Spring has sprung

by Pete Webb, President

As April showers give way to May flowers, we’re at the start of another excellent summer season here in Montgomery Village. Progress is continuing on both the Bloom site as well as the new Lidl store at the corner of Centerway and Montgomery Village Avenue. As a county, state and country, we are all slowly moving forward as vaccines become available and new practices have allowed us to keep functioning, and Montgomery Village is no different. We are about to embark on a very exciting summer where we will all have opportunities to enjoy our community.

All of our sports courts are available to use, ranging from tennis to basketball, to our new Pickleball and futsal courts at the North Creek Community Center. Many of our residents are not aware of exactly what Pickleball is, so we are offering beginning courses for learning the sport. And for our more advanced residents, we are hosting a tournament on Saturday, May 22. More information is available online at www.montgomeryvillage.com.

Enrollment is also open for MVF’s Summer Camps. The opportunities offer a safe and fun-filled activity where our kids can meet new friends, enjoy special events each week and enjoy the pools all summer long. Again look to our website for more information or to register.

We are also quickly approaching pool season. Our pools are slated to start opening Saturday, May 22 with Stedwick Pool, and Lake Marion, Hurley Park, Peggy Mark, Stedwick and Whetstone pools opening on Saturday, May 29. Our Aquatics Team have been second-to-none in getting our facilities ready this year and are ready to adapt as needed as rules and regulations will certainly adjust during the season. I am personally thrilled we’ll get a full season out of most of our pools and I look forward to the eventual opening of the newly renovated North Creek Pool, which will truly be a gem for all.

From an administrative standpoint, we currently have a few important volunteer openings in the community. The MVF Board of Directors is in need of new a volunteer treasurer. Responsibilities include working in coordination with the CFO to oversee the accounting and treasury functions of MVF; being an active member of both the Audit and Investment committees; and high-level review and presentation of MVF’s monthly financial statements to the Board at their monthly meetings. This position will immediately place whoever serves in a vital role ensuring the continued success of the Village. Residents interested in the position, or those with questions should e-mail CFO Daniel Salazar at dsalazar@mvf.org. We are also looking for new members to serve on our Investment Committee; interested residents should also e-mail Mr. Salazar.

As always, be safe. Please get out there and get your vaccine wherever you can. There have been a few occasions where we get notice of available vaccines for walk-ups—no appointment needed—so please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for those extremely time sensitive updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at webbmvf@hotmail.com.

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