Volunteer

We keep our monthly dues at a reasonable cost because of the many volunteers who tend to some of our responsibilities. Here are just a few ideas where you can invest your time and talents to keep Harbour Towne running efficiently!

Landscape Committee

Mission Statement:  To assist the Board in maintaining and improving the quality and ambience of the grounds in Harbour Towne at a reasonable cost.

Our duties include addressing CCIS requests, walk-a-bout inspection of the Harbour Towne grounds in order to monitor the condition of the landscaping, evaluating tree replacements, and whatever other projects come to our attention from the Board. 

We will be coordinating with co-owners and Matt Ertzinger (Landscape Design Services) at the time that units are to be stained, and encourage open communication about potential new plantings. 

For more information,  please contact: Deb Chmelar (DChmelar@HarbourTowneCondos.com)

Deb Chmelar,
Chairperson
Linda Balkema,
Liaison to Board
Roger Brink
Cherie Eaton
Holly Lowney
Roberta Tetzlaff

Welcoming/Hospitality Committee

Our committee has two primary responsibilities. The first is to meet with new condo owners to welcome them into our community. Our Welcome Packet includes information about our condo living, such as, how to access our website, report building issues, trash and recycling, etc. We also provide information about the Muskegon area.

Our second task is planning the two main social events for our association. In the summer, we plan and host the Summer Party, a gathering of condo residents and families for an outdoor potluck. In December, we organize the Holiday Party, currently held at the lovely Muskegon Country Club. Both social events provide an opportunity to meet and connect with friends and neighbors.

Marge LeBel (231-766-7901)
Barb McFadden (231-755-8067)
Nancy Siminski (231-571-6717)
Roberta Tetzlaff (231-670-2042)

Neighborly Help

We want to keep our community safe and healthy and pay it forward….

We’re a collection of interested condo neighbors who are willing and able to help our condo neighbors in a pinch. We help our neighbors with things as simple as temporarily bringing in their mail when they’re away or can’t get to their mailbox, to helping replace light bulbs that are out of reach. We also provide meals for a time for those who are injured, ill, or are recuperating from surgery. (Oh yeah, if you know someone who needs our help, please let us know and we’ll send someone who can help!)

For more information, visit this page or contact the coordinator:

   Barb McFadden (NeighborlyHelp@HarbourTowneCondos.com | 231-755-8067)

Newsletter

Our community stays up-to-date by reading our monthly newsletter. Co-owners Ted and Joanne Bensinger took on the lead to publish a monthly newsletter and were aided by Angie Clark (Gerow Management Co.) and Steve LeBel (Co-owner and technology guru).

The newsletter generally includes:

  • contribution from the HTCA Board President
  • neighbor interviews
  • Harbour Towne activities
  • calendar of Harbour Towne and Muskegon events
  • contact information for Board members and the Property Management Company

The newsletter is distributed by email on the last day of the month to all emails provided to the Management Company. A paper copy is mailed to those Co-owners without computer or smartphone access. Current and past newsletters are also available in the Protected Resources section of the HTCA website.

We’re always looking for content to entertain and educate our community. Please help us by sending photos, article suggestions or volunteer to be profiled in “Meet Your Neighbors.”

If you are interested in assisting with the newsletter, please contact the editors. 

Joanne and Ted Bensinger (Newsletter@HarbourTowneCondos.com | 231-755-2149)

Building Committee

 

HTCA Board

If you are interested in serving on the HTCA Board, contact any Board Member.

Information Management Team

We support the goals of all these other fabulous teams! We ask questions to understand
what they’re trying to accomplish and then make recommendations on processes and
technology to make their work easier. Together we come up with a solution, build it, test
it, and make sure it works as we planned.

We also maintain the Harbour Towne website, maintenance request system, e-mail system, in fact, anything online!

We meet once a month by video conference and have one or two fun gatherings each
year. We welcome anybody who wants to serve and will train you so you can be
successful! Contact our team leader:

  Kelly Cousineau (KCousineau@HarbourTowneCondos.com | 231-750-6908)

Joanne & TedKelly
Tom & PattiLinda
ShariAngie