Greetings, residents and staff, this is my favorite time of year. Autumn in Albuquerque signifies hot air balloons, football games, and cooler temperatures. The lawns look lovely. I want to thank the dog owners and walkers for keeping their pets off the lawns. It has made a big difference. I still notice some leashes being used that are longer than 8-feet in length. These are no longer allowed in our community or in the city.
It is very gratifying to know that eight residents are running for the three open Board positions. Congratulations to the candidates. The candidates introduced themselves and answered questions from the floor at our first-ever candidates forum on August 22. Be sure to thank these volunteers and vote for the candidates of your choice.
Please keep in mind, too, that we expect to have one or two seats available on the Planning and Architectural Committee (PC) in late October, too. Highly qualified residents with leadership skills will undoubtedly be invited to fill slots on our PC. Perhaps you might want to serve or urge a friend or neighbor to serve on the PC. Our community is full of successful persons of various backgrounds. Some (including you) may only need a nudge from this message (by your outgoing President) to decide to spend a few years on our PC, Board, or one of our committees. If you are interested, please prepare a short Vita and send it in to our General Manager.
Our Association can also use some volunteer help in the office from time-to-time. For example, a volunteer resident could answer incoming phone calls and greet walk-ins when our General Manager is in a meeting or away from the office on Association business. Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community. If you are interested and would like to have this type of “fun”, please let our General Manager know.
This is my final message for Tanoan Talk as my term expires in October. My last official duty, as President, will be to preside over the annual meeting on October 18. I hope many of you will attend the meeting to bid adieu to me and to extend a hearty welcome to our new Board members.
I would like to thank the “Board of Directors” for serving with me during my time on the Board. I have enjoyed all we have accomplished, working together as a team. I would also like to thank the Planning & Architectural Committee members for all their hard work. Thank you to all the TCA volunteers!
Note: we’d like some help getting gift certificates and other types of donations for Door Prizes at the Annual Meeting. You may obtain a solicitation “letter” on our Association stationary requesting a donation from merchants that you patronize. Copies of the letter are available from at the Office. Sincerely yours, Jeff Philbin