Nellie Gail Ranch’s Emergency Preparedness Plan and Block Captain Training Nellie Gail Ranch EPC Training, Tuesday, April 6th @ 7:30 pm

Please join us for our next presentation on Emergency Preparedness. On Tuesday April 6th at 7:30 p.m. Loree Blough will be explaining how Nellie Gail’s Emergency Preparedness Plan works.  There will also be training for our Block Captains. Learn what you should do & how you can help us prepare the neighborhood.

Zoom Meeting Link:

Dial in #:  669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 829 1149 5167
Passcode: 261736

Become a Block Captain

We are looking for volunteers to work as “Area Coordinators” AND “Block Captains.” 

Each “Area Coordinator” will support the specific needs of approximately 10-12 local “Block Captains” and communicate that information to and from the Emergency Command Center.

Each “Block Captain” will work directly with their nearest 10-15 neighbors coordinating any special needs thru the “Area Coordinators” to obtain the best available support and to share available resources and skills when possible. These efforts to organize neighbors to help each other will make a significant positive impact on our ability to survive and remain safe during any disaster or community emergency.


Please Confirm your Owner of Record Information

A ballot for the June 2, 2021 election of directors will be mailed to all homeowners prior to May 1, 2021. Now is a great time to review the owner of record information we have on file so it can be corrected according to any title changes that may have occurred on your property since your purchase. Your April 2021 quarterly assessment statement will reflect the information we have as to Members of Record and your preferred mailing address. Only members of record may vote. Please review the names and mailing address on your assessment statement and if there is an additional person on title, trustee or person with power of attorney for your home, please provide us copy of the title or power of attorney and a request to revise the information prior to April 15, 2021.  Likewise, if you have an alternative preferred address for the ballot and assessment billings to be mailed, please provide prior to April 15, 2021. Revisions will be incorporated to the voter list. You may e-mail to or send by mail to 25211 Empty Saddle Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

For any questions regarding the Annual Meeting and Election of Board Directors, please e-mail or call the Association office at (949) 425-1477.

Equestrian Center Clubhouse Improvement Project

The Equestrian Committee and Nellie Gail Ranch Board of Directors are excited to announce the timing for a long-awaited project to update our Equestrian Center Clubhouse.  We finished the exterior exactly one year ago in March 2020.  We are now ready to work on the interior!

The work will include replacing all kitchen cabinets and appliances.  We will be enlarging the kitchen slightly by removing an old mechanical room and will be installing a window to bring natural light into the kitchen and a view of the Upper Arena.  The main clubhouse will receive new entry and office doors, new tile flooring, and improved overhead lighting.  Additionally, we will be renovating the restrooms with all new fixtures, partitions, tile, and lighting.

The project will be paid from Equestrian Reserves which are solely funded from Equestrian Center boarding and trainer fees.  The refreshed Clubhouse will result in improved use and enjoyment of the Clubhouse and will maintain our Equestrian Center as a first-class boarding and equestrian training facility.

Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Ken Jackson for winning the photo contest with the above photo. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! The winning photo along with all the submissions will be printed in the next Pony Express.

Happy Spring

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’”
— Robin Williams

Extended Facility Hours

We will be returning to our normal facility hours as we move into a less restrictive tier. Please remember to continue to wear your mask when you enter the facility. Enjoy the sunshine and longer days!

Tennis Courts and Swim Center:
6 am – 10 pm  Monday-Friday
6 am – dusk Saturday-Sunday

Pickleball Courts:
9 am – 8 pm  Monday-Friday
9 am – dusk Saturday-Sunday

Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Open Session Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing restriction against public gatherings, we will be unable to conduct our Open Session Board Meeting at the Clubhouse. However, we are implementing technology to invite your participation at Open Homeowner Forum via teleconference using

Zoom Meeting:

Dial in#: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 869 4007 4952
Passcode: 443946

Open Session Agenda 03-16-21

Emergency Preparedness Training

The Nellie Gail Ranch Emergency Preparedness Committee hosted a March 3rd training meeting via Zoom. The topics covered included the following:
  • Portable and permanent standby generators – benefits of each generator type – general costs.
  • Fuel type, storage issues & safety matters, noise levels.
  • Solar systems, other types of power sources currently available – batteries, wind generators…
The training session was hosted by Dennis Blough, a ten-year member of the EPC.  We hope you enjoy and benefit from this special training session via the following link.

Meeting Recording:

Block Captain Training Tuesday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m.

Current and prospective Block Captains are invited to join a Zoom training session on Tuesday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will learn how to best serve their neighbors and gain meaningful insight into the resources the Emergency Preparedness Committee has to offer the community. 

You can find your Block Captain by entering your address on the following link:

If your block captain link comes up “Vacant” please consider volunteering to be the Block Captain for your neighbors. The “Become A Block Captain” webpage link will put you in contact with the EPC who can more fully describe the duties and benefits of this volunteer activity.  Now is the perfect time to volunteer and take advantage of the upcoming training.

Meanwhile, if you do already have a Block Captain, take time to get to know them.  In a time of need, they may be able to assist you and your family address needs, or you may be able to offer help to other community members via the liaison efforts of your block captain.

Contact with questions or to receive the link to the Block Captain Training Zoom Meeting