From the Editor

By Stephen Sapp

Fall is a time of transition, and this Fall issue of Ripples also marks a transition in the life of Lakeport Cluster, as we welcome a new Board of Directors. After two years of outstanding leadership, Chuck Foster has stepped down as President, and Jen Walter has relinquished her role as Secretary. I am happy to inform you that Jeanette Malin-Berdel has agreed to assume the duties of Secretary, and though happy might not be the dominant emotion I am feeling, I will try to replace Chuck as President. New Board member Tod Vollrath stepped into the Treasurer’s role just in time to oversee the creation of the budget for the coming year. With the support of continuing Board Vice-Presidents Rich Rosenberg and Rich Kolko, we plan to continue the trend of recent years of having Lakeport be a prime exemplar of Bob Simon’s dream for Reston to be an excellent place to “Live, Work, Play”!

As the weather turns cooler, the humidity drops, and the smell of woodsmoke permeates the air, let’s all get outside and enjoy this beautiful place where we live, remembering the words of Albert Camus, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”!

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