Your General Manager, Jennifer M. Jolly A Jolly View
F rom the day I started I was fascinated with our history. I love that we began as a citrus plantation, growing a unique fruit called the Honeybell. I love that our developer didn’t want a cookie-cutter community and allowed the membership to build their dream home, be it traditional, contemporary or the unimaginable. I love that, for as intimate a community as we are, we embrace all ages and ethnicities. We truly are something to be proud of here at Boca Grove. Yes, we have wonderful amenities. When I started here three years ago as your Director of Marketing, I was quick to point those out. I liked to say we were “Gary Player’s First American Home,” our Director of Tennis has been with us for 35 years bringing all the tennis greats to play here along with plans to develop a robust pickleball program, and that we had a nationally acclaimed Chef. All these things continue to be true, however, today I would tell you it is not the “no tee time” golf program nor our imported Italian clay court, and not even our soon-to-be opened state-of-the-art Sports & Wellness Center that make us special. It is our people.
With that as our single most important component of what makes us unique and unimaginable in the most wonderful way, we decided to focus on our people in this issue. On who we are, where we come from and that the fabric of our community lies in our ability to be good neighbors. A few months ago I was doing what a lot of us did in 2020 and, while channel surfing for something other than the pandemic or the presidential campaign, I ran across Tom Hanks in the movie “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” And although it was a show I grew up on as a child, as many of you probably did, it struck me that so much of the movie’s message continues to be relevant today. To that, we tasked the team, when writing their articles for this issue, to highlight a quote from Mister Rogers. You will see, through our sections, that we are working to add more opportunities for you to meet your neighbors, beautify your neighborhoods and add the beauty of human connection to all we do regardless of any limitations or restrictions that continue or come to bear in 2021. So my words of wisdom from Mister Rogers to all of us is to “imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.” I hope you all enjoy this issue as we usher in 2021. Happy New Year!
Jennifer M. Jolly General Manager
Vision Inspire and enable members to enjoy every day of their lives.
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