NEW ITEM FOR SALE ON
THE HOT SHEET
Rolf Gillardon, Sun City Shadow
Hills·22h ago
Hello Debra, Many thanks for your
detailed report which is much
appreciated. One of the issues that
also concerns us on an ongoing basis
is the fact that the landscape people  
constantly use blowers and debris,
leaves, dust, etc., is blown and flying
everywhere. Are there enough owners
in our community interested to cherish
the fact that the landscape people
should use vacuums instead of using
blowers ?????  Thanks
SOME CUTE PHOTOS SENT TO US BY A GREAT GUY
OUR EXPRESSION OF LOVE FOR THESE TWO
WONDERFUL FRIENDS...















Darlene Montgomery and Chuck Buresch

This dynamic duo started what would be one of the best
friendships we ever knew.

They were best friends. Having met much earlier in life they
were, in fact, good friends when both of their spouses were alive.

Together they won the Chili Contest at the Country Club four
years in a row!









Chuck and Darlene worked hard to make her home a show
place! They loved entertaining their friends.
How fortunate we
were to be invited to her home. It was truly magical!
































They loved the Club and attended almost every event






























They both loved to golf...and Darlene was the President of the
Desert Foxes for many years!
























Their love of the Club was only matched by their love of our
Community.

Darlene and Chuck hosted the St. George Street Halloween
Event for many years. It was
the event to attend...So many of the
community attended that they needed help passing out all of the
treats.

Both Adults and kids really loved this experience...and she
served her prizing winning chili. Boy, how lucky is that!























































Darlene and Chuck also spearheaded a Farm Tour
which was well attended by the folks at the Club. So much fun!














Here is what Darlene would say when Chuck passed away:













As a friend said, 'their passing was truly the end of an era' for
those who were fortunate enough to have known them
.

Her smile would continue as she lived out her life.


















She loved her family!
































Darlene had many, many friends and so enjoyed their company




































































Darlene and her friends really loved this entertainer at Chef
Georges in Bermuda Dunes

































And then she was 80














And then they were gone...

In Memoriam

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Buresh

March 4, 1928 to March 20, 2018

Darlene Montgomery

June 28, 1938 to August 10, 2018











Rest in Peace Darlene and Chuck
You will most certainly be missed by many!
TODAY is Tuesday, August 14th,2018
A Public Service Announcement from Animal Samaritans














We have recently had several people come to us and tell us that
their dog was lost.  Unfortunately, their dog had no collar with
tags, no microchip, or no GPS.  The GPS is a new device that
can track your pets whereabouts via cell towers.  There are
monthly fees associated with a GPS.

When dogs or cats are picked up by Animal Control and taken to
the Riverside County Animal Shelter on Pet Land Place, they
are scanned for a microchip, and their tags are read.  They then
attempt to reach the owner of that pet.  

This next paragraph is a delicate subject to talk about, but we
need to.  If an animal is not wearing a collar with tags, or if they
do not have a microchip, after 72  hours they are available to the
public for adoption.  Unfortunately, the reality is that someone
else can adopt your dog or cat if an owner can not be identified.  

We realize a  lost pet is a very stressful time for the owners, and
we want to be sure that all owners know the best way for their
pet to be returned to them, is to have a REGISTERED
microchip.  A microchip can never get lost or needs to be
charged - it stays with your pet throughout its lifetime.

For only $25.00 Animal Samaritans will microchip your pet AND
REGISTER your pet to the address and phone number that you
give us.  $25.00 is a small price to pay to save you and your
family the heartache of a lost pet, and not risking someone else
bringing your dog or cat into their family.

Remember – a microchip always brings them home!

Best regards,
Kim Laidlaw
Development Director
Animal Samaritans
760-601-3754
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Accordingly, our listing of goods and services is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, an endorsement.  The purchasers of goods and services listed on our website are encouraged to perform
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LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES
COUNTY
INFORMATION:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Council
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month

Supervisor PEREZ office
Victoria Llort
760 863 8211
VLlort@rivco.org

Sheriff's Department
Lt. Jeff Buompensiero
760 863 8990
jbuompen@
riversidesheriff.org

California Highway Patrol
Office Phil Watkins
760 772 5300

Cal Fire
Battalion Chief
Eddy Moore
760 540 1878
eddy.moore@fire.ca.gov

Code Enforcement
Michael Bowles
Direct No 951-600-6233
mebowles@rivco.org

Bermuda Dunes Community
Center/Desert Rec
Adam Encinas
760 564 9921
AEncinas@drd.us.com

Bermuda Dunes Airport




79880 Avenue 42, Bermuda
Dunes, CA 92203 ·
PH: (760) 345-2558
AGoodwyn@
BermudaDuesAirport.org

Myoma Water Co
Mark Meeler
General Manager
Myoma Dunes Water
Company
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
760-772-1967  Office
760-345-9761  FAX

GRAFFITI HOTLINE
Desert
1-888-472-3488

All other areas of the County
1-951-955-3333

Riverside County Waste
Resources




Waste Management has a
roadside cleanup program in
the Riverside County they can
be reached at
951-955-6899

Union Pacific RR
Critical Need Phone #
888 877 7267

ILLEGAL DUMPING
1 393 3344 NOT
USEFUL INFO
ABOUT BDSA AND
BDCA
Board Members
Bermuda Dunes Security Association

Robert Nagles-- Vice President
Chris Hogan-- Treasurer
John Thiele-- Secretary
Don Keprta-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Jack Fox - Director
Robert Nelson - Director

BDSA Meeting
4th Thurs. of every month

BDSA BULLETIN
CLICK
HERE

BDSA
Responsibilities
:

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
street/gate signage.

BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.

Resident Login System
is handled by DRM

Admin hours are as follows:

Monday 9 -5
Tuesday 9 - 5
Wednesday 9 - 5
Thursday10-6  
Friday 9 - 5
Saturday Closed         
Sunday Closed

If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:

Telephone Numbers:

Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Main Gate #1
Glass Gate #2
Administration #3

Bermuda Dunes
Home Owner's
Association
Meets
Third Tuesday at
6:00 p.m. each month

EXCEPT AUGUST
Adm Bldg
4:30 PM

President   Charlie Bishop
Vice President. Brett Coor
Secretary. Janet McMurtrey
Board member Kristy Parmelee
Treasure. Mike Soran

Joint Committee Representatives are
Janet McMurtrey and Brett Coor
s

BDCA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

Here is what
BDCA is
responsible for:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Association
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
landscaping, pool
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.

The Architectural
Committee reports to the
Community Board

Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum

Architectural Committee
responsibilities

A.  THE MISSION:  As representatives of each
Homeowner, members of the Architectural Control
Committee (ACC), are volunteer community
members.  The ACC, as established in the CC&R’s,
has been charged with the mission to oversee that
each lot and dwelling within the Community is
developed and maintained in a manner compatible
with its standard aesthetics and quality.

B.  ALL IMPROVEMENTS:  The ACC has the
responsibility to approve or to reject all plans for
real property improvements on all lots within any
subdivision of the Community, and all properties
owned by the Bermuda Dunes Community
Association and Bermuda Dunes Security
Association, prior to commencement of
construction of that improvement.

C. RESPONSIBILITY: The ACC’s goal is to foster
careful design in furtherance of its responsibility to
represent each Homeowner in the preservation of
the architectural and landscaping aesthetics and
character of the homes within the Community and
to monitor, according to its authority for
interpretation, enforcement of BDCA’s governing
documents.  Utilizing and interpreting the
Guidelines, the ACC will consider the aesthetic and
functional aspects of each design, including
placement of buildings, landscaping, exterior
finishes and materials, height and bulk, orientation
of site lines, etc.  In addition, the ACC will consider
the effect of the proposed improvement on
neighboring properties and the Community as a
whole.

D.  LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The ACC is
not responsible for reviewing nor shall its approval
of any plan or design be deemed approval of any
structural safety or conformance with building or
other codes. The ACC assumes no responsibility
for the structural or mechanical soundness of
approved designs.

E.  RECORDS:  Records of ACC approvals or
actions will be kept on file, by Tract or Unit and by
Lot number, at the office of the BDCA.

F.  AUTHORITY:  Submissions are required directly
from homeowners, regardless that they may reside
in sub-communities that may have their own
architectural review boards, guidelines and
committees.  The BDCA-ACC has final authority for
approval of projects as outlined herein. No
submittals will be accepted from sub-community
boards or committees, unless submission is for
common area projects within the sub-community.

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BERMUDA DUNES CC NEWS!
ATTENTION!

The Grill Room hours at the Club have changed for the
summer

With advanced notice, lunch preparation for small groups,
on days we are closed, may be possible with a set menu.
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
BDCC GRILL
Summer Hours
-----------
Effective Immediately!
-----------
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
The Grill Will Be Closed

Wednesday
11am - 2pm Lunch
Limited Menu  
4 - 7pm Happy Hour
Limited Menu  

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
8 - 11am Breakfast
Limited Menu  
11am - 2pm Lunch
Limited Menu  

SANDWICHES AND SNACKS AVAILABLE IN
PRO SHOP when Grill is Closed!
PREDTOR ALERT IN BERMUDA DUNES
COUNTRY CLUB!!















Here we have an owl, hawk and coyote - these are
all predators that can kill small animals.
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NOTE FROM MRS. B

I enourage all to sign up for the TownSQ app. This is going
to be your best chance of being notified on the BIG ONE or
any other major disaster. Put the app on your phone and
computer.

The website is above, and I will continue to leave it there
for your future referenence...

We acknowledge the death of a wonderful friend and pay
tribute to Darlene Montgomery. She was a real whirlwind
in our community and at the club.

We answer a question from a very rude individual.

Our featured Pet of the Month is The Bug - I promise there
is nothing cuter than this sweet puppy.

We have a beautiful car For Sale on The Hot Sheet.*

*NOTE to people who place ads with us. Please don't just use this
FREE service, as we are sometimes not too reliable insofar as an
immediate post of your items. During the summer months we are
only posting twice a month.

We have new vendor recommendations, comments from
friends and neighbors... and so much more.

Let's do it!
COMING IN NOVEMBER
2018 / 2019
Begins Monday, November 5, 2018
B D C C









Food & Beverage Program
New Grill Hours & Menus
Night Grill (dinner) Four Nights A Week
Happy Hour Five Nights A Week
Monthly Member Events
Holiday Sunday Brunches
SUMMER NEW CRAFT SESSION AT THE CLUB
If you are a member of the club you are more than welcome to
join some of us as we do our crafts.

This is a great way to socialize and get to know one another.

We have quilters, painters, jewelry makers so far.

Here are some of the projects the gals are working on!
Please do your own due
diligence when selecting a
doctor.

Top Doctors 2018 Directory

The following is Palm Springs Life’s
Top Doctors 2018 Directory in
partnership with Castle Connolly
Medical Ltd., a health care research
and information company founded in
1991 by a former medical college
board chairman and president to help
guide consumers to America’s
leading physicians, specialists,
researchers, and hospitals.

ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY
Sean A. Barlow, M.D.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
41990 Cook St., F Bldg., Ste.
2008
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-674-9777
Addiction/Substance Abuse

ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Gary I. Greenwald, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
72855 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
C20
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-9777
Nasal Allergy, Allergy & Asthma,
Pulmonary Disease, Clinical
Trials

Sam J. Weiss, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 303
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-2070
Asthma & Allergy, Pediatric
Allergy & Immunology, Sinusitis,
Anaphylaxis

CARDIAC
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Hetal R. Bhakta, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center/
Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants
1100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Ste.
206
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-883-1600
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation,
Pacemakers/Defibrillators

Andrew M. Rubin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Atrial Fibrillation,
Pacemakers/Defibrillators,
Arrhythmias

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
A Mohammad Abid, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
The Heart Institute 
Medical
Center
81709 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. A1
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-4666
Interventional Cardiology

Michael Bagheri, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / CURE
Cardiovascular Consultants
555 Tachevah Drive, Ste. 1W202
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-2174

Leon A. Feldman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation,
Cardiac Electrophysiology

Damon E. Kelsay, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Echocardiography

Lester D. Padilla, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642

Philip J. Patel, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Nuclear Cardiology,
Echocardiography, Cardiac
Imaging, Heart Failure

Eric M. Sontz, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Heart Attack, Nuclear
Cardiology, Colon & Rectal
Surgery

Scott Gering, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Mike & Jan
Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 2,
Ste. A
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8601
Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon &
Rectal Cancer & Surgery

DERMATOLOGY
Pamela Broska, M.D.
West Dermatology
72785 Frank Sinatra Drive, Ste.
101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-969-5900
Mohs Surgery, Cosmetic
Dermatology, Laser Surgery

Timothy M. Jochen, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Contour
Dermatology & Cosmetic
Surgery Center
42600 Mirage Road
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-423-4000
Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer,
Cosmetic Dermatology, Hair
Restoration/Transplant

Timothy F. Richardson, M.D.
Mirage Dermatology
36867 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-341-1999
Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer

Wendy E. Roberts, M.D.
35280 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4262
Cosmetic Dermatology, Geriatric
Dermatology,
Dermatopathology, 
Kybella for
under-chin fat

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY
Jerry Y. Chang, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3850
Interventional Radiology

Mehran K. Elly, M.D., Ph.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3850
Interventional Radiology,
Cardiovascular Imaging

John Francis Feller, M.D.
Desert Medical Imaging 74785
Highway 111, Ste. 101
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760-776-8989
Musculoskeletal Imaging,
Orthopaedic Imaging, Body
Imaging, Sports Medicine
Radiology

Brian K. Herman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-1251
Interventional Radiology,
Neuroradiology, Endovascular
Surgery

Marla R. Lander, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E150
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4700
Mammography, Breast Imaging

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES,
& METABOLISM
Elke Jost-Vu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, B
Bldg., Ste. 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-5257
Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders,
Pituitary Disorders

FAMILY MEDICINE
Frank B. Arian, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health/ Victory
Physicians
490 S. Farrell Drive, Ste. C104
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-8755

Christopher J. Faux, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ First California Physician
Partners
35800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 225
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-673-7010

Julia Lo Martin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300
Concierge Medicine

Gregory A. Pecchia, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300

Stephen Ross Steele, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300
Primary Care Sports Medicine

David H. Stoltzman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 409
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0663
Geriatric Medicine

Murray D. Taylor, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39300 Bob Hope Drive, Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3379

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Adewale B. Ajumobi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
39700 Bob Hope Drive,
Hirschberg Bldg, Ste. 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2882
Endoscopy & Colonoscopy

Gary Annunziata, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Gastroenterology Consultants
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 275
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-2500

Mehrdad Asgeri, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Oasis Advanced
Gastroenterology
1100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Ste.
214
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-699-7607
Colonoscopy, Inflammatory
Bowel Disease/Crohn’s, Gastric
& Esophageal Disorders

Geoffrey D. Block, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
GI 
Specialty Clinic
39700 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2882
Endoscopic Ultrasound, Liver
Disease, Pancreatic & Biliary
Disease,
Colonoscopy/Polypectomy

Anh T. Duong, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Gastroenterology Consultants
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 275
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-2500

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Mark C. Genesen, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Mike & Jan
Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 2
Rancho Mirage CA 92555
760-733-4383
Gynecologic Cancers

Ernest S. Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical 

Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Gynecologic Cancers, Robotic
Surgery

HAND SURGERY
Eric L. Freedman, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Eisenhower Health /
Desert Hand Associates
36951 Cook St., Ste. 102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-342-8444
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery,
Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome

Stephen J. O’Connell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Upper Extremity Surgery, Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff
Surgery

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Shubha J. Kerkar, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health /
Comprehensive 
Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-
416-4921
HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease

Bachir K. Younes, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Younes
Medical
36923 Cook St., Ste. 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-636-1336
HIV, Wound Care, Lyme
Disease, Tuberculosis

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Paul A. Biskar, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
41750 Rancho Las Palmas
Drive, Ste. C4
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0600

Mary Ann Howell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Probst
Bldg., Ste. 317
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-3611
Concierge Medicine

Hessam Mahdavi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Integrative Medicine

Mustaqeem A. Qazi, M.D.
82013 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. C
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-0138

John D. Stansell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Eisenhower
Primary Care
4791 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Ste.
200
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-834-7950
AIDS/HIV

INTERVENTIONAL
CARDIOLOGY
Andrew D. Frutkin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Coronary Artery Disease, Heart
Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Ghassan M. Kazmouz, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Coachella
Valley Cardiology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W304
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-9562
Angioplasty & Stent Placement,
Coronary Artery Disease

Puneet Khanna, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642

Khoi Minh Le, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Cardiac Catheterization,
Angioplasty & Stent Placement,
Peripheral Vascular Disease,
Preventive Cardiologyy

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
Murthy V. Andavolu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
Eisenhower Medical Associates /
Lucy Curci Cancer Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-770-4034
Cancer Genetics, Cancer
Immunotherapy

Elber S. Camacho, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical 

Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple
Myeloma

Luke P. Dreisbach, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613

Philip B. Dreisbach, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer,
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s,
Ovarian Cancer

Coty P. Ho, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Comprehensive 

Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4749
Gastrointestinal Cancer, Solid
Tumors

Amy Law, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Head & Neck Cancer, Neuro-
Oncology, Hematology

Maria Iliana Popescu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Desert Cancer Care
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-7655

David E. Young, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Hematology

NEPHROLOGY
David M. Alderman, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Nephrology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W303
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4819

Rodolfo R. Batarse, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Kidney Care
71511 Highway 111, Ste. H
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2200

Narendra S. Chandrashekar,M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
Kidney Institute of the Desert /
Coachella Valley Nephrology
43576 Washington St., Ste. 100
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-360-4433

Bryan L. Stone, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Nephrology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W303
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4819
Hypertension, Transplant
Medicine-Kidney, Nutrition

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY
Shahin Etebar, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Spine & Neurosurgical
Institute
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E317
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-8058
Spinal Surgery

Farhad Limonadi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Neurosurgical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8020
Brain & Spinal Surgery, Spinal
Surgery—Complex, Brain Tumors

Alfred Shen, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Neurosurgical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8020
Spinal Surgery

Javed Siddiqi, M.D.
Institute of Clinical Orthopedics
& Neuroscience
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W214
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4511
Skull Base Surgery, Spinal Cord
Surgery

NEUROLOGY
Antoine J. Elhajjar, M.D.
Desert Neurology & Sleep
41990 Cook St., Ste. A101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-0528
Sleep Disorders, Headache,
Epilepsy, Movement Disorders

Bhagwan I. Moorjani, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Hope Neurologic Center
79440 Corporate Center Drive,
Ste. 108
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-514-0166
Pediatric Neurology, Clinical
Neurophysiology, Neurological
Imaging, 
Nerve Injuries

Reza Nazemi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 308
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-3400

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Lisa M. Bodon, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Valley
OB/GYN
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. 425 E
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-778-1011
Gynecology only

Karen H. Donley, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Women’s
Health at Argyros 
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Gynecology Only

Christine L. Griswold, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 405
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-4343

Les J. Gurwitt, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / Fleur
Women’s Health
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-779-5511
Women’s Health, Gynecology
Only

Enrique G. Jacome, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / Fleur
Women’s Health
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-779-5511
Robotic Hysterectomy, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Pelvic
Reconstruction

Toni L. Long, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Women’s
Health at Argyros Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Gynecology Only, Menopause
Problems, Sexual Dysfunction

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Clifford O. Brown, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Eisenhower Health
82013 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. H
Indio, CA 92201
760-200-9909
Diabetic Eye
Disease/Retinopathy, Cataract
Surgery, Macular Degeneration

Clement K. Chan, M.D.
Southern California Desert
Retina Consultants
36949 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-2394
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Retinal
Disorders

Robert B. Guss, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ The Vision Professionals
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. 130
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-320-7051
Corneal Disease & Surgery

Camille M. Harrison, M.D.
Coachella Valley Retina
72301 Country Club Drive, Ste.
108
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-895-1993
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Diabetic
Eye Disease/Retinopathy, Macular
Degeneration

Jennifer I. Hui, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / El Centro
Regional Medical Center / The
Eyelid Institute
41990 Cook St., F Bldg., Ste.
1007
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-610-2677
Oculoplastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, Eyelid
Surgery/Blepharoplasty

Bart P. Ketover, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Milauskas 

Eye Institute
72057 Dinah Shore Drive, Ste. D
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-3937
Cataract Surgery, Intraocular
Lens

Steven G. Lin, M.D.
Southern California Desert
Retina Consultants
36949 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-2394
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Macular
Disease/Degeneration, Retinal
Disorders

Harry Marshak, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Coachella
Valley Retina
74075 El Paseo, Ste. D2
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-2551
Cosmetic Surgery-Face & Eyes,
Eyelid Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
James A. Bell, M.D., Ph.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Orthopedic Center
151 S. Sunrise Way, Ste. 500
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-568-2684
Trauma, Sports Medicine, Joint
Replacement

David W. Duffner, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
71511 Highway 111, Ste. A
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-2600
Spinal Surgery, Joint
Replacement

David A. Friscia, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Foot & Ankle Surgery—Complex,
Ankle Replacement & Revision,
Charcot Foot, Sports Injuries—
Foot & Ankle

Patrick St. Pierre, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder
Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder
Surgery, Sports Injuries

A. David Tahernia, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Spinal Surgery

OTOLARYNGOLOGY
B. Maya Kato, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / The Ear
Institute
36867 Cook St., Ste. 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-565-3900
Skull Base Surgery, Balance
Disorders, Cochlear Implants

Eric A. Nash, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / La Quinta
ENT
78370 Highway 111, Ste. 160
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-771-4242
Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Voice
Disorders

Qing Tian, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ First California Physician
Partners Otolaryngology
47647 Caleo Bay Drive Ste. 210
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-771-1000
Head & Neck Surgery

Majid Torabi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Cities Allergy &
Otolaryngology
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Probst
Bldg., Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-1788
Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Allergy

Quinten M. VanderWerf, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert Ear,
Nose & Throat
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 301
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-4566
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, Nasal Surgery

Mark D. Wilson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert Ear,
Nose & Throat
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Ste.
301, Wright Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-4566

PAIN MEDICINE
C. Edward Anderson Jr., M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Desert Pain Care Medicine
Group
36915 Cook St., E Bldg., Ste.
102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-969-5200
Pain — Interventional
Techniques

Mark Bouffard IV, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Pain &
Spine Center 
of the Desert
72650 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
214
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-776-7999
Pain-Chronic, Pain-
Musculoskeletal, Arthritis

Lee W. Erlendson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Rancho
Mirage Pain Associates
39300 Bob Hope Drive Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1203
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3075
Pain Management

Roland D. Reinhart, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39700 Bob Hope Drive Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-2360
Pain Management, 
Pain-Back

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Aijaz Hashmi, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Loma Linda University Medical
Center
555 E. Tachevah Drive 2W
Bldg., Ste. 105
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-318-8100
Congenital Heart Disease —
Adult, Fetal Echocardiography

PEDIATRICS
M. Nieves Gutierrez-Go, M.D.
Valley Children’s 
Medical Center
80495 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
760-347-2887

Alexander A. Villarasa, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Desert Valley Pediatrics
1801 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Ste. 102
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-5900

PHYSICAL MEDICINE &
REHABILITATION
David R. Clawson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Dolores
Hope 
Outpatient Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-7870
Stroke Rehabilitation,
Musculoskeletal Injuries,
Electrodiagnosis, 
Sports
Medicine

PLASTIC SURGERY
Scott M. Aaronson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
1221 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-325-5255
Cosmetic Surgery — Breast,
Facial Rejuvenation, Liposuction
& Body Contouring, Cosmetic
Surgery — Face & Body

Ritu R. Chopra, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center / Plastic
Surgery Institute
71949 Highway 111, Ste. 300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2211
Facelift, Breast Revision, Breast
Reconstruction, Breast
Augmentation

Andrew J. Hayduke, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. K206
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-6996
Cosmetic Surgery — Face,
Breast, Eyelid Surgery,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

Andrew P. Ordon, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center / Plastic
Surgery Institute
71949 Highway 111, Ste. 300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2211
Facelift, Breast Revision, Breast
Reconstruction, Breast
Augmentation

Suzanne M. Quardt, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
70017 Highway 111, Ste. 1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-324-2660
Cosmetic Surgery — Breast,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

Mark V. Sofonio, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 407
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-5555
Cosmetic Surgery — Face &
Body, Skin Laser Surgery,
Liposuction, Reconstructive
Plastic Surgery

Judith B. Zacher, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39300 Bob Hope Drive Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1106
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-5774
Breast Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery,
Liposuction & Body Contouring,
Cosmetic Surgery-Face

Mohammed Zakhireh, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Cosmetic
Surgery Institute of Palm Desert
73710 Alessandro Drive, Ste. A1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-837-0364
Cosmetic Surgery — Face &
Body, Breast Augmentation,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

PSYCHIATRY
Ihor Galarnyk, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Loma Linda
University Medical Center, East
Campus
41990 Cook St., Ste. 2003
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-341-8341
Addiction/Substance Abuse,
Geriatric Psychiatry

PULMONARY DISEASE
Ronald E. Sneider, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Pulmonary & Sleep
Specialty Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 201
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-3564
Sleep Disorders, Lung Disease

Ziad A. Tannous, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W208
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-4416
Lung Disease, Airway Disorders

Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Pulmonary & Sleep Specialty
Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 201
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-3564
Critical Care, Interventional
Pulmonology

RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Peter Greenberg, M.D.
21st Century Oncology
40055 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. B
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-202-3946
Lung Cancer, Gynecologic
Cancers

Judy M. Jackson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical
Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Gynecologic Cancers,
Gastrointestinal Cancer,
Prostate Cancer, 
Breast Cancer

Monica M. Khanna, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Lucy Curci Cancer Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3600

Theodore D. Masek, M.D.
Redlands Community Hospital /
21st Century Oncology
77840 Flora Road
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-200-8777
Prostate Cancer

REPRODUCTIVE
ENDOCRINOLOGY/INFERTILITY
Maher A. Abdallah, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / American
Reproductive Centers
1199 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-4334
Infertility — IVF, Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome,
Preimplantation Genetic
Diagnosis

RHEUMATOLOGY
Maria W. Greenwald, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Medical Advances
72855 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
A6
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-6800
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kam A. Newman, M.D.
Eisenhower Medical Center /
Eisenhower Medical Associates
Mike & Jan Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8569

SURGERY
Ramy A. Awad, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Surgical & Bariatric Specialists
555 E. Tachevah Drive, Ste. 2W-
107
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-866-0024
Bariatric/Obesity Surgery

Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Parkview
Community Hospital Medical
Center / Lite Life Surgery
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-778-5220
Gastric Bypass Surgery,
Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Hernia

David M. Hyams, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Surgical Oncology
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 207
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3311
Breast Cancer, Endocrine
Cancers, Gastrointestinal
Cancer, Cancer Surgery

Janet K. Ihde, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health/
Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E150
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4915
Breast Cancer & Surgery,
Melanoma, Thyroid Cancer &
Surgery

THORACIC & CARDIAC
SURGERY
Eric R. Presser, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ FCPP Surgical Associates
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E421
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-424-8224
Minimally Invasive Thoracic
Surgery, Lung Cancer, Video
Assisted Thoracic Surgery
(VATS)

Joseph W. Wilson Jr., M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 108
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-4330
Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve
Surgery, Minimally Invasive
Thoracic Surgery

UROLOGY
John R. Faulkner, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
72780 Country Club Drive, C
Bldg., Ste. 302
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4299
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Jeffrey H. Herz, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Urologic Institute of the Dessert
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 401
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-1882
Prostate Cancer, Pediatric
Urology

Elliot B. Lander, M.D.
Rancho Mirage Medical Center
72780 Country Club Drive, C
Bldg., Ste. 301
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-776-0040
Interstitial Cystitis, Hormonal
Disorders

Gary Leifer, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Walsh
Urology Associates
72057 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-7191

Michael A. Sanford, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Urology Specialty Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 412
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-8555
Prostate Cancer, Incontinence,
Kidney Cancer, Erectile
Dysfunction

Brad A. Wolfson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
555 E. Tachevah Drive, Bldg.
2W Ste. 101,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-320-6005
Prostate Benign Disease, Kidney
Stones, Prostate Cancer,
Pediatric Urology

VASCULAR SURGERY
Alan E. Williamson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Center Department of
Vascular Surgery
39300 Bob Hope Drive, Salta
Bldg., Floor 2
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8601

Son Ha Yu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Vein & Vascular Institute
71780 San Jacinto Drive, I Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3461
Varicose Veins, Endovascular
Surgery, Vein Disorders,
Peripheral Vascular Disease
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VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS
Dear Mrs. B

I have always refrained from reading or participating in
postings in our community.

As a Board Member of BDSA, I have listened to our community
members at our monthly meetings. The recent exchange
between Brett Corr and Robert Nagels regarding the settlement
( BDCC vs BDSA) that was approved by the BDSA BOD was
something that I felt needed further clarification.

First, I want to thank Brett for getting the information out.

I, Philip Bettencourt and John Thiele all favored releasing the
proposed settlement Docs, to the community, prior to voting.  We
felt the  community needed time to read and comment on the
proposed settlement, prior to calling for a vote.

Robert, Don, Jack, Chris, Randal and Mike were not in favor. Of
those opposed to releasing the settlement docs ahead of a BOD
vote, three (3) are Equity Members, one (1) is Social and two (2)
are not BDCC members.

Having a Social Membership at BDCC does not provide any
rights to participate in the governance of  BDCC. Social
Members are allowed to use club facilities, Period!  Club
affiliation through a Social Membership has no value.

For the record, Lee Miller and Paul Stotesbury were never  
BDCC members.  Bill McMurtrey has not been a member for at
least five years or longer. Glen Smith is deceased. Zeke
Wheeler is a Social Member, has never been an Equity Member
and Marcanne Green was a Non-Equity member..

Prior to the last election, only two BOD Members were BDCC
Social Members ( Glen Smith and Bob Nelson). The other seven
( Philip Bettencourt, Jerry Lugo, Bill McMurtrey, Charlie Bishop,
John Thiele, Robert Nagels and Mike Tanner) were not BDCC
members, although John Thiele has since joined as a Social
Member.

During my nine (9) year tenure, the BDSA BOD's has had a
couple of years where the majority of it's members were BDCC
Equity Members. It has not been the norm.

The Current BOD only has eight (8) members instead of the
usual and prescribed nine (9). Three of the eight are Equity
members, three (3) are Social and two (2) are not BDCC
members. The vacated seat (Philip Bettencourt) was not a
BDCC Member.

So Brett, the real issue here is not club affiliation but rather the
reluctance of the other BOD Members to inform the community
of the terrible nature of this settlement. The reluctance to slow
the settlement process and review each component of the
settlement was a catastrophe.

There were four components to the agreement that should have
been addressed individually and not as a part of a universal
settlement.  The advice given by the BDSA counsel was flawed.

The Board should have never turned the defense of the legal
action over to an Insurance Company Counsel. Their only
motivation is to achieve settlement with the least cost to them,
not the community. This settlement cost the community, in my
opinion, a lot of money.

Thanks again for your service to community association BOD.

Bob Nelson
NOTE FROM MRS. B

Our featured pet this week is 'the Bug.' Not too sure just where
that name originated, but I do think she is as 'cute as a bug.'




























Her owner is Tinker Morache. Tinker says she came from a
broken home in San Francisco.

In her own words about 'the Bug.'

My son and daughter-in-law showed me a picture of her and I
said “Mine.”

One week later for Mother’s Day she flew in to PSP with my son.

The rest is history.

She loves other dogs and wants to play all the time.

Her favorite toy is a ball and loves fetching and running.

Her best friend lives next-door (Penny) just whisper her name
and she running into the door to get to her.

Very protective, slow to warm up to people. Otherwise Perfect.  
She is 17 months old and still learning to ride in the golf cart a
little afraid, she’ll get there eventually.

One fun story is that a few ladies here at BDCC gave me a dog
shower. They all brought toys and blankets and treats but she
was so afraid she couldn’t come out to meet them.

She’s much better now.

She is a Red French Bull Dog.

Thanks,

Tinker

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to show off your little
baby girl. I can tell you are going to be a great owner.

Mrs. B
NAIL CLIPPING SERVICES FOR CATS AND DOGS


Nail Clipping for Dogs
Hi. I am looking for some recommendations on who will come to
my home in Palm Desert Country Club and clip my dogs toenails.
She is a senior dog and is so sweet hard for her to move. Thank
you, Kay Bee

I recommend Lauren with Best Pawsible Pet Services
760-835-5550

Sandy Miller
Adele Riggs  760-641-1973.  She comes to the home and
charges $10 to clip nails.  She just came to my home and did my
dogs nails.  Thats all she does.

Call Martha she is a vet technician at Carter animal hospital. She
is the best. 760 861 7052

Note from Mrs. B

All of the above recommendations will be on our List. Click
on 'P' for pet services
·

CHARLES R (Chuck) BURESH This message is for those of you
who had the opportunity to meet/know Charles R (Chuck) Buresh, I
am sorry to report that Chuck made his transition March 20, 2018 in
Littleton, CO. He was my best friend, companion and a fun loving
person. We were blessed with almost 10 years of the best times
ever.He made many friends here at Bermuda Dunes CC where he
played golf, had many parties, and enjoyed our time at the country
club functions. Just hope he was loved and cared for the last two
years of his absence from Bermuda Dunes, knowing he was not in
his choice of places to live. And we all should have choices in our
life, I miss him very much. May you rest in peace now.
Mr. and Mrs. B

How stupid do you feel now? You tried to force the RCM down
our throats. Now, we all find out that the Club is broke. Thanks!

I wish to remain Anonymous

Hi A:

It is better I send your email to Mr. B. for an answer as he
is so much nicer than I tend to be.

Here is Mr. B's response:
Dehydration in Dogs
By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson












Severely dehydrated dogs require immediate emergency care. If
your dog shows signs of shock, heat stroke, or severe
dehydration, call your veterinarian immediately, who will likely
request that the dog be brought in so that the doctor can
re-hydrate him with intravenous fluids.

After a rigorous game of catch, Sid, the usually frisky Labrador
Retriever, is panting heavily. He has been playing in the hot sun
for hours, but his water bowl is on the other side of the park. His
nose and mouth are dry, and his owner notices that Sid appears
lethargic. If Sid doesn't drink something soon, he may go into
shock.

Vomiting, diarrhea, excessive panting, or playing in the scorching
sun with no water can cause dehydration in dogs. The body
loses valuable fluids and electrolytes that are essential in
maintaining proper organ function.

When a dog's bodily fluid drops just five percent, you may begin
to see signs of dehydration. The dog may be lethargic and his
eyes, mouth, and nose may appear dry. His skin may lose its
elasticity. In severe dehydration, your dog's eyes may appear
sunken into his skull. He might show signs of shock, which
include rapid heart rate, weak pulse, bright red gums and
mucous membranes, weakness, shivering, listlessness,
unconsciousness, and in extreme cases, death.

Dehydration Test
Perform the following tests to gauge whether or not your dog is
properly hydrated:

First test his skin's elasticity. With your thumb and forefinger,
gently pinch your dog's skin between his shoulders, grasping just
enough to lift it an inch or two from his body. When you release
it, the skin should retract immediately. As the skin loses moisture,
it loses its ability to pull back. In extreme cases, the skin does not
pull back at all.
Another method for determining dehydration is to check your
dog's gums for capillary refill time. First, lift your dog's lip and
look at the color of his gums. Next, press the gum with your index
finger so that it appears white. Release your finger and watch
how quickly the color returns, or how quickly the capillaries in the
gums refill. The gums of a normal dog refill immediately, and the
gums of a dehydrated dog could take up to three seconds to refill.
Slowly Re-hydrate
Severely dehydrated dogs require immediate emergency care. If
your dog shows signs of shock, heat stroke, or severe
dehydration, call your veterinarian immediately, who will likely
request that the dog be brought in so that the doctor can
re-hydrate him with intravenous fluids. If your veterinarian
recommends it, offer the dog small amounts of water on the way
to the clinic.

Offer a mildly dehydrated dog small sips of water every few
minutes. You can also mix electrolyte replacement powder with
the water or offer him pieces of ice to lick. Too much water too
quickly, however, could cause him to vomit, exacerbating his
dehydration. Contact your veterinarian for additional
recommendations.

Preventing Dehydration
Offering your dog plenty of fluids will prevent dehydration, unless
the condition is due to severe illness. Place several bowls of
water around the house so that your dog can drink whenever he
wants. If you're going to the dog park or for a ride, bring a
portable bowl and bottled water with you.

After strenuous playing or exercise, offer your dog water in small
amounts. Pour a little in his bowl, replenishing it every few
minutes. No matter how tempting, don't let him drink too much too
quickly.

Automatic water bowls, pet fountains, and hardware that
attaches to an outside spigot are options for dog owners who
work all day and aren't home to fill up the water dishes. Always
offer your dog a bowl of clean, fresh water with every meal as a
back-up.

If your dog refuses to drink for any reason for extended periods
of time, contact your veterinarian immediately. As with humans,
it's important for dogs to maintain their fluid levels for proper
bodily function. A good rule of thumb: if you're out playing in the
heat and you get thirsty, your dog is probably thirsty, too.

Darlene had just returned
from visiting family in
Texas when she discovered
she had Stage 4 Cancer.
You don't choose your
family. They are God's
gift to you, as you are to
them
"Carrillo's Gardening,

Gardener " owner Darwin Carrillo
Hello, all. The above business is owned by one of the most
honorable men I've encountered in this business.
(Phone: (760-397-6293).

It was a joy to meet someone with integrity and who strives to
improve on a daily basis. There was a very small issue, and
Darwin came by today, on schedule, to discuss this. He listened
carefully (he is striving to learn English and speaks well
already), and we sorted it out. Although he is only 29, his
wisdom and character reflect someone much older.

Although Darwin has many customers in this neighborhood, I
wish to RECOMMEND HIM if someone is looking for an honest,
reliable, owner who ensures his crew does the proper job.
Thank you.

Thanks for the recommendation. We are always looking
for well qualified vendors.

You can find Carrillo's Gardening on the List, Click 'G' for
gardening.

Mrs. B
Cherie Johnson

We have used Darwin for years! He’s amazing. We highly
recommend him. He’s honest, hardworking, and is there to help
with any of your Landscape needs.
AND NOW WE GET DOWN TO
BUSINESS...
Mrs. B.

Thanks for forwarding this e-mail.

First and foremost I don't feel stupid I feel vindicated.

One of the real benefits of the RCM was to provide short term
financial stability to the club so that a solution could be
formulated that would protect the community from the dire
consequences of club failure.

The proposed agreement mandated that during the first three
years of the agreement a joint committee, composed of BDSA
and BDCC BOD members, would be established to address the
the club finances and their impact on the community. I had
reviewed club finances and membership for a 10 year period and
knew that unless the trends were reversed the club would
certainly face challenging times. I knew that equity membership
had declined by 50% and efforts for finding new Equity members
were not meeting targeted results.

I knew that the average age of Equity members was going to add
to the difficulty of sustaining operations.

I knew that this was a problem facing a great number of clubs in
our area and not just BDCC.

I knew that competition for new members was going to be fierce.

I viewed this process as positive process for protecting our
community. It's always better to be proactive than reactive.

No one forced this proposed program "down your throat."  It was
a very long and laborious process that was intended to allow
community review and input. There were three town hall
meetings which provided a forum for community input.
Additionally the agreement  would automatically expire unless
the community voted to extend the agreement. And remember
everyone has the opportunity to "vote".

The information I have received does not indicate that the club is
broke. They are evaluating their financial options and reviewing
operating procedures to strengthen the economic viability of their
facility. They hopefully recognize that club operations must be
reformed to achieve financial stability.

The community needs to monitor this process . Other
communities in our area have addressed this same issue and
have found common ground allowing them to reach agreements
with the clubs operating within their gated communities.

Do I feel stupid? No! It's always best to try and solve problems,
even if you fail, is is better than to do nothing.

Perhaps your time would be better spent exploring ways that this
issue could be resolved.

Bob Nelson

Note from Mrs. B

See how nice he is...Not me!
NOTE FROM MRS. B

The issue of the Club's declining finances started about 10
years ago when a group of Board members decided to hit
the membership with a $32,000 assessment. That's right -
$32,000 and if you didn't like it - Adios. They thought we
should build a new clubhouse to the tune of $Ten million
dollars.

Board of Directors 2007 - 2008

Howard Hubbard,President - Deceased

Mike Brown,Vice President - Left the Club

Dick Stephan,Treasurer / Finance Committee Chairman

Larry Kurbatoff,Secretary / Member Relations -
Left Club

Gordy Litster,Golf Committee Chairman*

Robert Gates.Greens Committee Chairman -
don't know where
he is and I don't care!

Lowell Dayton, - Deceased
House & Social Committee Chairman

Jeff Davis,Membership Committee Chairman

2018 BOARD MEMBERS

ROB WATSON, PRESIDENT Stepped down as President and
appointed Mike Anderson in his place.

Mike Anderson President

Gary Honts Vice President

Ken Dermer Secretary

Wendy McMurtrie

Rick Solano

Tinker Morache

Gordy Litster*

Rob Watson

Note from Mrs. B

We are calling out the BDCC Board of 2007 - 2008

With the exception of Jeff Davis, you my friends are
looking at 'the good old boys' who started the downward
financial spiral of the club. This Board along with
numerous others at the Club felt they owned the place.

We are grateful for our new 2018 board. After attending the
meeting last evening, we feel they are serious about our
finances and are doing everything in their power to make
Bermuda Dunes great again!

One person stands out to me - See if you can see who the
'good old boy' is that is still on the BDCC Board? This guy
needs to resign immediately. It is no wonder the club is in
such dire circumstances.

This current board member felt is was okay to have a
gingerbread house made to resemble the new $10 million
club house. This move cost us over $500, not to mention the
$60 -70 thousand dollars for their slick brochure. Shame on
you!

Here is a history lesson:

Back in '2007, a group of us 'coupon members,' that is what
one Equity member called us, got together and voted down
this stupid assessment.

Below are emails that Wake Up (Mike Roll - deceased)
started circulating. The reason for his Anonymity was clear
- the Board was trying to shut us up!

This was the first time that any of these individuals had
ever been challenged - and, they did not like it!

Here are some emails from way back. The first one was
posted in January of 2008.

If you think the RCM was a huge deal, wait until you read
these emails.

I have saved everyone one of Mike's Wakeup emails for
your reading pleasure. There are way too many to post
today, but I will eventually get them all posted.

Enjoy!

Mrs. B
Karma
Clubhouse-1
BDCCwakeup@aol.com
Tue 1/22/2008, 10:50 AM

Dear BDCC equity member,

Hi, I am one of the many concerned members of this club, and as such I
think the membership should have a little more communication about any
major proposed activity.  A new clubhouse certainly falls into that category.

I have just received the presentation material on the proposed new
clubhouse, and also the ballot for voting on that new clubhouse.  Yes, I
realize that it is referred to as a “remodel”, but for $10 million I think it’s fair
to use a little poetic license and call it a “new clubhouse.”

It may have already become apparent, so I will tell you right up front, I am
not in favor of spending $32,000 of my money on a new clubhouse.

Most members will agree that BDCC is much more of a “golf club” than a
“country club”, and has been so since its inception.  At the present time, our
golf course (which should be the biggest selling point of joining our club) is
not in the condition to attract a lot of new members, we have a flat tire.  
Apparently we also need to rejuvenate some of the basic utilities in our
clubhouse, another flat tire.  Additionally, we (like almost every other club in
the valley) are in need of additional membership to keep our club running
(at least at the current rate of spending), so that would be yet another tire
that is losing air.  According to the presentation materials I just received on
the new clubhouse, “At this point, Bermuda Dunes Country Club has no
cash reserves.  As a result the entire cost of the program plus some much
needed golf course maintenance equipment must be paid from member
generated funds.”  In other words, we have no money.

Tell me, if you had a 48 year old son, and he told you he badly needed new
tires on his 2002 Pontiac Trans-Am, but didn’t have any cash or a credit
card to buy them, what would you suggest?  Would you agree that he use
his Trans-Am for a down payment on a new Lexus, and dealer-finance the
balance of $32,000 (so there is no cash out-of-pocket needed), like he
wants to do?  This might SEEM to solve the problem for the present, but it
may well be a recipe for disaster in the very near future.  Maybe it would be
better to squeak by on some used tires for a while, slow down, and
concentrate on putting his financial house in order.  Maybe look at how he
is spending his money, he may be able to spend his income a little more
efficiently so he can actually put some money aside to buy those new tires
after all!  Maybe clean up that Trans-Am a bit so he can sell it privately
when it IS time buy a new car.

All for now, let me hear your thoughts, and I’ll pass them on.

==========================================================
Clubhouse-2
BDCCwakeup@aol.com
Tue 1/22/2008, 3:51 PM

Hi Fellow Equity Members!  I’m very encouraged by the responses and
comments I’ve gotten since the original letter, “Clubhouse-1”, went out.  

I’ve sent copies of several responses so far, and today’s letter has even
more.  These responses do not consist of several different clips from the
same members, by the way, so the count really does mean something.  I
also send out the few negative comments that I’ve received, which consist
mostly of complaints about my anonymity.  My question to those people is
simple, “Why do you ask who I am?”  I am not pointing the finger at anyone,
I simply have stated that I personally don’t want to spend $32,000 for a new
clubhouse and I’m hoping I am not alone in that feeling.  If there are other
kindred souls out there, we should know that we are not alone and should
not be afraid to stand up and let our position be known.  Some can’t afford
it, others can readily afford it but feel it’s a bad idea at this time.  One’s
personal reasons don’t matter as much as the fact that we only have two
choices on the upcoming ballot, a yes vote or a NO vote.  At this time, on
this ballot, we can’t “fix” whatever the source of the problem is, we can only
give a yes vote or a NO vote.

The first response is another from Bonnie Jermain, who really is taking a
leading role in this vote.  Thank You Bonnie!  I look forward to reading of
her method for submitting our proxies to one individual that will vote them
our way.  The obvious advantage of having one individual do the voting for
a large block of people is that there is indisputable evidence of a certain
number (whatever that number happens to be) of NO votes being cast.  It
seems a surprising number of members I have talked to are not 100% sure
that all member votes that are against the Board’s recommendation are
counted.  I’m not sure what they base that suspicion on, but it can’t hurt to
be sure our votes are entered and counted in the manner that we intend
them.

Keep up the talk folks!  If we are out voted, so be it, but we WILL vote!  I’d
like to make a personal request here about the upcoming “presentation
meeting” on THIS Friday, January 25 at 3:00 PM.  

First, attend the meeting if you can, we can all use as much information as
is available.  Second, please do NOT verbally attack the Board as a whole
or any individuals on it.  The same applies to the management and staff of
the club, and ditto for the “sales team” of presenters.  In almost all cases,
these people are doing what they feel is best, and they have put some hard
work into it.  I happen to disagree with the Board on this expenditure, but
that doesn’t make either one of us “bad people.”  When you speak up,
make sure: 1. It's prompted by concern rather than a self-serving motive
and 2. Your observation isn't about anyone's personality. If you're the one
listening, don't mistake dissent for disloyalty.

OK, enough from me, on to the responses:
==========================================================

We just have to 'stay going' on this effort -- and I'll take all the help I can
get!  And I think it is important to not lighten up between now and the 13th
so that it will stay fresh on all of our minds.  I think the proxy in and of itself
can throw the vote because it is so confusing to those that don't take the
time to fully read it.  It was done like this on purpose and I will be sending
out another letter tomorrow indicating that the names of the two Board
members should be crossed out and a name of a person that the individual
KNOWS will vote against this project put in the allotted space.  I've been
getting all positive responses as well.  By my count we are over 100 for
sure and that doesn't count the people that don't respond but that will vote.  
The actual vote of on-site people and proxies should be very interesting --
and it will need to be watched very closely.  So, as I said earlier, 'stay
going'!    Bonnie Jermain

Note from Mrs. B

After Bonnie Jermain got elected to the BDCC Board, she became
a turncoat!

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To those of you who might be on the fence just let me say that this
proposed new building has so many design flaws and super- expensive
alternatives in it that  there is a serious possibility that the new building
would be less desirable  than the one we now have, even assuming we
could afford it. We still owe for an irrigation system long since in operation
and we have not one dime in reserves. Does that sound like a recipe for
disaster?  It does to me.
=========================================================

when did the ballot get mailed out???? And as a semi new member (we
took over my mothers membership) we are in agreement with you.
=========================================================
hi again, just read her notice and I am with her 100%. Our club in Seattle
did a new pro shop and men's locker room and went over budget by 1
million dollars, blaming on “increased costs,” which was not directly true.  
They thought that by going low they could get it passed, knowing that the
cost was going to be higher.  I just hope that Xxxx and I did not make a
mistake by joining.  I know that my dad loved the club and hoping that we
would also. By the way I think Xxxx should be at the meeting but I will be
back in Seattle so should I go to the club to have him vote???? Thanks
again for all your info  (Response from WakeUp:  Hopefully we can submit
our votes to a Proxy, and our attendance on Feb. 13 will not be necessary.)
==========================================================

You seem to have a very narrow minded view & short range vision for our
club . The 300 odd remaining members are going to have to pay for the
support of this club . What we have now is not working you'll have to admit .
We lost + or - 190 members since i've been a member.there were 495
members & a waiting list , It certainly isnt the golf course. I think our golf
course is outstanding. Un like you i think Mr Siino and the golf staff are  
doing a great job . We also have a very good chef . They are not the
problem . They are also not the reason we are not getting new members .
that only leaves the club house . The club house is out of code , obsolete in
amenities & unsanitary with its current septic system , lacks elavators for
some of our older members .We have a very wasteful 2 kitchen system that
an absolute drain on our dues .  (Response from WakeUp:  And that, Sir, is
what makes a horse race.  I respectfully disagree, and think the Board is
making the best attempt they can to “fix” everything that is wrong by
throwing money at it, in the form of a new clubhouse.  Our course is a
fabulous design, and CAN BE in great shape (but is NOT at this time).  Our
members and our golf course are our selling points, and not the clubhouse.  
My feeling is that this is NOT the time for this expenditure.  I will be voting
no, and you will be voting yes.  Long live democracy!)
===============================================

We, too, are very concerned about the proposal.    There are many, many
members who will simply not be able to afford such a commitment.    It is a
shame that a simple majority of members could even make a decision of
this magnitude.    Even our local bonds often require a super majority.    
This is not a commitment to be taken lightly.   Also, there is no "guarantee"
that it will solve the Club's membership problems.   (It could actually make
them worse.)   In addition, NOW IS NOT THE TIME--California is on the
verge of a fiscal melt down.   It is time to button down the hatch and make it
through these impending fiscal constraints.   Right now, we should be
figuring out how to survive at a 300-member level--at least for the next few
years.   ===============================================

Has anyone addressed the age discrimination issues tied to the proposed
assessment charges?   One share = one vote,  but discounts for age,
either old or young  just does not seem lawful  in a California corporation.
===============================================

Hello Equity Members and Equity Board Members:

My analysis relating to social members is that the club will lose at least
70% of it's 130 social members if the proposal to increase Social
Members monthly dues goes from $85 per month to $200 per month and
the initiation fee will change form $1000 to $2500 for new members.  We
will start our own community social club and have social meetings at
member’s homes. Dues will be $20 per month and we will offer some really
fun things for social members to do. Have any of you truly ever looked at
what a Social member really receives for their $85.00 per month????
Someone better wake up if you want this easy money to continue!!!!
===============================================

Lets see, (Board) "stacking the deck against members."

Huh, not sure what that implies, but I have a simple resolve to eliminate
your presumptions.

Phone every Board member and ask the question:  How do you intend to
vote?

There are Board minutes available in the office for members to read.
Minutes reflect what transpired and what action was taken including how
the votes were rendered.  (Comment from WakeUp: This is from a current
member of the Board, and is a good suggestion.  Any volunteers to make
those calls?)
===============================================

WE AGREE WITH YOU TOTALLY...

YOU NEED TO START GETTING THE WORD OUT THAT WE HAVE
LOTS OF NO VOTES AND WE WILL NOT SIT BACK AND WATCH THIS
HAPPEN.

OUR BOARD SHOULD BE VOTED OUT ASAP - LET'S GET SOME
NEW BLOOD INVOLVED  (Response from WakeUp:  Whoa there!  One
step at a time.  Let’s vote this expenditure down for now, OK?)
===============================================

WHAT A GREAT LETTER IS RIGHT! (Referring to Bonnie Jermain’s letter)
CONGRATS TO YOU AS WELL!!!  I'VE BEEN HERE FOR THREE
YEARS AND I THINK THE CLUBHOUSE IS FINE!!!!  I'V SEEN THIS
HAPPEN TO TOO MANY ASSOCIATIONS WHEN THE BOARD
MEMBERS TRY AND TAKE OVER.  WE DEFINITELY NEED A
MANAGEMENT COMPANY.  I WOULD BE GLAD TO JUMP ON
BOARD!  THANKS!

===============================================

Thank you for your very informative update on what's going on with the
Clubhouse!  I totally agree with you 100%.  Who are they trying to impress,
fix what we have and get on with it.  These people who are looking for a
new Clubhouse should go to "Big Horn" or one of the other exorbitant
clubs.  This to me a board who is totally out of control and what do they
think they are going to do for money?  We definitely need a management to
run this club.

Anything I can do to help, please let me know.
===============================================

I appreciate you concerns about our clubs future but your choice of
anonymity makes your arguments very weak.
===============================================

Ok, Fellow Members, that’s all for now.  Keep up the good fight, and please
remember, this is not about personalities, it’s a vote.  Einstein once said, "I
don't know everything about anything." None of us do. Great leaders have
the ability to say "I know a lot, and I know nothing" at the same time. "I am
accomplished, and at the same time, unfinished; talented and average;
special, and better than no one; extraordinary and ordinary; popular and
unknown; deserving of respect, and no more deserving than another."
===============================================

Clubhouse-15 Letter from Bob Nelson
BDCCwakeup@aol.com
Sun 1/27/2008, 3:35 PM

My name is Bob Nelson. Donna and I have been members since the
Spring of 2004. We choose BDCC for the Golf Course but as we became
more involved we soon found out that the true treasure here is not the Golf
Course but its Membership. Each year has given us new friends and fond
memories.

We attended the Friday Special Meeting and my first thought, to describe
my feelings, was DISAPPOINTMENT.

I am very disappointed that would be considering additional DEBT when
we have an operating loss for this year and a projected operating loss for
next year. I think we need to solve the issues contributing to our operating
losses before we consider a new club house.

I was disappointed with the presentation. I felt it was one sided, contained
erroneous information and was design to shock or scare us rather that
inform us with the PROS & CONS of developing a new club house. I was
really shocked to learn that the consulting company did not incorporate a
follow-up program to see if their recommendations were successful on past
projects. I learned more from our membership with regards to declining
revenues and members than I did from the Consultant.

I was pleased that our members were thoughtful with their questions and
demonstrated great concern for the FUTURE of our club.

I feel that we must develop a Long Range Operating Plan. We must have a
plan that incorporates the desires of our members and identifies ways and
means to fund their wishes. We have a number of talented members that
can provide a great deal of input for this effort.

We must develop a Marketing Plan to insure that we can and will attract
new membership. I feel that we need to hire a consultant to assist with the
development of our marketing plan.

We must have a strong FISCAL POLICY. We need a Financial Chair that
will tell the BOD what must be done rather than taking direction. We need
better Financial Management of our assets. We must incorporate the
establishment of "Reserves" in our Financial plans that will preserve the
integrity of our club.

We need to review and amend our By-Laws.

We must have greater participation, by the Membership, in the successful
operation of our club. We must have a Board of Directors that represents
the majority of our members and that are held accountable by the
membership. Our members must serve on various committees.

This is our club. We must accept the CHALLENGE to preserve our
wonderful club.

We can not be lethargic. We must be energetic in spreading the word.
BDCC is the best!!! We must insure that we do not EVER, again, have to
experience the disruptive and divisive issue that we have just gone through.

Bob Nelson

NOTE FROM MRS. B

My Mom used to say 'Always forgive, but never forget."

I try to abide by her wishes, but in this instance, I will
NEVER forgive and I certainly haven't forgotten.

These individuals thought they were above the rest of the
membership!

More old emails to come
Doggie 911
By Margaret H. Bonham













"Your dog may have snuck out the door and gotten hit by a car,
or maybe you were hiking and your dog slipped and was injured.
Even if you do all the right things - keep your dog on a leash and
in a fenced-in backyard when he's outside - accidents do
happen."

Cindy was walking her black Labrador Retriever, Shadow, when
the stray dogs came from nowhere. She yelled at the dogs and
threw whatever she could find, but the strays attacked Shadow
anyway. The dogs finally ran away when a Good Samaritan
passing by in his car got out to help her. Shadow was down,
whining and shaking on the sidewalk, his leg punctured and
bleeding. It hung limply as though a bone was broken.

This nightmare is all too familiar to many pet owners. The injury
may not have been from an attack. Your dog may have snuck out
the door and gotten hit by a car, or maybe you were hiking and
your dog slipped and was injured. Even if you do all the right
things - keep your dog on a leash and in a fenced-in backyard
when he's outside - accidents do happen. Do you know what to
do if your dog is injured?

First, be prepared to get your dog to a veterinarian as soon as
possible. That means having the closest emergency
veterinarian's office number on speed dial and entered into your
cell phone. If you're out of town, call 1888 HomeAgain to be
connected to 24/7 emergency medical support. Other potential
resources are cabbies, the yellow pages, or hotel concierges.
Assess the damage. What are the injuries? You'll need to be able
to tell the veterinarian what injuries you have noticed.
If your dog doesn't have a pulse, you should know how to
perform CPR. If your dog isn't breathing, you'll have to
resuscitate him. Your veterinarian can show you how to do this
properly. Ask your veterinarian about canine CPR before you
have an emergency. There are also DVDs and videos on canine
CPR available on the market.
Injured dogs often don't want to be handled, and may bite if you
approach. If your dog won't let you touch him, you'll have to
muzzle him. Even the gentlest dogs will bite when in pain. It's not
your dog's fault - it's just a natural instinct.
In a pinch, a leash, belt, or tie can act as a temporary muzzle.
Start at the top of the dog's muzzle and place the tie under the
jaw and the knot it in the middle. Then take the two ends of the
tie and knot them behind the dog's head snugly. Warning: Do not
muzzle the dog if he is having trouble breathing or if there is a
sucking chest wound.
If there are obvious broken bones, try to slip something sturdy
under the dog to act as a stretcher. If there isn't something
sturdy, you may be able to create a makeshift stretcher from
blankets.
If you notice arterial bleeding (squirting blood), apply pressure to
the wound to stop the bleeding. Use bandages or cloth, whatever
is handy.
Get your dog to the veterinarian as quickly as possible.
In other situations where you are far away from a clinic, you may
have to take care of your dog yourself. Have your veterinarian
tell you how to put together a first aid kit and show you how to
use the equipment properly.
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