January News

Happy New Year to ALL!! 
Just a reminder that letters have gone out and our bi-annual dues are due. 
Dues and can be mailed to:
PO Box 531242
Atlanta, GA 30353-1242
If you have any questions regarding the dues or your account information, please call 
Cassie Kutay
(704) 889-7500 ext 2120

Save the Date:  2015 
Annual Homeowners Meeting
Please join us for the Annual Homeowners Meeting, Saturday, March 21st at the Clubhouse. 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.
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.
There are 3 Board Of Director seats up for reelection and some plan NOT to rerun. If YOU would like to put your name in the running, please send your request to the Board of Directors at boardofdirectors@porterslanding.org. Please 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?
Please arrive as early as possible so to get signed in and ready for a 9am start time. See you then!!

Interesting Article
Speaking of Homeowner Associations. Interesting article from the Charlotte Observer about the subject.http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/06/5361779/boards-need-to-keep-reserve-budgets.html#.VL_RaNLF9ae

Introducing our NEW Social Committee Chairperson, Myleen Sweet
Myleen has stepped up to head the Social Committee (THANK YOU!!) and will be in need of some Committee Members to help her out. If you would like to help, please e mail her at myleen.sweet@gmail.com or call her at (704) 497-0253. If you e mail her, please put "Social Committee" in the subject line so she can find it easily.

Help Needed
As we reflect back on all that had been accomplished here in 2014, between social events, pool renovations, playground upgrade, roads being turned over to the State, successful fundraisers, etc....ALL of which is accomplished and spearheaded by VOLUNTEERISM. This community is hugely run by volunteers who dedicate their time, energy, expertise and love for the community. THANK YOU to ALL the volunteers, past, present and future for what you have done in Porters Landing!!! 
Having said that, we are in need of help for 2015 and unfortunately if we don't get the volunteer help, we may have to dissolve committees and/or pay outsiders to do some of the work needed and in turn that means our dues go up. PLEASE consider volunteering your time so we can keep this neighborhood the beautiful, family friendly community that it is. Below listed are the areas of help needed for 2015:

Social Committee- Committee Members needed. If you like to help out, share idea's, plan parties and just have FUN, come join the Social Committee!! No prior experience needed, just a desire to have a good time!! Please contact the Board of Directors at boardofdirectors@porterslanding.org.

Landscape Committee- Chairperson and Committee Members needed. If you are interested in heading up or helping out and would like to know more about what the Landscape Committee does, please contact Ron Bates at landscapingcommittee@porterslanding.org.
Architectural Committee- Committee Members needed. If you are interested in helping out and would like to know more about what the Architectural committee does, please contact David Gorlesky at architecturalcommittee@porterslanding.org.

Scheduled B.O.D Meeting For 2015
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.
February 17th
March 17th
March 21st- Annual Homeowners Meeting at the Clubhouse. Registration begins at 8:15am. Meeting starts at 9am.
April 21st
May 19th
June 16th
July 21st
August 18th
September 15th
October 20th
November 17th
December 15th

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.

Next BOD Meeting February 17th
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 share idea's.

Misc News

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/. The Landscaping Committee is currently taking count of people who are interested in ordering this wonderful conversion kit to help beautify our community. The more we order the better price we can get per kit. Please let The Landscaping Committee know if you are interested. 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 Officer assigned to our community
Please note the officer assigned to our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please call:
Deputy Chad Sloop
(704) 920-3046 direct line
(704) 920-3000 non emergency line