BCA Announcements

For the updated information on Arlington announcements on COVID-19, and issues relevant to Bluemont, please see the "Bluemont Civic Association" Facebook page. If you would like to be on our e-mail list, contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

Clapping Around the World – Salute to Healthcare Workers

  • Monday, March 30, 2020, 8pm
  • Join in from front yards, balconies, windows, and cars to show gratitude for our healthcare workers during this very scary time. Clap, honk, and yell to create a loud, rolling salute of Thanks. This idea is already in practice in many parts of the world. Please spread the word!

Updates

Dear Neighbors,

Like all of us here in Bluemont, the Executive Board is thinking of our neighbors during this difficult time. We wanted to update you on how the Bluemont Civic Association will continue to work to promote the interests of our neighborhood during this public health crisis. We invite your comments and suggestions.

The Executive Board will decide whether public health considerations require us to cancel our meetings scheduled on April 29, May 27, and June 17 closer to those dates. If we can have those meetings, we will not be able to use the Arlington Traditional School library, as we usually do. We will seek an alternative place to have the meetings.

County Board Member Katie Cristol was supposed to join our March meeting, which we were forced to cancel. Her office “tentatively” agreed that she would come on April 29 “should circumstances permit.” If we cannot meet on that day, we may try to set up an online discussion. If so, we will e-mail information on how to participate, and also post it to our Facebook page.

If we cannot meet over the next three months, the Executive Board will determine how to contact members for essential votes. Essential votes include votes on zoning issues that the Association cannot get the County to delay. They also include the election of a new Board. Terms of all board members expire in June and our bylaws require nominations be announced in May.

The Bluemont Civic Association serves all Bluemont residents, but it is member-supported and member-driven. Only members in good standing may vote. Members in good standing are those who are current on their dues ($15 annual dues per household). If you would like to verify whether you are current on your annual dues, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

To ensure they can vote, members who haven’t already done so should provide their e-mail address to president@bluemontcivic.org. Our hand-delivered newsletter coming at the end of April will let members know that if they cannot access e-mail, they are welcome to provide a phone number instead. (If you know of a member who does not have email, you can also please ask them if you can submit their phone number.)

We will continue regularly posting COVID-19 information on the Facebook page for "Bluemont Civic Association," along with information on issues of interest to Bluemont residents. We encourage all neighbors, members or not, to follow us on Facebook, and contact exec@bluemontcivic.org with your advice, concerns, and suggestions.

We are a community. Let's keep in touch.

Meet your new BCA team!

At the June 26, General Membership meeting, the following volunteers were elected to serve on the BCA Executive Board or delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation.