Fellow Property Owners-
As my first “Message From the President” I think it is appropriate to give a lot of thanks. My thank you list is long. It is a list that has grown over the years because my journey in getting to the President position started over 12 years ago when I first started volunteering my time on the Communications Committee at Woodhaven. So my first “thank you” goes to Chuck Frazier (past WH President) and WH Management, because they approached me and asked if I would get involved by volunteering my time to be on the Communications Committee. You see, at the time I was a Property Owner I was being vocal about the potential of the electric deck boats not being able to be on the lakes. That moment in time when they asked me to get involved is my first big “thank you.” Thank you for allowing me to get involved and to become a part of the solution.
From then on I increased my involvement in volunteering my time with the Communications Committee as well as I started attending Section Representative meetings in my section while continually growing to know more Property Owners. Our Section Representative was Ivan Martinez who noticed my husband’s passion around maintaining and enjoying the lakes, ultimately leading to my husband becoming involved as the Section Representative for Section 21 and the Chair Person for the Section Representatives. I have been attending these meetings for over 10 years and I thoroughly enjoy working with this group of volunteers. They have been my sounding board for years.
My second “thanks” goes to Ivan, my husband Todd and the Section Representatives.
The most recent part of my journey was my past term as a Board of Director in 2014 till now and the experiences and support I received from Property Owners and fellow Board of Directors. They have had the faith in me and willingness to give me their ideas, concerns, and support. Over the last 4 years I have learned from my fellow Board of Directors the complexities of Woodhaven which gave me the direction and motivation to seek another term to serve the Woodhaven Property Owners. My third “thank you” goes to the past Board of Directors I served with and the new Board of Directors who gave me their vote of confidence to become their President.
I want to leave you with a final “thank you” in this new part of my journey as your President. Thank you for making Woodhaven your happy place, thank you to all the candidates who put their name and reputation out there for all to see and thank you for all who voted. Thank you for caring. The minute we can’t get people to run for the Board or we can’t get Property Owners to volunteer, give us feedback or engage with our community is the minute we need to worry that we haven’t met our community’s needs and they are going elsewhere.
Now that I have shared my thanks I would like to remind everyone that Fall Fest is around the corner the weekend of October 6th. We will probably be raking leaves by then, but put your rake down and enjoy the campfires, the music, the food and best of all, enjoy Woodhaven!
Board of Directors President