Notice of Annual Meeting 4th of July
The Annual Meeting of the Valle Escondido Homeowners Association will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm (MDT). In order to comply with the New Mexico Public Health Order, the meeting will be by conference call.
Telephone Number: (888) 740-4219
Access Code: 529178
WE CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 125 CALLERS, BUT PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE WHEN YOU ARE NOT ADDRESSING THE MEETING TO AVOID INTERFERENCE FROM BACKGROUND NOISE.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
A ballot for the election of directors is included with this Notice of Meeting. This year, we have three candidates for two vacancies on the Board. Please complete your ballot by voting for two of the three candidates and returning it so that it is received before the time of the annual meeting. Please include your Valle Escondido address on the envelope containing the completed ballot. Ballots can be returned by mail to:
28 Lodge Road
Taos, NM 87571
by depositing the envelope containing the completed ballot in the mailbox next to the front door of the clubhouse or, beginning July 1, 2020, in a ballot box on the deck of the clubhouse. As necessary, a ballot may be obtained from the VEHA Treasurer, Ed Fogarty or from the VEHA website at taosgolf.com.
Golf to open May 15–Clubhouse will remain closed
The VEHA golf course will open on Friday, May 15th and remain open for the summer unless the governor issues a new public health order requiring courses to close. No more than four players are allowed in a group and each player is responsible for maintaining appropriate social distancing. There will be no ball washers on the course and no rake in the bunker on hole number 2. Players hitting from the sand are allowed to improve their lie in accordance with the local rule. Players are encouraged to wet a portion of their golf towel and use it to clean their ball and/ or clubs. Players should not remove the flags from any hole to putt or to retrieve their ball. The cups will be partially blocked so players can retrieve their ball without removing the flag. Pull carts will not be available for rent.
The board will consult with the Golf Committee in the next week to decide under what circumstances, if any, to schedule golf tournaments this summer. When the decision is made, we will post notices at the clubhouse and by email.
Due to the risks posed by COVID-19, the VEHA board has decided not to open the clubhouse, the swimming pool or the children’s playground this summer. Anyone wishing to purchase a golf membership should contact the VEHA Treasurer, Ed Fogarty, via email (best method): [email protected] or via phone at 575-758-7862, to make arrangements. The board is in the process of hiring someone to collect greens fees by credit card only from nonmembers who wish to play the course.
Please enjoy the golf course and keep everyone safe this summer.
for questions or comments email [email protected]
Earlier in March 2020, VEHA’s board approved two new policies and a rule change that were required or recommended by VEHA’s insurance carriers. The new policies and the revised rules have been added to VEHA’s website in the “Homeowners” section under “Governing Documents.” The policies relate to discrimination and sexual harassment and to the use of VEHA computers and internet service. The rule change requires special event liability insurance for large event rentals of VEHA's facilities. There changes will be addressed in the next VEHA newsletter and also at the annual meeting.
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