Event: 2015 National Night Out

Waterleaf Falls
National Night Out 2015

Old Time Carnival & Magic Show
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Step right up and join the fun! Our annual National Night Out celebration is here!

Join us from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm for a hot dog dinner.

At 7:15 pm, we will have entertainment provided by magician John O’Bryant until 8:00 pm.

We will be giving out door prizes all night. (Must be present to win).

There is also a Carnival Costume Contest, so come dressed in your clown, strongman, popcorn, or other carnival favorite costume for your chance to win. One prize for adults and one for children.

Kyle and Hays law enforcement officials will be in attendance as their schedule allows, so come out and say hello and thank them for their service to our community.

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October 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here: CommunityNewsletter Oct 15

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To All of Our Neighbors: 

It’s time to say goodbye to the warm Summer sun and hello to the crisp Fall weather and fun family activities. Since the Fall season is upon us this means that ALL of our Committees will need more help than ever with all of the awesome events that are coming! The more volunteers we have the bigger, better and smoother the events will be for everyone.

Right around the corner on October 6th, our very own Neighborhood Watch Committee will be hosting our National Night Out event, an “Old Time Carnival and Magic Show!” So put it on your calendar as we look forward to seeing everyone there while making new friends and new memories. This will be one of our biggest events of the year and Neighborhood Watch is asking for volunteers to help make this event a success. If you haven’t stepped up yet to help, this is a great opportunity to get your feet wet and see how you can help your community have more events like these!

The Social Committee will be also be hosting two Halloween Spooktacular events for ALL the Ghouls and Zombies here in Waterleaf. This year we will have our first event for our children with special needs to give them some time of their own away from the other Monsters, Super Heroes and Princesses, followed by our regularly scheduled event for everyone else.

Keep in mind that Halloween will be on a Saturday this year, and we all know how crazy all holiday events can get on a weekend, so please be mindful of the little ones running around that may not be paying attention to anything but getting their candy fixes. PLEASE keep your speeds low and your eyes open.

As always we would like to welcome all the new residents of Waterleaf Falls. We are confident that you will love your new community as much as we do, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us at the email addresses listed below.

David, Tracy, Jason, Darla, and Megan
Your Resident Board Members

 

Community Calendar

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Date to Bait — Fire Ant Suppression

Sick of those pesky fire ants that invade your yard? Then participate in the fire ant suppression program developed and organized by Boy Scout Craig Harris. This young man is working on his E agle Scout project.

Pledge today to join your neighbors in treating lawns throughout Kyle the weekend before Halloween, Oct. 23 – 25, so we can take back our lawns.

While this is not a city-sponsored program, our Parks & Recreation Department supports Craig’s initiative. Learn more about Craig’s fire ant suppression at www.kyledatetobait.com.

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Halloween for ALL!

As you begin to prepare for Halloween, we’d like to remind you to think about the Trick-or-Treat Project and The Teal Pumpkin. Both programs ask you to include non-edible gifts to your goodie baskets. No need to ditch the candy, just add some stickers, glow bracelets, bubbles, crayons, or any other small gifts so that everyone has an equal chance to participate! There are a number of reasons that a child might not be able to eat candy (food allergies, dietary restrictions, feeding tubes, diabetes, etc), but that does not mean they should sit out during all the fun of the season.

If you are participating in the Trick-or-treat Project or the Teal Pumpkin, you can easily let neighbors know by printing out one of these badges or by placing a teal painted pumpkin outside your door. (Note: The first page is a sheet of labels for your child to wear to let people know they prefer non-food treats. This is especially helpful for those who have a non-verbal child. The other pages are two window decals you can use to let kids know you are also passing out non-food treats.)

Participation in our neighborhood for both of these programs has grown immensely in the past couple of years and we have repeatedly had a number of parents reach out and say how much they appreciate participation and how much it meant to their child to truly be able to enjoy the evening.

Thank you for making a difference, Waterleaf!

 

Trick-or-Treat Do’s and Don’ts

Do: 

  • Be aware of your surroundings! Watch for cars, look both ways before you cross the street.
  • Carry a flashlight to light your way as the sun goes down.
  • Use your manners! Say thank you after someone gives you a treat.
  • DRIVERS: DRIVE SLOW!! Watch out for the little ghouls and goblins!
  • Turn your porch light OFF if you do not wish to participate.

Don’t: 

  • Go to houses where the porch light is off. This signifies that the person is not home or not participating. Please DO be respectful.
  • Knock or ring the doorbell over and over. Give the person time to answer the door!
  • Make a mess in your neighbor’s yards. They worked hard to decorate, do not destroy decorations or leave candy wrappers on the ground. –
  • Get in to any cars with strangers!

What time does the fun start? 

While there is no set time, Waterleaf trick-or-treaters have started around 6pm in years past. Traditionally, the fun starts at dusk just when it starts to get dark. Use your best judgment and be mindful of neighbors’ schedules.

 

 

UpcomingEvents

Kyle Fair and Music Festival
October 8th, 9th, & 10th
Central Texas Speedway

Thursday

Gates open at 5:00pm. Bring the whole family out for a fun filled afternoon.

Carnival Sneak Peek: $1 Rides, No wristband required. Go Karting

Concert for a Cause: DJ Versus Dance Party 6-9 p.m. Carnvial ends at 10 p.m.

Friday

5pm: Carnival Opens

6pm-7:45pm: Denny Herrin Band

8p-10pm: The People Choice Band Band

11pm: Carnival Closes

All Day Carnival ride wristbands are $25 each

Saturday

Don’t worry, if you missed out on the fun from Thursday and Friday, the carnival will still be running!

2:00 pm Carnival Opens (All Day Ride Wristbands are $25 each)

Free Entry To the Music!

2:30pm-4:30pm- Texas Hot Swing Band

4:45pm 6:45pm- JT Coldfire Band

7pm- 11pm- SA Lights Journey Tribute Band

 

Kyle Founders’ Day Parade
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 10:00 am
Gregg-Clarke Park

The town of Kyle was platted and the first lots sold sometime around the 15th of October, 1880. Parades through downtown around the middle of October have been a tradition since. The tradition lives on as we reflect and recognize the many founders of this great town.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, beginning at 10am, the Kyle Founders’ Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will be gathering at Gregg-Clarke Park and will head east on Center Street. They will end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park’s Gazebo. When the last parade entry is at the Gazebo, all gathered are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake. Additionally, the Kyle Market Days vendors will set up for an “Encore” event from 9a – 1p on the City Square.

Best locations to watch the Kyle Founders’ Parade is on either side of Center Street between Gregg-Clarke Park and Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park. Please stay on sidewalks or grassy areas along Center Street. Do not run into street when parade is going by.

 

 

Kyle Youth Basketball League Registration

Join us for the 2nd year of the Kyle Youth Basketball League. The Kyle Youth Basketball League operates as a Division II Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Youth Basketball League. In doing so, it opens up the opportunity for post-league play via the regional and state tournament. A copy of the TAAF Youth Basketball League Rules are attached below as well as a link to the TAAF website.

2015-2016 Season

Girls & Boys Divisions
Ages: 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U

Ages are determined as of September 1, 2015
6 game season
Practice/Game locations are TBD
$50/child – Price includes a t-shirt for uniform

Registration will open October 6, 2015 and closes December 1, 2015.

This League is made possible with the efforts of volunteers who are committed and will help to ensure that our league is a positive influence in the lives of our children. If you are interested in volunteering your time as a coach, team parent, score keeper, etc., please indicate that on the registration form. If you do not have a child participating in the league and would like to donate your time, please call Kristin Mueller at (512)262-3937.

 

 

Committee Updates

Board  Meeting
Monday, October 5, 2015
6:30 PM – Park Pavilion

All residents are encouraged to attend and meet your new resident board members as we discuss and vote on our ideas to better our community.

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Neighborhood Watch

Join us for our National Night Out Celebration (see below) and mark your calendars for a special event next month to help get all of our pets registered with the city of Kyle. Kyle Animal Control will be right here in Waterleaf on November 14, 2015 at 11:00 am to register pets. Not only is this the law, it can help you and your pet be reunited should they get lost!

National Night Out 2015
Old Time Carnival & Magic Show
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Step right up and join the fun! Our annual National Night Out celebration is here! Join us from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm for a hot dog dinner. At 7:15 pm, we will have entertainment provided by magician John O’Bryant until 8:00 pm. We will be giving out door prizes all night. (Must be present to win). There is also a Carnival Costume Contest, so come dressed in your clown, strongman, popcorn, or other carnival favorite costume for your chance to win. One prize for adults and one for children. Kyle and Hays law enforcement officials will be in attendance as their schedule allows, so come out and say hello and thank them for their service to our community.

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Social Committee Meeting
Friday, October 16, 2015
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

We will be finalizing the plans for our Halloween Spooktacular event, discussing things that need to be done and tying up any loose ends. We will also be brainstorming on any fundraisers/drives we can do for the upcoming Holidays. If you have ANY IDEAS please come to the meeting and share them with us, or email them to us as well (if you can’t make it). Contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com if you are interested in helping or have ideas.

We are in need of volunteers to help run our Halloween event. We are looking for teens and adults who can attend the event IN COSTUME to help things run smoothly. If you are able to volunteer please attend our planning meeting so we can finalize everything for the event. Volunteers will be entered for a chance to win a gift card!! Depending on the number of volunteers, there may be more than one prize up for grabs!

Please Volunteer!

Please Volunteer!

Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 24, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Park Pavilion

We will be throwing a Beast of a party for all the Waterleaf Monsters and Princesses.

From 5:00 to 6:15 will be dedicated to our neighbors with special needs. Children will be able to trunk-or-treat, paint pumpkins, and we will have a costume contest with awesome sensory bags prizes! Please feel free to stay as long as you’d like and stick around for zombie laser tag if you are able!

Then from 6:30pm to 8:30pm All other Waterleaf Goblins can enjoy the fun! WATCH OUT!!!

At dusk (around 7pm), the Zombies will rise! Join us for Zombie Apocalypse Laser tag!

Each age group will have a chance to defeat the Zombies!

Age 5 to 7 – 7:00 pm ;
Age 8 to 11 – 7:30 pm;
Age 12 and up – 8:00 pm

Don’t miss your turn!

 

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Yard of the Month

October nominations are due Friday, October 2nd.
(Prize is also given for best Halloween Decorations!)

Submit a nomination form online or email your
nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com

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Reminder: Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

Join Waterleaf and your Neighborhood Watch as we celebrate with an Old Time Carnival and Magic Show!

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Volunteers still needed!!! Please join in and let us know what you would like to do!

We need: Carnival Game set-up, Food set-up, prep and servers, Game attendants, Clean-up Crew.

We do appreciate any donations neighbors could contribute for both the carnival game prizes (anything from candy to simple little tokens) and also prizes for a raffle. Raffle items can also be donated by your employers or your own business (gift certificates, gift cards, homemade desserts, use your imagination!) So far, a few we have received are a No Soliciting sign, 2 restaurant gift cards, and a BBQ apron.

Contact Neighborhood Watch if you can help us, we truly appreciate all volunteers! Email us if you can help in any way at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Event: National Night Out

National Night Out
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm : Park Pavilion 

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Join us at the Park Pavilion, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Pizza will be served at 6:30!

Dessert Contest! Bring a dessert to enter into Waterleaf’s Dessert Contest. PIE – CAKE – CANDY- Your specialty!! Prizes will be given for 1st through 3rd place. One serving will be shared by judges, the rest served to guests.

We will also have family games for all to play, a bounce house and weather permitting, a hot air balloon to take a ride! As always we could use volunteers to help out, if you are interested please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch invites you and your family to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts

3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

4. Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. (There is no scheduled time for visits from various departments but they will be stopping by).

October 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF Version of this newsletter, click here: Community Newsletter October 2014

To All of Our Neighbors,

As the pool season closes, the Holiday season begins. We look forward to the scary and creepy decorations for Halloween. October’s yard of the month will be awarded for the best Halloween decorations with a $50.00 Lowe’s gift card as the prize! So, get those goblins, ghouls, and ghosts out of storage and create a haunted house, a scary cemetery, or whatever your imagination dreams up.

Halloween looks to be a wonderful night of ghosts, super heroes and princessess. The little ones will be dressed ready for tricks or treats (they prefer treats). Please remember safety when driving through the neighborhood, and parents please keep an eye out for cars. If some would rather sit in their driveway to pass out treats rather than in their house, please feel welcome to do so. If you do not wish to partake in the festivities, please turn off your porch light (sorry neighborhood watch, but this is the one time we ask people to turn off their porch lights).

Neighborhood Watch will be sponsoring National Night Out on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:30pm, please see article inside this newsletter. National Night Out is about getting out and meeting your neighbors, come to the park and meet your neighbors, enjoy some food, play in a bouncy house, and see the fire trucks.

Hopefully by the time you receive this newsletter, the new marquee signs will have been installed at the 3 entrances. We will have committee meeting dates and other important events posted on the marquee signs. A big thank you to Larry Simone for the design. Also at the entrances and around the neighborhood, you will see the Neighborhood Watch signs. Neighborhood Watch is working hard to get the network up and running to help ensure our community is safe for all of our neighbors.

Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

October 2014 Community Calendar 

1      :: HOA INSPECTION

5      :: WELCOME COMMITTEE MEETING 6:30 PM PARK PAVILION

6      :: TRASH & COMPOST

7      :: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CELEBRATION 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PARK PAVILION

11    :: COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

13    :: TRASH & RECYCLE

15    :: HOA INSPECTION

18    :: PET MICROCHIIP EVENT 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

20    :: TRASH & COMPOST

26    :: HALLOWEEN DECORATION CONTEST JUDGING

27    :: TRASH & RECYCLE

31    :: HALLOWEEN

BOARD MEETING DATE AND LOCATION TBD

 

POOL UPDATE

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 The pool is now closed for the 2014 season! It will re-open in May of 2015

 

 

 

Waterleaf Pet Microchip Event

Pet Microchip Event
Saturday, October 18th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

APPOINTMENTS STILL AVAILABLE!! E-mail waterleafpets@gmail.com to schedule.

Bring your pet to get a microchip, provided by PAWS, for $15. Treats will be provided for your pets and a vendor who can provide custom personalized collars with identification will be on hand. Dress up your four-legged pal and join us at the Waterleaf Park Pavilion! Microchips will be placed by appointment only!

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Halloween

Trick-or-Treat Do’s and Don’ts!

DO: 

  • Give neighbors plenty of time to get home and get ready. 6:30 is usually a good start time
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for cars and look both ways before you cross the street.
  • Carry a flashlight to guide your way as it gets darker.
  • Use your manners! Say thank you after someone gives you your treat.
  • Drivers: DRIVE SLOW!! Watch out for little ghouls, goblins, princesses, and superheroes!
  • Turn your porch light OFF if you do not wish to participate in the festivities.

DON’T:

  • Go to houses where the porch light is off. This signifies that the person is not home or not participating this year. Please be respectful.
  • Knock or ring the doorbell over and over. Give the person time to answer the door. They may have also forgotten to turn off their light.
  • Make a mess in your neighbor’s yards. Be mindful of decorations and don’t leave candy wrappers on the ground.
  • Stay out too late!

Let’s have a safe and Happy Halloween!

The Trick-or Treat Project

PumpkinAs you prepare for Halloween, take in to consideration young Waterleaf residents who have special healthcare needs. Some children are not usually able to participate in trick-or- treating due to dietary restrictions, health conditions, or the inability to eat anything by mouth requiring all nutrition to go through a feeding tube. The Trick-Or-Treat Project aims to make Halloween fun available to ALL kids so these children can finally join their peers in this age old tradition.

Participation is simple. Include non-food items with your Halloween treats! No need to give up candy altogether, but include pencils, stickers, small toys, and other special items so all children can particpate. To learn more and print out special decals to show your participation this year, visit mommiesofmiracles.com/halloween/

Families with children who have special needs can also visit the site to print off labels to easily identify your children to the homes who decide to participate. Look for this pumpkin as you trick-or-treat this year!

 

 

Visit a Pumpkin Patch!

9th Annual Kyle Pumpkin Patch
Kyle United Methodist Church 408 W. Lockhart Street

Open: October 12-31, 2014 M-F: 2:30 – Dusk / Sat 9a – Dusk / Sun Noon – Dusk

There will be various prices for various sizes from under a dollar to over fifty. Also for sale are assorted fall-extras like gourds, and mini-pumpkins. There’s also going to be a pumpkin maze and several staged areas so you can get your annual fall pumpkin patch photo.

Barton Hill Farms
1115 FM 969 Bastrop, TX

Fall festival and Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms is open Saturdays from 10 am to 10 pm & on Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm beginning September 27th through November 9th There are rides, games, a corn maze,pumpkin patch and farm animals Alcohol served for adults For more info visit bartonhillfarms.com

Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM 1980 Marble Falls, TX

Sweet Berry Farm is open September 27th through November 2nd and is closed on Wednesdays. There are plenty of fun family activities including stuff your own scarecrow, hayrides, corn maze, pick your own flowers, and petting zoo

Hours Mon-Fri are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Closed ALL Wednesdays) Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm Visit sweetberryfarm.com for more information

 

UpcomingEvents

5th Annual Community Health Fair
Saturday, October 4th 10 am – 2pm
Seton Medical Center Hays 6001 Kyle Parkway

Join the staff and physicians of Seton Medical Center Hays for our community health fair and hlep us celebrate our 5-year anniversary! The lobby of Seton Hays will be filled with an estimated 80 vendors and medical care providers offering everything from blood pressure screenings to flu shots. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in: chair massages, community services, medicaid education, mammogram sign-ups and cervical screenings.

Hootenanny on the Hill
Saturday, October 11th 10 am – 2pm
Fergus Park and Fairway Fields – 450 Haupt Kyle, TX

HootLogo.jpg.w300h94Come out for a day of fun, including:

  • BBQ Cook-off
  • Chili Cook-off
  • 10K, 5K, 3K and 1K Fun Run
  • Hay Bale Critters
  • Scarecrow Contest
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Petting Zoo
  • Jumpy Castles
  • and much more!!

Visit www.hootenannyonthehill.com for more information

Kyle Founders’ Parade
Saturday, October 18th 10 am
Begin at Gregg-Clarke Park

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, beginning at 10 am, the Kyle Founders’ Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will be gathering at Gregg-Clarke Park and will head east on Center Street. They will end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park’s Gazebo. When the last parade entry is at the Gazebo, all gathered are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake.

 

98.1 KVET Kyle Fair & Music Fest
October 17th – 19th
Central Texas Speedway

Kyle Fair & Music FestFriday, Oct. 17th – Carnival Opens 5pm $20 All you can ride wristbands.

 

Saturday, Oct. 18th – Gates open at noon, music starts at 3 pm

Performers include: Keith Kelso, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Denny Herrin, and Departed

Carnival open at noon – $20 all you can ride wristbands

 

Sunday, Oct. 19th – Carnival Open 1 pm – 7 pm $20 wristbands

Race and Concert – $15 General Admission, Kids under 12 FREE

 

Visit centraltexasspeedway.com for more information and to purchase advance tickets.

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014

NNO2014WNational Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch invites you and your family to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts

3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

4. Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. (There is no scheduled time for visits from various departments but they will be stopping by).

 

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Join us at the Pool Pavilion, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Pizza will be served at 6:30!

Dessert Contest! Bring a dessert to enter into Waterleaf’s Dessert Contest. PIE – CAKE – CANDY- Your specialty!! Prizes will be given for 1st thru 3rd place. One serving will be shared by judges, the rest served to guests.

We will also have family games for all to play, a bounce house and weather permitting, a hot air balloon to take a ride!

Please fill out this brief survey to make sure we have enough food for all in attendance!

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As always we could use volunteers to help out, if you are interested please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Thanks! See you at the Park!

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley and Jeff Swietek

Kyle Police Department Joins Nextdoor
Another tool to keep you safe

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We are excited to announce that the Kyle Police Department will be working with Nextdoor to provide crime and safety information to neighborhoods across the city. As part of this effort, you may see periodic updates from the police department on Nextdoor Waterleaf. The purpose of these updates is to share official alerts, news, and other notifications that are relevant to your neighborhood. It’s important to note that police staff can only see their own posts and replies to these posts. They will NOT be able to access or view any information that you and your neighbors have shared on Nextdoor Waterleaf.

Communicating with police staff is entirely voluntary, and you can see more information here. Please visit our Help Center if you have any questions.

Join Waterleaf’s Nextdoor site here: https://waterleaftx.nextdoor.com

 

 

Committee Updates

 

OCTOBER BOARD MEETING – TBD

The time and location of the October 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, October 1, 2014
&
Wednesday, October 15, 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
Sunday, October 5, 2014
6:30 pm – Park Pavilion

Join us as we plan future meetings and how we can welcome our new neighbors! The Welcome Committee gives you an opportunity to get involved in your community and only requires about two hours of your time each month. This is a great way to meet people in your community! If you are interested in joining, attned our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com Thank you, Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

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Community Wide Garage Sale
Saturday, October 11, 2014
7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Garage Sale

Time to clean out those closets and get ready for Fall!!  All Waterleaf residents are welcome to set up in their own garage/yard on Saturday, October 11th for our semi-annual Community Wide Garage Sale.

Residents are always welcome to host garage sales at any time, but twice a year, Waterleaf hosts a Community Wide Sale and invites people from Kyle and surrounding communities. This is the best chance to get lots of foot traffic! So, clean out those closets, set up your sale, and please help spread the word by sharing this on multiple garage sale sites! Please e-mail us at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Halloween Decoration Contest Judging
Sunday, October 26, 2014

October’s Yard of the Month will be awarded to the spooookiest house in the neighborhood! Set up your best decorations to compete in Yard of the Month’s decorating contest! The prize is a $50.00 gift card for Lowe’s

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Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be more involved in your community? All of our committees are entirely run by volunteers and are always looking for dedicated individuals to help coordinate events and keep our HOA running smoothly.

Our Social Committee is currently in need of a Committee Chair and Committee Members. Social is responsible for organizing community events like the Semi-Annual Garage Sale, Halloween event, Winter Party, and much more. If you love to plan events, we need you! Please email waterleafboard@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

All of our committees along with committee chairs and contact e-mails are listed on the front page of the newsletter. Simply e-mail the chairs or attend a meeting if you would like to get more involved. You can also submit a web contact form.

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The price is for a one-time run to about 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

Event: National Night Out 2014

Read about this event and then fill out the form below to let us know if you plan on attending. This will help to ensure that we order enough food!

National Night Out
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Park Pavilion

 

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Join us at the Pool Pavilion, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Pizza will be served at 6:30!

Dessert Contest! Bring a dessert to enter into Waterleaf’s Dessert Contest. PIE – CAKE – CANDY- Your specialty!! Prizes will be given for 1st thru 3rd place. One serving will be shared by judges, the rest served to guests.

We will also have family games for all to play, a bounce house and weather permitting, a hot air balloon to take a ride! As always we could use volunteers to help out, if you are interested please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch invites you and your family to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts

3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

4. Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. (There is no scheduled time for visits from various departments but they will be stopping by).

 

Will you join us?!

Letter from KPD on National Night Out

Below is a letter from Kyle Police Department Chief Barnett regarding the upcoming National Night Out Celebrations.  You can download the letter here (NNO Letter from Chief Barnett) if you’d like.

September 24, 2013

Dear Member of the Kyle Community,

I would like to personally invite you to participate in our National Night Out event being held throughout the community next Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 6:00 PM until dark. National Night Out is a public safety program that fosters crime prevention by fostering communication and partnerships among neighbors and public safety officials. Traditionally, block parties are held within communities during the evening of the first Tuesday in October. Community members host a variety of events from simple to the extravagant in hopes of encouraging participation and attendance. Some plan ice cream socials with fun and games for children, while others host hamburgers and hot dogs. Throughout the evening, police officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel, and members of the city staff and elected city leaders attend to visit with the community.

During the visit, community members have an informal opportunity to visit with the staff and leaders that represent and serve them. Additionally, children have an opportunity to visit with emergency responders, learn valuable safety information, and explore the emergency vehicles. In addition to our traditional block parties, a special NNO event is being planned for downtown Kyle. This event will attract those who live in the central part of the city, and is being touted as the center-point for local businesses that are active in the community and support crime prevention and public safety.

As you can tell, this is a very special night in Kyle and we hope that you will join us. You can opt to host or co-host of a local block party, or simply to attend and support the event happening in your neighborhood. Police Officer James Plant is the coordinator for the NNO events, and he would welcome an opportunity to share information with you so that you can join us in the spirit of fun and community safety. Officer Plant may be reached at 512-268-0859 or jplant@cityofkyle.com We hope to see you for the 30th anniversary of National Night Out in Kyle.

Sincerely,

Jeff Barnett

Chief of Police

// As a reminder, your Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch is holding a National Night Out Celebration right here in Waterleaf at the Park Pavilion.  Come out and enjoy hot dogs and drinks with your neighbors.  Members of the Kyle Police and Fire Departments will also be stopping by for a visit. Hope to see you there!

Come celebrate with us!

Come celebrate with us!

Event: National Night Out

Neighborhood Watch invites you to celebrate National Night Out in Waterleaf! 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Waterleaf Park

Come celebrate with us!

Come celebrate with us!

 

 

Join us at the Pool Pavilion Park.  We will have hot dogs and drinks along with a few games and prizes!  There will also be visits by the Kyle Police Department and Kyle Fire Department.

Come out and meet your neighbors!

Please note: This event is taking the place of original plans we laid out for October 5th. Unfortunately, that event has been cancelled.  Also note there will be no other meeting in October.

Hope to see you there!

 

Event Reminder: NW National Night Out

Neighborhood Watch

 

National Night Out


Tuesday, August 6, 2013
6:00 PM Park Pavilion

Join us for National Night Out!

Join us for National Night Out!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is National Night Out! The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).  You can read more about NNO and NATW at http://www.natw.org/about-nno/    Waterleaf will celebrate both dates!

Join us at the pool pavilion park for dinner and dessert! Neighborhood Watch will provide hot dogs, just bring the rest of your picnic, chairs or blankets!  We will also have a dessert contest!  Pies, Cakes, Cookies, bring your all time favorite which will provide us with dessert and may win you a prize!!  We hope to have a few guests stop by for a visit.