Presidents Message October/November 2019

17 Sep

Thank you all that help to put on the Labor Day event. The food was excellent, the music was on point, the games and raffles were very entertaining. I’d say it was a great success.
Halloween and Camp Night is right around the corner. Be on the look out for more details in the newsletter.
On a much different note, I’d like to bring some vandalism to the community’s attention. There have been multiple issues with someone vandalizing the IOP Park bathrooms with stealing or damaging of bathroom supplies, intentionally attempting to clog the toilets, urination all over the floor in both bathrooms, and spreading of fecal matter in both bathrooms. A report will be filed with the sheriff department. If you know who is responsible, please contact me or the sheriff department. This needs to stop immediately. If anyone finds these issues in the bathrooms, please contact me flyfshermn82@gmail.com.
Also, there are visible signs of vehicles, golf carts, and ATV’s driving on top of the septic field and doing burn-outs on the sides. Several kids have been spotted doing this. No vehicles (of any kind) are allowed on the septic field!

-Jes

Presidents Message August/September 2019

9 Jul

Just like that, we are half way through the year. The temperatures are getting hot and staying hot, if you’re spending any amount of time outdoors, make sure to hydrate and take care of yourself…and your animals.
July 4th went of with a bang. Hope everyone that attended the event had a good time. Thanks go out to Shawn for hosting the event and cooking the burgers/hotdogs, and for those that contributed some tasty side dishes and desserts. If you liked the fireworks but wish they would have gone on for a little longer, feel free to donate at any time.
We will be having a fundraiser event on Labor Day. I encourage you to buy tickets ahead of time. If you like to bass fish, you should look into joining the IOP Bass Fishing Club. Take a look inside for the event details or ask a board member for details (listed inside the front cover of the newsletter).
I hope everyone has a great summer and I look forward to seeing you out and about or during our next event.

Presidents Message July 2019

10 Jun

Hello IOP residents. To start, school is out so be on the lookout for kids (and the wildlife) running around and please watch you speed through the neighborhood.
There are a few upcoming events in the park. Be on the lookout for more information inside the newsletter, on the IOP Facebook page, and you can ask any of the board members for more details. The two main events are the Father’s Day Fishing Tournament (6/16) and 4th of July. If you aren’t already a member, now is a great time to join and take advantage of what’s right under your nose. Dana’s legendary fish fry will follow the fishing tournament weigh-in, and Shawn’s sensational grilling for the 4th of July celebration. If you would like to make the fireworks last a little longer, please feel free to contact myself or any of the board members to donate additional funds before the end of the month (June). We prefer monetary donations to buy fireworks vs. someone buying fireworks and donating them.
We have also recognized the 1st Friday of every month as an IOP sanctioned event from 6-10pm. It can be described as an IOP Happy Hour. It is a chance to get together and unwind after a long work week. Because it is an IOP sanctioned event, it will be open to members/guest only-but we will sporadically open it up to EVERYONE in the hood. Read the newsletter for all the details.
During ALL park events, please obey the posted parking signs in the park. There will be new signs posted over the next couple months to aide with clarity. This includes new trailer parking designation.

Thanks
Jesse Dance
IOPPOA President

Presidents Message May/June 2019

20 May

Hello IOP residents. To start, I hope all the mothers in the IOP had a great Mother’s Day. School is near the end and things are heating up. Be on the lookout for kids and wildlife running around and watch you speed through the neighborhood.
There are a few upcoming events in the park. Be on the lookout for more information inside the newsletter, on the IOP Facebook page, and you can ask any of the board members for more details. The two main events are the Father’s Day Fishing Tournament and 4th of July. If you aren’t already a member, no is a great time to join and take advantage of what’s right under your nose. Dana’s legendary fish fry will follow the fishing tournament weigh-in, and the neighborhood’s best dishes accompanied by Shawn’s sensational grilling for the 4th of July celebration. If you would like to make the fireworks last a little longer, please feel free to contact myself or any of the board members to donate additional funds.
We have also recognized the 1st Friday of every month as an IOP sanctioned event from 6-10pm. It can be described as an IOP Happy Hour. It is a chance to get together and unwind after a long work week. Because it is an IOP sanctioned event, it will be open to members/guest only-but we will sporadically open it up to EVERYONE in the hood (like June 7th), so please read the newsletter for all the details. Feel free to come down with your beverages, and snacks and socialize or play games with your neighbors.
During ALL park events, please obey the posted parking signs in the park. There will be new signs posted over the next couple months to aide with clarity. This includes new trailer parking designation.

Presidents Message April 2019

12 Mar

Hello IOP Neighbors,
March has flown by and we are rapidly approaching April. This means Springtime events, like Easter, are right around the corner. I encourage all members, especially members with children, to come to the park for the Easter event on April 20th (a Saturday). This is truly an enjoyable event with an environment provided for children up to 13-14 years old. More details about the Easter Event are included in this newsletter and please do not hesitate to contact any of the board members with questions you have regarding this event.
The main neighborhood event for the Month of March was the Beach Cleanup which took place on 9 March from 9am-Noon. This is an important annual event because it maintains and improves the condition of the park for the remainder of the year. While I understand that not everyone may be available or able to volunteer, I’d like to take this time to make a call for action to encourage more initiative from our members to get involved. I am making this request because currently we have 136 IOP members (households) and less than 5% of our membership base (households) showed up to help at this event. There are several other improvement projects taking place throughout the remainder of the year too; therefore, we will have several other improvement projects that still need to be completed during the year, if you’d still like to contribute please contact myself or another board member.
Remember that school is still in session so abide by the posted speed limits in the neighborhood and please always look out for children waiting at the bus stops in the mornings, children being dropped off in the afternoons after school and in general while they are crossing the streets or outside playing.

Presidents Message March 2019

14 Feb

Hello everyone. My name is Jesse and I am the new president of the IOP. I’d like to take a moment to thank Terry Gardner for all of his time and effort as the previous president. We were able to accomplish several key park improvements under his direction including painting the pavilion, improving the sidewalks from the pavilion to the bathrooms, enlarging the basketball court, replacing the water softener system, rebuilding the pavilion kitchen, and rebuilding the park dock. Without his time and devotion many of these improvements may not have happened.
This year especially, we have had a great interest in fresh faces becoming board members. I look forward to working alongside the board to continue to grow and improve the IOP community. We all are eager to ensure that the IOP community remain a safe and friendly place to live, and we will continue to make a positive impact on this amazing community. We will be bringing some new ideas to the community in efforts to increase community awareness and involvement.
If anyone has questions or ideas regarding events, volunteering, neighborhood questions, or becoming a member, please feel free to contact myself, or one of the friendly board members listed below. If you are new to the neighborhood and would like to meet the board members or would like to attend a board meeting to share an idea, please come to the park on the first Tuesday of every month at 7PM.

Presidents Message January 2019

14 Dec

Hello Neighbors,

This will be my last newsletter as your IOPPOA President. After 3 consecutive years it is time for me to take a break. I will be happy to remain on the board but as a board member only. Thank all of you for letting me serve our community. It was an honor on my part. I want to thank our outstanding team of board members for an incredible year of hard work and dedication to our community, as well as all the wonderful people who volunteered. You are all what makes our neighborhood so unique and special. I and our community appreciate all of your time.

We have our 4th annual chili cook off kick off membership drive in January. This was a really fun event and is expected to be even better this year!!! All are welcome to attend. Come meet your neighbors, enter your chili in contest, enjoy some chili and get a discounted membership.

We have a couple of openings for the board next year. If you would like to serve your community let myself or Al Eastburn know so we may add your name to the ballot. Voting will take place at the membership drive.

I wish each and every one of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, SAFE and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

Thank you,
Terry Gardner
IOPPOA President

Presidents Message Nov/Dec 2018

16 Oct

Hello Neighbors,

Fall is here but with the high temperature you would not think that. We have our Halloween party coming up and hope to see a great turnout. Party is always a great time for the kids and adults.

Just a reminder to our members that if you wish to have a private function at the south park you need to submit the rental form and give to Al Eastburn. Taking it upon yourself to host a party without board permission is against the rules and may conflict with someone that already has a function reserved. Thank you in advance for your consideration and remember that residents eligible for membership are not considered as guest.

Be safe and have a great year.

Terry Gardner

Presidents Message October 2018

16 Sep

Hello Neighbors,

Fall is almost upon us and I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to the cooler weather. There have been a couple improvements at the South Park that all can be very proud of. All the dock boards have been replaced with Trex and will last for many years. A huge thank you to Albert Cichra for donating his and his teams labor to remove old boards and install new boards. The non-motorized boat storage rack has been completed with the help of Maggie and John Odena organizing construction efforts and with the help of volunteers. We thank them and all volunteers that participated. If you would like to store your non-motorized vessel please contact Maggie Odena at 407-509-9084 or email her mnoblitt@aol.com.

Be sure to read the upcoming newsletter for information about our annual Halloween party. It will be a great time for all. A lot of time and effort by volunteers go into all events and if you wish to volunteer for any event scheduled please contact any board member. Your participation will be greatly appreciated by all.

I personally would like to thank Al Eastburn for all the years of selfless service to our community serving as President, Vice President and board member over the years. Al has always be there when needed to take care of any task sent his way and always has the best interest of our community. Thank you Al for all you do.

I would like to thank all of you in advance for being aware of our children on or around the roadways and helping to keep them safe!

Thank you and have a GREAT YEAR!

Terry Gardner, Sr.
(IOPPOA President)

Presidents Message August 2018

26 Jul

Hello Everyone,
Well Terry is under the weather so he asked me to do the presidents message for him so here goes.
Well it’s almost the beginning of August. It’s almost time for school to start. Please be mindful of the children that will be standing along the roads waiting for the school bus. Also please be mindful of the posted speed limits. We had a great turnout for the July 4th party. Much thanks to Shawn for coordinating the party. Also thanks to Amanda Starcher and station 77 for a great parade. Thanks also to Jesse Dance and Jon Rome for an excellent fireworks display. Also the online auction is going on right now and will end on August 19. So far we have concert tickets and airplane rides and golf packages to be auctioned off. On August 25 we will be building the small boat/ kayak rack at the park. Any Volunteers would be greatly appreciated. We also have the Halloween and Christmas party coming up (dates are under the calendar of events in the newsletter). Any help with these events would be greatly appreciated. We are able to have these events due to membership in our association so thanks to everyone who has joined or is considering joining for your support. Also please be mindful and pickup after your dogs Thanks in advance for your support of our community.
Al Eastburn
IOPPOA Vice President