Memorial Day Recreation Center Hours

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, the Swim and Tennis Centers are open at 6:00 am and close at 4:00 pm. The hours on Saturday and Sunday are the regular 6:00 am to dusk (approximately 7:30 pm).

The Association office is closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Tree Trimming / Brush Removal

Quezada Pro Landscape is currently performing tree pruning and brush removal work throughout the community. For the next week or so they will be on Sweetwater Trail behind Highwood Circle. Through Spring/early summer work will be ongoing as we address Gallup Canyon for brush clearing and the Lone Acres / Cabot Park trees on slopes.

Memorial Day Observance

Memorial Day, also known in the past as Decoration Day, was declared the official name by Federal law in 1967. We began celebrating Memorial Day on the last Monday of each May in 1971 when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act took effect after being passed by Congress in June 1968. This Act also moved to Monday the following holidays; Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day (returned in 1978 back to the fixed date of November 11th), and Washington’s Birthday (also known as Presidents Day but that’s a whole other story).

Although the name and day of the memorial has changed over the years, the importance of honoring those who have sacrificed their lives to preserve the values of our country remain timeless. A National Moment of Remembrance resolution passed in 2000 encourages each American to pause for a moment at 3:00 p.m. to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.

Half Marathon, 5K and 10K – Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2019

It may be too late to train but it’s not too late to participate in the City of Laguna Hills Half Marathon, 5K and 10K honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. The following link provides event and registration information.

Laguna Hills Half Marathon

Annual Meeting Ballots

This week the Inspector of Election received an additional 107 ballots bringing the total received to date to 423 ballots. Although the 25% quorum for a reconvened meeting is ensured, our goal is to exceed the first meeting quorum requirement of 704 ballots or 50% of the membership represented.

We have nearly three weeks remaining before the June 5th annual meeting so if you are one of the 984 homeowners who is not yet represented in this election, please locate your ballot on the counter or in a drawer, complete it and mail in the postage pre-paid envelope. Remember to have the homeowner of record sign the outside of the envelope before mailing.

Please keep those ballots coming in order that the Board of Directors can make a decision regarding the mobile patrol service in accordance with the community consensus.

Nellie Gail Ranch Summer Camps  

Nellie Gail Ranch is proud to be home to three wonderful Summer Camp Programs throughout the Summer, right here in our own back yard! Try one or try them all! 

25th Annual Tennis Summer Camp

Evolution Swim Academy Sports Camp

Summer Horseback Riding Camps

Summer Concert Series

Save the dates for the upcoming Summer Concert Series!
FRIDAY, JUNE 14-Hall Pass
Classic Rock / 80’s HitsFRIDAY, JUNE 28 -Sam Morrison Band
Southern Rock ExplosionFRIDAY, JULY 12- Room at the Top
Tom Petty Tribute

FRIDAY, JULY 26 -Surf City Allstars
Beach Boys Tribute

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 -Mark Wood Band
Classic Rock / R&B Soul

For more information visit nelliegailranch.org

Security Safety Tip of the Month: Lights! Camera! Action!

Lights!  Don’t give a burglar the cover of darkness around your home in which to work.  Be sure the front of your home is well lit at night.  The options for effective security lighting range from a simple porch light that you turn on before turning in at night, to dusk to dawn technology that activates at or around dusk, to motion activated spotlights.  Do some research, find out what works best for your home and budget and get started!

Camera!  Like lighting, there is a wide variety of security camera options available to protect your home. A do it yourself-er may prefer an option like Ring, widely available commercially, that provide an array of low cost, easy to install doorbell cameras for your front door and motion activated spotlight cameras for the perimeter areas of your yard.  You can pick what you need, add and modify as needed, and their service plans are affordable and flexible based upon your needs.  There are also countless professional security camera companies available who will do an assessment of your property and customize a security camera system that meets your needs and budget.

Action!  Take some simple, common-sense steps to make your home less attractive to criminals. Be sure the entryways and windows of your home are not hidden by overgrown trees and bushes.  Do not leave extension ladders in your yard providing easy access to the second-floor doors and windows of your home.  Lock your doors and windows when you are not at home.  Let your neighbors know if you are going to be away for an extended period of time.  You can also request home checks by the Sheriff’s Department if you will be away on vacation.

Home security is everyone’s business.  It is unreasonable to expect the police or private security to prevent all crime.  Make your home less attractive to criminals and you will be less likely to become a victim of crime.  Lights! Camera! Action! means safety and security for your home and loved ones!

E- Statements

FirstService Residential has partnered with WelcomeLink to provide you with enhanced quarterly assessment statements. With this upgraded E-Statement experience, you can view up to the most recent six quarters of archived statement history. The following link provides an overview of the enhanced E-Statement experience, including instructions for how to sign up:
 

Summer Concert Series

Save the dates for the upcoming Summer Concert Series!FRIDAY, JUNE 14-Hall Pass
Classic Rock / 80’s Hits

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 -Sam Morrison Band
Southern Rock Explosion

FRIDAY, JULY 12- Room at the Top
Tom Petty Tribute

FRIDAY, JULY 26 -Surf City Allstars
Beach Boys Tribute

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 -Mark Wood Band
Classic Rock / R&B Soul

For more information visit nelliegailranch.org