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Date Night in the Kitchen: Slope Side

Saturday, February 15th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Willowsford Kitchen has created a delicious winter menu and will teach you and your significant other to create tasty cuisine using local products. Date Night in the Kitchen is a hands-on, light cooking class for adults 21+ only. Cost is $150/couple. View menu and register here.


Announcements
Announcements

Resident Board Member Update

"Hello Everyone. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are revved up for an exciting 2020!  

We conducted our bi-monthly HOA Board of Directors (BOD) meeting on January 16th in the afternoon. As you may know, we’ve been alternating our board meetings between evening and afternoon sessions so that residents have an opportunity to attend at least every other meeting without too much impact on their work or home schedule. Interestingly we’ve noticed in the last few meetings that more residents come to the daytime meetings. With that in mind, we plan to continue alternating meeting times during 2020." Continue reading here. 

HOA Board of Directors Election Information

The Association (HOA) Board of Directors is transitioning to an all-resident board on March 30, 2020 at the Annual Meeting. There are five (5) seats up for election for two and three-year terms.

The Call for Candidates was recently emailed to members. The deadline for candidate submissions is February 19th. If you have any questions, please contact HOA@willowsford.com
A “Meet the Candidates” event is scheduled for 6:30 PM on February, 27th at Sycamore House to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about each of the candidates prior to voting. 

For this election, the Board is transitioning to electronic voting and has selected “The Inspectors of Election” an independent third party vendor to administer the election. Owners of record will receive an email with unique user credentials to vote electronically. One vote per household is permitted.

Winter Weather Procedures

It’s that time again! Please click here for Willowsford's snow removal policies and other important winter weather information. As a reminder, the Association will perform snow removal if the depth of snow reaches two inches on the roads and still falling. If protocol is met, removal will start no later than four (4) hours after snow stops fully. 

Community Standards Inspection Reminder

The following sections can expect to see our Community Standards Team, Sierra and Tracey, completing Comprehensive Inspections over the next few months: The Grant - 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A; The Greens - 10A2, 10B1. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Sierra and Tracey will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see them taking pictures and walking along the sides and rear of the property. Please keep in mind that you may see our Community Standards Team throughout all Villages and Sections completing resale inspections and following up on reported violations.

Blue Ridge District News Flash

Supervisor Tony Buffington's office is currently seeking applicants for the following volunteer opportunities: Commission on Aging (COA); Water Resources Technical Advisory Committee (WRTAC); Police Directed Towing Advisory Board (PDTAB). Click here for more information. 

Design Review

For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here


Application Deadline - February 12th
Pre-Review Meeting - February 18th

DRC Meeting - February 26th

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

CAPS vs Penguins & Chili Cook-Off

Willowsford is hosting our Second Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, March 7th at The Lodge from 12 - 6 PM. Beer and chili samples will be provided, but please feel free to bring any other beverages or snacks you may want. Interested in participating in the Chili Cook-Off? Limited to 20 contestants. Winners will be announced during the first intermission and prizes will be awarded! Please arrive no later than 1 PM to set-up. Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins will be televised during the event. 

All attendees must register to attend, whether you are competing OR coming to sample and watch the game. Register here. 

Willowsford 101

Wednesday, February 26th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. If you have not already attended Willowsford 101, please join us! Team members from the HOA, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Conservancy and Farm will be present to give you an overview of each aspect of our beautiful community. Begin the evening by mingling with representatives from our resident Community Groups. This fun, interactive evening is a great opportunity to learn about your community and mingle with your neighbors!  Register here. 

Wine Duel: Big Whites & Big Reds

Thursday, March 5th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Join Chef Bonnie and Sommelier Nick Materese as they guide you through a taste comparison contrasting different styles of Big Whites and Big Reds. Willowsford Kitchen will prepare a series of four small plates while Nick pours dueling glasses of wines from award winning, small producers from all over the world. From a Grand Reserve Cava to a wine literally called Pass the Cookies, Bonnie and Nick choose bold wines with outstanding flavor that they think are perfect with these dishes. You will taste four Big Whites and four Big Reds and decide which pairing wins! Cost is $85/person. Register here. 

Willowsford Mercantile

Willowsford Mercantile

Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include wine glasses, apparel, holiday ornaments, and other Willowsford-branded merchandise. Supplies are limited, so you won't want to wait!

Save-the-Date!


March 19th - Pasta Favorites
March 20th - Spring Acoustic Fireside
March 28th - 
Date Night in the Kitchen

Community Clubs
Community Clubs

Willowsford Waves

It is time to officially kick off the 2020 Season! Willowsford Waves Swim Team will be holding swim evaluations for prospective members on Sunday, March 8th from 2 - 4 PM at the Dulles South Recreation & Community Center in South Riding. Evaluations are required for any NEW swimmer to the team. This includes MINIS from last year who wish to join the “big” Waves team.
 
Swimmers age 8 and under must be able to swim 25m (one length of the pool) on top of the water without using the lane line for assistance. Swimmers age 9 and older must be able to swim 50m (two lengths of the pool) on top of the water without using the lane line for assistance.
 
A Sign Up Genius has been placed on WillowsfordWaves.com and on the Willowsford Waves Facebook page. In addition, parent information meetings will be held later in February, so be on the lookout for those dates! If you have any questions, please reach out to willowsfordwaves@gmail.com. Lastly, if your child swam on another team, please email willowsfordwaves@gmail.com as they MAY be exempt from an evaluation. Official registration will take place in March.

Bunco Babes

Thursday, February 6th at 7 PM at Sycamore House. Come join a great bunch of Willowsford ladies for a night of fun and laughter! You don't have to know how to play. We are happy to help you learn! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and whatever you'd like to drink. Players will also need $10 for Bunco and $3 to play Left, Center, Right. Hope to see you there. Join the Willowsford Bunco Babes Facebook page for more information.

Willowsford Cares

Please join the Willowsford Cares Club Sunday, February 9th from 12 - 4 PM at Old Ox Brewery for Bags and Brews for CAH, a corn hole tournament to benefit the CARES Foundation. Bring the fam and enjoy an afternoon of corn hole, craft beer, food trucks, music and games for the kiddos!
 
Registration is $100 per team (2 players per team) for corn hole participants. We will have prizes for the top three teams to include packages from Bowerlo, Total Wine, Coopers Hawk Winery, Barrel Oak Winery and more! We will also be doing a silent auction with items such as an autographed Stephen Strasburg baseball, items from Stella and Dot, and Wegmans gift baskets.
 
Thanks to our generous sponsors, Old Ox Brewery, Rubinos Pizzeria, and Wegmans, we will be able to donate almost 100% of the proceeds to the CARES Foundation.
 
Don’t want to play? We welcome supporters as well and are excited to come together as a community to support this good cause! You can also just make a donation.
 
To secure your spot, please PayPal $100 to willowsfordcares@gmail.com and indicate the players on your team. We are limiting this to 40 teams, so sign up soon! If you would just like to come hang out, no RSVP is needed.

Social Club

Willowsford Social Club is pleased to announce our Belated Valentine’s Day Party on Saturday, February 22nd from 6 – 9 PM at Sycamore House (ADULTS ONLY). Please RSVP by February 10th to tell us which dish you will provide. By way of suggestion, so there is not a scarcity of one item and an abundance of another, alphabetically by last name: A-E bring a side dish, E-J bring an entree, K-P bring a dessert, and Q-Z bring an appetizer. Please bring your own beverage or wine to share, if you choose. Cutlery, napkins, cups, and plates will be provided. Send your RSVP and food dish information for this event to maxharwell@gmail.com.

Join a Club

Joining a Community Club is a great way to meet your neighbors, become familiar with your community, and make real world connections. Willowsford-sponsored Community Clubs encourage connections among residents who share common interests in a hobby, social, cultural, or recreational activity. Click here for more information.

Fitness
Fitness

Willowsford Fit

Our state-of-the-art Fitness Center is located inside The Lodge in The Greens. The facility offers Matrix cardio machines, circuit training weight machines and free weights. Cardio machines include iPhone/iPod connectors and personal TV stations. Key fob access is available 4 AM - 11 PM daily.

Conservancy

Conservancy Resident Board Member Update

"Greetings! Our names are Greg, Claudette and Chase and we’re serving as the three resident members of the Conservancy’s Board of Trustees this year. Much like our HOA counterparts, Mike and Bill, we’d like to provide you with occasional updates -- residents to residents -- about the Conservancy and its mission, operations, successes and challenges." Continue reading on WillowsfordConservancy.org

Conservancy Update Meetings

Please join Willowsford Conservancy for an update meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at Sycamore House or on Tuesday, February 25th at The Lodge. Conservancy staff and Board members will review information on the Conservancy’s role within the Willowsford community; current projects; the FY2020 budget; and opportunities for residents to get involved with the Conservancy’s work. You must register to attend! Snow date is Wednesday, March 4th.

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