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VAFRE e-news, January 2019

New Members

Bruce Slough,
Saint Francis Home

Beckey Watson, Keep Virginia Beautiful, Inc.

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Member Resource

Members, do you want to contact that person you met at the last lunch that worked for XYZ, but you can’t remember their name? Do you wish there was another member to ask a quick question about grant writing, giving clubs, or website design? Just wondering if anyone from organization ABC is a member?

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Message from the President

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone is refreshed and excited for 2019.  Here’s to the challenges and successes over the year.    

We hosted an incredible session with Robyn Fehrman - director of programs, Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke University and founder, Mindful Type A, LLC - discussing Cultivating Resilience: Mindfulness to Recognize and Resist Burnout.  What a wonderful opportunity to practice a meditative state and mindfulness recognition for focus! (Members, you can still sign up for our Deeper Dive next Thursday.)

Take a deep breathe...focus on your breathing and clear your mind...and focus...

Register now for our educational luncheon on February 5 with Lisa Freeman, CFRE and Susan Wilkes, Ph.D. discussing 21st Century Career Mapping: Pathways to a Fulfilling and Successful Career to explore how to chart your destination, think strategically about your career and identify alternative routes towards your goals.  So many ideas!

Improv Time: Show Don’t Tell

We tell our story often.  How often do we show it?  “Show don’t tell is an effective part of storytelling,” writes Kelly Leonard with The Second City.  Showing can transform individuals and organizations; this can unlock the creativity power in people and be a catalyst for a change to believe in.  Showing creates a connection to something authentic and real; it allows us to open up to many stories of good and change.  Show your story and mission at work and watch the good happen.  

I’m thrilled to share 2019 with you!


P.S. Nominations for our 2019-2020 board of directors are now open.  Consider a colleague or yourself to be part of our VAFRE leadership team!


Board Nominations Sought

The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 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. Your nominations are needed by Wednesday, February 28, 2019. Each nominee will receive a Candidate Interest Form that must be completed to be considered for a position by the Nominating Committee.  

Eligibility and Term of Office: To be a director, you must be a member, in good standing.  Each elected Director shall take office on July 1, 2019 for a two-year term and is responsible for, along with other Board members, determining VAFRE policies and supporting the mission of the organization. Time commitment includes board meeting the first Tuesday of every other month and the time needed to complete the tasks of your board role.

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, or view the Board Job Descriptions from the Policy Manual.


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