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Originally delivered on 4/10/2022 1:09 pm

SUBJECT: HOA April News & Important Announcements

April 2022

2022 HOA Membership Drive
Join the HOA Today!

Our operating income comes 100% from your dues

We are doing our part by being fiscally responsible with your money, but we can only be as effective as the support we get.  Consider what happens when you don't pay your dues and leave it up to your neighbor to carry the burden.  What if your neighbor does the same thing and that happens over and over again? Every household's support is important!

We held our dues to $150 this year, but inflation is impacting our costs for landscape maintenance, electricity, water, insurance and more.  If you have never joined the HOA before I urge you to join today. Our $150 dues are one of the lowest in our area. Be a part of the team that helps keep YOUR neighborhood beautiful and strong!

It's easy to pay online through the EFCHOA website using the button below or leave a check in the drop box on my porch at 7313 White Castle Lane.  Any questions regarding membership or suggestions for the HOA, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at

Lisa Kittrell, Membership Director Estates of Forest Creek HOA

Click Here to Log In & Pay Dues Online
Distribution of Member 2022 Stickers

Thank you to Jessie Zhan for volunteering to place the 2022 stickers on HOA member yard signs.  Jessie has placed new stickers on all residents who joined before April 3rd.  Every couple weeks, we provide her with a list of signs needing stickers.  If you requested a sign, it will be left on your front porch.  If you haven't received your sticker or sign and would like to get it right away, feel free to contact Kathie Kankel at

Questions About Recycling?

Presenter:  Frances Adams, City of Plano Recycling Education Coordinator

When:         Apr 19, 2022 06:00 PM 

Presentation: Why is Recycling Important to You?

Confused about what you can and can't recycle?  Join this Zoom presentation and hear about Plano's recycling.  Do you have a specific item that you want to know if you can recycle or not?  Drop it off in the box on porch at 7400 Swanson Drive from April 1st - April 14th and your items will be delivered to Frances Adams for use during the presentation.

Register in advance for this meeting and feel free to submit questions!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Join Us - You're Invited!

All HOA Members are invited to attend open Board Meetings.  Meetings are held on Zoom 6 pm or at a Board Members home at 7 pm.  A week before the meeting, I email information to members about where the meeting is being held.  We welcome your attendance and just request that you RSVP so we can accommodate all who want to attend.  Our next meetings are scheduled for May 10 and June 7.

Meetings can also be found on the CALENDAR on our website.  There are two meetings where your participation and vote are very important.

  • Election of the HOA Board - November 1, 2022
  • Approval of the Budget - usually 2nd week of January.

We encourage you to get involved with your HOA!

Kathy Bankhead 

Social Committee Needed! - Can We Count On You?

Our Social Committee was a person of one, but his work schedule has changed and he is no longer able to finish our Spring Social planning. He has already reserved the Party Trailer from the City of Plano for Sunday, June 12th.  We are asking for a couple of people to step up to finish the planning for our Spring Social. Here's all you would need to do.

  1. Contract Food Truck using our Food Truck locator vendor
  2. Hire DJ for event
  3. Plan 1 or more kids activities ie Face Painting, craft, bounce house, cake walk, etc.

If you can help please call or text me (972-567-4168) or email me.

Thank you in advance for your help, because as much as we would like to, the Board cannot do it all.

Kathie Kankel

Have A 2022 Graduate - Let Us Know!

If you are the parent of a 2022 High School or College Graduate, let us know. The HOA Board would like to recognize your student's accomplishment in our newsletter.  Please send your graduates name and their school to Feel free to include any honors or plans they have for next year.

Congratulations to your graduate!



  • Tuesday, April 19 at 6 pm - Recycling Presentation for EFC HOA on Zoom 


  • Thursday, May 5 - EFC HOA Presentation at Neighborhoods USA Conference
  • Tuesday, May 10 - HOA Board Meeting


  • Tuesday, June 7 - HOA Board Meeting
  • Sunday, June 12 - Spring Social Event - NEED COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  • Saturday, June 18 - Garden Tour with John Caldwell


  • Tuesday, October 4 - National Night Out


  • Tuesday, November 1 - Election of 2023 HOA Board

If you have suggestions for future events, contact me.

Brian DeLuca
Vice President, EFCHOA at


Join me in welcoming our new Estates of Forest Creek residents who have moved here in recent months!

  • 3912 Carter Hall Ct
  • 3701 Gwinn Ct
  • 3504 Hearst Castle Way
  • 7504 Lyndhurst Ln
  • 3724 Mt. Pleasant Ln
  • 3500 Mt. Vernon Way
  • 3704 Roxbury Ln
  • 3708 Roxbury Ln
  • 3721 Tidewater Dr
  • 7621 Twelve Oaks Cir
  • 7409 White Castle Ln
  • 3904 Woodlawn Ln

Ranneh Kayfan

Plano Animal Shelter Adoption Special
Ends Sunday, April 24

Plano Animal Shelter
4028 W. Plano Pkwy. 

Venture over to the Shelter and pick out a new family member for just a $20 adoption fee per dog or cat over 6 months of age. Puppies, kittens and exotics are excluded from this special rate.

Search their pets. 

Spring Watering Rules Start

Beginning April 1, the City of Plano asks you to water lawns and landscapes only two times a week. Avoid watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and when rain is in the forecast.  

Use the last digit of your home address to follow this schedule:  

  • Even digit (including zero and homeowners associations): Monday & Thursday 
  • Odd digit: Tuesday & Friday  

Though it's tempting to set the sprinkler system to automatic, it's always best to run it manually. Keep from over watering your lawn, sign up for a friendly reminder at

If you have questions about foundation watering, new landscape variances or anything else water-related, find answers on the water conservation webpage. Learn how to make minor sprinkler repairs and to save more water outdoors

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Free and Safe Disposal of Medications

The Plano Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from medicine cabinets. This initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft by providing a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

  • The program is free and anonymous;
  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications (i.e.: tablets and capsules) will be accepted;
  • Intravenous solutions, injectables, inhalers, and needles will not be accepted;
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines are not a part of this initiative.

The local event will be held on April 30, 2022, from 10:00a to 2:00p. at the following locations: 

  • Plano Senior High School – 2200 Independence Pkwy
  • Clark High School – 523 Spring Creek Pkwy
  • Plano East Senior High School – 3000 Los Rios Blvd
  • Plano West Senior High School – 5601 West Parker Rd
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