OCA INFO

Boegner's PorchOverlea Community Association General Meetings All are invited to attend our community meetings, and all Overlea residents are encouraged to come meet their neighbors and find out what’s happening in their community. OCA Membership dues for the current year may be paid at any meeting.

Upcoming Dates: (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month, 3 times/year)
Time: All meetings begin at 7:00 PM and run til approximately 8:15 PM Place: Meetings are held at the Natural History Society of Maryland, at 6908 Belair Road, on the corner of Belair Road and Chesley Avenue. Plenty of free parking is available.

Click here to read the OCA Newsletter for June 2016.
Click Here for Past Newsletters

Who is the Overlea Community Association? We’re a group of neighbors who love our community, and who give a little extra time to organize activities and advocate for the improvement of our neighborhood. The Overlea Community Association Board meets monthly, except for July and August. To attend a board meeting or to learn more about how you can help Overlea through our OCA volunteer opportunities, contact Dennis Robinson at drobinson52@comcast.net.

Our Mission: We seek to mobilize our citizens and cultivate a thriving, growing community. Our mission is to improve our community by:
◦ Increasing neighborhood awareness
◦ Empowering residents to make a positive impact, and
◦ Preserving Overlea’s charm.

What do we do? The OCA coordinates the forces of residents, businesses and our local government representatives to make Overlea the best little neighborhood in Baltimore. As a matter of fact, it’s all we do!

Overlea’s Welcome Committee Program: Are you new to the neighborhood? Or did you just open a business here in Overlea? Then please let us know so we can welcome you! Our recently formed Welcome Committee reaches out to all new residents and businesses with a gift basket of goodies and information about your new community and all the available resources here. It includes coupons from local businesses, promotional items, our newsletter and a letter explaining where to get all the services you need, as well as how to find us on our website, Facebook page and our NextDoor neighborhood networking site. Contact Carol Stover at carolstover@comcast.net for more information.

Overlea ‘Observe & Report’ Program:The Overlea Community Association has established an informal ‘Overlea Observe and Report’ program to assist our neighbors and the authorities in keeping Overlea the safe neighborhood we all know and love. We are looking for neighborhood residents who:
◦ work from home or are at home during the day
◦ are dog walkers
◦ are joggers/walkers
◦ are interested in getting to know your neighbors better (always a good idea!)

If you are interested in taking part or know a neighbor who might be, please contact board member Ed Mahoney at emahoney77@gmail.com, and help us build our network of engaged members.

Ready to become a member? Go to the OCA Membership tab to join our organization and pay your dues using PayPal. Or print out your membership form and mail your membership fee to: Overlea Community Association, P.O. Box 18895, Raspeburg, MD 21206.

OCA Board of Directors
Carol Stover, President and Marketing/Community Relations 
Doris Poling, Vice President
Pete Xanthakos, Secretary
Stephanie Bowen, Treasurer
Dennis Robinson, Safety Chair
Brent Ceryes, Website Manager
Ed Mahoney, ‘Observe & Report’ Coordinator & Social Media Manager

Community Volunteersimage-16
 Meaghan Whalen - Newsletter Distribution Coordinator
 Chris Maex-Murphy - Dumpster Day Coordinator
 Kim King - Beautification/Newsletter
 Steve Stout - Beautification
 Bill Crenshaw - Beautification

Newsletter Carriers
FINAL STREETCAR MURALJean Bender, Marge Bowles, Moses Chestnut, Kate Drescher, Kathy Fernandez, Millie Franz-Cox, Chris and Nicole Hood,  Kim King, Christi and Mark Lorenzo, Marie Macek, Chris Pedros, Curt Phillips, Sue Porembski, Norma Secoura, Christine Smith, 
Steve Stout, Carol Stover, Elizabeth Thater, Susan Wachter, Jenie Walter, Pat Williams, Karyn Wilmer, Chris Woodson

Overlea Info and Statistics: How big is Overlea? Overlea encompasses approximately 3 square miles, and contains about 1,200 households. To see a map of the Overlea area, go to: http://y.ahoo.it/aMrb5Azi For more info on Overlea, click here. Click here for information on The Four Sections and All Streets of Original Overlea

Non-Discrimination Policy
The Overlea Community Association (“OCA”) does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religious background, nationality, culture, sexual orientation, income, land ownership, handicap (s), age (provided that the candidate is at least as old as the minimum age of membership), political affiliation or other legally protected characteristic. The OCA strongly encourages diversity and promotes equal opportunity on the OCA Board, Committees, and in all activities.