Ron Larson Memorial Bench

The Ron Larson Memorial Bench has been installed at Gallup Park. The family of the longtime Nellie Gail Ranch resident received donations for a memorial bench. Ron Larson passed away on August 5, 2019. Ron was a long-term tennis player and Club Member since 1982. He also enjoyed walking his dog and bird watching at Gallup Park.

Veteran’s Day

We appreciate all of our country’s veterans but we offer this special note of gratitude to those of you in the Nellie Gail Ranch community who have served.  May we all take a moment to express gratitude to those whom we personally know who have served our country.

The Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis & Swim Club and Association office will be open regular hours on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Save the Date – Winter Wonderland

Pickleball Trial Period at the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Center

We again invite you to come play pickleball on a trial basis at the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Center. We have three courts set up through November 23rd; there are no applicable membership fees during the trial period.  Pickleball play will continue to take place on tennis court #1 as moving to the higher courts #7 & #8 as we previously planned was determined to adversely impact current tennis league play.  No court reservations are needed. Just come out and play! Please check-in at the Nellie Gail Ranch Clubhouse Reception Desk prior to play.  Please send feedback to admin@nelliegailranch.org

Horse-O-Ween

Our Horse-O-Ween event was held last Saturday at the Equestrian Center.  We enjoyed our riders in costumes, rode through a fun obstacle course and played some fun games. Thank you to Lion’s Heart who provided us with some youth volunteers to set up and take down the decorations.  Thank you also to all who attended.  Lastly, we hope all of our Nellie Gail Ranch families enjoyed a safe and fun Halloween evening last night!

Street Lights

We recently conducted an inventory of street lights that were out and reported them to the City of Laguna Hills.  We confirmed this week that 32 lights that were reported are now operating again.  If you have a street light that is out, you may report it to jcomella@lagunahillsca.gov or submit an on-line request at the following link: https://www.lagunahillsca.gov/forms.aspx?fid=92.  Please provide them with the closest street address to the pole.  Copy us at admin@nelliegailranch.org and we will confirm they were repaired and follow up if necessary.

Horse-O-Ween – Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m.

This is a reminder to join us at the Equestrian Center this Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m. for our annual Horse-O-Ween event. The festivities will begin with a costume contest followed by fun Halloween activities. Please contact Charee Jones, Equestrian Center Manager, with any questions at 949-371-1595.

Equestrian Easement Trail Maintenance

Trail maintenance can take many forms. This week we found an active beehive along Saddleback View Trail. Despite the cooling weather, these bees were very active. To maintain a safe trail and to show respect for our natural Nellie Gail Ranch environment, we brought in Alberta the Beekeeper who provides honeybee rescue and relocation. Here is Alberta (949-646-2606) rescuing the queen and relocating the hive.

Announcing Pickleball Trial Period at the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Center

The Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association is considering converting two tennis courts into eight pickleball courts. Beginning Monday, October 21, 2019, three (3) temporary pickleball courts will be set up for play on a 30-day trial period. There will be no applicable membership fees during the trial period. Pickleball play will take place on tennis court #1 for two (2) weeks and courts #7 & #8 for two weeks of the trial period. The schedule of play is included in the flyer via the link below. No court reservations needed. Just come out and play! Please check in at the Nellie Gail Ranch Clubhouse Reception Desk prior to play.

The Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association invites your feedback during this 30-day trial period. Please send feedback to admin@nelliegailranch.org

Flyer Link

 

Clubhouse Refresh Update

We have had inquiries and want to update you regarding the projected completion date for our Clubhouse project. Frankly, we have been reluctant to provide updates recently since the prior projections we have provided have not been met. The Board has been very concerned with the extended time this project is taking. The Board negotiated a liquidated damages clause in late July that took effect September 15th so the contractor is motivated to finish. That being said, work has been progressing much more slowly than we would like. The current projected end date is December 6th.

We have implemented some additional processes to assist in coordinating the remaining work to be completed such as directly ordering the doors and windows. The contractor has given us assurances they intend to commit resources sufficient to complete the job and we are doing the best we can to escort them to the finish line. We have a ways to go but are committed to getting this project completed. And, just as importantly, completed in a way that you will be proud of the clubhouse as a homeowner and a member once it fully re-opens.

Thank you for your patience!