Oracle December 2020


Greetings fellow owners! The A&A Team is back and already processing new permit application requests. Each year we process about 200 lot improvement applications. Please remember that permits are required for all lot improvements and repairs. No charge permits are issued for repairs to lot lights, repairs to fifth wheel enclosures and stairs, and for the removal of landscaping materials, trees, and hedges. Red tag permits must be posted on your ORPS Washingtonian palm tree until the work has received a final inspection. Please contact Julia, our Community Standards and A&A Coordinator, at for assistance with your permit application. If your application work has been completed, please e - mail and Julia will contact the A&A Committee Members for a final inspection. We are disappointed that Our Canadian neighbors can ’ t be with us this year. As a result, many lots will be unoccupied. This is a great opportunity to be good neighbors by watching our neighbor ’ s lots and giving them a call and offering assis- tance if their lot needs maintenance. By working together, we can reduce the number of violation letters being processed. Please consider joining us as a committee member. We have openings. The qualifications are simple. You take pride in the beauty and standards of our resort, like to help your fellow owners improve their lots, are a disciplined thinker who will learn and understand the Architecture and Aesthetics Rules and consistently apply them to project applications submitted by the owners. The A&A Committee welcomes suggestions and ideas from our fellow owners. Please feel free to fill out a consultation form with Julia, at the Front Office, for further assistance from the A&A Committee. Charlie Leahy, A&A Chair


As many of our daily routines remain restricted during the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to find the motiva- tion to exercise. With limited access to fitness facilities, you may be finding it hard to stick to a workout routine. Maintaining an exercise routine at home can seem more like a ‘ should ’ than a ‘ want to ’ at the moment. Staying active can seem like much less of a priority. However, even a small amount of activity can make a huge difference to how well you think and feel. In fact, exercise is one of the most power- ful tools we have for staying physically and mentally healthy. Exercise can help ease depression, stress, and anxiety, and aid in the management of chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. By finding new ways to get moving and stay motivated, you can take charge of your mood and well - being and regain a sense of control during this time of great uncertainty. Find the blessings … We still have pickleball, tennis, swimming, roads to walk, and bike on and several hiking trails surrounding us. Get rid of the excuses and get moving!


Chavalla Lopez, LMP, MMP Health & Fitness Chair

Yes, Pres. Farmer asked me to be the Chair of the Ad Hoc Strategic Master Planning Committee. At this point we are still asking / looking for association members who are interested in being involved in the future direction of ORPS. We have received a few applications already. In the next couple of weeks Pres. Farmer, GM Vitrano and I will sit down, review the applications received and make decisions on whom to accept/invite to sit on the committee. From the results of the strategic plan survey completed by association members last spring, the board has already had a first meeting on a ‘ first blush ’ attempt at some initial master plan concepts with the McMahon Consulting Group. McMahon Consulting ’ s goal is to have these ‘ first blush ’ concepts back to the board sometime late November for a first review. It is our intent to have the Ad Hoc Master Planning committee meet in early December to review and provide their first inputs to the concepts. As this is an entirely new process for ORPS, we do not have a definite time frame, nor are sure how many committee meet- ings will be needed, but for now the board ’ s goal is to be able to present some conceptual plans to association members in the March 2021 timeframe. Don Renoe Ad Hoc Strategic Master Planning Chair ORACLE 5


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