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VOL. 30 NO. 5                                                                                  MAY 2022

      Chairman’s Corner                                                             City Of Boca Raton Hosts

      Celebration Time                                                              Ceremony And Concert In

      By Barry J. Haberman, BPCA Chair and President

         Hopefully, all families and residents have had the COVID                   Recognition Of Memorial Day
      – 19 Vaccines and Both Boosters.
         Now is the time to enjoy Mother’s Day (May 8th). Get                       By Hillary Reynolds
      together with your family and start to celebrate life again.
         Thank you to all of the first service responders and                          In honor of Memorial Day and in remembrance of all military personnel who died in
      essential care workers for all that you do for mankind.                       service to the United States, the City of Boca Raton will host two events free and open to
         Thank you, Thank you, Thank you………                                         the public on Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      May we also thank all of the women and men who have                              At 9 a.m., a commemorative ceremony will take place at the Boca Raton Cemetery
      served our country. Honor them on Monday, May 30th                            and Mausoleum, 451 SW 4th Avenue, featuring Veteran groups, City Officials, music by
      with a prayer and a blessing.                                                 the Fort Lauderdale Highlanders and Coastmen Chorus, drills by Boca Raton Community
         We should also be grateful for the wonderful life that exists in Boca Pointe. I,   High School NJROTC, and the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guard.
                                                                                      At 7 p.m., a spirited concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, will
      personally, want to express my appreciation to all of our residents.           welcome the high-energy band Krescendo, presenting an evening of patriotic and American
      Access Control Tips                                                           favorites from God Bless America to Lee Greenwood’s Proud to be an American. Led
                                                                                    by trumpet player Jeff Kaye, Krescendo features brass, a rhythm section and singers Bill
                                                                                    Stafford, Alicia Branch, Joanna Marie Kaye and special guests. Selections will include
      By Justin Mocha, Director of Security                                         Strike Up the Band, Armed Services Medley and Bernstein’s America. Blankets and
                                                                                    chairs are welcome at this free event, and chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00
         As we approach the conclusion of the South Florida season, I’d like to mention some tips   (free for Veterans). There is limited free parking for Veterans in the lot adjacent to the
      regarding access control and managing your guests. Boca Pointe gates processed well over   amphitheater. No coolers or outside alcoholic beverages permitted. The event is rain or
      80,000 cars in March, 2022—traffic throughput continues to rise steadily at every gatehouse.   shine. Doors open at 6 p.m.
      Following these best practices will ensure that we can operate the gates as efficiently and securely      For additional information, please call 561-393-7807, visit or
      as possible.                                                                  Boca Raton Special Events on Facebook. 
         • Uber and Lyft services comprise over 5,000 guest entries in March 2022 alone, and are
      the class of guest that often has incorrect or incomplete information. These services must have
      either the destination resident’s name or accurate address (with unit number, if applicable) in
      order to be processed. If they do not have accurate information, they will be asked to turn around   Please Help
      and re-enter the line.
         Please also note that guards will not call to authorize an Uber or Lyft entry if they are not on
      the guest list. This is due to the fact that these guests often have the wrong address. So please      Summer is approaching. Now is the time to clean out your closets!! The homeless
      list your Uber and Lyft pickups every time you expect them. It is strongly recommended that   shelters are accepting used clothing. Please bring any clean, gently used clothing
      you do not put either of these services on a permanent list. Doing so provides any Uber or Lyft   that you would like to donate. The drop off location is at the BPCA office located
      driver carte blanche access to the property under your address at any time.  at 6909 SW 18th St., Suite A120 in the Boardwalk shopping plaza. The donations
         • Please understand that guards will place calls to authorize guest entries as a courtesy service   are distributed to local churches and homeless shelters. Help make a difference
      only when cars are not backed up in the lane. Public safety takes top priority, and guards are   to those less fortunate. A grateful Thank You goes out to all that have recently
      instructed to turn guests around rather than place calls if vehicles are backed up to the point of   donated!!! 
      creating a potential hazard.
         Remembering to put your guests on the list solves this issue— and we have a multitude of
      other ways to receive guest entry notifications besides a call from the gatehouse. GateAccess
      can notify you via text message, e-mail, or push notification. You can call the BPCA office for
      instructions on how to set this up.
         • Fast Pass is a time saver that your permanent guests should be using. Guests can obtain
      a fast pass from any gatehouse when they enter. While guards are instructed to print passes for
      each guest, many guests refuse the pass— encouraging your guests to accept and use Fast Pass
      at the gatehouse will not only save time at the gate, but also aid in the accuracy of our guards.  Our Next Community Shred Event Will Take
         Finally, please let your guests know to be patient if they are accessing the community during
      peak hours. As mentioned previously, Boca Pointe gates are handling more traffic volume than   Place On Wednesday, June 1st From 10am-1pm
      ever, and if the guards are going to perform due diligence the processing is going to take time.
      If you experience any issues at the gate, also feel free to call or e-mail me at (561) 672-3309      For everyone’s safety, this shred event will be contactless. ALL DRIVERS ARE
      and Thanks, everyone!                                 TO REMAIN INSIDE THEIR VEHICLES. Please place shredding boxes/bags
                                                                                   inside your trunk. When you pull up, please pop your trunk and an attendant will
                                                                                   remove the items.
                                                                                      The event will be held at The Club at Boca Pointe (parking lot). For those residents
                                                                                   that do not live on the west side, you can enter into the main gate on Powerline Road
                                                                                   or through the gate on SW 18th St. and proceed to the guest lane with photo ID. Please
                                                                                   state that you are attending the Shred Event for entry. Follow the signs indicating where
                                                                                   the MicroShred truck will be parked.
                                                                                      Please note: Paper only, 5 boxes or bags per household. No plastic or metal, no
                                                                                   media devices (hard drives, USB drives), no x-rays, CD’s, DVD’s or cardboard.
                                                                                      Let MicroShred destroy your unwanted personal documents safely and securely! 
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