By the time you're reading this short note we will be well into our new year of 2013. Happy New Year to all and Welcome to all of our new Somerset neighbors. Did you know that some 50 homes change hands on average each year. On our cul de sac of twenty three homes there are only three originals and the other twenty have turned over two to three times just since 1985. So likely you have one or more new neighbors on your street. Our Somerset motto is: Neighbors Helping Neighbors so take a minute to reach out and say hello!
Also, you can greatly help our Somerset community by joining the association. The SCA's dues are only $60 per year for which you enjoy numerous benefits… see the article on Page 20 for a list of benefits including an annual Directory to all dues paying members that we mail in May. Also, consider volunteering for a committee and/or helping with our annual 4th of July Parade & BBQ.
This year we have a full board of 15 members, thanks to all who are serving! Next year we'll have 4-6 openings so we hope you'll consider a position on the board. This year we elected seven new board members, three of whom have served previous terms: Gary Albert, past president. Kenn Gennari, past VP and yours truly, past president. We also give a hardy welcome to the newest members of our team: Judy Atherton, Landscaping, Lynn Eng-Lei, Welcoming, Benson Zhang, CRC, and Kelvin Yui, Web Master. Thank you one and all!
We also thank Lynn Brown and Bob Swegle for staying on the board for at least one more year and to those going off the board: Kevin Hardy, Samir Rustagi, Sue Sander and immediate past president Kathy Judkins who will continue to serve on the CRC Committee and assist me with the SUN.
We have a wonderful neighborhood and community so let's all continue to work together to maintain such a high degree of quality and as Bob Swegle our PRIDE Chairman says: "We have a strong brand to protect!"
Steve O’Donnell, SCA President 2013