PPOA Board Vacancies

DISTRICT 1 – 9:30 AM, Ponderosa Property Owners’ Association

2021 Board Special Election, Sunday, December 12, 2021

UPDATE *****ELECTIONS*****

The PPOA held elections at our September meeting and two positions were filled on the Board of Directors by Rich Thomas and Melanie Cope.  Two more openings are available to fill the remaining 1 year term of recent resignations.  A special election will be held at the PPOA meeting on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

Nominations are now being accepted for interested parties.  Anyone interested in being on the Board of Directors should contact Lorna or Mike McWilliams (serving as our nominating committee) at:  lornamc84@gmail.com or (661)304-4945 by December 1, 2021. If you have questions about the positions you may contact Board Member Richard Thomas at 559-542-2970 cabin or 805-798-0595 cell or richjefe@gmail.com We will also accept nominations from the floor at the Sunday, December 12, 2021 meeting.  Once the slate of candidates is finalized, an election will be conducted by vote of “eligible” members present at the meeting. 

The PPOA Bylaws define “Eligible” members as “dues paying members of the association, including Board Members and shall be restricted to one vote per member.  No property owner may have more than one membership per family, regardless of the numbers of lots or parcels owned by the family or the number of members of such family.”

Additionally, the Bylaws state: “Immediately after such election or as early as feasible thereafter, the new Board shall meet for the purpose of selecting among their members the Officers of the Association.” 

The Ponderosa Property Owners’ Association is a non-profit corporation that was created for the purpose of promoting the welfare and enjoyment of the property owners at Ponderosa. The government of the Association is conducted by a Board of Directors which consists of seven members and various committees. The four officers are President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.

The PPOA encourages all owners in the community to renew their membership or join the association if they are not members.  Contributions from membership are critical for the association to maintain its activities and consider new initiatives. Through the support of its membership and active engagement of volunteers, the PPOA has provided many services to the community during the past year.  This includes support of the Fire Brigade (now an independent entity), maintenance of the mail room and Commemorative Shelter, replacement of street signs, maintenance and expansion of an internet presence (https://facebook.com/ponderosacalifornia and https://ponderosaca.com), initiating and coordinating social events, maintenance of a membership directory and quarterly publication of a community newsletter.

All the benefits of the PPOA are provided for a minimal annual fee of $30 for homeowner and $15 for landowner. A membership form is available in the back of this newsletter.

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