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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.


  • Barcode Fees

    Resident Barcodes: 
    The DCCOA has instituted the following resident barcode fees:
    Issuance of a new barcode: $20.00
    Issuance of a replacement barcode: $10.00
    Issuance of a handheld barcode: $40.00 (Use restricted, penalty for misuse)
    Replacement of a handheld barcode: $20.00 (Renewable every six months)

    Loaned handheld barcodes:
    Any handheld barcodes that are loaned to unauthorized persons will be canceled for seven days and the original holder will be charged $100 to reinstate the barcode.

  • Deercreek Supports ESJ Hurricane Relief Effort

    Nick Coutros, a junior at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, wants to thank the Deercreek Women's Alliance (DWA) and the Ladies B-1 Tennis Team for their generous donations to ESJ's school-wide relief efforts and for supporting his personal efforts to help families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. ESJ will ensure that all donations reach families in need of assistance. Thanks Deercreek, for your support.

  • New Garage Enforcement Policy

    As noted in the Board's previous minutes - the HOA has decided to enforce the Garage Enforcement Policy as written in the CC&R's and relaxed in recently adopted Rule 20-B of the Deercreek Rules and Regulations.

    Garages are expected to be used for the housing of vehicles to minimize the number of vehicles parked on the driveway. Accordingly, the Board has adopted the requirement that Members, or their tenants, must garage park: not less than 1-vehicle if the house has a 2-car garage; not less than 2 vehicles if the house has a 3-car garage; and, not less than 3-vehicles if the house has a 4-car garage. Golf carts shall be considered a vehicle for purposes herein. Parking of vehicles on a grassed area is prohibited. Daytime street parking is permitted provided such parking does not block the flow of traffic. Overnight street parking (a car parked on the street after 2:00 am) is prohibited. Parking violations will be subject to a $25.00 fine per occurrence.

    Enforcement will start October 1st and we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to all the Deercreek CC &R's and Rules and Regulations for Deercreek to remain a premier housing neighborhood in Jacksonville.

    Entrance Gate Repairs : 
    A Member or house renter who breaks the gate barrier upon entering or exiting the community shall be responsible for the repair or replacement cost of the gate barrier. Please use caution when approaching the gate to avoid collision.

  • The Communications Committee needs VOLUNTEERS!!

    Your Deercreek Homeowners’ Association needs volunteers as follows:

    1. Editor: to assist with coordinating incoming articles, proofreading and editing monthly. This person will become a member of the Communications Committee which is responsible for all email blasts, the monthly newsletter, the website, electronic signboard, annual resident directory, the HOA mailbox, the Ambassador program, and other communication matters.

    Sounds like something you'd love to be a part of? Consider volunteering for a few months to test it out before committing for the long haul. We invite you to join the Communications team that tackles these vital roles in our community. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and make new friends. Will you join us?

     2. Deercreek Ambassadors:

    We need volunteers for the 'Deercreek Ambassadors Team. This team has the fun task of visiting and welcoming new residents into the community. What a way to meet people and make friends! The Ambassadors provide new residents with vital information such as what fun groups and social activities are available in our community [like the Home and Garden Club, Women's Alliance, Literary Circle, Maj Jong, Bunco, Bridge, Ladies Golf, Ladies Tennis Associations etc], who to contact for certain issues and some basic resident rules & regulations to make their transition smooth.

    A personalized approach to welcoming new residents goes a long way in giving them a sense of belonging; it also helps us grow a fully engaged community of residents.

    We are looking for Volunteers to build this team and help develop Deercreek into an even more vibrant and friendly community. Would you like to join us? Please send an e-mail to deercreekccoa@gmail.com or call Kristen Wiley at 904.271.0666. Can't wait to hear from you!

  • Would you run for a Board Position? We need you!

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

    The Board is responsible for running the Deercreek Country Club Owners Association. This means establishing the budget, working with the various committees and the management company to keep the Association running smoothly, and attending the monthly Board meetings. The Board meetings generally run between one and a half to two and a half hours long. Board members are also expected to serve as liaisons to one of the committees, which generally meet once a month. As you can see, while volunteering your time, the effort is not burdensome. The reward for this gift of your time comes from knowing that you are doing something to maintain and improve your community.

    So how do you get involved? Simply send your bio (word document 350 words max) and head shot (jpg file) to the Association by October 30, so you may be included on the ballot when the packet announcing the annual meeting of the membership of the Deercreek Country Club Owners Association goes out. Your name will be included on the ballot and the votes will be cast. In addition, candidates will be featured in the December newsletter.

    Send your bio and picture via e mail to deercreekccoa@gmail.com by October 30, 2017.

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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.

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