Sunday, November 24, 2013

Raymondale Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

On the evening of Friday, Nov. 22nd, over 40 residents of Raymondale met at the Leis Center for conversation, presentations, and a delicious pot luck dinner!

 A smorgasbord of  delicious dishes provided by the neighbors was enjoyed by everyone!

Yum yum!

Our Fairfax County Representative Penny Gross stopped by to say hello and to let us know some of the things she is currently working on. These include promoting the Leis Center to be turned back into an elementary school, working with the library board to ensure our libraries run smoothly and don't toss out books,  and to invite everyone to the Mason Distritct Holiday gathering on Dec. 4th at the Mason District Center on Columbia Pike.

Ms. Gross was a welcome guest and she is always there for Raymondale if we should need her.

A lively presentation was given by a representative from the Fairfax County Office of Emergency management. He gave us valuable information concerning weather related emergencies and the value of "protecting in place" and gathering information during times of emergency. For more detailed information on OEM, please follow this link:

The meeting concluded with elections (re-elections!) of the board members, update on the sign progress (we are very close to having a new sign,  just have to overcome some County hurdles--Penny Gross offered assistance on that score), and an update on the Luria Park bridge construction. Below is a photo of what the new bridge may look like:

The meeting was fun and informative.  New and long-time residents of Raymondale attended. Thanks to all who made this a wonderful event!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Raymondale Annual Meeting, Nov. 22 at the Leis Center

Mark your calendars and please plan to attend the Raymondale Annual Meeting on Friday, November 22, 6:30-8 p.m. ! It's a pot luck and a great way to connect with your neighbors and your neighborhood!

Several important topics will be presented, including:
The status of the new Raymondale sign.
Luria Park improvements.
Property protection during storms.

A coordinator from the Fairfax Office of Emergency Management will address what homeowners can do to protect their home during periods of extreme weather. Board member, Sandy McConville, will update us on real estate trends affecting Raymondale. Supervisor Penny Gross is also expected to stop by. Elections of new board members is also on the slate.

The meeting will be at the Leis Center on 7423 Camp Alger Ave. The meeting will include a pot luck dinner and children's activities. Please bring your favorite dish or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided.

Please plan to attend! Always a fun and informative time for everyone!