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Next Monthly Board Meeting
Date:Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time:7:00 pm
Agenda:View View/Print Agenda

President's Bulletin Board:
PinThis past month has been quiet. Summer is winding down and families are getting ready for school. I hope everyone remembers to drive safely as kids will be out mornings and afternoons now!
PinThe Board is working on the 2015 budget. Ed will present it at the October meeting so please plan to be there. We are proposing a small dues increase and we will discuss the reasons for this at the meeting.
PinThe Pool will be closing soon so get in your last swims!
PinThe brush pile will hopefully be gone before the Picnic this month and we will no longer pile it up to burn. We will be using the chipper from Firewise from now on.
PinThe "sign thieves" will be going to court on Nov 21. If anyone is interested in attending I have to appear as a witness but I'm hoping not to actually have to say anything! Times are 10:00 and 11:00 AM at the Madison General District Court building. They are facing criminal charges.

     School's Back - here are some tips to follow when behind the wheel:
  • Respect the big yellow bus. Imagine being in a large car with 40 noisy 6th-graders. Could be pretty stressful. Do your part and make the bus drivers' lives easier. Yield when they are attempting to merge, and maintain a significant distance behind them, as they often make unexpected stops. Make sure children know to walk in front of - never in back of - buses.
  • Don't allow children to fight or climb around in your car (they should be buckled in their seats at all times). One accidental bump or too much noise can easily distract you from concentrating on driving safely.
  • Cell phones can also take your focus away from the task at hand: arriving safely at your destination.
  • Avoid driving when you're tired. Be aware that some medications can cause drowsiness and make operating a vehicle very dangerous.
  • Always use caution when changing lanes. Cutting in front of someone, changing lanes too fast or not using your signals may cause an accident or upset other drivers.
  • Take extra precautions while driving during deer season.
The current draft of the proposed 2015 budget is posted Click hereHERE. It is still under review by the Board members. The current draft shows an increase in annual dues of $25 meaning annual dues would be increased from $525 to $550. Remember that it is the Board who presents a budget to the membership and the membership (you) that approves the budget.

Click here Click here to find the latest minutes from the monthly Board meetings.

Architectural Committee:
For everyone planning on building or adding to a home or adding an outbuilding: be sure to read the requirements for plans, drawings, building permits, and especially the costs for any endeavors requiring heavy trucks on Malvern roads. This is much easier taken care of when starting a project then when having to play catch up.

Anyone with questions can direct them to the Click here Malvern board or directly to me at 703-217-9031 or email at monnat@att.com.

Roads Committee:
Roads Committee Meeting
Date:Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time:7:00 pm
Agenda:Discussion of future road work in relation to the reserve study

Community Events:
4th Annual Malvern Picnic
Date:Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time:2:00-6:00 pm
Rain Date:Sunday, September 21, 2014
More Info:View Click for Flyer

Malvern Events Planning Meeting
Date:Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time:2:00 pm

Madison County History Bits:
  • In 1926, there were two professional baseball players in the major leagues from Madison County. That year, Dinwiddie Tucker was sold to the Washington Senators and Carl Yowell played with the Cleveland Indians.
  • In 1975, Joe Jenkins played on the University of Virginia football team. He was known as "Joe the Toe" -- the name was coined during his seasons as a kicker with the Madison High School team. He tried out with the Baltimore Colts, but was not picked up.
  • In 1980, VDOT installed the first traffic control device in the County -- a flashing light at Routes 29 and 634.
(Source: Madison County Historical Society newsletter, May 2003)

Do You Know - Where to find the "About Us" page?
The idea for a single Click here About Us page grew from the completion of the Photo Gallery pages. That is, a single page with a short description and a picture of each of the Amenities. A single page to summarize all the Malvern features that make it attractive to current members and perhaps to real estate agents and potential buyers.

And, as always, if you have questions please attend one of the monthly Board meetings (date above) or contact a Click here Board Member.

Malvern News Publication Schedule:
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