Village News 10/19/17

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,


Membership Drive – Membership Chair, Julia Hale reports that we are 125 members short of our funding objective. As of last evening’s Post Office visit, we have not received your membership form and dues. The form is attached for your convenience. Dues are still $10.00 for the fiscal / membership year (10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018). Shoot, if it will help – I’ll drive to your home to pick up your form and dues. You are also welcome to stop both by my home at 8131 Edmonton Court.


Republic Trash Company Agreement – once again, it is attached for your convenience. Mail it back to Republic using the address at the top of the form. All, including seniors (60+ years of age) get twice/week collection of household trash, once per week collection of recyclables and once per week collection of yard debris.


Christine Daffan (Barnack Drive) worked a good deal with American Trash Services. She is now attempting to verify the terms of that deal and willing to share with you, if interested. She can be reached via email at


Village Meeting - We came, we met and we ratified the FY17 Audit conducted by Jason Henry and Chris Stevens. We passed the FY18 budget and voted on a new Board of Directors. And, then we had the opportunity to hear from Kathy Tran and Lolita Mancheno-Smoak who are vying to be our next Delegate to the House of Delegates representing our 42nd District. I am very thankful for both candidates and also for those who cast their votes during village meeting and to the larger group who were there for the candidates’ presentation.


Halloween Party / Chili Cook-off & Food Drive – Sunday, 29 October at 4:00 PM in the Village West Pool Parking Lot (7008 Elkton Drive). Weather cooperating, this will be great family fun event, especially for our kids and those of us still young at heart. Hope you can make it. It will be fun.

  1. Halloween Party Party Coordinator, Barbara Naylor hopes to continue the success of past events and asks for donations of chicken nuggets (they were the favorites last year) and apple cider. She also asks for those who have burners to help keep food warm to also bring them. Barbara can be reached at
  2. 3rd Annual Great Chili Cook-OffThe Village West Pool is hosting its Annual Chili, Chowder & Cornbread Cook-Off also starting at 4:00 PM on 29 October. They will have chili, corn chowder, gumbo and much more on the menu! Come warm your belly while visiting with your neighbors and watching the kids play! No entry fee required; food prices start at $5.00 to sample and all fixings are provided. Arrive with your winner in a crockpot by 3:30 PM. Sign up online at
  3. Non-Perishable Food Collection for ECHO – Laura Rozier will again collect donations of non-perishable food at the Halloween Party that will then be given to ECHO to help feed those in need in our regional area.

Daylight Savings Time - ends 2:00 AM, 5 November. Clocks fall back. DST begins with clocks springing forward at 2:00 AM on Sunday, 11 March 2018.


General Election – 7 November. Those on the east side of Rolling Road poll at West Springfield ES while those on the west side poll at Rolling Valley ES.


West Springfield Elementary School PTA Fundraisers:


WSES Dine Out at Ledo Pizza, 24 – 25 October, 5:00 – 9:00 PM! Ledo Pizza will donate 20% of ALL orders these nights--including take-out-- so encourage your friends and neighbors to help out - no flyer needed!

Fundraise for WSES PTA While You Shop - This year, the WSES PTA is participating in several shopping rewards programs: Silver Diner, Giant and Amazon Smile (for Amazon Smile, look for West Springfield Elem PTA). Support the WSES PTA while buying the things you already buy!


Need to Borrow – Men’s gold necktie. Contact John Hoffmann at 703/866-3577.


Leaf Raking / Grass Cutting – Wesley Branch (Vancouver) is your young man for the job. Contact him initially via his momma's email -


Baby SittingCaroline McDonald (Bluefield Court) is 15, CPR certified, trained in emergency first aid and looking for babysitting jobs (808/729-5307).


Surely we have more youngsters who want to work for money or community service credit. If so – let me know name, jobs you will work and contact information. We will give you free advertising and recommendations.


Stay safe!


John Cooley


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