THE BEGINNINGS OF THE http://www.historyor.com/ WEB Site
In 2008 Carolyn Leaman agreed to take over the creation of the history of Ocean Resorts.
She was given the title Ocean Resorts Historian. She set about interviewing and taking photos of those who were chairman
and members of various Ocean Resorts official committees. In addition the manager at that time Norton Field Jr.
was interviewed along with photos of his staff: Anne Marie Lester, Office Administrator; Daren Meyers, Maintenance Manager;
and Tim Caudill, maintenance technician.
Carolyn's assistant and spouse, John Leaman researched and wrote many of the
articles, while Carolyn did the editing, photos and publishing of the site.
Around 2009, the BOD began
to think about a web site for Ocean Resorts. Mrs. Leaman asked that the history be a part of the site and it was readily
agreed upon and discussed with Ms. Lester who was WEB Master and creating the official CO-OP WEB site that became www.oceanresortsco-opinc.org.
She was developing it using "Do it Yourself Website Builder" software system.
In the meantime
Carolyn & John had been working diligently to history material ready to hand over to the Ann Marie inclusion on the WEB
site she was creating for the CO-OP. In September 2010 the entire hard-copy- bundle was shipped to Ocean Resorts along
with a flash drive containing the digital files for Ms. Lester to include in the new WEB site.
Upon our return from
our summer residence, in October 2010 Ann Marie was contacted regarding installing the history on the site. She was
not all that enthusiastic saying she was waiting for approval of the BOD. After checking many times, it became apparent
that the history was not going to be posted on the web site. Nothing was ever said for sure, but when the Leamans could
get no answers they lost patience and Carolyn decided to go ahead and create the history WEB site using "Do it yourself"
program of Register.com-the same program that Anne Marie was using to develop the official ocean resort web site. The
idea was that the 2 WEB sites could then readily become one.
This undertaking took approximately 50 hours and cost approximately
$150. The site was published and word was passed to the shareholders that the Leamans were giving this site as a gift,
and stating that they hoped O.R. would then pick up the bill each year thereafter. It was received with great enthusiasm.
Later Anne Marie finally received BOD approval to publish the www.oceanresortsco-opinc.org web site. This
explains the fact that there currently are two separate web sites each costing approximately $150. That same year Anne Marie
resigned as webmaster and Carolyn agreed to take that website responsibility as a volunteer along with the www.historyor.com
web site. This responsibility was to be temporary until help for the Office Administrator was hired.
years of Ocean Resorts turmoil evolved. Norton resigned and a couple months Anne Marie resigned. Daren Meyers
took over as manager and hired an office receptionist. When Carolyn approached her about taking over WEB Master duties,
she declined saying she was not "techy". Daren Meyers resigned the manager position and returned to being
maintenance manager. The BOD then hired First Service to manage the park. Some people were unhappy with the way
the service was handling business and demanded and different manager. Thus David Shelsted replaced the initial First
Service manager, Gary Crosby. Later First Service was terminated and David Shelsted was retained. The receptionist
quit and David was left with a bookkeeper and no receptionist.
During this turmoil Carolyn was patient, continuing
her duties as WEB Master of both sites and historian. John and Carolyn were asked by the BOD to develop a real estate
page on the site whereby Shareholders could list their properties either for sale or rent. John developed the procedure
and Rejeanne Perotta agreed to be the listing manager. Carolyn as the WEB Master developed the page and did the posting.
As things were settling down under Dave Shelstad's leadership, Carolyn asked several times if the office was ready
to take over the responsibility of the web sites. Dave did not want to give the bookkeeper any more responsibility.
Carolyn finally decided to resign when the BOD terminated David Shelsted and Daren Myers. Having reached 80 years
of age and recently enduring a heart attack, Carolyn sought someone else to take over the duties of Historian, and be
WEB Master of both sites.