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    Somerset's Little Free Library Featured in Marietta Daily Journal!


The Marietta Daily Journal recently ran a feature story on Somerset's own Kit Boden and the Little Free Library she created at the clubhouse.



   Somerset Sharks Wrap Up Winning Season!

The 2014 Somerset Sharks had a phenomenal season winning 3 of our 5 meets! Our 90 swimmers included twenty-nine 3-6 year-olds as well as many other new swimmmers to the team. Every one of our Sharks not only improved their swimming skills, but made new friends and had a great time! The Sharks sent nine swimmers to the county meet!      Read more below the team photo...



The energy and dedication to the Sharks was not limited to our swimmers. Sharks families defined the word TEAM this season, pitching in to help when it was needed and making all of our meets run like clockwork. Thank you to all our amazing Shark families!

AND Thank You to all of our sponsors!! It takes a lot to swim a competitive season, and we really appreciate YOU!!

Sharks Swim Team Information Here



    Rumors fly about Terrell Mill land purchase, Brumby
    relocation - School Board rep Sweeney responds
    - and opposition rebuts Sweeney, School Board
Since news surfaced that the Cobb County School District is negotiating to buy 35+ acres of land along Terrell Mill Rd., south of Belmont, and west of Old Paper Mill neighborhoods, to rebuild/relocate Brumby Elementary, rumors and concerns have been circulating about possible school redistricting (i.e. that Somerset, Gant Quarters, and other neighborhoods might be redistricted to the new Brumby), that East Cobb Middle School could also be moved to that location, negative impacts on traffic and property values, etc.

On Thursday, March 6th, Scott Sweeney, our Post 6 representative on the Cobb County Board of Education, released a memo responding to some rumors that are currently circulating. In addition, his memo contains background information about CCSD planning and links to public reporting on the issue (NOTE: in the memo the links to Marietta Daily Journal articles don't work properly; you'll need to copy/paste them to your browser), and a link to the County's master plan document for the Powers Ferry corridor.

Since then, we have received public responses to Sweeney's memo from organizers opposing the project, and from a neighbor in Old Paper Mill.

On March 24th, Mr. Sweeney released another memo responding to rumors about the relocation.

On March 25th, Mr. Sweeney held a town-hall meeting at Brumby Elementary to answer questions and address rumors. Here are notes from a neighbor who attended that meeting.

More information is also available at the Terrell Mill Community website.

Please note that SHOA has not taken an official position on this issue, pending further research and information. We are communicating with neighboring subdivisions, and will work with them as action becomes necessary.



    2014 SHOA and Pool/Tennis Membership payments are due.

Please submit your 2014 SHOA dues.

The 2014 SHOA & Pool/Tennis Membership Invoice is available for download/printing here. Instructions for submitting your check are on the invoice.

Learn more about SHOA Membership here. The Somerset Homeowners Association fiscal year is
Jan 1 - Dec 31. Please support your neighborhood by sending your payment now. Thank You!

Somerset Homeowners Association is a voluntary membership association.

                      New Website Updates
 

    Halloween Parade 2013!


        Lobster Bake 2013!


   Somerset Annual Homeowners Meeting was held November 11, 2013


Thanks to all our Somerset Neighbors who attended the meeting
or voted by proxy!!


We had a great turnout for the meeting, with the clubhouse meeting-room filled almost to capacity. We reviewed membership and budget numbers for 2013, including major capital improvements to the clubhouse & pool deck, parking lot and spillway repairs. 2014 Dues for SHOA membership, resident and non-resident pool/tennis memberships will be unchanged from 2013 levels, by unanimous vote. 2014 budgets for SHOA and Pool/Tennis were approved by unanimous vote.

We also elected, by unanimous vote, new board members to 9 of the 14 chairs, the largest one-year count in recent memory. Community Spirit awards go to new Lake Chair Emil Gullia, who had not yet moved into his new home in Somerset, and to Tom Guthrie and Tony Ingram, who stepped up to volunteer for their chairs at the meeting that night! Here is your 2014 SHOA Board of Directors (term end date in parentheses, new chairs in green):
  • President – Colin Schroeder (2015)
  • Vice President - Vincent Wang (2014)
  • Secretary - Karen Sharpless (2014)
  • Treasurer – Lori Ewald (2015)
  • Activities/Social - Karon Campbell-Trader (2015), Dawn Clift (2015)
  • Clubhouse – Natasha Baker (2015)
  • Lake – Emil Gullia (2015)
  • Landscape - Mary & Andy Lyness (2015)
  • Membership – Greg McAfee (2015)
  • Pool - Lynda Hedley (2015), Ashley Willoughby (2015)
  • Publications/Communications - Jessica McAfee (2015)
  • Security – Tom Guthrie (2015)
  • Tennis - Avi Moyal (2015)
  • Welcome/Sunshine – Lauren Ferris (2015), Laureen Sluben (2015)

* Note that some chairs have changed since the meeting.


 

  Wheeler Leads Cobb With 21 of 60 National Merit Semifinalists
Wheeler High School leads all Cobb County high schools in National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for 2013, accounting for 21 of the 60 total students in all of Cobb County who achieved this honor in 2013 (Cobb County Schools - COBBCAST     East Cobb Patch, Sep. 12, 2013)
Walton had 13, and Pope had eight.

2013 SHOA Membership Dues are now past due.
Please submit your 2013 dues if you have not already done so.

The 2013 SHOA Membership Invoice is available for download/printing here. Instructions for submitting your check are on the invoice.

Learn more about SHOA Membership here. The Somerset Homeowners Association fiscal year is
Jan 1 - Dec 31. Please support your neighborhood by sending your payment now. Thank You!

Somerset Homeowners Association is a voluntary membership association.


   2012 CHILI COOKOFF WAS A BLAZING SUCCESS!!

This year's event has been replaced by the rescheduled Lobster Bake, but we can look forward to 2014!

  On Nov. 10th, 2012 our Social Chairs revived a great
  fall tradition, The Somerset Chili Cook-off!

  Eight Chili Chefs submitted entries, the weather was perfect,
  and we had a great turnout!! Thanks to all who participated!!

  See pictures HERE


  Somerset Native Interviewed on CNBC's Closing Bell & Featured by Clark Howard
Lynn & Wink Weinberg's son, Gabe, was interviewed on CNBC's Closing Bell show recently.
Internet search engine DuckDuckGo.com, created by Lynn & Wink Weinberg's son, Gabe, was profiled on Clark Howard's website recently.

This search engine's claim to fame is that it presents search results without advertising or paid placement,
and does not track or collect users' information.

DuckDuckGo has also been included in "Best of 2011" lists in TIME Magazine and
PC Magazine, and reviewed by The Washington Post and The New York Times.


   Halloween Parade Bigger Than Ever!!

  Somerset's Annual Halloween Parade
  and Costume Contest was huge!

  See pictures HERE


   Somerset's Little Free Library is now open!!

Somerset's Little Free Library, Charter #3803, is now open, and available to all Somerset residents!

Thanks to the efforts of SHOA Landscape Chair Kit Boden, we are now part of an international community movement that celebrates reading and sharing books in neighborhoods and communities.

The concept of sharing books through Little Free Library is a simple exchange -
when you borrow a book from the library, leave one for others to borrow.

Little Free Library is now active in at least 34 U.S. states and 17 countries. It was started in Hudson, WI by by Todd Bol as a tribute to his mother who was a book lover and school teacher.

Somerset's Little Free Library is next to the clubhouse, near the sidewalk that leads to Turtle Lake Drive. Bring your kids, friends and family to share and enjoy!!

See photos of the opening weekend here.

  East Cobb Middle School PTSA Named Best In Georgia!!
At the 2012 Annual Georgia PTA Leadership Convention, the ECMS PTSA won 1st Place Georgia Outstanding Middle School PTA.

As if that weren't enough, they also received a State Model PTA Award, Best Ideas Recognition, and Membership Pacesetter’s Award.

*** Barbara Dyck thanks Somerset for supporting our award-winning schools.

*** Congratulations to Barbara Dyck, PTSA Co-President 2010-2012, and all of the dedicated ECMS PTSA members!!

Where we are located....
Somerset is located in eastern Cobb County Georgia. Cobb County Georgia is an adjacent county northwest of Atlanta. Somerset has two entrances, from the west at the intersection of Terrell Mill Road and Lower Roswell Road and from the east off Shadowlawn Road near Sope Creek Elementary School (on Paper Mill Road). Interstate route 75 is a 10 minute non-peak hours and a 15 - 25 minute peak hours drive.

Why Somerset is a great place to live....
Somerset is home to approximately 323 families. First developed in the early 1970's Somerset is now filled with mature trees and landscaping providing seasonal beauty all year around. Somerset has a wide variety of architectural styles and a wide mix of families from those just starting to retirees. Amenitites include Clubhouse,Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts and Lake. Our neighborhood is very sociable with many clubs and activities. Garden Club, Book Club, Sharks Swim Team and Investment Club are just a few examples. All our clubs and activites can be viewed from the menu on the left. Somerset childern attend Sope Creek Elementary, within walking distance, East Cobb Middle School and Wheeler High School both approximatly 2.5 miles away. Many resturants and shopping locations are within a short drive including downtown Marietta and The Avenues at East Cobb. The major malls of Cumberland, Town Center, Perimeter and North Point are all within a 30 minute drive. Buckhead and downtown Atlanta are 20 - 30 minutes away. The Atlanta Airport is a 35 - 50 minute drive depending upon traffic condtions.

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