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FLASH NOTICE
Posted 9/28/2020
The Voice of the Wilderness Newsletter Update
Because of the Coronavirus epidemic, there will be no Voice newsletter at this time.  The staff & I look forward to bringing you each issue when asked to do so by our management.
Nancy Harris,
Editor
 
Posted 09-25-2020
Self quarantine and face covering message from IW Park Manager, link to the 11 page document  HERE
 
Posted 9/24/2020
Attention IWCA Residents,
Blue Stream will begin construction in 2 to 3 weeks.  They will be installing the new infrastructure of fiber optics.
 
Tim Johns
Community Association Manager
 
Posted 9/23/2020
The satellite pool is now open.
 
Posted 9/22/2020
The satellite pool is closed until tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23rd.
The pool will re-open mid-morning.
 
Posted 9/17/2020
Just a reminder for all returning homeowners, renters and guests, 
You must self quarantine for 14 days upon arriving into the park, which means you cannot use the amenities.
If you choose not to self-quarantine you must get a rapid COVID-19 test in Naples, submit the results to our office and your results will remain confidential.  If you test negative you can use the amenities.  The location for the testing will be posted soon.
 
Thank you, 
Tim Johns
Community Association Manager
 
Posted 9/16/2020
Please be advised the water will be turned off tomorrow, September 17th from 2:00 p.m. until about 3:30 p.m.  so maintenance can change the valves on Lots 13, 113 and 213.
 
Posted 8/27/2020
The hot tub at the satellite pool is temporarily closed due to a water break.  We will send notification upon re-opening.
 
Posted 7/23/2020
Blue Stream service agreement and options details may be found in the Helpful Things to Know section of the website. Mobile users must scroll down to the section.
 
Posted 7/21/20
If you should have any questions regarding Blue Stream please email Tim Johns directly, as you will get a quicker response.
Tim's email address is iwcacondo@aol.com.
 
Posted 7/16/20
Please be advised realtors with potential buyers are not permitted in the park at this time due to the COVID-19 restrictions.  However, virtual showings are permitted.
Tim Johns
Community Association Manager
 
POSTED 7/09/2020 
Dear Owners,
This is a reminder that if you have family, friends or visitors coming to stay with you or rent/stay at your property, they MUST QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS. That means NO use of the amenities until they have completed the quarantine. We take minimizing the spread of COVID-19 extremely serious and if your guests cannot adhere to this then they will be asked to leave. 
TIM JOHNS
Park Manager
 
 

Calendar
Halloween Costume Party & Potluck
Saturday, October 31, 2020
5pm
Halloween Costumes encouraged but not required, though prizes are fabulous! Bering a dish to pass and participate in the fun!
Veteran's Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Dinner by Betty & Roger
Thursday, November 26, 2020
3pm
Betty and Roger are teaming up once again to prepare a whole turkey, dressing and gravy for your table. Bring your own places settings. Social hour at 3 PM/Dinner at...

Upcoming Special Events
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Tuesday, March 7th to Friday, April 30th at Clubhouse
Activity committee members will sell tickets for scheduled ticketed events Monday mornings after the general activities meeting, Wednesday 11:30 - 1:00 and Saturday morning 8:30-9:30. Note: Tickets will be for sale during these times even if meals are not being served. If paying by cash, please try to bring the exact amount. If paying by check, please make your check payable to IW Activities Committee (IWAC). If reserved seating is an option, don't forget to fill out your table reservation!
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY & POT LUCK
Saturday, October 31st, 5:00 pm at Clubhouse
Halloween Costumes encouraged but not required, though prizes are fabulous! Bring a dish to pass and participate inthe fun!
THANKSGIVING DINNER BY BETTY & ROGER
Thursday, November 26th, 3:00 pm at Clubhouse
Betty and Roger are teaming up once again to prepare a whole turkey, dressing and gravy for your table. Bring your own place settings.  Social hour at 3 pm/ Dinner at 4 pm. This is the best Thanksgiving feast in all of SW Florida. $5.00 per person. Watch for ticket sale dates and don't forget to fill out your table reservation form. 
CHICKEN SHOOT
Saturday, December 5th, 7:00 pm at CLUBHOUSE
$5.00 bucks to cluck! This is an indescribable event! Chicken Little shows up. Sometimes the Colonel shows too! A combo bingo/poker format is easy and fun. Feel free to buy multiple cards to increase your competitiveness! Change out your cards if you're not yelling "Chicken Shoot". 39 Rotisserie chickens will find a new home!  Side bets encouraged - maybe even a little chicken dance. Bring your own snacks and beverages. 
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, BAKE SALE & BREAKFAST!
Saturday, December 5th, 8:30 am to 11:30 am at CLUBHOUSE
Shop local! We have wonderfullly talented artisans in "The Wilderness"!  Jewelery, upcycled fashion wear, arts, csrafts, gifted fiber artists- you name it, they make it. Enjoy breakfast and a ymmy bake sale. 
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
Saturday, December 12th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at CLUBHOUSE
Our volunteers have planned a really fun and festive five-station bruch for your holiday pleasure. Wear your holiday attire and pop into the photo booth for a photo with Sana, Mrs. Clause and the Wilderness Elves! Enjoy a beverage bar, hot buffet, omelet station, spinach salad bar with delicious hot bacon dressing and a gourmet dessert bar! Enjoy a leisurely holiday dining experience. Only 200 tickets sold/ no reserved seating $15 per person. 
TWEETS & SWEETS CONCERT & DESSERT
Sunday, December 13th, 7:00 pm at CLUBHOUSE
The New Horizon's Band delivers the holiday concert tweets! The Activities Committee provides the sweets! This event is a favorite holiday tradition. It's free though the band passes the Santa hat!
BREAKFAST BY THE CHICKEN SHOOT CREW
Saturday, December 19th, 8:30 am to 9:30 am at CLUBHOUSE
Menu to be announced. 
PET PARADE/GOLF CART PARADE/LIGHTING CONTEST/ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Sunday, December 20th, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm at CLUBHOUSE
The annual Pet Parade is scheduled for  1:00 pm. Note time change and remember it is never too early to shop for festive holiday wear for your pet This is a very fun and festive event! Don't miss it and remember to get there early to register for the  pet parade! Fabulous prizes awarded.
 
The Golf Cart Parade and sing-along is also a highly anticipated event? Decorate your carts. Line up at dusk in the clubhouse parking lot. Fabulous prizes! Several neighborhoods have fun Santa Stops!  Participants will be treated to all forms of refreshments from fireball shots to sweet and savory snacks and desserts. Let's make this the BEST parade ever...who will  be the Grand Marshal? 
 
The lighting contest is judged earlier in the month and prize winners are announced during the ice cream social. Again, fabulous cash prizes!
 
Ice cream social at 7:00 pm. Bring your own bowl and spoon. Maybe there will be karaoke/Christmas songs. 
 
 
 
CHRISTMAS EVE GATHERING
Thursday, December 24th, 7:00 pm at CLUBHOUSE
Join your IWCA friends and neighbors for a Christmas Eve gathering. Bring an appetizer to share along with your beverages. The IWCA Shelling Group has the 2020 Christmas Ornament for your collection.  This is a free event for all residents and holiday guests. 

Weather

Helpful Things to Know
  • New August 21, 2020  20 page Blue Stream Service Contract  Here.
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  • New August 21, EAST NAPLES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN link  Here.
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  • New July 23,2020
  • Link to Blue Stream Service and Pricing  Here.
  • Link to Seasonal Services Suspension  Here
  • You Tube link to the TiVO Experience  Here
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  • New, April 17,2020, Link to Hurricane Preparedness Checklist (PDF) here.
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  (closed for lunch 12-12:30 pm) Please check in at the office when you arrive  for the season and when you depart for home. Lost and Found located in the office. 
    • Park Manager: Tim Johns
    • Office Manager: Beth Johnson
    • Office Associate: Irene Brooks
    • ​​Office phone number: 239-793-6220   
    • Fax number:  239-793-4378
  • Wi-Fi is available in the clubhouse.  Contact IWCA office for logon and password.
  • IWCA Mailing Address:
    • ​Name
    • 14100 E. Tamiami Trail
    • Lot Number ( absolutely necessary)
    • Naples, FL 34114
  • Link to Information for Landlords and Renters.  Need both Rental Packet and Required Lease Contract
  • Rules and Regulations for owners and renters are currently available online or in the office upon request and included in the Welcoming Packet for new owners and renters. 
  • Activities meeting, Mondays at 9:00 - Coffee at 8:30. Come hear about upcoming events and community news. Free coffee if you bring your own cup. Twenty-five cents if you don't. Bring extra change for treats as well. Find out what's happening. All are welcome.
  • The Voice of the Wilderness newsletter is delivered to your door monthly with information on activities, updates, interesting articles and more.
  • Trash is picked up Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Have your trash out by 8:00 am. Let's keep the wild animals hungry.  Please do not put trash out the night before pickup.  Trash should be placed on the sidewalk side of the road. 
  • Recycled materials are picked up on Thursday mornings. Have your recyclables placed on both sides of the road by 9:00 am for pick up.  Information on how and what to recycle can be found at Recycling Etiquette. Recycling helps our environment.
  • Water is precious to all of us. Just a reminder that it is not an unlimited resource. 
  • Stop signs are not a suggestion. They are there for your safety. 
  • Please walk with a lit flashlight when walking after dark.
  • When biking after dark, please use a headlight and rear blinky.
  • Please, no Canadian coins in the laundry. The washers and dryers don't like them. $2.00/machine.
  • We are a gated community, but you need to lock your homes, cars and golf carts. 
  • Our sewer system will malfunction if you flush anything other than waste material and toilet paper. No diapers please. 
  • COMCAST: SKIP THE LINE & SAVE SOME TIME- Go online and make an appointment! WWW.XFINITYSTORES.COM - Make sure to specify the store at 12707 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34114
  • Pool Hours and Requests:
    • ​Satellite - Sunrise to Sunset
    • Clubhouse - Sunrise to 10:00 pm
    • Please use towels on poolside chairs to help keep them clean. Sunscreen/lotions add to the grime and dust accumulation.
    • Please remember to shower before entering the pool. 
    • Please straighten chairs/lounges and return noodles to their storage container.
    •  No food or beverages are allowed in the pool area.  Please enjoy your beverages and snacks on the adjoining patio outside of the lanai.
    • Thank you for your anticipated help in keeping the pool area clean and tidy. 
  • ​NEED PROPANE? "Thompson Gas delivers propane in IWCA every Friday during the season.  Brian is the delivery man. There is a sign up sheet in the mail room on the bulletin board which he picks up every Friday morning. Please list your name, Lot # and Telephone number so Brian can contact you and find you.  If you feel more comfortable calling the Thompson propane office to schedule a delivery, call 239-992-7942.
  • Beach Permits may be picked up at Eagle Lakes Community Park, 11565 Tamiami Trl. E., Naples FL 34112. Property owners pay no fee but they must bring tax bill, current drivers license and vehicle registration. as proof of ownership. The city is no longer selling non-resident beach parking passes. 
Updated 1/02/2020