June 7, 2018 Scholarship Dinner and Officer Installation
It was an exciting evening as we gathered to honor our 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients. Two of the four honorees were there to enjoy the dinner. Joanne Burger introduced Alissa Bridges, Counselor at Battlefield High School. Alissa introduced this year's scholars: Chineen Shahab and Valentina Rincon. The young ladies thanked the RWC for the opportunity we have given them to pursue their studies. The RWC also honored the NoVa Nursing scholarships in absentia. They were: Sumbal Raza and Claire Crisotoma.
Thanks to your continued and generous support of the Dodi Myers Scholarship raffle, we are able to continue this tradition. The evening continued with our current RWC President, LaValle Ulmer, recognizing five Board members with the traditional Dogwood pin, symbolizing their work for the RWC. We then met and recognized the new RWC Board for the 2018 - 2019 season. President - Elena Daly Executive VP - Karen Nizialek VP Programs - Virginia Adair VP Community Service - Joanne Burger VP Fundraising - Joan Hughes Recording Secretary - Glenna Toppen Recording Secretary - Sheryl Solow Corresponding Secretary - Florence Byrne Treasurer - Carol Bowen
The evening closed out with the final raffle drawing of the season. The winners were: Kathy Hodum, Carol Bowen, and Dot Moser. Congratulations!
Photographers: Gini Kelly, Lee Lipscomb
May 3, 2018 Luncheon
A beautiful sunny May day set the tone for our last luncheon of the season. It was a fun and relaxed time as we enjoyed lunch and an insightful presentation by our guest speaker, Tana Suter. Tana lives in the Regency Reserve and comes to us with 40 years of experience in Human Resources. Her talk was "Resilience Reloaded: The Prerequisite to Aging Successfully (if not gracefully)." She spoke with us about resilience as we age and how to handle life's challenges. The concept of Post Traumatic Growth was particularly eye-opening. She regaled us with an hilarious story about her first encounter with a too-tight body shaper! It brought home the importance of keeping a sense of humor and an optimistic outlook.
Sandi McNickle gave us the thought for the day that left us laughing.
We elected our new officers for the RWC 2018-2019 season. Congratulations to our newly elected officers President - Elena Daly Executive VP - Karen Nizialek VP Programs - Virginia Adair VP Community Service - Joanne Burger VP Fundraising - Joan Hughes Recording Secretary - Glenna Toppen Recording Secretary - Sheryl Solow Corresponding Secretary - Florence Byrne Treasurer - Carol Bowen
Our congratulations to the Dodi Myers raffle winners for May: Paula Street, Hildegard West, Florence Byrne, and Joanne Burger
April 5, 2018 Luncheon
Our April meeting gave us a closer look at the history of our region. Two local gentlemen, Don Hakenson and Eric Buckland brought to life the exploits of The Grey Ghost and his raiders. Their books were available for sale to the membership.
Our congratulations to the Dodi Myers raffle winners: Susan Bavis, Dot Moser, and Fran McGuire
Thanks to our photographers: Donna Jerome and Gloria Krause
March 1, 2018 Luncheon
Our March meeting welcomed Sarah King, She is a writer and multiplatform artist with a MALS in Children’s Book Illustration and a MFA in Painting from the New York Studio School. She lives in Stamford Ct with her husband and 10 month old son. She works in New York City. She talked with us about her approach to writing and illustrating children's books. Her two books: The Great Adventure of Piggy the Peruvian Pig, and Cowboy Grandma, her second children’s book, which she illustrated and co-wrote with her mother, Dr. Wendy Ault. Dr. Ault also attended the luncheon to care for Sarah's son, Asher, while Sarah made her presentation. Asher was a very well behaved guest! Her books are delightful. Members had an opportunity to purchase signed copies of each of the books.
Our congratulations to Barbara Markwood and Paula Renfro for winning the Chef's Table drawings! They each won a $500 Regency Chef's Table experience for family and friends.
Congratulations to our March raffle winners: Jane Brown, Diane Hyman, Donna Maynard, and Liz Coughlin!
Photos by: Gini Kelly and Lee Lipscomb
February 1, 2018 Luncheon
We started February by learning more about African-American History and Benjamin Banneker, from his Grandmother, Molly, portrayed by Elaine Flynn. We were held spell-bound as she told us of his early beginnings and his impact to present day. Her coverage of key African-Americans reminded us of the sacrifices and contributions these men and women have made throughout our nation's history. She encouraged members to visit the African American History Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Nominating Committee for the 2018-2019 season's slate of candidates were introduced and accepted. They are: Nancy Bellis, Mariann Chapla, Amelia Garcia, Dahri May, and Ruth Nagy. The slate will be introduced at the March meeting, where nominations from the floor will also be accepted.
The Dodi Myers Scholarship raffle winners this month were: Nancy Converse, Connie Mayhugh, and Sandi McNickle. Congratulations!
Photographers: Gini Kelly, Lee Lipscomb
January 4, 2018 Luncheon
Our members braved the cold and wind to gather for the first luncheon of 2018. Despite the chill, we were warmly greeted, fed, and entertained. Our speakers represented the Fauquier Community Theatre, in celebration of their 40th year. Congratulations to our raffle winners were: Nancy Powell, Sylvia Heck, and Joyce Eliassen!
Photographers: Donna Jerome, Lee Lipscomb
December 7, 2017 Luncheon
Our holiday luncheon was held at the Dominion Valley Country Club. Doug Burroughs entertained and delighted us with his witty presentation and beautiful floral arrangements. We picked up several tips along the way: put wax candles in the freezer to harden and burn longer, soak greens well before arranging, and most of all - have fun! Congratulations to our lucky raffle winners: Fran Gallagher, Cathy Sweeney, Mary Stubblebine, Carolyn Soderberg, Renee Eden, and Sherry Baer
Photographs by Gini Kelly and Lee Lipscomb
November 2, 2017 Luncheon
We had a glorious Autumn day to greet us for the November luncheon. Natasha Frisk, Fitness expert, talked with us about Healthy Habits and showed how to do simple, yet beneficial, exercises from the comfort of our own chairs. The photos speak for themselves! Click here for helpful healthful tips from Natasha. Members bought tickets for the Holiday Homes Tour, and signed up to be Angels for the annual Angel Tree. Congratulations to our raffle winner: Gini Kelly, Kate Connelly, and LaValle Ulmer!
Photographers: Gini Kelly and Lee Lipscomb
October 5, 2017 Luncheon
We welcomed Denise Andrews and Cathy Pasanello of the Haymarket Museum to lead a discussion about the history of the museum and upcoming events. Congratulations to our raffle winners: Donna Maynard, Karen Nizialek, and Heather Cohen! Kicked off the start of our Fall fundraiser, opening registration for the ever popular Holiday Homes Tour, scheduled for Saturday December 2, 2017. Details for this are can be found under the Fundraisers page. For other projects, please check out the Projects page.
Photos by Lee Lipscomb
September 7, 2017 Luncheon
Fair skies and beautiful weather welcomed new and returning RWC members to the first season of our twelfth year! After a lively social hour and lunch, we welcomed Maria Loveless of the Decorating Den, Inc.. Maria talked with us about design elements and how to incorporate them into our homes. She generously donated a beautiful side chair for our raffle. The lucky winner was Joan Hughes! Congratulations also to our other raffle winners: Barbara Plumhoff, Carol Whitney, and Mary Ginty Thanks to Donna Maynard, Mary Ginty, and the Flower Gallery for providing our raffle prizes.
Photographer: Lee Lipscomb
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