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Snow person on Westwood Main 2-23-10. Still snowing at 7:30.

The snow a few weeks ago was special, considering it was the third time this year, and the second year in a row we had snow. This time had the largest snowflakes I’ve ever seen, as far as I can remember.

Here are some nice links I saw of snow around our area:

2010 Annual Meeting Report

The Westwood Estates 2010 Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Jan. 14. Though the technical requirements of a two-week minimum notice (see the Bylaws) were satisfied by an announcement in the Fall Newsletter, a scheduling mix up caused another reminder notice to not get out in time. 5 members attended with 8 votes, with one other attending briefly, who left his proxy. A total of 54 proxies (thanks to Clyde Garland for collecting these) added up to a total of 62 votes.

Elections for board members took place. Mark Coppock was re-elected to serve from 2010-2012, and long-time Westwood South Block Captain and Park Coordinator Nancy Coppock was elected as well to fill the other open spot from 2010-2012. See the Westwood Estates Board Members page for the full list.

However, the board will be losing its President, James Haliburton, who is moving out of the neighborhood. He has agreed to stay on the board until the first 2010 board meeting on Feb. 10, 8pm at Walter Kamphoefner’s home at 3209 Deer Trail. At that meeting, the board will decide who holds what office. The board has one volunteer so far to fill the position that will be opening up. See the Bylaws for information on the Board of Directors.

This website was introduced. Its purpose is to serve as a convenient resource for Westwood Estates residents, and whatever else we choose to make it. While one of the reasons the board originally thought to start this site was to reduce the cost of printing the newsletter twice a year, we were correctly reminded at the meeting that a website should never replace face-to-face communication between neighbors.

One suggestion made was that, in the future, each block captain might be responsible for determining who on their block prefers a paper copy of the newsletter be delivered to them and who would prefer simply reading their copy from the website and/or printing it themselves if they choose. The board will consider all residents’ suggestions in this matter. You may leave a comment on this post and/or attend any meeting to voice your opinion. Special ongoing thanks goes to Clyde Garland who assembles the newsletters for the association.

See the Meeting Minutes page, or download the minutes of this meeting directly.

The Westwood Estates Website

Upcoming events:

The Big Event, Saturday March 27, 2010 starting at 10am.

By Texas A&M students. See For those who want to get free labor for projects around their house, A&M students will provide it, for one day only, to the first 1000 who ask. They have been doing this since 1982 to show their gratitude to the towns that they call home. They are not allowed to use power tools, but muscle driven tools, with many provided by A&M, are used. Last year 11,000 A&M students volunteered.

Easter Party, Friday April 2, 2010 starting at 5:30pm

The Easter Party will be at Westwood Community Park.

Kids, bring a basket for the Easter egg hunt. Hotdogs, etc. will be served at 5:30pm and the hunt will begin at 6pm. There will be 150 plastic eggs with prizes to find. The hunt will be divided into three groups – Toddlers, Elementary and Middle. There will be two eggs in each group that will have a gift certificate — $5 for McDonald and $10 for Wal-Mart.

Laura Stafford (822-0559) will organize the Party and provide everything.She  will bring the food, including the charcoal and meat and will cook it. They will bring the plastic eggs, stuff them with prizes and oversee hiding them.

Last year’s 2009 party had 50 adults and 30 kids.

The 2008 party had 40 adults and 20 kids.