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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 

Asheesh Singh & Shikha Gupta
10107 Deercreek Club Road East

Shishir & Paridhi Saxena
8233 Ashworth Court

We Say Goodbye 

Chuck and Pamela Wehde

Richard Walters & Angela Foster



News and Updates

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    Storm water drains are part of our Homeowner Association liabilities

    As could be noted in the picture, this drain is covered with pine needles/debris. The debris gets into the drainage system, clogs the drain, often causing the drain to back up into the street when it rains. There are numerous drains around the community that look like this.

    Unfortunately when drains are impacted, the Homeowners Association pays the bill for getting them fixed; it is not the city's responsibility. It is very costly for our community to eventually clean out the entire drains from years of debris build-up (from grass clippings, leaves, bottles etc). We have over ten miles of roads and accompanying drainage system. In addition, whatever goes into the drains ends up in the lakes - this includes grass clippings that Lawn maintenance / Yard service workers blow into the lakes.

    With that in mind please help us; if there is a drain located on or near your home / property, please check that it is clear at all times. Don't let it build up like in the picture above. Please advise your Lawn maintenance / Yard service professionals not to blow grass clippings or leaves down the drains. This is your community, please take pride in ownership and help maintain the pristine look of the community.

  • Board of Directors’ Meeting Highlights - Aug 25, 2016

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at Deercreek Country Club on Thursday Aug 25, 2016 at 7:00PM for a regularly scheduled meeting. A quorum was established with the presence of Margie Blake, Robert Kichler, John Joyce, Peter Gentry, Jim Giancola, Sadia Sindhu, Kristen Wiley, Nick Simonic and Paige Kelton Frakes. Representing CMC of Jacksonville was Property Manager Marilyn Clayton and Kishwa Milliner.

    Guests in Attendance: Homeowners Bob Hunt and Skip Yauger.

    PROPERTY MANAGER’S REPORT:

    A motion to levy fines for properties with violations was made, seconded and approved.

    COMMITTEE REPORTS

    Finance - John Joyce (Treasurer):

    The July income expense is tracking favorably to budget at $610,000 to $602,000. The only variance in negative income is in Citations and Covenant collections which is $1,100 behind budget. The currently adopted procedures and policies in place will help to correct this by year end. Year-to-date, we are at $604,000 against $603,000. Also there is $50,000 in surplus funds from previous year operations and $1,130,000 in reserves. Budget packages for 2017 will go out next week and the Capital Reserve numbers will be completed by the end of September.

    ARB Nick Simonic - (Liason):

    Nick provided the ARB update on approved and denied modifications. Nick mentioned the homeowners’ disapproval with the delay in receiving back the ARB deposit refunds. Nick made a motion that the ARB be empowered to authorize refunds of ARB deposits. Paige seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

    Covenant Enforcement - Sadia Sindhu (Liaison):

    Sadia reported that there were no appeals at the CEC meeting. Marilyn stated that prior to the next CEC meeting, they will receive a drafted correspondence for review to be sent to homeowners detailing the violation process. Lastly, Sadia brought to the Board’s attention that there are currently unauthorized persons accessing the property near Chester Lake due to the fact that there is no fencing or enclosure. Marilyn will investigate this issue with JEA and get back to Sadia with a solution.

    Common Property - Jim Giancola (Liaison):

    Jim reminded Associa on the bids for an arborist to maintain properly trimming the row of honor trees on golf course property located on Deercreek Club Road. Jim stated that for the fountains, the committee requests $12,000 from the board which includes $8,500 to Innovative Fountains and the balance as contingency funds to pay an electrician for any repairs discovered. A motion to approve the committee’s recommendation was made, seconded and approved.

    Communications - Paige Kelton Frakes:

    Request for Board Candidates for 2017 will appear in the October newsletter as well as a request for any information changes to the residents’ directory.

    Old Business:

    1. Road Project –Paving: Jim clarified that he will have his company assist by drafting a RFP. He stated that we have two bids from engineers but we will still need a third bid as well.

    2. Guardhouse Design: Skip Yauger provided answers to questions about the four guardhouse design options available. Skip suggested the formation of a committee to make a decision on the guardhouse design, then present that decision to the board. Skip also suggests that a guardhouse budget be attained prior so that a selected design can be accommodated. An ad hoc committee (Bob, Jim, Kristen and Margie) was formed along with Skip Yauger and Tommy Walters for the purpose of specifying ideas and costs for a redesigned guard house before bringing those recommendations to the Board in October.

    3. Fountain Repairs – Innovative Fountains will be hired to repair the fountains.

    The next board meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for September 22, 2016 at 7:00P.M. at Deercreek Country Club.

  • Campaign Signs as political participation

    With the upcoming political elections, we want to remind all residents that campaign signs (though they provide a supporter with a way to express themselves politically) are not allowed to be displayed in yards, windows or in any other format or location.

    The association's security force will remove all yard signs and Management will send notification letters asking that any window sign be immediately removed. If the sign is not removed, then a violation of the CCR's will be issued.

    Thank you in advance for your compliance with the community's rules.

  • The Board has three vacancies

    Ladies and Gentlemen Homeowners of Deercreek,

    We need to find candidates who would like to help keep Deercreek one of the premiere communities in Northeast Florida. The Board has three vacancies this year and currently has two people interested in running for the Board. We need people to step forward and volunteer to show their community spirit by running for the board.

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    Halloween will be here SOON!

    October is a month of football parties and Halloween. For the parties, please be sure to post your guests names in the gate entry system or provide a list to the guard house before the party. For Halloween, please watch out for small children and golf carts. Many trick or treaters now travel by golf carts on Halloween. Parents are reminded that in Deercreek only people with valid driver licenses can drive motorized vehicles on the community streets; and citations will be issued for noncompliance.

     Be vigilant about keeping all vehicle windows up and doors locked at all times. The same for residence doors, windows, and especially garage doors. Do not let your home or vehicle become an inviting target. Deercreek is a restricted access community, not a secured community. The perimeter of the community is not secure, and we also have no way of knowing the background of all the visitors who enter the community. So please stay watchful.

  • October Quarterly Payment Due

    To pay your quarterly assessment, please make checks payable to “Deercreek Country Club Owners Association and mail your payment to:

    Deercreek Country Club Owners Association
    c/o CMC of Jacksonville
    PO Box 63128
    Phoenix, AZ 85082-3128

    For making online payments, please visit www.cmcjaxfla.com.

    For accounting questions account please contact Associa CMC of Jacksonville at (904)448-3631.

  • Saladmaster ‘Lunch and Learn’

    10 am Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Saladmaster introduced their first ‘Food Processor’ in 1946 to efficiently slice and shred a variety of foods, getting them ready for fresh, flavorful meals. It had a hand grinder with multiple cutting blades to zip through tough, dense vegetable or soft, delicate fruits. And it still works beautifully. As the company grew they added more products, starting with cookware made in the USA with heavy duty stainless steel, then detachable handles and semi-vacuum cooking. All of these reduce food prep and cooking time while doubling your nutritional intake.

    Lori Gibson, a Saladmaster Consultant, is coming to Deercreek to do a cooking demonstration and educational presentation. And we all get to taste samples of whatever she is making! We are all trying to eat clean and healthy and can use any help we can get. Well, Lori can help! She has recipes and ideas for quick, delicious meals!

    We’ve also invited Leslie Jewett to bring her design line of jewelry and accessories so that we can get a start on Holiday shopping. She has items from $20 to $400 and there will be something for everyone on your list! Preview her line at www.lesliejewett.com She is giving us 10% of the sales so we can get some pieces for our Silent Auction at the Fashion Show in March. Bring your fashionista friends. They will thank you!

    For more information about the Deercreek Home and Garden Club you can call Anne Klueppel at 519-5368. The new Program Schedule for 2016-2017 is out and you’ll want to put these meetings on your calendar so you won’t miss any of the fun.

    Next up is a Field Trip on Wednesday, November 15 to EcoRelics where they ‘Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose’ home, building and architectural salvage. Check out http://ecorelics.com/ to see what they do.

  • November 10th: DWA Annual Fashion Show for Charity

    For the past 16 years, the DWA Fashion Show has been an exciting and well attended event at Deercreek. This year’s show promises to dazzle everyone with stylish fashions from SteinMart. Specialty drinks will be available in the 19th Hole. Raffle tickets for great prizes will be on sale. Tickets for the 17th Annual DWA Fashion Show go on sale Monday, October 10. The ticket price is $30 which includes admission to the fashion show and a delicious three-course dinner. To purchase your tickets, call Donna Bernard at 464-0910. Further details to follow in an email blast.

  • October 1-25: Ronald MacDonald House Halloween Costume Drive

    We had such a phenomenal success last year with our Halloween costume drive for the Ronald McDonald House we are doing it again this October 1-25. Your support of RMHC Jacksonville means so much to the families served.

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    Literary Circle - October 17

    In October the Literary Circle will read and discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

    We will meet at the home of Chris Middlebrook at 10:00am on Monday, Oct 17th.

    This book was named "A Best Book of the Year" by several prominent newspapers.

    "A fine and poignant novel that demonstrates that our desire to love and to be to loved does not dissolve with age."

    Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known each other for decades: in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife.

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    The View

    Jack and Lorraine Clancy
    8206 Bay Tree Lane

    How do the Clancy's keep track of all the flowering plants and shrubs? The names and numbers of the specimens are numerous, not to mention the care and maintenance involved in keeping the beds that surround the house. As the beautiful paver driveway takes one to the front of the home, sweet potato vine, pentas, trumpet plant, portulacca, purslane holly, sunflower, shasta daisies and crotons are nestled at the front. At the back and side of the house, just to name a few are milkweed, lime tree, live oak, crepe myrtle, sago, windmill palm, plumbago, iris, asparagus fern, dusty miller, Mexican petunia, confederate jasmine, perennial petunia, fall blooming camellia. If you are a golfer you will see the backyard setting off to the right of the green on Hole number 14. Thank you to the Clancy's for keeping the view on the golf course so beautiful, as well as their entrance on Bay Tree Lane.

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    Did you know… 100 Dogs and 40 Cats have been registered at the gate?

    Have you registered your dog, your cat or any other special pet that resides with you?

    The Gate Access Page which can be found on the Deercreek web site allows you to register your beloved pet. Log on to the Gate Access Page.

    • Click on My Account
    • Scroll down to Pet Information.
    • Enter Pets Name:
    • Enter Breed: dog, cat, bird
    • Enter Color: white, spotted, tan, etc.

    Notes: any other information can be entered here-ie: Male/Female, Weight, Friendly or Possessive, Collar or Microchip, and Disabilities, if any.

    The gate receives numerous phone calls that an animal has been found, or sometimes a neighbor will call the gate and report a pet is on the loose. By utilizing this list, the gate officers can do a PC search for a lost pet by breed and/or color and identify to whom the pet belongs.Then the owner can be contacted and told where their pet was last seen, or in some cases-reunite an owner with a pet that has been dropped off at the gate.

  • School is now in session.

    School is now in session. Please be watchful for children and young people, school buses and parents waiting for and dropping off their children. If you are one of those parents and you are parking, please be sure to not obstruct traffic, block driveways or obstruct the viewing of traffic signs.

    Almost every day a resident or two will pass by the resident barcode reader, and it does not respond by opening the gate. They then have to wait while the resident gate is manually opened. By far the most common reasons the gate does not open is because the resident is going too fast past the reader or is too far from the reader. On rare occasions, the position of the sun will affect the reader as will a dirty or dusty barcode. Generally, dusty barcodes occur during the high pollen seasons. So the best counsel is to move near the reader and go slowly. The gate will almost always open.

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    THE VIEW

    10393 Cypress Lakes Drive
    William and Marsha Jones

    The beds at the front of this home are packed with unusual shrubs, trees and plants. Caladiums, crotons, portulacas, pentas, sago and robellini palms, variegated weeping fig, bottlebrush fern, coleus, purple salvia and  schillings just to name a few. The arrangement and variety of colors are beautiful. At the entrance door are two double azalea topiaries. 

    Thanks to William and Marsha for the added beauty of their landscape to our Deercreek community.

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    Literary Circle - September 19

    By Mary Louise Selzer 

    On Sept 19 at 10:00, we will meet at the home of Patty Tomka to discuss the book 'The Weird Sisters'.

     A major new talent tackles the complicated terrain of sisters, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home. The Andreas family is one which loves to read. "There is no problem that a library card can't solve."

    Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his 3 daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there.

    "See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much". 

     But the sisters soon discover that everything they have been running from, one another, their small hometown, and themselves, might offer more than they ever expected. 

     For more information about the Literary Circle, please contact Mary Louise Selzer at MLSelzer@comcast.net or call 363-1618. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 10:00AM.

  • 7 Tips for Keeping Your Yard Green without Doubling the Water Bill

    As we are spending more time outside and curb appeal season is ramping up, let's talk about these seven tips for keeping your yard green without doubling the water bill.

    1. Determine whether the type of grass in your yard is the best variety for your climate. There are dozens of unique classifications of turf grass, and all varieties respond 
                        

    differently to their environment. A few basic examples are cold- or heat-tolerant, saltwater-tolerant, grasses that stand up to wear and tear. Start by asking a lawn expert what you have (be prepared to discover there are several kinds) and which is the easiest to keep green.

    2. Mow it at a higher setting. The blades on grasses act like satellite dishes for the roots. They attract sunlight, convert the energy into food and feed the roots. Raising the height on your lawnmower will prevent damage to the crown (just below the green part) and give the grass a bigger receptor to the sun's energy.

    3. Pick the best time to water. On hot summer afternoons, water evaporates quickly, so it will take more water to saturate your lawn then than at other times during the day. On average, 5:00 a.m. is the best time to run the sprinklers or hose.

    4. Go with a rainwater collection system. Rainwater collectors don't have to be fancy — some are in the shape of barrels — but they do help cut back on the water bill while keeping your yard healthy. But if you want to go fancy, there is a company that makes a system that doubles as a fence.

    5. Prevent disease by applying the appropriate chemicals. Grass blades are susceptible to disease, like any other living organism. If you notice brown spots in a somewhat regular pattern in your yard or mushrooms in a circle, that could be a symptom of a fungus. The fungus could spread and possibly destroy parts of your lawn. An expert can advise you on what is appropriate for your variety and environment.

    6. Fertilize it. Healthy yards stay green longer, are less prone to contamination and recover from foot traffic better than their counterparts. Feeding your grass is one way to keep it healthy. Going back to number 1 on this list, determine what you have in your yard and buy the appropriate fuel for it. You'll see the blades grow faster and thicker when properly nourished.

    7. Overseed it in the fall or winter. This strategy applies mostly to folks who live in mild or warmer climates, but cold-weather lawn-lovers can overseed as well. Overseeding means just that — seeding over an existing yard. You'll have a green yard in the winter, but those seedlings will also help insulate your existing grass.

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    Essential Oils Rediscovered

    Mindfulmary.com says We spent over $374 BILLION dollars in healthcare in 2014. Per person, we spend 40% more than any other nation. And if you take into account the entire medical industry the number is simply staggering: $3.8 Trillion dollars. (Yes, that's with a “T” That’s more than the entire Gross Domestic Product for 87% of the countries of the world! And yet, despite spending all that money, America is still ranked 17th in terms of quality of health!). Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Essential oils are today’s natural miracle remedies… yet the practice of using essential oils has been around for thousands of years. In fact, using essential oils dates back to the ancient Egyptians. And in many ancient texts the oils were often referred to as “nectar of the Gods.” There are also over 500 references to essential oils in the Bible.” Modern trends toward more holistic approaches to informed self-care and a growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a re-discovery of the profound benefits of essential oils. These oils can be used in aromatherapy, applied topically or used as a dietary aide and can address acne, headaches, sleep problems, elevate your mood, strengthen your immune system, relieve aches, nausea and cold symptoms, besides making your hair shiny and your skin soft!  With no side effects! They not only promote vibrant health but can be used for cleaning your home, keeping fleas off your pets and bugs away while you work in the garden. Most of us know that lavender helps soothe you to sleep and peppermint can calm your stomach. But what do you use clove or lemon or eucalyptus oil for?

    Sara Torbett will be sharing her experiences and tips on how to incorporate essential oils into your home along with safe and natural solutions to support your love of gardening. I’m hoping she will give me a solution to the fruit flies inhabiting my house at the moment!

    For more information about the Deercreek Home and Garden Club please call Anne Klueppel at 519-5368. There is always something interesting going on!

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