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Chapter 7

Virginia's Oldest Continuously-Operating NARFE Chapter--Established 1947



Chapter 7 typically meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington, VA.  A social period starts at 12:00 noon. No meetings are held in July and August, and luncheons are usually held at a local restaurant in June and December. The meetings feature notable speakers on a wide range of topics. If you have an idea for a topic or speaker, please let one of the officers know.

The Chapter’s Executive Board meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month, except June and July, at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. These meetings are open to Chapter members.

Meetings are cancelled if Arlington Public Schools have an unscheduled closing.

Please read our Newsletter for details about the meetings.

Not a member? Visit or call (800) 627-3394 to join. Or, come to one of our meetings and pick up an application.

Already a member? Want to save on your annual dues? Sign up for dues withholding and save $6 annually. Pick up an application form at the chapter meeting or download the form at Sign in, and under “Resource Library” click on “Dues Withholding”.

Maximizing Benefits for Your Heirs:
Know the Rules and Avoid Costly Mistakes! Presentation by Mark Keen, Certified Financial Planner and Partner at Keen & Pocock at our February, 2014 meeting. He is perhaps best known to NARFE members for his monthly column, Managing Money, which appears in narfe magazine.

FEHBP and Medicare: Coordinating Coverage. Presentation by Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. at our November 2012 meeting.

Officers (Calendar Year 2017)





William (Bill) Thompson

Chapter7NARFE (at)

1st Vice President &
Legislative Chair

Ed Weiler

cantilever55 (at)

703 / 241-8798

2nd Vice President &
Membership Chair


Secretary & Web Coordinator

Nancy Palmerino

NancyOlive0110 (at)

703 / 243-6546


Jim Hall

jlawhall (at)

703 / 841-0360

Immediate Past President

Mark McLachlan

703 / 528-3158

Alzheimer’s Chair

Bonnie Franklin

BFrank317 (at)

703 / 578-1935


Elsie Cunningham

CarperCon (at)

703 / 370-4062

Newsletter Editor &
Distribution Manager

Mary Knox

MaryKnox8934 (at)

703 / 528-7607

Program Chair

Norbert Erickson

703 / 528-1168

Public Relations

Max Scruggs

MaxScruggs.NARFE (at)

571 / 488-7501

Service Officer
& Parliamentarian




Social Chair

Bill Thomson

JBWT42 (at)

Sunshine Chair



Contact your elected officials:

United States Senate

The Honorable Tim Kaine
B40C Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Ph: 202-224-4024
Fax: 202-228-6363

The Honorable Mark R. Warner
475 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Ph: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295

United States House of Representatives (District 8)

The Honorable Donald S. Beyer, Jr.
431 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Ph: 202-225-4376
Fax: 202-225-0017




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