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NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The next Regular Open Session meeting of the Board of Directors will take place on September 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fiesta Room at the SAMLARC Beach Club and Lagoon.
SAMLARC meetings are only open to SAMLARC Members. The Board Agenda and packet is typically uploaded after 8:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. Please log in to view the packet at About Us / Board of Directors / Agendas.
SAMLARC ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION 2016 - BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDACY RECRUITMENT AND APPLICATION DEADLINE
Do you enjoy living in the SAMLARC community and want to bring your expertise, skills and commitment to benefit the community? Serving on the Board of Directors is a great way to get involved. The next election for the SAMLARC Board of Directors will be at the Annual Meeting on February 25, 2016.
If you or someone you know is interested in placing their name with the Election Committee for consideration as a candidate, please contact SAMLARC Executive Assistant Tita Gervasi, at (949) 709-0025 or email@example.com to obtain a Board of Directors Candidacy Packet. All Candidacy Forms must be received at the SAMLARC Business Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2015.
SAMLARC RESIDENTS AND GUESTS PARTY IN PARADISE AT RANCHO SANTA MARGARITAVILLE
From the sound of the steel drums playing to Woodie and the Longboards band covering popular Jimmy Buffett songs, Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club was transformed into a picturesque paradise for the return of Rancho Santa Margaritaville. Tiki torches and surfboards decorated the sand near the Lagoon, while globe string lights hung from palm trees and colorful centerpieces added to the ambiance of Margaritaville. Over 250 people attended the adult-themed event, sipping on margaritas and dining on tropical barbecue cuisine as Woodie and the Longboards kept the crowds entertained. Raffle tickets were a hit as attendees purchased tickets by the arm’s length or wing span, hoping to win coveted prizes such as a pair of tickets to see Jimmy Buffett in concert, two tickets to an Angels’ baseball game and more. Guests also enjoyed the limbo contest and cornhole, playing well after sundown. Prizes were given to the best dressed Parrot Heads and biggest Jimmy Buffett fans.
Stay tuned for event photos on SAMLARC.org!
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOGNIZES THE BRIDGE CHURCH AND THE VOICE OF SAMLARC WINNER AND RUNNER-UP
There are many factors that led to the success of Fourth of July Star-Spangled Spectacular, SAMLARC’s biggest signature event of the year. At the August 25, 2015 meeting, the SAMLARC Board of Directors recognized some key members of the community who contributed time and effort and provided entertainment for the Star-Spangled Spectacular event.
The “Voice” of SAMLARC Competition consisted of auditions and resulted in two performers selected by the judges to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at the Fourth of July Star-Spangled Spectacular event. Terrie Backes was selected as the “Voice” of SAMLARC for 2015 and performed a rousing rendition of “The National Anthem”. Delaney Miller was selected as runner-up and performed a beautiful rendition of “God Bless America” at the event. Both performances set the tone for the astonishing fireworks show.
Meanwhile, the Bridge Church provided entertainment and hospitality at the Lakeshore Amphitheater during the Star-Spangled Spectacular event on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The Bridge has been a
longtime community partner and supported the annual 4th of July event by providing a late afternoon/early evening concert, fun activities and refreshments to Lakeshore guests. The
Bridge’s support and presence increased the atmosphere of festivity and enjoyment for thousands of guests.
Susan Ciotoli hands Terrie Backes, The Voice of SAMLARC winner, a certificate of recognition.
Susan Ciotoli hands Delaney Miller, The Voice of SAMLARC runner-up, a certificate of recognition.
The Bridge Church receives praise and recognition from the SAMLARC Board of Directors for contributing to the success of SAMLARC's Star-Spangled Spectacular on July 4, 2015.
REGISTER FOR HAUL IN THE FALL COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE!
Is your garage full of furniture, clothes or other items you would like to dispose of? SAMLARC’s Third Annual Haul in the Fall event will take place on Saturday, October 24th. Participate in the community-wide garage sale, shred unwanted documents, recycle e-waste for free and drop off unwanted items at designated Salvation Army drop-off areas. Start your clean-out this summer and register for the garage sale now through October 16, 2015 by clicking HERE.
For more information, please contact Jessica Smillie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 709-0013. Check back for more details regarding SAMLARC’s Third Annual Haul in the Fall!
SAMLARC THROUGH YOUR EYES PHOTO CONTEST KICKS OFF IN SEPTEMBER
Calling all amateur photographers 18 years of age or older: the second annual “SAMLARC Through Your Eyes” Photo Contest is back September 1st until September 30th! The theme of the contest is “SAMLARC Through Your Eyes” and features three photo categories: The Natural World, The SAMLARC Experience and Our Animal Friends. A photo contest registration form will be available soon for members to complete, along with a photo release form that will need to be signed by all applicants. Application and photo release forms will also be available at the SAMLARC Business Office and Beach Club. For complete rules and registration information, go to SAMLARC Through Your Eyes Photo Contest or contact Jessica Smillie, Community Lifestyle Manager, at email@example.com or (949) 709-0013.
SUMMERTIME AND SURREY BIKES
Although summer is halfway through, there is plenty of sunshine left to enjoy outdoor activities such as riding a surrey bike around the Lakeshore! Take friends and loved ones for a scenic tour on our single and double surrey bikes, which are available for rental at the Beach Club!
The rental rates and times are as follows:
Single Surrey Bike: $5 for 30 minutes / $10 for one hour
Double Surrey Bike: $7.50 for 30 minutes/ $15 for one hour
Rental hours: Daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last rental at 5:00 p.m.)
See flyer for more information. For questions and complete rules, please contact the Beach Club at (949) 858-1390.
SAMLARC WELCOMES TWO NEW TEAM MEMBERS
Say hello to the newest additions to the SAMLARC Team: Jessica Smillie and Joyce Lussier!
Jessica Smillie, Community Lifestyle Manager
Jessica Smillie is the new Community Lifestyle Manager and comes to SAMLARC with experience in sports programs and events across Orange County. She’s also worked with California State University, Fullerton, where she oversaw campus-wide recreation including Intramurals, Sports Clubs, Sports Camps, campus events and the Games and Recreation Center. Currently, Jessica is also a partner with a small national supplement company. Jessica looks forward to executing exciting, fun and classy events for the SAMLARC community. One of her biggest passions are people and seeing the smiles on their faces while enjoying themselves, family and friends.
While Jessica enjoys sports, her favorite professional sports team are the Denver Broncos! Her favorite time of year is summer time because she loves the sun, tank tops and flip flops. Who is her role model? “My mother. She has persevered through many things in her own life with a huge heart. She is the strongest, most caring person that I know. She would go to the ends of the earth for her children and proves that on a daily basis. She is also there to patiently listen. When someone tells me, ‘You are just like your mother,’ that is one of the best compliments I can receive.”
Joyce Lussier, Financial Coordinator
Joyce Lussier is the new Financial Coordinator. Prior to SAMLARC, she was previously employed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) where she was a Specialist at the temporary Satellite office in Irvine, CA which was set up during the banking crisis. She looks forward to working as a team to keep RSM a beautiful and inviting community in which to live, work and play.
Born in Rhode Island, Joyce has lived in Southern California for many years and is an original SAMLARC owner/resident. She particularly likes walking the trails, at the lake, and at local parks. The fall season is her favorite time of year mostly because of the cooler weather and there are less tourist crowds when traveling! Joyce loves traveling and photography. She recently returned from a 16-day trip visiting five countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea where she captured over 600 pictures!
PARK RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE BEACH CLUB
In an effort to enhance customer service, all parks and facility reservations will now be taken at the Beach Club Lagoon office.
The Beach Club Lagoon office is available for SAMLARC members to make reservations via phone or in person, seven (7) days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This includes all park picnic shelter reservations and inquiries about sports fields. For more information, please call the Beach Club office at 949-858-1390.
SAMLARC TO HOLD 2016 BUDGET WORKSHOP ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
At the July 28, 2015 Board Meeting, the SAMLARC Board of Directors approved a Special Open Session Meeting of the Board of Directors for the purpose of conducting the 2016 Budget Workshop. This Budget Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th beginning at 6:00 PM in the Fiesta Room at the Beach Club is open to the membership.
SAMLARC S.M.A.R.T. (SAVING MONEY AND RESOURCES TODAY)
To read about SAMLARC's latest water conservation efforts, click HERE.
PROJECT UPDATES - For all current projects in progress, read about it HERE.
RENOVATION OF THE REMAINDER OF PARK MONUMENT SIGNS IN PROGRESS
SAMLARC strives to maintain the preservation of the community's well-established design and aesthetic integrity. Recently, the Board of Directors approved the renovation for the remainder of park monument signs at the following locations: Cielo Vista Park, Mesa Linda Park, Monte Vista Park and Trabuco Mesa Park. The approved project is a continuation of the design and renovation of park entry monuments that commenced last fall at Altisima Park, Arroyo Vista Park and Solana Park. Renovating the remainder of park monument signs at the four parks will ensure all signs are aesthetically consistent and will improve the value of the parks and the community as a whole. Renovation is currently in progress.
SAMLARC would like to remind homeowners of the correct address to which monthly assessment payments should be made. The address is:
P.O. Box 512989
Los Angeles, CA 90051-0989
Homeowners are further reminded that they are invited to pay their monthly assessments at the SAMLARC Business Office. Please be advised that only checks are accepted for payment and the SAMLARC Business Office is required to mail received checks to the address above.
For a complete list of current projects and project updates, click HERE.
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VOLUNTEERING IN SAMLARCVolunteers are key to any successful community. Residents who have a vested interest in community events and activities are the volunteers who drive SAMLARC's unique sense of community spirit. Volunteer involvement and participation includes the planning and implementation of community events, activities and recreation programs. Volunteers are becoming the key promoters in mobilizing the neighborhoods and villages of SAMLARC.
If you are interested in volunteering at any of SAMLARC's events or expanding SAMLARC's programs by providing your own unique services, time and/or resources, click here for more information.
CHANGING YOUR PASSWORD
Are you looking to change your password and don't know how? First log in using your current password and click here. Your personal information should be visible along with a "change password" button. By pressing the button, you can easily change your password. Please note: You MUST be logged on in order for your information to be visible. For further assistance email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARK RESERVATION SYSTEM
SAMLARC has made it even easier for residents to request park reservations! Now you can reserve, view and pay for park use online. More Info
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