The Chantilly Highlander Your Community Newsletter Serving Chantilly Highlands Visit us on the web at www.chha.org
April 2005 2005 Annual HOA Dues If your HOA dues have not been postmarked by 3/31/05, you will be assessed an additional $25 late fee. If you have questions please contact Chris Tacinelli at 703-787-0315.
MOVE YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, April 3rd
POOL CONCESSIONS INFO AAA Trash Schedule Update New trash pick up schedule for AAA customers, effective 3/21/05: Tuesday - garbage and yard waste (lawn clippings/branches) Friday - garbage and recycling (papers/ cans/bottles)
The good thing in all of this is that now we will have "stuff" on the curb only two nights a week in the community, since the two major haulers (American and AAA) will both pick up on Tuesday and Friday. AAA will still pick up two days of the week, so people are not going to the curb any more often than they used to, and trucks are not in the neighborhood any more often than they were. Hopefully this compromise is acceptable. Although we may resist change, I think that we should recognize that AAA has responded to our concerns.
If any group or individual is interested in selling ice cream & candy at the pool this summer please contact Jeff Boehlert at 703-435-2836 or email at CHHASWIMPOOL@aol.com. Duties will include ordering ice cream, selling, and collecting money. The party selected will be chosen by lottery.
In This Issue: 15 Board & Committee Contacts……….. Board Minutes…………………………. 2-3 13 Classified Ads…………………………. 4 Community Events & Calendar……… 8 Neighborhood Watch Info……………. Swim Team News/Registration……... 11-12
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Chantilly Highlands Homes Association Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, March 3, 2005 Submitted by: Mary Kerr Minutes are tentative and will be reviewed and approved at the upcoming Board of Directors meeting.
Board Attendees: Jeff Boehlert, Debbie Bowen, Jim Ceh, Mark Hassinger, Mary Kerr, Karen McGreevy, Wendy Osborn, and Chris Tacinelli. Absent Board Attendees: Darin Welt. Home Owner Attendees: Three Residents. The Chantilly Highlands Homes Association Meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m. by President, Jim Ceh. Meeting Minutes: The February Minutes were reviewed and accepted. Board Liaison Positions: The following board members volunteered to hold a Community Liaison position. Jeff Boehlert (COMFAC), Debbie Bowen (Social Activities), Jim Ceh (Website), Mark Hassinger (ACC), Mary Kerr (Long Range Planning), Karen McGreevy (Neighborhood Watch), Wendy Osborn (Land Management), Chris Tacinelli (Database), and Darin Welt (Newsletter). Treasurer's Report: Chris Tacinelli reported that over 25 percent of the resident annual assessment dues have been received with the deadline of March 31, 2005 fast approaching. The year is cash positive. The Treasurer is working closely with Lori Manik who handles the resale packages so that homes going on or coming off the market are accurately aware of the annual dues for that property. The CHHA budget was included in the March Highlander and a complete version is located on the CHHA website. Community Events: The Spring Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 12th at 2 p.m. and will include crafts, snacks and the hunt. Hunts will be broken into four age groups. Rain date: March 19th. Plans are underway to hold a Community Day Planning Meeting in April with the actual event taking place in September 2005. Meeting details will be announced in the Highlander. The community yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th. A date for the 5K walk/run has not been set, but the committee hopes to hold it in August. Community Facilities: The 2005 Pool Season Rules will be published in the April or May Highlander, on the CHHA website, and for inclusion in the resale packets. A photo of the COMFAC liaison (Jeff Boehlert) and photos of the pool manager, guards and their names will be posted on the bulletin board inside the pool house. Jeff Boehlert will report at the April Board Meeting as to whether or not additional pool furniture needs to be purchased this year. Pool/playground lights were repaired. These lights are on a timer and will go on at 7 p.m. and off at 10 p.m. The COMFAC Committee will be looking at replacing the wooden storage unit due to rotting and will be including a checklist for community center renters in their rental agreement as well as taped to the interior office window for quick reference. A request was made to allow renters the opportunity to serve alcohol at the Community Center. Serving alcohol is against the rules and regulations of the community center rental and permission was denied. Land Management: A meeting will be held on March 15th to review the bids/designs/lights for the Kinross Circle/Centreville Road entrances. Discussions will also include the Stone Heather entrance, however, in the interim, the wooden sign will be installed once weather permits. Karen McGreevy will help Wendy Osborn obtain bids for the replacement of the entrance lighting system. The entrances should not be affected by the widening of Centreville Road and the installation of a stop light. Information will be presented to the board at the April meeting. Drainage problems are still occurring at the playground. Palmer Property Management will be extending the tot lot by approximately 480 feet with cedar timbers and mulch as soon as possible. The work will be completed while the ground is still frozen and prior to the rainy season so that the results can be seen. This extension is intended to improve the current problem and will be closely monitored to make sure things improve. A Motion was made by Jim Ceh to take $2,500 from this years capital improvement reserves to cover this expense. Motion passed. Long Range Planning: Nothing to report at this time. Neighborhood Watch: Karen McGreevy will be the Liaison for Neighborhood Watch. She will be working with the website manager, newsletter editor and Fairfax County Police Department to inform the residents of any crimes that occur in the area. She will also be coordinating a way in which you may notify her of any criminal activity that happens to you, your property, etc. Architectural Control: The ACC is looking for volunteers to help process exterior alteration requests. A request was made that the ACC provide the board members notice of any violations that have been sent to residents. See BOARD MINUTES on Page 3
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Newsletter: The publication deadline is the 12th of each month and will allow the residents to receive the publication by the 1st of the month. Currently ad space is offered in two different sizes â€“ business card and quarter page. The newsletter editor has been receiving requests from business owners for larger ad space. In addition, some residents feel that back page space is more valuable to the business owner. Should the Association charge more for this space or offer long-term discounts? Advertisements do offset the printing costs. In the past, half and full pages were available and removed due to residents not wanting to see the newsletter filled with advertisements. The planning meeting to be held in the spring will include these topics. Old Business: Wendy Osborn has investigated the current levels of insurance coverage for the HOA, Board of Directors and Officers. It may be necessary to update the coverage to reflect current year values. The insurance agent will be attending the April board meeting to review the current coverage. At the February board meeting there was discussion about the possibility of utilizing an outside management company to assist with the community compliance walk through. Due to budget constraints, feedback from some residents, houses/lots in need of repair/compliance, and the requirement to perform this review, the Board and ACC will be conducting this review in the spring. An outside source would be beneficial, however, the cost is currently not in the budget. New Business: Girl Scout Troop 3171 has asked if they could use the community center and the parking lot to host a car wash as a fund raiser on Saturday, April 2nd. This Troop has helped with many of the subdivision events and 15 of the 17 members are residents of Chantilly Highlands. The Board voted and seven (7) are in favor, one (1) abstained from voting. Request approved with the stipulation that a $20 fee be paid to the Association to cover water usage and a rental fee, the event occur when no other events are planned at the pool or community center and the area is cleaned after the event. Traffic on Kinross Circle seems to be increasing as well as speed. A resident asked if speed bumps could be placed throughout Kinross Circle. The resident was referred to VDOT, who owns and maintains the subdivision roads. An article will be included in the newsletter to remind the residents to stop at stop signs and to obey the 25 mph speed limit. In addition, Fairfax County Police have been notified and asked to patrol for violators. The Swim Team has requested that the pool be closed to the residents for two (2) hours on July 30th for a swim meet. The meet will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To compensate for this late opening to our residents, the COMFAC committee will be requesting the pool company to stay open until later that evening. A request was made to install a cold water drinking fountain at the pool for hydration concerns. Maintenance, location, sanitation, and current use of area water fountains were discussed. Based on these topics, the board decided it would not install this at the pool. The pool area does provide water, although not cold, to address the hydration issue. Last year the Swim Team managed the snack items at the pool. This year, they have opted to not continue that activity. Jeff Boehlert will be checking to see if the pool company would be willing to provide snacks and dispense, or if a volunteer group could supply the snacks and the pool company would be willing to disburse, or cancel the sale of snacks. Once this is determined, a notice will be placed in the Highlander with the decision and/or seeking a volunteer group to manage this activity. Due to many of the liaisons needing to purchase items or sign contracts and time not always allowing for approval by the board, guidelines for spending by board members have been designed. Purchases that have been budgeted and are $500 or less can be made by a board member. Purchases of $501 to $1000 that have funds in the budget need to be approved before a purchase can be made. Purchases of $1001 and up require three (3) bids and board approval. A Motion was made by Mary Kerr to accept these guidelines as written and Chris Tacinelli seconded. All in favor. Motion passed. Adjournment: Jim Ceh made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Jeff Boehlert seconded. The Board approved and the meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS Chantilly Highlands Annual Yard Sale
CAR WASH Help Support Girl Scout Troop 3171 Sat., April 2nd 12 - 4 pm @ the CH Community Center
Mark your calendars! It’s time to clean out your basements, closets, and garages for the Annual Chantilly Highlands Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 30th from 8 AM to 12 Noon...Rain or Shine! If you have any questions contact Susan McCullough at 703-904-8453.
Garden Club Highlights
Garden” at our January meeting. His presentation and the handouts he distribute provided useful information that will be very beneficial as we manage our gardens this season. Craft night is always a highlight of our garden club calendar. At our February meeting we all enjoyed making a botanical plate. Trish Skaptason selected the craft and provided instruction and supplies. Everyone was delighted to have a floral decoration to enjoy. At our March meeting we had a potluck dinner at a member’s home.
Although the weather has prevented gardening outdoors, the garden club has not hibernated this winter. Holiday spirits and the aroma of fresh cut green filled the community center the last Tuesday in November as members made garlands for the community entrances. Pesticide use is a very important topic for gardeners. Our speaker, Jim Skaptason, gave an excellent presentation on “Biological Pesticides in the
We all enjoyed sharing our culinary skills and exchanging garden tips. Sharing of gardening information with other members is a major benefit of being in a garden club. Our April meeting will be held on Monday, April 25 - we will be having a joint meeting with the Greenbriar Garden Club and the meeting will NOT be held at the Chantilly Highlands Community Center. Please call Joanne Abrams at 703-444-0328 or Trish Skaptason at 703-742-6228 for details. Guests are always welcome.
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Clocks Ahead 1 Hour
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PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY Identity theft occurs when someone obtains your personal information and uses it for their personal gain. They use your driver’s license number, Social Security Number, telephone number, address, and credit cards to make purchases and open credit accounts. The time and costs associated with correcting the damage can be staggering. Take a few moments to read through the checklist below for some guidelines to help protect yourself. However, reading the tips isn’t enough, you must implement them! Contact local financial institutions, police, Better Business Bureau, and the FTC for more advice. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
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Imprint your first and middle initial (not your first name) on your checks with your next check order. Do NOT have your social security number printed on your checks. Consider putting your work phone number on your checks instead of your home phone. When writing checks to pay credit card bills, DO NOT put the complete account number on the FOR line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. Photocopy all credit cards, ATM cards, license, etc. in your wallet—both front and back of the cards. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. Carry a photocopy of your passport when you travel either here or abroad. Shred ALL papers/statements that have any personal information on them. Do not toss in trash intact. Review monthly bank and credit statements. Do not carry unnecessary cards in your wallet. Protect personal information at home, especially if you have domestic employees or others with access to your home.
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Cancel all credit cards immediately, using the toll free numbers and card numbers from the photocopy of your wallet contents. File a police report immediately. Get a copy of the report to submit to creditors as proof of the crime. Contact the three major credit bureaus immediately to place a fraud alert on your credit file: Equifax (800) 525-6285 Experian (888) 397-3742 Trans Union (800) 680-7289
Contact the FTC to report Identity Theft at 1-877FTC-HELP (382-4357) or go online to www.consumer.gov/idtheft. Contact the Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271.
MAILBOXES ARE ONLY FOR MAIL Complaints have been received about person(s) placing non-mail into other’s mailboxes. Under USPS Regulation 1.3, with a couple of exceptions, no part of a mail receptacle (mailbox) may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle. Any mailable matter not bearing postage and found as described above is subject to the same postage as would be paid if it were carried by mail. If you’ve read the article on this page entitled Protect Your Identity, you’ll understand that if you are caught putting something into, or taking something out of another’s mailbox, you could be suspect of tampering with or theft of mail, including personal information. In past years, our community has had a problem with mail theft.
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CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR By Carla Abbud
FIRST, HAVE A DESIGN PLAN In order to get estimates that are useful and accurate, you need to provide each contractor bidding on the job with a copy of your design plan and list of materials. Be as specific as you can about the materials that you want used. For example, list the brand names, model numbers, size, grade, etc. for roofing, windows, doors, flooring, molding, fixtures, appliances, and paint. Delineate items that you are going to be responsible for ordering, and any work you plan on contracting directly yourself or performing yourself, and those items for which the contractor is going to be responsible. Don’t forget to delineate whether you expect the contractor to repair damage to landscaping caused by heavy equipment, or whether you are going to assume this cost yourself.
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FIND A REPUTABLE CONTRACTOR The best way to find a good contractor is through a reference from a friend or acquaintance that has used their services. Set up appointments for the two or three with the best overall recommendations to come to your home to prepare a cost estimate. Ask each contractor to bring evidence of licensure and insurance to this meeting, and a project photo book if they have one. Give each contractor a copy of your design plan and the list of materials and job specifications discussed above. Ask each contractor to give you a detailed job estimate, listing the allowances they have set for materials and each job phase. QUESTIONS TO ASK THE CONTRACTOR At this meeting you should also ask each contractor some basic questions such as: How long he has been in business in Virginia, and whether he is licensed. Whether he personally works on the job or not. Watch out for the contractor who is doing three or four jobs at once. Chances are the contractor does not have adequate staff to supervise and coordinate them all properly. Does the contractor have employees who will be working on the project, or will he subcontract all or part of the project to others? If so, which tasks will the contractor’s employees be completing, and which tasks will be subcontracted to others? Be wary of a contractor who has no employees of his own; he will generally have less See CONTRACTOR on page 7
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control over people who are not his employees. (Note: because the bulk of remodeling work is completed by carpenters, it is preferable that they be directly employed by the general contractor). If the contractor will be primarily utilizing subcontractors, does he have established relationships with several subcontractors in each trade? Be wary of the contractor who exclusively works with one subcontractor for each trade. Your project may be significantly delayed waiting for them to complete other jobs, unless the general contractor provides the bulk of their work. Whether he has previous experience working with the types/brands of materials you plan to use. If you are using unusual or expensive materials, this is very important. For example, installing custom kitchen cabinets requires a highly skilled trim carpenter, as no “filler” pieces are used to cover gaps, and mistakes are not easily (or inexpensively) correctly. What type and level of insurance does the contractor have? All contractors you hire should have both worker’s compensation and general liability insurance. Each contractor should provide you with a current Certificate of Insurance from his insurance agent evidencing coverage. Does the contractor’s insurance cover his subcontractors? (Typically, it does not). Does the contractor require his subcontractors to have worker’s compensation and general liability insurance? How does he ensure they comply? Ask the contractor to provide you with a supplier reference, such as a lumber yard, to ensure that he is current in making payments for materials. Finally, ask each contractor to provide you with three references from homeowners that completed similar projects to the one you are contemplating. Ask for a reference from: (1) a client that the contractor is currently providing services to; (2) a client that the contractor completed work for in the past six months; (3) a client that the contractor completed work for several years ago. This will give you a good idea about how the contractor manages a project on a daily basis, how responsive the contractor was in taking care of “punch list” items after the substantial portion of the job was completed, and how well the workmanship has withstood the passage of time. NEXT INSTALLMENT… Interviewing a Contractor’s References
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH REPORT UNSAFE DRIVING By Karen McGreevy Neighborhood Watch Chairperson
How many times have you seen a driver act aggressively, speeding or had their children unrestrained in the front or back seats creating a dangerous situation for everyone? How many times did you search for a piece of paper to write down the information only to forget the information before you found that paper and pen? How many of us thought, “Oh what’s the use, I’m wasting my time – reporting this won’t do any good, the police will just ignore it?” Well Guess What? The Police are asking for our help in cutting down on these violations and they even have a form to use! You can find it at www.fairfaxcounty.gov - go to the Public Safety link on the right of the site; scroll down to the Special Programs section and click on the Traffic Safety link. Then click on whichever incident you want to report - Child Safety, Photo Red Light , or Aggressive Driving. Simply print some of these out and keep them in your car to record the information that is required to file a complaint. The goal is to help the police in letting them know when you experience an aggressive driver, kids not buckled up, person running a red light, etc. They need good tag info and a brief description of the vehicle. If that match’s, a letter is then generated to the owner of the vehicle to advise them the vehicle was seen driving in such a manner. This is an anonymous report, but highly effective! When someone realizes that someone is watching and going to report them to the police, whether it was the owner of the vehicle or someone borrowing the car, it gets results! The form does NOT ask for your personal information so it is anonymous. The form should be filled out and sent to: Fairfax County Police Department Traffic Division 3911 Woodburn Road Annandale, VA 22003 It can also be submitted online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ps/police/police30.htm Thank you for helping save lives and making our neighborhood safer.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH INFORMATION By Karen McGreevy Neighborhood Watch Chairperson 2/11/05 - Multiple incidents of windows broken on cars parked on the street on Scotsmore Way and Kinross Circle between 8 - 11 p.m. 3/4/05 - In the Chantilly area, 24 vehicles had their windows shot out with a BB gun or a pellet gun: Royal Lytham Dr., Pinehurst Green Dr., Popular Creek Dr., Highland Oaks Dr., Bay Hill Ct., and Muirfield Lane.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Fairfax County Police Non-Emergency Number at (703) 691-2131, or Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1 (866) 411TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous. Even though the 3/4/05 incident above was NOT in CHANTILLY HIGHLANDS, I wanted you to be aware of it because of the previous car window vandalisms we had on Scotsmore Way and Kinross Circle. It is important to pay attention to surrounding areas as well. Remember that the police want to hear from you. They need your help. If you are walking your dog and see something that just doesn’t look right, call the police with the information that you wrote down. (Not a bad idea to carry something to write with while walking, along with your cell phone.) If you are coming home late at night and see a car that doesn’t look familiar, with someone sitting in the car and they look suspicious, the police WANT you to call. I was just told by the Crime Prevention Officer that they “would rather hear from 20 people and have it be nothing, than to not hear from anyone and have that person and that car be the one they were looking for in another incident.” I was also told that most crimes are solved because a neighbor or citizen calls and the piece of the puzzle comes together with the information provided. Please be involved in keeping our neighborhood safe. You can help just by being observant while you go about your daily tasks of going to work, walking the dog or baby, walking the neighborhood with friends. Just be AWARE and REPORT ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS TO THE NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER at 703691-2131. If it is a crime in progress call 911 immediately! I will be getting crime and incident reports that I will be posting on the website weekly, so don’t forget to go to www.chha.org to get the latest information. The reports will also be in the monthly newsletter. If you would like to receive these incident reports via email, please contact me at NeighborhoodWatch@chha.org. I will also be putting together a citizen notification email group soon. Please put in the subject line ‘CITIZEN CRIME NOTIFICATION GROUP”. This way you can get the weekly report directly to your email account. The more aware we are, the safer the community will be! If you would like to volunteer for the Neighborhood Watch Committee, feel free to contact me!
EMS Transport Billing To Start 4/1/05 On April 1, 2005, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Transport Billing is schedule to take effect in Fairfax County. When residents need help, they should call 9-1-1 without hesitation, as ability to pay will never be considered when providing emergency medical service. The county has adopted the policy of waiving copayments and deductibles for residents with health insurance, while designing a billing program to avoid financial hardship for residents who are uninsured. For county residents with insurance, the insurance payment will serve as payment in full for the transport. Everyone should know that no one will suffer financial hardship as a result of an emergency transport. More information can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire and go to the EMS Billing link.
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Chantilly Highlands Dolphin Swim Team News
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April 27th & April 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM By Steve Bachman
By Terri Marlin
Summer is fast approaching. Before we know it, our kids will be heading to the pool instead of school. This means that the swim team is also gearing up for another fun-filled summer of practices, competitions and social events. Registration for the 2005 summer season will be held at the Community Center on Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Registration form is on page 12. Practices will begin on Tuesday, May 31, at 6:00 pm. The schedule for after school practices (May 31-June 24) will be: 8 and under (except for Mini Dolphins) M–Th 6-6:30 6:30-7:15 9-10 year olds 7:15-8:15 11+ years Fri 6-7:15 11 and over only (no practice for 10 & under) Beginning Monday, June 27, the practice schedule will be: 7:45-8:45 9 and 10 year olds 8:45-10:00 11 and over 10:00-11:00 is for 8 yrs and under (We will break the kids up into 2 half hour groups to provide the lowest coach to swimmer ratio that we can. The exact time your child will swim will be determined based on their ability and space.) 10:30-11:00 Mini Dolphins
Time trials will be held at our pool on Saturday, June 18. The other home meets will be on Saturday, June 25, July 16, and July 23. We will also be hosting the White Division All Star Qualification meet on Saturday, July 30 (the pool will open at 1:00 that Saturday only). The team will also hold several week night meets, when the pool will close at 4:45 pm: Wednesday, July 6 and July 20. (There is a possibility for a third week day meet also in July. Information will be forthcoming.) All dates and pool closures will be posted at the pool. We are looking forward to another summer of fun, learning, and fast swimming. See you at the pool.
Dolores: If I am not mistaken, swim team registration is at the community center. I should bring my child’s medical insurance information and emergency contact information as well as my checkbook with me. A swimsuit company will be there to fit my child with the team suit and I will also be able to buy tee shirts, sweats, goggles and caps. Answerman : Dolores, I can see that you have done this before. You are correct on all points. Bob: Don’t you think you might frighten parents who are new to swimming by starting the article with talk of medical insurance and emergency contact information? Answerman: I think the folks know that even the chess team needs emergency contact info. these days Bob. As a matter of fact, swimming has fewer injuries than almost any sport except maybe chess. Crystal: Could you tell me one more time why you think I should at least give the swim team a try. Answerman: I think that it is difficult to predict what sports your children will enjoy. Let them try a number of sports and see what they gravitate to. Our children have participated in 3 or 4 different sports. They have enjoyed something about each one. Getting involved in swimming does not mean that you must stop your participation in everything else. Here are a few of the things our family likes about swimming: Swimming is an individual sport as well as a team sport. The swim team ranges in age from 5 to 18. The young children have older ones to look up to and emulate. The older ones have young ones that they can help. Boys and girls are on the same team and practice together. I can tell you that the boys ( young and old) respect the girls who have put the effort in to become good swimmers. As a father of girls, I want my daughters to be seen as people first and females second. Nothing tends to correct a boy’s attitude faster than being beaten by a girl in practice. I love to see it. In no other sport will you see 15 year- old boys stand up and cheer for 10 year- old girls. You can see it every summer Saturday morning in pools all over the metro area. Swimming is objective. Your child won’t sit on the bench while an inferior player gets more playing time because the coach likes the other kid more. In swimming it comes down to this: “ What’s your best time?” That is what determines who swims what, when. Everyone knows where he stands in relation to everyone else. There is no mystery. There is no subjective judging or artistic evaluation. This eliminates a lot of the bad feelings that exist in other kids sports. If you want to swim in a certain meet, it is clearly stated whether the meet is open to all or whether certain time criteria must be met. Our children enjoy swimming for the community team. Both our kids and their parents have made friends in the neighborhood that they otherwise would never known apart from the swim team. Crystal: Stop! That is enough! You have convinced me. I will sign my children up for the swim team. Answerman: Crystal, it is the best thing you could do.
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2005 Chantilly Highlands Dolphins Summer Swim Team Registration Form and Medical & Emergency Care Information Please complete one form for each child.
Swimmer’s Name: ___________________________________ Gender: ________ Date of Birth (month/day/year): __________________ Age as of 6/15/05: _______ Address: ___________________________________________________________ Home Phone: _______________________________________________________ Primary Family E-Mail Address: _________________________________________ Secondary E-Mail Address: ____________________________________________ Medical and Emergency Care Information Mother’s Name: ____________________________ Work Phone: __________________________ Cell Phone: ___________________________ Father’s Name: _____________________________ Work Phone: __________________________ Cell Phone: ___________________________ Emergency Contact: _______________________________________________________________ Relationship to swimmer: ______________________ Phone: ______________________________ Insurance Company: _______________________________________________________________ Personal ID #: _________________________________ Group #: __________________________ Physician: ___________________________________
Known Allergies: __________________________________________________________________ Medications carried at all times: ______________________________________________________ Medications taken on a daily basis: ___________________________________________________ Surgeries in the past 12 months: _____________________________________________________ Currently under Physician’s care for: __________________________________________________ I give permission for my child’s picture to appear on the Chantilly Highlands Dolphin’s website. ________ (initial)
Liability Waiver & Emergency Care Permission Parent or Guardian Must Sign this in the Presence of a Swim Team Committee Member As the parent/legal guardian of the above named minor, I grant permission for the swimmer to participate in all activities of the Chantilly Highlands Swim Team. I represent and warrant that the above named minor is in good health and has no physical condition, ailment, or disability which renders them unable to participate in vigorous physical activity. For and in consideration of the benefits derived from the participation of my child in the swim team program, I personally, and on behalf of the minor assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation, including transportation to and from such activities, and do hereby indemnify, release, hold harmless and waive all rights or claims of any kind whatsoever, against the Chantilly Highlands Swim Team and the Chantilly Highlands Homeowners Association and any other participants. I hereby grant permission for first aid to be administered to the swimmer as deemed necessary. I further grant my permission, in an emergency, to take my child to the emergency room of the nearest hospital, and the hospital and its medical staff have my authorization to provide treatment which a physician deems necessary for the well-being of my child. _____________________________________________________ Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian
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Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Community Center. Meetings are open, and all residents are welcome and encouraged to participate. To include a specific item on the agenda, please contact Dan Feer, Board President, at 571-203-9558. Architectural Control Committee (ACC) meets monthly at the Community Center. Contact any ACC member or appropriate Board member if you have ACC questions or concerns. Chantilly Highlander newsletter team welcomes your articles and community photos of specific events, or just whatever is going on in your neighborhood! We would also love your suggestions and ideas for new features as well as feedback on current content. Advertising questions and other information may be emailed to Newsletter@chha.org, or mailed to the Editor at P.O. Box 710238, Oak Hill, VA, 20171. Community Activities Committee identifies and schedules events for the participation of Chantilly Highlands families. The committee meets as events are scheduled, and chairpersons vary throughout the year. If you are interested in leading an event or have ideas for a community activity, please contact a Board member. Community Facilities Committee (ComFac) meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Community Center. Issues pertaining to our swimming pool, tennis courts, playground, Community Center and its grounds are managed by the Community Facilities Committee. If you would like to become involved in this committee, contact Jeff Boehlert at 703-435-2836. Land Management Committee handles all issues that involve the common areas of our community: primarily lawn care and snow removal. Meetings are held as needed. You may contact Wendy Osborn at 703-834-7978 with questions and if you are able to help on the Land Management Committee.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF LINKS TO VARIOUS COUNTY RESOURCES ONLINE:
Fairfax County Web Site http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov Weekly Agenda Newsletter http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/bos/agenda.htm Budget Information http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/budget Emergency Information http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency Channel 16 Viewing Guide http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cccp/ channel16/calendar.htm County Government Holidays http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/today/holidays.htm Economic Development Authority http://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/calendar.cfm
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When calling board or committee members, please be mindful that they are volunteers, with jobs and families, making sacrifices to serve our community. Try to contact the appropriate liaison or committee chair for the best response to a concern/question.
2005 CHHA Board of Directors President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Architectural Control Liaison Community Facilities Liaison Land Management Liaison Newsletter Liaison New Board Member New Board Member New Board Member
703-709-8560 Jim Ceh Wendy Osborn 703-834-7978 Chris Tacinelli 703-787-0315 Mary Kerr Secretary@CHHA.org Mark Hassinger 703-435-4810 Jeffrey Boehlert 703-435-2836 Wendy Osborn 703-834-7978 Chris Tacinelli 703-787-0315 Karen McGreevy 703-435-1141 703-787-3883 Darin Welt Debbie Bowen 703-481-1845
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The Chantilly Highlander is a monthly publication which informs the community of our accomplishments, upcoming events, committee meeting highlights and decisions, and provides a forum for you and your family to communicate items of interest to your neighbors! Articles are reviewed and published at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Published advertisement is encouraged, however it is not considered an endorsement by the Board. Electronic submissions are encouraged via email; however, please also provide a “camera ready” printed copy for comparison if there are graphics or fonts (print styles) that must be maintained. Email address: Newsletter@chha.org (Please include ‘Chantilly Highlander’ in the subject line) Mailing address: CHHA, c/o The Chantilly Highlander, P.O. Box 710238, Oak Hill, VA 20171 Please submit your articles, Letters to the Editor, camera-ready advertising (with check or money order), and/or photos of your event to: The Editor. All submissions and payments must be RECEIVED by the 12th of each month for consideration in the next month’s issue, so be sure to allow sufficient time for mail processing.
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Civic Affairs Community Ctr Rental Community Activities Community Facilities Database Administrator Garden Club Land Management Neighborhood Watch Pool House Phone Resale Packages Swim Team Chair Tennis Courts Webmaster Web Posting
Carla Abbud 703-925-0949 Melissa Hillelsohn 703-435-6028 Andrea Ward 703-481-3192 Jeffrey Parnes 703-904-0131 Answering Machine 703-435-0736 Beth Whisamore 703-435-1681 Jeffrey Boehlert 703-435-2836 Dave Puchrik Database@chha.org Joanne Abrams 703-444-0328 Wendy Osborn 703-834-7978 Secretary@CHHA.org Mary Kerr (see Comm Facilities) 703-435-2081 Lori Manik 703-796-1061 Steve Bachman 703-709-7470 Steve Edwards 703-742-3353 Jeffrey Parnes 703-904-0131 Jane Huang 703-707-8889
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HAPPY TOTS DAY CARE I have four openings available beginning September 2005 between the hours of 11:30 am through 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday for your kindergarten age children. I open at 10:30 am on early release Mondays. We spend the day playing learning games, learning computer skills and making seasonal crafts. We try to spend as much time playing outside in my spacious backyard or going on walking adventures in the neighborhood, weather permitting. I have been operating as Happy Tots for four years and have five years experience in child development. I have excellent references and am First Aid and CPR certified. I look forward to a fun and exciting year with your children. Please call Aida Villar at (703) 318-1892 for more information.
Published on Mar 12, 2010