Yes, you read that right. As of September 21stand 22nd, our prior Activity Director and assistant decided to move on to other things and I am pleased and honored to have been appointed as your activity director moving forward.
Just a short bit about me: My husband, Jeff, and I purchased property in The Resort in 2015 and moved here from Texas to live full time in December 2016. I am originally from Canada – Born in Newfoundland (yes – proud to be a Newfie) and grew up in Vancouver. Jeff and I were married in July of 2011 and at that time I moved to the US as a permanent resident. Together we have 3 adult children, 2 grandchildren and another on the way this next March. We have both enjoyed our time here – meeting new friends, taking part in activities, and getting acquainted with the summer desert heat. But enough about me!
I am committed to do all I can to schedule and conduct activities that we hope appeal to a large majority of you. I am busy working on confirming the activities that have been scheduled as well as developing plans for some new ones. We will do our best to be dancing on Friday nights – there are several great bands that have been booked – and are working on adding more. Be looking for info to come out on a “Resort Fella’s Food Fest” where the GUYS get to cook for all in the park one evening as a charity fundraising event. Earlier arrivals – be looking for info to come out on a “2nd Annual Appetizer Crawl” – coming to a street near you. (This was a hugely successful event for the earlier arrivals last year) AND – make a note – Bingo moves to Thursday evenings this year along with a new program offering new games and larger prizes. In addition, it is my understanding that several of you might enjoy a day bus trip to a local casino and we will be looking at adding that as a park activity as well.
As I have just taken this over, I am SO aware that not much of anything can come off here without the help of our loyal, faithful volunteers. So please stop by the activity office to get acquainted and find out where volunteer opportunities are. We have so many that have been loyal and faithful volunteers over the years and it has been so pleasing to get so many offers of help so far in order to accomplish the things we would like to do. You cannot imagine how much the help and support are appreciated.
NOW- as many of you know, on July 9th the Resort was hit by a very large and destructive microburst storm that caused varying degrees of damage to approximately 147 units. Many year-round residents here at The Resort put in time and effort to help clean up and haul debris out of the streets as well as tarp roofs, and a few summer care residents were kept busy handling insurance appointments and other related things. As well, our sister park – Silveridge – experienced significant storm damage on August 9th when 4+ inches of rain fell in a very short time and caused much of the roof to collapse in on their clubhouse. Because of the disruption at Silveridge, we have arranged to share our facilities with them so they can have activities. Activity directors and assistants both with their office volunteers will office in the Resort Activity Office for the foreseeable future – likely thru December based on current estimates of construction activities. I am asking that you make our guests feel welcome as I am sure they would to us if it were the other way around. Needless to say – this has been an interesting summer.
Let me close by saying that much about this position will be new to me so I ask for your input and understanding. I need your suggestions and feedback in order to make sure we accommodate as many as possible. Please stop by and introduce yourself as soon as you have checked in at the office. Might just have a small gift for you if you get here in time!
Looking forward to a great 2018 / 2019 season!