THE REGENCY REPORTER SEPTEMBER 2021 ISSUE
CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW THE ISSUE OF THE REGENCY REPORTER
NOT RECEIVING MY SATURDAY EMAILS?
Lately, this has become a problem. I was able to fix some of the problems but it seems that not all the time can the problem be fixed.
Right now I have about 5 residents who I can’t use GoDaddy to send them emails. So I have decided to make a separate list of these residents and when I send out my Saturday email, I will send them a regular email.
So, if you don’t receive my Saturday emails for 2-3 weeks, let me know and I will put you on this list. Just send me an email to let me know you are having a problem. email@example.com
“Healing Yoga with Jaya “
On Zoom until the mask restriction is lifted in the Clubhouse
Mat Yoga Class, Monday Mornings, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Chair Yoga Class, Wednesday Mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Yoga, a discipline, can be learned at any age by anyone who is seeking to stay in good physical, mental and emotional health. In these classes you will learn how to integrate four very important components of yoga for the union and alignment of body, mind and spirit.
- Breathing (Pranayama) – to detox our bodies, to make our lungs healthier and stronger, to increase energy and vitality, to reduce stress, anxiety and blood pressure, and to let go of emotions we don’t need.
- Meditation – to make our minds stronger and relaxed to stop the chatter in our minds, to increase focus and improve memory to keep away Alzheimer and Dementia.
- Poses – to make our physical bodies flexible, strong and toned. Modified poses for those, who need special care to overcome back pain, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, etc.
- Deep Relaxation – to absorb benefits of all the above, to learn to relax and to heal by deep REM sleep. It helps to strengthen our immune system, balances our nervous system and helps in chronic pain, headaches, migraines, sleeping disorders, Insomnia and more.
The benefits of the poses alone are enormous, but true health benefits can only be achieved by combining all four components. Many articles about yoga have been published in Regency Reporter since July 2020 under the title “Healing with Yoga Therapy by Jaya Gupta”. To get the Zoom link for the yoga classes and to be added to my email list contact me via email at JayaGupta.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of us have kept ourselves busy with hobbies. I have seen some of the great work done by our residents. So I am now going to have a section on my email devoted to YOUR HOBBIES where I can display some of the pictures of what you have created.. I will eventually put it on the black bar on the top of the email and just call it HOBBIES. So please start sending me some of your creative work. Yes, I will add my POPSICLE STICK HOUSES.
The Indoor Volleyball Group is looking for new members to play this enjoyable “sport”. We all have fun playing Mondays and Fridays at 9 am and Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
CLICK ON PICTURE TO VIEW LARGER SIZE
RICH STRUG, OUR VENDORMAN HAS JUST POSTED OUR VENDOR LIST FOR OCTOBER 2021
(REMEMBER, THIS LIST CAN BE FOUND ON THE BLACK BAR AT THE TOP OF MY WEBSITE OR ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. IF YOU NEED A VENDOR, CHECK IT OUT.
.HAVING PROBLEMS WITH YOUR ROOF?
(NOTE: I GAVE RICH STRUG, THE NAMES OF ROOFERS WHO WERE RECOMMENDED BY RESIDENTS)
Well, there have been many residents having leaks coming from their roof. Ten years ago I had a problem and it turned out to be the “gasket” (I think this is what you call it) that surrounds the pipes that come through the roof. Every so often, especially with our crazy weather, these “gaskets” start having problems and then you will start getting leaks in your home.
So, I know of 3 residents, besides myself, who are having problems like this. I am writing this email to ask anyone that might have had it done, if they found someone who is good. I can’t right about companies that might not be good. Again, what I will do is to replace all the “gaskets” around the roof pipes vs. one at a time.. Call me with someone that you might recommend.
IF YOU VOTE BY MAIL
SHORTLY YOU WILL BE RECEIVING YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT. PLEASE READ ABOUT THE CANDIDATES FOR THE MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE REGENCY REPORTER BEFORE CASTING YOUR VOTES
WOULD YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF AN EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN CAREGIVER ?
I’m happy to share with you that I know of special person who is looking for immediate placement. She comes with all the credentials – years of experience, reliable, honest, etc. There are far and few between who are exceptional and also available. Her name is Tamara Moralishvili.
Tamara Moralishvili is a lovely women (a Georgian smart women) who is experienced, caring, kind, responsible, compassionate, trustworthy – looking for this kind of job as a live-in home care provider professional. She speaks English beautifully. She has great references – to work for any senior (from needing a little help to a lot of help) – that cares for the person, cook, drives, food shops and is a terrific companion. (It can be for a couple too.) Tamara is a wonderful individual with all the right attributes to make her that kind of caregiver that everyone would want, if needed.
If you know someone in need of a woman like this, please feel free to contact me at 845-837-9187 or email@example.com. (Sadly her last position expired in July when the person who was 96 passed away & thereafter, she returned back to Georgia to see her mom).
Ilene Cohen (Bernie Sackaroff’s daughter).
Looking for a Mobile Groomer if anyone can recommend one call Barbara 732 605-0677
Alton Kinsey II, MD
Ward 3 – Township Council Candidate
- Preserving 50% of Monroe as open space.
- The Mayor recently worked to acquire 35 acres of land on Zimbicki Farm as open space.
- I will work with Mayor Dalina to preserve open space and to keep a check on new development in Monroe.
- Install new traffic signals
- Expand and widen roads
- Create designated turning lanes
- I support the recently adopted ordinance to add a traffic light at Matchaponix and Pergola Avenue and will work to advance similar improvements to roads in Ward 3.
Keeping Taxes Low
- The Mayor’s recently adopted budget includes a modest residential tax decrease. I support this budget and will work to keep services high and costs low for our Township.
- Maintaining Monroe’s status as the second lowest tax rate in Middlesex County.
- Sustaining AA+ municipal bond rating.
- Seek grants for local municipal projects such as library and energy improvements, offsetting cost to taxpayers.
I am a Regency at Monroe resident. I am completing my third consecutive term on the HOA Board. I drafted the first Regency Disaster Recovery Plan and am leading the Transition 3 team to transfer ownership from Toll to the HOA. I am proud to be running as part of Team Dalina and will advocate for the Regency and all of Ward 3.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
SHORTLY YOU WILL BE RECEIVING YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT.
PLEASE READ ABOUT THE CANDIDATES FOR THE MONROE BOARD OF
EDUCATION IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE REGENCY REPORTER
BEFORE CASTING YOUR VOTES..
We would like to remind you that we are looking for new candidates to elect to our Board. The invitation for you to consider becoming a candidate is in earnest!
We are looking for individuals with diverse backgrounds and skill sets and want to again encourage members to give serious consideration to becoming a candidate for one of the Board positions. Some have expressed interest in joining one of our many event committees which is greatly appreciated. However, our Board oversees all of our committees, so, once we’ve identified our Board members, they can turn their attention to identifying committee members.
Please let us hear from you By September 17th!
The Nominating Commiteee
Dorothy Thomas – 732-521-5063
Harriett Di Salle – 732-521-4785
Harriett Fabrykant – 732-505-7008
Sandi Cains – 732-656-0301
PRESIDENT – will preside at all meetings at which the Executive Board is present. With the approval of the Executive Board, she shall appoint all Committee Chairpersons and special Board Positions as needed. She will exercise general supervision over the affairs and activities of the Regency Women’s Group and will be a member of all committees except the Nominating Committee.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP – will be responsible for maintaining computerized records of membership and e-mail addresses. She will prepare a membership report for all Board members and be responsible for checking membership for each Regency Women’s Group event. She will work with the New Membership Tea Committee and advise committee of all new members.
TREASURER – will be responsible for receiving and depositing all monies of the Regency Women’s Group and pay all bills. She will keep a record of receipts and disbursements and render a statement at each monthly Board meeting, as well as prepare a fiscal budget. She will work with the Vice President of Membership coordinating dues payment of members and also with the Vice President of Special Events for the deposit and distribution of all monies related to special events.
VICE PRESIDENT OF SPECIAL EVENTS – will be responsible for annual events such as the Canasta and Mah Jongg Tournaments, as well as new projects. She coordinates all events with the HOA Lifestyle Director and event committees collects all monies, arranges all table floor plans and table settings for the event.
VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS – will be responsible for providing programs to augment regular Regency Women’s Group meetings, which includes speakers and excursions.
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY – will be responsible for the general correspondence of the group and send out all necessary notices. She must have computer ability to e-mail membership and maintain and update all e-mail addresses.
RECORDING SECRETARY – will be responsible for keeping the minutes of the monthly Executive Board meeting. She will maintain possession of the By-Laws and minutes.
A MESSAGE FROM DENNIS CATALDO, PRESIDENT OF THE REGENCY CAR CLUB
Just a reminder, Regency’s Annual Car Show is September 25, with a rain date is the 26. There is no registration fee however, we request that participants bring non-perishable or canned food to be donated to the Monroe Township Food Pantry. We are hoping residents will help out this year with food donations or a monetary donation. Please help us help them.
Dennis Cataldo President of Regency Car Club
REGENCY CAR CLUB FLYER
SEPTEMBER 25TH OR RAIN DATE SEPTEMBER 26
CLICK ON FLYER TO READ IT
SELLING OF TICKETS.
.As many of you know I have a limit on the number of emails I can send out in 30 days. Last month I had to pay for additional standouts because I went over my limit..
Recently, I must have received 5-6 emails dealing with the selling of Mets tickets on Friday. Naturally, I can’t put it into my Saturday email. I spoke with some residents and I will be doing the following. If you bought the tickets from any club or the HOA, you would have to contact them if you want to sell your tickets.
If you purchased show tickets on your own, I can add it ONLY to my Saturday emails. Unfortunately, I can’t send out individual emails as this would prove to be costly.
FALL JUST STARTED BUT FOLLOWING FALL IS WINTER SO HERE ARE SOME SNOW SCULPTURES
DO WE HAVE MORE CLUBS or GROUPS THAT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT?
Thanks to Nina Wolff I just added 4 Clubs/Groups to my listing and the end of this email. Check out the list and if we are missing any Club or Group, please let me know.
Regency residents are eager to join many of the Clubs
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BABYSIT AN ADULT
.SOME HISTORY ABOUT REGENCY
NOTE: MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENJOYED READING ABOUT REGENCY IN THE GOOD “OLD” DAYS. I’M KEEPING IT ON SO THAT THE “NEWBIES” CAN LEARN ABOUT REGENCY
I purchased my home in 2001 and closed on my home in February 2002. I was home number 32 to move in. It is amazing that Toll is done building here at Regency. During those early days, there were no models. You would have to go to Jackson, where Toll built another community, to see what each home looked like.
There was no sales office here at Regency. Toll used a trailer on 522 as the sales office. Of course there was no golf course or Clubhouse. Toll was the HOA – and no residents served on the HOA.
Now here is an interesting fact that 99% of us didn’t know about. I served on a committee with several other residents to talk about our second clubhouse. What we did and it was approved by Toll, was the following:
- Expand our current clubhouse ballroom by 2000 sq ft.
- We will allow Toll to build 3 additional homes and will support this with the Township
- Our second Clubhouse can be built, less 2000 sq ft to compensate Toll for the expansion of the original clubhouse
The second clubhouse was to be built exactly like our first clubhouse but with 2000 sq ft less. Many, even a Board member said that this was not true. I went to a very respected individual in our community, who was on the committee and asked him whether or not we agreed with Toll about building a second clubhouse, like our first, but with 2000 sq. ft. less. His answer was YES! This was part of our agreement (which of course was never put into writing).
To some degree, did we need a second clubhouse, like our first clubhouse? My answer today would be NO! Our HOA fees would be MUCH HIGHER and just building a Tennis Pavilion was probably best for us.
I started emailing because of Toll. When he was building homes, we had many issues. Trying to solve these issues individually was impossible. He did care when it was 20+ residents complaining and I wasn’t liked by Toll since I brought us all together through emailing. Toll then started taking care of all our problems and trust me, at the beginning. there were many, including driveways that sloped more than 12 degrees. They had to fix the driveways or pay us $4000 to accept the problem. Even the AC units. We all can have the same exact house but they put in whatever AC unit they wanted. They had to change my downstairs 3 ton unit to 4 ton when I pointed out all the exact same homes, as mine, had 4 ton.
I even challenged Mayor Pucci at a town hall meeting about age requirements of those living in adult communities. I had over 100 residents, at that time, come to the meeting for support. I started my talk and Pucci interrupted and said, Ron you can do whatever your community decides to do… At that time some residents had kids living with them. Some kids were handicapped and their parents took care of them. Some kids were going through problems and moved in with their parents on a temporary basis. So, if we had one or two senior’s buying a home, but they had to be responsible for a 5 year old, the senior’s were given the okay to have the 5 year old live with them. Before my meeting with the Town Council and Pucci, I did a lot of research into age requirements for senior communities. You would be surprised what the Federal regulations allowed. Even if you wanted your kids to live with you, the regulations would permit it if they were “caretakers”. I think Pucci knew that I knew about the law since I passed the word through residents, who knew Pucci, to let him know about the regulations.
Now, how did the Men’s Club get formed. Remember in those days we had NO clubs. A bunch of guys were eating lunch and Larry Ehrlich, our first President, said, we should form a Men’s Club. So I said, Larry, since you brought it up, you are our President. Irv Shatsky, a former resident, was writing something, so of course he became our Secretary. I was looking and calculating the bill, so I became the Treasurer. Now who should be our VP? Well, Steve Baliff, was laughing all through this discussion, so we appointed him VP. He stopped laughing.
It’s funny how the Men’s ROMEO’S first started. Six of us went out to lunch. Then a few residents asked if they can join us the next time we go out. Then we decided to have Tuesday’s as our day out for lunch. Bob Isaacs named us the ROMEO’S (RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT). At some of our luncheon’s we had over 50 guys. I did this for a few years but then I started playing golf on Tuesday’s, so Rich Lans took it over and it still exists today. Rich has done a terrific job and now that I am not playing golf, I do enjoy going out for lunch on Tuesdays. New men residents should join us. Rich introduces new people to our group and it is a great way of making friends.
Now as far as Men’s Golf, yes, I got involved with developing a group of guys to go golfing on Wednesday’s. I did this for many years but Larry Ehrlich helped me deal with the scheduling. Why? Because we had 60+ regulars and about 70 subs so it really became too much of a job, so thank you Larry. Bob Isaac’s took over when I started playing golf on Tuesday’s with another group. Eventually everyone formed their own groups.
I have to mention one club – THE BOWLING CLUB. We had men’s bowling and couples bowling. I belonged to both. It was not only fun but hilarious. First, if I bowled 100, which was a very high score for me, I insisted on getting a trophy. Now, Greta is another type of bowler who had so many trophies that to take them to Regency, I would have to rent a separate UHAUL. When we lived in our other home, she was bowling every week. One day she bowled a 235, 220 and a 212 in one three game series. They called Greta when it was time to give out trophies and asked if it would be okay to give trophies to the person(s) who came in second to all of her number one wins. She basically won all the trophies that year. Then in couples bowling one of our comedian friends, runs up to the line with the ball and just slides halfway down the alley with the ball and then releases the ball and all the pins go down. He yelled “ I GOT A STRIKE”. Well we all laughed but then he goes to the guy who informs the bowling alley about someone who bowls a high game and we hear the following (“XX (name) just bowled a 335”).
We also had a few Management Companies prior to First Residential and Stephanie. Trust me, what we have today, is so much better then what we use to have. Stephanie and her group are always thinking of ways of enhancing what we have and from what residents tell me (prior to COVID) everything is just amazing especially all the programs that have been implemented.
Once we started to have various functions at the Clubhouse, I will always remember one function where guys dressed up as girls. One guy, who I know very well, had a blonde wig, lipstick, makeup and a dress. He/she looked so amazing but he//she refused to allow me to kiss he/she.
I just wish that every new resident enjoys Regency just like we did in the “good old years”. Times do change but we will always remember some of the crazy days of Regency.
So this fills you in on some of the things that we enjoyed over the years. My emailing has now reached 2000. When I had 100, I thought that was a lot. So keep enjoying and above all, stay well.
DO ACTIVITIES WITH OTHER SINGLES
ALL REGENCY SINGLES ARE WELCOME
COME JOIN US!
WE MEET THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
MEMBERSHIP IS $30
Upcoming Events –
October 4 – 12 noon, Tea at Historic Walnford, Ice cream at TK’s
October 6 – 7 PM, Game Night, Ballroom 2
October 30 – 6 PM, Ghost Tour
28 PICKLED HERRING
26 CITY STREETS
2 HUNAN HOUSE
16 TOWN DINER
23 PICKLED HERRING
30 CITY STREETS
28 TOWN DINER
THE NOSTALGIA MUSIC MACHINE
I received this link from many residents. If you click on it, you just pick the year and the songs come up that were introduced in that year. I thought you might like this.
Yes, these are very difficult times especially since many, if not all, the clubs we have at Regency are in hibernation.
I have added many new residents who do want to get involved with some of these clubs.. I have no clue who, at Regency, should be contacted if someone wants to join a club.
Please send me your name, telephone number and email address so that I could post the information on my website so new residents can possibly join your club.
Thank you Nina Wolff for providing us with the names of residents who can be contacted if we are interested in joining a Club
News & Views Current Events Club: 1) Bert Busch 732-521-2713; 2) Phil Sloan 732-605-0338; and 3) Mike and Marcia Midler 732-656-9293
Shuffleboard – George Steinberg
Bocce – Carmine Carrara
Poker Club – Frank Gottlieb 732-995-8109
Regency Car Club – Steve Schnell Cell 248-933-5135 Schnell_45@hotmail.com
RAMBO (the Regency at Monroe Bridge Club )
EMAIL AUTHORIZATION FORM
During “normal” times the HOA would send me this form to let me know that new residents want to be added to my email list. However during these “crazy” times this form is not being used.
I need your help and your new neighbor might want to also receive my emails. So when you walk outside of your home, look to the left, look to the right, and if you have a new neighbor, give him/her my email address and ask him/her to send me their email address to add to the 1800 contacts I already have. My email address is
UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARY’S – NOTE: FORMER RESIDENTS ARE ON THE LIST SINCE YOU MIGHT STILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM
|GELFMAN||MELISSA & DAVID||SEPTEMBER||24||A|
|BARONE||CHRISTIANA & MARIO||SEPTEMBER||25||A|
REGENCY RESIDENTS ADS
- They will be located together instead of all over the place in my emails
- They will be located towards the bottom of the main page
- Next to each ad will be the expiration date of when it will be coming off of my website
- Once the item(s) expire, these items will no longer be added to my website. You may add other items.
- The headings will be in BLUE to signify it is an ad.
- i will now list the ads below along with the expiration date
- ONLY ONE PICTURE WILL BE ADDED IF R
I have 5 GE filters MWFP for a GE refrigerator. They are listed at 3 for $105. I’m selling them at $85.00 for the 5 or $20.00 individually. I also have a golf push cart I have used limited times, because I’m lazy, lol, for $40.00.
Number to contact is 973-476-6084
GIANT FOOTBALL TICKETS FOR SALE (EXPIRES 10/21/21)
Giants Football Tickets for sale at face value. 2 seats for each of the following: October 17 against the Rams, October 24 against the Panthers and November 7 against the Raiders. Call Alan at 908-208-6083.
LOOKING FOR A HOUSEMATE (EXPIRES 10/18/21)
Looking for a housemate for our adult son with special needs in Manalapan. Must be a caring person, speak English, and have a valid driver’s license. If interested, call Sandy or Irv at 732 521 3001 for more details.
.NEW VENDOR ADDED TO VENDOR LIST
IF YOU WANT TO ADD A VENDOR CLICK ON THIS LINK
CURRENT LIST OF ALL VENDORS – OCTOBER 2021
CLICK ON LINK
2021 HOA PUBLIC BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
REGENCY DEFIBRILATORS LOCATIONS
In one of Stephanie’s recent emails to us she had made available this information so that we can keep in touch with natural hazards and emergency preparedness. Stephanie gave me the okay to include this on my website. I think keeping it always available to residents would be in our best interests
On the Web – Use credible websites to get information about natural hazards and emergency preparedness. The NJOEM works closely with the National Weather Service regarding storm predictions and forecasts. The NJOEM website contains links to the County OEM social media pages and alerting systems.
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management – ready.nj.gov
ReadyNJ Alerts & Updates Blog: readynj.wordpress.com
Social Media – Social media is used by the NJOEM, and by emergency managers statewide.
NJOEM on Facebook: www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY
NJOEM on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ
NJ State Police on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewJerseyStatePolice
NJ State Police on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NJSP
Alerts – Mobile / Text (SMS) & E-Mail
NIXLE – Subscribe to the NJ State Police (NJSP) on Nixle Connect at http://local.nixle.com/new-jersey-state-police/. New Jersey residents can register to receive messages by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777 (data rates may apply depending on your plan). Online registration is also available at www.nixle.com
NJ Alert – NJ Alert is a free, voluntary, and confidential emergency alerting system that allows NJOEM officials to send E-mail or text messages to cell phones, and other email enabled devices during an emergency event. Sign up for NJ Alert by logging on to www.njalert.gov.
CMAS -the Community Mobile Alert System – this nationwide system is now being used by the National Weather Service to transmit urgent weather info to your cell phone. A warning means the hazard is imminent; a watch means conditions are favorable for the hazard to occur. Your cell phone must be WEA (Wireless Emergency Alert) enabled to receive these messages.
THAT’S IT FOR NOW