by Viviana Teston | Apr 30, 2019 | News | Noticias
|President – Sylvia Toy
||Treasurer – Don Pickens
||Secretary – Robert Howell
|Vocal – Robin Spencer
||Vocal – Grant Gillham
||Vocal – Loryn Walker
|Vocal – open
After dedicating seven years on the ANA Board, Gene Mendoza, Vocal for Safety and Security, is retiring. Please join us on Thursday, May 16th for a special recognition of his many years of service.
by Viviana Teston | Apr 30, 2019 | Featured
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by Viviana Teston | Apr 30, 2019 | AIM Higher, Development, Events, Featured, News | Noticias, Street
What motivates people to drive cautiously? In Vallarta the focus of driving is to keep on moving. Stop signs are guidelines and offered up as suggestions to take a moment and pause. If the intent is to make people slow down then the topes (speed bumps) are the only way to influence driving behavior. Why? Topes can cause significant harm to a vehicle, which is a prized possession, and must be cared for.
Therefore, that is why topes are used so frequently throughout the city. They work! What doesn’t work is relying on driver’s good intentions, especially when it comes to driving on Highway 200 – the Carretera. Everyone loves zooming up and down the highway and the feeling that they are driving up the Pacific Coast Highway. Same beautiful waters, but a whole lot more pedestrians. Safety was the number one issue for ANA members. It includes home and personal safety. Whether you own or rent, walk or drive, it is important for everyone to be able to cross the highway.
The stretch of highway that divides the Amapas community twists and turns and allows vehicles to accelerate and decelerate at amazing speeds. Quite often there are multi-denominational prayer services held at the blind intersections where requests for heavenly assistance can be overheard. Please, oh please, make sure the oncoming vehicle is not accelerating as I enter the highway. Pedestrians and drivers pray to their respective divinities. Wouldn’t it be great if we all just slowed down? What if every time we saw a pedestrian trying to cross the highway we stopped and let him/her do so? What if we were driving slow enough to allow another vehicle to merge in front of us? What if we all just got along? All possibilities. All dreams. What is our reality?
by Viviana Teston | Apr 30, 2019 | Events, Featured, News | Noticias, Uncategorized
La Cima III, Terraza Del Mar, and individual members residing near the bottom of Los Pinos and the highway have expressed concerns about the trash. It is not only unsightly but the trash debris falls in between the slats of the water way which ultimately finds its way into the ocean.
Given the easy location of this trash spot, many non-neighborhood people throw their trash there which has been of concern for years. It’s a frustrating situation for ANA, as well, because most of the residents are not ANA members so we don’t have any contacts. Regardless, ANA will be holding a meeting of interested neighbors to come up with a solution to the trash, because it is a problem that impacts all of us. If interested in problem solving and you live in the area, please contact ANA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Viviana Teston | Apr 30, 2019 | Uncategorized
Each month ANA members gather at a member’s home where we get to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. This is one event where the focus is on building a community and sets Amapas apart from other neighborhood associations. The host is responsible for set up and members bring an appetizer and beverage to share.
Usually there is a general update with an ANA Board member so attendees get to hear the latest and greatest news. Interested in hosting a Meet and Greet? Please contact Robin Spencer at email@example.com. We’re looking for hosts for the following months – July, August, September, October, and November.