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3rd Thursday of
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
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
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
Admin hours are as
If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:
Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Desert Resort Mgmt
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 $120 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum.
Monarch is the BDCA
You may call Monarch
Management direct at
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|Today is Thursday, February 26, 2015
|WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR
THIS FUN EVENT!!
(This event does NOT have anything to do with The Dunes
in the gated community)
DESERT DUNES 2ND ANNUAL
At Bermuda Dunes Country Club
DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
TIME: 8:15 AM SHOT GUN
ENTRY FEE: $150.00 PER PERSON
Price Includes: Continental Breakfast, Cart, Tee Package, 18 Holes of Golf, Lunch and one
free drink ticket
All gratuities are included
LUNCH, AWARDS AND RAFFLE FOLLOWING PLAY
Lunch Only $30.00
Proceeds go to:
The Stuart and Barbara Spencer FOLD Scholarship
Friends of the Living Desert
Contact: Donna Hubenthal-Nelson, BDCC Hostess
Note from Mrs. Blogfolks:
Gather a group of friends and come join us. You can purchase raffle tickets to win the
many, many raffle prizes donated by our friends in Bermuda Dunes and many more
supporters of this event.
EVERYONE IS INVITED!!
Cheers to you!
760 772 9053
be found on
The Pet Place
|NEWS FROM FRIENDS AROUND OUR
|COACHELLA VALLEY WILDFLOWER
Saturday, March 7th
9:00 AM - 4 PM
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING
Shuttles run from St. Margart's Church
47-535 Hwy. 74, Palm Desert
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FESTIVALS
THE VIEWS ARE INCREDIBLE...THE BAR
OVERLOOKS THE WHOLE VALLEY
THE FOOD IS SPECTACULAR AND IT IS ONLY
ABOUT 30 MINUTES AWAY!
|SAVE THE DATES
April 24 - 26, 2015
Coachella Valley Stagecoach Country Festival is a three-day annual event featuring a mix of artists
from the genres of mainstream country, bluegrass, folk, roots rock and alt-country performing in
three distinct performance areas. Alongside the wide variety of musical option concert-goers will
experience a weekend of fun for the entire family.
Location: Empire Polo Club 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201
November 28 - 30, 2014
Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Powwows feature Native
American drums, dancing and signing, plus arts and crafts and traditional Native
Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, CA 92201
For more information call (760) 238-5770
|I need a reasonably priced handyman to install a dishwasher.
+1 (760) 574-0371
Great track record
Many jobs for ISCC and surrounding areas.
Wilma and Kerry Michelson
Thanks for sending us this information.
Look for Richard on The List, Click on 'H' for Handyman
|Hi Mrs. B,
Can you advertise on the community page that we will be having a multifamily yard sale on Saturday
Feb. 28th. We are raising funds for March of Dimes, March for babies which will have their annual
walk in Jurupa Valley this year on April 25th. Our team, Team 760 Tiny Miracles, raised a little over
$ 2,000 last year and we want to continue contributing as much as we can. We are three families,
who met and became really good friends after our babies were in the NICU together in 2013. We are
asking for any donations of household items, clothes, baby items, anything that we can sell to
contribute to this great cause.
The Yard Sale will be held at:
ALL COLOR GROWERS NURSERY
78790 Darby Road
on Saturday February 28, 2015 starting at 7 am.
We are across the street from Vintage Nursery. If anyone has any items they would like to donate,
you can stop by or call 760-772-9060.
Thank you in advance for your time and donations :)
Attached is a photo of our team at last years walk in Riverside.
All Color Growers, INC
IF YOU CAN DONATE TO THIS GREAT CAUSE - PLEASE DO SO!!!
|Dear Ms. B, thanks for all your hard-work keeping the blog going. My question is the following. I
understand that the Security Association is in charge of the streets. I don't want to offend people
and I know how annoying the speed bumps can be, but I would like to add a couple more on
Montego Bay Drive. We are having a problem with cars speeding...kinda scared if you are walking a
dog. Any suggestions for me?
Thanks in advance, Theresa Steiner
I have sent this email to our Bermuda Dunes Security Association Board for a response. As
soon as I hear from them, I will let you know.
|"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than
your dreams." --Dr. Seuss
|Hi Theresa, received copy of your email relating to Montego Bay Drive speeders. Please
ask residents to give us the license plates and we will do what we can to correct the
A second request involves your arranging some of your neighbors to get together and
discuss the median on Montego Bay Drive. We have this scheduled next year, however,
need to plan what action is taken. Advise the number of people available for meeting at
the Admin. Bldg. at main gate and we will discuss. When we obtain the people attending
we will arrange a date and time.
|From: Jessica Fincher
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:51 AM
Subject: please send me this blog.
Hi my name is Jessica Fincher and would like to get the Bermuda Dunes blog. totally cool.
Thanks for contacting us. You have been added to our subscriber list.
As you know we have been trying to fix Montego like we have the other streets with
medians. However we have had mixed reviews/comments with the street's residents on how
to proceed and we have been hoping someone will emerge as the street "to go" person.
Our experience with median street homeowners has been to find a group of like-minded
folks that can work with their neighbors on the medians desert decor plan, explain street
inconveniences and the potential individual cost to bring their driveways to the
elevation/flow-line of the new BDSA standard flow-gutter. You see, everyone in that street
will need to have right-of-way parts of their driveways removed and replaced as each
driveway has their own flow-line location, street drains and elevation issues. Donna, I know
this brief synopsis does not fully answer your question but I believe it is where BDSA stands
at the moment.
|I don’t want to speak for the others, but my own thinking on this is that speed bumps
have both positive and negative results. Yes, they do slow down some drivers. They
are, however, a major hazard for emergency vehicles. These heavy trucks must come
to almost a complete stop to navigate a speed bump. When seconds count, this is not a
good thing. I would suggest that our security personnel employ the Radar gun we
invested in and site a few speeders. That should put a stop to it. Hopefully.
|HE USED TO BE INDECISIVE. NOW HE'S NOT SURE!!!!!
|I JUST GOT LOST IN THOUGHT. IT WAS UNFAMILIAR
|"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of
compassion to embrace all living creatures."
-- Albert Einstein
|Blogfolks: Could you please post this on your blog? Thanks
Need Cargo Van to Keep Rescuing Animals
We need this vehicle!
We're very proud of our Adoption Alliance animal rescue program, but we're missing a vital tool to help us
continue saving animals: an animal rescue vehicle.
We currently rescue more than 200 adoptable, at-risk dogs and cats each month from our local public
animal shelters, but we need a new rescue vehicle to keep the program thriving. What we have will no
longer cut it.
Our ideal vehicle is the Ford Transit Cargo Van (above). It has the headroom and length to transport
multiple animals (large ones as well as small), and provides good gas mileage when compared with other
vehicles in its class. Our current truck gets poor gas mileage, and is no longer suited for longer drives;
we simply can't drive it outside the desert. It's been downgraded for hauling supplies, not animals.
We plan to purchase a new vehicle this Spring, and we need something dependable and designed for
our needs--this is an investment in saving animal lives, so we can't have an old clunker.
The vehicle shown above is white, but we will wrap it with images of dogs and cats, our logo, and
hopefully--if you are able to contribute to the cause--your logo too. This could be the best advertisement
your company ever had--a year-around mobile bill board that shows your commitment to helping Animal
Samaritans and saving animal lives.
Please contact Kim at 760-601-3754 to learn how you can help.
|Hi Blogfolks: Would you please share this with our Community. We are very proud of our son's 20
minutes of fame.
Hi, desert friends – As some of you probably know, our oldest son, David, has recently started a
business building treehouses and other construction projects in the Seattle area. Some of the
projects he has designed and built are shown on his website CLICK HERE Several years ago
David worked for and trained under a nationally known treehouse builder in the Seattle area, Pete
Nelson. Pete currently has a show called “The Treehouse Masters” that’s now in his 3rd season
on the Animal Planet channel. The program this Friday night, the 27th, will feature a couple of
David’s treehouses. Rather than the normal format of Pete and his crew building a treehouse
somewhere in the country, in this show Pete interviews and features the works of 3 American
treehouse builders, David being one of them. He hasn’t seen the final cut but thinks he may be in
the first part of the show. His segment was filmed last October and has been “in the can” for
awhile. The hour long program airs at 10pm on Channel 49. Set your DVRs if 10pm is too late…
We will be sure to watch. We always watch The Treehouse Masters' show. It is great.
Good luck to your son.
|Is there ever a day that mattresses are not
|NEW ITEMS FOR SALE ON THE HOT SHEET
CHECK IT OUT
We just received the list of people running for the BDCC Board. Who would you
recommend we vote for? Any recommendations on how we can get our candidate
elected? We have heard that some people in the CC collect ballots, select their
candidates and then collectively vote.
Is that legal?
We are new members
Dear New Members:
First of all, you need to be an Equity Member to vote. You did not tell me what kind of
membership you hold.
We really don't get into business at the Country Club.
We support their efforts when they need our assistance in connecting
with the Community.
Our suggestion to you is to make sure you attend the
Meet the Candidates Forum
Monday - March 9th
4:30 PM in the Main Dining Room
Ask questions, get a feel who might best direct our Club. Don't just go by someone
telling you who to vote for. Be responsible...check it out for yourself.
Yes, it is legal to collect ballots and cast votes for individuals.
Just remember: Don't waste your votes. Pick 2 or 3 individuals you like and split up
your nine votes. In other words, if you like three people, give each person 3 votes - or
if two people, give one 5
and one 4. There are many ways to cast your votes.
If you really like a candidate, you can give them all 9 votes.
Just don't give one vote to each candidate - you are wasting them.
Just go to the meeting and see what the candidates have to say.
|NOTE FROM MRS. BLOGFOLKS:
We have received the following emails from individuals on the Bermuda Dunes
Security Association in response to Theresa's problem.
Theresa - the ball's in your court. You be the leader of the pack. You can do it!
|Hearst Ranch Lecture by Victoria Kastner
Wednesday, February 25, 11 a.m.
Georgia & Gerald Fogelson Classroom
We are delighted to welcome Hearst Castle historian, Victoria Kastner. She will be
speaking about the Hearst Ranch, home to Hearst Castle, purchased by William
Randolph's father George in 1865. In her new book, Hearst Ranch: Family, Land &
Legacy, Kastner has compiled never-before-seen photographs and stories about the
majestic ranch, its beautiful architecture, and the captivating way of life that still
endures. Hearst Corporation donated the castle buildings to California State Parks in
1957, but the ranch continues to operate, unseen and unheralded, as it has for
decades. The ranch includes houses maintained by the Hearst family, as well as an
extensive grass-fed cattle operation, large stables, and the coastal village of San
Simeon, where Sebastian's General Store-established in 1852-now serves as the
tasting room for the Hearst Ranch Winery. Surprisingly, William Hearst was extremely
particular about the types of animals and plants he wanted, as well as where
everything should be placed and how everything should run. It was amazing to discover
that he was just as involved with the ranch as he was with collecting art, constructing
buildings, and running the media empire.
Victoria Kastner is an engaging, enthusiastic and exceptionally knowledgeable
speaker. She first visited Hearst Castle when she was a grad student at Cal Poly San
Luis Obispo in 1979, and soon after secured a job working there. "I've since earned two
master's degrees-in architectural history and in museum management-but I've never
stopped working on the hilltop."
Lecture is free and space is limited.
|NEWS FROM THE EMPIRE POLO GROUNDS AND CLUB
This Saturday, Feb. 28th, Empire Music Ventures presents the 4th Annual Rhythm, Wine &
Brews Experience at the Empire Polo Grounds. A huge selection of wineries and breweries
will pour tastes of their hand crafted wine and beer. Guests will enjoy unique art
installations, dynamic street performers and live music ranging from blues, alternative rock,
reggae, ska-funk and latin rock. Gates open at 3 PM for VIP ticket holders and at 4 PM for
General Admission. See attached flier for details or visit http://www.rwbexp.com. You can
buy tickets to the Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience online or at the gate on the day of the
Empire Polo Club is closed on Sunday, March 1st. There will be no Sunday Polo. Polo will
resume on Sunday, March 8th. If you would like to reserve VIP seating on the 8th, please
email me or give me a call.