- Message from the Business Director
- You asked and we listened
- Storm safety tips from Eglin Fire Emergency Services
- Spotlight award winners
- Green Corner
- Corvias Foundation grant applications due May 7th
- Resident reminder
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
May is the month that we celebrate Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. During this time, we honor those who have sacrificed for their family and their nation. It is personal dedication and commitment to strong family values that propels this nation to provide the freedoms that we all enjoy.
Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 10, 2015. This will be the first Mother’s Day without my own mother, who passed away in March of this year. However, I am so grateful to have watched her live an amazing life and am thankful to Anna Jarvis, who in 1908, fought for an official day to celebrate the matriarchs in our families.
In 1949, President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. Armed Forces Day stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson said, “Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America's defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality.” We will celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 16th.
May 25th, we celebrate Memorial Day by remembering those who have died in service of the United States of America. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day stemmed from the Civil War and the desire to honor our fallen heroes. No words can express how thankful we are to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Our desire is to serve you. All of us at Corvias Military Living appreciate and thank you!
Corvias Military Living is pleased to announce the addition of an automated voicemail system through a third-party company, One Call Now. Using this system will allow us to inform you of emergencies, notifications and other important messages that are related to your home. We also encourage you to opt in to begin receiving these important messages via text messaging. Simply text the word, “ALERT” to 22300 in order to opt in or visit www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts. If you have a text message plan, these messages will be included in your plan. Otherwise, standard text message charges apply.
At Corvias we are committed to keeping you informed and we believe the use of this automated system, in addition to our current methods of communication, will ensure you receive these important messages quickly. Please contact your community office if you have any questions!
Thunder and lightning storms happen all the time in the Florida panhandle. Lightning may strike as far as ten miles away from rain. Do you know what to do to keep you and your family safe when storms strike?
- If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lighting. Look for shelter inside a home, large building, or a hard-topped vehicle right away
- Do not go under trees for shelter
- Wait at least 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder before leaving your shelter
- Stay away from windows and doors. Stay off porches.
- Places with only a roof, sports fields, golf courses, and picnic areas are not safe during a lightning storm. Small sheds should also not be used.
- If a person is struck by lightning, call 911 and get help immediately.
More information about lightning hazards and what you can do to protect yourself and others can be found at floridadisaster.org
Our spotlight award winner is CMSgt and Mrs. Huhn. The Huhn family received a $25 gift card for taking pride in caring for their home. Contact your Community office to find out how you can earn prizes for taking pride in your community.
Applications for the $5,000 Corvias Foundation educational grant are due Thursday, 7 May. Spouses of active-duty service members are encouraged to apply. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Take advantage of spring weather! Open a window or turn on a ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner while the temperatures outside are comfortable. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.
Please keep your carports clear of boats, trailers and storage containers. Toys and other items should be neatly stored when not in use. If you don’t plan to store your vehicle in your carport, it should be parked either in your driveway or on the street facing the direction of traffic. Cars parked on the street should not block the sidewalks.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Upcoming events and important dates
- May 7 : Deadline for Corvias Foundation Spouse Education Grant
- May 10: Mother's Day
- May 16: Armed Forces Day
- May 23 and 24: Family Beach Camp out & Movie Night, 5 pm
- May 25: Memorial Day - Office open 9am-1pm