Charlestowne Area Civic League
Objectives & Purpose
A. The purpose of this League shall be to encourage participation in all activities that have to do with the civic, social, and cultural betterment of the Charlestowne Area.
B. To uphold the principles of good government and take an active interest in the affairs concerning the Charlestowne Area and the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
C. To cooperate with the other organizations engaged in the furthering of civic affairs.
Charlestowne is composed of four subdivisions:
- Charlestowne East
- Charlestowne Lakes
- Charlestowne Woods
There is also a Charlestowne Lakes South, located a little farther down Centerville Turnpike, but it is not part of our Civic League. For more information concerning Charlestowne Lakes South, check out their website at http://clsouthcl.com.
Due to our close proximity to the Christian Broadcasting Network (which is in a No-Fly Zone), we very rarely hear any jet noise either.
Civic League News
Mark Your Calendars
- Civic League Meeting - Nov. 10
- Town Hall Meeting - Nov. 12
- Decorate the Neighborhood - Nov. 28
- Share Your Light Night - Dec. 12
The civic league will be selling poinsettias again this year as a fund raiser. We need to raise money for an entrance sign for Beaufain & Lynnhaven when construction is complete. The poinsettias we sold last year were absolutely gorgeous, so we will be getting them from the same company. We are offering red poinsettias in 8" foil-covered pots for $15 each. You can place your order several ways.
- Send an email to CACL@cox.net
- Call Carol Daniels at 479-1179
- Or pay below with PayPal
Be sure to provide your name, address, phone, and number of plants if using one of the first two options. Payment can then be dropped off with any of the board members or at our meeting on November 10. Make checks payable to CACL. Orders and payment are due by November 10. Poinsettias will arrive near the end of November. We will call you when your order is ready for pick-up.
Civic League Meeting
Our next civic league meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 10 We will be voting on next year's officers. The proposed slate includes:
- President: Open
- 1st Vice President: Carol Daniels
- 2nd Vice President: Susan Downs
- Recording Secretary: Mary Ann Milinazzo
- Corresponding Secretary: Dorothy McCoskey
- Treasurer: Mary Lawrence
- Board of Directors: John Ingersoll, Laureen Simmons, Ruth Turpin, James Daniels, Cecile Tedesco and Jerry Crick
Nominations may be made from the floor, as long as the proposed candidate has agreed to run.
Share Your Light Night,p>Our 8th Annual Share Your Light Night is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 6-8 pm. We are still working on the details, but hope to have four or five Celebration Stations with hot chocolate and goodies, with the Mounted Police to escort Santa through our streets.. Watch the website or Facebook for more details.
We are looking for sponsors for Share Your Light Night. The cost to sponsor lights for the medians is $50, and $100 to sponsor a Celebration Station. Please email CACL@cox.net if interested.
Community Holiday Decorating
Come help us decorate the neighborhood for Christmas! We will meet at the dead-end of Beaufain at 10 am on Saturday, November 28. We especially need people who have step ladders to decorate the street signs. The Charlestowne Garden Club is making bows to accompany the garland we will hang on the signs.
Town Hall Meeting
There will be an update meeting led by VDOT on Thursday, November 12 to discuss the Lynnhaven XI Road Project. It will be held in the Schola at Tallwood High School at 6 pm, November 12. Please plan to attend.
Pay Your Dues Online with Paypal
Dues are $15 per year per family, due in January. The money goes toward the entrance signs (repair and landscaping around them), the newsletters, Neighborhood Watch, annual picnics, Share Your Light Night, neighborhood clean-up supplies, advertisement for our yard sales & meetings, and CCO dues, among other things. It is a small investment for a nicer neighborhood!
Click the "Buy Now" button to pay with PayPal, or send a check made out to CACL to Cecile Tedesco at 1821 Roves Lane.
Would you like to run an ad in our newsletter and support the civic league at the same time? We have decided to increase the size of our newsletter to allow for more news and more ads. Contact Mary Ann Milinazzo, if interested at (757) 479-1159.
Price of Ads:
- One line ad (70 characters max.): FREE to all members of the Charlestowne Area Civic League who are current with their dues
- Business card size ad: $100/year (Prorated at $80 for the remaining 4 issues of 2014)
- 3"x5" ad (approximate size): $200/year (Prorated at $160 for the remaining 4 issues of 2014)