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.
Civic League News
Mark Your Calendars
- Share Your Light Night / Food Drive - Saturday, December 14
- Next Civic League Meeting - Tuesday, January 14
Share Your Light Night
Saturday, December 14, 6-8 pm
We are just days away from our 6th Share Your Light Night in Charlestowne. Remember to put your luminaries out by 6 pm. You can take them in any time after 8.
CELEBRATION STATIONS: We will have three stations where you can gather with neighbors to enjoy treats and wait for Santa. Each station will have a box for donations to the Food Bank, please bring non-perishable foods to fill these boxes. If you would prefer to write a check to the Food Bank, just leave it with one of the elves at the Celebration Station.
SANTA, of course, will be visiting us. The mounted police will be escorting Santa throughout the neighborhood again this year! Please bring the kids out to see Santa and say Hi to our Mounted Police ambassadors.
SANTA’S ROUTE will start at 6 pm at the deadend of Beaufain at Styron Lane. He will proceed down Beaufain Blvd. to his first stop
- Celebration Station located at Beaufain and Stonehaven (near our entrance sign at Kempsville Rd.) Santa should arrive there by 6:30.
- Celebration Station on Blue Knob Court is Santa’s second stop. He should be there around 7:00.
- Santa's final stop is the Celebration Station at the end of Beaufain around 7:30. After this stop Santa disappears into the woods to visit all the other neighborhoods!
NOTE – ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE as Santa needs to make sure that the horses are okay.
Please come to the Celebration Stations and visit with your neighbors.
Civic League Meeting
At our civic league meeting on November 12. we elected the following civic league officers, who will be installed at our next meeting in January 2014. A big thank you goes to our out-going President, John Ingersoll, who has done a terrific job! The minutes from this meeting are posted on our Minutes page.
- President - Charlene Geiger
- 1st Vice President - Carol Daniels
- 2nd Vice President - Ruth Turpin
- Recording Secretary - Paul Geiger
- Corresponding Secretary - Dorothy McCoskey
- Treasurer - Cecile Tedesco
- Board of Directors
- John Ingersoll (out-going president)
- James Daniels
- Susan Downs
- Kathy Ingersoll
- Mary Ann Milinazzo
- Sharon Nadlicki
- Laureen Simmons
Thank you to all who showed up on November 30th to decorate our neighborhood for Christmas! The civic league has sponsored the decorations for several years now. With the help of the Charlestowne Garden Club who handmade all the bows this year - nearly 60 of them - and with the help of some local youth, and one gentleman from New Covenant PCA Church, the civic league mounted the bows on most of the stop signs in the neighborhood and wrapped them with garland. Thank you to everyone who helped to make our community one of the more festive ones in the City!
The November 2013 issue of our Charlestowne Neighborhood Newsletter is available to view on the Civic League/Newsletter page.