OLD GLEBE CIVIC ASSOCIATION
Welcome to the third edition of the Old Glebe Civic Association ‘E-Letter’. Thanks to your email connection, we are able to provide this information more easily, less expensively and more currently than our usual ‘hard copy’ production. We have just recently updated all of our mailing lists so that if we are using the wrong email address or you have recently moved out of the neighborhood please let us know. Since you will receive this newsletter at least one month in advance of the mailed copy, please feel free to print it out and share it with a neighbor who does not have email. We hope to see many of you this weekend at Pioneer Day at the Gulf Branch Nature Center tomorrow, Saturday, November 2, 2002 noon-4:00 p.m. and at the OGCA General Meeting on Sunday, November 3, 2002 from 2-4 pm at the Gulf Branch Nature Center. (See below for more information)
Security, Social and Otherwise
Events in the past year have made us all a great deal more aware of our personal security, as well as that of our families and friends. The recent sniper incident has certainly increased those concerns. We believe the civic association can play a positive role in addressing some of those concerns, without being unnecessarily intrusive. Many of us already have informal arrangements with our neighbors, but the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) encourages a more structured approach known as “Neighborhood Watch”.
We will have representatives of the ACPD at our General Meeting (Sunday, November 2 at the Gulf Branch Nature Center from 2-4PM) to discuss the Neighborhood Watch, security and crime concerns in our area, and to answer any questions you may have. Bill Schwab our “Block Admiral” will also give a brief talk on the Neighborhood Watch and will have brochures available for your review. If you’re interested, but can’t make the meeting, give Bill a call at 703-237-9521.
By now, everyone should have Saturday, Nov. 2 from 12 – 4 PM on their calendar. Denise Chauvette and the staff at Gulf Branch are promising a great program for kids and parents alike. In addition to the blacksmith demonstration, candle dipping and games, there will also be a demonstration by the Old Dominion Cloggers from 1230-1 PM. And, the Old Glebe Civic Association and some of its members are sponsoring a great bluegrass band, High Noon, which will give performances at 1PM, 2PM and 3PM. Only $3 a person. Hope to see you there!
(NOTE: Please walk or park on Military Road or N. 36th Road!!!)
Elections and Referenda
November 5 gives us all an opportunity to have our say, and this year’s vote has important consequences for the US Congress and particularly for Arlington County. Other than the School Bond Referendum, which our Executive Committee has endorsed, the Old Glebe Civic Association is taking no official position on the candidates or referenda on the ballot. We do encourage you to do your own due diligence on the candidates and issues, and to vote! For those interested in a discussion of the bond and tax issues, check www.co.arlington.va.us/dmf/bond/bond_REF2002.htm.
We are very pleased to advise that Jim Ammerman has consented to join our Executive Committee as an Alternate Delegate to the Civic Federation. Jim is also the President of the Madison Senior Center Advisory Committee and will be the principal point of contact for the civic association for senior issues and activities. Jim can be reached at 703-525-9116.
Membership and Dues Contributions
We know you have a lot on your mind, but there are some of us that have forgotten to make a dues contribution to the civic association for the current fiscal year (July 1 2002 – June 30, 2003. If you have paid at any time during the current calendar year, you are paid up through 2003. If not, our Treasurer, Benny Parker, expectantly awaits your $10 at:
4328 37th Road N.
Arlington, VA 22207
The Executive Committee has also authorized a Perpetual Membership for $100. While we are not presently a registered non-profit organization (which would make your dues contributions eligible for a tax deduction), we are in the process of registering as a non-profit and will do our best to complete this process during the 2002 calendar year.
Please let us know what’s on your mind. If we can help, we will!
President Burt Bostwick 527-5415 firstname.lastname@example.org
3832 Military Road
4328 37th Road N.
3814 N. Stafford Street
Webmaster David Hunsberger 536-0910 email@example.com
3827 N. Chesterbrook Road
3904 Military Road
3815 N. Ridgeview Rd.
Connie Ramirez 533-7321 firstname.lastname@example.org
4600 N. 37th Street
Kathy Fong 538-2134 email@example.com
3746 N. Tazewell Street
Marlene Risney 532-6151 firstname.lastname@example.org
3818 N. Wakefield Street
Bobbie Hays 536-8357 email@example.com
4418 N 38th Street
James Ammerman 525-9116 firstname.lastname@example.org
3812 N. Ridgeview Road
/s/ Katrine Pendleton, Secretary
Burt Bostwick, President