Subj: OGCA November E-letter 
Date: 11/1/02 12:15:14 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Dear Neighbor:

Welcome to the third edition of the Old Glebe Civic Association ‘E-Letter’.  Thanks to your email connection, we are able to provide this information more easily, less expensively and more currently than our usual ‘hard copy’ production.  We have just recently updated all of our mailing lists so that if we are using the wrong email address or you have recently moved out of the neighborhood please let us know.  Since you will receive this newsletter at least one month in advance of the mailed copy, please feel free to print it out and share it with a neighbor who does not have email.  We hope to see many of you this weekend at Pioneer Day at the Gulf Branch Nature Center tomorrow, Saturday, November 2, 2002 noon-4:00 p.m. and at the OGCA General Meeting on Sunday, November 3, 2002 from 2-4 pm at the Gulf Branch Nature Center.  (See below for more information)

Security, Social and Otherwise

Events in the past year have made us all a great deal more aware of our personal security, as well as that of our families and friends.  The recent sniper incident has certainly increased those concerns.  We believe the civic association can play a positive role in addressing some of those concerns, without being unnecessarily intrusive.  Many of us already have informal arrangements with our neighbors, but the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) encourages a more structured approach known as “Neighborhood Watch”. 

We will have representatives of the ACPD at our General Meeting (Sunday, November 2 at the Gulf Branch Nature Center from 2-4PM) to discuss the Neighborhood Watch, security and crime concerns in our area, and to answer any questions you may have.  Bill Schwab our “Block Admiral” will also give a brief talk on the Neighborhood Watch and will have brochures available for your review.  If you’re interested, but can’t make the meeting, give Bill a call at 703-237-9521. 

Pioneer Day

By now, everyone should have Saturday, Nov. 2 from 12 – 4 PM on their calendar.  Denise Chauvette and the staff at Gulf Branch are promising a great program for kids and parents alike.  In addition to the blacksmith demonstration, candle dipping and games, there will also be a demonstration by the Old Dominion Cloggers from 1230-1 PM.  And, the Old Glebe Civic Association and some of its members are sponsoring a great bluegrass band, High Noon, which will give performances at 1PM, 2PM and 3PM.  Only $3 a person.  Hope to see you there!

 (NOTE: Please walk or park on Military Road or N. 36th Road!!!)

 Elections and Referenda

 November 5 gives us all an opportunity to have our say, and this year’s vote has important consequences for the US Congress and particularly for Arlington County.  Other than the School Bond Referendum, which our Executive Committee has endorsed, the Old Glebe Civic Association is taking no official position on the candidates or referenda on the ballot.  We do encourage you to do your own due diligence on the candidates and issues, and to vote!   For those interested in a discussion of the bond and tax issues, check

New Officer

 We are very pleased to advise that Jim Ammerman has consented to join our Executive Committee as an Alternate Delegate to the Civic Federation.  Jim is also the President of the Madison Senior Center Advisory Committee and will be the principal point of contact for the civic association for senior issues and activities.  Jim can be reached at 703-525-9116.

 Membership and Dues Contributions

 We know you have a lot on your mind, but there are some of us that have forgotten to make a dues contribution to the civic association for the current fiscal year (July 1 2002 – June 30, 2003.  If you have paid at any time during the current calendar year, you are paid up through 2003.  If not, our Treasurer, Benny Parker, expectantly awaits your $10 at:


4328 37th Road N.

                                    Arlington, VA 22207


The Executive Committee has also authorized a Perpetual Membership for $100. While we are not presently a registered non-profit organization (which would make your dues contributions eligible for a tax deduction), we are in the process of registering as a non-profit and will do our best to complete this process during the 2002 calendar year.



Please let us know what’s on your mind.  If we can help, we will!



 President                    Burt Bostwick             527-5415      

                                                  3832 Military Road


Vice                             Helen Duval                  536-1715      

President                    3800 N. Tazewell


Treasurer                   Benny Parker                 536-9539      

                                    4328 37th Road N.


Secretary                    Katrine Pendleton          465-0997      

                                                3814 N. Stafford Street



Webmaster                 David Hunsberger            536-0910      

                                    3827 N. Chesterbrook Road


Block Admiral            Bill Schwab                        237-9521           

                                    3840 N. Chesterbrook Road                   


Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee & Civic Federation Delegates


Iris Bond                            524-4575              

            3904 Military Road


Bill Schwab                        237-9521              

                                    3840 Chesterbrook


Richard Samp                    525-9357              

                                    3815 N. Ridgeview Rd.


Connie Ramirez                533-7321              

4600 N. 37th Street



Kathy Fong                        538-2134              

3746 N. Tazewell Street


Marlene Risney                532-6151              

3818 N. Wakefield Street


Bobbie Hays                      536-8357              

4418 N 38th Street


James Ammerman            525-9116              

3812 N. Ridgeview Road


/s/ Katrine Pendleton, Secretary

Burt Bostwick, President