2020 Board Election at the October 15th General Meeting!

The nomination committee is seeking candidates for the 2020 SCFCA Board.  All members qualify to run for the Board as long as they have not had a felony or a crime of moral turpitude in the past 20 years. In addition, the 86th Texas legislature ruled to prohibit a person cohabiting with an association Board member from serving on the Board.  There are 9 Board positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Section 1 Rep, Section 2 Rep, Section 3W Rep (West of Majestic Forest), Section 3E Rep (East of Majestic Forest), and Section 4 Rep.  Section reps must live in the sections they represent.  If you have an interest in being on the ballot for a 2020 Board position, please contact Jennifer Chapman at 832-725-4746 or vicepresident@scfneighbors.com no later than September 15th to be included in the October newsletter and no later than the September 24th, 2019 Board meeting to be included on the ballot.  

 

2020 SCFCA Board Candidates as of 9/21/19

Jennifer Chapman – President

I am a native Houstonian and graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.  My family and I moved here in 2015 because we love the character of the older homes and the big beautiful lots.  I am a believer in the saying that you can’t complain unless you plan to be part of the solution.  So, here I am.  I have served on the Board three different times in the past, twice appointed to vacant positions and then elected in 2019.  I am currently serving on the Board as Vice President, as well as, chairing the Communications, Bylaw Revision and Nominations committees.  I have also helped on the parking lot, playground and landscaping committees.  Our common grounds and assets should be maintained and improved to the standards that SCF residents deserve.   I also believe in following our governing documents, treating residents fairly with kindness and common-sense deed enforcement.  I believe the Board’s vision should be to manage SCF in a way that preserves and increases property values, while also enhancing the quality of life and sense of community for our members.

Eric Birnbaum – Vice President

My family moved to Spring Creek Forest in October of 2018. We chose SCF because it is peaceful, has beautiful wooded lots, a huge pool, tennis courts and lots of other amenities for young families. I would like to see more events that bring in community members and make the best use of those amenities. I have volunteered for the Easter celebration, the Bylaw Revision Committee and the Nomination Committee.   I have an MBA along with strong time management skills and have a solid financial background.  I would like members to vote for me because I bring a new dynamic to the community. I represent young families, which is a growing demographic in SCF.  Since I plan to raise my children here, I am concerned with current issues, but also with the long-term future of this beautiful neighborhood. 

Joseph P Jensen - Treasurer

My family is originally from the Midwest and we have lived in SCF since 2015.   I currently serve on the Board as a Section Representative plus I also volunteer at neighborhood events and both of my children are on the Sharks swim team.  What I love about SCF is how it is secluded, has well-kept homes, a great pool, large trees, and most people are very friendly.  It is a great place to retire or raise a family.  I have many skills that I bring to the Board.  In my career, I have had extensive experience in labor relations, human resources, operations, lean projects, and cargo logistics.  Currently, I oversee the employees at our global customer center in Bangkok and I am the technical advisor for our advanced analytics and customer facing applications.  I would recommend voting for me because I am the opposite of what most people stereotype as an SCF board member.  This next year, I want to help install wi-fi in our common areas and implement an electronic access system for the pool.

Sheron Thomen - Secretary

I have lived in Spring Creek Forest for over 32 years and still feel like I am living in a wooded oasis, a quiet comfortable place.  I have helped at various activities: workdays at the clubhouse, National Night Out, Pancakes with Santa, Easter Egg Hunt, and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day activities.  With all of the improvements at the clubhouse area, I would like to see more residents participate in Spring Creek Forest events and make new friends. I have been attending Board meetings under five different presidents, been the assistant to the maintenance chairperson since he has been in charge. I know how deed restrictions and ACC work plus my experience as the 2019 Secretary make me a very good candidate for Secretary on the 2020 Board.  Please vote for me.

Donna Olsen – Section 1 Representative

My family and I moved into Spring Creek Forest in 1978. I was the election judge for the 853rd precinct for almost 14 years. My husband, Tim, and I have had our own business for the last 20 years and will be retiring in January. I would be happy to represent section one and work with the Board on deed restrictions and other important issues that our subdivision will be dealing with.

Judi Orrson – Section 2 Representative

I have lived in Spring Creek Forest for over 32 years.  My son graduated from Klein High School.  I served as President of the Garden Club for 2 years back in the late 80s.  I also served on Deed Restrictions, Yard of the Month committee and concessions for the Sharks swim team.  SCF is one of the best neighborhoods with the most amenities for a lower than normal HOA fee.  Our Board and residents strive to maintain the beauty and integrity of our neighborhood and our residents willingly volunteer to keep it that way.  I am a licensed realtor and also work as a new home sales counselor for area homebuilders for 20 years.  I volunteer with the USO at Bush Airport and support helping our veterans with their housing needs. I also served as President of the 1960 Chapter (now the Great NW Chapter) of the Women’s Council of Realtors and am a past Realtor of the Year for the chapter. I am running for the position of Section Rep to continue keeping SCF a desirable and fun place to live and raise a family.  I would appreciate your vote.

Kristin Buffington – Section 3 East Representative

I have lived in Spring Creek Forest since 2008 with my husband and 2 daughters. I teach 3rd grade in Klein ISD. I have previously served on the Board as a Section Representative, on the Playground committee and on the Social Committee. My family has also been heavily involved in the SCF Sharks swim team for the last 10 years. I support fair and unbiased deed enforcement and would like to focus on improving our amenities. 

Dave Bamberg – Section 3 West Representative 

My wife and I moved to Spring Creek Forest with our son in 1998 from west Houston.  I am currently working from home as president of Network Texas, a business networking organization, as well as, a commercial artist and a representative for Hessaire Corp.  When another member and I set up Nextdoor for SCF, we initially had 4 members. Now we have 727. This has allowed me to connect with many of our neighbors, as well as 22 other area neighborhoods. I’ve learned a lot about various issues concerning crime, deed restrictions, recommended services, etc. Oftentimes, I am called upon to decide whether a Nextdoor member has violated the terms of membership. Most issues are dealing with advertising, but I have had to warn members about unscrupulous contractors, who have been brought to my attention.  Looking for someone who has a long history in SCF and can represent you as head of our section, then vote for me.  My hobbies include drawing, watercolor art, photography, traveling and working in the yard.  When my wife and I were looking for a new neighborhood, Spring Creek Forest was at the top of the list. The larger lots, trees and how well-maintained it was, convinced us to give it a try. My wife recently joined the SCF Book Club, and I continue to walk the neighborhood as I have for over nineteen years. Working from home now gives me more time to devote to helping Spring Creek Forest.  

Blake Davis – Section 3 West Representative 

My wife, Carrie and I have been married for 45 years and have lived in SCF for 21 years. I am 65 years old. I have worked in the food industry for 40 years plus as a manager and as an owner. I was voted onto the board last year as a section rep. I am a believer in keeping our neighborhood nice.  I believe the better we keep the subdivision looking and working like a well-oiled machine and keeping the amenities up and repaired, our properties will continue to increase in value, we will have a nice place to live and people will want to move into our area and have a beautiful place to raise their families. I am a proponent of all of our Bylaws and our Deed restrictions to continue to have a beautiful place to live. I want to make sure we keep our annual dues as low as possible and to do that we need to make sure we use those funds the HOA receives to the best of our benefit for each dollar received. I want to be a part of using those dollars in the most beneficial way for the entire community. To save as many as those funds as we can to do other projects and not overpaying for one project or just saving that money for the future. I am asking for your vote for the 2020 board to help me continue with those goals.

Cathy Zito - Section 4 Representative 

I am running as Section IV Representative to share the interests and concerns of the section residents to the SCF Board and to represent the SCF community. This is an opportunity to give back to SCF residents with my time and commitment of service.  My husband Steve and I moved from Illinois to SCF in May 2000 to be close to family. So close in fact – we bought a house 3 houses away from my brother. We have enjoyed living in SCF and appreciate the beauty and sense of community that it provides. I currently work as a Legal Analyst for Encana Corporation. Prior to this position, I worked as a Senior Paralegal for El Paso Corporation, J.M. Huber Corporation, Linn Energy (as a Lease Analyst working on acquisitions and divestitures) and Newfield Exploration (merged with Encana). I am detail oriented, a team player, project leader and a good negotiator. These skill sets along with my life experience will ensure my place as a contributing member of the SCF Board and the matters that come before the Board.

Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding

Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding

Spring Creek Forest

 

Watch while your documents are shredded on-site!

Provided free of charge by RRRTX

 

Date: October 19th, 2019

Location of Event: Clubhouse

17515 Fairway Oaks Dr

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Items We Accept:


  • Personal computers

  • CRT TV’s ($25.00 Disposal Fee)

  • Keyboards, mouse, and speakers

  • Cameras

  • Switches & routers

  • Cords & cables

  • Game consoles

  • Small kitchen appliances

  • Computer monitors (including: LCD, LED, Plasma

  • *CRT Monitors-$10.00 Disposal Fee

  • Laptops

  • Hard drives

  • Car batteries

  • Memory chips

  • Hubs and routers

  • Tape drives

  • Printers, copiers, and plotters

  • Fax machines

  • PDAs

  • Projectors

  • Telephones

  • Cell phones

  • Toner cartridges

  • Paper Documents For Shredding

  • If item not on list – call us – we’ll find out for you and let you know prior to scheduled date


CRT TV’s accepted – with Fee of $25.00 each for Disposal

CRT Monitors accepted-with Fee of $10.00 each for Disposal

 

                                                       ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED                                                      


CFL light bulbs

Major appliances

Paint                                                      

Aerosol Containers

Medical Waste

Hazardous Waste

 

Re-chargeable Batteries

AAA-AA-D-C-9V Type Batteries

SCF Water Aerobics Classes Time and Day Change!

Spring Creek Forest Civic Association is offering in-pool aerobics/exercise classes at no charge! So come to the pool, have fun, get in shape – Adults of all ages will benefit. The water aerobics class is limited to SCF adults in good standing.

 The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

June 11th – July 24th

6:30 – 7:30pm

Please make a note of the new days and times.  This is a change from years past.  We are holding our classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

 

SCF Water Aerobics Classes

Spring Creek Forest Civic Association is offering in-pool aerobics/exercise classes at no charge! The purpose of no-charge is to have residents enjoy our facilities, participate in group activities and meet your SCF neighbors. So come to the pool, have fun, get in shape – Adults of all ages will benefit. The water aerobics class is limited to SCF adults in good standing.

  2019 Schedule

 The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

June 11th – July 24th

6:00 – 7:00pm

Please make a note of the new days.  This is a change from years past.  We are holding our classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

SCF Volunteer Work Day! 4/27 from 9-12!

Please come out and help with some small projects that need to be done to keep SCF looking beautiful! Meet at the clubhouse. Pizza and drinks provided. If you have a pressure washer, sander, paint brushes, trimming tools, or wheelbarrow, please bring them with you. Projects to include:

REMOVE OLD WATER FOUNTAIN AND CAP OFF PIPE BY TENNIS COURTS

REMOVE OLD POSTS BY THE WATER FOUNTAIN

PAINT FRONT DOOR LIGHTS AND STREET LIGHTS

CLEAN OUT GUTTER BY THE TENNIS COURTS ON THE PLAY GROUND SIDE

REMOVE PLANTERS ON COURTYARD SIDE OF THE TENNIS COURTS

SAND AND PAINT TABLES AT THE BALL FIELD

TRIM CREPE MYRTLES BY KITCHEN WINDOW

PUT IN BULL ROCK BY THE GUARD SHACK

SPRAY WEEDS ON TENNIS COURT AND ON THE POOL DECK

2019 Pool Hours!

Weekends in May

Fri                           6 – 10pm

Sat                          noon to 10pm

Sun                         1 – 8pm

June 1st through August 18th:  

Mon                       Pool Closed for Cleaning

Tue-Thurs             noon to 9pm

Fri-Sat                   noon to 10pm

Sun                         1 - 8pm

Weekends in August and September:

Fri                           6 – 10pm

Sat                          noon to 10pm

Sun                         1 – 8pm

Holidays:

Memorial Day, 5/27                            noon to 8pm

Last Day of School, 5/30                    3:30 to 9pm

Labor Day, 9/2                                     noon to 8PM

 

Pool Wristband Distribution at Clubhouse!

Tuesday, 4/23 6-8pm

Thursday, 4/25 6-8pm

Saturday, 4/27 9-11am

An adult from each family can pick up bands for the number of people who live in the household. Please bring a form of identification with you. Renters must provide proof of residency. Only members in good standing can receive bands. Please contact Sterling to take care of outstanding issues ahead of time, as the individuals distributing bands will not be able to assist you with any outstanding issues. Visitors will have a separate sign in policy to follow at poolside and will not be issued bands.

2019 Pool Wristband Distribution

Wristbands will be distributed on Tuesday, April 16th from 5-7pm before the General Meeting at the clubhouse and again on Thursday, the 18th from 6-8pm at the clubhouse. After May 1st wristbands may only be obtained directly from Sterling. There will be a slight change in the wristband rules this year. Wristbands must always be worn in the pool area, even by the pool regulars! Two colors will be used for identification this year to assist with safety. Ages 10 and over will receive a silver colored band, while ages 9 and under will receive a seafoam green colored band. Members not in good standing will not be given wristbands. Please contact Sterling ASI at 832-678-4500 to resolve any issues. I will be the new pool committee chairperson, taking over for Andi Stakes. She has graciously offered to guide me along so we have smooth transition this summer. My family and I have lived in SCF for 10 years and look forward to enjoying a safe and fun filled summer. If you have questions regarding the pool, I can be reached at pool@scfneighbors.com. Curtis Dybala

Deeds Revision Voting Extended!

Due to the delayed mail-out of the deed restriction revision voting packets, the deadline for submitting ballots has been extended to April 16th, the date of the General Meeting. Please turn your ballots into the SCF mailbox in front of the clubhouse or bring them to the meeting. All of the documents are posted online on our website at www.scfneighbors.com under documents and then deeds for your convenience.

SCF Monthly Board Meeting, Tuesday, March 26th, 7pm

SCFCA REGULARLY SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING – OPEN SESSION

MEETING AGENDA

March 26, 2019

 

7:00                 Call to order, meeting rules, Board introductions (Chuck)

7:05                 Approval of February’s Board meeting minutes (Chuck)

7:10                 Actions taken since last meeting (Sheron)

7:15                 ACC Ruling Appeal – Ashley Weisner, 6502 Twin Leaf

7:30                 ACC Ruling Appeal – Mitch Duffy, 6614 Twin Leaf

7:40                 Treasurer’s reports for February, approval of same; Reserve study status (Victor)

7:50                 Secretary’s report - dedicatory instruments and board calendar projects (Sheron)

8:00                 Notice of General Meeting on April 16th

8:05                 Committee Reports:

·         Pool – deck resurfacing/crack repair (Matt); lights/fans under pavilions (Marty); registration/wrist bands (Andi/Curtis); Sweetwater contract (board)

·         Communications

·         Clubhouse

·         Tennis Courts

·         Maintenance (pest control contract; waterfall light raising)

·         ACC and AC Guidelines

·         Security (Sterling)

·         Social

·         Playground

·         Ballfield parking lot status

·         Sterling Transition - Bank Accounts, data security, contract summary sheet, member account reconciliation (Jennifer)

·         Insurance Study (Joe)

8:50+-              Deeds violations summary (Sterling)

9:00                 Adjourn open session

                       

Swim Team!

Spring Creek Forest Sharks Swim Team

Attention Sharks and all swimmers!  The 2019 NWAL Summer League season is just around the corner.  We will have online registration starting in early March and in-person registration on March 24th from 2-5pm at the SCF clubhouse.  Information will be updated on the team website at www.scfsharks.org as we go.  Please check the website and watch your emails for more details.  If you have questions or want more information, please contact Olen Walton at president@scfsharks.org.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

No Aerial Fireworks!

With New Year’s Eve approaching, we want to remind everyone that for the safety of the neighborhood, aerial fireworks are forbidden by the deed restrictions. Because this type of violation is considered ‘uncurable’ (i.e., it can’t be reversed, cleaned up, or otherwise corrected), it is subject to immediate fines without all the normal sequence of letters and warnings. So, please be considerate of your neighbors and limit your fireworks to something other than aerial devices.

Parking Lot on Spicewood Springs scheduled for renovation!

12/15 Update: Due to poor soil conditions, the project has been delayed once again. We will keep you posted on the next start date.

Construction on the parking lot on Spicewood Springs is scheduled to begin on Monday, 11/26, weather permitting. Construction is estimated to last 3-5 days and working hours will be between 7am and 5pm. Please do not park in this lot prior to construction or you may be towed. Please anticipate heavy equipment, noise, and dust. Please avoid driving through the area during construction as you may be delayed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a board member.

A new start date of 12/10 has been set due to weather.