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General Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Only Meeting via Zoom

Future of the Lee Community Center

Guest Speakers from Arlington County

To Join the Zoom Meeting at that day and time, please use one of two options:

  • Using your electronic device (iPhone, iPad, tablet, computer, etc.), click the following link:
    Meeting ID: 910 5666 9524
  • For those would prefer to attend by phone: dial +1 301 715 8592 and then when prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 910 5666 9524

Stormwater Mitigation Community Survey

Arlington County is actively planning initiatives and funding to mitigate stormwater damage in the county. The four Greater Westover area civic associations (CAs) strongly support and recommend funding these initiatives, and would like to survey our neighbors to confirm this position.

CA representatives plan to present this official position at a county public budget meeting later this month. To vote by Monday, March 16th, please click on

COVID-19 Updates

For current information about the local response to COVID-19 please visit the Arlington County COVID-19 page.

Arlington Senior Center Activities

The Arlington County Senior (55+) Centers are offering several summer programs. In particular our very own Lee Center hosts many scheduled activities and the following additional events: Poets Society, local history, Trivial Pursuit, Writers Group, Water 101, paper quilling demo, Contra Dance, ice cream social, memory screenings, beading bunch, painting classes, beading bunch, genealogy 101, career in a nutshell, partner dance lessons, movie book club, Zumba, rubber stampers, woodworking group, movie book club, Lee Walkers, crafts, fitness classes, line dancing, Yoga, musical groups, folk music sing-along, ballroom dance, Middle Eastern dance, lunch bunch, poker, sudoku.

Some Key Points About Pollinator-Saving Mosquito Control

As we are now in the thick of summer, the mosquitoes have returned. There are many actions you can take to reduce their numbers. The Arlington Master Naturalists have posted some information that you can use to control mosquitoes while at the same time protecting our beneficial pollinators from deadly pesticides.

Plant for Pollinators (and Life)

If you missed the informative session on May 11 at the Lee Center Butterfly Garden, you are in luck! The presenter gave us a Pollinator Gardening Summary that contains some highlights from the presentation and information that you can use in your own home gardening.

The May 11 information session was intended to support national initiatives to help very imperiled pollinators. We learned about groupings of mainly native plants that can provide three seasons of food for bees and butterflies, and also help birds. Information included lists of plants; their size, color, and bloom periods; and how to group perennials, shrubs, and trees to create natural habitat.

President Michael Weinstein (
Vice President Vanessa Guest (
Secretary Ladd Connell (
Treasurer Jennifer Michener (
Arlington County Civic Federation Delegates
Primary Alternates
Michael Weinstein
Vanessa Guest
Jerry Auten
Tom Wolfe
Chris Longello
Rob Swennes
Neighborhood Conservation Other Liaisons
Representative: Rob Swennes Reed School: Vanessa Paulos Guest
Alternate: Jenni Michener Lee Highway Alliance: Tom Wolfe
Leeway Overlee Newsletter Electronic
Editors: Kathee and Rob Swennes Website: Greg Rusk
Distribution Coordinators: Jennifer Nardacci, Amy Appelbaum, Carolyn Connel Facebook, NextDoor: Rob Swennes
Membership and Notifications
Over the years, our communication methods have grown and changed. Today, we continue to maintain our: quarterly meetings, paper newsletter, website, Nextdoor, and our Leeway Overlee Civic Association Facebook group. To request permission to join the latter group, please go to Facebook and search for "Leeway Overlee Civic Association".
Neighborhood History
Read this short history of the various neighborhoods within the Leeway Overlee Civic Association. It was put together by Bill Ross (703-237-0357) who would welcome any comments or additions.
Photo Archive   
The collections of the Arlington County Public Library and the Arlington Historical Society include almost no historical photos of the neighborhoods within the civic association. Residents who have old photos of this area who would be interested in helping us compile a "photo gallery" of the civic association area as it used to be should contact Jim Mountain at 703-536-4082. Photos can be scanned and returned to their owners within one or two days.
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