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June 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date

Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:00-9:30pm, RCA Civic Green

Call to order

The meeting was called to order at 7:45 pm. Brian Hooker provided a brief overview of tonight’s agenda, which includes RCA elections, the Echo newsletter, MusicFest lessons learned, RCA Civic Green ground rules, insurance policy, and standard business. Jared Solomon, one of our representatives to the Maryland House of Delegates, joined the meeting.
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May 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date

Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:00-9:30pm

Call to order

The meeting was called to order at 8:05pm. Brian Hooker makes opening remarks. Tonight’s guest speaker is Andy Frank, Environmental Engineering Supervisor at Montgomery Parks. He was invited to address the community about the three-way stop signs that was temporarily installed at the corner of Beach Drive and Wexford Drive. These signs were in place from Thursday April 11th through Saturday April 13th and were controversial to commuters and residents of the area. Also in attendance is Assistant Chief of Patrol Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Captain Jeffrey Coe to address questions relating to traffic enforcement at this particular intersection.
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May 2019 Echo Now Available

The May 2019 Echo is available for download.

RCA Music Fest 2019

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Over the past seven years, the Randolph Civic Association has held our springtime RCA Music Fest, which serves as an informal fundraiser for local efforts including entrance sign landscaping, community cleanup days, and neighborhood events. From Rock and Jazz to Folk, from singer-songwriter creations to ethnic music, we have it all at the RCA Music Fest. This annual family-friendly event features performances by the many talented musicians who live right here in the community.

For the first time, we are planning Music Fest as an outdoor event at our new civic green- located on the grassy area at the entrance to the Randolph Hills Shopping Center. In addition to live music, come for local craft brews, food, activities and refreshments for kids as well.

5:15pm – Organ Grinder Lola
5:30pm – Boiling Brook Brothers (acoustic rock duo)
6:15pm – The KS DUO, a Randolph Hills String Duo
6:45pm – Fidel and Bachata
7:35pm – Bebel & Brazilian Band of Brothers
8:30pm – Ken Wheaton and the Silver Springers (R&B, Funk)

Spring Sack Race for Kids

Free sack race for children age 16 and under. Heats will be organized by age and number of participants. Join us for a chance to burn off some energy and meet some neighbors!

When:  Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Rain date April 27th, 2019.)

Location: Randolph Hills Civic Green, 4916 Boiling Brook Parkway. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the picnic tables.


Participants assume all risks of participation in this activity. We’re just some neighbors trying to organize something fun for kids.

March/April 2019 Echo Now Available

The March/April 2019 Echo is available for download.

February 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Call to order – The meeting was called to order at 8:05pm by Chad Salganik

Old Business

Membership drive

Colby Prevost, RCA Treasurer, provided a summary of this year’s membership drive thus far. We have 120 members as of late, who have contributed approximately $5000 to the Randolph Civic Association (RCA). Of the 120 members, approximately 110 have chosen to take advantage of our membership offer that includes a discount card for local businesses. All participating businesses can be found on the RCA’s website: Colby said that the RCA had a second rush for members with advertisement in a second Echo newsletter. There was a discussion about when the membership drive for this year would end. We will have one more Echo advertising RCA membership. During this discussion, it was mentioned that the RCA’s spring event, MusicFest, needs to be put on the calendar.

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County Council At-Large Forum, March 7

Important neighborhood meeting Thursday, March 7th at 8 pm at the Viers Mill Rec Center (map).

We have invited our 4 At-Large Council Members to hear us present our neighborhood priorities and for them to provide an update on their agenda for the coming year. We are looking forward to hosting Council Members Hans Reimer, Will Jawando, Evan Glass and Gabe Albornoz. Council Members Jawando, Glass and Albornoz were recently elected to their first term on the Council. It is important for them to understand and appreciate our neighborhood priorities. Having all four At-Large Council Members at our community meeting is a special and unusual opportunity. This is our chance to show our Council Members that we have a strong community who should be considered as they grapple with the budget. To do that, we collectively need to show up to the meeting. Let’s fill the room with neighbors! We’ve long maintained strong relationships with our elected officials, and it has served us well over the years. Let’s show our Council Members how great and dedicated our community can be. If you come to one meeting this year, this should be the one.

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Winter Beer Garden Pictures

By most measures, our first Beer Garden event this past Saturday was very successful.  The beers and air were cold, but the bonfires and neighborly smiles were warm.  Thank you to our friends at 7 Locks Brewing, True Respite Brewing, and Cafe 2020 Korean Kitchen + Bar for helping make this event possible.

January/February 2019 Echo Now Available

The January/February 2019 Echo is available for download.