New Park Standards for Lots

A copy of the new park standards for lots at Timber Valley has been distributed to all members, including a copy in your mailbox at the office.  Be aware that EVERY member received a copy of this change in order to keep you as informed as possible.  Please don’t assume that this mailing means that you’re out of compliance with regards to the condition of your lot. It’s informational only. This document is also posted in the Members Only section of this website.

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Highway 138 East is Open Again

Thanks to the rain this week, Hwy 138 east to recreation areas in the Diamond Lake & Crater Lake areas is open again for the first time in about six weeks. Much of the forest along both sides of the highway is still closed as the fire is diminished but not yet out. With nearly 50,000 acres of forest burned on both sides of the highway, it’s going to look very different from what it was a couple of months ago.

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Board of Directors Vacancy

Due to the resignation of Ken Grant, there will be a vacancy on the Board of Directors. According to Article  VII, Sec. 2.6 of our Bylaws, “The Board shall appoint a member to complete any unexpired term.” If you are interested in serving on the Board, please submit your SHORT resume’ to the Office by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

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Gathering of friends and family to celebrate Frank Murphy

Services for Frank Murphy, who passed away on Sept 4, will be held on Wed., Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at the National Cemetery, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.  Following the service there will be a gathering of family and friends at the Timber Valley Clubhouse. Frank and his wife, Aida Murphy (#56), have been in the park for 10 years.

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Sunshine Rep for September

Please be aware that the Sunshine Representative for the rest of September is Christine Utz… 541-315-2539.   Mary Regan is unable to finish the month because of Mike’s health.

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Autumn Seminar # 2
 – ‘Top Scams Aimed at Seniors’ – 9/26

Tues., Sept. 26, 3 p.m. – Autumn Seminar # 2
‘Top Scams Aimed at Seniors’
Officer Jake McGarvey, Sutherlin Police Department.

“Scamps account for billions of lost dollars and generally go unsolved once it becomes criminal,” according to information from Sutherlin Police Department. “With technology advances, it is easier for criminals to hide behind keyboards and cellphones , and work within a secret network of others, all while remaining anonymous.”

By becoming educated, we can become aware of the scams and not be victims. Sutherlin Police Officer Jake McGarvey will give tips on how to record information about your property, how to secure you property better, and how to help others if they become victims.

Officer McGarvey has 15 years experience as a patrol officer and has investigated numerous theft and burglary cases. There will be time for questions and answers.

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 – ‘Top Scams Aimed at Seniors’ – 9/26

Annual Clubhouse Clean Up

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Ideas for Self Care, very personal fitness

In addition to all these great Self Care ideas listed here, consider sharing a little of yourself with your Timber Valley community by volunteering a few minutes of your time and talent.

Here are a few quick, one shot deals:

  • Help with dining room set-up for the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Wed., Sept. 13, 9 a.m.
  • Help with clean-up after dinner.
  • Annual Clubhouse Cleaning, Sat., Sept. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. going until done.  All kinds of small tasks from dusting … to cleaning windows … to scrubbing floors. Sign-up in Clubhouse ahead of time … or just show up.
  • And, if you cannot help with cleaning, consider bringing a special treat for the workers.

If you are unable to help with any of those events and you are still itching for something to do — just give Julianne Crane a call (509-869-8679) or stop by Site #197, and we’ll figure something out.

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Fire Danger Lowered a Notch

The rain in the last 24 hours has lowered the fire danger from Extreme to High, according to the Douglas Forest Protection Association, which controls this area.  The mowing of dry grass and the use of power saws is now allowed between 8PM and 10AM.  There is more rain forecast for the next couple of days so maybe we will get enough to make a dent in the forest fires in Oregon.

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Wi-Fi System Repair

Charter/Spectrum had two guys and two trucks out again this afternoon and finally installed a brand new cable modem on the Wi-Fi system in the clubhouse, this one with a static IP address. Please let me know if you have any further problems so we can track them down. My thanks to Bob Dumilieu (the “tunnel canary”), the Apple users group, and all those who helped to document the ongoing intermittent problems.

-Jay Hanawalt, lot 58

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