VIII - POA DEVELOPMENTS
A. Early Years (1975-1995)
In 1975, a group of concerned property owners met to consider options, available to them, which would provide a more effective means for addressing individual and/or group issues in collaboration with the Developer. The result of that meeting was the chartering of the ORANGE BLOSSOM GARDENS PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. [the forerunner of the current Villages Property Owners Association (POA)] as a non-profit corporation on November 20, 1975. The objectives of the original charter, and bylaws, were to promote good will, friendship and understanding among residents, and to assist the Developer in establishing a community which would be beneficial to both the Developer and property owners. Amendments, at a later date, extended the objectives to include support of legislation at all levels of government, which protect the rights of residents. Residents were also to be advised of any legislation that would affect their retirement lifestyle and property investment.