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November/December News

It's That Time Again
Wishing ALL Porters Landing residents a VERY Happy Holiday season!! 
As we come to the end of 2014, we reflect back on all that has been accomplished here in Porters Landing. 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- Chairperson and 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.

Landscape Farewell
After 12 years, (yes I said 12 years) of volunteering for the Landscape Committee, Gerd and Margret Blankenburg have decided to step down. We THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH for all the hard work, dedication and beautification you have done for this community!! They have not only volunteered with that committee but also for road clean up days as well. We are sad to see them go but we are grateful for what they have done for us the last 12 years. 

Homeowners Directory
Reminder: If you would like to be included in the updated directory, please give your information to Diane Zima at 
dianezima@gmail.com OR drop off your form to her directly. If you e mail her, please put Directory 2015 in the subject line.
 
 
Friday December 19th, 7pm - 8:30pm at The Hangar Clubhouse
Jacob's Ladder Live Music Presents, "Christmas Out Loud". Christmas concert with upbeat contemporary versions of your favorite Christmas songs (and possibly a few new ones) along with plenty of volume! We'll have a night filled with friends, family, and Holiday cheer. Free Admission - All Ages Welcome - Everyone is Invited!


Next BOD Monthly Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 16th- Budget Ratification Meeting
Please note, our Budget Ratification Meeting will be held at The Hangar Clubhouse prior to the Board Meeting starting at 6:45pm. All residents are welcome to attend with our "business as usual" meeting to follow from 7-8pm. Residents are encouraged to join the open meetings to learn more about what's happening in the community or simply to share idea's/concerns.
 
 
Friday December 5th, 7pm-9pm at The Hangar Clubhouse
Ladies Holiday Ornament Exchange. Start shopping now for the perfect ornament ($10.00-$15.00 range)!! Please bring a side to share and BYOB.

Saturday December 6th, 7pm at The Hangar Clubhouse
Evening with Santa, Holiday Crafts and Toys for Tots Fundraiser. Kids of ALL ages welcome and please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. We have had a GREAT turnout in the past with our TFT drive. Lets do it again!! If you cant make the event but would like to donate a toy, feel free to contact Kelly Calhoun for an early toy drop off. Also, if you would like to help with this event, please contact Kelly at (803) 463-6822. 





October News

Adult Halloween Party
Come if you dare but BEWARE Adult Spirits Only!! Be sure to step out of your skin cause costumes ARE required!! Saturday, October 25th. Haunting begins at 8:00pm at the Ghostly Clubhouse. Please bring a ghoulish delight to share and bring your own poisonous drinks.


Roaming Livestock
As we all know, roaming goats and horses from the farm across the street have been an issue lately. We have been advised by the Sheriff's Dept to please call the non emergency number to report a sighting. The number to call is (704) 920-3000. They are well aware of the problem and have come out on a few occasions. The owners of the roaming animals are working on securing their fence. In the meantime, be careful driving near that area of Morrison. Between deer mating season, goats and horses roaming, it's like living in a Spring Break meets Green Acres!!
 
 
Landscape Committee Event-Save the Date
Come help out for a fun filled morning of spreading mulch Saturday, November 1st. Kids needing extra volunteer credits for school are welcome to join in. Time and meeting place TBD soon. 

 
Morrison Road Clean Up Day
Porters Landing is sponsoring another road clean up, Saturday October 11th. Please meet up at the pool at 10 am. All or any help is appreciated. Hope to see you there!!
 


 



September News
 
Pool Closing Date
Well, it's THAT time of year again to pack away our Speedo's and Thongs for the winter as our pool will close for the season on September 21st. The Pool Committee has scheduled a "Pool Clean Up" day scheduled for September 27th. If you would like to help the Pool Committee pack away the pool supplies, please arrive at 9am on the 27th. Any help will be appreciated!!
 
 
AMG Manangement Rep
We have a new representative assigned to our community and her name is Cassie Kutay. Her contact information is as follows:
Cassie Kutay
(704) 889-7500 ext 2120
CKutay@amgworld.com
 
 
Social Committee Save the Dates
A HUGE Thank You to the Social Committee for our End of Summer Pool Party. Fun was had by all!! There are a few more Social events planned through the end of the year, so save these dates so you don't miss out.
 
      Saturday October 25th: Clubhouse (time 8pm)
  
 
 Adult Halloween Party
 
    Friday, December 5th: Clubhouse (time 7-9pm)
 
  Holiday Ornament Exchange


Saturday, December 6th: Clubhouse  (time 7pm)
  
Evening with Santa 
and Holiday Crafts
 

 
 
Charm Lite Conversion Kits Available
If you're interested in purchasing a kit, please contact Anna Dollar at (704) 454-5817. She has 3 kits available for immediate purchase ($80.00 per kit) and for installation needs we recommend using "The Crossroads Crew".


The End of Summer Family Pool Party 
Join us September 6th, from 4-8pm to celebrate the end of Summer. We will be grilling out hamburgers and hot dogs as well as playing party games!! We are planning a cake walk and are in need of donations for cookies, cup cakes etc. Please contact Kelly Calhoun (803- 463-6822) if you can help out. You can also email Kelly and Phyllis at socialcommittee@porterslanding.org. 
 
 

 
 



August News

Pool News
Please note...the pool will be closed again Monday August 25th to repair another hole in the liner. Assuming it goes as well as last time, we'll reopen Tuesday morning. Thanks for your understanding!


August 19th Board of Directors Meeting
PLEASE NOTE: The August Board of Directors meeting is canceled. Will resume again on September 16th. 
 
 
Back to School- Monday August 25th
Its that time of year again where children are going back to school. PLEASE be mindful of our neighborhood children waiting at their bus stops early in the morning and DRIVE SLOWLY!!! Speeding has been an ongoing issue and residents need to be mindful of our smallest residents and their safety!!
Wishing ALL the children in Porters Landing a GREAT school year!!

 
 
 



July News

Pool Reminder
There have been some reports of folks bringing glass containers to the pool. Broken glass at the pool can mean having to shut down the pool, drain the pool to clean any glass IN the pool and creating a hassle for those who would like to use the pool but cant due to negligence. 
REMINDER:By NC code, No glass is allowed inside the pool area at anytime. Detection of glass by the county inspection team results in the immediate closure, emptying, inspection, and refilling of the pool at great expense and causing lost operational days for all. The expenses caused by such a situation will be assessed to the homeowner(s) responsible for the infraction and their pool privileges immediately suspended until these costs are reimbursed in full to the HOA.



Pool Closing
Please note, the 
pool will be closed next Monday, July 14th for liner repairs. It will be re-opened on Tuesday, July 15th. Sorry for any inconvenience.



Morrison Road Clean Up Day
Please come out Saturday, July 19th to help with the Porters Landing road clean up. We will meet up at the pool at 10am. All help is appreciated!! Hope to see you there!!



Fourth of July Parade
Meet your friends and neighbors on Friday July 4th, 8:45 AM at the corner of Piper Ct. and McCamie Hill for our annual Independence Day Parade with our Flowes Store Fire Department. Make sure to dress yourself, bikes, wagons and even the family pet in red, white and blue to show your American pride. We will march on down to the Crossroads cul-de-sac where the kids will get "hosed" and ice pops will be provided for all. Don't forget your towel!!
Donations greatly appreciated for our volunteer firemen in the form of water and/or Gatorade. Lets help show our support and pride for those men and women who keep us safe!! Donations can be brought day of OR dropped of at the Pressley household, 11141 McCamie Hills Place, corner house on McCamie/Piper. Please drop off water/Gatorade in front of the single car garage to the left.
Thank You from the Social Committee!!



Pool Reminder
We do not hire a life guard OR cleaning service. Please clean up before you leave your area and be sure to take all your belongings. To prevent further umbrella loss due to pop up storms, PLEASE CLOSE THE UMBRELLA'S BEFORE YOU LEAVE. NO glass allowed at the pool EVER and effective June 2014, there is NO SMOKING in the pool area, including the bathrooms.
 
Hours:  

For Adults (at least 18 years of age) and appropriately supervised children:

6am-11pm (Sunday – Thursday) 6am-12am (Friday – Saturday)

Unsupervised 14 - 17 year olds Hours

10:00am - 9:00pm (Everyday of the pool season)

Unsupervised children 13 years old and younger
 
ARE NEVER ALLOWED INSIDE THE POOL AREA AT ANYTIME
 


Next BOD Monthly Meeting is scheduled for July 15th
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/concerns.

 



June News

Summer is Here!!
Please be mindful that along with Summer, comes car windows down, garages open, yard equipment, bikes, other valuables left outside. Don't be a victim and leave yourself open to potential theft. Be aware!! We don't live in Mayberry.
 

Pool is OPEN
It's THAT time again to break out your bikini's and Speedo's for sun, fun, swimming and volleyball!! Please be advised that annual dues, fines and late fee's need to be in order to activate your pool code for this 2014 season. If you have any questions regarding what you owe, please contact AMG Management Company at (704) 889-7500.  
Reminder of hours and rules are here:
 
Pool Hours:  

For Adults (at least 18 years of age) and appropriately supervised children:

6am-11pm (Sunday – Thursday) 6am-12am (Friday – Saturday)

Unsupervised 14 - 17 year olds Hours

10:00am - 9:00pm (Everyday of the pool season)

Unsupervised children 13 years old and younger
 
ARE NEVER ALLOWED INSIDE THE POOL AREA AT ANYTIME
 


Last Day of School Pool Party, June 10th
As Alice Cooper once said "Schools Out For Summer!!" Come celebrate the end of the school year with Pizza, Fun and Games!! 4-7pm. 



 


May News
 
Roads Update
It's official!!! Roads have been taken over by the state!! YEY!! A HUGE shout out to the Board of Directors for staying on this task and getting it done!!! Here is a portion of the letter we received.

"We are pleased to inform you that Baystone Pl, Piper Ct, McCamie Hill Pl, Weatherstone Pl, Rolling Hills Ct, and Weston Point Pl, in Porter’s Landing Subdivision in Cabarrus County, was added to the State Maintenance System when the Board of Transportation met on May 7th, 2014.  Division of Highways field forces will begin maintaining this portion of road when scheduling permits or when a need presents itself. " 


Spring Community Yard Sale, Saturday May 3rd (Rain date Saturday May 10th) 
Its that time again to look through your attic/garage/crawl space/husbands closet and pull out your buried treasures to SELL SELL SELL!! Saturday May 3rd from 7am-12pm. Please put balloons out on your mailbox to indicate items for sale at your house. That makes it easier for potential buyers to find you!! We will be advertising on Craigslist, Independent Tribune and local Facebook pages for more exposure. Happy Selling!!


Pool Opening Saturday May 10th
It's THAT time again to break out your bikini's and Speedo's for sun, fun, swimming and volleyball!! Please be advised that annual dues, fines and late fee's will need to be in order to activate your pool code for the upcoming season. If you have any questions regarding what you owe, please contact AMG Management Company at (704) 889-7500.
 
 
 
 


 
April News
 
Community Road Clean Up
It is that time again for the quarterly Morrison Road clean up. Join us after the Family Fun Run. We will meet at the pool, 10am on Saturday April 5th. Any bit of help is appreciated and we hope to see you there!!

 
Porters Landing Family Fun Run (3K), Saturday April 5th
Some of our Bethel 5th graders are organizing a charity Fun Run as their service project and ALL proceeds will benefit a local animal shelter, Kitty City. 
Kitty City, a project of Cabarrus CARES, is an animal education, pet rescue and adoption center. Kitty City is a nonprofit organization and no-kill shelter. They also work closely with Meals on Wheels to provide pet food to the Cabarrus County residents on the program. www.kittycityconcord.org
 
Race Details:

When: April 5th, rain date April 6th

Time: Registration 8:00 AM at the Pool Parking Lot, Race starts at 8:30 AM.

Registration Fee: $5 per person or $15 per family or donate one bag of Kitten chow (Purina) or Kitty Litter (Fresh Step) per person.

3K Route: Start at pool parking lot, down Porter's Ct, right on Crossroads down and around cul-de-sac and back up, left on Little Falls, left on Baystone, right on Piper Ct., left on McCamie Hill and finish at club house. Light snacks and water served at Club House.

To preregister email denise.merriman@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing all residents out running, walking, or strolling their way down to the club house on April 5th!!!! Can't make the run and still would like to donate? Donations can be dropped off at 1364 Rolling Hills Ct.

Lily, Annika, Mickey, and Connor, thank you in advance for your support!!!!!!


 
Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday April 13th (Rain date April 19th) 
Join our NEW Social Committee for the annual Easter Egg Hunt from 2:00-4:00 pm at the pool area. All ages welcome!!

 
 
ALL HANDS ON DECK for the Pool Cleanup Day
The Pool Committee 
will be hosting a "Pool Cleanup Day" on April 26th at 9am.  This will entail getting the pool area organized and cleaned up for the upcoming season. Pool is opening May 10th so ALL help will be appreciated for the cleanup day.
 

 

 



March News

Social Committee News

Hello Porter's Landing residents. My name is Kelly Calhoun and I am currently the chair for the Social Committee. Phyllis Mendo will be co- chairing with me and we are planning to have an open meeting on Thursday, March 27th at 8:00 pm at Phyllis' house. If you are interested in joining this committee or you would like to help in anyway please join us. Thank you in advance.


Annual Meeting Notes
CONGRATULATIONS to Ron Bates, David Gorlesky, Owen Parker and Todd Sussman as they have ALL been reelected to serve on our Board of Directors!! Thank You to ALL for their hard work and efforts in this neighborhood!! 
 
 
We now have a Social Committee again!! 
(YEY, insert applause) Kelly Calhoun and Phyllis Mendo have stepped up to co-chair this committee. They will be in need of helpers to help with events, so if you would like to volunteer your time, talents or idea's, please contact Kelly at (803) 463-6822!! Event dates to come BUT please SAVE THE DATE of April 13th for the Easter Egg hunt. Details to come soon.
 
 
Pool Committee 
will be hosting a "Pool Cleanup Day" on April 26th. This will entail getting the pool area organized and cleaned up for the upcoming pool season. Pool is opening May 10th so ALL help will be appreciated for the cleanup day.
 
 
Folks have been asking about mailbox replacement. If anyone needs to replace their mailbox posts, the man to contact is Wallace Halsey 4895 Poplar Tent Rd Concord, NC 28027, (704) 782-0900. He built all of our original posts for Niblock here and in Windsor Forest. Call for price.
 
 
Lets light up the neighborhood!! Residents may have noticed the electric lampposts at several homes throughout 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. Monthly savings changing from gas to electric have been on average $20.00 per month and the BEST part is, The Crossroads Crew can install it for you for a reasonable fee!! Please let the Landscaping Committee know if you are interested.


We will soon have a NEW playground!! Todd Sussman has done extensive research and found a quality, state of the art playground to replace the old relic we have now. We are leaving the Little House on the Prairie playground behind and stepping into the 21st Century!! Look for the updated playground to be installed by around pool opening!! Thanks Todd!! 
 
 
Neighborhood Fun Run- Bethel Elementary School kids are partnering with Kitty City to do a fundraiser/Fun Run on April 5th at 8am. Starting at the Pool and ending at the Clubhouse. Walk, run, crawl, whatever you choose. $5.00 entry fee and/or donations of Purina Cat Chow or litter will gladly be accepted as well. Look for more details to come soon.
 
 
Roads have been approved by the LOCAL NCDOT and are waiting for approval by the state. They are meeting to present our paperwork and it should be signed over to the state within the next few weeks. There was a slight hold up over a street name confusion (Baystone) but it all seems to be resolved. Thanks again to the BOD who worked tirelessly to get this roads debacle taken care of!!
 


Annual Homeowners Meeting 

Please join us for the Annual Homeowners Meeting, Saturday, March 22nd 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.
 
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.
 
There are 4 Board Of Director seats up for reelection. They may chose to rerun but if YOU would like to put your name in the running, please be prepared to introduce yourself at the meeting. Please answer these two questions and bring a small biography 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!!

 

NEW Pool Chairperson
Please note that Mike Neely has stepped down from the Chairperson position but will stay on as a Committee Member. We THANK YOU Mike for ALL that you have done while heading up the Pool Posse!! As a former Committee Member, Dan Johnson has now stepped up to be the NEW King of Klorine. Welcome Dan!!
 
 
Landscape Committee Changes
Anna Dollar has stepped down from the Chairperson position but will stay on as a Committee Member. We THANK YOU Anna for ALL that you have done while heading up the Landscape Committee!!
 

Volunteers Still NEEDED for 2014!! 
Please be mindful that this community is solely run on the volunteerism of residents. Having said that, we are in need of help for various committees for the 2014 calendar year.
 
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. Please contact Kelly Calhoun and Phyllis Mendo at socialcommittee@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
 
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.

 

 



February News

Save the Date: 
Annual Homeowners Meeting 
Please join us for the Annual Homeowners Meeting, Saturday, March 22nd 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.
 
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.
 
There are 4 Board Of Director seats up for reelection. They may chose to rerun but if YOU would like to put your name in the running, please be prepared to introduce yourself at the meeting. Please answer these two questions and bring a small biography 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!!

 

 
 


January News

Happy New year to all Porters Landing Residents!!
Hope everyone had a GREAT 2013 and an even BETTER 2014 is ahead!! 
Annual Dues letters have gone out from AMG. 
Dues and can be mailed to:
AMG
PO Box 531242
Atlanta, GA 30353-1242
 
If you have any questions regarding the dues or your account information, please call AMG:
 
 

NEW Clubhouse Committee Chairperson
Please welcome Tracy Himes as she has volunteered to step up to lead the Clubhouse Committee for the next year!! If you would like to reserve the Clubhouse OR help out and become a member of the Committee, please contact Tracy at 
clubhousecommittee@porterslanding.org.



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.
 

Scheduled B.O.D Meeting For 2014
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 21st
February 18th
March 18th
Date to be determined- Annual Homeowners Meeting at the Clubhouse. Registration begins at 8:15am. Meeting starts at 9am.
April 15th
May 20th
June 17th
July 15th
August 19th
September 16th
October 21st
November 18th
December 16th
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Road Payments
Road work is complete!! A HUGE Thanks to the Board of Directors for staying on top of it and getting this matter taken care of!! 
Reminder: The Road Payment of $175.00 was due no later than November 4th, 2013. A LATE FEE of $20.00 has now be assessed. If you have not mailed in your payment yet, please make out your checks to Porters Landing POA, PO Box 531242, Atlanta GA 30353. Your account number should be in your letter to be included in the memo section. 
For those who prefer to pay online, Go to 
www.amgworld.com, go to "For Homeowners, Pay Fees" and select the first option, "One Time Payment with E Check". There is NO CHARGE for this service....
PLEASE NOTE you will need to include your account number for the online option as well, again it will be found in your letter received a few weeks ago OR you can contact AMG for that information. THANK YOU for your cooperation!!






Misc. News
 
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