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HIGHLAND LAKES

CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION

April 2018
April 2018
Candidates Night:
Monday, April 16, 2018
at 7:00 p.m.

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Annual Meeting & Important


Dates
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Community Garden
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HLCA Most Unwanted


Enemies: Dames Rocket
Pages 14-15

Tornado Safety Checklist


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What’s Cooking?
Page 19

Women’s Club
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Mark your calendars!!

Bunco Night
April 21

Garlic Mustard Pull


May 20

20301 Silver Spring Drive Northville, MI 48167


Phone: (248) 349-4006 Fax: (248) 349-8821
Website: www.HLCA.us Facebook: www.facebook.com/hlca.mi
All Residents are Welcome at the Annual Meeting
The association’s annual meeting held on Monday, May 21, 2018 is the best opportunity for you to learn
about events in the Association and get caught up on happenings in our community. Here are a few
agenda items and meeting activities you won’t want to miss:

• Announcement of the Annual Election results.

• Meet the Board, some Committee Members and the Property Manager.

• Hear the Annual Report about the Community.

• Get an update on new and current Board Liaisons to the Committees.

• Hear the association treasurer explain how your assessments are being used and reserves are
being invested.

• Be an active community resident and attend the annual meeting. Come introduce yourself to
your neighbors and find a wealth of information about your community!

Important Dates
• Election results will be announced at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Membership on Monday,
May 21, 2018.

• If you are interested in becoming a Board member you must submit your resume to the
Clubhouse by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018.

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Highland Lakes
Management Section
Highland Lakes Board of Directors

Guy Balok, President


Michelle Todorov, Vice President
Sandy Nolan, Secretary
Ann Creviston, Treasurer
Kathleen Connor, Director
Margaret (Peggy) Zonca, Director
Kathy Baldwin, Director
This section of the Herald contains minutes of the Board of Directors’ meetings
and management information. This section is the official medium of communica-
tions of the Association as prescribed by Board Resolution R-6, March 22, 1976.
We recommend that you not only read but save this section of the Herald for future
reference. Resolutions and Regulations approved by the Board become part of
your Association By-Laws.

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HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION DIRECTORY
20301 Silver Spring Drive, Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-349-4006 E-mail: clubhouse@hlca.us
Fax: 248-349-8821 Web: www.HLCA.us
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Guy Balok, President................... 734-667-3507 Margaret (Peggy) Zonca, Director.248-348-5283
Michelle Todorov, Vice President...248-380-1611 Kathleen Connor, Director............248-207-6417
Ann Creviston, Treasurer..............248-894-4961 Kathy Baldwin, Director.............. 248-974-6688
Sandy Nolan, Secretary............... 248-349-3587

PERSONNEL
Joe Poma........................................Property Manager Guinevere Eatmon........Senior Receptionist (Notary)
Emily Lutzenkirchen.....Publications & Records Assistant Alexis Jackson......................................Receptionist
Sharon Englund.......................................Bookkeeper Terry Duke............................................Receptionist
COMMITTEE INFORMATION
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON PHONE BOARD LIAISON
Clubhouse Barb Balok 734-667-3507 Sandy Nolan, Kathy Baldwin &
Ann Creviston

Court Liaison Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Peggy Zonca & Sandy Nolan

Engineering ----- ----- Kathleen Connor & Peggy Zonca

Community Social Brad Todorov 248-380-1611 Guy Balok, Kathy Baldwin, Sandy
Nolan & Michelle Todorov

Finance Joyce Elvy 248-349-1747 Kathleen Connor & Ann Creviston

Grounds Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Kathleen Connor & Peggy Zonca

Herald ----- ----- Kathleen Connor, Guy Balok, &


Sandy Nolan

Ecology Cathy Watkins 248-765-2327 Guy Balok & Michelle Todorov

Pool Rosemary Campion 248-349-8227 Guy Balok, Kathleen Connor,


Cheryl Huizing 248-231-7603 & Sandy Nolan

RV Hugh Battley 248-349-4841 Michelle Todorov

Tennis Carol Shields 248-305-7123 Michelle Todorov


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
After Hours Emergency ...................................................................................................................248-349-4006
Northville Township Police-Non-Emergency .................................................................................248-349-9400
Northville Township Fire Department ..........................................................................................248-348-5807
Northville Township Police and Fire Emergency ........................................................................................... 911
After Hours Maintenance Emergency ..........................................................................................248-349-4006
Assessment/Billing Inquiries .....................................................................................................248-349-4006
Consumers Power Company .......................................................................................................800-477-5050
DTE-Electric Company ...............................................................................................................800-477-4747
Hazardous Waste Information .....................................................................................................734-326-3936
HLCA WOW! Account Rep (Bob Sivori) ........................................................................................248-808-9872
WOW! Sales & Support .............................................................................................................1-866-496-9669
HLCA AT&T Account Rep (Denise Smith) .....................................................................................810-265-4946
AT&T Sales & Support (Phone or U-Verse) ..................................................................................800-288-3466
HLCA Comcast Account Rep (Erin Timmermann)..............................................erin_timmermann@comcast.com
Web site ......................................................................................................................................www.HLCA.us
Association Facebook Page ..............................................................................................facebook.com/hlca.mi
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Highland Lakes
Herald

The Highland Lakes Herald is the official news medium of


the Highland Lakes Condominium Association, serving all
Herald Committee
residents, groups and organizations.
(looking for volunteers)
The Association and its Board of Directors control and are
Herald Staff responsible for the contents of the Herald.
Ray Parzych
Betty Parzych The staff of the Highland Lakes Herald serves on a voluntary
Joel Lutz basis. Editorials reflect the opinions of the staff and are not
Gloria Janks construed as representative of the general membership of
Ilio Alessandri the Association.
Barbara Evans
Marty Tingstad The Herald welcomes comments, suggestions and articles
Beverly Dudley from its readers. All material submitted for publication
in the Herald must be true, factual, and newsworthy. The
editor reserves the right to withhold items from publication
pending verification of facts. In some cases where items
are of a critical or controversial nature, the editor reserves
the right to solicit comments from those with opposing
viewpoints.

Materials submitted for publication are to be given to the


receptionist in Highland House. All materials submitted
must be signed, but signatures will be withheld upon request.
Communications to the Herald should be in writing. No
material will be accepted for publication in the upcoming
issue after the 20th of the month.

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HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES - March 19, 2018
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Highland Lakes Condominium Association was held
on the third Monday of the month, in accordance with the By-Laws of the Association. President Guy
Balok called the March 19, 2018 regular meeting of the Board of Directors to order at 7:07 p.m.
Attendance
The following Directors were present: Guy Balok, Sandy Nolan, Ann Creviston, Kathy Baldwin, Michelle
Todorov and Peggy Zonca. Kathleen Connor was excused. Also present were Joe Poma, Property
Manager, and Emily Lutzenkirchen, Publications and Records Assistant. Approximately 11 Co-Owners
attended.
Approval of Minutes: Engineering Committee Report: page 11
Board Action: Motion by Peggy Zonca, support by Board Action: Motion by Ann Creviston, support by
Ann Creviston, to approve and file the minutes of the Sandy Nolan, to approve the Engineering Committee
February 19, 2018, executive session of the Board of report of March 14, 2018, and the recommendation
Directors. All in favor. Motion passed. to approve modifications #1-3. All in favor. Motion
Passed.
Financial Report:
Ecology Committee Report: page 12
Joe Poma reported.
Board Action: Motion by Kathy Baldwin, support by
Receivables are still high due to the Association bailing Ann Creviston, to approve the Ecology Committee
a unit out of tax forfeiture. The money will be fully report of March 13, 2018. All in favor. Motion Passed.
recouped on the backend.
Discussion: There is a seedling giveaway taking place
The income account is favorable mainly due to at the Northville Township hall on Saturday, April 21st,
multiple Herald ad renewals and the recurring AT&T from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
commission check.
Co-Owners Forum:
Administrative expense is favorable due to no major
supply or computer expenses. Administrative payroll is Susan Crossley previously gave the Board a quote on
favorable due to February being a short month. new gym equipment for the clubhouse by Fitness Things
& All Pro Exercise. Since then, she has spoken to a sales
License tab renewals, snowblower purchases, vehicle representative at American Home Fitness and believes
repairs and the DOT inspections all contributed to the they are the better choice. American Home Fitness can
vehicle expense overage. Also, a truckload of sidewalk offer a more compact wall unit and equipment such as
salt was ordered causing snow removal to be over. a recumbent bike, dumbbell sets, slam balls and more
Unit maintenance and repair is over due to a flood issue at a lower price. Ann recommended that Susan obtain
in Dartmouth, PVC soil pipe repairs and some units a quote from American Home Fitness so they can
that needed to be cabled. compare the two.
Currently, there are five lifeguards returning from the A resident requested clarification on the $4,000 bailout
for a unit. The unit was heading towards tax foreclosure
previous year for this pool season. Joe is actively looking
for three more. Byron Culver is returning as security onwhich has automatic priority over any other liens on the
March 30th. property. To protect our lien and late fees accrued on
the property, the Association paid the tax delinquency
Board Action: Motion by Sandy Nolan, support by Ann and added the amount paid to the current lien. The tax
Creviston, to approve the financial report of March 19, es paid, late fees and the lien will be paid once the unit
2018. All in favor. Motion passed. sells.
Clubhouse Committee Report: page 10 Mike Baynes commented on the dumping taking place
Board Action: Motion by Ann Creviston, support by on the property. Joe stated that the biggest problem
Peggy Zonca, to approve the Clubhouse Committee seems to be the Savoy trash corral. Some dumping is
report of March 5, 2018, and to approve the allowed such as a resident moving out or doing their
recommendation to allow a rental event to start one own construction as long as they follow the disposal
hour early on Sunday, April 8, 2018. All in favor. rules. Keep an eye out for any dumping that may be
Motion passed. against the rules and contact Joe.

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Richard Wilson asked if the saunas can be co-ed during
the winter months (mid-September thru mid-May).
During this time the saunas are used sporadically. The
request has been tabled and will be brought up as new
business at the next meeting.
Management Report: page 9
Joe Poma reported.
New Business
Next month in lieu of the public Board meeting there
will be Meet the Candidate’s Night which begins at 7
p.m. The candidates will be at the clubhouse to represent
themselves and answer any questions. Three positions
are up this term and resumes are due at the clubhouse
on April 13th no later than 5 p.m.
Grounds Committee meetings resume April 9th at 7
p.m. and Pool Committee meetings resume April 10th
at 5:30 p.m.
Motion to adjourn by Michelle Todorov.
The meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

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MANAGEMENT REPORT
TO: Board of Directors, Co-Owners RE: Property Manager’s Report
FROM: Joe Poma, Property Manager DATE: March 19, 2018

1. Automated Calling System: Initial tests of the new calling system were positive and almost every co-owner was reached by
phone, e-mail or text. We are entering information from the forms in the Herald as we receive them, so if you have an updated
phone number or method of contact, please remember to let us know. I was asked by a resident what the cost of the calling system
was and I realized after I sent the letter out that one of the commonly asked questions was regarding additional fees. The letter
states that it is free to the residents even though it is not. The letter used was a form letter provided by the calling company and
is the same one used for schools and churches, so that portion did not apply to our community. The actual cost of the service is
$3455 per year and costs each resident about 41 cents per month. Like other things of this nature, I will most likely be able to
make it blend in by subtracting from other categories like postage, which will be offset by this new system. The contract also
provides for unlimited use, so you don’t have to worry about a per-call charge. As of March 14th, the system has been used for the
following:

• An introduction of the system for the residents.


• Notification of cancelation of meetings due to weather conditions.
• Reminders for users of the RV Lot to maintain vehicles appropriately.
• Notification to certain buildings on the property of a gas meter replacement.

Of course, the true value of the system will be around election time, or whenever we need to reach the residents at any hour for im-
portant information or to notify them of upcoming events or cancelations. The system overall has received a very positive reaction
from the residents. I also realize that there is a fine line between communicating information to residents and annoying them with
too many phone calls, so the staff is taking that into consideration. Please remember that if you want to receive text messages as
opposed to phone calls, you need to send a text that says “ALERT” to 22300. You will receive an immediate response confirming
your opt-in status and at any time, you may also text “STOP” to withdraw your permission. There is good and bad with text mes-
sages only. With a text message, you don’t have to remain on the phone to listen to the message (like the time you are spending
reading this), but conversely, I am limited to typing 320 characters so you may not get the entire speech. The staff will therefore
do its best to type the main theme of the message in the text box and if you need clarification, just call the office. You can also
submit an e-mail address that will include the entire voice message.

2. Pool and Security: It looks like we have five lifeguards returning so far this year which is great news. This includes our Head
Lifeguard, Eric Rydman and several that have been with us for a few seasons now. The pool renovation work should take place in
April and will include new marcite surfaces for both pools, new equipment, machinery and computer systems. I’m hoping for a
maintenance free summer. Lifeguards will start prepping the deck and enclosure on April 30th and if everything goes well, we are
scheduled to open on Friday, May 25th. The Board and Management continue to weigh options for the clubhouse roof; whether
it will be chemically stripped and re-painted, completely removed and replaced with a new metal roof, or if we will simply leave
it alone for now remains to be decided. At this point, it’s merely a cosmetic issue. Security at the property will be provided by
Byron Culver, our Security Guard from last year that received high marks for patrolling all areas by car and on foot, throughout
his shift. Byron has extensive experience working with security companies in situations that far exceed anything we have going
on here. If you need to reach the Security Guard during his shift, call the clubhouse number, follow the prompts to speak to our
answering service and they will have him contact you directly. Security on the property is set to commence on March 30th.

3. Silver Spring Drive: The main road through our property will be receiving a facelift in spring; specifically, a new cast aluminum
entrance sign and brick pillar foundation will be installed at the 7 Mile Road entrance at our property line. We are also install-
ing 39 new lamp-heads on the streetlights along Silver Spring, identical to those placed on our common element, with the acorn-
shaped Victorian design. The new lights will feature 10 year LED circuitry and will save an estimated $6500 per year in electric
costs while increasing the light output onto the road. We will no longer be hampered by flickering or burned out bulbs, nor have to
deal with variations in light intensity and color.

4. Asphalt & Concrete: Just a reminder: if you live on Dearborn, Eddington, Hayes, Ironwood, Lehigh Court, Lyric, Madison,
Queen Anne or Windsor, you are scheduled to get your parking lot re-paved, striped and numbered this year, along with any con-
crete sidewalk or approach-walk work that needs to be done. The project can start as early as April, but very often happens during
the summer. Additional details will follow and co-owners will be notified well in advance of the parking situation.

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Clubhouse Committee MEETING DATE: March 5, 2018
MEMBERS PRESENT: Mike Baynes GUESTS PRESENT:
Barbara Balok, Chairperson Mary Lou Levine Sandy Nolan, Board Liaison
Cheryl Huizing Betty Parzych Guy Balok, Board President
Judy Nakdimen Ray Parzych Ann Creviston, Board Liaison
Rosemary Campion Kathy Baldwin, Board Liaison
Elaine Anderson Joe Poma, Property Manager
Richard Wilson
Yvonne Wilson

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Committee By-Laws. The By-Laws were distributed and voting explained.

2. Cleaning of Clubhouse. Barb requested that the cleaner provide a list of cleaning duties and schedule specific to HLCA
Clubhouse, and will meet in person accompanied by interested members.

3. Request for Rental Exception. A Co-Owner has requested access to the Clubhouse one hour early on Sunday, April 8.

4. Library Maintenance. Members will meet at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 7, to re-shelve books.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: Approve rental event to start one hour early on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


Submitted by Judy Nakdimen

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Engineering Committee MEETING DATE: March 14, 2018
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Thomas A. Werner Guy Balok, Board Liaison
Stan Savitskie
Dave Burfoot
Kim Hudson
Mike Baynes
Richard Wilson
MODIFICATION REQUESTS REVIEWED:

1 Unit 58 (4) Windows


Installation by: Wallside Windows
Meets HLCA Requirements
Notes:

2 Unit 381 Doorwall PD-1


Installation by: PMS Diversified Services, LLC
Meets HLCA Requirements
Notes:

3 Unit 657 (5) Windows


Installation by: Home Depot
Meets HLCA Requirements
Notes:

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: To approve modifications #1-3


NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted by Tom Werner

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Ecology Committee MEETING DATE: March 13, 2018
MEMBERS PRESENT: Mike Baynes GUESTS PRESENT:
Cathy Watkins, Chairperson Stan Roberson Joe Poma, Property Manager
Liz Gannon, Co-Chair Joel Lutz Guy Balok, Board President
Diane Pittaway Richard Wright Sandy Nolan, Board Secretary
Judy Nakdimen Claudia Moore
Sharon Smith

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Northville Township seedling giveaway is on April 21st at the Township offices.

2. Wood project update: planting is scheduled for the northeast corner this spring. We are interested in finding others who
would like to join in this project!

3. Garlic mustard pull is scheduled for May 20th, a Sunday.

4. Discussed improving fish habitat in the lakes.

5. Claudia presented lawn fertilizing concerns regarding health hazards of the current methods. Our committee is going to
investigate the possibilities of a more organic natural approach to lawn care.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: none

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


Submitted by Cathy Watkins, Chairperson

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Interested in being part
of our Community
Garden?

This will be our 9th year of this successful

project, and if you are

interested in joining our farm

team, please contact


Diane Pittaway

at 248-347-1078 or

dipittaway@gmail.com

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HLCA Most Unwanted Enemy
#6 Dame’s Rocket
(Hesperis matronalis)

What is wrong with Dame’s Rocket?

Dame’s Rocket, Sweet Rocket, or Dame’s Viole is


an attractive, fragrant but invasive plant. It is a
short-lived perennial, but a prolific bloomer and
a single plant produces a copious amount of
seed. Since its introduction from Europe and
escaping cultivation, it is now throughout most
of the United States and listed on the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s noxious weed list.

As a member of the mustard family, it has many


similarities with garlic mustard, a related plant
that has inundated woodlands in Michigan. Dame’s Rocket also thrives in open woodlands,
thickets, roadsides, fields and easily replaces our native wildflowers by forming massive
colonies, typically setting foot in disturbed soils.

What does Dame’s Rocket look like?

The plant reaches 3-4 feet tall and has showy rounded flowers that last for several weeks.
Dame's rocket has alternately arranged leaves and four petals per flower. Flowers are
purple, blue, or white and bloom May thru August.

Dame's Rocket may be confused for a native


phlox. Phlox have 5-petaled flowers where
Dame's Rocket has 4 petals. Leaf
arrangement is also different on the two plants;
Dame’s rocket has lanceolate, toothed leaves
that grow alternately along the stems, while
phlox has smooth-edged, and opposite leaves.
Woodland Phlox Dames’ Rocket

How do I manage invasive Dame’s Rocket?

Hand pulling can help prevent the spread by pulling Dame’s rocket plants from the ground,
being sure to get the roots to prevent resprouting. As seeds remain in the soil for many years,
the control work should be repeated each year.

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Proper disposal

Michigan law prohibits disposal of yard waste with household waste, unless plants are
diseased, infested or invasive species plants that are part of an eradication or control
program.

Pulled Dame’s rocket and garlic mustard should always be placed in plastic garbage bags
and disposed of with the regular curbside household garbage.

Plant Native Wildflowers, alternatives include:

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

~ Ecology Committee
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Coming Soon…..
The Highland Lakes 5th Annual

One of the wonderful features of Highland Lakes is our woodlands.


They make many areas around our community like an off-the-beaten-
path experience.

Unfortunately, our woods are being invaded by some ecologically


damaging plants, which left unchecked, are capable of eliminating the
native trees and plants that make up our wooded areas. In defense of
our woods a group of woods loving Highland Lakers have annually had a
day to remove as much as possible in that day of the invasive garlic
mustard plants.

Nothing difficult, just grab, pull and bag. The soil will still be moist and
will easily surrender up the plants that need to be removed.

How about you join us to enjoy an adventurous day with your


neighbors in one of the outstanding amenities of Highland Lakes.

th
Sunday, May 20
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We’ll gather in the Silver Spring beach/picnic area. Call 248-349-6782
(Joel Lutz) for more information.
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Bunco Night
No experience
necessary.... an easy and
fun game to play!

Beginning at 7 p.m.
at the Clubhouse
Saturday, April 21st.

Players bring
appetizers to share.
Bring a gift if you want to
participate in a white
elephant exchange.
BYOB

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Be Red Cross Ready
Tornado Safety Checklist
Know the Difference
A tornado is a violently rotating column of
air extending from the base of a thunderstorm Tornado Watch
down to the ground. Tornado intensities are Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and
classified on the Fujita Scale with ratings discuss your emergency plans, and check supplies and your safe
between F0 (weakest) to F5 (strongest). They room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a
are capable of completely destroying well- tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!
made structures, uprooting trees and hurling Tornado Warning
objects through the air like deadly missiles. A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Tornado
Although severe tornadoes are more common warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Go
in the Plains States, tornadoes have been immediately underground to a basement, storm cellar or an interior
reported in every state. room (closet, hallway or bathroom).

What should I do to prepare What should I do if a tornado What do I do after a tornado?


for a tornado? is threatening?

❐ During any storm, listen to local news or ❐ The safest place to be is an underground ❐ Continue listening to local news or a
a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed shelter, basement or safe room. NOAA Weather Radio for updated
about watches and warnings. information and instructions.
❐ If no underground shelter or safe room
❐ Know your community’s warning is available, a small, windowless interior ❐ If you are away from home, return only
system. Communities have different room or hallway on the lowest level of a when authorities say it is safe to do so.
ways of warning residents about sturdy building is the safest alternative.
❐ Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and
tornados, with many having sirens
• Mobile homes are not safe during sturdy shoes when examining your walls,
intended for outdoor warning purposes.
tornadoes or other severe winds. doors, staircases and windows for damage.
❐ Pick a safe room in your home where • Do not seek shelter in a hallway or
household members and pets may gather bathroom of a mobile home. ❐ Watch out for fallen power lines or
during a tornado. This should be a • If you have access to a sturdy broken gas lines and report them to the
basement, storm cellar or an interior shelter or a vehicle, abandon your utility company immediately.
room on the lowest floor with no mobile home immediately. ❐ Stay out of damaged buildings.
windows. • Go to the nearest sturdy building or
shelter immediately, using your ❐ Use battery-powered flashlights when
❐ Practice periodic tornado drills so that examining buildings—do NOT use candles.
seat belt if driving.
everyone knows what to do if a tornado
• Do not wait until you see the
is approaching. ❐ If you smell gas or hear a blowing or
tornado.
hissing noise, open a window and get
❐ Consider having your safe room everyone out of the building quickly and
❐ If you are caught outdoors, seek
reinforced. Plans for reinforcing an call the gas company or fire department.
shelter in a basement, shelter or sturdy
interior room to provide better
building. If you cannot quickly walk
protection can be found on the FEMA ❐ Take pictures of damage, both of the
to a shelter:
Web site at http://www.fema.gov/ building and its contents, for insurance
plan/prevent/rms/rmsp453.shtm. • Immediately get into a vehicle, claims.
buckle your seat belt and try to
❐ Prepare for high winds by removing ❐ Use the telephone only for emergency
drive to the closest sturdy shelter.
diseased and damaged limbs from trees. calls.
• If flying debris occurs while you
❐ Move or secure lawn furniture, trash are driving, pull over and park. ❐ Keep all of your animals under your
cans, hanging plants or anything else that Now you have the following direct control.
can be picked up by the wind and become options as a last resort:
a projectile. ❐ Clean up spilled medications, bleaches,
• Stay in the car with the seat belt gasoline or other flammable liquids that
❐ Watch for tornado danger signs: on. Put your head down below could become a fire hazard.
the windows, covering with your
• Dark, often greenish clouds—a hands and a blanket if possible. ❐ Check for injuries. If you are trained,
phenomenon caused by hail • If you can safely get noticeably provide first aid to persons in need until
• Wall cloud—an isolated lowering of lower than the level of the emergency responders arrive.
the base of a thunderstorm roadway, exit your car and lie
• Cloud of debris in that area, covering your
• Large hail head with your hands.
• Funnel cloud—a visible rotating
extension of the cloud base • Your choice should be driven by
• Roaring noise your specific circumstances.

Let Your Family Know You’re Safe


If your community experiences a tornado, or any disaster, register on the American
Red Cross Safe and Well Web site available through RedCross.org to let your family
and friends know about your welfare. If you don’t have Internet access, call 1-866-
GET-INFO to register yourself and your family.

For more information on disaster and emergency preparedness, visit RedCross.org.


Copyright © 2009 by the American National Red Cross | Stock No. 658592

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Nemesis au Chocolat avec Crème Anglaise et Framboise
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce and Raspberries

1-1/2 c. sugar 5 large eggs, room temperature


1/2 c. water Confectioner’s sugar
2 tbs. vanilla extract 2/3 c. sugar
8 oz. unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped 6 egg yolks
4 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 2 c. milk
1 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room 1 tsp. vanilla extract
temperature Fresh raspberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9-inch cake pan with 1-1/2-inch-high sides. Line
bottom with waxed paper. Bring 1 cup sugar, ½ cup water, and 2 tablespoons vanilla to boil
in heavy medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add half of unsweetened and half of semi-
sweet chocolate and stir until smooth. Whisk in half the butter. Add remaining chocolate
and butter; whisk until smooth. Using electric mixer, beat eggs with remaining ½ cup sugar
in large bowl until pale yellow and slowly dissolving ribbon forms when beaters are lifted.
Beat in chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place cake pan in large baking pan.
Add enough boiling water to baking pan to come halfway up sides of cake pan. Bake until
cake remains firm in center when shaken, about 30 minutes. Remove cake from water and cool
10 minutes. Unmold onto plate; cool completely. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover loosely
with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.) Prepare crème Anglaise. Beat 2/3 cup sugar
and 6 egg yolks in small bowl to blend. Scald milk in heavy medium saucepan over medium
heat. Gradually beat into yolks. Return to saucepan and stir until mixture leaves path on back
of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 8 minutes. Do not boil. Strain into bowl. Mix in
vanilla. Cool. Cover and refrigerate. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead.) To serve, place a paper
doily on top of cake and sift confectioner’s sugar over top. Carefully lift off doily. Cut into
wedges. Spoon crème Anglaise onto plates. Top with cake wedges and garnish with raspberries.
Serves 12 to 16.

Submitted by Judy Nakdimen


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Anchor Ironwood Neptune


Tracey Green........................321-4614 Barbara Balok.............734-667-3507 Lucy Curtis (B33)..............349-0301
Mary Kay Wimsatt (B34)...767-9846
Althea Itham Elizabeth Oliver (B35).......880-2637
Sue Tocco............................ 348-3396 Daniel Long................734-245-6191 .
Norwood
Amboy Juliet Stan Savitskie .............. ..946-4338
Brad Todorov.........................380-1611 Debra Behrmann........734-934-0625 .
Oakland
Andover Kenyon Earl Smith.........................349-6478
Pam Takacs...........................374-0864 Elizabeth Dombles..............Unlisted
Old Bridge
Aqueduct Lagoon Linda Tomica...................349-6107
Earl McShane.................810-923-3210 Marchelle Brotz...........517-525-1661
Pond
Bryn Mawr Lehigh Diane Pittaway............... .347-1078
Robert Gorczyca.............734-751-7828 Lela Lutz............................349-6782
Queen Anne
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Agnes Valle...........................305-9695 Dianne Hartman.................229-3884
Colleen Pilgrim...............734-292-6885 Richards
Leidel Mike Baynes....................826-9435
Dearborn Barbara Adams..................982-8247
VACANT Sandy
Lilac Beverly Brenner...............348-2982
Dorothy Gay Barbara Evans...................348-3087
Gayathri Rao.........................344-8791 Savoy
Longwood Jason Kraska.....................unlisted
Eddington Jim O’Connor.....................344-6600
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Lyric Leslie Wilcox.......... .........449-6726
Farragut Minda Commire.................701-0004
Lorraine Scully (B 89 & 90).......344-8703 Seabrook
Janice Booher (B 88)..............344-4229 Madison Andrea Valle.....................819-0704
Carolyn Toyer.....................348-9745
Hayes Valiant
D. & G. Loudy (B 30, 31 & 32) Malvern Ilio Alessandri ................ ..449-6959
..................................................349-3308 Viviana Lande ...................320-0691
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Betsy Byrne...........................207-6221 Whitman
Frank Jensen...................431-9614
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April 2018
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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Easter Drums Alive Yoga 9:30 a.m. Drums Alive
Clubhouse 9:30 a.m. Womens 9:30 a.m.
Closed Club noon
Ladies
Pinochle Yoga 6:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Court Liaison
Comm. 7:00 p.m.

8 9 10 Drums Alive 11 12 13 14
Grounds
Yoga 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Drums Alive
Comm. Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Ladies 9:30 a.m.
7:00 pm Pool Comm. & 6:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Pinochle Election
Ecology Comm. 12:30 p.m. Resumes due
Engineering
7:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Comm. 7:00 p.m.
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Finance Comm. Yoga 9:30 a.m. Drums Alive Yoga 9:30 a.m. Drums Alive Bunco Night
6:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Candidates Ladies
Night Pinochle
7:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.

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Drums Alive
Yoga 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Yoga 9:30 a.m. Drums Alive
& 6:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.
Ladies
Pinochle
12:30 p.m.

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Drums Alive Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Yoga 9:30 a.m. Womens Drums Alive
9:30 a.m.
Club noon 9:30 a.m.
Ladies Yoga 6:00 p.m.
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12:30 p.m. Comm. 7:00 p.m.

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5:30 p.m.
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