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Polly Fenig ( CF Past Board MEMBER)
For those who do not know me, my name is Polly Fenig. I have lived in the Bull Point community full time since August of 2011. It has been such a pleasure to be a part of this extraordinary neighborhood. Bull Point, as we all know, lends impressive beauty along with amazing and talented neighbors. Recently,Several neighbors asked me to possibly serve on the contingency fund committee. Because of my past business experience, the neighbors seemed confident I could make relevant and informed suggestions to other committee members for the distribution of money allotted in this fund. I grew up in Northern Virginia. After college, I taught physical education in a small private school in Alexandria. It was a small school with limited funds. I had the challenge of making sure my students had safe and sufficient equipment with limited funding. As a teacher, I was creative. That was such a building block that contributed to support helping to build future business success. I developed my skills as a co owner and founder of four successful companies. Three of these businesses were franchised. In order for these companies to be as successful, we had to make decisions that benefited our franchisees and not just the franchisor. During that time, I worked with a team of corporate employees as well as franchisees to develop an online data base system that would be a successful tool for our franchisees to build their individual businesses. We had to allocate money budgeted for this project to only necessary tools needed to allow every franchisee to be efficient and effective. This was a difficult task since we had locations in other countries. It was accomplished with success and led to the sale of two businesses. My intention is to lend valuable knowledge and distribute necessary funds into projects that will allow financial growth and benefit all property owners. Thank you for your time and the opportunity to work for our neighborhood in the continued effort to create the future of Bull Point.
Lewis D. Meredith
In 1979 Lewis D. Meredith graduated Salutatorian of his High School class in Central Florida. Although he received oﬀers for Collegiate Scholarships, he had already enlisted in the United States Marine Corps so following in a long line of Meredith’s he reported to Paris Island to begin his Military service. That service started with Avionics training in Millington, Tn. After graduating with honors and serving out most of that tour repairing Jet Aircraft at multiple USMC locations, He performed a Lateral transfer to Sniper school and Spent the next several years Supporting USMC Special operations assignments around the Globe. After leaving the Marines, he was hired by General Electric as an Instrumentation Technician. GE sent him back to College (Syracuse University) to Complete an BSEE degree and support their Robotics group in Pittsburgh. After 6 years of service with GE, Lewis was hired by AEG Corporation and was eventually promoted to National Service Manager responsible for North American Support operations. In 1992 Lewis formed ICE Automation Group, an engineering firm based in Augusta, Georgia. Since that time ICE Automation has expanded to include industrial clients, Government Contracts, and College / University’s. Lewis Manages annual revenues of greater than $8 Million and is responsible for all aspects of Business management for ICE Automation Group.
Robin and her husband Bob, have been property owners in Bull Point since 2003 and homeowners since 2006 – our decision to buy, build and now live here as full-time residents has been one of no regret and great appreciation for this stellar community. Last year’s tenure as a member of the Contingency Committee provided operational insight as to key challenges faced and met with respect to contingency fund utilization and I would like the opportunity to build on this knowledge base. An advocate for community service, Robin is currently an active paddler with Dragon Boat Beaufort whose mission supports individuals and families facing the financial and personal hardships of cancer. Prior to moving FT to Bull Point in 2015 she served the Exton, PA community as Judge of Elections for Uwchlan Township for 10 years, Co-Chaired the Uwchlan Township Historical Commission for 8 years, volunteered as a Career Counselor with the Women’s Resource Center in Wayne for six and the Boy Scouts of America during her sons’ enrollment in scouting through Eagle achievement. A graduate of Widener University with a Masters in Administrative Science from The Johns Hopkins University, Robin’s HR credentials include senior designations within the HR com munity and Birkman assessments. Retiring in December 2017, her working career within HR Operations and Strategic Partnerships for Honeywell, Right Management and Bentley Systems includes career transition, global talent management, contract negotiations, EEO/AAP compliance initiatives including EVerify, executive coaching and university relations programs and recruitment. I look forward to the opportunity of providing continued support, 158 Bull Point Drive 843-379-9138
R. Jay Coleman
131 Bull Point Drive Living in Bull Point Plantation is a wonderful experience I enjoy each day and I would like to help support our Plantation as a Committee member. Both Marlene & I remember the first time we drove thru the Plantations front gate (November 1997) what a feelings. We could not believe how it immediately felt right…… yes we purchased Lot 49 the next day. We built 7 years later and will be in our home 12 years this November. A little history: = 40 years with Westinghouse & Eaton Corp working in Technical Power Distribution Sales & Sales Management = 7 years with Caterpillar Power Generation Systems Sales Management = 7 years Bull Point POA Non-Voing Board member and studied at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), I prepared the Schedule of Classes for the Evening and Weekend Division of the UMUC, coordinating classroom assignments with the University of Maryland College Park Campus (UMCP). For four years while working at Healthcare Concepts, Inc. I prepared reports, using Power Point and Microsoft WORD as well as WordPerfect. I also setup the company books for both Healthcare Concepts, Inc. and Howard G. Hoffman, Inc. in Peachtree/Sage. Summary of Qualifications: Bookkeeping: including Accts. Receivable/Accts. Payable, monthly Financial Statements, preparing year-end books for company’s CPA Graphic Design and Typesetting for Print Produced reports and presentations Education: Prince Georges Community College, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD University of Maryland, College Park, MD (UMCP) University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (UMBC) Experience Howard G. Hoffman, Inc. Healthcare Concepts, Inc., Riverdale, MD Evening and Weekend Division, UMUC, College Park, MD Dept. of Electrical Engineering, UMCP, College Park, MD Special Skill Set: Peachtree/Sage Accounting Software QuarkXpress page layout software, PhotoShop, InDesign WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT
Jim Goodwin was born in Walterboro, SC. He received his BS from Clemson University, his MS from Georgia Institute of Technology, and his PhD from the University of Michigan, all in chemical engineering. Between his MS and PhD, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching mathematics at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and at the University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia. He then studied French for 6 months at a Eurocentre in Neuchatel, Switzerland before returning to do his PhD at Michigan. After receiving his PhD, he spent 18 months as a US-France Exchange Scientist at the French Institute of Catalysis in Lyon, France. He started his academic career as an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of South Carolina in 1979, and after one year moved to the University of Pittsburgh. After 21 years at the University of Pittsburgh where he rose to become William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Chemical Engineering, he moved in 2000 to become Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University. He retired from there in 2012 and he and his wife, Carol, moved permanently that year to Bull Point Plantation. While in Pittsburgh, he also co-founded and was vice-president of a small high-tech company, Altamira Instruments, from 1984- 1994 when the company was sold. This company makes lab scale systems for research into catalysts and catalytic reactions and sells world-wide to industrial companies, government research laboratories, and research universities. He has served as a consultant to Statoil of Norway, the US Department of Justice, other companies and patent law firms in the US and the UK in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis and synthetic fuels. During his academic career he was the research advisor for and graduated 36 PhDs. He is an author of 246 scientific publications, as well as 12 U.S. patents and 10 international (multi-country) patents.
– Candidate for the Contingency Fund Board of Directors Education: B.A. Dartmouth College – 1971. I was a Government major and spent a good share of my free time traveling New England with the Dartmouth sailing team. J.D. Harvard Law School – 1974 Work Experience: Associate with the Milwaukee headquartered law firm of Foley and Lardner – 1974-1979 Associate and then partner with the San Francisco headquartered law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe- 1979-1992. I started and was the managing partner of the Labor and Employment Law practice group. This particular legal specialty included collective bargaining with labor unions on behalf of management, arbitrations, union elections and National Labor Relations Board litigation as well as various types of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge counseling and litigation. Teacher, Carondelet High School (A Catholic girls school in Concord, CA) 1993-2013. I taught Advanced Placement U.S. History, U.S. History, Civics, various levels of English, and Speech and Debate during my teaching years. Retired, June, 2013. I switched careers from law to teaching both because I wanted to do something more personally rewarding and do something that would have, in my mind at least, a more meaningful impact on the larger world. I didn’t totally walk away from my legal training when I switched careers however. In the classroom I emphasized with my students the acquisition of critical thinking and analytical writing skills. I also started competition Speech and Debate and Mock Trial teams, and along with Nancy (who I met during my teaching years – an unanticipated but very significant bonus!) started a competition Model United Nations team. Personal: – I spent seven days a week during my high school and college summers either racing sailboats or teaching sailing in Madison, Wisconsin. Since retiring to Bull Point, Nancy and I have traded sails for motors but we still love to take our boat out on the beautiful waterways around us. – I am currently serving as the President of the Beaufort Federation of Republican Men. – I served for roughly 1 1/2 years on the Bull Point ARB – I was a member of the Bull Point POA Board of Directors from January of 2016 until August of 2017. – I have two children and along with Nancy, seven lovely grandchildren. – I enjoy sharing a glass of wine with good friends, traveling with Nancy on our own and to visit kids and grandchildren, the Bull Point gym, political discussions and activities, good literature and most music (particularly jazz, classical and anything by Toby Keith). Contingency Fund Philosophy: I take our new Declarant at his word that the Contingency Fund and its Board of Directors will function as part of a “checks and balances” with the POA Board of Directors and will function as an independent entity from the POA Board. The Contingency Fund Board’s (“CFB”)
responsibility will be to carefully consider spending requests received from the POA Board and make a determination as to whether those requests are consistent with Amendment 15 of the Covenants. It will fall to the CFS to decide on the appropriateness of POA Board requests, both as to substance and amount.
After a four year search, my wife Janet and I purchased a Bull Point lot in 2014. We had the pleasure of being our own general contractor and moved into our home in June 2016. We feel very fortunate to have found and be apart of this wonderfully unique community. We moved from a smaller neighborhood in Charlotte, NC, where I was a POA board member and sole member of the ARB for 3 years. My seven years experience running the family mechanical contracting business on Long Island, New York, contributed to my ability to successfully oversee the new construction in Chatsworth development. I graduated from the NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with a BS degree in Ceramic Engineering. Throughout my technical career I’ve held the following positions: Process Engineer, Production Manager, Technical Service Manager, Development Engineer and VP Research & Development. Companies I’ve worked for include Kohler, Marazzi Tile, Climatic Mechanical, Ciba Geigy, Degussa and Prince Minerals. After working for Prince Minerals for 16 years, I’m fortunate to continue with this company as a part time consultant. My dog Jake and I can be seen walking to the garage laboratory a few mornings a week. I believe my technical background and contracting experience will bring a valuable perspective to the future Contingency Fund board.
Jim (James) Riordan: Board of Directors
244 Bull Point Drive Seabrook, SC 29940
Syracuse University – Bachelor of Science degree; Business major 1969 Univ. Northern Colorado – Masters of Arts; Business major 1974. Earned while serving in the USAF. EXPERIENCE Republic Steel Corp. – Buffalo, NY. 1969 – 1970 United States Air Force – San Antonio & Lubboc,TX., Mesa, AZ. 1970 – 1974 General Electric Corp. – Allentown, PA., Cleveland, OH. & Goldsboro, NC 1974 – 1977 Siemens Automotive – Worcester, MA., Elyria, OH. & Southfield, MI. 1977 – 1996 Mann & Hummel Automotive – Portage, MI. 1996 – 2002 • During these years I have held various management and leadership positions, in various functions and countries, including officers of Joint Venture Companies and Vice President & General Management positions with full profit and loss responsibilities. • During these years I have been responsible for Companies and organizations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, England and Germany. • Companies & or Divisions I have been responsible for have sold product directly to OEMs and into the OES and Independent Aftermarket channels worldwide. • I retired as President of Mann & Hummel Automotive in 2002. ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS • Boating & Cruising – From 2006 through 2010 we spent approximately 6 to 8 months a year cruising extensively. We cruised through New England, completed the Great Loop, and crossed over to the Abacos and up and down the East Coast several times until finally settling in Beaufort in 2010. • Officer of the Beaufort County Republican Party; State Executive Committeeman • Vice President of the Beaufort Federation of Republican Men’s Club • Member First Scotts Presbyterian Church • Son, Daughter and 3 Grand Children
Michael E. Pellecchia: Board of Directors NON VOTING
171 Bull Point Drive
Seabrook, SC 29940
Position Statement: I believe in the overall original vision for Bull Point to have fine quality homes, strict building codes, and peaceful living at its best. I think there could be tweeks to some standards and requirements/restrictions that reflect an ever changing demographic of those willing to live here, but believe these are limited, and would want input from the community at large before any change would be acted upon. I also believe that the Contingency Fund should be completely and unequivocally kept separate from the POA. This fund belongs to the owners of Bull Point lots/homes. Its’ sole use is for those activities that repair or replace existing features of the community. Examples of this are roads, docks, building upkeep, and other amenities. These funds assist the community in times of disasters/storms in the common areas only. I am a fiscal hawk. Lastly, I believe in full transparency of everything we do here in Bull Point. Bio I began my career as a CPA with Deloitte Touche. After obtaining exposure to a variety of industries, I took a job as an auditor with Union Carbide to be exposed to international accounting practice and special investigations. This job lead to a Controllership in their consumer productions division. It was not long after this move that a homecare company recruited me away to be their Controller covering the New England states. I particularly enjoyed this change because most of my family is in healthcare and it gave us similar issues to contend with like Insurance and Government’s ongoing reimbursement cuts. I traded in my finance shoes to become an Operator of the business; home infusion, respiratory and medical equipment. My first business was $75mil. My specialty was M&A and interrogations, considering my background in finance, strategic planning and budgeting. I was elected to serve on the board of directors for the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association. Once again I found myself with an opportunity in another home health field, physical, speech and occupational therapy, as well as orthotics and prosthetics. I added to my experiences by learning how to do “start-up” locations. I also found I had a skill for designing operation centers. I worked with contractors and architects to design two centers, both in excess of 125,000 sft. I spent 3 years doing double duty by serving as a lobbyist for the Home Care association in Connecticut. Wanting more responsibility, I took a job as a VP for Praxair Healthcare running an operation of $130mil, 800 employees, across 11 states. I ended my career by slowing the pace, taking a Home Care Director role in a retirement life community, where I provided health services for 8 communities in Pennsylvania. I retired from there and moved to South Carolina. A special interest of mine is real estate. Everywhere I live, I watch real estates trends in my neighborhood. I bought a home at the beach in New Jersey. I rented this home out, maximizing our investment. When it came time to sell, I did it by eliminating the real estate agent and contacting a developer, working on a design for a new home, offered financing to the developer in exchange for a higher sales price, interest on the loan, and a cut of their profit on the resale of the property. It was noted as the most creative deal at the shore that real estate agents had seen.
Working at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), I prepared the Schedule of Classes for the Evening and Weekend Division of the UMUC, coordinating classroom assignments with the University of Maryland College Park Campus (UMCP).
For four years while working at Healthcare Concepts, Inc. I prepared reports, using Power Point and Microsoft WORD as well as WordPerfect. I also setup the company books for both Healthcare Concepts, Inc. and Howard G. Hoffman, Inc. in Peachtree/Sage.
Summary of Qualifications:
Including Accts. Receivable/Accts. Payable, monthly Financial Statements, preparing year-end books for company’s CPA Graphic Design and Typesetting for Print Produced reports and presentations
Prince Georges Community College, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD University of Maryland, College Park, MD (UMCP) University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (UMBC) Experience Howard G. Hoffman, Inc. Healthcare Concepts, Inc., Riverdale, MD Evening and Weekend Division, UMUC, College Park, MD Dept. of Electrical Engineering, UMCP, College Park, MD
Special Skill Set:
Peachtree/Sage Accounting Software QuarkXpress page layout software, PhotoShop, InDesign WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT