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By Julie Gabell
There is no holding Deisy Rossano down! A passionate believer in living
life to the fullest, she embraces each challenging opportunity that comes her way.
She was born in David, Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, a member of a close-knit
Panamanian family and the proud sister of twin brothers. Family is of primary importance
to her, a fact that she has been able to encourage and sustain with yearly visits to Chiriqui
and frequent calls to her three children and four grandchildren on a special Panamanian phone
After completing her education, Deisy found a position with the Army and Air Force
Exchange Service (AAFES), an American Company that provided services to military personnel.
For the next seventeen years she stepped up through the ranks from a cashier position to that
of being an assistant manager. Then in 1999, military bases were closed in Panama and Deisy
was forced to try on yet “another hat for size.” She signed on with her daughter, owner of a
high-end boutique in Panama City, and travelled with her as a buyer of evening gowns and
When she met Garry in 2004, ”sparks” began to fly. The couple, realizing that they
had a lifetime of unexplored interests in common, determined to spend their remaining
years pursuing these missed opportunities together. After a brief return trip to Panama
to settle her affairs, Deisy and Garry married and relocated to Beacon Woods.
Deisy’s new situation opened wide a world of friendship, cultural/travel opportunities,
and family relationships. Garry’s children and grandchildren loved her. Since the couple moved
to the beat of Broadway, they soon became enthusiastic supporters of local theater productions.
Ensuing years also found them heading West to explore the Grand Canyon and the vast reaches
of the United States.
Deisy thrives on variety. She served on the Beacon Woods Board of Directors and was
formerly secretary/treasurer of the Good Times Club. She loves cooking and baking and her family
swears she is Panama’s answer to Julia Childs. Technology holds an ongoing fascination for her,
though she readily admits she has miles to go before she catches up with the gurus of the world.
Ask her about Alexa, however, and she chimes right in with the latest wonders of Artificial Intelligence.
In her spare time, Deisy is a member of the Latin Club, is in charge of a canasta group on Tuesday
afternoon, and plays mahjong on Thursday night.
Deisy can be proud of many outstanding accomplishments throughout her life, but perhaps
most significant among them are:
Deisy taught herself to speak English.
Deisy is taking classes to become an American citizen this coming May.
Beacon Woods Civic Association, Inc.
12440 Clocktower Parkway
Bayonet Point, FL 34667
Fax (727) 863-4857
2017 Board of Directors
President - Jim Massey
Vice President - Peggy Weiss
Secretary - Iggy Rodriguez
Treasurer- Ken Smith
Director - John Gearity
Director - Bill Bunting
Director - Bill Wiser
Director - MaryLynn Cultreri
Director - Anthony Perrotta
~ Upcoming Events ~
|Architectural Review Committee|
Wednesday, May 3rd, 10am at Civic Center|
To be held in the Patio Room
|Board of Director's Workhop|
Thursday, May 4th, 10am at Civic Center|
To be held in the Auditorium
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT PRESENTATION
PASCO COUNTY IS PLANNING SOME IMPROVEMENTS FOR BEACON WOODS DRIVE WHICH WILL INCLUDE A ROUNDABOUT AT WALMART’S EXIT POINT ONTO BEACON WOODS DRIVE AND RECONFIGURING THE BRIDGE TO ALLOW FOR TWO (2) LANES FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ACCESS.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM PASCO COUNTY WILL GIVE A PRESENTATION ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 FROM 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. THE BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES:
BEGINNING MAY 15TH THE CLUBHOUSE FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO (2) WEEKS (WEATHER PERMITTING). THE CLUBHOUSE PARKING LOT WILL BE RESEALED AND STRIPED AND THE COOL DECK, PATIOS AND WALKWAYS SURROUNDING THE OUTSIDE OF THE POOL AREA WILL BE REPAIRED & RESURFACED.
TO VIEW THE BEACON WOODS DEED RESTRICTIONS CLICK ON COMMUNITY PROFILE ON THE UPPER LEFT SIDE OF THIS HOME PAGE AND SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE.
BEACON WOODS CAVE SYSTEM VIDEOS & MAPS AVAILABLE CLICK HERE
WE 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 $288.00 per year, $144.00 per 6 months or $72.00 per quarter for each home.
The 2nd Quarter assessments for 2017 are due for April, May and 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). To avoid this Administrative late fee your payment must be received no later then May 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, 2017 thru July 31, 2018. $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