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Message from the Board: March 2021

By | Board Correspondence, From the RCHCA Officers, Meetings, Newsletters, Online Directory, RCHCA Biz, Social Events, Volunteer

Good Morning Rock Creek Hills neighbors,

Spring is arriving to our beautiful neighborhood, and we are looking forward to warmer days, blooming daffodils, and returning songbirds to our backyards and local parks. 

If you are reading this email, you are on the Rock Creek Hills listserv, one of many community services funded by the yearly $40 per household contribution to the Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association.

We are reaching out to you now to ask for your annual contribution. The fastest and easiest way to pay your household dues is to click on this link, http://rchca.org/. If you are able, please consider donating more than the standard $40 dues to support your neighborhood, as the cost of providing services has increased over time and our dues level has remained constant for many years.

The Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association Board uses your contributions to provide all routine Association costs, including:

·        Beautifying and maintaining our neighborhood traffic circles, which work historically has been done largely by community volunteers using supplies paid for by the Citizen’s Association but which increasingly must be performed by contractors as our volunteers have had to step back from their prior — and very-much-appreciated — physical contributions.

·        Funding our spring and fall neighborhood parties, which we expect will return later this year.

·        Paying for the neighborhood listserv, where we can share community forum and updates about events and community concerns.

·        Producing a hard-copy Neighborhood Directory every several years.

·        Maintaining an online Neighborhood Directory, which is regularly updated.

·        Sponsoring two yearly business meetings with important presentations on issues impacting the neighborhood, such as new water lines and construction projects affecting our community. Please note that your dues payment qualifies you to vote on community decisions made at these meetings.

·        Monitoring and enforcing the neighborhood covenants, which maintain the special park-like appeal of Rock Creek Hills.

These services support our entire community and provide value to every homeowner in our neighborhood. We ask every household to please support these services by contributing. You can pay online today at http://rchca.org/. You also can mail or drop off a check for $40 (or more) payable to RCHCA, attention Treasurer John Robinson, 9616 Old Spring Road Kensington, MD 20895

The Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association Board and its overlapping covenants-enforcement board are all-volunteer organizations managed by members of this community. If you are interested doing more to support our neighborhood, or have ideas for ways to improve our community, please share your thoughts by email to the Citizens’ Association Board at:  board@rchca.org.

Thank you for your contributions to RCHCA and to our wonderful neighborhood. They are greatly appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

Peter Chatfield

RCHCA President

P.S. If you are interested in a colorful “Welcome to Our Neighborhood” yard sign, we have a few more for sale for $15. Contact jjpekar@gmail.com to get yours.

Come Meet RCH Nominating Committee and Learn about How You can Help RCHCA

By | Neighborhood Notices, Volunteer

This Saturday, February 10, 4-5:30pm

Meet the RCH nominating committee, current officers and neighbors. Learn how you might play a role in shaping, leading and protecting our neighborhood community…
Winnie and John Holbrooke’s
9823 Haverhill Drive (at the corner of Littledale)

If you can’t make it and are interested in participating, please let us know… Call: 301-509-8097

Winnie Holbrooke

Silver Creek Extreme Cleanup! Saturday April 18

By | RCHCA Biz, Social Events, Volunteer

The Silver Creek and adjoining Kensington Parkway Park are significant landmarks in the Rock Creek Hills neighborhood. Many of us escape to the creek area to reconnect with nature and experience the quiet beauty of Rock Creek Park, walk our dogs, ride a bike or take a run. We are proud to tell you that the Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association has officially adopted Silver Creek through the Rock Creek Conservancy Stream Team program, to take a more active role in monitoring and protecting this section of Rock Creek Watershed.

To kickoff this stewardship, we invite you to join us in a Silver Creek cleanup event on Saturday, April 18, from 9:00am-1:00pm, as part of the 7th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup. This will be one of more than 100 cleanups taking place in April throughout four states and the District of Columbia, hosted by the the Alice Ferguson Foundation Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, the National Park Service and Montgomery County Parks. Our goal is the total cleanup of Silver Creek and surrounding area where trash originates.

During the Silver Creek cleanup we will also participate in the Audubon Naturalist Society Creek Critters program, a mobile phone app used to conduct macro-invertebrate surveys and assess the health and quality of the creek waters. More information and instructions will be sent to participants who register.

Children and groups are welcome to participate, including girl scout or boy scout troops and other local organizations. Students can earn SSL credits, so please bring needed forms. If you are interested in helping with the coordination of the cleanup, please contact me, Laura Dennis, at ldennis99@comcast.net.

For more details and to register, please go to:
http://publicevents.force.com/Public_Event_Signup_Page?cid=70170000000OKTB

We look forward to seeing you at the cleanup!

Best Regards,

Laura Dennis

Welcome Committee Needs Volunteer

By | Volunteer

I am the chair person of the welcome committee. The current co-chair Kathleen Holmay is stepping down and I am looking for another person to work with me on this.

It is an opportunity to meet new neighbors and tell them what you like about RCH and introduce them to some of the resources in our neighborhood they may not know about.

Thanks for your consideration.

Suzanne Mintz

RCHCA Newsletter Publishing Vacancy – A Great Volunteer Opportunity!

By | Newsletters, RCHCA Biz, Volunteer

The Association would like to thank Jed Dinger for his many years of service (7 years!!) in producing this visually appealing and informative communication tool!

We are searching for a volunteer neighbor to help produce our association newsletter. This newsletter is published three times a year, for the spring fall and winter issues. This is a good opportunity for someone who would like to get involved in the neighborhood
by volunteering, but prefers a role that’s clearly defined and predictable in it’s time commitment. It involves inserting the supplied text into the newsletter layout and
sending the electronic file to the printer. Our printer handles everything from
that point forward. We need someone to start with the Spring issue, and Jed Dinger
(our current publisher) will be available to assist with the orientation. Please direct
your inquiries to Jed Dinger by email: jed@jeddinger.com.