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February 2018

New Members

Lorena Brennan Castro, Tricycle Urban Ag

Jamie Cooper, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Sara Dimick, OAR of Richmond

Bob Halbruner, University of Virginia

Ann Lovell, LifeSpire of Virginia

Heather Lyne, Embrace Richmond

Rev. Bollin Millner, Jr., Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Susan Robertson, Capital Trees

Sue Speese, Access Now

McKenna Underwood, Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia

Mary-Michael Wachur, Virginia War Memorial Foundation

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Upcoming Events
Save the Date - Spring Social

Mark your calendar for the spring VAFRE Social on April 12th from 5:30 to 7 PM Tentative location: Richmond SPCA. Networking, Facility Tour, Play with the Animals! Watch for complete details soon.

Message from the President

    At Northstar Academy, we have monthly themes and our students focus on these themes during daily advisory periods. February's theme is Relationships and our students, K-12, are all learning, sharing, discussing and role playing relationships. Our faculty advisors stress the importance of relationships and how best to make, nurture and maintain lasting, healthy, and fruitful relationships.

    As fundraisers, we tend to focus on the donations, gifts, pledges - i.e., making that ever elusive "Goal" - whatever that might be. Of course, making that goal  is certainly important (and helps us keep our day jobs, right?), but I strongly believe that the key focus of ours is truly relationships. Like "Field of Dreams", I firmly believe that if you build them, they will donate. So, once again, I take cues from my amazing and talented Northstar Academy students and ask that you join me and carve some time out of our busy days this month to really think about how best to make, nurture and maintain lasting, healthy, and fruitful relationships that will enable us to better our organizations.

    See you on March 6th!


    Lynne Berkness,
    2017-2018 VAFRE President

    Board Nominations Due February 28th

    The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Now is the time to take your membership to the next level and make a commitment to VAFRE or to nominate someone else for the Board.   

    • Click here for a copy of the Nominating Form.
    • Click here for a general description of the Board qualifications, nomination process and manner of conducting business as defined in the Policy Manual.
    Celebrate VAFRE's 2018 Award Winners!

    Lisa Tait of the Community Idea Stations is the 2018 Nina Abady Award winner and Susan Norkus of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is the Rising Star Award winner.

    Both honorees will be recognized at the Annual Awards Luncheon on April 17th at the Woman's Club at the Bolling-Haxall House. To read more about Lisa and Susan, or for details on sponsoring the luncheon or purchasing tickets, click here. 


    VAFRE Ambassadors Needed

      Do you remember the first person you met when you came to a VAFRE meeting? I bet you do, and our new members will remember you if you volunteer to serve as an Ambassador. 

      The Ambassador program is an effort to engage new members in VAFRE by pairing them with a current member for the first three months of their membership to help them get acquainted with other members and become involved in the life of VAFRE.

      Both the new members and the Ambassadors have been singing the praises of the program. If you are a VAFRE veteran who would like to help new members make the most of their VAFRE experience, contact Scott Lyons at 540-809-9373 or Will Glasco at 804-648-1889 ext. 303.

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