November 2014 Newsletter

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To All of Our Neighbors:

We hope everyone had a wonderfully scary Halloween and the turnout was great. We had a great response to National Night Out with a lot of neighbors coming out and meeting each other. Unfortunately, the weather did not allow us to have the community Garage Sale, but we look forward to the spring Garage Sale with much anticipation. The Pet Chip and Treat was a success and will help us keep our pets safe and brought back home if they happen to escape. Now we look to the future and the Holiday season.

We have been working hard to be more active in our communication with the neighborhood. As you may have seen, we have installed marquee signs at each of the entrances where meeting dates and special events will be posted. Please keep an eye out for these. Meetings posted are open to all, not just active committee members. If you are interested in what a committee is doing or would like to join the committee, please attend. Neighbors are working hard to get Social Committee restarted and would love as much help as possible. This newsletter should be received by all residents in the neighborhood, not just homeowners, so if you know a neighbor who has not received a newsletter, please have them contact the Communications Committee at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com

Lastly as we enjoy family during this holiday season, please remember we will have more visitors in the community. We need to be more diligent when driving in the neighborhood for the children and slower drivers enjoying lights or who are lost. Please be careful out there.

Happy Thanksgiving and make sure you follow ALL safety precautions when frying those turkeys!

 

Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

Nov 2014 Community Calendar

3     TRASH & COMPOST
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

8     SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 3:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

BEER & WINE SOCIAL TASTING UNDER THE STARS 7:00 PM – POOL PAVILION

PAWS COMMUNITY DRIVE 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

10   TRASH & RECYCLE
WELCOME COMMITTEE PACKET DELIVERY

12   HOA INSPECTION

17   TRASH & COMPOST

20   CORE COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

24   TRASH & RECYCLE

27   THANKSGIVING

 

Burglary Prevention – Protect Your Home and Vehicle

There have been many reports recently of neighbors having their vehicles, homes, and garages burglarized. In many cases, the home/vehicle was inadvertently left unlocked. Unfortunately, as the Holidays approach, theft will increase as thieves are looking for any and every opportunity.

Lock, Take, HideHere are some tips from Kyle Police Department to protect yourself from burglary:

  • Keep your house locked – Doors & Windows! Preferably dead bolt locks. Be sure your address is visible so the police can find you quickly.
  • Keep your Cars locked. Don’t leave items visible from windows. Computers, DVD players, cameras, purses etc.
  • Engrave Drivers license numbers on all valuables. Better yet, copy down serial numbers on computers, TV’s, Video cameras etc. If you have no serial numbers the police have no way to enter stolen items into the TCIC/NCIC system.
  • Call the police if you see something suspicious in your neighborhood. No call to the police is unimportant. Don’t think you are being overly cautious. Call us at (512) 268-3232 to make sure, or in the event of an emergency, call 911.
  • Remember the police cannot help if they don’t know. Don’t be afraid to call. You are the eyes and ears of the police. The police cannot do it alone.
  • Take note of cars or trucks and copy down license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions as well as descriptions of individuals. What type and color of shirt, coat, pants, race, height etc. Call Kyle Police Department at (512) 268-3232.

 

Donate to Our Local Food Bank

HCFB_logo hunter green (1)With the holidays upon us, let us all think about the many families in our area who do not have enough to eat. Pay it forward and consider making a donation to the Hays County Food Bank.

The HCFB accepts a wide variety of healthy, nonperishable food items including boxed, bagged, and canned food. All donated food items must be unopened and have an intact label. Canned or boxed foods that are beyond the expiration date may be accepted. Baby food, formula, and adult nutrition drinks like Ensure cannot be accepted once they are out of date. We also accept fresh produce from local farms or gardens.

 

Most needed items:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice and beans (preferably in 1-pound bags)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Soups

Learn more about where to donate at haysfoodbank.org

 

EVO Entertainment Films | Lanes | Games

EVOA brand new entertainment center is coming to Kyle! EVO Entertainment is set to open on November 21st. It is located at Kyle Crossing just West of IH 35 (Behind the Shell/Schlotzkys).

According to their website, “EVO™ is a 70,000 square foot Next Generation Hybrid Entertainment Center. When complete, this evolutionary facilty will include an 11 screen movie theatre featuring a state-of-the-art viewing environment with wall-to-wall screens, crisp, clear digital projection, and enhanced digital surround sound in all auditoriums. Our movie-going guests will also have the opportunity to experience our innovative EVX | Enhanced Visual Experience auditorium. This is a large format, premium viewing experience featuring a bigger, and “badder” 60ft screen, enhanced Dolby Atmos 3D Sound which delivers a powerful and dramatic new cinema-sound listening experience, as well as more comfortable, and luxurious seating.

EVO will also house a 14 lane bowling center, equipped with the latest in Brunswick bowling technologies, a 3,000 sq ft, “casino style” arcade floor showcasing the industries latest and greatest video and redemption arcades, as well as a full scale restaurant and bar. Simply put, EVO is the evolution of entertainment.”

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

4th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Mariachi Extravaganza Presented by Hays CISD
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10 am – 5 pm
Gregg Clarke Park – 1300 Center Park Rd Kyle

141027 mariachi flyerThis fundraising event will host a BBQ Chicken Plate, Silent Auction, Mariachi Music, Ballet Folklorico and more. This is a true celebration of our culture and community. There are over 340 mariachi student performers comprised of Lehman High Schools Los Lobos, Azul y Plata & Mariachi de Lehman, Wallace Middle School Mariachi, Simon Middle School Mariachi and Chapa Middle School Mariachi Juvenil de Armando Chapa. Special Guests include Texas State Salsa de Rio, Texas State University Mariachi, Ballet Folklorico by the Ruiz Dance Studio & Company and more adding every day!

 

Join local school and non-profit vendors as they showcase and sell Dia De Los Muertos art, host crafts for kids and carnival games! Come out for the food…come out for the music…come out and celebrate your community and culture! While you are there….check out our local vendors and get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Money raised by this event will benefit the non-profit organizations including the Hays CISD Mariachi’s!

Finding Their Way Home: Expressions of Military Service and the Journey Back
Sunday, November 9, 2014 1 pm
Hays CISD Performing Arts Center – 979 Kohlers Crossing

FREE ADMISSION This is a special event to bring together area veterans and the community through an afternoon of song, poetry, prose, and art that convey stories and emotions forged from military service. The tone of the program is driven to impact people, calling attention to the unselfish and honorable men and women who have served this great country and connect those veterans to their community. Please join us for what promises to be a rewarding experience for all! Questions? Want to participate? Want to Sponsor the event? Contact: Steve Pulis, 512-569-2615 or wayhome1@amvets115.org

 

Annual Veteran’s Day Dinner & 40’s Swing Band Hangar Dance
November 9th, 2013 Centex Hangar at the San Marcos, Texas Airport
Dinner at 6-7:30pm, Dancing at 7:30-11pm Bucket Raffle / Dance Contest

The Sentimental Journey Orchestra playing 40’s Big Band Swing music $45/person – BYOB – Beer and Setups Available (no ice chests allowed)

For Information contact: Centex Wing Hangar at 512-396-1943 Website: www.cafcentex.com For more information & tickets call: Alison Ender (512) 396-0765 aender@centurylink.net

 

 

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Chip & Treat – Pet Microchip Event

We’d like to extend a very special thank you to Angela McGrady and Tracy Poudrier for organizing the microchip event. And we also appreciate Denise Alvarez for helping at the event! Thanks to these ladies, 20 fur-babies (18 dogs and 2 cats) now have microchips and will be able to find their owners should they ever be separated. And of course, a HUGE thank you to PAWS for coming out to our neighborhood to keep our pals safe. We’d like to do this again in the Spring, so keep an eye on our newsletter and website. You can also stop by PAWS at anytime to have your pet microchipped for $15.

Marquees

Have you noticed our new marquees at each entrance? Thank you to Larry Simone for helping us come up with a design and to our Communication Committee for keeping the signs up to date. We hope to see more community participation now that everyone can see all the great things happening in our neighborhood!

 

 

Committee Updates

 

 

CORE Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The Core Committee meeting is the best place for all committee chairs to work together to plan future events and share information.

The time and location of the November Board meeting has yet to be determined. Please check back here for an updated time and location. You can also subscribe to e-mail updates on the right of this page and you will be e-mailed when a date is set.

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting. As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals. If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at 512/502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

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Welcome Committee – Packet Delivery
Monday, November 10, 2014

Our next quarterly meeting will be January 4, 2015. We are looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes, deliver packets to new neighbors, and we are always accepting donations from local business owners to include in these packets. If you are interested in joining, attend our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com

Thank you,

Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

 

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Neighborhood Watch
Monday, November 3, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Thank you Waterleaf Neighbors for making National Night Out a huge success! This was by far the biggest turn out for the event to date! We’d like to also thank Kyle Police Department, Kyle Fire Department, Mayor Todd Webster, Safety & Emergency Services Committee Member Damon Fogley, among others for visiting with us. Many ideas and concerns of both the neighborhood and City of Kyle were shared.

Thank you Lolita Doll with Re-Max (512) 415-9317, for donating the children’s bouncy house, this was a hit all night long! The kids also enjoyed the games! The candy jar “Guess the Pumpkins” game had 393 candy pieces inside. Winning guess goes to Roxanne Zuniga with 375.

Congratulations to our three participants for the dessert contest, all winners! 1st place – Alicia Torres with a black berry banana cream pie, 2nd place – (help us out here, we did not get her name!) with a coconut topped cream pie and 3rd place – Elise Loomis with white chocolate cranberry cookies. All three received a gift certificate.

Please join us Monday, November 3 at 7pm. We will be discussing neighborhood concerns and conducting a Patrolling 101 session led by Bill Sinor, who has joined on as Committee Chair with the group.

Have a safe and wonderful November, keep an eye out for each other and the neighborhood, especially with the holiday season approaching. Remember KPD wants to hear from us, report all suspicious and illegal activity seen to them. The more communication and calls we have to them the greater presence they will have here in the neighborhood. As always in an emergency dial 911, for non-emergency issues (512) 268-3232

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Neighborhood Watch at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek, Bill Sinor

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Social Committee
Saturday, November 8, 2014
3:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We are excited to announce that our Social Committee is up and running again, with new energetic leadership! We are planning numerous events for the coming year. We will be putting together all types of events for families, children, and adults alike. Here’s a brief preview of what’s to come:

1. Christmas Party followed by a Caroling Parade
2. BBQ Cook-off, including a 5K & 1K Run with Vendors
3. Fall Festival, including vendors and lots of events
4. Game nights

These are just a few of the exciting and fun events to come!

So, come get involved with the planning of our community events and have fun doing it! Do as little or as much as you want to help. We want to make this a fun-filled neighbordhood that everyone desires to live in.

Our first committee meeting will be on Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 pm at the Park Pavilion. We will also host our first adult social event and PAWS community drive on that Saturday.

If you have an idea and can’t come to our meeting, please send it to us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com

Wine & Beer Social Tasting Under the Stars
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM – Waterleaf Pool

Wine Beer Social Tasting

Come join us under the stars by the pool for our first Wine & Beer Social Tasting. We ask that you bring a couple bottles of wine or beers to share at the social tasting. You never know, you might find a new favorite from the tastings! If you don’t drink, bring a non-alcoholic wine or beer to share. Light music, cheese, and crackers will be provided. If you have a favorite dip, feel free to bring it.

If it is raining, don’t worry, the event will be moved into the Pavilion. It will be your chance to see how we are going to “modify” the pavilion to accommodate future social events in the rain and during cold weather.

Come share in the festivities, meet your neighbors, and maybe make a new friend!

Please Note: This event is for adults only.

 

PAWS Community Drive for our 4-legged Pals
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

PAWS Drive

 

We are taking a collection to benefit PAWS Shelter of Central Texas here in Kyle. PAWS Shelter of Central Texas is a 501(C)3 non-profit, “No-Kill” facility. Please bring us any old blankets, dog and/or cat food, or any items that you wish to donate. We are kicking off the drive on the 8th and ask you to bring your donations to the park. If you are unable to make that time, you can donate until Nov. 15th! Donations should be dropped off at 131 Sheep Trail.

Here is a list of items, from the PAWS website, that are the most needed:

  • Dry kitten and adult dog food (the first ingredient must be meat. Some preferred brands: Purina One, Pro-Plan, Wellness, Evolve)
  • Cat Litter
  • Kongs, Balls, Durable Toys, Puzzle Toys
  • Cat and Dog Carriers
  • Cat Toys
  • Kuranda Beds
  • Heartworm and Flea Prevention
  • Blankets, Towels, Bath Mats
  • Martingale Collars and 6 ft leashes
  • Scratching Posts
  • Poop Bags
  • Gift Cards to Pet Supply Stores

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