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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 

  • Derrick & Zelphia Raines
  • Thomas Jr. & Taylor Nedwek 
  • Jason Gay & Delis Kasab
  • Praful & Dharmistha (Anju) Patel 
  • Mark & Traci Albanna
  • Thomas & Sheng Chao, Jyu
  • Jim & Nancy Stepp
  • Peter & Barbara Lee
  • Arkhil Dubey & Juhi Soni

We Say Goodbye 

  • Vaughan & Cheryl Rowan
  • Michael & Denise Graves
  • Kenan Godfrey & Dr. Turkessa Walker
  • James & Marsha Blasco
  • John & Carmen Barry
  • Jeffrey & Rosa Colby
  • Ed Meyer & Delores Wang
  • Doug & Carol Matthews

News and Updates

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    Bragging Rights Well Deserved!!

    Deercreek’s very own USTA Women’s 55 and older 6.0 tennis team went all the way to the finals of the National Championships in Orlando, FL on October 27 – 29, 2017 to clinch the second-place trophy. Quite an accomplishment considering they had to defeat top teams from across the nation for this coveted title.

    Our team includes: Barb Smith (the fearless Captain), Donna Bernard, Janet Daechsel, Bonnie King, Karen Sayre, Michele Abner, Nancy Blacker and Judy Peace. Also on the team though not at Nationals are Marie Malloy and Pamela Ernst. Deercreek Tennis Director Kris Gouin was there to cheer them along with two unofficial “cheerleaders” (husband Gary Smith and brother John McNicol).

    After competing locally this past winter and finishing in first place, the team advanced to the Florida Sectional Championship in May where they won first place, leading to the opportunity to compete for the National Championship title in October. It is a huge honor and achievement to compete at this level AND reach the finals. They were SO CLOSE to actually winning the entire championship.

    Another Deercreek resident Carol Whitmire plays on the Women’s 55 and older 8.0 team for Southside and their team captured the National Championship title in their division!! So our Deercreek tennis ladies have something to brag about. Next time you see any of these ladies, give them a shout out and congrats, – it is well deserved!!!

    The championships were held at the innovative new USTA National Campus in Orlando. With 100 courts and well thought out amenities, the facility and staff create an exceptional experience for players and spectators. Established in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 players in a few parts of the country in its first year to more than 900,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.

  • Greetings from your Deercreek Ambassadors!

    We have re-established the welcome to "Deercreek Ambassadors," and look forward to meeting our new neighbors. If you moved into our community in 2017 and were not greeted by a Deercreek Ambassador, we would like to meet you. Please contact us with any questions you might have. We would like to drop off a welcome bag and familiarize you with the many activities offered within our community.

    Monica Heseman 904-538-9399 MHeseman@hotmail.com
    Amanda Kieck 404-550-2427 AmandaKieck13@gmail.com
    Brenda Shirkey 904-238-7200 BrendaShirkey@bellsouth.net

    Deercreek Residents and Business Owners:
    The 'Deercreek Ambassadors' would like to invite you to participate in our effort to meet and welcome new residents to our community. If you would like to market your business and donate any promotional items to be included in our welcome bags, we would be happy to include them. Please contact any of the ambassadors for further information or to arrange for pick up or delivery of your donations. Thank you, in advance, and we hope you choose to participate.

  • Meet the Board of Director Candidates

    Donald Gibbens
    I have been married to my wife Betty for 47 years and have resided in Deercreek for the last 24 years. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. I studied business administration in college, and I transferred to Jacksonville from Memphis, TN in 1992 with Naegele Outdoor Advertising where I held the position of VP/General Manager until I retired after 27 years of service. I have also served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Outdoor Advertising Association. In addition to my corporate experience, I also served in the US Army as a lineman and fire directional control for Artillery units in South Korea.

    I believe that promoting positive community and economic growth in our neighborhood is important, and that the HOA should seek to understand the impacts of their actions on the majority of residents before taking actions that will have wide and potentially unanticipated impacts within the community. I will strive to make sound decisions for our community on our board, and do my best to ensure that I bring transparency and common sense to the board's discussions. I also have a strong sense of fiscal responsibility and will work to ensure that our HOA dollars are prioritized appropriately and focused on the most critical projects. I am a common-sense guy and I will bring common sense ideas to represent our community with fairness, respect, honor, pride and vigor.

    “I humbly ask for your vote.”

    Christine Bell
    Hello Neighbors! My name is Christine Bell. I've been a Deercreek resident since 2010. As a Board member, my number one goal will be to act in the best interest of the residents. This entails gaining an understanding of what this community wants. Deercreek is comprised of single folks, young families, empty nesters and everything in between. All categories bring unique and important perspectives that must be heard and respected. The next priority is maximizing transparency with the community. As a Board member, my role would be to serve the residents. We all win when everyone understands the challenges the community faces and when we work together to solve them!

    A little bit about me. I'm a wife and a mother of 3 amazing little people. They keep me busy and on my toes in the best way. I also serve as the Chief Operations Counsel for Acosta, the nation's largest food broker. I am responsible for crafting strategies, advising our executive team, negotiating client deals, reducing the organization's risk profile and managing my team.

    Please vote for me!

    Frank Tuenge
    ftuenge@comcast.net 

    My wife, Cheryl, and I have been property owners in Deercreek for more than 20 years. We have been in our second home in this development for 7 years, a home we built, performing as our own general contractor. We have been married for 48 years, have one adult son, and three grandchildren.

    I retired in 2016, after 46 years in the environmental services industry; 20 years in city/county government (10 years each, Jax/Duval County, 1971-1980, Clay County, 2006-2016), and 26 years at two publicly held, NY stock exchange companies (Waste Management, Inc., 1980-1993, and Republic Services, Inc., 1993-2006). Having served in management positions in local government, I well understand government functions. In senior level executive positions in private industry, I was responsible for a variety of business types throughout Florida. I am well versed in having P & L responsibilities, and providing leadership in managing a variety of businesses. I routinely prepared, negotiated, and managed contracts (both government and private industry), ranging in annual values from a few thousand, to multi-millions of dollars. In addition to my civilian career, after 26 years of service, I retired in 1993 from the US Army/Florida National Guard as a Lt. Colonel. During my military career, I served in numerous command roles. The more notable military awards and decorations received were; Air Assault Badge, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.

    I have served on our Community’s Covenants Committee for 20 years, and now offer my experience and time, to serve on our Community’s Board, at a time when our Community has matured to the point of requiring different considerations than in the past. I think transparency, openness, strong property management, as well as strong fiscal discipline, are very important for an HOA, and critical to maintaining and growing home valuations. I will do my best to make common-sense decisions based on my life experience in corporate America, as well as, the military, to ensure Deercreek grows its status as one of North Florida’s premier communities.

    George Partin
    Having lived in Deercreek for over 20 years, I have seen many challenges that the Association has experienced. Upgrading the roads, flooding issues and even dealing with raccoons that were diseased. In the coming years, the Association will have new management and will need an experienced board to work with them. I would like to offer my services to assist in this endeavor. 

    I have over 25 years of management experience with Blue Cross and other companies.
    I also served on the board for 6 years previously, with three of them as President. Over the last few years I have served on the common property committee and the finance committee and see that there are many issues going forward. I will represent the members of this community with their best interest my main concern. I would appreciate your vote in
    the upcoming election.

    John Joyce 
    John and Buffy Joyce have been Deercreek residents and club members since 2000. John has over 40-year career in commercial real estate development and management, having successfully served in senior and executive management positions for several national real estate companies before founding Joyce Development Group in 2004. He holds several industry-related professional certificates and is the former Florida State Director for the 65,000-member International Council of Shopping Centers. John was appointed to the Deercreek Finance Committee in 2010 and has served as chairman of the Committee since 2012. He was appointed by the Board to serve as Treasurer of the Association in November 2015 following Danny Becton’s election to the Jacksonville City Council.

    Bob Kichler
    Born in Cincinnati, Ohio-my wife and I moved to Deercreek in August 2005. Married over 30 years with two grown sons and I am President of Southern Reprographics, Inc. I am a business man and my company deals with wholesale distribution of equipment and supplies, such as wide-format papers, inks and toners for architectural and engineering businesses, primarily serving the Atlanta market.

    The past three years I have served on the Deercreek Board of Directors as Access Control Liaison. Two of those three years was spent serving as Vice President and a total of six years as a member of the Access Control Committee where keeping our community safe is our first priority.

    My wife and I have always lived in planned communities, giving me broad exposure to all the typical issues facing Deercreek today. In the past I served as a “Daniel Mentor” and as a tutor in “Take Stock in Children” here in Jacksonville. During my past 6 years serving on the Access Control Committee, I have dealt with resident issues, Guardhouse needs, accidents inside and inside our community, IT issues at the gate, contract negotiations, and made many new friends along the way.

    I look forward to serving 3 more years on the Deercreek Board of Directors because, as a Deercreek homeowner and a business man I will continue to benefit our wonderful community.


  • Board of Directors’ Meeting Highlights - October 26, 2017

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at NEFAR on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7pm for a regularly scheduled meeting.

    A quorum was established with the presence of Margie Blake, Bob Kichler, Sadia Sindhu, Pete Gentry, Kristen Wiley, John Joyce, and Nick Simonic.

    Representing Marsh Landing Management Company were Doug Scott & Deedra Phillips.

    Fifteen residents were in attendance.

    John Robinson addressed the board regarding the guard house and the concept drawings.

    Tommy Walter and Doug Klippel addressed the board regarding the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office presence in the community.

    Frank and Pat Albany addressed the board regarding their concerns on the construction behind Edgewater. Pat Albany addressed the board about Edgewater joining the Deercreek CC HOA.

    Karen Mueller addressed the board about the costs of furnishing the guard house.

    Janet Newton agreed with the other residents.

    Bob Hunt addressed the board regarding the guard house project and suggested that the board present the community with at least three (3) options for the guard house and get the community input before the board votes on a final design.

    McGeary addressed the board and asked about the personal banking information maintained by Associa and the disposition of the date following November 15, 2017.

    George Partin updated the board regarding the guardhouse roof line issue which was being addressed to prevent it from getting struck.

    Allen and Mimi Rosario attended to observe.

    Sandy Montgomery attended to observe and be supportive.

    Property Manager's Report:
    Doug Scott was welcomed to the community. He introduced Deedra Phillips who will be assisting him manage Deercreek.

    Open Tasks reviewed with Board: Various projects / tasks on hand were reviewed by the board.

    Motion for Connors Landscape - $3,825 for new material on exit side of Deercreek.

    Motion to reimburse Bob Kichler and Tommy Walters for guard house expenses: $427.99 for computer, $192.59 for printer and $129.99 for software.

    Motion to approve Aquatic Systems as new pond maintenance company. Initial treatment expense $7,258.00 and a monthly expense of $3,971.00 thereafter. Service to commence November 1, 2017.

    Motion for Connors Landscape to do quarterly plantings and annual maintenance.

    All motions approved.

    Finance Report
    Review of Common Area Landscape Budget 2013-2018. $150k remains for landscape committee to utilize through the end of 2018.

    2018 budget is being reviewed and will be posted on community website on or before November 1.

    Joyce indicated income is slightly behind expenses. Variances are due to timing issues with receivables and increases in security expenses and legal fees. Reserves projected at 1.4MM by year end.

    Finance committee two motions:

    Approval to fund reconstruction of the gate house facility from the Capital Reserve Account (subject to board approval); reconstruction plan for the gate house to be completed in 2018; and, ii.) the total cost of the gate house reconstruction program not to exceed $145,000.

    Approval to revise Rules & Regulations to direct the community manager to forward a member file to Association counsel for collection action when a Member’s account become delinquent for two (2) quarterly assessments (6 months). Delinquent member accounts will not be send to legal until 7 months)

    Legal: no report.

    Access Control: 
    Resident complaints on rule enforcements: 21 citations were issued to residents and 9 warnings to commercial vehicles. Violations continue to increase. Motion for JSO to patrol community 20 hours in months of November and December. Motion carried with 2 nays – Sadia and Pete. Access control reviewed additional security firms and have concluded to retain current firm. Reviewing policy for commercial vehicles as it relates to off hours deliveries.

    ARB: 
    Homeowners are not following the process for approvals which is delaying refunds. Nick Simonic will submit another article for publication in community newsletter.

    Covenant Enforcement: 
    Sadia Sidhu reported that three residents came in person for an appeal and two written appeals were received.

    Common Property:
    Property Management has been discussed during property manager's report.

    Communications :
    Signage company indicated that new sign is going through customs. As soon as it clears, installation date will be scheduled. Will need to send notice of 2018 budget voting to all residents via US Mail. Email to residents for volunteers for board, welcome ambassadors and communications committee will be sent.

    CPAC: 
    Pete Gentry reported that meetings are very informative and open to the public.

    Next BOD meeting is scheduled for November 16th, 2017, 7:00pm at NEFAR.

  • The Deercreek Women’s Alliance is grateful!

    “Ciao Bella,” the fashion show hosted by the Deercreek Women's Alliance was a huge success. Over 100 ladies were in attendance the evening of November 16th and after a delicious meal, the lovely Deercreek models paraded in fashion pieces provided by Dillard’s. Thanks to all the attendees, donors, and volunteers who were a part of the evening's festivities. This is one of the biggest fundraiser efforts that supports the mission of the Alliance and the charities that we donate to each year.

    Thank you again, we are blessed by everyone's generosity.

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    Holiday Open House hosted by Phyllis Basford

    Tuesday, December 5 from 3-6 pm
    7930 Bishop Lake Rd North

    All of our members are invited to ‘come and go’ at an Open House, to celebrate the holidays with wine, hors d’ oeuvres and time to chat. This is a brief time to forget the bustle of shopping and lists. There is no program, no agenda, no pressure, just good food and good friends. Come when you can and leave when you must.

    Game Day at Deercreek
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm

    Our annual Game Day Fundraiser will be held at the Club on January 23, so look for the registration sheet in the newsletter and fill it out to reserve your space. You bring your game and your friends. We supply lunch and snacks. Reservations are necessary so that we can plan you all. They don’t need to be from Deercreek! Bring in your outside friends to experience Deercreek hospitality! If you haven’t been to one of these before, we always have a good time and it helps raise money for our projects around Deercreek. Any game works, and you can trade off with one game in the morning and a different one in the afternoon. We always have a fabulous dessert table donated by the Home and Garden Club members as well.

    Game Day Registration Form

  • The View - December 2017

    Hess Balach Yazji and Gloriosa Antiporda
    11167 Chester Lake Road West


    A huge magnolia, palm, pine, and crepe myrtle trees stand tall. At their base are a wide assortment of vincas, marigolds, bird of paradise, mums, azalea, cut leaf philodendron, fern, bougainvillea and lantana, which together forms the focus of this yard. Surely, the splash of color and the wide variety of plants add to the dimension of this beauty. While this house has a wonderful view of the golf course, the real jewel is a front yard that abounds in color.

  • From the Access Control Committee

    The Holiday Season is generally a joyous one for most people, but there are those who find it painful in one way or another. To make it as joyful as possible, please be careful and keep all vehicle and residence doors locked. In your vehicles, leave nothing of value in plain sight. If you notice anyone suspicious in Deercreek, please notify the guards immediately. If you observe an activity that is dangerous or illegal, please contact JSO first, and then the guards.

    Ladies, and gentlemen, be careful as well when in parking lots outside of Deercreek; be sure you are not being followed or observed, especially if you are carrying a lot of packages. Women should be very cautious with their purses and how they are carried. Be sure to not put your purse in a location where someone could grab it while you are pre-occupied with other things.

    As always, please enter guest names in DwellingLive ahead of any parties or gatherings.

    May your Holiday season be a joyous one.

  • A Very Stylish Organization

    New Heights (formerly Cerebral Palsy Center of Northeast Florida), driven by its mission “to enrich the lives of persons with disabilities and their families and empower their independence through lifelong growth and quality services”, provides educational, employment, and therapeutic programming to individuals with disabilities in the five-county area of Northeast Florida: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St Johns. They have been in business for over 60 years and serve individuals with all types of disabilities including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism, developmental delays, Down syndrome, spina bifida and others.

    The programs of New Heights are designed to meet the special needs of each individual and family serviced, with a common goal: to enable people with disabilities to reach their greatest potential and achieve productive lives as fully participating members of their family and the community. The services currently offered include: (1) developmental, speech, physical and occupational therapy for infants and toddlers aged birth to three with developmental delays where therapists go into the family home or child’s day care center to work with the child; (2) respite care for children and adults; (3) supported living; (4) supported employment; (5) speech, physical, and occupational therapy for adults with disabilities; (6) adult developmental training; (7) in-home personal supports.

    The adult developmental training program provides training to adults with disabilities to increase skills in grooming and self-care, basic knowledge, job readiness, motor skills, and daily living. Fifty adults receive adult developmental training (ADT) services at New Heights. The goal of the ADT program is to increase an individual’s independence and self-sufficiency to the greatest extent possible. Participants are taught job preparation skills (how to complete a job application or interview for a job), social skills (how to appropriately express anger or how to get along with classmates), basic living skills (how to use a microwave or wash dishes), reading, writing, and math skills (how to count money or read the sign on a public bus), and computer skills while attending the program. Individuals attend the ADT program for six hours, one to five days per week, depending on their funding.

    Supported living coaches provide training and assistance in a variety of activities to participants in their own homes including the acquisition, retention, or improvement of skills related to activities of daily living such as personal hygiene and grooming; household chores; meal preparation; shopping; personal finances; medical; transportation; and the social and adaptive skills necessary to enable participants to reside on their own. Supported employment coaches provide training and assistance to support participants in sustaining paid employment at or above minimum wage.

    The Deercreek Women’s Alliance has generously donated $1,000 per year for the last three years. The funds have been used to provide a small gift to the 60+ adults who attend the annual holiday party.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
    This year's holiday party will be held on Dec 16th from 10-2pm. Board member, Michelle Abner is looking for 5 volunteers to help with food preparation and possible donations. Please contact Michelle at (904) 885-0597 or by email at abner.michelle@gmail.com

    Supporting New Heights by turning disabilities into capabilities.

  • 2018 Operating Budget Approved

    On Thursday, November 16th at 7 PM, the DCCOA Board of Directors held its November 2017 Meeting at the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) Offices at 7801 Deercreek Club Road. On the Board’s Meeting Agenda for review and passage was the Association’s 2018 Operating Budget. The 2018 Operating Budget was approved and will result in an increase in the Operating Assessment from $330.00 per quarter to $360.00 per quarter effective January 1, 2018.

    The Board also approved a preliminary budget for reconstruction of the Guard House and the project cost will be funded from the Capital Reserve Account versus a Special Assessment. The 2018 Budget and Guard House project documents are posted at http://www.deercreekcc.com/the-2018-budget.

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    Literary Circle - Christmas on Jane Street

    On Monday, December 11th at 10:00 AM the Deercreek Book Club will meet at the home of Phyllis Basford to discuss a true story called, Christmas on Jane Street. Our December meeting is a Christmas Cookie exchange.

    Every holiday season for 10 years, Billy Romp, his wife, and their three young children have spent nearly a month living in a tiny camper and selling Christmas trees on Jane Street in New York City. They arrive from Vermont the day after Thanksgiving and leave just in time to make it home for Christmas morning-and for a few weeks they transform a corner of the Big Apple into a small town, that might be the setting for a classic Capra film. One neighbor strings a power line from his basement to the festively decorated van; another provides them with a phone line; still others drop off spare keys to nearby apartments so they'll have a place to take a hot shower. The local meter maid "forgets" to ticket them for parking violations; Broadway producers turn up with theatre tickets, and the Romps return the city's generosity by giving trees and wreaths to homes in need. It is a unique and inspiring story---and this lovely, lovingly illustrated little gem of a book is a wonderful celebration of one family and the warm, wide circle of friends who have created a Christmas tradition of their own.

    If you are interested in coming to our cookie exchange and book discussion or just curious about our Book Club, please call Mary Louise Selzer, 363-1618 or MLSelzer@comcast.net

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    Fostoria Crystal Stenware

    Beautiful vintage crystal stemware hand made by Fostoria Glass Company. The pattern is Glamour Blue and there are 24 pieces in the set consisting of 8- water, 8- wine and 8 - sherbets. Some slight imperfections. Today's retail price on eBay totals over $330, Asking only $150.Call: 904-608-8670

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    Clavinova (Piano)

    Black, Yamaha Clavinova CVP-10Advanced Wave MemoryIn excellent condition!Price: $1200.00Phone: 904-519-1341

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    Concrete Planters

    Total of 7 concrete planters of various sizes and styles. Some have feet included. Price is for the set; will consider selling separately.Price: $295Contact: dscannato@msn.com

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    Campbell Hausfeld Workshop Air Compressor

    13 gallon tank with 4 hp motor. HEAVY DUTY!Price: $75Contact: rsonball@gmail.com

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