September 2016 Newsletter

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SOUTH 40 LABOR DAY BBQ

Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon with good food and friendship!! Monday, September 5th 3:00pm
Please sign up on the board if you will be attending. $5.00 for Resident’s Guests

REMINDER ON EVENT SIGN UP SHEETS

When you are going to be attending a South 40 function, please sign up on the board or in the office whichever it warrants to alert us to your attending. We have had a few ‘panic sessions’ when we think 12 are coming as that is the number on the sign-up sheet but then when we open the doors, we have another 10 -15 attending. We always plan on a few extra for our overnight guests who happen by as we always want them to attend but we don’t normally add on a huge number. Also, if you are signed up and realize you won’t be attending after all, please take your name off the sign-up sheet. Thanks so much for helping us with this matter. We always want to have enough food/beverages on hand to accommodate all who are in attendance and at the same time, not be wasteful with our purchases by way of over buying food items.

A VERY SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to John Pieschl for all his hard work this spring and summer in keeping the South 40 maintenance needs in order. It was a tough job keeping up with the monsoon rains and winds. We really appreciate your attentiveness to the needs of the South 40 residents. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!


UPDATED PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAILS
Due to some circumstances that came about during the month of August, we noticed that we do not have current phone numbers and/or email addresses for some of you. In the next few weeks, we will be putting notices in your mailboxes with the phone numbers and email addresses that we currently have for you. Please take a moment to look over the notice and make corrections as needed. Please bring your corrections to the office.

Reminders

  • WHEN THE POWER IS OUT IN THE PARK, THIS MEANS WE DO NOT HAVE TELEPHONE SERVICE IN THE OFFICE SO DURING POWER OUTAGES, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REACH US BY LANDLINE.
  • SEWER LINES NEED TO BE UP AND OFF THE GROUND. PLEASE CHECK YOURS
  • OUR BANKING SYSTEM – Please note that a lot of our banking in the office is done online. We have a check scanner for all the checks we receive. This scanner will not accept checks that have been stapled so we are asking that if you want to attach your check to your invoice, that you please use a paper clip. Thanks!

CRAFT FAIR

South 40’s FIRST ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR will be held in December. No date has been set at this time. If you sew or bake or do woodworking, artwork, jewelry making or whatever! Sign up on the board in the hallway.

Scam Reminder

JUST A REMINDER NOT TO GIVE MONEY TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE!!!!! There are so many different scams going on right now. One being calls from the IRS. First and foremost, the IRS does not call asking for money. Any business they have with you will come in the form of a letter. In the office we have heard of several of our residents as well as Diane where ‘John Jones is calling to let you know that due to unpaid taxes, the Sheriff will be by to seize your property”. The way to handle this is to hang up and immediately phone the police. They are trying to get a handle on this. The same goes for anyone who calls to say your children or grandchildren are in need of money. Or the one on the poor man from Nigeria who needs your help in exchanging funds for him. Reading these, one may think ‘how obvious’ but it is amazing how many people have fallen for these scams.

Flu Shots

FLU SHOTS WILL BE GIVEN HERE AT SOUTH FORTY BY WALGREEN’S PHARMACY IN OCTOBER. THE DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

Halloween

HEADS UP! We will be having a potluck/costume party on October 30th so start thinking about your outfit for this gala event. Prizes will be awarded. After the pot-luck, Illusionist Mike Howell will be performing. This is going to be a FABULOUS evening that you won’t want to miss!!!