Hurricane Season Begins, Ends November 30th

Another hurricane season is here and whether you live in Raintree year-round or entrust your condo to someone while you are away, it’s important to create an emergency and communication plan. Find out how to identify a safe room, build an emergency kit and know who to contact if there is an emergency. 

National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov

911 is the number to call for emergency situations throughout all of Orange County.

Follow these safety guidelines if using a portable generator.

What to have on hand if and when the power goes out.

When a hurricane is expected, be sure to secure any loose plants and decorations around your unit. Bring any items inside that may cause damage if not secured properly.

Visit www.floridadisaster.org and create a personalized emergency plan for your family. The plans include a disaster supply kit list, family meeting location, evacuation information, local emergency management contact information and other relevant information.

Tornadoes can occur in Florida anytime of the year, but are known to accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as the make landfall. Monitor a weather radio and forecasts for tornado watches and warnings. If a tornado has been sighted in the area, go to an interior, windowless room such as a closet or bathroom. Crouch low to the ground and cover your head and body with pillows, a mattress, or clothing to protect your from debris.

For more local preparedness information, visit the Orange County website: www.orangecountyfl.net.

Hurricane season ends November 30, 2022.

VCC Social Committee Presents: Beat the Heat Kids Pool Party

The Ventura Country Club Social Committee presents “Beat the Heat” Kids Pool Party on Saturday, June 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at Clubhouse pool. Tickets are $3 per person, and are available for purchase at the 19th Hole and the Admin Office. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 13th. Menu includes: hot dogs, chips, watermelon, ice freeze pops, cookies and juice boxes!

Termite Inspections in Downstairs Units on April 13th & 14th

Massey termite inspections in all downstairs units will take place on April 13th and 14th. The inspection applies to downstairs units only. Find out which day Massey will need access to your unit based on your Building number.

If you will not be home and cannot arrange for someone to be home during this inspection (such as a neighbor), call Massey directly at 407-648-4881 to schedule an appointment. This service is available at no additional charge to Raintree condo owners/renters.

Below are the dates and which Buildings will be inspected on that date. Which building am I in?

Wednesday, April 13th
Start time is 9:00 a.m. Massey will need to get into each of the downstairs units in Buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12.

Thursday, April 14th
Start time is 9:00 a.m. Massey will need to get into each of the downstairs units in Buildings 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 27.

A Thank You for Your Donations & Video

Back in December, the Raintree community collected donations for Colin’s church in Jamaica that included canned and boxed foods, plus school supplies and games for the children. Colin went home for a three-week vacation with all of our donations and returned with some wonderful photos, a letter from the pastor and a video to share with us. Thank you all for your generosity!

Landscape Committee Improvements Continue

The Landscape Committee has been busy picking out some new replacement shrubs and plants (upwards of 100 of them). We are able to purchase these at wholesale prices, and pick them up ourselves. Colin has been busy installing these around the community, as directed by the Landscape Committee, to replace some long-dead plantings. Thank you to Colin for all his planting work!

Looking to make landscaping modifications around your condo?

Start with the Landscaping Guidelines. These guidelines are your first resource to learn more about how you may make (if approved) landscaping changes to the areas around your condo.

Raintree Social Brings Community Together

A Raintree Poolside Social was held on March 14th for our community. It was a beautiful afternoon and approximately 55 people attended! There was plenty of food to go around. Thank you to Linda Holmes, Tom and Linda Rawson and to all who helped organize and setup this social afternoon. 

Raintree organizes these social gatherings from time to time. Gatherings are announced at Board Meetings, through Raintree emails, and posts at the mailboxes. See you next time!

Raintree Participates in This Year’s Holiday Golf Cart Parade

This year, Raintree decorated the work cart and participated in the Christmas golf cart parade! The work cart (with trailer attached) was decorated and lighted, and was honored to carry Santa and many gift packages throughout the route. Thank you to Colin for getting it cleaned up. Bev and Tom added a little magic to make the cart extra festive. Past resident Rick Cobb was Santa Claus, and Colin and Tom were his helpers. It was a big surprise and hit for all the adults and children on the route!

Still Need Your 2022 Raintree Pool Passes?

Didn’t make the December Annual Meeting to pickup your 2022 pool passes? No problem! There are several more opportunities through the end of January to pick them up at the pool in person. The following Board Members will be available during the dates and times below to pickup your passes:

Randy will be available on:
Wednesday, December 22nd, 29th, and January 5th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Raintree Pool

Linda will be available on:
Saturday, January 8th, 15th and 22nd
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Raintree Pool

Pool Pass Pickup Instructions

Homeowners must bring ID and sign for them.

Front Entrance Palm Replaced & Installed

A new palm was planted in the front entrance to replace the one that was struck by lightning. It is the same type of palm that was there before. Check out the installation photos. The fronds will be opened in a couple of weeks so the palm can get established in that spot.