In Inaugural Address, McDonnell laid out vision for a “Commonwealth of Opportunity” saying: “I ask all Virginians to continue to seek your own opportunities to get involved in the life of our Commonwealth…. We live in the most generous nation on Earth. So many Virginians give sacrificially of their time, talents and treasure, and rightly so.”
On November 17, Christine Todd and Jon Wolford from the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors presented a $10,000 donation to UCM’s Executive Director, Cynthia Hull, to be used to purchase food for UCM’s food pantry. UCM is deeply appreciative for the ongoing support of NVAR.
The Campagna Center, The St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, D.C. and the Scottish Government continue the tradition and usher in the holiday season in Alexandria with a two-day celebration culminating in the beloved Scottish Christmas Walk Parade through the streets of Old Town Alexandria December 2-3, 2011.
Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services — Holiday Sharing Volunteers
At the Nov. 9 luncheon meeting of the Optimist Club of Alexandria, the Optimists recognized Darrius Turner, a student in the Pathways to Graduation Academy at T. C. Williams High School, for making significant academic progress.
Timothy S. Elliott, the man who championed the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria to give high school students a chance at college, and who worked for a City boating facility to benefit student athletes and local adult rowers, is a 2011 Living Legend of Alexandria.
Alexandria Health Department Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) — Emergency Volunteers
4480 King Street, Alexandria, 22311. www.vamrc.org Join the MRC and become part of a volunteer unit ready to support the community in event of a public health emergency. An initial orientation meeting is held once per month. Register online: https://va.train.org/DesktopShell.aspx
Contact: Katherine Deffer, 703-746-4978, Katherine.Deffer@vdh.virginia.gov
First National Census Of Land Trusts In Five Years: Big Gains In Voluntary Land Conservation Despite Recession[From: EcoNews, Non-Profits]
The first census of land trusts in five years found 10 million new acres conserved nationwide since 2005, including a total of 1.1 million acres protected here in Virginia. Surprisingly, Virginia’s land protection showed a higher rate of growth during the last five years than the national average and Northern Virginia did even better than the Commonwealth did over that same period.
The Campagna Center is pleased to announce that Senator Patsy Ticer will serve as the Grand Marshal for The Campagna Center’s 41st Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade.
Social Services Advisory Board
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:00 PM
Regular monthly meeting
Location: Human Services Building, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Contact: Tresniece Perry, 703.746.5668