Upcoming Events

This week on Tuesday, November 25th at 7 pm, the important Annual FFCOA Association Meeting and election of trustees - 7pm.


And getting ready...

Thanksgiving Dinner prep and amusing kitchen tales

  

Dec 10th - BUNCO Christmas Party
Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 is the BUNCO Christmas Party for both Thursday and Wednesday BUNCO groups. All former or future BUNCO players are welcome. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange bring a a $15 gift and we will have fun doing the exchange. See you there. No need to RSVP, just come.



Newly published on this site:

November 2014 Calendar

  

fall colors

Recent News

Flag of the United States Veterans Day Reception
Veterans from our community were honored early in November. See feature web article.

deck renewal project at FFCOA Maintain Decks Project
Current deck restoration project was completed. Lawn restoration work and irrigation maintenance is progressing.

Fall Mini Golf
Weather complications handicapped plans for a golf outing at Pine Creek. See feature web article.


Detailed update report from our board about recent Transition activities - special Newsletter insert.


It's High Tea! Hope you didn't miss the fabulous tea party recently held on September 27th. See feature web article.

Latest Bi-monthly Open FFCOA Meeting
was held on Tuesday, Sept 23rd at the clubhouse.

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Prior Highlights

Pond The aerator for our

FFCOA fall pond

Irrigation Our new irrigation system maintenance company,

Grass/landscaping Since the most recent Resident meeting late in May,

Flemington Fields Hunterdon

Fire/security Upgrade Project Complete Earlier on, the clubhouse fire/security

FFCOA clubhouse pic Feb 2014

The Clubhouse Addition Project has seen progress

 

FF colors in autumn



Protect and Defend

On Saturday November 1st, thirty-three FFCOA residents attended a very special reception at the clubhouse.

Sounds of Sousa-style march tunes and Glenn Miller-style music greeted as we came to pay tribute to those who have served in the United States military. The room buzzed with plenty of conversation as all noshed on appetizers, met some new friends, and intently studied pictures and mementos brought by these vets, or by their spouse if they had gone on before.

Jerry Matcho called us to order, to formalize our salute. As we quieted, gathering round to face each other across the living room, it somehow felt like remembered family story-telling - some of our vets spoke of their military experiences... and more. They told of youthful expectations, funny stuff, some heart-felt emotions of sadness, disappointment, or just the plain irony living through those times. It was wonderful and we were glad to get that glimpse.

Don Cooper, Theresa Troegner, John Famula, Stan Cantilina, Roy Grimm, Walter Yarrow, and Joe Sauro were the veterans in attendance.

Afterward, the party planners, Karen Matcho, Doris Halstead, and MaryAnn Campbell, called everyone to the dining area for some dessert that included cake, apple pie, and ice cream. Mildred Postma brought some of her special sugar-free cream puffs. Our thanks to them for allowing us all the opportunity to stop and take notice, to acknowledge, and to express appreciation.
FFCOA Veterans honored Nov 1st 2014
FFCOA Veterans honored Nov 1st 2014

Fun at the Flemington Fields "Country Club"

Early in October, the rains came and cancelled the FF Mini Golf Outing at Pine Creek. But that didn't put a damper on the 28 enthusiasts who wouldn't want the weatherman to spoil the fun. The schedule was adjusted and the clubhouse became a recreation area.

Lunch was served first, and then the games began. Matt Andrejco supervised the "putting Tournament" which, after all the others were eliminated, Bob McCaffrey won the championship over Walter Yarrow in a very close contest.

Heartfelt and huge thankyou's go out to Matt Andrejco, and Jerry & Karen Matcho for this fantastic idea, making the arrangements, and nimbly outwitting Mother Nature when she didn't wanna cooperate!  

"Meet and Greet" High Tea Meets With a High Degree of Success

A wonderful social with an impressive 50+ in attendance was held on a warm Saturday afternoon, September 27th at our Clubhouse. It was heartening to see such a nice response. We were very pleased to welcome so many new people to our still-growing neighborhood.

The new addition, put on by the builders, provided much-needed space for more easily entertaining crowds. The room's bright, sunny ambiance was further enhanced by Ginny Doremus's awesome decorator eye and lovely floral table linens loaned for our first social event in quite sometime. Pretty teapots and special plates provided an additional elegance to this occasion (thanks Barbara Lorio for lugging your teapot collection down to the clubhouse).

The committee, Barbara Lorio, Patience Anderson, Lee Prestipino, Shirley Vill, Yvonne Guarino, Helene Purzycki, Shirley Hagen, Carolyn Wolsefer, Mildred Postma, Lucille Krause, Evelyn Hamrah and Ginny Doremus, made many varieties of delicious tea sandwiches and sweets to accompany the many varieties of tea. These homemade "temptations" simply could not be resisted.

Speaking for those in attendance, "Three cheers for the creativity and hard work of this group"! Thank you to the committee for such a outstanding way to spend some pleasant time together.

We'd like to note the work Judy

  

  

Spotlight on Committees:

Clubhouse: Thank you very much to all Clubhouse committee-persons, volunteering in a very vital and central function of our FFCOA community, namely Patience Anderson, Yvonne Guarino, Barbara Lorio, Lee Prestipino, Helene Purzycki, Shirley Vill, and Evelyn Hamrah. Recently the committee has been renewing, reorganizing, studying the process for rentals, keeping the supplies available, overseeing janitorial services and so on. And we added planning a Christmas Party. We would love anyone to join the committee or start a subdivision - Social Committee. Social can include trips, parties, luncheons, breakfast, etc. In addition to the games played at the Clubhouse, the social events help us in getting to know and appreciate each other.

The Flemington Fields Handbook provides the basic rules for the clubhouse use. For a private rental, contact Access Property Management, Bob Seyfarth at 908-284-3426.

The Clubhouse Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10 am at the clubhouse. Any resident is always welcome to attend our meetings. Suggestions and questions are always welcome at any time. The clubhouse is there for your enjoyment - so enjoy. -- Evelyn for the committee

Without any doubt, FFCOA residents always look forward

picture of choleus      Remember when former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, initiated her

Color Our World ...
Once again, demonstrating that volunteers are the backbone
And While You're at... Light it up too!
Recently Jim Livezey proffered his

  

  

Spotlight on Committees:

Building and Grounds: Assists and advises the Board of Trustees in an effort to preserve the physical integrity and aesthetic quality of our community. Periodically, at the request of the Board, takes maintenance surveys making recommendations to the Trustees. May undertake research on behalf of the Trustees where it is time consuming. This group sometimes reviews a submitted Building Modification Form when Residents apply to the Board to make a change to a common area or limited common area of their unit.

Timeframe/mission is medium and long-term planning. Emphasis is NOT on daily/weekly problem solving & operational issues - that is the province of either our Builder (RVD - Raritan Valley Developers), or our Property Manager, Bob Seyfarth of Access Property Management. [Bob's service days for us at FFCOA are part-time Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday starting at 9am. However he monitors at other days/times for truly urgent situations, or to sustain momentum on a project.] For clarification, see new link Who Ya Gonna Call?"

picture Standing Committees

board member graphic

Announcement: Please Volunteer to fill Openings on FFCOA Board of Trustees

All of the residents in good standing are asked to thoughtfully consider volunteering to come onboard and fill a currently open position on the Board of Trustees. We would be most happy to speak with you about this possibility. So reach out to any of us. Our Resident Handbook describes the Board:

The affairs of the association are governed by a five member Board of Trustees elected by association members. Trustees serve without compensation for a two-year term. The board is invested with all the rights, powers and duties necessary for the proper administration of the association as provided in Article V, page 23 of the By-Laws.

Note: for the time being, the Sponsor for this development holds one of the five seats on the board, leaving 4 positions for Unit Owners.

Additional detail on the Board and governance is available in the FFCOA Bylaws which are posted on the website - use the "Documents" link off this homepage.