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Latest from Vale Club's President:  
Despite Pandemic, Vale Club Prevailed in 2020

Welcome to 2021 and the possibilities this new year affords.

While we’ve faced unprecedented challenges that we never imagined, this time has underscored the importance of relationships and connectivity, kindness, strength, and resilience. These are things we’ve seen time and time again through the action of our membership.

Let us not forget that despite the pandemic of 2020, Vale Club prevailed last year. The majority of the activities and events came together (Art Meet Up, Birthday Celebrations, Book Clubs, Bridge, FVS
Meetings, Hiking, Outings, Outreach, Vale Club Board Meetings, Vale Club General Meetings highlighting varied speakers, and Wine Tasting). Trivia Night and the Holiday virtual gathering to listen to Bob Poczik and the Langley High School Madrigals were added to our traditional programs.
Our wonderful Hospitality Committee and volunteer bakers surprised and thanked the three fire and rescue stations (Fair Oaks, Fox Mill, and Oakton) that continually respond to the smoke alert alarm at the Vale Schoolhouse.
As we reflect on the success of the membership’s determination to provide normalcy, it is important to note that NOT EVERYTHING WAS CANCELLED.
 
Vale Club parking lot upgrade was not cancelled.
Going for walks was not cancelled.
Reading was not cancelled.
Kindness was not cancelled.
Imagination was not cancelled.
Conversations were not cancelled.
Relationships were not cancelled.
Love was not cancelled.
HOPE was not cancelled.
 
We’re in this together, and we will get through this together. We are, however, in a respectful holding pattern because of many of our “ages and stages.” Once it is safe to do so, we will resume and celebrate TOGETHERNESS again! We look forward to the time when Coffee Meet Ups, Culinary Escapes, Dinner with Friends, and Special Events are added to our calendars.
Although we are not yet gathering in our beautiful, historical Vale Schoolhouse, our first general meeting of the new year is Jan. 12, 2021, at 9:15 a.m.
Should you have any questions, recommendations, or creative ideas, do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Happy New Year,
Susan Wrigley
Vale Club President

 

Latest from Friends of Vale Schoolhouse:  

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:

Exterior paint touch-up
Cleaned and inspected gutters
Checked all windows
Installed a Fire Extinguisher
Repaired the toilet
Completed extensive repairs to the porch, replacing many rotten boards
 
Charlene Willess
FVS Rep to VC

Vale Club

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
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Vale Schoolhouse

A brief history of The Vale Schoolhouse as recorded by the Fairfax County Public Schools of Yesteryear and Todayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUOCcwvqBB0

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

 

Contact Us

  • The Vale Schoolhouse is located at the corner of Vale Rd and Fox Mill Rd in Oakton, VA
  • P.O. Box 6, Oakton,VA 22124
  • For other information contact our President at Pguffain@tfi.org