The covenants committee is looking for one volunteer to fill a vacancy for the North Point district seat for a three-year term. The panel administers the use and maintenance covenants detailed in the Reston Deed of Dedication by reviewing violations, developing use and maintenance standards, and considering requests for temporary exception permits, among other duties. Meetings are typically held the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in RA’s headquarters.
The elections committee is also seeking volunteers to serve on the panel, which administers the annual election of RA Board of Directors. It meets periodically before, during and after each election cycle. Every spring, RA members are given the chance to elect three new individuals to the board.
Volunteers are needed to help put on Flavors of Fall, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s annual festival, which is set for Oct. 6.
Although most of the 200 volunteer positions are filled, organizers say there are some opportunities open.
Individual volunteers will receive a volunteer T-shirt and twelve Flavors of Fall tickets. The festival includes a full day of food, entertainment and fun in Reston Town Center. Corporate teams will also receive a featured slot on the festival’s website, selected event signage, and the event guide.
Interested individuals can sign up online. Volunteers serving alcohol or checking identification must attend a mandatory alcohol service training.
Anyone with questions should email Alicia Liddle at [email protected].
Photo via Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
Herndon-Reston FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help) has a record number of requests for food baskets this holiday season. For Thanksgiving, 500 baskets were distributed and the same number will be distributed in December. Although FISH has held several successful food drives, the nonprofit is short of food for the December baskets.
FISH needs donations of food or money to buy food (please mark cash donations for food baskets).
Donations should be left before Friday, Dec. 13 at:
Bargain Loft (Operated by Herndon-Reston FISH), 336 Victory Parkway Drive, Herndon
For families: Costco sized flats of tuna fish, peanut-butter and soup. They will be spilt up across may food baskets.
For seniors: baskets with the following items listed below, which can be provided separately or as a complete food basket.
2 cans low sodium soup
3 cans 8 oz vegetables or two cans 15oz
1 or 2 cans tuna or protein (salmon, chicken or peanut butter)
1 can low sodium chili ( or main dish)
Beans (1 package dry or 2 small cans)
1 macaroni and cheese
1 package pasta
1 small spaghetti sauce
1 box cereal
1 small juice (juice boxes)
1 tea/coffee – suggest small individual packs
1 small fruit – canned or set of single serve of apple sauce
Know a group that needs holiday help, either through volunteers or donations, this season? Tell us at [email protected].