See the Calendar page
for descriptions and schedules of our Spring & Summer events.
Tennis Court Resurfacing Scheduled
Resurfacing work on Tennis Court #1 will begin immediately, and will
kick off an effort to improve yearly maintenance on the courts.
Court #2 has been heavily impacted by the drainage problems on the
slope above; we are waiting to see if recent work to re-route the
water coming off the hill is working before we resurface the court.
It was, however, swept and washed during the Spring Workday. The
Board voted in their April meeting to allocate funds in the Budget
each year to allow a rotation of maintenance on the existing courts.
Thanks to Amanda Kembell and
Doris James for the hours of
research, sweeping, cleaning, and dogged persistence in getting the
tennis courts back to good condition!
Anderson Wins Gold in 2014 ASID Design Excellence Awards
Sharon Anderson and her
partner have won the ASID GOLD award at the State Level for Custom
Product Design. This is the highest award level for design in
Their winning entry was a customized Breakfast Nook Pub Table,
shown in the photo of the beautiful room below. Wow, wouldn't you
love to have a room like that?
Sharon and her husband, Jerrell, are long-time Royal Oaks
residents. Congratulations, Sharon. We are proud to have such a
talented person as a neighbor!
Carmella writes... Missing a Cat? They're at My House!
I'm trying to find whomever lost a Maine Coon cat. There are a couple of other cats hanging
out over here on Oakwood Hills Trail, as well. Call me if you are missing a
kitty. Call Carmela..... 770 271-9046.
Homeowners' Dues & Directory Updates
The Board has posted an updated HOA Dues
Late Payment Policy. If you are behind in your dues,
interest is now being added each month on the first of the month to
your overdue balance. If you do not pay in full by June 30, the Royal
Oaks Board will attach a lien to your property. Please be sure you
understand this policy - your good credit depends upon it. Contact
the Treasurer to obtain your balance, including interest, so that
your account is brought current. YOU MAY NOT USE ANY ROEHA
FACILITY, including the pool, playground, tennis courts or
clubhouse, until your dues, including interest, expenses and legal
fees, are paid in full.
The 2014 Royal Oaks Directory is now available. It will be
emailed to all residents who are current with their HOA dues. Take a
look at your family's listing. If your email or phone numbers have
changed, PLEASE update your information by sending us a
Customer Service Shortcuts
Most of us have experienced the long wait times and the endless
menus trying to navigate corporate customer service phone lines. To
speak to a live person, you can try saying "customer service" or
pressing "0." But that doesn't always work.
The website Gethuman.com lists shortcuts to getting the help you
want… For example, if you want to get a person at Verizon Wireless –
one of the companies with a difficult-to-figure-out trick – enter
your mobile number and then press the pound key.
The site also allows you to request a call back from some customer
service lines… you don't have to wait on hold. Just enter your phone
number with Gethuman (which doesn't store it), and you'll receive a
call within minutes. No waiting.
Dr. David Eifrig Jr., MD, MBA, "Stansberry & Associates Newsletter,"
Dec 27, 2013
C.O.P.S News -
Women's Self-Defense Class Held
The Gwinnett County
Police Dept taught a Women’s Self-Defense Class on Friday,
June 6th at 7pm at the Clubhouse. Eighteen women and girls
attended! Officers Dieffenbacher and Garcia showed a brief video on
the importance of staying aware of our surroundings, and being
mentally and physically prepared if confronted by an attacker. We
had a good Q&A and practiced several defensive techniques in class.
We will try to schedule this FREE class again later this year.
Contact me if you are interested.
Annual Garage Sale a Success
skipping a few years, the Royal Oaks Neighborhood Garage Sale
returned on June 6th and 7th, 8am-1pm
each day. Traffic was good on Friday, but lighter on Saturday.
Thanks to coordinator,
Beth Prince, and to all the neighbors who participated as
sellers and buyers. Some of the kids were my best customers!
Unpaid Dues Listings
The Board is in the process of calling residents who have not
paid their dues. Some have just forgotten. Others are setting up
payment plans. Interest will be applied at the rate of 1.5% per
month, beginning on March 1. Liens will be filed after June 30 on unpaid
We have four homeowners who are several years in arrears. We have
hired an attorney to collect the money or take them to court. In the
event that we are successful, the homeowners will be responsible for
legal fees as well as cumulative dues and interest. Georgia has
strong precedents for ruling in favor of Homeowners Associations,
and we will be able to garnish wages to collect the dues, court
costs and legal fees associated with collections. The Unpaid Dues
Policy is posted on the Key Info page.
Reminder: You may NOT use the common areas, such
as pool, clubhouse, playground, and tennis courts, if you are not current with
your dues. If you haven’t paid, then please make arrangements
with David White. We want everyone
to enjoy our amenities.
Please visit the
Blog to let us know what's on YOUR mind. Get news, share
contacts and find out what's going on with your neighbors. We will
continue to post news and updates on the website, but the Blog will
be the primary way that we notify you of news and events. Please
subscribe to the Blog so that you can be notified when updates are
Your Neighbor's Business...
Visit the Classifieds listings to
see services offered by other neighbors. Remember, neighbors can
post Classified Ads for FREE! If you have a business, you
can put a classified ad on the Royal Oaks website and link it back to your
If you are new to the neighborhood, be sure you fill out a
Infomation Form, so that we can include you in our Royal Oaks
Directory and welcome you on the website (and in person!) Your
information is kept confidential, and is only used for updates and
communication from the Royal Oaks Homeowners Association.
If you aren't getting periodic email updates from the Board
or the webmaster, it's because we don't have your current email
address! Update it using the form above, and we'll add you to our list.
- Here is the info on low income & free spay/neuter
programs in the state. (See
- The Pet Registry may help your neighbors identify and
return your beloved animal. Fill it out today! (More...)
— by Carmela Quinlan