This Week in Westcreek 

Current Announcements
 
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."  ~  Immanuel Kant
 
From the Community Manager's Desk 
 
Quincy Harper Sr. 
As we move forward with the transition, it's important that you know that assessments can still be paid in the Community Center Office, as well as any additional fees that are associated with specific transactions.
 

Until now, you have had the option to pay assessments and fees via PayPal, check/money order (through the mail, or on site) or pay in cash at the office. Additionally, you could use a credit/debit card while visiting the office.  Under this system, the Association had been absorbing the added fees associated with the convenience of using PayPal and the credit card machine.
 
As of August 1, 2016, you will have the option to pay your assessments online once you register for your account at www.spectrumam.com using the access code sent to each homeowner last week. The PayPal option for paying assessments has been turned off effective July 31, 2016.
 
If you choose to pay your assessments via the www.spectrumam.com website, please know that there is a 3.5% convenience fee when paying with a credit or debit card.  You will also have the option to pay with an e-check and there is a $1.99 fee for that service.  These fees do not go to Spectrum Association Management or VWOA; they are the merchant vendor's fees. You can still come into the office and pay your assessments in cash, or a check/money order without incurring a fee. However, credit/debit card payments in the office will be processed through the www.spectrumam.com website and assessed the above mentioned fee.     
 
All other programs fees (sports, facility rentals, etc.) may be paid via cash, check, money order or debit/credit card in the office and there are no convenience fees associated.
 
Thank you for your support and understanding. Please contact the staff, the Board or me if you have any questions.

Please don't hesitate to stop in and see me or drop me a note at (
vwoa-cm@sbcglobal.net) if you have any other questions. 

Don't forget to check "This Week in Westcreek" for future updates!  
 


Over the past couple of days, each homeowner should have received the Spectrum postcard pictured above. 

We encourage you to immediately register your online service center account at www.spectruman.com using the access code provided on the back of your postcard.

If you have any questions, or need anything at all, give us a call at 210-679-8761 or chat with us online using the Live Chat feature. 

You can also email us at contact@spectrumam.com.






If you were to move out of the neighborhood, would your neighbors miss you? 
 



 
AMENDED VWOA OFFICE HOURS:
 
  • Monday - Wednesday: August 1-3, 2016
    • 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016
    • 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 and August 12, 2016 
    • 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.




BRING THE FAMILY AND JOIN THE FUN!

Let's get together and have some "Fun in the Sun" at the "Westcreek Jubilee" on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., in the VWOA Sports Park. 

There will be carnival rides, music, food, vendors and a car show.  All carnival rides are "free" with a valid VWOA I.D. Wristbands may be purchased for guests at $15 each.  We highly recommend you drop by the office to update your VWOA I.D. card before the Jubilee.  You will need your VWOA I.D. to access the Sports Park.

Click here to download and print Flyer! 

ATM will be available! 
 
 
 
The Community Center Pool will be closed Monday, August 1, 2016, through Wednesday, August 3, 2016, for repairs. It will reopen Thursday, August 4, 2016 for regular hours.
 
The Sports Park Pool will be open regular hours during this time with lifeguards on duty Monday and Wednesday.
 
The early morning swim on Monday, August 1, 2016 will be held at the Community Center Pool. However, the early morning swim on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, will be at the Sports Park Pool.

The Aqua Fit classes normally held at the Community Center Pool on Monday and Wednesday, will be held at the Sports Park Pool during the pool repairs. 
 
 


Tips for Tackling Home Maintenance
  

Everyone can agree that home ownership is part of the "American Dream."  But that Dream can quickly turn into a nightmare, if we fail to prepare for routine maintenance and unexpected repairs.  Click here for some tips on how you can protect your American Dream, by having a plan for tackling home maintenance in place.

Source:  Spectrum Association Management




ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! 




HELP US BEAUTIFY WESTCREEK!
 



All are Welcome to Attend!





Immediate position open for a Sports Park Monitor.  This position serves as a representative of the Villages of Westcreek to enforce rules and regulations in our park, and maintain park cleanliness.  Please call (210) 679-8761 if you have any questions.

Click here to download and print the Application Form







The Villages of Westcreek Owners Association and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center have teamed up for a community wide Blood Drive.  The Blood Drive will be held during the Westcreek  Jubilee on August 13, 2016, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. in the Sports Park.  Please contact the office at (210) 679-8761 to register for the drive!
 
Click here to download and print the VWOA Blood Drive Poster!

Preparing for a Successful Blood Donation 
 
REMEMBER TO DONATE ... WE KNOW YOU GOT IT IN YOU!!!!
 
   
 
Village Ambassadors Needed
 
There are 19 villages in the Villages of Westcreek. We have new residents moving in all the time and our Association would like to give them a personal 'Welcome to the Neighborhood!' We want our new residents to understand that we value and encourage their participation in the community. It is the neighborly thing to do, and it provides an opportunity for developing new friendships or just getting to know your neighbors!
 
We are looking for volunteers to take on the role as an Ambassador for each of the 19 villages. As new residents move into our villages, the Association would notify the Ambassador for that village. The Ambassador would work with other members of their village who would like to help in welcoming their new residents. By greeting our new residents face to face, it gives us an opportunity to provide information and answer any questions that they may have. Many residents have questions about local gyms, doctors, veterinary services for pets, lawn care...the list is endless. 

The first step is find Ambassadors that are willing to help build a team in their village to welcome new residents! You don't have to do all the work, you just have to be willing to help build a team! Please consider helping in welcoming our new residents! If you would like to be an Ambassador or even just a member of the team, please send an email to infoaction@villagesofwestcreek.com .
 


Click here to purchase Tickets! 
Be sure to enter PROMO CODE: Westcreek



Fall Softball Season Starting Soon!

The Villages of Westcreek needs YOU!  

Fall Softball is coming up.  Registration In Progress!

Who Can Play:
  Adult, Coed (16 & 17 year olds can play with signed waiver from parents).

Cost:
  $65 for residents and $75 for non-residents.

When:
  Season starts early September.

Additional Information:
  Please stop by the office if you're interested.

 
Image of man swimning under water.  2016 Pool Schedules   
Beat the heat and enjoy your community pools this summer!

Remember to bring your updated VWOA ID Badge!

 
COMMUNITY CENTER POOL HOURS
  • June 6 - August 21
    • Lap Swim Adult Accompanied Swim 5:30 A.M. to 7:30 A.M. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
    • Family Swim 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Pool Open Labor Day
NOTE:
Closed for Cleaning - Tuesdays

Please see the "Community Center Pool Repair" article above for adjusted schedule! 
 

SPORTS PARK POOL HOURS
  • June 4 - October 2
    • Adult Accompanied Swim 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • August 23 - October 2
    • Lap Swim Adult Accompanied Swim 5:30 A.M. to 7:30 A.M. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
  • Pool open on Labor Day
NOTE:   Closed for Cleaning - Mondays

  Click Here to view our Pool Rules! 



Summertime Fun and Fitness
 


Come out and get fit by joining our Aqua Fit and Water Zumba Classes!
  
Click here for additional information!  
 
San Antonio is a great city with so much to do ... if you know about it. Some of the big events are advertised on TV or radio, but many more go unnoticed.
 
If you'd like to learn about local happenings and fun activities, there is a simple way to get the information delivered right to your email inbox every week. You can subscribe to the FREE list I compile and send on Fridays. There will be a web site eventually, but in the meantime it is emailed.
 
To see this week's list, CLICK HERE to download and print!

To subscribe, send your email address to mmsdej@yahoo.com 



Shop with your neighbors at the Farmers Market! 

The VWOA is hosting a Farmers Market b
eginning at 9:00 A.M. every Thur sday May-September. The market will be located in the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Community Center.  They accept WIC, Senior FMNP Vouchers and Credit Cards. Drop by and support our local farmers! 
 
 
Crime Report  
  • July 22, 2016 - Resident reports that there was an attempted break-in during the night at his residence on Millsway.  They broke the handle off of the front and back storm doors, but did not gain entrance into the residence.  Police report was filed.
  • July 23, 2016 - Resident reports that a 10X10 tent was stolen from their backyard on Dudleston StreetPolice report was filed.
  • July 23, 2016 - Resident reports that gas was taken out of both vehicles on Scarlet SagePolice Report was filed.
  • 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.
 

Tot Lot and Sports Park Improvements

The VWOA is currently adding a basketball court for young children in the Tot Lot. The area is located behind the swing set and is cordoned off by construction safety fencing. Please stay away from the area, as this is an active construction site.

Additionally, new benches, tables and equipment are being installed throughout the Sports Park. Please stay away from the areas where the work is being done. We look forward to all of the new additions for the young children and residents of our community.
 
Community Tips
VWOA Standards Tips

Fence Repairs
  • Repair/replace any portion of wooden fencing that is broken, warped, missing or leaning from its intended position. If replacing portions that are currently stained as approved by the ARC, new wood must be stained the same color.
Click Here to view the Standards !



Property Improvements Applications (PIA) 
  • Lessees/renters must obtain written permission from the owner and submit it with the PIA.  
     
  • If you have submitted a PIA for review and you need to speak with the ARC Committee, arrangements must be made with the Standards Department in order to place you on the Committee's agenda.  Please call the office at 210-679-8761 and ask to speak with the Standard's Department to make these arrangements.

 

  • Speed limit should be kept to 20 mph or below in the Villages and in front of sports park complex. Just a reminder that school is out and many more children are out and about in our neighborhoods.  Kids on bikes, balls rolling in the street, and kids running after them can lead to deadly consequences. Please be cautious when driving around in the Villages and be aware of your surroundings to help eliminate any accidents and injuries.

Community Reminders

Help Us Get Connected!
We ne ed your help in connecting with all residents in the Villages of Westcreek.  Talk to your neighbors about signing up for "This Week in Westcreek" and alerts sent out to the community by the VWOA.  Encourage them to visit our website at www.villagesofwestcreek.com and register their email to receive these electronic communications.
 
2016 Assessments
Image of yellow Post It note with the Assessment and red check mark. The assessments for 2016 are $360.00 for the year or $90.00 quarterly. If you pay quarterly, please remember the due dates are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, 2016. Finance charges are applied on past due assessments.

IMPORTANT:   All residents 12 and older must have a current VWOA ID card in order to access the pool and park and attend VWOA events.
 


Updating Your Villages of Westcreek ID Cards
Are you short on time and have trouble getting to us during our normal office hours?  Along with our regular scheduled hours during the week, our office remains open every Monday from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. If, for whatever reason, you may not have the chance to update your ID cards, you may drop them off in an envelope at our drop box at the office.  We will gladly update your cards (assessments must be up to date) and mail them back to you.  Please remove any lanyards from them prior to drop off.  In addition to our normal business hours, the office is open on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
 


Payment Options
The PayPal option for paying your assessments was turned off on July 31, 2016.

Effective August 1, 2016, you have the option to pay your assessments online once you register for your account at
www.spectrumam.com
with the access code sent to you by Spectrum. 
 
If you choose to pay your assessments via the www.spectrumam.com website, please note the following fees:
  • 3.5% convenience fee when paying with a credit or debit card. 
  • $1.99 fee when paying by e-check.
  • The above fees do not go to Spectrum Association Management or VWOA; they are the merchant vendor's fees.
  • You can still come into the office and pay your assessments in cash, or a check/money order without incurring a fee.   However, credit/debit card payments in the office will be processed through the www.spectrumam.com website and assessed the above mentioned fee.      
If you prefer to mail your payment, please send your check or money order payable to The Villages of Westcreek Owners Association and mail it to:

Spectrum Association Management 
P.O. Box 1118   
Commerce, GA 30529

Make sure you include your account number on your check/money order. 



Facility Rental
T he Community Center, Pools and Sports Park Pavilion are available to rent for your next event. The facilities can be booked up to 6 months in advance. The office is now accepting reservations through December 2016.  For more information, please visit our website www.villagesofwestcreek.com, or contact the office at 210-679-8761.
 
 
We All Have to Do Our Part!

We all have to do our part to keep our community and Sports Park clean!

Please be sure to pick up after your pets while walking in our community.

A pet waste station is located on the walking trail between the parking lot and Volleyball Court in the Sports Park.




Please note that the office will be open the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. to receive payments and update I.D. cards.


 
Yard and Garage Sales are allowed the second Saturday of each month starting at 7:00 A.M. All homeowners and residents in good standing are allowed to purchase a $15.00 sales permit by 4:00 P.M. Thursday prior to the sale. Residents are permitted to hold 2 yard sales per year. Each resident is allowed three commercially produced signs, one for their yard and two for nearby street corners. 



 

The administrative office of the VWOA does have a lost and found box in the front office. If you are missing something, please come by to see if we have it!   

Residents can also post missing or found pets under the Lost and Found section of our website.


Water Conservation
Year-Round watering restrictions (listed below) may be declared when the Edwards Aquifer level is above 660 feet meaning sea level at the monitored well. These rules continue until there is an announcement in the newspaper that Stage 1 is in effect and/or conditions warrant a more stringent restriction level.
  • Under Year-Round guidelines, all fountains - whether commercial or residential, or indoor or outdoor - are allowed.
  • Landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is permitted any day of the week before 11:00 A.M. or after 7:00 P.M.  Please visit www.saws.org website for more information.
Association Report Card

Unpaid assessments: $123,703.44
Total number on Constant Contact:  1959
August 1, 2016
Happening This Week
 
Monday, August 1st  
  • 10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
     
  • 6:00 P.M. - Communications Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 P.M. - Aqua Fit (moved to Sports Park Pool)
Tuesday, August 2nd 
  • 10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
  • 4:30 P.M. - Architectural Review Committee Meeting
  •  7:30 P.M. - Cardio Mix
Wednesday, August 3rd 
  • 10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
  • 6:45 P.M.- Body Boot Camp
  • 8:00 P.M. -  Aqua Fit (Moved to the Sports Park Pool)
Thursday, August 4th  
  • 9:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M. (Office Hours)

  • 9:00 A.M. - Farmers Market
  • 6:00 P.M. - Landscape Committee Meeting
  • 6:45 P.M.- Body Boot Camp
  •  8:00 P.M. - Aqua Fit
Friday, August 5th 
  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
Saturday, August 6th 
  • No Events
Sunday, August 7th 
  • No Events
Upcoming Meetings
 
 
Board of Directors
Executive Session
 - The BOD will hold an Executive Session on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at  6:00 P.M. in the Community Center.
The purpose of the Executive Session is to discuss personnel, pending or threatened litigation, contract negotiations, enforcement actions, confidential communications with the property owners' association's attorney, matters involving the invasion of privacy of individual owners, or matters that are to remain confidential by request of the affected parties and agreement of the board. 

This is a closed meeting!
 
Board of Directors Meetin
g
- The BOD will hold their monthly meeting, Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Center. 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend! 

  ARC Committee -
This Committee holds their meetings every Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.  If a holiday falls on any given Tuesday, this meeting is automatically postponed to the following week. 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!

This Committee holds their meetings every first Monday of the month at 10:00 A.M. (unless it falls on a holiday, otherwise it is postponed until the following Monday) in the Community Center Conference Room. 

Note:
  The following monthly meetings will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room:
  • August 1, 2016
  • November 7, 2016
This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!

Finance Committee Date and Time to be announced! 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!
 

Landscape Committee - This Committee will meet on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!
 

Public Safety Committee - The Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room. 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!


This Committee holds their meetings every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room. 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!

-  Date and Time to be announced! 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!
 
 

Please visit our website for  meeting details.
  
Board of Directors 

President
Richard Gentry

Vice President
Reggie Harmon

Treasurer
Christopher Bell

Secretary
Guy Oliver

Assistant Secretary
  Rannie Bond

Click here to email the Board of Directors
VWOA Management  
 
 
Community Manager

Assistant Community Manager

Superintendent of Standards
Superintendent of Parks and Recreation
Dawn Garza

Superintendent of Maintenance
Jamie Esquivel 

Click here to email the Management Staff

Phone: (210) 679-8761 
Committee Chairs
Image of committee people sitting around conference table

Architectural Review Committee

Email: Eugene Hopkins

 

Communication Committee 

Email: Bill Fenstermacher

 

Election Committee

Designated Member of Board

 

Fence Committee

Email: Francis Lomax

 

Finance Committee

Email: Christopher Bell

 

Landscape Committee

Email: Angela Webb

 

Public Safety Committee

Email: Steve Zajchowski

 

Sports Park Committee

Email: Varnell Johnson 

 

Strategic Planning

Committee

Email: Billy Teeter

 

Please include the name of the Committee in the subject line of your email, when contacting a Committee Chair. 

 

 
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Villages of Westcreek Owners' Association

12395 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX 78253
Phone: (210) 679-8761
Fax: (210) 679-0040
Office Hours:
Sunday - Closed
Monday - 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Tues-Fri - 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Saturday - Closed **
  
**The office will be open the second Saturday of each month 
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M