The Springs Newsletter
February 11, 2021
New This Edition
Boat Storage Lot Gate - New Lock/Old Combo
The previous lock on the boat storage lot gate failed and was replaced, but the new lock uses the current 4-digit combination. Please note: The combo must be set to the top row on the new lock, not the center line. Markings on the lock indicate this change.

As a reminder, please ensure your stored items are parked “squarely” in your assigned parking space and not encroaching on the spaces on either side. Your fellow property owners appreciate your cooperation and consideration.

If you recently sold your watercraft or RV or no longer need your parking space and wish to relinquish it, please advise the Infrastructure and Roads Committee, so the space can be made available for another property owner. Thank you!

IRC and Security Committee: submitted by Steve Barnhart
Found Near Gate
Do you recognize this adorable stuffed animal? An Off the Cuff poster is keeping it safe for the owner until claimed. Another neighbor is looking for well drilling and tree clearing recommendations. And, if you know a place to take cordless electric tools for repair, an OTC poster could use your help.

If you would like to join our neighborhood blog, change your password, or need help logging in, please contact the Communications Committee.

Communications Committee: Judy Heffner
Which country consumes the most chocolate per capita?

United States

See the answer below.
Committee Corner
If you are interested in joining a committee, refer to the Committees page of our website, which will explain what its initials stand for, what it does, and how to contact it.

Scheduled Meetings
Contact the committee chair before attending.
HOA Board of Directors: Thursday, February 25 - 10 AM - clubhouse.
  • Contact: Karl Svatek at 336-521-7611
Firewise: Thursday, March 4 - 4:30 PM - clubhouse
SBG: Sunday, March 7 - 1:30 PM - clubhouse
ARC: Monday, March 8 - 5 PM - via Zoom during COVID restrictions
Security: Thursday, March 11 - 7 PM - clubhouse

Committees that Need Your Help
Finance: Alan Hoppensteadt -
  • Skills: bookkeeping, accounting, spreadsheets
Firewise: Fred Spin - 510-852-2180 or
IRC: Steve Barnhart - committee's contact form
Nominating: Curtis Ish -
Security: Jerry Bushey -
Social Committee: Prudy Mitchell at 719-221-9737 or
SBG: Shauna Elvin at 267-992-0123 or
Web Committee and HOA Communications: Joyce Ish - committee's contact form
  • Skills: foundation in English grammar, some computer experience

Communications Committee: Judy Heffner
Welcome Spring Gift
The Social Committee members will be delivering a welcome to spring gift to the homes of residents on the first day of spring, March 20. The plan is to drop off the gifts on porches or doorsteps. So, for planning purposes and to be sure that we do not leave a perishable gift for some families who are away, please RSVP by February 17. Please send a message with your name and street address to:
Joan Feierstein
email or
text to 828-308-1110

Social Committee: Joan Feierstein
Trivia Answer: Switzerland

A visit to Switzerland is never complete without tasting the mouth-watering Swiss chocolates and bringing them back home for friends and family. However, it is not only the tourists but also the Swiss people who love the delicious chocolates manufactured by the top Swiss brands in the country. The Swiss people lead the world in chocolate consumption with 19.4 pounds of chocolate being consumed by the Swiss people per capita per year. Switzerland also ensures that people in other parts of the world are not deprived of their home-manufactured chocolate delicacies and exports chocolates across the world with Germany, the UK, France, and Italy forming the biggest markets for Swiss chocolate producers.

Reference: World Atlas
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