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RCA Membership Drive

Randolph Civic Association signIt’s that time of year again and your RCA membership is more important than ever before. As we work to continually improve our neighborhood, your $10 membership and continued participation are critical to the success of events like Community Day, programs like the the Welcome Wagon and publications like the Echo.

You can pay your membership fees online on the Membership page. Thank you for your support!

 

September 2017 Echo

The September 2017 Echo is is available for download.

 

Community Yard Sale Update – Volunteers Needed

Due to a lack of volunteers, we regretfully announce that we must put the Community Yard Sale on hiatus and have canceled this Fall’s yard sale.

Our community has held a yard sale at Loehmann’s Plaza twice a year for decades. In recent years, the Boy Scouts ran the event, and we are appreciative of their efforts. Over time, we have seen declining participation, particularly from neighborhood residents. In addition, the rise of EBay, CraigsList and Nextdoor, have provided alternative means for selling household goods. Currently, we do not have volunteers available to run the Yard Sale. If you are interested in helping us continue this event, please contact us at Info@randolphcivic.org. Duties include putting up and taking down the banners, advertising the event on craigslist, setting up flag streamers/cones, and collecting booth fees.

If new volunteers are not found, we will put the event on hiatus until we can find someone. It is possible that we could reduce to once a year if needed.

Another possibility is to replace the Loehmann’s event with a neighborhood Yard Sale Day. With this kind of event, we would pick a day to advertise a community-wide yard sale, and residents would just setup wares in their front yards. Signage would be available to direct people to participating homes. This kind of event would require far less volunteer effort. If you would like us to pursue this option, please come to the October Meeting- we will discuss after the District 18 delegation portion.

 

MusicFest 2017 – Neighborhood Event

Mark your calendars. Musicfest is happening on Sunday, April 30th starting at 5:30pm at 7 Locks Brewing on Wilkins Avenue. Join your neighbors for live music and great craft beer. The Rolling Brick pizza food truck will be there as well. Admission is free. Children are welcome. Great chance to meet your neighbors. Please join us!

 

January 2017 Echo Published

The January 2017 Echo is available for download on the Echo page. Includes our testimony before the Planning Board on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.

 

General Meeting: October 6

Join us on Thursday, October 6, 2016, for our first meeting of the year.

We’ll have a great guest speaker: Matthew Hawkins, the new acting principal of Viers Mill Elementary. We’ll also probably catch up on White Flint / Pike District  news and other items of interest to the community.

See you at 8 pm at Veirs Mill Local Park!

 

RCA Community Yard Sale

 

Rockville Pike BRT Open Houses

If you are interested in Bus Rapid Transit on Rockville Pike, please attend one of the following BRT Corridor Study public open house events for an update:

  • Thursday, April 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (Cafeteria)
  • Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Gaithersburg High School (Cafeteria)

Both open house events will be identical with the same information displayed and presented. Download flyer with more information (PDF).

 

Musicfest 2016 is Back

Mark your calendars. Musicfest is happening on Sunday, April 24th at a new location, 7 Locks Brewing on Wilkins Avenue. Join your neighbors for live music and great craft beer. Admission is free.

  

 

Identifying and Branding the Pike District ULI TAP Panel

In late March, the RCA participated in roundtable discussions as part of a Technical Assistance Panel sponsored by the White Flint Downtown Avisory Committe on the topic “Identifying and Branding the Pike District.” This Technical Assistance Panel is a volunteer group of experienced individuals who have been assembled by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Washington for their relevant expertise. See the April 2016 Echo for a full write up on the event.  The Panel’s presentation slides available for download. (PDF)