LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES
Posted on September 18, 2017
Riley is currently in New York meeting with the doctors at Sloan Kettering Memorial
Cancer Center where they are planning out the next phase of her treatment. Thanks to
generous anonymous donors, she was able to see Aladdin yesterday (9/16/17) and meet
the actors. Another generous donor allowed them to take a carriage ride around Central
Park today (9/17/17)! We are so grateful for each and every dollar and prayer from our
We are almost to $44,000. Our goal is $60,000
We continue to solicit donations for Riley!
Click HERE to donate to the
Riley Rose Fund
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ABOUT BDSA AND
Bermuda Dunes Security
Robert Nelson-- Treasurer
Phillip Bettencourt-- Secretary
John Thiele-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Robert Nagles-- Director
John Walters-Clark-- Community
Manager with Associa
4th Thurs. of every
Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
760 346 1161
The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Admin staff can also assist
with access to the
Resident Login System
Admin hours are as follows:
If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:
Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Third Tuesday at
6:00 p.m. each month
President Patrick Bohner
V. P. Brett Coors
Treas. Mike Soran
Secretary Janet McMurtrey
Director John Van Kuelan
Joint Committee Representatives
are Janet McMurtrey and Brett
Greg Gamboa-- Community
Manager with Management Trust
Bermuda Dunes Community
Here is what
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.
Committee reports to the
Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum
New Manager is
Greg Gamboa, Phone:
760-776-5100 ext 6309
The Management Co.
39755 Berkey Drive, Suite A •
Palm Desert, CA 92211
P: (760) 776-5100 x6343
F: (760) 776-5111
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|November 22, 2017 - December 24, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm
25th Annual WildLights
The event kicks off with a special lighting ceremony for members only on
Wednesday, November 22 – Members Night
WildLights is open to the general public beginning Friday, November
24th at 6 p.m.
WildLights begins Nov. 24 and runs selected nights through Dec. 24
Friday, November 24 – Saturday, November 25
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2
Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9
Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 24
6:00 – 9:00pm
With last admission at 8:30
Park closes at 9:00pm
Members / Children / Military (with ID) $8
Children (under 3) FREE
*Children strollers and Wheelchairs available under first come first serve
This year WildLights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is
celebrating 25 years of dazzling guests by transforming the zoo into a
sparkling winter wonderland. This festive, annual tradition kicks off
Friday, November 24 with festivities from 6 pm to 9 pm and continues on
select nights through December 24.
New this year and in celebration of the silver anniversary of WildLights,
guests will have the opportunity to visit with reindeer! Free with paid
admission, guests can catch a glimpse of Santa’s reindeer and a select
number of reindeer photo and feeding opportunities will be available for
purchase each WildLights evening.
In addition to marveling at the more than a million colorful, sparkling
holiday lights, guests will encounter a herd of life-size, luminescent
animal lanterns including giraffe and cheetahs, explore newly added
pathways and stroll through the popular tunnel of lights flashing to
holiday music. Animal encounters and keeper chats, camel and carousel
rides, and entertainment are offered nightly.In true WildLights tradition,
the festive G-scale model trains with more than 3,300 feet of track will be
decked out for the holidays. Delicious food and beverages will also be
available for purchase.
|Hello Mrs. B
Please put in the blog for a high school student who like to
make some extra money a month hosing off a pool deck and
emptying the trash every Friday For a homeowners
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month
Supervisor PEREZ office
760 863 8211
Lt. Jeff Buompensiero
760 863 8990
California Highway Patrol
Office Phil Watkins
760 772 5300
760 540 1878
760 393 3344
Bermuda Dunes Community
760 564 9921
Bermuda Dunes Airport
Ann Goodwin - Airport
PH: Bermuda Dunes Airport
79880 Avenue 42, Bermuda
Dunes, CA 92203 ·
Myoma Water Co
Myoma Dunes Water
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
1 951 955 3333
1 866 732 1444
760 320 1048
1 393 3344
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
Yahoo! I got my new transponder today. It works like a
charm. I drove through every gate. It opens prior to your
This has made my life so much better.
Many a time I have to stop and the thing falls under the
seat, between the seats and even went into the window
washer well once.
I am so happy - thanks BDSA for always looking out for
I didn't pay one dime - I just gave them my old one - and
I was set.
Go get yours - you will be glad you did.
Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human
Lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days.
It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madam
Calment lived her life.
Jeanne was born in Arles, France, on 21st February 1875.
When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 year old.
It was at this time that she met Vincent van Gogh.
"He was dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable," she recalled
in an interview given in 1988.
When she was 85, she took up fencing, and she was still
riding on her bike when she reached 100.
When Jeanne was 114, she starred in a film about her life; at
115 she had an operation on her hip, and at 117 she gave up
smoking (having started at the age of 21 in 1896).
Apparently, she didn't give it up for health reasons, but
because she didn't like having to ask someone to help her
light a cigarette once she was becoming almost blind.
In 1965, Jeanne was 90 years old and had no heirs.
She signed a deal to sell her apartment to a 47-year-old
lawyer called André-François Raffray.
He agreed to pay her a monthly sum of 2,500 francs on the
condition that he would inherit her apartment after she died.
However, Raffray not only ended up paying Jeanne for 30
years, but died before she did at the age of 77.
His widow was legally obliged to continue paying Madam
Calment until the end of her days.
Jeanne retained sharp mental faculties.
When she was asked on her 120th birthday what kind of
future she expected to have, she replied: "A very short one."
Quotes and rules of life from Jeanne Calment:
"Being young is a state of mind, it doesn't depend on one's
body, I'm actually still a young girl; it's just that I haven't
looked so good for the past 70 years."
"I've only got one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it."
"All babies are beautiful."
"I've been forgotten by our good lord."
"I'm in love with wine."
"Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life."
"If you can't change something, don't worry about it."
"I have a huge desire to live and a big appetite, especially for
"I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often."
"I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything's fine."
"I think I will die of laughter."
"I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to
rust and buckle a bit."
"I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and
without regret. I'm very lucky."
(At the end of one interview, in response to a journalist who
said he hoped they would meet again the following year):
"Why not? You're not that old; you'll still be here."
December 12, 2017
Dear Bermuda Dunes Security Association Homeowner(s),
We’re happy to inform you that Bermuda Dunes Security Association has
signed an agreement with Charter to provide Spectrum TV and Internet
service to our association, which was approved in November by a
majority vote of the members, effective January 1, 2018. You will now be
able to simultaneously stream videos, download music and much more!
CABLE TV If you are an existing Spectrum TV customer, you are already
receiving Basic/Expanded services and two digital receivers at no
charge. If you would like to order additional digital receivers, including
DVRs, for an additional cost, please contact customer care at 1-866-
5503211 or visit your nearest Charter Store.
If you currently do not have Spectrum TV in your home please call 1-866-
550-3211 on or after January 1, 2018 to set up cable TV service and
INTERNET If you are an existing Spectrum Internet customer no action
is needed on your part as the transition will be handled remotely and you
will no longer receive a bill for your internet services.
If you currently do not have Internet in your home please call 1-866-550-
3211 on or after January 1, 2018 to set up internet service and schedule
installation of your modem.
Your BDSA Bulk Cable Committee
C/O John Walters-Clark
Bermuda Dunes Security Association
December 13, 2017
Dear Bermuda Dunes Security Association Homeowner(s),
We’re happy to inform you that Bermuda Dunes Security Association
has signed an agreement with Charter to provide Spectrum TV and
Internet service to our association, which was approved in November
by a majority vote of the members, effective January 1, 2018. You will
now be able to simultaneously stream videos, download music and
If you are an existing Spectrum TV customer, you are already receiving
Basic/Expanded services and two digital receivers at no charge. If you
would like to order additional digital receivers, including DVRs, for an
additional cost, please contact customer care at 1-866-550-3211 or
visit your nearest Charter Store.
If you currently do not have Spectrum TV in your home please call 1-
866-550-3211 on or after January 1, 2018 to set up cable TV service
and schedule installation.
If you are an existing Spectrum Internet customer no action is needed
on your part as the transition will be handled remotely and you will no
longer receive a bill for your internet services.
If you currently do not have Internet in your home please call 1-866-
550-3211 on or after January 1, 2018 to set up internet service and
schedule installation of your modem.
Please Click Here for the Official Cable Update Letter
Your BDSA Bulk Cable Committee
Community Association Manager
Associa – Desert Resort Management
42-635 Melanie Place, Ste. 103, Palm Desert, CA 92211
760.346.1161 Phone 760.346.9918 Fax
A Christmas Story.....
Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint
Peter at the pearly gates. "In honor of this holy season" Saint
Peter said, "You must each possess something that
symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven."
The Englishman fumbled through his pockets and pulled out
He flicked it on.
"It's a candle", he said. "You may pass through the pearly
gates", Saint Peter said.
The Scotsman reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of
keys. Hes hook them and said, "They're bells". Saint Peter
said, "You may pass through the pearly gates".
The Irishman started searching desperately through his
and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.
St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked,
"And just what do those symbolize"? The paddy replied,
"these are Carols".
.....and So The Christmas Season Begins!
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WHERE DELETING HISTORY IS BECOME MORE
IMPORTANT THAN MAKING IT!!!!!
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All the Halloween candy has been eaten, the turkeys are roasting and
the smell of chestnuts might even be in the air: the holidays must be
near. Since it’s the season, you’re probably going to host some events
to boost morale and create a sense of community in your association. As
you’re eating and drinking together over the holidays, it’s a perfect
opportunity to spark conversation about sustainability efforts, ways to
reduce your carbon footprint, and share what you’re doing. Here are a
few ways you can go about engaging your community in sustainability.
1. Start a Friendly Competition
Here’s a simple, proven way to reduce energy use: share average
energy bills across your community. Focusing on an average avoids
singling people out, but also motivates them to reduce energy use if
theirs is far above average. You could simply send out an email with the
community average each month, or set up a community contest to see
who can reduce energy usage the most in a certain time period.
Because of increased activity and (in many places) reliance on the
heater, using energy efficiently is even more important during the winter.
Also, if your community doesn’t already track energy usage by unit,
consider working with your utility to add smart metering: it will give you a
better idea of your energy use and help address any outliers on the
2. Get Efficient, Go Retro(fit) and Save
Inefficient appliances and poorly insulated buildings can be real energy
hogs. If your units and common areas don’t already have efficient LED
lights and ENERGY STAR certified appliances, consider encouraging
residents to swap out at least their bulbs, if not (eventually) their
refrigerators. As a bonus, they may be eligible for rebates for efficient
appliances. Before winter sets in completely, you can also address one
of the biggest sources of energy loss: windows, which can account for
up to a third of all energy loss in the home. Double-paned windows can
save hundreds of dollars in energy bills, and improving insulation and
sealing in buildings will go a long way, too. Or, take the ENERGY STAR
pledge as a community to affirm that you’ll do as much as you can to
3. Invite a Guest Over
Get in the holiday spirit: invite some friends over! Host a ride and drive
with a local electric vehicle association (find one through Plugin
America) and consider installing electric vehicle charging solutions for
condos in your community. Or, have a representative from ENERGY
STAR or a local environmental organization come in to talk about the
benefits of efficient appliances and retrofitting your buildings. These
guests may even be able to bring some special membership discounts
on EVs, appliances or (at the very least) lightbulbs with them.
4. Install Solar or Subscribe to Renewables
Investigate installing solar panels to power common electricity. Solar can
be a bit costly upfront, but it may pay off relatively quickly depending on
your area, and attractive incentives and financing options are available
for solar as well. If actually installing solar panels is not an option for
your community, talk with your local utility to see if your association or
individual residents can subscribe to a renewables-only energy plan. It
might be slightly more expensive to go with renewables, but you’ll rest
easier knowing you're offsetting local air pollution.
5. Stick Together
Remember, sustainability is a community effort that benefits everyone! If
everyone in your community does just a little bit to improve efficiency, it
will have a much bigger impact than the greatest efforts of any one
household. Talk to your neighbors about your own success and
struggles when it comes to reducing energy use.
BDSA BOARD MEETING
Thursday, December 21st
Details and Agenda to follow
Furniture Medic by Kirk P. Bitter 760 851 4928 79760 Dandelion
Drive La Quinta, CA
Can you please add Kirk to your list. He does a great job.
Thanks for sending us this information. We will add him to our
List. Click on the list, then 'F' for furniture
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over
the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and
adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to
meeting a few times a week to play cards.
One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the
other and said, "Now don't get mad at me... I know we've
been friends for a long time but I just can't think of your name.
I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell
me what your name is."
Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just
stared and glared at her. Finally she said, "How soon do you
need to know?
|In a world with bad news, let's take
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
We attended a wonderful Christmas party this past
week. Great great food and many, many wonderful
This is one of those parties you hope you get invited
to because it is the yearly get together for many of us.
We are all busy with family and friends throughout the
A wonderful friend (who shall remain nameless) was
telling us about their best summer ever. Boating,
friends visiting them, traveling and no worries.
I said, have you sent in your ballot yet? And he said
'for what?' Now I want to tell you this was quite a
shock for me as this gentleman has been such a
fighter for what's right in the community for more
years than I can hardly remember.
He continued to say I am in my mid-seventies and I
don't want to hear any negativity...in fact, I flee from it.
Trust me, I can relate.
I went home and reflected on our conversation and
finally thought to myself - right on!!!
Can apathy be a good thing?
What do you think of this phrase: “The Joy of Apathy”?
It sounds like such a clashing contradiction: how can
joy, which is associated with happiness and passion,
be found in the opposite stoicism of apathy? While joy
and apathy certainly aren’t the same, they often work
together and are complementary, as you’ll see.
Every one of us has a capacity to care and be happy.
That’s good, and is a fundamental part of what
enables us, as humans, to build sustaining
communities and civilizations. At the same time, caring
too much is hurtful, or even harmful — unhealthy
caring’s dark side, can creep out and make one
focused on trying to win at all costs, even if the end
result is failure. Take a gambler, who’s undeniably
passionate about pulling the one-armed bandit or
takes a chance on innumerable other games, but
whose high-rollin’ elation soon descends into
depressing depths when they can’t beat the house. Or
witness the hype-laden rush of the dot-com-bomb era,
from which Pets.com ex-CEO Julie Wainwright
candidly wrote about what she learned.
Passion and joy focused in the wrong directions don’t
do you good; as part of your emotional faculties,
tempering them with apathy — even if that may sound
completely counterintuitive and wrong at first — is key
to living a better life.
In other words, making smart choices!
|RECAP OF American Outreach Foundation's Antique Auto and Air
Show Last Weekend, December 9th - Bermuda Dunes Airport! ...
We estimated attendance to be a little over 2500. 175 antique auto
buffs arrived, along with a couple of Harley Clubs to kick off this event.
Evident from some neighbors who have contacted us - the airport put
on quite a display.
The music was incredible, the food was delicious and everyone LOVED
the venue. How fun for those showing their cars to see an airshow?
Here are some comments from some of the peeps who attended:
|Coleen Smith Beautiful cars much older than I am
|Karen Whitaker Great cars and fun music, Jim and I enjoyed it!!
The venue was pretty neat too!
|What a great event!! I could buy a ’57 Chevy for only $85,000.
Mary and I also liked the fly over.
|The pancake breakfast cooked and served by the Lion's Club
was wonderful. Later in the day there was chili and hot dogs too..
As we enjoyed our breakfast we watched the airplanes take off
and land. It was great venue for the cars, planes, and
motorcycles and a fun day for all. MaryAnn Bycott
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|Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants,
Your home is your refuge.
|“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...
perhaps...means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Just had the greatest guy in the county do a job for me and couldn't be
happier. His name is "Pedro" and he's the best at making those cement
curbings around flower beds and such. He and his crew transformed our
'blah' looking backyard into a thing of beauty in a few short hours. Take a
look when you and Bob are out on the course.
Hope others in the community have the need someday and give Pedro a
call. (He's a tad cheaper than the other 4 curb guys who I contacted, so
is pretty busy.) The guys a real artist !!
Thanks Steve. We have added Pedro to our Vendor List. Click on
'C' for Concrete
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
After my morning coffee, I went into the bedroom to make the bed.
Our three cats just love to get under the covers.
Left, Miss Ellie - Right, Black Cat aka Cakes and Foreground -
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MORNING OF SHOW
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