The Springs Newsletter
September 2, 2021
New This Edition
Annual Meeting
New Date: November 6, 2021
New Venue: Camp Walter Johnson
Due to the rise in COVID-19 infections in the county, the Southmont Fire Department has canceled all meeting hall reservations this fall until further notice. Unfortunately, this includes our September 25, 2021, annual meeting.  Your board has secured another meeting hall that we feel will more than meet our needs at the

The first Saturday we can reserve the hall is November 6, 2021. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM with a social half-hour at 6:30 PM. The space available is 5 to 6 times the space we had at the Southmont Fire Station and comes with a built-in microphone and projection system. There is plenty of space to seat couples 6 feet apart from one another if need be. 

In compliance with making sure all members know about the change in date and venue, we will be mailing the details USPS and include a map to the camp. Please check the newsletter regularly for meeting updates dictated by changing COVID-19 restrictions.

Board of Directors 2021-2022 Candidate Profiles that have been submitted are now available on our Downloads page. The profile form is a fillable document. If you would like to submit your profile by email, download it, type directly on the form, save it, and email it to Cedar Management as directed on the form.

HOA Board of Directors: Curtis Ish
Pool Closes At Sundown - Sunday, September 12
Our pool and hot tub just passed its late summer inspection with a 100% from Davidson County Health Department. This is the perfect time to take advantage of the last two weekends of our 2021 summer season.

The pool and hot tub will close on Sunday, September 12, at sundown. Come say goodbye to summer with a last swim and have a perfect spot to watch the sunset.

Recreational Facilities Committee: Liz Roland
Association Dues Billing Problem Resolved
If you paid your dues for the whole year in January 2021, your recent bill from Cedar Management might show that you owe $20. This is an error, and Cedar Management will be sending out a revised bill removing the $20. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

HOA Board of Directors: Al Hoppensteadt
The Streetlights Are Going Up
Our community's new LED streetlights have begun to sprout. Work began this week on Boulder Ridge Drive, where the poles have started going up and an electrician has begun connecting the wiring. The work had been delayed a bit to accommodate another layer of Davidson County approval, but now that the work has begun, we anticipate getting all the lights up in the coming weeks. It won't be long before the entire community has new lights, at considerable savings in electricity costs.

Karl Svatek: HOA Board of Directors
Did You Know? In military lingo, a “klick” is shorthand for “kilometer.” Although the exact origin of the term is unknown, it is believed to have originated with Australian soldiers in Vietnam, who would use the gas regulator on their rifles to count off the distances they had hiked. They did so by moving it forward one mark for every 100 meters traveled, then reset it on the 10th interval, which resulted in an audible click for every kilometer hiked.

WD-40 Was Invented To Protect What?
Nuclear Missiles
Rifle Actions
Bicycle Chains
Race Car Carburetors 

See the answer below.
New To Our Website And The Blog

Two completed board candidate profiles have been uploaded to the Downloads page.

The 2021 Proxy Vote Form has been uploaded to the Downloads page of our website.

Off the Cuff has been very active. There are many questions/requests waiting for your comments.

  • A question about new light poles
  • Comments on the "Your Speed" Digital Sign on Sierra Trace Road
  • Furniture/carpet cleaner recommendations
  • Recommendation for someone to hang tongue and groove
  • Boxes Needed
  • A Good Job with Good Hours
  • Recommendations for Well
  • T-Mobile Breach - One More Step

Communications Committee: Joyce Ish
Upcoming Events
Reminder! HUGE Yard Sale
September 18 - 7 AM To Noon
RAIN DATE: Saturday, September 25

WHERE: Healing Springs Volunteer Fire Department - Corner of NC Hwy 8 and Bringle Ferry Road
TREASURES: Galore…furniture, shop tools, baby crib, baby clothes, toys, sports and camping gear, appliances, grills, bicycles, art, books, jewelry, and much, much more
BENEFIT: All proceeds go to The Healing Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
DONATIONS NEEDED: Check out the details.
CONTACT: Please contact by text or phone Ali Bachand at 540-273-1414 or Sally Barnhart at 704-904-1339.

Social Committee: Ali Bachand and Sally Barnhart
Committee Corner
Scheduled Meetings
Contact the committee chair before attending.
All meetings are at the clubhouse unless otherwise noted.

ARC: Monday, September 13 - 5:30 PM
Security Committee: Wednesday, September 22 - 10 AM
HOA Board of Directors: Thursday, September 23 - 10:00 AM
  • Contact Karl Svatek at 336-521-7611

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.

Communications Committee: Joyce Ish
Trivia Answer: Nuclear Missiles
Long before WD-40 was a household name and a can resided in practically every garage across America, it was an obscure product invented for a singular purpose.
Back in 1953, Norman Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, created WD-40 for the Convair, an American aircraft manufacturing company, to protect the SM-65 Atlas missile—the American military’s first operational intercontinental ballistic missile. In order to reduce its weight, the Atlas had a very thin steel skin and even thinner steel balloon-style fuel tanks. It was critical to protect the skin and the paper-thin, steel fuel tanks from corrosion, and WD-40 accomplished that task by both displacing water molecules on the metal and penetrating into the pores of the metal surface.
Although the SM-65 Atlas missile was briefly put into service, as a nuclear missile platform it was, thankfully, never deployed as such. After retirement as a military missile system in the mid-1960s, the de-weaponized Atlas system had a long and fruitful career as NASA’s launch platform of choice—sending countless satellites, the Mercury missions, and the Gemini missions into space.
Although we know that WD-40 is comprised of compounds like hydrocarbons and petroleum, the formula of WD-40 is a trade secret, and the product was never patented in order to avoid disclosing the formula.

Communications Committee: Joyce Ish
List Of Ongoing Topics
Clicking on the link(s) below will take you directly to detailed information on the topic. All ongoing topics are posted on the Home page of our website in the "Announcements and Events" section.  
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Home page: Announcements and Events
Contact a committee: Email a committee with a question
Downloads: Official Documents/Fire and Evacuation Plans 
Off the Cuff: Our blog page
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Next edition of the newsletter: Thursday, September 16
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