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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, 2020.

Raintree Pool Scheduled to Reopen in June

5/11/2020 Update: The Raintree pool area, pool and spa (hot tub) will remain closed until at least June 16th. During this time, the pool will be drained, repaired and resurfaced to be brought up to current code. Watch for notices posted at the mailboxes and pool gates for opening details. Thank you for your patience.

5/5/2020 Update: The pool will be pressure tested this week for leaks in the water lines and will remain closed during this time. The pool is tentatively scheduled to re-open on May 9th. Watch for notices posted at the mailboxes and pool gates.

3/27/2020 Update: The Raintree pool area, pool and spa (hot tub) are currently closed in order to comply with the Orange County Emergency Order 2020-04 regarding COVID-19/Section 2 that states that all pools and playgrounds must be closed [for 14 days]. This is also in response to the Orange County “Stay at Home” order that went into effect on April 9th at 11:00 p.m.

Also look out for Raintree community emails. If do not receive emails from Raintree, now is great time to sign up! Sign up for Raintree community emails now.

Have You Checked the Smoke Detector & Fire Extinguisher Lately?

Help prevent and be prepared for potential fires in your condo unit by installing smoke detectors and having a fire extinguisher readily available. Regular maintenance of these devices is critical. Learn more about when to test and change the batteries in your smoke detectors and how to maintain and where to store a fire extinguisher.

Learn more about smoke detectors and fire extinguishers under Unit Maintenance.

You’re Invited: Don’t Miss the Upcoming Raintree Party

Allan Amer is organizing a community party for Raintree residents (all owners and renters welcome) that will be held in the Ventura clubhouse ballroom on Monday, March 2nd from 5:00pm until 10:15pm. There will be a buffet, music, cash bar (at Happy Hour prices!), and a silent and live auction. Cost per person is $25. Proceeds from the auctions will be used to pay for the music.

Causal Dress? Yes, but no birthday suits

Will there be music? Yes, from 7:15pm-10:00pm

Can I bring guests? Yes, only if they know how to party

Buffet is $25 per person from 6:00pm to 7:15pm:

Menu includes:

  • Lettuce, Cucumbers & Tomatoes
  • Chicken Piccata
  • London Broil
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Spaghetti Marinara
  • Dinner Rolls & butter
  • Cobbler
  • Unlimited Iced Tea or Coffee

Cash Bar at Happy Hour prices from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.

Auctions (Silent & Live):

  • See or email Allan at AJAmerican@aol.com if you have something to donate. Proceeds will be used to pay for the music.

How to get tickets:

  • To pay and get tickets, call or email Tom Nixon at btnix64@gmail.com or 203-247-2003. Tom will also be at the Raintree pool on Sundays between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Final headcount is needed by February 23rd.

Please make arrangements to pay by February 23rd. 

If you have any questions, email Allan at AJAmerican@aol.com.

Sign Up Now for the Raintree Golf Outing in February

Join Allan Amer for nine holes of golf on Thursday, February 27th right here at Ventura Country Club. All Raintree residents welcome (owner and renters)! Event starts at 3:00pm (please arrive by 2:30pm) at the golf cart barn. Cost per person is $17 and includes cart.

If you have any questions, and/or would like to setup your foursome or to be added to open foursomes, email Allan at AJAmerican@aol.com.

After golf, everyone is invited to the Clubhouse dining room to relax and talk about their game! There might even be prizes.

2020 Pool Passes Mailed

The 2020 Raintree pool passes were mailed last week to all owners. Each unit is given one pool pass – you can have a total of 8 persons at the pool. Pool passes are required and must always be visible while in the pool area. The Raintree pool facilities are for the use of Raintree owners and their guests or Raintree renters and their guests only.

Do you or your renters and guests use the pool? Be sure to read this.

If you see a person or group without a pool pass visible – especially if you do not recognize them as a resident – call Ventura Security at 407-380-5672 and ask them to do a pool pass check.

Please contact Vista Management if you are an owner and did not receive your 2020 pool pass. If you are a renter or guest, please contact the owner of the unit for more assistance.