Text Box: community are sorely missed and they will be fittingly remembered on this special day.
Then let the festivities begin! 
Alicia and her committee members have planned a fantastic day of food, fun and fellowship with neighbors and friends.  Come join in the fun and bring a dish to share (veggie, fruit or dessert) in a disposable container.  HVCA will provide the rest of the food, drink and lots more.   
We’ll see you there!  
Text Box: Last summer many owners and residents in HVCA were disappointed to learn there would be no 4th of July Party.  This party, traditionally held at the HVCA community room and pool facility, is organized and run by community volunteers.  Your HVCA funds pay for the party, but all the work is provided by volunteers.  Last year no one stepped up to chair the party committee, so there was no party.
This year Alicia Mahmot decided that this could not happen again.  Along with the help of other HVCA members, she is organizing the event and getting the word out.  Hopefully you’ve seen the flyers Text Box: announcing the party is ON.
The celebration starts at noon with the dedication of the new flagpole and garden in front of the community building.  The flagpole/garden was erected to honor the great country in which we live, to beautify HVCA and its community building, and in remembrance of Lynn Bozentka.  
Lynn served HVCA over nine years as a Director, Past President, Past Vice President, Past Secretary and former Chairperson of the HVCA 4th of July Party in 2000 and 2001.  Her many contributions to the Text Box: HVCA 4th of July Party is ON!
Text Box: OH RATS—YES RATS!
Text Box: Local newspapers recently began to alert readers to a problem that some HVCA residents are already well aware of—a severe increase in the rat population in our area.  In mid-June HVCA distributed notices to all townhouse condominium residences notifying them of the problem and the plan for an all-out attack on the rodents.  (The townhouse condominiums are located on Golden Spring Court and partially on Vintage River Terrace behind the Olney Shopping Center and Library). 
The “plan” began Saturday, June Text Box: 16th with a wide scale dusting of rat burrows and setting bait stations.  HVCA’s pest contractor will be visiting this area weekly to continue to dust burrows and refresh bait stations.  The Olney Shopping Center has joined HVCA and will be following the same plan (dusting burrows and setting bait stations), in addition to improving their containment of food-source garbage.
But these efforts alone are not enough to solve the problem.  We must have the cooperation of all residents in eliminating the rats access to food-source Text Box: garbage in the community.  The townhouse condominium association implemented a new rule and fining system that requires all residents to dispose of all food source garbage in metal, sealed containers ONLY.  (Rats easily chew through plastic garbage cans and toters.) While paper, plastic and other trash can still be placed into plastic containers, 
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Text Box: Homeland Village Community Association
Text Box: Summer 2004
Text Box: Text Box: The Pipeline
Text Box: HVCA Payment Mailing Address:
Homeland Village Comm. Assoc.
c/o Association Property Mgt.
P.O. Box 7436
Silver Spring, MD  20907-7436

Send correspondence to the HVCA Olney Post Office Box.
Text Box: Inside this issue:
Text Box: Schedule of Homeland Village 
Community Association 
Board of Directors Meetings:

No Meeting in July

August 26, 2004

September 30, 2004

All meetings are held in the Community Room at 18111 Homeland Drive, starting at 7:00 p.m.  All HVCA members are encouraged to attend.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to cancel a meeting without notice to its members due to lack of quorum or inclement weather.

Board Briefs

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Water Aerobics

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Welcome New Owners

2

Safety Presentation

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RATS –continued

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