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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.

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, 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.


The speaker for the Chapter meeting on Wednesday, May 13, will be Nathalie W. Herrman.

Nathalie is the top trainer at Reston Sport & Health, a massage therapist, Reiki master, and motivational speaker. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University. Ms. Herrman recently published a book entitled, Daily Enlightenments: 365 Days of Spiritual Reflection, and a second book, The Art of Good Habits: Health, Love, Presence, and Prosperity, will be published in the fall of 2015.

Guide to Joyful Living is an energizing and empowering presentation designed to inspire us to improve the quality of our lives. Through simple steps and entertaining stories, Nathalie demonstrates what's possible and shows how small changes in our beliefs and behavior can become big changes in our life circumstances. These changes can lead to well-being beyond our wildest dreams, no matter our age or state of health. Based on her new book, this program gives direction to desire and hope to all: that we can have what we long for and then-some.

We will meet in the Fellowship Hall at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield, Virginia 2212. The social period begins at 12:30 p.m. The business meeting starts at 1:00 p.m., and adjourns at 3:00 p.m. For directions, please consult the church's website, .

The Lunch Bunch will meet at Milano's at 6230-G Rolling Road, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Milano's telephone number is 703-569-7550. Directions: Going west on Old Keene Mill Road, turn right on Rolling Road and make a left at the next light and an immediate right to drive along the businesses. Go left at Panera Bread on the corner and continue along the strip mall until reaching Milano's on the left. Please call Eleanor Erickson at 703-768-4460 or email her at , so that a reservation can be made in advance. Your fellow Chapter members invite you to join them to socialize and have lunch.

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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