The July newsletter and calendar is now on the website. Due to work pressures, I am unable to continue as publisher and have handed over my templates to Nancy Pharo who has kindly put together this month’s issue. I made a lot of changes in the layout and design over the past six months, not all of them popular! But it was a fun project and I want to thank Gayle Crawford and Ann Murphy for their help and support. The Social Club is still seeking a permanent editor. Please call Sharon Cornelius if you are interested. 935-9505.

In related news, the Temelec HOA Board is working on developing their own means of communicating directly with the residents, the separate newsletter being the first step. This website will no longer include HOA documents and alerts in anticipation of the Board’s plans to have their own means of communicating with residents electronically.

Thank you to many of you who wrote and called over the past year or so with kind words about the website and newsletter, and contributed photos and articles. I shall continue to manage this website and always welcome your suggestions.





Name Changes for Country Club & Smoke Signals

Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 12.40.06 PMThe monthly meeting of the Country Club on Monday, March 3rd at 1.30pm will discuss proposed name changes for the Club and the Newsletter. Everyone is welcome to share their opinions, and refreshments will be served following the meeting.

One suggestion for a new club name is the Social Club. However, residents are encouraged to suggest and discuss alternative names.

Francesca has designed a new masthead for the Smoke Signals after several people suggested that it was time for a change in name and theme. The proposed masthead features a new name “Temelec Community News”. The font for Temelec reflects that used on our entry signs, and the font for Community News carries over that used in the current newsletter to give a sense of continuity. Another continuing feature is a picture of Temelec Hall on the right hand side. However, the drawing of the American Indian has been replaced by a line drawing of the Carriage House, used with the permission of prominent local artist, Barbara White-Perry. Both elements underscore the history of our community.

Here are the two designs, current and proposed. (The current one is always printed in black and white). Please come to the meeting to voice your opinion. If you cannot attend, please send an email to

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Volunteers needed for Smoke Signals

Message from Julie:

Walt and Harriet Flanary are retiring from their positions as the Temelec Smoke Signals distributors. They’ve done a stellar job for a long time and Temelec is very grateful for their service.

We need a volunteer or volunteers to replace them. The job involves picking up the Smoke Signals once a month from our printer in town, packaging them and delivering them to all the area representatives who deliver them directly to the residents.  Walt can explain the procedures to anyone who is interested. Please call Walt Flanary if you are interested in doing this important volunteer job.

Thank you.