Welcome!

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 

Henry Rinne & Dona Thompson
10143 Deercreek Club Rd. E.

We Say Goodbye 

Jeff and Chantal Bowen

 

News and Updates

  • Installation of Officers/Luncheon: 'Accessories Exchange'

    Tuesday May 26th, 11:30 am

    The Home and Garden Club will be closing out our year with a luncheon and installation of new officers and committee heads on May 26. It takes many, many willing hands to run this organization and we are blessed to have a group of capable, caring women who have committed their time and talents to this. We hope all of our members will attend this luncheon to say ‘Thank You’ to the outgoing board and welcome the incoming. Please RSVP to Patty Tomka - 363-6086 or pbtomka@hotmail.com by May 22nd so we can plan our meal.
    For fun, we are going to have an ‘Accessories Exchange’. You all have drawers full of pretty things that you don’t wear anymore but are too good to just give away. We’ll have tables set up to display all the things you bring in. Then, at the end of the meeting, you can each take home the same number of things that you brought. Creative recycling! Plan to come for the great food and friendly company, to encourage the new Board – and leave with new stuff!


  • Residents Take Heed!

    Although gated, Deercreek is a restricted access community that provides checks on vehicles entering the premises. It is not a totally secured environment as there are no moats or fences surrounding the entire community. Month after month, year after year, our Board continues to remind residents not to leave valuables in their vehicles and to lock their car doors. And by the way, home, garage and other doors should also be shut and locked.

    Once again, over the last thirty days, some residents have experienced unfortunate thefts. Several of them reported losses from their cars; however, in all cases the cars were not locked and contained laptops, phones, wallets etc. Although two young men were arrested, this does not solve the problem if residents continue to leave valuables in unlocked cars. The Board cannot over emphasize the need to pay heed to the message about securing valuables inside one’s home or garage.

    This brings to mind the question – “Why would you leave your valuables outside, unprotected and in an unlocked vehicle while your other boxes, rakes, shovels, etc. remain locked up in your garage?”
    Let these recent incidents be a reminder of the recent Board request for residents to use their garage space as it was intended ... to store their vehicle (s). While it is understood that some homes only have a two-car garage, if you must leave any vehicles parked in your driveway, please use common sense and keep them locked.

    Take these simple steps to avoid tempting the intruders: Clean out your garages, utilize garages for your cars; if you have more vehicles than your garage space allows, please lock your car when it’s left in the driveway and leave nothing of value visible.

  • Access Control: Dwelling Live System & Safety

    By Tommy Walter
    May is the time for end of school and graduation parties. If you will be hosting such a party, please enter all guests into the Dwelling Live system well before the event.That will expedite their getting to your home in time for the festivities. The same would apply for Memorial Day parties.

    As always, with the advent of warmer weather and the May parties, be watchful of those who choose to not be careful about their own safety and the safety of others. Residents still insist on walking or running in traffic on the roads of Deercreek, some even wearing dark clothing! Others insist on riding their bikes side by side, rather than in a single file. Golf carts still ignore stop signs and traffic courtesy. 

     

     

  • April 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

    CLICK HERE to check out Board Meeting Highlights from April 2015  


  • Field Trip-"Walking Tour of Historic Springfield Houses'

    Sunday June 7th, 1:00 – 5:00pm

    We will meet at the Pool Parking Lot to drive over together and go on the Walking Tour of the Historic Springfield Houses. (https://www.facebook.com/events/802170806542734/)
    What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon – peeking into the past as we look through these restored homes. Tickets will cost $10. And we’ll end our outing at ‘Three Layers Café’ for coffee and dessert. I’m told their cakes are fabulous! (www.threelayersacoffeehouse.com). Please let us know that you plan to attend so we can buy tickets and reserve space at the Café. Call Patty Tomka at 363-6086 or pbtomka@hotmail.com.

     

  • May 2015

    Gone Girl

    In May the Deercreek Literary circle will be reading Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about marriage gone terribly wrong.Gone Girl's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.

    Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from police and the media, as well as Amy's fiercely doting parent's, the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter-but is he really a killer?

    As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

    In June, we will be reading ‘The Invention of Wings,’ by Sue Monk Kidd.
    For more information about the Literary Circle contact Mary Louise Selzer at 363-1618 or MLSelzer@comcast.net


  • April - Second Quarterly - Assessment Due

    Late payments are subject to a late fee as well as additional interest charges if not received by April 30.

    You can pay by check, electronic payment from your bank, or ACH (direct debit) payments.

    Contact MayMgt: gschoneboom@mayresort.com

    Checks should be made out to Deercreek Owners Association, not May Mgt. and include yourassociation/account for correct payment recording.

    Click HERE for quarterly coupon statement.


     

  • Backyard Cart Path Tour and Tea Party April 14, 2015


    More photos...

  • DWA 2015/2016 Charities and Projects

    The DWA would like to thank our amazing DCC community for all of the support given to us over the past 16 years! You have believed enough in the DWA to become active members, to participate in our fund raisers, to volunteer your time helping our charities when needed and to graciously donate to our various charity drives. Because of your generosity, we are able to make contributions to ten outstanding local charity organizations and projects.

    The 2014/2015 Community Connections Committee and Board met on February 19, 2015, and based on the recommendations made the Board has chosen the following charities and projects for the 2015/2016 year: Wolfson Children's Hospital, Books-A- Go Go, The Bag Ladies, Jacksonville Humane Society, Mandarin Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Pace Center for Girls, Research is the Answer, Gabriel House of Care and New Heights.

  • Quarterly Assessment Due

    Late payments are subject to a late fee as well as additional interest charges if not received by April 30.

    You can pay by check, electronic payment from your bank or ACH
    (direct debit ) payments. Contact May Management at: gschoneboom@mayresort.com

    Checks should be made out to Deercreek Owners Association, not Management and it should include your association/account # for correct payment recording.

  • Are you a Designer looking for an Opportunity?

    By Martha L. Jaramillo - Architectural Review Board

    The members of the Architectural Review Board (ARB) are volunteers and ideally residents of the community. ARB members have a unique, important role in our community. With each project that is submitted for review, the ARB has to seek the right balance between compliance with the DCCOA Covenants and Declarations and the desires of each resident. Not an easy task as you can imagine, but very rewarding nonetheless. Are you interested?

    Guided by a clear vision and mission for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of each home and its landscaping, the ARB works collaboratively as a team. In fact, 98% of all projects are approved or denied unanimously. The good news is, most projects (more than 90%) are approved at the first submittal. This is significant, because it means the residents of Deercreek Country Club are on board - they understand the importance of complying with the Covenants and Declarations, and are committed to do what is necessary to see that their property values continue to grow. This means projects are submitted with complete information, have well-thought out design concepts including adequate landscaping and architectural improvements that are in harmony with the existing homes.

    Currently, the ARB is looking for more volunteers. Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects, Certified Arborists, Interior Designers, Graphic Designers, Realtors, Planners, Artists, and anyone with training or experience in a design field or property development would be an asset to the ARB. If you have an interest, and would like to know more about how the ARB works, the responsibilities of members, or any other question, please email Skip Yauger, Chairman of the ARB at ryauger@bellsouth.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Submittal requirements and ARB Review Applications may be found on the community website at www.deercreek.com/arb

    If you have questions regarding ARB or need help with an application, please call Martha at (904) 273-9832 ext. 131

  • Changes Are Coming...

    Have you noticed markers, construction signs, survey crews at the entrance to our community? The biggest improvement will be an additional southbound left turn lane into Deercreek Club Road. Once the additional left turn lane is completed, drivers making the turn will remain in their respective lane; each turn lane will have designated driving / turning lines to follow.

    The second is a dedicated pedestrian path on the southern side of Southside Blvd.; all the way from Malabar Road (which is opposite the Avenues Mall), past Fullerton Road, across the entrance to Deercreek, Target Shopping Center, Home Depot and continues up to Paradise Island. At each intersection, provisions for new crosswalks and timed crossing signal traffic lights will be the norm. The timeframe for all these changes to be completed is approximately from May through the end of summer.

    Both projects will enhance traffic flow as well as aid in the safety of pedestrians walking to and from the local stores or just crossing Southside Blvd. There have been numerous pedestrian accidents in the past since there was no side-walk or cross-walk on this side of the road for the use of people who live or work in the nearby apartment complexes, private homes, offices and malls. This is surely a welcomed improvement to our landscape.

  • Regular Meeting - 'Are Allergies Eating You Alive?'

    April 28 - 10 am at the Club

    Many of us are finding that we are developing allergies to things that never bothered us before. What is happening? Are we allergic to Florida? Is the food supply being tainted with GMOs, hormones and hidden sugar? Are we just getting old and our bodies are rebelling at all the junk we've been eating? We've asked a Doctor from Mayo Clinic, Arveen Kaur Thethi, M.D., to come and talk to us about Food Allergies. She specializes in Food Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, and Drug Allergies so she will be able to offer some answers to help us figure out how to have healthy lifestyles and stop having troublesome allergic reactions to everyday foods. Come for this meeting and stay for lunch at the Club. Chef Shawn has been working on allergy free menus so we can all enjoy living in Deercreek - without being eaten alive!


  • Field Trip - 'Peek Into Backyard on the Deercreek Golf Course'

    By Patty Tomka

    Followed by a Tea Party Lunch on the Club's Back Porch
    Tuesday April 14 at 10 am

    Have you ever wished you could peek into the gardens and backyards of your Deercreek neighbors? I'm not a golfer so I've only been able to see the street views and wonder what beautiful plants were in the back. Well, on April 14, we will get our wish. We have arranged for Tom Maxwell, Deercreek's Golf Pro, to give us a tour along the golf course cart path so we can see what is blooming throughout the neighborhood.
     
    We will meet at the Golf Cart Barn and go from there. We plan to be done in time for lunch on the Club's Back Porch and to compare ideas of who should be given the 'Yard of the Month' award. Please call Sharon Coleman to RSVP because we need to know how many carts we'll need and then we need to give the kitchen an idea of how many will be staying for lunch.  (Tel: 253-3048 or sharoncoleman268@comcast.net) This will be a perfect way to get outside and start enjoying the soft weather before it turns hot.

  • Yard Sale

     

    AT WATSON and NEFAR PARKING LOTS outside the Gatehouse

    Saturday, April 18
    9 AM -1 PM

    (Rain date: Saturday, May 2)

    Want toReserve a spot?
    Click here to download yard sale space form.

    Want to volunteer?
    Contact 519-0924

    Teens: need service hours?
    Help with the yard sale!

    Sponsored by the Deercreek Women's Alliance

  • The View - April 2015

    For April 2015 the Deercreek Home and Garden Club is pleased to award the Deercreek View to the home of Richard and Linda Chafin, 9977 Chester Lake Road.

    Even in winter this home captures your attention. Nellie Stevens holly trees, tall graceful palms and sagos line the walkways and welcome you to the front door guarded by two stately urns brimming with ferns. Foundation plantings of viburnum, shillings, Burford holly, azaleas, and loropetalum are repeated throughout on all sides while liriope and asiatic jasmine provide more continuity and symmetry. The side yards with stepping-stones and even a birdbath invite you to a naturalized area, and showcase truly magnificent philodendrons. This landscape is evidence of the premise that structural elements of hardscape, trees and shrubbery alone can create an inviting view any month of the year.

     

  • April 2015

     

    The Woman Upstairs

    In April the Literary Circle will be reading, “The Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud. A masterly new novel from the New York Times best selling author of ‘The Emperor’s Children.’ This is the story of an elementary teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend, and neighbor always on the fringe of other acheivements. Then into her life arrive the glamorous, cosmopolitan Shadids-her new student Reza Shadid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and his parents: Skandar, a dashing Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an effortlessly alluring Italian artist.

    When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shadid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora’s happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity-one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake.
    Told with urgency, intimacy, and piercing emotion, this brilliant novel of passion and artistic fulfillment explores the intensity, thrill and devastating cost of embracing the authentic life.

     

  • March 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

    CLICK HERE to check out the Board Meeting Highlights from March 26, 2015.

  • Home and Garden Club Fashion Show Pics!







    CLICK HERE for more photos from the event!
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