Village News, 8/8/19

Dear West Springfield Village Neighbor / Friend,

It Ain’t Personal – The weekly enews is sent to myself with you and all the rest listed on the BCC line. It may appear that I wrote it specifically for you or to you, but rest assured - I did not receive any complaints about a particular neighbor or address. I wanted to remind all that we are in a community parking district (CPD) with more than normal parking restrictions. If I address an email to you it will be in your name(s), not “Dear Village Neighbor / Friend”. I’ll certainly discuss my grievance with you well before involving the police or code compliance crew. I hope you will do the same for your neighbors. 

CAWSV FY20 Membership Drive – Are you wondering if you already paid FY20 dues? If you are reading this – you haven’t yet, but we certainly hope you will join or renew your membership.  

Annual dues are again $10.00 for Fiscal / Membership Year 2020. But you can pay $11.00 using PayPal by clicking “Here”. The extra $1.00 covers the charge PayPal exacts on our transactions. Or, you can pay $10.00 by check mailed to CAWSV, P.O. Box 2204, Springfield, VA 22152. Make check payable to “CAWSV”.

And we need your instructions about being listed in our next directory. If you want to review what you had directed, look at the FY19 Directory or email me. Here’s the information requested: Name of 1st Resident, Name of 2nd Resident, Address, Phone Number and Email Address. May we list your names and address in the director (Yes or No), may we list your phone number (Y or N) and lastly may we list your email address (Y or N)? If you answer no to posting your name(s) and address – the other two answers are also no.  

Pay your dues and you won’t see this article until next August. Yes, you can pay for more than one year assuming dues amount will not change. If they do, I’ll send Guido to collect the delta.

Help Needed with Membership Drive – Nothing dramatic or taxing on your free time – just tell your neighbors if you are pleased with the CAWSV, tell me if you aren’t. That is all. This is true also for Rolling Valley subdivision.


Help Wanted – Civic Association Secretary – You will be asked to vote on Board of Directors decisions, attend the two village meetings to capture the minutes, prepare the minutes and distribute to the other meeting attendees. Once approved – post to our website (

Current Secretary Ed Wyse will leave the village before our next meeting which means the BOD will appoint until we can ratify the BOD’s decision with membership vote at our 10 October meeting. Ed can be reached at if you want to discuss the position with him. Term of this appointment will be a one year plus a couple months unless you want to continue at the October 2020 meeting. If you are willing to serve our community as Secretary, please let me know ( You will need a computer and have email service.

National Night Out / Ice Cream Social – Another cooperative success! Not sure what the kids enjoyed more – swimming or the ice cream. Thanks to Pool President Jen Guernsey and the Village West Pool for co-hosting and allowing village residents to swim even without pool membership. Thanks also to the ladies who volunteered to serve (Sheri & Maya Brennig, Jen Guernsey and Naomi Mulinge).

Full Propane Tanks for Sale – Gus Hagi (Edmonton Court) has several full bottles for sale at $50.00 each. Gus can be reached at 703/589-4424.


August 1 – 11/01/19   Civic Association Membership Drive

Early October             Audit team meets to review our financial records and procedures

October 10                  Village Meeting at 7:30 PM at RVES Library

October 19                  Halloween Party and the Great Chili Cookoff (note the change)

Halloween Party and the Great Chili Cookoff – Once again, we’d like to co-host this event with the Village West Pool, but a week earlier than normal to avoid conflict with the Rolling Valley Elementary School’s Haunted House / Fun Fair. So – we are looking at Saturday afternoon, 19 October in the pool parking lot. This is actually two fun events for all. The kids enjoy the Halloween games and activities as parents enjoy tasting and judging chilis. More to follow on this, but put it on your calendar and note the change from last week’s enews and also what is listed in our directory.  

Free - used student desk that is in fair condition. Contact Ted Huynh at 703/913-4733 or

Stay safe!

John Cooley, CAWSV

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