POSTPONED: Flicks in the Sticks – Now Fri, July 3

Flicks_Movie_1POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Now FRIDAY, July 3 at 8:45pm

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the most hilarious covert birds: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world. PG, 92 mins. [Parental Guidance]

Special Pool Hours Coming Up

Wed, Jul 1st, ODSL Swim Meet – SW Pool closes at 4 pm

Wed, Jul 1st, CSL Swim Meet – CC Pool closes at 4 pm

Wed, Jul 8th, ODSL Swim Meet – SW Pool closes at 4 pm

Wed, Jul 15th, ODSL Swim Meet – SW Pool closes at 4 pm

Sat, Jul 25th, ODSL End of Season Party – SW Pool closes at 4 pm

Sun, Jul 26th, CSL End of Season Party – SW Pool closes at 5pm

Sat, Aug 15th, 20th Anniversary Blowout Party – CC Pool TBD

NOTICE: Fitness Center Reminders

Broadlands proudly offers a free fitness center for residential use.  We are able to keep the recurring use of this facility free by not having staff present.  This requires self policing and we continue to receive complaints from residents that some users are abusing the privilege and breaking the posted rules.  As a reminder, the following rules have been adopted FOR YOUR SAFETY!

  • NO CHILDREN under the age of 13 are permitted in the building.  This is due to manufacturer recommendations and insurance regulations.  Children ages 13 through 17 may utilize the fitness center only when accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
  • Talking on cell phones is prohibited inside the fitness center.  Distractions on the equipment may lead to injury and are disruptive to other gym users.
  • A key fob must be used to enter the facility.  Do not open the door for anyone knocking on the doors or windows.  All users must sign a release and purchase a key fob for entry.
  • Please be considerate and remember to wipe down equipment after use.

Violators can be verified from the video surveillance system and will be sent one reminder notice.  Subsequent violations will result in termination of access. For a full list of rules, please READ HERE>>

Broadlands Kids Triathlon – June 26, Starts at 9:00am

ODSL piranhas swim

This is the 7th year for the Broadlands Kids Triathlon. It is an untimed triathlon for children of all ages sponsored by the Broadlands ODSL Swim Team. The race will be run in support of the Loudoun County Backpack Coalition. Last year’s event raised over $6,000 and we are anticipating an even better turnout this year! The triathlon will be held at 9am on Friday, June 26th at the Southern Walk Competition Pool. Registration begins on May 1st, and closes on June 14th. For more information, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Ashburn/BroadlandsKidsTriathlon#. VScKe8IjQxw.gmail. You may also email broadlandskidstriathlon@gmail. com with questions.

HURRY & SIGN UP!!! DEER AND BUNNY-LESS GARDENING, SATURDAY, JUNE 13

June 2015- Saturday Prg FlyerIn this adult program we will learn the technique of straw bale gardening while installing a garden on the edge of the Nature Center. We will also discuss deer prevention through the use of herbs, and companion plantings for fruits and vegetables. Bring the kids too. They can make seed bombs. We will scatter them throughout the Broadlands forests to plant millions of wildflowers.

Program Time:10:00am-12:00pm Doors open at 9:45am
Cost: Pre-paid price is $ 4.00/person (Payment must be received by noon on Friday,June 12, 2015.) Payment on day of event: $5.00/person

To sign up and pay: Please visit the following ‘Pay Here’ link click on the ‘Buy Now’ button: PAY HERE>>

Permanent Change of Venue for Board of Directors Meetings

Beginning June 9th,  the monthly Board of Directors Meetings will be held upstairs at the Broadlands Clubhouse located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square.  Entrance is through the front or side doors.  The clubhouse is located at the intersection of Waxpool Road and Pagoda Terrace, east of Claiborne Pkwy and Demott Drive after you cross over the Greenway.  Meetings will remain at 6:00pm.

IF YOU ARE A TENANT, PLEASE READ…

Please read the following information to ensure your access to our pools, fitness center and Community Center rentals.   If you are an existing tenant with pool passes from a previous year, your account has been temporarily deactivated until you submit an Absentee Owner Statement-Facilities Use Agreement for Tenants (to be completed by the owner). You do not need new pool passes.  Once the Absentee Owner Statement form is submitted, we will reactivate your current passes through your lease date.

How does the Absentee Owner Statement-Facilities Use Agreement for Tenants work? This is a new form for absentee owners to transfer rights to their tenants for all of the Broadlands facilities including the three Broadlands pools, the Fitness Center and the privilege to rent the Community Center. Owners are required to complete this form prior to tenants acquiring privileges to Broadlands facilities. If a tenant wishes to have access to the Broadlands pools, fitness center and Community Center rentals and the owner is not living with the tenant, then the owner of the Broadlands property must transfer their use of facility rights to their tenant by filling out the Absentee Owner Statement-Facilities Use Agreement for Tenants  form.  NO ACCESS TO THE POOLS OR OTHER FACILITIES WILL BE GRANTED TO TENANTS UNTIL THIS FORM IS COMPLETED AND TURNED INTO THE HOA OFFICE. The completed Absentee Owner Statement – Facilities Use Agreement for Tenants will be valid for the duration of the Tenants lease unless the owner suspends privileges to the tenant, or the tenant fails to abide by the rules of each or any facility. Use of Broadlands facilities is subject to owners and tenants remaining in good standing with Broadlands Association. Use of Broadlands facilities and issuance of pool passes, key fobs or Community Center rental privileges will only be issued to either an owner or a tenant. In NO instance will privileges be granted to both. Upon lease expiration and/or renewal, it is the owners and/or tenants responsibility to notify Broadlands Association of termination or continuance of the rental of the Broadlands property by completing a new Absentee Owner Statement – Facilities Use Agreement for Tenants.

NIGHT AT THE NATURE CENTER CAMPOUT, FRIDAY, JUNE 19 & 26, 6:30PM

ANS_Tree_LogoAges: ALL
Time: Choose the spot to set-up your tent beginning at 4:30 pm. Nature Center activities begin at 6:30.
Cost: $10 per tent. To reserve your spot, please send an email to naturalist@broadlandshoa.com.
It’s like Night at the Museum without Ben Stiller and with a bunny, snake, gecko, doves, aquatic frogs and toad. We provide the firepits and the adventures outside. You bring a tent and dinner (that will not be cooked on the fire pit—only s’mores are getting cooked there). We will go wetland tadpole searching, interact with all of the animals that call the nature center home, and have a star gazing party.

It’s 2:00am …Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?

We’ve made it to June, which means the pools have opened, the days are getting longer, and school is finally letting out. The dog days of summer stretch out ahead of us with all of the wonderful outdoor activities available for you to enjoy. I love summer for the hiking and biking; bbq’s and pool parties, tan lines and concerts. Unfortunately during summer break we see a huge increase in all types of vandalism throughout the community. We notice spikes in vandalism every time there is a break from school (winter, spring, and summer), but we get hit the hardest during the summer since the weather is conducive to being outside even late at night and not all kids have a set routine with early morning alarms and homework to keep them occupied. We see everything from spray painting on overpasses, streets, sidewalks, tunnels, and tot lots, to the breaking of light fixtures in the tunnels and tennis courts, setting fi re to things, knocking over light poles on the walking trails, breaking into the pools and throwing the deck furniture into the deep end, putting firecrackers into and smashing mailboxes, tipping over or stealing portable restrooms, stealing fi re extinguishers from Broadlands Live tents, and breaking into the stone house to drink and do drugs. We’ve even had instances of people breaking into the pools overnight and defecating in them, which is not only repulsive for those having to clean up the mess, but disrupts the on time opening of the pools to the rest of the residents and early morning swim practices. These acts of vandalism costs the association in valuable resources, from staff time contacting the sheriff’s department and fi ling police reports to paying contractors to clean up the mess. These efforts take resources away from other association funded activities and improvements. Nobody wants to take their young child to a tot lot for a play outing, only to find the slide covered in phallic symbols. The association has and will continue to press charges against those caught in the act, and will cooperate with the sheriff’s department in these cases. I have been subpoenaed as a witness for hate crimes that have taken place on association property. I have called parents who thought their children were safe at a sleepover but snuck out and have been caught trespassing in the middle of the night. I have taken calls from residents who have heard the teens yelping when jumping off the diving board into the chilly waters of the Southern Walk pool in September after the pools have been partially drained, which could easily lead to a broken neck or back. The association contracts with an independent security company to help patrol the community and they helped to catch at least three sets of vandals in 2014; however, they cannot be omnipresent. We rely on our residents to help keep an eye on our precious assets, and speak to and know the whereabouts of their kids. If we make ourselves aware of the issues affecting our surroundings, we can keep Broadlands a vibrant and safe community. To report suspicious activity, contact the Loudoun County non-emergency number at 703-777-1021.