Brookwood Halloween Party scheduled for October 30th

The werewolves will howl, the monsters will mash! It’s time to celebrate with a Halloween bash!

Join your neighbors at the HOA-sponsored fall social at 1pm on Sunday, October 30th, near the Brookwood playground.

There will be a Bouncy House and slide, Halloween decorations, and games for the kids!

Residents and children are encouraged to dress up and decorate their golf carts for the occasion. The golf carts will line up so that candy can be given out in a “Trunk or Treat” fashion. Those without carts are welcome to bring candy and set up a table.

If you can lend our social chair, Natalie Rooke, a hand with the arrangements, please contact us at brookwoodhoawebsite@gmail.com and we will let her know. She also is trying to find two corn hole games to set up for any of the adults who want to play a game or two while the kids bounce in the house.

HOA Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday

This year’s HOA Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Nocatee Welcome Center’s second floor ballroom. All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. A short meeting of the board will take place at 6:30pm with the annual meeting to follow at 7pm.

A mailing with more details should have arrived in homeowners’ mailboxes earlier this week. If you can’t attend this year’s meeting, please fill out and submit a proxy form so that a quorum can be obtained to conduct business.

A copy of the 2023 proposed operating budget with detailed budget assumptions is available here or can be found at the top of the Documents page of this website. The proposed budget reflects a $35 increase in the HOA fee from 2022.

This is a great opportunity to come out and meet your board members, Bill Fitzgerald, Ty Blake and James Hostetter. No vote for officers is required as there were only three candidates to fill the three positions.

Any questions regarding any of these materials should be directed to our property manager, Anna Hornstein, at First Coast Association Management Company. She can be reached at 904-998-5365 ext. 231 or at anna@firstcoastam.com.

Demopoulos wins Yard of the Month

Brookwood’s September “Yard of the Month” award was won by John Demopoulos at 338 Wayfare Lane. This award is the last one for this year, but the program is planned to begin again next spring.

The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and a sign is placed in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store. Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment.

Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners!

Carrasco wins Yard of the Month

Brookwood’s August “Yard of the Month” award was won by Raul Carrasco at 268 Willow Ridge Drive. This is the second time that his yard gets this designation since the award was started three years ago.

The Carrasco residence is beautifully landscaped with a stone border circling the plantings. The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and a sign is placed in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store. Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment.

Next month will be the last month to win the award this year. The program is planned to begin again next spring.

HOA Board Meeting on Thursday

Brookwood’s HOA board will meet at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 28, at the Cypress Trails Pavilion. All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the board goes through its regular agenda there is a time for homeowner questions and comments. Your interest in the community is appreciated.

The board is still looking for a third board member. If you are interested, please contact our property manager, Anna Hornstein, at (904) 998-5365 Ext. 238 or anna@firstcoastam.com for more details.

Larry Hayes’ yard wins July’s honor

Brookwood’s July “Yard of the Month” award was won by Larry Hayes at 78 Wayfare Lane. His home was selected because of the beautiful green grass and bright flower plantings.

The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and a sign is placed in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store. Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment.

Spains win Yard of the Month

The yard of the month award has returned to Brookwood and the winners for June are David and Denise Spain at 357 Willow Ridge Dr. This home was selected because of the bright colorful assortment of plantings.

The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and a sign is placed in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store. Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment.

Welcome Team Needs New Members

Do you like to meet people? Do you want to know who’s new in the neighborhood?

Our community needs a couple of people to greet newcomers to the neighborhood. If you’re the type of person who will answer new folks’ questions about Brookwood and Nocatee, you’d be perfect for the job.

Please contact our property manager, Anna Hornstein, at anna@firstcoastam.com or (904) 998-5365 Ext. 238, to express interest.

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Lewis family wins lights contest

Congratulations to Don and Melissa Lewis who won Brookwood’s holiday lighting contest. The winners live at 299 Wayfare Lane and will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Valley Smoke Restaurant.

Don and Melissa Lewis’ home at 299 Wayfare Lane

Our judge, property manager Anna Hornstein, admitted that she had a hard time picking a winner. There were “lots of homes to choose from,” she said. Anna got some help from our HOA board members after giving them four nominees to choose from.

This was the first year that a home on Wayfare Lane won the prize. Previous awards were given to homes on Wayside and Willow Cove.

Thanks also to Megan Wildenstein for decorating the entrances to the subdivision. Take some time during one of our nice evenings to walk or drive around the neighborhood to see what a fantastic job was done this year.

Holiday decorating to be judged tomorrow

Now is the time to add any last minute enhancements to your outdoor displays because Brookwood’s holiday decorating contest will be judged at 7:30pm tomorrow evening (Monday, December 13). Sponsored by the Brookwood HOA, the contest gives homeowners a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Our judge, First Coast property manager Anna Hornstein, will be looking for creativity, color schemes, amount of lights, coordination of displays, overall appearance, animation and originality.

The winning homeowner will be announced by a news post on the HOA website during the week. Let’s make this a competition where we all have fun and make our neighborhood shine in the process!