SFCCA Meeting – July 18 – 7:00 p.m.

Next SFCCA Meeting: Monday, July 18 – 7:00 p.m. at the Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road. Our guest speaker will be Eric Friedman, director of Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP). Mr. Friedman will provide information regarding the latest deceptive trade practices in the marketplace, and current scams specifically targeting homeowners.

Based upon OCP’s experience investigating complaints and working with the police, Mr. Friedman will provide tips on how to avoid being victimized by out-of-state, unlicensed home improvement contractors and tree cutters. Known as “woodchucks,” these criminals drive into Montgomery County each day searching for homeowners who will pay thousands of dollars for unneeded work, shoddy work, or no work at all. OCP handles complaints regarding most all consumer transactions, including auto sales and repairs, retail sales, advertising, home services, and more.

Mr. Friedman has worked in Montgomery County’s consumer protection office for the past 36 years. He currently directs an office with a dedicated staff of 16 people and a $2 million budget focusing resources on consumer scams directed at minority groups, senior citizens, and vulnerable consumers.

I hope you’ll join us Monday night at 7:00 p.m. for this important topic.

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Welcome new SFCCA Executive Board

We are pleased to announce the newly elected members of the Executive Board of the SFCCA:

President: Carolyn Stanek Lucy
Vice President: Larry Dickter
Treasurer: Dick Mesalle
Secretary: Marie Girardot

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Wanted: SFCCA Newsletter Editor

In serving your community in this volunteer role, you’ll use your creativity to produce the bi-monthly neighborhood newsletter using Microsoft Office’s Publisher.

You’ll work with the board and other community leaders to keep SFC residents up-to-date on neighborhood news.

You’ll also be the liaison for local businesses who wish to advertise in the publication.

The current editor will work with you (if desired) on the first newsletter and will be available for questions as needed.

This is a great way to give back to your community from the comfort of your own home!

Please contact Marie Girardot, President SFCCA via this email if you are interested.

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Community Day: the planning has begun

 

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The community is starting to plan community day for this Fall.

If you are interested in volunteering please reach out to Erin, the social chair at sfcca.social@gmail.com

SFCCA Community Day is one of the BEST event! Join us!

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Saturday, April 23 – Annual Community Yard Sale

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Annual Community Yard Sale  will be held Saturday, April 23rd from 8-11a.m.

We ask that each neighbor set up in their own yard or coordinate with your neighbor and host in their yard.

Click here for more details!

 

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2016 SFCCA meeting dates

Mark your calendars for this year’s community association meetings.  They will be held at the Schweinhaut Senior Center on Forest Glen Road on the following dates:

March 21

May 16

July 18

September 19

November  21

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Annual SFCCA “Build a Snowman” contest

snowman15_1554883iThe snow is coming and the community is hosting it’s annual SFCCA “Build a Snowman” contest.

We hope many of you will get out this weekend and enjoy the winter wonderland and  build the best snowman with neighbors and friends. Don’t forget to snap a photo and e-mail it to me at SFCCAEditor@gmail.com.

In a future newsletter, and at an upcoming meeting, we will announce the winners in the following categories: Biggest Snowman, Most Creative Snowman and Best Snowman Built by Kids Under 10. Winners will receive a special prize from a local business.

Enjoy and don’t forget the hot cocoa when you come back in the house!

The Bishop's Spring Break snowman.

Jeanne Berman's snowman In the running for Most Creative.

"Snow Cat" by Jennifer Troke's kids in the running for the Under 10 category.

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