Leslie Ravenell

VFN President


Kathy Arpa

Immediate VFC Past President


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Welcome to the Virginia Federation of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)   website, www.vanarfe.org.   We are proud of our 46 chapters that extend from Northern Virginia (close to the Nation’s Capitol to the beaches of Southern Virginia to the Shenandoah Mountains. 

 The Virginia Federation of NARFE (VFN) has a long history of advising and assisting federal employees and retirees. It was founded April 9, 1955, by NARFE members residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.   Currently, there are approximately 8,000 NARFE members within the 46 traditional Chapters and over 7000 in the Virginia National Division.  These members include current and retired federal employees, spouses, and survivor annuitants.

 Virginia is one of the few states that have a very active State Legislation Program. A State Legislation Plan is developed every year and presented to the Virginia Delegates.   We support State Legislation that strengthens fair and efficient governance and protects the rights, safety and assets of Virginia’s seniors. We invite you to look at our Plan and our newsletter at our website.  

 The VFN is organized by geographic area. There are currently ten VFN Areas and each Chapter is assigned to a particular VFN Area. To find the nearest Chapter, go to the NARFE website, at www.narfe.org, and enter the five-digit postal zip code for your location.

 The VFN holds an Annual Meeting at various locations in Virginia. This year’s Annual Meeting will be held in Charlottesville from April 7-10, 2019.  Our current theme is “Virginia Leading the Way” which reflects our mission and emphasizes that Virginia is currently the leader in the Nation in contributions to Alzheimer’s Research as well as the Federation with the highest number of National members.
 NARFE has many priorities, but its top priorities must be recruiting and retention and, of course, legislation.   If we do not unite and work together, we will soon be losing benefits. That is our purpose - to unite and work and vote on issues concerning our benefits. 

NARFE has Service Officers who are available to provide NARFE members, their families and survivors with (1) assistance in contacting the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) concerning benefits and programs, such as civil service annuities, survivor benefits, life insurance, income tax-withholding from annuities and health insurance; and (2) information on other important programs, such as Medicare, Social Security and veterans’ benefits.


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Leslie Ravenell
VFN President

Virginia Federation of NARFE Officers

Leslie Ravenell
Colonial Beach
1st Vice-President
Pat Taylor
Newport News
2nd Vice President
Constance Bails
Richard Shrum
Raphael Wong
Potomac Falls
Past President
Kathy Arpa
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