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What would we do without you? A shout-out to our many volunteers “You use a mirror to see your face: you use works of art to see your soul” ~~George Bernard Shaw
With St. Patrick’s Day in March, I felt it most appropriate to use an Irish playwright’s quote to inspire us this month. Joining Shaw amongst the Irish notables would be Beckett, author of “Waiting for Godot.” Not one of my favorites! However, Jonathan Swift explores moral correctness and social fairness in his novel “Gulliver’s Travels.” Truly, a classic! Lastly, Oscar Wilde entertains us with his comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest.” That work IS truly entertaining.
The above Irish folks are noteworthy but let’s take a moment to go behind the scenes here at Vale Club. Please note that this is just a sampling of the many folks who should be recognized… Many thanks to Ann and Sue for resurrecting the Chili Cook off affair. Huge attendance and great time!
Kim, our past President, is now on assignment scheduling all sorts of wonderful outings that take us from DC to out in the countryside. Kudos, Kim, for all your effort put forward. Trish works diligently to bring interesting historical material regarding the schoolhouse to our attention. From banner placement to photo sharing, she is constantly involved in keeping us abreast of our epic building and currently has focused on recognizing our 85th anniversary. Ronniejean has the equivalent role of an executive administrator. Bookkeeping, collections, publishing, but without the paycheck. “Friends of Vale Club” work on a regular basis to keep our charming schoolhouse intact. Currently, they will be discussing a few repairs that need to be reviewed and assessed. Our hospitality crew is like “The Little Engine Who Could.” Every month they magically transform the kitchen into a lovely morning array of eateries and beverages.
We truly appreciate all you do! May everyone have a wonderful St. Paddy’s Day and find the above quote by Shaw inspirational.
Kathy Zichi Vale Club President
It’s Not Too Early To Start Thinking YARD SALE!
It may still look like winter outside, but our annual May Vale Club Yard Sale will be here in just a couple of months. As you do a bit of Spring Cleaning, please set aside items and donate them to our sale. Your donations are tax deductible. Please gather your unwanted items for our annual Vale Club Yard Sale, which is always such a great success. All of your castoffs are someone else’s treasure, so clean out your basements, attics and closets. What sells well •Clean items in good working order •Anything new in a package •Furniture, household goods, kitchen pots and pans, collectibles, baby and children’s gear, bikes, toys, table lamps, tools •Clean clothes (no sweaters), handbags and shoes in good condition. Nicer items on hangers and size labels on shoes are extremely helpful!
household items & Collectibles
adult & children’s clothing & shoes
small working appliances & furniture
This year we are not selling:
•Books except children’s books
•Mens’ and Womens’ slacks and suits
•Old computers and printers, stereo speakers, VHS tapes
•Large exercise equipment and golf clubs
•Hanging light fixtures
•Baby car seats, cribs, and old helmets - due to safety concerns
•Christmas or seasonal decorations
Thank you all for your generosity. Ask a friend or neighbor if they would like to donate. People are really happy to get rid of their stuff for such a good cause as the preservation of our beautiful building. The Yard Sale is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun and truly appreciated by our community! Any questions please contact Amy R or Maria B.
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