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Welcome to The Refuge at Dirickson Creek! More than a destination, a community should be welcoming and also inspire residents toward common goals. We encourage all residents to be involved in making The Refuge the best it can be to benefit us all. Our community’s website is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for current and potential residents, and for the public. 
What's Happening
Delaware Botanic Gardens Presentation
Saturday, February 25th at East Coast Nursery (3066 Cordrey Rd., Millsboro, DE)
The Delaware Botanic Gardens will conduct a 2 hour presentation on Deer-Resistant Native Perennials on February 25th from 10 a.m. to noon. Reservations are not necessary.
Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 Fundraiser
Saturday, February 25th, Noon until 2 p.m.
Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 will be holding a Fund Raiser Luncheon from noon until 2 p.m. at Carrabba's Italian Grill. Please see the FLYER for details. Proceeds to support the Stephen Decatur Scholarship.
Ladies Card Night at the Clubhouse
Wednesday, March 1st, 6:30 p.m. at Meeting Room of the Clubhouse
Ladies, join your neighbors for card games such as Canasta and other popular games.
No RSVP necessary. The plan is to repeat this every first Wednesday evening of each month.
Indian River School District Referendum
Thursday, March 2nd
Please click here for a flyer about the upcoming Indian River School District Referendum and the public meetings that are being held to provide information on what the referendum is for. There are four meetings being held in four different locations in advance of the March 2nd vote intended to provide information regarding the referendum. Everyone in our community is encouraged to PLEASE ATTEND one of these meetings. This is a non-political issue......EVERYONE should care about our local education system and making it the best it can be.
Show Us Your Green
Tuesday, March 14th, 6:00 pm at Clayton Movie Theater ( Dagsboro)
Relay for Life fundraiser showing of classic,  "The Quiet Man" with Maureen O'Hara & John Wayne.
Chinese Auction, 50/50, door prises. Come out to support your local team AND help fight Cancer. Tickets or questions - call Joann, 215.828.5521.
Garden and Environmental Club Meeting
Wednesday, March 15th
All residents are welcome to attend the March "Speaker of the Month" at the Clubhouse.
Topic : "Livable Lawns" , presented by the University of Delaware Extension Service
All Speakers are sponsored by the Dirickson Creek Area Garden and Environmental Club
10-11 am Speaker
11-11:30 Business Meeting
All Residents are invited to attend this and all DCAGEC meetings and field trips
Memorial Day Happy Hour at The Pool
Friday, May 26th, 6-9 pm
Happy Hour at the Pool. Kick off to Summer. More details to follow
Family Fun Day at the Pool
Saturday, June 10th
Details as soon as available.
Adult Pool Party
Sunday, August 27th
New Orleans Jazz Festival. Details to follow when available.

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For Updates and Information Regarding HOA Business, Visit the HOA Reports Pages.
HOA Board Meeting Schedule for 2017
Following up on a suggestion made at the 2016 Annual Meeting, the Board has established the following meeting schedule for the balance of 2017. ALL HOMEOWNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
2nd Quarterly Meeting - Sat., Apr. 22nd, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse
3rd Quarterly Meeting - Sat., Jul. 22nd, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse
2017 Annual Meeting - Sat., Nov. 4th, 10 a.m. at Swann Keys 
4th Quarterly Meeting - TBD (Will be announced as soon as possible)
Please DO NOT feed the deer.
A homeowner was walking their dog on Leisure going towards pool. They noticed a fresh apple all cut up left for the deer and someone placed fresh hay further back in the woods behind the apple. Thank you. 
Fourth Annual Refuge Polar Bear Long Drive and Chip Event, won by Wayne Saia and Wayne Gryder. Photo Courtesy of Chuck Eary.
Off-Season Restaurant Specials: We have been provided with 2 lists of restaurants in the area offering off-season specials (1/2 price, discounts, and other deals). We offer them to you for your dining pleasure. Note: There may be a little overlap. Click here for the first list and click here for the second... Enjoy!
DEER Message: Dear Homeowners, please see the HOA Reports page for an important message from HOA Board President Martin Rosenhaft, on behalf of the Board. Click Here.
Please see the attached document for information about being aware and prepared in case of evacuation due to weather or other emergency.
Household Battery Recycling: Please continue to utilize the collection bucket located in the foyer of the Clubhouse. Please see this document for more information.
Mobile Patrol Security: If you have an emergency please call 911. If you see someone acting suspiciously or who may be trespassing, please also report this to the Bayside Security Patrol Dispatcher at 302-384-6542 so that they will have a record of the incident. From their vehicles, Bayside Security Patrol Officers can monitor the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center. During normal business hours, please also report the incident to the HOA Property Manager, Jonathan Poole at SeaScape PM, 302-645-2222.