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NARFE Chapter 893 Springfield

Honoring Our History / Embracing Our Future

Welcome to Springfield Chapter 893 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).

Springfield Chapter 893 is the largest of the 59 chapters in Virginia, and the second largest chapter in the United States. Chartered in 1963, with 14 members, we have embarked on our 52nd year, currently serving 1291 members.

More than numbers, however, we are recognized for having a strong voice in national and local legislative issues affecting Federal retirees, active Federal employees, senior citizens, and the public at large. In addition to this primary NARFE mission, as individuals and as a chapter, we have made invaluable contributions to the Northern Virginia community. Our past presidents have been recognized as dynamic and dedicated leaders who through their selfless service have paved the way for this chapter's successful history.

In order to prepare for the current year's legislative challenges, we must rely on our dedicated volunteer members to challenge efforts to adversely impact our earned benefits. Further, we are charged with preserving the economic future of generations of active and retired Federal employees.

In addition to our mission-related activities, we offer monthly chapter meetings to inform our members of the chapter's business and national and state legislative activities and issues. We invite interesting and relevant speakers to share timely information concerning events of the day, updates on members' benefits, retirement annuities, etc., and services provided by chapter volunteers, committee chairs and Board members.

We engage with our members in social events, such as a December holiday luncheon, a Spring luncheon/function, complimentary attendance at Little Theatre of Alexandria plays, special social events, and activities in support of funding research for a cure for Alzheimer's Disease with the Alzheimer's Association of America.

From January 2016 meeting

We invite you to join other members at our monthly chapter meetings held the second Wednesday of the month (September through May) at the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield, Virginia 22152. For directions to Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, please view the church's website, www.kirkwoodpres.com. Our social period begins at 12:30 p.m. The business meeting starts at 1:00 p.m., and adjourns at 3:00 p.m.


Our guest speakers for Chapter 893's Monthly Meeting on February 10, 2016, will be Jodi Lyons, CEO, SeniorSherpa, and Board Member, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area, and Dr. William Mansbach, Founder and CEO, Mansbach Health Tools, LLC, Home of the BCAT.

Their joint presentation will focus on "Caring for the Caregiver." Ms. Lyons will explore Recognizing and Defining the Problems, while Dr. Mansbach will discuss Building Cognitive and Emotional Reserves utilizing the BCAT (Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool).

Ms. Lyons and Dr. Mansbach accepted my invitation to speak at our February meeting, notwithstanding their many obligations and busy calendar of presentations locally and out-of-state. Having had the opportunity to hear their innovative and important presentations at the NARFE Region X Conference in Virginina Beach, Virginina, in September of 2015, we are delighted to be able to share this meeting not only with our members, but also with interested members of other NARFE chapters in our area. Chapter 893 members received a prior notice of our guest speakers for February in our December 2015 newsletter.

The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall, Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield, Virginia. Registration and a social period will begin at 12:30 p.m., and there will be a brief busines meeting at 1:00 p.m. Our speakers are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., and the meeting will adjourn at 3:00 p.m.

For directions to Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, please consult the church's website,http://www.kirkwoodpres.com . Attendees should use the handicapped entrance adjacent to the church's parking lot.

The Lunch Bunch will meet on February 10 in advance of our Chapter meeting at 11:00 a.m., at Bertucci's restaurant, 6525 Frontier Drive, Springfield, Virginia. Members and guests are invited to attend for lunch and to enjoy fellowship. Please contact Eleanor Erikson in advance if you plan to join the group so that she can make reservations for everyone to be seated together. Eleanor's telephone number is 703-768-4460, and her email address is 33elenor@gmail.com mailto:33elenor@gmail.com .

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 10.



Check out these links for more information:

Meetings/Directions      Membership      Newsletters      Alzheimer’s     

Governing Documents     Chapter's First 40 years

Contacts:    Chapter      VA NARFE      NARFE      Legislators

Worst Mistakes Federal Employees and Retirees Make

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