by Connie Hartke and
Tammi Petrine
The RCA Board held an appreciation dessert and coffee for three
board members who resigned earlier this year: Colin Mills, Terry Maynard and
Dick Rogers. These members made very active contributions during their time on
our Board of Directors, and continue to contribute volunteer time and research
to the Reston Community.
Significant others were invited of course. No volunteer for
an active community organization can be effective without the support of his or
her family, and we knew there was one young person who also must be invited.
Colin Mills’ 8th grade daughter Leslie made significant sacrifices
during the eight years she shared her father with the Reston Citizens
It was a fun evening of camaraderie and speeches. One speech
stood out and we’d like to share these encouraging words with all civic
volunteers in Reston:
“I just want everyone to know that they are planning my
generation’s future, and the going may get tough, but you have to keep going if
you ever want to get anything done. Also remember that having your voices heard
will always be important! You are all important, and teachers and students
everyday. I really appreciate the hard work that you have put in to help my and
Reston’s future. Never stop trying because it takes hard work and dedication to
make a bright future.” – Leslie Mills
Leslie’s Dad, Colin Mills, was recently appointed as Chair
of Reston Association’s Community
Engagement Advisory Committee
. Terry Maynard and Dick Rogers continue as
contributing members of the RCA Reston
2020 committee

We look forward to hearing more from them, and from Leslie