COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK
We need your Document votes! Having updated and well-organized Documents helps all of us.
If you have not consented to electronic voting, the consent form is by the clubhouse entry (on the side of the “big red box” – this can be used for the Docs and the Rainberry Bay election. If the Documents were mailed to you, the consent form is in your package.
You can email questions on the Docs to Rainberryboard@yahoo.com or to have a set of Docs or a ballot emailed to you.
Have you voted for the Documents? Please see more info below.
Everyone who has voted for the Documents will be put into a lottery for a $50 gift card once the voting period closes. Get your vote in! Email or call with questions.
For electronic voting for the board elections – you login to myHOAst
If the page reads “new Notice” click at top on My Account and choose “Votes and General Proxy”
The Election vote is below the Docs vote since the Docs vote has not yet closed. It’s a good time to get that done! Thanks.
Per Statute “720.304 (2)(a) Any homeowner may display one portable, removable United States flag or official flag of the State of Florida in a respectful manner, and one portable, removable official flag, in a respectful manner, not larger than 41/2 feet by 6 feet, which represents the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, or a POW-MIA flag, regardless of any covenants, restrictions, bylaws, rules, or requirements of the association.”
Any other flags must be removed.
Board Meeting Info - meetings subject to change
Watch the meetings from the comfort of your couch! Zoom info to follow.
March 3 – Election Meeting (info will follow after Candidates’ Night)
You must register to attend this meeting! Info below.
Mar 10 – Master Board Meeting
Mar 17 – Homes Board Meeting
Recordings of all meetings will be made available on the myrainberrybay.com website. Click on the Videos link. They are password protected. The office has the password if you need it. Also on the website is a link to the Electronic Voting Consent form.
Thanks to all volunteers who give their time and energy to the betterment of Rainberry Bay.
Committee Chairs – do not resign from your present assignment. You will remain in this assignment until the new board assigns someone to that position. You will be asked if you wish to stay with this assignment once the new board is seated.
DOCUMENT VOTING – see bottom of blast!
March 3 - @ 7p – Election/Annual Meeting / You must register to attend this meeting:
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Mar 3, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
(6p – 7p will be for registering and voting. All residents will be directed to return home to tune in to see this meeting, tallying, and the announcement of the board winners.)
Register in advance for this webinar: (copy and paste)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
POOL HOURS: Monitored, residents ONLY, Daily. You must be masked on the pool deck.
Pool #5 –Winter Season Hours:
6AM - 11 AM daily
12:30 - 5:30 daily
12:30 - 7 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays
Pool #2 – 1:15-3:15pm
Pool #4 – Mon-Fri: 12:15 – 4:30
In order to add more hours, we need more monitors. No chairs will be provided – bring your chair, leave with your chair (same with noodles). Observe social distancing. Wear your mask in to and out of the pool area and on the pool deck. Thank you.
Sign up for the morning or evening play; afternoon play is open (unless the sprinklers are running). There are no specific hours. Tennis on court #12 – residents ONLY
8-9:30 am, 9:30-11 am, 11-12:30 pm
4-5:30 pm, 5:30-7 pm, 7-8:30 pm
Please note - no spectators, residents only. Sign up at “Pickleball Park.” Come at the time to play and then leave.
Classes for beginners will begin on March 1 at 8am. If you never played and want to learn please call Rosa at 732 687 3965. Classes are every Monday and Wednesday until March 31.
Classes for intermediate players will begin on March 2 at 4pm.If you have played before or had the beginner class or if you are an advanced racquet sport player you are eligible for this class. Please call Steven Bodner at 609 922 6807 to register. Class size is limited. Registration is over on February 26.
PAPER SHREDDING March 13, 10 - 12, at Theater: No charge, no limit to how much you bring, donations to Green Committee appreciated.
NATIVE PLANT PRESENTATION
Thank you to the many Green Committee members, HOA Board officers, and community members that attended this informational presentation by Dennis deZeeuw from Sustainscape. Dennis spoke about the many non-natives we have growing here and the possible natives we can replace them with. One big take away was the replacement of diseased ficus with such natives as Florida privot and a mosquito repellent, wax myrtle, instead of arboricola (schefflera) which we have growing all over Rainberry. Another big take away is we now have at least 60 more native flowers, ground covers, and shrubs being planted by our community!
RB ANNUAL COLLECTION PROCESS:
Due to COVID-19 your Block Captains will not go door-to-door for your donations to Delray Police and Fire depts this season. Instead, you may drop off your donation at the RED lockbox in front of the Clubhouse. Please follow this process:
Make your check payable to Rainberry Bay Block Captains
Insert check into an envelope and note on the envelope “Donation for Annual Collection”
If you are homebound, you may call me, Anne-Marie Blondin, at 561 279 7914 and I will pick it up
RULES COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE
We are still seeing a large number of dogs being walked on leashes that are either too long or retractable. Our sidewalks and lake path are not wide enough to allow for pets being walked on a leash longer than 6 FT which is stated in our Rules and Regulations which every resident signed an agreement to live by. Pedestrians, cyclists and other residents walking their pets can be injured or intimidated by dogs that are not under complete control and are allowed to walk a significant distance from their owner. Even friendly and well-trained dogs can become excited, or aggressive under certain circumstances and cause an accident. Most retractable leashes extend over 15 feet, leaving the dog too far away for the owner to react quickly if necessary. If your leash is over 6FT or Retractable, please replace it with one that complies with Rainberry rules immediately.
We at Rainberry Bay are always open and looking for new members. If anyone is interested in learning or joining your CERT team you can email us for information on the FREE training and equipment that is provided by Delray Beach Fire Rescue.
Email us at: RainberrybayCert@gmail.com
ELECTION COMMITTEE. – Karen Wells
When you go to vote electronically for the Election, you will find it below the Docs vote (a good time to get that done!) since the Docs vote has not yet closed. Paper ballots will be mailed today.
This year will be different for all of us, with keeping Covid-safe. The election will take place outside the theater and we will need only 4 registrars (2 for Villas and 2 for Master, no Homes election). Votes (ballots) will be processed one at a time and monitors will be there to maintain social distancing.
Many residents will have either voted electronically or by absentee ballot. We will need about 20 counters and we can meet at the Theater to start separating the ballots from the white envelopes beginning at 1 pm on Election Day. At 7 pm, we will start our actual count of ballots.
The Annual Meeting and counting activity will be viewable over Zoom and there will be no members in the theater but the election team.
Call (561-403-9207) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your availability for Wednesday, March 3, from 1 pm on. You can spend an hour during the day and then meet at the theater at 6:00 pm. We anticipate finishing earlier than usual.
NIA CLASSES ARE ON ZOOM
Wednesday class at 10:00 AM. It is a shorter class - 30 minutes. It is a great addition to any fitness routine. On Tuesdays and Fridays, sign in early for a “lesson” at 9:45. Then we move for 45 minutes followed by an optional chat. Nia provides holistic health and conditioning for your body, mind and spirit, by using the dance arts, the martial arts and the healing arts.
Voluntary donations appreciated. Contact Helen Sohne for more information: 561-376-9789 or Niadelray@gmail.com
CURRENT EVENTS & BOOK CLUB
We meet every Friday, at 1PM, via ZOOM. Everyone is welcome to join in or listen to lively discussions of the important topics of the day.
TO SIGN-IN, CLICK ON LINK: (or copy and paste)
Meeting ID: 577 112 3789
Please join in at about 12:45 PM so meeting can start on time.
Any sign in issues contact us at 561-278-4416, or, email@example.com
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP VIA ZOOM (Allan Trust)
*March 4- "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett- Presented by Judy Spivak
*Why Judy thinks you'll enjoy "State of Wonder", As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle.
Charged with finding her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness.
I have about six copies of the book, so all you have to do is contact me for a convenient pick up/ drop off.
*April 1- "Born A Crime" by Trevor Noah- Presented by Roz Appell
*May 6 will be Janet Eisenman Presenting "Have You Seen Luis Velez", by Catherine Ryan Hyde
*June 3 will be Nancy Effrain Presenting "The Vanishing Half", by Brit Bennett
I've just picked up four copies of the May & June books & they're available to be picked up on a first come basis
TO SIGN-IN, CLICK ON LINK:
Meeting ID: 577 112 3789
Please join in at about 12:45 PM so meeting can start on time
Allan & Caroline Trust- 561-278-4416- 561-573-7053- CTrust371@comcast.net
The owner records in the office are not up to date – has there been a change in your household? A partner died? Someone inherited the property? A new occupant/partner is in the home? It is up to YOU to make sure the office has the correct information. This effects mailings, votes, etc. Please email rainberrybay@fsresidential OR call the office to make any corrections needed. They will advise you if you need to bring or fill out the appropriate
Directory Char Lane
Rainberry Bay 2021 Directory
Thank you to the Rainberry residents who have returned their directory inclusion forms for the next Rainberry Bay Directory.
BEYOND LAST CALL – There are two more days to submit your info for this current directory.
Remember to always update your information if there are changes! (send to the office)
Wakodahatchee Tuesday Morning Rides. Meet weekly on Tuesdays, 7am at clubhouse. Return by 8:30am. Bring a FaceMask, a water bottle, and an eye for bird (and other wildlife) watching. Questions: Debbie Peters 5one6-987-8618
Are you a 3D movie fan? If so, the Rainberry Bay Theater-In-Exile would like to try an experiment. We can show 3D movies at the practice wall at the tennis courts. Space is limited because of social distancing and we need to wear masks so I’m not sure how well this will work, and it’s contingent on the weather because we don’t want the equipment getting wet. You also need to wear 3D glasses, not the cheap type from the movie theaters, but the active DLP type that came with 3D TVs and such. We have around 12 glasses in stock for borrowing so we’re sort of limited there as well.
We can pick from Marvel movies, nature documentaries, animated kid/family movies, Avatar, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, tons of action movies, somewhere around 150 movies, all in 3D. If you’re interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “3D movies” in the subject and I’ll see how many respond and whether we can give it a try.
Need to put in a work order? Call the office during regular office hours. They will let you know if it is the homeowner’s responsibility, or the HOAs.
The Ed Show Keep Your Distance Tour – Watch for a date change
The Library and Fitness Room will remain closed until the Clubhouse reopens. Thanks for your understanding.
There is a new bulletin board at the theater – a box alongside it is for your submissions. Please put submissions on a 3x5 card. Thanks! Come by and take a look!
The board has approved the roads contract! We’re getting ready to plan the loan and logistics.
The Beacon is available on the website: myrainberrybay.com and can be picked up by the Clubhouse and Theater entrances.
The office doors may be closed but the staff is inside. Please call the office, 561-272-6560, during regular business hours.
Please be sure to bring in your garbage pail by 11pm the days of collection. Don’t put the bins or bulk garbage out before 4p the night before collection. If you put bulk out any other day of the week other than Thursday evening, call SWA to schedule a pick up.
COVID VACCINE UPDATE:
If you have had the flu/pneumonia shot within the last month you cannot get a covid vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines continue to arrive in Florida in extremely limited supply.
If you haven’t already enrolled: https://myvaccine.fl.gov/en/
Publix has begun their partnership to vaccinate folks: Publix.com/vaccine.
If you received your new Documents in the mail, your ballot is part of that package. Please complete the ballot and drop it in the “big red box” by the clubhouse entrance or mailed to the office.
If you opted in for e-voting, you were sent an email letting you know you can now vote. Your “ballot” is seen once you “click here to vote.” If you need help, email email@example.com or respond to this eblast. Remember – there are 3 votes required for Master, 2 for Villas.
E-voting info: (please see the video of the Town Hall on the myrainberrybay.com website under “videos” where the procedure is explained.) If you need a password, call the office during regular office hours or respond to this eblast.
For Villas owners, both Villas and Master will appear in your account. If you had already voted for Master, sign back in and you will see Villas just below that. Homes residents will only receive the Master Docs.
Instructions at the bottom of this email. The attachments should be downloaded and kept for future use. You will not receive a mailed copy. If you received a mailed copy, keep that for your files as a second set will not be sent. Regardless of which you received – please vote! If you need a new ballot, email Rainberryboard@yahoo.com.
If you want a set of Master or Villas Docs emailed to you, please email Rainberryboard@yahoo.com, specifying if you want Master or Villas.
If you have already responded you are already counted so disregard any future emails sent to remind others!
E-voting – this is for Rainberry Bay Elections/amendments /surveys only at this time. The consent form for electronic correspondence is available on the website: myrainberrybay.com or by the “big red box” by the clubhouse entrance. Fill out the form and leave it in the box. The office will pick it up and enter you in the system. That is when you’ll receive an invite from Rainberry Bay. This invite will be in use for any RB items needing votes (Docs for now, Election to follow).
If you have questions, reply to this email or check with the office during regular office hours.
E-voting procedure: (election ballot will appear below the Documents ballots)
E-voting (right now for Documents ONLY)
Your email will say: (from either HOAst or) Rainberry Bay
Online Voting is Ready
Voting is now open for the Rainberry Bay Villas (or Master) Association - Amended and Restated Declarations and Amended and Restated Bylaws (Master also shows Articles of Incorporation)
Logon to your community's site by clicking this link:
Once you log in, hit – “Click here to Vote” which will show you the Documents and the place to vote.
After you download, you want to go back to vote. Make sure you vote for ALL the choices. (5 for Villas owners, 3 for Homes.)
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