May 9, 2005


The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was called to order at 7:35 PM by President Dave Goslin at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia.  Those present were LBA Directors David Goslin, George McLennan, Karen Wehner, Pete Walker, Shirley Timashev, Kevin Howe, Carolyn Coldren, Stuart Feldstein, Mike Stahl and Jerry Mendenhall.  Board members not present were Lark Lovering, Diane Davidson and Frank Aukofer.  Other guests included Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Committee member and Ralph Smalley. 


The minutes of April 14, 2005 were not approved at this time and will be discussed at next months meeting.  George stated that the minutes should only include action items. 



CALENDAR REVIEW:  The calendar was reviewed.  Notice about boat stickers needs to appear in the June issue.


AD HOC COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY DRAFT OBJECTIVES:  Objectives for the committee suggested by the Board include: replacing Chuck Turner after he moves, possible new host for the website, a photo archive for the community, archive of the newsletters and other community records, online telephone directory, update of Lakelink, LBA as possible provider for internet connections, and emergency e-mails to Lakelink members.  Jerry also suggested distributing the newsletter electronically to reduce costs instead of mailing it out monthly. 



THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE:  Dave explained the history of the scholarship fund and its formation.  He introduced Ralph Smalley to the Board.  Ralph reported that four scholarships would be issued this year with 3 at $3,000 and 1 at $3,800 in honor of a Helen Calkin Scholarship award.  The committee would like to spend 14% of the $85,000 in the fund.  Ralph Smalley was asked to provide the Board the criteria for the selection of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship, the process in which they make their selection, and the overall pre-qualification process.


Motion made by Stuart to approve the committees nominations in the amount of $12,800.  Kevin seconded.  All voted in favor



SPECIAL EVENTS:  Shirley reported Sand Day would take place this weekend.  Ice Cream social is scheduled for June 11 and will be run by Julie Mueller.  July 4 will be run again by Amon Nixson.  Labor Day will be run by Joe Pisciotta.  Blue Grass and Barbeque is scheduled for August 13 at this time and the Newcomer’s would be co-sponsoring this event.  The Board is unanimous in moving forward with this event.


WATER SAFETY/BEACH MAINTENANCE:  Mike reported that Anne Marie has signed her contract as the new Water Safety Supervisor.  Lifeguards have been hired for the season.  The first meeting of the lifeguards will take place on the evening of May 18.  Clean up day took place.  Discussion took place about swimming instruction.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  Karen reported that the insurance renewal was in process.


ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW:  Kevin discussed a present application submitted.  Lengthy discussion took place and the Board supports the committee’s opinion.


COMMUNITY WATCH/SECURITY:  Pete reported on a recent incident on Waterway.


ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY:  Nothing new to report.


LEGAL:  Stuart is looking into a few items and will report back to the Board.  The amendment to the declaration on Parcel A was recorded on April 26.  $25,000 should be received shortly for the reserve fund for the retaining walls and $500 annually will be collected from each lot initially thereafter.


MEMBERSHIP:  Carolyn reported in April that LBA received $300 in membership transfer fees.  Presently there are 1013 active members, 4 non-members, 1 partial payer and 14 outstanding transfers.


PUBLICATIONS:  Nothing new to report.


Adjourned at 10:35 PM.


Respectfully submitted by,


Chris Lawson

Acting Secretary