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by Julie Gabell
Club Wildwood has long been acknowledged as one of Hudson’s most recognizable landmarks. It was established in 1972 by a small group who recognized the area’s potential, invested in 76 acres, and built what is now Club Wildwood mobile home park. One of the original owners of this park, Jackie Nelson, is this month’s Notable Neighbor.
She was born on a farm in Sandwich, Il, to a family who instilled in her a love of learning. Her later interest in all things financial belies her early experiences on the farm, but began to manifest itself after her family moved to Crystal Lake where the schools were known for their excellence.
After graduation from Crystal Lake High School, Jackie was accepted into DePauw University where she majored in finance and began to put the pieces of her life into a workable pattern for the future. She left Illinois to take a position in Phoenix, Arizona where she met and married Bill Bond, a Navy frogman. She gave birth to Debra Lynn, the first of her two girls, prior to the couple’s next move to Coronado, California.
By 1965 they were “on the road again,” this time to Warren, Michigan where her second daughter, Holly Elizabeth was born. It was them that she found a job which opened up a world of possibilities to her. “The Automotive Moulding Company was the best opportunity that could possibly have come my way,” she says. “I was hired as a bookkeeper and was taught every job in the office.” This experience proved invaluable in later years when, because of her prior experiences and training at Automotive Moulding, a supervisor from her former company hired her to reconstruct the books for his company that had burned to the ground.
Opportunity kept knocking on Jackie’s door. On a tip from a New Port Richey realtor, Jackie and her husband partnered with a friend to purchase the land they believed would support their retirement dreams. Hoping to create an upscale mobile home park, they built a Clubhouse, an Olympic-size pool, and bocce ball, tennis, and shuffleboard courts for local tournaments. Soon afterwards, the area began to thrive. Highway 19 became a four-lane thoroughfare; K-Mart and Publix, staked their claims, and the region was off and running!
Though Club Wildwood held a special piece of Jackie’s heart, she found it necessary to move back home to Crystal Lake. There she went to work for a CPA firm, a decision that gave her the skills to own and manage four separate medical firms when it was necessary to relocate once again--this time to Louisiana. In 2005 after twenty years in Baton Rouge, she closed down all the companies and moved to Arizona to be with her daughters and their families.
It was not until 2009 that Jackie headed east to be with her mother in Beacon Woods. She volunteered at Regional Medical Center, submitted her resume, and started working in Health Information Management the following week. Though hired on an as-needed basis, she ended up with a year and a half of full-time employment.
Jackie has had a full life of varied experiences, but with it all she cherishes most her two daughters and her grandchildren. She loves cooking, puzzles, and her Saturday night card games, activities that keep her in touch with her friends and neighbors. Active residents like Jackie contribute to the heart and fiber of the Beacon Woods community!
Beacon Woods Civic Association
Maggi Kosuda, Manager
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|Monday, March 10th, 2014 Civic Center 10am|
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|Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 Civic Center 10am|
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WE NOW COLLECT BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Clip “Box Tops for Education” labels & earn cash for the area schools.
This program provides equipment for classrooms and playgrounds. They are found on the following products: Campbells, General Mills, Pillsbury, Nestle, Yoplait, Ziploc, Hefty, Scott, Cottonelle, Kleenex, Hanes, Betty Crocker, Land O’Lakes, Green Giant and more. Over 200 brands participate. You can shop through btfe.com at Barnes & Noble, jcpenney and Target to earn eBox Tops. Enter bonus box tops sweepstakes online for offers in our area, too. Please drop off your Box Tops at the Civic Center.
Can Tab Program
Please bring your can tabs to the Civic Center. We are collecting the tabs to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. Although they may be small, the can tabs quickly add up and eventually bring a substantial amount of money each year to support the Shriner's mission to provide expert medical care to children at no cost. Monies are also used to purchase items for the patients such as arts and crafts.
In addition to the normal business hours Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM, the Clubhouse is also open on Saturdays from 1-4PM. It is available for dropping off payments, obtaining new homeowner packets, card playing or enjoy a leisure day reading in the free Beacon Woods Lending Library.
Assessments Now Due
The Beacon Woods Maintenance fees are $280.00 per year, $140.00 per 6 months or $70.00 per quarter for each home.
The 1st Quarter assessments for 2014 are due now for January, February & March. Please check with the Civic Center for your correct balance.
The Administrative Late Fee of $25.00 will automatically be applied to delinquent accounts on the tenth day of the second month of the quarter (for this quarter that date is February 10th). Please bring or send your ID cards with your payments so they can be updated, as they are necessary for access to the facilities and the Board meetings.
Ambulance Fund Applications
Renewals and New memberships for August 1, 2013 thru July 31, 2014. $10/person pays $100/emergency ambulance usage. Click here for Ambulance Fund Application
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2008 Long Range Planning Committee Report
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