Riverwatch Walking

Lets Walk…with Neighbors

Every Tuesday and Thursday walking with friends around Riverwatch.

Meet at the Pool Pavilion at 7pm and we will walk around the neighborhood! Great fun, exercise, and a chance to chat and meet your neighbors.

All are welcome!!!!

Any questions please text/call Anne at 571-233-4498. Starting Tuesday July 9th.

Riverwatch Alert

Riverwatchers,

As you know, our recent 5K is to support the Va Special Olympics and we combine it with a local group called the ice -aholics that do a polar plunge each February in Va Beach, as well as, a number of fundraising activities throughout the year. Last year the ice-aholics along with the contribution from our race donated $90,000 to the charity.
The next opportunity for all of us to participate is coming up July 11th, this Thursday, at My Pie next to Walmart. If you haven’t been there, the pizza is delicious and very reasonable, they even have craft beer. Stop by and have dinner this Thursday, between 6:00and 8:00 and get a pizza, My Pie will donate 10% of your bill to the Ice-aholics.

You have to eat, thanks


Your Board,
Mike AtLee – President
Charlie Patullo – Vice President
Cathy Putnick – Treasurer
Bill Zeller- Secretary
Walter Johnson – Member at Large

Riverwatch Alert

Riverwatchers,

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer, particularly if you like August heat. Between the pool and river, we have plenty of places to cool off.
I wanted to alert you to the following:

  • Charlie Patullo is managing the pool and dock project and is doing a great job for our community. If you want to reserve the pavilion for a private party, please let Julie Hall at Community Properties know and copy in Charlie.
  • A big thank you to Anne Patullo, who accepted the leadership position for the Social Committee. I think all that attended the opening season party will confirm how much fun it was and what a great job Anne did, thank Anne.
  • Also, we have had better attendance to the Friday night Happy Hours than ever before. If you haven’t attended one, please try and come out, it’s a great way to enjoy the end of the work week and kick off the weekend with some fun, 5:30, each Friday evening.
  • Please keep in mind, we have the pool maintenance company come to clean the pool, tables, and facilities 3 times a week, but on the other days, things can get messy due to wind and weather. It’s all of our responsibility to keep the restrooms clean in addition to the outside help.
  • The dock project is going well, still to go is the following; power washing and staining the entire dock, water, and electricity run down to the end of the dock, ladders placed at both ends of the end of the dock, lighting at the end of the dock and a life ring with rope placed at the end of the dock. Also, we are having the wall switches for the new fans in the pavilion placed on the wall outside the kitchen, so everyone has access to them and a shower in the pool area so people can shower off before and after they use the poll.
  • We need everyone to make sure the gate to the pool is always closed and locked. We recently had a member walk by and send me a note telling me that the gate was open, the answer is close it.
  • The slips are for boat usage if you have crab pots in any slips please remove them to the end of the dock or place them out in the water. A resident almost got his prop caught in the crab pot lines.
  • For those of you that helped, contributed and supported the recent charity 5K, thank you, it was a very successful event.
  • Please review your by-laws and call anyone on the board or Beth Pryor at Community Properties if you have any questions. It’s all of our responsibility to follow the by-laws we signed up for when we joined the association.
  • The board would like to thank Danny Hunley for his participation in the Architectural Review Committee, (ARC) over the past 2 years. His contribution has been invaluable, thanks, Danny. We now have a couple of opening on the ARC, if interested, please let me know. Currently, Nancy AtLee is charing the committee and would like to have a couple of others to join her.
  • If you haven’t signed in to our website www.riverwatchhomeowners.org please do so, directories, announcements, activities, financials are all there. I realize some of you use facebook, but as a board, we don’t use it, so you may miss something.
  • Our next board of directors meeting is on July 20th at the Pavilion from 10:00 to 12:00. If you can’t attend and have input or questions, please respond to this email and we’ll include them at the meeting. We encourage you to attend, we all have an equal stake in Riverwatch.

Hope to see you on the 20th,


Your Board,
Mike AtLee – President
Charlie Patullo – Vice President
Cathy Putnick – Treasurer
Bill Zeller- Secretary
Walter Johnson – Member at Large

Riverwatchers,

Just a reminder that our charity 5k and fun are run is this coming Saturday evening, the 29th starting at 5:30 at the pavilion. The pool will be closed at 3:00 and reopened in the morning. The 1-mile fun run begins at 5:30 and East-West Pkwy will be closed off to cars for about 30 minutes. The 5K starts at 6:00 and Riverwatch Drive, as well as East-West Pkwy, will be closet to traffic for about an hour.

For those of you that have contributed to the Special Olympics of VA, as well as signed up to participate, it’s greatly appreciated. For those of you that still want to either donate or participate, I have attached the sign-up form to this email or you can go to www.runsignup.com and sign up for the race “Riverwatch on the Piankatank”.

We hope to see you there,


Your Board,
Mike AtLee – President
Charlie Patullo – Vice President
Cathy Putnick – Treasurer
Bill Zeller- Secretary
Walter Johnson – Member at Large

Riverwatch Alert

Riverwatchers,

I apologize for filling your inbox, but several people, as well as myself, noticed that someone has been dumping crab shells in the water at the boat ramp. This is unbelievable and wrong, the river is not a trash dump. Also, someone could cut themselves going into the water to put in their boat or letting their dogs go for a swim.

If you know who is doing it. please let me know and if you see them, please tell them to stop.

Thanks,


Your Board,
Mike AtLee – President
Charlie Patullo – Vice President
Cathy Putnick – Treasurer
Bill Zeller- Secretary
Walter Johnson – Member at Large

Riverwatch Alert

Riverwatchers,

I just have a couple of suggestions based on recent conversations with many of you.

  • If you need to find someone for home improvements, etc. try Home Advisors. I’ve found that they will give you a list that has been vetted.
  • The dock has some flooring that is warped and loose, please be careful until we can get it fixed.
  • The water is on at the end of the boat ramp if you want to wash off your boat or jet ski. We still need to get a hose down there.
  • Also, the electricity is working at the end of the boat ramp, we still have some work to do on it, but it’s usable.
  • If you walk the nature trail, please check yourself for Tic’s, they seem to be abundant this year.
  • We are 30 days away from the 3rd 5K walk/run Saturday, June 29th for the VA Special Olympics, please join us or contribute. $25 donation gets you a Riverwatch shirt, food, and entertainment, even if you don’t want to do the race. Because it’s a charity donation, you can write it off on your taxes for 2019. View the sign-up sheet.

Enjoy your summer!


Your Board,
Mike AtLee – President
Charlie Patullo – Vice President
Cathy Putnick – Treasurer
Bill Zeller- Secretary
Walter Johnson – Member at Large

Memorial Day Picnic/Party

Riverwatchers,

I really enjoyed seeing everyone yesterday at the kick off to the summer party. A special thanks go out to Anne and Charlie Patullo for organizing and setting up the picnic/party. Something Anne and Charlie believe in and brought to Riverwatch is creating a sense of community and I can honestly say , it was the most fun and well attended social function we have had since I moved into Riverwatch, let’s keep it going. Also, thank you to each person that attended and brought great food, I don’t thank anyone left hungry. We will continue looking into other get-togethers we can have throughout the summer. If you have any ideas, let us know.

Remember, starting this and each Friday evening at 5:00 we will be having Happy Hour, very informal, at the pavilion, bring your own drink and food, it’s just a chance to meet with neighbors/friends and kick off the weekend.

Thank you again for a great time,

Go Riverwatch!


Your Board,
Mike AtLee – President
Charlie Patullo – Vice President
Cathy Putnick – Treasurer
Bill Zeller- Secretary
Walter Johnson – Member at Large

Riverwatchers,

I just wanted to send out a few reminders for us all.

  • It’s that time of year where more people will be walking throughout the neighborhood, particularly in the evenings after work, please keep an eye out and slow down. The speed limit is 25mph.
  • The great deal that East West Communities is offering on property ends this month, if interested, let Clem Carsile know.
  • Let Charlie Patullo know if you are attending the Memorial Day barbeque, we hope to see you there. Come out and meet your neighbors.
  • The pool opens on the 27th
  • Keep the Riverwatch Wave going when you see anyone in the neighborhood.
  • June 29th, the HoA 3rd Riverwatrch on the Piankantank 5K run/walk charity race. Go to www.runsignup.com and take care of people in the Special Olympics. A special thanks to Mary and Danny Hunley who donated $200 dollars.
  • The storage yard is for utility vehicles, boats, RV’s, only, if you have crab pots, hoses or anything else in there, please remove them or they will be placed outside the storage yard.
  • Please review your by-laws and reach out to the board before making any changes to your home or property.
  • July 20th 10:00 to 12:00 Board of Directors meeting at the pool.

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th, we’ll cook your hotdog or hamburger any way you like it.


Your Board,
Mike AtLee – President
Charlie Patullo – Vice President
Cathy Putnick – Treasurer
Bill Zeller- Secretary
Walter Johnson – Member at Large

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