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Welcome to the Dulles Chapter Website

Welcome to the NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241 website!  You may have come to this website to learn something about NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241 and/or about the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association (NARFE).  I hope that you have some time to open and peruse the information in all of the sections of this website.

But first, I have a few questions for you.  How did you hear about NARFE and what do you know about NARFE?  Do you know what NARFE stands for, and what it does and offers?

NARFE was founded in 1921 and its mission is:

  • To support legislation beneficial to federal civilian employees, annuitants, and potential annuitants under any federal civilian retirement system and oppose those detrimental to their interests;
  • To promote the general welfare of federal civilian employees, annuitants, and potential annuitants, to advise and assist them with respect to their rights under retirement, health, and other employee and retiree benefits laws and regulations, and to represent their interests before appropriate authorities; and
  • To cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of these general objectives.

NARFE membership is available to all who are or will be eligible to receive a federal civilian annuity or survivor annuity from the United Stated government.

Federal unions, such as the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), address the rights and benefits of some specific current federal employees.  However, NARFE is the only organization solely dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and benefits of all federal civilian employees, federal civilian retirees, and their surviving annuitants.  Currently, there are approximately 220,000 current federal civilian employees, retired federal civilian retirees, their spouses, and their surviving spouses who are NARFE members.  But NARFE promotes and represents the interests and concerns of all current federal civilian employees, retired federal civilian employees and their annuitants, which numbered 4,453,960  on September 30, 2017, according to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  Shouldn’t you be a member of NARFE and possibly NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241?

The benefits of and costs for continuing NARFE membership are listed in the “Join NARFE” section of this website.

You can choose to be either a National-Only member or a National and Chapter member of NARFE – the dues are the same for the first year of membership -- $40.00.  After the first year, you can renew your membership for one year, two years, three years, life, or, for retired federal civilian employees and their spouses, on a monthly basis (dues withholding from their annuity); but you will be charged both NARFE National dues and NARFE Chapter dues.

There are currently 42 NARFE Chapters in Virginia and they are part of the Virginia Federation of NARFE (VFN).  NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241 services members residing in the western portion of Fairfax County and in Loudoun County.  The following areas, representing 34 zip codes, have been assigned to NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241 by the VFN:

Arcola Chantilly Lincoln Potomac Falls
Ashburn Dulles Lovettsville Purcellville
Bluemont Herndon Mount Weather Reston
Broadlands Hillsboro Oak Hill Round Hill
Brambleton Lansdowne Paeonian Springs South Riding
Brambleton Leesburg Philomont Sterling

If you reside in one of these areas, please consider becoming a member of NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241.

NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241 conducts monthly membership luncheon meetings at the Amphoria Diner Deluxe in Herndon, Virginia.  The plans and schedule for these meetings is posted in the “Chapter Meetings” section of this website.  I hope to meet you at one of these luncheon meetings.  Please contact the Chapter Hospitality Chair and make a reservation.

NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241 also published a monthly newsletter.  A copy of this newsletter is sent to each NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241 member, either as a paper copy or as an e-mail attachment.  Copies of recent issues of this newsletter are posted in the “Chapter Newsletters” section of this website.  You are welcome to peruse them.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or would like more information about NARFE and/or NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241.

                                                                                                                                Richard “Dick” Giangerelli
                                                                                                                                NARFE Dulles Chapter 1241 President

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