CHCA Meeting, Monday, October 14, 2019, 7 pm

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CHCA Meeting, Monday, October 14, 2019, 7 pm
Walter Reed Community Center
7:00 PM President’s Update and the goals for tonight – Ron Haddox
7:05 PM Approval of the Meetings tonight agenda and the September 9th meeting minutes. (Marian and Ron)
7:10 PM Dept. of Parks and Recreation (DPR) – planning and design of playgrounds – discussion/presentation.
8:15 PM Career Center BLPC/PFRC update (Takis and Marian)and CHCA Schools Committee (Sarah)
8:20 PM Arlington Arts / Transit Station Art (Sarah)
8:25 PM CHCA Meeting at Pupatella/Halloween Party with Green Valley. (All)
8:30 PM Future meeting with the County’s Foresters. (Marian, All)
8:35 PM Old Business –Letter to CPRO (The current state of the Columbia Heights Farmers Market and Vendors concerns.) (Takis)

CHCA Meeting, Monday, July 8th, 2019, 7 pm

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CHCA Meeting, Monday, July 8th, 2019, 7 pm
Walter Reed Community Center

7:00 PM President’s Update and the goals for tonight – Ron Haddox

7:05 PM Treasurer Report, Membership Dues for CPRO – Josh Folb 

7:10 PM Update: CHCA policy for communication (Marian, Meredith)

7:15 PM Career Center BLPC nominations Status

7:20 PM Civic Federation – Validation and Certification

7:45 PM Boundary Clarification  with GVCA Status Update (Sarah)

8:00 PM Old Business – Follow up regarding traffic/pedestrian issues and next steps      8:15 PM New Business – Arlington County Trees Who, What and Where – Responsibilities.             

Walk Bike and Roll to School Day (WBR2SD) 2019 

Walk Bike and Roll to School Day (WBR2SD) 2019 is coming up on Wednesday, October 2.  APS has been participating in this annual international event for nearly two decades.  As in past years, all APS schools are participating.  The 2019 “focus school,” where APS’ main celebration will take place, is Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School.

 

WHAT:

Walk Bike and Roll to School Day 2019   

APS 2019 “Focus School” Celebration

 

WHERE:  

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School

3500 S. 23rd Street, Arlington  22206

*Celebration will take place outdoors on field next to school.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 2  (October 9 rain date in event of severe inclement weather)*

  • @ 8:20-9:00 a.m.             STUDENTS ARRIVE by bus, bike, walk or drop off and head to field/meet teacher
  • 9:00-9:15 a.m.                  PRINCIPAL GRAVES LEADS SHORT PROGRAM AND PED SAFETY DEMO/SCHOOLWIDE ACTIVITIES

*this will include a See Me Flag demo

  • 9:20 a.m.                           STUDENTS DISMISSED TO ENTER BUILDING / PROCEED TO CLASS

WHO:     

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary students (@450 PreK-5th), staff and families

Arlington School Board (invited)

APS Superintendent/Leadership (invited)

Arlington County Transportation/Commuter Services Staff (invited), including WalkArlington, BikeArlington and ATP

Arlington County Police/School Resource Officer

APS Multimodal Transportation Planning / Safe Routes to School Staff

 

WHY:                                                   

Each year on the first Wednesday in October, schools across Arlington County (and around the world) walk, bike and roll to school in celebration of Walk Bike and Roll to School Day. Arlington has taken part in this international event for nearly two decades, and participation continues to grow each year as APS students, whether new to walking/biking/rolling to school or regular active transportation commuters, celebrate the countless health, environmental, and community-building benefits of active transportation.

 

As students here in Arlington join schools, families, community partners, and elected officials world-wide in celebrating the joys and benefits of walking and biking to school on October 2, APS will kick off a year of active transportation, redoubling our efforts to make walking, biking and rolling part of the school commute on WBR2SD and every day.


Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School
 was chosen as APS’ “focus school” this year because, as a new NEIGHBORHOOD school, Drew has more walkers and a more localized school community than in the past, AND Drew families are already doing a lot to encourage walking and support pedestrian safety.

 

HOW (ROLES FOR FAMILIES/GUESTS/VIPs):           

Drew family members/VIP guests are invited to join the commute and post-commute festivities as participants or spectators.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Organize a walking school bus or bike train or remote drop-off location to meet up with other families and walk/bike to school together  (see resources https://www.apsva.us/safe-routes-to-school-overview/resources-srt/)
  • Join Drew staff in greeting / high-fiving students arriving on foot, by bike, by school bus starting around 8:30 a.m.  (Students will arrive either via the sidewalk in front of school door #1, across the field to the south of school, or along sidewalk dividing field from parking lot.)
  • Stand outside the Dr. Charles R. Drew arch to greet students as they approach campus
  • Take part in activities / short program on field
  • Take photos and tweet #APSWalk2SchoolDay

 

QUESTIONS:                                      

Contact Lauren Hassel, APS Safe Routes to School Coordinator at lauren.hassel@apsva.us

More information on APS Walk Bike and Roll to School Day can be found at: https://www.apsva.us/safe-routes-to-school-overview/walkbike-to-school-day/

CHCA Meeting, Monday, September 9th, 2019, 7 pm

CHCA Meeting, Monday, September 9th, 2019, 7 pm
Walter Reed Community Center

7:00 PM President’s Update and the goals for tonight – Ron Haddox

7:05 PM Approval of the Meetings tonight agenda and the August 12th meeting minutes. (Marian and Ron)

7:10 PM CHCA policy for communication to be adopted and what it means (Marian and Eric G.)

7:15 PM Career Center BLPC nominations update (Ron, Takis and Marian)

7:20 PM Boundary Clarification Letter with GVCA (Eric, Ron and All Board Members)

7:45 PM Old Business – Follow up regarding traffic/pedestrian issues and next steps (Postpone until September.)

Letter to CPRO (The current state of the Columbia Heights Farmers Market and Vendors concerns.) (Takis)   

Letter to Arlington County (The current state of the Walter Reed Community Center playground, and petitioning the County to add it to the list of projects needed to be re-done.) (Marian)

CHCA Meeting, Monday August 12th, 2019, 7pm

CHCA Meeting, Monday, August 12th, 2019, 7 pm
Walter Reed Community Center

7:00 PM President’s Update and the goals for tonight – Ron Haddox

7:05 PM Approval of the Meetings tonight agenda and the July 8th meeting minutes. (Marian and Ron)

7:10 PM CHCA policy for communication to be adopted and what it means (Marian and Eric G.)

7:15 PM Career Center BLPC nominations update if any? (Sarah and Marian)

7:20 PM Civic Federation – Notification of our Delegates, Alternates, and Officers (Ron)

7:30 PM Boundary Clarification with GVCA Status Update (Ron)

7:45 PM Old Business – Follow up regarding traffic/pedestrian issues and next steps (Postpone until September.)

7:50  PM New Business:

Letter to CPRO (The current state of the Columbia Heights Farmers Market and Vendors concerns.) (Takis)   

Letter to Arlington County (The current state of the Walter Reed Community Center playground, and petitioning the County to add it to the list of projects needed to be re-done.) (Marian)

 

 

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CHCA Meeting, Monday, June 10th 2019, 7 pm

CHCA Meeting, Monday, June 10th, 2019, 7 pm
Walter Reed Community Center

7:00 PM President’s Update and the goals for tonight – Ron Haddox

7:05 PM Treasurer Report – Josh Folb – Membership update

7:10 PM CHCA policy for communication (Marian, Meredith)

7:30 PM Career Center BLPC nominations

7:45 PM Boundary Clarification  with GVCA; establish issue/timeline; plan for                                   engagement –  (Sarah, Ron)

8:00 PM Old Business – Follow up regarding traffic/pedestrian issues and next steps                                    (All)

CHCA Planning Meeting April 8th

CHCA Meeting, Monday, April 8th, 2019, 7 pm

Walter Reed Community Center

7:00 PM President’s Update and the goals for tonight – Ron Haddox

Topics of Discussion: Planning for the upcoming candidate’s debates.

7:10 PM  Treasurer Report – Josh Folb – Membership update

7:15 PM  Update from Civic Federation Delegates and Alternates –

7:20 PM  Old Business

  • Planning for the next NCAC charrette for the East Side of CHCA – When and Where: CHCA charrette. Sarah and Juliet
  • Event with Columbia Heights, Douglas Park, and Nauck to welcome new families to Drew Elementary – Update from Erin

7:25 PM Upcoming Debates –  2019 Columbia Pike Primary Debates May 15th

 

CHCA Meeting March 11th – AMAZON’s arrival in Arlington: Opportunities, Challenges and Arlington’s next steps

CHCA – Membership Meeting, Monday, March 11, 2019, 7pm
Walter Reed Community Center

7:00 PM              President’s Update and the goals for tonight – Ron Haddox

Topics of Discussion: This month’s CHCA meeting will feature Christian Dorsey, answering your question on where we are with Amazon and what is the county’s next steps. The hour about Amazon and the county’s next step is intended for Columbia Heights residents only and that questions will only be taken from Columbia Heights residents.  We can make this statement as the county board said publicly at Saturday’s meeting that they were fanning out and intended to get one board member at EVERY civic association in the next month and would go to any other meetings they could.  If someone from another association wants to express an opinion they need to get their board to host a meeting.

7:10 PM               Treasurer Report – Josh Folb – Membership update

7:15 PM               Update from Civic Federation Delegates and Alternates –

7:20 PM               Old Business

  • Planning for the next NCAC charrette for the East Side of CHCA – When and Where: CHCA charrette. Sarah and Juliet
  • Event with Columbia Heights, Douglas Park, and Nauck to welcome new families to Drew Elementary – Erin
  • Update of the old Willow Oak Tree – Sarah and Meredith
  • EvolveAll Fitness: Student pick-up and drop-off for EvolveAll – safety concerns and letter of support -Sarah

8:00 PM               AMAZON’s arrival in Arlington: Opportunities, Challenges and Arlington’s next steps

  • A conversation with Christian Dorsey, Chair of the Arlington County Board
  • Welcome, and introductions (3 min) –  Takis will introduce him and moderate the discussion.
  • Introductory Remarks (Christian Dorsey, 5 min)
  • Moderated Q&A – starting with introductory questions by the moderator then opening to the public (which will have the opportunity to submit questions on cards or prior to the meeting online (Ron) (35 min) –
  • Brief summary, takeaways, and pointers to resources and the ongoing civic dialog.

CHCA: Amazon Questions

AMAZON’s arrival in Arlington: Opportunities, Challenges and Arlington’s next steps. A Columbia Heights Neighborhood Conversation! March 11, 2019, 7pm! Here you can send us your questions and comments in advance so that we pass them on to the moderator and speaker! Thanks for participating!
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    This is an event for neighbors and members of the Columbia Heights Civic Association (CHCA) in Arlington VA. You don't have to be a member in order to attend the event; but we would like to approach you to become one!

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Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting
Columbia Heights Civic Association
Monday, February 11, 2019 
Walter Reed Community Center
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Agenda:

7:00 PM – President’s Update and the goals for tonight – Ron Haddox
Topics of Discussion: This month’s CHCA meeting will feature a planning meeting and community discussion on the following: NCAC charrette, outreach to Drew, old Willow Oak Tree and hosting a discussion on the impact of the Amazon deal on our area.
7:10 PM – Treasurer Report – Josh Folb – Membership update
7:15 PM – Update from Civic Federation Delegates and Alternates –
7:20 PM – New Business
• Planning for the next NCAC charrette for the East Side of CHCA –
o Location for the next CHCA charrette- Sarah and Juliet

• Hosting an event with Columbia Heights, Douglas Park, and Nauck to welcome new families to Drew. – This needs to be discussed and it requires outreach to other groups.

• Update of the old Willow Oak Tree – Sarah and Meredith

• Hosting a discussion (special meeting) on the impact of the Amazon deal on our neighbor and community. – Takis

• Adjourn meeting