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We've Come a Long Way: A Journey Towards Recovery and Progress


After enduring the impact of such a devastating storm as Hurricane Ian, we can proudly say that we have come a long way in our recovery efforts. With resilience and determination, we have surmounted numerous challenges to restore our community Civic Association, demonstrating immense strength and unity. We will explore the milestones we have achieved along this transformative journey towards rebuilding, regaining normalcy, and even improving upon our previous state.


First Things First

The major milestone was the completion of our roof, which now safeguards us against the elements. This is a symbol of progress, providing a secure and protective environment for our community events. Additionally, the shed door has been replaced, adding to the overall restoration of our surroundings.


While there is more painting to be done, these improvements signify our commitment to rebuilding not only the physical aspects but also the spirit of our community. The epoxy flooring will be installed February 16-18.  We have been proactive in addressing any shortcomings or inconveniences brought about by the storm damage. To tackle an unpleasant smell in the men's bathroom, we have identified the cause and attributed it to a previous issue. Repainting the ceiling will eliminate any residual odors, ensuring a fresher and more pleasant environment for everyone. Recognizing the need for proper ventilation, we have invested in new exhaust fans for both the men's and women's restrooms, guaranteeing a comfortable experience for all. We are in need of a volunteer who is a skilled handyman to complete this task.


Recreational Activities Returning

We recognize the significance of embracing leisure activities and how they foster a sense of community. We are thrilled that so many of our activities have returned including yoga, shuffleboard, mahjong, dominos, Golden Brush and Book Club. These new additions promote social interaction, mental stimulation, and entertainment, serving as a catalyst for building strong bonds within our community. We feel that the community is creating an environment that caters to the varied interests and preferences of our members.


Looking Ahead and Celebrating Our Achievements

As we reflect on how far we have come; it is important to acknowledge the progress we have made collectively. Our perseverance, collaboration, and unwavering spirit have helped us overcome immense obstacles. The restored roof, the painted building, garden work done by volunteers, replaced shed door, improved bathroom conditions, soon a new floor and more activities exemplify our commitment to not just recovering but also striving for continuous enhancement. With each step forward, we are reminded that together, we can conquer any adversity. We have had tremendous help from our community and are so grateful for each of you.


The journey since the storm has been arduous, but the progress we have achieved is a testament to the indomitable spirit of Islanders. From completing essential repairs to enhancing our facilities and broadening recreational opportunities, we have come a long way towards recovering and improving our community. By maintaining our resilience and cohesion, we can continue moving forward, thriving in the face of adversity. Together, we have proven that even after weathering the storm, there is genuine hope, growth, and the promise of a brighter future ahead.

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