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Latest from Vale Club's President: A short trip down memory lane

 
I was walking through the schoolhouse with Darea last week so she could show me where some things were stored. I was thinking of the upcoming board meeting and wanted to know where the small coffee pot was and the electric tea pot and a few other items.
Then we looked in the powder room, where I saw a new vanity table. I picked up the seat of the toilet, saw the clear water and no yellow-stained bowl, and thought WOW. Is that not the most beautiful improvement to our schoolhouse? And to have clear water that flows from the faucets? I had a moment of almost unbelievable amazement seeing this change in our schoolhouse. I realize this must seem so silly to most of you, it is just that I remember when the water was so frightfully awful. Let us all be thankful for how precious our schoolhouse truly is.
 
On Sunday, Oct. 2, we will be hosting an Open House from 2-4 p.m.. Evelyn Heitman, chair of Member Development, will be heading this event, whereby the schoolhouse is open to anyone interested in learning more about it. Members will be there to answer questions and explain what we do as well as what we are about. During the summer we had a change in our Vice President position because Robin Thurman accepted a new position as a contractor and resigned. Happily for us, Kim Stackman stepped up to fill the vacancy on the board. The Vale Club Executive Board nominated, voted and unanimously accepted her as our Vice President.
 
Looking ahead to next year, on July 17, 2017, Fairfax County will celebrate its 275th Anniversary at the Government Center. Planning for this has begun and we will be a part of it. More to come later.  There are a few articles of clothing left on the coat rack at the back of the schoolroom, including two very nice looking jackets. Please look these over and see if they belong to you. If they are nor claimed soon we will donate them to charity.
 
Welcome back to another year at Vale Club.  At our September monthly meeting you will hear from all our committee chairs and activities planned for the year ahead. At this meeting we will have our potluck brunch.  If you have any questions or suggestions concerning Vale Club, please call me or email me. Phone 703-620-2586 or email fcd3409@gmail.com.
 
Flossie Delaney
Vale Club President

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

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 us:
    board@valeschoolhouse.org