Fall 2019 program prompted by Tenbrook speeding

The civic association’s fall program featured  Mr. Devang Dave from the Traffic Engineering Department of Montgomery County.  He described the County’s process for development of traffic calming and the role that a neighborhood’s civic association can play—in fact, must play, according the County regulations [MoCo Exec Regulation 1-18AM], which is designed to assure community participation and approval as a required part of the process. 

Some 18 residents of the Sligo Woods neighborhood were present, and there were clarifying questions and good, informative exchanges in the question-answer opportunity that followed with Mr. Dave (“DAH-veh”).  As planned, Mr. Dave was not discussing any specific plans for our neighborhood streets–which have yet to be proposed–but the focus was on the general process and how we can be engaged in it.

Quarterly programs are now held at the Sligo-Dennis Park building (10200 Sligo Creek Parkway, between playground and basketball courts), a switch from Good Shepherd Church’s building hospitality, which we enjoyed for the first several years of civic association programs/meetings.

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Join the Welcome New Neighbors Committee

 Would you like to meet new neighbors?

Our welcome new neighbors committee is looking for some additions to our current group. There are two tasks involved. One is to ask our local merchants if they would like to contribute to our bags with an item or coupon. We have had pizza, florist, bakery and gas stations involved in the past.

The second task is to visit new neighbors monthly, let them know about the Sligo Woods Civic Association, answer their questions, and give them our gift bag.

Please email Mary if you are interested or need more information. Our current members work 1 to 4 hours a month, depending on their availability.

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Summer 2019 Program Meeting on Thursday, June 13

Officers from the Montgomery Police Department will be presenting on pedestrian safety.  This is a big issue of concern for the entire Sligo Woods neighborhood.

♦  7:15—refreshments, sociability
♦  7:30—meeting agenda, including election of a new secretary
♦  Pedestrian Safety talk, Q&A, follows til 8:45

Sligo-Dennis Park Building — 10200 Sligo Parkway
                   Please note the new location!
There is limited parking in the parking lot on either side of the building.  If no parking is available, you can park on Tenbrook and take the connector at the end of Dryden to walk to the park.  If you park on Tenbrook, please be aware of traffic.  Also, respect your neighbors and do not block driveways.

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Summer Picnic and Craft Fair – June 2nd – Sligo Dennis Park

It’s time for our annual picnic, coming up on Sunday, June 2nd! This year we are holding it, rain or shine, at the Sligo-Dennis Park Building, near the corner of Sligo Creek Parkway and Dennis Avenue, between the basketball courts and playground. Neighbors will be displaying crafts and projects (and some selling crafts) from 11AM to 1:30 PM, and we will be having the picnic from noon to 2pm. There will also be craft activities for the kids.

This is a fun time to chat, eat, see old friends and meet new neighbors. If you can, please bring some food or drink to share, as well as a picnic ground-cloth or portable chair. Any outdoor game equipment you bring will add to the fun. If you like, you can sign up for a particular dish here.

Any questions about the craft fair or picnic please email Emily or call/text 301-509-0779.

Hope to see you there!

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Online payment for new and renewing members is now available!

New and returning members can now pay their dues online via PayPal.  You can use any credit card, you do not need a PayPal account.  This is a very safe, secure, and quick way to join or renew!

Join or renew here

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Annual meeting elects 2 new board members

A new president was elected by the 2019 annual meeting of the Civic Association.  Thanks and congratulations to Todd Sleeman, who’s lived in the neighborhood–on Calumet–for about seven years.   Also elected to the board was new at-large member Emily Sudbrink, who lives on Tenbrook.  Both were elected by acclamation and for two-year terms.

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Beltway program at 2019 annual meeting

The proposed widening of the I-495 Beltway is an issue gaining more and more public attention, but the path of the proposal’s review, involving a series of state and federal decisions and negotiations, is both complicated and unfamiliar–and the role of the public is also unclear to many citizens.  At the 2019 annual meeting, we will hear the county’s deputy director of transportation, Mr. Chris Conklin, talk about “Beltway Basics.”   This will be a non-partisan presentation (just as Tenbrook’s Michele Moller’s “School Board Matters” was at last June’s program-meeting).

The talk will be preceded by annual-meeting business–treasurer Glenn Moller’s report on how we’re doing financially, a vote on adding a Purpose paragraph to the Bylaws (Bylaws & proposed changes), a question about preferred meeting location, and election of new Board members to fill three positions as Aileen Schulte (at-large), Mary Moore (secretary), and Laura Mol (president) complete their terms.    (Open position info here.)

Monday, March 25th  ♦  7:15—refreshments, sociability, voter sign-in                                               ♦  7:30—annual-meeting agenda  ♦  Beltway talk, Q&A, follows til 8:45

Good Shepherd Church — 818 University Blvd W.
On foot/bike, the parking lot can be reached from Breewood Road’s dead-end, just past Snure.  ♦  By car: from the “inner loop” of  the divided Blvd (Rte 193-east/southbound, heading toward Four Corners), turn into the one-way entrance driveway and continue to the parking lot behind the church building.  ♦  Look for the preschool door right off the parking lot and down a couple steps.  There’ll be light and laughter coming from within.  All are welcome!

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January 2019’s Chilly-Winter Chili

Chili came in many delightful flavors–from lime-coconut curry to vegetarian bean to beef-broccoli–for the 28 Sligo Woods neighbors who sat down together for an informal Sunday supper on January 27th (re-scheduled from the blizzardy weather of January 13).   Potluck offerings included a variety of cornbreads, other sides, and yummy desserts.

We also enjoyed the spaciousness and convenience of gathering at the Sligo-Dennis Park Building, with its equipped kitchen and handy restrooms.

Following supper there was a brief but important business meeting, convened to fill the newly opened position of vice-president on the civic association board.  Dennis Avenue’s Sandy Hinman was elected by acclamation for a term ending March 2020.   We ended with hearty applause for the evening’s organizer, Tenbrook’s Meg DeFrancesco.

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Winter-Holiday Decorating Contest—2018 Winners

Thank you, judges, for braving the wind and rain this year.  Special thanks to our photographer, Helena Drive’s Frank Andruzzi, for the wonderful pictures.

Sit back and enjoy the lights!

Best Overall: Gabel Court

Best Theme:  Justin Way

Best Daytime:  Breewood Road

Best Nighttime:  Kerwin Road

3 Honorable Mentions

Robin Road

Snure Road

Laredo Road

Best Block: Breewood Court

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Third Annual Winter-Holiday Decorating Contest

Third Annual Sligo Woods Winter Holiday Decorating Contest 2018

Celebrate the winter holidays and join in a friendly decorating competition. Help transform the Sligo Woods Civic Association into a beautiful winter community. The categories are:

Best Overall
Best Theme
Best Daytime
Best Nighttime
Best Block
Honorable Mention

1.  Open to all homes in the Sligo Woods neighborhood, except those of the judges. Neighborhood boundaries are here– http://sligowoods.org/wp/index.php/about-us/about-sligo-woods/
2. Address numbers must be visible from the street both day and night.
3, Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.
4. Homes cannot win two years in a row for the same category.
5. Board members may not win any monetary prizes. Judges may not win.

Winners will display a sign in their yard for a few weeks and will be presented with a certificate, prize and an invitation to our January Chili Social.    Pictures of homes will be posted on our website!  

If you see a home you would like to nominate, please send an email to moorem09@verizon.net by Thursday, December 13, 2018

Judging will occur December 14- 16  and pictures will be posted right here on the website.

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