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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 manager 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, Inc. 
12440 Clocktower Parkway
Bayonet Point, FL 34667
(727) 863-1267
Fax (727) 863-4857


    2016 Board of Directors

   President - Peggy Weiss
   Vice President - Jim Massey
   Secretary - Iggy Rodriguez
   Treasurer- Ken Smith
   Director - Ron Hubbs
   Director - John Gearity
   Director - Bill Bunting
   Director - Bill Wiser
   Director - Toni Koba



Upcoming Events
Presidential Primary
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Clubhouse closed to normal business - Outside facilities open 8am - 9:30pm

Architectural Review Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 Civic Center 10am

PAY DUES ONLINE  (via e-Check or Credit Card - Fees will apply)
Hurricane Disaster Supply Kit  Also see important Hurricane information on the Members Activities Page/CERT
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 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.
Clubhouse Hours
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 3rd Quarter assessments for 2016 are due for July, August and September.  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 August 10th).   To avoid this Administrative late fee your payment must be received no later then August 9th.  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, 2016 thru July 31, 2017.  $10/person pays $100/emergency ambulance usage.  Click here for Ambulance Fund Application

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2008 Long Range Planning Committee Report

Garage Sale Info