President’s Message for February 2018
by Christy Mackey

Please support all the great businesses that advertise in the Greater Hansville Log. When you do business with them, please tell them you saw their ad in the Log.

You may have noticed some new, easy-to-read signs at the cor­ners of Hansville and Eglon Roads and Hansville and Buck Lake Roads. Thank you to Fred Nelson for getting the new signs and for changing them for each event to keep us all informed. Fred also does a great job as our Bingo caller and as our emcee at Neighbors Lunch. New Year’s Eve Bingo was a sell-out again this year!

We welcome Cameron Clark, our new Maintenance Coordina­tor. Cameron lives in Shore Woods and is a real estate agent. Welcome aboard, Cameron, and thank you for stepping up and sharing your skills and your time to help keep our Community Center in top shape!

The Community Center is so well maintained thanks, in great part, to our departing Maintenance Coordinator, Chuck Strahm. Thank you, Chuck, for all your years and countless hours as a GHCC volunteer. Besides coordinating maintenance, Chuck has served as GHCC President, chaired the rummage sale which is a HUGE job, served as VP of Membership, organized the Coaster Games and still does the VERY fun Pinewood Derby each year. Chuck has also cooked delicious meals for so many events. He’s even played the Grinch at a Garden Club Christmas Luncheon! I think that green paint took a while to wear off. Chuck is going to continue to have fun in the kitchen. Don’t miss the tasty dinner he has planned for our February 17 Com­munity Dinner.

Our first Rummage Sale drop-off of the year was a huge suc­cess thanks to the generosity of our community neighbors and the hard work of Connie Gordon and her great crew of volun­teers. It was fun to see all the new faces who turned out to make donations and to work the drop-off. Our next drop-off is on March 10, plenty of time to get a start on your spring clean­ing.

When Rick & I moved to Hansville in 2010 we got to know some of our Point No Point neighbors but really didn’t know anyone else. I picked up a Greater Hansville Log at the Post Office. It provided a window into what was going on in our new com­munity. My family had history of volunteering as had Rick’s. We dropped by the Community Center one day when there was a drop-in day in the East Room. They were talking about doing a St. Patrick’s Dinner and I mentioned that my husband liked to cook and might help out in the kitchen now and then. From that point on we found ourselves called in to help out with this or that event. Beside having a good time, we started getting to know lots of new, interesting people, many of whom are now dear friends.

Our community is growing. If you are new to our communi­ty or have been here for a while but have recently retired, please consider volunteering for GHCC and the many other organizations in our community. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and make our community stronger. We would love to have the younger members of our community help us with our family events. It’s a great way for young families to connect with each other. All the GHCC board and committee members are volunteers. We have no paid staff. Please visit our website, hansville.org and click on the “Help Wanted” tab for more information.

And if you enjoy the Log and find it valuable like I did, please consider making a small donation to help cover its produc­tion, printing and mailing.