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:  goo.gl/maps/mUo13 ). 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! 

Find us on Facebook at  NARFE-Annandale 1159  or click on www.facebook.com/pages/NARFE-Annandale1159/531381323549875 )

 

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 Amazon.com 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.

 

 IMPORTANT NOTICE:  DISCONTINUATION OF PAPER EDITIONS OF THE NEWSLETTER

 

In the May edition of our newsletter we reported that we need a Newsletter Chair in order to continue the paper edition of the news. The Newsletter Chair is crucial for the preparation of the paper edition for mailing. No volunteers have come forward. In light of this, the Board has determined that, effective with the January 2018 edition of the newsletter, we will discontinue the paper edition. Without a Newsletter Chair, the chapter could have used our printing company to handle the distribution, but the paper version costs already exceed 43% of the chapter’s budgeted expenses. We cannot afford to increase those costs.

 

Many chapters have already stopped mailing paper newsletters due to the cost involved. As a result of NARFE’s recent decision that NARFE members no longer need to belong to a local chapter (it’s optional upon renewing), we are losing a large number of existing members. So far this year 41 chapter members have given up their chapter membership and become National-only NARFE members, which is reducing the dues we will receive.

 

However, with the elimination of the paper edition our expenses will be reduced. The Board plans to evaluate whether we can reduce the amount of our chapter dues (currently $8 a year) as a result of the elimination of the paper news, once we are able to determine what level of membership we will have after those members who plan to transfer out have done so.

 

We currently distribute 200 copies of our newsletter by e-mail and we will continue our email distribution. In addition to those who already receive the newsletter by e-mail, beginning in January we will distribute the newsletter to any chapter member who has provided their e-mail address to NARFE. If you do not currently receive the newsletter electronically and you have not provided your e-mail address to NARFE, or you are not sure NARFE has your current e-mail address, please provide your address to Doug Jones
(doujones500@verizon.net) in order to continue receiving the newsletter after December.

 

We are sorry regarding any inconvenience this may cause and, if you have any questions or comments on this determination, please contact Mary Lou Vroman, mlvnet@cox.net or 703-354-2492, or Doug Jones, doujones500@verizon.net or 703-425-3361.

Amazon Link Moved

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.

 

Chapter Current Events

Join us at our Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, December 6th - New!

Election of Chapter Officers - New!

Food Drive - New!

Important Information When Renewing Your NARFE Membership - New!

NARFE 2017 Drive - New!

NARFE's 2018 Photo Contest - New!

Call for 2018 Program Topics

Introduction to Our Chapter

Contact your Congressman and Senators 

Prez Sez - October, 2017 - New!

October Program Report - New!

Adopt-a-Road - New!

 

 

Community Calendar

Absentee Voting Available at the Office of Elections and Seven Satellite Locations - NEW!

Congressman Connolly's Open Season Workshop - NEW!

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout - NEW!

Annandale Fall Festival Parade - NEW!

Coming Change in Medicare Cards 

Fairfax Chapter 737 Alzheimer's Fund Raiser 

Reports of Underage Solicitors

Check out Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer Drivers Needed 

Current The Informed Consumer 

Current Golden Gazette 

Current Caregivers Corner Online - NEW!

Current Fairfax 50+ E-news - NEW!

Current Emergency Preparedness Newsletter 

Subscribe to Free E-newsletters  

Alzheimer's Corner

Chapter Contributions towards NARFE Alzheimer's Research - Collections to date 

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's 

Alzheimer's Research and Clinical Trials

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference 

How to Make Donations to NARFE Alzheimer's Research

Alzheimer's Walks - Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's and Dementia E-News

Websites Containing Alzheimer's Information & Resources

Recent Alzheimer's Research Articles

Recent Alzheimer's Safety Articles

Personal Interest Articles

 

 

Treasurers Report for September, 2017 & 2017 Budget

Chapter 1159  Treasurer's Report for September, 2017

 

  

Volunteers Needed! - New Needs!

Volunteers needed: 

Chair of Newsletter Team

Greeters

Website Coordinator

 

Click on Read More for details 

Amazon Online Purchases - Support our Chapter

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

 

 

Legislative Corner

Chapter Legislative Report -  for October

NARFE's Legislative Program for the 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Virginia Federation of Chapters 2017 Legislative Plan 

Narfe Insider  

Legislative Hotline 

 

 

 

What has NARFE Done for You Lately

NARFE Legislative Accomplishments for the 114th Congress

NARFE Insider - NEW!