We had our residents meeting today. It started at 10.00 for 10.30 and finished whenever you left. Most people had left by 1.30 so you could say it ended then.
I have to celebrate the hard work done by the committee members between meetings and the hours they give to helping our little community.
Our managment team is infinitely patient - David Hernandez and Naomi Real -and I am sure they have better things to do on their Saturdays.
This blog has been conceived in the belief there has to be a better way to run a residents meeting and a community complex.
It is also intended as a Forum to discuss things of interest.
Everyone is free to comment. All comments are automatically posted and will be removed only if considered offensive. I am the sole judge and jury of what is offensive. Anyone discouraged by this approach can start their own Blog - but the name 'Padradise' is booked.
First up is best dressed.
I would welcome a parallel Forum in Spanish - but that is for a native speaker to organise.
As a community that meets democratically we run the risk, as presently run, of hearing only from those who have a particular personal interest or agenda, of those who talk the longest or the loudest and we run the risk of losing the silent majority.
So this blog is for you - the silent majority.
First things first. This is a terrific community. I love the property, the location, the people. I hope to spend more of my life here, especially in Winter.
I am proud of the complex - of its architecture, its magnificent swimming pools, of its location so close to a wonderful sea, of its peace and tranquility, of the staff who work so hard, of its gardens and its mozarabe character, its shimmering and suggestive shapes and shadows.
I want the best for the community and for its families, particularly those who live here. There is no reason why this cannot be the best complex and community in the whole of Tenerife if not in all of Spain.
There is only one rule - if it's to be, it's up to me. By that I mean as a community we can surely forget the developer at this stage who has his own problems. If we are to solve issues, we must look to ourselves in the first instance because I believe the developer may be either unwilling or unable to help into the future. We are on our own. And that is not a bad thing. So let's just get on with it.
We have talented people from all walks of life, engineers, adminsitrators, lawyers, buiness men, computer specialists. If we tap our human resources we can solve any problems.
I welcome any suggestions or comments - this blog is as much yours as mine - except I get to police it....
Paz y luz