Posted on August 19, 2017
From Kristin & Rick:
We want everyone to know that Riley Rose has relapsed neuroblastoma - We are
devastated and scared but we are prepared to fight!
This changes everything as Rick will be coming back to the desert with Matthew and
Riley and Kristin will be going to Sloan in New York!
We are in the fight of our lives, once again. We need you all, more then ever!
Oh God hear our prayers!
We are almost to $42,000. Our goal is $50,000
Click HERE to donate to the
Riley Rose Fund
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LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES
BDSA EMERGENCY PLAN
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month
Supervisor PEREZ office
760 863 8211
Lt. Mike Manning
760 863 8784
760 540 1878
760 393 3344
Bermuda Dunes Community
Dunes Community Center
45-305 Oasis Street Indio,
CA 92201 (760) 347-3484
Bermuda Dunes Airport
Robert Berriman, Mgr.
PH: 760 345 2558
Myoma Water Co
Myoma Dunes Water
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
1 951 955 3333
1 866 732 1444
760 320 1048
1 393 3344
Dept of Animal Services
760 343 3644
ABOUT BDSA AND
Bermuda Dunes Security
Glen Smith-- President
(currently on leave of absence)
Jerry Lugo-- Acting President
Robert Nelson-- Treasurer
Phillip Bettencourt-- Secretary
Bill McMurtrey-- Director
John Thiele-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Robert Nagles-- Director
Charles Bishop-- Director
John Walters-Clark-- Community
Manager with Associa
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
760 346 1161
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
Third Tuesday at
6:00 p.m. each month
President Patrick Bohner
V. P. Brett Coors
Treas. Mike Soran
Secretary Janet McMurtrey
Director John Van Kuelan
Joint Committee Representatives
are Janet McMurtrey and Brett
Greg Gamboa-- Community
Manager with Management Trust
Bermuda Dunes Community
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
Greg Gamboa, Phone:
760-776-5100 ext 6309
The Management Co.
39755 Berkey Drive, Suite A •
Palm Desert, CA 92211
P: (760) 776-5100 x6343
F: (760) 776-5111
THE BLOGFOLKS CONTACT INFORMATION
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|FERAL CAT AND KITTY
REMEMBER...IF YOU ARE
FEEDING FERAL CATS
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
CHECK OUT OUR
PET PLACE FOR
|TODAY is Saturday, October 7, 2017
|WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
PLEASE SEND US YOUR COMMENTS, CONCERNS,
SUGGESTIONS AND KUDOS
|To view lots of interesting information from the
Coachella Valley Hoticultural Society
for your use
Click on the subject to
BDSA RULES AND REGS
DAVIS STERLING ACT
ROBERTS RULES OF
|I have added ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION, BERMUDA DUNES OVERLAY, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN,
UPDATED CABLE/TV PLAN AND OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS - Lower Left on Blog
|BOCCE BALL COURTS ARE OPEN
THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
Bring your own set of bocce balls and play away.
You may need to clean up the courts yourself, but that goes
with the responsibility of keeping our courts looking great.
Playing in the early morning or late afternoon is the best!
|We need volunteers:
Email to Ramina Arce in the Education Department at
Rarce@livingdesert.org. Thank you!
October 29, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Oct 29, 9am - 12pm • Oct 31, 6pm - 8:30pm
A Not-so-Spooky Zoo Adventure
Sunday, October 29 9am – 12pm
Free for members or with paid admission
Tuesday, Oct 31 6pm – 8:30pm
Free members night
$10 for guests
The Living Desert’s family-friendly Halloween event returns with
the wildly popular Howl-O-Ween, a not-so-spooky zoo adventure.
The 23nd annual Howl-O-Ween is set for Sunday, October 29,
from 9 am to 12 pm and Tuesday, October 31, from 6 pm to
Visitors are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and
enjoy the exciting activities planned. Howl-O-Ween attendees
under 12 will receive a candy bag to hit the trick-or-treat trail with a
large variety of treat stations. New this year, Howl-O-Ween visitor
ghosts, goblins, and super-heroes can visit the park’s African
animals– trick or treat with the cheetahs and zebras, say boo to the
warthogs, and wander through Village WaTuTu.
Additional activities include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating,
face painting, a monster maze, live entertainment and more.
Zookeepers will provide special animal encounters and The Living
Desert’s zoo mascots will also be making appearances throughout.
|Dogs Are Invited to our Halloween Party!
We will have have water and goodies to keep them happpy
CLICK HERE FOR MORE NEWS
|Join experts at free annual Desert Garden Community Day
Sept. 6, 2017 – Join desert landscape and gardening enthusiasts
at UCR Palm Desert from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28
for a day of workshops, talks, demonstrations and exhibits.
Learn how to create and maintain a low-water garden at this free
event presented by the Desert Horticultural Society of the
Coachella Valley and co-sponsored by UCR Palm Desert, Master
Gardeners and the University of California Cooperative Extension.
Keynote speaker will be Peggy Mauk, Ph.D., director of agricultural
operations at UC Riverside. CV Water Counts will host a panel of
golf and agricultural experts discussing their industry’s sustainable
use of water.
Class and demonstration topics include vegetable gardening, citrus
trees, palm tree selection and care, native plants for newcomers,
vermiculture, butterflies, tree diseases, desert community
gardening, how to save water in your landscape, invasive weeds
and how to create and maintain a water-efficient desert landscape.
New this year will be children’s activities, a Master Gardener plant
sale and the screening of a free film, “Hometown Habitat” with a
discussion to follow with the film’s director.
UCR Palm Desert is at 75-80 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert.
Parking is free.
Class schedules, speakers and more information is available on
our website. Visit us at deserthorticulturalsociety.org or on
Facebook at facebook.com/DesertHorticultural Society.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tracy Merrigan
Phone: (310) 428-9500
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
Several people have contacted me to see how they can
contribute to our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat event at
the Bermuda Dunes Country Club...
Please send your donations to Christy at the email on
the flyer below.
Let's make this the best EVER for all of our great
kids...REMEMBER, everyone is invited to decorate your
carts, bring goodies to give out and please bring your
dogs in costumes.
I will have the pleasure of being on the panel that
selects the 'best of show.' Of course, water and treats
will be provided throughout the event.
SPREAD THE WORD...
I know someone recently reported a stolen UPS or FedEx package
in the BDCC blog, but I wanted to share that I also had an Amazon
package go missing (showed as delivered, but it wasn't here when I
got back from doing a few errands) a few days ago. Thankfully, it
wasn't anything of value, and Amazon immediately replaced it.
But I'm concerned enough about package theft now to share my
experience here. Just be watchful and maybe indicate signature
required for anything of value or irreplaceable. Oh, and I live on
Ryan Way, which isn't near the earlier reported incident.
Thanks for the information.
|Our thanks to Mario Georgio for these silly jokes!
You know you're a redneck
You take your dog for a walk and you both use the same tree.
You can entertain yourself for more than 15 minutes with a fly
Your boat has not left the driveway in 15 years.
Your “ Nutcracker" is something you do off the high dive.
The Salvation Army declines your furniture.
You offer to give someone the shirt off your back and they don't
You have the local taxidermist on speed dial.
You come back from the dump with more than you took.
You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table.
Your wife can climb a tree faster than your cat
Your grandmother has "ammo" on her Christmas list.
You keep flea and tick soap in the shower.
You've been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.
You go to the stock car races and don't need a program.
You know how many bales of hay your car will hold.
You have a rag for a gas cap.
Your house doesn't have curtains, but your truck does.
You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean.
You can spit without opening your mouth.
You consider your license plate personalized because your father
Your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.
You have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say "Cool
Whip" on the side.
The biggest city you've ever been to is Walmart
Your working TV sits on top of your non-working TV.
You've used your ironing board as a buffet table.
A tornado hits your neighborhood and does $100,000 worth of
You've used a toilet brush to scratch your back
You missed your 5th grade graduation because you were on jury
You think fast food is hitting a deer at 65.
|Return of Regular Hours!
Cabot's Pueblo Museum will be resuming regular hours of operation
Sunday, October 1st, 2017.
Tuesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m.
1:30, 2:30 p.m.
For more information, or to schedule a private group tour or field trip,
please call 760.329.7610
|Eldorado Polo Club News
We are excited for the upcoming winter season and the great polo
that will be played on our fantastic fields which have once again
undergone strategic maintenance in the off-season in order to
provide a premium surface for both horse and rider.
Barns will open on November 1 and practices will commence on
December 16. If you would like to work your string on our fantastic
mile-long exercise track, you will be required to be stabled at
Eldorado. We offer a large array of stabling options including Box
Stalls, Pipe Stalls and Turn-Outs.
We are pleased to offer a wide variety of competitive polo leagues
throughout the season. January and February will feature the 4
Goal and 8 Goal leagues and in March we will switch to 6 Goal
and 12 Goal. The very popular Pro Pool weekly tournaments will
run each weekend January through March and Club Chukkers
also will run for the entire season.
Eldorado will continue to develop the next generation of players
with the Junior Polo Program each Saturday & Sunday morning
along with several junior tournaments. For those looking to learn
the sport, the Eldorado Polo & Riding Academy has you covered
with a string of safe school horses and expert instruction to allow
you to enjoy the game.
If you wish to nominate your team, organize stabling or are looking
for any assistance in putting together your winter polo plans,
please contact Polo Manager Graham Bray today on (760) 774
2583 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Passing of Cathy Leary
Eldorado Polo Club is saddened by the news of the passing of
Cathy Leary, wife of Eldorado Polo Club Treasurer John Leary Jr.
We offer our condolences to the Leary Family who have been
instrumental members of Eldorado Polo Club for many years and
have contributed to the long history of the club both on and off the
2018 Eldorado Polo Magazine
Ad sales for the 2018 Eldorado Polo Magazine are now officially
open! We are excited to be teaming up again with Media Spur.
We have many exciting things planned and we'd love for you to be
a part of it!
Please contact Vanessa@eldoradopoloclub.com to reserve your
Linfoot Polo Clinic December 16 & 17
Corky and Kathy Linfoot will be conducting their annual
pre-season Polo Clinic that comprehensively addresses all
aspects of the game including riding, hitting and game strategies.
The clinic will feature a meet and greet on Friday evening along
with two days of instruction on December 16 & 17.
Cost is $400 per person, please register your interest at
The Cantina at Eldorado Polo Club
The Cantina Restaurant at Eldorado Polo Club will open for the
season on November 1, 2017. Enjoy all of the close up polo
action or relax with a refreshing drink on the fieldside Cantina
Patio and enjoy one of the best views in the Desert.
The Cantina will feature a new menu for the 2018 season along
with a fully stocked bar and your favorite sports on the screen.
Rub shoulders with polo players or hang out with friends and
family in a relaxed atmosphere. The Cantina will be open to the
public Tuesdays - Sundays throughout the polo season.
Polo matches in front of the Cantina Patio begin January 6 and
run each Saturday at 12pm & Sunday at 10am through March.
50950 Madison Street Indio CA 92201
(760) 342 2223
Clubhouse Reservations (760) 831 POLO
Cantina (760) 775 3336
|Saturdays – November 4th & 11th, 2017
Class Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: City of Indio Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 45222 Towne Street, Indio
Costs/Fees: $30.00 Covers cost of Study Booklet and Exam. Exam only is $5 (The Exam
will be administered on the afternoon of November 11
Students must self-study during the week. At the end of the second class (on Nov. 11th)
you will have the knowledge to pass a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
exam for the Amateur Radio Technician Class License.
The 35-question, multiple choice exam covers basic electricity, safety & rules and
regulations to operate your radio. As a Technician class licensee, you will have
privileges on many exclusive Amateur Radio frequencies. These privileges include
voice, digital and television modes or communicating through various satellites
carrying Amateur Radio.
Contact one of the following to register: O Harold Witten, K6TQM email@example.com
O Steiner Johanson, W6WDA, firstname.lastname@example.org 760.898.3340 O Addison
Hesslink, AHesslink@rivco.org. 760.766.5802
Classes offered & Sponsored by The City of Indio and Coachella Valley Radio Amateur
Civil Emergency Service
(C V RACES)
Marine Base Request
Dawn Clark, Executive Director of the Armed Services YMCA at the
Marine Base in Twenty-nine Palms spoke at Desert Life September
Luncheon. She explained that one of the events at the base is the
Military Ball each year.
Attending a Military Ball is MANDATORY for most service
members and it can be a great financial burden for some families –
between hotel costs, event tickets and travel expenses-the cost to
attend can easily amount to hundreds of dollars.
The Ball Gown Giveaway helps alleviate some of this financial
burden by providing spouses and active duty women with free ball
gowns, shoes and accessories so that military couples can
participate in these special annual ceremonies celebrating the
honor, courage and commitment of our nation’s heroes.
If you have ANY gowns, shoes and/or accessories in your closet
that you can donate, please call Caroline Smith at 760-345-4092 to
arrange to drop off your donations. Caroline has graciously offered
to collect all donations and arrange for Dawn to pick them up. She
can also be reached at Caroline Smith's email is
Please deliver them to Caroline at 80698 Avenida Santa
Carmen. This is in Phase I. They must be delivered no later than
October 10th. Dawn will pick them up on October 11th for
distribution on October 14th. It is not mandatory, but if they can be
cleaned it will save the service person that cost as well.
Once again thank you so much for your generosity.
Board of Directors
SCSH Desert Life Club
I would like to be placed on your vendor list.
Joyce Lowder, Sun City Shadow Hills
Thanks for contacting us. You have been added to our list;
click on 'P' for Pet sitting.
No Place Like Home Pet Care
I provide pet care in the home and house sitting services at both
Del Webb communities and other parts of the Valley. I am bonded
and insured and have an extensive background in pet care and
wellness, and have been involved with numerous pet events and
rescue activity. I am trustworthy, reliable and a life-long lover of
animals. I would be happy to provide more detailed information
regarding my qualifications along with references.
I can be reached for a free consultation and to schedule an
introduction to you and your pet at 949-285-4366.
We have a house in the gates at BDunes and are looking for some patio
Do you know if anyone has any they are trying to sell or give away?
I didn’t see any posted on the blog but thought I’d ask.
American Construction Management & Engineering, Inc.
You are in luck. We have some patio furniture 'for sale' in our Hot
Thanks for contacting us.
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
We were sad to find that our dear friend, Glen Smith, had
passed during our vacation.
Glen had served our community as President of BDSA for
I am so happy our paths crossed. It enabled us to enjoy Glen
and Barbara's friendship and share in the good times and
Glen truly loved Bermuda Dunes and always strived to do
the 'right' thing.
Rest in Peace dear friend...
|May you find the strength and resolve today, to allow
a deeper sense of healing to begin.
|COMMENTS FROM FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
|The community lost a great guy last week. Glen Smith passed
I've known Glen since Nadine and I first moved to Bermuda Dunes
over 15 years ago and that's probably because he was just so
'quick to get to know'. Glen was the kind of guy that was so easy to
meet and impossible to forget.
We'd played golf together in a men's group called the "Whackers" -
a group seemingly named for the way that Glen and I both played
the game. And, I was always happy when the 'draw' went my way
and I got to team' up with him. He made the game so much fun with
an attitude that spread to the whole team.
I know little about his time before he and Barb moved to Bermuda
Dunes, but as I think back to those early times here, I have to tell
you that I just begin to smile. Glen made things better for all those
Glen had health challenges over the last several years, but was far
from a complainer! I do get sad when I think about what he must
have been going thru and probably going thru alone even with Barb
at his side. He was not one of those 'poor me' types of folks. On
those few times that I'd seen him as of late, his eyes still shined as
they always did, and that smile was always there. Man, I'm going to
miss you pal.
We could sure use your
help to make our event this
year better than last year.
Your dollars are needed!
Gail 909 322 2465
YOUR SUPPORT IS
|“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life
by what we give.”
|“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire
to communicate and the desire to hide.”
― D.W. Winnicott
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
The Highway 62 Art Tour is the BEST event of the year. I
always plan to attend at least one weekend.
You get to visit so many interesting art studios, share fun
and conversations with all the artists...and the absolute best
part is FINDING these studios.
Advice: Make sure your car can access dirt, gravel and rough
terrain. You will be surprised where some live and thrive!
Take plenty of water, your cell phone and be prepared for
suprises - wildlife, birds and snakes.
You can pick up your copy of their brochure at
Miracle Springs Resort and Spa
10625 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Old Town Artisan Studio
78046 Calle Barcelona
La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone number (760) 777-1444
Be sure to get brochure, check places you want to visit and
|Looking for a rental during Thanksgiving holidays.
November 22 -24 - inside the Country Club
Please contact Judy Baker 760 200 9136 for additional details.