It will take a village (or community) to make this happen and the outpouring of help has just begun. We will be forming special committees to deal with the aftermath of the fire. The committees are:
We welcome any members, certificate or social, that are interested in helping to please contact Sharilyn Danebrock at
805-218-2707 or email@example.com.
In addition to bringing the Ondulando Club back, we have discussed being a resource for all of those in our community that were affected. We will be holding a meeting specifically for those in our community (not just members) that would like to be involved in developing a community resource center so we can provide assistance and information to anyone that needs it. There will be more information coming regarding that.Type your paragraph here.
Save the Date!
We will have a Kid's Talent Show and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 12th at the Club starting at 6pm.
This will be a great community event focusing primarily on getting members and the community together to have fun and also to help raise funds to assist us with the rebuild. The debris removal should be complete, so we hope to set up a stage and sound equipment on the basketball courts. Open mic - no auditions required!
Ondulando Club Newsletter - December 22, 2017
WE WILL REBUILD
Ondulando Club Newsletter - February 27, 2018
FEBRUARY NEWS AND UPDATES
The Board of Directors met on February 15. The following issues were discussed:
Clean-up Day - The last clean-up day was very successful (thanks to everyone who showed up!). We got a lot of natural debris (leaves, pine needles, etc) cleaned up, so it won’t end up in the pool. We are planning another clean-up day for Saturday, March 3.
For further information and updates, or to find out how to get involved,
please see the Help Needed section of this website.
April 16, 2018
The Ondulando Club
See News section for further information and updates.
The club will have a general membership meeting on:
April 17, Ventura Missionary Church, room 325, 7-8pm
The Board of Directors will meet from 6-7 in room 409.
On Tuesday, January 30, the Ondulando Club membership held a general meeting. The following issues were discussed:
Dues Suspended - The membership voted to suspend dues for the first two quarters of 2018. We will revisit this issue in June to decide if dues should be suspended for the rest of the year.
Facilities – The pool itself, the tennis/basketball courts, the BBQ area and most of the concrete appears to be okay; all buildings, including the clubhouse, manager’s residence, the old racquetball court, and all pool equipment were destroyed. The fences were about 50% destroyed.
Pool Open? – We hope to be able to open this summer, using temporary bathrooms and showers. This will depend on timely clearing of the debris (by CalRecycle), permits from the city, and the overall cost of temporary facilities.
Clean up Days – We need help cleaning up the club property, to keep dirt and leaves out of the pool, remove dead landscaping, sweep the tennis courts, and clean-up the grounds. We will not be touching the building debris at this time. We have scheduled work parties for the next two Saturdays (2/3 and 2/10). UPDATE: February 10 Clean-up cancelled because we got so much done on the 3rd. Thanks to everyone who showed up to help!)
If you can help with one or both days, please contact Tim Troske at (805) 340-7388, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
For further details and updates, see the Rebuilding section of the website.
Next Steps – The next steps for the club will be to:
February 2, 2018
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING SUMMARY
The past 2 ½ weeks have been filled with a roller coaster of emotions - devastation, grief, stress, and in some instances, relief just to name a few. Many, if not all, of us have been affected by the Thomas Fire in some way. Whether you experienced loss, damage, or being displaced, the effects of this fire has been significant to all of us and our thoughts and sympathy are with you. Please know that we are grieving with you. Unfortunately, one of the many losses that occurred was that of the Ondulando Clubhouse, all buildings attached to it including the Resident Managers home, and the Racquetball Court. We hope that going forward the Ondulando Club can be a source of hope and regrowth for all of our members and for community members that were affected in some way.
While going through so much heartache, we have also been moved by the outpouring of the Ondulando Residents and the entire community. People reaching out, helping any way they can, providing whatever is needed and supporting each other through this trying time. Members have called offering to help by donating services or expertise, whatever is needed. The support is truly amazing and is what will get us through.
Some good news, the pool, diving board, Jacuzzi, the majority of the deck, tennis courts, basketball courts and barbecue area have suffered little or no damage. We will know more about the pool once we are able to get it cleaned but structurally it looks pretty good right now.
We have filed a claim, met with our insurance adjuster, and are compiling the requested information (estimates, list of items lost, etc.). We have met with the accountant to find out what our minimum operating costs will be while we rebuild. We are setting up meetings with potential builders, architects, etc. so we can work on a plan and some options for members to vote on. If you have a special skillset that would be valuable to the rebuilding project, please reach out. If we all work together, we can make the clubhouse and property something truly special once again and in the process also rebuild our amazing community.
The board has decided to suspend the collection of next quarter’s dues (which would be mailed out in January) until after discussion at the special meeting.