Attendees:   Connie Hartke, Dick Rogers, George Kain,
John Hanley (Presiding), Tammi Petrine, Terry Maynard, and Joe Leighton (late
arrival); absent:  Sridhar Ganesan,
Gary Thomas, Gary Walker, Colin Mills
The meeting
was presided over by Vice President John Hanley in the absence of RCA President
Colin Mills, who was on his honeymoon. 
1.  Agenda:   The draft agenda was adopted unanimously on
a motion by Tammi Petrine, seconded by Terry Maynard.
2.  Minutes:  The draft minutes of the August meeting of
the RCA Board were approved unanimously on a motion by Tammi Petrine, seconded
by Connie Hartke.
3.  Treasurer’s Report:  The draft Treasurer’s report, presented by
acting chair Vice President John Hanley, was unanimously accepted without
changes on a motion by Tammi Petrine, seconded by Terry Maynard.  A motion by Terry Maynard, seconded by Dick
Rogers, to table the motion to consolidate most of RCA’s accounts until the
October meeting in the absence of the Treasurer was approved unanimously.
4.  Reston
Task Force Update, Joint RA-RCA-ARCH Summary Statement
.   Terry Maynard, RCA’s representative to the
Reston Task Force updated the Board on its activities and the efforts of RA,
RCA, and ARCH leaders to reach a joint agreement on needed improvements in
planned text and present a Joint Community Forum.  Maynard offered a motion, seconded by Tammi
Petrine, and approved unanimously by the Board to endorse the draft joint
summary statement and calling for review of a further detailed joint statement
to be drafted.  (A copy of the resolution
as passed is attached.)
5.  Sunset
Hills Park

& Ride
.  Dick Rogers presented a
motion, seconded by Terry Maynard, calling on the County to move promptly to
create a park & ride facility on the south side of the Wiehle Metrorail
station.  An amendment offered by Dick
Rogers and seconded by Tammi Petrine, called for removing the word “strongly”
from the resolution.  The amendment was
approved by vote of 4-2 (For:  Rogers,
Kain, Hanley, Tammi Petrine; Against: 
Maynard, Hartke).  The motion was
approved unanimously. 
6.  Library Update.    Tammi Petrine provided an update on the
efforts to stop the County’s strategic plan to downgrade the County’s libraries
by eliminating librarians, culling books, and moving to a digital
collection.  She noted that the culling
of books has been stopped at least temporarily thanks to Supervisor Linda
Smyth’s efforts.  The library Board of
Trustees has set up two committees to review the strategic plan and
communications efforts, and to hold a series of public outreach meetings
through October. 
7.  RCA Citizen of the Year Committee.   The Chair asked for volunteers to serve on
this year’s RCA Citizen of the Year (COY) Committee, which reviews nominations
and recommends a COY to the Board.  The
following volunteered:  Mills, Hanley,
Petrine, Hartke, and Thomas (in absentia).
8.  RCC Response to Joint Review Proposal.   John Hanley led a discussion of the response
from the Reston Community Center Executive Director that RCC could join in a
joint panel with RCA and RA to review the issues and options in moving forward
with a new Reston Recreation Center. 
9.  Strategic/Financial Planning Session Date.
 This discussion was tabled in the
absence of Sridhar Ganesan who is heading the effort.
10.  Technology Report.  Lead Gary Walker was absent.  Connie Hartke noted that she had had business
cards created for Board members that provide people links to RCA’s new website.
Joe Leighton
arrived at 9:15pm
11.  Election Follow-up.  Dick Rogers noted that there has been little
follow-up in addressing the issues raised by RCA’s online Board elections this
summer.  He, Gary Walker, and Joe
Leighton comprise the committee charged with reviewing those issues and
proposing needed technology and bylaw changes to prevent a recurrence of the
issues next summer.
12.  Other Business.  George Kain ask about the status of our room
rental for 2014 at the North County Government building. Vice President Hanley
suggested that Joe Leighton contact Kathleen Driscoll

13.  Adjournment.   By unanimous consent, the meeting was
adjourned at 9:25PM.  The next RCA Board
meeting will be at 7:30PM, October 28, 2013, at RCC-Hunter Woods.