H A P P Y E A S T E R - Meadowview Community Association

AP RI L 2 01 5 Q u ar te r ly
Ne w s l e tter
Come join us for a tour of our brand new water friendly landscape on SATURDAY,
APRIL 25TH (9-11AM). Refreshments and educational items will be available. Come
learn how we can save water and still have a beautiful landscape that is user friendly.
Board President, Ron Krause
Did you know …..
Associations Vice President,
D.W. Duke is an attorney in Califor-
nia, is also a Duke family historian and
genealogist. He received his Bachelor
of Arts from the University of Michigan
and his juris doctor from Washington
University School of Law. He is the
author of five books and dozens of
articles, mostly concerning the law.
"The Duke Legacy" is his second
novel. - While many others have studied the Duke family legacy, focusing
primarily on Washington Duke, founder
of Duke University, D.W. Duke has
something that sets him apart - he's
part of the legacy himself.
Washington Duke was born in 1820,
and was one of 10 children. At a
young age, he realized there was a
great amount of racial discrimination in
the South. It was at this young age
that his disdain for slavery began to
D.W. Duke brings the legacy of Washington Duke to life in his historical fiction, "The Duke Legacy" , which follows Washington Duke's life and lasting impact.
Throughout "The Duke Legacy," readers will follow Washington Duke on his
righteous journey against slavery and
injustice. Using information garnered
from his relatives, D.W. Duke tells the
story of a man who goes from a humble beginning in North Carolina to
founding the well-known Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, all the
while maintaining a strict moral code
and standing up for those in need.
D.W. Duke hopes his book will give
readers a better understanding of
Washington Duke and his family's
lasting legacy, as he touches on the
lives of numerous Duke family members, concluding with Washington
Duke's granddaughter, who passed
away in 1993.
So not only is he an important member of our Board of Directors but he is
an established lawyer and historian.
Always willing to go the extra mile for
something he is passionate about.
He takes great pride in our community.
Sunday, March 29th
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Meadowview Clubhouse
RSVP: [email protected]
Please indicate how many adults and children will be attending
Kids please bring your own baskets for collecting eggs and the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures
Volunteers are needed! If you, or your kids are interested in helping out please send us an
email to [email protected] (we do give community service hours for High School Students)
Phone: 951-676-4429 / Fax: 951-695-2409
Website: meadowviewhoa.or g
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)
(the office does NOT close during lunch)
Cindy Jackson ~ Association Manager
[email protected]
Jennifer Brewer ~ Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Linda LaCoste ~ Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
2 0 1 5 A s s e s s me nt D ue D a te s
Jan 1st
Jul 1st
Apr 1st
Oct 1st
Police Department—Emergency
Police Department Office
Report Suspicious Activity
Police Department (non emergency)
Temecula Residents
Police Traffic Division
(for vehicles, boats and RV’s in the street)
Fire Department
Poison Control
Animal Friends of the Valley
City of Temecula, Graffiti
City of Temecula, Code Enforcement
City of Temecula, Building & Safety
Adopt-A-Tree Program
hank you to the families that have donated towards this earth changing impact for our beautiful
community. If you have not yet sponsored a tree and would like too; please do. Each tree is
$35.00, but any amount is greatly appreciated. Even if you can not donate towards the adoption of a tree, please contact Teri B. to inform her that you want to volunteer. If you would like to donate towards Adopt -A-Tree please download the form from the Meadowview website. Thank You, Seeing Green Committee
John & Jan Austin
Maurice & Gerri Beidler
Barbara Brand
Branin Family
Bill & Jackie Brown
In Memory Of: Elisabeth Creemers
Dennis Cullen
From the Madrid's: In Memory Of Rich Everett
Don & Elaine Farney
John & Kathleen Finnell
Dean & Jan George
In Memory Of: My Husband, Jon
John & Carol Howe
The Joynts, In Memory Of Jon Greaves
Joe & Cindy Krieger
Joe & Sharon Kuebler
Mike & Mary McKenna Lanier
The Meyers: In memory of Annie Meyers
Gerald & Linda Mikesell
Michael Paul
Ted and Anne Parsons
Don & Polly Reidarson
Beverly Scott
James & Anna Silva
Ray & Susan Stann
Joe & Kathy Stradley
Patricia Thornton
Eric & Patricia Walz
In Memory Of: My Wife, Mieko Wigma
Jurg Zuger & Stephanie Chapin
T h e L o w e r P o o l O pe n s F o r T h e S u m m e r — F r i d a y , M a y 2 2 nd
The Lower Pool is open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 9 PM. Please be courteous of all others using the pool. If you need a
copy of the pool rules, please visit the office or you can view and print it from the association website. Come on down, relax
and have some fun ! Reminder: During the summer months the Upper Pool is considered the Quiet Pool.
Th e A rch i t ect u ra l R ev i e w Co m mi t t ee ( ARC)
The ARC meetings are held the Second Tuesday of
each month at 6:30 PM in the Clubhouse. Members
are welcome to attend the meeting, as it helps to have a
few questions answered before you start a project.
The Board has the power to establish a system of fines
and penalties enforceable as a Reimbursement Assessment. The Association Rules do not discriminate
among Owners but are applied equitably and consistently with the CC&R’s of
Meadowview Community Association.
Thank you to all of our members that participated in the Meadowview election of directors for 2015
Teri Biancardi, Mary Tantee
and Rob Walford was elected as
our newest Board Members
along with incumbent Paula Peterson .
They join directors: DW Duke, Ron Krause
and Missi Kay, whose terms on the board expire in 2016.
THANK YOU! Barbara Brand and Donna
Christensen for serving many, many years on
the Board and being vary active in the community.
Serving on the Board requires a great deal of
time, willingness to make tough decisions and
the ability to always put the welfare of Meadowview first.
Te n Re a s o n s t o Vo l u n t e e r f o r t h e A s s o c i a t i o n
1. Protect your self-interests. Protect your property values and maintain the quality of life in your community.
2. Correct a problem. Has your car been towed, or do you think maybe maintenance has been neglected?
3. Be sociable. Meet your neighbors, make friends, and exchange opinions.
4. Give back. Repay a little of what’s been done for you.
5. Advance your career. Build your personal resume by including your community volunteer service.
6. Have some fun. Association work isn’t drudgery. It’s fun accomplishing good things with your neighbors.
7. Get educated. Learn how it’s done—we’ll train you.
8. Express yourself. Help with creative projects like community beautification.
9. Earn recognition. If you would like a little attention or validation, your contributions will be recognized and
10. Try some altruism. Improve society by helping others.
Dogs absolutely need to be
kept on a leash. Horses tend
to be nervous around the
sheep, so equestrians take
care. And we will not tolerate
any chasing or harassment of
these animals. Last year the community was great at
reinforcing this.
With the meadows bursting
with life we are making
plans for the return of the sheep - though whether
they’ll actually come is still somewhat in question. The
owner of the flock has been carefully watching the sort
of vegetation growing in local open spaces and is
concerned about this year’s prevalence of foxtails that
cause lots of problems in his animals. We should soon
know one way or the other. So think positive thoughts,
and hopefully the sheep will be returning to our
meadows to feast on nature’s extraordinary buffet of
grasses and forbs.
If they do, we’ll have a shepherd living among us, and
his amazing sheepdogs, and we’ll get great pictures, and
it will be a lot of fun. But it also means that we will
have to adjust to living alongside a flock of sheep which might cramp our style on occasion, just a bit.
When the flock is here we sometimes close trails and
ask that people respect these closures. The sheep need
to be left to graze, and do what they were brought here
to do, and if they are disrupted by us, the effort fails.
Why are we doing this? The sheep do a great job of
reducing the dry stuff that fuels fires. While we used to
mow in the required strips, the areas in between still had
a lot of dead material. And while fire breaks help,
they’re not a lot of use in a Santa Ana-driven ember
storm. The best protection from fire is to remove as
much grass as possible. Go sheep.
If you want to be a part of this effort, please email
[email protected] Volunteers are key to the
success of this project.
Tuesday, March 24th
See how many names of the spectacular wildflowers
covering our meadows you can remember!
Join us for a nature walk with our Fish and Wildlife
partner Jonathan Snapp-Cook, on Tuesday, March
24th. He is a botanist so that means he knows the
common names of plants as well as the impossible
Greek and Latin ones too. We meet at the clubhouse at
8:30 AM. Bring water, sunscr een, hats, etc. All are
welcome to attend.
Teri Biancardi, Seeing Green Commi ee Chair
Saturday, April 18th
Spring is bursting forth. The weather is mild and more residents are strolling,
biking, jogging and riding the many trails through our beautiful community.
One thing remains less than beautiful though and that is the amount of trash
that has been tossed along our roadways and trails. Join your neighbors for our
quarterly clean-up day. Meet in the clubhouse parking lot at 9:00 AM, grab a trash bag and
fill it up! The more that attend, the faster the clean up will be.