It was like the first day of a new school year as our members gathered for our first luncheon of the 2022-23 season!
Nancy Converse, our new President welcomed everyone to the first luncheon of the new season.
Leslie Mitchell’s Thought of the Day came from her own thoughts on having lived a very full life and emphasized her thankfulness for having lived in Regency.
Pat Schneider introduced our speaker, Mike Washvill. Mr. Washvill spoke to us about The Cold War Museum located at Vint Hill Farm. His presentation highlighted how the property was purchased during World War II to be utilized as a station to intercept enemy intelligence traffic being sent through the Japanese Embassy in Berlin. Once intercepted, the information was sent to the Signal Intelligence Service located at Arlington Hall Station for decoding. Interestingly, over 70% of personnel working in this sensitive arena were women. The information intercepted at this small farm located in Fauquier County thousands of miles away from the fighting front was instrumental in the success of the Battle of Normandy on D-Day in 1945.
Thanks to all of you who support our scholarship fund through purchase of the tickets each month. And, congratulations to our raffle winners! Karen Scott, Sharon Goodson, Kay Ferguson, Wanda Crouch, Carol Bowen, Joyce Eliassen, Maria Albano, and Jeanne Pencek! We couldn't do it without Flower Gallery's wreaths and arrangements, Donna Maynard's Goody baskets, and Mary Ginty's jams and jellies! Big thanks to all of them!
Thanks to Mary Ginty and the RWC Community Service Committee we were able to resume running Bingo at the Gainesville Rehab Center this year!
Photos by: Joanne Burger and Lee Lipscomb
Please mail correspondence to: Regency Women's Club, PO Box 145, Haymarket, VA 20168