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Rotonda West Association hosts Community Open House for residents

Event Chairman Earl Haas closed the Open House by thanking residents for attending.

Event Chair­man Earl Haas closed the Open House by thank­ing res­i­dents for attending.

By Don Mahon

ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – More than 100 res­i­dents who attended Tues­day night’s Rotonda West Asso­ci­a­tion Spring Com­mu­nity Open House were offered a diverse mix­ture of the community’s his­tory – past, present and future.

Bob Bondeson, Don Mahon and Sue Superak manned the Community Relations Committee display.

Bob Bon­de­son, Don Mahon and Sue Superak manned the Com­mu­nity Rela­tions Com­mit­tee display.

The 18th community-wide event in the series drew 107 res­i­dents, new and not-so-new. They observed the mis­sion and activ­i­ties of a dozen RWA com­mit­tees as rep­re­sen­ta­tives stood by, aided by infor­ma­tive displays.

Com­mu­nity ser­vice and social clubs were also on hand to explain their pro­grams. The GFWC Woman’s Club gained 20 new mem­bers and dis­trib­uted an equal num­ber of “Wel­come to Rotonda West” books. The Fiesta Asso­ci­a­tion, the community’s pre­mier social club, added 11 cou­ples, while Neigh­bor­hood Watch gained 5 patrols. Other exhibitors also added to their ranks.

Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary were there to describe its safe boating programs and other services.

Mem­bers of the Coast Guard Aux­il­iary were there to describe its safe boat­ing pro­grams and other services.

A his­tor­i­cal table fea­tured the pop­u­lar book, “Rotonda; The Vision and the Real­ity” and DVDs of a video pro­duced last sum­mer com­mem­o­rat­ing the 25th anniver­sary of the found­ing of the Asso­ci­a­tion. Sales were brisk.

Another high­light was the unveil­ing of the floor plan of the new com­mu­nity meet­ing build­ing that will be con­structed adja­cent to the RWA’s new admin­is­tra­tive offices in Broad­moor Park.

John Elser was kept busy answering questions about the Rotonda Golf Academy.

John Elser was kept busy answer­ing ques­tions about the Rotonda Golf Academy.

Orga­ni­za­tions that have served res­i­dents in the com­mu­nity since the 1970s are Neigh­bor­hood Watch, the Woman’s Club, Fiesta Asso­ci­a­tion and the Coast Guard Aux­il­iary. Sev­eral area churches and ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions also participated.

Chair­man of the Open House Com­mit­tee was Earl Haas, assisted by Linda Bon­de­son, Susan Superak, Ginni Mahon, John­nie Haas and Sue Killion.

The next Com­mu­nity Open House is sched­uled for Novem­ber. The event is the respon­si­bil­ity of the RWA Com­mu­nity Rela­tions Committee.



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