Save The Date for GPOA Summer Meeting
The 2020 Semi-Annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. We are unable to use Orringer Auditorium this year due to coronavirus restrictions on any outside use of college facilities. The meeting will be held in Bear Park, where members will be asked to bring their own chairs and social distancing will be observed. More details will be sent to all GPOA members in early August.
RE-Entry Passes to Greenbrier during Emergency Situations
Last year, we issued over 380 re-entry permits to GPOA members for free (non-GPOA members @ $10 each). The re-entry permits ease return to your home in Greenbrier following any required evacuation due to an emergency (e.g. flooding). While evacuation is unlikely since we are in Zone X (least likely to flood), should it become necessary officials will control return to the community and will be provided with a listing of re-entry permits, making the process faster. Please note, lack of a re-entry pass will not exclude you from returning to your home.
Your GPOA will be issuing permits to new residents and those who did not receive them last year. Permits will be distributed in the portico at The Emerald.
- Monday, June 22, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
- Tuesday, June 23, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
- Monday, June 29, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
- Tuesday, June 30, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Permits are free to GPOA members and are available to non-members at $10 each.
Do You Want to serve on the GPOA Board?
Elections for the GPOA Board will take place on August 23. Two 3-year seats (from September 2020 through September 2023) are open. If you wish to run for the Board, let Verna Kuyper, John Robinson (Nominating Committee) or Rhona Beadle know of your interest. The only qualification is that you must be a member in good standing of the GPOA.
Mailboxes, Mailboxes, Mailboxes
The United States Post Office has issued new standards for mailbox posts. Essentially, the post must be a bit taller now and set back from the road a bit more. This will make it easier for postal employees to reach the boxes from their trucks and make the box less likely to wreak havoc on the postal van’s mirror because the box won’t be as close to the road.
Two more side benefits: careless drivers will be less likely to plow into your mailbox and our Pony Express Delivery personnel will be less likely to almost fall out of their cars when delivering to those low-down mailboxes that are out there! (You know who you are!)
Current mailboxes are grandfathered in but when the time comes to update your mailbox, you must follow the new guidelines.
We have posted the new guidelines at Mailbox Guideline.
Take a good hard look at your mailbox. Maybe it’s time to replace it, replace those numbers on BOTH sides that are no longer reflective, paint or stain it, put the shelf in the news box back in place so you can receive GPOA announcements. Trim those bushes that are encroaching on it like that monster plant in the play, Little Shop of Horrors. Show some patriotism: replace that tired old flag that has turned pink, white, and baby blue instead of glorious red, white, and blue.