RESA BoD Meeting Follow-up – 2023 Halloween Dance Proposal

Dear RESA members,

Many people attended the RESA Board meeting on September 20 to voice their support and desire for a dance after a dispute with the initial organizing group led to a breakdown in whether the event would go forward. 

The RESA Board heard the passion, concern and heart at that meeting and want you to know that we are very supportive of holding the dance and other community events. A prime example is the RESA pool party held last month. 

The full RESA Board has a desire that we all work together to strengthen community spirit. We’ve come up with a way for a 2023 Halloween Dance to happen—as long as we act quickly.

The RESA Events Board Committee proposes to host the 2023 RESA Halloween Dance and is looking for volunteers who are in agreement with the following principles:

  1. The event will be free to attend, but limited to RESA residents. Advanced RSVP will be required to verify eligibility and manage capacity limits.
  2. The event will be BYOB. No alcohol sales or drinks will be supplied.
  3. The volunteers will handle decorations, including setup and takedown.`
  4. Decorations from previous years will be used.
  5. RESA will hire and pay for the band using the budgeted funds for RESA Events.
  6. Attendees will be asked for a suggested donation to RESA to offset the cost of the band. We will accept donations via online payment, or a locked cash box that will be opened and counted by at least 2 RESA directors and/or staff. All donations will be deposited into the RESA bank account. An accounting of the funds collected will be communicated to the community.

If these terms are acceptable to the volunteers, we will proceed with this year’s dance. We’ll need at least 15 volunteers to agree to these terms by Monday, September 25th, in order to move forward. Please reach out to the RESA Events Board Committee members, Angela Hedges or Jennifer Throssell.

Looking forward to a fun dance and community get together!

Jennifer Throssell and Angela Hedges
RESA Events Board Committee 

2023 Meet the Candidates

We will be holding a Zoom meeting to introduce the Redwood Estates community to their 2023 Board of Directors candidates!

Candidate bios and blurbs are on our previous blog post.

Reminder: ballots must be received to the office by mail or in-person by 2pm on Sunday April 2nd.

Thank you,
RESA Office Staff

Notice of Annual Meeting of the Members


April 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

To the Members:

The Annual Meeting of the Members of Redwood Estates Services Association (the “Company”), a California non-profit mutual benefit corporation, will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023, commencing at 2:00 p.m., at the Pavilion. 21450 Madrone Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95033.

In accordance with the Bylaws of the Company, Section 7.4.3, and the membership is hereby informed that only announced agenda items of business may be voted on at this meeting unless there is at least 33-1/3% of the voting power of the corporation present in person. Management has knowledge of the following matters to be discussed at the Meeting:

  1. The election of 3 (three) Directors to serve a two-year term until the year 2025 Annual Meeting of the Members.
  2. Such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting.

The following individuals have, as of the date hereof, been nominated for election to the Company’s Board of Directors:

  • Angela Hedges – Incumbent
  • Joseph Bruna – Incumbent
  • Gabby Espinosa
  • Matt Sheikh
  • Pete Heller
  • Lucia Arredondo

Only Members of record, in good standing (not more than 31-days delinquent in any fees or assessments due the Company) on the date of this Notice are entitled to vote. As of the date hereof, there are 1262.2 voting memberships. For the members to take action at the 2023 Annual Meeting, 20% of all voting memberships (252.4 votes of members in good standing) must be present in person, by ballot, or by Proxy.

By Order of the Board of Directors

By:      Angela Hedges, Secretary
  Redwood Estates, California