Chapter 28

Chapter 28 meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except July and August) starting at 10:30 am for coffee and pastries at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer at 1769 S. Sycamore Street in Petersburg. The business meeting begins at 10:45 am followed by a speaker or activity. The Christmas luncheon is held the second Wednesday of December at a local restaurant at 11:30 am and includes installation of officers and a seasonal based program.

Meetings are advertised in local newspapers (shortly before the meeting), by the area newsletter and by a telephone tree message through which members are provided the time, place, program/speaker, and a contact person.

Chapter Activities

Chapter 28 is the oldest NARFE chapter chartered in Area 3 and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2010. The chapter’s strong point is service to members. The chapter has the largest chapter service committee in Area 3. A Service Center is located at the Service Officer’s home (phone (804) 520-3409). If there is no answer, another Service Committee member may be reached at (804) 530-3809. The chapter is also the first state NARFE chapter to maintain a Senior Navigator’s Center to assist seniors and their families with information available on the internet. This center is maintained in Prince George (phone (804) 458-3835).

The chapter contributes to the publication of area newsletters (with 4 other chapters). The newsletters are sent to all members, patrons and congressional and General Assembly members. (It is also available on the Virginia Federation of Chapters website at Meetings are a time of socialization and information sharing on national, state, and other issues of importance to the active and retired federal employees and their spouses. The chapter supports Alzheimer’s research and contributes generously. Funds are raised primarily through an auction of donated items and individual donations. Members also donate generously to both state and national political action committees and are involved in dealing with state and national legislators on issues affecting members entitlements and taxes.

List of Officers

Jack McMurchy
Vice President
Roy Beasley
Marjorie Dixon
Veronica Fountain
National Legislative Chair
W. L. Hasty III (Wynn)
State Legislative Chair
Jack W. McMurchy
Membership Chair
Roy Beasley
   Vice Chair Recruitment
Shirley Shands
   Vice Chair Retension
Alice Gray
Public Relations
Clyde "Ed" Jordan
Service Officer
W. L. Hasty III (Wynn)
Edomonia Brown
Programs Chair
(President, VP, Secty & Treas Jointly handle duties.)
Hospitality Chair
Newsletter Editor
Jack W. McMurchy
Alzheimer's Chair
David Driscoll
Frances Flemming
Edna May
Net Coordinator
Sunshine Chair
Marjorie Dixon

Members and guests waiting for the program to begin.

Randy White, Staff Member of the 4th Cong Ofc in Chesterfield County addresses the group at the 60th Anniversary Luncheon. L_R Roy Beasley – VP, DEL Roselyn Dance, Mr. White, 2010 Pres Annette Jackson, Donna Shackelford, then VFC Pres – Bill Shackelford, and Area 3 VP Jack McMurchy

Presenting an award to the past president Jackson.

Presentation of a certificate for the chapter from the then National President, Margaret Baptiste.

The Certificate.

Joan Fallon, 4th District Congressman Forbes' Chesterfield Office Speaks on Constituant Services at May 15 2014 Petersburg Meeting

L-R Kit Ericson, Elnora Perry, and Ida ButtsAwarded Distinguished Member Certificates by Chapter President Jack Mc Murchy (2nd row) June 19, 2014 @ June Meeting, at the New Petersburg Library

Chapter E-Mail Addresses:

Mr. McMurchy: Email

Mrs Fountain: Email

Mr. Hasty: Email


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