Welcome New Neighbors

Linda Harvey and Linda Shannon-Hills

Welcome to the new homeowners who closed on their properties in January. We are so glad you have joined us to enjoy our beautiful community of SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR)!

The first thing most want to do when they move in here is to meet new people. The best way to meet new people is to get involved with activities. And the best resource for finding out about activities is the HOA website. Just log on to saddlebrookeranchhoa.org and click on Things To Do > Clubs > Club Information. Then click on any activity and find out some information that may help you decide if you want to join. While there is a lot going on here, members of organizations are not likely to knock on your door just to ask you to join a particular group. It is up to the resident to show some initial interest and show up for an activity. You can be as busy as you want.

Please keep in mind that all the clubs and organizations listed on the website under “Things To Do” are organized and maintained by resident volunteers just like you. Volunteering is a great way to meet and to spend time with people who have similar interests. And don’t be afraid to try something new or different.

Finally, you might be surprised at how many people you are likely to meet by just going to the Bistro or Ranch House. Most of the people here have been in your shoes, eager to meet people. So, a smile and a friendly “hello” can work wonders.

Aside from meeting people, getting settled is a top priority when you arrive at SBR. Please stop by and introduce yourself to Jamie Shipley at the Front Desk as she has some orientation material for you. She works for the HOA and is the first person to contact with your questions and issues about the HOA. If you are moving from one home to another in SBR, or are a renter, it is recommended that you also stop by the Front Desk. There is more to moving in than getting a set of keys and a gate pass.

Jamie can help ensure that your credit authorization is in place so charges for food gets credited to your HOA statement properly, that you have a 4-digit code as a backup for entrance to the community, that you can access the HOA website, and much more. She is also the contact for getting a guest pass for your guests so they can use the fitness center facilities. The Front Desk is located in the Ranch House near the main ballroom entrance.

We are very fortunate to have a team of welcome volunteers who can offer a brief respite from the hassle of moving. These volunteers have information designed specifically for SBR residents. This information is presented from a resident’s point of view and can help acquaint the new resident with the community. The information is in the form of a digital handbook and is entitled the Settler’s Guide.

In addition, each newcomer is also invited to attend an informal gathering of residents which is held monthly. The gathering is an opportunity to share information and to socialize with new homeowners. Photos are also taken for the SaddleBrooke Ranch Roundup newspaper. While the photo is optional, it is a good way to be introduced to the community. If you would like more information about any of these newcomer welcome activities, send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Closings in January

Unit 1: Thomas and Donna Opsatnick

Unit 6: Thomas and Nancy Keltner, Christopher and Shelley Swircek

Unit 18A: Richard Lovett and Terri Menning

Unit 18B: Charles and Karen Watts, Paul and Tracy Perrelle, Barry and Lorraine Brunetto, Phillip and Jennifer Mullins, Joseph and Myra Rio, Linda Gonzalez and Patricia Vold

Villas 21A: James and Debbie Farell, William and Fanny Birtsas, Frank and Lisa Nadasdy