Greetings to all and a big “HELLO” to all my fellow Eden Isles family, friends, and neighbors.
As your EIHOA president and a 22-year resident, I hope you and yours are as excited as I am to enjoy all that 2022 spring and summer has in store for us and our island paradise. This year will be packed full of festivals, yard sales, community events, and FUN.
Over the years, I have learned that we are a very diverse community. Yet, we continue to share the same concerns for our neighborhood. Some of these concerns are beyond the realm of the HOA while others continue to be a work in progress. Volunteering to serve your community is a labor of love, and while we try to keep it fun, it can be time-consuming. So, every chance you get, please let your EIHOA Board members & our neighborhood volunteers know that you appreciate all they do to not only maintain but to enhance our quality of life. Eden Isles is an exclusive single-family residential community ideally located on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain providing a mostly traffic-free 25-minute commute to New Orleans, or to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With only two bridges connecting Eden Isles with the outside world, our unique location allows us the opportunity to maintain a safe, private, and peaceful lifestyle in the midst of a vibrant culturally rich urban area with all the amenities of a big city living. Our island paradise is surrounded by deep waterways with unrestricted access to Lake Pontchartrain, the Gulf of Mexico, and the world. But as residents of this unique “Island Paradise”, we must keep in mind that it takes hours and hours of hard work from our EIHOA board members, street captains, appointed officials, and neighbor volunteers to maintain this quality of life that we ALL enjoy. On your behalf, they lobby for state recognition and funding, legislation for levee and flood protection, maintain neighborhood security, and strive to maintain our property value through activism and community service. Oh yeah, we also maintain the grass in the common areas. So please remember, if you are not an EIHOA member and/or during your part as a volunteer, and/or showing up to community events to show your community support, then you are living off the backs and hard labor of your fellow neighbors that DO. I urge you to be a part of the solution and not the OTHER.
Together we can do so much more…
Lastly, I would like to encourage everyone to attend our EIHOA General Membership Meetings. Especially if you are new to the community. You will get to meet your neighbors and listen to neighborhood-specific informational speakers. Don’t forget to arrive a little early to enjoy the refreshments provided by our meeting sponsor(s). Go to EIHOA.org for a schedule of events and more information. Together we are BETTER.