Village Mill Neighborhood Association
Village Mill Neighborhood Association Newsletter
June 2013

4th of July - Please help!
Volunteers Needed!
Every year, we celebrate the 4th with a pool party and bike parade down Olde Village Run and Oldle Village Lane. 

We need some help to continue this great tradition. We are looking for someone to run the pool party on the 4th. The DJ is booked, now, we just someone to decorate and execute  party. Please help! Contact Cathy Tappto volunteer. 

Look for a separate email with party details and parade details soon.
Pool Hours 
A quick reminder of pool hours for the months of June and July. Pool hours can be found on the Village Mill website and posted at the pool. For pool party reservations, 
pl ease use the Village Mill website. 

Monday - Friday 12 - 9 pm *
Saturdays 10 am - 9 pm
Sundays 12 pm - 9 pm

*** The pool closes for home swim meets at 3:00 pm. This month, it will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, Thursday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 25th from 3:00 -9:00. 





The large turnout at our May meeting was treated to a presentation and discussion with Mr. Warren Hutmacher, our Dunwoody City Manager since the inception of our great city. Mr. Hutmacher covered major items of interest to the group that included the proposed Four City Fire Department,Chat.Com. and the Vermack/Womack intersection project. As usual, we left the meeting as a better informed citizenry.

Our JUNE breakfast meeting will be Monday, JUNE 10 at the Hickory House. It will be our great pleasure to have Mrs. Page Olson, Chief of Staff to our State Representative, Mr. Tom Taylor, as our guest speaker. Mrs. Olson will be giving us an update on the recently completed Legislative Session and the Bills affecting us. This promises to be a great meeting once again. Please make plans to join us.

For additional ROMEO information, please contact John Plack, Chairman. 
Phone: 770-396-6283 or 
Friday Night Cookouts at the Pool are Back
Join us for Dinner!

Weather cancelled the first of the Friday night cookouts, but we are all excited about getting this fun Village Mill tradition re-started!

Watch for a sign-up genius each week. No cook-out on 6/28 or 7/6.

Linda McJunkin is coordinating the cookouts. Please email Linda if you are interested in hosting or attending the Friday Night Cookouts. 

Swim Team 

The Vipers are having a good season, starting with a win against Huntcliff last week!   Thank you to everyone on swim team that is working hard and making this season run smoothly.  We have 4 meets left this season, and three are at home! Come cheer on the Village Mill Vipers!

As a reminder, parking is tough on swim team days. The pool is closed to the general membership during meets and parking should be limited to ONE side of the road.  We will put out signs and cones, but please be kind to neighbors on the streets and make sure you are not blocking driveways.

Important dates for Swim Team:

Tuesday, June 11 - Home Meet & Picture Day
Thursday, June 13 - Home Meet
Tuesday, June 18 - AWAY meet
Tuesday, June 25 - Home Meet

If you want to be added to the swim team information/distribution list, please contact Katie Frame orCathy Tapp.  
Tennis News 
Congratulations to Our ALTA Teams!


The Village Mill 14 & Under Boys Won at City Finals!  Congratulations to the team for winning the City Champion title for the Spring ALTA season.  Way to go boys!

The Thursday Ladies B Team won took home the coveted bag tag by winning their division. Congratulations on a great season!

Even though summer just started, it's time to start thinking about fall tennis for ALTA teams.  Deadlines for team rosters are:

Sunday Women  - July 8
Thursday Women - July 10  
Mens & Juniors - July 11 

If you are interested in playing on a team, contact Katie Moussouri at

ALTA Summer Mixed Doubles season began June 1.  We have 2 teams.  Matches are played on Saturdays at 9 a.m.  Come out to watch our teams play!

TAA Summer Camp Information

Some spots are still available for TAA Summer Camps.  Go to get more information and to sign up.

Very limited spots for "Skills & Drills" with Connor are available. 

*  All 6-8 year old sessions (10-11 a.m.) are full. 

*  9-10 year old sessions (11-12 p.m.) have openings every week. 

*  The 11 and older group has 1 or 2 spots available on 6/12, 6/17, 6/19, 6/24 and 6/26. 

If interested in registering for one of these spots, contact Katie Moussouri at

Sessions on the following dates have been canceled due to low response:

* June 10 - 10 am (6-8 year olds) & 11 a.m. (9-10 year olds)

* June 12 - 10 am (6-8 year olds) & 11 a.m. (9-10 year olds)

Other News ...

* June Family Classic tennis tournament is canceled due to low response.  We'll try again later in the summer.  Mark your calendars for a Labor Day event.

* TAA Monday Night Men's Group is canceled for June due to low participation.  If enough players are interested, the group will be offered again in July from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday nights.  Contact Takura at if interested.

* If you have comments, questions or suggestions, contact Katie Moussouri, tennis chair, at

Book Club
Other Book Club
The other book club will be meeting  June 25, 7:30 pm at Melanie Gracey's house . We will be reading The Invisible Thread by Alex Tresniwoski. There will be no July book club. 

If you have recently moved into the neighborhood or are not on our monthly Evite list, please email to be added. 
Strawberry Festival a Big Success
Thank you to everyone for a great day! 

Strawberry Festival was a huge success! It was a fun day at the pool followed by the kick-off beach party. Thank you to co-chairs Erin Barrett and Sheila Greear for creating this fabulous event.  It could not have happened without the help of all our great neighbors.

Thank you to all the volunteers hard work leading up the festival and the day of!  It was a great success!  Sheila and Erin would like to especially thank: 

Kimi and Alan Lenertz

Gene Schuh

Kristen Beard

John Pleck

Tricia and Pat Casey

Julian Black

Kitty Turner

Julie Smith

Judy Hughes

Jennifer Morris

April Toms

Janey Hoag

Sarah Smith

Jen and Jeff Simmons

Steve Santora

Lynne Perry

Sheila and Jim Bartholomew

Nancy Wamsley

Paula and Eric Friedman

Bill Alexander

Rocco Sinisgalli

Rocco Sinisgalli, Jr.

Thank you to the families that made donations to kids or adult raffle and the silent auction!  We had so many great items to raffle and bid on this year!  Thank you to:

Eanes family

Cole family

Weber Family

Barrett-Allen family

Friedman family

Lalley family

Pruitt family

Schuh family

Black family

Casey family

Greear family

Heidberder family

Hoag family

Mixson family

Perry family

Mike and Julie Smith

Moussouri family

Simmons family

Wamsley family

Frame family

Blythe Koss

June Trisko

Debold family

DeVeer family

Lalley family

Fountain family

Tapp family


Water Aerobics
Water Aerobics 
Our season began Mon June 3. Class is from 7:30 - 8:30am. Everyone is, women...full members, senior members. Just call Kathy Seggerson for details (770-396-5417).

See you at the pool.
4th of July Veterans Bows 
Honor Our Veterans

The time is approaching for you to honor family members who have served or are now serving in the military. This has been a Village Mill tradition for many years. Bows should be displayed on mailboxes from June 28th through July 5th . 

Take a moment and reflect on who you would like to honor if you yourself have not served. A grandfather who served in World War II? An uncle who was drafted after graduation from high school? A great aunt who served as a nurse in Korea? If you wish to honor more than one person, two bows will fit on most mailboxes.

The Veterans Bows are $5 and color coded by branch of service: Green for Army, red for Marine Corps, dark blue for Navy or Coast Guard and light blue for Air Force. All bows contain yellow ribbon, the international color for peace.

Contact Julian Black at 770-396-5997 if you did not order at the Strawberry Festival. 

Village Mill Military Bow History: Our long time neighbor, Bob Keesee, started and managed this program for a number of years. Bob passed away in 2011 and Julian Black accepted the honor to continue this tradition. Our neighbor, Susan West, has been the expert Veterans Bow maker for a number of years. Thank you Susan for the nice work.

Neighborhood News
Congratulations to our 2013 Grads...  
Margaret Hehir from St. Pius X Catholic High School. She will attend Samford University, Birmingham, in the fall.

Maddie Vogelsang from The Galloway School. She will attend Smith College in the fall.

Megan Alexander from Dunwoody High School. She will attend the University of GA in the fall.

Anna Pruitt from Dunwoody High School. She will attend the University of Alabama in the fall. 

Sympathy to... Sarah and Bruce Smith on the death of Sarah's sister.

Thank you...  
I want to thank everyone again who celebrated Brian's Birthday.  I got some bags of dog food to the local shelters, and this week we went to the Gwinnett Animal Shelter and gave them 16 bags to pet food.  This food left for Moore, Oklahoma on May 29.  They had a large tractor trailer full of pet food and supplies to help the folks in Moore.  

Thank You Village . Mill. 
From, Brian DeChant

To everyone that helped look for Cooper the Dog. The Moussouri family is happy to report that he is home safely after his little adventure.  

Welcome New VMCI Members...  

Matt and Jennifer Boettcher