Happy Independence Day July 4th 2015
Back fields view of Flemington Fields Condominiums

Upcoming Events

Summer is a slow time for blood donations so please consider the
Blood Drive at the Elks
- Monday July 13th 2:30-8:30 pm at Flemington Elks Lodge 165 Route 31. Free tickets for a Mets game for volunteers. Here's some links: Elks@Facebook    Website   


Next bi-monthly FFCOA Meeting:
July 28th 7 PM at the clubhouse

 

Mini Golf - Saturday – August 15, 2015 – 11:30 AM
Let's have fun together at the local Paradise Golf Center. Regroup for lunch and bragging at FFCOA clubhouse. RSVP Jerry Matcho by Aug 8th. Details in Newsletter.

FFCOA 2nd Annual Mini Golf event

  

Newly published on this site:

July 2015 Calendar and Newsletter

Final version of the Flemington Fields Condominium Association 2014 Financial Statements & Auditor's Report

Approved at our annual meeting in November were the Annual Minutes from the previous year, 2013.

Here are approved minutes from the Bi-monthly November 2014 meeting.

And the 2015 Budget as amended by the Board at our last meeting in March 2015.

  

Recent News


A warm welcome to our newest neighbor, John Cofone, who has recently joined us, as have a few folks over the last few months:

  • Gloria Quick - Samson Dr
  • Dolores McCrone - Samson Dr
  • William and Agnes Reid - Samson Dr
  • William and Joanalice Pyonteck - Samson Dr
  • Joanne Brady - David Dr
  • Carmen Mosca - David Dr
  • Nancy Meade - Samson Dr
  • Joseph & Justine Deluccio - Samson Dr
  • Gloria Gwizd - David Dr



May FFCOA Meeting
The bi-monthly association meeting for FFCOA was held Tuesday May 26th at the clubhouse. Joan Ruby, our president, and Roger Ahrens our treasurer/secretary, conducted the meeting and covered many topics.

Of particular note was the organizational change they effected. Roger added the office of FFCOA president to his current responsibility as our Treasurer. Joan remains active on the board, but changes to the Secretary position. This, hopefully will allow her to shepherd some energy to some needed safeguarding of her own health and well-being.

Not enough can be said about the remarkable dedication and selflessness of Joan and Roger.

The now approved minutes for the previous meeting held late in March are online. To see the agenda for this May meeting, click here.

sunny FF Gazebo

Gazebo Spruced Up
Our Clubhouse Committee cleaned the Gazebo recently. Now community residents can sit there, have lunch and enjoy - it is still beautiful while the humid weather has not yet settled in. (Will probably need another wipe down, as the pollen has not completed its run. Feel free to bring your cloth for a touch up. Or, cleaner/paper towels available from kitchen cabinet).

Do enjoy this season in the Gazebo!
— The Clubhouse Committee

[Thanks much to the committee members for this initiative!]

The regular bi-monthly January and March 2015 meetings were combined and held Tuesday March 24th at 7 PM at the clubhouse. Joan Ruby, our president, and our treasurer/secretary, Roger Ahrens continue to apply themselves to our community's business with energy and dedication. Bravo and many thanks are due them, even as many opinions naturally vary among a large group such as ours. Joan and Roger covered quite a few topics including past items: 2015 budgeting, clubhouse shared expenses with the HOA, sitewide snow management.

Plus they discussed new business: a special snow assessment for 2015, eventual increase in normal monthly maintenance fee, spring cleanup, special deck refurbishment part 2 of 3.

A call for volunteers for a important "focus group" to review the Transition Engineering study and provide input and opinion to the board - please contact Bob SeyFarth, or the board, if you can participate.

Minutes for this meeting will be forthcoming. The previous FFCOA bi-monthly meeting (November 2014) was documented in minutes approved at this recent meeting. Click thru here to see these minutes.

   

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Prior Year Highlights



Late fall 2014 brought our regular bi-monthly, and the annual FFCOA Association meetings and election of FFCOA trustees were held Tuesday Nov 25th at 7pm. President Joan Ruby was re-elected for another term. No others had run for the board's 2 still-open positions. Some write-in votes will be explored to see if these individuals would be willing to serve.

Joan and our Treasurer/Secretary, Roger Ahrens, will be continuing in their respective roles and we are most fortunate to have them. Extremely busy since our last FFCOA meeting, they highlighted for us, the work related to Transition, the new Budget for 2015, and other important matters. Click thru here to see the agenda for the evening's back-to-back meetings.


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.

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

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

 

Celebrate Independence Day
board member graphic

Please Volunteer to Join our FFCOA Board of Trustees

All residents in good standing are asked to thoughtfully consider volunteering to come onboard and fill 3 open positions on the Board of Trustees. The current board would be most happy to speak with you about this possibility. 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.

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.

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

  

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 link above Who Ya Gonna Call?"

Join In !
RARITAN TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY GARDEN

Garden plots (12' X 15') are available for the enjoyment of those who like the idea of planting their own vegetables and/or flowers. This is a wonderful opportunity to get plenty of exercise and fresh air and receive pleasure and sustenance from your efforts.

Individual plots cost $20; the garden is fence protected and water is available. Reserve your plot today; make a check payable to Raritan Township and mail it to Carolyn Creed, 220 Burlington Court, Flemington, NJ 08822.

picture Standing Committees

Feature Articles from previous year:

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

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 canceled the FF Mini Golf Outing at Pine Creek. But that didn't put a damper on the 28 enthusiasts

"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

Relaxi' @ FFCOA

We'd like to note the work Judy

  

  

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