NARFE - Chapter 1159
Please Join Us at our Meetings!

NARFE Chapter 1159 meetings are open to all active and retired Federal employees and guests.  Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June.  Except for social luncheons held in lieu of the December and June meetings, we meet at 10am at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale. (See map: ). Each of our meetings includes a speaker presenting a topic of interest to our members.  Please check  Meetings & Events below for the details of our next meeting.

Please join us!  Remember NARFE is the only membership organization solely dedicated to protecting and preserving the benefits of all Federal workers and retirees.  We need you! 

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Chapter 1159 Photo Album - Photos from this program year: . For photos from previous years, please check out photos from past meetings and activities in our Chapter 1159 Photo Album available under the About Us menu item above. 

SUPPORT CHAPTER 1159 WITH ON-LINE PURCHASES AT AMAZON.COM !  Our Chapter has joined the Amazon Associates program which allows us to earn a fee on purchases from that are made through a link on our website.  For more information and to use the link, go to Amazon Online Purchases header below and then click on Read More, the Amazon image is the link and thank you for your support. 

Note:  Meetings are cancelled when Fairfax County public schools are closed for the entire day due to inclement weather.  If schools are open 1 or 2 hours late, our meeting will be held.

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NOTE: The Amazon link has been moved to a lower position on the page under its own header.  Please support our Chapter by using the link when purchasing from Amazon.


In Remembrance of Charlie Dane

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Charlie Dane.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on February 20th with visitation at noon at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral home.

Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 425-9702



In Remembrance of Charlie Dane

Charles W. (Charlie) Dane passed away on Monday, January 25th, 2016.    It’s hard to summarize all that Charlie meant to this Chapter and to NARFE as a whole.  Charlie was a member of NARFE for almost 20 years.  He rarely missed a chapter meeting or an executive board meeting.  He was our current chapter newsletter editor and before that he served as the Chapter President, 1st Vice President, Treasurer, Service Officer, and as a member of our Chapter’s audit committee.  He was a chapter delegate to the last 13 VFC Conventions.  He provided outstanding leadership over the years and was a reservoir of what is called “corporate knowledge”, and he was generous in sharing that knowledge with those who sought his advice or counsel.  He was truly dedicated to our efforts.  In fact, Charlie was known to work from his hospital bed if he was in charge of something that was needed.  Finally, Charlie was also a commendable role model of citizenship as a volunteer in his community.  For example, as a kidney transplant recipient, he was a longstanding member of Fairfax County’s Commission on Organ and Tissue Donations.  He was a member and past co-chair of the Fairfax County School Board’s Human Relations Advisory Committee.  He participated in a stakeholders’ assessment of top candidates when the search was on for a new Superintendent for the Fairfax County School Board.  He was his civic association’s representative to the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations.  The list really does go on.  As Louise Golobic our Alzheimer’s Chair said, Charlie was like the captain of a ship.  And that is true.  From my experience, you can replace a captain, but you don’t forget them over time.  Charlie will be missed.  When we have information about his funeral service and visitation, we will share it with you.

                                                                               Mary Lou Vroman, President

                                                                               NARFE Chapter 1159 



Current Event Topics:

Form to make donations in support of the Virginia Federation of Chapters convention - NEW!

Crossover Legislative Town Hall - NEW!

Adopt-a-Road Pick-up Dates for 2016

Chapter 1159 Forms an online Discussion-Chat Group -- REVISED INSTRUCTIONS







Community Calendar

Social Security Class - Changes that may affect you!  - NEW!

Fazing out of paper Metro cards - NEW!

Handouts from George Kresslein, Jr. CPA distributed at the February 3rd General Meeting - 2016 Tax Updates - NEW!

Medicare Fraud - Handouts from our General Meeting on October 7th

Current Caregivers Corner Online - New!

Stuff on the Bus 

Brochures Made Available at Office of Emergency Preparedness Presentation on 1-7-15 

Volunteers Needed to Help Older Adults 

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Out of Sight--Lock and Light

What you should put on your night table prior to retiring 

Subscribe to Free E-newsletters  

Alzheimer's Corner

Do you have a personal story? 

Mysteries of the Brain

Historic Alzheimer's Funding Increase Signed into Law, Answering Alzheimer's Association Call for Action - NEW!

Coping with Aging's Costliest Challenge - NEW!

Wandering and/or Becoming Lost --- GPS Smart Soles - NEW!

Some Programs that Address Wandering - NEW!

In and Around Annandale - NEW!

Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer's Research - New York Times  

Best Websites for Alzheimer's Information

Alzheimer's Study Uses PET Scan to Assess Risk

Alzheimer's Facts and Figures - 2014


Treasurers Report for January, 2016 & 2016 Budget

Chapter 1159  Treasurer's Report for December

2016 Budget



Volunteers Needed!

The Chapter currently is looking for someone to serve as the Chapter's Website Coordinator and volunteers to serve as Greeters at Chapter meetings.

If you are interested in helping in any of these roles or in any other capacity, please contact Mary Lou Vroman.


Amazon Online Purchases - Support our Chapter

Support Chapter 1159 with your Amazon Online Purchases -- (Click on Read More below to Access Link)



Legislative Corner

Virginia Federation of Chapters 2016 Legislative Plan  

Narfe Insider 



What has NARFE Done for You Lately

What has NARFE done for you lately

NARFE Legislative Accomplishments for the 114th Congress