Thursday, December 17, 2009

Announcing NEW Leaders With CVN

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Dear CVN volunteer,

The year is rapidly coming to a close and I am pleased to inform you that we have a dynamic group of new leaders that are eager to step up and take on new roles this coming year.  They each have unique experience which will be valuable to CVN and are enthusiastic to get started.  If you haven't met them yet, hopefully you will be able to attend the January Monthly Meetup on January 12th at Whitlows to hear what they have in mind for 2010.

Before I announce the new leaders however, I want to make sure to thank each of our 2009 Leadership Team members individually.  Brendan O'Connor, who is staying on through April in his role of Chair, has given a phenomenal amount this year and done a great job taking ownership over the program and challenging us to do even more. Lisa Dorsey brought her organizing ability and energy to bear on the Program Chair role, organizing as many as four events a month!  Meredith Clayton helped us to transition from the 2008 team, and organized twelve Monthly Meetups all around Arlington.  Jon Bunger took on unique challenges this year such as the Logo contest and the new T-shirts in his role as Membership Chair, all while continuing the Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation activity.  A big thank you to our 2009 CVN Leadership Team!  As well as a shout out to the Activity Leaders who made so many events possible this past year.  CVN has really grown and become more active than ever, thanks to each and every one of you and the dedication you bring to our group.

And now... introducing our selections for new members of the Leadership Team for 2010:

Kellen MacBeth, Monthly Volunteering Chair: Kellen is currently on an advisory board for the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families.  He had a tremendous impact at his college, Marymount University, creating an organization called the Global Charity Project with a few friends.  He enjoys organizing and mobilizing committees.  He is already taking the lead on a volunteer project at the Ronald McDonald House at the end of the month.  We think his experience and enthusiasm will be very valuable.

Meredith Meade, Recurring Volunteering Chair: Meredith has been very involved with CVN, a regular with the Cherrydale group, and present at our stakeholder meeting. Since Cherrydale is one of the two recurring volunteering events that we've done, her experience with that should really help us design what recurring volunteering will look like as we get it started.  She also has a background working with a nonprofit that did Community Development and experience coordinating people in various ways.

Jourdan Clandening, Communications Chair: Jourdan is a familiar face with CVN, having helped us with the Summer Celebration and bringing in lots of great ideas for how we can improve our PR and marketing.  In Michigan Jourdan worked for the Housing authority and also served in a volunteer capacity with affordable housing issues.  She currently coaches Cheerleading munchkins.  Jourdan currently works in PR and marketing.

Kelly Corbally, Social Chair: Kelly has been involved with CVN as an Activity Leader this year.  She is one of CVN's most active volunteers and is very committed to CVN.  She even attended the Stakeholder meeting after working all night the night before.  She currently volunteers with the Reading Connection and is involved in a choral group.

Now that our new Chair positions are in place, we will begin to build the Lead positions and the committees.  If you expressed an interest in one of those positions you should be hearing from us before the new year.

With these new leaders coming on board, you are sure to see more great ideas and new faces getting involved.  In January we will update the About CVN link on our website to include information about these new leaders and how to contact them.  In the meantime, if you have an idea for CVN, you can send it to

Have a wonderful holiday,

Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom

Arlington County Liaison
Community Volunteer Network
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