents who are always willing to jump in and help out on any projects... It was necessary to empty the clubhouse of an unbelievable amount of furniture, trappings and in some cases just plain junk... They removed these items and stored them in our generous residents garages thru the summer while the construction took place and they had returned up North... It was then necessary to return the items back to the clubhouse after it's completion... It is because of our many volunteers, affectionately dubbed, "The Motley Crew" that helps to maintain our our low HOA dues...
When the new swimming pool was built, the old pool had it's sides caved in and back filled... When the clubhouse was expanded over that area, the county required that it be dug up and then filled in properly with dirt...
THE VP FLOOD OF 1998
Most of you are not aware that in 1998,
VP rec'd 36" of rain over a three month period with heavy rain during the
last couple of days that caused the flood... As a result, the pond overflowed due to
bad design and severe flooding resulted...
After collecting pictures and having conversations with Leroy Armstrong, Dick Vanderlaan and Bud Lemke, I am able to present a brief write-up of what happened...
Even 17 years ago, our Motley Crew was active in going forth and volunteering for the good of the VP community... In this case they performed hard, back breaking labor...
It was apparent that things had to be redone but if they waited for the County, State, or Federal Gov't to take action, it might take years to get started and who knows how many floods they might face in the meantime... Our VP residents decided to take the matter in their own hands and add additional pipes and a lift station to properly direct the runoff and also build up the brim on the pond...
This was basically a band-aid fix until
the correct measure could be done by the county...
The end result, sometime later was to route the runoff to RT 27 at a cost of $350,000...
This was funded by the three previously mentioned arms of our government...
I have given you here but a snapshot of what transpired... For more complete info, if you are interested, please read the below newspaper article provided by Dick V...
There were nine homes that incurred severe and costly damage and sixteen were partially flooded!!! The estimated damage to the homes was $168,373... You have to realize that these residents, the same as most of us here today, did not have flood insurance...
You may be able to recognize some of our Motley Crew Workers, although most of them have their backs to us in the pictures!!!
REGULAR BINGO IS BACK!!!
ONLY $6 FOR TWO HOURS OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT!!!
Scroll to the bottom for Want Ads...
Map Created by Gayle Magisano
PICTURED BELOW ARE but SOME OF THE MANY 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, Debbie Wilson 214-4334 email@example.com
VICE-PRESIDENT, LEE SEBESTA 810-724-2456 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, position open
Secretary, Jack Ley 385-1583 email@example.com
DIRECTOR, Gayle Magisano 863-382-1848 firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR, Harry Brown 989-205-0597 HBGovnah@gmail.com
DIRECTOR, John MacTavish 616-638-2480 John@Johnmactavish.com
The Board Meeting was held on 2/10/15 and the votes were counted for Board Member openings...
Debby and Dan were re-elected and Lee Sebasta was newly elected to the Board...
Charlie has resigned and Debbie is now our new President...
Lee is now our new Vice-president...
Congratulations to all and thanks for volunteering your valuable services to our VP community...
VANTAGE POINTE ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE (ACC)
More VP volunteers!!!!!
VP Event Photos by Don Dewey, Gayle Magisano
Diana & John Holmes & Jack Ley are Co-Chairing with John Lasco, Treasurer...
The Social Committee is always looking for new members and new ideas....If you are interested in joining the committee, contact either John at 269-720-8905 or Jack at 385-1593
Diana John Holmes Jack Ley John Lasco (Treasurer)
Mary Johnson Pat Hunter Susan & Lee Beuckman Debbie & Dan Turner
VANTAGE POINT DIRECTORY VANTAGE POINT Librarians WELCOME COMMITTEE
OUR MOTLEY CREW ...
Our Motley Crew consists of our VP volunteers that step forward whenever there is some work to be done here in VP... It isn't always the same people, but there is a willing number that helps keep our costs down and is one of the main reasons that there has not been a dues increase since 2004...
VP VALENTINE PARTY 2015
FOR MORE PICTURES
VP WINE & CHEESE PARTY 2015
A good time was had by all...
FOR MORE PICTURES
DON DEWEY'S FEBRUARY 2015 VP NEWSLETTER
If you are not receiving Don's Monthly News Letter, its probably because he doesn't have your e-mail address!!!
Besides publishing the NL, Don is able to issue special notices that come out to everyone on his mailing list...
This is an important service that Don provides for our VP Community...
If you are not on Don's mailing list, I suggest you contact him at Donalddewey@comcast.net
LISTED SERVICES PROVIDED BY OUR VP RESIDENTS ONLY!!!
iF YOU ARE A VP RESIDENT AND WISH TO LIST YOUR SERVICE HERE, CONTACT ME WITH YOUR INFO AT: email@example.com
Organization any room/ closet/ garage etc.
Light Housecleaning, Laundry, Grocery Shopping,
Roseann & Arthur
863 304-8999 home
954 812-6629 cell
To place a Want Ad for FREE...
There is no charge for this service but it is limited to VP residents......
CONTACT ME AT:
Uniden Three phone answering machine system but one phone died.
Two extra batteries. $30 - Magisano 4541 Vantage Circle 863-382-1848
Antique Solid Wood Stereo Console Works and is in good condition $400.00 REDUCED TO $100
Antique Solid Wood Record Cabinet good condition $100.00 REDUCED TO $25
Oak Digital Electronic Piano. Like New $3000.00 REDUCED TO $2,000
Solid Wood Flower pot stand holds 4 pots $ 50.00 REDUCED TO $25
2 Green Swivel Rocker chairs with one ottoman NOW $100.00
Pet stroller for sale it is brand new. Color is pink and black. I'm asking $150.00 for it. My phone number is 863 304-8999 home. If not home leave a message and I'll get back to you.
WANT TO PURCHASE
A Queen Size Sofa Bed in Good Condition...
Contact Bob & Sandy Matthys 219-331-1075
WANT TO PURCHASE
A men's 26 inch bicycle in good condition with a wide seat. Please call Hyland Tindall 302-668-6011
TO REVIEW MY TWO WOODWORKING BOOKS,
GO TO MY OTHER WEBSITE: www.woodbutcherpress.com
THE BOOKS MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED AT THAT SITE AT A DISCOUNT THRU AMAZON... Jer
SORRY, MY LAZY SUSANS ARE NOT FOR SALE!!!
Here are a couple of my latest LAZY SUSAN Designs...
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!!!
Click on the links below:
TAMPA TRIBUNE www.tbo.com
HIGHLANDS TODAY www.highlandstoday.com
HIGHLANDS NEWS SUN www.newssun.com/
HURRICANE FORECAST www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml
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 nor individual.
FOR INFORMATION OR COMMENTS ON THIS WEBSITE,
CONTACT ME BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW
Anita and Jerry Syfert
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