The Woods of Shavano Community Association (WOSCA) is an organization of residents and non-residents who pay member dues and donate volunteer hours to maintain neighborhood assets and access neighborhood amenities. WOSCA is fortunate to own a swimming pool, community park and tennis courts, all of which attract residents to the neighborhood and increase those residents’ property values.
Membership dues are applied to pay for utility bills, landscaping fees, swimming pool maintenance and other necessary expenses. Each February, the Association holds its annual meeting, where members discuss the budget and elect Directors. Active Full members vote on all issues concerning the Association. Active Supporting members are eligible to vote on issues not related to the use of clubhouse, swimming, and tennis facilities.
The WOSCA Board of Directors meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month to review finances, listen to residents’ concerns, and deal with issues important to our neighborhood. All Association members are welcome to attend Board meetings, held at the neighborhood clubhouse. The first 15 minutes of each meeting, before conducting planned agenda business, is reserved for resident input.
Since 1999, my husband Chris and I have lived in the Woods of Shavano, where we’ve enjoyed raising our family and forming meaningful relationships with neighbors. We're longstanding members of the Woods of Shavano Community Association (WOSCA).
I believe when residents and board members, with a shared appreciation for where we live, apply our collective resources (human and financial), we can sustain a safe neighborhood with a healthy sense of community and strong property values.
I’m grateful to live in the Woods of Shavano and enthusiastic about contributing my time and skills to help our association grow its membership; manage its assets; and advocate for its interests in the broader San Antonio community.
I have lived in the Woods of Shavano for 30 years. I work at USAA designing computer systems and perform system consulting for various small businesses.
I have been involved in the community for various years from serving on the Board for 3 years; involved when my children were on the swim team to my involvement in with the Boy Scouts in performing services projects within the neighborhood.
Some of the projects performed are drainage work, rebuilding deck, basketball goals, picnic table/BBQ and a security system. Finally, in December I turn into Santa and help various organizations bring cheer.
My husband and I moved to the Woods of Shavano in 2002 after I retired from teaching in Northside ISD for 30 years. We chose the Woods of Shavano because, having taught at Locke Hill Elementary for 14 years, I knew a number of the families in the neighborhood. It was a well-established neighborhood. Many had lived here since homes were first built. It seemed a good place to call home.
If have always loved the neighborliness of the Woods of Shavano. It’s more like living in a small town than a neighborhood. People greet one another while walking or driving by. Some stop and chat. We help one another. In a time where some don’t even acknowledge their neighbors, these are rare and welcomed qualities.
I was elected to the Board in 2012 and have served as secretary for the majority of that time. I now have been given the distinction of having “institutional knowledge” since I’ve been around a while. In addition to serving as secretary, I also write Woods of Shavano Newsletter articles, and lease the Clubhouse and Pool for parties.
The boards I’ve served on have been good stewards of the Association’s assets. Much of what is done can be credited to the hard work and volunteerism of its members. Because our assets are aging, there is much left to be done. I would love to see more neighbors make commitments to our community through volunteerism, memberships, and involvement in our neighborhood’s activities. The Woods of Shavano is a great place to live, and it’s a job to be involved in helping it grow.
My family and I have lived in the Woods of Shavano since 2017. Prior to that, we were stationed at Fort Hood, TX, and in Washington, DC, as a result of my husband's military career. I'm a practicing attorney focusing on adoption and child welfare law.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two kids: a daughter who attends Locke Hill Elementary and a son who's a Clark High School student. I also enjoy tinkering on projects around the house, gardening, playing with my two very spoiled dogs and getting together with friends and neighbors.
My goal for my time on the Board is to meet even more wonderful Woods of Shavano neighbors and figure out how to make this great neighborhood even better!
Hi! My name is Debbie Perez, and I've lived in this great neighborhood for the past 5 years, and I love it here! The convenience to shopping, highways and restaurants etc. is awesome, but most of all, I enjoy this friendly community.
Five years ago I retired from teaching and quickly received my real estate license. I currently work for Century 21 Northside and enjoy helping families with all of their real estate needs. I've proudly served on the board for the last 3 years, and I look forward to seeing this community come together to better serve our neighborhood.
Hello Neighbors! My name is Ami Sharma and my wife is Siri Gurubhagavathula. I am originally from Brooklyn, New York, but have also called Chicago home for 5 years where Siri and I met.
We moved to San Antonio from Chicago in 2016 and purchased our home in the Woods of Shavano neighborhood in February of 2019. We really enjoy the walkability and neighborly feel of the area, especially having a dog who enjoys nice long walks We also have a turtle, but she doesn't get out as much. Perhaps we'll change that in the coming year. I am an advertising and marketing professional working at USAA.
I joined the board on a spur of the moment decision during this year's annual meeting and I look forward to doing all I can to make this community one we can all be happy and proud to call home.
My husband Ernest and I moved to the Woods of Shavano from Colonies North with our four children in April 2006, after admiring the neighborhood for a long time. We enjoyed having two daughters on the Shavano Sharks swim team for a few seasons, attending open Garden Club parties and pool gatherings. I appreciated learning yoga at the WOSCA clubhouse as well. You can see me walking our puppy faithfully twice a day and usually with a family member.
I'm a nurse leader for United Health Group and originally a Midwesterner. I hope to contribute to the Board with active listening and encouragement of thoughtful dialog. In my experience, this results in logical decision-making that respects individuals and meets most needs. I believe people who live in the community appreciate their neighbors and, with innovative ideas from the Board, can be encouraged to interact more.
After working 40+ years in education in the three states of Texas, Tennessee, and Ohio, I retired five years ago from the Northside ISD. In Ohio, my wife Jane and I attended graduate school at the Ohio State University. My jobs have included special education teacher, special education administrator, and student information services coordinator, and I continue to work part-time with the Northside ISD as a student information consultant writing computer database programs.
Thirty-five years ago, our family moved into the Woods of Shavano which was a perfect location for our daughters to attend Locke Hill ES, Hobby MS and Clark HS. For several years, our two daughters used the swimming pool and sometimes the clubhouse for birthday parties. For a few years, I participated in ReNEW & RePOSE yoga classes at the clubhouse. From WOS yoga, I moved on to another hobby of walking along the Leon Creek/Salado Creek Greenways and state parks taking pictures of plants; the pictures are processed for verification through the on-line iNaturalist citizen science project.
The Woods of Shavano is the perfect place for us and I look forward to promoting our community as a WOS Board Member.
A few current residents have lived in the neighborhood since its inception, when the only buildings on De Zavala Road east of IH-10 were Locke Hill Elementary and Clark High School; the closest grocery store was on Wurzbach Road. Woods of Shavano’s development began in 1972, under the direction of three developers –M.M. Hughes, Jesse Baker, and Jerry Smith Sr.-joined in the project by builders Gragg, Neimeyer, and Harrington.
The first house was constructed in early 1972 at Maybrook Woods and Parksite Woods and, soon after, Mr. Smith opened his model home at Parksite and Cypress Woods. The first homeowners moved into their home in the summer of 1972. Until the required number of homes were completed for neighborhood delivery, earliest residents picked up mail at the post office on Bandera Road.
On July 4, 1975, approximately 25 families gathered to picnic in a wooded lot located at 13915 Parksite Woods. Adding to the neighborhood’s sense of community, a pool and clubhouse were built. Subsequently, tennis courts were added, seasonal leagues were formed and a children’s tennis clinic was organized. Other neighborhood activities included a home and garden club, baby-sitting co-op, vegetable co-op, and bridge club.
The Woods of Shavano Community Association manages community assets with valuable assistance from its voluntary members. Early residents’ spirit of community continues today with an active swim team, tennis games at two neighborhood courts, National Night Out block parties and community hosted pool events on holidays such as Memorial Day and 4th of July.