Thursday, October 28, 2010

CVN Chair's Report

At our meet-up with A-SPAN earlier this month, we heard from Shay Kelley, the inspirational leader of Project 50/50. She explained that each of us has time, talent, and value, and encouraged us to do what we can to help the community. Shay serves as a great reminder that every little bit helps, and that whenever possible, we should strive to give back even more.

If you're looking to get more involved, I encourage you to consider serving as a leader within CVN. We will have positions open on our Leadership Team and committees in 2011 and they are a great way to develop your leadership skills, make new friends, and give back to the community. Details on the open positions and applications will be available in early November. For more information, please contact me at or come to our November meet-up where you can speak to everyone from the current Leadership Team about their experiences with CVN.

Until then, we have a lot to keep us busy, including our biggest event of the year -- Community Residences -- on November 13th. Encourage your friends to join you at this great outdoor event and then join us afterward for a fun celebration!
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Community Calendar

  • Harvest for Hope Silent Auction in Ballston - Saturday, October 30, 7:00 pm, more details
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk - Saturday, October 30, 9:00 a.m. - noon, more details
  • Start Heart Walk at Nationals Park - Saturday, November 6, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., more details
Check out CVN's calendar or browse other volunteering opportunities in Arlington.
Upcoming CVN Events

  • November Monthly Meetup @ P. Brennan's Irish Pub (Columbia Pike) - Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Join CVN at P. Brennan's Irish Pub to learn more about our upcoming events and meet fellow volunteers. Find out more and RSVP on Facebook: RSVP on Facebook
  • YMCA Haunted House - Friday, October 29, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm; Saturday, October 30, 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Come celebrate Halloween with CVN as we help run the YMCA's haunted house for kids. Volunteers will be serving as activity leaders and working directly with the kids. This event spans 2 days and many volunteers are needed so please consider signing up. Find out more, RSVP: Haunted House - Friday and Haunted House - Saturday
  • Gulf Branch Nature Center Invasive Weed Pull - Saturday, November 6, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Help keep Arlington parks beautiful, get exercise, and have fun all at the same time! Join fellow CVN volunteers at Gulf Branch Nature Center and help remove invasive plants and litter from the park land. When we're done, anyone interested in hanging out a while longer can go out for lunch in North Arlington. Find out more, RSVP: Gulf Branch Sign Up
  • National Race Against the Odds - Sunday, November 7, 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. l CVN has been asked to volunteer at the National Race Against the Odds 5k again this year. Volunteers will be assisting with the finish line, directing runners/walkers through the finish chutes, and assisting the timing agents with course timing. This is a great opportunity to support an awesome organization which raises money to support pediatric brain cancer research. Find out more, RSVP: Race Against the Odds Sign Up
  • Community Residences Clean-up - Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. l Join us for CVN's biggest event of the year! Community Residences has invited us back for some outdoor clean-up at several of their homes for individuals with disabilities. Volunteers will be raking leaves, cleaning up yard debris, and enjoying the fall weather while improving the homes of needy residents. Find out more, RSVP: Community Residences Sign Up
  • Arlington Community Conversation on Youth - Saturday, December 4, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | CVN has an opportunity to help lead a community conversation about youth. The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families and Marymount University are hosting a community conversation about young people in Arlington focused on building a better community. Volunteers will be helping to set up the event and co-leading facilitated discussions with community leaders and citizens in small groups. This is a great opportunity to help Arlington do a better job making the community a caring environment for youth. There will be a facilitation training on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. for interested volunteers. Find out more, RSVP: Conversation on Youth Sign Up
  • Fall Kickball - Come out and cheer on CVN Kicks Grass during its second season or meet the team after a game. Games will be played Thursday nights at Quincy Park followed by some social time at Rhodeside Bar and Grill in Courthouse. We'd love to have you join us! Click here to see the team's full schedule.
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