Rams Hill Community Connection™
October 25, 2004
Lots of news to report.
New Owners - The September
23rd edition of the Borrego Sun (Vol 53, No 20) carried a front page article
on the new owners of RAMS HILL (be sure to check it out). I spoke with
editor Judy Meier today asking for permission to place that article on the
HOA website. If she gives me the go-ahead you will find it in the
archive section of the website within a day or two.
owners of RAMS HILL Country club met
with the RAMS HILL Community
Association Board of Directors on Thursday,
Sept 30 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. During the
luncheon meeting RAMS HILL
Country Club owners Greg Perlman & David Itzikman had lots of questions for
the RHCA Board. What would be described as a cordial meeting,
directors shared comments, concerns & historical perspective with Mr.
Perlman & Mr. Itzikman. The search continues for golf management and no
decisions had been made regarding
Clubhouse Dining according to Perlman & Itzikman. They reiterated that the
purchase of RAMS HILL was an all
cash deal and no lenders were involved. They stated they are here for the
long haul and are determining their best course of action. They also stated
that golf memberships purchased EARLIER
this year would be honored.
Itzikman spoke with me just a few days after the Sept 30th meeting to bring
me up-to-date. A party for the homeowners is being planned for November and
David Itzikman confirmed that the course will be open Nov 1, 2004. Soon you
will be receiving a letter of introduction from the new owners of RAMS
Neighborhood Exit Gate - Kerin
Shurgart (RHCA office) reports that progress is being made on the
neighborhood exit gate. A speed bump has been installed, signs have been
purchased and a supporting post has been replaced. Stay tuned.
Owls & Rodents - Kerin is also
working on plans for an "Adopt an Owl" program for homeowners. Now what is
that all about you may ask. Well - it is all about getting rid of rodents.
Apparently wood owls have an appetite for rodents (a lot of rodents) and
that is definitely good news for all of us. You will be hearing more about
this program in the near future.
Tree Trimming - Kerin
reports that this year's tree trimming project is nearly done. And I
might add that a great job it has been.
New Rams HILL Video -
Thanks to the talents of Mr. Glenn Stokes, Rams HILL homeowner &
photographer, we now have a stunning new video slide show of Rams Hill,
with music, on the Rams Hill Community Association website. Be sure to check it out.
Chamber Membership - The
RAMS HILL Country Membership in the Chamber of Commerce has been renewed.
RAMS HILL Archives
archival section of the
website has been greatly expanded and indexed. This
website is my personal gift to the homeowners associations at RAMS
HILL. If you want to see information about your particular neighborhood
let your board know and I will gladly post it. This is a password protected
website for homeowners only. If you do not already have a password or have
misplaced it just go to the website and follow the instructions.
Welcome Back - I know
that many of you are looking forward to returning to RAMS HILL for the new
season. Many of you were fortunate enough to stay and not even leave.
Borrego has had its share of storms this year. The bad news is that de
Anza got hit hard with flooding. The good news is that RAMS HILL remained
high and dry. Thankfully we have an excellent flood control system in
Borrego Days Festival 2004
- is just days away ! October 29-31. This is shaping up to be one of the
best festivals we have had in Borrego, thanks to the efforts of the
Chamber of Commerce and in particular Mr. Richard Shaw, the Chamber's Exec
Director. I am looking forward to it and hope that many of you will be
here to enjoy it as well. For the details visit the Chamber's website:
Personal Thanks - I
want to take a moment to personally thank those of you who have sent me
several letters of gratitude for the two websites I created to help keep
the homeowners & visitors connected via the internet and for these
Community Connection e-mails that I send. It is my pleasure to provide
these as a benefit to you and to RAMS HILL. I have been a
homeowner since 1988 and consider RAMS HILL to be a most unique place in
the desert. Like many of you, I see RAMS HILL as a unique oasis with
unparalleled vistas. And it goes without saying that at RAMS HILL we
have one of the premier golf courses in the world. OK - enough boasting
about our piece of the sand.
Hope to see you soon and please stay in touch. I enjoying hearing
have made any changes in your mailing address and/or phone numbers or your
email address be sure to let Kerin know at the RHCA office: firstname.lastname@example.org