Season Ends, See you next year
Most ORO unit owners are seasonal and many come to ORO in the fall and stay through April. Easter often marks the date when many owners return home, some wait that extra week when family comes down during "spring break". Those owners who have not yet retired often come during the Christmas break and then again during spring break.
The "snow birds" are those owners who come in the fall and stay through the spring, returning to their homes up north just about the same time real birds return to their summer nesting places. Most snow birds are retired and enjoy the freedom of escaping the winters like this past year.
ORO has over 200 owners who call Outdoor Resorts at Orlando their full time home. However, during the month of August you can find many of those owners heading north to escape some of the hottest days of the summer. Some "old timers" will tell you that summer in Florida is like a tunnel where you stay inside most of the time, just the winter in the north.
Owners who come to ORO in the summer are amazed at how beautiful the grounds are with the summer grass and flowers in full bloom watered by the frequent afternoon rains of late spring and summer.
Travel safely, enjoy your summer, and return next season to enjoy your winter paradise.
Dave Shannon Retires - Janna Laine New Manager
||Many ORO members attended a recognition and thank you party for retiring ORO Manager Dave Shannon. Janna Laine has been appointed as the new ORO Manager effective April 1, 2015. Resident Artist Dave Thomas presented Dave Shannon with a painting of a scene near Dave Shannon's home in West Virginia. The men's breakfast club hosted the event and provided the meal.|
2015 ORO Board of Director Officers
For a complete list of the BOD members, address, phone, and e-mail, click here.
David Powell President
Jerry Bonalle Vice President
Gary Hoeft Treasurer
Vitold Dewicki Secretary
Bonalle, Dewicki, Kenny, Powell, Poydence Win Election
All Issues Passed Except Spraying Weeds
According to the election results certified by the Chairperson of the Election Committee Mary Bonalle, 291 people voted in person, 302 voted through proxies, for a total of 593. This constitutes a quorum for ORO and the Board of Directors are hopeful they can move forward in completing the tasks the Unit Owners have approved. Click here to see a list of ballot issues, all passed except spraying the weeks.
Bingo is Popular At ORO
Jerry Bonalle provided this picture of the very popular Friday night bingo. Co-chairs Florence Deverbliss and Joyce Pierce and their committee provide ORO residents with a very well run Bingo game each Friday evening.
2015 Candidate Night
Eight Owners Running for Five Board Seats
The following Unit Owners are running for the five vacant seats.
Bonalle, Jerry (click for resume)
Boturla, James E. (Jim) (click for resume)
Dewicki, Vitold E. (Vito) (click for resume)
Kenney, James (Jim) (click for resume)
McNeely, Robert (Bob) (click for resume)
Powell, David (Dave) (click for resume)
Poydence, Bob (Dexter) (click for resume)
Ballot Issues for 2015
During the December Board of Director's meeting several of the proposed Ballot Issues for the March 2015 Unit Owners meeting was revised. For a complete list of the current draft of the ballot issues owners may click on the following link:
Click Here to See Ballot Issues for 2015 Unit Owner's Meeting
Super Bowl Party 2015
The Men’s Breakfast Committee worked very hard, starting early last Sunday morning or better known as “Super Bowl Sunday” setting up the two food lines in the club house parking lot and preparing food in the club house kitchen for the traditional ORO “Tailgate Party” before the big game. Over 300 quarter pound hotdogs were consumed.
Gospel Bluegrass Jam Session Popular
||Join the growing number of people who enjoy the Gospel Bluegrass Jam each Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 in the the Clubhouse Upstairs. Many of the songs are written by members of the Bluegrass Group. There are sing-a-long music books for those who enjoy singing. If you play a guitar, banjo, violin, or some other string instrument you are invited to join the Jam.|
Artists Decorate Bath House 8
Artist in residence at Outdoor Resorts Orlando, Don Thomas, and his art class completed decorating the last of the bath houses. Bathhouse 8 is the last in a series of projects started several years ago by Thomas. The first project was decorating the pump wall at the large pool. Each following year the art class and Thomas spend many hours in prepping and painting the bathhouses. A theme for the bathhouse is chosen and then Don develops a small image on paper. Members of the class create a grid on the bathhouse and Thomas transfers the outline of the image to the side of the bathhouse. The art class then works to fill in the large painted areas while Thomas deals with the details. Each bathhouse is clear coated when finished to protect the art work for years to come. Thanks to Thomas and the art classes throughout the years we have a history or art to make ORO a more beautiful.
ORO Residents Find Pickleball Fun
More than 40 people attended the pickleball training at ORO held in early January. The sport is gaining in popularity with former tennis players who find that a full game of tennis is no longer physically possible. The sport is also popular with players new to the tennis court who are looking for an active outdoor game that they an enjoy.