As you continue planning for the Holidays, please keep COVID-19 as a focal point of everything you do. Most of us are weary of the daily tracking of COVID-19 statistics, social distancing, masks, and general separation from friends and family. However, we are a data driven society, and the data clearly tells us we need to double down on our efforts to remain safe from this novel virus. No matter which metrics or sources you use to make informed decisions, COVID-19 cases are increasing at an alarming rate.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for Skidaway Island is 199 positive test results, an increase of three cases since last week's report.
The Association will be reporting the number of cases in the 31411 zip code (includes all of Skidaway Island) each Friday in E-news. If you would like to monitor the data more frequently, please go to the Health District website (https://covid19.gachd.org/covid-19-cases-by-zip-code/).
Water is one of our most precious natural resources, and conserving it remains one of the hottest topics of the day. Now that winter is here, you can go a bit further to help conserve this resource by watering your landscape less often. Please be mindful if you have your irrigation system on a timer that you will have to adjust it depending upon the weather. As temperatures drop near freezing, systems should be turned off to prevent standing water, which can create icy and hazardous conditions along the roads, community paths, and curbs.
The New Year always brings the much-anticipated Residential Directory to the mailbox of every Landings property owner.
Printing of the 2021 Landings Residential Directory is well underway, with delivery to begin in late January. Due to the bulk mail status of the publication, the United States Postal Service will deliver through February until all households receive their initial copy. However, the post office will not forward the Directory. Remember, all homeowners are entitled to two issues. The first book will arrive via mail, and the second issue will be available for pickup at The Landings Association’s Office (600 Landings Way South). Watch for a Landings Association Email Bulletin detailing when the books will be available for pickup.
The CCA of Skidaway will resume monthly seminars in January 2021. For the first quarter, the seminars will be conducted via Zoom, with meetings beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting approximately an hour. Information on how to access the Zoom meeting and how to reserve a place, which is limited, will be provided shortly.
The Landings Garden Club thanks all residents who bought holiday bows this year. Due to the unprecedented response, we stopped the sales early, as our inventory of 750 bows sold out! The newest patterns, including those in silver, tartan, and red with lime green trim sold out the fastest -- they were gone before Thanksgiving.
Members of the Skidaway Hamiltons, Inc. are pleased to announce that Brynn Grant, President and CEO of the United Way of the Coastal Empire (UWCE), will give a Zoom presentation about UWCE to the Skidaway Hamiltons and Abigails on December 16at 4 p.m.
Grant will discuss the vital role the United Way has played in combating the devastating effects of COVID-19 in the Coastal Georgia region. She’ll also describe how the United Way is preparing to meet the challenges in the decade ahead.
Congratulations to Andrea Felkins, Mark Winters,and Bob Wood who have been elected the three new Board Directors for The Landings Association. Their three-year terms begin on January 1, 2021, and will continue until December 31, 2023.
37% of members participated in this election, which opened in late-October and closed yesterday (December 3) at 4 p.m.