Published weekly by the Villages of Westcreek Owners' Associations
Communications Committee - January 2, 2017 Edition!




"Your best teacher is your last mistake." ~ Ralph Nader 
VILLAGES OF WESTCREEK - CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

It is hard to believe that the Villages of Westcreek will be celebrating our "30th  Anniversary" this year.  To begin the celebration, we have designed a new banner for our weekly newsletter "This Week in Westcreek," combining the original image of the clock tower that was used in the first edition of the "Westcreek Times" with the official "Westcreek Insignia" of today.

Each week we will share with you some interesting facts and trivia about our community that you may not be aware of.  Our history goes further back than what you may think.

For those who moved into our community in those early years, it will be a trip down memory lane.

So be sure to check us out next week, as we begin our journey in time by sharing some of that history.

Just a reminder that your 1st Quarter Assessments were due on January 1, 2017!

NOTE:  You can still come into the office and pay your assessments in cash, or a check/money order without incurring a fee.

Click here to visit our Assessment page on the website
TEMPORARY SPORTS PARK PASSES EXPIRE ON JANUARY 14, 2017

Anyone who has a temporary ID pass that expires in January or beyond will need to have a regular ID issued by January 14, 2017. The office will be open Saturday, January 14, 2017, to help facilitate this.

All temporary IDs will be invalid on January 14, 2017 regardless of the expiration date. Hopefully this will help to facilitate all of our homeowners and their needs.


Thank you!

Richard Gentry
President, Board of Directors
MAKE A DIFFERENCE - SUPPORT OUR LOCAL SOCCER TEAMS

We are offering the opportunity for local and small private businesses to advertise with our soccer teams. We are asking for support to help make our upcoming season another great success. Our program is strictly funded through player registrations and the generous donations of our local business community. This is a great opportunity if you have a small business from home (Etsy shop, Beauty Control, Advocare, etc.), small business offering services (roofing, landscaping, cleaning, etc.) or a big corporation you work for to get some visibility through multiple avenues. For your tax-deductible donation for both the spring 2017 and fall 2017 season(s) we will provide the following:
  • Company name and/or logo on front of team jerseys (team of your choosing based on availability)
  • Company website listed under our "sponsors" section on league page on VWOA website
  • Company listed in annual Community Sports Almanac
  • Proud Sponsor plaque with team photo and name for you to display
Please help us provide the children of Westcreek Soccer League a safe place to go for fun, friendship, exercise, recreation, memories and positive valued life skills.

For questions or additional information, please contact: Jason Dunbar, Community Activities Superintendent, at 210-679-8761.

Click here to download the Soccer Team Sponsorship Form!
REGISTRATION AND SIZING EVENT FOR THE SPRING 2017 SEASON

We will be holding a registration event on Saturday, January 21st, for our 2017 spring soccer season! Between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., stop in at the Community Center and get your soccer stars signed up and have a little fun.

We are going to have some activities for the kids to have some fun, along with vendors to help us ensure the proper sizing for your child's jersey. The vendors will also bring a selection of the basic necessities for your athletes like black shorts, socks, shin guards and cleats for your shopping convenience. We will have a bouncy house, and the wonderful hot dog stand set up for your enjoyment as well.

Feel free to contact Jason Dunbar, Community Activities Superintendent or call the office at 210-679-8761 with any questions. Looking forward to another great season of fun and memories!

VWOA Historical Research Sub-committee - Call for Video Photographer

The "VWOA Historical Research Sub-committee" is seeking someone who would be willing to do some Pro Bono volunteer work by putting together a short professional video in honor of our "30th Anniversary" in 2017.

Point of Contact
This is an awesome opportunity to do something to preserve our history for future residents.

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING
  • January 9, 2017, at 6:00 P.M., in the VWOA Community Center Conference Room. This is an open meeting and all are invited to attend!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COMMISSIONER COURT ANIMAL CONTROL COURT ORDER

All domestic dogs and cats within the unincorporated areas of Bexar County are required to have up to date rabies vaccinations.
  • If your animal does not have a current rabies vaccination, it is a $500 fine.
  • All dogs must be leashed when off property. Dogs are not allowed to roam without restraint.
    If your animal is loose, it is a class C misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500.
  • It is unlawful to conduct roadside sales.
  • It is unlawful to conceal, sell, giveaway or otherwise dispose of an animal that has bitten or scratched another animal or human until the Local Rabies Control Authority (LRCA) has released it.
  • If an animal has bitten, scratched or broken the skin of a human, it must be quarantined for 10 days after the incident to check for rabies.
Download a copy of the Animal Control Court Order
 
This weekend around the house, take time to DE-clutter and consider having a yard sale the weekend of  January 14, 2017.  The "extra cash" will come in handy to pay those "holiday bills!"
   
Keep Westcreek Beautiful!
Crime Report
No crime or incidents of vandalism have been reported to the VWOA Office.

Please remember to be observant in your neighborhood.  
  • Report any suspicious activities or persons to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office at 210-335-6000.
  • If you see graffiti or vandalism in the Villages of Westcreek, please report it to the office at 210-679-8761
PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
 

Carbon monoxide detectors save lives, but less than one-third of American homes have one installed. With December and January at the peak of CO poisonings, check out our fact sheet and be sure to follow tips like these:

  • Replace the battery for your home's CO detector each spring and fall
  • Do not heat your home with a gas range or oven
  • Never run a car or truck inside an attached garage
 SOURCE:  National Safety Council 
HOME DEPOT WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

Home Depot Workshops for Kids (Jan. 7: wood crate toolbox)
 
Home Depot offers weekend workshops for kids age 5 to 12 on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 A.M. till 12 noon. Participating kids get a free apron and the chance to build an age-appropriate project, free of charge.

Registration for workshops can be done at http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops


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HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

All Holiday Decorations must be removed no later than fifteen (15) days following the actual holiday's date. 

Residents have until January 16, 2017, to remove all Christmas holiday decorations
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Click here to view the  2016 Standards!


When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?