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About the POASC Board
In 1991 the Property Owners Association of Spanish Cove (POASC) was established as a non-profit Alabama Corporation to acquire the common areas, including two clubhouses, recreational facilities, wilderness areas and roads.
A 9-member elected Board of Directors is charged with the maintenance, repair, renovation and restoration of these amenities for the property owners. A yearly assessment (currently less than $700) is budgeted to provide these services. Board members are limited to serve two consecutive three-year terms. Three members are elected by the membership each year. Term expires March 31 of the year in brackets below. Restrictive Covenants that run with the land provide land use requirements for property owners. Speed limits, rules for use of the amenities and other regulations are established by the Board of Directors to provide a harmonious atmosphere for all.
Committees chaired by members of the Board of Directors include Activities, Communications, Finance, Plans Development and Maintenance (PDM), Rules and Administration, and Safety and Roads and Drainage.  By POASC ByLaws, no board member serves on the Nominations and Elections Committee or the Internal Review Committee, although the Chair of the Board appoints those committee chairs.  The POASC Board Chair also appoints a Regional Concerns representative who serves as liaison with local, county and state authorities. 
The POASC Board meets at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month as needed for a Working Session.  The Regular Meeting of the POASC Board takes place at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.  All POASC Board meetings are held at the Cove Clubhouse.  Spanish Cove property owners are always encouraged to attend these meetings and voice their opinions and ideas.
  • Board Officers
Art Normandeau (2020)
Art and his wife, France, visited old friends here in April 2014 and fell in love with the area. Within four days of their visit, they purchased their home and moved from New York in June of that year.
Over the past two years, he has been involved in the Cove Roads/Drainage and Safety Committee as well as the Finance Committee.
Art is a 33 year veteran of the US Army and reached rank of Sergeant Major, working in logistics in the 42nd Infantry Division. He helped develop procedures for supply sergeants to manage unit logistic budgets and supplies, including ethics classes. During his last five years in service, Art assisted the merging of seven states into the National Guard’s 42nd Division for mobilization to Iraq.
Before his retirement to Alabama, he was a school bus driver for special needs children, which, he says, turned out to be a rewarding experience.
Vice Chairman
Rules & Administrative Committee Chair
Don Mau (2020)
Don and his wife of 43 years, Dottie, discovered the Cove while RV’ing in Elberta. In 2013, they moved here. They were especially pleased to know that the Cove offered 24-hour security. Don’s background is in Law Enforcement and Criminology. He served in the U.S. Air Force, Security Police and also 22 years as a California Law Enforcement Officer. For 17 years he was a Real Estate Sales Associate. He enjoys boating with friends and simply enjoying the Cove. His intent is to maintain the smooth operation of the Cove, be fiscally conservative, and represent the homeowners to the best of his ability. He was on the Safety/Roads & Drainage Committee as well as the Rules Committee.
Anna Hardesty (2019)
Anna and her husband, Dennis, of 35 years have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. In 2003 they moved to the Cove from Owensboro, Kentucky. They had frequently vacationed in Gulf Shores and liked all the amenities the Cove has to offer. Anna spent 15 years managing a grocery store. She enjoys fishing, the beach, reading and Bingo in the Cove. Anna encourages everyone to attend the Board meetings so their concerns will be heard. She also was a member of the Activities Committee, the PDM Committee, the Sub-Committees of Brick Garden and RVCH Renovation. Anna is eager to hear new ideas and watch our community grow as others find our paradise.
Assistant Secretary 
PDM Committee Chair                   
Tony Carbone (2019)
Born and raised in Brooklyn and Long Island, NY. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 after graduating from High School, retired after 20 years after serving on two aircraft carriers, the U.S.S. Saratoga CVA60 and U.S.S. Tarawa CVS40.
I Worked for N.Y Telephone, Southern Bell and A.T.&T as a System & Data Tech. before  retiring and starting my own Telephone & Sound company which I sold in 1997, we also sold our house in Jacksonville, FL and bought a 28ft 5th wheel and truck which we called home before finding and buying our current home in Spanish Cove after traveling to and really getting to see 49 of the 50 United States. We have been extremely fortunate living here, making many friends including those who helped us rebuild after hurricane Ivan.
We no longer have our 5th wheel but continue to travel as much as possible including traveling to Italy, Spain, Germany, & Belgium, via Military Space A flights. Our friends in and out of the “Cove” plus 2 daughters, a son, 7 grand kids, 2 great grandkids & assorted uncles, aunts, cousins, & in-laws keep my wife of  nearly 37 years Tommy, a retired nurse, born & raised in Kentucky and I, very active, ( she is also my interpreter of the Southern language!). We also visit our money at the various casinos in Mississippi on a regular basis!
 Doyce Turner (2019)
A native of Union Grove, Alabama,  Doyce has been a part of the Spanish Cove community since 2009, first on a part-time basis and then as a full-time resident since Thanksgiving of 2012.That date is particularly appropriate as Doyce is thankful for her life in Spanish Cove each and every day.  Doyce first visited Spanish Cove during an RV trip with her friend, Denise Porter.  Proximity to the Gulf, our pool and the excellent security attracted her to Spanish Cove.  Doyce is known for infinite patience and nerves of steel; after all, she served her community by driving a school bus for 30 years, 17 of which were with special needs children. She has also been married to her sweetheart Charlie since 1975. Though technically she is retired, you’ll still find her driving the streets of the Cove in her stretch golf cart which is, of course, school bus yellow.
Assistant Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair
Lynn Neff (2020)
Lynn and Judy became residents of the Cove in 2008 after years of visiting the area.  A love of the outdoors earned Lynn a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Purdue University in 1967.  After Viet Nam, Lynn met Judy in Arizona and they married in 1971. Three sons and 9 states later they say they have landed in paradise and are through moving. The first 15 years of his 35 year career saw them living in very remote stations in AZ and NM.  Deciding their sons needed to know a little about city life, they moved to Northern VA.  During this time, Judy pursued a career as a travel agent. The last 15 years of his career, He was Forest Supervisor of the Ozark – St Francis and Kisatchie National Forests.  He was a member of the Finance and Roads/Drainage and Safety Committees. As his POASC Board assignment, he is the Assistant Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee.  He has volunteered for many Cove and community activities.  Working together and wisely using our limited resources is Lynn’s priority for the Cove.
• Board Directors
Activities Committee Chair
Sharon Hicks (2021)
Hello Spanish Cove Neighbors, I look forward to getting to know you and serving on the board is a means to make a positive contribution.

I was born in Detroit Michigan. My parents were from England and Scotland. They became US citizens a year after I was born. My family relocated to Ohio which I attended High School and College. Married for 37 years now and have two grown children. They have blessed us with four wonderful grandchildren. My parents installed the love to travel and I have fond childhood memories of spending summers in the UK.

I have the love to fish and swim. So, Yes you will see me at the pool and pier on a daily basis. My hubby recently retired from law enforcement and has taken over the tv. I’m signing him up for swim lessons so he can join me at the pool.

 I retired from the Baldwin County Commission eight years ago. I was a case manager for the Senior program till I was offered a position with our tax assessor, Phil Nix. I grew as an individual by volunteering with various nonprofits such as the Optimist Club. And with the love of people I look forward to serving on the board. I feel we have an awesome board and staff this year. We are blessed!



Communications Committee Chair

Carl Lee (2021)



I have been married for 48 years. We have one daughter and 3 grandchildren.

I retired from AT & T after 32 years. I am a member of the First Baptist Church. 

I enjoy reading and time at the beach.


Roads/Drainage and Safety Committee Chair                               
Joan Fletcher (2021)            

I will try to give you the short version of my 85 years!

I am originally from Michigan.  My late husband, Jim and I lived in Jackson, Michigan for 33 years raising our own 5 children and also many foster children who needed a loving home after spending time in a juvenile facility.

During my “working life” I was employed as Teacher’s Aid, as a food service worker, and bartender, in addition to being a wife and Mom.

In 1986 we made the move South and spent the next 10 years living and working on Perdido Key.  Together, we managed a 72 unit condominium complex.  Our responsibilities included pretty much everything.  This experience gave me a wide ranging understanding of property management which served me well during my previous tenure on the Board for POASC.

More recently, during my retirement years I have taken charge of the 8am Aqua Dynamics class.  As long as the weather is good you will find me outside tending to my yard.  I have always enjoyed working outside and feel blessed to enjoy great health, which allows me to continue taking care of my home and property.

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