Like clockwork, the ushering in of September at Sandy Pines brings excitement as your Board evolves.  The votes have been tabulated from the August election, and this year the Park has one new board representative and welcomes back two incumbents. The diversity of this group of nine allows for great idea-sharing and discussion. And though our paths may differ, the ultimate goal remains. Doing what is best overall for your Park.

Opting to not return for a second term is out-going Board Chairperson Rick Day. Though personally only having worked with Rick a short time, it was clear to see his professionalism and passion for all that is SP, qualities that will be missed. He was always respectful and inclusive in meetings, taking the time to hear all viewpoints and encourage dialogue. I’m sure I speak for all of the board as well as the administrative team in wishing Rick all the best. The next time you see him out and about in the park, make sure and give him an elbow bump and a “thanks!”

The Board now has the difficult task of designating a new chairperson though fortunately there are capable candidates aplenty. Nominations and voting amongst board members take place at our next board meeting. In addition to the chair position, we will be filling three other positions; vice-chair, secretary and treasurer. The process is the same for all, nominations and voting solely by the board.

Your Park is fortunate to have a board and administrative team that work in tandem to provide the members with the best experience possible. The challenges to maintain the status quo this year have been many but through some over-achievement and stick-to-itiveness, for the most part we’ve been able to enjoy Sandy Pines and all its splendor. The sometimes-hurtful comments via social media insinuating that the Board has its own agenda while ignoring member input is, frankly, preposterous.  We may not always agree but we are always willing to listen. And we will continue to strive to keep all that is great about our park while fine-tuning areas needing improvement. Thanks for all your cooperation and please don’t hesitate to contact us should the need arise. We’re online at SandyPines.com/BoardOfDirectors and available via email at BoardOfDirectors@sandypines.com.

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