Issue date: June 16, 1999
Residents of Sharon Heights have reactivated their homeowners association and elected Nick Sabatini, a four-year-resident, as president.
Almost 80 residents, many of them young and new to the area, attended a recent meeting to restart the organization, which has been dormant the past few years.
It was the largest turn-out ever for the Sharon Heights Homeowners Association, according to former president John Posthauer, who conducted the meeting.
Founded in the early 1960s when Sharon Heights was developed, the association plans to continue traditional social events, such as a Christmas party, Halloween parade and Easter Egg Hunt.
The goals of the group, said Mr. Posthauer, are to give a sense of community and more social activities to residents, especially the many young families who have moved in in the last few years.
At the meeting, held May 23 at St. Bede's Episcopal Church's social hall, members elected officers, including May Sewald, vice president; Lenny Ayyangar, treasurer; and Jim Bohac, secretary.
Mr. Sabatini, the new president, is married to the former Lauren Von Poppelen of Atherton, who will serve as social chairman of the group. They have three children: D.J., 7, who attends Las Lomitas School; Stephanie, 4, starting kindergarten at Las Lomitas in the fall; and Weston, 2. Mr. Sabatini is a native of Minnesota and has worked for Ikon Office Solutions in San Mateo for eight years.
Menlo Park City Council member Nicholas Jellins, who spoke to the group, encouraged residents to get involved in the community. "You don't have to be political, but you can be influential," he said.