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Clubhouse Parking Lot Resurfacing | Mon & Tues

Hello Neighbors,

Several of you may notice that the clubhouse parking lot will be getting repaired and resurfaced over the next several days. Especially, those that frequent the pool.

While the summer season timing may not be ideal, the repairs are necessary and will be completed in a timely manner. The Board has taken steps to ensure that the repairs be completed with the least disruption as possible — the repairs should not affect Saturday’s swim meet, Saturday’s pool party, or any Clubhouse rentals next week.

Here is the project schedule:
Light repair work will start on Friday, June 15th as several spots and pot holes are filled in. On Monday and Tuesday of next week, June 18th and 19th, the lot will be getting resealed and new line stripes. During those two days, no cars will be allowed in the parking lot, and all residents are encouraged to walk or bike to the pool; or, if driving, to park along Midsummer Drive.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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

“Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party This Saturday! | 4th of July Parade | Food Truck Fridays!

Washingtonian Woods “Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party and Food Truck Night
Saturday, June 16th. 4-9pm.
Just a friendly reminder that The Annual Washingtonian Woods “Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party will be held this Saturday, June 16th, from 4pm until 9pm. All neighbors and pool members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Music and treats for the kids will be provided. Taqueria & Pupuseria El Paso Food Truck will be at clubhouse from 5:00pm – 7:30pm for families to purchase dinner.

– Bring your own rafts!
– Glass containers are prohibited on the pool deck.
– The pool will remain open until 9:00 pm.
– Rain Date: Sunday, June 17th

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


Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE Training)
Sunday, June 24th, 7pm.
Officer Dan Lane from the Gaithersburg Police Department will be at the clubhouse on Sunday June 24 at 7pm for a presentation of the Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event. We will be discussing what are your options, what can you expect and what will the response be, should such a situation arise.

Please join your neighbors at this social committee sponsored event. Adults only please.


Neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party

Wednesday, July 4th. 11am – 4pm.
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Washingtonian Woods 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party!

Details to follow, but the day will include:
*Parade
*Games
*Music
*Free Food! and much more.


Food Truck Fridays at the Pool

Trucks typically serve from 5:30-7:30pm, pending weather.

*Saturday, 6/16, 🍍Pool Party ☀Taqueria & Pupuseria El Paso Food Truck
*Friday, 6/22 – Honey Bee’s Food Truck 🐝
*Friday, 7/13 – Say Cheese! Food Truck 🧀
*Friday, 7/27 – Holy Crepes Food Truck 🌯

Our full 2018 neighborhood social calendar can be found here:

Calendar

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

Derby Party | Movie Night | Meet & Greet | Pool Passes

Kentucky Derby Party | This Saturday at the Clubhouse
Adults!! Join us for the 2nd Annual Derby Party (this year, Cinco de Derby!) at the upper clubhouse from 6pm – 10:30 pm. Tacos & fixings will be supplied from Sin & Grin Kentlands, please plan to bring a side/app or dessert to share.

Also, if you are up for some friendly wagers on the Derby & other games, plan to bring $1s. BYO libations. And don’t forget your derby/cinco attire! See you Saturday!

Neighborhood Movie Night | This Friday Night
“May the 4th be with you!” Our “Neighborhood Movie Night” series continues this Friday night, May the 4th, at Candy Hill (i.e the neighborhood sledding hill directly across the street from Washingtonian Woods Park located at 341 Upshire Circle.)

This week’s movie is: “Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope”. Movie starts at 7pm.

More about Neighborhood Movie Night: On several weekend evenings in the Fall and Spring (when the weather is cool, yet comfortable) we plan to show outdoor movies on Candy Hill (341 Upshire Circle.) Neighbors are encouraged to bring jackets, blankets, pillows, snacks, bug spray, and any other items you wish to enjoy the show! Candy Hill has a natural grade and should allow good amphitheater-style viewing!

We have many new families in the neighborhood, please reach out to your new neighbors and invite them to join the fun. Hope to see you there!

Candidate Meet & Greet: Sidney Katz and Marc Elrich | May 20th at the Clubhouse
This is not a fundraiser, but an opportunity to meet two candidates for County office who are friends of a more Sensible CCT — one that does not block entrances to our neighborhood and does not impact the homes on Upshire Circle.

The event is very informal. RSVP is preferred, but people can just stop by on their way to and from the day’s other activities. You can learn more about this event here.

Pool Pass Applications
If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to complete your 2018 Pool Pass application and return to Tim Mulford at PMP no later than Friday, May 11th to ensure that you and your family will be able to access the pool on Opening Day.

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

Notice of Rescheduled April 2018 Board Meeting

Notice of Rescheduled April 2018 Board Meeting
All homeowners please be advised that our April 2018 Board meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, 4/24 to Tuesday, 5/1 at 7pm. The meeting will still take place in the upper level of the Clubhouse.

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

Notice of Street Construction (Midsummer Drive) | Reminder of Trash and Garbage Containers

Hello Neighbors,

Notice of Street Construction (Midsummer Drive)
The City of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works will conduct street reconstruction on Midsummer Drive. The work will consist of removal and replacement of deteriorated curb and sidewalk, and the resurfacing of existing pavement. The curb and sidewalk replacement is anticipated to begin the week of April 23, weather permitting, and will continue for approximately four weeks. The resurfacing portion of the project will follow.

“No Parking” signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of construction activity. These signs will be marked with the dates and times of the parking restrictions. If you plan to be away from your home for any length of time during this period, please make arrangements to have your vehicles parked off the street.

Reminder of Trash and Garbage Containers
All homeowners are reminded that as per Section 7.02 (e) of the Declaration of Covenants, all trash and garbage containers are to remain out of public view on all days other than scheduled collection days. All neighbors are encouraged to be mindful and supportive.

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

Notice of Rescheduled March 2018 Board Meeting

Notice of Rescheduled March 2018 Board Meeting
All homeowners please be advised that our March 2018 Board meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, 3/27 to Wednesday, 4/4 at 7pm. The meeting will still take place in the upper level of the Clubhouse.

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

Adult Happy Hour | March Madness | Small Cell Facilities | Washingtonian Woods Annual Park Cleanup | Loose Leaf Collection

Hello Neighbors,

Adult Happy Hour | March Madness
When:
Friday, March 16th, 6:00pm
Where:
Clubhouse, Upper Level
Secure your babysitter and come join your neighbors at the clubhouse for an Adults Only Happy Hour on Friday, March 16th! Bring three $1 bills so we can play Left, Right Center or you can watch the first-round NCAA basketball games on either of the two TVs, as the tournament starts this weekend.

We plan to have wings as well as some small snacks and plenty of soda, water and a green St. Patty’s Day punch. You can also feel free to bring your own libations. We hope you can join us!

Small Cell Facilities – Call to Action
From the inGaithersburg Weekly Newsletter:
“Public testimony will be heard by the Finance Committee for Senate Bill 1188 on Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. in the Miller Senate Office Building at 11 Bladen Street in Annapolis. As written, the bill represents a coordinated, national effort by the telecommunications industry to prevent public input and limit local government authority over the installation of small cell equipment and poles in the public right of way.

The City strongly opposes this legislation and is working to protect its residents’ voices regarding installation decisions to ensure that they work for the community, protect our neighborhoods and allow local government oversight. The City urges residents to contact committee members to express opposition. Download the letter template here and find more information here.”

Gaithersburg City Council Member, and Washingtonian Woods resident, Ryan Spiegel, has also posted about this topic recently in the Washingtonian Woods neighborhood private Facebook page. Feel free to log on and check it out.

Washingtonian Woods Annual Park Cleanup
Join the Muddy Branch Alliance in the annual cleanup on Saturday, April 14th from 9am – 12 pm. The Muddy Branch Alliance. a local non-profit watershed group, is helping the City of Gaithersburg with this clean-up as part of a larger clean-up of the Potomac River.

Participants will meet in the Washingtonian Woods Park (314 Upshire Circle) at 9:00 am, collect pickup sticks supplied by the City of Gaithersburg and bags supplied by the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Volunteers will head to various areas in the neighborhood and park that are in need of trash pickup.

SSL hours are available. Please contact Paul Hlavinka at [email protected] for information. You may also download the Flyer, here.

Spring Loose Leaf Collection
Spring Loose Leaf Collection for our neighborhood continues for the first two weeks in April. Please click here for more information.

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

Washingtonian Woods Super Bowl Party, Potluck & Chili Cookoff | 2018 Social Calendar

Hello Neighbors,

Mark Your Calendars!

Washingtonian Woods Super Bowl Party, Potluck and Chili Cook-off
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 6:00pm (kickoff at 6:30pm)
Location: Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Upper Level

What’s Provided: We will be providing plenty of ice, soda, water, plates, napkins, utensils and condiments for the chili. And 2 TVs to watch the commercials (and game)!

What to Bring: We ask that each family attending please bring a snack/ appetizer/ dessert to share, and any other food/beverages you want to have on hand for the game.

Feeling competitive? Bring a pot of chili – a prize will be awarded for the best one!

We hope to see you there!

2018 Washingtonian Woods Upcoming Social Events Calendar
(more details to follow as we near each event)

Super Bowl Party, February 4, 2018
New Neighbor Coffee, March 10, 2018
March Madness / Adult Happy Hour, March 16, 2018
Spring Outdoor Movie Nights, April & May
Kentucky Derby, May 5, 2018
Start of Summer Party, June 16, 2018
July 4th Pool Party and Neighborhood Parade, July 4, 2018
New Neighbor Coffee, August 18, 2018
End of Summer Pool Party, August 25, 2018
Labor Day Neighborhood Camp-Out, September 1, 2018
Pool Party & Adult Happy Hour, September 7, 2018
Fall Outdoor Movie Nights, Sept & Oct
Fall Fest, October 28, 2018
Washingtonian Woods Gives Back, November 25, 2018
Hanukkah Party & Firetruck, December, Date TBD

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

Chanukah Fire Truck Parade @ Washingtonian Woods!

Hello Neighbors,

Annual Chanukah Fire Truck Parade
The Annual Chanukah Fire Truck Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th this year! The truck will make a stop at the Washingtonian Woods clubhouse at approximately 7:15 p.m.

The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee invites neighbors of all ages to join us for a Chanukah celebration at the clubhouse before the firetruck arrives! For those interested in joining beforehand, please plan to be at the Clubhouse by 6:30pm.

Hope to see to you all there for this always festive event!

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

Save the Dates: Washingtonian Woods Holiday Gift Giving Program | Toddler Playdate

Hello Neighbors,

The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee would like to let you know about two upcoming neighborhood events:

Washingtonian Woods Holiday Gift Giving Program
Washingtonian Woods will be holding our first ever holiday gift giving program to benefit families in the City of Gaithersburg. We will be collecting unwrapped new toys (crafts, games, etc.) for children as well as items for teens. Please join us in the Upper Level of the Clubhouse on Sunday, November 26th for an Open House from 4pm – 6pm. We will collect donations and provide pizza, light fare and beverages. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate gifts, please click here for more details.

Date:  Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time:  4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where:  Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Upper Level
What to Bring:  Please click here for more details.

Toddler Playdate
Have a child under 5 and need to get them out of the house this winter? Come meet other toddler parents in the neighborhood and let your kid get their energy out at the same time at the Washingtonian Woods Winter Toddler Playdate sponsored by the social committee. We will have some coffee for the parents and bagels/juice for everyone.  Bring a toy/game to share with a new friend so we can all play together.  See you there!

Date:  Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time:  9:00am – 10:30am
Where:  Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Lower Level
What to Bring:  A toy or game to play, and your toddler

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