2017-2018 Neighborhood Directory

Hello Neighbors,

We are in the final stages of preparing the 2017-2018 edition of our Community Directory.  The directory will be printed and distributed in August 2017, and will once again be produced by AtoZ Directories.

RESIDENT INFORMATION UPDATES
We also ask that all residents log into their AtoZ Online Directory accounts and update their contact information to their liking.  All account updates made prior to Wednesday, August 2nd will be incorporated into the printed version of the 2017-2018 Directory.

To login to your Online Directory account, please go to this link:
https://atozdirectories.com/home/login.php

If you don’t remember your login, you may click on the “Forgot Password” link on the login page above.  For those residents who have not yet received a login, you may request one by sending an email to [email protected]  Please include your name and home street address in your login request.

DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISERS, 7/28/17
The directory is produced at no-cost to the Association, but rather is completely funded by advertising.  That said, we have asked that AtoZ Directories give our own residents the first chance to advertise, before they begin selling ad placements to businesses outside the neighborhood.

If you are interested in promoting your business to your neighbors in this year’s directory, please feel free to download, complete and return the below form directly to AtoZ Directories by Friday 7/28/17 — following the directions provided. Any advertising questions can be directed to Dianne Cowie at 301-310-6048 or [email protected]

2017 ADVERTISING AGREEMENT (download .pdf)

We will also be sending another reminder email to all user accounts within the A2Z system in the coming week or so.  Please keep an eye out for it.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Championship Swim Meet on Saturday | Heavy Parking | Reduced Pool Hours

Hello Neighbors,

The Washingtonian Woods Waves swim season comes to an end this Saturday at the MCSL Division M Championship Meet — also known as ‘Divisionals’.  This meet features all 5 teams from M Division swimming at the same pool for the final meet of the season.

This year the Divisionals meet will be held at Washingtonian Woods.

The purpose of this email is to inform the neighborhood that due to this meet, numerous additional cars will be in the neighborhood between the hours of 7AM and 1PM, Saturday, July 22nd.  The swimmers and families of all 5 teams have already been informed avoid parking in any “Reserved” spaces in the Vistas parking lot, and to preferably park in any legal spots along Midsummer Drive or Upshire Circle.  The team plans to have parking lot attendants on hand to help control parking as best is as possible.

In addition to the pool opening late tomorrow to accommodate this meet, the pool will also be closing early for the annual Swim Team Banquet, which is also being held tomorrow evening. The pool will be open from 12 noon until 4 pm tomorrow. Tomorrow’s pool schedule concludes the last of the modified pool hours, which can be found posted on the bulletin board at the pool, as well as here: http://www.washwoods.org/pool/. As of Sunday July 23rd, the pool will resume normal daily hours for the remainder of the season.

We apologize in advance for the reduced pool hours tomorrow, and we appreciate both your support and understanding.  And, feel free to come cheer on the Waves!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Reminder: Neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party | Prizes! Food! Games! Contests!

Hello Neighbors,

Just a friendly reminder that the our very first neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party, will be held tomorrow, July 4th!

Here is the quick run-down:

  1. The festivities start at 11am and continue until 4pm.
  2. The event is rain-or-shine. Hopefully the rain will hold off until later in the day. Let’s all think happy thoughts, and hope for a good weather window.
  3. We are asking that families bring a side dish to share at the BBQ. The HOA will be providing burgers, dogs, sodas and desserts.
  4. A few volunteers are still needed. Please check out our sign-up genius and consider filling an empty slot. All help is greatly appreciated and will help ensure a successful event.
  5. If you happen to live along the 100 block of Upshire Circle, we kindly ask that you avoid on-street parking during the parade window of 11am – 12 noon, if possible.

Please see below for our full Schedule of Events:

Red, White & Blue Parade (11:00 am – 12 noon)

Time to don your proudest red, white & blue, and decorate those bicycles, strollers, big wheels, scooters, wagons and pets! We’ll be marching as a group from the Tot Lot at Driscoll and Upshire all the way down to the pool. Feel free to decorate your bikes and scooters beforehand, or meet at the park at 11:00am to decorate onsite (we will have some decorations on hand.) The parade starts promptly at 11:30am. If you can’t march in the parade, feel free to come out and grab a spot along the parade route to enjoy the parade and show your support.

All neighbors are also encouraged to fly your American flags!

BBQ, Pool Party, Games, Prizes  (12 pm – 4 pm)
Food, Games, Prizes 12pm – 2pm;  Raft Party 2pm – 4pm
We’ll be grilling up plenty of hamburgers and hot dogs for all to enjoy, free of charge. We’ll also be providing sodas, water, and desserts. We are encouraging neighbors to bring side dishes for all to share. Games will include relay races, pie-eating contests, water balloon toss, belly-flop contests, and more! Prizes for the winners! Come on out and join the fun!

Please note: the pool party and BBQ is a private event, exclusively for members of the neighborhood (Washingtonian Woods, The Oaks and The Vistas), their families, as well as outside members of the pool.

Volunteers
Unfortunately, we can’t pull this endeavor off with a tremendous level of effort from the community. We are actively seeking neighbors to help volunteer to make this event a success. We need parade marshalls, grillmasters, game & contest volunteers, and people to help assist with food setup and take down. Please take a moment to visit our sign-up genius and sign up for an available slot. It’s a great way to socialize with and meet your neighbors. Come help us make this an event that everyone will enjoy, remember, and look forward to each year.

Happy Birthday, America! Hope to see you all there!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Food Truck Fridays: Tacos El Rey @ Pool This Evening!

Hello Neighbors,

Food Truck Fridays
Just a friendly reminder that our summer Food Truck Fridays series continues this evening. Tonight, the delicious Tacos El Rey Food Truck (www.facebook.com/rey.tacos.3) will be in the pool parking lot from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

Why not keep things easy this evening and swing on by the pool for a tasty meal and relaxing evening! Even if you aren’t up for the pool, save the dishes and stop by for a delicious dinner to take home. Enjoy!

4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party
Also, don’t forget about our upcoming neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and pool party on Tuesday, July 4th! We are still actively recruiting volunteers to assist with making this event a success. If you haven’t yet already, please take a moment to consider volunteering. It’s a great way to assist, socialize and meet neighbors! You may see available slots and sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a4aa22a57-washingtonian

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party | Prizes! Food! Games! Contests!

Hello Neighbors,

The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee is proud to announce our very first neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party! Many neighbors responded to our questionnaire earlier this year and expressed interest in having an annual 4th of July event for the neighborhood. Well, this is it!

Please see below for our Schedule of Events on Tuesday July 4th:

Red, White & Blue Parade (11:00 am – 12 noon)

Time to don your proudest red, white & blue, and decorate those bicycles, strollers, big wheels, scooters, wagons and pets! We’ll be marching as a group from the Tot Lot at Driscoll and Upshire all the way down to the pool. Feel free to decorate your bikes and scooters beforehand, or meet at the park at 11:00am to decorate onsite (we will have some decorations on hand.) The parade starts promptly at 11:30am. If you can’t march in the parade, feel free to come out and grab a spot along the parade route to enjoy the parade and show your support.

All neighbors are also encouraged to fly your American flags!

BBQ and Pool Party (12 pm – 4 pm)
Food, Games, Prizes 12pm – 2pm
Raft Party 2pm – 4pm
We’ll be grilling up plenty of hamburgers and hot dogs for all to enjoy, free of charge. We’ll also be providing sodas, water, and desserts. We are encouraging neighbors to bring side dishes for all to share. Games will include relay races, pie-eating contests, water balloon toss, belly-flop contests, and more! Prizes for the winners! Come on out and join the fun!

Please note: the pool party and BBQ is a private event, exclusively for members of the neighborhood, their families, as well as outside members of the pool.

Volunteers
Unfortunately, we can’t pull this endeavor off with a tremendous level of effort from the community. We are actively seeking neighbors to help volunteer to make this event a success. We need parade marshalls, grillmasters, game & contest volunteers, and people to help assist with food setup and take down. Please take a moment to visit our sign-up genius and sign up for an available slot. It’s a great way to socialize with and meet your neighbors. Come help us make this an event that everyone will enjoy, remember, and look forward to each year.

Happy Birthday, America! Hope to see you all there!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Food Truck Fridays: Buena’Dillas @ Pool This Evening!

Hello Neighbors,

Just a friendly reminder that our summer Food Truck Fridays series continues this evening. Tonight, the delicious Buena’Dillas Food Truck (www.buenadillas.com) will be in the pool parking lot from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

Why not keep things easy this evening and swing on by the pool for a tasty meal and relaxing evening! Even if you aren’t up for the pool, save the dishes and stop by for a delicious dinner to take home.

Mmmm, good!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Neighborhood Pool Party Still on for Tonight | Rafts! Music! Dessert! | SayCheese! Food Truck 5PM- 7PM

Neighborhood “Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party and Food Truck Night
The Annual Washingtonian Woods “Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party will still be held this evening (4PM – 10PM), regardless of weather. All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend

Music and dessert will be provided. And the SayCheese Food Truck will be on hand from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Bring your own rafts. Coolers allowed, no glass on pool deck.

Hope to see you all tonight!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Summer Kick-off Pool Party This Saturday! | Website Enhancements | Small Cell Facilities

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods “Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party and Food Truck Night
Just a friendly reminder that The Annual Washingtonian Woods “Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party will be held this Saturday, June 17th, from 4pm until 10pm. All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Music and dessert will be provided. And the SayCheese Food Truck will be on hand from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for families to purchase dinner.

– Bring your own rafts!
– Glass containers are prohibited on the pool deck.
– The pool will remain open until 10:00 pm.
– Rain Date:  Sunday, June 18th

Please help us spread the word, and we hope to see you all there!

Website Enhancements
Also, recently, we have made several enhancements to our neighborhood website.

www.washwoods.org > News & Events Menu > Calendar
Our new neighborhood events calendar can be found here. Be sure to click on the events to see the details of each. The Board and Social Committee will keep this calendar up to date with any new events.

www.washwoods.org > Connect Menu > PMP Resident Login
Also, you can now login to your PMP resident account at this link. Once logged in, you will be able to see the status of your account, contact information, status of payments, status of architectural applications, and much more.

Small Cell Facilities
Recently, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman joined eleven mayors from nine states as part of the United States Conference of Mayors to call on Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to preserve local zoning and right of way protections with respect to cell towers and small cell sitings. The statement comes as the FCC recently opened two docket proceedings that, if adopted, would deny local governments the authority to manage their rights-of-way and determine where wireless infrastructure is sited.

More on this story can be found here.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Save the Dates – Food Truck Fridays & Summer Pool Parties!

Hello Neighbors,

Please save the dates for the following summer events presented by the Washingtonian Woods Social Committee & HOA Board:

Food Truck Fridays!
Food Truck Fridays are here at the pool this summer! On select Friday evenings throughout the summer, a different food truck will be on hand cooking up delicious meals for families to purchase. Why not keep things easy and swing on by the pool for a tasty meal and relaxing evening! Even if you aren’t up for the pool, save the dishes and stop by for a delicious dinner to take home. Here are the food truck dates that we have lined up so far:

Friday, June 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Buena’Dillas Food Truck (www.buenadillas.com)

Friday, June 30th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Tacos El Rey Food Truck (www.facebook.com/rey.tacos.3)

Friday, July 28th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Holy Crepe Food Truck (www.holycrepestruck.com)

As more food trucks are scheduled, or if dates change, we will be sure to inform the neighborhood by updating the social calendar posted at the pool as well as the community calendar on our neighborhood web site, www.washwoods.org.

Summer Pool Parties
We are planning on hosting three community pool parties this summer along with a movie night:

Saturday, June 17th
Annual “Summer Kick-Off” Raft Party & Food Truck Night
The SayCheese Food Truck will be on hand from 5:00pm – 7:00 pm (saycheesefoodtruck.com) for families to purchase dinner. Dessert will be provided for all kids to celebrate the kick-off to summer!!

Tuesday, July 4th
Neighborhood 4th of July Party & Parade
*Kids Parade, Games @ Pool & Clubhouse, Music, Food* More details coming soon! Volunteers are needed to help make this a successful, hopefully annual, event! Please email Jennifer Simon @ [email protected]

Saturday, August 26th
End of Summer Raft Party and Dive-In Movie!
Back by popular demand, we’ll once again be showing a movie at the pool. Bring your rafts and good times as we wind down the summer. More details to follow!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Small Cell Facilities Working Session | Neighborhood CPR Class

Hello Neighbors,

Small Cell Facilities Working Session
May 22, 2017, 7:30pm
A Mayor and City Council Work Session to discuss ordinance changes, regulations and right-of-way agreements related to Small Cell Facilities (download FAQ) in the City of Gaithersburg will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22 at City Hall. Public comment will be accepted that evening and for 30 days following the presentation. E-mail comments to Deputy City Manager Dennis Enslinger at [email protected] Information can be found on the Project Page of the City’s website here.

InGaithersburg eNewsletter
For those interested in staying more up to date on all things Gaithersburg, feel free to sign up for the InGaithersburg eNewsletter. You can do so here.

Neighborhood CPR Class
June 26, 2017, 4pm
The HOA Board has partnered with Community Pools to offer a free CPR class to interested neighbors on Monday, June 26, 2017, from 4pm until 6pm, at the Clubhouse. All interested homeowners should contact Tim Mulford at ([email protected]) to express interest and reserve a spot. Space is limited.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA