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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 

James & Elizabeth McGoogan
10091 Chester Lake Road East

Dennis & Haywood Jeff
10067 Amherst Hills Court

Lara Zuberi
7821 Rittenhouse Lane

We Say Goodbye 

Silvio Cavaceppi

Regis & Elaine Murtha

Edgar & Liliana Alvarez


News and Updates

  • Board of Directors’ Meeting Highlights - October 27, 2016

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at Deercreek Country Club on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 7:00PM for a regularly scheduled meeting. A quorum was established with the presence Margie Blake, Bob Kichler, John Joyce, Peter Gentry, Sadia Sindhu, Kristen Wiley, Paige Frakes, Jim Giancola and Nick Simonic.

    Representing CMC of Jacksonville were Property Manager Marilyn Clayton, and Laura Tharp Assistant Property Manager. Taking the minutes was Assistant Property Manager, Laura Tharp.

    PROPERTY MANAGER’S REPORT: 

    Marilyn Clayton provided a summary of the Property Managers Report. A motion to deactivate the barcode of the list presented in the Managers’ Report was made, seconded and approved.

    Finance John Joyce (Liaison) 

    Mr. Joyce presented his report stating the association is in good financial standing and the Budget is in progress.

    Accounts Payable Pending for Board Approval – A motion was made to approve expenditures was made, seconded and approved.

    Bob Kichler - $700 + fee for bonus cards

    Tommy Walter - $149 reimbursement for new guard chair

    Access Control - Bob Kichler Liaison

    Mr. Kichler presented stating that he is working with Allied Universal who has purchased Universal Protection Service in the hopes of providing better guards. There was a discussion concerning paying the guards more and a recommendation to review and make a recommendation at the next meeting was made.

    ARB - Nick Simonic (Liaison) 

    Mr. Simonic presented his report stating that management has not been providing a complete package to ARB. There was discussion concerning owners removing trees and going through the ARB process after the trees have been removed. Property Manager is to follow up with the pre-approved criteria with the residents that are not following the proper protocol with ARB.

    Covenant Enforcement - Sadia Sindhu (Liaison) 

    Mrs. Sindhu presented her report stating 5 homeowners attended the last CEC meeting.

    She recommended a community wide electronic survey to get resident opinions on some topics of interest; ie: the garage rule. After a discussion a vote was taken on whether a survey should be sent out. The vote was 7-2 in favor of tabling the survey at this time so that there would not be any discord between the residents.

    Common Property - Jim Giancola (Liaison)

    Discussion:

    A motion to approve “All About Trees” proposal to trim the honor trees was made seconded and approved. Having accepted the resignation, last month, of long time Common Property Committee Chair, Joe Cernigliaro, Jim Giancola will be the interim Chair. A motion to approve Nancy Blacker to the Common Property Committee was made, seconded and approved.

    The next board meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for November 17, 2016 at 7:00P.M.at Deercreek Country Club.

  • Board Candidates

    At the upcoming Annual Meeting for the Deercreek Country Club Owners Association on January 19, 2017, elections for new board members will take place. Listed below are the new candidates that are running for the Deercreek Board:

    Peter Gentry, Steve Siegrist, Nicholas Simonic, Kristen Wiley

    Thank you for stepping up to serve on the Board. It is nice to know that we have residents who care about the community.

    Please return your completed ballot and proxy to the Guard Gate as soon as you receive it, whether or not you are attending the meeting. It is extremely important that we have enough proxies/quorum to hold the Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the clubhouse, January 5, 2017 at 7 pm. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are new to the community, this is a great opportunity for you to learn more about Deercreek.


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    Peter Gentry 

    I have been a resident of Deercreek Country Club since mid-1992. At the time I was Director of Information Systems for Tree of Life Distribution Company in St. Augustine. Shortly thereafter I was hired by the ATP Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach as their Information Technology director to manage the computer networking and professional player scoring for the worldwide men’s professional tennis tour. In 1996 I was hired by Bombardier Capital Mortgage as IT director. In 2000 I left Bombardier and the world of computers and technology, where I had spent more than 30 years, for a career change to commercial real estate. I am now the managing Broker/Owner of Florida Commercial Real Estate Services. I am a 1967 graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in Industrial Management and minors in Civil Engineering and Accounting.

    I am a past member of the Deercreek Country Club Resident’s association the predecessor of the current Deercreek board and a member of the Deercreek Owners Association board on and off for 12 years and currently Secretary of the Deercreek Country Club Owners Association. I have also served on the Deercreek Architectural Review Board and Covenant Enforcement Committee as the liaison to the Deercreek Board.

    I have a keen interest in keeping Deercreek beautiful and a desirable place to live and to protect our property values. Like the rest of the current Board of Deercreek have worked hard to make Deercreek a better place to live. I am seeking re-election for another term.


    Steve Siegrist

    Retired Human Resources executive and resident of the Deercreek Community for 19 years. My relevant Board experience goes back to 1975 through 1979 with Ervin Industries, Inc. Florida Division operating in Tampa, Florida. Ervin was the owner of Carrolwood Village, Cove Cay Condominiums and various apartment projects in the Tampa area. As the Corporate Human Resources Manager I was responsible for all human resource functions. I addition to these responsibilities, I served on the Board of Directors of the Cove Cay Condo Association, Chaired the Common Grounds Committee for Carrolwood Village. Cove Cay was a mid-rise Condo project located on Clearwater Bay with a full service Country Club and 18 hole golf course. Carrollwood Village was Planned Unit Development with a full service Country Club and 3, 9 hole golf courses. My responsibilities included all grounds maintenance, contract bidding, security, monthly Board meetings and conflict resolution. Thank you very much for your consideration.


    Nicholas Simonic

    Nicholas T. Simonic, C.P.A., MACC is the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Simonic, Simonic, Ratnecht & Associates, Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience in accounting. Nick began by obtaining two Bachelor degrees, one in economics and the other in accounting. He also received a Master’s Degree in accounting from the University of North Florida and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is also a member of the AICPA and of the FICPA. Nick is also a Vietnam War veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

    He has experience that spans through all phases of corporate and personal tax and accounting. His expertise in auditing has given him the opportunity to work with charter schools, health care agencies, network marketers, churches and other not-for-profit organizations, as well as other business corporations.

    His client base includes individuals, attorneys, doctors, realtors, business owners, ministers and churches throughout the world. His business development plans and financial counseling are assets to business owners large and small. He also conducts financial, retirement and estate planning for individuals. Nick Has served on the Deercreek Homeowners Association since he was elected in January 2011. Prior to that he served on Deercreek Homeowners Association’s board in 1995 when the community took over from Taylor Woodrow, the builder.


    Kristen Wiley

    Kristen Wiley is a dynamic wife, mother and seasoned business professional who has been active in the Jacksonville community for many years. The Wiley’s moved into Deercreek six years ago and are proud to call the neighborhood home. Kristen is married to her best friend Jeff and they have one eight year old daughter Kelin. They have been very busy remodeling their Deercreek home and couldn’t be more proud of their little slice of heaven on Cypress Lakes Drive. Several of you may have seen Kristen running with another neighbor early each morning over the years as she is a strong supporter of the 26.2 with Donna National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer and has run the marathon as a breast cancer survivor for the past four years. Jeff is also an active member of the Deercreek Country Club and can be found playing or practicing golf quite regularly.

    Kristen is Vice President and Managing Director of Strategic Accounts with FIS™ - the world's largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. FIS empowers the financial world with payment processing and banking solutions, including software, services and technology outsourcing. FIS’ more than 55,000 worldwide employees are passionate about moving our clients’ business forward. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries, and our technology powers billions of transactions annually that move over $9 trillion around the globe. FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. Kristen is primarily tasked with managing over $175 million in annual revenue and with her team, she is responsible for the development of long-term client relationships that are strategic to the overall growth of FIS.

    Kristen’s ability to manage tough client expectations and the organizations’ ability to exceed those expectations has been key to her success. Kristen is committed to continue making Deercreek one of the premier neighborhoods in Northeast Florida and has served as an interim board member since May 2016. She would be honored to represent the homeowners on the Board of Directors for the next three years.


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    Joys of Deercreek Living, By Patty Tomka

    How many of you have decorative Banana Trees in your yard?  They have big showy leaves that give a tropical feel to our First Coast yards. Then our one week of cold weather kills off the greenery and the stumps have to start all over again next year.  Well, Dr. Helen Pranzatelli must have done something right because she has a whole cluster of bananas on her tree! She called to ask if I’d like to tell the Garden Club about this since it is such an unusual occurrence this far north.  She brought the little banana tree offshoot when she moved into Deercreek in 2000 and this is the first time it has produced fruit!  

    I went to Helen’s house on Margate Hills Rd to see this unusual tree but ended up meeting an unusual lady too.  Behind her 92 yr. old twinkling eyes and big grin there is a very interesting woman!  Helen has a PhD in Higher Education and two Masters Degrees in Higher Education and Nursing. But she REALLY wanted to be an airplane pilot!  Before the war, the government was offering programs to women to help fill the jobs when the men left to serve in the war.  The flight training was expensive and, being raised by a single mother, she couldn’t afford it.  But there were free nursing degree programs so she enrolled and was eager to go overseas.  “Where else would you meet the cute boys?” she grins.  But when the war ended before her training did, she went on to further her education instead.  

    She met her husband, Fred, on a blind date and they were married for 62 years before he died. They lived in St. Augustine and both became Master Gardeners, doing programs and giving advice while working in their yard.  In 1989 they planted the original banana tree and it produced fruit for them only once there. They moved to Deercreek to be near their daughter, Marsha Blasco, and brought the little offshoot to plant in their new yard.  And 16 years later – bananas!   She is a wealth of information and a really nice lady, who is happy to share plants, cuttings and conversation. I came away with photos, a plant, some Christmas Cactus cuttings and a new friend.

  • Commercial Access

    After Hours, Sunday, or Holiday Work: Contractors have access to Deercreek from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays. On Sunday only emergency vehicles, vendor calls, flower and pizza deliveries are allowed.

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    The View

    Kristen and Jeff Wiley
    10404 Cypress Lakes Drive.

    The Wiley’s have colorful and pretty plants that create unusual settings within their yard. Using a variety of plant styles creating interest and one’s eye is clearly drawn to various focal points in their yard.

    Purple queen, confederate jasmine, double topiaries, palms, crotons, mums, ornamental grass, viburnum, ligustrum, and crepe myrtle create interest and color.

    Thank you to the Wiley’s for taking pride and care in maintaining their property and congratulations in receiving the View Award for December.

  • GAME DAY FUNDRAISER

    Tuesday, January 17 10:30am – 3:30pm

    Our next event isn’t until January 17, but you need to start organizing now. Game Day has been a favorite and we’re doing it again as a fun fundraiser. You gather your group of 4 and send in the completed form to Linda George at 7864 Heather Lake Ct East, along with $25 per person to reserve your space. This includes snacks and lunch at the Club. This is not just for Home and Garden Club members. It is open to anyone in Deercreek – and their friends. Bring your Bridge Group or Canasta Club or Bunco Buddies or Scrabble Players or Hand & Foot Fanatics. Do you play Sequence, Poker, Euchre, Rummikub or Rook? Any game that uses 4 players will work. Or you can put two tables together for a big game of Mexican Train Dominoes!

    We will play from 10:30 am until lunch and then again until 3:30 pm. Look for the Game Day Form in the Deercreek CC Living newsletter and get it back to her as soon as you know what you plan to play. The deadline is January 11. For questions: 363-2011. She also needs members to bring in desserts for all the hungry gamers!

    Deercreek Home and Garden Club – Enhancing Home and Community

    GAME DAY REGISTRATION.pdf

  • Supporting our Veterans

    The DWA partnered with Clara White Mission to help furnish apartments for 16 homeless vets with a $1,000 donation. The Beaver Street Veterans Villas project is designed as a mixed-use commercial and housing development to include supportive services for homeless veterans. The three-story rehabilitation development will feature housing on the second and third floors, comprising approximately 14,500 square feet, and will provide sixteen (16) fully furnished units. The Veteran’s Administration (VA) will provide accessible on-site support services.

    Additional contributions in monetary or home furnishings are welcome. If you want to contribute to the project go to http://theclarawhitemission.org/. What a great opportunity to show our veterans that we are grateful for their service!!

  • Under the Harvest Moon Fashion Show

    The 17th annual DWA “Under the Harvest Moon”Fashion Show was as lovely as a full harvest moon! It was also a huge success for local charities! Credits go to Stein Mart’s gorgeous fashions, hair stylists from Rio Hair Salon, Mary Kay make-up artist, our beautiful Deercreek models, the DCC chef and staff along with the generous donation of so many outstanding raffle items. Of course, having a room full of fun loving DWA supporters made the evening an exciting girls’ night out. Thank you one and all!

    For this year’s Holiday Gift Project, the DWA has selected the children of the Ronald McDonald House to be the recipients. Donations of unwrapped toys under $20 are welcomed for the RMH children who are spending their holiday away from home. Toys may be dropped off at the home of Barbara Smith at 7804 Blakeford Mill Lane or call her at 220-8292 and she will be glad to pick up your donation from your home. Please drop off your gift by Friday, December 16. Thank you in advance for making the holidays special for these precious children!

  • Deercreek Women’s Alliance

    The Deercreek Women’s Alliance would like to thank our amazing Deercreek neighborhood for all of the support that you have given to us the past 18 years. Your financial backing, assistance, drive donations and encouragement have helped us fulfill our mission of reaching out to the less fortunate members of the Jacksonville community. May all that brings you happiness and gives you joy be yours this holiday season.

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    Literary Circle is reading- December

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

    Each year in December we try to read a Christmas book or story related to the holiday season. This year we are reading an Agatha Christie Mystery, titled "Hercule Poirot's Christmas." Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.

    Christmas Eve, and the Lee family's reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throats slashed. When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man.
    We will gather at the home of Phyllis Basford on Dec 12 at 10:00 for discussion
    Followed by a cookie exchange. Everyone will bring 3 dozen cookies to share.

    If you are interested in more information about Deercreek book club please contact
    Mary Louise Selzer at mlselzer@comcast.net or 363-1618.

  • From the Access Control Committee

    All the things we talk about during the year such as locking homes and vehicles, watching for suspicious behavior or strangers, being watchful for children, making sure party guests are in the access system, avoid drinking and driving...are multiplied in importance during the next few weeks. The Holiday Season is so special, please do all you can to make it special for others in and outside the community.

  • HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

    Tuesday, December 6 3-6 pm

    Reena Chadha has graciously opened her home at 9931 Blakeford Mill Rd for our Holiday Open House this year. This is the perfect way to start the holiday season with festive decorations, no agenda and no stress. You can drop in for wine and hors d’oeuvres any time in the afternoon between 3 and 6 pm. Vicki Khan’s elves will be working behind the scenes again so there will be plenty of wonderful food. Plan to join us to start your holiday season – and maybe get some decorating and snack ideas for your own parties! There is no need to RSVP. Just come and go as you can.

    In Deercreek we celebrate many different holidays from many different cultures during this season and we are blessed with the diversity and caring between all of our neighbors and friends here.

  • Real Estate News

    2016 is almost over. Every year rushes by faster. Thanksgiving and the election are over, and Christmas is fast approaching. According to the NEFMLS, 20 homes sold in Deercreek in 2016 from January through November 2. 20 neighbors moved away, yet 20 new neighbors have moved into Deercreek.

    16 homes are for sale. Priced from $355,000 to $649,900, they range in size from 2354 to 4711 sq ft. The list price averages $149.86 per sq ft, yet ranges from $116.52 to $180.30. The homes have been on the market an average 97 days. Of the 16 homes, 2 are over $600,000; 3 are over $500,000; 10 in the $400,000 range; and, 1 in the $300,000 range.

     The 20 homes sold during 2016 were priced from $290,000 to $765,000, and were from 1997 to 5092 sq ft. On the market an average of 71 days, the homes sold from $120.02 to $164.45 per sq ft, with an average of $144.68 per sq ft. Comparing the activity to 2015, 24 homes were sold in 2015; however, the homes sold for an average of $136.84 per sq ft and were on the market an average of 86 days. In summary, 2016 saw higher prices per square foot and faster sales. 2017 should be an interesting year as we continue to watch the real estate market.

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  • Medical Equipment

    New Drive Hydraulic Patient Lift with full body sling. Weight Capacity 450 lbs.$400.00For info, call: 904-537-7356

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    Power Wheelchair

    Quantum Q6 Power Wheelchair with attendant control. Like new. Has only been used twice.

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