Category Archives: Residents Association

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OO Shop Says Thank You to its Volunteers

On October 4 the OO Shop leaders hosted a lunch for its volunteers.  Carol Edner thanked several tablesful of residents for giving their time to helping tear down the old shop and building up the new one.  Here are memories of the event.

 

The Resident Association Officer Candidates

At a meeting on September 25, Joyce Garrison, speaking on behalf of the Nominating Committee, introduced a slate of candidates to head up the RA Council starting next month.  The candidates are, from left to right in the picture below:
Lois Brown for President
Nadine Hathaway for First VP
Sue Regen for Second VP
(Joyce Garrison)
Judy Collins (returning) for Secretary
Linda Ewald (returning) for Treasurer
The community will be voting on the candidates in the Clocktower all day on October 4, and the Annual Meeting of the Council will be at 1:30 pm in the Auditorium on October 5.   We need a quorum to attend, so be sure to be there to welcome the new officers!
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The Music Continues!!!

By Elizabeth Gill
On Saturday afternoon a group of residents filled the Ivy Lounge for an up-close look into the artistic process. One of Collington’s new artists in residence from the University of Maryland School of Music, clarinetist Melissa Morales, was joined by flutist Ceylon Mitchell in an open rehearsal. They perform together in the Potomac Winds, a chamber music collective based in the Washington DC area.
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Melissa and Ceylon were working on perfecting a series of pieces by Glenn Gould. Although Mr. Gould was known primarily as a pianist, he composed a series of works for flute and clarinet. While not yet ready for a professional performance, Melissa expressed a desire to engage with residents as soon as possible. She certainly met that goal, having been on campus for only one week!

Welcome to Our New OO Shop!

The wait is now over for all you treasure seekers.  After 2 months of renovations the OO shop is once again open for business.  The grand opening was accompanied by boutonnieres and a bouquet provided by our flower committee and lots of good cheer.

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Our volunteers led by Karen and Carol have out done themselves in placing and organizing all the goodies.  The furniture room alone, makes one want take something home.  Redone from floor to ceiling, freshly painted with new shelving, the layout is now easier to negotiate to find those treasures. 

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Residents were indeed impressed and proud of their new shop.  Our many thanks go to the entire team of volunteers who emptied and placed in storage items for sale and then did a magnificent job setting up the new store.   You have made us proud.

Community Outreach the Weed Warrior Way!

By Denny Klass

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The Collington Weed Warriors have expanded their reach and adopted the Regents Park Trail. Under a program of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, they will pick up trash and clear branches off the trail four times a year.

On Saturday, August 25, thirteen Weed Warriors did their first trail cleaning. They hauled out five large bags, three of recyclables and two trash.

Regents Park abuts the Collington property. The paved path goes through a mature forest of American Beech and Tulip Popular. A full canopy means there is very little understory, giving walkers lovely views along the way. The trail can be accessed from the Collington Perimeter trail, but should be used only by very fit walkers. Getting to the trail means stepping over a couple large fallen trees and traversing some very uneven ground. The trail is outside SARA coverage.

Many thanks to our Weed Warriors for all their back breaking work. You make your community proud!