3rd Annual Balcones Woods Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving is almost here. 2 years ago, we started an “unofficial” tradition here in our wonderful neighborhood. BW Turkey Trot was organized as a 100% non-profit “just for fun” pre- Thanksgiving family lunch/dinner fun run, and continued to foster friendship and togetherness among our neighbors and their visiting friends and relatives.
This year we have chosen to donate 100% of your donations to treatments of breast cancer. We have identified specific beneficiaries. Details about them will be included in the next email updates. We would like to thank BW Blue Wave Team for choosing to forego the opportunity to be among one of the recipients of your donations, and in lieu of, Blue Wave Team decided that we should donate all proceeds to cancer treatments.
–  Race starts at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving Day.
–  Registration is onsite on the day of the event at 7:30- 8:15.
–  Our run/walk is also open to non-BW residents.
–  $10 per adult runner fee, $5/ kids under 12.
–  Kids K, 5k, 10k
– 1st/2nd/3rd place winners for each category ( kids k 10 and under, Kids K 12 and under, 5k, 10k)
New This Year:
Thanksgiving Yard Decorations Competition- For those who reside along the Turkey Trot route, 5 of our chosen walkers will determine (according to their own criteria) Top 3 Best Decorations.

Route for 5k:
All runners will start at the end of the Clubhouse driveway.
-Run southbound on Alhambra Drive
-Left of Calle Verde Drive
-Left on Balcones Woods Drive
-Right on Alhambra Drive
-Right on Santa Cruz Drive
-Left on Wind River Road
-Left on Toledo Drive
-Right on Murcia Drive
-Left on Wind River Road
-Left on Catalonia Drive
-Right on Santa Cruz Drive
-Crossing Balcones Woods Drive
-Left on Bilboa Drive
-Right on Balcones Woods Drive
-Right on Alhambra Drive
-Finish line at the Clubhouse parking lot.
 
Route for 10k:
-same as 5k route, do 2 laps
For more information and to RSVP, pls email henryeliperia@yahoo.com or text ” Yes” to 650-307-0405
Thank you all and see you there!
Henry Eliperia- Organizer
Tara Whitmore- Adviser

Learn about the 2017 AISD Bond Election

Do you have questions about the upcoming election with the AISD bond for $1.05 Billion?  I know I do.  That’s why I’ll be at the BW Clubhouse Monday night at 6:30 to hear  Kristin Ashy speak about it.  She is a member of FABPAC, and an expert on the subject.

  • Will it raise our taxes?
  • Which schools are getting the money?
  • How is it getting paid for – where is the money coming from?
  • What will happen if it does (or doesn’t pass)?

Come to hear answers to these questions, or ask your own.  Remember early voting starts Oct. 23–Nov. 3 and Election Day is Nov. 7.

Welcome to the Balcones Woods Neighborhood

Dear neighbor,

We’re happy to welcome you as a new neighbor! With this letter, you’ll find a Balcones Woods neighborhood directory that provides names and phone numbers of many of your neighbors, as well helpful information about the Homeowners’ Association and our beautiful commons area. Take some time to look through the directory to get familiar with your new neighborhood!
Please feel free to call or text with any questions.

WELCOME HOME!
Stephanie Schmid 512-797-1368


Commons Area

You’ll need an electronic key to get into the pool, playground, and sports courts. You can request a key by emailing amenityaccess@goodwintx.com.

The commons area is home to a private club for Balcones Woods’s residents and their guests. It is located at 11204 Alhambra Drive. The pool is open May through September where the tennis, volleyball, basketball courts and playground are open year-round, accessible with your electronic key. The clubhouse is available for private parties or neighborhood events.

In the warmer months, this is the hub of activity and a great place enjoy time with your family, friends and neighbors. Our homeowner’s association dues support the improvement and maintenance of this beautiful commons area.


Volunteering

Volunteerism is the backbone that keeps our neighbor vibrant and ensures our ongoing strength as one of the most desirable areas in Austin. We welcome volunteers to run for office as a committee head, operating committee officer or board member.
Just as important are neighbors volunteering to work with the various committees on the day-to-day activities, which keep our association functioning and provide the outstanding amenities enjoyed by all residents. Your input and participation are always welcomed and appreciated!


Stay Connected

Website: www.balconeswoods.org

Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/balconeswoods/info Go to the website to join a very active email group where residents ask questions, post items for sale and exchange or other information in a close-group setting.

Goodwin Management: http://hoasites.goodwintx.com/bwc

HOA dues, commons area security, architectural approval, covenants and restrictions are all under the umbrella of Goodwin Management.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BalconesWoods/?ref=br_rs or search “Unofficial Balcones Woods Group” and friend us!

Next Door: https://nextdoor.com/neighborhood/balconeswoods–austin–tx/

Note that the Nextdoor and facebook groups can have members that are NOT members of the neighborhood.
Whether you’re new to Austin or just new to Balcones Woods, please reach out to any of us with questions about the neighborhood or the area.
Stephanie Schmid moonshine1483@gmail.com 512-797-1368
Julie Plowman jkplowman@yahoo.com 512-739-8939
Joe Zygarlenski joezyg@sbcglobal.net 512-970-8949
Eric Hegwer eric@ericestate.com 650-704-1536

2017 Blue Wave Schedule

Check out the 2017 Blue Wave registration page for more info

2017 BWBW SEASON:

1. SAT May 20th: BWBW @ GREAT HILLS GATORS

2. SAT May 27th: AVERY RANCH REDFISH @ BWBW (Hosting)

3. SAT June 3rd: BYE (Really good since it is Anderson Graduation Weekend)

4. SAT June 10th: BWBW @ TWIN CREEKS TWISTERS

5. SAT June 17th: BWBW @ FAST FROGS

6. SAT June 24th: WESTOVER WILD ORCAS @ BWBW (Hosting)

7. SAT July 1st: JCC PIRANHAS @ BWBW (Hosting)

8A. SAT July 8th: CHAMPS 10 & UNDERS @ AVERY RANCH
8B. SUN July 9th: CHAMPS 11 & OVER @ AVERY RANCH

Webmaster

Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain the neighborhood website and social media outlets.

Duties:

  • Solicit content ideas and insure the site is up to date and appropriate including posting electronic version of the newsletter.
  • Maintain committee email aliases.
  • Maintain web social media sites (e.g. Yahoo!) including membership and messaging.
  • Monitor web hosting costs and domain name renewal fees; report to the treasurer.
  • Prepare an annual budget for the website.

Covenants and Restrictions

Responsibilities:

Ensure that all covenants and deed restrictions are consistently enforced throughout Balcones Woods. Coordinate actions of this committee with the Architectural Control Committee.

Duties:

  • Respond to notice of covenant or deed restrictions violation in a manner appropriate to the infraction, keeping records of notification and response.
  • Prepare report of infractions and responses, to be presented to the Operating Committee.
  • Be the liaison between the Operating Committee and the Architectural Control Committee.
  • Participate as a consultant to the Architectural Control Committee.

Pool Operations

Responsibilities:

Direct the work of the pool manager and assist the manager in the safe and efficient operation of the Club’s swimming pool.

Duties:

  • Annually present various pool manager candidates to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Annually review, and revise if necessary, the job description of the pool manager.
  • Obtain the required permits to legally operate the pool in the City of Austin and ensure the Club is in compliance with all the ordinances relating to pool use.
  • Annually assist the Treasurer in disbursement of pins.
  • Maintain a list of maintenance requirements relating to the pool and pool equipment. Inform the Maintenance Committee of any non-pool related repairs.
  • Ensure that pool related repairs are made.
  • Annually review the pool rules. Proposed changes must be approved by the Board of Directors, prior to distribution to the residents.
  • Act as the liaison between the pool manager/lifeguards and residents and the Operating Committee.
  • Assist the Treasurer in preparing an annual budget for pool operations.

Treasurer

Responsibilities:

Bear responsibility for all Club funds, and collect and disburse revenues. The Treasurer participates on both the Operating Committee and the Board of Directors.

Duties:

  • Supervise the work of the ClubÂ’s CPA in dues billing, dues collection, preparation of monthly income and expense statements, and fulfillment of the tax responsibilities of the Club.
  • Prepare an annual budget of income and expenses, together with a statement of the long term obligations of the Club and adequacy of reserves.
  • Coordinate with all Operating Committee members in the generation of the annual budget prepared by the Board of Directors in time to be approved at the annual homeowners meeting.
  • Disburse funds according to the budget and with the approval of the Board of Directors, and maintain documentation of expenses incurred by the Club.
  • With the assistance of the Club Secretary, certify the membership in good standing of all homeowners attending any regular or called meeting of the neighborhood.
  • Disburse pool pins annually, based upon a list of Club members in good standing.
  • Invest Club funds in a secure manner, mindful of the Club’s obligations.

Swim Team

Responsibilities:

Organize, promote and manage an annual swim team representing Balcones Woods Club.

Duties:

  • Establish a committee annually to assist in hiring coaches, organizing activities and administering swim meets.
  • Monitor the work of the swim team coaches and act as liaison between coaches and the residents, pool manager and the Operating Committee.
  • Organize and promote an annual registration day for swim team participants.
  • Organize fund-raising projects in support of swim team activities.
  • Organize and promote swim meets hosted by Balcones Woods Club.
  • Organize a closing picnic after swim season for participants and coaches.
  • Prepare an annual budget for swim team activities.

Secretary

Responsibilities:

Record activities and decisions of the Operating Committee. Preserve these records and distribute them to Committee members. Also publish a regular newsletter for the benefit of residents.

Duties:

  • Prepare minutes of each meeting of the Operating Committee to serve as a record of the activities and decisions of the Committee.
  • Ensure that all records of the Club are preserved and maintained in a safe and accessible manner.
  • Publish a regular newsletter informing residents of significant events in the neighborhood.
  • Assist the Treasurer in certifying the membership in good standing of homeowners attending the meetings of the membership.
  • Assist the Treasurer in preparation of an annual operating budget relating to the publication of the newsletter.
  • Distribute the minutes each Operating Committee meeting to the various members of that committee and any additional interested parties, prior to subsequent meeting.