New Board Members and May Meeting Recap

Our neighborhood meeting on May 18th was a great success! It was located in the parking lot of Northridge Elementary.

Master Sergeant Bob Skalla, from the OCPD Hefner Division, was our guest speaker. He spoke about various safety tips, including how to improve your situational awareness and creating a plan for crisis situations.

Board Members:

Election of Officers was held, and the following officers were elected for 2 years:

  • President – Jaci Maguire (Re-Elected)
  • 1st Vice President – Ron Kistler
  • 2nd Vice President – Jim Olson
  • Secretary – Karen Litteral
  • Treasurer – Victor Hall (Re-Elected)
  • Social Media – Krystle & Nate Cheatham
  • Block Captain Chairman – Linda Rains (Re-Elected to new position)

We are thankful for the hard work that our previous board members and volunteers contributed during these past two years.

Thank you to Tom Maguire, Stephanie Hiemstra, Linda Rains, Faith Stidman, Lisa-Ann Burger, Victor Hall, and Jaci Maguire for serving on our previous board. Several neighborhood members voiced projects and accomplishments that were appreciated during their tenure.

Announcements:

  • Our neighborhood garage sale is June 4-5, 2021. Each individual is responsible for their own permit. Proceeds stay with the homeowner.
  • Fundraisers for the HHSNA garage sale and possible dinners out at restaurants will be planned at a later date.
  • We are looking for volunteers to help with the entrance planning and maintenance.
  • Neighbors Night Out is planned for this year in September. More details will be provided as the date gets closer.

Dues are $30 per calendar year, and we are collecting them now. The mailing address is:

  • Harvest Hills Neighborhood Association, PO Box 721804, Oklahoma City, OK 73172.
  • Donations may also me made on our secure web site: https://harvesthillssouth.org

Board Elections

As many of you already know, ALL of the board positions for Harvest Hills South are up for election this month! The board has met & most of us will not be able to run again or keep our current positions. If you are interested in being on the board or know someone who you would like to nominate, let us know!
Each term is 2 years. Under normal circumstances, we have 6 General Meetings a year.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us for more information. The current board has agreed that we will be available to assist the new coming board as needed.

Board Positions & Duties are as follows:

President – Primary contact for the association, signs checks, sets meeting agenda, presides at meetings, chair the executive board meetings, establish goals for neighborhood.

1st Vice President – Perform Presidents duties in their absence, fill in by succession in vacancy of President, arrange neighborhood meetings, sign checks as required.

2nd Vice President – Perform the duties of the President in the absence of the 1st Vice President, act as Membership Chairperson, record membership & relay data to Treasurer, sign checks as required.

Treasurer – Receive all association money & pay association bills, keep records of the checking account & bank statements, report spending & bank balances to the association & executive board, prepare checks.

Secretary – Keep & distribute minutes of the association & executive board meetings, keep archives of association documentation.

Block Captain Chairperson – Maintain a current list of block captains & alternatives, communicate with block captains, distribute newsletters to block captains.

Newsletter Editor – Prepare newsletters prior to neighborhood meeting, coordinate printing of newsletter, distribute newsletter to the Block Captain Chairperson, maintain the Facebook & Blog.

Christmas Tree Shopping

If you haven’t gotten your Christmas tree yet, consider supporting our neighbors just down Wilshire! The Pioneer Homestead Christmas Tree Farm just opened this year, but their family farm has been there since 1906!

You can find them on Facebook!

They’re more than just Christmas trees! They have fresh garland, wreaths, Christmas decor, & so many fun setups to take photos!

Go check them out!

TONIGHT! Hideaway Pizza Benefit Night for Harvest Hills South!

Harvest Hills South benefit night TONIGHT at Hideaway Pizza!
If you choose to dine in, they are social distancing their tables so every other table is not available and they are not seating parties larger than 10 people together. They are however including their carry out and curbside business in benefit nights!
Customers that want to be counted as part of the benefit night must notify their cashier or their server if they are dining in that they are part of the benefit night for Harvest Hills South.
If you purchase online and pre-pay, you will need to tell the person that brings you your food at the curb that you are participating in the Harvest Hills South benefit night so they can mark that check and include it in the tally!

Benefit Night at Hideaway Pizza!

Harvest Hills South benefit night this Wednesday September 9th at Hideaway Pizza! This is a great way to help support your neighborhood & fund the rebuilding of our entrance!

If you choose to dine in, they are social distancing their tables so every other table is not available and they are not seating parties larger than 10 people together. They are however including their carry out and curbside business in benefit nights! Customers that want to be counted as part of the benefit night must notify their cashier or their server if they are dining in that they are part of the benefit night for Harvest Hills South. If you purchase online and pre-pay, you will need to tell the person that brings you your food at the curb that you are participating in the Harvest Hills South benefit night so they can mark that check and include it in the tally.

Spread the word! And thank you for supporting Harvest Hills South!

Happy May Day

Did you know that the celebration of May Day dates back millennia? Most celebrations have the express purpose of welcoming a change in season (spring in the northern hemisphere).

In the 19th century, it took on a new meaning. International Workers Day came from the labor movement for workers rights & demands for an 8 hour work day in the United States.

Here’s some more May 1st fun facts:

Making the Best of Being at Home

Steph here, I realized today how much I wanted to go somewhere. Then I thought back on the last several months & how I kept wishing life would just slow down, what I would give for just 1 weekend at home to catch up or maybe do nothing at all! And then I realized that is exactly what I’ve been given. This is definitely not how I imagined it, but figure why not make the most of it.

We’re gardening & growing things we’ve never grown before at our house. The garden is loving this weather & producing like crazy! Check out todays harvest of spinach & lettuce blend!

So good!

If you’re interested in starting your own garden, the summer planting date is coming fast! Typically you want to wait until our last frost threat is past & that tends to be April 15th. Summer crops that are fairly easy to grow are tomatoes, peppers, okra, beans, sunflowers, & corn. We’ll be growing all of these plus more this summer. Tomatoes & peppers grow really well in pots. Okra wants all the sun! A lot of bean varieties like to climb something. There’s lots of resources out there to help you get started!

Our garden mid-June 2018

We would love to know how you’re spending your time! Or any sanity saving boredom busting tips!

Don’t forget we’re holding our annual membership drive! Annual dues are $30 & we have 2 ways for you to join or renew your membership. The neighborhood mailing address for checks is P.O. Box 721804 Oklahoma City, OK 73172. If you prefer an electronic payment, please go to our blog at harvesthillssouth.org & click on the PayPal donate now button.

2020 Membership Drive

With the first quarter of our year over, it’s time for our annual membership drive!

Annual dues are only $30! And of course you always have the option to donate more. All funds go directly for the neighborhood. Your most recent newsletter had the breakdown of exactly how much is spent on what. A few things include – landscaping at our 3 entrances, Neighbors Nite Out, electric at the entrances, the Santa drive, annual garage sale, printing flyers, etc….

Your board works hard all year long, but we need your support to keep our neighborhood great! There are 2 ways to join or renew your membership. The neighborhood mailing address for checks is P.O. Box 721804 Oklahoma City, OK 73172. If you prefer an electronic payment, please go to our blog at harvesthillssouth.org & click the PayPal donate button.

We love Harvest Hills South & thank you for your support!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Have you seen the new Help Map on Nextdoor? It’s a feature that will allow you to mark yourself as available to help those around you in need! After you are marked available, neighbors know they can reach out to you!

With COVID19 rapidly spreading, now is the time to reach out to our more vulnerable neighbors to see how we can assist them. If you are available to pick up someone’s groceries or prescriptions – anything that could help someone, please sign up! Yet another opportunity to meet your neighbors & make a friend!