Halloween Party October 27th, 3-5pm

Join us Saturday, October 27th from 3-5pm for Rollingwood’s Annual Halloween Party. Come bounce, play games, dance (live DJ!), eat pizza and more! Halloween parade with the Chevy Chase Fire Station’s firetruck starts at 2:30pm at Leland & Summit and ends at the party.   
Don’t forget to wear your costumes…grown-ups also encouraged to get into the spirit!
COST: $10 RCA Member families.  $20 Non-RCA member families.
WHERE: French International School 3200 Woodbine St.
WHEN: Saturday, October 27th 
We need volunteers to help make this event a success.  Please sign up here – CCL hours available!  
See parade map below:

Chevy Chase Library – October Events

On Monday, 10/01/18 at 4:30 PM Read to a Dog: Chevy Chase Library is partnering with P.A.L.s (People Animals Love) to provide a read to a dog program on the first Monday of every month! Young readers will be able to share stories with a furry friend. Dogs will never judge or correct them, which allows them to really improve their reading skills. Drop in.

On Tuesday, 10/02, 9 16, 22 and 30 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group:  Every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.  Free. No reservations needed.

On Tuesday, 10/02, 9 and 16 at 10:30 AM Toddler Storytime: ** NOTE: ** We will be handing out tickets at the Information Desk 30 minutes before storytime– starting at 10:00 AM– first come, first served. Space is limited. Get up and get moving at storytime! These 20-30 minute programs are full of a diverse collection of books, songs and fun activities. They are designed to introduce your child to the culture of reading and help develop your child’s language skills. Children are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups to participate in the program along with the children. NEW! Free-play time after storytime for 30 minutes, from 11:00-11:30 AM. No tickets needed for free-play time. Read More

Annual Potluck Picnic September 23rd, 4-8!

Come Join the Fun!

Rollingwood Citizen’s Association is hosting our 8th Annual Potluck Picnic on September 23rd from 4-8pm. The picnic will be held at Candy Cane Pavilion at Meadowbrook Park. There will be food, friendly neighbors and fun!

Families with the last name beginning with:

A-F: Main Courses

G-R: Sides and Salads

S-Z: Desserts

Bring your favorite beverage, folding chairs and tables (if you have them)

For more information contact Phil Sturm psturmrltr@aol.com or 301-213-3528 (c)



Annual Meeting and RCA Board Elections

At the annual meeting on May 17th @ 6:30pm, members will vote for five candidates to RCA’s Board of Directors, for five seats on the board. Directors serve three-year terms. The following individuals are seeking election or re-election to the board:

Jennifer Iras grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University.  Upon graduation, Jennifer moved to the DC area and began her extensive career in media and entertainment holding various executive leadership roles at Discovery Communications, Comcast/NBCU and Turner Broadcasting.  An active volunteer wherever she lived, Jennifer co-founded the Dress for Success Chapter in Philadelphia and has held numerous board positions including Vice President, Michigan State Alumni (Atlanta); President & Chapter Mentor, Women in Cable (Atlanta and Michigan); Girls on the Run (Atlanta).  She also mentors new college graduates and volunteers with Big Family of Michigan where she recently re-designed their website.  She also co-chaired several RCA Halloween parties. (Term through May 2018)

Ganon Rich and his wife and moved to Lenhart Street in 2008. Ganon has been on the board since 2009.  He grew up in Kensington, MD and attended Westland Junior HS and Bethesda Chevy Chase HS.  Ganon and his wife Karin have three young children.  He has been in commercial real estate in Washington, DC for almost 20 years and given Ganon’s deep roots in the area and community, he’s committed to maintaining all the attributes that lured his family to this wonderful area and neighborhood.  Ganon has been the RCA representative overseeing the Chevy Chase Lake Redevelopment through membership with the Connecticut Avenue Corridor Committee as well as the RCA representative involved with the Bethesda Redevelopment Plan through the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents.  Additionally, Ganon enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams.  He is committed to making Rollingwood the best community for his family and neighbors.   (Term through May 2018)
Sue Ducat has lived on Brooklawn Terrace since 1994.  She has been an RCA board member for most of that time.  After helping organize a town meeting a few years ago with Pepco officials about the frequent power outages, Sue continued serving as the neighborhood Pepco liaison, getting information for residents about the status of repairs, the removal of poles not in use, and other matters. In addition, she regularly interacts with staff members of the International School about community affairs.  Sue is the director of communications for health Affairs, a health policy journal with offices in Bethesda. Before joining Health Affair in 2009, Sue served as communications director at several organizations, and was producer at WETA-TV, overseeing “Washington Week” and other PBS news programming.(Term through May 2018) 
Mike Hottel has lived in Rollingwood since 2010 and has been a member of the Board for 3 years.  He is a CPA and is a partner in a national accounting firm.  Mike and his wife Lauren have three children, attending Chevy Chase Elementary, Rosemary Hills Primary and the Outdoor Nursery School.  Mike coaches a number of his children’s sports team and is very focused on maintaining a great community for his neighbors and family. (Term through May 2018)

Lionette Carty is originally from Gonaives, Haiti. Since being in the United States, she has lived between South Florida and the DC metro area. Her most recent move to the Rollingwood neighborhood was in 2014 with her husband Barry and their two children from Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Prior to her family relocation, she worked as a preschool teacher for Mailman Segal Institute at Nova Southeastern University. She also served on the PTA board for Bayview Elementary where her children attended school. She holds a Batchelor of Science in marketing. She started her career working for a conference and conversations housing company and held various positions with nonprofit organizations such as American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) and Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society(RAPS). She enjoys planning school and community events and hopes to contribute to the Rollingwood Citizens Association in that capacity. (Running for empty seat)

Jenn Fogel-Bublick and her family are long-time Montgomery County residents who have lived in Rollingwood for almost nine years, spending the previous nine years just east of here in Takoma Park.  Jenn has two daughters- a sophomore in high school and a 7th grader at Silver Creek Middle School. Jenn is a Partner at a DC-based government relations firm where she works on financial services, affordable housing, and gun violence prevention. Previously, she spent over seven years as Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee, where she had the good fortune to work for our home state Senator, former Sen. Paul Sarbanes of Maryland. Jenn is married to a Montgomery County High school teacher and writer. Since living in Rollingwood, Jenn frequently brings her neighbors together for social, political and other gatherings, helping to foster a sense of community in her area.  Jenn helped organize and lead the effort for over two years working with local and state officials to advocate for a light or crosswalk to allow those of us in the Rocton part of the neighborhood to safely cross East-West highway (an effort that has not seen success but with the Purple Line, Jenn is hoping our arguments are stronger). Jenn served on the Board of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, is a Member of the Maryland Bar, and can be frequently found walking her dog with her husband, chatting with neighbors in the yard, or more frequently driving her kids to Joy of Motion and other activities. (Running for empty seat)


Upcoming Events!

Let’s Celebrate Spring!!!!!
1. Back by popular demand, our second annual Rollingwood Happy Hour will be held on Sunday, April 8th from 5-8 at Le Bar at La Ferme restaurant !  All are invited. Meet new neighbors and catch up with old friends.  Appetizers provided. Cash bar.  
Kindly RSVP to Molly Mullally at jmandmolly@gmail.com No children please.
2. Please join us for the 10th Annual Rock Creek Conservancy Extreme Cleanup on April 14th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Get to know your neighbors as we help clean up the park so near and dear to us. We will meet at the Meadowbrook Maintenance Facility at 9:00am. Waterproof boots and garden gloves are recommended. We will provide trash bags. 
(Note: this does not fall on Earth Day as it did last year)
3. Coffee and Conversation!
Join us for coffee, donuts and dog treats and enjoy a morning chatting with neighbors around Rollingwood.  
Dates and locations include:
  • April 21: Leland and Summit
  • May 12: Turner and Shepherd
  • June 9:  W. Greenvale and Pinehurst

Valentines Day Party February 10th!

Calling all daddies, daughters, mothers, sons and sweethearts of all ages! Please join us for our first annual Rollingwood Valentine’s Dance. This event is free to all Rollingwood members and $10 per family for anyone else you’d like to bring along. DJ, games, face-painting and crafts. We will have a table set up where folks can make Valentines cards for children at Children’s Hospital. If you’re able, please bring a new book or small game donation to be delivered along with our Valentines wishes to the children.