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WAVE Triannual Meeting October 1, 2018

The next WAVE Triannual Meeting is 9:30 - 12:00 Noon on Monday, October 1, 2018 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Foggy Bottom West End Village, 2430 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.  There is some free parking in the rear of the church.  Additional parking is available at 950 24th Street NW at Varsity K Garage.  The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station is a couple blocks away.  For detailed directions, see and then click Contact Us.  Refreshments are by Georgetown Home Care (

Barbara Sullivan will be our keynote speaker on the topic Lessons Learned Over The Last 10 Years of the Village Movement in the DC Area.

Please feel free to invite new staff or Board members of your village to join us.


9:30 - 9:45 a.m. - Mix and mingle breakfast

9:45 - 10 a.m. - Annual Business Meeting

  • Acceptance of Minutes
  • Elections
  • Dues
  • IT Work Group Update
  • New Business

10 to 10:05 a.m. - CEO, John Bradshaw, owner, Georgetown Home Care

10:06 a.m. to 11 a.m.

LESSONS LEARNED: A Decade of WAVE Villages: Opportunities, Challenges and Failures.

Keynote: Barbara Sullivan, Executive Director, Village to Village Network and former ED for Mount Vernon At Home Village.

Additional comments:

Mary Rojas, President, Mount Pleasant Village (DC)

Peggy Gervasi, President, Silver Spring Village (MD)

Q&A from the floor

Village activists are encouraged to add to this conversation. What were pivotal turning points?

What course corrections did you make along the way?  What programs help you expand your reach, which other villages could emulate?  What are stumbling blocks today?  We will provide index cards for your comments.

11:00 – 11:10:   Break

11:10 – 12 noon:  Discussion groups

** Continuation of “Lessons Learned” conversation

** Developing & Operating Villages

** IT Workgroup:  Voice Activated Devices

12 noon: Adjourn. 

Board Nominations Solicitation 2018

Each village that has paid its dues for the 2018 fiscal year (January to December), has one vote on any business matters at the annual meeting October 1, 2018.  Below is a list of villages who have paid their 2018 dues.

At the annual meeting there will be an election of directors to the WAVE Board.  There are twelve seats on the WAVE Board, four from each local jurisdiction, DC, MD, VA. 

The WAVE Board is asking you to consider nominating yourself or a person you know who is engaged in the village movement and who is interested in serving on this Board.

Board Seats and Terms                 

Board Terms Expiring January 1, 2019
Election October 1, 2018



Terms Served


Nominations Thus Far


Patricia Scolaro


Will run for reelection

Patricia Scolaro, others?


Peggy Simpson


Will run for reelection

Peggy Simpson, others?


Leigh Sempeles


Will run for reelection

Leigh Sempeles, others?


Eva Cohen


Will run for reelection

Eva Cohen, others?


Miriam Kelty


Served maximum term

Denise Snyder, others?


Don Moldover


Will run for reelection

Don Moldover, others?


Sharon Canter


Will run for reelection

Sharon Canter, others?


Virginia Hodgkinson


Served maximum term

Dave Prescott, others?





Cele Garrett, others?

Board Terms Expiring January 1, 2020



Terms Served




Patricia Clark


In mid term



Eddie Rivas


In mid term



Gail Kutner


In mid term


We will vote on nominees to fill vacancies at the October 1 meeting.  Some of the incumbents are eligible for another term, and some of those will run again.  Some slots are vacant because the incumbents have served the maximum time allowed in our by-laws, do not wish to run again, or have left the area.  The Board is planning to limit each village to one person on the Board at a time.

Board terms are two years; some of the original Board Members served an initial first term of one year, to stagger the board, some people have been appointed mid term and are now being elected by the WAVE members.

Any Director may serve a maximum of 3 consecutive terms or 6 straight years.

The Board considers operational issues, organizational policies, financial matters, and future programs.  Board members may prepare responses to correspondence and inquiries from individuals, other villages and organizations and share them with other Board members before speaking for the organization.  WAVE is completing its first decade.  In the upcoming terms, the Board plans to address succession and sustainability, current and future needs of WAVE Villages and of the Village Movement.

We welcome the input of our member villages and encourage you to become involved as a Board member or to serve on a committee.  Please send Board member nominations to our Secretary, Eddie Rivas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by September 15, 2018.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the October 1 meeting.  We will post the list of nominees on the website a week before our October 1 meeting, and will present the list at the meeting.


2018 Village Dues               

Here is the form to send in with your 2018 dues: 2018 WAVE Dues Form


These villages have paid their 2018 Dues:

District of Columbia

  •   Capital Hill Village
  •   Cleveland & Woodley Park Village
  •   Dupont Circle Village
  •   East Rock Creek Village
  •   Foggy Bottom West End Village
  •   Georgetown Village
  •   Glover Park Village
  •   Northwest Neighbors Village
  •   Palisades Village


  •   Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors
  •   Bethesda Metro Area Village
  •   Bradley Hills Village
  •   Burning Tree Village
  •   Cheverly Village
  •   Chevy Chase At Home
  •   FELD West End Village (Rockville City's Great Falls, Evans, Laura, and Dale)
  •   Greater Stonegate Village
  •   Helping Hands University Park
  •   Hyattsville Aging in Place
  •   King Farm Neighbors Village
  •   Little Falls Village
  •   Manor Connections
  •   Maplewood Village
  •   Mill Creek Village
  •   North Chevy Chase Cionnections
  •   Potomac Community Village
  •   Pump House Village
  •   Silver Spring Village
  •   Takoma Park: Village of Takoma Park
  •   The Village in Howard
  •   Twinbrook Village
  •   Village at Kentlands & Lakelands
  •   Villages of Kensington
  •   Wyngate Neighbors Helping Neighbors


  •   Arlington Neighborhood Village
  •   At Home in Alexandria
  •   Lake Barcroft Village
  •   Lowlinc
  •   Mount Vernon At Home
  •   Reston for a Lifetime

The Value Of Being A Volunteer

This article from the Wall Street Journal really highlights the importance of participating as a volunteer.  Click here to read the article.

 Spotlight on Technical Education in a Digital World

For any of us wanting to improve our technical skills or to learn a whole new subject, there are many resources available, and they are free!  All we need to do is to look to our libraries.  Each of our county public library systems has a host of technical classes on almost any technical topic.  And in Montgomery County there is a new project called Senior Planet (see below).which is offering classes and lectures in several local libraries and senior centers.

Montgomery County:  To see a schedule of public library classes, Click here and then (1) Choose your Dates, (2) Choose your Location(s), (3) Under Event Types, uncheck All Event Types, then check Computers & Smart Technology, and (4) At the bottom left, click the Find button.  Your list of classes appears in date sequence.  To see a calendar of your classes, click the Calendar View button at the top of the page.

DC:  To see an overview of public library classes, Click here.   For a good description of the classes available, click Class Descriptions.  Then to see a schedule of classes, click The Library Calendar in the fourth paragraph.

Fairfax County:  To see a schedule of public library technology classes, Click here.  The Sherwood Regional branch has a computer lab with a full schedule of computer classes (call 703-765-3645 Option 4 for information).

Senior Planet Montgomery County:  The Senior Planet project began in New York City in 2013.  Senior Planet Montgomery County began in 2016 and is offering technology classes and technology lectures in several Montgomery County libraries and senior centers.  Click here to see an overview of Senior Planet Montgomery County.  Then click the Events & Courses button to see Course Descriptions and Times.  At the bottom of the page is a calendar for the Explore Tech Lecture Series.

WAVE Mission and Vision statements available for review and discussion 

If you are interested in help WAVE determine its future directions, please click here and review the statements we are working on.

Village Guide

The Village Guide is now available. Here is a link to the current draft for your information and comment.

WAVE Directory

Thanks to the work of L. Liddle and others we have a directory of WAVE Villages in pdf format.

Click here to download the directory.

WAVE Discussion Forum


Montgomery County Villages

Upcoming Montoomery County villages gathering Sept. 27, 2016 Click here to see flyer

We have been working with Pazit Aviv the Montgomery County Village Coordinator to create a section for you. In includes her monthly emails on upcoming events and a number of links which may be of interest. The Montgomery page  is located under the heading Groups.

Guide to our Web Site

The About Us page has information about WAVE.  Under About Us is a page Our Villages which lists the Villages in the Washington metropolitan area and has a map of their locations. 

The Calendar includes upcoming WAVE and member organization activities.  (Send us information for your village events.)

The Meetings page includes upcoming WAVE-related meetings and information on past WAVE meetings.

The Announcements page is for WAVE and its villages to list information which may be of interest to others.



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