Welcome New Neighbors

Linda Harvey and Linda Shannon-Hills

Welcome to the 11 new homeowners who closed in June 2022. We are happy to welcome you to our beautiful community.

We have a wonderful welcome program for all new residents to SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR). You are invited to participate. Moving into a new community can be a daunting experience, and we want to ease your worries by recognizing you as soon as possible. Our program consists of resident volunteers who share information about SaddleBrooke Ranch from a resident’s point of view. We discuss the best ways to become connected to the community and with other residents. The sooner a homeowner learns their way around, the sooner they can begin to enjoy their new life.

All residents who move into or from one house to another in SBR need to stop by the Front Desk to meet with Jamie Shipley. Jamie is the first point of contact for HOA questions. Plus, she can answer many questions that new residents have with HOA website logins, keys to the pool area, charging authorization for the Grill, and much more. All residents (homeowners and renters alike) need to stop by and meet Jamie in order to avoid problems and misunderstandings down the road. The Front Desk is located in the Ranch House near the ballroom entrance.

The month after a homeowner closes on their home, a welcome email is sent from the Newcomer Welcome group that includes important and timely information in addition to several attachments, including our Settler’s Guide-a handbook with key facts, an activities list, and name badge form. The new homeowner can expect a call, email, or text message from a resident volunteer to extend a welcome and to answer questions the resident may have. Finally, there is a newcomer gathering to which all new homeowners and renters are invited and at which photos of homeowners are taken for the Roundup newspaper. While photos are optional, they are a good way to be introduced to the community.

If you have lost or not seen the welcome email with its attachments, simply email [email protected] or [email protected] for another copy. The volunteer in each unit who will be contacting you will also have a copy of the email to share. We realize that new homeowners can “slip through the cracks,” which is not our intention. So, if you have not yet been contacted, please send an email to one of the addresses above.

It is also important that renters stop to see Jamie so that they can get a renter’s card, which they need in order to use the fitness center and indoor pool. In some circumstances, renters can also have access to the HOA website, but they need to see Jamie.

The group of Newcomer Welcome Volunteers consists of SBR residents who enjoy welcoming people to the community. They are active and enthusiastically involved with many of the clubs and organizations. You might even meet the volunteer at the arts and technology center, on the pickleball court, or at the blood drive. You will find that part of the reason SBR is special is because of the wonderful volunteers here.

Welcome newcomers!

Closings in June:

Unit 6: Adrian and Dorothy Rupp

Unit 7: Barbara Cretzler and Thomas Pask

Unit 8A: Pamela Kalbfleisch

Unit 10: William and Joyce Olfert

Unit 16B: Didrik and Mary Kay Voss

Unit 17: James and Sylvia Fox, Jan Curtis and Linda Erikson

Unit 18A: John and Jill Pieri

Villas 14A: Ciampa Leasing LLC

Villas 21A: Frederick and Gail Newberg, Michael and Mary Hays