President’s Report

Michael Azeez, President

September 01, 2023 — Issue 4

Dear Fellow Members, Once again the summer has flown by and Labor Day is just around the corner. I hope it was a pleasant summer for all of you that included some relaxing days spent with friends and family. I am also hopeful that like me, you are looking forward to our return to Frenchman ’ s Creek for the 2023 24 season.

At the August Board meeting, you heard a compre hensive report from Miles on management ’ s priorities and accomplishments over the summer, which have included: ◼ Very thorough preparations for this year ’ s hurricane season, which is now very much upon us ◼ The training of our new class of J1 Visa employees, which is a part of every workday to ensure they provide members with world class service ◼ Important “ behind the scenes ” (infrastructural) improve ments made in the Pavilion, with a significant aesthetic “ refresh ” to follow in October ◼ Noticeable changes in our food program as Chef Tim continues his efforts in the kitchens Our Entertainment Committee has put together an exciting program of events taking place throughout the season. Management is also reintroducing our Home Services program for our members with dedicated staff and commitment to superior service. Continued mainte nance has been occurring on the golf courses as Bill Schmit implements his program to improve playability. JR and the Golf Professional staff have put together a comprehensive program of events and will be implement ing a new tee time reservation system. Tikky is gearing up for an active racquet sports season.

2023/2024 BOARD OF GOVERNORS Officers Michael Azeez, President Ellen Malasky, 1st Vice President Robert Annunziata, 2nd Vice President Robert Scherer, 3rd Vice President

Herbert Selzer, Treasurer Jeffrey Parker, Secretary

Board Members Stephen Cohen

Diane Exter Martin Krall Jill Kremer

Jeffrey Maurer Jon Mayblum Carey Pack Gale Salz Harvey Schulweis

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On the financial front, John Zaloom is put ting monitoring and accounting systems in place to help us track our progress against budget, de velop more accurate forecasts, and analyze our expenses to gain efficiencies and savings. Re cent operating results have been performing bet ter than budget.

In closing, it ’ s fair to say that while there is much work to be done and it would certainly be premature to declare victory, we are on the right path and making great strides. I hope you ’ ll agree that there is truly much to be excited about as we approach another great season at Frenchman ’ s Creek! Sincerely,

Click here to see the Financial Summary prepared for the August Board Meeting.

Michael Azeez President

STRATEGIC PLANNING & GOVERNANCE Your Board has been collaborating with the Strategic Planning and Governance Committees on several significant projects and we plan to have proposals for the community to consider this Fall, including changes to our nominating process for the Board. The Strategic Planning Committee continues to work with GGA to final ize our strategic plan later this calendar year. We have also been working on finalizing the plans for a new full - service real estate office, monetizing some of our vacant land, and poten tial modifications to our legacy transfer policies. Each of these issues are more complex than the casual observer would appreciate, and we are taking the time to fully understand the implica tions and nuances of any changes. I ’ m looking forward to begin rolling out the details of all of these important initiatives as soon as we can. Our Clubhouse construction project is pro ceeding well, and you will see noticeable pro gress on the building site. We are planning de tailed quarterly reports on the budget and sched ule; our first report will be as of September 30 th and available for your review in early October. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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