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The Deercreek Country Club Owner's Association strives to provide information and organization for the many residents of Deercreek. Feel free to look around and find out who we are and what we do.

Make sure to take a look at our calendar and come out to meet some of your fellow residents at our community events.



Welcome New Residents 

Rohin & Ruhi  Unwalla

We Say Goodbye 

Guy and Deryl  Patterson


News and Updates

  • June 30 BOD Agenda

    DCCOA Agenda June 30, 2016.pdf

  • The View June 2016

    George and Judy Bennett
    7811 Mc Laurin Road North

    The Bennetts have tenderly cared for their plants over the winter months only to produce a beautifully landscaped showcase with a lush green lawn and hardy beds. Included in their yard are robellini, queen  and coontie palms surrounded by foxtail ferns, ti, asiatic jasmine and flax lily. There are huge beds with colorful crape myrtles surrounded by purple queen plants. Juniper, podacarpus, oyster plants and brown river rock mulch round out the landscape design.  A paver driveway and walk   leads you to this manicured home. Thank you to the Bennetts for their care and detail that shows and adds to the Deercreek community. 

  • Literary Circle - July 18th

    The book selection for the month of July is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins. This is an exciting fictional novel about a college student, Joe Talbert, who has a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl and soon nothing in Joe’s life is ever the same.

    Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prision for crimes of rape and murder.

    As Joe writes about Carl’s life, especially Carl’s valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of a soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth.

     We will meet at the home of Elizabeth Curtin at 10:00 on  Monday, July 18th.

    For more information about the Literary circle, please contact Mary Louise Selzer at MLSelzer@comcast.net or call 904-613-6147.

    We meet the 3rd Monday of each month to discuss a book and then enjoy lunch served by the hostess.

  • Save the Dates for Upcoming DWA Events

    • July 11-24  Peanut Butter, Jelly and Oatmeal Drive for the Mandarin Food Bank
    • August 1-10  Books-A-Go Go New and Used Book Drive for Children
    • September 28  DWA Sponsored Bingo Night for Charity
    • November 10  DWA  Annual Fashion Show
  • New Management Staff

    Jennifer Presson, Branch President of Community Management Concepts, Inc. of Jacksonville, joined Associa in 2009 with 17 years’ experience in real estate and property management, specializing in condominium and homeowner associations, apartments and commercial properties. 

    Presson oversees 56 associations and is responsible for the management, direction and leadership of property managers, portfolio managers, accounting, and administrative and maintenance staff. She serves as an adviser to property managers, conducting on-site visits, assisting with budgetary management and operational procedures. 

    Presson is a licensed Community Association Manager (LCAM), CMCA, and Licensed Real Estates Sales Person in the state of Florida. 

    Jennifer Presson, LCAM, CMCA
    President
    Office 904.448.3630
    jpresson@cmcjaxfla.com


    Marilyn Clayton received B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Florida International University, Miami Dade, Florida. Her professional interests focus on managerial skills and accounting. Marilyn’s new title in Associa is Director of Management Services. She will be managing Deercreek along with supervising the management team at Associa.

    Kimberly Tourville
    Assistant Community Manager
    Architectural Review Coordinator
    Property Manager 
    mclayton@cmcjaxfla.com
    904-448-3637  (direct line)
    904-367-8554  (fax)

  • BOD HIGHLIGHTS - MAY 2016

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at the Deercreek Country Club on May 26, for a regularly scheduled meeting. All board members where present, as well as Marilyn Clayton, Property Manager and Jennifer Presson, President of Associa CMC Jacksonville.

    In addition to hearing residents’ concerns and committee reports, the board took the following actions:

    •         Approved the expenditure of the plans for the guardhouse upgrade and repairs.

    •         Discussed the progress of the repairs of the guardhouse damages caused by the trucks. Reviewed insurance approval of repairs and selected a contractor.

    •         Management will also be looking into concerns about lake maintenance.

    Treasurer’s Report:

    Income through April was $345,169 based on Budget of $344,823. Negative income Budget variance notably occurred in the following accounts: Compliance Fines / Citations / Covenant ($3,508).  

    Expenses through February were $326,906 versus Budget of $344,826. Notable positive expense variances were recognized in the following accounts: Legal Services - Collections $1,417; Other Professional Services $1,667. Notable negative expense - Budget variances; Irrigation Repair & Maintenance ($3,189).

    Aged Receivables for the first month of second quarter 2016 were $48,645. Up from $14,683 as reported for the previous month and up from $44,750 as reported for the same period last year. The first month of second quarter also saw 20 member accounts exceed the $600 delinquent account threshold figure. This results in the issuance of a Lien Letter and Suspension of Gate Pass Privilege Notice should the entire account be not brought current within 30 days of notice date.

    Current Surplus/ (Deficit) for the year: $17,920



  • New Guidelines for Bulky Waste Items

    Effective June 6, 2016 bulky waste will be picked up on the same day as your scheduled recycling day. You no longer need to call the City for bulky waste pick-ups. Simply place your bulky waste next to your recycle can for pick up on your scheduled recycle collection day.

    Bulky waste includes furniture, mattresses, carpet and any other household items too large to fit in your recycle can. Bulky waste does not include excess trash or recycle items that don’t fit in your container. Additional containers may be purchased for $65.

    Bulky waste does not include tires or appliances or hazardous waste which require a special request for pick up by calling 630 –CITY (2489). Household hazardous waste is not collected curbside, call 630-CITY (2489) for facility locations that accept household hazardous waste.

  • From the Access Control Committee

    Please be sure to enter guest names for July 4 parties in the gate system or call the gate with the names. That will get your guests to the parties much faster.    

    Just a reminder to always lock cars, garage doors and residence doors. Cars are especially attractive if they are unlocked and valuables such as purses, wallets or computers and other electronic gear are clearly visible. Leaving a car unlocked is asking for it to be robbed. It will not be broken into; all the thief has to do is open the door.

    Our security guards are not trained police officers. If a resident observes or is involved in a threatening situation or sees a crime being committed, the best thing to do is call JSO immediately, then alert the security guards at the gate.

  • Deercreek Choices of Activities are Amazing!

    When we landed in Jax last week, the flight attendant said, “We know you have a choice of airlines and we appreciate your decision to fly with us.”  The can also be said about all of the Clubs and Activities available in Deercreek. We have many choices to suit every personality and we hope you will choose a few that interest you and can make your Deercreek Living more fun. Our Deercreek Country Club is doing a fabulous job of providing dining options, childrens activities and special events throughout the year. They know us by name and make us feel like family. This is a great place to meet your neighbors and make new friends.

    But there are also many opportunities outside the Club. If you like to make things happen in your community, there are positions on the Deercreek Homeowners Board and Committees that keep Deercreek running smoothly. 

    The Womens Alliance is supporting ten different charities around Jacksonville and one of those might interest you. They work year round, not only providing financial support but giving their time and talents to serve others in need.  

    The Home and Garden Club hosts monthly programs for its members, with topics ranging from food allergies to ‘Scams on Seniors’ to Candy Making Classes to Antiques. And sometimes we focus on plants! But many of us have brown thumbs so everyone is welcome. Our fundraisers help beautify Deercreek – while having fun doing it!  

    The Literary Circle meets monthly to discuss a current book and have lunch together.  

    The Quilting Group makes and donates beautiful quilts to local hospitals. 

    Mah Jongg groups, Bunco Ladies, Bingo Buddies and Games Girls get together to play, chat and win!  

    We have Bridge for Ladies or Couples.  There are many levels of Tennis and Golf teams for anyone interested – men, women or children. 

    So, where would you choose to invest your time and energy? The Womens Alliance and The Home and Garden Club both have many, many positions to fill to make things happen, but also welcome anyone coming just to sit in and join us. The Games Groups are good fun and good for your stress level so that you could almost consider them therapeutic! And the Sports groups are definitely the way to stay in shape and competitive, while meeting interesting people. Its all good. Look at the Deercreek Living magazine and see if there is something else you might like to try. Then step outside your own little world and join the Deercreek way of life. Cmon, itll be fun!

  • Notes from the Property Manager

    Dogs

    We ask that you be courteous to your neighbors and keep your dogs on a leash. We know that your dog may be harmless, but we need to make sure all homeowners feel safe. Also, please pick up after your pets. No one would like to have the luck of stepping into something unpleasant.

     Satellite Dishes

    Please verify that your satellite dishes are being installed in the correct locations. Your satellite dish must be located on the rear fascia board of your home with NO exposed wires.

    Architectural Control – All Improvements subject to Approval.

    No buildings, structures, walls, fences, pools, pool screens, patios, paving, driveways, satellite dishes, sidewalks, signs, basketball goals, landscaping, planting, irrigation, landscape device or object, or other improvements of any kinds, nature or description, whether purely decorative, functional or otherwise, shall be commenced, constructed, erected, made, placed, installed or maintained upon any of the Properties or Common Area, nor shall any change or addition to or alteration or remodeling of the exterior of any previously approved building, structures, or other improvements of any kind, including, without limitation, the painting of the same (other than painting, with the same color and type of paint which previously existed) shall be made or undertaken upon any properties or Common area except in compliance and conformance with and pursuant to plans and specifications therefor which shall first have been submitted to and reviewed and approved in writing by the ARB.  For ARB Applications please contact Kimberly Tourville at ktourville@cmcjaxfla.com or her direct line at 904-448-3637.

  • Books-A-Go

    DWA supported charity Books-A-Go Go teams up with the PGA wives at The Players’ Golf Tournament to present books to pediatric hospice children and their siblings.


  • Deercreek Women’s Alliance

    DWA volunteers offer delicious food and friendship to Gabriel House residences.
    Thanks to the generosity of our DCC community Mary Stelbrink was able to deliver a mountain of diapers to needy families of patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.


  • May 26 BOD Agenda

    Click HERE for the May 26 BOD Agenda. 


  • BOD HIGHLIGHTS - APRIL 2016

    The Board of Directors of the Deercreek Owners Association was held on Thursday, April 27, 2016 7:00 p.m.
    Board Members in attendance: Margie Blake, Bob Kichler, John Joyce, Secretary Pete Gentry, Jim Giancola, Kristen Wiley, Sadia Sindhu and Paige Kelton Frakes.  Dean Driscoll representing Associa Community Management Concepts of Jacksonville, Inc. was also in attendance.
    Guests in attendance: Bob & Sally Hunt, Skip Yauger and Cedric Cruse.

    Dean Driscoll addressed the Board and membership in attendance and apologized for the poor management transition that had occurred.  He discussed staffing issues within the Jacksonville office and the need for support for Manager Bernard Vila that the Board had brought to his attention.  He indicated that he recently met with the Board officers to discuss their concerns regarding a number of issues including manager support, communication and administrative issues not being addressed in a timely manner: Minutes, Board Packages and Financials. He promised the Board that he was working on resolutions to provide the service expected.

    Property Manager Report
    Dean Driscoll apologized that minutes of the March Meeting was not yet available but would be forwarded to the Board as soon as possible.

    The Board was provided with a covenant summary report and approved the proposed list of owners to be sent to the Hearing committee. A motion was moved and unanimously approved.

    Finance Committee
    John Joyce stated that he had a meeting at the Associa CMC Jax office on Monday, May 2, 2016 with Controller Janet Barnes to get clarity on several issues.

    Discussion was held regarding the Strongroom bill-paying process. A motion was made to have fixed budget amounts set up as auto approved in Strongroom. John Joyce clarified that credit card authorization amounts should be run through the chairman of their respective committees.

    Legal Committee
    Discussion was held regarding MRTA (the Marketable Record Title Act) -- the preservation of the association’s existing documents. Jim Giancola estimated a cost of about $5,000 to address the MRTA issue and indicated that in researching the issue, he gathered various rates from different law firms. A motion was made seconded and approved  that all new legal work be sent to the Jackson Law Group.

    Revitalization – previously discussed.  John Joyce said that the revitalization costs could be addressed in the 2017 budget.

    Access Control Committee
    Bob Kichler provided the Access Control Committee Report. Discussion was held regarding the recent damage to the guardhouse as a result of tall vehicles {truck(s)} and whether to raise or do nothing other than repair the guardhouse.

    Information was provided that the insurance company had approved the Stonebridge quote of $10,500 for repairs and they should proceed. Bob Kichler inquired whether the engineering and lift portions would be covered.

    Bob Kichler discussed vandalism of stop signs which need immediate replacement on: Blakeford, Millford and Deercreek Club roads.

    Skip Yauger also addressed with the Board, the concepts of retaining an Arborist and a Landscape Architect to create guidelines for Deercreek.
    Discussion was held regarding the timing of covenant enforcement letters—somewhat specific to plant materials lying dormant during certain times of year.

    A motion to appoint Henry Q. Rinne to the Committee was made, seconded and approved.
    A New Business Topic, “Guardhouse” was discussed and Skip Yauger indicated that he would look into options and bring further thoughts back to the Board.

    Covenant Enforcement Committee 
    Sadia Sindhu indicated that the Committee had no appeals this month and that she and Jim Giancola were working on finalizing a defined process using a flowchart.

    Approval of Irrigation Electrical Panel - Margie Blake stated that she approved an emergency repair to the electrical panel near the guardhouse. It was mentioned that lights at the entrance near the fountain were tripping off again. A repair was once again requested.  A motion to approve was made, seconded and approved.

    Associa CMCJax – The Board again expressed their displeasure regarding management services, indicating that they were not meeting the terms of the contract. They requested a liaison to the Board and stated that if things did not “turn around” by the next meeting, they would invoke contractual language to cancel the agreement.

    Discussion was held regarding Manager Bernard Vila who was not in attendance due to illness. A motion to approve up to $75 for a get well gift was made, seconded and approved.


  • Celebrating our 2016 Graduates!

    As is our yearly tradition, we take this moment to commend the efforts and celebrate the achievement of our Deercreek resident’s children, who are graduating from High School this summer. This year we have extending this recognition also to the College / University graduates! Please join us in congratulating the following 8 High school graduates and our 3 University graduates as listed:

    High School Graduating Students:

    Colleen Weller
    HighSchool: Stanton College Prep
    College: Accepted into the University of Florida Honors Program studying Electrical Engineering

    Jessika Sessoms
    High School - Stanton College Preparatory School
    University - Liberty University to study International Business

    Jamie Yanochik
    Atlantic Coast H.S.
    College: FSCJ to study Hospitality/Hotel Management

    John Cole
    Graduating from Duval Charter High School
    College:Florida Gulf Coast University
    Major: Business

    Lexie Witt
    Graduating from Episcopal School of Jacksonville
    College:Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX
    Major: Double majoring in Engineering and Dance

    Joseph Pohlgeers
    HighSchool:Bishop Kenny High School on May 21, 2016.
    College:Florida StateUniversity.
    Major: Political Science and International Affairs.

    Ashin Chadha
    High School Graduating from: Creekside High School, Saint Johns
    College: University of Rochester (Pre - Medical major), going to be playing Golf in the university team

    James Keith
    High School:Atlantic Coast High School
    University in 2016:University of Georgia
    Proposed Major:Physics

    Katie Hecht
    Graduating from: The Bolle's School
    College: FSU

    Justin W. Rasner
    Graduating from: Duval Charter High School
    Moving on to: Florida State University

    College Graduates:

    Nicole Fares
    Graduating From:Vanderbilt University
    Degree/Major:Bachelor's Degree in Medicine, Health and Society

    Emily Tillo,
    Graduating From: Boston University's Questrom School of Business
    Degree/Major:Business Administration and Management with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Journalism in the College of Communication
    Career plan: Will be employed by the PGA TOUR.

    Ashlyn Becton
    Graduating From: University of Central Florida
    Degree/Major: Broadcast Journalism.
    Career plan: Moving to Thomasville Georgia to be a reporter with WALB.

  • The Home and Garden Club doesn’t meet during June and July

    The Home and Garden Club doesn’t meet during June and July but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t still busy. We have just installed the new Officers – Cary Flynn, Vicki Khan, Catherine Wood, Paula Soehlig and Pam Overbay. The many Committees needed for next year are in place too. Karen Rutland, Sharon Coleman, Elizabeth Curtin and Nancy Abercrombie have put their heads together to come up with some new and interesting programs that will not only entertain you, but inform you about current issues and topics that today’s women care about.

    We will hear about using essential oils in the garden and the home. We’ll learn about Forestry and take a Walking Tour of downtown, including bank vaults and tunnels! By the end of August, when we resume our monthly meetings, we will have the year’s schedule posted on our website so you can see what we are doing. 

    We try to have two luncheons, two Field Trips, two fundraisers and five regular programs so there is always something going on. Check our schedule and find a program that interests you and come out to see what we are all about.


  • Officer Kirby & Captain JP. Honored

    Universal Protection Services presented On the Spot Awards to Officer Kirby and Captain JP last month.
    We appreciate their many years of service to the Deercreek community.


  • The View May 2016

    Dean and Christine Constantine
    7842 Heather Lake Court East

    Dean and Christine Constantine at 7842 Heather Lake Court East have developed a carefully planned landscape setting within the club home section of Deercreek. Queen palm, sago palm andpygmy palms are placed strategically within the yard and are surrounded by beds of society garlic, plumbago, umbrella plant, mondo grass, amaryllis, hydrangea,iris, camellia, calla lily, gardenias, bougainvillea, andhoneysuckle. These pretty specimens add color and sweet scents permeate the air. Statuaries enhance the front door along with their favorite team flag. Go Gators! Thanks to the Constantines for their picture perfect landscape plan.


  • Literary Circle June 2016

    Our book selection for the month of June is Red Notice by Bill Browder, a true story of high finance, murder, and one man’s fight for justice. A real life thriller about an American-born financier in the wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the people responsible in the Kremlin.

    Bill Browder started out his adult life as a Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the break up of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune. But when he went after corruption in the Russian government, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. This changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of Putin regime and has spent the last half decade fighting it. The story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how he found meaning in life.

    We will meet at the home of Arlene McDermott at 10:00 on Monday, June 20th.

    If you are interested in the Literary Circle please contact Mary Louise Selzer at MLSelzer@comcast.net, (904)363-1618.

    We meet the 3rd Monday of each month to discuss a book and then enjoy lunch served by the hostess.


  • Real Estate News

    By B. J. Weyer, Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

    Summer is here and it is hot! Summer is also when many homes are bought and sold, and moves are made to get settled before the new school year starts in August.

    Activity has picked up in Deercreek with 18 homes for sale, priced from $369,000 to $659,900. The homes are listed from $125.45 to $176.17 per Sq Ft, with the average at $155.03, and have been on the market an average of 87 days. Of the 18 homes, 6 are over $500,000; 9 in the $400,000 range; and, 3 in the $300,000 range.

    Six homes sold during the prior 3 month period, per the 5/5/16 NEFAR MLS. The homes sold were 2215 to 3743 Sq Ft, with prices ranging from $340,000 to $515,000. The sold price per Sq Ft ranged from $125.61 to $156.09, with an average of $142.19. Three homes are under contract waiting to close: 10155 Bishop Lake; 7857 Heather Lake Ct; and 10112 Deercreek Club Rd, which was a For Sale By Owner for almost a year. Once the home was listed, it received the exposure it needed and was under contract very quickly.

    Neighbors often ask me about upgrades to their homes. One upgrade I believe makes the most impact is new flooring throughout the living areas of the home. Flooring is not an inexpensive upgrade, but, it may accelerate the sale of a home as it is one of the first things buyers notice when they enter a home. A beautiful wood or tile floor throughout expands the eye and gives the appearance of larger rooms, as well as brings a cohesive look to multiple rooms. Whether it’s a hot new floor, a hot real estate market, or a hot summer, take my advice and try to stay cool!

     

     

  • Deercreek resident Earns Scholastic Awards

    Deercreek resident and High School senior, Katie Hecht, recently earned 5 Gold Keys and Two Silver Keys for writing in the Scholastic Southeast Regional Art and Writing Awards. Her Gold Key pieces advanced to the national level in New York City, where she earned two Silver Medals (from approximately 329,000 submissions). The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which was founded in 1923, is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Some of the renowned alumni include Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, Zac Posen, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, John Lithgow and many more.

    Katie is passionate about promoting literacy and feels strongly that every child should own a book of their very own. In 2013, she founded a global initiative called “Words On Wings” to help promote literacy to children in need. Her program has provided books to children living in orphanages and low-income areas in Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and right here in Jacksonville. In recognition of her work, Katie was recently awarded the “Hands On Jacksonville Literacy Award,” which is presented to an exceptional volunteer who has made significant progress in the promotion of literacy through volunteer action.

    Way to go, Katie!


  • Summer Tennis Camp At Deercreek Country Club

    Play Tennis and Have Fun!

    Dates:

    May 31 –June 3,
    June 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, &
    June 28-July 1,
    July 5-8, 19-22, & 26-29
    August 2-5 & 9-12

    Open to all ages 5 and up, all levels
    10:00am – 2:30pm
    *Extended day available. $10 per hour.
    Drop off as early as 8:00am –
    Pick up by 6:00pm.

    We will do a weekly award for the “Player of the Week!”.

    Prices:
    $149/wk per child for Deercreek Members
    $159/wk per child for Society Members
    $189/wk per child per child for Non-Members

    10% discount for 2nd child, 20% discount for 3rd child.  (in same family)

    Lunch is provided daily.

    Schedule:

    10:00am – 12:00 Instruction
    12:00 – 1:15 Pool/Lunch
    1:15 – 2:30 on court games/match play

    *Please bring the following items:

    Racquet, Hat, Sunscreen, Towel, Pool shoes and Bathing suit

    Sign up with Kris Gouin at: Kris.gouin@clubcorp.com rr call 363-1502

     

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  • Samsung Washer & Dryer

    LIKE NEW Washer & Dryer. Only used for a few months! I absolutely loved them and their ease of use. Retail price $600 each. Asking $750 for both OBO. A 2 year warranty was purchased with it and not yet expired.

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