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4/30/2013 1:29:00 PM
Thank you for the opportunity to serve
Dave BenoreVOCA Board President
Dave Benore

VOCA Board President

VOCA held its Annual Members Meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2013. At that meeting three new directors were elected. They are Gwen Hanna, Jeff Singsaas, and Mary Ann Waldron. Our congratulations go out to them. We wish the new Board of Directors well and offer our support to their efforts.

The new Board will meet between April 24 and April 30 to elect their officers for this coming year.

All of the six candidates are fine people, well qualified, and each would have done a good job for VOCA. We thank them all for offering their services.

Perhaps those who did not make it this year might get involved in VOCA’s committees’ work. I know we would all be appreciative of their help if they could.

I especially wish to recognize the members who serve on VOCA’s committees. Last month I wrote that VOCA was like a duck moving smoothly across a pond -- effortlessly -- until you look below the surface and see the feet paddling like mad!

Those feet are the members of VOCA’s committees. They are responsible for most of the good things that happen in our association.

Their efforts, mostly not seen by the majority of our members, are what make VOCA operate effectively in so many different areas, from assisting in maintenance work, guiding compliance to the CC&Rs, being a voice of the members to the Board of Directors, to providing the many activities we enjoy. We owe them all a strong vote of thanks. They all are unpaid volunteers of VOCA.

Our staff likewise does a fine job for VOCA. Margie, our controller, and Doug her assistant do a great job of keeping our financial records in order and advising the Board and the Finance Committee. Bob, our Compliance Coordinator, works very well with members who need help with our CC&Rs.

Nancy, our Member/Board Coordinator, receptionist, and general Jill of all Trades, does a fine job keeping many balls in the air at once.

Tony, our general manager, has been an outstanding voice of VOCA to the outside community while keeping the whole operation running as smoothly as possible. And for the most part, it does run very smoothly.

The golf operation, which is funded only by its own operations, has been served very well by our head pro, Chris, and his staff.

Unfortunately for us, Chris has just left us for a better opportunity back east, and will have to be replaced. Bill, our course superintendent, has done a fabulous job of maintaining and improving our golf course in the approximately nine months he has been here.

VOCA, under the supervision of Bill, also maintains the median landscaping on Verde Valley School Rd. and Bell Rock Blvd. Did you know that?

To all of these folks, a very strong thank you from the Board and me.

The Village of Oakcreek Association is in sound condition. It has no debt and no need to borrow in the foreseeable future.

There are some ongoing small problems, as there always are, but they are being addressed, as they always are.

For the Board of Directors and me, thank you for allowing us to serve you this past year in the best manner we knew how.

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