Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 12.03.11 PMThis site is for current and prospective residents of Temelec, a much-loved community for adults, within minutes of downtown Sonoma, California. It is designed and written by Francesca Johnson, a resident, and is not the official HOA Board site. That can be accessed by residents only by clicking on the tab above.

To receive updates by email the moment they are posted, please subscribe in the column to the right.

HOA Website is Now Live!

Thanks to new Board member, Dan Bockmier, the private HOA website is now available for residents to join.
Access to the site will require residents to register. When you click on the link below, you will see “Register” in the upper right hand corner. Provide your contact information, and you will receive an email approving your qualification once a Board member has reviewed your details.
Some Features:
* Searchable HOA documents
* Electronic version of the monthly Neighborhood Newsletter
* Community Calendar
* Community Surveys
* Community Classified Ads

These are early days, so please be patient as Dan and his team develop the site. He will be available to answer questions about the new website at the annual HOA meeting on April 5th.

Important Message from Sonoma County Water Agency

The Sonoma County Water Agency is offering free water and energy surveys (as well as installation of a free smoke detector) to all Temelec residents for 2 weeks in January (January 4 – January 15). This program is funded by a partnership between local government agencies including Sonoma County Water Agency, Social Advocates for Youth, County of Sonoma Health Services, and County of Sonoma Emergency Services.

The free survey includes:

–          Energy efficiency review of the house

–          Indoor water efficiency leak check

–          Installation of free faucet aerators, as needed

–          Smoke detector test

–          Installation of free smoke detector, as needed

Temelec residents must call to make an appointment to schedule their survey. The phone number is 707-547-1909. For more information, visit www.SavingWaterPartnership.org/SAY.

We will be mailing out flyers to all Temelec residents in the next few weeks. Happy holidays!

Claire Nordlie

Senior Water Programs Specialist

Sonoma County Water Agency

(707) 524-1165


NextDoor is a Great Way to Stay Informed

neighborhoodNextDoor is a great way for neighbors to share information, alerts, items for sale, recommendations and other useful neighborly advice. It is entirely safe and is growing in popularity, especially in senior communities. So far 35 people have accepted the invitation on this website to join their Temelec neighbors on NextDoor, bringing the total number of Temelec residents on NextDoor to 95. In addition to Temelec, you also have the option of sharing with 188 residents of Creekside and many residents of nearby Sonoma communities.

The HOA Board has requested that temelec.org not be used for alerts and HOA business, so even more reason to join NextDoor to stay informed on a timely basis.

Just click on the link below and you can join for free.


Storm hits Temelec

Thanks to Linda Kerwin who has sent in the following:

The recent storm took its toll on one of the large oaks by the Carriage House. One of our Temelec neighbors, Tom Woodward, was here cleaning up after the loss.

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Sad Loss

It is with great sadness that I have learned that Helen Lautenschlager of Vineyard Circle died suddenly this morning of a pulmonary embolism. She was still very British, despite having lived here for many years – always ready to share a cuppa. She briskly walked the two mile loop most mornings, loving the sights, sounds and smells of nature.

Her family will be announcing plans for a memorial service to be held in Sonoma. She has many friends here who will miss her tremendously.


QiGong classes

Screen Shot 2013-12-03 at 7.42.22 AMRobert Young, the qigong teacher, is back in town after his long, well deserved get-away. It sounds like he had a wonderful time and is ready to start up the one hour classes at Temelec again!

The classes are open to all. The location is Temelec Hall. The time is 11:00 AM every Monday starting 11/10/14.

Please let anyone else who might be interested in attending the class know about this update. This class is always open to beginners. There are chairs available if someone needs to sit down. It is a great way to gently work the body and brain together in a safe way.

There is a $3. charge per person for the class.