Thursday, July 14, 2016

Summer Fun at the Gardens

Hi Everyone:

We are in the middle of the summer!  The weather is awesome.  Sun everyday and the temps are in the 90's.  The wind blows to help the heat.

Everyone is doing great.  We are continuing to get the resort ready for our family and friends return in the fall.

The flower gardens are growing, growing, growing, Gail is here for acouple of weeks so she is cutting them back.  We will be putting in another garden in the front for the butterflies this fall.  I can't wait for Gwen to get here so we can get started.

Summer Activities:

Mondays:      Mahjong, pinochle, and Dominos
Tuesdays:      Our meeting, pitch, bridge
Wednesdays: Penny bingo, Out to eat at an area restraunt
Thursdays:     Dominos
Fridays:          Mahjong, Happy Hour, card bingo
Saturdays:      Euchre, Dance
Sundays:        500. Bridge

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Manager's Notes:

Happy Hour will start this Friday, April 15, 4 pm.

Card bingo will be in a couple of weeks.

Our weekly meetings are now at 9:00 am on Tuesdays.  Free donuts.

We are having a spaghetti Dinner on May 4th.  Tickets must  be bought by May 2nd, 4pm.  Purchase price is $5.00 per person.  It includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a dessert.

The gardens are beautiful.  The roses are blooming, the butterfly garden is in full bloom, and the native garden is doing well.

Gwen Newman is working on certifying the butterfly garden.  What an awesome feat for Trophy Gardens. We are looking into putting up a bird blind for the birds.  It will take next season to get it started.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Merry Christmas Everyone,

The office will close at 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve, and closed on Christmas day.  We will be back to our normal hours for the weekend.

Please note that our email has changed. Our new email is for general questions; to reach the management team.

IF you are having Christmas dinner at the hall.  Please bring your table listing to the Activity Office so you can be reimbursed for the meat your having at your table.  It is $1.00 per resident.  We will need it by Jan. 8th to be reimbursed.

This is the time many of you have family visiting, per Trophy Garden Policy, no one under 18 years old should be driving golf carts in Trophy Gardens.  Please don't  allow grandchildren run in the pool area.  Grandchildren under 4 aren't to be in the pool and children under 13 are not to be in the spas.

Thank you for following the  policies and have a great time with visiting family and friends!

Have a Blessed Christmas!

JD and Lynn

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Week of Dec. 7, 2015

The Agency is playing at our Saturday night dance, 7:00 pm $8.00.

We currently have 374 residents.  Each day we get more Winter Texans checking into Trophy Gardens.

The roof is being replaced as I type this so please be careful where you park your car in the lot.  The roofing company has an area blocked off where they are working. It should be done by the weekend.

The weather is currently sunny and warm.  Lots of people at the pool!

The bus is going to the mall tomorrow for all the residents who want to shop.  There is room on the bus if you want to go.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Festivities Schedule

2015-2016 Halloween Festivities Schedule
8:30-9:00 AMPumpkin Dessert Contest – Bring to WR Kitchen.  Baked goods must serve at least 12.  Desserts will be served at the Potluck. (Categories:  Cake, Pie, Cookie or Bars and Other)
9:00 AMGolf Tournament
10:00 AMJudging of Pumpkin Dessert Contest – Friendship Hall
10:30 AMScavenger Hunt – Meet in Friendship Hall for directions.  Prizes to be awarded.
12:30 AMPotluck.  Bring your own table service and a dish to share.  Keep in mind that we may have enough desserts through the Pumpkin Dessert Contest.  Iced Tea and Coffee will be provided.
2:30 PMBean Bag Baseball to see who wins the coveted Squash Trophy.  Winter Ranch vs. Trophy Gardens – the Competition Continues!
5:00 PMGolf Cart Parade (both parks) starting at our Friendship Hall
7 – 10 PMHalloween Dance and Costume Contest at Trophy Gardens

Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 20, 2015 Resort Meeting

Pastor Hardy  Nov 11, 2015 Veteran's Day celebration.  All Veterans eat for free.  Everyone else can purchase tickets through the Activity Office.  Cost $6.00 Tickets on sale to Nov. 6th in the Activity Office.
Teddy Bear Sunday  Please bring teddy bears for our "teddy bear" service.  They are donated to children for Christmas.

Activity Office Fundraiser for PSJA Memorial HS Choir.  Community Service Project we are having a Potluck with a Dessert Auction.  Proceeds from the Auction will be donated to the choir for their Spring trip to New York.  See Activity Office for details.
Quilts of Valor 10-21, the McAllen Quilting Guild will be using the hall to sew quilts for our Valley veterans.  Stop by to help or see the quilts they will be putting together.
 Garden Club meet every Wednesday at 8:00.  See Brenda or Rick for further info.
Euchre has started.  1 pm on Mondays.
Line Dancing will start on Friday mornings 11/27/2015 at 9:00 am.  Cost is $2.00 per session.  New dances will be taught each week and review of old dances.

Main Office  Name Badges, please wear your name badges when you are in the common areas and the golf course.  It is important to identify our residents and it helps our new residents to get to know people.
WIFI As the new equipment is being installed the WIFI will be un-protected/without a password.  The repeaters are being installed and we should be live on Nov. 1
Our Team is all here. We have great people working the main office and the activity office.  Stop by and visit with them.

Currently we have 110 residents.  Each day brings more of our residents back to us.  If you are on the road safe travels!

Friday, October 16, 2015

October , 2015 Meeting

Our Meetings Start at 9:30 am.  Our Winter Season has started! 91 people are here.

Activity Office
1.  Oct. fest: Winter Ranch - Tickets on sale at the activity office. $5.00 per person.  the 16th is the
      last day to purchase the tickets.

2.  Rick and Brenda Watts will not be our kitchen coordinators this year.  We need volunteers for the
      kitchen.    Please stop by the activity office to sign up if interested.

3.  Each organization will be responsible for any dinners they decide to hold.  The activity office will
     purchase the food from the vendor but will not be responsible for the preparation, serving, clean
     up.  The activity will be responsible for their own dinners.

4.  Volunteers are needed to thoroughly clean the kitchen and pantry. This will take place on Oct.

5.  Nov. 11, Veterans Day celebration.  Vets eat free and everyone else will purchase tickets. $6.00.
     Tickets will be on sale Oct. 26-Nov 6.  11 am.

Office Info

1.  Doggy Walk  Please make sure your dog(s) are on a leash. The dog walk will be sprayed for fleas,
      etc.  Remember to bring in your current vacination papers to the office to be on file.

2.  Speed limit is 10 mph. Please watch your speed throughout the resort.

3.  Our office hours are now 8-5 Mon. - Friday; Sat 8-5 and Sunday is 12-4. 

4.  Big thank you to our summer greeters who helped out at the gate.  They helped with vacations and
    other days as needed.

5.  Lot improvements need to be ok by the management.  If you improve your site with out having the
     ok, it is subject to being removed.

 As a Reminder:  During the summer we worked on the drainage ditches for better drainage. On Trophy Gardens Drive, and the corners of Winners Circle and Titleist, the drainage dips are deeper than your used to.  So please be careful when crossing the dips.  They are marked with yellow paint and signs.  The speed limit is now  10 mph.