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 

Phil Fritz & Sharon Brazell
7943 Vineyard Lake Road North

Paul & Kristen Anderson
10058 Heather Lake Court West

Terry & Susan Owen
7914 McLaurin Road North

Mark & Julie Scott
10392 Cypress Lakes Drive

Andy & Valerie Redmond
10348 Cypress Lakes Drive

Troy & Stacey Youse
8020 Weatherby Court

Loc & Phuong Nguyen
10312 Cypress Lakes Drive

Yongjie Zhang & Yafei Xu
10354 Cypress Lakes Drive

Rajiv & Mamta Gupta
8212 Hampton Lake Lane

Vasanth Shenoy & Neha Kapoor
10180 Vineyard Lake Road East

Justin & Lora Bateh
11196 Chester Lake Road West

Lalit Kanaparthi, Rachel Moodey & Esther Anisha
10031 Deercreek Club Road East

We Say Goodbye 

Scott & Trina Steffan

David Dwyer & Hillah Ferguson

Gene Atwood

Alan & Leslye Phillips

John & Shannon Murray

Arif Kidwai

Tom & Bonnie Myers

Marshall & Beth Rucker

Dr. Pairot Tayapongsak

Debra Watkins

Aaron West

David & Lee Ann Phillips

Amit Merchea

News and Updates

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    Literary Circle - The Summer Before the War

    On Monday, August 21 at 10:00 the Literary Circle will gather to discuss, "The Summer Before the War" by Helen Simonson.

    This is a novel to cure your Downton Abbey withdrawal. A delightful story about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small community.

    East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England's brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha's husband works for the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent sabra rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything. Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master.

    When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more free thinking and attractive than anyone believes the Latin teacher should be. Just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of Sussex landscape, the perfect summer is about to end. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways will be tested as this small town inhabitants go to war.

    The location of our gathering this time is yet to be determined. If you are interested in joining us or would like information about our book club, please contact Mary Louise Selzer at 363-1618.

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    The View

    Scott and Diane Heacox
    11150 Chester Lake Road West

    Congratulations to Scott and Diane Heacox at 11150 Chester Lake Road West (located at the corner of Chester Lake Road W. and Vineyard Lake Road E.) for adding beauty to Deercreek. Their landscape plan has a variety of foundation plants as well as colorful focal points which include Crepe Myrtle, Hydrangea, New Guinea Impatiens, Vincas, Dusty Miller, Mexican Petunia, Schilling boxwood, Lorapetalum, viburnum, Azalea, and Geraniums to name just a few. The bright pinks offer a variety of color. Butterflies and hummingbirds must surely find this a wonderful refuge. Thank you for the care and pride you take in the care of your home.

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    Save the Dates

    Your Deercreek Women’s Alliance board has been busy planning some exciting events and fund raisers. Please mark your calendars with the following dates so that you don’t miss enjoying these events with neighbors, family and friends:

     Date Event

     August 1-14    Books-A-Go Go Children’s Book Drive

    September 28  DWA Sponsored BINGO Night

    November 9     Fashion Show

  • The ARB is here for you

    The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is assigned the responsibility of maintaining the high standards of the original development and to keep our community consistent with other first class communities in the Jacksonville area. This is a tough job. We know that our homeowners want the best for our community, in addition to having their properties valued as high as possible.

    As a DCCOA Board member and liaison to the ARB, I have a unique view of the ARB and the valuable service they provide for the Deercreek Country Club Owners Association. 

    It is frustrating to see the homeowner come to the ARB with a project, expecting that project to commence as soon as possible only to find out that they’re missing information required for the approval. No one on the ARB wants to delay a homeowner’s process when the homeowner wants to improve his or her property. I am writing this with hope that we can assist you in speeding up the approval process.

    The covenants and restrictions provide details of what is permitted and what is not. You should refer to them before initiating a project. Here is an excerpt from the covenants and restrictions as it pertains to the ARB approval process:

    “(ii) To require submission to the ARB of two (2) complete sets of preliminary and final plans and specifications as hereinafter defined for any improvement or structure of any kind, to be constructed by any person or entity other than the Declarant, including, without limitation, any building, dwelling, fence, wall, sign, site paving, grading, parking and building additions, alterations, screen enclosure, sewer, drain, disposal system, decorative building, landscaping, landscape device or object, exterior lighting scheme or other improvement described in Section 1 (“Proposed Improvement”) the construction or placement of which is proposed upon any Lot or Property. The ARB may also require submission of samples of building materials and colors proposed for use in the Proposed Improvement and may require such additional information as reasonably may be necessary for the ARB to completely evaluate the Proposed Improvement in accordance with the Declaration and the Architectural Planning Criteria.”

    Above and beyond these, the ARB has published Policy Positions, Pre-approvals, Submittal Requirements lists, and have provided a convenient Submittal Application Form all online at: http://www.deercreekcc.com/arb. All residents are encouraged to look at these documents to see how to expedite their project approvals and to do their part to maintain the high standards that our community seeks to retain.

    That sums it up. In addition to that information, it is important to know that you should submit your application at least one week before the ARB meeting, along with checks for the fees and deposits. Many times, we find that homeowners know to provide proper surveys, complete documentation from the contractor, clear photographs, and for instance in the case of trees, the clear plan for replacement trees.

     The application forms and fees are on the website. When items are in question, please contact the Associa/CMC for clarification.

  • From the Access Control Committee

    School will soon start again, that means children and school buses will be on the roads of Deercreek. Please be watchful for them, and if you bring a child or children to a bus stop, please be courteous and safe in how or where you park; try not to impede others or their ability to see stop signs, etc.

    Also, keep all valuables out of vehicles parked outside of garages and keep all outside vehicles locked at all times. The same locking rules apply to residences as well. All doors should be shut and locked.

    Finally, when turning off Southside Blvd into Deercreek Road, please be careful and watch out for workers' trucks in the lanes. There is a good deal of work going on with landscaping, the fountains, etc.

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    Golden Acorn Award 2017: Mike Milkey

    The Home and Garden Club is pleased to announce Mike Milkey as the year 2017 Golden Acorn Award winner. Mike is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and can be considered a lifelong resident of the Deercreek Country Club. Mike and Barbara purchased their lot and built the first home in the community in February 1990. They have had the wonderful opportunity of witnessing the growth of the community over the last 27 years.

    After several years in the United States Marine Corps and graduating from college, Mike spent four years working for the Florida Legislature. He left the world of politics in 1979 to start his career in surgical device sales, working for several Fortune 500 companies along the way. In 2001, Mike started his own successful medical device company - Florida Surgical Specialties, which is the exclusive distributor for many micro-surgical products. Their daughter, Michele was born and raised here and now attends Mercer Law School.

    Mike has been very active in “all things” Deercreek. He was instrumental on the transition team that worked with the original developers and interfaced with the country club. He has been involved in many community and club projects including, serving as the first President of the Deercreek Homeowners Association and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Club. Mike sees himself as the “Head Cheerleader” for Deercreek Country Club and continues to be a big supporter of the club which he believes impacts our property values. One of Mike’s favorite stories about the club is where he compares it to Cheers - where everyone knows your name. He is often seen walking through the club introducing people and making them feel welcome as part of the Deercreek community. He is particularly proud that he and some others were instrumental in convincing Club Corp to invest over $1 million in the recent major renovation of the Clubhouse. As a result of his enthusiasm and involvement, you will hear fellow Club members affectionately refer to Mike as the “Mayor!” Thanks Mayor, for all you have done for Deercreek.

    Please join us at the luncheon and award presentation on Tuesday, August 22 noon, at the clubhouse. The luncheon is open to all residents and reservations must be made by August 18. Please call Cary Flynn at 619-4580 or email caryflynn.88@comcast.net for reservations.

  • Board Of Directors’ Meeting Highlights - June, 2017

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at NEFAR on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00pm for a regularly scheduled meeting.

    A quorum was established with the presence of Bob Kichler, Jim Giancola, Kristen Wiley, Nick Simonic, Pete Gentry, Sadia Sindu, and John Joyce.

    Representing CMC of Jacksonville was property manager, Laura Tharp.

    There were two guests in attendance. One guest had questions about what steps are being taken to address continual mistakes by Associa relative to covenant enforcement.

    Property Managers report:
    Two barcodes needs to be suspended. Motion approved.
    Motion to approve open payables.

    Committee Reports

    Covenant Enforcement: Sadia Sindhu
    Sindhu discussed multiple complaints regarding violation letters that were mailed in June. Over 100 letters were mailed incorrectly which caused significant work for the CEC during the most recent meeting. The CEC continues to be concerned with quality issues relative to Associa's handling of the Deercreek account. CEC is waiving fines due to consistently incorrect or incomplete documentation. Several board members echoed the quality concerns.

    Finance: John Joyce
    May report contained errors, recurring problem. Associa must correct errors or be found to be in default of its contract. Shortfall in some citation areas but otherwise on track. Some postings still need to occur to correct accounting issues. Aged receivables are down year over year. Reserves on track – currently $1.330 million. One aging AR item has been handled via a payment plan that will start in July. Resident will be current by February 2018 and will have barcodes reactivated upon completion of payment plan.

    Legal: Jim Giancola
    MRTA documents are completed and ready to be submitted with the remaining activities being notarization and recording. Legal is continuing to work through estoppel letters and the process for sellers in the community. A resident has requested remediation via counsel relative to garage covenant and selective enforcement. Waiver of covenant and selective enforcement items are handled by Deercreek legal counsel. Attorneys are consulting to determine next steps as there have not been any citations issued under the covenant. Any pending legal items will be discussed as part of the regularly scheduled board meetings.

    Access Control Committee: Bob Kichler
    Minutes are somewhat behind due to key member availability. Guard house sub-committee meeting will need to occur in June/July timeframe to review design updates. Speeding violations in the community are up 20% from 2015. Motion passed to have JSO patrol neighborhood for no more than 8 hours per month for two months to remind homeowners that JSO has enforcement rights within the neighborhood. Communication to occur prior to implementation.

    Architectural Review Board: Nick Simonic
    Two homeowners submitted incomplete requests. Request for deposit denied on aluminum fence as the fence differs from the proposal. ARB has submitted article to communications committee for publication to the community as a reminder relative to ARB processes and procedures.

    Common Property: Jim Giancola
    Work continues on front entrance. Deer statues have been installed and replacement lettering is scheduled to be complete by the end of June.
    Motion for $850 to pressure wash sidewalk on Ashford Crossing approved.
    Motion for $2000 plantings - center island approved.
    Motion for $5000 for plantings in front entry approved.
    Motion for $1500 for tree trimming behind fountains approved.
    Digital sign replacement will be in place within 3 weeks.
    4 shallow wells for irrigation will be drilled the week of June 30.
    Innovative fountain services met with Associa and Common Property to see if there is an alternative pond management solution. Concern that the age of the ponds may require additional maintenance above what is currently budgeted.

    Communications: Kristen Wiley
    No scheduled meeting in June.

    CPAC: Pete Gentry
    No report at this time. Pending distribution of meeting minutes.

    Old business: 
    Revitalization - two new members have been selected by ACC to review DwellingLive ePass capabilities.

    Next BOD meeting is scheduled for July 27th, 2017, 7:00pm at NEFAR.

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    Give Where You Live!

    Want to help in the fight against Breast Cancer?

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The RITA (Research Is The Answer) Foundation continues to make a difference in Jacksonville. Founded in Deercreek in 1997, RITA has a special opportunity to double donations! Baptist Health Foundation is MATCHING 100% any donation going into an endowment through November 30, 2017. 100% of your donation will go into one of RITA’s five cancer endowment funds at Baptist Health and it will be matched. So your donation is doubled! The RITA Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit volunteer organization. Our Mission is to raise money and awareness in the fight to find a cure. We have donated 100% of the money from our special fund raising events with no salary or overhead costs deduction for the last 20 years. Over $4,500,000.00 has been donated to cancer programs in Jacksonville.

    To give where you live, you can donate on our website, www.the-rita-foundation.org or write a check, payable to The RITA Foundation and mail to, 8334 Amherst Hills Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32256. You can also give in honor of or in memory of a loved one. 100% of your donation will be added to our $300,000.00 Cancer Endowments at Baptist Health where your gift will be matched to yield revenue toward a cure.

    Thank you for your support.
    Charles and Nancy Jantz, Founders

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    Deercreek and Haile Plantation Share the LOVE

    Six tennis players from Haile Plantation in Gainesville drove to Deercreek to share their love of tennis and play round robin on a hot July morning. The players enjoyed a time of great tennis, lunch and club camaraderie.

    The Tennis Center is always looking for players of all levels to join the various teams - so if you want to join the fun please call the Tennis Shop for further information at 904-363-1502.

  • Suspicious or Undesirable Activity

    Please immediately report to Deercreek Security (363-2147) any suspicious or undesirable activity, e.g., a suspicious person/vehicle/boat, vandalism, excessive noise or failure on the part of the Deercreek Security staff, including gate attendants, to perform in a proper manner. Your cooperation in this regard greatly increases the effectiveness of your controlled access system.

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    Literary Circle - Life After Life

    On July 17th, we will meet at the home of Jill Mountan to discuss Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.

    Life After Life is a "dazzling, intricate, and entertaining novel" that was a National Bestseller. What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On the same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in any number of ways. Ursula's world is in turmoil, and she faces the unspeakable evil of the greatest war in history. What power and force can one woman exert over the fate of civilization, if only she has the chance? Atkinson makes every one of Ursula's lives, as well as the lives of those she touches, feel inestimably precious.

    Our discussions will be followed by lunch prepared by the hostess.

    For more information about the Book Club please contact Mary Louise Selzer at MLSelzer@comcast.net or 363-1618. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00am followed by lunch.

  • Ladies C2 Tennis Team finished the season strong!

    What a marvelous 2016-2017 season the Deercreek C2 Ladies Tennis team had! Under the expertise of Coach Michael Grant, they came in fourth out of eleven teams in the C2 league.

    Despite several player injuries along the way, they delivered a commendable performance to remain at number four within the league. Kudos to these wonderful ladies and their supporters who cheered them on to victory. It was always delightful to see Gigi at every match, supporting and cheering! The ladies brought the tennis season to a close at a celebration luncheon back in May.

    Captain Reba Shrewsbury, Co-Captain Marie Malloy and their team did a wonderful job keeping things going and they are once again ready for the 2017-2018 season.

    Not all players were available for the team photo as shown, but they were there in spirit! Want to join this fun and energetic group? Contact the Tennis Pro Shop @ 904 363 1502

  • Books-A-Go Go Annual Book Drive for Underprivileged Children

    Save the Date: August 1-14

    New or used books for grades PK-5th are needed as well as coloring books and activity books. Adult books cannot be accepted. Please drop off your donations in the bins located at the DCC Guardhouse.

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

  • May Luncheon - New Board and Book Exchange

    “Many hands make light work”_ John Heywood might have been talking about our Deercreek Home and Garden Club when he said that. We get a lot done and always have fun doing it together! At our May luncheon we inducted the new Board and had a Book Exchange that left everyone with a smile and a new book.

    The 2017-2018 Board

    President  Cary Flynn

    Vice President Maryann Grauwiler

    Treasurer Sharon Coleman

    Secretaries Paula Soehlig & Catherine Wood

    Appreciation Lunch for Maintenance Crew Debi Gifford & Marcia Rose

    Communications Patty Tomka

    Christmas Party Phyllis Basford

    Deercreek View Carol D’Onofrio & Dena Grossman

    Door Prizes  Faye Hyken & Adele Kunzweiler

    Fashion Show Cary Flynn, Maryann Grauwiler, Julie Howell, Eileen Katibah &

    Cheryl Stokes

    Game Day Linda George & Carla Hill

    Gatehouse Window Boxes Lorraine Clancy & Anne Kleuppel

    Historian Nancy Jantz

    Holiday Lights and Gate Connie Davis, Sandy Montgomery & Julie Howell

    Hospitality Arlene McDermott & Karen Mueller

    Membership Carol D’Onofrio & Karen Rutland

    Nominations Maryann Grauwiler

    Programs Nancy Abercrombie & Reena Chadha

    Special Projects Carol D’Onofrio, Marcia Rose, Sandy Montgomery, Cary Flynn & Maryann Grauwiler

    If you weren’t a member this year, you missed many interesting programs: Using Essential Oils, Nutritional Eating, a Chalk Painting Demonstration, learning about keeping our ‘Urban Forest’ healthy and a Kitchen Design and Remodeling program, showcasing some of our members’ kitchens. We had field trips to EcoRelics, showing us how to reuse, recycle and repurpose. And we took a walking tour through downtown Jacksonville that was filled with fascinating stories and hidden treasures. And after each of the meetings, we would spend time having lunch and getting to know each other better. Check out our webpage and photo albums at: http://www.deercreekcc.com/garden-club

    If this sounds like a group you would like to join, please come to one of our meetings or call Carol D’Onofrio 519-0924 or Karen Rutland 219-4135 to ask about membership. We would love to see new faces, and maybe you would like to get your hands busy doing something for your Deercreek community.

  • From the Access Control Committee

    Safety is always the number one concern of the Access Control Committee, for Deercreek residents and guests. As we approach the summer, please remember the following messages, all of which focus on safety:

    • Motorized vehicles, including golf carts, are to be driven only by licensed drivers. Having an adult in the front seat is not acceptable if the unlicensed driver is actually driving.
    • July 4 is a time for celebrations and fireworks. Fireworks are extremely dangerous and are allowed in Deercreek only to the extent allowed by the Duval County Sheriff's Office for the rest of the county. Violators will be reported.
    • If walking or running on the roads of Deercreek, please remember it is against Florida State law to run with the traffic on a street or road where there are sidewalks present. If you must run or walk on the roads, please do so facing the traffic.
  • Board of Directors’ Meeting Highlights - May 25, 2017

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at NEFAR on Thursday, May 25th 2017 at 7:00PM for a regularly scheduled meeting.

    A quorum was established with the presence Margie Blake, Bob Kichler, Sadia Sindhu, John Joyce, Jim Giancola, Paige Frakes, Pete Gentry, and Kristen Wiley.

    Representing CMC of Jacksonville and documenting the minutes was Property Manager, Laura Tharp.

    There were two guests in attendance.


    Open payables:
    - 17 notices of delinquent balance, non-payment will result in bar code suspension.
    - 4 bar codes remain deactivated for non-payment.
    - Motion approved to send violation notices.

    Garage Rule: Update from legal about the last line of newly adopted garage rule involving 30 day grace period to correct violations. Other violations have a cure period or time to remedy the violation. Fines will accrue by violation. Motion will be made at the June BOD meeting to amend the new Garage Parking rule to remove the 30 day cure period.


    Finance: John Joyce
    Financial documents are in good order. Budget is on track through April.
    Reserves are in good health.

    Discussion from Chase Law firm about the sale of homes and ensuring homes are compliant upon sale.

     Access Control Committee (ACC): Bob Kichler
    -Open access issue occurred one night, resolved.
    -Good guard retention
    -Discussion about spending $5,000 for a new laser to warn of truck height at guard house. Joyce recognized it is a capitol purchase and would need to be submitted in the 2018 budget. PM will look into installing a crash bar.

    Architectural Review Board (ARB): Nick Simonic
    Nick will draft an article for newsletter regarding what residents need to bring when appearing before the ARB.

    Covenant Enforcement Committee (CEC): Sadia Sindhu
    2 appeals made in person
    5 written appeals
    Deercreek Speed gun was certified in January. This process takes place every 6 months by the same company that certifies JSO speed guns. Bob Kichler indicated that his understanding is that guards get one day of training.
    Jim Giancola has concerns about our process. Residents can't challenge gun results as drivers can with JSO; suggested reviewing process.

    Common Property: Jim Giancola
    Motion for $400 to treat trees near fountain against bug infestation.
    Discussion about the sign holders outside of Deercreek. It is a JSO issue; sign holders in the median are not allowed.
    Discussion about speeding up the payment process; clarified procedure.

    Communications committee: Paige Kelton Frakes
    Committee voted to accept the lower of two bids for a new electronic sign at the entrance.
    Proposed discussion with club about collaborating on a new Deercreek logo.

    CPAC:Pete Gentry
    Hurricane Season begins now. Tax free weekend on supplies, coming up.

    Next BOD meeting is scheduled for June 22, 2017, 7:00pm at NEFAR

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