Fox Chase HOA

Calendar of Events - as of 3/6/2020



Date

Event

Monthly
Friday or Saturday @ 7pm

Book Club (everyone)

Fox Chase Book Club is a group of community members who decide on a book to read throughout a month, then gather to talk about the book. Book choices are proposed during book club. Using a poll placed on the Ladies of Fox Chase Facebook Group, members of our community are able to vote on a book they would like to read. Those attending are encouraged to bring a beverage or snack to share during this time. Locations will vary each month. Watch Facebook or your email for location and book title updates.


For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

Monthly
Friday or Saturday @ 7:30pm


Ladies Night (Adult Women)

This is a very casual way to meet your neighbors and to catch up with those you already know.  We start at 7:30pm and usually things wind down around 11pm. It's open house style so people drop in when they can (like after the kids are in bed, etc).  Just bring a snack to share and your own beverage. If you just don't have time to prepare a snack, come anyway!! Locations will vary each month. Watch Facebook or your email for location and theme.


For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

Monthly
Friday or Saturday @ 7:30pm

Men's League (Adult Men)

Ladies, do you just need a break? Do you need to send your guy out of the house for a few hours? Well, we have just the event for you! MEN’S LEAGUE! Let him know the time and place and send him on his way around 7:30, they should return home around 11. . Locations will vary each month. Watch Facebook or your email for location and book title updates.


For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

Sunday, April 5th
3pm

Easter Egg Hunt (everyone)

Please drop off a bag of 12 filled eggs/per child (up to age 13) participating by noon on April 5th -- Please label name & age of child the eggs are for on the bag.


Request for our older teens in the neighborhood to create some age appropriate games for our egg hunters. Please contact the social committee if your teenager is interested. Community service hours will be awarded to those who participate.


The Egg hunt will begin at 3:00 and will be separated by age. We ask that parents only allow their child to gather 12 eggs.


Parents are encouraged to hang out and visit with neighbors. Watch Facebook or your email for location and updates.


For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

Saturday, May 9th
9am

Spring Community Clean Up Day (everyone)

Please meet us at the pool house to help the Amenities Committee bring out the pool furniture and get it cleaned off.


The Grounds Committee is hoping to perform light maintenance and general cleanup. Bring some work gloves, eye and ear protection.  We will have cold drinks and a hot dog lunch afterward.  Students can earn community service hours.


For more information, email us (grounds@fox-chase.org or amenities@fox-chase.org)

Saturday, May 16th

8am-1pm


Rain Date: May 23rd


Community Yard Sale (everyone)

An ad will be placed in The Free Lance-Star for Friday and Saturday of that weekend.  We will also be placing a sign out in the front island on the Sunday before the weekend so that all of the traffic on Route 3 will see it.


There is nothing you need to do to participate other than to be ready to sell by 8am on Saturday.  There will be cars driving around the neighborhood starting around 7am that day.  Feel free to add balloons, etc. around your mailbox to note your house has goods to sell if people cannot see that from the street.


For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

Saturday, May 23rd

Pool Opens

For more information, email us (amenities@fox-chase.org)

Sunday, May 24th

School's Out for Summer - Pool Party (everyone)

For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

Saturday, May 23rd

Pool Opens

For more information, email us (amenities@fox-chase.org)

July TBD

4th of July Picnic & Kids Parade (everyone)

Join us at the pool house for a kids parade, swimming and good food!


Kids are encouraged (not required) to bring their bikes, scooters, wagons and participate in a festive parade. They are encouraged to decorate their bike, scooter, wagons in patriotic gear.


Following the parade we will host a cookout. Food Sign up using Sign Up Genius will be sent out prior, watch your email. We will also offer yard games for those who are more on the competitive side than swimming.


For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

August TBD

Block Party (everyone)

The community will be holding a block party at the pool.  More information to come. For now, mark your calendars.


For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

September 7th

Pool Closes

For more information, email us (amenities@fox-chase.org)

September TBD

Fall Community Clean Up Day (everyone)

Please meet us at the pool house to help the Amenities Committee bring out the pool furniture and get it cleaned off.


The Grounds Committee is hoping to perform light maintenance and general cleanup. Bring some work gloves, eye and ear protection.  We will have cold drinks and a hot dog lunch afterward.  Students can earn community service hours.


For more information, email us (grounds@fox-chase.org or amenities@fox-chase.org)

October TBD

Kids Halloween Mixer (everyone)

For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

December TBD

Kids Holiday Party (everyone)

For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

December TBD

Cookie Exchange (everyone)

For more information, email us (social@fox-chase.org)

January TBD

Annual Homeowners Meeting (everyone)

If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please consider giving your proxy to another attendee to cast your vote for your lot. The link to the proxy on our website is below.


We would also like to remind everyone that all of our positions for both the board and committees are volunteers who live in our neighborhood.  We are not currently run by an association management company, which has helped to keep costs down.  If no one volunteers, we are required to employ a management company to run our HOA, which would cause our dues to increase drastically.


Board of Directors - new members can be added to the ballot before and/or during the meeting.  Our board must have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 9 members according to the Covenants.  We welcome new members to join and add their voice to the discussions.  Meetings are once a month during the week around 6pm at the pool house and last about an hour.


Grounds & Maintenance – We need some volunteers to help search for a contractor for landscaping maintenance of the front entrance, etc.  We also need someone to lead our spring and fall community clean up days by selecting the date and tasks that need to be done (volunteers will help to complete the tasks).  The website committee takes care of finding volunteers to mow the amenities property.  There are no meetings for this committee at this time.


Amenities/Pool – We need a family (or two) that will help find a contractor that maintains the pool over the summer months.  The website committee takes care of finding volunteers to open and close the pool.  We also send out a community email to get volunteers to help set up and put away the furniture at the beginning and end of the season.  We also need a volunteer to take an inventory of our existing furniture and determine if we need any replacement items which can be purchased as the summer furniture appears at local stores.  There are no meetings for this committee at this time.


Architectural Review (ARC) - The ARC is responsible for reviewing submissions of all exterior changes to Fox Chase properties (based on the covenants) and notifying homeowners of covenant violations. There are 3 voting members on this committee (although more can join to help out), which are elected by the Board of Directors and are required to make a commitment to serve 2-3 years. One of those voting members acts as the Chair. If you would like to have a voice in keeping our community a desirable place to live, please sign up to serve. Your time spent serving is minimal but extremely important to help maintain our property values.


Social – We would like some volunteers to head up certain annual events: Easter Egg Hunt, summer block parties, Halloween, Winter Holidays,etc.  If you have an idea for the community, please contact us and we will review your idea and let you run with it and the website committee will help to get the word out.  We do have a budget to help with expenses.


As you probably know, all Board Members, Committee Members, and others who help out are volunteers. We are the ones who mow the grass, clean the guardrails, take care of getting potholes in the road fixed, keep weeds out of the walking trails, fix broken fences, paint the sign posts, maintain and clean the toilets at the pool house, call the police when our shed or equipment is vandalized, and anything else that needs fixing or done to make sure this neighborhood remains a great place to live - the list is very long. Like you, we all have other jobs and responsibilities.  Please think about donating a few hours of your time to help keep our community great.


Announcement: http://www.fox-chase.org/2020annualmeeting/2020AnnualMeetingAnnouncement.pdf


Agenda: http://www.fox-chase.org/2020annualmeeting/2020AnnualMeetingAgenda.pdf


Proxy: http://www.fox-chase.org/2020annualmeeting/2020AnnualMeetingProxy.pdf


Ballot: Coming soon


For more information, email us (board@fox-chase.org)