District Civic Association (BDCA)
April 20, 2006
8 – 10 p.m.
Roll Call - BDCA Vice President Chuck Ireton called the meeting to order
at 8:00 p.m., followed by roll call for officers. The following officers were present: Jack
Perry, Bob Baca, Tim Triplett, Harry Pitt, Sue Hester, Jerry Anzulovic, Janeen
Miller, and Chris Moss.
of Minutes – a motion was made to approve the meeting minutes from
03.16.06. The motion passed, and
the minutes were accepted.
Safety – Best Practices for Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet with Special
Agent Mike Miller, F.B.I. – Special Agent Miller joined us for a
presentation on Internet Safety for children. Below is some of the information from
Statistics show that 1 in 5 kids received an online sexual
On average, the sexual solicitor is a white male between the
ages of 25-45, living a mid- to upper-class lifestyle with professional
employment and is usually involved in children’s activities.
The average victim is early to mid teens from dysfunctional
families, discovering his/her sexuality.
The teen usually has unsupervised access to a computer.
Signs that a child may be at risk include pornography on
his/her computer, receives/sends mail or phone calls from people the parent
does not know, withdrawn from school or family and spends large amounts of time
Talk to your children about sexual victimization
Keep the computer in a common room, NOT in child’s room
Always maintain access to child’s accounts and randomly
check email and browser – BUT strike a balance between privacy and supervision
Determine what safeguards are utilized at school
Remind your children that what they are told online might
not be true
Never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone they do
Never send pictures over the Internet
Never give out identifying information
Never respond to a message that is suggestive, obscene or
networking sites to be aware of
that can help parents (including kid friendly browsers)
Community Events and Updates – Chuck discussed the June 3rd
and what needs to be done to prepare.
The proposal was made to combine the Yard Sale with the suggested
Garden Exchange. No final decision
was made. In preparation for the
yard sale, the following items need attention:
- Pass out
a sign-up coupon in the May issue of The Berwyn News
needed to create and hand out maps (Amy Noggle has volunteered to help)
Report – Al Cutino not present
Committee – Next meeting to be held at Amy Noggle’s house on April 24 at
Preservation Coalition – Harry Pitt informed us that the realtor letter
is up and running. If neighbors
receive investment letters from realtors, we are urged to hand them over
to Kevin Young. Also, Mr. Pitt had
a positive meeting with Ben Barnes (House of Delegates, 2nd
District) and is discussing a way to limit the number of cars allowed for
each rental property.
Announcements – Tim Aldridge and Amy Noggle are searching for new
officers for the association.
- Old and
Shop Issue – Heather Iliff drafted a formal letter stating that the
Berwyn District Civic Association will stand in opposition to the pawn
shop proposed to locate at 5051
Greenbelt Road. A motion was requested and approved to
adopt the resolution of being a statement of the Civic Association.
Branch Parkway – Chuck Ireton presented a new recommendation to add a
sidewalk on the north side of Paint Branch using existing city property
and traversing University of Maryland MFRI property. He plans to move forward with this
proposal and will have an update for us at the next meeting.
Recording Secretary, BDCA