President’s Update - 11-19-2020

By John Holmquist
President, The Landings Association

This is the last update for 2020, thank heavens. We watched our lives and society change in ways we never could have imagined at the beginning of the year. We are living the next normal because we have not reached the new normal.

In spite of all the challenges, our community has weathered the pandemic far better than many places. We take satisfaction in being able to adapt and in having the perseverance to do the things necessary to limit the risks. We also must recognize that we are, at best, at halftime, and this pandemic is far from over. We need to continue to adapt and to persevere in these next months until we reach the new normal, which is hopefully in the near future. Never will a shot be more welcome than when the vaccines are available.

Credit and thanks should be given to the three organizations in our community -- The Landings Association, The Landings Club, and the Landings Company, and their employees -- for their perseverance, ingenuity, diligence, and dedication to help us make the best of this situation. They made this year easier for us.

From my perspective, a major accomplishment was the passage of the Annual Dues proposal. Its success was due in no small part to the efforts of TLA staff and volunteers. We now have the financial stability to do the things necessary to maintain our lifestyle and our natural setting and to increase our property values.

Diane Thompson and Jim Van Epps have given the community three years of tireless service as board members. They have made major contributions to the community through their efforts and expertise. On behalf of the community, I thank them.

Mark Winters was asked to fill a one-year vacancy and has contributed more than I would have imagined. He has been a board member whose opinions are valued and who has been an effective committee member. I thank Mark for his service.

It has been my privilege to serve as President of TLA this year. I thank the board members and TLA staff who have helped me through a year I won’t soon forget.

Finally, I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season, which will be unlike any we have experienced. Please continue to be safe and vigilant.