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.

News and Updates

  • Landscape Awards

    October 2014

    Philip and Pam Dzikowski
    9925 Orchard Hills Road

    Philip and Pam Dzikowski have been Deercreek residents since 2008. The setting of their ¾ acre lot is particularly attractive, bordered on the right by the cart path leading to the 4th tee. From the screened pool at the back of the house there is an uninterrupted view of the elevated tee and tall trees in a natural area beyond. A bed of knockout roses centers the front view, with a lacy oak, surrounded by a meticulously trimmed bed of Asiatic jasmine, anchoring the right side of the landscape. Sculpted foundation plantings of azalea, viburnum and loropetalum are punctuated by well controlled ligustrums. Visitors are welcomed to the elegant front door by beds and urns of cheerful blossoms of geraniums, zinnias, dianthus and lantana. Philip and Pam manicure the extensive landscape themselves, using two lawn mowers. Each week the shrubs and trees on one side of the house are trimmed, so they never grow out of control. Deer repellent is required to discourage the herd of as many as seven deer who feel comfortable snoozing in their serene backyard. This is a home that is beautiful in all seasons, and we look forward to returning at Christmas when the sculptured plantings form the base for the lights these creative and ambitious neighbors install.

  • October 2014


    Author: Laura Hillenbrand

    In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

    Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand.

    Interested in joining the Literary Circle? Contact Pat Gross, pgro9@aol.com.

  • Deercreek Home and Garden Club : Redesign

    Redesign - Creatively Repurposed

    Tuesday September 23, 10:00am
    By Patty Tomka

    Have you ever looked at a room in your house and thought "I have no idea how to make this look like the pictures in the magazines, I'd rather burn it all and start again?!" Well put away the matches because we have a solution that won't even involve a second mortgage. Barbara Greene, [IRIS, ADE, RESA] will show us how to rejuvenate, repurpose and redesign our homes using our own things. Her company "Redesign Today' offers many options to your decorating dilemmas. "Professional Interior Redesigners give homeowners a fresh new look without buying anything new by simply rearranging existing furniture, artwork and accessories in just a few hours." During a one-day makeover, her Interior Redesigners will 'go shopping' in your home and see a different use for many of the items you have overlooked for years. Furniture might be put on a diagonal, an old backgammon board might be hung on the wall as artwork or used as a drink tray or placed on the hearth as a background for a vase full of antique knitting needles! Walls don't need to be adorned with fine art. Do you have some crocheted doilies that your favorite Grandma made but are stuck in a closet? Frame them and make a grouping. Add some small mirrors or architectural pieces to fill out the grouping. A one day redesign will make a world of difference.

    They also do 'Home Staging' before you put your house on the market. We have all seen the fabulous looks of the staged homes on TV but they come at a price! Barbara uses things you already own to get the same effect. She also does 'Relocation Staging' as you are moving in so that the pieces from the old house can fit into the new house seamlessly. Are you having a big Holiday Party and are overwhelmed with all the details? Let Barbara's crew come and look over your stash of decorations and decide how best to use them. They have also been known to 'Switch Rooms' by using the spaces more creatively. Just because the builder said it was a dining room doesn't mean that it couldn't be better used as a library or an office. Their newest service involves 'Kitchen and Bathroom Design' where they take you from concept to completion, guiding you through the process and dealing with scheduling of supplies and sub-contractors until you have your new, beautiful space.

    And if you are so intrigued by the Redesign concept that you want to do it yourself, Barbara teaches 5 day ADE Approved Certification Courses in Interior Redesign and Home Staging. Come to our September 23 meeting and hear about all the different aspects of her creative business or check out her website: www.redesign-today.com or www.redesign-training.com Barbara has a wealth of information and you can't help but be energized by her enthusiasm. She has appeared on WJXT, The Morning Show and loves being an IRIS instructor, showing others how to 'rejuvenate, repurpose and redesign'.

    If you are interested in joining the Home and Garden Club please call Anne Klueppel at 519-5368 or Lee Ann Phillips at 519-6931. They will be glad to tell you about us. If you would like to stay and have lunch together, you can place your order before the meeting and it will be ready when we adjourn. This is a great way to meet new friends and spend time with old friends.

  • September 2014

    The Goldfinch

    Author: Donna Tartt

    Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

    The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

    Interested in joining the Literary Circle? Contact Pat Gross, pgro9@aol.com.

  • Gabriel House of Care Dinner

    On July 30, several Alliance ladies had a memorable evening as they volunteered to cook for and serve the residents of the Gabriel House of Care.

    The GHOC is affordable extended-stay hospital hospitality for caregivers and cancer and organ transplant patients receiving medical care away from home.

    For more information on the GHOC, contact Jan Malick at 519-5013.

  • Landscape Awards

    September 2014

    9907 Vineyard Lake Lane
    Jeff and Donna Bernard

    The front of the home of Jeff and Donna Bernard features impressively styled ligustrum trees standing among well trimmed foundation plantings of shillings, hollies, viiburnum, and more ligustrums. Near the front door purple lantana and yellow carolina Jessamine offer spots of color while a pygmy palm nestles in one corner. Two watermelon pink crepe myrtles frame the other corner on the right.

    On the left side of the home, stately oak trees provide shade for an expansive, perfectly manicured lawn that is sure to be the envy of any gardener struggling to maintain healthy grass in a Florida climate. Except for the addition of a large topiary of eugenia, the choices of the trees and shrubbery on this side mirror the crepe myrtles, hollies, viiburnum, and shaped ligustrums of the front. This continuity of plantings provides a well-balanced, serene, and welcoming landscape to our community.

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