Annual Meeting a Great Success
On Tuesday, May 21st, Rollingwood residents crowded into the French School cafeteria for another successful annual meeting of the Rollingwood Citizens Association.
Fritz Hirst, RCA President, opened up the meeting with welcoming remarks followed by introduction of RCA Board members.
RCA Treasurer David Putnam presented the membership update and Treasurer’s Report. Gilda Zimmet, RCA Secretary, conducted the election of three Board Members, Johanna Kramer, David Putnam, and Phil Sturm. Each are returning Board members. The Board emphasized that RCA is always seeking new people at all times who are interested in volunteering for RCA’s Board and committees.
The meeting included a review of RCA’s events, advocacy, and activities. Highlights include the annual fall picnic and Halloween party. Fritz discussed the association’s communications efforts, and advocacy work with Montgomery County, RideOn Bus, local utilities, and Montgomery County Public Schools.
The welcome sign project is now in the implementation phase. RCA has applied for an initial permit to install the first sign at Woodbine Street and Beach Drive. The association is also seeking to install a more substantial sign on the “grassy triangle” at Leland Street and Beach Drive. Information on this and other potential sign locations is posted here.
RCA Board member Ganon Rich led the community in a detailed discussion of redevelopment plans for Chevy Chase Lake. The development plan calls for extensive residential, retail, and commercial uses at what will one day also be home a Purple Line station. RCA is an active member of the neighborhood coalition that has been working with Montgomery County leaders to improve the plan and help address neighborhood concerns. RCA will keep the community informed on how neighbors can continue to weigh in on the plan.
A highlight of the meeting included a presentation by Catherine McCallum, Executive Director of Chevy Chase at Home – Montgomery County’s premier organization helping residents age in place. Neighbors learned of the CC@H’s many services and how one might join or volunteer for this outstanding group of “neighbors helping neighbors.”