Celebrating our legacy at Woodhaven is important; and what makes a legacy are the footprints left behind. Over the past several years as a community, we have seen many couples or families that owned property for a very long time take their final journey out of the Woodhaven gate. They leave behind memories of their beautiful lot with personal touches and family sign with their section and lot number hung with pride by their drive.
We had such a family leave our Woodhaven community gate to seek their final destination in Arizona. Section 27 said farewell to this couple who had an impact on their “own slice of heaven”, as their fellow Property Owners stated. Their names are Ralph and Carol and they were Woodhaven campers for more than 38 years. They were a mainstay in this section—friendly and caring Property Owners who always took the time to chat with their neighbors. I admire all the Property Owners in Section 27 who took the time to say goodbye and thanked them for being a part of their section and lives for so many years. It’s these types of moments we need to hold on to in the world we live in today.
Another known fact about this couple is they were passionate about “speaking up” at Woodhaven and submitted many Speak Up Sheets over the years – lots and lots of them. The same care, pride and effort they had taken with their property was no different when they shared their concerns, recommendations and thanks in all those Speak Up Sheets they submitted. As a fellow Property Owner and Board Director, thank you Ralph and Carol for taking the time to do all these little things that add up to a big impact on Woodhaven.
Speaking your opinion at Woodhaven is an important part of being a member of our Association. I know there are skeptics out there who do not believe in submitting Speak Up Sheets, or do not have the time to attend meetings. I ask that you please make the time. Speak Up Sheets are available at the Association Office as well as on the website and in the Woodhaven mobile application. Speak Up Sheets are directed to the appropriate Association department heads and a response is provided directly to the Property Owner if requested. In addition, the Speak Up Sheets are made available online for the Board of Directors to review—and I do review them! Not only do I review Speak Up Sheets as a Director, I submit some myself as a Property Owner if I see something that needs to be addressed. Speak Up Sheets are also a way for you to share your opinion on projects or pending changes to our Rules and Regulations that are being considered. You have a voice in these matters.
I will end this message by again saying “thank you” Ralph and Carol. Thank you for your legacy and the huge footprints you left at Woodhaven. We will try and do you justice by carrying it on in the humble, caring and thoughtful way in which you enjoyed Woodhaven for those 38 years!
Board of Directors President