Village Mill Neighborhood Association
Village Mill Neighborhood Association
May 2013
Katie Frame & Paula Friedman, Editors
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Cinco de Mayo Party

Join us for a Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday, May 4th at 7pm at the home of Eric and Paula Friedman. Enjoy dinner and drinks at this adult only party. Cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP to Cathy Tapp. It is fine to pay at the party, but please RSVP so we have an accurate head count for food and drinks. We look forward to seeing everyone.
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Strawberry Festival

Mark your calendars for Strawberry Festival coming up on June 1st! If anyone is interested in volunteering some of their time on that day please contact Erin Barrett or Sheila Greear. Some of the committees needing volunteers are: food sales, kids art, kids market, bake sale, directory/VMNA dues table, ticket table and set up/clean up.

Please also start thinking about items that you can donate for the silent auction. Great items would be event tickets, vacation houses, gift cards, services you can offer, golf rounds, etc.

Children's raffle items are being collected now, too. Look through your gift closet and be on the look out for great bargains you can pick up to donate. Donations can be dropped off at Erin's home, 1952 Peeler Rd., or Sheila's home, 4863 Village Creek Dr.

Strawberry Festival is Village Mill's big annual fundraiser and the money raised this year will go toward the cost of new signs for the entrances, which are badly needed. Let's all make the event a great success!
Swim Team News

Practice dates/times:
**subject to change**
Monday, May 13th - Friday, May 24th afternoons:
6 and under 4:30 - 5:00
7/8 5:00 - 5:30
9/10 5:30 - 6:00
11 and up 6:00 - 6:30
Morning practices - beginning Tuesday, May 28th
9:00 - 9:30 6 and under
9:30 - 10:00 7/8
10:00 -10:45 9/10
10:45 - 11:30 11 and up
11:30 - 12:00 Juniors

Afternoon: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting after Memorial Day
3:30 - 4:00 6 and under, 7/8
4:00 - 4:45 9 and up
We are very excited about our schedule this year. Facing a lot of Dunwoody teams, there is almost no travel! Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we rescheduled the first meet of the season and will host BOTH our home meets during the same week. ***THIS MEANS WE ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE FULL HOME TEAM VOLUNTEER DUTY FOR ONE WEEK ALL SUMMER*** We hope this will make the rest of the season an easy and fun experience for everyone.

Tuesday June 4th Away
Tuesday June 11th @ home
**Thursday June 13th @ home
Tuesday June 18th Away
Tuesday June 25th Away

End of season party:
Friday June 28th (after divisional meet at GA Tech that morning)

Divisional meet:
Friday morning June 28th
Championship meet: Sunday June 30th
Coach Cheri, Coach Rachel and Coach Greg are all returning!
We are very excited to work with our team of coaches again. More information about practices and private lessons to come.

Messages from Eric Friedman and the VMCI Board...


VMCI Work Day

A big THANKS to all those who came out for the Spring Work Day, Saturday, April 20th! It was a big help and a crucial part of keeping VMCI one of the most beautiful clubs in Dunwoody! We refreshed the landscaping, cleaned the pool area, and completed our annual fix of the Talky-Tube on the playground. Special thanks is owed to Bob Eanes for his contributions and efforts on spring plantings - THANK YOU Bob!


Pool Pavilion Reservations Now Available @

Thanks to the special efforts of Bruce Smith, reservations for parties and gatherings at the Pool Pavilion can now be made on-line at our neighborhood website. Go to and look for Pool Pavilion Reservations within the Pool web page. Detailed instructions are included on the web page.


Welcome New VMCI Members . . .

  • Brad and Marissa Evans (4623 Equestrian Way)
  • Tom and Elizabeth Herrington (5152 Corners Drive)

VMCI Resignations . . .

  • Vogelsang (1779 Olde Village Run)
  • Tuch (4824 Village Creek Drive)
  • Todd (1993 Village North Road)
  • Winters (700 Bittersweet Trail)

Upcoming VMCI Board Meetings

  • May 19 (Sunday) @ 7:30pm (Pool Pavilion)
  • June 23 (Sunday) @ 7:30pm (Pool Pavilion)
  • July 21 (Sunday) @ 7:30pm (Pool Pavilion)
  • August 18 (Sunday) @ 7:30pm (Pool Pavilion)

Tennis News




It has been an exciting spring season for the Village Mill ALTA teams. Congratulations to all teams for a great season and to the following Village Mill playoff qualifying teams:


  • Thursday Women B-4 Division Winner (Captain Barb Douglass)
  • 14 & U Jr. Boys C-4 Division Winner (Captain Katie Moussouri)
  • 10 & U Jr. Boys C-4 Division Runner Up (Captain Sarah Smith)



Registration for TAA summer camps is open. Camps begin the week of May 27 and are offered for 10 weeks. The system is flexible to suit your summer schedule. Sign up for 1 week or more, depending on your availability and need. Go to for registration information and details. Click on the "summer camp" link.


Thanks to your interest, TAA will offer "Skills & Drills" sessions after swim team during the month of June. If you would like to sign up, click here for the signup genius page. Spots are limited and are filling up quickly.




Last call for parent/child teams interested in playing in a Village Mill family classic tournament on June 1. We need at least 10 teams to sign up in order to hold the event. Please contact Katie Moussouri if you would like to play.




Takura is looking for groups of adults or children who would like to learn to play. If you are a beginner or haven't picked up your racquet in a while and would like to get out on the courts, contact Takura.




Go to to make your court reservations.

The Board approved new tennis rules that reflect current practices including our on-line reservation system.The new rules will be printed in the 2013 VMNA Directory and can be found by clicking here.


Contact Katie Moussouri, tennis chair, for comments, questions or concerns.


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.

There will be a booth set up to sell Veterans Bows at the Strawberry Festival on June 1st from 10am-1pm. You can also contact Julian Black at 770-396-5997 to order your bows early.

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

Sympathy to Bill Brower and family on the death of his father.

Congratulations to the class of 2013...
Please email your graduate's information to be included in the next newsletter.
Next Newsletter

Please email news items to by May 24, 2013 for inclusion in the June issue. Please DO NOT send information to Katie's or Paula's personal email addresses as they share the job of the newsletter and don't want information to get missed. Also, please visit the "Village Mill" Facebook page for upcoming events.