Village News, 9/23/21

Dear Village Neighbor / Friend,

Wow! From an early Indian Summer back to monsoon season in the blink of an eye. Love the cooler weather, but the recent rains should leave no doubt about the need to keep curbside stormwater drain intakes cleared and also those on your property. Also, consider pulling weeds and removing debris from the gutter splash that might slow the flow of stormwater to those intakes.

1. CAWSV Membership – Thank you for joining or renewing your membership in our civic association. Right now we have 217 members or 62% to our funding objective, but only 50% to our goal of all joining your civic association.

2. Junk Email – I know that I am not alone. My email inbox is being stuffed with unsolicited and unwanted email. Just the other day, I had 103 messages in my inbox and only 4 were intended for me and something I wanted to read. Bob Havey of D2D Computer Services showed me a trick to keep that stuff out of my inbox. If you get a message that you do not want from a sender you do not know, right click on it and then click on “Junk” and then “Block Sender”. Any future emails will be automatically directed to your “Junk” folder. Of course, you’ll need to visit that folder periodically to check that there are no messages that shouldn’t be there and if so - reverse the process. And to empty that Junk folder, right click the folder and click “Empty Folder to delete all junk email without it going to deleted items.

Bob also pointed out that since the Microsoft “filter” is based on the email address, senders who change their address frequently will be harder to stop. If you have computer issues – just call Bob (703/569-8195).

3. Food Drive – Kirstin O’Connor’s Local Girl Scout Troop 52010 is conducting a drive to support Food for Neighbors (Food For Neighbors - Home) that provides food to over 1400 middle school students struggling with hunger in 24 area schools. You can drop off your donations at Rolling Valley ES in the lobby or just outside the main entrance by 21 October 2021. They are asking for canned goods, granola bars, applesauce, fruit cups, oatmeal packets, milk/juice boxes, snack crackers and trail mix. Questions? Contact Kirstin at

4. CAWSV Board of Directors – We need new Board of Directors (BOD) members. Some on the current BOD may be willing to continue, but a couple of us need to transfer the responsibility while we are still here and can help the incoming person. It would be helpful to have a Board Member from the east side of Rolling Road. It isn’t hard or time consuming; I guarantee - but may be good for you and the health of our organization to have some transition, continuity time. Give it some thought and let’s talk.

5. Calendar:

  • 14 October – Village Meeting, 7:30 PM, vote to Ratify FY21 Audit Report, vote to pass a FY22 Budget Proposal with markups if/as needed and vote to elect new Board of Directors.
  • 1 November – end of the FY22 CAWSV membership drive – will you be in?
  • 7 November – daylight savings time ends

6. Contractor Recommendation Request – Dave Spalding is searching for a contractor to repair a crack in his basement’s foundation wall. Knowing that many of us have had such issues, do you have a recommendation? If so, please contact Dave at

7. Panhandling – check out Fairfax County’s website on this sensitive subject - There, but for the Grace of God…

 Stay dry and safe good people!

John Cooley



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