April 1, 2016

POA News and Notes

Median curbs were being installed this week at the Main Gate.


Board Meeting

The next meeting the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors is Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. The agenda can be viewed at www.canyonlakepoa.com. The meeting is streamed live on the website or on a PEG (Public, Educational, Government) Channel (Time Warner Cable 29 and Verizon 39).

New Access Options Coming

Upon completion of the Main Gate project, there will be three entrance lanes into the community and two new convenient options for members to access the community.

The left lane will be for guests and members who do not have a valid POA proximity card (see below). The center lane will be for returning guests with a valid guest pass, members with a valid POA proximity card, and members with a valid vehicle decal. The right lane will be designated for members who have purchased a RFID vehicle transponder.

New Option 1 ?  POA Proximity Card

In 2015, the Association started issuing POA proximity cards that will be compatible with the new card readers planned for the Main Gate center lane and pedestrian sidewalk access gate. To access the community via the card reader, members simply touch the POA proximity card to the reader and the gate arm will automatically open. 

To obtain a new POA proximity card, visit the Member Services office and be camera ready. Members will be required to complete a use agreement form and take a picture. The card will be printed and issued immediately. For those who have lost or misplaced their previously issued proximity card, a replacement can be purchased for $35. 

New Option 2 ? RFID Vehicle Transponder

The far right lane at the Main Gate will be equipped with RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to quickly grant member access. This technology is designed to automatically open the gate when a vehicle equipped with an Association issued RFID transponder drives towards the gate. This far right lane will not be manned and will only allow entrance to those who have a valid RFID transponder.

Members who wish to purchase a RFID sticker will need to bring the vehicle to the Member Service office and the following items:

? Current vehicle registration (must be registered to a community member)

? Photo identification (POA card or driver’s license)

? Payment of $20 per transponder (no cash)

Once purchased, a Member Services Associate will install the transponder on the vehicle. Members who do not bring the vehicle to the office cannot be issued a transponder. The RFID transponder does not have to be replaced on an annual basis; however, members must provide annual registration to reactivate the transponder.

Happy Camp Special

The Happy Camp Campground is offering a "Spring Break Special." Campers can stay four days for the price of three days, or seven days for the price of five days. The special ends May 1. Daily rates are $40 for waterfront (with full hookups), $35 for off-water (with full hookups) and $30 for off-water (electric and water only). Cash and credit are the only forms of payment accepted. For more information, call Dwight Cogdill at 951-244-6841, ext. 650 or 951-246-1765.

Pool is Open

The pool at the Lodge is open daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lap swim is from 7 to 10 a.m.; open swim is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Members must be present their own valid POA card and be in good standing to use the pool.

The Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar is providing poolside services on Saturdays. The breakfast menu (served 9 to noon) features breakfast burritos, sandwiches, hash browns and juices. The lunch menu (served noon to 2 p.m.) includes wraps, burgers, pizzas, fries, tacos and soft drink beverages. 

East Coast Swing Workshop

A new two-hour beginning East Coast Swing dance workshop will be offered for couples and singles on Sunday, April 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. (athletic shoes are recommended). Judi Ruth Meredith, a veteran dance instructor, will be teaching the class, assisted by her husband, Van Meredith.

East Coast Swing was created in the 1940s as a 4-count basic rhythm that is an easier version of the Lindy Hop. It is now a  popular dance taught in the ballroom and amongst school organizations.

The workshop is $5 per person or $10 per couple. Residents who want to sign up for this workshop should visit the POA Member Services office or Pool office before the class takes place; signups will not be taken by the instructor the day of the workshop. For more questions about the workshop, contact instructor Judi Meredith at dancerjudi@yahoo.com.

POA Exercise Classes

Classes can be purchased at Member Services or the Pool Office. Instructors cannot accept payment. To learn more about each class, visit canyonlakepoa.com.

? Water Aerobics meets Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the pool. Cost is $2 per class or $25 per month for unlimited classes.

? Funk Fitness. meets Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., and Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m. All classes meet at the Lodge. Class punch cards are $35 for five classes; $70 for 11 classes.

? Zumba meets Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $35 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.

? Evening Yoga meets Monday at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.

? Morning Yoga meets Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Beach Room at the Lodge. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10.

? Line Dancing ? Beginning meets Tuesday at 2 p.m.; Intermediate meets Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $20 for five classes; $40 for 10.

? Dancercise meets Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool View Room at the Lodge. This class is free.