About Darnestown Civic Association (DCA)

The Darnestown Civic Association, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation originally formed in 1967, which represents the interests of Darnestown area residents in all matters pertaining to the welfare of Darnestown and its residents.  The general purposes of the DCA are explained in its bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.  Payment of annual dues ($35 per individual or family) enables DCA to carry out its mission and enables you to vote on issues during Town Meetings.

The fiscal year of the DCA is January 1 through December 31, and annual dues billing statements are mailed out shortly thereafter, although dues may be paid any time during a given year. 

Our contact information is:

Darnestown Civic Association
14132 Darnestown Rd Ste B
Darnestown, MD 20874-3007
dca@darnestowncivic.org

or

Lisa Patterson, DCA President
(301) 548-0999
President@DarnestownCivic.org

Boundaries: Since Darnestown is not incorporated, it has no official boundaries. The activities and focus of the DCA include an area of some 12 square miles, centered approximately at the intersection of Maryland Routes 28 and 112 (Darnestown Road and Seneca Road). See map.

The Little Acorn newsletter is published quarterly, in March, June, September and December.  Its name derives from its origin as a tiny newsletter in the Ancient Oak subdivision nearly 40 years ago.  Now it is mailed to every residential address that we have in our DCA database.  Volunteers, based on information from membership remittance form and our Welcome Committee, maintain this name and address file.   The newsletter should arrive in your mailbox early in each of the above months.  If you don’t receive an issue, please contact the editor or any DCA officer. 

Town Meetings are held quarterly by the DCA, usually on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of March, June, September and December (see calendar for specific dates) in the Fellowship Hall of the Darnestown Presbyterian Church at the intersection of Route 28 and Turkey Foot Road.  Meetings are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., but are not called to order until 7:45 p.m. to allow some time for meeting neighbors, etc.  Each issue of The Little Acorn features an announcement about the upcoming Town Meeting.

Annual Meeting and Election of DCA Officers coincide with the Town Meeting in June.  Nominations are announced in the June edition of The Little Acorn prior to the Annual Meeting.  This is in accordance with the bylaws of the DCA.

Darnestown Civic Association's 2014-2015 Officers are:   

President....................................Lisa Patterson-Troike
Vice President............................Chris Collins 
Chairman...................................Vacant 
Treasurer...................................Guy Armantrout
Trustee......................................Paul Klee
Trustee......................................Pam DuBois
Trustee......................................Karen Hinrichsen
Corresponding Secretary...........Michael Gottlieb
Recording Secretary..................Susan Allaway