RSCA Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Williamsburg Middle School LIBRARY
RSCA Annual Meeting October 20
Dr. Murphy will speak on the Yorktown High School construction project, including impacts on the Rock Spring community, and will outline his academic vision for the Arlington Public Schools. He also will take audience questions on any other topics of interest to RSCA residents.
All RSCA residents/members are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting and to review in advance the important documents which will be considered. The list of candidates for the various RSCA positions and the Annual meeting agenda are attached. The proposed Bylaws and Neighborhood Conservation Plan may be found in the “Annual Meeting Folder” in the Documents section of the RSCA web site: www.rockspringcivicassoc.org . That folder also contains Dr. Murphy's Bio and resume.
RSCA Elections for 2010 The Nominations Committee, comprised of Charlie Flickner (chair), Mark Luncher, Paul Michl, and Judy Guerrero, invited nominations from all RSCA members for a 30-day period ending September 30, 2009. The resulting attached slate of candidates for all RSCA positions will be voted upon at the Annual Meeting. All RSCA residents 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote.
Message from the President
Civic associations are a little like mother bears. Leave them alone, and they won’t bother you; but hassling their families can cause a lot of trouble. Likewise, when nothing much is happening they both tend to go into hibernation. RSCA had a history of intense activism in the 1950s and 1960s. Subsequent decades saw such activism interspersed with periods when the civic association faded into the background as fewer issues presented themselves; yet always the skeletal organization was maintained ready for action when needed.
Recently a gradual accumulation of new developments has once again presented RSCA with a full agenda. Major near-by construction projects are peaking at Marymount University and Yorktown High school, with construction worker parking rented at the Knights of Columbus. Phase 2 of the Little Pimmit Run (LPR) culvert replacement and channel work project is underway. The County LPR advisory group on storm water management is considering a downstream (Phase 3) project plus upstream measures to control storm water runoff. Detailed planning is underway for the Rock Spring section of the long-awaited Old Dominion Dr. sidewalk, curb and gutter project, which recently began construction near Lee Highway. The County also is planning to resurface and curb parts of Williamsburg Blvd. as well as implement water retention projects there and elsewhere in the RSCA area. Finally, approval of the RSCA Neighborhood Conservation Plan should lead to the funding for other neighborhood improvement projects.
Active citizen involvement is important in all these undertakings to assure that residents know what is happening and can provide their input on desired designs and implementation. To stay on top of them RSCA needs additional volunteers -- especially persons who live in the directly affected neighborhoods. If you have an interest, please contact me at 703-237-8950, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about these developments and how RSCA is rejuvenating itself to play an effective role in dealing with them, please visit our new websitewww.rockspringcivicassoc.org and attend the upcoming Annual Meeting. The RSCA bear is out of hibernation and needs your active support.
Northwest Arlington Candidates Night, October 28
Jointly sponsored by RSCA and other civic associations, local candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates and Arlington County Board will speak, debate the issues, and respond to audience questions. Event takes place at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, 6201 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington from 7:30 to 9:20 pm.
RSCA Needs Your Email
There has been a good response to our previous request for your participation in the new RSCA email listserve. Email would permit us to notify you of RSCA activities, important community meeting dates, county projects planned in your neighborhood, as well as seek your input on concerns and County proposals— without incurring prohibitive mailing costs. For those who haven't done this already, we recommend that you enroll yourself in the Yahoo list we use to email members. All you need do is send an email message addressed to: RSCA_Arlingtonemail@example.com, with a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type the word "subscribe in the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body of the message. In return you will receive a confirmation request from Yahoo — just follow the brief directions and you're done. If you have any difficulty enrolling, you may instead send your email address to Alan Geralnick, RSCA Treasurer, who will do the entry for you - via email (preferred) (email@example.com and mention Alan's name) or mail: 5117 N. 37 St, Arlington, VA 22207. Your email address will not be shared with others without your further permission.
Agenda - Rock Spring Civic Association Annual meeting
7:30 P.M., Oct. 20, 2009, Williamsburg Middle School Library
I Welcome and Introduction
II Election of Officers and Board members
II Approval of Proposed By-Laws
III Approval of Neighborhood Conservation Plan & Priorities
IV Key Note Speaker: Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent, APS
V Other business
Candidates for Election
Rock Spring Civic Association
at Oct. 20, 2009 Annual Meeting
3417 N. George Mason Dr.
3481 N. Emerson St.
5117 N. 37th St.
3706 N. Albemarle St.
Executive Board Directors
5530 Yorktown Blvd.
4844 Rock Spring Rd.
3416 N. Glebe Rd.
3420 George Mason Dr.
4836 Rock Spring Rd.
3790 N. Dumbarton St.
3465 N. Edison St.
5118 N. 33rd St.
4906 N. 34th Rd.
4805 Rock Spring Rd.
5631 Williamsburg blvd
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