We just held our annual volunteer appreciation party on 2/16 at The Ship Inn. We had a nice turnout of our volunteers and everyone had a nice time. Again I want to thank everyone in the community that volunteers their time! Your assistance helps us do many things in the community. I also want to thank the Volunteer of the Year, Rachael Snyder, for her many years of service for Rhondda.
As the warm weather approaches, I want to remind everyone that when you are planning to make improvements to the outside of your home there are many things that require the approval from the Architectural Control Committee. The architectural request form is located on the Rhondda website or can be obtained from the office.
The Architectural Committee is also getting ready to complete walk-through inspections of all the townhomes this spring, please see the reminder article in this Roster. If you are interested in volunteering your time during this process please contact the office to give your name.
I’m looking forward to working out in the yard soon. I hope to see many of you out enjoying the community as the weather gets warmer. Hopefully soon!Debbie Dainis
Property Manager's Message
This month I would like to remind everyone to locate and mark your outside water shutoff valve. If you cannot locate it call Aqua Pa. to come out and find it. When we have snow storms these valves just disappear. Many of these valves have disappeared underneath gardens or grass. Do yourself and plumber a favor and know where the valve is located. The sooner you can shut the water off in an emergency the less damage will be done to your home.
What a wonderful wet wild winter we have had this year! I think every 3 to 4 days in January and February we have had some kind of moisture (rain, ice, sleet or snow). Just about now I get the feeling I have been cooped up too long. I’m always happy to see March roll around. I start thinking about plans to fix up my house and gardens, vacations and party’s that are coming in the spring and summer season.
There is a lot going on in March: Albert Einstein was born in March and Julius Caesar died in March.
Daylight savings time begins March 9th so our clocks jump forward 1 hour. One thing I do is wake up 1 hour early beginning March first so when the clock jumps ahead I don’t even notice it.
March Madness begins Sunday the 16th and goes on for 4 weeks giving the sports enthusiasts a great month to watch their favorite team compete.
Maybe that’s why March is party month. There are plenty of specific days to celebrate like the 1st opening of the Eiffel Tower, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Barbie’s Birthday, National Potato Chip Day, Big Bird's Birthday, St. Patrick’s Day and National Women’s History month. If you can’t find something to celebrate, March 26 is make up your own Holiday.
I hope everyone enjoys March and is looking forward to Spring beginning on March 20th!
Office Manager’s Message
Included in the paper version of the Rhondda Roster are pictures from the Annual Appreciation Dinner. (See the office if you want to review thatversion of the Rhondda Roster.)
There are many opportunities available for volunteering in our community. Call the office to find out more about them. The volunteers are the backbone of the community and they help us continue to make Rhondda a wonderful community to reside in.
Congratulations go out to Rachel Snyder. Rachel is the recipient of the William J. Reardon Volunteer of the Year 2013 Award. Rachel’s commitment and service to our community spans many, many years as Block Captain.
The next community activity is the Easter Egg Hunt. The children have a great time at this event. Please call the office if you are able to volunteer for this event.
Please remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday, March 8th, before you go to sleep, as Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9th.
Please make your calendars and plan to attend the next quarterly Homeowner’s Meeting on Tuesday, March 11th to discuss any concerns you may have.