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by Julie Gabell
Split Rail Village
Little things mean a lot to Ceil Walsh who claims she has never done anything particularly notable. Somewhere along the line, however, her “little things” morphed into big, and made her a valuable contributor in the Beacon Woods community.
Originally from Syracuse, New York, Ceil, the eldest of seven, grew up in a loving household where give and take was the norm. Her parents were her role models, and she attributes to them the fact that she and her siblings learned the value of service through their example.
Ceil met her future husband at a wedding reception and married him two years later. At the time, she was employed by the New York Telephone company where she continued to work until the birth of the couple’s first child. She put her career on hold until two additional arrivals, her daughter and another son “left the nest” for school. Then, eager to branch out into something beyond diapers and Betty Crocker, she returned to Nynex, working her way up through the ranks to become manager of an Accounting/Computer Operations unit.
After she retired, Ceil followed the sun to Florida where in 1994 she discovered Beacon Woods and knew it would be an ideal place to settle in. It was not long after that, that her volunteerism blossomed. Believing that “if she were not a part of the solution, she was part of the problem,” she ran for the BW Board of Directors and won. For the next four years, she served successively as Director, Vice President, and President, working on such committees as Adult and Youth, Public Affairs, and Special Assignments. She also obtained speakers of interest to the community. Most recently, Ceil’s role as Supervisor of Elections has placed her in the position of overseeing the fifteen counters who tally the votes for BW directors, verifying them with Maggi Kosuda, and announcing the results at the annual Board meeting.
Fitness buffs among us can well thank Ceil who was the prime mover in getting our pool heated and the exercise room up and running in the Civic Center. A fun-loving woman of many facets, she has occasionally been spotted as the Easter Bunny and Mrs. Santa at appropriate times of the year. Though she has never claimed to be the Great Pumpkin, she has helped at our community Halloween Party.
For one who claims she has done nothing “notable,” Ceil has been a very busy woman-about-town. Early on, she organized a kid’s cleanup brigade to beautify the area around Clocktower. She took part in the Sherriff’s adult training, has been a FEMA volunteer, and is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). As chairperson of the Walmart ad hoc committee, she worked for the privacy and safety of our community; in her “spare time” she has volunteered at the Hudson Sea Fest.
Ceil lives with a song in her heart. She loves music and, as a young person, participated in high school musicales, sang on television, and studied piano. A happy disposition led her to the Joygerms—an organization whose aim is distributing smiles and spreading joy and good will. “Life just doesn’t drop in,” she says. “You have to grab opportunities and make them happen.” And this is precisely the way she has always lived: giving to others and believing that little things make a difference.
When the votes are in, Ceil Walsh comes out a winner for her friendly personality and willingness to pitch in.
Beacon Woods Civic Association
Maggi Kosuda, Manager
12440 Clocktower Pkwy.
Bayonet Point FL 34667
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Ron Meiczinger, President
Peggy Weiss, Vice President
Joan Johnson, Secretary
Ron Hubbs, Treasurer
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|Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 Civic Center 3:30pm|
|Memorial Day Tribute|
|Monday, May 27th, 2013 Civic Center Auditorium 9:30am|
AT THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF APRIL 24TH, THE BOARD AGREED TO HELP PETITION THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (F.D.O.T.), TO INSTALL A TRAFFIC LIGHT AT DIPAOLA DRIVE & US 19. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT SAFETY MEASURE A PETITION IS AVAILABLE AT THE CLUBHOUSE. BLANK PETITIONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ONE/SOME WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE, OR CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRINT A COPY. ***REMEMBER - ANYONE SIGNING A PETITION IS ONLY ALLOWED TO SIGN ONCE.
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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 2nd Quarter assessments for 2013 are due now for April, May & June. 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 May 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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