President’s Corner — February, 2019

Don’t miss Costa Mesa’s biggest event of the year: Our MVCI ANNUAL MEETING, March 26. Come cast your vote for the re-election of four of our Board members, plus a discussion of membership opportunities and our avenues of communication. Then sit back and listen to Mesa Verde’s own Bill Burke thrill you with his record setting mountain climbing exploits.

March 26th
Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
1701 W. Baker Street, Costa Mesa (Corner Baker and Mesa Verde Drive West)
6:30 Refreshments, meet and greet.  7:00 Meeting

Calendar it now! You won’t want to miss this one.

On February 5th, we held our first joint meeting with the Newport Mesa Unified School District, to inform Mesa Verde residents about what’s going on in our schools.  Board President Charlene Metoyer moderated a panel consisting of five of our school principals, discussing what their schools are offering our students. Thirty or so brave souls ventured out despite the rain, State of the Union address, City Council Meeting, and maybe even a hangover from the Rams’ Super Bowl loss.  Our first attempt; if demand calls, we’ll give it another go next year. Let us know.

We are still working with CMPD on slowing down the speeding in Mesa Verde. Please keep us informed of violations you observe, keeping in mind that the police need specifics to work with. All part of keeping Mesa Verde a safe place to live.

Last month we announced the creation of our new MESA VERDE BULLETIN BOARD, for your use in posting information of interest to MV residents. It will be up and running soon, so keep your eyes out for it. When it goes “live,” you will see a separate tab for it at the top of the page. In the meantime, if you’d like to share any upcoming activities of events, please forward them to admin@mesaverdecommunity.org.

We are looking for a volunteer Data Input Manager. Because of the privacy associated with handling these records, this incumbent will also be a Board member. The position requirements are detailed in the PDF that can be accessed by clicking this link: Membership Database Manager

Our membership count continues to grow, albeit slowly. Renewals are due by March 31st, so why not take care of it right now? You can download a membership application from this website (https://mesaverdecommunity.org/services/).  Also, please help us recruit your friends and neighbors residing in Mesa Verde. Our members are our assets, and the lifeblood of this association, and your dues our only source of revenue.

Finally, look for our March MVCI NEWSLETTER to hit your mailbox around mid-March. And thank you to our MVCI VOLUNTEERS who are joyfully preparing to help us with labeling and mailing. Would you like to serve your community as a MVCI VOLUNTEER? Please contact me at bob@juneman.com and I’ll be happy to explain what is involved.

See you at the Annual Meeting!

Cheers, Bob

Goodbye, Old Friend!

Does anyone know my history???

While planning our sign update project, it occurred to us that we really didn’t know when the original sign was placed at Adams and Mesa Verde.  Also, we’re not sure who put it there – MVCI (we think), the City, etc.???  I suppose somewhere in the MVCI archives there might be an answer, but the thought of asking our readers to search your memory might be much more fun!  Please think back – when was the first time (approximate date) you remember seeing it – was it when your kids were at Estancia, when you were getting exercise walking or going to play golf, was it there when you moved to Mesa Verde or visiting the Adobe and Balearic Park, etc.???

We’d like to publish your answers for fun – no names are necessary (don’t want to give away your age unless you want us to)!  Also, the white sign (above) had a partner at Adams and Shantar.  Did they go up at the same time?  There is no prize for this survey — just a trip down memory lane.  Send your memories in to the web as soon as you can, using the “feedback” page (https://mesaverdecommunity.org/feedback-2/).

Oh, by the way, here’s one of the newly refurbished signs. This is one of the many things we do as an organization to help keep our community looking good!

Thanks,
Arlene Jones, for the MVCI Board