Dear Residents,

Adding Key card System on Fitness Room
Your Board has decided to add the key card system to the fitness room due to some recent issues. This will be added about mid month, and yes, your laundry room key cards will work perfectly. Now that nearly everyone has picked up his/her card, this transition should be seamless. Should you have delayed picking up your laundry room key, but wish to exercise, your card awaits you at Desert Management.

Thanksgiving Social
We are sure you have seen the fliers. We so hope you are planning to join us for our poolside Thanksgiving Social next Saturday the 16th at 3 pm. The Association will be contributing turkey and ham so just bring a dish to share to complement an early Holiday feast and your own beverage and you are set. We can still use pies, vegetables, maybe a fruit salad or dinner rolls.

Annual Meeting set for January 25
Please mark your calendars now for our annual meeting on January 25 at 10 am at Mizell Senior Center on the corner of Sunrise and Ramon. Check in is at 9:30 am. The purpose of this yearly meeting is to elect your new Directors and for the Board to inform you of the state of the Association. We will follow the meeting with a potluck lunch back at our complex. All residents and seasonals are welcome!

You will receive your packets in a manila envelope right around Christmas with your ballots and other information. Please do return your ballots whether or not you plan to attend the meeting because we must assure quorum to hold the meeting. Rescheduling is not only a hassle, but also expensive, so please help us by returning your ballots in the envelopes included.

We regret to share with you that Board Member Jim Wyno has resigned effective immediately due to job obligations over in LaJolla where he lives and works. His service to our community for the past 4 years is so very much appreciated, and we hate to see him leave our Board. Thank you, Jim, for all you have done! You will so be missed.

A neighborhood watch person reports that someone had a laundry room door held open last evening with a waste basket. Please, please help us keep our community secure. This is true especially of our pedestrian gates which way too often are held open with a huge rock from our landscaping. Kindly loan your vendors a spare key and leave the gates locked. When we live in a community such as Sandstone, we must all cooperate and work together for the benefit of all. Speaking of safety, we have not had a problem here for a very long time, but there have been problems reported in South Palm Springs, so keep your car securely locked and nothing visible; we also advise that you lock your door when going to the pool or to visit your neighbor.

By Kay Chabot, President
For Sandstone Villas Board of Directors