Thanks for your email and for posting this site. It's a shame a defensive email went out; we've always been a friendly neighborhood and we should be able to disagree openly in that spirit.
Regarding the renovation plans: I am opposed to speed humps. Perhaps there are other ways to enforce stop signs - even we, as a neighborhood, pay for extra police patrols/speed monitoring.
The renovations of the clubhouse seemed a bit extensive, but I would support them if others are in favor - we certainly need to maintain the pool, tennis court areas. The playground does need to be replaced and the enhancement of the pool area for covered picnic would be nice.
The dues increase is fine, especially if it's gradual as proposed.