Thursday, December 17, 2009

CVN Monthly Update, Dec. 2009: Wrapping up the Year

Below is our most recent email--please let us know any feedback. Also, if you aren't getting these in your inbox, sign up on the County site (be sure to check the box that you're interested in CVN and in receiving emails):
Dear CVN volunteer,

Happy holidays to everyone!

I hope everyone is already or soon to be taking it easy over the holidays with family and friends. We just wanted to hit you with a quick set of upcoming events, along with two other quick notes:
  1. Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, our awesome and talented County Liaison from Volunteer Arlington, will be in touch later today with the details on our new, incoming Leadership Team (LT) members (along with some much-earned thanks to our 2009 LT!)--we're pretty pumped about a solid crew coming in, and excited about all the possibilities we're hoping to open up for more people to get involved with CVN in more ways.

  2. We have hooked up a new Volunteer Arlington Facebook Fan page, which has links to CVN and ways to search for volunteer opportunities--check it out here and "fan" Volunteer Arlington (and if you aren't already a member of our CVN group on FB, hit that up here).                 
  • OAR Wrapping Party - Thu, December 17, 6:30pm – 8:00pm | This event is full, but many thanks to all who are participating with us in OAR's Project Christmas Angel. It will help ensure the children of incarcerated parents don't go without a gift over the holidays. To learn more go to: 
  • Holiday Songs at Cherrydale - Saturday, December 19, 2pm - 3:30pm | Join CVN at the Cherrydale Health & Rehabilitation Center for Holiday songs with the residents. To learn more go to:  
  • Holiday Elves - Sat., Dec.19; Sun., Dec.20 (4 shifts left!)| Come help the Arlington Jaycees take pictures of children coming to see Santa while helping to raise money for a camp for children and adults with special needs. Find out more, RSVP: 
  • Prepare Dinner at Ronald McDonald House - Wed, December 30, 4:30pm – 7:30pm | Join CVN as we prepare a meal for the families at Ronald McDonald house in Falls Church. Familes at the house have children with life-threatening illnesses at Faifax Hospital. Find out more, RSVP: 
  • January Monthly Meetup - Tuesday, January 12, 7 - 9pm @ Whitlow's on Wilson | Come kick off your new resolutions and new year with CVN in Clarendon.  Look for a Facebook invite to come out the last week of December.    
  • Kindergarten Info Night - Monday, January 26, 6:15pm - 9pm |  CVN is partnering with Arlington Public Schools to help parents and their children learn more about Arlington Kindergarten classes. Find out more, RSVP:
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - Monday, January 18, | Make it a Day ON, not a day off.  There are a variety of ways to remember Dr. King's legacy through service on this holiday weekend. Find out more, RSVP:
  • Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) Orientation - Monday, January 11, 6-8 pm | If you are interested in emergency preparedness, considering joining this team of volunteers who will be trained to respond in an emergency. Find out more, RSVP:
  • Other Volunteering Opps - Find some other volunteering opportunities you might be interested in here.
  • Holiday Volunteering Opps - Find some other volunteering opportunities you might be interested in here:
If you want to get reminders abot CVN events and information about other volunteer opportunities on evenings and weekends, follow Sharon, our County Liaison, on Twitter @CVNLiaison

We'll be shooting out some other events and more info on what's coming with CVN soon. Until then, enjoy the holidays, adios! 

Brendan O'Connor
Community Volunteer Network (CVN) Chair

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