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November News

A Note From Dave Parkinson (our BOD Vice President)
I see after reading the October 2017 PL Newsletter, we have a number of new families in the community. Welcome to all of you. I want to let you know that I maintain a master email distribution list for any residents who are "hit and miss" with Facebook, but would like to be notified by email of important Porters Landing news. We currently have 172 residents on the email list, and I'd be glad to add any new (or existing) residents to the list. Please send your email address to dparkinson@carolina.rr.com if you'd like me to add you to our list. Many thanks. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE OTHER THAN TO NOTIFY YOU OF IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS.
 

Community Vegetable Garden
Did you know we have a community garden? It's located near the pool and volleyball court and in past years has provided families with fresh fruits and veggies throughout the year. Lately it has been struggling and in need of some TLC. A few folks have committed to revitalizing the garden and are asking that anyone interested in planting and maintaining this garden (come Spring time) to contact the Landscape Committee. Unfortunately if there's no volunteers, there will be no garden and it will be dismantled. If you have a green thumb and would like to help out, please contact Anna Dollar or Carm Montante at landscapecommittee@porterslanding.org.
 
 
Save The Dates- Remaining Social Committee Events For 2017

Saturday, November 4th.  8:00am-2:00pm at the Hangar Clubhouse
 
 
 Community Blood Drive
 
Saturday, November 18th. 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Hangar Clubhouse
 
 International Dinner

 
Saturday, December 2nd. 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Hangar Clubhouse
 
 Evening with Santa-Toy Drive


Cabarrus County Neighborhood Officer
Deputy Wendy McGuire is our temporary assigned officer. If you have any questions or concerns, please call her at (704) 920-3048. For non emergency calls, call (704) 920-3000.


Board of Director Meeting
The next Board of Director meeting is Tuesday, November 21st. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply share ideas. 


 


October News

Landscape Committee Update
A huge Thank You goes out to Deb Rowan for her 2+ years as the Chairperson for the Landscape Committee. Her leadership and volunteerism has been greatly appreciated. She is stepping down and handing the rake to Carm Montante and Anna Dollar as the NEW Co-Chairs of the landscape team. Thank you to all who help out in keeping our grounds looking its best. As always, if you are interested in volunteering your time, the Landscape Committee is always in need of help. Please contact Carm and Anna at landscapecommittee@porterslanding.org.


Light Up The Neighborhood With Charm Lite Conversion Kits 
Lamp Posts - Residents may have noticed the electric lampposts at several homes in the neighborhood. The lamps have been converted from gas to electric using the Charm Lite conversion kit. The kit is available through  http://www.charm-lite.com/.  Monthly saving changing from gas to electric have been on average $20.00 per month! 


CANCELLED-LACK OF HOST TO ORGANIZE EVENT
Adult Halloween Party- Saturday October 28th at the Clubhouse
We are still in need of a host/hostess for this event. If no one steps up to host by October 14th the event will be cancelled. 


Trick or Treaters
The questions always comes up whether we trick or treat ON Halloween night or the weekend before when it falls on a school night. In our neighborhood, we always trick or treat ON Halloween night which is a Tuesday night. Usually ghouls and goblins begin appearing around 6:30pm and go to about 9pm. If you're on the roads that evening, please be aware of the little ghosts and DRIVE SLOWLY!! Ghouls from nearby will often times trick or treat here (since its in a neighborhood) so buy lots of candy. If you are not participating then just leave your porch lights off. That way witches and ghosts will not bother you. 


Board of Director Meeting
The next Board of Director meeting is Tuesday, October 17th. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply share ideas. 




September News

Pool
Pool Closing date is set for Sunday, September 10th. Thank you to Steve Cook and the Pool Posse for another successful pool season. 


Board of Director Meeting
The next Board of Director meeting is Tuesday,September 19th. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply share ideas. 


Save the Date-Saturday September 23rd
The Social Committee will be hosting a Soup, Salad and Sandwich Buffet at the Clubhouse from 5pm-8pm. Stay tuned for more details. 





August News
 
NEW Architectural Chairperson
Please welcome our NEW "Ambassador of Architecture", none other than the Caped Crusader himself, Kyle Martin. There is always a need for new volunteers to help out with all committee's. If you would like to join the Architectural Committee, please contact Kyle at architecturalcommittee@porterslanding.org.


End of Summer Pool Party Saturday, August 26th 4pm-7pm
Save the date for our farewell to summer party at the pool. Dinner will be provided. Check your July Newsletter for further details or stay tuned.


Pool News
Dear Porters Landing Owners:
As you are aware, the 2nd installment of the Porters Landing HOA Assessments was due July 1.  If you have not paid this installment, please keep in mind that it is past due as of 7/31.  In addition to a late fee that will be added,your pool card will no longer work as of August 1.  Please pay your assessment and any outstanding fees owed prior to August 31st to avoid pool access issues.  If you are unsure if the fees are owed, please email Dacy with our management company – dcavicchia@amgworld.com

For fastest processing, you can pay your fees online:

Go to www.amgworld.com, and click on Pay Fees at the top of the page.  If you choose an electronic payment, you will be redirected to a Mutual of Omaha Bank website.  If you choose to make a credit card or telephone payment, there will be a small fee added.

The following are the steps for electronic payments through Mutual of Omaha:

You need to set up a User ID and Password for your new portal to the Mutual of Omaha Bank site.  This is set up by you for your safety.  AMG cannot add or access these accounts.

You can then choose to set up a monthly recurring draft of your checking account or make a one-time payment from your bank account.  There is no charge to have your account drafted.

There are couple of pieces of information you will need.  The Management Company ID is4543.  The Property ID is 207.  You will also need your 5-digit account number with Porters Landing, which has not changed.  It was on your coupon booklet.

The mailing address for payments is Porters Landing, P. O. Box 52984, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2984.  Please note, you need to put your account number in the Memo line of your check for proper credit.  If you wish to go online to make a single payment, the procedures and information needed are exactly the same as outlined above.

If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

Kindly,

Dacy Cavicchia, CMCA, AMS

General Manager

Association Management Group, Inc.

PO Box 472029

Charlotte, NC  28247

Direct:  (704) 897-8788

Fax:  (704) 889-9500

Physical Address:

211 Main Street

Pineville, NC  28134

www.amgworld.com


Back to School
Its almost that time again!! Please be advised that Cabarrus County Schools will start back on Monday, August 28th. That means school buses will be running and kids will be at the bus stops early. Our littlest residents matter!! Please drive slowly!!!
For more information about CCS, please visit their website at:


Board of Director Meeting
The next Board of Director meeting is Tuesday, August 15th. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply share ideas. 





July News

Ladies Dinner and Movie Friday July 21st 7pm-10:30pm
Come join us at the Clubhouse for a Ladies Dinner and Movie night. Make your own salad. Bring a topping or salad item to share. Volunteer needed to bring grilled chicken and another to bring dessert. Myleen Sweet will provide Romaine, spinach and mixed greens. Dinner at 7pm and movie starts at 8pm or soon after. Please RSVP to Myleen.sweet@gmail.com


Independence Day Parade 
Tuesday, July 4th: 
Meet at 8:45am at the corner of Piper Ct and McCamie Hill. Parade will start at 9am lead by our local Fire Dept truck and go over to the Crossroads circle. Decorated bikes/wagons etc. are encouraged. Please note, we always collect cases of water or Gatorade to donate to our local fire dept. If you can not make the parade, please consider donating to the cause anyway. Donations can be dropped off at Mary and Joe Pressley's (corner) house, 11141 McCamie Hill Place. 
 

Board of Director Changes
Some changes have occurred since our March meeting. Todd Sussman has resigned from the Board as he and Casey are moving to Colorado to open up a Burn Boot Camp Franchise. We are sad to see them go but SO excited for them and their new opportunity. Thank You to Todd for all you have done for our community and serving on multiple Boards. In addition, Paul Webb has resigned from the Board as well. We Thank You Paul for all you have done for our community and the Board. 
Linda O'Connor and Carm Montante have graciously stepped up to fill their remaining terms. Linda will be our Secretary and Carm will be a Member. Thank you so much to all, for this community would not be what it is without volunteerism!! 
 
Pool News
Well, its been an interesting season so far. The good news is, our new surveillance camera's are working GREAT!! 
We are well aware that our pool code system is outdated and as we grow in our community and residents come and go, the Pool Committee and Board of Directors have approved making some changes.
1- We will now have set hours of operation. 7 days a week from 6am-11pm.
2- We will be getting more signage in and around the pool clearly stating Pool Rules, Hours of Operation and Non Resident Trespassing Prohibited.
3- We will soon be going to a pool pass (card) system to enter the pool. As always, you must be current with your homeowners dues to receive a pool pass. Within the next month, each home will get ONE pool pass per household (lost card replacement will cost $25.00). The new system will help guard against residents giving out their pool codes to their friends (which has ALSO happened) resulting in unwanted guests using the facilities. There will also be better tracking in place with this new system. Passes can be deactivated if in violation or added/changed for new residents moving in. As mentioned earlier, we plan to role out this new system in about 30 days, so look for your pool passes arriving in the mail. 


Annual Dues
Just a friendly reminder that our bi-annual dues are due in July. If you have any questions regarding the dues or your account information, please contact our AMG Management Company rep Dacy Cavicchia at dcavicchia@amgworld.com or 
(704) 897-8788.
 
Send payments by mail (with your bill or coupon) to:
Payable to Your Association’s Name (Porters Landing) 
C/O Association Management Group
P. O. Box 52984 
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2984

Please print account number on your check. Payments should not be sent or delivered to local AMG offices.
 
Information about online payment options here: 


Board of Director Meeting
The next Board of Director meeting is Tuesday, July 18th. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply share ideas. 





June News

SAVE THE DATE: Independence Day Parade
Tuesday, July 4th: Meet at 8:45am at the corner of Piper Ct and McCamie Hill. Parade will start at 9am lead by our local Fire Dept truck and go over to the Crossroads circle. Decorated bikes/wagons etc. are encouraged. Please note, we always collect cases of water or Gatorade to donate to our local fire dept. If you can not make the parade, please consider donating to the cause anyway. Donations can be dropped off at the Pressley (corner) house, 11141 McCamie Hill Place. 
 

Board of Director Meeting
The next Board of Director meeting is Tuesday, June 20th. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply share ideas. 


 



May News

Pool is OPEN
Please review the Pool Rules as some things have been updated from last year. NO E Cigarettes or Vaping allowed in the pool enclosure. http://porterslanding.org/Pool.php.
As always, you must be current on your homeowners dues in order to use the Pool and Clubhouse. If you have any questions regarding your dues payments, please contact our AMG representative Dacy Cavicchia at dcavicchia@amgworld.com or call (704) 897-8788.
Please also note that a new camera system has been installed and is working GREAT!! We have already had 2 incidents happen where the camera's helped identify those involved. Reminder to ALL that violators CAN BE banned from the pool and that means families of violators as well. That also means if your guests violate rules, YOU can be banned. 
Please respect this community gathering spot and remember to be respectful of those who live near the pool. Being loud, obnoxious, foul language, underage drinking/smoking and bad behavior will NOT be tolerated.


New Board Member
Please welcome Susan Coble who has volunteered to take on the Treasurer position. Susan comes with 28 years experience in banking and works for Wells Fargo. Welcome Susan and we appreciate your volunteerism.

We are sad to say that Todd Sussman has given his resignation to the BOD making June his last month. He and his family are relocating to another state to start a new and exciting business venture. We are SO grateful to ALL that Todd has done for the community. He has served on multiple Boards here in Porters Landing and has dedicated much of his time to help this community thrive. Thank you Todd and BEST WISHES in your new endeavor!! Thank you to his wife Casey as well for all her volunteerism and organizing our community blood drives. You both will be missed!!


Board of Director Meeting
The next Board of Director meeting is Tuesday, May 16th. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply share ideas. 

 
 



April News

2017 Pool News
Almost time to break out those Speedo's!! The pool will open Saturday, May 13th. Please review the Pool Rules as some things have been updated from last year. NO E Cigarettes or Vaping allowed in the pool enclosure. http://porterslanding.org/Pool.php

A much needed complete repaving for the pool parking lot and repairs to the clubhouse parking lot have been approved. Work should begin soon and we are hoping to have this project completed before the pool season starts. Stay tuned.
 
As always, you must be current on your homeowners dues in order to use the Pool and Clubhouse. If you have any questions regarding your dues payments, please contact our AMG representative Dacy Cavicchia at dcavicchia@amgworld.com or call (704) 897-8788.


Trash-Littering
It has come to the Boards attention that someone has been loitering and littering on the grassy hill area by the pool. Please know that we ALWAYS have trash receptacles at the pool. PLEASE use them!!  
Soda cans, empty water bottles and empty paint cans were found by the pool area. Please remember that we now have a camera system that we can (and will) review them at any time. 


Help Needed
The Architectural Committee is in need of a Chairperson. There is an active committee already in place, they just need a Chair. If you are interested and can help out, please contact the boardofdirectors @porterslanding.org


Board of Director Meeting
The next Board of Director meeting is Tuesday, April 18th. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply share ideas. 





March News

Annual Meeting Recap
A BIG Thank You to all who showed up for the meeting and/or sent in your Proxies. 
As stated earlier, there were 4 BOD seats up for election. Thank You to Eric Hien and Jay Faulkenberry for their dedicated service on the Board of Directors. Kathie Berger and Paul Webb have been reelected and filling one of the vacant spots is Steve Cook. Welcome Steve and Thank You for stepping up!! There is still ONE opening on the Board. If you are interested in helping out, please email boardofdirectors @porterslanding.org

2017 Focus 
Clubhouse
Updating the exterior to vinyl siding
Painting the interior
Updating playground equipment
Replacing TV and looking into cable and WiFi options
Furniture updates
Parking lot repairs

Pool
Parking lot repaving

Grounds
Entrance signs repairs and repainting
Baystone bridge repairs/replaced
 
 
Committee Help Needed
As always, what makes this community a GREAT one is our dedicated volunteers!! These folks were honored at our meeting with a certificate and personalized THANK YOU cake. We are always in need of more help with ALL of our committee's. If you can volunteer your time or idea's, please contact the committee's below.
 
The Architectural Committee is in need of a Chairperson as Jay Faulkenberry is stepping down. There is an active committee already in place, they just need a Chair. If you are interested and can help out, please contact the boardofdirectors @porterslanding.org
 
The Social Committee is in need of new idea's and committee members. If you're interested, please contact Myleen Sweet at socialcommittee@porterslanding.org
 
The Landscape Committee is in need of committee members. If you're interested, please contact Deb Rowan at landscapingcommittee@porterslanding.org

The Clubhouse Committee is in need of committee members. If you're interested, please contact Ines Aranguren at clubhousecommittee@porterslanding.org
 
The Pool Committee is in need of committee members. If you're interested, please contact Steve Cook at 
 
And finally, the Welcome Committee is in need of committee members. If you're interested, please contact Joni Johnson at welcomecommittee@porterslanding.org


Save the Date: 
Spring Fling/Egg Hunt- 
Sunday, April 9th 3pm-5pm
Volunteers make the world go 'round! It is always a fun event with candy and non candy prizes for younger kids and tweens!! Who knows?! There might be a few small ChickFil-A gift cards again! Location details to follow. If you can help out, please contact Myleen Sweet at (704) 497-0253.


2017 Annual Homeowners Meeting Saturday, March 11th
Please join us at the Clubhouse for our Annual Homeowners Meeting. Registration will begin at 8:15am and meeting to start promptly at 9am. Coffee and breakfast items will be served. There will be neighborhood related updates as well as Committee updates.
 
There are 4 Board Of Director seats up for election. If YOU would like to put your name in the running, please send your request to our AMG representative Dacy Cavicchia at dcavicchia@amgworld.comPlease be prepared to introduce yourself at the meeting and tell us a little something about yourself so fellow residents can know more about you.

1. Tell us about yourself and why you would like to serve on the HOA Board of Directors.

2. How do you think that your employment, extra-curricular hobbies, parenting, or other experience could help the Board remain or even improve on its community management, interaction with residents and volunteer recruitment efforts?
 
If you can NOT make the meeting, please give your proxy to a Board of Director Member or trusted neighbor so your vote counts. In previous years we have had issues with NOT having enough proxies to vote, therefore having to go door to door the morning of the meeting. PLEASE, to avoid this happening, PLEASE give your proxy to a Board Member OR trusted neighbor to vote on your behalf.
 
PLEASE NOTE: In order for your vote to count, you MUST Be current on your homeowners dues. This is ALSO the case with Pool /Clubhouse privileges. In order to use the Pool/Clubhouse, you must be current. There will be a representative from AMG at our meeting if you would like to bring a check to them that day to correct any late payments.

Please arrive as early as possible so to get signed in and ready for a 9am start time. See you then!!
 

 



February News

Ladies Dinner and Movie- Friday February 17th
Come join the Social Committee for a ladies night out at the Clubhouse from 7-10pm. Please bring a side dish to share. 
 

 


January 2017 News

Annual Dues
Just a friendly reminder that our bi-annual dues are due in January. If you have any questions regarding the dues or your account information, please contact our AMG Management Company rep Dacy Cavicchia at dcavicchia@amgworld.com or 
(704) 897-8788.
 
Send payments by mail (with your bill or coupon) to:
Payable to Your Association’s Name (Porters Landing) 
C/O Association Management Group
P. O. Box 52984 
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2984

Please print account number on your check. Payments should not be sent or delivered to local AMG offices.
 
Information about online payment options here: 



SAVE THE DATE- Saturday, March 11th 2017 Annual Homeowners Meeting
As always, meeting will be held at The Hangar Clubhouse. Doors will open at 8:15am for registration and meeting will start promptly at 9am. See you there!!



Scheduled B.O.D Meeting For 2017
Board of Director meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm at The Hangar Clubhouse. 
Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply to share idea's. 
Listed below are the meeting dates so anyone interested can attend:
January 17th
February 21st
March 11th-Annual Homeowners Meeting
March 21st
April 18th
May 16th
June 20th
July 18th
August 15th
September 19th
October 17th
November 21st
December 19th



2017 Porters Landing Social Committee Events-Save The Dates
If you would like to see the Social Committee continue to plan and execute successful events, PLEASE consider donating your time by joining the Social Committee as an ACTIVE member. This committee is desperately in need of volunteers and help. Whether it's to plan an event, stuff Easter eggs, help set up/break down, etc.... If the volunteerism isn't available, unfortunately the events will not happen. To join this committee and learn more about what they need, please contact the Social Committee Chair Myleen Sweet at (704) 497-0253 or email her at myleen.sweet@gmail.com. ANY help and new idea's are welcome AND appreciated. 
Click here to view 2017 Community Events: http://porterslanding.org/Community-Events.php
 
 
 
 



Misc News

Are You New To The Neighborhood??
Please contact the Welcome Committee at welcomecommittee@porterslanding.org to arrange a convenient time for us to stop by to meet you and give you a welcome gift. If you like, we’ll introduce you in the next Porter’s Landing Newsletter and your name and phone number will be added to a future neighborhood directory.

 
Volunteer of the Quarter
We are always looking for nominations for "Volunteer of the Quarter".  The "Volunteer of the Quarter Form" is a way of recognizing someone who goes above and beyond in helping to make Porters Landing a better place to live. Everyone is allowed and encouraged to nominate any person of their choice. If you would like to nominate someone, please download this form, fill it out and submit to ANY Board Member. You can also bring it to the monthly BOD meeting and give it to them there. Board of Director meetings are always the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7pm at the Clubhouse.

 
Charm Lite Conversion Kits 
Lamp Posts - Residents may have noticed the electric lampposts at several homes in the neighborhood. The lamps have been converted from gas to electric using the Charm Lite conversion kit. The kit is available through  http://www.charm-lite.com/.  Monthly saving changing from gas to electric have been on average $20.00 per month!

 
Attention Facebook Addicts 
We have a Porters Landing Residents group on Facebook!! Its a great way to meet new and "not so new" neighbors and friends!! To join, you must be a resident. Come check us out at "Porters Landing Residents"!!
 
 
Cabarrus County Neighborhood Officer
Deputy Wendy McGuire is our temporary assigned officer. If you have any questions or concerns, please call her at (704) 920-3048. For non emergency calls, call (704) 920-3000.