President’s Corner — November, 2018

As we approach the Holiday season, let us remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Let us be thankful for the privilege of living in our wonderful Mesa Verde. Let us be good neighbors, and let us do what we can to help those less fortunate.

Our Board of Directors wishes you a blessed Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas.

See you in the new year.

Bob

2018 MVCI Candidate Forum — Epilogue

The 17th Mesa Verde Community Inc. Candidate Forum is in the books! Or, as Geoff West said, “in the can!” Over 100 people were in attendance and all 8 candidates running for City Council seats and both Mayor candidates were present, as well. The Forum was recorded by Dane Bora’s team at CMTV and will be available for viewing in a few days; we’re told it’ll likely be Wednesday the 10th.

The candidates were prepared and ready to go! Our goal was to provide an environment where the candidates would be able to respond to all questions, in a timed format. Feedback after the session was that the candidates felt they were treated fairly and allowed to convey their take on the important issues in and around the city. Mesa Verde didn’t have a candidate as we are in District 1, but that seat will be coming open in 2020.

Here are a few pictures from the event!

Photo credit: Spencer Grant, LA Times (Daily Pilot)

Photo credits: Stacia Beckman, MVCI

Photo credits: Geoff West

Photo credit: CMTV3

Thanks to the candidates and audience for their participation and a special acknowledgment to the MVCI board for the supreme effort in producing the event. A special thanks goes out to Terrilee Stevenson and the good folks at The Crossing for providing a wonderful venue for the Forum!

President’s Corner — September, 2018

It’s that time again – beginning of Fall, kids back in school, and the silly season (elections) is upon us. So, I should begin this month’s President’s Corner by reminding you of our MVCI Candidate Forum, October 4th. It’s a new ball game for Costa Mesa; election of Council members by district, and an independently elected mayor by the electorate at large. All candidates have accepted our invitation to participate, and all residents of Costa Mesa are invited to attend. Please see the detailed notice posted on this website under Neighborhood News.

By now you have received our semi-annual newsletter. Many hours of work by our Board of Directors have gone into this production, and we hope you enjoy it. As always, we appreciate feedback on what you want to see in this publication. A special thank you to our MVCI Volunteers, Gayle Rindge, Cindy Veach, Christine Williamson, Karen Jovanovic, and Ginger Juneman for their help in getting this edition labeled and stickered.

In my August President’s Corner I mentioned our work with the CMPD in identifying and curbing speeding in our neighborhoods. We are already seeing some early results, thanks to Lt. Bakkila and the traffic division. Covert cameras have been placed in strategic locations throughout Mesa Verde. Just a word to the wise: Yes, Costa Mesa can always use some extra revenue, but let’s not donate it through traffic fines!

We are working on a “Town Hall” style forum with our new school board, hopefully in January. We expect that families with school age children will be especially interested in the philosophy and policies of the folks that set the agenda for our teachers. Stay tuned for date and time.

Finally, if you have not yet renewed your membership in MVCI, please do so. A membership form can be downloaded from this website.

‘Til next month, be happy in your work.🤠

Bob

President’s Corner — November 2017

As we approach the Holiday Season, let us be thankful for Mesa Verde as our wonderful home. Let’s do whatever we can to keep it safe and beautiful. Let’s have hope that our local and national leaders will find the right solutions to the many problems they face each day. Finally, let us work together to see peace in this world in the new year.”

Our Board of Directors wishes you a blessed Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season.
See you next year!

Bob Juneman

President’s Corner — October 2017

Let’s talk a bit about membership, the lifeblood of any association. Over the years, membership levels in MVCI have fluctuated from a high in the 400’s to a low of 86.  Right now, we’re at 200. I think we can do much better than that. If you are a current member, thank you. If not, please join us. Regular memberships are $20/year, Platinum $50. For those who hate writing those small checks each year, we offer a Lifetime membership at $500.

Please help us grow. Talk to your neighbors. Annual dues are our only source of revenue to carry out our mission to “Inform, Protect, and Beautify” Mesa Verde.

Membership applications are available on this website; just click the MENU tab at the top of any page.

We’re counting on you-please join us today.
Bob Juneman

President’s Corner **NEW FEATURE**

Someone once told me that the best way to start a new venture is to just begin. So, here goes. As your newly elected President, I’ve been thinking of ways to encourage communication between our Board of Directors and our membership. Both ways. So, I decided to begin this new posting, probably monthly. Let’s call it “President’s Corner.” Content will include timely items of interest to our Mesa Verde residents, actions taken or under discussion by our Board, and stuff we haven’t even thought of yet. That’s where you come in. Talk to us. Give us feedback. We want your ideas. We’re here to serve the Mesa Verde community. Go to MENU, find FEEDBACK, and you’ll see the format.  We want to hear from you.

Although I was just recently elected, the majority of our current Board of Directors has been together for about two years. At our recent meeting we had a brain storming session to discuss:

1. What have we accomplished so far?
2. Where are we now?
3. Where do we go from here?

Well, we wrote our Mission Statement, “To Inform, Protect, and Beautify Mesa Verde”, we re-wrote and updated our by-laws. We conducted a candidate forum for the last City Council election. We have held two annual meetings for the MVCI membership, featuring CMPD Chief Rob Sharpnack and City Manager Tom Hatch. Our next will be held in March. We have published several newsletters delivered to all residents of Mesa Verde. Hopefully you have read them. And, through the great efforts and talent of our webmaster, Terry Wall, we created this website. It is still a work in progress.

Where are we now? I believe we are in the growing pains stage, trying to decide what we want to be when we grow up.

Where do we go from here? Set goals, develop an action plan, and listen to what you of  the Mesa Verde community want from your association. A lot will depend on you and, we need to grow our membership. More on this next issue.

So, friends, just a taste of things to come. As Director  Bill Partnoff commented recently, “We have a wonderful community, but we have just scratched the surface of our potential”.

Stay tuned,
Bob Juneman

Board of Directors Update, August 25, 2017

Wednesday,  August 16,  the Mesa Verde Community Inc. Board of Directors underwent a few changes.

Nearly 20-year Board Member Cindy Brenneman announced it would be her last meeting, that it was time for her to resign but promised not to be a stranger.  Cindy is a past President of MVCI and a true servant of the community.  We wish you all the best, Cindy!

The Board of Directors of Mesa Verde Community, Inc. is pleased to announce Bob Juneman is the new President of MVCI.  Bob says “I believe Mesa Verde is a wonderful place to live, and I hope all our members will join with us to make it even better”.

Bob moved to Mesa Verde  in 2004, joined Mesa Verde Community, Inc. and was elected to the Board of MVCI by the General membership in 2016.   MVCI Board Members appreciate his willingness to serve our community and recognize his dedication to the mission of MVCI, his leadership abilities and geniality.   Thank you and congratulations, Bob!

The Board also welcomes 40 year Mesa Verde resident Dean Marxer, appointed to fill a vacancy when a board member moved away.  Dean will serve until the Annual Election General Meeting, at which time he can stand for election by the members in attendance.

The mission of MVCI is “To Inform, Protect and Beautify Mesa Verde”  Per MVCI Bylaws the general membership votes for Board Members at  the MVCI annual meeting. At a subsequent Board meeting  the Board elects officers willing to serve in the various positions.  When there is a vacancy on the Board, a member can be appointed to fill the position until the next Election Meeting.

The current Board consists of  President Bob Juneman, Vice President Robin Leffler, Secretary Virginia Vargas, Treasurer Carri Lang, and Members at Large Arlene Jones, Billy Partnoff, John Leffler, and Dean Marxer.