So the weather outside is not quite that frightful, but as I just returned from a Bahamas vacation, its a bit more chilly than I'd like. As everyone gathers for family events at the end of the year, I think its a good time to say thank you to all the people in the Community who have done so much over the last twelve months.
There are quite a few Community residents who have worked very hard to make Oyster Harbor an even better place to live and play. Bonnie, Dianna, Jason, Lauren, and Lee have done a huge amount of work for social events. Many others have assisted as well, and I am sorry if I missed your names here. Jason, Izaac and Joe have helped prepare for those events, and also built an incredible circuit exercise course, climbing ropes, climbing wall and began raising the pier at Fishing Creek. We've even had our local UPS drivers cooking at the Oyster Roast as they think we have a great community.
Our Board has allowed us to take some risks in hiring young people in the community to do intern work in; construction, web sites, surveying, and database management. Our Committee chairs have keep things organized, and our treasurers have managed to ensure all this chaos was accounted for and paid properly. Our Treasurers Patty and Naomi are owed a huge thanks for all the extra work in managing so many small bi-monthly checks this year.
The cohesiveness and smooth interaction of so many people has been quite incredible to witness. With all this said, and with so many projects that happened this year, I am even more amazed to say that we accomplished these projects at far less cost than if we had paid commercial service companies to do it. That's a lot for all of us to be proud of as 2015 comes to an end.
2016 will not be as energy filled, but we do have some more projects in mind. For the most current list, please refer to the online Board meeting Agenda & President's reports, or the Board meeting minutes, once they are approved and posted online.
One big upcoming event that everyone in Oyster Harbor can help with in 2016 is to come to St Anne's School on January 19th and vote for the new budget. One of the County requirements is for Oyster Harbor to have a quorum before the end of January to approve the budget for the next fiscal year. Each year, I am embarrassed to say, we end up calling people to come and vote, so that we can get enough people to meet the quorum requirements.
As for the cold and snow to come - we will have blast emails and Facebook posts to keep everyone up-to-date on snow plows, ice treatments and pending bad weather.
Again, my deepest thanks to everyone who has aided this year in raising the bar on the quality of life in our little Community. Oyster Harbor will remember this year in its records as a great year of Community events and huge progress in community improvements.
Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy,
Oyster Harbor Citizens Association