Association News – Friday, March 19, 2021

published: March 19th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Friday, March 19, 2021

King Farm 2021 Annual Meeting & Election

The King Farm Citizens Assembly will host its Annual Meeting of the Membership and Election virtually on Wednesday, April 28th at 7:00 PM via Zoom Meeting. The primary purpose of the meeting is for presentation of the State of the Community report by the KFCA President and the election of three (3) Board of Trustees seats. The Treasurer will also provide a brief presentation on the current annual budget. Election results will be announced, and the newly elected members will be installed at the meeting.

Three candidates, Sue Beckerman, Ric Ricciardi, and Matthew Roh are running for the three (3) seats on the Board of Trustees. Since the seats are not contested, a Candidate Forum will not be held. The Trustee positions are two-year terms. Candidate statements can be viewed on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/2021-annual-election/), in the March edition of the King Farm Chronicle, or by requesting a hard copy from the Management Office.

How to Attend the Meeting:

In order to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting, residents are required to register in advance via Zoom. Please use this link to register for the 2021 Annual meeting: https://tinyurl.com/KFCAAnnualMeeting.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the Zoom meeting. Please remain on mute upon entry and for the duration of the meeting to limit background noise.

If you need assistance registering for the Annual Meeting or if you need to register to vote in the 2021 Election (deadline April 2nd), please contact the Management Office by phone at (301) 987-0122 or by email at management@kingfarm.org.

How to Vote in the KFCA Election:

ONLINE VOTING is available for the 2021 Annual Meeting and Election and is the preferred method of voting. If you vote online, you do not need to vote by any other method. Your vote will only be counted once.

Registered voters will receive a postcard with your name, registration code, and the designated web address to register and cast your vote. Please add votehoanow.com as an approved domain name. If you have your registration code, visit https://kingfarm.ivotehoa.com/accountSignup.php to register. As part of the registration, registrants will be asked to provide the most up to date email address and phone number. Please complete this information as it will be used for future elections. If you have not received a registration code by April 7, 2021, please contact management@kingfarm.org.

Food Truck Friday Night

It’s Food Truck Friday! The Corned Beef King truck returns to King Farm tonight, parked outside the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. As always, be sure to wear your mask and socially distance while waiting for your orders.

See the list below for the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be back!

Food Truck Friday Schedule:

– Friday, March 19 – Corned Beef King

– Friday, March 26 – Money Muscle BBQ

– Friday, April 2 – Catalyst Hot Dogs

King Farm Virtual Town Hall Meeting

There will be a virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, March 31st from 7:30 – 9:00 pm via Zoom Meeting. The Town Hall is an opportunity for King Farm community members to ask questions and provide feedback or opinions in an informal setting. This is not a Board of Trustees meeting, but rather an interactive discussion with Board members, KFCA President, and KFCA Management. Please be respectful and remember that all commentary should be civil.

During the meeting, there will be a presentation from the Community Architect on the history of the development of King Farm and the development of the design standards for the community. Please see the agenda below for details.

In order to attend the Town Hall residents are required to register in advance via Zoom. Please use this link to register for the Town Hall meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYod-yqpjIjGt0VFkx_trqYt3LR4i3vWAOX. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the Zoom meeting.



II. OPEN FORUM (7:30 pm – 8:00 pm)

a.    This is a casual format where there can be more interactive conversation with Board members, KFCA President, and Management. Residents may ask questions and provide comments and suggestions. Commentary should be civil.

III.  TOPIC SUMMARY/ KING FARM PLAN (8:00 pm – 8:45 pm)

a.     Developer Plan and History

b.    King Farm Architectural Design Guidelines

c.     Clarifications and Updates

d.    Role of Community Architect and ADT

e.     Design Review Applications

IV.  Q & A / ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION (8:45 pm – 9:00 pm)

V.  ADJOURN (9:00 PM)


King Farm Spring Fling Returns

It won’t be the same as usual, but King Farm is moving forward with our 10th Annual Spring Fling event!  This year will not feature the annual egg hunt on the lawn; however, we will “Hop into Spring” on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Hoppers the Bunny will return for professional photos with all just outside the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) and registered children will receive a goodie bag, and other fun treats! Due to space limitations, this event is open to King Farm residents only, sorry no non-resident outside guests, friends, or relatives permitted.

Due to current COVID-19 gathering restrictions, this event will be held outside (rain or shine, but the Bunny will be undercover!) and residents must pre-register for a time slot for this event.  Neighbors will be asked to socially distance themselves while standing in line and all must wear a mask.

To register, please e-mail activities@kingfarm.org and include the following information:

– Name
– Address
– How many children will be attending
– Pick a time slot: 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.


Register Now for Spring Outdoor Fitness Classes

The King Farm Citizens Assembly is excited to partner with Complete Physique for a well-rounded fitness class outdoors on the Saddle Ridge lawn at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 2nd,2021! Please email activities@kingfarm.org to register.

All fitness levels will benefit from this class as individuals can set their own pace. Get in shape with a program that focuses on strength, functional and aerobic exercises. Some of the programs introduced will be High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), circuit training, cardiovascular station exercises, and some boxing/kickboxing. The class will involve a variety of exercise options – a real mix bag of offerings! So, come join the fun and work outside socially distanced from others. This six-week class will be held Tuesday evenings from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm starting April 13th, 2021.

  • Cost is $90.00 for a total of (6) six sessions
  • There must be a minimum of 6 people to host the class and a maximum of 12 people.
  • Classes will meet on April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, and May 18th
  • Required equipment: workout mat, light hand weights, water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer

Volunteer to Help Clean up Our Stream

Come on out!

The Annual Potomac River Watershed cleanup is taking place on Saturday, April 10th, 2021. A group of volunteers working with the City of Rockville will be removing litter from Watts Branch streams that feed into Watkins Pond.

WHEN: April 10th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE: Meet at the King Farm Park near the tennis courts and lower playground.

This activity is planned to be COVID-safe activity and bags and gloves will be provided. Due to the pandemic, the City requires pre-registration. To pre-register, email Kate Gould for a volunteer waiver/registration form at kategould@me.com.

This activity is approved for MCPS Student Service Learning Hours.  Ask for forms when you pre-register.

**Please note: this activity is not sponsored by nor affiliated with King Farm Citizens Assembly. All questions should be directed to kategould@me.com

Volunteers Wanted For The External Affairs Committee

If you are interested in joining the King Farm External Affairs Committee, please fill out this online form https://kingfarm.org/committee-volunteer/.  All committee volunteers are required to be appointed by the KFCA President.

After we receive your submission, Management will contact you to let you know the next steps. To learn more about the External Affairs committee, visit our website: https://kingfarm.org/external-affairs-committee/.

King Farm Fall Leaf Collection Pick-Ups Scheduled for Week of April 9    

The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 5-16 in five collection areas throughout Rockville. An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows residents to input their address and learn when their leaves will be collected. Unlike fall leaf collection, which has two collection rounds, city crews make only one pass to collect leaves in spring.


King Farm Management Office – Temporarily Closed For Walk-Ins

To protect the health and safety of the office staff and residents, The Management Office (Saddle Ridge Community Center) remains closed for walk-ins and unscheduled visits. For in person meetings, residents are seen by appointment only. Please call or email to schedule an appointment and wear a mask upon arrival to your appointment.


Contact Info: 301-987-0122 or management@kingfarm.org

Appointment Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)

OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Monday – Thursday) & 8:30 am to 2:00 pm (Friday)

King Farm Neighbors Village News

The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) is beginning spring with its March highlight event-the EFT Tapping Workshop on Thursday, March 25th from 4:00 pm-5:15 pm.- led by Bev Nerenberg. Tapping is an energy healing technique that incorporates tapping on energy meridian points while mentally focusing on a topic.  Tapping can be used to relieve such issues as low back pain or relationship problems. As Ms. Nerenberg states, “(Tapping) allows us to go from being STRESSED to RELAXED quickly, effectively, and efficiently.”  Please note that this event is open to all members of the King Farm community.

Looking forward to April, the KFNV will be hosting three virtual events:

The monthly movie club on April 1st from 2:00-3:15 pm, where the 2020 Italian drama, The Life Ahead will be discussed. This Netflix film, directed by Edoardo Ponti, Loren’s son, tells the story of Loren’s character, a retired prostitute/Holocaust survivor, who forges a bond with a young boy from Senegal. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 92% rating;

The monthly book club on April 8th from 12:30-2:15, where the book, News of the World by Paulette Jiles will be discussed.  News of the World is a 2016 American western novel, which is currently a film starring Tom Hanks; and finally,

The KFNV Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm, where the new KFNV Board of Directors and Officers will be announced along with a discussion of KFNV operations over the last year and plans for future operations and events. The KFNV welcomes all members to this Annual Meeting and looks forward to “seeing” many members at this meeting.


New Information for Vaccination Appointments

Montgomery County has announced important information for those residents who   are 75+ and have pre-registered with the County for a Covid vaccination, but have not specifically heard from the County about scheduling an appointment. The County is requesting that you contact them by either calling 240-777-2982 or emailing them at: C19vaccination@montgomerycountymd.gov.


Game Give Away

The KFNV has the noncompetitive board game “Making Memories Together” for free distribution.  This game was designed for the purpose of honoring and communicating with an older family member, and it includes the exercise of surveying favorite family photos.  It is especially appropriate for those encountering the challenges of cognitive changes, and the game has earned first place in a competition focused on the use of art in health care.


How to Contact KFNV:

For most of our monthly events, membership is required, but membership is free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form.  We do, however, accept and welcome donations; for these donations help defray the cost of KFNV services and events. For information on how to register for the above March event, to become a KFNV member, to make a donation, or to request a “Making Memories Together” board game or an Elder Safe Community Resource Guide, please contact the Member Coordinators at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.


Website: https://www.kfnv.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfarmneighborsvillage

Email: kfnvinfo@gmail.com

Voicemail: (301) 799-8104 

City, County, and State Updates:

Montgomery County COVID-19 Restrictions & Updates:

On Friday, March 12, 2021, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released the following statement:

We are aligning our outdoor dining with Maryland’s Department of Health guidance, while indoor dining capacity remains at 25 percent until March 26 when it will increase to 50 percent. The 10 p.m. time limit for alcohol service has also been eliminated. Childcare may return to group sizes and staff-child ratios in accordance with Maryland regulations. Outdoor gatherings have been increased to 50 people or less and indoor gatherings have been increased to 25 people or less. Retail establishments and businesses, such as fitness centers and hair or nail salons, as well as museums and art galleries can operate at 25 percent capacity. Houses of worship can conduct services at 50 percent occupancy.” Click here to read the full article.

RCPD News Report: March 8, 2021 – March 14, 2021

Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.

If you have a crime or concern to report, please contact the Rockville City Police Department at:

Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850