10/03/23, 7:58 PM
CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING
“WAR AGAINST GOD?”
Yesterday (10/02/23), the Crooked River Ranch (CRR) Board of Directors held their monthly Work Session meeting.
The following Directors attended: President Kari Vickery, VP Bob Beveridge, Secretary Mike Dries, Treasurer Kelly Davis, Julia Randall, Ara Erdekian, Mike Carey and Sheryl Jones via zoom.
Meeting facilitated by President Kari Vickery and she followed the attached AGENDA
ITEM OF INTEREST
Manager Judy Lapora made some changes to the Flag Guidelines enumerated in the Ranch Policy & Procedures Handbook and asked for the Board’s approval.
Specifically, she wanted them to approve the flying of the Pride Flag.
The following language was added to the Policy & Procedures Handbook, Section P:
“decorative flags that are not vulgar or political, flags supporting diversity and inclusion.”
“FLAGS SUPPORTING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION”
The Board discussed and debated the matter, but when it was all said and done, they all voted to approve Lapora’s request with the exception of Director Randall that “abstained.”
After the meeting Ranch Matters asked President Vickery to clarify whether the Pride Flag has any political ramifications and she said “No.” She also stated for the record that the Pride/Diversity Flag is now an “approved flag” that can be flown by the Association membership.
Ranch homeowner Carol Orr brought to the Administration attention the Pride Flag. She initially received a response indicating the matter was under investigation.
The August 15, 2023, CC&R COMMITTEE MINUTES, Section C (2) states: 23-24-dtd- 7/3/23- Alphabet Flag-Rainbow flag hard to see unless wind is blowing & is in trees. 3rd letter sent. No indication of request ARC for approval or take down. Could move to open violation if no response to 3rd letter.”
Ms. Orr, attended yesterday’s meeting and wasn’t surprised to learn that the Pride Flag issue was an agenda item. She also wasn’t surprised that the Flag Rule was changed by Manager Lapora.
Ms. Orr responded: “I never received a final report regarding my inquiry and apparently the Board’s ruling is my answer.”
Orr added: “I believe it is a political issue and I’m certain it’s Biblical-Genesis 9:16.”