West Memorial June 2020

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West Memorial Jr. High 281-237-6400

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Poison Control Center 800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Memorial Hermann Katy Hosp. 281-644-7000

Houston Methodist W. Hospital 832-522-5522

WEST MEMORIAL IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Association Manager: Sherri Carey

Asst. Manager/Deed Restriction & ACC Matters: Tamara Henderson

Accounts Receivable: Brandie Galeas

Work Orders/Maintenance/Repairs: Tiffany Adamson

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Texas Children’s Hospital West 832-227-1000

Children’s Protective Svs. 713-394-4000

Harris Co. Public Health & Environment 713-439-6000

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

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West Memorial MUD 281-392-2290

WCA (trash pick-up service) 281-368-8397

West Memorial Civic Association, Inc.

Board of Director Assignments 2019-2020

PARK HOURS: 8 AM - Dusk, 7 days a week

TRASH PICK UP: Wednesday & Saturday

WEST MEMORIAL BOARD MEETINGS ARE

THE 4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7

PM AT THE CIVIC CENTER

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OFFICERS DIRECTORS EMAIL LIAISON FOR

President Pat Leo pat@westmemorial.org Constable Patrol

Vice President Jerry Wells jerry@westmemorial.org Deed Restrictions/ACC

Secretary Pauline Edwards pauline@westmemorial.org Website/Communications

Treasurer Pat Wilson patw@westmemorial.org Newsletter

Director Lindy Rajput lindy@westmemorial.org Community Events/Committees

Director Harry Woodstrom harry@westmemorial.org Landscape/ Website/Communications

Director Anna Khan anna@westmemorial.org Park and Playgrounds

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LET’S TALK ABOUT IT….

The West Memorial Civic Association has a duty to enforce neighborhood

regulations. These typically include violations of deed restrictions,

collection of annual assessments and related fees. The HOA Board’s

authority is established in state law for the purpose of maintaining

property values and quality of life. Enforcement proceeds along a defined

path that, to be fair, must be consistently applied. The process often

begins with a letter to the homeowner explaining the violation, which if

ignored, may eventually end up in a lawsuit. Fortunately, most violations

are resolved quickly following receipt of a letter. In rare circumstances the

Board sends the matter to its attorneys. The attorneys’ first objective is to

negotiate a settlement. Failing that, the Board must consider a lawsuit.

The Board positively hates to involve attorneys because its objective is

compliance not penalty. The attorney path is costly and slow and the fees

must eventually be collected from the homeowner, our neighbors. While

a case is pending the problem is not going away. The Board is eager to

meet with homeowners to negotiate a compliance plan but that process

must be initiated by the homeowner. A reasonable solution can usually

be agreed, especially when illness, loss of employment or other calamity

is involved. The Board meetings are held on the 4 th Tuesday of each

month (excluding May & December) beginning at 7 PM at the community

clubhouse on Kingsland Blvd.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Please remember that any exterior change to your home requires approval

from the Homeowners Association prior to performing the improvement

and/or addition. You can find the governing rules and application process

on the Association website at www.westmemorial.org or by contacting

management at thenderson@highsierramanagement.com.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

We are seeking volunteers for several upcoming projects. More

homeowner participation would be appreciated Please email

volunteers@westmemorial.org for more information or questions.

WEST MEMORIAL EMAIL ALERT &

NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

West Memorial has a new alert and notification system that works with

email. The alerts are for emergency notifications, security alerts and

messages from our constables. The notifications are for neighborhood

events, meetings and issues.

To be a part of the system, you must request the service. If you are

interested, open our website at www.westmemorial.org and locate the

Sign-Up icon on the right side of the main page. Follow the instructions

and you will receive all future alerts and notifications.

Anyone wishing to send an alert or notification should submit the

message to westmemorial@westmemorial.org for approval, posting and

transmission. Please direct any questions to harry@westmemorial.org.

TRASH SERVICE

WCA (Waste Corp. of America) is your trash collection provider. Each

homeowner/resident is responsible for initiating service and remitting

payment. WCA statements are issued quarterly via US Mail. Trash service

days are Wednesday and Saturday. Please have trash out at curb by 7 AM

each pick up day. Heavy Trash and/or extra bags are picked up on both

pick-up days, Wednesday and Saturday.

RECYCLING IS EVERY SATURDAY

WCA takes great pride in our recycling program and efforts. Ensuring the

best recycle program for our customers takes time and effort on both

sides. Please remove caps, liquids and food products from inside the

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containers. Please only use the recycle bins for recyclable materials, not

as an extra trash container.

WCA will collect papers, plastics, aluminum and tin cans that are placed

within the provided recycling bin. If items exceed container capacity,

please place them adjacent to bin.

WCA will provide each current residence with one recycling bin. WCA will

replace any bins that are defective or otherwise become unusable due

to normal wear and tear. Theft, lost or additional bins can be replaced at

$8 each.

If you find items left in your bin that are not recyclable please dispose of

these items in your trash container for the next scheduled pick up.

HOLIDAYS: When regular pick-up falls on a holiday, New Year’s Day,

Memorial Day, July 4 th (Independence Day), Labor Day, Thanksgiving

Day, and Christmas Day, the pick-up will be made on the next regular

scheduled pick-up day. If your recycling day falls on a holiday it will be

picked up the next week on your normal scheduled recycle day.

BILLING: WCA will invoice each individual residence on a quarterly basis.

Bills are due 30 days after receipt. Any residents failing to pay will receive

a statement, have services discontinued and incur a $25 late/reconnect

service fee.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Waste Corporation of Texas

8515 Highway 6 South, Houston, TX 77083

Ph: 281-368-8397

SOLICITING

Soliciting is prohibited in West Memorial Subdivision. Please make

sure you have a sign posted on your residence for no soliciting. If you

are approached by a solicitor, please call the Constable’s office at 281-

463-6666. Continue to call this number if you see suspicious person or

vehicles.

STRAY ANIMALS

Do not hesitate to call Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191, if

you see animals that are roaming the neighborhood unleashed.

WEST MEMORIAL CONSTABLES

Please make sure you call and report any suspicious behavior. Please file a

report for any stolen or missing property we need to know what is going

on in the neighborhood. Our Constables patrol our subdivision 24 hours

a day/seven days a week. Please call them at 281-463-6666 to report any

disturbance or to request vacation patrols.

WEST MEMORIAL WEBSITE

www.westmemorial.org is the address for West Memorial information

on the internet. The web site contains pool information, Board member

contacts and complete documentation of your deed restrictions. It

also contains neighborhood information, including schools, security,

recreation and local worship centers. Check it out, you might find

something you have been looking for.

DEED RESTRICTIONS

The purpose of Deed Restrictions in your neighborhood is to protect

and enhance property values. They set guidelines for initial construction,

perpetual maintenance and property use. As residents agree to abide by

the majority view; the style and standards of a community are established

and everyone benefits. For your information, restrictions are written by

the developer before the first home is constructed and the Association

is then charged with the on-going responsibility of enforcing them.

They can be changed, but a very large percentage vote of homeowners

is required to do so. Please let us know if you see a problem in the

neighborhood.

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REWARD

West Memorial Civic Association’s Board has approved the following:

A $250 reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest

and prosecution of person or persons vandalizing or destroying West

Memorial Civic Association property.

STREET LIGHTS

Your Association pays for streetlights from your annual dues, whether

they work or not. If a light is out in your area, please call 713-207-2222 and

report it. You may also report outages online at www.centerpointenergy.

com/outage. Each light has a number on it. When reporting the out light,

give the pole number and street location. We want all lights to work. A

lighted area is a safer area.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your

name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and

the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want

on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails

in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want

to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will

remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible

for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check

out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a

list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.

Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those

seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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Assembly of God Church, located at 24911 Roesner Road in Katy. VBS

will be held Monday through Friday, July 20 th -24 th , from 5-8:30 PM. Prekindergarten

through those who have completed fifth grade are invited

to come experience the life changing power of Jesus love. There are Bible

experiences, science fun, cool songs, team games and tasty treats; all

for free! Children attending “Rocky Railway” VBS will be able to join this

year’s mission project to provide for families in Ecuador. Come join this

“mountain top” adventure. Register at www.flag.church. Call 281-392-

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CAMPS

A.D. PLAYERS AND ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP 2020

The Academy plans to begin our Summer Camp 2020 “Fun Under the

Big Top” on June 8 th . A.D. Players and Academy Staff will be taking extra

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CREATIVE WRITING & ILLUSTRATION

SUMMER CAMPS

The iWRITE Organization will host Creative Writing & Illustration Summer

Camps around the Houston area, allowing young writers to bring their

stories to life! iWRITE was founded ten years ago by children’s author,

Melissa Williams Murphy, in order to give students the opportunity to build

their writing skills and boost their creative confidence through all kinds of

writing programs and publishing opportunities. This summer young writers

can learn straight from the pros! The iWRITE summer camps and workshops

will be held in June and July in the Cypress, Spring Branch and Ft. Bend

areas with opportunities for kids ages 8 to 16 years old. Students will

learn character development skills that can be used in all types of writing,

how authors brainstorm and turn ideas into a story, how illustrators bring

characters to life through art, fun editing techniques and even how to get

your work published. Visit iWRITE.org to learn more, meet the instructors

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please contact Nicole@iWRITE.org or call the office at 713-845-5811.

THE ARC OF KATY’S SUMMER DAY PROGRAM!

THE TIME TO ENROLL IS NOW!

The Arc of Katy is currently taking applications for three Summer

Program sessions for teens and adults with intellectual and development

disabilities who are at least 16 years of age and meet the program’s

minimum requirements. The Day Program will be held Monday through

Friday, weekly, from 8 AM until 3 PM at: The Arc of Katy, 5819 Tenth Street,

Suite C, Katy, Texas 77493.

Three Sessions are being held this Summer:

Session 1: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session 2: June 29-July 24, 2020

Session 3: July 27-August 14, 2020

Each session will include a variety of fun activities including excursions,

crafts, life skills, games and much more. Summer Program cost is $35

per day and participant must be a current member of The Arc of Katy to

participate. Participants will bring a snack and lunch most days and will

receive an Arc of Katy t-shirt. For more information and forms, call 832-

754-9802 or please visit www.thearcofkaty.org.

National Selfie Day

Cell phones and social media have transformed our lives. These

technologies have enabled us to communicate with each other in a

way that just wasn’t possible before their invention. And one form

communication or self-expression depending on how it’s used, it the selfie

- the act of taking a picture of yourself with a cell phone or webcam and

posting it to social media. It’s an act that has taken the world by storm,

which is probably why there’s now a holiday to celebrate it called National

Selfie Day. A day, which has been celebrated annually since 2014 on June

21 st . So why not grab your cell phone, snap a picture of yourself and post

it on the Internet on this glorious holiday? After all, millions of people all

over the world are probably doing that very act anyway - holiday or not.

The History of the Selfie: While people have been taking pictures of

themselves for quite some time, most experts agree that the selfie first

evolved into its modern version when people started taking pictures

of themselves to post on MySpace between 2003 and 2005. However,

it was a drunk Australian on Flickr in 2004 who coined the term “selfie”

to describe the act of taking a picture of yourself and posting it to social

media. Then as the years passed and cell phone technology, as well as the

independent technologies of the various social media outlets improved,

selfies themselves began to improve. And as they improved, they

increased in popularity. In 2013, the selfie would then hit the mainstream

when the Oxford Dictionary added the term “selfie.”

The History of National Selfie Day: The first time National Selfie Day

was celebrated was on June 21, 2014. It was started by DJ Rick McNeely

as a way to get people to enjoy taking selfies of themselves and to do it in

a creative way. Not long after he invented it, the holiday took off. Source:

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JUNE IS NATIONAL CAMPING MONTH

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you like roughing it or prefer to have a few modern conveniences when heading out to the trail, it’s

important to keep a few things in mind:

1. Make sure you have plenty of fresh water or a fresh water source.

2. Take a first aid kit and that it is stocked.

3. Pack waterproof matches.

4. Take non-perishable food such as granola bars, jerky, peanut butter, chocolate bars and dried fruits,

especially if you are not taking a cooler.

5. Pack fruits, vegetables and meats separately and keep chilled in a cooler.

6. Include sunblock, even for cloudy days.

7. Rain gear, jackets and blankets are necessary for cooler weather.

Around the country, there are a variety of campsites available. The more modern campsite includes showers

and recreational facilities. These often include water hookups and parking pads for RVs and campers and

cabins to rent as well as more primitive sites with no electrical hookups designed for tent usage. Other

parks only allow primitive camping and require everything you pack into the park to be packed out. So,

seriously consider your needs if you are hiking into the park for your stay. These are not for the glampers.

Gather family and friends, don’t forget the s’mores supply and go camping! Nature is calling and there are

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Miller, Feverfew, Gaillardia, Geranium, Marigold, Petunia, Pinks, Portulaca,

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Vegetables: A strong blast of water in the morning rids plants of most

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• Vegetables to plant: Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant sets,

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prevent erosion, soil compaction, and crusting. Lastly, a 2-3 inch layer of

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