Friday, October 2, 2009

CVN Monthly Update, Sept. 2009: Stakeholder Meeting and Chicken Bagging

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,
So the summer's basically UP, though there's a little sun here and there still. Hope you all have enjoyed it.
Many thanks to activity leaders and volunteers for coming out for the following events last month (click on each for more info/pics): the 9/11 Memorial 5k; Bikes for the World; Time Slips; and the Youth Activity and Information Fair (click on that link to check out the new CVN shirt). Thanks again!
As far as upcoming events, here's what we're looking at...

Community Volunteer Network (CVN) EVENTS:
  • October Monthly Meetup - Tues., Oct. 6 (7-9 pm) | Come out for our monthly meetup at Temple Lounge in Ballston. Find out more and RSVP
  • Time Slips at Cherrydale Health & Rehab - Oct 8, 17, 22, & 29 (varies) l Category: Seniors - Mentally Impaired l Help lead a creative storytelling session to help people with dementia reaffirm their humanity and connect with staff, family and friends.  Email Jon Bunger for details.
  • Plants and Pitchers - Sun., Oct. 18 (2-4 pm) | Category: Environmental | Get outside for our second invasive plant clean-up. Find out more and RSVP
  • What Does Success Look Like For CVN? - Sun, Oct 25 (1-4 pm) l Category: Strategic Planning l Join CVN's Leadership Team at this stakeholder meeting as we discuss what success looks like for CVN and conduct a situational analysis based on recent surveys and retention data.
  • AFAC Chicken Bagging - Wed., Oct. 28 (6:30-8 pm) | Category: Food assistance | Help AFAC prep for food distribution. Find out more and RSVP 
  • CVN's Biggest Event of the Year! (w/Community Residences) - Sat., Nov. 7 (2-5 pm) | Category: Disabled community | CVN will be prepping 5 houses for the winter for people with disabilities. Find out more and RSVP
OTHER ARLINGTON OPPS (see other community events we're spotlighting here): 
  • Environmental Collection and Recycling Event - Sat., Oct. 3 (8:30 am - 3 pm) | Category: Environmental | Recycle electronics, shoes, bikes and more--more info here: 
  • October Committee of 100 - Wed., Oct. 14 (7-9:30) | Category: Civic engagement | Come out for a meal and a discussion on health care costs. Find out more and RSVP 
  • AHC, Inc. Opportunities - Various dates and times | Category: Affordable housing and youth | AHC has some great opportunities to work in after-school programs and with teen tutoring; they typically ask for a longer commitment for each--contact Jen Cavaliere ( for more info.
Look forward to seeing you around this month, all the best,

Community Volunteer Network

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