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Message from the Board – December 2020

The VOL HOA Board met via Zoom on November 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm.  All Board members were in attendance as well as Becky Salinas with Sterling ASI.  We also had one homeowner attend who had a question about a deed restriction issue.

We hosted Movie Night on Saturday, November 14th and would like to thank the homeowners and their families who came out to watch the movie.  Although it was a smaller crowd than normal, we were glad to be able to provide this activity on such a nice evening.

The Board approved the 2021 meeting calendar and will continue to hold monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month, except in the month of December, at 6:30 p.m.  When it is safe to meet in person again, we will let homeowners know so you can make plans to attend meetings at the pool house which is our normal meeting place.

The HOA Board will not hold a monthly meeting in December.  Our next regularly scheduled meeting will take place via Zoom on Monday, January 11, 2021.  If you would like to attend, please make sure Sterling ASI has your email address on file so you can receive the Zoom information.

The Board will be meeting (via Zoom) with several pool companies in January to find a better fit for our neighborhood.  As soon as a selection is made, we will let homeowners know.  We hope the 2021 pool season looks more normal than the 2020 season, however, our main concern is the safety of our residents so we will be monitoring health guidelines in the months leading up to pool opening in May.

We are still in the process of contracting a porter service to clean up the trash in our neighborhood and remove bandit signs once a week.  The Board hopes to have a company secured in the next week and get them out to clean up our neighborhood.

Many of you have noticed the sinkhole in the street at the entrance of our neighborhood on West Airport near the monument.  Becky Salinas contacted the county and they came out before the Thanksgiving holiday to install a temporary concrete patch.  After the Thanksgiving holiday there will be a crew out to repair the sinkhole properly.

The Board wishes each of our homeowners and their family a very happy holiday season filled with peace, joy and good will.

VOL HOA Board of Directors

Around the House – December 2020

The following information on various religious celebrations during the months of November and December comes from Deseret News.

December has finally arrived, and with it comes an abundance of colorful lights, vibrant decorations and family parties. Most of these celebrations are inspired by Christmas and Hanukkah, the two major religious holidays celebrated by Christians and Jewish believers, respectively, in America.

But those are not the only religious holidays that some families may celebrate together. In fact, the Interfaith Calendar organization lists 14 religious holidays for the month of December. Below are those holidays with a short explanation of each.

November (date varies): Mawlid el-Nabi — Islam

This is an Islamic holiday that honors the birth of the prophet Muhammad, who founded Islam. Shia and Sunni believers will celebrate on separate days by reading the prophet’s teachings.

November (date varies): Advent Fast begins — Orthodox Christian

Though Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, the fasting starts midway through the month with only two weeks until Christmas. The holiday is celebrated by believers lighting advent candles, hanging wreaths and attending church ceremonies.

December 6: Saint Nicholas Day — Christian

This holiday honors the birth of Saint Nicholas, the saint who serves as a role model for gift-giving and is commonly known as Santa Claus.

December (date varies): Hanukkah — Judaism

This is the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, which celebrates the Maccabean revolt in Judea. Eight candles are lit with a menorah to honor the holiday.

December 8: Immaculate Conception — Catholic

In the lead-up to Jesus’ birthday celebration on Christmas, Catholics celebrate the day of Immaculate Conception to honor his mother Mary, who they say was preserved from original sin for her entire life.

December 12: Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe — Catholic

This is a primarily Catholic holiday celebrated by Mexicans and Americans of Mexican descent that honors the reported appearance of the Virgin Mary in Mexico City.

December 17: Posadas Navidenas — Christian

This is a primarily Hispanic Christian holiday that commends Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

December 21: Solstice — Wicca/Pagan

Solstice is the point in the year “when the earth is most inclined away from the sun. It is the most southern or northern point depending on the hemisphere,” according to Interfaith Calendar. Pagans and Wicca believers will celebrate that event through Yule, in which believers also honor “the winter-born king, symbolized by the rebirth of the sun.”

December 25: Christmas — Christian

Christmas is a primarily Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Many will attend church, have family parties and exchange gifts.

December 26: Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathustra) — Zoroastrian

Unlike many of the other holidays in the month, Zoroastrians honor the death of their prophet, Zarathustra, who founded Zoroastrianism, one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions.

December (Date varies): Feast of the Holy Family — Catholic

Catholics use this day to honor Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

December 28: Holy Innocents Day — Christian

Christians solemnly honor the deaths of children killed by King Herod, who was attempting to kill Jesus.

December 31: Watch Night — Christian

Christian religious service held on New Year’s Eve and associated, in many African American churches, with a celebration and remembrance of the Emancipation Proclamation (enacted January 1, 1863), which freed slaves in the Confederate states during the American Civil War.

January 24: Rohatsu (Bodhi Day) — Buddhist

This holiday celebrates the historical Buddha’s decision and vow to sit under the Bodhi tree until he reached spiritual enlightenment. It is celebrated through meditation and is embraced similar to how Christians celebrate Christmas to honor Jesus Christ.