June 2022 Board of Directors Meeting (Online)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, June 14th at 7:30 pm. We will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you decide that you’d like to attend, check this post on the day of the meeting to grab the Zoom link or please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link ahead of time.  

As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the Board.

Board Meeting Zoom Information 

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 14th at 7:30pm
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88284181449?pwd=VmV2MGNwOHpES1ZkMjYwQWkxeFJydz09
Dial-in Number:  1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 882 8418 1449
Passcode: 012775

May 2022 Board of Directors Meeting (Online)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30 pm. We will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you decide that you’d like to attend, check this post on the day of the meeting to grab the Zoom link or please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link ahead of time.  

As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the Board.

Board Meeting Zoom Information 

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30pm
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84833759040?pwd=NVpDblU4bUJIV0ZkM2ZZRlcrcWRIQT09
Dial-in Number:  301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 848 3375 9040
Passcode: 363607

2022 Annual General Meeting Notice

Annual General Meeting – Sunday, April 24th 2022 @ 7:30pm
Playground area between Scandia and Farsta (By 1508 Farsta and 1531 Scandia)

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order – Verification of a Quorum
  2. Election of Members of Board of Directors
  3. Cluster Update
  4. Adjournment

Dear BWWCA residents,

The BWWCA Annual General Meeting will be held outside at the playground area between Scandia and Farsta (By 1508 Farsta and 1531 Scandia). In the event of rain, it will be held indoors at 1544 Scandia.

Three Board Members’ terms have expired, and as such, there are three Board seats up for election. To date, 5 candidates have announced they will be running for election to the open positions: Keith Longdon (Park Glen), Shannon Patty-Stoddard (Farsta), Joan Denchfield (Farsta), Dilant Patel (Scandia), and Brian Atkinson (Scandia). Nominations can also be made from the floor during the meeting. Candidate bios can be found here.

A resident representative from at least twenty-two households must be physically present to constitute a quorum. If you cannot be present but would like to vote, please complete the proxy form you received via mail and give it to the ‘individual named as proxy’ to present it to the Secretary at the meeting. Please note that proxies do not count towards a quorum.

Sincerely, 

The Board of Directors, BWWCA

Candidate Bios: 2022 Annual General Meeting & Board of Directors Election

The 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 24th at 7:30pm.

Board of Directors info

Candidate Bios

Keith London

I am a lifelong Reston resident and moved to the Bentana Woods community in 2007. My wife Rachel, son Benjamin, daughter Fern, and I enjoy and appreciate the great neighbors and beautiful surroundings our community has to offer. I have been an educator with Fairfax County Public Schools first as a classroom teacher and currently as a school-based technology specialist for nearly 19 years. For the past four years, I have served as secretary on the cluster board. Along with the other Directors and Officers, I have made positive changes in Bentana Woods West and hope to continue to do so. Please re-elect me to the Board of Directors.

Shannon Patty-Stoddard

During the past two years serving on the board I’ve utilized my research and data management skills and led the Fall Fest Event as well. Over the next two years I look forward to continuing to modernize the management systems and working to preserve and enhance the beauty, resources, and functionality of our community. 

A little about me- During the pandemic we added two classic tabby rescues: Sekhmet and P’tah, making five total in our household, including Jon and The Dood (poodle-mix). I’m told our cats have made a habit of visiting the whole neighborhood and they often follow us around on walks. We are transplants to Reston (since 2018) and it’s our forever home now- he grew up in a military household and I spent most of the past decade working with refugees and monitoring famines/ food security overseas. My job is a bit less demanding currently, so I’ve invested more in my hobbies including hiking adventures, reading, baking/cooking, gardening and DIY / “weekend” projects.

Joan Denchfield

I live on Farsta Court with my husband, Roger. We are involved in the manufacturing and sale of natural vitamin supplements and cosmetics.

Having lived in Bentana Woods West as a primary residence for 44 years, I have a vested interest in ensuring we continue to meet the needs of ALL our residents, should they live here a few years, or remain through generations as singles, families, parents and grandparents of children and pets!

It has been my joyful pleasure to have served you on the Board of Directors for the past two years. If you choose me to continue in that role, I will give it my best to ensure we continue to have a welcoming cluster that maintains the integrity of Reston’s original beauty and lifestyle, while upgrading to cluster amenities that allow us to maintain a competitive edge in today’s real estate market.

Dilant Patel

My name is Dilant Patel and I and my partner, Ananda (Priyanka) Jain,  have lived in BWW, on Scandia Circle, for over 12 years. We, along with our two dogs – Gypsy and Hank – have greatly enjoyed building relations with the community and walking through the trails surrounding it. We would like this opportunity to serve the community and to help maintain what is great about BWW and Reston as a whole: a collection of well meaning and caring people that believe in balance between Reston’s wooded trails and comfortable lifestyle. As a board member I would like to help carry on supporting current and past members who work diligently in maintaining our low expenses while keeping our neighborhood welcoming to new families.

Brian Atkinson

I’m Brian Atkinson, and I’m running for the HOA Board of Directors.  My girlfriend Betsy, my son Collin, and I moved here from Pentagon City and Capitol Hill in 2019.  I grew up in Richmond, and have been living in the DMV since 2016.  You’ve probably met Annie, our Scottish Terrier puppy, who thinks she’s the Queen of Reston.  We think she is too.  My younger son Spencer comes down from Boston and lives here for school vacations and the summer.  We’re also welcoming twin boys, Kieran and Declan, in July!  Reston is the best place I’ve ever lived, and Betsy and I want our family to live here for at least the next 30 years.

I retired in 2021 as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy and Navy Reserve after 21 years, and I’m currently a Senior Commissioning Engineer for a sustainability company in Fairfax.  Many of my projects are here in Reston, so I’m invested in our town.  I also have a background in facilities management, so I know what we’re looking for in cluster services and how to work with the contractors and contracts we have.

Even though I’m not part of the BOD, I volunteered to be part of the EV Charging Station committee because I want to help move the cluster into the future.  Reston’s standards and processes can be challenging, and my philosophy will be “Get To Yes.”  I want us all to work together because we’re a community.  I also know that if I’m the smartest person in the room then I’m in the wrong room. My door, deck, phone, and email will always be open to help you get what you need. I’m looking forward to serving everyone in the cluster if I’m fortunate enough to receive your support.  Thanks in advance!

April 2022 Board of Directors Meeting (Online)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 pm. We will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you decide that you’d like to attend, check this post on the day of the meeting to grab the Zoom link or please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link ahead of time.  

As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the Board.

Board Meeting Zoom Information 

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30pm
Link:
Dial-in Number: 
Meeting ID: 
Passcode:

March 2022 Board of Directors Meeting (Online)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 pm. We will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you decide that you’d like to attend, check this post on the day of the meeting to grab the Zoom link or please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link ahead of time.  

As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the Board.

Board Meeting Zoom Information 

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30pm
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85396108125?pwd=UFFwZzVXMkp3WnRsU0xGYk40SE5FUT09
Dial-in Number:  301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 853 9610 8125
Passcode: 853 9610 8125

2022 Board Of Directors Election

Do you have an interest in running for the Board of Directors?



The Bentana Woods West Cluster Association Board of Directors elections will be held during the annual meeting on the last Sunday in April. There are three (3) Board seats that are up for election this year.

Bentana Woods West Cluster Association, a corporation under Virginia law, is your association. The Cluster Association is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of seven volunteer residents, who are elected to two-year terms by Cluster residents. This group of volunteers performs the following duties:

  • Handle Cluster business
  • Adopt and enforce rules as necessary 
  • Enforce Reston Association covenants 
  • Keep the common areas cared for (including green areas, landscaping, sidewalks, parking areas, street lights, and streets) 
  • Promote and organize community activities

Here are some common questions asked before each election:

  • What qualifications do I need to have? Live in the cluster either as an owner or a renter.
  • How much time is involved? One meeting a month… and some emails.
  • Sounds great! How do I apply? Write a short election statement (bio) and email it to the Board at bod@bwwca.org.

If you have an interest or any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Board.

February 2022 Board of Directors Meeting (Online)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, February 8th at 7:30 pm. We will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you decide that you’d like to attend, check this post on the day of the meeting to grab the Zoom link or please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link ahead of time.  

As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the Board.

Board Meeting Zoom Information 

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 8th at 7:30pm
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89764214743?pwd=aDFYRXdtcDlKd1JyZ2xVOFF2VS9YQT09
Dial-in Number:  1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 897 6421 4743
Passcode: 708331

Trash Delay Due to Snow

We received communications from Republic Services around trash pickup delays due to the snow. Because of the inclement weather and poor road conditions, all services have been suspended for Tuesday 01/04.

The trash pickup this week may be altered and they are suggesting that residents leave their containers outside, by the roadside.

As a quick reminder, Republic will be doing a tree pickup on the first two Wednesdays of January (January 5th and January 12th). These dates may also be impacted by the delays, but trees can be left at the curbs.

2022 Christmas Tree Pickup

Republic Services will be performing a Christmas tree pickup on the first two Wednesdays of January (January 5th and January 12th).

Via Republic:
We provide a special collection for Christmas Trees up to 8 feet long during the first two weeks of January on your regularly scheduled yard waste day. Please remove all decorations & tinsel before placing at the curb. Trees not picked up by the second Wednesday in January will be collected with the trash the following week.