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We are The Meadows. Located near I-75, close to downtown Sarasota, minutes from University Town Center Mall and Benderson Park. With 1650 acres of open space, The Meadows is home to an abundance of canopied oaks,
over 85 lakes and waterways, and 14 miles of walking and bike trails.
We offer a lifestyle like no other, everlasting relationships, engaging activities and a variety of amenities that reflect our diverse interests.
Live the Lifestyle.
The number one priority for MCA staff members is to assure that their interactions with residents reflect the mission and vision of the MCA and convey the spirit of community that is so much a part of our lives at The Meadows. Residents come first. We want to make it easy for you to contact the MCA and to get the help you may need so we have provided you with information about our staff and what they do to help familiarize yourself with our team’s areas of responsibility and expertise.
Frances Rippcondi-General Manager (fourth from left), Mike Mazur-Director, Administration and Community Relations (second from left), Tia Calomeris -Director, Marketing and Communications (first from right), Rachel Penico-Lifestyle Coordinator (first from left), Lisa Compton-Administrative Accountant (third from left), Sandy Truman-Community Standards Administrator (third from right), Al Ballentyne-Maintenance (second from right), Debbie Lord-Receptionist (fifth from left.)
Frances, the General Manager of The Meadows is a licensed Community Association Manager. She has more than 20 years of experience designing high-end communities focused on state-of-the- art amenities and design excellence. Frances’ leadership and strategic thinking allows her to assist the Board in carrying out The Meadows Renaissance plan. She oversees the beautification plans, collaborates with the MCA/TMCC Strategic Committee and works with architectural and engineering firms to implement The Meadows vision. Frances utilizes her management skills in guiding her staff, providing them with the tools they need to implement MCA strategies while creating an environment where new ideas and approaches are welcome.
Mike is the liaison between The Meadows Community Association, Condominium/Homeowners Associations and committees of the Board. He is actively engaged in Human Resources, administrative and accounting functions for the MCA. Mike is responsible for tracking legal documents and records management.
Tia Calomeris defines and implements the marketing and communication strategies supporting our long-term planning. She is The Editor-In-Chief and creative director of The Meadoword, engaged in direct revenue responsibilities for advertising of the publication, manages the governance of the website along with content development and update. She defines branding/messaging, supports the community with digital and traditional print materials and is the Chair of The Communications Committee.
Rachel is responsible for development and implementation the Lifestyle Program for The Meadows, daily community digital and in person communications of MCA Activities, inclusive of our Facebook platform. She is the point person for The Meadows activities and addresses all questions pertaining to activities, social groups and clubs’ structure while fostering beneficial community-wide relationships.
Lisa administers all financial transactions for the MCA including; assessments, payroll and Accounts Payable/Receivable. She works with the Finance Committee, is responsible for updating our contact database, advertising contracts, parking/boat lot storage fees, warranty deeds and estoppel fees.
Sandy oversees the operations of buildings, grounds and maintenance for The Meadows Community Association common areas while ensuring that the improvements, beautification, standards and regulations of the MCA is being implemented. She works closely with the Maintenance and Standards Committees resulting in the beautification of our grounds and many properties coming into compliance. Sandy builds strong relationships with residents finding creative solutions to challenges regarding architectural review and supporting residents in their desires to improve their properties.
Al spends his days repairing, painting, trimming and fixing our community’s extensive infrastructure as well as focusing on preventative maintenance and keeping The Meadows beautiful. Our Maintenance Committee and staff identify issues, prioritize work, set standards and make recommendations. Its al who solves the problems.
Debbie welcomes our Meadows’ residents as they enter the front lobby of the building. She manages our volume of phone calls, helps with questions and residents looking for assistance on a variety of requests. If she is unable to answer your question, Debbie will be able to direct residents to the proper contact person. Debbie also works on special projects for the MCA.
The Meadows philanthropic efforts reach wide within the community and Sarasota County.
They are driven by residents who give selflessly of their time to improve the quality of life for others,
their surroundings and their community.
THE CRAFT GROUP – Raising over $52,000 for charities that do not receive governmental subsidies and to charities that assist the underprivileged. The funds were raised through their annual craft show and bake sales.
OUR SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – Assists neighboring schools and puts smiles on the faces of over 325 children and teachers.
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE – For over 30 years, MCA has partnered with the SunCoast Blood Bank on blood and platelet donations from our community heroes. These efforts have resulted in 2,654 units of blood, equivalent to 7,962 lives saved.
ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK – The MCA is proud to be one of many partners working with All Faiths Food Bank. Our community, along with its dedicated volunteers, have distributed over 10 million pounds of food each year to Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.
EASTERSEALS – The Meadows Country Club, through the 2019 Meadows Cup Golf Tournament, raised over $120,000 for children, youth and adults with special needs so they may enjoy access, opportunities, and increased life choices.
SARASOTA MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THRIVE PROGRAM – The Women’s and Men’s Golf Associations of The Meadows Country Club and The Meadows Community Association supported The Sarasota Memorial Thrive Support & Survivorship Program. This program provides cancer patients and their loved ones support to help them manage a cancer diagnosis and everything that comes with it. This year they raised nearly $20,000.
The Meadows is a community like no other. Located conveniently between downtown Sarasota and UTC Mall and I-75. Developer Frank Taylor had a vision of a community with strong social relationships, grand open spaces, and a commitment to wildlife and ecology. A place where friends and family gather to build meaningful relationships with their neighbors and loved ones. Where the community becomes the playground and the lifestyle connects one another through socializing, lifelong learning, enjoyment, and contributing to our quality of life together.
Today, our mission and vision stands strong for our future. Our mission is to preserve the property values, green space, ambiance and vitality of our community. Our vision is to be known as a well-maintained, welcoming, safe community with up-to-date housing, activities and services designed to meet the needs of all residents. Our strategic plan is one that will improve the quality of our lives and bring our mission and vision to life.
For those who want to enjoy the lifestyle that the community has to offer, there is something for everyone at The Meadows. Our extensive amenities, clubs, activities and events make for a busy social life. The Meadows is a community that continues to enhance quality of life by meeting the needs of its residents. Take a look at our future plans; a new Community Lifestyle and Wellness Facility, renovated clubhouse, enhanced Tennis Complex with expanded outdoor dining, all to enjoy the beauty of The Meadows nature, our active social lifestyle and embrace our health and wellness.
Our G4S Security Team (From Left to right) – Captain Don Parker, Major Bob Martin (Ron Smith and Greg Demarest not pictured).
The MCA contracts with G4S USA to provide round-the-clock protection for our residents. There are three members of the G4S team that residents might see frequently. Major Bob Martin leads the MCA Security Team. Bob has been working at The Meadows for more than 10 years and he is the main point of contact for Security questions and concerns. Captain Don Parker usually works later in the day and through the evening, so if you call with a question or concern, he is the one you will probably talk to.
Officer Ron Smith usually works on weekends or nights. All of these men have extensive background in law enforcement and training in working in a community setting. Our core team is supplemented by other G4S officers with similar law enforcement training and residents should feel comfortable making a report with any one of them.
If you have an emergency call 911 and make sure someone is able to call our Safety Patrol to report incidents as well. Having a record of incidents in the neighborhood is a very important element of reporting.
Meadows Safety Officers call residents after MCA business hours for urgent reasons like an open garage door.
The phone number for the MCA Safety Patrol is 941-809-0084
The Meadows Community Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation established by Taylor Woodrow under the laws of the State of Florida and was envisioned well before the first home was built. Each property owner in The Meadows automatically becomes a member of The Meadows Community Association, Inc. (MCA) which operates as the Master Association to all single-family homes and all associations and business facilities with The Meadows.
An owner whose unit is part of a condominium or a homeowners’ association is responsible for compliance with the “Declaration of Condominium” or the “Declaration of Restrictions” for their association. All unit owners within an association and all single-family homeowners must comply with the governing documents of The Meadows as well. All of these documents are legally binding and have been recorded with Sarasota County.
Individual associations are responsible for maintaining their own governing documents, recording amendments or restatements as required. The individual association documents provided on this website reflect the latest documents provided by each association to the MCA. Users are advised to contact the management company or volunteer leaders of their respective association to verify that these are the current and complete documents.
MEADOWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS
Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation
Amendments to the Bylaws
|Single-Family Unit Documents|
|Single-Family Amendment-Rental of Single Family Homes|
(Formally known as The Meadows, Unit 17)
|Meadows Unit 1|
|Meadows Unit 2|
|Meadows Unit 3|
|Meadows Unit 4-A|
|Meadows Unit 4|
|Meadows Unit 5|
|Meadows Unit 6|
|Meadows Unit 7|
|Meadows Unit 8|
|Meadows Unit 9|
|Meadows 11 (Windsor Park)|
|Meadows 14 (Surrey Lane)|
|Highlands 1 (Hadfield Dr)|
|Highlands 3 (Highlands Oak Cir)|
|Highlands 6 (Highland Brdg Rd)|
Condominium and Incorporated HOA Documents & Property Management
PLEASE NOTE: To the best of our knowledge, the links on this page contain the documents of each incorporated association in The Meadows. The documents are recorded with the Clerk of the Court for Sarasota County by each Association.
*If you would like to join the voluntary organization of Single Family Homeowner, please contact Tom Pound, the MHOA President. Membership is $15 a year or $25 for two years..
Hunt Club (Homes)
Hunt Club (Condos)
Lyndurst Court (HOA)
Muirfield Heath (HOA)
Penshurst Park (HOA)
Sandringham Place (HOA)
Stratfield Park (HOA)
Villas at The Meadows
Villas of Papillon
Wood Ridge (HOA)
The Meadows is an active community where its residents enjoy an enriched social life full of a variety of activities for all ages to engage, have fun, meet new friends and create bonding relationships. One of the unique aspects of The Meadows is its diverse community, and with that comes a wide variety of interests.
The Renaissance Access Plan offers greater access to The Meadows Country Club facilities for homeowners and
annual tenants who live in The Meadows.
Those services include: Fitness, Pool, Dining, Community Sponsored Events, Tennis and Golf.
Use the links below for more details.
Our continued efforts in implementing the Renaissance Plan are designed to update the community infrastructure and improve our activity space both inside and outdoors. The Meadows has many new and exciting renaissance projects currently underway and in various stages of progress.
The Community Lifestyle and Wellness Facility
This facility will provide expanded activity and meeting space, and will include wellness and fitness programs.
Centre Court Lounge
Added outdoor dining is being designed around the pool and Centre Court Lounge that will connect diners to the beauty of The Meadows nature.
Operating hours (excluding holidays)
Monday – Friday 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday 7 am – 4 pm
Full Size Jr. Olympic Pool.
Pool Hours 7:30 am-5 pm (excluding holidays.)
Pool is closed during water aerobics classes and private event. Guest passes available at a separate cost.
Club pool parties release 10 days prior to event.
Sign up for Constant Contact for event updates.
Centre Court Lounge (CCL)
Phone number: 941-371-6000
Fountain View Lounge (FVL)
Carry out WED-SAT
order between 1-4 pm
Pick-up between 5-8pm
Click the link below for special Thanksgiving menus.
Sunday Brunch in the Regency room will be open to all Renaissance Access Card Holders, beginning Sunday,
December 6 – 27, $24.95++
Club events open 10 days prior to the event. Sign up for Constant Contact for update.
Full access to separately priced golf clinics/lessons. Full access to Highlands and Groves golf courses at 10% discount. Full access to chipping and putting on these courses & Pro shop purchases. The Meadows Course requires a membership.
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Our unique community is one that believes in teamwork and volunteerism as was the vision of Frank Taylor.
Contribute to your community by volunteering.
Best Kept (Subset of Standards & Restrictions)
Lesley Totten, Chair
Tia Calomeris, Chair
Marilyn Maleckas, Liaison
Community Activities and Involvement
Kathy Easley, Chair
Tom Pound, Liaison
Mike Mazur, Chair
Finance and Budget
Fernando Viteri, Chair
Marvin Glusman, Joy Howes, and Bud Totten
Melanie Babineau, Chair
Long -Range Planning
Malcolm Hay, Chair
Jo-Evans and Mark Pienkos, Co- Chairs
Bob Clark, Chair
Bob Clark, Chair
Amy MacDougall, Chair
Fernando Viteri, Liaison
Water & Wildlife
Dr. Robert Hueter, Chair
Malcolm Hay, Liaison
Ecology is a priority within The Meadows Community. The Meadows has an abundance of waterscapes—85
ponds and other water features with nearly 25 miles of shoreline! These aquatic habitats are not only attractive
and environmentally friendly, but they also enhance property values within the community.
In 2017, marine biologist and Meadows resident, Dr. Robert Hueter came to the MCA Board with a desire to preserve our beautiful surroundings, and, in January 2018 the WWC was formed with Dr. Hueter as its chair. WWC has contributed greatly to the vitality of The Meadows. It has raised awareness about the importance of maintaining our natural assets and has launched a number of important projects to ensure the success of these goals. Examples are monitoring the health of our ponds and lakes, planting along the banks, and protecting our wildlife.
In 2018, The Meadows received the Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Volunteer Award for our community commitment to our ecology. In 2019, The Meadows was awarded a grant from the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program to help facilitate environmental improvements of waterways and wildlife habitats.
Maintaining these water and wildlife features is a major priority of the MCA Board of Directors, the WWC and our residents. On February 6, 2019, the MCA Board approved a policy statement committing the community to implement Low Maintenance Zones to:
Each of us has the ability to make a change. Here are the results of The Meadows’ volunteers supporting our ecology.
Today, The Meadows is home to a variety of bird species and is a source of enjoyment for Meadows birdwatchers.. The Meadows has partnered with the Sarasota Audubon Society to continue to broaden our residents’ knowledge and love for birds through bird walks and presentations.
The MCA and its WWC, have adopted a pro-environmental approach to improving the health and look of our community. This includes coexisting with our alligators because gators are important in maintaining ecological balance in Florida freshwater systems.
In The Meadows we live in harmony with the wildlife. Respecting their space and health includes:
The Meadows was built on the foundation of volunteerism, teamwork and community commitment. Individual voices are heard and collectively we make a difference. Your voluntary donation gives back to the community to ensure it thrives and
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS – COVID-19 brought additional challenges to our community, and while our long-term planning and capital expenditures are in place, your support is important for our forward progress. Your gift of a voluntary donation to support our community improvements will help us reach our shared vision.
If you wish to donate, select your preference below or for those who wish to make a sizable donation involving a name dedication, please
Call MCA 941-377-2300
The Meadows will be paving several areas under renovation or new areas to be built within the community; tennis courts, pool area and the new Health and Wellness Center. Please call MCA 941-377-2300 to order your brick paver.
The Meadows Community Association (MCA) is the Master Association of The Meadows. The MCA owns all the common property, inclusive of the three golf courses, Tennis Complex, fitness facility, and clubhouse. The Meadows Country Club is an independent private club managed by a Board of Governors.
The MCA maintains within the common area roads, sidewalks, landscaping, ponds, open space, and street lights.
All members of the 52 independent condominium and homeowners’ association communities of The Meadows are members of the Master Association, and share in the cost to maintain these common area properties through assessments.
The MCA is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors which has full authority to set assessments, make policies, operational decisions and amend community governing documents. It is one of the broadest ranging master communities to be found. Learn more about The Meadows strategic plan.
The Board of Directors meet on the second Thursday of each month, (except August) at 1PM. All residents are invited to attend.
Check The Meadoword back calendar or contact the MCA at 941-377-2300.
OFFICERS (From Left): Jan Lazar—President, Malcolm Hay—Vice President, Bob Clark—Secretary, Fernando Viteri—Treasurer
DIRECTORS: Bruce Ferretti, Amy MacDougall, Tom Pound, Mark Pienkos
Jan and her husband Jerry, who spent the later part of his career teaching and consulting on medical ethics, have owned in The Meadows for 21 years. She has committed her efforts to The Meadows, serving as Board Treasurer before being elected President in her fifth year on the MCA Board. She is currently on the Personnel Committee and the joint MCA/TMCC Strategic Planning Task force, having previously served on the Long-Range Planning, Finance, and Volunteer Recruitment committees. Her professional background is in finance (past President and Honorary Life Member of the MI Municipal Finance Officers and 5 time Chair of the Government Finance Officers of the US & Canada’s (GFOA) Budget and Mgmt Committee}, strategic planning, pension planning/administration, labor negotiations, personnel policies / procedures design/ administration, and city management in distressed communities. Jan has a B. A. in Political Science / Math, an MA in Political Philosophy & International Relations, an MPA and been a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) ® since 1985. She worked as a management consultant, expert witness, emergency manager. She also taught investment and personal financial planning at the community college level.
Malcolm and his wife Cathy have lived in The Meadows since 2007. He is Vice President, chair of our Long-Range Planning Committee, formulated the Strategic Plan for The Meadows, and is a key contributor of the Strategic Planning Team. Malcolm is completing his second term on the MCA Board of Directors. Malcolm has been a member of the Penshurst Park Homeowner’s Association Board of Directors for eight years and serves as President. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, an MBA from University of Pittsburgh and a JD from Duquesne University.
Fernando and his wife, Victoria, have been residents of The Meadows since 1990. He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Information and Decision Sciences. He has been in the Information Technology field for 20 years with construction, legal, web and medical market applications and project management responsibilities in North America and Europe. Since 2004, Fernando has been a real estate agent with Sotheby’s International Realty. He has served on the MCA Board of Directors for four years.
Bob’s career of 43 years was as an executive in the industrial tooling industry where he grew a company of 100 employees to 1400. His experience reaches wide across: HR, purchasing, IT, tooling, process engineering, customer service, management and acquisition. Bob has served on the MCA Board for four years in various positions and has been a resident of The Meadows since 2013. He has extensive experience serving 40 years on the board and past president of the Dayton Boys and Girls Club, 30 years of board service and past president of the Dayton Regional Manufacturers Association, 12 years of Board service with the Tri-River Employers Health Care Coalition, 20 years of membership and past chair of the Miami Valley Senior Human Resources Group, to name a few. Bob is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
Bruce moved from Pennsylvania where he was president of Allentown Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce, campaign chairman of the United Way in Lehigh County and president of Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare. Bruce has lived in The Meadows for 17 years and has been a member of the MCA Safety Committee, served on The Meadows Homeowners’ Association (MHOA), MCA Board of Directors and The Meadows Country Club Board of Governors.
Amy MacDougall, MA, CCIM was born and raised in Huntington on Long Island, New York. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. After graduate school in Atlanta, GA, Amy lived on the east end of Long Island where she worked as a school psychologist and later as a broker/associate with a high-end residential real estate company. She was on the board of directors of the Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient, NY. Amy moved to Sarasota in 2007 and worked in the neurology department at USF through a grant with the Parkinson Research Foundation. Amy segued into commercial real estate joining Ian Black Real Estate in October of 2013. Amy has lived in The Meadows for seven years with her now 10-year-old son along with the family’s two rescue dogs. Amy is the chair, and Board liaison, of the Safety Committee.
Mark’s strengths are based on his 45 years as an educator and school administrator. These include human relations, budgetary and listening skills. Mark organized and leads the Hot Stove League – “Let’s Talk Sports” discussion group here in The Meadows. He and his wife Ann are involved in many aspects of our Association and community. Mark earned a Doctorate in Education, Specialist Certificate in Administrative Leadership, plus Masters and Bachelors Degrees in Education.
Tom and his wife, Sue, have lived in The Meadows since 2013. He is very active in the community serving as the President of the MHOA and on The MCA Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee and is a member of The Meadows Country Club. Tom possesses a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He and Sue have five sons and 10 grandchildren.
Transportation options are easy and accessible. The Meadoword offers private tansportation options under our classified section and Uber is as easy as downloading an app on your phone. Below are some other options you may want to consider.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) serves more than 6,000 riders daily on fixed routes throughout Sarasota County. Its mission is to provide safe and courteous transportation service in an accountable and timely manner.
Fixed-route buses run 5:30 AM-10:30 PM, Monday-Sunday. For more information on SCAT fares, schedules, and route maps use this link: SCAT Bus Service, Sarasota County.
ITNSunCoast (ITN) is a local, nonprofit transportation service that provides rides to individuals 60+ and vision-challenged adults of any age.
ITN’s mission is to help individuals maintain their independence and live joyful and meaningful lives through a convenient, reliable and affordable transportation option when driving a car themselves is not sensible or safe.
For more information and answers to many of your questions
visit www.itnsuncoast.org or call 941-364-7530.
Meadows Safety Patrol (G4S Security) • 941-809-0084
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
MCA Administrative Staff • 941-377-2300
Activities and Events
Rachel Watson, Lifestyle Coordinator, email@example.com
The Meadoword • 941-377-2300
Tia Calomeris, Director of Marketing & Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Compton, Advertising Contracts and Finance email@example.com
Meadows Website • 941-377-2300
Sarasota, FL 34235
941-377-2300 • (fax) 941-377-2248
Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to
4:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
The main entrance to The Meadows is on 17th Street between Lockwood Ridge Road and Honore Avenue. There is also an entrance at Longmeadow off Honore.
From I-75, take the Fruitville Road exit (Exit 210) west toward downtown Sarasota. Turn right on Honore. Turn left off Honore onto 17th Street west. Turn right onto Longmeadow and continue to the first stop sign. The MCA building is on the left.
From downtown Sarasota, take U.S. 301 to 17th Street; turn east, going away from town. Take 17th past Beneva Road and turn left at the second stop light onto Longmeadow. Follow Longmeadow, as described above.
Directions via Mapquest
The Meadows brand is our reputation, a first impression that will last in the minds of those who come through The Meadows. It tells them what to expect and who we are. The community’s unique qualities and personality to make a memorable impression on those who visit, purchase or live in The Meadows.
The grass celebrates the open land we all value and the natural beauty of The Meadows, the golf courses, the mature landscaping, and beautiful vistas that are the catalyst to gather and enjoy the enriched social lifestyle that is a large part of our community.
The styling of our name demonstrates The Meadows as current, fresh and modern with a casual sophistication that embraces growth. Our name defines who we are by its definition: Meadow–an open habitat, or field, vegetated by grass.
These elements echo our developer’s original vision, and what our community values as most important. Our revitalization efforts and attention to the land has made us ecologically responsible, united us in our vision for the future and strengthened us for growth. Our new logo celebrates, honors and respects those unique qualities we define as The Meadows.
The Meadows Country Club is nestled in a lush, vibrant community located minutes from downtown Sarasota, UTC Mall
and I-75. Members enjoy three distinctive golf courses, a beautiful tennis complex with 17 Har-Tru courts, a junior Olympic
pool and custom fitness programs. Gather with friends for lunch or dinner. There’s something for everyone in our social
events, educational programs, and recreational activities including the 14 acres of oak canopied walking, nature and biking
trails that weave through the community.
The Meadows enjoys the advantage being of a highly sought-after location with the nearby UTC Mall and cultural centers, there is always fun around the corner..
We are all aware that life changes with time. We change and our needs change. With that comes re-evaluation.
The Meadows offers many options that supports staying in the community you love, close to family and friends, in familiar surroundings.
Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life – offers three levels of living options:
Do you want to get involved? Give us your name and contact information and let us know which committee(s) you’re interested in joining.
Disaster preparedness refers to measures taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters. That is, to predict and, where possible, prevent disasters, mitigate their impact on vulnerable populations, and respond to and effectively cope with their consequences.