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A Community Newsletter for Grand Hampton Residents. Vol.1;Issue 9.


  • VOL.1, ISSUE 9 | NOVEMBER 2012A Community Newsletter for Grand Hampton Residents

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    Happy Thanksgiving


    2012 Grand Hampton News. All rights reserved. Grand Hampton News is currently published bi-monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Grand Hampton area and advertisers. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher. Grand Hampton News is not an officially sanctioned publication of the Grand Hampton Association. Grand Hampton logo used with permission. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by Grand Hampton News. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and clarity. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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    PubliSherS letter:Dear Gand Hampton residents, You may have noticed that your newsletter came a little early this time. Normally you would receive the next newsletter on November 15th. However, now Grand Hampton News will be monthly. There is a lot of information to share and the governing entities and clubhouse manager requested that we produce the newsletter monthly, instead of every other month. This change gives you the opportunity to share more of your stories, pictures, events, happens, etc., and keeps you more up to date. November is normally associated with Thanksgiving and I would like to include a little something on the subject. I try to be thankful every day (not just the month of November) for the things I already have, the abilities I have, the small things and the big things. Even when I almost locked my keys in the car but caught the door at the last second, I am very thankful. :) Here is something I found on the internet that may give you pause and remember to be thankful every day.Each of us nurture secret dreams and aspirations. The "what if", the "when everything else settles down", the "when the kids get older", the "when I have the money". And these dreams are good. They give us hope, energy, a place to escape, the power to visualize something other than our current choices. Our secret dreams sustain us and enrich our lives. For a while.

    Secret dreams and aspirations have a lifespan of their own. Over time, and without warning, the lack of action, the failure to take one step in their direction, the loss of faith to make them real, secret dreams and aspirations slip into missed opportunities, or even worse, embarrassment and regret. A dream becomes regret is a heavy chain binding the spirit, always waiting at the edge of consciousness to wrap another length of chain around the heart. Nothing in your life is beyond redemption. Not even regrets. And certainly not dreams. Have you let them out lately? Written them down or told a friend or love? Giving voice to those dreams is a first step. Let them out, let them roam. The confidence to express your dreams is a step toward making them real. Scary? You bet. Worth it? Absolutely. Need a way to recapture a dream, before regret? Be thankful for it. Be thankful that you had the ability to imagine, to hope and to feel it in the first place. Reach back and find - it's still in there - the joy it brought you. Dust it off, roll it around in your mind a while, let it out, and visualize what could be, if you only take the chance.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Cindi Matter, Publishercindi


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    desk of theLifestyleDirector

    Hi everyone! The calendar for fall is really filling up fast! Make sure to check out all of the fun events we have planned for the residents as well as all of the Clubs and outings on our website: and on our Face Book page at GrandHamptonTampa. If you cant access our new website, please email your address, phone number, names of adult members of your household, and email address you would like used and I will get you signed up. Also, if you are not yet receiving weekly emails from the Lifestyle office, please drop me an email with your first and last name and email address and I will add you to the contact list. These two items are separate so if you have access to one, you dont automatically get the other. We have many new clubs and activity groups started such as the walking club, womens club, networking group and craft club. Grand Hampton is also enjoying a large playgroup on Wednesday mornings for the under three residents and their parents. Keep an eye out on the property and the aerobics room for our new exercise program run by the awesome exercise instructor Shandra Valenzuela and the Lifestyle office. Make sure to cheer on your neighbors if you see them working hard by the clubhouse or better yet, come join your neighbors on the road to health and well-being. Most community and club events require an RSVP in order to have the proper amount of food and supplies on hand at events. Please be certain to email all RSVPs with your name and number of guests. I look forward to seeing everyone at all of the Holiday events. Please look out for the kids in the mornings and afternoons as they go to and from school. Kim CagleLifestyle Office, Grand Hamptonkcagle@hamptongolfclubs.com813-777-5590


    W e e K l y Under Three Playgroup Wednesdays and Fridays10:00am-11:30am in Aerobics Room

    Walking ClubFridays 9:00am in front of club house (bring a water and wear comfortable shoes)

    Bible Studyevery other Tuesday 8:00am-10:00am in the Grand room

    Total Body Conditioningevery Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-9:15am in Aerobics Room

    ZumbaTuesdays 6:30pm in Aerobics Room Water AerobicsAqua-conditioningTuesdays at 11:00am in the Lane Pool Latin HeatMondays and Wednesday at 9:00am in the Aerobics Room Power it up! BootcampMondays and Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Aerobics Room

    C A L e N D A R

    Pool ClubBilliards is held every Thursday at 5:00pm in the Grand Room Kids Art Classes every Tuesday at 3:00pm in the Aerobics Room and are $8.00 per class for supplies.

    M O N T H l y

    Business Networking MeetingThursday, Nov. 8th at 8:00am and Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 7:00pm in the Grand Room (bagels and juice served) RSVP please

    Crime Watch Meetings Second Monday at 6:00pm in Grand Room Craft ClubSecond Tuesday of every month at 10:30am in Grand Room (Bring a craft to work on. Occasionally, a club member or outside specialist will be brought in for fun class on a specific craft). You may bring a snack to share. Ladies Night @ the ClubMeetings last Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm in Grand Room. A fun and social night for the Ladies of Grand Hampton. Meetings that fall on a holiday will be held the third Wednesday. Please bring an appetizer to share. BYOB BuncoWill be held every month but will alternate between being held in the daytime and in the evening. Check the calendar for dates and times. All Buncos are BYOB. v


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    Painting with friends at the Club!

    Playing at the Club!

    Hello residents, Fall has arrived with cooler temperatures and loosened water restrictions. The City of Tampa is allowing twice per week watering again and pressure washing of roofs, sidewalks and driveways. Pressure washing is an easy way to spruce up the appearance of your property. Tile roofs, sidewalks and driveways should be cleaned regularly. In the coming weeks, my property inspections will focus on those maintenance items, so please take an objective look at your property and take action before letters are sent.Turnover will take place on December 6, at the annual meeting. Residents interested in running for a seat on the newly elected Board can send a one page biography or resume to Rebecca at The Grand Hampton Nominating Committee will review and their recommended choices will appear on the ballot mailed to all owners in November. Interested candidates can also nominate themselves from the floor at the annual meeting.The documents of Grand Hampton require a quorum of 30% of the

    Special EvEnts

    HOlIDAy BOUTIQUe November 3rd10-2 pm Free event Come by to do some of your holiday shopping. There will be vendors from

    many companies to purchase gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Also, there will be some fun activities/crafts for the little ones while you shop. There will even be a secret Santa shop so your little ones can buy some presents for Mom and Dad for just a few dollars.Popcorn and Lemonade will be served. The Bloodmobile will be there.

    The Annual HOA meeting for Grand HamptonDecember 6thMyrtle Lake Baptist Church2017 Riegler RoadLand O Lakes FL 34639

    Holiday House Decorating ContestAll month: Thanksgiving through December 14th Winner will be announced online and in email and will receive a yard sign. Please let the Lifestyle office know if you would like to be judged for the contest.

    Cookies with SantaDecember 16th2pm Pictures with Santa.what could be better? Pictures AND cookies with Santa!

    total voting interests to be present in person or by proxy. Please check your mailboxes for meeting, proxy and ballot information soon. When returning the proxy and ballot, please ensure only your ballot is sealed inside the smaller envelope marked BALLOT and include the Proxy in the larger outer envelope. The proxy is needed to establish the quorum and the ballot is what you will use to vote for your new board. The meeting and the election cannot take place without a minimum of 30% of the owners returning both the proxy and ballot, or being present at the meeting. The annual meeting will be held at 6pm at the Lake Myrtle Baptist church in Land O Lakes. As always, please direct any Grand Hampton questions, comments or concerns via email or at the office at 813-973-8368.Rebecca Macone, LCAM Tri Morocco, v

    VETERANS DAY is Nov 11th

    Thank you to all our Veterans!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    The Grand Room is available on a first come, first served basis with community wide events taking precedence. All reservations must be made by residents in good standing with the HOA and all checks/ rental forms must be in that residents name. The resident who signs the rental agreement must be present at the event the entire time. It is about a 20 minutes process to come by and fill out the rental agreement, by appointment only, with Kim Cagle in the Lifestyle office. Event dates and times will be posted on the website calendar. The Aerobics Room is available to residents for rental based on availability after all Lifestyle programming for the community has been reserved. This includes the exercise programming for the entire community. All reservations must be

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    After-school at Grand Hampton Free transportation. Our camp focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and discipline. Afterschool until 6:30pm.

    NFL Flag Football League: at seven Oaks and Grand Hampton.

    $75, Ages: 5-15, same day practice and play on saturday, One week of training camp, six weeks of games, Official nFL Flag Football jersey included in league fee, skill based league teaching teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship. Soccer League: at seven Oaks and Grand Hamp-ton. $75.00, Ages 3-15, same day practice and play on saturday, seven week league, skill based league teaching teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship, jersey included in league fee. v

    A unique tournament circuit, only one of its kind in Tampa Bay area. QuickStart goes to different Tennis Connection locations and runs beginning level tournaments. QuickStart uses smaller court dimensions, smaller racquets and slower bouncing balls. Kids actually rally back and forth 8-10 times and more! Tennis Connection has been offering QuickStart Tennis classes & tournaments at Grand Hampton for 5 years. Try it out for FREE!

    made by residents in good standing with the HOA and all checks/ rental forms must be in that residents name. The resident who signs the rental agreement must be present at the event the entire time. It is about a 20 minutes process to come by and fill out the rental agreement, by appointment only, with Kim Cagle in the Lifestyle office. Event dates and times will be posted on the website calendar. The Field is available on a first come, first served basis with community wide events taking precedence. All reservations must be made by residents in good standing with the HOA and all checks/ rental forms must be in that residents name. The resident who signs the rental agreement must be present at the event the entire time. It is about a 20 minutes process to come by

    Information About Available Rental Spaces at Grand Hampton and fill out the rental agreement, by appointment only, with Kim Cagle in the Lifestyle office. Event dates and times will be posted on the website calendar. All rentals must be made 7 business days prior to the event and all vendors on community property (i.e. Bounce houses on the field) must have proof of liability insurance submitted to the Lifestyle office via email at least 7 business days prior to the event. The rental area is not considered booked and will not be reserved until checks have been received and rental agreements filled out. The Pavilion/Picnic table area and pool cabana areas are not available for reservations. They are first come, first served and may not be held or saved for events except by the Lifestyle office for community

    wide events. The Lifestyle planned events will be posted on the website calendar. Pool parties may only consist of 10 guests per household and the first two guests are free of charge. Please see the Lifestyle office for payment 7 days prior to your event. v

    Kids in Action at a Grand Hampton

    QuickStart Tennis Tournament, for Kids Ages 5-10 years of age

    Call us for a FREE TRIAL class at 813-949-9195. Dave Freiman, Director v


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