ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER!!

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

President’s Corner — May, 2018

Hope you are all noticing the gorgeous May flowers that the April showers brought. It’s looking real nice around the community.

Our first picnic, held Saturday, May 19th, is in the books. Twenty or so families participated; the weather was decent, the kids played games, prizes were awarded, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. You can see a few pictures below. So, I think it was a reasonable success for our first try, and we’ll do another next Spring, only a little bigger and a little better. Thanks to the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church for allowing us to use their facilities.

Congratulations and thanks to Kyle Byron and Lisa Gonzalez for becoming our newest lifetime members.  Who will be next?

Have you noticed our newly refurbished MVCI gateway signs?  They’re on Adams at the corners of Mesa Verde West and Shantar. A new sign will soon appear on the northeast corner of Adams and Mesa Verde West. Your membership dues at work.

We still have a supply of “No Solicitation” yard signs available. Price is $5 each, including mounting bracket. You may purchase through our website,  or contact me at bob@juneman.com.

Finally, we are putting together a robust volunteer group. If you would like to help us on special projects from time to time, please let us know. Just send me an e-mail (Bob@Juneman.com) with your contact info, including phone number.

Thanks for tuning in. I’ll talk to you again in June.

Bob

 

    

  

President’s Corner — January, 2018

Happy New Year, twelve new months ahead of us in which to excel. I’m looking forward to a great year, and hope you are too.

Our Board began the year with the loss of Board member and Secretary Virginia Vargas. Virginia and her husband are expanding their law practice, so she will be devoting time to that endeavor. We wish them great success. We are extremely fortunate to welcome Betty Cummings as our new Board member and Secretary. Betty and her husband Terry have been  Mesa Verde residents for many years, and she brings vast secretarial experience to our Board. Welcome aboard Betty.

We will be holding the annual meeting of MVCI on March 28th, so mark your calendar. Our theme this year is “Family and Neighborhood Safety”.  Speakers from our Police and Fire departments will bring us tried and true methods for enhancing the integrity of our homes.

This is an election year, and we will be electing City Council members by district rather than at large as before. The Mayor will be elected at large, by the voters, rather than by the Council. Costa Mesa will have six districts, so the Council will consist of six Council members, plus the Mayor.Some new wrinkles on the political scene.  More on this later as the picture unfolds.

We always like to hear from you: How are we doing? What would you like to see from us? Would you like us to hold a “candidate’s forum” as we have in the past? Social activity, such as a chili cook off, barbecue, picnic? Games for the kids? Give us feedback. You can contact us easily through the website.

Our goal is to keep our website fresh with new ideas and information. For example, we just added the ability to pay your dues and make contributions via PayPal. So please stay tuned. I’ll talk to you again next month.

Bob Juneman

**2018 MVCI Annual Meeting**

ANNUAL MEETING OF MESA VERDE COMMUNITY, INC.

Mark your calendar: Wednesday, March 28, United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker Street.  Doors open at 6:30, meeting begins at 7:00.  Our theme this year is “Family and Neighborhood Safety”.  Representatives from our Police and Fire Departments will bring us tried and true methods to enhance the integrity of our homes. You won’t want to miss this informative evening. Light refreshments will be served. Come out and visit with your friends and neighbors.

POST SCRIPT–4/2/18: If you clicked to get directly to this page, we now have a video of the meeting, which you can see here: https://wp.me/P6Zz7F-5a.

Enjoy!

“NO SOLICITATION” Signs

Special Bulletin! MVCI recently produced 600 “No Solicitation” signs for the community and they are available for purchase for $5.00 per sign. This includes the “H” frame if you want to place the sign in the ground. Cash only, please and try to have the correct amount.

MVCI President Bob Juneman and Board members Arlene Jones and Terry Wall have agreed to act as distribution points and Bob has graciously offered his home as the first pick up location on Saturday, December 2nd. Bob will be “open for business” from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Drop by, pick up a sign and visit with our association president. Details regarding Arlene and Terry’s availability will follow shortly. Please also consider joining MVCI, and we’ll have membership/renewal applications available, as well.

Bob’s address:
1911 Suva Circle   Google Map: http://bit.ly/2AMGSQM

Sincere thanks!
Terry

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

Mensingers First Lifetime Members

Congratulations, and thanks, to Steve and Robin Mensinger for stepping up and becoming CHARTER LIFETIME MEMBERS! You will, of course, remember Steve as our past City Councilman and immediate past Mayor. Bob and Ginger Juneman were close followers, so we now have a pair Lifetime Memberships. Could this be the start of a trend? Who’s next?

~B