Panhellenic Sororities Support Parker’s HouseTue, 08/02/2022 – 2:34pmWomen comprise approximately 28% of the homeless population in Savannah, yet until recently, there has never been a housing program that serves unaccompanied, homeless women. The op…Read More
Skidaway Audubon News: UGA Seeks Citizen ScientistsCourtesy of Skidaway Audubon Mon, 08/01/2022 – 10:35amThe 2022 Great Georgia Pollinator Census will be held on August 19 and 20, and participation couldn’t bee easier – or more critical.
Any resident c…
Did You Know These Facts about THE OHCF?
Did You Know: Annual dues ($100) assist with an activity/$150 (no participation required) and fund minimal operating expenses and the three programs listed below?
- Safe Sleep Baby Bundles provides new baby supplies for at-need mothers at their first well-baby visit.
- Comfort Pillows are sewn and given to hospitalized pediatric patients. Children prop up legs or arms for IV infusions, or some just like to hold them. To date, more than 1,000 Comfort Pillows have been delivered!
- Books are purchased for reading initiatives at children’s nonprofits.
Did You Know: The OHCF collects and distributes new and gently used books to hospitals and local children’s organizations?
Did You Know: 100% of donations and funds raised are given to area nonprofits through our Grants Award program?
Did you Know: The OHCF awarded more than $100,000 to eight worthy nonprofits in 2022, including those listed below?
- Ronald McDonald House purchased the Ronald McDonald Hospitality Cart for pediatrics at Memorial’s Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital. Members make “rounds” to pediatric patients and their families, offering complimentary snacks, toiletries, reading materials, toys & crafts.
- St. Joseph’s/Candler received a grant to purchase a GE Panda Warmer for babies in the NICU.
- 1,100 children in Savannah-Chatham County Public School System benefited from a grant for Savannah Music Festival’s “Musical Explorers” education program.
Did You Know: Members volunteer at St. Joseph’s/Candler and Memorial Health hospitals, holding babies in the NICU, reading to children, or helping family members whose children are in the hospital?
The OHCF ‘s mission is to promote the health, education, and well-being of children through the financial support of child-focused outreach programs in the Coastal Empire of GA and Low Country of SC.
Please consider a membership or donation in support of the children!
COVID-19 Data from the Coastal Health DistrictMon, 08/01/2022 – 10:08amThere were 8 newly reported cases and zero reported deaths this week in the 31411 zip code.
Second COVID-19 Booster Available at Village Walk Pharmacy.
Village Walk Pharmacy pro…Read More
50th Anniversary Grand Finale Celebration Set for September 10 at Landings Harbor MarinaCourtesy of 50th Anniversary Communications SubcommitteeMon, 08/01/2022 – 9:49amCall your friends and neighbors and round up the family because The Landings’ Grand …Read More
New Smartphone App to Take the Place of Smart911By Lynn Lewis – firstname.lastname@example.orgCommunications ManagerMon, 08/01/2022 – 9:48amAs we prepare to launch a new, more robust smartphone app, your Landings Association has discontinued use of the Smart911 no…Read More
Online Customer Payment Portal Now LiveCourtesy of Landings Finance DepartmentMon, 08/01/2022 – 9:47amThe Landings Association’s Online Customer Payment Portal is now available! The payment portal can be accessed from our website’s home page (www.landi…Read More
Hurricane Preparedness Tip: Assemble Your Disaster Kit NowMon, 08/01/2022 – 9:30amJust having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. Water and electricit…Read More
50th Anniversary Golden Nugget: ClimateBy Richard Burke50th Anniversary History SubcommitteeMon, 08/01/2022 – 9:23am
Not too cold, not too hot, just right!
One of the most important reasons, if not the most important reason, why couples from the Northe…
Kiwanis of Skidaway Red Cross Blood Drive set for August 29Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of SkidawayMon, 08/01/2022 – 9:15amMake plans to give the gift of life on August 29, from 1 to 6 p.m. during the Kiwanis of Skidaway Red Cross Blood Drive. The Blood D…Read More
CURE Childhood Cancer 2022 Garden FlagsCourtesy of CUREMon, 08/01/2022 – 9:15amSeptember is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and you can help children with cancer simply by purchasing a CURE garden flag! Money raised from flag sales will benefit CURE …Read More
Budget Box: Annual Budget Process
The annual budget for The Landings Association is approved in December by the Board of Directors for the upcoming fiscal year beginning January 1. The groundwork for an approved budget begins months in advance and is currently underway for the 2023 budget. This process is inclusive of TLA staff consisting of department directors and other staff, as well as “Budget Liaisons” with industry-specific backgrounds who serve on the Finance Committee to heighten fiscal responsibility.
The first part of the budget process begins with the review of the Capital Asset Management Plan (CAMP). Staff (and consultants, including a Professional Reserve Analyst) review useful lives and estimated costs for the assets under their purview and make necessary changes each year. The Professional Reserve Analyst provides added guidance on current and future inflationary projections to capture the total cost of replacing each component. The CAMP provides the basis for funding the Capital Reserve Fund, which increases in importance as our community surpasses the 50-year mark this year.
While the CAMP review process is underway, operating budgets are thoroughly reviewed by Department Directors along with the General Manager and Finance staff. There are many factors that are vetted during the budget review process. Programs and services are evaluated based on cost/benefit, obligation, need, and/or expectations.
Part of the budgetary review includes appointing Budget Liaisons. These Budget Liaisons are members of the Finance Committee, appointed by the Treasurer to work with individual departments during the budget
process. Department Directors meet with their assigned Budget Liaisons to review each line item in their annual operating budget and Capital Asset Management Plan. At the conclusion of the department budget process, each Budget Liaison will present the budget information for their respective department to the Finance Committee.
Reviewing budgets at a department level is only one part of the budget process. The Reserves Subcommittee is also heavily involved in the budget process. Members are appointed by the Treasurer and are members of the Finance Committee. This subcommittee looks at cash flow documents that are produced as a result of the proposed operating budgets and capital asset plans to evaluate available cash for not only one year but also for an additional five years, for a short-term view, as well as a total 25-year term, for a long-term view. The minimum level of the Reserve Fund under the Threshold Funding Plan (as adopted by Board of Directors) is 30% of the current cost of replacement/maintenance of the CAMP over a specified term.
Following months of reviews, edits, and deletions, based on committee and Board input, the annual budget is presented and voted on by the Finance Committee and Board of Directors at its December meetings. Budgets are voted and approved for one operating year (January – December). You can view the budget online at www.landings.org/resources > Governing Documents. If you would like to learn more about The Landings Association’s Budget Process, please join us on October 17, 2022, at 6 p.m., in the administration building conference room (600 Landings Way South), for our first Budget Workshop of the year.
Save-The-Date: 50th Anniversary Grand Finale Celebration Set for September 10 at Landings Harbor Marina
Save-The-Date: 50th Anniversary Grand Finale Celebration Set for September 10 at Landings Harbor MarinaCourtesy of 50th Anniversary Communications SubcommitteeFri, 07/29/2022 – 9:15amCall your friends and neighbors and round up the family because The L…Read More