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President's Corner

Times have really changed. A little boy climbed onto Santa's lap and Santa asked the usual: "And what would you like for Christmas?" The child stared at him open mouthed and horrified for a minute, then gasped: "Didn't you get my E-mail?"

I just sent our granddaughter a birthday gift. Like most 22-year-olds, she wants money. So I sent her a text message and electronically put money in her Paypal account. I’ve changed too.

I recently read some information about reindeer. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers each summer, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually in late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, from Rudolph to Blitzen, they all had to be girls.  We should have known... that women are the ones who would drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night to deliver presents to children.  I suppose they didn’t get lost either.

The Woodlands Church’s “Small Act of Love with No Strings Attached” campaign will have teams out in early December helping the elderly by raking leaves and cleaning gutters. Please read the article later in the newsletter on how to request help.

Our next board meeting will be held on Thursday, December 6, at 5 PM. We have two speakers. Cynthia Burns, a vice president from Mutual of Omaha, will speak briefly about their upgrade to our HOA dues payment system. Also, Paul Nelson, who has been involved with our regional water authority, will talk about what the water authority has done to conserve and improve our water resources. 

At the December board meeting, we will ratify some motions regarding sidewalk repair.  This is a safety issue. Every 2-4 years we level the pathway slabs that rise and become tripping hazards. This work should be done before Christmas. Sometime next year, we plan to have the pathways power washed as the dirt and mildew make them slippery when wet.

I am continually blown away by the number of residents who regularly volunteer. We’ve had over 50 people help the Clubhouse staff prepare for our Christmas festivities. This is what makes Windsor Hills unique. We have residents who give of themselves. Thank you. 

Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your family!