Don't forget the members meeting will be held on May 28th, 2016 at 10 am. Be sure to find out what is happening in the Ponderosa and participate in the election of your board members. Refreshments will be provided.
Read the Agenda for the meeting!
Come and join us on Sunday, May 29th for the Chili Feed sponsored by the Social Committee. Chili, cornbread and hotdogs will be served. Donations accepted which will be given to the fire auxilary.
Water System Information
A new annual water quality report is available: Water Quality Report
Please use this link to find information on Water Use Efficiency: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/eh/portal/odw/wue/WUEReportViewer.aspx?WSId=68417&RptYear=2015
Information from the Watershed Committee
Noxious Weeds: Spring is a good time to eliminate noxious weeds. The Watershed Committee is seeking a volunteer to step up and lead the charge against noxious weeds in the Ponderosa. Please see attached flyer.
The Watershed Committee reports that all trails were cleared, restored, widened or constructed as planned! Enjoy!
The attached flier for the Chiwawa River Pines News, is very informative and relevant to the Ponderosa. EVERY MEMBER of the Ponderosa who has not yet signed up for the FireWise Program for their personal property is encouraged to sign up for FireWise by contacting me at DougPen@nwi.net to get on the list. For those already on the list, a new revised online home form is being finalized and so we will be able to begin conducting Ponderosa home evaluations with the owners this summer.
DNR chipping crews will be grinding material collected for Firewise Community Protection in mid June. For this FREE program you need to complete two sign up forms. This program is funded by state funds that match your labor or direct expenses. To register ONLINE we have prepared forms that can be found at: Firewise Registration Forms You can also report hours worked or expenses paid using the online forms. Volunteer hours or expenses are pooled so your work is benefiting the entire community. It’s not too late to sign up online - http://www.lakewenatcheeinfo.com/online-chipping-program-signup-register-now/
Fire Department and Emergency
Medical Services - Safety Day
The local fire department is planning a Safety Day on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 from 10am - 2pm. Come join in the fun with lots of information along with free helments and hot dogs. Also great activities for the kids! See the brochure for details.
New Social Calendar is now posted. Mark your calendar for upcoming events.
Keep your eyes open for information on our next events such as our chili feed for the Memorial Day celebration.
Help Us, Help you
Order reflective address signs so that responders can find your home in a fire or medical emergency. Forms to order signs are available at the Ponderosa Office. If you have questions, call (509) 662-4734 or go to www.chelancountyfire.com.
******* Board Meeting Reports *******
Minutes of Board Meeting April 9, 2016
Minutes of Special Board Meeting June 30, 2015
Agenda for Upcoming Workshops/Board Meetings
Annual Members Meeting May 24, 2014
Strategic Planning Committee
******* Needler *******
Previous Copies of Needler
******* Miscellaneous Reports *******
Latest Association Manager Report
Watershed Committee Report
New Trails Map
We now have new greenbelt trails maps on the web site. All are welcome to hike these trails. To find out where the trails are use the trails map. Happy hiking!
Chelcie has updated the New Member Packet – it has a lot of useful information. If you’d like a copy, please let us know.
See Social Calendar
If you would like to plan a Social Activity for 2016, please contact the Board with your ideas. 509-763-0320. _