Friday, April 11, 2014

Entertainment center and patio table for sale

Both in excellent condition.  Entertainment center asking 600.00 and Patio table asking 1250.00  Please call AnnMarie and make an offer.  We live right here in Montreux!!
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Monday, April 07, 2014

The Vote


 
         The ballots were counted today for the candidates for the resident seat on the Foundation Board.

         Six Foundation employees opened the ballots and tabulated each group of ballots given to them to count. I was able to identify only one of the six, so I can only assume the others were also Foundation employees.

         A final tabulation was not announced.

        Prior to the actual counting, Mr. Albeit announced that no numbers were to be given out today, Monday, April 7, 2014.

         The results of the voting will be announced at the Foundation meeting to be held tomorrow April 8, 2014 at 1000am, breakfast at 900am.

         Residents had been invited to observe the counting process. Watching paint dry and grass grow comes immediately to mind.

          Several residents were in attendance to observe the counting, which they had erroneously assumed would include a participatory element. In many public vote counting activities, "observers" are there to assure that the process is not flawed, no "hanging chads" so to speak. Since there was no verbal interchange between the observers and the counters, the observers came away from the activity knowing only that envelopes were opened and ballots were counted.

         Speaking of envelopes being opened, Florida Statutes, 720.306, 8(b) states, "If the governing documents permit voting by secret ballot..................., such ballots must be placed in an inner envelope with no identifying markings and mailed or delivered to the association in an outer envelope bearing identifying information reflecting the name of the member, etc. etc." The purpose of this method is to protect the anonymity of the voter. The procedure used in this election did not follow those rules. The ballot was placed in an envelope bearing the unit number and signature of the voter.

         Should the election be voided because of this procedural misstep?

 Jim Schutt

Saturday, March 29, 2014

April 7th - Caxambas Republican Club of SW Florida

Caxambas Republican Club of SW Florida

                            April 7, 2014 Meeting

Featured Speaker
~Jack Tymann~
·       Retired President of Westinghouse International
·       Currently Director of Business Development  at Terracap Management focused on commercial real estate investments in SW Florida
·        Founded Homeland Security Partners and Voices Against Jihad to educate on terrorist threat and counterterrorism technologies
·        Serves on the Board of AMIDEAST – a DC based nonprofit
promoting mutual understanding between America & Arab world
·        Frequent Guest Commentator for Naples Daily News
·        Weekly “News in Review” on Bob Harden Show
·        Co-founder of SW Florida Tea Party

TOPIC:              Key domestic and foreign policy issues that will dominate throughout 2014 mid-term elections
DATE:               Monday, April 7, 2014
TIME:               6:30 p.m.
LOCATION:       Rookery Golf Club @ Fiddlers Creek
                        3433 Club Center Blvd.
                        Naples, Florida
                       
Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections – update on the status of the election
Pls. call Litha Berger @ 954-594-4990 or
Fiddler Creek Residents Pls. Call Bob Rommel @ 239-774-0311 or
Email @ bobrommel@comcast.net

Join Our Mailing List!
PO Box 1173
Marco Island, Fl 34146

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

AREA RUG FOR SALE, CONTEMPORARY

3 FT. 6 IN. X 5 FT.  DARK AND LIGHT PURPLE WITH LIME GREEN.  100% NEW ZEALAND WOOL, NEVER USED.  CALL 530-0370 TO VIEW, INQUIRE.   

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Letter to Editor, Naples Daily News of Jan 26, -14

“SAFETY OR SHOWBIZ”    IF YOU ARE  MIFFED OR CURIOUS ABOUT OUR SECURITY COSTS, READ BOB STABILE’S LETTER.   The last 2 paragraphs:    …..WE ELIMINATED THE GATES AND GUARDS AND CUT OUR ANNUAL assessment in half.  Nothing bad has happened as a result. We eliminated an inconvenience and  expense.  Other gated communities should do the same. Perhaps rational residents are in the majority.

Thomas Marshall

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Noise! Noise! And More Noise!

What is happening to this neighborhood? I live on Aviamar Circle and the noise is getting ridiculous. We have semi's hauling slabs of concrete up and down the street, we have a big diesel food wagon guy that speeds through daily with his loud muffler, construction workers parking in the road taking so much road that we have to go on the grass to get around them. Cement trucks leaving debris all over the roads and the latest is the construction engines that run all day long. Non-stop from 7am through 5 pm we listen to engines. I don't know if they are clearing lots or what but this is really ridiculous.

I don't know why Fiddlers Creek let's the semi's come through the neighborhoods and I would think the homeowners should be entitled to a break from the blasting engines now and then.

Does anyone have any ideas of why the HOA allows the construction equipment to use our roads as their speedway?


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Save the Date April 7th

As another busy election year starts I would like my fellow Fiddlers Creek residents to get involved. Understanding the issues and candidates are important and you can make a difference. I invite everyone to an  introduction to the Caxambas Republican Club of Southwest Florida. I’m not asking for donations just an hour and half of your time on Monday April 7th 6.30pm at the Rookery Golf Course Clubhouse.
I will send out the invitation within a few days with the featured speakers and agenda. In advance, thank you for your support.

RSVP to my email.

Regards,


Bob Rommel

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TICKETS FOR EVITA, APRIL 5TH, SAT. MATINEE


AT 2 PM, ARTIS-NAPLES.  ORCHESTRA CENTER FRONT,  $80.  TWO TICKETS OR FOUR. 
CONTACT 530-0370   THOMAS MARSHALL

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Jag for sale mahogany bend

Price $28,000 - 
For sale by owner, 06' Jaguar XKR convertible . Silver, black interior. Low miles. Rarely driven kept in garage and driven a few weeks a year. Absolutely gorgeous. 

This car is Fully Equipped with XKR Victory Limited Edition which includes Softgrain Leather Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching, Carbon Fiber Veneer Trim, Leather Performance Steering Wheel, Leather Gear Shiftknob, Bluetooth Connectivity, Cross Drilled Brake Discs with Red Brembo Calipers and much more. DVD Navigation System, Power Heated Seats with Memory, Alpine Premium Sound System, Reverse Park Distance Control, Computer Active Suspension, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, Power Soft-Top Convertible, Automatic Climate Control, Remote Keyless Entry, Compact Disc Player, and too much more to list! 


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Friday, March 07, 2014

WRITE IN YOUR VOTE FOR MARSHALL SUTKER

A LETTER I HAVE MAILED TO FIDDLER’S CREEK RESIDENTS

WRITE IN YOUR VOTE FOR MARSHALL SUTKER
DEMAND THAT IT BE COUNTED

            I have been told I satisfy all the requirements to be a Director, if elected, and would make an excellent candidate.  However, because the Directors say I did not follow their procedures, the Club is telling Members write-in votes for me will not be counted and that you and I will not be permitted to see the ballots when they are opened on April 7.

            The reason I did not submit my name earlier is because I did not plan to run.  A highly qualified friend sought to do so.  When I received my ballot a little over a week ago, his name was absent.  When I read the bios accompanying the ballot I could not reconcile Mr. Badessa’s business relationship with Fiddler’s Creek Management, a developer controlled company, with the fiduciary responsibility to the Members he would be required to observe as a Director.  How could he effectively serve as a fiduciary to us, the Members, while being so conflicted?  How could they let him run?  That is what made me decide to run and to seek write-in votes.

            Write-in balloting is a time-honored American tradition.  In any event, the “rule” I am accused of having broken is one only of form, not of substance.  What harm will there be in counting write-in ballots for me?  Will Fiddlers descend into darkness and anarchy and we, the Members, turn into pillars of salt?

            If we look at substance, really important “rules” have been broken by the Directors themselves.  Just consider their purchase for the Foundation of two parks two years ago when two Directors agreed secretly, without the meeting and meeting notice required by the law, the Florida Statutes, to buy those parks for $550,000 from the developer and even paid out $275,000 for them many weeks before the Members were informed.

            It is hypocritical for the Directors to be so righteous about counting write-in ballots, a long recognized practice about which there is no prohibition in the “rules,” when they themselves have failed to observe their statutory obligations to give notice and have a meeting about things that are really significant financially to our Foundation.

            Write in your ballot for me.  You can depend on me to provide a thoughtful, independent voice for all of us.  Call the Directors and Club.  Tell them not to place form over substance and to count write-in ballots for Marshall Sutker.  Tell them that until they follow the rules regarding substantive matters, being picayune about matters of form comes with poor grace.

            If you have not voted yet or do not remember that you have, get a package, including a ballot and envelopes from the Membership Services Office at the Club.  Fill out the ballot putting a line below the names of Ohye and Badessa, put my name on that line, put a short line to the left, put an “X” on the short line next to my name, and turn it in.  If you need help, I will be happy to help.

            The rules provide: “Any Member shall be entitled to attend and observe” the opening and counting of the ballots.  Come on April 7 at 10:00 AM and see to it your vote is counted.

Write in Marshall Sutker, 8548 Pepper Tree Way, 239-417-4012, marshall@sutker.com


PLEASE VOTE; TELL THE DIRECTORS TO RESPECT YOUR VOTE
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