Frances Edgerton Boatman - Membership Chairman



Frances joined NARFE in 2013 and has served as President of the Roanoke Valley Chapter 0111 since 2017.  Prior to that, she was 1st V.P./Membership of Roanoke Valley Chapter 0111 in 2016 and 2017,   Since 2018, she has served as Congressional District Liaison (District 6), and attended the 2019 Legislative Conference, as well as VFN Conventions/Conferences since 2016.

Although Frances lives in Roanoke, she is a native of Chase City, VA. She attended the University of Richmond (Business Administration).  Following employment with Reynolds Metals in Richmond and twelve years with Burlington Industries in Clarksville, she began her Federal career in 1986 with the United States Postal Service in Roanoke, VA.  She was appointed Postmaster of Fincastle in 1992, where she served until 2012, and retired with 26 years of federal service.

Previously, she served as the President of National League of Postmasters - Virginia.  She received the Virginia Postmaster of the Year Award in 2005 and the NLPM National Leadership Award in 2006.  After retirement, she served as President of NLPM - Virginia Retirees.  Since 1992, she has participated in the yearly NLPM Forum, meeting with legislators regarding Postal employee issues.

She has two sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling, ballroom dancing, gardening, spending time with family and friends, and looks forward to working with the Board and all Chapters as VFN Membership Chair.
Frances can be contacted at or (540) 330-9122.


FACEBOOK NonProfit Page Handout


SKYPE Handout

Chapter Transfer Form

Membership Strategic Plan Powerpoint 2014

Membership Strategic Plan 2014 PDF

Quid Pro Quo Powerpoint 2014

Quid Pro Quo 2014 PDF

M1 - Reinstatement Form

M1 - Rinstatementl Form Page 2

Retension Letter

Recuitment Retention Materials 2014

Sample Strategic Plan 2014

Recruitment Training Examples from Past Branstorming 2014

Guide to Second (or Third) Contact

Guide - Calling Prospects

Guide - Emailing Prospects

Guide - Letter to Prospects

Template Letter 1 (Lapsed Member-1)
Template Letter 2 (Lapsed Member-2)

Template Letter-w/Dues Withholding-1(Lapsed Member-Dues Withholding-1)

Template Letter-w/Dues Withholding-2 (Lapsed Member-Dues Withholding-2)

Speeding Retirement

How Much Money to Retire?

Federal Buildings Intro Letter 2014

HQ Alzheimer Program Brochure

FAQs About your Federal Benefits

Press Release - Dropping Chained CPI 2014

NARFE 113th Congress Legislative Accomplishments

NARFE Pension Bargain 2014

VFC April 2014 Membership Awards (PDF)

VFC 2013 - 2014 Recruitment Awards

VFC 2013 - 2014 Recruitment Awards (Based on Chapter Size)

Recruitment Ideas

Condolence Letter