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I am writing to remind the South Wales Community Association property owners that our Annual meeting will be held in less than two months (May 14, 2019).  In that meeting we have two positions on the Board of Directors that will need to be filled as a result of the retirements I announced in last month’s posting. 

It is extremely important that we have adequate representation on the Board of Directors to handle the business of the Association in the manner necessary to maintain the qualities of our beautiful community.   

For this reason I want to take this opportunity to once again appeal to the community for candidates to serve in one of these positions.  I know we have so many members of our community that are well suited and so very capable of participation in this volunteer group.   I once again ask that if you would be willing to dedicate a few hours a month to the cause, please give serious consideration to running for one of the open positions on the Board of Directors.  If you would like to visit a Board meeting to get a better idea of what is involved please feel free to attend our upcoming March or April meetings (Tuesday Mar. 12th, Tuesday April 9th respectively).  These meetings are held at the Jeffersonton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and begin at 7:00pm.

I would hope that anyone who may have questions concerning the duties or requirements of serving as a Director to please contact me or any other member of the Board.  My contact information is noted below.  The entire current Board of Directors would like all to know we stand ready to help you any way we can in the consideration of your decision.



Robert Kim Williams,  President - SWCA Board of Directors




In the January South Wales Community Association Board of Directors meeting, long time Board members Dick Koch and Tom May each announced they would not be seeking re-election to the Board at the end of their respective terms expiring in May of this year.   Both gentlemen have been mainstays in the administration of South Wales Community Association business for many years and have given selflessly of their time and labors to the property owners of our community.  Both Dick and Tom have served in leadership positions during a period of time when several major Association business items and projects required resolution.  Each of these items was resolved to a most favorable result due in large part to the experience and dedication provided by Dick and Tom as well as the other Board members at the time.    

 Dick Koch has served on the Board for sixteen years.  He held the office of Board President for the ten year period from 2004 to 2014 and most recently has held the office of Board Secretary for the last five years.

Tom May has provided fourteen years on the Board with the last ten years serving as its Treasurer.  He also was solely responsible for the creation of the SWCA website in 2011 and has been the administrator of that asset since its inception.

To say these two gentlemen will be sorely missed from the Board of Directors body is simply an immeasurable understatement.

I hope each member of our homeowners association would join me in thanking both Dick Koch and Tom May for their service and volunteerism to our community.  There can be no doubt that we all owe these two gentlemen the deepest expression of gratitude. 

I also want to take this opportunity to appeal to the community for volunteers to serve.  I know we have a tremendous wealth in knowledge and experience from so many members of our community.  Obviously, from the departure of the two Board of Directors members noted above, it is of paramount importance that we have candidates for those positions prior to the annual meeting in May.  I am asking that any members of our beautiful community, who may be willing to dedicate a few hours a month to preserve its qualities, give serious consideration to running for one of the open positions on the Board of Directors.  I would hope that anyone who may have questions concerning the duties or requirements of serving as a Director would please contact me or any other member of the Board.  We would be thrilled to help you in the consideration of your decision.



Robert Kim Williams

President - SWCA Board of Directors


If anyone would like to view or print a map of the South Wales Trails, click on "Grounds Committee" on the left side of this Homepage.  You will find the links to the trail maps at the top of the page.



With all of the recent rain and high humidity, many of our homes are starting to show mold on the siding and brick.  Please take the necessary steps to assure your home is cleaned before winter sets in. (There is a listing in Top Shops for recommended Pressure Washing vendors)


COMMON GROUNDS – A Reminder to South Wales Residents

Please be aware of the SW Covenant rules for proper disposal of debris. The Common Grounds belong to all members of the Community and are not to be used as disposal areas, or for personal use, such as: clearing, construction of any type of structures, or extension of backyards.

For details of the applicable Covenant rules, please refer to the following:

  • SOUTH WALES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.  Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions and Reservation of Easements of South Wales Community, Article VII, Section 7.14, Maintenance of Premises and Improvements, which states in part: “Each Owner and Resident shall comply with all laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to: health, safety and pollution, and shall provide for storage and removal of trash and rubbish from his premises in a manner acceptable to the Covenants Committee.”.
  • And, Article II, Section 2.01, Rights of Enjoyment of Community Facilities, which states in part: “No Owner of a Lot shall thereby have any exclusive right to own, occupy or use adjoining public or private streets or adjoining open space or other common areas.”


                                                WEBSITE SOLICITATON WARNING             Re-Posted 9/11/2018

Some of our residents may have received a communication through the mail (postmarked St Cloud, Minnesota) regarding a private social networking site calling itself Nextdoor South Wales, purporting to have some affiliation with South Wales. The site is not affiliated with South Wales and South Wales does not endorse, participate in, or support the platform.  It is strongly suggested that any owners who may consider joining or providing any personal information to such platforms research them thoroughly before registering.  You might wish to Google "reviews" and then click on to examine many comments there.


                                           BENCHES FOR SOUTH WALES TRAILS

Your South Wales Community Association installed two benches on our trails last year - one on the Somerset trail near the bridge and one on the Donnington trail near the bridge. (see the picture below)  Many folks have commented on how nice they are to take a little rest or just enjoy the natural surroundings.  There have been several inquiries by members regarding the possibility of donating  additional benches.  The cost to procure and install a bench is approximately $450.00.  If a member or members would like to sponsor the donation of a bench the cost to the member would be $300.00 and the SWCA would absorb the additional cost.  A plaque would be placed on the bench with the wording chosen by the donor/donors.  It may be in honor of someone or in memory of someone or just list the donors names and the date.  At this time the Association has authorized the expenditures associated with four additional benches with the participation of donors as outlined above.  Locations of additional benches will be determined by the Grounds Committee in conjunction with the donor and approval by the Board.

If you would like to sponsor the donation of a bench or would like more information please contact Tom May on 540-937-4613 or .



Excellent condition 72" x 40" Tiger Maple (kitchen) French Country table and six Yorkshire side chairs for sale ($950.00). The table is eight years old and is hand-crafted by the craftsmen at 'Antique Tables Made Daily' located in Sperryville, VA.

-Kiln-dried lumber that doesn’t warp or crack
-Legs pegged to lock the mortise and tenon joint
-Sealer/lacquer treatment resistant to food and beverages
-No veneer, no knock down components
-Made the way Grandpa would be proud of

Contact John or Laura Casey at 540-878-9597



FOR SALE:  A set of five ladder back chairs; excellent condition; $250 for the set.  If interested, please send an email to


FOR SALEBeautiful Chippendale Southwood Sofa; good bones; needs to be reupholstered; BEST OFFER.  If interested please send an email to


FOR SALE:  A set of two Pennsylvania House tall ladder back arm chairs; excellent condition; $200 for the set.  If interested, please send an email to See photo below:


FOR SALE:  Ceiling medallion (acanthus leaf)
outer diameter = 29 "
inside diameter = 4"
profile = 2"
The medallion was removed from the ceiling and cleaned on both surfaces. There are no blemishes. It has not been painted. There are four small holes for support nails to hold it in place while adhesive dries.
Contact: Ken Wiggins at 937-5769

For Sale:  Vintage mahogany drop leaf dining room table.  Includes additional leaves and table pads.  If interested, please send an email to



Purple Parsons chairs, great condition (3). $30/ea OBO.  If interested please contact Teri Hopkins directly through the website.






If anyone needs help in snow removal only in South Wales I can be reached by phone at
703-851-2712. I live on the corner of Somerset and Berkshire Drive.  Glenn Younes

BABYSITTER SERVICES                                                       Posted 11-5-2017

Babysitter services available in South Wales. Ashley Lauritzen is an 8th grade student about to turn 14 years old who has successfully completed the Fauquier Hospital babysitter course. She also has 2 years experience working with children in her church kids/toddler/infant ministry . She can be reached at 540-937-6459 or

BABYSITTING SERVICES                                                                        Posted 5-30-2017

I am a rising Junior at George Mason University. I am looking for work over the summers and am interested in babysitting within the community. I am Red Cross CPR and AED certified and have experience babysitting and working in a preschool. My phone number is (540)423-7218. Thank you, Abigail Thompson

PIANO LESSONS                                                                                 Posted 1-23-2017

Hello! My name is Dana Wonch and I am piano teacher residing in South Wales since August 2013. I have openings for private piano lessons in my home at 3458 Stratford Dr. I have been teaching for over 20 years, and teach beginner through intermediate level piano to children age 5 and up. My students have the opportunity to perform in Piano Events at the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival in Manassas. For more information please call me at 540-937-4239 or e-mail at


I am available for piano lessons starting September 2nd. I have taught beginning to intermediate piano lessons for the past six years in Colorado. I have a limited number of openings in the mornings and early afternoons. Lessons will be given at my home, 3410 Southampton Dr. I am also available for vocal/choral/instrumental accompaniment from elementary to high school levels. Please contact me, Sarah Miles, at 719-393-3977 or for prices and availability.


I am available for Spanish tutoring. I worked as a Spanish teacher at Benedictine University in Springfield, IL. I have also worked elementary, middle and high school levels. I have over 12 years of experience as a teacher and tutor. Recently moved to the South Wales community. Please call Irma Jimenez at 217-391-6705

Welcome to the South Wales Community Association website

If you are just joining the website please click on the link on the Homepage TO REVIEW THE TERMS OF USE POLICY then click on "JOIN HERE" and then click on your name and follow the instructions for your initial logon.  PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IN COMPLETING YOUR INITIAL LOGON: Your last name should appear ONLY in the "last name/maiden name" field DO NOT use the "married name" field.  You will establish your password here; please make a note of it.  The site will step you through the process.  Please be sure to enter your email address again on page 2.  Be sure to check the box allowing ONLY logged on members to see your profile details including your email address.   In order to foster communication between members we are also suggesting you check the boxes allowing comments from members on your profile and allowing  other members to send you instant messages through the website.  Once you complete the initial logon you may now enjoy the website.  Please see the Homepage for feature descriptions and navigational instructions.  ENJOY YOUR WEBSITE!

If you are a returning member please logon using your email address and password.  Additional feature and navigation information is on the Homepage.

Welcome to the South Wales Community Association Website. This is the official website for the South Wales Community Association.

The purpose of this website is to provide neighbors with a simple means of communicating, a place where we can stay informed and interact with each other.

Designed for the exclusive use of the members of the SWCA and Guest Members, it is a secure, password protected site, and those who join will be asked to comply with the conditions of the 'Terms of Use' policy.  There will be no outside advertising.

The site is being introduced as a work-in-progress; your suggestions and comments are welcome as development continues.  Current features include:

.  Board of Director Meeting Minutes, to be a rolling 12 months

.  Board of Director updates on important issues

.  Email contact to any active member including Board & Committee Chairs

.  Committee information - duties, responsibilities and activities

.  SW Community News (newsletter), and other newsworthy articles

.  Listing of Top Shops/Services and Resident Owned Businesses

.  Photo Galleries

.  Posting of announcements, items for sale, upcoming events etc (restrictions apply)  

.  Local Neighborhood Directory & Emergency Numbers

.  Chat Groups to allow private and open discussion among members

.  Message Center allowing messages to be sent to a member or group

.  Member Profiles - controlled by member (contact and other information)

.  Link to Architectural Change & Approval Form (Covenants Committee) 

. Member Forums - Posting/Discussion of various topics and also a sharing of stories. 


Please click on the link below to review the TERMS OF USE POLICY for this website which must be accepted at the time of joining the website:









This website is for the exclusive use of the Members of the South Wales Community Association and Guest Members.  It is a secure, password protected website.  It is designed to promote communication among our members and between our members and our SWCA Board, Committees, and other volunteers in order to make us a better informed more cohesive community. 

After you sign on, you will notice a box on the upper right of the Homepage entitled "Profile Updates".  This will show the names of members who have recently updated information on their profiles.  They may have added comments, pictures or updated contact or other profile information.

At the top of the Homepage is a selection bar; clicking on "Home" will always bring you back to the Homepage.

Clicking on "Contact Us" will allow you to send a message to the Website Administrator.  Use this feature if you have a problem or need a question answered about the website.

Clicking on "Member Topic Discussions" will allow you to enter a discussion with other members about any specific topic to ask or answer a question etc. or to relate a story to share. Topics are single threaded.  These forums are open to all logged on members and may be viewed by any logged on member.

Clicking on "Member Profiles" will bring up a listing of all members.  To find a particular member instead of scrolling down the list, just click on the search button and you may search by first name, last name or partial name, then click on the name you want.  You will then be taken to the member's profile which will contain any other information the member wishes to share as well as pictures.  You may also make a comment about the member's profile or send a private email message directly to the member through the website.


SW Photo Galleries:  This area will contain photo galleries of general interest to all members.  Currently there is one gallery containing photos taken at the 2011 Holiday Party.  The photos are courtesy of Kim and Denise Williams.

Message Forum:  Allows any logged on member to post a comment or question on any topic of general interest to the community.  This area is not single threaded by topic

Live Chat:  This will allow any logged on member to join a live chat.  There are excellent instructions there on how to participate and how to share information with others in the chat.

Emerg/Local Numbers:  This will bring up a listing of frequently used emergency and local numbers including your SWCA Board members and Committee Chairmen and other SWCA contacts.

Top Shops:  This will bring up a listing of SWCA member recommended vendors by category.  If available, it will also list the last name of the recommending member and the year of the recommendation.  If you have a vendor to add, please contact Joe Kreck at the email address shown.  Also listed in a separate section are SWCA member owned businesses.

South Wales News:  This takes you to the latest edition of the South Wales News (Newsletter) which may be read online or printed.  Also other newsworthy items of interest will appear here from time to time which may be read or printed.

SWCA Board Minutes:  This will display the latest approved minutes of the meetings of the SWCA Board of Directors.  We plan to try to keep a rolling twelve months of minutes online.

Neighborhood Watch:  This will bring up info regarding our Neighborhood Watch Program, ways members can volunteer to assist in the effort, and links to state and local crime information and notification programs.  There will also be articles from time to time specific to reports for South Wales.

Grounds Committee:  Provides information about the duties and responsibilities of the Grounds Committee and any timely information of grounds projects planned or in process.

Social Committee:  Provides information about the duties and responsibilities of the Social Committee and a proposed schedule of events for the year.  Also, additional information will be provided from time to time regarding details of upcoming events.

Covenants Committee:  Provides information about the Covenants Committee, which is critical to maintaining our covenant community.  There is also a link to the Architectural Change and Approval Form to enable printing of the form.  In accordance with our covenants, this form must be submitted to and approved by the South Wales Covenants Committee before any work commences. There is also a link to the current Architectural Standards.

The next section of the selection bars on the left side of the Homepage is entitled "Member Functions".

Notify Me:  Clicking here will allow you to receive an email when there are new postings to our website. You can decide which type of postings you would like to know about.  It's a nice new feature.

Message Center:  Clicking here will allow you to send a private message to any member or group of members or to open a message from another member.  Only you and the sending or receiving members may see these messages.  Click on "compose message", key in the recipient name, click on the name, compose message and send.  To view previously sent messages click on outbox, to review incoming messages, click on inbox.  You control keeping or deleting messages in your inbox and outbox.

Edit Contact Info.:  Allows you to change or add to your contact information - name, address, phone numbers, email addresses.  Always click on "save changes" at the bottom of the screen to save any changes you have made.

Edit Profile:  Allows you to change or add profile information, email address, comments, adding pictures and information to share with other members.  Be sure to click on the box to allow only logged on members to see your profile information and also be sure to click on the box to allow logged on members to see your address and phone number information to allow our website to function as an online directory.  Always click on "save changes" at the bottom of the screen to save any changes you have made. 

Edit/Upload Photos:  Click to add or change photos on your profile.  Follow instructions which step you through the upload of photos.

Post Announcement:  Allows you to post information which may be of general interest to our members such as community events or personal items you may have for sale.  This area is NOT for items you may be selling in your business nor any business type advertising.  Please be sure to put an expiration date on your announcement.  If no expiration date is put on your announcement, 30 days will be placed on items for sale and event announcements will have an expiration date of the day after the scheduled event.  All announcements will be routed to the Website Administrator for review prior to posting.

Change Password:  Allows you to change your password whenever you wish.  Just be sure to make a note of it and do not share your password with anyone.  The Website Administrator cannot see your password but can issue you a temporary password.  If you forget your password, you can so indicate on the signon screen and your current password will be sent to your email address.

Log Out:  Clicking here logs you off of the website.  Please be sure to logoff before exiting the website.


To the right of the Homepage there is a box showing who is currently on line.  By placing the cursor on the member's name you can go directly to that member's profile or you can invite them to a private chat.  You can invite more than one logged on member at a time to a private chat and only you and the others you have invited can see the dialogue, a very nice communications feature.  There are excellent instructions in the chat for participating and for sharing information. 


We hope these feature descriptions and navigational instructions will help you to understand the basic features of the website and how to navigate around the site.  If you experience any problems or have questions please contact the Website Administrator through the "Contact Us" at the top of the Homepage.  We hope you enjoy the website and please be sure to add information and pictures to your profile to share with your fellow members.  We will be adding features from time to time but please remember this is a volunteer effort and we are constrained by software and time.


James Hawkins, CMCA®, AMS®

Community Manager


4330 Prince William Pkwy, Suite 201

Woodbridge VA 22192


Direct: 703-565-0042

Fax: 703-866-3156