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|Today is Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month
supervisor benoit's office
760 863 8211
Lt. Mike Manning
760 863 8784
760 540 1878
760 393 3344
Bermuda Dunes Community
Coordinator Bermuda Dunes
1 951 955 3333
1 866 732 1444
760 320 1048
1 393 3344
Dept of Animal Services
760 343 3644
Bermuda dunes Airport
Robert Berriman, Mgr.
PH: 760 345 2558
ABOUT BDSA AND
4th Thurs. of every
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
BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
John Edward Clark
The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Admin staff can also assist
with access to the
Resident Login System
Admin hours are as follows:
If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:
Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Here is what
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.
Committee reports to the
Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum
New Manager is
The Management Co.
39755 Berkey Drive, Suite A
• Palm Desert, CA 92211
P: (760) 776-5100 x6343
F: (760) 776-5111
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Email us: Theblogfolks@bdcommun.com
|Palm Springs Art
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Thursday, 4-8 p.m.
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|FERAL CAT AND KITTY
ARE FEEDING FERAL
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8 weeks. I will come
and get them and take
care of them.
|Why the Resident Community Membership should be approved.
1. How are country club communities different from other community associations?
A. The existence of a Golf Course changes the character of the community because the golf course becomes the central focus of the
B. Members are dependent upon the viability of the golf course to maintain the value of properties within the community. Regardless of
being golfers or not and regardless if they are located on the course.
C. The Club House and other facilities add value to the community at large.
D. Membership in the club has a separate value of its own if it is transferrable.
2. What happens if an independent Golf Club fails?
A. The independently owned club has several options;
a. They can sell the club to a “for profit” course operator.
b. They can sell the real estate to a developer.
c. They can sell the club to the HOA.
d. They can file for bankruptcy and close down.
3. What are the possible results of each of these options?
A. Selling to a “for profit operator” could save the club for a time. Followed by increased fees, loss of privacy and a lack of concern for
property owners. If the operator is unsuccessful, they would likely just shut the course down and walk away. Due to current conditions in
the golf industry, the interest of golf course operators in such a purchase is very very low.
B. Sale to a developer would result in the construction of new residential units on the golf course property. These would tend to be
condos, units of another type such as assisted living facilities or even apartments.
C. Selling the club to the HOA could be beneficial if the HOA has the resources to purchase. The assessments would likely go higher to
cover both the cost of the purchase and the operations. (In order to sell to the HOA, the CC&Rs need to be amended).
D. Bankruptcy would be devastating to property values as the course would go barren and would eventually be sold to the highest bidder
with no concern for the future of the club.
E. In the Coachella Valley, where golf is of such high interest, the failure of a country club becomes general public knowledge almost
instantly. This causes a significant drop in property values as potential buyers are generally not interested in purchasing a home in a
failed club. The exception, of course, would be the speculators. This syndrome also holds true in other areas where golf clubs are
4. Is there an alternative option with a proven track record?
A. The 100% membership concept has proven successful in many other clubs, both locally and around the country. Some clubs were
structured that way by the developer while some have adopted it later.
B. What are the features of a 100% membership plan?
a. All property owners become members of the club. Usually “Social Members” with golfing as an extra option.
b. The members participate in the operation and maintenance of the club with the payment of a monthly dues assessment.
c. As Social Members, they have access to the club house and its facilities including dining, use of the lounge, parties and social events
and other community gatherings.
d. Additional facilities may exist or be added over time as desired by the membership.
5. What benefits accrue to the property owners under a 100 % membership plan?
A. The Golf Club is more financially secure thereby insuring its continuance.
B. Property owners tend to become more involved in their community.
C. The availability of the club’s facilities to property owners adds to the joys of living in the community.
D. Owners are likely to participate in activities at the club inasmuch as they are paying the monthly assessment anyway.
E. The Resident Membership, being attached to the property, is transferred to new owners when the property is sold. This adds value to
the property in the amount of the perceived value of the membership. The more active and successful the club, the greater the added
value. This usually appears as an increase in the “per square foot value” of the properties.
F. Inasmuch as the HOA is not purchasing the club, the costs to property owners can be much lower than if a purchase had to be
amortized over many years.
6. Has this concept been proven to work successfully?
A. Where the 100% membership has been in place for many years, the property values of the residences withstood the declines of the
recession, beginning in 2008, far better than those without that arrangement. (i.e. Sunrise CC, Chaparral CC)
B. In those clubs which recently faced the problems associated with declining club membership, the adoption of the 100% membership
has proven to be mostly smooth and has resulted in the retention of residential property values. (i.e. Avondale GC)
C. Research has shown that in clubs with 100% membership, per-square-foot property values have tended to be notably higher than
those clubs without this plan.
7. Where does BDSA and BDCC fit in this arrangement?
A. An agreement (MOU) has been worked out between these organizations that would be beneficial to both. This agreement remains
pending awaiting approval of the BDSA membership.
B. Under the terms of this agreement all BDSA members would become “Resident Community Members” of BDCC. They would have
access to the dining facilities, lounge, Grill Room and the use of the Club House for social activities within the guidelines of such activities.
C. An Easement in Perpetuity would be granted to BDSA for the development of additional activities for which the membership expresses
a desire. Examples are: Pickle Ball, Croquet,
Bocce Ball, exercise area, secure pet area, and other such functions. Additionally, members would have access to the club parking lot
when using the ‘Park’ facilities.
D. The plan, as agreed to, is for three (3) years with automatic annual renewals. Either organization can cancel with proper notice.
8. Why are BDSA members being asked to vote on this proposal?
A. This plan would bring BDSA into an area heretofore beyond its scope. The governing documents (Articles of Incorporation, CC&R’s,
and Bylaws) will need to be amended to permit the association to engage in this activity.
B. To be successful, a YES vote of 50% plus 1 of all potential votes is required. Therefore, a non-vote would be equivalent to a NO vote.
C. If the plan is rejected by the membership (receives less than the required number of YES votes) the agreement becomes void. The Club
would continue to function as it has in the past. There would be no further action on this matter.
9. Where does the Association Board of Directors stand on this proposed plan?
A. The Board has previously voted in favor of adopting this plan.
B. As a result of comments and suggestions received from members, some modifications of the original agreement have been made
which should be beneficial to BDSA members.
C. During the process of developing the proposed plan, the Board has worked closely with the Boards’ attorney to insure that all aspects
of the procedure were in compliance with the laws of the State of California and its existing governing documents.
D. The Board of Directors of BDSA believes that adoption of this arrangement with BDCC would be in the best interest of its membership
going forward. In considering the various aspects of the plan, only the interests of BDSA and its members was considered in settling upon
the terms with BDCC and their membership.
E. The Board is committed to bringing this proposal to a vote of the membership. They are prepared to accept the outcome as final. The
decision to continue with implementation of the Resident Community Membership or to drop the whole concept is strictly up to the
membership as expressed by a formal voting process.
F. The members of the Board of Directors encourage all BDSA members to cast their vote either for or against the proposal.
|Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Live – Dine - Play
Initiation Fee: $500 (non-refundable) Monthly Dues: $119
NO FOOD AND BEVERAGE MINIMUM IF THE RCM
Hey...this deal looks better all the time!
Capital Fee: $10 monthly
* Golf privileges - Special Rates for RCM - TBA
* Full privileges to the clubhouse, all dining, social events,
All fees subject to change.
|BELOW IS THE MEMBERSHIP YOU WILL GET
FOR $50...IF YOU VOTE YES...
NO INITIATION FEE OF $500 and $50 per month, not
$119, no F&B Minimum
AND GOLFING PRIVILEDGES....
|Palm Springs Art Museum in
Palm Desert Summer Hours
Monday, May 30 - Monday, September 5, 2016
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday,10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden
|Bermuda Dunes Country Club 2016 Summer
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from June 14th – July 26th
Time: 8:30-10:00AM Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
Ages: 7-14 (Boys and Girls are welcome)
Instruction will Include 5 Core Areas
1. Knowledge 2. Putting 3. Around the Green
4. Full Swing 5. Scoring
Instruction will include Contests and games that will test children’s
retention of the materials covered and mold each golfer’s
competitive skills while encouraging good sportsmanship.
Cost: $180 for 12 Sessions ($15 Per Session) or $20 Per Session
(Pay as you go)
Session Dates: 6/14, 6/16, 6/21, 6/23, 6/28, 6/30, 7/7, 7/12, 7/14,
7/19, 7/21, 7/26
*7/26 Time: 7:30-11:30 for our Golf Tournament and Awards Lunch*
Program will be instructed by US Kids Certified Coach: Jordan
Sign Up and Questions:
Please email Jordan Knickerbocker at email@example.com or
call the Golf Shop at 760-360-2481
*Sign up early space is limited*
COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS
August 26th-28th 2016
Friday, August 26th, 2016
Preview 4:00pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel - Palm Springs
888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
|BERMUDA DUNES SECURITY
|MORE COMMUNITY INFORMATION
|Bermuda Dunes Racquet Club
Yes we have discounts in
Place for BERMUDA DUNES COUNTRY CLUB residents
The Pool will be open for Members by September
Included in Membership
We Currently have two brand New Blue Tennis Courts with two more in the near future. We also have Eight Pickleball
courts. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America for Seniors.
Here are BDCC rates...
*Single Year. $200
*Single Seasonal. $100
Couple Year. $250
Couple Seasonal. $125
Family Year. $300
Family Season. $170
Also 20% off all Food at
Murph's Gaslight for one Year Members
Sincerely, raudel barba
MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE
|Dear Blog Folks,
First, thank you for all the effort that you put into your site. Secondly, my father passed away a couple of weeks ago after being a
homeowner in Montego West for years. He would be appalled, as I am, over the bickering. My siblings and I would like to keep
our parents home in Bermuda Dunes, but the attitudes of some of the residents are quite frankly disgusting. It is giving us second
thoughts about remaining in Bermuda Dunes. Just pass the proposal, improve the community, and get on with life. God bless!
Thanks so much for your comments. I agree it is not nice the way some folks are behaving. Hopefully the ballot will be
out soon and we can all get back to our lives.
|CLICK ON 90 DAYS OF SUMMER FOR ALL THE DETAILS...
|Mrs. B - Can you please add our Son's information on your
Cell phone #760-610-9211
He got his license May 6 so yes perfect driving record and he is
in the picture with his Toyota Tacoma so he can haul/move
items as well…
BDCC 16 year old young man with license and car for summer
jobs…mow lawn, wash car, pull weeds, run errands, dog
sitting/walking, water plants, get mail. We live on Starlight
Lane and our Cameron will be a junior at Xavier Prep and plays
baseball so can’t get a “real job” but he has time this summer
and needs gas money for his truck! He is very reliable and
extremely trust worthy… Thanks, Suzette
Thanks for sending us this info about Cameron. I have
added him to our List, Click on 'P' for pet sitting. I am still
figuring out where else to add him. I will let you know.
Love your Blog!! Just wanted to comment on the Austin, Texas info. – that we lived in Austin for several years – and the bat thing
(caves) was awesome! Think it was Lake Travis? We were California to St. Paul, Minnesota and then to Austin (with our 3M
Wishing you all the best!
Your old pal,
My son's are starting their own business. Busy Bee Live Bee
Removal. They will remove bees and relocate them to a safe
area. Their number is 760-673-8844 they will beat anybody
Look for Busy Bee on our List, Click on 'B' for bee removal
|Mrs. B: We sent this email to the Joint Committee, and would
appreciate it if you would post it on your fine blog:
TO THE BDSA AND BDCA JOINT COMMITTEE
Today we mailed our check, pursuant to the instructions we
received, in the amount of $25 as payment of the citation issued
for having our trash receptacle on the curb early. We left town to
be at our granddaughter’s birthday party, and put the receptacle
out a day early.
We would like to make two observations. First, our receptacle
was off the curb shortly after it had been emptied. It is obvious
from the number receptacles on the curb on Sunday evening and
Monday morning that the code is not enforced on weekends.
That makes sense, and is a nice courtesy to people that work
during the week and tend to travel on weekends. We wonder
why the same courtesy isn’t extended to those of us that no
longer have to travel on weekends?
More importantly, every resident of the community sees dozens
of CC&R violations every day – many of them unsightly, some
dangerous, and all ultimately reducing property values. In fact,
the condition of the neighborhood has deteriorated significantly in
recent years. We would hope that the Joint Committee’s new
found vigilance in policing garbage cans left on the curb early
might extend to more serious matters.
Don and Debi Aughenbaugh
|in response to Mr. & Mrs. Aughenbaugh's letter admonishing the
joint committee and for those in the community that aren't aware
of the committee's responsibilities let me try to explain. First of all
The joint committee is not responsible for issuing citations.
Citations are issued by BDSA and BDCA. The Joint Committee is
charged with the enforcement of the governing documents of
both associations, relative to vehicular restrictions, animal
control, trash containers and street watering.
As for the trash can issue, trash cans can be set out the
afternoon of the day before Burrtech is scheduled for pick up
(Currently scheduled for Friday) and they don't need to be
removed from the street until Monday noon, otherwise
homeowner is subject to a citation. In addition, the Joint
Committee takes into consideration the number of times each
homeowner has been cited for the same violation. Further, for
those not aware, you can contact Burrtech to set-out and pick-up
trash cans for a nominal fee, or better yet, befriend your neighbor.
As for their comment regarding "every resident sees dozens of
unreported CC&R violations everyday". MY RESPONSE: IT IS
EACH OF OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO REPORT
VIOLATIONS TO YOUR RESPECTIVE ASSOCIATION IF YOU
WANT TO SEE IMPROVEMENT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
A member of the Joint Committee
I was happy to hear the cat returned, but pets should
never be allowed outside on the loose. Besides injury
and disease, they are coyote bait.
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: Bermuda Dunes Community Website and Blog -
So glad he found his way home safely! I was thinking of the
coyote sightings and hoping he would be all right.
|Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
Forest: San Bernardino National Forest
District: San Jacinto Ranger District
Description: The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument is located in the northernmost end of the 900-mile
Peninsular Range of Southern and Baja California. The 272,000-acre Monument includes one of the steepest escarpments in the
lower 48 states: Mount San Jacinto Peak at 10,834 feet, rising 10,000 feet above the desert floor. This Monument is all about
gradients: from sand dunes, creosote bushes, and California fan palm oases, to agaves and pinyon trees, to Jeffrey pines and
white firs, and up to limber pines and high mountain meadows. Look to the south when traveling on Interstate Highway 10 through
Indio to Palm Springs. This land is both the ancestral and contemporary home of the native Cahuilla people.
Viewing Information: Although this is a very interesting area to view from the car, the best way to see it is to hike the trails or visit
the high country by way of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (in Chino Canyon off of Highway 111).
Unique plant communities include the palm oases. California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera) grows in the lower elevations of
several desert canyons. Indian Canyons, managed by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, is accessible by car and short
hikes. Other smaller oases are in Palm Canyon. Many of the plants used in basketry also grow in these desert canyons:
deergrass (Muhlenbergia rigens) and basket rush (Juncus textilis).
Singleleaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla), desert agave (Agave deserti), California juniper (Juniperus californica), Western bernardia
(Bernardia myricifolia), desert ceanthous (Ceanothus greggii), hollyleaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia) Mohave yucca (Yucca schidigeri),
along with other species flourish in the Pinyon Flats area along Highway 74.
The high country of the San Jacinto Wilderness, both State and Federal, includes seasonally moist mountain meadows with both
corn lily (Veratrum californium) and lemon lily (Lilium parryi). Limber pine (Pinus flexilis) and lodgepole pine (P. contorta ssp.
murrayana) also grow here. The dry desert peaks of the Santa Rosa Range support several near-endemic species: rock draba
(Draba corrugata), Ziegler’s aster (Dieteria canescens var. ziegleri), shaggy-haired alumroot (Heuchera hirsutissima), and
Davidson’s stonecrop (Sedum niveum).
Safety First: The 15.6 mile stretch of State Highway 74 takes you through the Monument and is a two lane road. It is the only road
access through this National Monument. The road is curvy coming up from the desert floor. Be cautious when passing and be
courteous to other vehicles on the road. If you plan to hike, take plenty of water and sunscreen with you and be aware of spiny
plants and rattlesnakes.
Directions: The Monument Visitor Center is a good place to begin a driving tour; it is located 4 miles south of Highway 111. There
is parking, information, several trails, and a bookstore. A good place to stop and view one of the steep canyons, Deep Canyon, is
the Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook that is 10 miles from the Visitor Center on Highway 74. This scenic highway, known as the
Palms to Pines Highway, will take you through the single-leaf pinyon and desert agave stands to Garner Valley where you can
view the Monument to the north.
Ownership and Management: U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto Ranger District, The Bureau of
Land Management, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and other partners.
Closest Town: Palm Desert, California
|5 hidden dangers summer can pose to pets
As people head outdoors to enjoy the summer weather, one of the ways many choose to do so is by spending time with their pets.
However, there are certain health hazards that owners should be aware of to make sure their four-legged friends remain safe and
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with Vet Dispatch, Lauren Connolly, provided five health risks that pet owners should be on alert for
throughout the summer.
It is not uncommon for pets to be treated for heat stroke and there are several types of dogs that can see increased risk. Dogs that
have shorter noses, such as Boston terriers, cannot cool themselves as efficiently as other breeds. Dogs that are always playing
outside, Labrador retrievers for example, can become so focused on what they're doing that they don't stop to cool down, Connolly
Dogs can overheat very quickly. Once their internal temperature reaches 109 F (normal temperature is about 100-102.5 F), they will
develop multiple organ dysfunctions and it will turn deadly, according to Connolly.
If there are indications that your pet is showing signs of heat stroke, the first thing you should do is remove them from the
environment and bring them to a cool room or shaded area.
"Offer cool water, but do not force your pet to drink it," Connolly said. "Place a fan directly on them and you may put water or wet
towels over their neck, back, arm pits and groin area."
She added that it is important to never use ice or ice water to cool a pet because cooling too quickly will cause the blood vessels to
shrink and can actually delay the cooling of the inner body.
Other animals or insects
Connolly said dogs have a tendency to stick their noses where they don't belong. Typically when dogs get sprayed by a skunk, they
end up getting sprayed in the face, which can cause irritation to the eyes.
Similarly, bee stings can result in a dog getting a very swollen muzzle. Other threats include venomous spider bites, which can
result in severe necrosis of the skin as well as poisonous snakebites, which are most common in the South, can even result in
For bee or insect stings, Connolly recommended using a credit card to try to remove the stinger if visible.
"You can apply a cool compress to the area and apply a mixture of baking soda and water to help neutralize the venom," she said.
Pets that show signs of facial sweeping or difficulty breathing should be taken to their local veterinarian as soon as possible.
Likewise, if a pet is bitten by a snake, and you are unable to determine if the snake is poisonous or not, it is best to take them to the
vet so they could administer an anti-venom shot.
During the summer months, there is also a greater amount of fleas and ticks. For those not on a good veterinarian recommended
flea prevention, "they can be awful," Connolly said.
While not all dogs sunbathe long enough to get burnt, Connolly said she has seen cases of dogs getting a sunburn.
"Any pet, dogs especially, can get burnt in areas where there is no to little fur such as the belly and the tip of the nose," Connolly
There are types of sunscreen made specifically for dogs, such as white pit bulls, Connolly said. Using regular sunscreen could be
detrimental because it may contain zinc, which can be toxic if ingested.
Having your dog shaved, could also be problematic, since it does not make them cooler and could lead to higher risk of sunburn,
Bacteria found in stagnant water puddles
Giardiasis is caused by a parasite found in drinking stagnant water or even walking through infected puddles, Connolly said.
Giardiasis is an intestinal illness and one of the most frequent symptoms are diarrhea, dehydration and upset stomach.
Another danger is leptospirosis, which is bacterial infection that can affect many animals, including dogs, and can lead to liver and
kidney damage and even organ failure. Both of these diseases can also affect humans.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the occurrence of leptospirosis in pets was once rare, but recently it has become
The clinical signs of leptospirosis vary and are nonspecific, the CDC said. Sometimes pets may not show any symptoms, which
include fever, refusal to eat or stiffness.
During the summer, Connolly said animals are much more likely to suffer from seasonal allergies causing issues such as ear
infections and itchy skin.
"Dogs and cats can get hay fever just like people, but for them it typically results in itchy skin and more commonly in dogs bad ear
infections," Connolly said.
Many ear infections are secondary to allergies. One way to treat them is by cleaning the ears with a veterinary prescribed
ear-cleaning solution once a month, or as recommended. The solutions will help prevent the accumulation of wax which worsens
the infection. It is also important to never use cotton swabs in your pet's ears.
"Once the first frost comes, you see a dramatic reduction in the seasonal allergy visit," she added.
|New Mexican Restaurant by CVS 42nd and Washington (Flor de Jalisco)
Went to the new Mexican food (take out and some sit in) restaurant. It is called Flor de Jalisco. I REALLY liked it. It is decent value
and the flavors were very good - The staff is nice and the restaurant is a typical store-front type place (not fancy) but nice food at a
good price. I recommend it. With the summer season, we need to support local food places so they stay in business. It is great that
we have a place like this near us. I am NOT a relative or a paid spokes person! LOL I just thought the staff all hard-working and the
Most cats don't wear collars, but chips would really help. I'm
sad for the little boy, losing his kitty. When I lived on Alta Vista
Country Club course in Placentia, I lost 4 cats to coyotes. From
then on, they were indoors only.
Golf is DOOMED in the Desert! Whoa, wait just a minute - -
I know, many of you right now are saying: "Crap, it's him
again!", but give me a break on this one.
There have been many 'gloom and doom' statements posted by
the nay-sayers over the months referring to the 'end of golf, and
that it's future demise is not only unavoidable, but staring us
right in the face. There have also been quite a few 'cut and
paste' pieces added to those posts on this blog site and, since
fair play should be a part of life, it's only fair that you hear me
out on this one. If fact, you owe me this time!
There is an interesting front page article in the USA/Desert Sun
today entitled; "Betting on the Big Spenders", and it deals with -
ready for this? - the bright future of golf right here in our Valley.
Without wasting your time recapping the basics the article, let
me pass on this little observation:
Fifty or sixty years ago, the well connected big money folks
started investing heavily in the Valley, and particularly in the
sport of golf, because they were ahead of us all in recognizing
the bright future it held. And, they were so right, and the
payback was immense! They wanted in, wanted in quickly, and
wanted in on the bottom floor.
Today, as the article I mentioned points out, it seems the same
thing may be today.
The big money folks are AGAIN channeling huge amounts of
cash in the sport because they again can see the bright future
in golf! And, I bet they're right once again! Ever heard of
Donald Trump and the frenzy that he's creating by purchasing
high end Clubs all over the world? He may not be everyone's
cup of tea politically, but the guy knows how to make money,
and where to put his! And, golf courses seem to look pretty
inviting to him and his ilk.
You know, it's a cyclical thing - About everything we know of
starts to slowly grow and, as the growth accelerates and others
jump in, it has a way of devouring itself. Think about it, that's
where our Desert golf is today! And, that's what we've been
As every industry struggles and the weak players are culled
out, new opportunities seem to present themselves, and those
in the know are among the first to hop in and take advantage of
many of these new opportunities. Could be a whole new ball
game here in our Desert folks, and those well connected big
money individuals just may know a bit more than the middle
class non-golfers here in our little community.
(Before you fire up those keyboards and start calling me
names, know that I understand that the article referred to is
concerned with the few high end Clubs in the Desert. But
remember, that's how our little Club started a half century ago
- as a select high end Club. We were among a handful at best,
and we're still out there pumping away. Things can never be
as they were for us in the 50's and 60's, but we'll continue to
make adjustments and will survive. Seems that Donna
Summer has a song that deal with that, doesn't she.
Remember the word; "Cyclical". )
Thanks for another great article. Keep them coming.
|***REVISED NOTICE & AGENDA OF BOARD MEETING***
Bermuda Dunes Security Association Executive Session Meeting Agenda
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (Closed) Executive Session at 2:00 p.m.
Bermuda Dunes Community Center, 78-400 Avenue 42, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Open Session starts at 3:00 PM
I. CALL TO ORDER
V. FORMATION OF THIRD PARTY CONTRACTS
Bermuda Dunes Security Association Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (Open) Regular Session at 3:00 p.m.
Bermuda Dunes Community Center, 78-400 Avenue 42, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. HOMEOWNER OPEN FORUM
III. MAY 26, 2016 MEETING MINUTES
IV. TREASURER’S REPORT OF MAY 31, 2016 FINANCIALS
V. DIRECTOR OF SECURITY REPORTS VI. MANAGEMENT REPORTS
VII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Security Committee – June 20th Meeting Minutes
b. Joint Committee – June 8th Meeting Minutes and Citation Log
c. Street Committee – June Report
d. Landscaping Committee – June Inspection Report
e. Emergency Preparedness Committee
VIII. CONTINUED BUSINESS
a. 2015 Year End Draft Financial Review Report
b. Proposed Changes to Commercial Vehicle Rules
IX. NEW BUSINESS
a. Approve the Community Membership Agreement (which has as an express condition that requires BDSA members to approve a
ballot measure in order for such agreement to be effective)
b. Authorize the dissemination of a ballot measure amending the BDSA Governing Documents and approve the Community
c. Appoint the Inspector of Elections for the ballot measure
d. Automation Pride proposals to install a remote at the Glass Gate and to repair the Main Gate barrier arm motor repair
X. NEXT MEETING – Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 3:00 P.M.
|Hi Mrs. B,
Today as I was leaving to do some shopping I noticed something in the street on Chapelton where it turns into Montego Bay and
the condos. Thinking it was trash, I stopped to pick it up and found it was someone's cleaning. It is from Classic Cleaners, a
woman's white dress with large black flowers with a turquoise center. Also a mans Izod shirt, white fading to light then darker grey.
If you could post this I would love to return the clothes to their owners. There is no ticket with a name on the cleaning.
We will be leaving Friday, early. I don't know when you will send out the next Blog, but if you could post it and someone responds
they can contact me at 760-567-7563 and I can make arrangements to get their cleaning back to them.
|COMMENTS FROM FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
I wish people with pets would be responsible owners.
I really love them and sometimes their owners put them at risk.
Always have your animals chipped...and keep in yards.
They become victims of predators in the neighborhood.
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
The 'nay sayers' on their FB page constantly say I am not
running a blog.
Following is the description of a blog and blogger:
A blogger posts regular entries on a personal or business site
known as a blog. There are a number of different types of
bloggers; personal bloggers, photo bloggers, and corporate
bloggers are a few types, among many others. A personal
blogger is one of the most common types. This person uses his
or her personal website to post entries about his life, opinions,
or interests. A blog can be a great way to communicate with
other people, and to meet people who share common interests.
A blogger with a personal blog may choose to update the
website every day, once or twice a week, or even just a few
times a month. The frequency of updates is completely up to
the person who is writing the website, though more frequent
updates tend to attract more visitors. In general, a blogger will
want to develop a certain amount of daily visitors; this will
ensure that the blog is actually being read, and makes it more
likely that people will comment on the entries.
Some personal bloggers are anonymous, and write their blogs
under a pseudonym for privacy. Others share their blogs with
friends, family, and coworkers, and some use a blog just as a
tool for keeping in touch with distant family. In general, it is a
good idea to assume that everything written on the Internet can
be read by anyone, even if the blog is anonymous. This means
it is possible for one's boss or coworkers to find a blog, which
could be potentially damaging to one's career if negative
information is included.
Some bloggers use personal sites to post music or photos.
These may be referred to as photoblogs, and may not include
any text at all in the entries. A blog can literally be anything the
blogger wants it to be; some blogs feature more than one
contributing blogger to make it more interesting to readers. A
number of blogs may also feature paid advertisements or
product reviews in order for the blogger to earn some extra
income or free products.
Some businesses use blogs on their websites in order to
establish a more personal appearance to customers.
Employees of the business will generally write these blogs,
which are of course not anonymous. A blogger responsible for
this type of blog will need to write about special events the
company is participating in, community service events, new
products, or anything interesting that is happening at the
business. Companies and even individual departments of a
company, may also host internal blogs similar to a newsletter,
as a friendly way to keep employees up to date on relevant
And as a blogger here are my responsibilites:
How you deal with comments is up to you, and will
largely depend on the type of comments your posts
receive. Some might just need a quick response via
another comment, some might not need a response at all,
and others you might want to respond to via email if
possible. At the least, acknowledging that people have
taken the time to write comments is an act of politeness.
Responding to comments can be a good way of building a
sense of community and expanding your readership. It
can also draw you into discussions, arguments, and
“flame wars” that you don’t want to have. Try not to be
baited into antagonistic situations, and remember that
you can always delete comments to your blog; your blog
is your responsibility, and it’s your privilege to control
what’s on there.
JUN 22, 1876
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
General Santa Anna dies in Mexico City
Embittered and impoverished, the once mighty Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna dies in Mexico City.
Born in 1792 at Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico, Santa Anna was the son of middle-class parents. As a teen, he won a commission in the
Spanish army and might have been expected to live out an unspectacular career as a middle-level army officer. However, the young
Santa Anna quickly distinguished himself as a capable fighter and leader, and after 1821, he gained national prominence in the
successful Mexican war for independence from Spain. In 1833, he won election to the presidency of the independent republic of
Mexico by an overwhelming popular majority. His dedication to the ideal of a democratic role proved weak, though, and he
proclaimed himself dictator in 1835.
Santa Anna’s assumption of dictatorial power over Mexico brought him into direct conflict with a growing movement for
independence in the Mexican state of Texas. During the 1820s and 1830s, large numbers of Euro-Americans had settled in the
area of Texas, and many of them remained more loyal to the United States than to their distant rulers in Mexico City. Some viewed
Santa Anna’s overthrow of the Mexican Republic as an opportunity to break away and form an independent Republic of Texas that
might one day become an American state.
Determined to crush the Texas rebels, Santa Anna took command of the Mexican army that invaded Texas in 1836. His forces
successfully defeated the Texas rebels at the Alamo, and he personally ordered the execution of 400 Texan prisoners after the
Battle of Goliad. However, these two victories planted the seeds for Santa Anna’s defeat. “Remember the Alamo” and “Remember
Goliad” became the rallying cries for a reinvigorated Texan army. Lulled into overconfidence by his initial easy victories, Santa Anna
was taken by surprise at San Jacinto, and his army was annihilated on April 21, 1836. The captured Santa Anna, fearing execution,
willingly signed an order calling for all Mexican troops to withdraw. Texas became an independent republic.
Deposed during his captivity with the Texan rebels, Santa Anna returned to Mexico a powerless man. During the next two decades,
however, the highly unstable political situation in Mexico provided him with several opportunities to regain-and again lose-his
dictatorial power. All told, he became the head of the Mexican government 11 times. Overthrown for the last time in 1855, he spent
the remaining two decades of his life scheming with elements in Mexico, the United States, and France to stage a comeback.
Although he was clearly a brilliant political opportunist, Santa Anna was ultimately loyal only to himself and he had an insatiable lust
for power. While Santa Anna played an important role in achieving Mexican independence, his subsequent governments were also
at least partially responsible for the loss of the Southwest to the United States. He died in poverty and squalor in Mexico City at the
age of 82, no doubt still dreaming of a return to power.
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|Great story and sooo glad for happy ending. Keep an eye open
now as may want to go wandering agaian. They are prescious
and 'out there' is no safe place for our loved ones.
All's well, this time.
Loving All Animals
|Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley is not a valley at all, but rather a wide, flat landscape interrupted by colorful red buttes and spires rising hundreds
of feet into the air. These are the last remnants of the sedimentary rock layers that once covered the entire region. Monument
Valley is contained entirely within the Navajo reservation, occupying both Utah and Arizona. This is is one of the most remarkable,
beautiful and famous landscapes in the world, early recognized by Hollywood as a stunning background for western films.
Ice Age Paleo-Indian hunters occupied the Monument Valley area between 12,000 and 6,000 BC. Archaic hunter-gatherers left
evidence between 6,000 BC and the Christian Era. Anasazi farmers arrived about the beginning of the Christian Era and suddenly
disappeared around 1300. Because of their unique pottery styles, they are called the Kayenta Anasazi. As early as the 1300s, San
Juan Band Paiutes frequented the area as temporary hunters and gatherers. They named it "Valley or Treeless Area Amid the
Rocks" and ascribed supernatural powers to the area. For example, Totem Pole Rock is said to be a god held up by lightning, El
Capitan a sky-supporter, and all of Monument Valley near Goulding's Trading Post a hogan that faces east.
Exploration & Settlement
Spanish and Mexican expeditions arrived in the 1700s to explore the area and to control Navajo raiders. In the early 1860s, Kit
Carson, accompanied by Utes, rounded up Navajos who had fled to Navajo Mountain. He relocated them to a reservation, but most
Navajo returned in 1868 to find themselves competing with prospectors seeking silver. Ernest Mitchell and James Merrick were
killed by Utes or Paiutes near the monoliths that still bear the miners' names.
In 1884, President Chester Arthur added this region by executive order to the Navajo Reservation, but prospectors continued to
search there for silver. John Wetherill and Clyde Colville established a trading post at Oljeto in 1906 until Wetherill moved to
Kayenta. In 1924, Harry and his wife Leone "Mike" Goulding established a post which is still in operation today and bears his name.
Monument Valley became world famous when it was featured in many western film classics, including John Ford's Stagecoach, She
Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Cheyenne Autumn. The Navajo Nation established the tribal park that includes some of the most
dramatic buttes, mesas and monoliths, making the area accessible to thousands of tourists who visit the region each year and
providing a major source of income to the Navajo people.
Monument Valley Tribal Park is 29,817 acres and sits at an elevation of 5,564 feet above sea level.
Plants & Animals
Monument Valley is the home of the famous "purple sage" of western lore, made more dramatic by the red sands of the area. There
are very few trees in the area because of the extreme dryness and lack of moisture, but an occasional juniper will appear near the
edges of the valley. When moisture is available, cliffrose, rabbitbrush and snakewood can be seen growing.
Due to the sparsity of habitat, there is not as much wildlife in Monument Valley as in other Colorado Plateau parks nearby. The
presence of Navajo peoples who live on this reservation, together with their dogs and sheep, also provides less habitat and
discourages an abundance of wildlife.
Monument Valley sits atop the crest of a wide anticline, the Monument Upwarp. These beautiful layers of sandstone, siltstone and
shale were deposited here in ancient times and were buried for millennia until, like the rest of the Colorado Plateau, they were
uplifted and folded. The reddish hues in the sand and rock of the valley are due to iron oxide; the black streaks of desert varnish
are manganese oxide.
Eroded by wind and rain, soft red shale undermines the stronger, vertically-jointed sandstone, producing the many buttes and
pinnacles. The buttes and pinnacles of Monument Valley are composed of Permian-age (270 million years ago) Cedar Mesa
Sandstone. The slopes at their bases are usually composed of Halgaito shale, while many of the spires have caprocks of red Organ
Rock shale, also from the Permian period.
Volcanic activity subsequently occurred in areas surrounding the Uplift, releasing molten rock from underneath. The only remnants
of the many volcanoes are the hardened cores (igneous dikes) whose scattered silhouettes tower in the distance. El Capitán, as Kit
Carson called it, or Algathla, "the place of the animal hides," as the Navajo call it, is one of the most prominent volcanic monoliths. It
rises 1,500 feet at the south end of the Monument Valley Uplift. Alhambra Rock is another igneous dike; it protrudes above the
surface north of Monument Pass.
A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is
assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons
and laws of the church, by hand.
He notices, however, that all of the monks are
copying from copies, not from the original manuscript.
So, the new monk goes to the Old Abbot to question
this, pointing out that if someone made even a small
error in the first copy, it would never be picked up!
In fact, that error would be continued in all of
the subsequent copies.
The head monk, says, "We have been copying
from the copies for centuries, but you make a
good point, my son."
He goes down into the dark caves
underneath the monastery where the original
manuscripts are held as archives,
in a locked vault that hasn't
been opened for hundreds of years.
Hours go by and nobody sees the Old Abbot.
So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him.
He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.
"We missed the R! We missed the R!
We missed the bloody R!"
His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably.
The young monk asks the old Abbot, "What's wrong, father?"
With a choking voice, the old Abbot replies,
"The word was ....
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
IT'S NOT JUST AN AIRPORT...IT'S SO MUCH MORE!
I first met Bob at a Bermuda Dunes Community Council meeting. I had asked him if he could give us an update on the
airport and the lastest news.
Bob was so professional, so informative and so happy to be a part of the community. He stressed the fact that the
airport was being updated from the new runway LED lights to improving the infrastructure; to adding palm trees;
making room for rental cars and just improving the facility overall.
This past week, I was given a behind the scenes tour of the facility. It was so much fun as I had lived on the airport
several years ago.
I addressed my concerns about people flying into the airport at night. I was thinking someone could fly into the airport,
and drive to another location and do something dangerous.
Bob made me feel at ease when he told me that no one can fly across a border without first landing in a Port of Entry
airport. Bermuda is not a Port of Entry airport. He went so far to say, that if anyone had tried to fly across the border
and land in Bermuda Dunes; they would quickly be confronted by the Homeland Security personnel and the Sheriff.
We discussed how we could work together as a community. Bob feels that it is important for the residents of Bermuda
Dunes to get to know the airport operations better. With that thought in mind, we would like to have a pancake
breakfast, with vintage cars, and an air show! How fun will this be?
Bob and the Community Council will be working together on this event. Hopefully, this will be scheduled sometime this
coming winter season.
They also rent out their hangars and facility for parties. Call him if you want to book one.
He also encourages people to visit the airport. They have a delightful patio (that faces the airport), they have a snack
machine and beverage/water macine, as well. What could be more fun than watching airplanes come and go?
Robert Berriman was selected as the Executive Manager of Bermuda Dunes Airport in May 2015. Mr. Berriman has over
thirty -eight years of State and Federal service primarily in Law Enforcement and Aviation Regulation. Mr. Berriman
started his career with the California Air National Guard in the San Francisco Bay Area. He later joined the California
Highway Patrol starting in the Los Angeles area as a Road Patrol Officer. During his career with the CHP he had
assignments as a Public Affairs Officer, Academy Instructor, Felony Investigator, Drug Task Force Coordinator and
lastly as a Flight Officer with the CHP Air Operations Program. He routinely patrolled the freeways and mountain roads
east of Sacramento from the air. After the CHP Mr. Berriman moved to the Palm Springs area and worked as the
Department of Homeland Security Law Enforcement Liaison at the Palm Springs Airport. He was a member of the
Riverside FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and coordinated Dignitary Protection details in the Coachella Valley. Mr.
Berriman then moved to the San Diego Airport, where he supervised a unit of Explosive Detection K9’s and their
handlers. His last assignment before retiring from Federal Service was at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
in Glynn County, GA. He was the senior aviation instructor specializing in General Aviation Airports. He is a natural fit
at Bermuda Dunes, bringing his extensive knowledge in Security, Airport Operations, and Federal Regulation. He
currently serves as a member of the Palm Springs International Airport Commission and volunteers at Friends of the
Desert Mountains, located at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
LET'S SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY AIRPORT!!
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Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Bermuda Dunes Airport is a privately owned “Public Use General Aviation, Utility Category Airport.” It is FAA
approved and operates under State of California and County of Riverside permits. The airport receives no agency
funding of any kind and operates without financial burden or obligation to the surrounding municipalities and general
public. Operation cost of the airport is borne by the owners and users of the facility.
Facilities include a 5,000×70 foot lighted runway and taxiway, one 15,000 square foot community hangar and
maintenance shop, one 13,500 square foot community hangar, lobby, pilot’s lounge, and office complex. There is also
approximately 500,000 square feet of aircraft ramp and parking space and a 44,000 square foot T-hangar complex,
which will accommodate 43 aircraft.
In Q4 of 2015, the airport underwent various, substantial changes with regards to staffing and facilities. The airport
has since introduced new management, facilitated employment opportunities for those new to aviation, introduced a
new maintenance operation and is currently engaged in a remodeling process for both the lobby and the adjacent
15,000 square foot hangar. A repaving project covering the runway and partial portions of the taxiway and West
parking ramp was completed in August 2015. Resurfacing and repainting of the adjacent hangar will be completed in
January of 2016. In total, the airport has parking accommodations for approximately 250 aircraft. The space for seven
additional hangar buildings has been reserved, which will accommodate an additional 44 aircraft.
Bermuda Dunes Airport is one of the very few successful privately owned, public use airport operations in Southern
California. The airport accommodates between ten and twenty percent of the “General Aviation Traffic” in the Coachella
Valley. “General Aviation Traffic” includes: Business, Corporate, Charter, Aero Medical, Flight Instruction, Aircraft
Rental, Scenic, Aircraft Sales and Maintenance, Private and Recreational operations.
There are approximately 11,500 operational activities (landings and takeoffs) per year which result in some 46,000
passenger activities. There are approximately 100 aircraft based at the airport with most of the ownership by private
individuals complemented by some business and corporate operators. The types of aircraft range from small, single
engine piston to multi-engine corporate jets. The size of the airport (110 acres) and the FAA required dimensional
standards prohibit the operation of large transport category aircraft (large airliners). There is also a residential airpark
with nineteen home sites. The airpark concept includes a home with an attached hangar that provides access to the
airport taxiway and all facilities.
In addition to the airpark, there is an adjacent Industrial Park accommodating more than sixty businesses with
designated lots having airport access for their corporate or private aircraft. Many of these businesses utilize airport
About thirty percent of the flight activities are Charter, Corporate, or Fractional Ownership flights. The four largest—
NetJets, Flexjet, Flight Options, and Jet Suite—make extensive use of the airport. About thirty percent of the flight
activities are private operators that live in the area and the aircraft rental service and flight school which operate four
aircraft and have several flights daily. The airport location, with its close proximity to unpopulated area, result in the
airport being an excellent training base.
The California Highway Patrol and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, including attorneys and individuals
with county-related jobs, operate occasional flights out of the airport, as various law enforcement offices are located
within five miles from the airport in the surrounding cities.
The airport receives occasional State Department Dignitary Protection Travel traffic, providing government officials and
their protection services—officials being as high ranking as former presidents—a point to enter and exit the Coachella
Bermuda Dunes is the designated airport for medevac flights with designations for both JFK and Eisenhower hospitals.
These flights are authorized to operate on a twenty-four hour per day basis. Many of these flights come from the eastern
and southern part of the state where hospital facilities are not available.
Bermuda Dunes Airport is a designated emergency facility of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG),
which is the organization that administers emergency services for disaster control for the Coachella Valley. In this
capacity, the airport provides an operation base for evacuation, transportation services of emergency personnel, and
other related emergency aviation activities and communications.
The airport also provides many additional client services including car rentals and catering. Service is also provided
for photo and motion picture site locations for commercial and entertainment production companies. There is an on-site
restaurant and tennis club.
The airport provides land space within its secured boundaries for the local water company, which operates 2 one
million gallon water storage tanks and a pumping station.
The runway and ramp facilities are open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The terminal facilities operate from 0600
(6:00 AM) to 2000 (8:00 PM) local time seven days a week (0600-1930 from June 1 to September 3). Bermuda Dunes is a
non-towered airport with a UNICOM radio facility that provides pilots with advisory information as to the wind
conditions, runway in use and air traffic. There is a published “Visual Flight Rule” (VFR) traffic pattern and noise
abatement procedure that enhances safety and minimizes noise and impact that flight operations may have on the
surrounding communities. Included is a curfew for turbine operations (jets) between the hours of 2300 (11:00 PM) and
0600 (6:00 AM) local time.
The Bermuda Dunes Airport is also actively involved in the budding aviation program at the local Shadow Hills High
School Aviation Academy, which aspired to give students the tools, education, and experience for a career in aviation.
The airport and its tenant operations provide employment for approximately thirty people.
The centralized location of the Bermuda Dunes Airport to all of the desert cities and, in particular, to the newer hotel,
country club and residential developments is very desirable to the general aviation traveler, as well as the high profile,
high income resident or visitor. In addition, being in close proximity to the Empire Polo Grounds—host location for the
annual Coachella Valley and Stagecoach Music Festivals—the airport provides a centralized, convenient destination for
tourist traffic in the Coachella Valley. The trained staff provides a level of service that satisfies the needs of all levels
of airport clientele.
According to Skyways Publications, studies of general aviation traffic and airport statistical information, indicates that
for each landing at the Bermuda Dunes Airport there are 3 persons on board, on average. Further, it is estimated that,
considering our level of clientele, each person spends approximately $200.00 per day during a three day stay.
Estimating that the airport has approximately 11,000 activities per year, the foregoing formula results in the airport
funneling about $6,600,000.00 dollars annually into the economy of the surrounding communities.
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