Welcome to spring and a new beginning. We certainly have been through a situation where we have had adversity, but now we safely are returning with resilience, soaring human spirit, collective caring, and passionate commitment. A variety of service hour opportunities are forthcoming. Watch for emails describing occasions where assistance is needed. Our virtual general meetings and social breakout room gatherings continue. The Vale Club Executive Board wishes to inform you that the April 13 and May 11 General Meetings will be via the ZOOM platform. Following each meeting will be a 15-minute randomly selected small breakout rooms activity for any wishing to chat with members. Other opportunities for virtual social time in small groups are on Monday, April 26, and Monday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. Separate email reminders will be sent; no response is necessary, just sign into ZOOM. The wonderful news is that the warmer weather is conducive to transitioning to in-person activities and events: Birthday Celebrations, Hiking Group, Outings, Outreach, Special Events, and Wine Tasting. See newsletters, email blasts, and Sign Up Genius (SUG) for more detailed information.
As of April 1, Governor Northam has increased the number of individuals permitted in a social gathering to 50 people for indoor settings and 100 people for outdoor settings. The governor and his staff will review additional maximums on a month-to-month basis. It is time to advance and celebrate together! SAVE THE DATES: On Wednesday, June 9, will be our annual Vale Club End-of-Year Luncheon. On Saturday, June 19, will be our annual Vale Club Happy Hour (spouses invited). Both events are outdoor settings.
Thank you ALL so very much for everything you did and do for Vale Club and its members. Your support is paramount to maintaining our beautiful Vale Club Schoolhouse and the history it embodies. Should you have any questions, recommendations, or creative ideas, do not hesitate to contact me.
Besides the wonderful work that has been done to expand and improve the parking lot at the schoolhouse, Debi Dicks, our Vice President for Buildings & Grounds has overseen a number of fall maintenance projects:
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
A brief history of The Vale Schoolhouse as recorded by the Fairfax County Public Schools of Yesteryear and Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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
Most Vale Club activities are being held via ZOOM. You can access Vale Club’s zoom in one of two ways—Sign-UpGenius (SUG) from the Welcome page or, by clicking on the link which will be contained in the general meeting notices each month. The Calendar of Events is subject to change depending on the status of COVID-19. We plan to secure speakers for our ZOOM general meetings. If you have ideas on great speakers willing to donate their time, please let me know by phone (202-257-3043) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, as always, for working through these challenging times with us!
Pam Guffain Vale Club Vice President
Life isn’t always a sunshiny day, but our friendships in the Vale Club help sustain us through the rough times. When you hear of a member who could use a visit, a card, or other help and support, please let me know. As your Sunshine Chair I’ll make sure our members receive the Tender Loving Care they need. Thanks to all for keeping in touch with me on behalf of our members. And may our year be filled with “blue sky and sunshine” days. Sunshine Chair is Diane Durbin.