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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

BPRA Board Meeting

All members of the community are welcome to attend the meetings of the BPRA Board of Trustees. Fifteen minutes is normally set aside at the start of each meeting for members of the Recreational Association to speak about any topic of
concern to the community. 

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Annual General Membership Meetings

Please come! Meet your neighbors, hear about the work of the Associations this past year, and learn about their future plans.

This is a snack pot luck meeting! Please bring – to share – Halloween leftovers, cookies, cheese, crackers, pretzels, or your favorite snack. Following long-standing tradition, our local Boy Scout
Troop/Cub Scout Pack will also be selling popcorn, and will hold a flag ceremony to start the evening.https://www.facebook.com/events/1836708539693094/#

You can cast your vote for your Civic and Recreational Association board members only at each of the annual meetings. Every vote is important, so do attend the meetings, learn the latest, and vote!

Civic Association Meeting 7pm:

MAREN HILL from Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission will present details of the Aspen Hill Vision Zero project, which aims to eliminate pedestrian deaths in Aspen Hill. Our input to this project is invited.

LINDA BEA, JOHN BOGASKY, ELLIOT CHABOT, LILLA
HAMMOND, and CHRIS SWAN terms are up. Fortunately, they graciously have agreed to run for another Civic Association Board 3 year term. These five individuals have served our community for many years, if not decades, and I am not sure what we would do if they decided to step down. Their work has been invaluable to our Community and the Civic Association. LINDA, currently our Secretary and our membership manager, is responsible for our excellent and useful Community Directory! And she also organizes our summer yard sale. JOHN is our Treasurer, and our listserv manager. He handles our fundraising, and runs the great movies at the pool. ELLIOT not only serves as our liaison to the greater Aspen Hill area and the Rec Association, but moderates the candidates forums at the Aspen Hill Library, and serves as assistant Bugle editor. LILLA has been the force behind our 4th of July events for many years. CHRIS has been editor of The Bugle for the last 6 years, and is responsible for our wonderful concert series at the pool each summer. I am so very thankful that they are willing to serve yet again for another term.

Please consider joining the Board.
We do have several vacant Civic Association Board positions.

Rec Association Meeting 7:30 p.m.

By-Laws Amendment
An amendment to the By-Laws is also scheduled to be voted on at the meeting. The amendment would allow proxies to be counted in determining whether a quorum is present at General Membership meetings. Currently, proxies are only allowed to be used in voting on changes in the assessments. The full text of the proposed 
Amendment was mailed to all Recreational Association members in October.

Secretary Needed!
PAUL SPELMAN, who has faithfully performed the role of Secretary of the Recreational Association for the last 3 years has announced that he intends to step down after the November meeting. If you would like to perform an important community service and be the chief minutes taker for the Rec Board, please contact me at (301) 871-1113 or at echabot@usa.net. You do not need to be a Board member to be Secretary – any member of the Association is eligible. This is one of the many behind-the-scenes volunteer positions that makes it possible to keep our pool and community recreational facilities running.

Election of New Directors!

Three candidates are up for three open positions: Ted Bechtol, Steven Jennison and Karen Purdy.

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Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

BPRA Board Meeting

All members of the community are welcome to attend the meetings of the BPRA Board of Trustees. Fifteen minutes is normally set aside at the start of each meeting for members of the Recreational Association to speak about any topic of
concern to the community. 

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SBP Trunk or Treat 2018
Oct
31
5:30 PM17:30

SBP Trunk or Treat 2018

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If passing out candy from home causes fright,
Drive to the pool on Halloween night.
Pop open your trunk filled with treats (not tricks),
And with other families you shall mix.
While wee little beasties, goblins and ghouls,
Enjoy trick-or-treating right there at the pool!

To help organize our first-ever Halloween festivities at the pool, contact Elizabeth Kominski (elizabethinfo@gmail.com).

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Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

BPRA Board Meeting

All members of the community are welcome to attend the meetings of the BPRA Board of Trustees. Fifteen minutes is normally set aside at the start of each meeting for members of the Recreational Association to speak about any topic of
concern to the community. 

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Sep
1
8:30 PM20:30

SBP Civic Association Movie Nights: The Greatest Showman

Mark your calendars! The first Saturday night of each month this summer will be movie night at the pool. The following Sunday is the rain date. All movies start at dusk, between 8:30 and 8:45 pm, earlier in September.

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Thanks to our sponsors Lilla Hammond, Tim Horst, Paulette Ladas, the BPRA, SBP Swim Team Association, Susan Shannon, Chris Swan and Elliot Chabot, Ted and Nancy Bechtol, Maruy and Charlotte Potosky, Larry and Rita Vaught, Linda and Charles Bea, and Susan and Max Bronstein.

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Aug
4
8:30 PM20:30

SBP Civic Association Movie Nights: Dirty Dancing

Mark your calendars! The first Saturday night of each month this summer will be movie night at the pool. The following Sunday is the rain date. All movies start at dusk, between 8:30 and 8:45 pm, earlier in September.

Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, and featuring Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbacaby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.
 

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Jul
7
8:30 PM20:30

SBP Civic Association Movie Nights: Disney's Beauty & the Beast

Mark your calendars! The first Saturday night of each month this summer will be movie night at the pool. The following Sunday is the rain date. All movies start at dusk, between 8:30 and 8:45 pm, earlier in September.

Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. The film is based on Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's eighteenth-century fairy tale. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the eponymous characters with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson in supporting roles.

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Jun
2
8:30 PM20:30

SBP Civic Association Movie Nights: Coco

Mark your calendars! The first Saturday night of each month this summer will be movie night at the pool. The following Sunday is the rain date. All movies start at dusk, between 8:30 and 8:45 pm, earlier in September.

Coco follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living.

Thanks to our sponsors Lilla Hammond, Tim Horst, Paulette Ladas, the BPRA, SBP Swim Team Association, Susan Shannon, Chris Swan and Elliot Chabot, Ted and Nancy Bechtol, Maruy and Charlotte Potosky, Larry and Rita Vaught, Linda and Charles Bea, and Susan and Max Bronstein.

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

37th Annual SBP Summer Market (Yard Sale)

37th Annual Strathmore Bel Pre Yard Sale (now the Strathmore Bel Pre Summer Market, Craft Fair and Yard Sale), June 2, 9 a.m. to noon

Success for You! In addition to the main selling location at the Bel Pre Recreational Association pool parking lot, we are supporting individual sellers in our neighborhood, due to our successful expansion last year. Maps of registered sellers will be distributed at the pool parking lot.

Gates open for set-up at 8:30 am.
Sellers Registration fee of $12.00 per space.
Strathmore Bel Pre Civic Association Member Discount: $2.00
SELLERS/Crafters/Neighbors, to register:
Fill out and return the registration form below, along with a check for
the registration fee. For the Main sales location only: Tables with 2 chairs are available for an additional $5.00 on a first-come, first- served basis. Spaces are limited, so reserve early. To sell from your home, you MUST register by Thursday, May 31st
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Call LINDA BEA for additional information: (301) 460-0497.

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