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WELCOME TO VIRGINIA
Welcome to the Virginia Federation of Chapters (VFC) website, www.vanarfe.org. We are part of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, which was founded in 1921. Within the Virginia Federation, there are 59 chapters, scattered across the Commonwealth, representing nearly 20,000 members serving active and retired federal employees, as well as spouses and survivor annuitants.
Our primary mission is to support Congressional legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to the interests of these individuals. We have an active relationship with other organizations who also seek to protect benefits and to combat potential adverse legislation at both the national and state levels. We must all work together to be successful in this mission.
The Virginia Federation comprises ten areas with an area vice president serving as the link between their respective chapters and the federation. In addition there are six program committee chairs covering Alzheimer’s disease, Membership, National and State Legislation, Public Relations, and Service. The voting VFC Board members include the Executive Committee (President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer), ten Area Vice Presidents, six program chairs and the Immediate Past President.
The Federation’s 2012 theme is "NARFE – Accepting the Challenge". NARFE is an organization whose strength emanates from its members in local chapters and those who are members in the new e-NARFE Chapter. The VFC’s role is to assist the local chapters in getting their work done through guidance, program training, leader development, pertinent information dissemination, speakers and encouraging National and State legislator contacts.
Our major focus is to increase our membership through varied recruitment activities and to face the challenges of membership retention. Special activities supported by the Federation include federal agency pre-retirement seminar participation, health fairs, TRIAD (law enforcement programs supporting seniors), federal employee organization conventions, and seminars for active federal employees.
While here on our webpage, please be certain to visit the current events section, along with the list of Chapters, Federation Officers, Program Chair web pages and also the link to NARFE National Headquarters. If you are not already a member of NARFE, please join today by clicking on www.narfe.org and completing the application on line.
VFC President 2012 - 2013
Virginia Federation of Chapters Officers
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TEN THINGS THE VIRGINIA FEDERATION OF CHAPTERS (VFC) DOES FOR YOU
VFC SERVES 60 LOCAL CHAPTERS
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