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daufuskieent
Jul 10, 2022
In Club Business
A rumor circulating claims that the Melrose purchase is in jeopardy based on the recent economic downturn. Does anyone have any additional information to add? Is this an unfounded rumor or is there any truth to it?
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daufuskieent
Jun 14, 2022
In General
Baby goats are beginning to come in at the community farm. Two were born last night! Make a $20 donation and go visit them! The farm can always use support.
Baby goats at the community farm!  content media
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daufuskieent
Jun 13, 2022
In Club Business
Please make sure you vote before the voting closes regarding the dues increase which is tomorrow June 13th at 5:00 p.m.. You should have received a DocuSign which will allow for a digital signature. Personally, I am voting NO. Not because I don't want the club to break even but because I feel that a message needs to be sent that financially irresponsible spending over the last 5 years is unacceptable. Management and the board need to be held accountable, otherwise we will be back in the same predicament a year from now. History has already proven this out. There is no legitimate excuse for the club finances to be in such a poor order. Until management becomes more transparent with their spending and commits to timely financials they should not be provided with any more rope to hang themselves.
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daufuskieent
May 17, 2022
Here are Financial Slides from May 16th Open Session content media
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daufuskieent
May 16, 2022
In Club Business
Jeff and Management have provided the less-than-stellar Q1 reports only 6 hours prior to the Open Session hastily scheduled to discuss them. This is on the SAME DAY that voting begins for an increse of Dues and POAA fees. Historically, this open session is be the ONLY opportunity for the member to ask querstions about these results as a united club. https://members.haigpoint.com/?p=home&e=6&gotofile=%2ffiles%2f22Q1_CFO+Report.final.pdf Simply put, these financial results have been buried at the 11th hour to prevent membership from having adequate time to review it. Jeff has spent months preparing it, and the membership is expected to review this dense document over a lunch break- minutes before the meeting. It's really unacceptable. The management team we hired to manage Haig Point have landed us in the red for the past 5 years and now asks the membership to bail them out of their mistakes (using an LOC for poor operational spending, damaging our credit, etc) instead of seeking ways to tighten, trim and optimize spending. A large number of our members have strong financial and operational backgrounds. Many of you know how to help us. Where are you? We need some adult supervision now more than ever. This pattern of our Adminstrators getting the club into financial quicksand and then asking the membership for a lifeline is unsubstainable.
Q1 results posted - SOS: Club spending is out of control content media
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daufuskieent
May 12, 2022
In Club Business
We were told that we would see the q1 report PRIOR to any dues vote and yet that is still not available to membership. Evidently the finance committee has seen it. I am concerned that they are going to bury it in a last-minute email on Sunday night. The membership is being asked to vote on the substantial dues increase beginning Monday without having adequate time to review the up to date financial outlook. Furthermore, Gary promised the membership that we would have TWO dues open sessions PRIOR to any vote so that members can address their spending concerns to the board. This still has not been scheduled and it needs to happen in advance of the beginning of a vote. I would like to know if anyone agrees that we should postpone a Dues by at least a week or two until the membership has adequate time to review the most up-to-date financial information. Currently it feels like information is being withheld and rushed through
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daufuskieent
May 09, 2022
In Club Business
Has anybody heard when the next Open Session is for the dues vote? I know in Gary's last email he said that one would be happening in early May but I haven't heard anything about it yet. Also I believe we were going to get a q1 audit before the vote, am I correct?
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daufuskieent
May 03, 2022
In General
Did Melrose close? I thought it was going to close April 30th?
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daufuskieent
Apr 07, 2022
In General
Soon we hope to start some informal member polling to get a general consensus of the feelings of club members (including Golf, Cub, and non Equity). We realize there is a lot of social pressure that prevents people from speaking up, so we hope to make these polls anonymous and transparent with regards to the results. If you know of a member who is not yet a part of Ferry Talk, I urge you to ask them to sign up and have an active voice in this member-run club.
Member Polling Coming Soon! content media
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daufuskieent
Mar 28, 2022
In General
These are the questions I submitted to comment@haigpoint.com regarding today's Open Session. These were also submitted to Gary. ROADS 1) For this specific road work outlined in the proposed assessment, what additional bids were solicited? Was this proposed project properly triple bid and which companies were approached? 2) Urgency: Why now? What health and safety issues make this an urgent matter? Why not next year after the club is, at the very least, break even. 3) Heavy vehicles damage roads. Is it prudent to resurface our roads now before heavy excavation equipment is brought in for the proposed golf course embellishments? 4) What are the potential savings to our barge costs by collaborating with the Melrose development to reduce our barge costs? 5) Are there plans to change the beach road or any bridges? 6)EMS access to the Beach Club available via one bridge which has previously been acceptable. Are there any plans to change/upgrade an existing bridge to allow a second access route for emergency services? DOCKS 1) Are there any plans to expand the community docks for member boats? 2) What is the forecasted revenue for the Haig Point Boat Club memberships and services?
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daufuskieent
Mar 21, 2022
In General
Seeking an ophthalmologist in the local area (HHI, Bluffton, etc). Does anyone have any recommendations?
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daufuskieent
Mar 09, 2022
In General
I've been using a cleaning person for several months and they are quite good, dependable, and show up early (a bit deal here on DI). Her name is Yesina Gatica and I highly recommend her. Top notch. I pay $150 for a 3/br home. yeseniagatica62@gmail.com, or 843-783-8798 (text or call) She is very responsive to texts. I usually pick her up/drop off at the ferry.
Who needs a good housekeeper? content media
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daufuskieent
Mar 07, 2022
In General
There have been a lot of questions about the absence of the environmental committee, who is running it, what it will address and basically who is pushing it forward. The fact that we have not have a functional environmental committee last year is troubling, especially in light of our recent tropical storm which caused significant environmental damage. Here is the most recent information I have on the committee and feel free to add more if you have it. On Feb 4th, Gary Baum wrote the following: Gary Baum Feb 4, 2022, 4:52 PM to COMMENT, me, Doug We are restructuring the Environmental Committee and will start to fill out the committee immediately after the Annual Meeting February 21st. The Committee will be put together with several Haig Point Directors, Several Board members (including me), and Haig Pont members. We have already identified Greg Schupp as the Chair of the Committee and Amoret Klene as the Board Liaison. The charter of the Committee is going to be rewritten with specific goals surrounding the key issues that face us as a community environmentally. I hope this helps. Gary I question which "Haig Point Directors" will make up the committee and whether they will be advisors only. On the Club FAQ, it is written that HP will be hiring an "environmental consultant" to form our strategy, but there hasn't been mention of this person yet. We still do not have information on how the charter of the committee will be re-written, or who is going to set the goals surrounding the "key Issues" that we face environmentally. The ideal protocol for this would be for the committee and board to survey the owners to determine what their concerns are so that a list can be established and prioritized. On the Club FAQ, it is written that HP will be hiring an "environmental consultant" to form our strategy, but there hasn't been mention of this yet. Here's how to reach both the committee chair and the board liaison for questions regarding the environmental committee. I will be inviting both individuals to join the site to address member questions. Greg Schupp is a Signature Full Golf member and can be reached here gregschupp@gmail.com. Amoret, the Board Liaison, can be reached here amoret@jmkforu.com
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