Latest from Vale Club's President:
During this February month surround yourselves with love and activities “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness” by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Valentine’s Day was always a very special day when I was a youngster. In grade school, each year, we were asked to bring in a shoebox to decorate. On Valentine’s Day that box would be filled with a valentine from each classmate. The homeroom mother would bring in treats and the afternoon was sheer delight! One year, our grade school teacher explained that a student’s dad was out of work. With money being an issue, that family couldn’t afford to buy valentines so the student would be making his valentines for his classmates. We were cautioned to be kind and not to criticize him. I felt especially concerned for him and hoped he would find that we appreciated his attempt at hand made Valentines. All classmates were very kind and no one made mean remarks. Somehow I feel that particular Valentine’s Day held a special lesson for me for years to come. I believe it is why I continue to this day to seek out sensitive folks like yourselves who put others before you in so many ways.
This month of February, our Vale club calendar is filled with all kinds of events to attend during the month of February including the Chili Cook Off. Be sure to check the newsletter for activities in which you would like to participate. May you all enjoy a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Even though you may not have a shoebox filled with five and dime Valentine cards, may you be surrounded by the ones you love most of all. I believe, Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, you got it right! Your words were spot on.
Kathy Zichi, Vale Club President
Vale Club is dedicated to enriching the lives of women in the Vale community. Our goal is to provide our members with a variety of social, educational, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. The majority of our members live within the Oakton community. We have multiple member activities each month, primarily scheduled from September through May, with a few Special Interest Groups meeting during the summer months ...s
Vale Schoolhouse, at the corner of Vale and Fox Mill Roads in Oakton, VA, was built c.1884 as a one-room public school. A second room was added in 1912. The school closed in 1931 when many Fairfax County schools were consolidated ...read more
Friends of Vale Schoolhouse, Inc. is Vale Clubs 501(C)3 charity for the maintenance and preservation of the historic Schoolhouse property which was placed on the VA Landmarks Register and the National Register ... read more