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.
I have lived in the Woods of Shavano for 33 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 WOS Board for 6 years; involved when my children were on the swim team to my involvement with the Boy Scouts in performing services projects within the neighborhood.
Some of the projects performed are drainage work, rebuilding pool deck, installing basketball goals, picnic table/BBQ and a security system. Finally, in December I turn into Santa and help various organizations bring cheer.
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 family & probate law.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two kids: a daughter who attends Locke Hill Elementary and a son who recently left for Texas Tech. I also enjoy tinkering on projects around the house, gardening, spoiling my dog & cat, 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!
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.
My wife and I moved to San Antonio 17 years ago from Arizona and have been in the Woods of Shavano for 8 years. We enjoyed having out two daughters on the Shavano Sharks Swim Team for a few seasons. We have been blessed in meeting several great people in the neighborhood and possibly up for meeting more.
I have been in the IT field for 30 plus years. I will contribute to the board by listening and encouraging dialog which represents the members and our neighborhood. I believe members and non-members represent the neighborhood as a hole and will always encourage input from everyone
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.
I am a Research Scientist in my day job, but love to go on walks and hikes at nearby parks and attend cycling classes at the gym in my free time. My other hobbies include: doing small home projects, cooking new recipes, and indulging my love of forensics, true crime, and documentaries. I love the nature behind the Woods of Shavano and the casual feel of the people. I am blessed to have really good neighbors who help each other out regularly and keep the street safe
Terry O'Donnell and his wife Chris have been residents of the Woods of Shavano for two years, although both have lived in the San Antonio area for longer. While a relatively new resident of the Woods of Shavano, Terry is very interested in serving his local community as a member of the WOSCA board. Terry retired from the Army in 2012 at Fort Sam Houston as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 after 27 years of service. He served and additional eight years as a Department of the Army civilian employee at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. Terry currently works as a defense contractor support the U.S. Space Force at Lackland AFB. You may have seen Terry and Chris walking their two Scottish Terriers through the Woods of Shavano. Terry's hobbies and interests include collecting rare WWII comics, recreational shooting, and brewing craft beer. Terry is also a self-taught student of film and music, as well as an avid reader
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.
Jeff Stevens is a long term member of the Woods of Shavano Community Association of 28 years. He retired last year from USAA after 33 years serving in various management and technical roles including large scale IT projects. He is an Air Force veteran and active in the local military community. He has also worked in neighborhood outdoor projects including the tennis courts near the Parksite Woods entrance. He is seeking a position on the WOSCA Board now that time allows for more active involvement.
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.
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