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Sept. 30, 2011 Community Council

  1. 1. Fort George G. Meade<br />Community Council<br />Sept. 30, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Issues from last Community Council meeting<br />
  3. 3. Issues from last Community Council meeting<br />
  4. 4. Upcoming events<br />4 OF 4<br />1: Youth fishing rodeo<br />1: International Championship Wrestling event<br />6: Facebook town hall<br />7: Retiree Appreciation Day<br />7-10: Columbus Day weekend<br />15: Fire prevention open house<br />20: Defense Media Activity grand opening <br />20: Right Arm Night<br />27-28: Annual Army Family Action Plan Symposium<br />31: Hallelujah Festival<br />
  5. 5. Upcoming events<br />5 OF 4<br />8: Election day <br />10: Veterans' Day observance <br />11-14: Veterans' Day weekend <br />12: Turkey Trot Run <br />16: Native American Heritage observance <br />16: Veterans' job fair<br />24: Thanksgiving meals (DFAC and Club) <br />24-27: Thanksgiving weekend<br />
  6. 6. Upcoming events<br />6 OF 4<br />2: Installation tree lighting<br />7: Installation holiday concert<br />8: Installation Army/Navy game<br />10: Reindeer Run<br />31: New Year’s Eve events<br />
  7. 7. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />International Championship Wrestling<br />Oct. 1, 7 p.m. at the Fort Meade Pavilion <br />Open to the public<br />Four ticket options<br />General admission: $10<br />Ringside: $20<br />Gold seating: $30<br />VIP seating: $45 (includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages) <br />Tickets on sale online at http://ftmeademwr.com and the Leisure Travel Office at Camp Meade RV Park<br />For more information, call 301-677-3465<br />7 OF 4<br />
  8. 8. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />Youth fishing rodeo<br />Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine) at Burba Park Cottage <br />Youth fish to compete for prizes in three age categories<br />Lake is stocked by the Department of Natural Resources<br />Event is open to the public and free of charge<br />Bring your own fishing poles and bait <br />Fishing poles are available for rent at Outdoor Recreation<br />Some bait will be available for purchase Oct. 1<br />8 OF 4<br />
  9. 9. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />Indoor flea market<br />Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Fort Meade Pavilion <br />Fee is $20 per space and $5 for electricity. <br />Pay on site the day of the event <br />Housing recommends this as a convenient alternative to yard sales. The venue allows Fort Meade residents to sell unwanted items.<br />9 OF 4<br />
  10. 10. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />Burba Park playground update<br />Three playgrounds are available.<br />The KaBOOM! playground is the one just completed behind the library and picnic area #1.<br />Parents should properly supervise children at the playgrounds in accordance with Fort Meade policy #43 (Parental Responsibilities and Supervision of Children).<br />Playgrounds are designed for specific ages.<br />For more information, call 301-677-7785 or 301-677-3981.<br />10 OF 4<br />
  11. 11. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />Commander’s Cup<br />Oct. 14, registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at The Courses<br />9 a.m. shotgun start<br />Format: “Commander’s choice”<br />Contest include: $10,000 hole in one, straightest drive and closest to the pin <br />Register your team today or singles will be placed with a group. For more information, call 301-677-4333 or 301-677-5329.<br />11 OF 4<br />
  12. 12. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />German themed dinner<br />Oct. 21, 5:30 to 10 p.m.<br />The Courses<br />Adults $15, kids (6-11 years old) $7.50<br />For reservations, call 301-677-4333.<br />12 OF 4<br />
  13. 13. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />Right Arm Night<br />Oct. 20, 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Club Meade<br />Features DJ music, free food, cash bar, games and prizes<br />Units are encouraged to reserve tables for their organization in advance by calling 301-677-6969.<br />13 OF 4<br />
  14. 14. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />2011 Holiday Assistance Program<br />Briefings with unit POCs begin Oct. 4<br />Commissary food drive held Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5 and 19.<br />All recipients to be submitted to ACS by Nov. 18. <br />Food to be distributed Nov. 22.<br />Call 301-677-5590 for more information.<br />14 OF 4<br />
  15. 15. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />Army Family Action Plan Community Symposium<br />Oct. 27-28 at Club Meade<br />Seeking delegates to share opinions on what services or programs could be improved on Fort Meade<br />Have issues?<br />Go to www.myarmyonesource.com and look for Family Programs, Army Family Action Plan Issue Management System <br />Deadline for all delegate registration and issue submissions is Oct. 20.<br />Call 301-677-5590 for more information.<br />15 OF 4<br />
  16. 16. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />I’m Alone Program<br />Workshops offered for children 11-18 years old <br />Designed to prepare children to successfully be at home alone after school or during parental duty hours<br />Focuses on independence, life skills, knowing your kitchen, emergency phone numbers and basic first aid<br />First session: <br />Nov. 5 and 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Youth Center (Building 909)<br />Parent must attend Nov. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.<br />Register at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Rd.<br />For more information, call 301-677-1149/1156/1104.<br />16 OF 4<br />
  17. 17. Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />Tutor.com (www.tutor.com/military)<br />Free tutoring and homework help for military families around the clock<br />Kindergarten to Grade 12 students of all skill levels<br />Military members and spouses<br />Help with college and GED<br />More than 20 subjects:<br />Basic math, Trigonometry, Calculus, science, chemistry, social studies, English, test preparation and resume writing<br />Fort Meade student: “The tutors are so nice and smart.”<br />17 OF 4<br />
  18. 18. Religious Support Office<br />Hallelujah Festival <br />A fun and safe Halloween alternative<br />Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Meade Pavilion<br />Kids ages 3 to 12<br />Thanksgiving food baskets<br />ACS<br />Chapel Center<br />18 OF 4<br />
  19. 19. Directorate of Human Resources<br />Retiree Appreciation Day<br />Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McGill Training Center<br />Health screenings, information on changes in retirement rights, benefits and privileges, and goodwill between retirees and active duty communities <br />More than 30,000 mailers sent to regional Army retirees<br />More than 450 expected to attend<br />Between 20 and 25 vendors<br />
  20. 20. Directorate of Public Works<br />Energy Awareness Month 2011 <br />“Turn Words into Action; Turn Action into Results”<br />Fort Meade Energy Exhibit - “Raising the bar for energy awareness”<br />Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McGill Training Center ballroom<br />Handouts, speakers, alternative energy, SSL, light refreshments and energy souvenirs<br />20 OF 4<br />
  21. 21. Directorate of Public Works<br />Energy Awareness Month 2011 <br />“Turn Words into Action; Turn Action into Results”<br />Town hall meeting<br />Oct. 5<br />Energy saving tips and exhibits<br />DPW open house<br />Oct. 12-30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily<br />Light refreshments, energy presentation, SSL and energy saving tips<br />Recognition will be given to the Garrison directorates or command groups with the highest attendance.<br />21 OF 4<br />
  22. 22. Directorate of Public Works<br />22 OF 4<br />
  23. 23. 23 OF 4<br />Outcome<br />Current site condition<br />Final site condition<br />23 OF 8<br />23 OF 8<br />
  24. 24. Directorate of Public Works<br />Construction<br />ASAP <br />INSCOM and KACC parking<br />CDCs<br />KACC expansion<br />VA clinic<br />24 OF 4<br />
  25. 25. Directorate of Public Works<br />Road infrastructure<br />Rockenbach and Cooper intersection<br />Mapes and Cooper intersection<br />Reece Road and Ernie Pyle intersection<br />Rockenbach ACP<br />25 OF 4<br />
  26. 26. Directorate of Public Works<br />Safety-related projects<br />Road stripping<br />Jogging trail<br />26 OF 4<br />
  27. 27. DPW Housing<br />Events<br />Halloween decorating contest, door tags and costume contest <br />Minol update<br />Roadway improvements<br />Meuse Forest walking trail closed<br />27 OF 4<br />
  28. 28. Installation Safety Office<br />Fall and back to school campaigns<br />POVs are the #1 hazard<br />Slow down and obey posted speed limits<br />Watch for school zones<br />Wear seat belts<br />Visit the Fort Meade safety web page<br />http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/safety<br />28 OF 4<br />
  29. 29. Directorate of Emergency Services<br />Identity theft<br />Reporting procedure<br />File an electronic report at www.ftc.gov<br />Bring confirmation number and documented validation of the crime to the DES<br />File a report<br />Crime prevention<br />Document<br />Secure<br />29 OF 4<br />
  30. 30. Commissary<br />Renovation<br />Approximately 75% complete<br />Columbus Day (Monday, October 10)<br />Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br />30 OF 4<br />
  31. 31. USO Fort Meade<br />Turkeys for Troops<br />Open to active duty E6 and below<br />Deadline to register is Nov. 7<br />Grocery store gift cards may be distributed in lieu of baskets.<br />Register online at www.usometro.org.<br />Project USO Elf<br />Register your children to be “sponsored” by local companies<br />Open to active duty E6 and below<br />Deadline to register is Nov. 7<br />Register online at www.usometro.org.<br />31 OF 4<br />
  32. 32. USO Fort Meade<br />Health Net Celebration of Children (Dec. 3)<br />USO partners with Health Net to host event at Fort Myer, Va.<br />Celebration includes games, crafts, prizes, food and visit from Santa<br />Children will be bussed from USO Fort Meade to Fort Myer<br />Event is open to children ages 4 to 11 of active duty military<br />Deadline to register is Nov. 7. <br />Register online at www.usometro.org.<br />32 OF 4<br />
  33. 33. USO Fort Meade<br />Extended hours<br />USO will be open every Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Oct. 1. <br />33 OF 4<br />
  34. 34. Equal Opportunity<br />National Hispanic Heritage Month<br />Sept. 15 to Oct. 15<br />Observed Sept. 22 at McGill Training Center<br />Native American Heritage Month<br />Observance: Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. at McGill Training Center<br />34 OF 4<br />
  35. 35. Public Affairs Office<br />
  36. 36. Public Affairs Office<br />Community town hall<br />Update club information in Fort Meade guide<br />Community Council contact list<br />Newspaper distribution <br />Call 301-677-5602<br />36 OF 10<br />
  37. 37. Garrison Commander<br />Col. Edward Rothstein<br />

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