Published weekly by the Villages of Westcreek Owners' Association's
Communications Committee - March 20, 2017 Edition!

"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"
 
   
~ Robert Kennedy 
Banner - Board of Directors and Conference Room Table
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Date:  Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time:  7:00 P.M.
Location:  VWOA Community Center
Click here to view the agenda!

This meeting is open to all owners!

Please make plans to attend the "Meet the Candidates" forum this Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 7:00 P.M., in the VWOA Community Center Hall.

The following owners have self-nominated and declared themselves as Candidates for the Villages of Westcreek Owners' Association's Board of Directors.  Click on the Candidate's name below to learn more about that candidate.

DECLARED CANDIDATES
This is an open event for all homeowners!
The Election Committee is now accepting nominations for the Villages of Westcreek Owners' Association's Board of Directors.  There will be (2) two open seats.

Please use the form below to tell the community a little about yourself.  Don't forget the following crucial items.
  • Candidate's Full Name 
  • Home Address 
  • Phone Number 
  • Email Address 
  • Please respond to the three statements on the form
  • Attach a Short Bio (no more than 300 words) 
  • Photo Image (jpeg) or if you wish you can drop by the Community Center and we will take the picture for you. 
The information should be delivered to the following:

Chair, Villages of Westcreek Owners' Association Nomination Committee 
12395 Military Drive West 
San Antonio, TX 78253
BY FAX:  210-679-0040
BY Email:   contact@spectrumam.com

NOTES: 
  • Nominations can be made at any time up to and including the call for nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting on April 20, 2017. 
  • Nominations received after February 24, 2017, will be published on the website and in "This Week in Westcreek," however they did not make the printing deadline for the paper Ballot mail out. 
  • To be elected, the candidate must be a Homeowner of the Villages of Westcreek.
Click here to download form (MS Word version)
Click here to download form (pdf version)
2017 Assessments Due

Your second Quarter Assessment of $99.00 is due on April 1, 2017.

As of February 1, 2017, all accounts with outstanding balances began incurring a late fee of $20.00, plus a delinquent interest charge.

Click here for more information about how to pay your assessments and our Billing/Collection Policy.

You can drop by the office during regular business hours to pay your assessments and update your VWOA I.D. cards.  See schedule below:
  • Monday 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • Thursday 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  • Friday 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
NOTE: The Office is open on the 2nd Saturday each month from 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Over the past two weeks we shared what we knew about the planning and opening of our Community Center and the dedication of the Flag Pole in honor of past, present and future veterans.

This week we would like to share with you what we have learned about the stained glass window over the doors at the community center. 

This window was designed and created by a local artist, who just happened to be our Assistant Community Manager at that time.  Her name is Judy MongerJudy still lives in San Antonio and currently is serving as Chapter Executive Director for Community Associations Institute here in San Antonio, Texas.

Judy told us that the "stained glass" window was designed to fit into the space above the front doors. When she designed it, we had brick walls at the clock tower entrance with the Westcreek logo on them. They had since been torn down but the Westcreek logos were saved for future use. The window was designed to look like the bricks with the "WC"  logo on them. Westcreek paid for the glass and materials and Judy designed and made the window. It was her labor of love for the community.

Judy was born in Oklahoma, raised in Southern California and has lived all over the world, following her husband who worked for the United States government. His last assignment was San Antonio and they both loved it so much they chose to retire here.

She went to work for Westcreek in 1998, in a single wide trailer in the Sports Park.  They later grew into a double wide and then into the beautiful Community Center.  It has been enjoyed and well used since it was built and hopefully well into the future.

We thank Judy Monger for her contributions, creativity, and service to our Community!
  VWOA  Historical Research Sub-committee Meeting
 
     Date:  Monday, May 1, 2017
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Where:  Community Center Conference Room
 
This is an Open Meeting and all are invited to attend!
BASKETBALL AND TEE-BALL AND COACH PITCH PROGRAM REGISTRATION

The Community Activities Department announced that registration will begin on Monday, March 20, 2017, thru April 7, 2017, for both the Basketball and Tee-Ball and Coach Pitch Sports Programs.

Please see the brochures below for additional information regarding registration, season, location, practices, fees, teams and age groups, etc.

BASKETBALL
TEE-BALL AND PITCH COACH
Brochure
Brochure
Registration Form
Registration Form

For information contact the Community Activities Department Superintendent at 210-679-8761.
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Join your neighbors for a night of Texas Hold 'Em at the newly formed Westcreek Poker Club.

First tournament will be on Thursday April 6th, 2017 at the Community Center. Registration begins at 7:00 P.M. and the tournament starts at 7:30 P.M. *Must show your up to date VWOA ID card during registration.

Buy-in entry fee is $20 with 100% of the fees awarded to the top finishers.
Maximum entrants of 20 players allowed.

Reserve your seat by emailing Michael at  WestcreekPoker@gmail.com.

Click Here
to Print Flyer!  

We are looking for donations of candy (individually wrapped please) to support our Annual Easter Egg Hunt Event on April 8 th .
 
Please feel free to drop it by the office at any time.   We thank you in advance for your support.

Lemonade Day  Villages of Westcreek
Greetings Neighbors,

It is a great pleasure to invite all of our children in the Villages of Westcreek to participate in Lemonade Day held on May 6th, 2017, at the Sports Park from 9:00 A.M. till 12:00 P.M.

This event is designed to inspire kids to work hard, and make a profit.   This is an opportunity to teach our children to spend some, save some, and share some by giving back to their community.

Steps to becoming a Lemonade Day Superstar:
  1. Find a Mentor so they can help you through the rest of these steps.
  2. Stop by the VWOA office and request a permit by close of business on May 4, 2017.
  3. Go to https://sanantonio.lemonadeday.org to register your stand.
  4. Review and follow the Metropolitan Health Guidelines for Lemonade Day!
  5. Make a grocery run for all your ingredients and supplies.
  6. Make some healthy, delicious lemonade and set up your stand on Lemonade Day.
  7. Judges will come around during this time to taste and judge your lemonade.  
  8. Enjoy your new status: YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR!
 
Judges will announce the category honors at 1:00 P.M.

Click here to learn more about Lemonade Day!
Click here for Westcreek Lemonade Information Sheet

San Antonio FC Partnership Discounts - 20% Off Normal Ticket Price

As a partner of San Antonio FC, The Villages of Westcreek gets to offer special discount pricing to our homeowners due to the affiliation with the Westcreek Soccer League. These tickets are 20% off the normal price and each ticket sold is tracked and our soccer league gets credit for it. This allows us to earn some great opportunities for the kids in the soccer programs to participate in. For each game we will be offering a link for the tickets to be purchased as they become available.

 

Right now we have tickets available for opening night, but they are going quickly. Please follow the link below to purchase your tickets for opening night and support both your local professional soccer team as well as your community soccer program!

   

NOW RECRUITING FOR LIFEGUARDS

The Villages of Westcreek has contracted with Texas Pool Service to operate and maintain both the Sports Park and Community Center Pools.

Texas Pool Service is now recruiting for Lifeguards for the upcoming pool season.
  • Phone:  210-331-POOL
This Weekend Around the House, give your sidewalks, walkways, patios, driveways and curbs a good pressure washing to remove stains and mold.  This simple cleaning task will add to your curb appeal.
Crime Report
No crime incidents reported to the VWOA Office last week!
 
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
BATTLE OF THE MOLD
Throughout Westcreek, many of us are battling mold issues on our homes. Keep in mind that mold on the outside of your home can find its way into your interior walls, causing serious costly structural damage and health issues for the occupants.  We would like to share some tips on how you can address this problem on the outside of your home. 

Water Problems
  • Mold will thrive if the ground next to the house is constantly wet. Correct problems such as poor rainwater runoff, poor drainage, dripping gutters and leaky outdoor faucets and hoses.
Excessive Shade
  • While shade keeps your house cooler, it blocks the sun from drying off your siding. That makes it susceptible to mold, particularly in damp climates. Soffits, which are not exposed to direct sunlight, attract mold as well.
Inadequate Air Circulation
  • Besides the sun, air circulation can dry off siding. But if you have dense bushes next to your home, rain-slicked siding will not dry out. Mold likes dark and damp places.
Vines on the House
  • Various kinds of ivy and other vines may enhance the look of your house, but they can be bad for the siding. Vines latch onto surface, sometimes causing cracks that allow moisture to penetrate the siding. Besides fostering mold, the cracks provide entryways for insects.
Maintenance Tips
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clean. Fix leaking faucets and hoses. Landscape the perimeter around the home to push water runoff away from the structure. Keep vegetation away from the house to allow for sunlight and air circulation to dry the siding. Inspect the outside surface several times a year. Wash away dirt. Immediately remove mold with bleach and water, natural anti-fungal soaps and sprays or treatments recommended by the manufacturer of your siding.
Source:  eHOW
SAN ANTONIO FIRE MUSEUM

801 E. Houston
San Antonio, Texas 78205

The Museum is
Open from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
 
Tuesday thru Saturday 

IMPORTANT NOTICE! 
 
Effective February 1, 2017, the following will be admitted to the museum FREE of charge!
  • Children under 3 years
  • Military in uniform
  • SAFD in uniform
Click here to visit the San Antonio Fire Museum website 


Westcreek resident Michelle de Jongh prepares a weekly list of "Things to do in San Antonio." 

To subscribe, send your email address to mmsdej@yahoo.com
 
  Click here to download and print!
GARDEN HOSES   
 
Hoses must be kept/stored neatly next to the faucet or removed from view when not in use. ARC approval is not required for stand alone water hose reels/hangers or to attach to the side of the dwelling or fence next to the front faucet.

Click here to view the  2016 Standards! 
THE MARKET IS BACK!

The VWOA is hosting a Farmers Market from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. every Thursday.

The Farmers Market now offers fresh chicken and beef for sale along with their regular offerings of fruits and vegetables.
   
The
market is located in the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Com
munity Center.  They accept WIC, Senior FMNP Vouchers and Credit Cards.

Support our Local Farmers!
 

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