Check out storm photos, as well as some videos taken by Raintree residents during and after the storm. Hurricane Ian hit Ventura as a Category 1 hurricane, bringing with it strong winds and lots of water. Raintree areas had minimal flooding; however, a lot of tree and shrub debris was scattered throughout the community.
Category: Community Event
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!
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!
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!
Community Looking Festive with Beautiful Holiday Lights
Thank you to everyone who helped install the holiday lights around the community. All of the lights look amazing. Check out more holiday photos! Also, we are collecting used and broken lights again this year for recycling. There is a collection box at the pool.
Volunteers Needed to Install Holiday Decorations
It’s that time of the year! We will be installing our holiday decorations around Raintree on Friday, November 26th at 9 a.m. Please meet at the pool to volunteer. If anyone has any unused lights or decorations to donate, feel free to bring them for possible use.
Lightning Strike Damages Large Canary Palm at Main Entrance
Lightning hit Raintree this week and it killed the large Canary Palm at the main entrance. Such a beautiful tree, it is truly a loss! The Board will discuss next steps on what to do for that space at a future Board meeting since the tree is not salvageable.
In addition to the tree, it took out many lights (some brand new) around the community.
Annual Community Yard Sale is April 17th
The Ventura Country Club Community Yard Sale is Saturday, April 17th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visit the neighborhoods throughout Ventura to see what treasures are out there! Be sure to stop by the garage of Cheryl Powers at 2721 Autumn Green Drive – all proceeds go to support the Sunshine Club charities.
President’s Message and Special Thank You
Hello Raintree Owners and Residents,
First I would like to thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to serve a three year term on the Raintree Board of Directors, this year as the President.
I plan to send an update each month to keep everyone a bit more informed of what’s happening in your Raintree Community. The new Board is in place, and I would like you to know who they are, photo to follow in the near future:
Thomas Rawson, President
Linda Holmes, Vice President
Mary McDonough, Treasurer
Randy Moreland Director, Liaison with maintenance crew
Joe Hadacek, Director and Historian
Existing committees are off and running, and new committees are being formed. Be sure to let the Board know if you would like to volunteer your help. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome. It is our intention to have Raintree the best it can be, and THE place people want to live, whether they are “Full timers” or “Snowbirds”.
At this time I would like to thank all of the volunteers who took down, packed up, and stored all of the holiday decorations around the community, and enjoyed the coffee and donuts:
Gerry & Donna Milbauer
Tom & Barb Nixon
Don & Mary-Jo Cottrell
Lee & Bev Sterner
Mike & Carol Strazza
Al & Fran Rand
Kermit & Carol Bartholomew
and I cannot forget my grandson Caleb Sheldon!
If I did not list you here you know who you are and I apologize. I would also like to thank The Wanta’s for putting the Christmas light recycling box poolside for everyone to use. We collected 8lbs. of lights.
Also to let you know that February 8th’s meeting will be held at the Clubhouse “Ballroom” so more people can attend and still be within guidelines for social distancing.
President Raintree Board of Directors