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December 2017 Citrus Springs Villager 3
The President’s Pen
Michael Cooper
CSCA President
We are nearly at the end of another year. On behalf of all the Officers and
Directors of the Citrus Springs Civic Association I want to wish a blessed
Christmas and holiday season and a prosperous and happy New Year to each
and every resident of our great community.
Those of you who, like me, are of that certain age where we simply accept
the fact that standing in the kitchen wondering what it was that we went in
there for is the new normal, are asking yourselves what happened to 2017.
Where did it go? Wasn’t it January just a couple of months ago? For those of
you who have yet to experience the view from “over the hill”, give it time.
You’ll know what I’m talking about soon enough. It is so very true that the
older one gets the faster time seems to fly by. This is, I believe, Einstein’s
second theory of relativity: ‘as the years go by gravity increases to exert a
stronger downward pull on our bodies and in our minds time accelerates exponentially’.
Our Director of Communications, Roy Goyette, has in another column
in this edition highlighted many of the activities and, I’d like to think, the
accomplishments of the Civic Association during this year. I hope you will
agree that we have made significant progress toward making the Civic Association a significant contributor to our community. Not the least of those
accomplishments is the introduction of this monthly community newspaper,
which is delivered to every home in Citrus Springs and, based on a great deal
of positive feedback, is enjoyed by most folks in the community.
By the time this reaches you we will have had our annual membership
meeting and elected a number of new Directors and Officers whose terms
will commence on January 1, 2018. We will in January begin to map out our
plans for next year’s events and activities. I want to share with you some of
my thoughts on priorities for the Association for the coming year and hopefully continuing on into future years. The Board of Directors has approved the
creation of two committees which I hope to get up and running early in 2018.
We are reintroducing a Youth Committee and will be seeking folks in the
community to participate in the development of activities and events centered
on the young people in our community. You may be surprised to learn that
as of 2016 the U.S Bureau of the Census reports that there are 2219 children
under the age of 18 living in Citrus Springs. Our goal is produce events and
programs which provide safe and healthy activities within the community to
entertain and enrich the lives of the children who are growing up here among
us and hopefully to entertain and enrich the lives of some seniors who will
volunteer to work with these kids.
We also have a new Volunteers Committee whose function will be promote
volunteering by all segments in our community. This committee will match
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