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PIG ROAST AT OAK SHADE METHODIST CHURCH                              Posted 9-28-2016

On October 15th the United Methodist Men will sponsor a pig roast at Oak Shade Methodist Church in Rixeyville. Cost is $10 adult and $6 children 6 and under. Hours are 4:00 -7:00p.m.All proceeds go to the benefit of the Culpeper Senior Center.

      Posted 9/22/2016

JEFFERSON RURITAN CLUB FRIDAY NIGHT TURKEY SHOOTS AT JEFFERSONTON COMMUNITY CENTER/POST OFFICE BEGINNING FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 

START TIME: 7PM OR COME ANYTIME AFTER. ROUNDS EVERY 30 MIN. OR SO.

CONCESSION STAND ALSO OPEN...COME AND SOCIALIZE EVEN IF NOT SHOOTING.
12 GAUGE SHOTGUNS ONLY...NO SMALLER THAN .069 (NO FULL CHOKES)

GREAT MEAT PRIZES....COME BRING YOUR YOUNG DAUGHTER OR SON...THEY WILL ENJOY IT.

FIRE PIT WHEN THE WEATHER GETS COLD.

10 SHOOTS ARE PLANNED...EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT.

 

STAR GAZE                                                       Posted 9-14-2016

Saturday, October 1. C. M. Crockett Park

The whole family will enjoy this free event!
Activities will include safe views of the sun, fun activities for kids,
a guided tour of the night sky and spectacular views of the
universe through club member’s telescopes.

Special presentations in our big tent – Rain or Shine
“Comets, Meteors & Dinosaurs” – Skip Bird – 3:30 PM
“Capture the Stars – An Introduction to Astrophotography” – Dan Ward – 4:30 PM
“The New Horizons Mission to Pluto” - Mike Summers, Project Director- 5:30 PM

www.novac.com/wp/outreach/stargaze

BOY SCOUT TROOP 550 MULCH SALE HAS KICKED OFF!                         Posted 9-14-2016

First - thank you for your past orders of mulch from Boy Scout Troop 550!  We appreciate your support and wanted to let you know that we are kicking off our Fall 2016 Mulch Sale.
We continue to offer premium hardwood mulch as well as special order different colors of cedar mulch.
As in the past, we will be delivering it to your house -- this year our delivery date is October 1st.
You may order online via our secure website or via the paper order form.  
Thank you again for supporting our Scouts and have a wonderful day!
Boy Scout Troop 550
Rixeyville, VA
 
To view or print the order form, click on the link below:  Click the backarrow to return to the website.

WEBSITE SOLICITATON                                                              Posted 9-6-2016

Some of our residents may have received a communication regarding a private social networking site, 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.

FIRE HYDRANT UPDATE

Click on the link below to print a letter from Paul Howard of Culpeper County Environmental Services regarding fire hydrant installations in South Wales:  It is suggested you forward this letter to your insurance company providing your homeowners insurance.

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HELP NEEDED FOR BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTER IN CULPEPER    Posted 8-19-2016

I would like to reach to our community for help. I have been making hygiene boxes for the Battered Women's Shelter (SAFE) in Culpeper for the past two years. They are in need of them more often than can be provided by Buddy and I alone. I am asking for things such as those little bottles of shampoo and such that you get in a hotel or hair ties, new lipstick and new nail polish. Jeffersonton Baptist Church helped out this summer with VBS making up 47 boxes.

I will put a basket on our covered/screened back porch just in case we are not home. If you need more guidance please call and we can chat about it.

This is a very worthy project and I hope it can run for a long time. These women arrive at the safe house with two or three children and the clothes on their backs, so when they can hand them a ( I use plastic pencil cases) box with a few things that will help them get through the first day or so they are so appreciative. Thank you in advance for helping out.

Barbara Williams
937-4743

All,

Verdun Adventure Bound and the American Red Cross would like to join forces for a September blood drive here at Verdun. Our goal is a minimum of 30 donors.

Could you please email me and let me know if we hosted an afternoon/evening in September and it worked in your schedule, would you be willing to donate?

Thank you in advance! Best, Honore

Honore D. Hastings, Executive Director
Verdun Adventure Bound
www.verdunadventurebound.org
W: 540.937.4920
C: 301.518.4215

Posted 8-2-2016

ADDITIONAL UPDATE REGARDING CLEVENGERS CORNER FROM PERRY CABOT

CCC has learned that Centex/Pulte has pulled its 2013 request to revise its 2005 Proffer Statement for its Clevengers Corner project.

Comments:

  1. Centex perceived that there was no support from the County Supervisors to accede to the very unfavorable changes.
  2. The County is adamant to have at least some commercial at Clevengers; the change request effectively foreclosed that possibility.
  3. The change request could have produced 385 homes with almost no road improvements.
  4. Under the current operative Proffer Statement from January 2005, Centex can build 125 homes before incurring further infrastructure costs.  That would re-coup about a third of its sunk costs.
  5. The commercial property along Rte. 211, adjacent to Centex’s property, belongs to Kenneth ‘Tommy’ Thompson.  He runs a successful building company in Richmond; and has his hands full with the re-opened golf course.  He is in no hurry to jump into a development project without combined Centex, County, and community support.
  6. Jim Epstein, who owns the southwest corner at Clevengers, is busy working a project at Vint Hill.  He has the option of building 100-125 units by paying into the service district, or about 50 units on well and septic.  For commercial, he has said he would do no more than a strip shopping center.

This information is releasable immediately.

OHPerry Cabot

Dir/Opns, CCC, Inc.

 

 

SOUTH WALES TRAIL MAP

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.

 

                                           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 ptmboat@comcast.net .

      ******ITEMS FOR SALE OR GIVEAWAY BY MEMBERS******

SELF PROPELLED LAWNMOWER FOR SALE

Self propelled walk behind lawnmower. Like new-blade sharp, oil changed, clean. $135.00. Thanks

Email: fordtruck33f150@yahoo.com

RV FOR SALE (like new only 3500 miles)

2012 COACHMEN FREELANDER 21 QB LTD.

For details and pictures click on the link below:

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FREE STUFF

Free 4 forty pound bags of Fresh Step clay cat litter, if you or someone you know could use it please let me know. Betsy Walker
540 937 8255
2451 Donnington Ct.

Free 2 porch rockers (need some work)

If either item interest you free for picking up.

****SPECIALIZED SERVICES OFFERED BY MEMBERS****

CERTIFIED BABYSITTER

Morgan Thomas is a 13 year old certified Safe Sitter by Fauquier Hospital. She is mature and responsible. Morgan can help children with homework and chores. She loves children of all ages. Contact her at 540-645-8282 on her cellphone. She looks forward to meeting all of her new clients.

VETERAN SUPPORT

Greetings SW Neighbors,
After retiring from 40 years military service in 2012, I was asked by a few veteran families to assist them in attaining their WWII fathers veteran benefits. Understanding the sacrifices those military personnel and families made in serving our country, my efforts became very personally rewarding to me. Since helping those first few, I have continued traveling Northern Virginia and have become an Accredited Veterans Service Officer and subsequently have been able to help many veterans obtain health care, compensation and pensions due from the Veterans Administration. I am posting this on our website because I don’t want to overlook any veteran neighbors who might need a helping hand in putting together the V.A. puzzle. Take a look at my website www.VHBM.org for the assistance we offer our veterans at “Veterans Health & Benefits Management, LLC”.

Hal Halevy

PILATES TRAINING                                          Posted 3-20-2016

Pilates training in my home studio. www.pilatesworks.life. Rita Carmona 540-878-4889

PIANO LESSONS

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 sarah@musicalmiles.com for prices and availability.

PIANO LESSONS Hello, my name is Dana Wonch and I am a piano teacher residing in South Wales since August 2013. I have limited, immediate openings for private piano lessons in my studio at 3458 Stratford Dr. I have been teaching for 20 years, the last 15 in Warrenton. I teach beginner through intermediate level piano to children age 7 and up. My students have the option to participate in Piano Events at the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival. Please contact me for availability and prices by phone 540-937-4239 or email dmw8889@comcast.net

LOOKING FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD BABY SITTER?

Mallory Dubell, a responsible 8th grade middle school student is available for babysitting. Call her at 540 937-7312(home) or 540 229-6141(cell).

SPANISH TUTORING

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:

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PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

 

NEW MEMBERS LOGGING ON FOR THE FIRST TIME, PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO VIEW AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT PRIOR TO LOGGING ON.

 

 

WEBSITE FEATURES AND NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS

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.

ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HOMEPAGE THERE ARE A SERIES OF SELECTION BARS

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.

ENJOY YOUR WEBSITE, SIGN ON REGULARLY, SHARE INFORMATION.

 

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT BY:

CARDINAL MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC.

Tom Markell, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®

Senior Property Manager

cmglogo4330 Prince William Pkwy, Suite 201

Woodbridge VA 22192

Email: t.markell@cardinalmanagementgroup.com

Direct: 703-565-5009

Fax: 703-866-3156

Website: www.cardinalmanagementgroup.com