The Birds Are Back
05/23/12 – For the third year in a row, robins are nesting in The Vaux court- yard. In general, there's not much bird life in our immediate vicinity, but the robins have defied the odds
and already this spring have produced at least two chicks (along with plenty of bird poop — ahh, Mother Nature). If past years are any guide, they may soon be raising another brood.
Vaux Grounds Spring into Bloom
05/09/12 – The Vaux courtyard and grounds are blooming in spectacular style as spring reaches midpoint. The rhodies have already reached their peak, following a strong showing
by camellias earlier in the year. The pansies have been disappointing, but they will soon be replaced by impatiens, which like the sun and shade we'll have as the days warm up and weather improves.
Dennis Seven Dees will soon be lightly pruning the Japanese maples to "open them up"
and guard against snapped branches (taking care not to disturb any bird nests). Because of our good fortune (except for a problematic mahonia patch on Savier), Dirk Jongejan, our
landscape committee of one, can confidently plan a smaller-than-usual upgrade this fall.
Annual Meeting Results
04/24/12 – The Annual Owners Meeting was held last night, and although less than a dozen owners appeared in person, enough had submitted proxies so that a quorum was reached.
Business was duly conducted, and two important actions were taken. First, a decision was made to set in motion a process that, if approved by 75% of the owners, will result in
con- verting The Vaux into a non-smoking establishment. Second, Michael Martin was nominated to join the Board, then he and current members Sara Burton and Sasha Welford
were elected to new two year terms by acclamation. Warm congratulations were expressed to these civic-minded souls who volunteer their time on behalf of the rest of us.
Click here for more information about the non-smoking campaign.
The Board Needs A New Member
04/12/12 – The Annual Owners Meeting convenes on Monday, April 23, 6:30PM, at the Holiday Inn Express. Foremost among the items to be acted upon is choosing a new Board of Directors.
Having completed his two-year term, Hal Barwood is stepping aside, and we need a replacement candidate to stand forth and be recognized. If you're interested in this opportunity to make a positive impact on your community,
please contact any member of the Board or CMI.