February 2021 Chronicles

Crystal Chronicles

February 2021 Volume 14 Issue 2

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentines day on 14th February 2021

A lifestyle village for the young at heart

FROM THE MANAGER ’ S DESK

Hello all and welcome to February’s edition of the Crystal Waters Chronicles. When will it stop raining? It seems that it’s been raining forever with the amount we have had. Over the last few months, we have had in excess of 600mm of rain however, I shouldn’t complain, it is far better than the drought and fires we were experiencing this time last year. The rain of course continues to hamper the progress of the final development with the date for total completion in terms of the sites being pushed back a few months. Elsewhere in the park we have had another delivery of a home to site 132. This only leaves three sites in the park that we have not ordered homes for but it will not be long before we do. Later in this issue you will see pictures from our Christmas lights competition. Once again there were some outstanding examples, and I would like to thank everyone who made the effort to decorate their homes. It is a shame we can have only one winner. I won’t reveal who the winner was here, but I think when you look and read the article you will agree they were a very worthy winner. Last month Sue moved into site 149. Please make her feel welcome by saying hello and introducing yourself. On a sadder note, Lorna from site 31 passed away on the 31 st of December. Lorna has lived in the Village since November 2014 and was a real character, sitting out on her deck talking to anyone who walked past. I remember having many a conversation with Lorna as I did my rounds in the morning. I’m sure she will be missed by lots of people in the Village. As some of you may know I have a love for photography and when I get a chance I like spending time photographing nature particularly animals and birds. However occasionally I stray into the world of Macro photography. I am always amazed how the smallest of creatures have some of the most wonderful features. Take this picture for instance of a very small, no more than 3mm in length and height, jumping spider. When you look at it

with the naked eye you cannot see the detail, but take a photo and you can see just how big two of it’s eyes are in relation to its body. Almost like a pair of goggles. Looking forward to a brighter, better 2021. Peter and the Crystal Crew.

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Februar y 2021 BIRTHDAYS

Geoff Wallace 12 th Helen Richards 19 th Colin Wright 20 th June Granger 20 th Peter Amato 25 th Gloria Laverack 27 th

John Bettison 2 nd Stephen Vidler 4 th Faye Davey 6 th

Tracey Murphy 7 th Wayne Eather 8 th Ken Brown 9 th Maureen Bettison 10 th

Wishing all our Residents having a Birthday in February, Best Wishes

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SOCIAL CLUB REPORT

Welcome to any new residents to the Park from our Social Club Committee and fellow residents and we hope you are enjoying Crystal Waters Estate as your new place of residence. Our best wishes go out to those residents in the village who are or have been unwell and are convalescing at present we wish you a speedy recover

I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AND NOW I AM SURE WE ARE ALL HOPING FOR A BETTER 2021.

SO FAR THERE IS NOTHING TO REPORT ON. WRITING THIS OUR AUSTRALIA DAY ACTIVITIES HAD NOT BEEN HELD.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDS OUR FUNCTIONS TO MAKE THEM SUCCESSFUL . A BIG THANK YOU TO THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THE EFFORT AND HARD WORK THEY PUT IN. TO THE RESIDENTS THAT NEVER FAIL TO LEND A HAND THANK YOU. THIS WILL BE MY LAST PRESIDENTS REPORT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR. LORRAINE AND I WILL BE HOOKING UP THE CARAVAN AND HEADING OFF FOR 6 TO 8 MONTHS. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FUNCTION MONIES ARE TO BE PAID BY CLOSING DATE IF NOT IT COULD MEAN YOU MIGHT MISS OUT AND YOUR SPOT GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE. JUST REMEMBER IF YOU PUT YOUR NAME DOWN IN THE FUNCTION BOOK TO ATTEND ANY FUNCTION AND FIND YOU CANNOT ATTEND PLEASE CROSS IT OUT OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED AS THE NUMBERS ON CLOSING DATE ARE CATERED FOR. Don’t forget that there are quite a few activities being held in the community at various times during each week, Tennis each Monday and Tuesday mornings, Line Dancing Tuesday afternoons, and Darts Wednesday nights, Tiles Rummy Thursday morning, Craft Thursday afternoons, Cards Friday Afternoons. Wednesday Table Tennis.

Don’t forget if you use anything in the community centre it is your responsibility to clean up after you use it . It is not the responsibility of the social club.

That’s all from your Social Club Committee for this month.

Cheers

Allan Hockey President.

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SOCIAL CLUB - SPIT ROASTER

The Spit Roaster (Rotisserie) the club purchased can be hired by members for $25 bring your own gas. A bond of $50 refundable if returned in same condition as hired. If you have any ideas on events that could be held please don’t hesitate to contact any committee member. Any feedback would be appreciated.

IT’S YOUR CHRONICLE

Part of my job role is to put together the Chronicles each month With that in mind, I am seeking your support to help personalize ’Your Magazine’ ‘How can this be achieved?’ I hear you say. Simply by each of you reaching out and sharing your thoughts and/ or ideas through the Chronicle; say a short summary of your recent holiday, trip, visitation, favorite recipe, important family event, humorous event or even a simple joke or funny quip, whatever! Anything that you consider would be of interest to your fellow members, Residents

and/or families, or simply to bring a smile to their faces. I know I can count on each of you to rally to this call. Look forward to receiving items from you. Michelle

Please have your article to us by 2pm on the 20 th of each month for following Month Publication.

List of 100 club winners :

21.12.20 Carmel Latimore No 64 11.01.21 Sandra Grey No 88 28.12.20 Jim & Denise Halliburton No 86 18.01.21 Kerrie & Michael Pacey No 85 04.01.21 Max Austin No 17

NUMBERS AVAILABLE ARE 04,12,32,34,35,46,61,62,67,84,91,92,99

ANYONE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL KERRIE ON 0413482950

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW RESIDENTS

Janis Site 29

Janis was brought up in Wingham and lived their for quite a while but she has also lived in many other placed through her life, Some being Bathurst, Wagga, Newcastle and Sydney. She chose to move to Crystal Waters to enjoy the community atmosphere and lifestyle. Janis has had many years of ill health as well as caring for her husband who has passed away and so she is now looking forward to a time in her life where she can enjoy a well deserved, quiet and peaceful existence

Things that make her happy: Nature, wild birds & comedy shows What makes her unhappy: Injustice & racial discrimination. She really likes Golden Retrievers

Janis worked for the federal government for many years and has done a great deal of study in her life and has a masters degree. She has worked as a Clinical Chaplain and done street ministry.

In her free time she loves to do embroidery and also enjoys Kayaking (luckily we have beautiful lakes and rivers in our region) reading, playing the keyboard and family boardgames.

Janis has chosen the right town to live in because she enjoys holidays in resort style areas so that she can go snorkelling. When on holidays Janis also likes to laze around with 24 hour room service & a la carte restaurant close by.

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW RESIDENTS

Jeff Site 6

Jeff was born in Waratah – Newcastle. He previously lived in Taree but chose to purchase a home in Crystal Waters so that he would have easy access to shops and other facilities. He has also been pleased to meet some very friendly residents.

Favourite animals : It would be Dogs Favourite food is : Chinese

Jeff has 3 great adult children , Kim, Rachael and Troy.

He enjoys going out with good friends and in his spare time he plays bowls.

Jeff also likes to watch Western Movies & loves to travel up to Northern Queensland and also down to the South Coast.

GREAT REFERRALS - GREAT REWARDS

We would like to offer a warm welcome to one of our new residents Jeff, who moved into the Village in November, 2020 Jeff was referred to the Village by residents and friends Grahame & Hannah from Site 126 Both Jeff and Grahame & Hannah have received Woolworths gift cards for $150 each.

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CRYTAL WATERS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Congratulation to our Christmas Light winners for 2020 Ian & Kerry at site 96 Thank you to all our residents for making such a great effort to decorate your homes beautifully in the Christmas spirit. There will be more information about the winners in March’s Chronicle

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THEY CERTAINLY LIT UP THE VILLAGE!

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ENJOY SUMMER IN FORSTER - TUNCURRY

ENJOY A RELAXING DAY ON OUR BEAUTIFUL LAKE

HOMES FOR SALE

As you may be aware, we have been successful in selling several homes in the Village recently. There are quite a few buyers looking to purchase homes in the area and Crystal Waters Estate is on their list as an option.

The more choices we have to offer the better the chances of selling your home. If you have been considering selling your home, now is a good time to do so.

Please give me a call on 02 6554 7447 or call into the office to discuss your options. with Lorraine

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VILLAGE ARBOUR

A big thank you to Trevor and Jim for helping to maintain and care for this garden in the village. It is really starting to take shape and looks great.

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WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Why not join us on the bowling green every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm for fun and a friendly roll-up.

We are encouraging Crystal residents to meet at the tennis courts on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9am Everyone is welcome to join in

It’s a lot of fun, a great form of exercise and everyone is welcome - Beginners encouraged

IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE TUESDAY AFTERNOONS AT 2.00 PM

BINGO WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME ALL NEW RESIDENTS AND ALSO WELCOME RESIDENTS WE HAVEN’T MET YET - COME ALONG AND JOIN IN

SATURDAYS from 1.00 pm in the Community Centre

Community Centre

The Community Centre is now open for the use and enjoyment by permanent residents and their guests from 9am - 9pm daily. Please remember all guests must be accompanied by a Resident to use the Community Centre and outside facilities. Everyone must continue to adhere to the Covid19 requirements including social distancing & maximum numbers or any other directions given by Management

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WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

DARTS WEDNESDAYS AT 7.00 PM IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

TILE RUMMY THURSDAYS AT 10.00 AM IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

CRAFT, COFFEE AND CHAT THURSDAYS AT 2.00 PM

IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Last craft is 26th November and starting back 28th January 21

CARDS

FRIDAYS 1.00 PM AND 4.00 PM

IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Ukulele group are having a break during January We will have an update in February issue

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GREAT REFERRALS/GREAT REWARDS

Whoever said “you can pick your friends but not your neighbours” definitely didn’t live in a Hampshire Villages community!

We want you to pick your neighbours. In fact, for each friend or family member you refer to one of our villages we’ll reward you AND them with a $500 VISA GIFT CARD when they purchase a new home. Or if they purchase a pre- loved home you’ll both receive a $150 VISA GIFT CARD . The more referrals you make, the more rewards you get! Simply fill in the below and hand it into the office. We’ll take care of everything else to help them find the home of their dreams at any one of our eight residential villages across NSW, VIC & WA. REFERRED BY (Your details)

Name: .................................................................................................................

Site #

.................................................................................................................

Phone: .................................................................................................................

Email: .................................................................................................................

PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER (Your friend / family member’s details)

Name: .................................................................................................................

Phone: .................................................................................................................

Email: .................................................................................................................

DISCLAIMER: This offer is void if the referral’s purchase agreement is cancelled or this referral form is not presented prior to signed buyer’s purchase agreement.

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Check which of your LOCAL MARKETS are still running before going

BULAHDELAH

1st Saturday - Visitors Centre

BLACKHEAD BAZAAR

1st Sunday - Wylie Breckenridge Park (Sept to May)

FORSTER TOWN PARK

2nd Sunday - Head Street

FORSTER FARMERS MARKET

3rd Saturday - Visitors Centre

TEA GARDENS MARKET

3rd Saturday - Myall Quays Shopping Centre

NABIAC FARMERS MARKET

Last Saturday - Nabiac Showground

KRAMBACH MARKETS

3rd Sunday - Krambach

PACIFIC PALMS MARKETS

Last Sunday - Pacific Palms Community Centre

TUNCURRY MARKETS

4th Saturday - John Wright Park

THE HUB MARKETS TAREE

3rd Saturday - Taree Showground

GLOUCESTER FARMERS MARKETS

2nd Saturday - Billabong Park

WINGHAM FARMERS MARKET

1st Saturday - Wingham Show- ground

KEMPSEY MALL MARKETS

Every Thursday

PORT MACQUARIE ART SOCIETY MARKET BAZAAR

Every Sunday

LAURIETON RIVERWALK MARKETS

3rd Sunday - Bruce Porter Reserve, Camden Haven Riverbank

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He l p fu l In forma t i on

Village Administration Hours Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm

Sales Office Hours

Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm After Hours by appointment

After Hours: One of Crystal Waters management team is on duty 7 days a week. If assistance is needed after hours please call 0433 226 922. Resident Accounts: If you have any queries concerning your account with regard to site fees, electricity and water payments or any other questions about your statement, you should direct your queries to the office during business hours on (02) 6554 8522. Security Gate Access: Any resident wishing to have the phone/gate facility activated please see reception during office hours. Residents with this facility can then allow access to the Village to any of their guests from their home or mobile phones. Security Gate access must be managed between you and your visitors at all times. Thinking of Selling your Home? If you’re considering selling your home, it’s important to understand all the facts before entrusting anyone with the task. After all, it’s likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. Here are just some of the benefits of selling your home through us - • We have a unique understanding of the value of these types of homes and the benefits of living in land lease communities such as ours. • Unlike real estate agents, we are specialists and have a full understanding of the new Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act. • We have a database of prospective buyers who are ready right now to purchase your home • We have an onsite sales office and our sales team are available 5 days a week for tours of the Village and inspections of the houses for sale. • Anecdotal evidence suggests that sales achieved by us are higher than what real estate agents achieve. • You’ll benefit from our significant marketing and promotional efforts. • The new legislation puts various legal obligations on to the vendor and their agent. We will ensure you comply with these requirements. • You won’t have to worry about solicitor fees and we will arrange for a new site agreement for the buyer of your home. • We will ensure a smooth handover of your home to your buyer.

So if relocation plans are in your future, or if you would just like to discuss the opportunities come in and see Lorraine or call on 02 6554 7447

IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY Ring 000 For Fire, Police or Ambulance. If after hours assistance is required by any of your management team please call 0433 226 922

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