Please submit reminders or other appropriate items that may be of interest to the Clemson Downs property owners to Walt Castro at

POA Residents/Members,

Reminder that our Spring Social will be Tuesday, April 10th, at The Downs Dining Room. Good food, friends and entertainment. Please RSVP by Thurs., March 29th to join the fun.
RSVPs to: Tony and La Vera Cieslak at either 864-624-6690 or tonyandlavera@gmail.comThanks to everyone who has volunteered to bring appetizers. That is now covered.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Another scam to be aware of involves someone calling and saying that your package/order is ready to be shipped. One of our residents received a call at 2:00 a.m. but hung up on them. Had they stayed on the phone the caller was probably going to say a payment of some sort was needed before delivery could be made. No legitimate company is going to call at that hour.

Also, if you receive a package or letter with no return address and are concerning about opening it please call the police. They are trained to handle situations like this.

POA Residents/Members,

Bill French’s next musical program will be Wednesday, March 21st at 4:00 p.m. in the large room at the Corley Center. The title is “I Stood in Venice.” A sampling of the songs and stories rising from this fabled city of 100 Isles.  Refreshments will be served.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

The correct phone number for Mary Ann McKenzie is 722-5560.  Please make the change in your Directory.  Thanks.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke, March 3, 2018)

For Sale: Model Victory 10 Mobility Scooter. Sale price $1300. Contact Beverly Schaller Matz at 864-882-7919 or 419-410-4545.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Clemson Downs Volunteers would like to find some folks to help organize the CDV store. This would be arranging items on shelves, unpacking boxes, and sorting out items to take to a thrift store.

POA Residents/Owners – Fleetwood Convenient Care

Fleetwood Convenient Care (Baptist Easley/GHS) is now open to help take care of minor health care needs.  It is served by Nurse Practitioners Stefanie Martinez, Leigh McCall and Candra Rich.  Hours of Operation:

8am – 7:30 pm Monday – Friday

8am – 7:30 pm Saturday

Location: 200 Fleetwood Drive Suite 100 (Patrick Square behind the OLLI building)

Phone 864-442-7618 | Fax 864-442-7155

POA Resients/Members, (From Ann Fuhr)

The following is sent on behalf of the Landscape Committee – Members: Ann Fuhr, Jan Gallaher, Martha Grigsby, Eric Snider, Alden Valentine, Harold Olson

Designated Yard Waste Areas: One is near Downs Blvd and Bayberry and is bordered by tea olive bushes. Please place branches and trimmings inside that area. Leaves are to be deposited outside this marked area and to the left of the tea olives. Please do not place leaves on top of tea olive shrubs. The other option for your yard waste is on the left at the end of Downs Loop or on your own property. These sites are for POA homeowners and CARC. Please remind your private contractors that they must remove all yard waste they create from the Downs Community.

In examining water situations, it has been noted that many of those with water problems have gutters that need to be cleaned out and /or gutter spouts that shoot gushing water directly into their yards when it rains. Please make sure your downspouts are properly emptying water from your gutters away from your house using attachments designed to slowly release the water; or place rain barrels at the end of downspouts to collect the water. Much of the yard water that remains after rainfall is there because the yard has been flooded by the open downspouts or over-irrigated and the soil is wet to begin with.    Please keep storm drains near your home free of leaves and other debris. Nothing is to go into storm drains except water.
If you are a homeowner and want some ideas about your plants or shrubs, Master Gardeners and at least one retired Forestry professor are in the POA and are glad to help you. Thank you to all the homeowners who are doing their part to keep this community looking attractive.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Since we have several new residents, this is a good time to remind all our members that they can take advantage of two CARC services that are open to POA members.

The Bistro at the far end of the dining hall is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 and serves appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches.

We are also welcome to attend the weekly Friday movie at 2 m in the large room at the Corley Center. Many of you may particularly be interested in the movie on February 23rd, Victoria and Abdul with Judi Dench as an aging Victoria. List of movies each month is in the CARC Newsletter.

POA Residents/Members,(From the Cieslaks and Portnows)

The POA Spring Dinner has been set for Tuesday, April 10th, 5:15 to 7:00p.m. at the Clemson Downs Dining Room.  Food and entertainment are being planned as this message goes out. Detailed messages and flyers will go out closer to the date. Hosts this year are La Vera and Tony Cieslak, and Nancy and Lloyd Portnow.

Hope you can save the date for this springtime social with neighbors.

POA Residents/Members,

Volunteers are desperately needed for the health center. Places are available as receptionists, servers in the Sun Room, visitors and water pourers Positions are also available in Assisted Living. All of these can done once a week, once a month, two hour or three hour shifts. These positions provide each server with a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, make friends or visit with old friends, and make life a little more interesting for those who are not as free. The work is relatively easy, but the reward is priceless. If interested please call or text Wendy Longo, phone 864-722-5477 or  e-mail at                       < >.

POA Residents & Members,

There have been a few questions regarding who can ride the CARC van. POA residents can ride the CARC van to events provided there are empty seats. There are no other restrictions.

POA Residents & Members,

The following is from John Gilreath, Chair of the Architecutral Review Committee.

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) of the Clemson Downs Property Owners Association (CDPOA) wishes to remind all of the residents that any construction, additions, modifications, or maintenance on houses must be reviewed by the ARC and approved by the CDPOA Board before these changes may be started. This includes, among other changes, repainting (even the same color), re-roofing, replacing gutters, repairing siding, replacing/repairing mailbox posts, etc. The form for requesting approval of work to be done can be downloaded from the web site ( or or may be obtained from the chairman of the ARC (1022 Keystone Lane, 654-4300) or a member of the ARC. The vast majority of requests are approved readily by the Board at its meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, but the requests must be made nonetheless.

Reminder: The ARC meets the Thursday prior to the monthly (second Tuesday) CDPOA Board meeting

POA Residents/Members,

Please remember that dog walkers should not allow their pets to “pee or poop” on other homeowners property. If the dogs need to do their business, walk them around your own property first. Some property owners do not want dogs to use their yards even if it is picked up. In addition, dog urine can be toxic to plants and grass.
A lot of this may be from dog walkers that are from neighboring communities.  This would also fall under the category of respecting other people’s property.

POA ResidentsMembers

If CDPOA members wish, they may advertise their homes for sale on the website. There may be other houses available for sale, but this site lists only those that have been submitted to the webmaster by a CDPOA member or family member.

To submit an advertisement for your home sale, contact Walt Castro at or Anne Snider at Please provide a flyer or a narrative, highlighting the features of the home together with interior and exterior photographs.

POA Residents/Members,(From Landscaping Committee)

As part of the Storm Drain consortium, the City of Clemson will be giving markers to neighborhoods to be placed in front of each storm drain. These small, unobtrusive markers, which will be glued directly to the street, will encourage us to keep all our storm drains clear so when the rains come, they can do their job. The CARC maintenance department will place the signs for us, but we can do our part by making certain all storm drains are kept open. Please locate one of the 21+ storm drains close to your home, and help us all by making sure drain is kept open and free from debris, including leaves, paper, yard clippings, pine needles, etc. Thank you for your support.

POA Residents/Members, SCAM ALERTS

Informed by a homeowner that another scam is going around concerning Duke Power. This one says you have not paid your bill and power will be turned off.

Joe Cocke received one the other day supposedly from the U.S. Treasury. It asked for private information (which he did not send). Remember the Treasury or any government agency will not initiate contact with you by email.  Stay Safe!

POA Residents/Members,(From Ann Fuhr)

Doing some early spring cleaning? Box up your items and CD volunteers will come fetch. Furniture, too. Have some treasures ? We provide tax forms for your record of donations. Your contributions help the volunteers provide for needs in assisted living and health care at CARC. That, along with Volunteer hours, helps keep costs down for CARC residents . Call Susan Sitaraman 633-9032. or Ann Fuhr 888-7321 for pick up or information.

DID YOU KNOW?—The Clemson Downs Volunteers have equipment to loan to assist all residents in their disability needs or as they recover from surgery. We have wheelchairs, porta-potties, walkers, canes, transfer chairs, knee scooters etc. on loan for your use when needed. Do you have similar equipment you wish to donate? Call the numbers given above.  Thank you all for your support of the volunteers and the store.