Board Meeting!

Masters Residents,

Believe it or not, but it is time once again for The Masters Annual Meeting, hosted this Monday,  March 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sound Room at the Pelican Sound River Club.  The good news is that as of this afternoon, we currently have received 28 electronic votes and 1 by mail-in proxy, for a total of 29 votes on two seperate issues—but that also means we still have 71 of you out there that have not yet voted.  So, c’mon, become a “Master vote-Caster”, and vote NOW while you’re thinking of it!! 

For those that signed up to vote electronically, it is incredibly easy to click this link:, sign in to your account, navigate the left column to “my voting list” and cast your vote.  Seriously, it is incredibly simple and takes no more than three minutes!!  Plus, there is still time to vote by proxy, as well as sign up for electronic voting (contact Frankly Coastal at 727-799-0031 for assistance) or attend in person to cast your vote.  Whichever method you choose, we encourage you to support our community and become a Master vote-Caster!!

We are also pleased to announce that Scott Gallagher, Celeste Eaton, and Don Jancin all have applied to serve on the board again, and under the terms of our bylaws, all three will be named to the board without an election since there are three candidates for the three available positions. 

Finally, as he steps down from his role as Board President, please join us in giving Jerry Vasile a big Masters “Thank You” for serving us many years on the board!

Scott Rechel, on behalf of the Masters Communications Committee

Hurricane Ian Loss Assessment

We were all notified by Pelican Sound at the end of August of the Hurricane Ian Loss Assessment of $1,446.04 which may be a covered loss in your homeowners insurance policy.

Additionally, please remember that last January The Masters Home Owners Association billed all Masters residents a separate assessment for Ian totaling an additional $408.20. Thus depending on the terms of your homeowners policy, you MAY be able to file a claim for the combined total of both assessments. As we notified you last January, some policies allow you to submit only one claim, so if that is the case for you, you now have both assessments to complete the filing of your claim. Please consult your policy or agent for the factors that pertain to your situation. To make the claim for the Masters Assessment you may need one or both of the following two documents in addition to the documents that the Club provided for the PS assessment.

Jeannie Vilamaa- RIP

JEANNINE OSTROGNAI VILAMAA, 75, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed peacefully at her residence with family by her side on August 26, 2023.

She was born to the late Lester and Violet Smith, and raised with her brother and three sisters in Ligonier, Indiana. 

Jeannie will be forever cherished by her loving husband and best friend Kari; son Ty (Luz Piedad) Ostrognai; stepsons Kris (Michelle) Vilamaa and Nik (Lucy) Vilamaa; grandchildren Dylan Ostrognai, Dawson Vilamaa, Dalaney Vilamaa, Daylor Vilamaa, Dauren Vilamaa, Kalle Vilamaa, Jaclyn Brown, Clayton Beachy, Collin (Kaitlyn) McInnish, Caitlin McInnish; and great grandson Carter McInnish.  She is survived by her dear sister Kathy (Don) Holsinger and was preceded in death by parents Lester and Violet Smith, brother Patrick McDonald, sister Charlene Birch and sister Ardith Keister. 

Jeannie had a true passion for experiencing the world. She traveled to five continents, visited 40 countries while spending countless hours in over 100 different airports.  Reading and lifelong learning were always important to Jeannie.  After retirement from a successful career at GTE, she earned a bachelor of science academic honors diploma from Indiana University.  Jeannie volunteered for the Northeastern Indiana CASA program where she proudly and zealously advocated for the children under her watch. 

She brought a warm smile to the faces of the many people who were very special to her. Many afternoons and evenings were enjoyed watching IU basketball or attending children’s and later grandchildren’s sports and activities. Summers were spent at Syracuse Lake and winters in Estero, Florida having fun times entertaining family and friends. Lots of cards, Aggrevation (the game), and Sequence were played. She thoroughly enjoyed the many special occasions and celebrations. Reading, music, and dancing brought great pleasure to Jeannie throughout her life.  Jeannie will be missed by all of her cherished family and special friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 5th, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 6th at Greenlawn Funeral Home at 6750 Covington Road. Funeral service and celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6th, immediately following the morning visitation. 

In lieu of flowers, the family’s preferred memorials are Northeastern Indiana CASA Albion,Indiana, Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana and Catholic Charities of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Condolences and memories of Jeannie may be left online at

Secretary’s Notes- March 15, 2023

Board of Directors Organizational Meeting – March 15, 2023

  • The Board of Directors accepted Kath Sherlock’s resignation as Treasurer and appointed Scott Gallagher as her replacement.
  • Election of officers was approved as follows:

President – Jerry Vasile

Vice President – George Monahan

Secretary – Lynelle Moscaritolo

Treasurer – Scott Gallagher

ARC Chair – Celeste Eaton

  • Kathy Sherlock was appointed Chair of the Welcoming Committee.  George Monahan will be the Board liaison to the Welcoming Committee
  • Scott Rechel was appointed Chair to the Communications Committee.  Lynelle Moscaritolo will be the Board liaison the Communications Committee.
  • The Board approved revisions to Sections 3.12 (Voting Representative to Club) and 3.13 (Polling of Members) of the Bylaws.  These revisions streamlined language with respect to the NVR and added language defining a polling majority of 51 members. These revisions will be submitted to the members for vote in the next 30 – 45 days. 
  • Three of the Board members will be attending a HOA certification course on March 17, 2023 to ensure compliance with Florida Statute 720 (Homeowner’s Association Act).

The next meeting will be held in April.  Date to be determined and communicated to the members of The Masters.


New Board members

At the Masters Annual Meeting March 15, we are pleased to announce the following:

As of the deadline to fill the expired terms for two positions on The Masters Association Board, two individuals, Lynelle Moscaritolo and George Monahan have submitted their “notice of intent to be a candidate” forms. After reviewing our documents and Section 720 of the Florida State Statutes, the following is the course of action that will be followed:

1  – As there were two candidates for two openings, no election is required and the two candidates will be elected to the Masters Association Board on March 15, 2023.

2 – Immediately after the Annual Meeting, the seated Board will hold their organizational meeting to elect new officers

Lynelle and George will be joining current Board members Celeste Eaton, and Jerry Vasile

Additionally, Kathy Sherlock, Masters Board Treasurer has advised us that she will step down from the Board effective the adjournment of the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Kathy joined the Board at the 2022 Annual Meeting and served our community extremely well. Her contributions as the Treasurer and member of the Board are very much appreciated.

The Board at its Organization meeting on March 15, will appoint a new Board member to serve the remaining year of Kathy’s term. 

While she will not serve on the Board, Kathy will continue to serve our community as a member of our Welcome Committee, the formation of which was approved at our last Board meeting. She will also take on the role of our Social Coordinator working with our event organizers.

I am very pleased to announce that joining Kathy on the Welcoming Committee will be Pat Becker and Mary Grace Gallagher. They will continue to build on the excellent work by Don Jancin in welcoming new residents to the Masters and organizing our social events.

Secretary’s Notes- January 24, 2023


The current language was wordy- The Board streamlined language consistent with the Masters objectives and consistent with Pelican Sound Documents.

In additions the Board added language defining a majority polling vote consisting of 51members voting on issues to be a community opinion for the NVR to vote. It was noted residents have an obligation to vote on important issues a lacking a 51 % response the Board would advise the NVR on preferred vote for the community.

The proposed changes will be submitted to residents for comment before final Board approval

MASTERS BOARD ELECTION – Request for candidates

It was noted that we will have two open positions on our Board as of the March 15, 2023 annual meeting. Dikran Ohannessian and Don Jancin are term limited and leaving the Board.

All residents are reminded and encouraged to considering volunteering for our community Board. A letter of intent must be filed with Collier Financial by 5:00 P.M. on February 3, 2023


The Secretary will issue and post on the Web site a required letter covering assessment to be used with resident’s insurance company. If your insurance company requires more detail – Collier Financial and / or Cambridge can assist.

It was noted that Pelican Sound Board and the Masters Board advised all homeowners to check their policies or with their agent on loss assessment coverage provided in their policy. Policies differ on coverage provided, deductibles, if any.


Homeowner asked what is my responsibility when having my pool refinished on disposal of current pool water. We asked PS Administration to check with LEE County to ensure our response was correct. The response received per PSGRC Administrative Office:

“Lee County Utilities called me back this morning and said you are free to drain the pool into your yard, but NOT into the street or sewer.  This may cause damage to your grass so I would check with your pool vendor regarding that issue. We should not be discharging directly into any lakes”


 A conference Call was held by the Masters ARC Chair with Eric Long, PS, General Manager, Skeeter Siefert , PS ARC Chair, Denise William, PS Administrative Assistant.

Discussion included review of Lee County Rules, Village of Estero Rules and PS Documents on street trees. It was concluded that Street trees must be replaced and Pelican Sound Management will enforce existing rules and regulations.

Pelican Sound – Declaration

  • Paragraph 5.2 states that “Trees within a neighborhood Association that are on an easement will be maintained by the Neighborhood Association including trimming, fertilization, and replacement … If said trees are damaged as a direct result of a storm, the Neighborhood Association shall be responsible for replanting or replacing.

To ensure compliance The Masters replaced down or damaged trees


The Masters Community now stands at 87 replaced or in process of being replaced with 13 original roofs remaining.


The Board established a new committee to welcome new neighbours in the Masters;

Committee to be comprised of chairperson and two others who would meet / greet new neighbours.

The President requested we need volunteers for this committee and anyone interested should contact him.


The Board approved the funding of community activities by the Association;

They included Holiday Decorations, Flags, New Member badges.  Social Functions were excluded to be run independent from Board responsibility and should be self funding. Donations were excluded by State Statute and must be done independently by residents.

CAMBRIDGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – Use of existing vendor technology

The Board and vendor in reviewing improved resident service / communication discussed that emails to Cambridge was a preferred resident communication. Cambridge software tracks written communication from point of receipt to completion. The Board and Cambridge will prepare updated instructions for our Web Site and to our Residents.

Donald J Jancin

Masters Secretary