IT'S FINALLY HERE!

OFFICIAL DATE FOR *DOG WALKER WATCH KICK OFF:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH - 10:00 AM

BERMUDA DUNES COUNTRY CLUB
(Area by the waterfall/lake)

Lt. Johnny Roderiquez will be here to help pass out information. He will also give
us some good advice on what we can do to help protect our neighborhood and
community...And answer any questions we may have.

Show up with your dogs (on a leash). If you know of someone who may not get our
Blog, invite them too.
Or even if you don't have a dog - come get acquainted with your neighbors and
meet Lt. Rodriquez.

This should be lots of fun...
Mrs. Blogfolks

*We are now part of a National Organization and they prefer we use
'Dog Walker Watch', instead of Paw Patrol. The dog walker is doing the watching
and dogs are walking...whatever!

LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES...
THE BLOGFOLKS CONTACT INFORMATION

Email us: Theblogfolks@bdcommun.com
REMEMBER:

OUR ADS ARE FREE - SEND US YOUR FOR SALE ITEMS!!
Miss Ellie & Frankie
say:

'Click HERE  to
help
feed animals'

BE A GOOD
FRIEND TO AN
ANIMAL IN NEED!
He who helps the guilty shares the crime

*Be sure to include your dog in our Dog Walker Watch

AND...REMEMBER THIS IS FOR ALL 7600 RESIDENTS OF BERMUDA DUNES!

PHRED
LEADER OF THE PACK
Owners, Steve and Nadine Elliott

























We will keep a list of dogs and their owners. Please send us a photo of
yourself and your dog, if possible.

This program will get kicked off the 9th of October - with great Hoopla!!
Lt. Johnny Rodriquiz will be available to answer questions and we
also have a few surprises in store !

In the interim, get signed up so you can be included in all the fun, classes and festivities!

BE A PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY!
HERE WHAT'S
HAPPENING







AG TRAIL WEBSITE
Click
HERE

BDSA Meeting
Adm Bldg
4:00 PM
3rd Thursday of
every month

BDSA
Responsibilities:

Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
street/gate signage.

BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Please click
HERE
if you are having problems
and need to contact
Desert Resort Mgmt
for any BDSA
related issues. Forms
without a valid name, email
or phone number will not
receive a response.
Responses can take up to
one day.

The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Admin staff can also assist
with access to the
Resident Login System
and stickers for gate
access.

Admin hours are as
follows:

Monday 10-6
Tuesday10-6
Wednesday Closed
Thursday10-6  
Friday10-6
aturday Closed         
Sunday Closed

If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:

Telephone Numbers:

Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Admin Building:
760-772-3140
Desert Resort Mgmt

BDCA MEETS
EVERY 2ND
TUESDAY,
EXCEPT AUGUS
T

Adm Bldg
4:30 PM
Bermuda Dunes
Home Owner's
Association

Here is what
BDCA is
responsible for:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Association
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
landscaping, pool
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.

The Architectural
Committee reports to the
Community Board.

Dues are $120 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum.

Monarch is the BDCA
management company.


You may call Monarch
Management direct at
760-776-5100Blo
THAT'S IT FOR THIS TIME

REMEMBER, IF YOU DON'T  WANT TO RECEIVE OUR WEBSITE AND BLOG

JUST UNSUBSCRIBE AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR EMAIL

If you know a friend or neighbor who would like to get on our email list, have them email us:
theblogfolks@bdcommun.com

Keep sending in ads, vendor suggestions, complaints or kudos.

Cheers,

The BlogFolks
Today is Thursday, September 25, 2014
Click HERE  for Crime in Bermuda Dunes






Click
 HERE for Bermuda Dunes Crime Spot
NEW MEMBERS OF DOG WALKER WATCH
JOINING PHRED

Tanner (Looking forward to Paw Patrol)









Mom and Dad
Tom and Nancy Coates


Bella (Relaxing before Paw Patrol Duty)











Mom and Dad
Carla and Paul Bannock


Louie the French Bulldog












Mom and Dad
Mike and Marcy Hauser


Nicky















Mom
Sandy Nirschl


Annie and Sasha
join Paw Patrol












Mom and Dad
Jack and Helen


Riley and Macy
are delighted to join Paw Patrol --
they can barely tolerate golfers, so will be more than happy to identify
suspicious persons lurking about!!










Mom and Dad
Nancy and Ed Cooney


MORGAN









Morgan is one of my favorite dogs and I love having her help us out.
She is getting more mature and probably won't be out on patrol, but
her heart is with the pack!!
(Shame on her Mom for taking advantage of an old dog) Hehe

Mom
Linda Roth

ODDS AND ENDS AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
AND COMMUNITY
We are counting the days until we can get some of Murph's
Famous Pan Fried Chicken!!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR




DESERT DUNES 2ND ANNUAL
INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
At the Bermuda Dunes Country Club

DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

TIME: 8:15 AM SHOT GUN

FORMAT: SCRAMBLE

ENTRY FEE: $150.00 PER PERSON
Price Includes: Continental Breakfast, Cart, Tee Package, 18 Holes of Golf and Lunch
All gratuities are included

We have tee times for 72 players

LUNCH, AWARDS AND RAFFLE FOLLOWING PLAY
Lunch Only w/Raffle Tickets $30.00

Proceeds go to:
The Stuart and Barbara Spencer FOLD Scholarship
Friends of the Living Desert

ANY QUESTIONS?
Contact: Donna Hubenthal-Nelson, BDCC Hostess
Email: dhateasystreet@msn.com
Hello Blogfolks:

The City of Palm Desert will be hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
class the week of October 20, 2014  The five day course will be from 10/20 to 10/24 (8:00
AM-Noon each day) and be held at Palm Desert City Hall (Council Chamber). This class will be
available to all residents of the Coachella Valley and space is limited to 40 people; however,
a waiting list will be maintained. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who
may be interested in attending.

Sincerely,

Stephen Y. Aryan

Stephen Y. Aryan
Risk Manager
Office Direct: (760) 776-6326
E-mail: saryan@cityofpalmdesert.org
73-510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Click
HERE for CERT Flyer and Additional Information

THIS IS A FABULOUS EVENT!!



6th Annual Super Pet Adoption Festival
Save The Date  November 15 &16, 2014

Calling All Animal Lovers!   

Come and enjoy an absolutely fun filled weekend of lovable and adoptable pets, family activities, fabulous food,
live entertainment and shopping for unique animal inspired items.

Loving All Animals’ spectacular 6th Annual Super Pet Adoption Festival is November 15th & 16th, 2014 at Rancho
Mirage Community Park (formerly Whitewater Park), Rancho Mirage CA.

This Wizard of Oz themed event, “There’s No Place Like A Home” will be your chance to meet over 500 adoptable
dogs, cats and birds brought to the festival by over 40 animal organizations.

This festival is a great place to see all different types of animals, talk to experts and find the perfect new member
of your family.  Attendees will have the opportunity to microchip adopted animals and new pet owners will receive
a wonderful gift bag. As an added benefit, all adopted animals will receive a free health check by local
veterinarians.

Whether you already have a family pet, are seeking another one, or simply looking for something fun to do, this
event offers enjoyment for everyone.  Plus you will be helping over 500 homeless pets find their forever home!

General Admission is $5.00 per person;
children under 12 years of age are free.

For more information please call 760-834-7000 or visit http://lovingallanimals.org
ANYONE WANT TO START A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?














CONTACT US AND WE WILL GET SOMETHING SET UP...

We have done this before - it is fun and very informative.
We meet at the Bermuda Dunes Clubhouse!!
TBF
THE HOT SHEET
Click
HERE
FALL IS HERE
AND THE FUN BEGINS...SAVE THE DATES
MORE INFORMATION FOR YOU!

9th Annual Desert Garden Community Day

When
Saturday, October 18, 2014


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Novice and expert gardeners will all enjoy this event.

There will be something for everyone including exhibits and information booths from local water agencies,
gardening clubs, and The Living Desert.  This popular, free event features workshops on water-wise
gardening, garden design, proper pruning techniques, irrigation practices and many other topics.  See below
for a list of participants and classes.

Participants

The Living Desert
Vintage Associates
UCR Master Gardners
California Native Plant Society
College of the Desert
Synthetic Grass Depot
CV Water Counts (Water Agencies)
Mission Springs Water
Desert Water Agency
Coachella Valley Water
City of Coachella Water
City of Indio Water
Water Wise Now

Speakers, Classes, and Demonstrations*
The schedule for the classes below will be posted soon.   

Proper Pruning
Emphasis on shrubs, citrus, grasses and how to repair improperly pruned natives

Al Hollinger, arborist and operations manager, Vintage Associates

The Big Switch-Turf to Drip, Hands On Irrigation System Conversion
Spencer Knight & Water Wise Now

Drought Clinic
Katie Ruark, Desert Water Agency & Derek Nguyen, City of Indio Water Authority; CV Water Counts

DIY Grass Removal - Make Way for a Desert Garden!
Mike Henry

“Alter-Natives”
Great alternative native plants to traditional garden choices
Robin Kobaly, Executive Director, Summer Tree Inst.

Colorful New Desert Adapted Plants for Your Garden
Wendy Proud, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery

Growing Vegetables in the Desert – Sustainable Edible Garden
Angela Fasano, CVWD

Natives for Newcomers
Designing a garden that will attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
Glenn Huntington, Vintage Associates

How to be a Weed Warrior in your own Back Yard
Invasive Species: How to spot them and what to do about them.
Jennifer Prado, Friends
of the Desert Mountains

Where Does My Green Waste Go and How do I Get it Back as Mulches or Soil Amendments for My
Garden?
Letty Vasquez, Site Manager Coachella Valley Compost & Valerie Ward, Director Community Affairs
Burrtec

Habla Espanol? No Problemo! Communicating with your Landscaper.
Includes handout with important key phrases.
Linda Knight, M.A. in Education and creator of simple and effective methods for bridging the communication
gap between different cultures.

*Subject to change. Class sizes limited.
Hi,
Can I place a request in the next Blog to borrow or rent a Pack 'n Play (portacrib) and high
chair from December 19th to the 28th?  I will be forever grateful!
Thank you,
Nancy Cooney
760-772-6187

Hi Nancy:

Of course, we would  be happy to post this for you.

TBF
From: RoseAnn Zirpoli <tvmom2@aol.com>
To: theblogfolks@bdcommun.com
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:17 PM
Subject: Update on attempted burglery

Hi Blogfolks:  

Thank you guys so much for allowing such a dedicated spot for all of us to receive
valuable information - and to vent when necessary!

Follow Up on attempted burglary 3:00 A.M. on September 10th

I arrived home on Friday, September 12th and I noticed that all my outdoor lights
(which were are on a timer) had been tampered with.  I  immediately called 911 -- a
deputy arrived  and began dusting all the fingerprints left behind  along with taking a
full report regarding the September 10th incident from both me and my neighbor who
originally alerted our security in my absence.  FACT:  The adult perp lives within our
gates with his parent(s) and has a prior police record and is allegedly on parole. I am
fully aware of his name and address.  Perp also knows - I know!

In the meantime I now have a full video recorded security system direct to my iphone
and a 24/7 security alarm company in play.  Smile -- Gotcha!  Why does the
community keep everything so hush.  Shouldn't we shout out from the rooftops to
alert all our neighbors? When was the last time the security management ever sent
you a crime report? When was the last time you read about any incidents within the
gates pertaining to crimes?  It is not that it is not occurring but THEY rather we are
not informed or educated on this situation.  Are we trying to maintain a false sense of
security or trying to keep up a false image?  Let's shout out that there is a FUNGUS
AMONG US and we will stop you and anyone who wants to be like you.  If no one
takes a stance or speaks up  to inform us what is truly happening -- our beautiful
community will turn to crap.  I made myself loud and clear with our Security and
Security Management -- Thank goodness for Mark who was truly the only person
willing and eager to assist me.  

Stay safe and out of harms way!

Hi RoseAnn:

You make some good points. I have sent your email to many on the Security
BOD.

And by the way, stay safe yourself.

TBF
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE FORMING

Dear Mrs. Blog Master

I am looking for five (5) individuals willing to serve on a planning committee to prepare a plan for
our gated community. It will require meeting once a week until the plan is prepared and approved.
It will involve considerable time reviewing, researching and listening. I want to get total
representation so need people from all areas of our gated community.

This is a great opportunity to help your community as it will make a difference, if and when, we
have a disaster.

Thanks,
Bob Nelson
BDSA Board of Directors

If you would like to be part of the team:

Email: robertnelson_3@msn.com
DATE CHANGE:
Now Opening the latter part of September
BERMUDA DUNES SECURITY ASSOCIATION

Request for Self-Nominations

September 22, 2014

Dear Residents,

The Bermuda Dunes Security Association Annual Meeting of the members will be held on
November 20, 2014. The purpose of the meeting is to elect three (3) Directors to serve three (3)
year terms for the Association.

If you would like to serve your community as a Director, please call for a self-nomination form at
Desert Resort Management,
P.O. Box 14387,
Palm Desert, California
92255-4387, or fax (760) 346-9918.  

Please return this form no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, October 10, 2014 to ensure your name
will be included in the voting materials.

Sincerely,

Leslee Williams, PCAM, AMS, CMCA

Community Association Manager

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Bermuda Dunes Security Association
At last evening board meeting we were advised by resident along Fred Waring that he lost his air
conditioner. This in addition of the four residents that lost their gate operators on two occasions.
BDSA patrols not only the front of these homes but also the rear after 7 PM. If something is noted
out of ordinary they notify resident, sheriff, etc.

If a resident sees a truck parked in front of their home and cannot identify I suggest they call the
sheriff. BDSA cannot take action on such a situation. Did residents call the sheriff and report the
thefts?
Locking  the gate would also help.

I refer all residents to the web site and read the responsibilities of BDSA.

I hope this answers questions. Thanks again,

Glen Smith, President
BDSA
Blogfolks:

Can you please post these on the Hot Sheet?

Thanks,

Sam Henderson/David Czibik

David's phone is 760-565-1282

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Hello Blog Folks,

I am so used to calling my daughter by her given name but she is married oops! Her name is now Kali
Dalton. I have attached her business card. The name of her company is Kali Clean.

Thank you

Sharon Bryant

Hi Sharon:
Thanks for the update. We will need to have her business card sent to us in a jpg file.
Thanks
TBF



WHEN EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY, YOU'RE IN THE
WRONG LANE!!!!

RIDING SHOTGUN ON BERMUDA DUNES...THIS IS PART OF WHAT I REPORT ON A DAILY BASIS
TO CODE ENFORCEMENT.
PHOTO TO THE RIGHT LOOKS FISHY - I SENT THIS PHOTO
ALONG WITH THE ADDRESS TO THE SHERIFF TO CHECK OUT!
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no
real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Pablo Picasso