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UPCOMING MEETINGS AT 300 SADDLE RIDGE CIRCLE 

UPCOMING BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING (BOT)

Due to scheduling conflicts, the BOT meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th has been cancelled. 

The BOT meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 31st 7:30 p.m. at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle.

 

 POOL REMINDERS

Each household may bring up to 4 guests to the pool at one time with an adult member present (18 or older).

Members 14 -17 years old with a valid pass may bring in 1 guest at a time. 

 Please keep in mind, if you have a child on the swim team and they will be remaining at the pool after practice, they will need to be supervised by an adult. Also, any swimmers that are 12 and over that stay past their scheduled practice, will need to have their own Key Fob. Please visit or contact the Management Office if a key fob needs to be issued.

 

When ordering delivery for food please inform the delivery company know it is side entrance of 300 Saddle Ridge Circle.

 

Pool Safety

 The lifeguards at the pool are stationed as an extra security precaution for children and adults swimming, but parents need to be reminded that it is ultimately their own responsibility to keep an eye on their children while they are in the pool.   Please follow lifeguard instructions. It has been observed that children under 12 are being left unattended in the pool and/or not being monitored while in the pool. Swimmers needing assistance should be within arm’s reach. An accident can occur very quickly. The lifeguards have an overwhelming duty of watching children playing and swimming all over the pool, so please for the safety of your children as well as other children, keep your eyes on your children at all times. 

Not following lifeguard instructions may result of loss of privileges for hours, the day, or longer. Thank you for your cooperation.

Pool Etiquette

We want everyone to enjoy their time at the pool, so please be aware of your surroundings. Be courteous and share the space.

After eating or snacking, clean up after yourself. Do not leave trash on the tables or on the pool deck. Also, allow your food to settle before returning to the pool to swim. 

 

 KING FARM ACTIVITIES

 

Concert Series This Saturday

The Summer Concert Series continues This Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Saddle Ride Community Center lawn area, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. Driven to Clarity will no doubt rock the lawn, they were a huge hit last summer and we can’t wait for them to return.  Be sure to pack a picnic dinner, some cocktails, lawn chairs and bring your family and friends.

 

 

Peace Day Party to Celebrate Teen Activist's Legacy

Saturday, July 13, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.




 

Rockville will celebrate the life, legacy and birthday of late teen poet and peace activist Mattie J.T. Stepanek with Peace Day
The free event will be held on King Farm Village Green, 800 Pleasant Drive, and will feature cake, a moon bounce, community conversation, face painting, arts and crafts and entertainment. Live performances include The Black & Tan Band, David Roth and The Zamdancers.

The outdoor street fair will be held from 1-5 p.m., rain or shine. A happy-hour dance party will continue from 5-8 p.m. inside Botanero Restaurant.

The Mayor and Council are scheduled at their Monday, July 8 meeting to declare July 13, by proclamation, Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Day in Rockville.

For more information, visit the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation at
www.mattieonline.com or email mattieonline@gmail.com.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Born Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek on July 17, 1990, Mattie J.T. Stepanek was a respected poet and award-winning peace activist by the time he died, three weeks before his 14th birthday.
  • Mattie began creating and sharing Heartsongs at age of 3. He explained that Heartsongs are “gifts that reflect each person’s unique reason for being.”
  • Mattie published six collections of his “Heartsongs” poetry books and one collection of “Just Peace” essays and email correspondence with former President Jimmy Carter. All seven of Mattie’s books became “New York Times” Bestsellers and touched millions of lives around the world.
  • He was a frequent guest on shows such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Larry King Live” and “Good Morning America.”
  • In 2014, a congressional resolution was passed to declare July 17 (Mattie’s birthday) as “National Peace Day” to honor Mattie’s life and peace legacy.
  • He died on June 22, 2004, due to complications of dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy, a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease.
  • In 2007, “Just Peace: A Message of Hope,” a collection of correspondence between Mattie and Carter, won the Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medal for outstanding book of the year in the peacemaker category.

 

COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

- EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
- ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
- BUDGET AND FINANCE

PLEASE CONTACT THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED.  PLEASE SUBMIT IN WRITING YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, ANY RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS, AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE TO MANAGEMENT@KINGFARM.ORG.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, EMAIL OR CALL THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE.


VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS NEEDED

KING FARM NEIGHBORS VILLAGE

The King Farm Neighbors Village seeks an individual or individuals to volunteer to help manage a program to serve King Farm residents in need of services or assistance to help them age in place.  Volunteer Coordinators (VC) are key positions central to the KFNV fulfilling its mission of providing services to help residents remain at home to the extent possible.  This is a non-paid position. We estimate that the time requirement would be approximately 3 or 4 hours peer week although initial startup time may be slightly higher.

The VCs will work closely with the KFNV Board of Directors to establish and run this important program.  In summary, the VCs would arrange for training of volunteers, schedule volunteers’ services, keep activity records, and provide information and recommendations to the KFNV Board. 

If you think you may be interested in this position, please provide the Board with a brief statement of interest and relevant background information to:  KFNVinfo@gmail.com

 


 

 
 

King Farm Citizens Assembly, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-987-0122