- Annual Fright Night event…with a new twist!
- Phase II’s first building opens
- “Like” us on Facebook!
- Refer a friend and earn $200
- Corvias Foundation gathers new scholars, recent graduates and alumni to find new ways to give back
- Halloween chills: Why do we enjoy being scared?
- Pet policy reminder
- Community happenings are on our website’s calendar
- Strengthening families and communities - “Know your resources”
- The fall temperatures are here, but don’t forget…
- Green corner
- You are invited… to a graduation ceremony!
- Tell us how we are doing
- Upcoming events and important dates
Our Annual Halloween event, Fright Night, will be held on Friday, October 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Randolph Pointe Clubhouse. But, this isn’t just any Fright Night. Instead of showing scary movies, this year we will be celebrating Diá de Muertos! Food will (of course!) be served. Come in your Halloween costume, if you’d like!
As you may have noticed, we officially have our first residents living in Randolph Pointe Phase II. We are so excited to have you all. Welcome – you will love it here!
Although the first building of the Phase II expansion is now occupied, we ask that you please do not drive, bike, or walk near the active construction site. This is for your safety, and we appreciate your cooperation!
Did you know that Randolph Pointe is on Facebook? Click here to visit and like our page for fun and exciting community updates. Send us your pictures, videos, news, etc. to share with the rest of the community. Don’t forget to tag yourselves, too!
Earning $200 has never been easier with the Randolph Pointe referral program. If you refer someone who moves into Randolph Pointe, $200 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, $200 will be provided to you as a thank you!
It’s that easy.
Every year, Corvias Foundation selects a new class of scholars from military and employee families to receive $50,000 college scholarships. As of this past May, Corvias scholars number more than 90, and their commitment to the Corvias family and to giving back are a testament to the investment made in each of them.
This year was a special year for the Foundation. In July, the Foundation marked its fifth year in Boston celebrating new scholars at Fenway Park, as well as holding an inaugural alumni summit. John Picerne, Corvias Group CEO and Founder, inspired new recipients to go out into the world and make changes in their own way, as they study and learn about themselves. He then urged recent graduates to reach for what makes them happy and fulfilled in life.
During the alumni summit, past scholarship recipients provided insight into what more Corvias can do to give back to military families. Each provided great ideas for how the Corvias Foundation can grow and evolve in the face of our changing world. The alumni also thanked the Foundation as a group for helping to provide them an education and to make them into the young people that they are.
As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The Corvias Foundation looks forward to continuing to encourage others to imagine, inspire, and reach higher.
Halloween may be one of the scariest holidays of the year, but people seem to take delight in being scared in every season. What’s the appeal of ghost stories, horror movies, frightening novels, and things that go bump in the night? Experts have a few theories:
- We like the adrenaline. Fear has the same adrenaline-producing effect as excitement. It feels good. Scary movies, stories, and books are methods of releasing adrenaline in a controlled environment.
- Shared fear helps us bond. The “creeps” create social bonding. Activities like telling ghost stories around a campfire or watching a scary movie together allow us to form ties with strangers as well as family and friends.
- Horror helps us deal with real-life terrors. We can deal with the very real horrors of modern times by transforming them into fictional movies and stories in which the monsters and bad guys are always caught and punished.
As stated in the Residency Occupancy Agreement and on the Pet Policy Acknowledgement form, the only pets that are currently allowed at Randolph Pointe are (up to) two caged birds and fish. Currently, no other pets are allowed nor are any pets allowed to visit your apartment for pet-sitting purposes.
All residents signed these documents upon move-in. If an unapproved animal is found in your apartment, the resident 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 the resident 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!
Want to know what is happening in your community? Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on resident events and community activities. You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Knowing what resources are available is essential to navigating military life. Community resources and support can help military families develop skills to become resilient and cope with challenging situations.
Reaching out to community resources for assistance can:
- Give you the ability to make realistic plans for you and your family and take the steps necessary to follow through with them.
- Give you a positive self-concept and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Help you develop communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help you manage negative impulses and feelings in a positive way.
Wellness resources for the military community:
- Friends and family – Stay connected to family and friends. Build a support network through your Family Readiness Group, parenting support groups, or other organizations on post.
- Military OneSource– This is a one-stop shop, with an array of information on topics to include deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, by telephone or face to face. For more information, please call (800) 342-9647.
- Army Community Service (ACS) - ACS provides a variety of programs for service members and their families, including the Exceptional Family Member Program, Relocation Readiness, and Survivor Outreach Services . For more information, please call (910) 396-8682.
- Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) - The SFAC is where Warrior Transition soldiers and their families gather in a warm and friendly environment. For more information, please call (910) 643-6653.
If you need assistance connecting to wellness resources, contact your Corvias Resident Relations Manager at (910) 764-4500.
Due to fire codes and fire safety, personal grills are not permitted on patios or balconies. Grilling is also not permitted on grassy areas or anywhere surrounding Randolph Pointe buildings. Grills are located throughout the Randolph Pointe community. Please use these when you feel like cooking outside.
Eighty to ninety percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.
Have you or someone in your family recently received a degree? Then you are invited to participate in the Fort Bragg Education Center’s 2013-2014 Collegiate Graduation and Recognition Ceremony! The event will take place on November 20 at 2 p.m. in the Main Post Theater. Anyone who has met sufficient degree, diploma, or certificate requirements as verified by the college or university is encouraged to participate. Please e-mail Minnie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Terry Long at email@example.com for more details. Deadline to submit your participant application is November 5.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey will begin this month and will continue into November. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. While participation is voluntary, your feedback is appreciated so we can work to improve your experience. Please contact the Community Office for more information.
- October 11: FREE Darius Rucker concert
- October 13 (Columbus Day): Randolph Pointe Community Office open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- October 18: FMWR’s Volksmarch
- October 26: Fort Bragg Chapels' Community Choir Concert
- October 31: Fright Night
- November 5: Collegiate Graduation and Recognition Ceremony application deadline