This Is our Village

Saturday, August 31, 2013

NEW WEB SITE - CV BOCA RATON - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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CV Boca Raton is building a Web Site which is currently under construction. It will go live soon so keep your eye on it:
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There is also a link in the side bar under the heading:
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Direct Links
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Dave Israel
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HAPPY LABOR DAY....TO ALL.....

UCO REPORTER SEPTEMBER 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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REMEMBER, TO EXPAND TO FULL SCREEN, CLICK ON RECTANGLE AT BOTTOM RIGHT OF WINDOW.
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UCO reporter September 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Somebody took the Amtrack Auto-Train from Lorton to Sanford?

I am thinking to take the Amtrak Auto-Train from Lorton VA to Sanford FLA next November to come to CV. Does somebody took it? What do you think about it? Were you able to sleep? Was about your experience? Thank you!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

SAY NO TO SYRIA!

Hi folks ,
 I just sent an E -Mail to My US Senator and My US Congressman urging them to vote no on attacking Syria . America has spent enough treasure and lives on the politician's Vietnam , Iraq and Afghan Wars. Spend our tax dollars on putting people back to work and taking care of the vets who have had their lives and their families destroyed by these wars to enrich the Military Industrial Complex . The Middle East is not our responsibility, the American middle class is hanging on by a thread and these loony politicians want to get America in another war. If They vote yes on Syria , vote them out of office in their next election. I'm so disgusted with the whole lot of them.

Tell them Enough!
Mike McNelis  

PLEASE KEEP OUR VILLAGE BLOG CLEAN

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It is important that this BLOG continue to be be Informative, Relevant and Entertaining.
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The Village now has an outlet for the "Dark Side of the Force"! I have provided a direct link to it in the sidebar.
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So, if you want to call people names, if you want to publish lies about people, if you need to launch disinformation into the Blogosphere for the world to read, please do so on that BLOG not on this one.
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FINANCE COMMITTEE - REVISED UCO BUDGET 2014

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WIFi Meeting



WIFi Meeting Friday
August 30, at UCO - 
starts at 9am with DSL Express.


- get your questions answered before Delegate Meetings.
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Homeliest Competition




Who has homeliest face in CV? This is Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox) ferox means ferocious. This lady is as big as a large dinner plate and can bite off the end of your finger. She is probably looking for a place to lay her eggs in Sussex! The snorkel nose is for hanging out under water.

Florida softshell turtles are almost entirely aquatic, but can move fast both in water and on land. They are commonly seen basking in the sun on logs or muddy banks or in floating vegetation. Florida softshell turtles are known for being extremely aggressive and will snap or scratch at anything within reach with their sharp jaws and claws if they are handled or feel threatened.
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This is a test of Direct-post to BLOG by Email.

Here is a neat trick enabling you to send up a Post by Email.

The address is:  nsasigint1.directpost@blogger.com

Your Subject line will translate to the title of your Post and your Email body will become the data in your Post.

Easy, convenient and slick.
Give it a try.

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Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

To Lovely Olga:

No one is legally permitted to post anything on another's property and
yesterday you and your malcontents posted an untrue letter about our
brilliant and honest President, David Israel, on I believe all the Association's
bulletin boards.  I suggest that you and your malcontents go to all the
bulletin boards that you posted on yesterday and remove the untruthful
garbage and put them in the blue bins that is for paper and if you refuse
to do so I believe you will be reprimanded.  You seem to enjoy doing
unlawful gestures which to me I would find that very boring.

The Nutmegger


Monday, August 26, 2013

MALCONTENTS ORCHESTRATE ATTACK ON VILLAGE WIFI BUDGET ITEM

Hi all
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Today Our UCO Treasurer conducted an excellent meeting of the Finance Committee. The Agenda was to examine and vote on the first pass of the UCO budget for 2014!
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The meeting proceeded very well as line item after line item was debated; until we arrived at the line item for Wi-Fi.
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At this point an orchestrated attack on the Wi-Fi initiative was launched by four persons. The same four persons who regularly disrupt our Delegate Assembly meeting every month, and who have done so for almost three years.
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Two of these unit owners are actually suing us and seeking to be paid some $390,000.00.
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In due course of time the budget will come before the Delegate Assembly, I urge our Delegates to consider the many benefits that Wi-Fi will bring to our Village, and to reject the malcontents attack on this forward looking initiative.
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Vote Yes on the Wi-Fi budget line, don't let a few malcontents crash a project of benefit to us all.
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Dave Israel
Wi-Fi Committee Chair
President UCO
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PS: Don't miss the Malcontents try to kill Wi-Fi in the video below. Go out to 1Hour : 48 Min. and watch 4 malcontents in turn in a clearly orchestrated attack.
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THE TREND TOWARD MORE BLOGS

I guess it's been there for a while, but I just noticed the icon on this blog to conveniently switch over to Bob's blog. This is a trend worth considering: Have your own blog, and then you won't be kicked off another blog, and you can say what you want.


Perhaps in time we will all be doing this and find it therapeutic. By using two or three different blog names (one could be Anonymous) I could have a pretty hot argument with myself. Most of us argue with ourselves anyway. This way we really settle the issue. We could rake that Anonymous guy over the coals, too. Imagine, not disclosing who he is!

This gets the bad feelings out of my system. Now I can step outside and be friendly to my neighbor for a change. No axe to grind. No beef to settle. Old pals again.

The new trend definitely has some possibilities........


Sunday, August 25, 2013

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING 2014 BUDGET - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Don't miss this first meeting of the Finance Committee to consider the draft UCO budget for 2014
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

HAVERHILL GATE LIGHTS ARE ON

Congratulations to Dom G and Ted H (the new UCO CAM) for getting the Haverhill Gate lights working again. They were out for many months, but came back on a few days ago.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

REFLECTION BAY LEGAL QUESTIONS

Plcruise said...
The "other" blog said there was $94K approved by the UCO officers for continuing the old golf course fight. What will happen to that money when CV loses in October in the en banc court decision??
August 22, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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Blogger David Israel said...
Hi Peter,
August 22, 2013 at 9:56 AM,

If the Delegates approve and this line item is passed, UCO will become a client of the PRPC Attorney, and UCO will dispense the funds.

So, if the 3 judge panel (EN-BANC) finds for the Developer, PRPC might appeal, or might fold their tents.
In either case, they will not have direct control of the funds.

Dave Israel
August 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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Dave, if PRPC loses this appeal, what is the next highest level of appeal?

If PRPC loses this appeal, will they take their case to the next level, whatever that is? If legal funding from UCO is approved by the Delegates, will UCO be committed to PRPC's legal fight regardless where it leads, or can UCO independently decide to cut their losses and "fold their tents"?

Another thought- if the Developer loses, and decides to appeal, will CV homeowners be committed to funding another appeals process?

Sorry for the battery of questions- i guess what I am trying to figure out is - where does this end? The US Supreme Court? Do we want to fund that?
August 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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Blogmeister response,
 
First of all let me state that these questions are well beyond my pay grade or expertise. These are real Legal questions to answered by lawyers and judges.
 
Once unit owner monies are voted by the Delegates, UCO becomes a partner in the endeavor.
In the matter of the Legal questions, "we" (PRPC/UCO) would have to decide, based on competent Legal advice, as to how far to carry the issue.
 
Finally, keep in mind, what the Delegates give, the Delegates have the power to take away.
 
Dave Israel

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

feedback please - initially and since I moved here almost 5 yrs ago, I have purchased the FEMA flood insurance tho neighbors have suggested I don't need it - being from the North, I have not yet overcome my hurricane paranoia -----do I really need it? The renewal notice just arrived and zoom - the premium really increased - probably due to new FEMA flood maps ---which I have examined ---am I just really paranoid or does anyone else in CV purchase it?  Thanks to the CV branch of the Oracle of Delphi for input. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

THESPIANS TAKE THE STAGE - ADDING SOME VARIETY TO CHANNEL 63

 

from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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This is a sampling of skits from the players of the Studio 63 project.
UCO is attempting to put on some programming in addition to the slide show on our Community channel - CVTV 63. This is showing on Ch. 63 now three times a day.
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If you have any ideas for this project, write it up and let UCO know about it.
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Dave Israel
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WPRF TICKET SALES

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Dave Israel
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

WHERE IS "OUR VILLAGE" BLOG SEEN

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TOP 10 COUNTRIES
 
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United States

436277
Canada

27880
Russia

6309
Germany

3998
United Kingdom

3731
France

2176
Ukraine

1512
Netherlands

914
Latvia

585
Israel

 
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Men have Bad Aim


Sometimes the garbage truck driver has trouble replacing the dumpster in its right spot, did anyone see this one happen, assuming it was Advanced Disposal, it was AD's day?  The hedge is ripped out and moved several yards!
I would love to see all dumpsters properly screened (as the village was originally designed).

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

REFLECTION BAY ISSUE TO BE DECIDED "EN BANC" - HIGH SIGNIFICANCE IMPLIED

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The French Connexion

Approximately 150 French speaking members of Century Village, also members of le Cercle des Bons Amis, met in Chambly Quebec on August 14th. This annual gathering of ''snowbirds'' is the ideal time to link the marvellous activities of last winter in CV and share our hopes and goals of the next winter season. Of course we inquire about each other's health, share a good meal, a glass of wine, a few dancing steps after the meal and a visit of local tourist attractions. Life is good !

Many here have one or more listed below, Don't Judge lest ye be judged.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

REFLECTION BAY

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 David and all.I was looking at the site plan for reflection bay and noticed what appears to be a road across the lake and into century village proper. Am I looking at this correctly is there a road from reflections bay into century village if there is why.Also is there any new news about a construction time line. 
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Lenny

Monday, August 12, 2013

HELP SAVE OUR GREENSPACE - SUPPORT PRPC

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Dave Israel
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SOCIAL VILLAGE SENIORS

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, August 22nd in the Clubhouse Partyroom, from 7 to 9PM...Refreshments will be served and dues of $10.00 , will be collected.  As previous stated, we
will meet  the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month ( exceptions Thanksgving & Day following
Christmas)   Our future plans include "Hosting Thanksgiving Day Traditional Dinner" to take
place in the Partyroom...As more details become available, it will be announced.
For further information, contact Milt Cohen, President @429-5778 or myself @LIBettieLB@aol.com, Publicity Director for SOCIAL VILLAGE SENIORS..

LATIN AMERICAN CLUB UPDATES

On behalf of the "Latin American Club" and it's President, Lillia Zambrano, I am posting the
following"Saturday, August 24th is "Beach Day", which will be spent at Riveria Beach.
Day's outing includes Lunch & Transportation....Reservations necessary..
September is the "Universal Month of Peace" and on Monday, Sept. 2nd in the clubhouse
Partyroom at 7PM, Monthly meeting, Game night includes PowerBall, Dominos etc...
Lillia may be reached at 1-786-261-5848.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING - MEDICARE FRAUD

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Don't miss this important AAA event on Medicare
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Dave Israel
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

I know these people ..

4 Retirees Visit a Bar
Four old retired men are walking down a street in Yuma, Arizona. They turn a corner and see a sign that says, "Old Timers Bar - ALL drinks 10 cents."
They look at each other and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true.The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you!
What'll it be, gentlemen?" There's a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini.In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis, shaken, not stirred and says, "That's 10 cents each, please."
The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They can't believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round. Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying,"That's 40 cents, please." They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the better of them. They've each had two martinis and haven't even spent a dollar yet. Finally one of them says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?"
"I'm a retired tailor from Phoenix ," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime. Wine, liquor, beer it's all the same." "Wow! That's some story!" one of the men says. As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can't help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don't have any drinks in front of them and haven't ordered anything the whole time they've been there. Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the Bartender, "What's with them?"


The bartender says, "They're retired people from Florida . They're waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price, plus they all have coupons..."
(Thx to MM)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

GATE ACCESS ENTRY SYSTEM

I really like the new gateaccess website and am using it ---being a curious person, I decided to view the entry log back to dec 08 when I moved in ---I am one of those persons who keeps names of persons I am going to allow entry noted on my daily calendar - I noticed several names I did not recognize - no they were not delivery persons --and I even saw one "denied" and also code given? and an entry on New Years Day - I had no visitors that day ----so all in all - just made me wonder -I plan to keep an eye on the entry log now - has anyone else checked their entry log?  No, it's not that I have too much time on my hands-----Thanks Dave and all who made this program available and so user friendly. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

NOTICE OF MATINEE MOVIE TIME CHANGE

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Dave Israel
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What is Colombian Breakfast

I followed the flag sign waving outside the Okeechobee gate (a few yards left, then on your right) to Los Parceros. The regular breakfasts all come with homemade hot chocolate (they got me), or coffee. Their dishes all day look like big portions to me, see menu below. I had the smallest breakfast, scrambled eggs with onions, scallions and tomatoes, + corn cake with fresh cheese. $3.25 Very tasty! This would give you strength for P&Z permits (moi) or a few hours at UCO.
Thursday is $.50 empanadas all day ...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Comcast

Has anyone lost their signal besides me ? Comcast line is busy

VILLAGE SINGLE SENIORS

Our next "Get together" will be held this coming Thursday, August 8th, from 7 to 9PM
at the Camden Pool.. and it's a "Pool Party" weather permitting..so either arrive "Suited Up"
or bring a change, along with your choice of snacks...Details on the Club's formation will
be provided..we have made arrangements to meet, in the CLUB HOUSE PARTYROOM,
every other THURSDAY, FROM 7 TO 9PM....Starting AUGUST 22ND..which will
continue until further notice.  For additional Information, contact:
Milt Cohen, President @ 429-5778 or myself @ LIBettie LB@aol.com, or 687-3886
Looking forward to meeting you....
Bettie Lee Bleckman,  Publicity Director for VILLAGE SINGLE SENIORS.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - AUGUST 3, 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Videography:........Laurent..................WPRF
Video Rendering and upload to Vimeo:...........Ed Black...................UCO
Upload to Blogger:...........Dave Israel....................UCO
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Make things happen in Cyberspace - Join our Geek Squad
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Dave Israel
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Good Neighbors and Golf Course Issues

Century Village seems to have more than its share of disputed.  These disputes breed a dispute mentality and that, in turn, breeds more disputes.

Maybe we can resolve one dispute as good neighbors and begin a pattern for some of the other issues that lower our joy of living here and make the type of legal actions we all read about more acceptable than they should be on our home.

We should end the legal action associated with the golf course development and work toward a mutually agreeable set of land covenants that would bind the developer to reasonable actions that both sides accept after negotiation and compromise.

Eventually the County Commissioners will agree to some type of development rather than encouraging the developer to allow the land to be taken, for example, for non-payment of taxes that might happen if all development is refused.

I suggest a negotiating committee be formed with four people from units that directly face the property and two people from the CV community.  If necessary, a facilitator or mediator be retained and paid partially by CV and partially by the developer.

The result would be a set of land covenants that both sides aggree would replace the existing restrictions on any development.

We could begin the negotiations by urging:

1.  the present fence be relocated to be a minimum of 25 feet from any CV unit.

2.  Retail development be restricted to the area near Haverhill Rd. with the balance to be used for lower traffic facilities such as an extended care facility.

3.  No access from CV to and from the developed property is to be built or used unless CV agrees to a secure staffed gate with security equal to the present CV gates.

4.  The boundary between the two properties should be lighted and landscaped by the developer .

This is a fair start.  The critical item is that CV agrees to support development with an agreed set of restrictions applied to the land and will work with the developer to gain the necessary approval from the County Commissioners.

This is better than continuing an expensive fight we will ultimately loose.

/Stu

NO TERM LIMITS REMAIN THE ORDER OF THE DAY - DELEGATES SHOW UP IN FORCE!

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Despite the fact that it is high summer, and normally, attendance is low, 166 Delegates attended our Delegate Assembly meeting, to send a strong message to the "usual suspects" who came to disrupt our meeting that; no officer of UCO shall be term limited.
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Thanks to our Delegates, who would not be bullied and intimidated by the small corps of disrupters, who bring nothing to the table but dissension and frivolous motions. I look forward to the election in March, to see how the new Bylaw will play out.
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE - JULY 30, 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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 David B. Israel on Vimeo.

Part 2 of 4
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Part 3 of 4
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TERM LIMITS - HERE WE GO AGAIN

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FRIVOLOUS = Not having any serious
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On Friday, July 5, 2013 at the meeting of the
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Delegate Assembly, the Delegates voted by a
solid majority to sweep away term limits for all
Officers of UCO.
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Now a scant month later comes a petition to
place term limits on all Officers of UCO.
This petition is typical of the disruption and
dissension which has been visited on our
Delegate Assembly meetings for 3 years, by a
 
very small group.
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Please do not allow the "Usual Suspects"
to obstruct the clearly stated majority intent. I
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 our Delegates overwhelming reject the
frivolous motion
to return Term Limits to our UCO Officers
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Dave Israel
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SPIKE IN CRIME IN CV - PBSO ACTIVELY ENGAGED - RESIDENTS GALVANIZED


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tickets online

Just purchased 14 shows for next season, there is only one glitch, I was charged $1.26 tax on ROY CLARK, January 18 show.
Great system!, I hope Vendini corrected the ID theft problem