- Thanksgiving Luncheon – November 21
- Annual Resident Surveys Coming Soon
- Refer-A-Friend and Earn $250
- Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving
- Live Army Green Corner
- Test Your Heater Today
- Black Friday Survival Guide
- Corvias Foundation Scholarship and Grant Applications Available Nov. 1
- Fort Bragg Gate Access Changes
- Pet Policy Reminder
- Don't Be a Victim of Holiday Crime
- November Special Office Hours:
Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on the things for which we are thankful, and we’d like to thank you for serving our country. Randolph Pointe’s Thanksgiving luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come celebrate Thanksgiving a little early with us at the Randolph Pointe Clubhouse. We will be making all of your favorite homemade Thanksgiving fixings. Bring a friend for the chance to win prizes.
Corvias Military Living’s goal is to provide the best homes, service and value to residents. Each year, Corvias hires a third-party research company to conduct annual satisfaction surveys. These surveys help us focus on areas that need attention and identify ways to enhance the experience of each resident.
Corvias has selected SatisFacts Research who will contact residents via e-mail to complete a brief online survey. To complete the survey, Corvias must have a personal e-mail address. The online surveys will be sent prior to the end of the year and participation is voluntary. However, we strongly encourage residents to contribute. Without candid and thoughtful feedback, we could not have provided nationally recognized, award-winning customer service for five consecutive years.
Participants are automatically entered into a drawing for a great prize. Stop by your community office if you have questions or need to update your contact information.
Earning $250 has never been easier with the Randolph Pointe referral program. If you refer someone who moves into Randolph Pointe, $250 is yours! If you know someone who is looking to move into Randolph Pointe, encourage them to apply now! The sooner the referral moves into the community, the sooner you will receive your reward.
Here is how it works:
- When you refer someone to Randolph Pointe, give the Community Office a heads-up.
- When your referral applies to live at Randolph Pointe, be sure they note your name as their referral on their housing application.
- Once your referral moves into Randolph Pointe, $250 will be provided to you as a thank you!
- It’s that easy.
- If you do not cook frequently, test your oven at least a week before the holiday to ensure it is working properly. If repairs are needed, be sure to request a work order by contacting your Community Office as soon as possible.
- Do not pour grease, oils or other fatty substances down your sink, toilet or sewer drains. If poured down the sink, these materials can harden along pipes and may lead to clogged pipes and unpleasant sewer backups. These materials should be discarded with your regular trash or may be recycled at the DPW Recycling Facility.
- To keep your garbage disposal working properly, do not use it to dispose of large quantities of food waste. Egg shells, potato skins, pasta, rice, bones and other vegetables and meats can cause your disposal to clog and jam.
- Use extreme caution when operating turkey fryers as these have contributed to many home fires and accidental burns. Always keep the fryer in full view while the burner is on and do not operate fryers in, on or under a garage, carport, porch, wooden deck, fence, dry grass or any other structure or material that can catch fire. For additional safety information, visit http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/perspectives/consumer/productsafety/turkeys/ .
In the fall and winter months, reversing the direction of ceiling fans in your home will help to redirect warm air downward. Replacing air filters every 30 days will also help your HVAC unit to operate more efficiently and help save energy. Free replacement filters are available at your Community Center.
Don’t be left out in the cold - test your heater today! Keep in mind, when using your heater for the first time, you may detect a smoke-like odor. This smell is caused by the dust that has accumulated in your unit during the summer months and will usually dissipate within a few minutes. Please do not call 911 unless you actually see smoke or flames.
- Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is touted as the biggest shopping day of the year and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This can also be a stressful time, as gift giving can quickly “gobble” up your hard-earned money. Don’t fret – we’ve got some quick and easy tips to ensure that your many purchases don’t burn a hole in your wallet.
- Before you hit the stores, be aware of where your finances currently stand. Only purchase items that you are confident you can afford.
- Create a budget specifically for holiday shopping. Follow your budget as closely as possible, and track your spending. Need help? Contact the Financial Readiness Program at (910) 907-3670/(910) 396-2507.
- Ask for military discounts wherever you go. Even if stores do not advertise the discount, ask – you may be pleasantly surprised to hear the answer.
- Shop around. Look at the circulars for sales and discounts. Recognize a good price when you see one.
- Look for the Energy Star logo when purchasing new appliances or electronics. Compare the energy consumption of different products to help evaluate the potential operating costs over the long term.
- Follow your gut instincts – if you think a potential gift is too much for you to spend, look for something else at a lower price.
- Cyber Monday, anyone? Check for last minute deals and steals online on Monday, December 2.
- Some of the best gifts come from the heart and cost nothing at all. Be creative!
- Don’t forget to stop, relax, and enjoy the season with your family and friends. That’s really what it is all about.
Applications for the 2014 Scholarship and Educational Grant are available November 1 at www.corviasfoundation.org. The Foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded more than $4.5 million since 2006.
Applications for the Scholarship must be submitted by February 13, 2014, and will be awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university in the amount of up to $50,000 each. The Foundation will select 10 children of active-duty service members stationed at Forts Meade, Bragg, Polk, Rucker, Riley, Sill, and Aberdeen Proving Ground to receive the scholarships. New this year, children at Edwards AFB, Eglin AFB, Eielson AFB, Hurlburt Field, McConnell AFB and Seymour Johnson AFB will also be eligible to apply for the scholarships.
Applications for the Educational Grant must be submitted by May 8, 2014. Grants are given in amounts up to $5,000 for the spouse of an active-duty service member at the installations listed above. Applicants may be in any stage of the educational process.
Applications and all necessary paperwork must be submitted by the due date. Awards for both the scholarship and grant are for use beginning in the fall of 2014.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-228-2836 with any questions about eligibility or the application process.
As part of a Department of Defense (DoD) directive for all military installations to install Physical Access Control Systems, Fort Bragg is implementing Automated Installation Entry (AIE) which will enhance security at the installation entrances and expedite access for personnel and vehicles. As a result of these changes, beginning November 15, new procedures will be in place for all drivers on the installation (excluding Linden Oaks). For your convenience, most DoD ID card holders in the Fort Bragg area have been automatically enrolled in the AIE system. However, some newcomers to the installation will be required to register their DoD ID Cards in the AIE system at the Vehicle Registration Office located near the All American Access Control Point.
Please remember, these changes may affect the ability for some visitors and delivery services to access the installation. We encourage you to visit the following website for the most up-to-date information about the new AIE system http://www.bragg.army.mil/directorates/DES/pmo/Pages/AIE.aspx
Each Randolph Pointe resident signs the Residency Occupancy Agreement and Pet Policy Acknowledgement Form prior to move-in. These forms state that the only pets that are currently allowed at Randolph Pointe are fish and (up to) two caged birds. Currently, no other pets are allowed nor are any pets allowed to visit your apartment for pet-sitting purposes.
If an animal that has not been approved by Randolph Pointe staff is found in your apartment, you will be given a written violation. A member of the Randolph Pointe staff will then follow-up to make sure that the pet has been removed. A note is then made and damages may be charged to you upon move-out.
Please help keep Randolph Pointe in the best possible condition for you and future residents by not housing animals in your apartment!
The holidays are the peak season for crime nationwide. Using good judgment can help keep you and your home safe this holiday season.
- Lock your car doors, roll up windows, and secure your valuables each time you exit your car. Do not store your keys in your car.
- Store valuable items out of view in your car and remove any suction cup marks from your windshield. Store holiday packages in your trunk and keep receipts with you. Fort Bragg regulations forbid these items from being stored in plain sight within cars.
- If you have a garage, be sure your garage door remains closed.
- Secure all exterior doors and windows before leaving your apartment.
- Keep your exterior storage space locked at all times.
- When traveling out of town, make your home look lived-in. Install timers to turn lights on and off during evening hours.
- If you will be away from your home for an extended period of time, please inform the Community Office.
Nov. 11 –Veterans Day - Offices closed.
Nov. 13 – Offices closed from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for an employee event.
Nov. 28 –Thanksgiving - Offices closed.
Nov. 29 – Offices open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.