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|Next Monthly Board Meeting|
|Date:||Thursday, October 9, 2014|
|Agenda:|| View/Print Agenda|
President's Bulletin Board:
|Frank Sargent singlehandedly broke down 3 years of randomly dumped tree wreckage (no easy task) and then lit it on fire. It went up in smoke beautifully! Burned for about two days and is now gone! When you see Frank please thank him! This was a huge pile -- some of which was still in tree length -- when he started. We are very lucky to have Frank and Barb as members of our community!
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|In general we want to promote using our Firewise program to take care of tree limbs and debris. The pile that was recently burned at the Clubhouse had been sitting in the field for at least two years and had to be burned, but going forward we will stage this material for chipping. Larger trees and limbs will either go the landfill or be chipped professionally.
The next time Firewise chipping will be done is in April so please remember to be ready!
|I hope to see lots of people at the October 18th budget meeting! If you can't make it please give your Proxy to a member that plans to attend. And if you are attending please bring Proxies from neighbors and friends! |
Secretary-Treasurer: Membership Meeting October 18th
The Membership meeting is Saturday, October 18th, 10:00, at the clubhouse. Agenda includes approval of 2015 budget which includes a proposed dues increase from $525 per year to $550 per year. Information is posted on line at Draft 2015 Budget and will be included in the Malvern Communicator when it is mailed to all members in early October.
Click here to find the latest minutes from the monthly Board meetings.
Clubhouse & Pool Committee: Upgrades
As summer winds down and fall arrives I am looking into upgrading the insulation in the clubhouse to help lower our electric bills. Members who rent the clubhouse can do their part in keeping the electric bill under control by keeping the doors closed as much as possible and setting the thermostat at the temperature that you keep yours at home, this will help keep the rentals at the same price . We are planning to do some upgrades to the bathrooms to bring them more in line to conserve water. Speaking about water we will be doing some repairs to the pool pump and filter system this fall. We also plan on buying some more lounge chairs for the pool for next year.
If you know of someone that would like to take care of the pool next year please contact Joe at 948-7060.
Roads Committee: Road repair begins October 6th
October 6th. (Weather & schedules permitting), is the anticipated start date for repair and repaving operations to begin on several of our roads. It is anticipated that the work will take about 2 weeks.
Notice will be posted to remind everyone at the front gate a few days prior to work starting.
Work areas include:
• Covered Bridge at Malvern Dr.
• Old Forge Way
• Liberty Lane
• Bee Gum
• Boat Ramp Rd.
Please be aware of work crews & flagmen, and exercise patience during construction.
|Fall 2014 Community Yard Sale|
|Date:||Saturday, October 11, Rain or Shine|
|Time:||8:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Contact:||Shawna Gates 540-407-1969 |
|Application:|| View/Print Application Form|
|More Info:|| View/Print Flyer|
|Halloween Trunk or Treat and Hayride|
|Date:||Friday, October 31 |
|Time:||Beginning 6:30 pm |
|Activities:||Bring treats to hand out to our costumed, neighborhood tricksters. Watch your mail for details.|
Firewise Committee: October is free brush drop off month
October is free drop off month for yard debris at the Madison Landfill. Rather than burning, please take advantage of this or stack branches, limbs and small trees for Chipping Day in April of 2015.
Madison County History Bits: Belle
Belle (Cremora) Cave married James Lawson Kemper in 1853. She was a 16 year-old, dark-haired young girl and her husband was a 30 year-old successful attorney and member of the Virginia legislature. Over the next eight years, four children were born to the couple. When her husband was commissioned a Captain in the Confederate Army, Belle was faced with the care of her young family at a time when the bare necessities -- food, clothes, and even sewing needles and writing paper were hard to find.
In July of 1863, James Lawson Kemper, then at the rank of General, fought at Gettysburg and was reported to have suffered a fatal wound. Belle refused to accept his death and was proven right in that she soon learned that her husband had been critically wounded, but had survived and was a prisoner at Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.
Belle took her case to Richmond to plead before the Commissioner of Prisoner Exchange and soon was informed that her husband had been exchanged for a Brig. General Graham. His injuries prevented General Kemper from returning to the battlefield, however, he was put in charge of Virginia's reserve forces where he served until the war's end.
As the years passed, Belle had three more children and in the late 1860s developed a severe eye infection. All efforts to find help for her condition failed and she eventually was blind. In January of 1870 she fell seriously ill and in October of that year she died on the second floor of the Kemper House. From thence forward, James Lawson Kemper used his law office, located behind their home, as his sleeping room. He eventually was elected Governor of Virginia and following his time in Richmond, moved to Orange County to a home he named Walnut Hills. He never remarried.
(This material was developed from information in The Confederacy's Forgotten Son by Harold R. Woodward, Jr.)
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