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PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR OPENING OF PALM HILL FACILITIES UPDATED 10/30/2020

UPDATED PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR OPENING OF PALM HILL FACILITIES
10/30/2020
 
INTRODUCTION: EFFECTIVE JUNE 5, 2020 FLORIDA MOVED INTO PHASE 3 OF ITS REOPENING PLAN. IT ALLOWS FOR MOST BUSINESSES TO REOPEN WITH VARIOUS LIMITATIONS. NOTABLY, IT ENCOURAGES SENIOR CITIZENS TO STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. IT ALSO NOTES THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS, WHEN IN PUBLIC SHOULD MAXIMIZE PHYSICAL DISTANCE FROM OTHERS AND SHOULD AVOID SOCIALIZING IN GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE IN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT DO NOT READILY ALLOW FOR PHYSICAL DISTANCING. ADDITIONALLY, PINELLAS COUNTY RULES AND GUIDELINES ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE GUIDELINES AND INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR WEARING A FACIAL COVERING/MASK WHEN INDOORS IN PUBLIC PLACES. ADDITIONALLY, AS AN ADDED SAFETY PRECAUTION THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS REQUESTS AND RECOMMENDS THAT MASKS BE WORN OUTDOORS AS WELL AND AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING ANY OUTDOOR SOCIAL GATHERING OR ACTIVITY.
 
BELOW ARE THE UPDATED PALM HILL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR FACILITIES AND AMENITIES. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THESE MEASURES AND PRECAUTIONS, GIVEN THE CONTINUING SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS. THEY SHOULD BE CONSULTED BY ALL UNIT OWNERS WHO ARE OR WILL BE IN RESIDENCE AND UNIT OWNERS SHOULD PASS THEM ON TO ANYONE RENTING THEIR RESIDENCES.     
 
OFFICE- OFFICE HOURS WILL BE 8:30AM – 4:00PM IF YOU NEED A FORM (AUTO DECAL, EXTERIOR WORK PERMIT, ETC.) PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AND DEBRA WILL TAPE ONE TO THE OUTSIDE DOOR FRAME WHICH YOU CAN COMPLETE AND LEAVE IN THE OUTSIDE DROP BOX FOR PROCESSING. IF YOU HAVE AN UNUSUAL SITUATION AND ABSOLUTELY NEED TO SEE DEBRA OR MEGAN IN PERSON YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK TO ENTER THE BUILDING, SIGN IN AND FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.  REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS TO INCLUDE CLOSINGS AND ORIENTATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE BOARD ROOM. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE   
 
VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS –ALL VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS OF A RESIDENT MUST REGISTER WITH THE OFFICE WITH PHOTO I.D. (Ex. DRIVERS LICENSE OR PASSPORT) BEFORE THEY CAN MAKE USE OF ANY PARK AMENITIES. AS THE RISK OF INFECTION IS GREATLY INCREASED WHEN INDOORS AND BECAUSE OF RESTRICTIONS ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN OCCUPY OUR ASSEMBLY HALLS OR ATTEND EVENTS, GUESTS AND VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN INDOOR ACTIVITIES HELD IN THE CLUBHOUSES. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE SUCH INDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE FOR RESIDENTS ONLY.
 
 
 
POOLS- POOLS & SPAS WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:30AM – 10:00PM. A LIMITED NUMBER OF CHAIRS AND LOUNGERS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND SPACED TO COMPLY WITH THE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF 6 FEET. CHAIRS AND LOUNGERS SHOULD NOT BE MOVED. RESIDENTS AND GUESTS SHOULD BRING A TOWEL TO SIT ON AND SHOULD SANITIZE ANY COMMON USE FURNITURE BEFORE AND AFTER USE.  CAPACITY FOR THE POOLS IS AS FOLLOWS: NORTH POOLS -26 - NORTH SPA -8, SOUTH POOL–26 SOUTH SPA-14 . SIGN IN SHEETS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FILLED OUT. RESIDENTS ENJOY PRIORITY OF USE AS COMPARED TO A RESIDENTS’ VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN THE EVENT POOL CAPACITIES ARE BEING FILLED.  
 
GUEST AND VISITING FAMILY MEMBER USE OF THE POOLS IS LIMITED TO 11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM DAILY.
 
GOLF COURSE -THE PLAYING SURFACE OF THE GOLF COURSE WILL REMAIN OPEN AND PLAY WILL BE CONDUCTED AS POSTED IN APRIL 2020. SIGN IN SHEETS WILL CONTINUE TO BE USED. THE PRO-SHOP IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME, HOWEVER 3 TABLES AND 6 CHAIRS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE PATIO 6 FEET APART FOR CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS AND SHOULD NOT BE MOVED.
 
TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL- HOURS OF OPERATION ARE 8:00 AM TO 8 PM EACH DAY. THE SCHEDULE AGREED TO BY BOTH THE TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL PLAYERS AS TO DAYS AND TIMES OF PLAY SHALL APPLY.
 
1.      ALL RESIDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN WITH NAME,
UNIT # AND TIME OF ENTRY
.
2.      PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RACQUETS/PADDLES, BALLS.
SINGLES RATHER THAN DOUBLES PLAY IS ENCOURAGED.
SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES OF 6 FEET TO BE FOLLOWED.
 
3.      MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS ON ALL COURTS AT ANY ONE TIME IS LIMITED TO 8 PLAYERS.
PLAYERS WAITING TO PLAY MUST WAIT OUTSIDE THE COURTS. 
 
4.      PLAYERS SHALL SANITIZE THEIR HANDS PRIOR TO PLAY AND AFTER EACH SET. BALLS BEING USED SHALL BE SANITIZED PRIOR TO PLAY AND AFTER EACH SET.
 
5.      COURTS ARE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS ONLY; GUESTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THE COURTS.
     
BOCCEE COURTS- OPEN FOR PLAY. COMMON EQUIPMENT/BALLS SHOULD BE SANITIZED BEFORE AND AFTER EACH GAME USE.
 
SANITATION FIELD – THE SANITATION FIELD WILL BE OPEN ACCORDING TO THE BELOW SCHEDULE. RESIDENTS MUST ADHERE TO STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AS IT APPLIES TO THEMSELVES WHEN AT THE SANITATION FIELD AND TO BOB WHO MANAGES THE SANITATION FIELD AND STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM HIM WHEN SPEAKING TO HIM. ADDITIONALLY IF YOU MUST SPEAK TO HIM YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK TO DO SO.
 
MONDAY
  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
TUESDAY
  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
THURSDAY
  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
FRIDAY
  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
SATURDAY
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SUNDAY
CLOSED
 
SATURDAYS: THE FIELD WILL BE UNATTENDED, ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB
THERE WILL BE 2 TRAILERS ONE FOR TRASH, ONE FOR RECYCLABLES. PLEASE PLACE ITEMS ON THE CORRECT TRAILER. BOXES/CARDBOARD SHOULD BE BROKEN DOWN AND TIED UP TO PREVENT THESE ITEMS FROM BLOWING AWAY. COMPACTORS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS.
 
 
SOUTH CLUBHOUSE – HOURS WILL BE 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY ENTRY WITH YOUR KEY FOB. THE CLUBHOUSE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COFFEES ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND BINGO ON THURSDAYS FROM 6 PM TO 10 PM. THE BILLIARD ROOM WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE DURING THE ABOVE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM. BOOKS AND PUZZLES BEING RETURNED ARE TO BE PLACED IN THE BINS MARKED “BOOKS” & “PUZZLES”. BILLIARD EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE SANITIZED BEFORE AND AFTER USE. NUMBER OF ATTENDEES FOR COFFEE’S AND BINGO IS LIMITED TO FIFTY (50) PERSONS WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES OF (6) FEET TO BE FOLLOWED AND MASKS REQUIRED. TABLES AND CHAIRS TO BE SET UP TO ENSURE SEPARATION GUIDELINES ARE MET AND SHOULD NOT BE MOVED. SANITATION OF TABLE AND CHAIR SURFACES AS WELL AS KITCHEN ITEMS USED FOR COFFEE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL. SIGN-IN SHEETS MUST BE USED FOR ALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES.
 
THE ASSEMBLY HALL & KITCHEN IN THE CLUBHOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR ANY OTHER FUNCTIONS, EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES AT THIS TIME.
 
SOUTH CLUBHOUSE LIBRARY - WILL BE ACCESSIBLE USING KEY FOB DAILY FROM 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM. IF YOU ARE RETURNING PUZZLES OR BOOKS THEY MUST BE PLACED IN THE 2 BINS MARKED FOR BOOKS & PUZZLES SO THEY MAY BE SANITIZED FOR RE-USE. SIGN IN SHEETS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FILLED IN.
 
SOUTH CLUBHOUSE BILLIARD ROOM – SOUTH BILLIARD ROOM WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY. ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB. SANITIZING OF THE HOUSE CUE STICKS, BALLS AND TABLE SURFACES AFTER USE IS REQUIRED.
 
SOUTH LAUNDRY- THE SOUTH LAUNDRY WILL BE ACCESSIBLE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY, ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB.  SIGN IN SHEETS WILL BE USED; RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SANITIZE FOLDING TABLE SURFACES BEFORE AND AFTER USE.
 
NORTH CLUBHOUSE – HOURS WILL BE 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY ENTRY WITH YOUR KEY FOB. THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COFFEES ON MONDAY MORNINGS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND BINGO ON TUESDAYS FROM 6 PM TO 10 PM. THE NORTH LIBRARY AND BILLIARD ROOM WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE DURING THE ABOVE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM. BOOKS AND PUZZLES BEING RETURNED ARE TO BE PLACED IN THE BINS MARKED “BOOKS” & “PUZZLES”. BILLIARD EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE SANITIZED BEFORE AND AFTER USE. NUMBER OF ATTENDEES FOR COFFEE’S AND BINGO IS LIMITED TO FIFTY (50) PERSONS WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES OF (6) FEET TO BE FOLLOWED AND MASKS REQUIRED. TABLES AND CHAIRS TO BE SET UP TO ENSURE SEPARATION GUIDELINES ARE MET AND SHOULD NOT BE MOVED. SANITATION OF TABLE AND CHAIR SURFACES AS WELL AS KITCHEN ITEMS USED FOR COFFEE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL. SIGN-IN SHEETS MUST BE USED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES.
 
UNLESS INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE OR OTHERWISE APPROVED THE ASSEMBLY HALL & KITCHEN IN THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR ANY OTHER FUNCTIONS, EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES AT THIS TIME.
 
NORTH CLUBHOUSE LIBRARY - - WILL BE ACCESSIBLE USING KEY FOB DAILY FROM 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM. IF YOU ARE RETURNING PUZZLES OR BOOKS THEY MUST BE PLACED IN THE 2 BINS MARKED FOR BOOKS & PUZZLES SO THEY MAY BE SANITIZED FOR RE-USE. SIGN IN SHEETS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FILLED IN.
 
NORTH CLUBHOUSE BILLIARD ROOM – NORTH BILLIARD ROOM WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM 8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY. ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB. SANITIZING OF THE HOUSE CUE STICKS, BALLS AND TABLE SURFACES AFTER USE IS REQUIRED.
 
NORTH LAUNDRY- THE NORTH LAUNDRY WILL BE ACCESSIBLE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY, ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB.  SIGN IN SHEETS WILL BE USED AND RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SANITIZE FOLDING TABLE SURFACES BEFORE AND AFTER USE.
 
NORTH & SOUTH SHUFFLEBOARD COURTS – SHUFFLEBOARD COURTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SOCIAL SHUFFLE FROM 1 – 3 PM ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. PLAY ON COURTS WILL BE LIMITED TO EVERY OTHER LANE WHICH ALLOWS FOR 12 PLAYERS IN EACH FACILITY, SOCIAL DISTANCING OF SIX (6) FEET AND WEARING OF MASKS REQUIRED. DISCS AND STICKS TO BE SANITIZED BEFORE EACH USE. SIGN-IN IS REQUIRED.
 
YOGA – WILL BE HELD IN THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 8AM TO 9AM. LIMITED TO 25 ATTENDEES. YOGA MATS TO BE PLACED AT LEAST EIGHT (8) FEET APART, MASKS TO BE WORN WHEN NOT ON THE MATS. SIGN-IN IS REQUIRED.
 
WORSHIP SERVICE—BEGINNING SUNDAY DECEMBER 6TH, A CHRISTIAN BASED SERVICE (ALL ARE WELCOMED) WILL BE HELD IN THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE EACH SUNDAY FROM 4:00 PM TO 5:00 PM. SIGN IN, SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND MASKS REQUIRED.
 
MESCO—MESCO EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR USE BY RESIDENTS; SIGN OUT OF EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED. EQUIPMENT TO BE SANITIZED UPON RETURN PRIOR TO LOANING OUT AGAIN.
 
ALL REQUESTS TO HOLD ANY OTHER FUNCTIONS IN THE NORTH OR SOUTH CLUBHOUSE MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE PARK MANAGER WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: DATE, TIME, TYPE OF EVENT, NUMBER OF ATTENDEES, AND SPONSOR OF EVENT. EACH REQUEST WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.  NO INDOOR EVENT WILL EXCEED 50 ATTENDEES, AND NO DANCE EVENTS WILL BE PERMITTED.  
 
COMMON AREAS – SOCIAL GATHERING OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE IN COMMON AREAS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO SOUTH CLUBHOUSE PATIO, PRO-SHOP PATIO, STREETS, PARKING LOTS, GREEN SPACES, THE 16TH STREET CORRIDOR INCLUDING THE DOG PARK AND GARDEN AREA ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY EVENT UNLESS APPROVED BY THE PARK MANAGER.
 
RESIDENTS OR VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO HAVING THEIR FOBS DEACTIVATED AND DENIED ACCESS TO ANY OF THE ABOVE AMENITIES.
 
PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES LISTED ABOVE. ALL VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS MUST HAVE AND DISPLAY THEIR GUEST BADGES WHEN USING ANY AMENITY.
 
HAND SANITIZER, WIPES, WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE LAUNDRIES, SOUTH BILLIARD ROOM AND POOL AREAS.
 
MASKS WILL BE AVAILABLE INSIDE THE SOUTH AND NORTH CLUBHOUSE ENTRANCES.
RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CARRY THEIR OWN HAND SANITIZER.
 
 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS UPDATED November 25, 2020

UPDATED COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
 
THE FOLLOWING VENUES/EVENTS HAVE BEEN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
 
RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT SIGNING IN TO USE THE POOLS, NORTH LAUNDRY, TENNIS COURTS AND GOLF IS MANDATORY AS WELL AS SOCIAL DISTANCING.
 
RESIDENTS WHO TEST POSITIVE FOR THE COVID-19 SHOULD IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THE OFFICE SO WE CAN ALERT THE COMMUNITY OF A POSITIVE TEST AND VENUES ATTENDED.
 
NORTH CLUBHOUSE: INCLUDING BILLIARDS ROOM, LIBRARY & KITCHEN. BINGO, COFFEE, YOGA AND TABLE TENNIS ARE CANCELED.
 
SOUTH CLUBHOUSE: INCLUDING BILLIARDS ROOM, LIBRARY & KITCHEN. BINGO & COFFEE ARE CANCELED.
 
THE OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2020 AT 8:30 AM. MASKS AND SIGNING IN REQUIRED. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES MANDATORY. DROP BOX WILL BE OUTSIDE THE SOUTH CLUBHOUSE FOR RESIDENTS TO DROP OFF PAPERWORK, ETC.
IF YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO SEE EITHER MYSELF, DEBRA OR MEGAN YOU WILL NEED TO CALL THE OFFICE PRIOR TO COMING TO THE SOUTH CLUBHOUSE.
 
NO REAL ESTATE CLOSING WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE SOUTH CLUBHOUSE CONFERENCE ROOM.
 
MYSELF AND MEGAN HAVE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19, DEBRA HAS BEEN QUARANTINED SINCE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2020.
 
RICHARD THOMAS LCAM
PROPERTY MANAGER

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS November 23, 2020

Dear Homeowners of Palm Hill, Inc. Owner or Resident:
 
Resource Property Management (RPM) has been notified that one of the on-site staff members assigned to Homeowners of Palm Hill, Inc. was feeling unwell.  This employee was immediately referred to their medical provider and has been tested for COVID-19.  The employee has tested positive and is self-quarantined at home for the next 14 days.
 
Due to the above, the Palm Hill office will remain closed the remainder of the week in order for all exposed staff members to be tested.  Any resident that had close contact with any of the office staff should contact their medical provider and, if experiencing symptoms, stay home, self-quarantine and seek immediate testing. 
 
We will notify you just as soon as an update becomes available.
 
To ensure the health and well-being of you and your family, we urge you to wear face masks, social distance and stay informed by visiting the CDC website or call:
 
FLORIDA’S COVID-19 HOTLINE 24/7:  1-866-779-6121
 
PINELLAS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:  727-824-6900
 
Thank you for your attention.
 
Sincerely,
RESOURCE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Palm Hill Worship Service Update Feb 2021

Stay tuned, we hope to open soon!  We are still planning to  provide this Christian worship service when the North Club House reopens. 
 
 Palm Hill Worship service is a Christian based service and all are welcomed. The service will be held every Sunday, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.  Come join us for a service full of prayer, song and worship. We look forward to meeting and worshipping with our friends in faith. 
 
Our Mission is to provide a place for all to connect with God. Our purpose is to love God, love people, reach up, reach out and Reach in! 

 
Yours in Christ, Bonnie Swanson, Maureen Livers, Claudia Hartz
 

North Clubhouse Notice November 23, 2020

The North Rec Club is being locked down effective today, Nov 23, 2020 and will be closed until Jan 1,2021 due to positive Covid19 tests of Palm Hill residents.  Happy holidays and stay safe.
 
 
Bob Foor
President, North Recreation Club 
 

TENNIS/PICKLEBALL OPENING GUIDELINES Opening May 15, 2020

TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL
 
Play will continue to be conducted as prescribed on May 14, 2020.
 
• Pickleball/Tennis courts: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., times as agreed among pickleball and tennis players, with specific restrictions to enforce social and physical distancing.
SOUTH RACQUET COURTS – PICKLEBALL AND TENNIS – REOPENED WITH RESTRICTIONS.
• NO GUESTS – OWNERS and RESIDENTS ONLY
• USE OWN EQUIPMENT
• NO MORE THAN EIGHT PLAYERS ON COURTS (others should wait outside the fence, six feet apart)
• SINGLES PLAY RECOMMENDED
• 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The courts are free to all owners and residents. Pickleball players and the Tennis Club request that the hours reserved for pickleball and tennis club members be respected (see schedules below and in calendar). For both pickleball and tennis, the players welcome new players to enjoy the courts with them. The Pickleball players offer lessons.

POOL AND SPA OPENING GUIDELINES Update 03/01/2021

NEW HOURS FOR GUESTS AT POOLS: Starting March 1, 2021
• RESIDENTS ONLY HOURS: 8:30 AM TO 3 P.M AND ALSO BETWEEN 6 P.M. AND 10 P.M
• RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS: 3 TO 6 P.M.
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NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS Update 02/11/2021
 
SEVERAL RESIDENTS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT GUESTS UTILIZING BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTH POOLS OUTSIDE THE CURRENT GUEST HOURS OF 11 AM – 2 PM
RESIDENTS WHO ALLOW THEIR GUESTS ACCESS TO THE POOLS OUTSIDE THE ABOVE HOURS WILL HAVE THEIR KEY FOBS DEACTIVATED.
PALM HILL OFFICE
 
POOLS RESIDENTS ONLY HOURS: 
  • 8:30 AM TO 3 P.M AND ALSO BETWEEN 6 P.M. AND 10 P.M 
  • RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS: 3 TO 6 P.M.
 
Number of people allowed in pool areas is limited – check signs at each pool and numbers of people present before using facility (and see number limits below). Residents have priority use if the pool numbers hit maximum. Sign-in required. Bring your own chairs; the number of Park chairs will be limited. A limited number of chairs and loungers will be available and spaced to comply with the social distancing requirement of six (6) feet. Chairs and loungers should not be moved. Residents and guests should bring a towel to sit on and should sanitize any common use furniture before and after use.
 
CAPACITY FOR THE POOLS NORTH POOLS – 26; NORTH SPA – 3 (Total 29) SOUTH POOL – 26; SOUTH SPA – 10 (Total 36) The spa numbers are for people actually in the spa. The total numbers of 29 for the north and 36 for the south are the total number of people inside the fenced area. Daily sign-in sheets are required to be filled out. Residents enjoy priority of use as compared to visiting family members and/or guests in the event pool capacities are being filled.

 

Weekly Coffees canceled

COFFEE
North clubhouse - Monday 8am - 9am
South clubhouse - Wednesday 7am - 9am
 
Announcements - 9am
 
Coffee and Bingo: (Restrictions below are for both North and South Coffees and Bingo)
• No outside guests permitted
• Limited to 50 people with social distancing guidelines of six feet
• Masks required
• Tables and chairs to be set up to ensure separation guidelines are met and should not be moved closer.
• Sanitation of tables and chair surfaces, as well as kitchen items used for coffee are the responsibility of each individual.
 
TAKING TEMPERATURES AT COFFEE AND BINGO With the number of Covid-19 cases rising, we will be checking all residents attending coffee and bingo using an infrared digital scanner which is pointed at your forehead and reads your temperature very quickly. Remember to wear Palm Hill badges when you attend events and enter recreation halls. Fobs are required to enter recreation halls. No outsiders are permitted at scheduled events. Mask wearing and social distancing should be followed. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at both recreation halls. WE APPRECIATE YOUR CO-OPERATION AS WE WORK THRU THIS PANDEMIC

South Recreation Club Bazaar Furniture Sale

Furniture sale
 
The South Rec Club Bazaar has some great furniture for sale and is offering it up to members of Palm Hill at cut prices. The Bazaar shed located outside of the South Laundry is open for business. Starting November 10th, every Tuesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. we will open this shed for furniture purchases.
 
If you have any questions or can't make it those days contact either Mel Silcox  419-360-8301 or Dan Hannafin 207-731-2299 and we will try accommodate you. Remember all Palm Hill and CDC guidelines will be enforced. South

Bowling Update 1/11/2021

 
The spring season will begin Monday 1/11/21 at 1:00pm at Liberty Lanes. If you would like to join the league or were someone who had to drop out due to injury or Covid concerns we would welcome you.
 
Please contact me by text, phone call or email by 1/6 and I will get you placed on a team or as a sub, whichever you would prefer.
Thanks!
Carey Bradburn
Careybradburn14@gmail.com
 
 
BOWLING LEAGUE: PLAY RESUMED AS OF OCTOBER 19
 
Practice sessions are held Mondays at 1 p.m. at Liberty Lanes. The Palm Hill Bowling Club has a few openings for full-time bowlers and even more for substitutes. Masks are mandatory to enter the common areas at Liberty Lanes. No masks have to be worn during play. New residents and seasoned veterans are welcome. Due to handicaps, all levels of players are accepted and encouraged. For information and details please contact: Carey Bradburn 407-949-4291 78 Pindo Palm West Crbradburn@aol.com
 
 
Palm Hill Bowling League play began Monday, October 19, 2020, at Liberty Lanes, 11401 Starkey Road. Play begins at 1:00pm.
 
League will be comprised of 10 teams with 3 players per team for the fall season.
 
Split season will consist of 23 weeks, divided into two 11-week sessions. After the first 11 weeks of play, all teams will start at zero wins/losses. All new bowlers will establish an average after three games.
 
The final Monday of bowling, a roll-off will be held between the two highest place finishers for league title. The roll-off format will be three games and winning team will be decided by highest total pins. There will be one individual award and one team award for each bowler/team in the league. You must bowl a minimum of 10 weeks to be eligible for awards and banquet dinner (or pro-rated if you wish to attend).
 
Bowlers will be responsible for $11.00 fee per week. Absent bowlers will pay $3.00 for each week missed.  Team captains are responsible for checking, and turning in the money envelopes and score sheets each week. Both teams must sign the score sheets.
 
A total of 7 points will be awarded for each match – 2 points to the winning team of each game, and 1 point awarded for the team with highest total pins.
 
Due to the automatic scoring system, a late bowler can not bowl in that game after the second frame has been completed.
 
If you are currently playing in the bowling league, please notify me as soon as possible each week if you are going to be absent. We currently have five substitutes who would like to play. I will personally call and arrange for a substitute in your absence.
Thanks!
Carey Bradburn
407-949-4291
Careybradburn14@gmail.com
 
HAVE A GREAT SEASON AND GOOD BOWLING !!
 

Monthly Pancake Breakfast canceled

PANCAKE BREAKFAST Bob Gornicki 727-584-7324.
 
Pancakes will be served on Saturday Xxxxxx at the North Clubhouse from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., with takeout available. Tickets at $3 each may be purchased at both Monday and Wednesday coffees and from block captains. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event for $3.50. The pancake breakfast takes place the second Saturday of each month.

Monthly Pot Luck Dinner Canceled

POT LUCK DINNER
 
Palm Hill's monthly pot luck dinner will be held Friday,  Xxxxxx at the South Clubhouse.
Bring a salad, a dinner dish or a desert to share, along with personal dishes and silverware, and enjoy not only the food but the fellowship.
The pot luck dinner takes place the second Friday of each month.

Karaoke canceled

 
Canceled until further notice 
KARAOKE Saturday night - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the North club house. No need to bring CD’s, I have 350,000 songs to choose from. BYOB and bring some snacks and come out to sing, listen or maybe even dance.
Thanks,
Chuck Obi
 
 
Palm Hill Lady’s Luncheon
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Belleair Country Club
1 Country Club Lane
 
11:00am – Cocktails
12:00pm – Lunch
 
COST:  $26.00
 
Menu Choice:
 
Salmon wrapped in Phyllo with a White Wine Sauce
OR
Chicken Piccata
 
Meal includes: 
Lettuce Greens with toasted almonds, dried cranberries with feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing, Green Beans Almondine, Potato Croquet, Rolls & Butter, Cheesecake with Strawberries & Coffee/Tea/Fountain Soda.
 
TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT COFFEES
Contact:  Sylvia Silcox for any questions
 

Palm Hill Lady’s Luncheon

Palm Hill Lady’s Luncheon
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Belleair Country Club
1 Country Club Lane
 
11:00am – Cocktails
12:00pm – Lunch
 
COST:  $26.00
 
Menu Choice:
 
Salmon wrapped in Phyllo with a White Wine Sauce
OR
Chicken Piccata
 
Meal includes: 
Lettuce Greens with toasted almonds, dried cranberries with feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing, Green Beans Almondine, Potato Croquet, Rolls & Butter, Cheesecake with Strawberries & Coffee/Tea/Fountain Soda.
 
TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT COFFEES
Contact:  Sylvia Silcox for any questions
SOUTH CLUBHOUSE BILLIARD ROOM:
Accessible from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. access using your key fob. sanitizing of the house cue sticks, balls and table surfaces before and after use is required. daily sign-in sheets will be used.

Billiards canceled

Billiards
 
NORTH & SOUTH BILLIARD ROOMs:
Clubhouse hours 8:30am - 8pm M-F
 
Equipment should be sanitized before and after use.
Please use sign-in sheets
 
NORTH & SOUTH CLUBHOUSE: Open for regular hours, and for specific restricted activities. Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; entry with key fob.
 

Palm Hill Players

PALM HILL PLAYERS Remo Malgieri 727-585-2151
 
Next season TBD
 

Line Dancing Canceled

LINE DANCING
 
TBD

Ladies Golf Association

LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION
VP Jessie Walcott (Acting President.) 727-288-7521 or email jessijow1@yahoo.com
 
Welcome to all the Snowbirds who have made their way back to Palm Hill. It is with regret that I am announcing that the November meeting and all planned events for this winter will be cancelled until further notice. The safety and well-being of our members is our first concern. It takes a lot of planning and volunteers to carry off our big events and quite a few of our members will not be making it down for this winter. There will still be Ladies Golf on Fridays for those who wish to play. Information about Friday women’s association play sign ups, pairings and time slots will be issued at a later date.
 
FREE GOLF LESSONS FOR LADIES BEGIN NOVEMBER 1
From golf teachers Claire Longman and Caroline Zimmerman: Free ladies golf lessons will begin Sunday Nov. 1, 2020 at 3 p.m. We will meet at the Bonnie Roberts Pro Shop. Social distancing will be followed. Lessons are open to all Palm Hill ladies – beginners and all who want a little help with their game. Please be early. Lessons begin promptly at 3 pm. Bring your clubs. If you need clubs, we have some to share. Lessons will be held on the following dates: • November 1, 8, 15, 22, 28
• January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
• February 7, 17, 21, 28
 
 
 
 

Mens Golf Association

MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION Bill Mattingly, VP, email: Billmattingly2299@twc.com
As per Palm Hill guidelines, all Men’s Golf Association functions have been cancelled. We look forward to returning to past activities and meetings as soon as possible. However, changes have occurred with the Association and there are now two vacant board seats. Wayne Marshall has resigned his position as president and Don Rice has resigned his position as secretary. Both resignations were influenced by Covid travel restrictions and regulations. Both Wayne and Don have expressed disappointment and are looking forward to returning to Palm Hill as soon as possible. We look forward to resuming all the fun activities related to the Association (including the Bandits) and working with the Ladies Golf Association. Association dues, activities and the filling of vacant positions on the Men’s Golf Association board will be discussed at a future meeting (date to be determined). Stay tuned for information. If there is other business or news that needs attention, please notify me at my email billmattingly2299@twc.com. As a sidebar, it is noted that John Brauchler, Ken Keller and Lawrence Lotz had holes in one last spring, and Bill Wenske had a hole in one on September 25. Ken’s was his first hole in one. Congratulations to all four men. Thanks to everyone for your considerations.
 
GOLF COMMITTEE
NEWS Ben Brubaker, Chair: 727-585-1089
 
Our golf course is open on a restricted basis. Thank you everyone for practicing social distancing. 2020 Fees: The Board of Directors voted to increase the annual golf membership 4.8 percent.
As of July 1, 2020, the fees (tax included) are:
• Annual single membership: $513.60, a 4.8 percent increase
• Annual couple membership: $1,027.20
• Annual Golf Cart fee: $58.85, no change
• Daily play fees have not changed: $15 for 9 holes, $18 for 18 holes.
 
Sign-in is required for daily play. Non-member daily players should include name, address, and number of holes played (see fees above). Take envelope and pay by cash or check. If check, note the number of holes played on your check, and make the check out to HOPH (Homeowners of Palm Hill). If cash, include name, address and note on how many holes you played. Bring your check (or cash) in envelope to the South Clubhouse. Place in drop box provided outside of the South Clubhouse door. Drop box is available 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. week days. Those with annual memberships, please include your pass number at sign-in when you play. Annual memberships and golf cart fees can be paid at the Palm Hill Office. Golf rules will be distributed with each membership and must be adhered to. Golf rules are also posted on the Pro Shop patio and can be found on the Palm Hill website – palmhillcountryclub.net – under Member/HOPH Information/Committee/Golf. REMINDER: There are no bicycles or walkers allowed on the course since it is now opened for golf only. Thank you everyone for your patience while we adjust to this new normal and reopen safely. When the Pro Shop re-opens, please welcome our new Pro Shop managers and enjoy your game of golf!

Exercise canceled until further notice

Exercise
 
We are unable to resume exercise classes at this time. I will resubmit my request/plan to the Park Manager in another month or so.

Connie Paxhia
586-0313

Pickleball

PICKLEBALL
Katie Ortlieb (215) 237-2772, jksjeo@outlook.com
 
Pickleball is played on the tennis courts on the following schedule:
When:
• Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
• Tuesday and Thursday: 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday: 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Shuffleboard

SHUFFLEBOARD 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, reopened as of November 1
 
North and South shuffleboard courts: available for social shuffle from 1 to 3 p.m.
• Masks required
• Play limited to every other lane, allowing for 12 players in each facility and social distancing of six feet.
• Discs and sticks to be sanitized before/after each use

Table Tennis Canceled

TABLE TENNIS
 
TBD

Bocce Ball Canceled

BOCCE BALL
 

Tennis

TENNIS CLUB
Anne Lecuyer, 508-479-1296 and 727-588-0393 and Len Klein, 330-243-6161
 
Open Club Play – Monday, Wednesday and Friday
When: 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
 
Set Play – Tuesdays and Thursdays
When: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
 

Pilates Class Canceled

PILATES
 
TBD
 

Water Aerobics Class Canceled

WATER AEROBICS
 
TBD

Yoga Class canceled until further notice

Yoga
 
Yoga:
Wednesdays (N) from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Limited to 25 attendees
• Mats to be placed six feet apart
• Masks to be worn when not on mats
 
 

Book Club

BOOK CLUB RECOMMENDATIONS
Stay tuned for announcements about the book club meetings listed below. Susan Fisher, 813-312-3872, susantfisher11@aol.com
 
With social distancing and the clubhouses being closed, we were not able to do the April 2020 book discussion on “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine”. It will be worked into the schedule listed below, or the book and discussion will be substituted for one of the dates listed. We are listing these for next season with the great hope they will give you reading enjoyment during your extra time in social distancing as long as it lasts, and that things will be back to normal by the time this schedule goes into effect in November. You can get these books free from the Largo Library as an e-book with a free app on your smart phone or tablet and a library card.
 
2020-21 BOOK CLUB Dates:
NOVEMBER 12 (Contact Susan Fisher to attend if not a current member/Activity
 
November 19 BOOK: “House Rules” AUTHOR: Jodi Picoult DISCUSSION LEADER: Phyliss Wulf
 
DECEMBER 10/Activity 17 BOOK: “A Gentleman in Moscow” AUTHOR: Amor Towles DISCUSSION LEADER: Ginny Morris
 
JANUARY 14/Activity 21 BOOK: “Once We Were Brothers” AUTHOR: Ronald Balson DISCUSSION LEADER: Roxanne Moses
 
FEBRUARY 11/ Activity 18 BOOK: “Where the Crawdads Sing” AUTHOR: Delia Owens DISCUSSION LEADER: Pat Boufford
 
MARCH 11* (and pick books for next season) Activity 18 BOOK: “The Great Alone” AUTHOR: Kristen Hannah DISCUSSION LEADER: Shiela Lyons
 
APRIL 1/Activity 8-1st week in April instead of 2nd because of people leaving Florida for the summer. BOOK: “Educated” AUTHOR: Tara Westover DISCUSSION LEADER: in memory of Sheila Remley

Computer Club Disbanded

With the passing of Ed Becker the computer club is disbanded. 

Cuddles Club canceled

CUDDLES CLUB
 
TBD

Garden Club Canceled

GARDEN CLUB
 
TBD

Bingo canceled

BINGO
 
Tuesday North Clubhouse:
Starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.
 
Thursday South Clubhouse:
Starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.
 
Coffee and Bingo: (Restrictions below are for both North and South Coffees and Bingo)
• No outside guests permitted
• Limited to 50 people with social distancing guidelines of six feet
• Masks required • Tables and chairs to be set up to ensure separation guidelines are met and should not be moved closer.
• Sanitation of tables and chair surfaces, as well as kitchen items used for coffee are the responsibility of each individual.
 
 
TAKING TEMPERATURES AT COFFEE AND BINGO With the number of Covid-19 cases rising, we will be checking all residents attending coffee and bingo using an infrared digital scanner which is pointed at your forehead and reads your temperature very quickly. Remember to wear Palm Hill badges when you attend events and enter recreation halls. Fobs are required to enter recreation halls. No outsiders are permitted at scheduled events. Mask wearing and social distancing should be followed. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at both recreation halls.
 
WE APPRECIATE YOUR CO-OPERATION AS WE WORK THRU THIS PANDEMIC

Dominos Game Canceled

DOMINOS
 
TBD

Hand and Foot Card Game Canceled

HAND AND FOOT
 
TBD

Social Bridge Card Game Canceled

SOCIAL BRIDGE Carol Clark 613-650-7400
 
Social bridge players gather at the North Clubhouse on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.