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Neighborhood Trash Pickup | Delayed to Saturday

Hello Neighbors,

Trash Collection Delayed to Saturday
The Montgomery County Waste Transfer Station is closed today due to the weather. As such, the neighborhood trash pick-up scheduled for today will be delayed until tomorrow, Saturday Jan 20th.

Waste Transfer Station Web Site
Addtionally, residents can always check the Waste Transfer Station Web site for weather related updates and delays:

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

Upcoming Neighborhood Social Events | Mommy & Me | WW Gives Back | Cookie Exchange | Fire Truck Parade

Hello Neighbors,

The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee is proud to host and offer the following events to the neighborhood this December:

Mommy and Me
Clubhouse, Lower Level
Saturdays, Starting December 8th
Interest Meeting on December 1st

Mommy & Me is a shared experience of fun, exploration and learning between a parent and a child. Sessions meet weekly on Saturdays starting December 8, 2023 from 11am – 1pm.

We will offer children the opportunity to develop the use of sensory, fine and gross motor skills. Positive social interaction is encouraged throughout the program. We will also have readings or podcasts for parents to listen to each week to spark conversation about common experiences in parenting with infants and toddlers.

For questions or to join, please contact:  Jeanine Berry ([email protected], (305) 965-3524)

There will be an interest meeting December 1st at 11am in the lower level of the clubhouse for any new Mom’s who are interested and then we officially start December 8th. Dads are welcome too!

Washingtonian Woods Gives Back
Saturday, December 9th
10:00am – 1:00pm
Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse

We are excited to bring back our annual Washingtonian Woods Gives Back holiday gift giving program. This year we are again partnering with KINDH (Kids In Need During Holidays) and helping to provide children in Montgomery County with a memorable holiday experience.

We will be adopting 11 families whose parents/guardians have submitted wish lists to the KINDH organization. In addition to the family wish list, we are asking for grocery store gift cards for each family to purchase food for their holiday meal.

Please take a look at the lists below for requested gifts. When you sign up, please understand that you are committing to purchasing AND wrapping your gifts. Please include batteries if the gift you’re buying needs them. DO NOT include gift receipts! Wrapped gift drop off will be on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00am – 1:00 pm at the Washingtonian Woods clubhouse.

We ask that you label your wrapped gift(s) with the child’s FIRST NAME only. Please do not put your name or family number on the gift tag. You will need to know the family number associated with the gift when you drop off.

The link to sign up is:

Thank you in advance for your support and help in making this a wonderful holiday for these children and their families.

Please contact Marcie Blackman ([email protected]) or Rhonda Haley [email protected]) if you have any questions.

Annual Hanukkah Fire Truck Parade
Monday, December 11th
Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Lower level

The Annual Chanukah Fire Truck Parade is scheduled for Monday, December 11th this year! The truck will make a stop at the Washingtonian Woods clubhouse at approximately 7:45p.m.

Neighbors of all ages are invited to join us for a Chanukah celebration outside of the clubhouse before the firetruck arrives! We will begin the festivities at 7:15pm with hot chocolate and treats!

Hope to see to you all there for this festive event! For those that have not attended before, you are in for a great time!

Holiday Cookie Exchange
Tuesday, December 19th
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse

If you have never been to one, you are in for a treat, literally! Depending on the number of participants, each person will bring approximately 5 dozen homemade cookies/bars of your choice. Also, please print the recipe on a sheet of paper so that participants may be able to see the ingredients and be able to copy the recipe, if they would like.

We will have separate tables for those treats that have nuts and ones that do not. At the end of the night, you are able to take home 2-3 of each goody.

The Social Committee will have some light hor dourves to munch on.  Please make sure you bring tupperware or a ziplock bag in order to take home the cookies.

PLEASE RSVP at this Signup Genius Link December 12th:

If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Bollini – [email protected]

We hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Thank you,
The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee


Annual Neighborhood Fall Fest! | Adult Costume Party | Halloween House Decorating Contest

Hello Neighbors,

This weekend the Washingtonian Woods Social Committee will be sponsoring its annual Halloween events!

Details are as follows:

Halloween House Decorating Contest
Friday, October 27, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Show your Halloween spirit and decorate your house for the annual Washingtonian Woods Halloween House Decorating Contest! Please be sure your decorations are up and ready by 7pm on Friday, October 27 and please register your house to be considered.

Judges will be driving around for the annual neighborhood House Decorating Contest to look at the houses that have registered and to pick their top three choices. Winners will be announced on Sunday during the Festival.

Link to register your house:

Adult Social – Halloween Costume Party
Upper Clubhouse
Saturday, October 28, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

The social committee will be sponsoring an adults only Halloween Costume Party. Bring a themed appetizer, dessert, or drink to share. Coolers are welcome!

We can’t wait to see you all dressed up. Small trophies and gift card prizes will be awarded to our winners! How creative are you? Are you spooky, scary, funny? Let us know you will be coming! Adults only please!

RSVP here:

Annual Neighborhood Halloween and Fall Festival
Sunday, October 29th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm

The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee is excited to announce our annual Halloween and Fall Festival! This year’s festivities will be held on Sunday, October 29th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Games and activities will end at around 5:00pm and then we will have a costume parade to candy field to collect candy.

This year’s activities will include a Jack-o’-Lantern/Decorated Pumpkin contest, Spooky Trail, Scavenger Hunt, Candy Field (or Trunk-or-Treating in the event of rain), Cake Walk, Games, Arts and Crafts, Candy Apple Decorating, and two Inflatables where all residents can enjoy some Halloween-themed fun!

Volunteers Needed
To ensure our festivities are a success, we need the help of many volunteers! Please consider volunteering for one or more volunteer slots by clicking on this sign up genius:

If you have any questions, please contact Erica Adler ([email protected]) or Tina Winters ([email protected]) or Carrie Yearick ([email protected]).

Thank you to the Social Committee for all of its efforts and hours of volunteer time to help keep the great Halloween spirit of Washingtonian Woods alive and well. We hope you and your families are all staying safe and well, and have a Happy Halloween!

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

Pool Construction & Repairs | Reserve Study

Hello Neighbors,

Pool Construction & Repairs
As some of you may have noticed, the cover is still off of the pool, and the water is being drained. This is in preparation for the 10-year refresh of the swimming pool white coat, tiles, seals and coping stones. Every 10 years or so, these items are repaired and/or replaced according to timelines outlined in the Association’s periodically conducted Reserve Study.

Conducting these major pool repairs and updates prior to the 2024 Pool Season is right inline with the HOA’s latest Reserve Study’s timeline. Additionally, the Board regularly plans ahead for such major improvements and responsibly sets aside funding to do so in advance. As such, the Board already has funding set aside for these repairs and no assessments will be needed to complete them.

Neighborhood Trash Collection Service
The Board still does not have any updates with regards to timing around the implementation of our trash service to one day a week. We do not yet know when the change will be implemented, nor do we know our scheduled day-of-week for service. However, we will certainly keep everyone informed as we learn more, and with the intent of giving everyone as much time as possible to prepare. Thank you all for your extended patience.

Neighborhood Web Site
This email communication as well all previous HOA emails are always cross-posted in the “News” section of the Washingtonian Woods Web Site ( Neighbors are encouraged to reference our web site as it contains helpful links, documentation, and neighborhood information.

We hope everyone is staying safe and well.

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

Last Weekend of Pool 2023 Season | Annual Doggie Swim Monday @ 6pm

Hello Neighbors,

The 2023 Pool Season comes to a close this Labor Day Weekend. Please see below for the pool hours this final weekend. The annual neighborhood doggie swim will be held this Labor Day Monday at 6pm.

Labor Day Weekend Hours and Annual Doggie Swim
Friday, 9/1: 3 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, 9/2: 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, 9/3: 11 am – 9 pm
Monday, 9/4: 11 am – (Doggie Swim at 6pm)

Neighborhood Web Site
This email communication as well all previous HOA emails are always cross-posted in the “News” section of the Washingtonian Woods Web Site ( Neighbors are encouraged to reference our web site as it contains helpful links, documentation, and neighborhood information.

We hope everyone is staying safe and well.

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

Summer Pool & Raft Party | Dive-in Movie | Live Band! – The Linda Browne Band | Saturday 8/26

Hello neighbors!

End of Summer Pool & Raft Party and Dive-in Movie
The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee invites you to our last Summer pool party of 2023 on Saturday, August 26th, 4pm-10pm at the clubhouse. It is shaping up to be a great one! Floats, Pizza, Music with a Live band, Ice Cream Social and a Swim Up Movie!!

The Party will begin at 4pm. Coolers are permitted (no glass), and rafts/pool floats will also be allowed for the duration of the party.

The Social Committee is providing pizza, salad and drinks from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Dessert is being provided and scooped by Jean Bullock from 7:00pm-8:00pm. We will also be allowing rafts and will be showing a movie starting around 8:15pm-8:30pm (once the sun goes down).

Live Band! – The Linda Browne Band
We are so excited to announce that one of our very own neighbors, Jimmy Gold, along with his band, The Linda Browne Band, will be performing from 6:00pm-8:00pm at this event.

Dive-in Movie
Once the sun goes down (~8:30pm), we will show Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken on the pool deck.

Volunteers Needed
We do need a few volunteers to make this party a success. Please consider donating your time for serving food/dessert or clean up by signing up here to help:

We hope to see you all there!

Thank you,
The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee

Swim Team Banquet this Saturday

Hello Neighbors,

Championship Swim Meet
The Washingtonian Woods Waves swim season comes to an end this Saturday at the MCSL Division I Championship Meet — also known as ‘Divisionals’.  This year the meet will be held at Germantown Pool, and the Waves enter the Championship meet with a seasonal meet record of 3-2, as well as a 2nd place finish in the Relay Carnival!

Good luck Waves!

Swim Team Banquet
5pm – 10pm (pool closes at 4pm)
Additionally, as the season concludes, the pool will also be closing early on Saturday (tomorrow, 7/22) for the annual Swim Team Banquet. The Banquet will be held at the pool from 5pm until 10pm for all members of the swim team. The pool will be closing at 4pm to accommodate setup for the banquet. There will be a DJ at the event from 6:30pm until 9:30pm, and at times the venue may be louder than usual, although we have asked that all volume levels remain respectful of similar outdoor events. The DJ will not be performing past 9:30pm.

We apologize in advance for the reduced pool hours tomorrow, and we appreciate both your support and understanding.

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

Neighborhood 4th Of July Celebration this Tuesday! | Parade, BBQ and Pool Party | Gaithersburg SummerFest!

Hello Neighbors,

Just a friendly reminder that we are looking forward to seeing you for our annual 4th of July Party coming up on Tuesday July 4, starting at 12 pm!

Red, White & Blue Parade
Tuesday, July 4 (11:30 am – 12 noon)
(Decorating starts at 11:00am; Parade starts at 11:30am)
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.

Parade Route
This year’s parade route will start again at the Tot Lot near Upshire Circle and Driscoll Way, and will mostly run along Midsummer Drive. If you happen to live along the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Midsummer Drive, we kindly ask that you avoid on-street parking during the parade window of 11am – 12 noon, if possible. Please see below for this year’s parade route.

BBQ and Pool / Raft Party (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
** The pool party and BBQ is a private event, exclusively for members of the neighborhood, as well as outside members of the pool.

* Each Pool member will be checked-in and tickets will be handed out as you enter the pool. Please note that each ticket serves as your ticket for Lunch. (If you have not yet registered THIS year with the pool — please do so now.)

* Lunch will be provided and served by The Bean Bag Deli from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Burgers/hotdogs and sides will be served. The Social Committee will also provide beverages and chips. Please note: only ONE protein will be provided per person (i.e. either a burger, a hotdog or Veggie burger.)

*Bake Off Desserts and Ice Cream novelties will be served from 3:00 – 4:00 PM

If you would like to participate in the Bake Off, please have your dessert (could be non-baked item —  ie dipped strawberries — all desserts will be judged on patriotic appearance and taste) to the lower level of the clubhouse no later than 1:30pm on the day off.

* Please feel free to bring additional food/drink for your family to enjoy. No glass containers please!!!

* We will have fun games to participate in, including water balloon toss, belly-flop contests, and more! Come on out and join the fun! Sign-up sheets for the games will be posted in the pool area on the day.

* Please, please, please clean-up your area when finished! And offer to pitch in and help out as well.

* Due to the large number of attendees, please consider bringing a chair/blanket of your own.

Finally, we can’t make all of this happen without volunteers! There are many ways to help and we still have many slots that need to be filled. Please take a moment to look at the available slots and sign up today!

Gaithersburg SummerFest and Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2023
6:00pm – 11:30 PM
Celebrate America’s independence with friends & family at SummerFest, Gaithersburg’s illuminating summer festival on the expansive grounds of Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. The free event takes place on SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2023, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. The festival features live music, food trucks, local breweries, family-friendly activities, all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display & SummerGlo After Party.

SummerFest kicks off at 6 p.m. with Attraction, one of DC’s top dance bands. Enjoy delicious offerings from food and local craft beverage vendors, including Saints Row Brewing, Lone Oak, True Respite, and Waredaca. ATMs available onsite. The air-conditioned Activity Center will serve as a comfort station with indoor bathrooms and space to relax up until 9 p.m.

You can learn more about this spectacular event at the City’s SummerFest web page.

We hope everyone is staying safe and well.

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

“Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party This Saturday! | Independence Day Celebration Volunteer Sign-up

Hello Neighbors,

We have some exciting activities coming up this summer!  We hope to see you all at the pool and hope you will offer an hour/two of your time to help make these events a success.

Washingtonian Woods “Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party
Saturday, June 17th, 4pm – 9pm
The Annual Washingtonian Woods “Summer Kick-Off” Pool & Raft Party will be held on Saturday, June 17th from 4pm until 9pm. All neighbors and pool members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

– Music, soft drinks and frozen treats will be provided.
Brick and Fire food truck is scheduled to come by for food orders (2pm – 8pm)
– Bring your own rafts!
– No glass containers on the pool deck.

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

The Annual Washingtonian Woods Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4th, 11:30am – 5pm

Mark your calendars for the Annual Washingtonian Woods 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party! The Social Committee looks forward to welcoming our neighbors and summer pool members on Tuesday, July 4th for a parade, food, fun and games.

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

**Volunteers Needed**
BUT FIRST!!! We need your help!

* We can’t make all of this happen without volunteers! There are many ways to help and we still have lots of slots that need to be filled. Please take a moment to look at the available slots and sign up today!

Please note: The pool parties are private events, exclusively for HOA paying neighbors/outside summer pool members.

Thank you all for your support!
The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee

2023 Pool Season | Electronic Pool Pass Registration and Account Setup

Hello Neighbors,

Electronic Pool Passes are here!
The Washingtonian Woods HOA Board of Directors is please to announce that starting this year — for the 2023 Pool Season and beyond — we will be utilizing a new online platform for all neighborhood seasonal Pool Passes, called CellBadge. 

All households will create their online accounts and configure their household members; and then the lifeguards will be checking members into the pool via a tablet and the online system. Household online accounts will only need to be created once; although, they will be re-verified each pool season. Additionally, households will be able to easily update their household information year after year — such as new family members, update children’s ages, etc.

We hope that this new system will provide a much more desirable and easier way to manage pool passes and access for neighbors.

CellBadge Account Registration Instructions
Please take a moment to setup your initial household accounts following the directions below. Once you have successfully completed your account registration and configured the family members of your household, you will be able to use the pool for the 2023 season.

Account Registration Consists of These Steps:

  1. Initial One-time Account Registration (at the link below)
  2. Verification of Account Registration by PMP
  3. Access PIN and Initial Login
  4. Family Account Setup

Online Account Registration Link/Website:
Please visit this website to being your account setup and online registration:

Additionally, please refer to this attached CellBadge Pool Access Registration Instructions documentation to aid your online registration process.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with your initial household account setup, please feel free to reach out to Tim Mulford at PMP ([email protected]
301-963-3337), and he will be glad to assist.

We kindly ask that all households ensure that their accounts are setup no later than Friday, May 19, 2023 to ensure entry to the pool and smooth start to the pool season. And, we kindly ask for everyone’s grace and patience in the coming weeks as the both lifeguards and households familiarize themselves with the system.

We hope everyone is staying safe and well!

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