Community bulletin board — news from organizations

Posted: April 10, 2013

Lynda Ingle (left) receives Quotarian of the Year 2012-13 Award from the Winchester chapter, presented by Joyce Mull.



The NAACP, chapter 7127, will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Presbyterian Church, 448 Highland Ave., Winchester.

Contact Alvin Walker at 540-327-7061 or

Shenandoah Herb Society

Shenandoah Herb Society of Sunflower Cottage at 150 Ridgemont Road, Middletown, will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. April 24.

Shenandoah is a unit of the Herb Society of America. Membership includes monthly educational programs, discounts at museums and public gardens, herb publications, group workshops and an informative website. Call 540-869-8482.

Lioness Lions

The Winchester Lioness Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Perkins Restaurant in the lounge area.

Election of officers will take place. Call Susan at 540-869-3784 for information or reservations.

Winchester Wheelmen

The Winchester Wheelmen will have the following events:

Thursday trail work — Volunteers are needed to build next phase of single track mountain bike trails at Sherando Park from 5 p.m. to dusk Thursdays through April 25.

Tools include hard rakes and picks. Park will supply tools as well. Work boots and gloves encouraged.

Park at Stephens City Family Dentistry, 175 Warrior Drive, Stephens City. The entrance to bike path is next to Children of America parking lot. Contact Cory Smith at

Thursday road ride — no mercy paceline ride, Berryville. Meet at Quarles gas station at junction of Kimble Road and Va. 7. Ride starts at 6 p.m. The loop is 27miles.

Thursday night road ride — night road ride at White Post. This ride is a go unless there is rain or snow. Ride starts from White Post Restorations at 6 p.m.

Average speed is 15 to 17mph. No ride leader. White front light and red rear flashing light are required for this ride.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Tea Party

Northern Shenandoah Valley Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Camino Real Mexican Restaurant, 16 Crow St., Berryville.

A discussion on the upcoming 2013 state elections will be held. The speaker will be Pete Snyder, candidate for lieutenant governor.

The group will also have an Anti-Tax Day Rally from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Park, Berryville.

Guest speakers include: Sen. Mark Obenshain, candidate for attorney general; Dave LaRock, candidate for the 33rd District, and John Whitbeck, chairman, 10th District committee.

For information, contact Jay L. Marts at 410-440-1344 or

Dick Bowers  Duplicate Bridge

The Dick Bowers Duplicate Bridge Club holds regular games at 7 p.m. Monday and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center at 28 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester. New players are welcome.

The April 1 north-south winners were Dagmar Loose and Mark Sonder, first, and Helen Sperry and Rosalie Lewis, second. East-west winners were Marie and Milan Majarov, first, and Mary Kay Fahnestock and Chris Scully, second.

The April 2 north-south winners were Gerard O’Malley and Jane Colgan, first, and J. David Grier and Dagmar Loose, second. East-west winners were Bill Fitch and Rhea Diamond, first, and Bengt Farnstrom and Stephen Montague, second.

Lessons and partnerships can be arranged. Visit or call Mary Kay at 540-667-2425.


Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays and Youth Group of Accepting GBLT and Allies will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. April 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley, 6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City.

PFLAG provides support and education to anyone in the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender community, family, and friends.

For information visit or call 540-686-1677.

Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega, ESA International., will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott.

The program will be a talk by a representative from the Henry and William Evans Home for Children in Winchester. Members are asked to bring donations for the speaker to take back to the Evans Home residents.

The April project for the SPCA and Frederick County’s Esther Boyd Animal Shelter was a fashion show held last Saturday and proceeds will be distributed to both.

A Jewel Pin ceremony for this year’s new members Joy Dovel and Ann Taylor will be conducted by past state president Sheen Childress of Manassas. This event will take place as part of the chapter’s 60th anniversary celebration Sunday at the Winchester Country Club. Alpha Omega was chartered in 1953 and charter member Betty Smith will be honored with a 60-year service pin.

Kiwanis Club  of Winchester

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester will meet at noon today at the Best Western Lee-Jackson.

Contact John Westervelt at 540-667-2409 or

Winchester Area Newcomers Club

The Winchester Area Newcomers Club, a social club for women, will meeting at 10:30 a.m. April 17 at the Opequon Presbyterian Church in Kernstown.

For more information: email or visit

Kiwanis Club  of Blue Ridge

The Kiwanis of Blue Ridge will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Clement Board Room of Allen Dining Hall at Shenandoah University.

Gary Auerbach, The Frisbee Guy, will put on a demonstration.

Contact Kyle Homan at 540-722-7459.

Winchester Democratic Committee

The Winchester Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Rouss City Hall in Winchester.

Charlie Jackson, chair of the 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee, will present information and answer questions about the upcoming caucus.


The Fort Loudoun Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. April 20 at Opequon Presbyterian Church, Kernstown.

Awards programs will be held for the fourth-grade flag essay contest, American history essay contest, and the good citizen contest award.

Election of chapter officers will take place.

Refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 per person. Reservations must be made by Saturday to Diane Miller, DAR Regent, Fort Loudoun Chapter, at 540-869-6381 or

Shenandoah Photographic Society

Shenandoah Photographic Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Bethel Lutheran Church.

Speaker will be Cynthia Winter on “Creating Diptychs and Triptychs.”


Rotary Club  of Frederick County

Rotary Club of Frederick County will conduct a new member induction and welcome for two new members at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room of Allen Dining Hall.

Following the meeting the PR Committee will meet to discuss May meeting programs and events.

For more information contact, Stephen M. Gyurisin at 540-336-7357 or

Host Lions

The Winchester Host Lions Club will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Doug Denham who will discuss diabetes.

For more information, call 540-535-0665.

Rotary Club  of Winchester

Rotary Club of Winchester will meet at noon Thursday at the Travelodge.

An update will be given by Ken Falke of Boulder Crest, the Wounded Warrior retreat — the club’s International affair beneficiary. He will discuss progress and plans for the future.

Winchester Connection

The Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals over 40, will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Castiglia’s Restaurant, 2100 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester.

Call 540-313-6303, visit or email

Rotary Club  of Clarke County

The Rotary Club of Clarke County will meet at noon today in the fellowship hall at Berryville Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Main St., Berryville.

Rotary Students of the Month, Maichaela Rohde, Rachel Sefton and Kendall Jenkins, will be honored.

Contact Marie Murphy at 540-247-5442 or

German Lunch Bunch

The German Lunch Bunch will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Golden Corral in Winchester. Call 540-869-6808.

Apple Valley Squares

The Apple Valley Squares offer beginner level modern Western square dancing lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the UAW Building, 2625 Papermill Road, Winchester.

Cost is $5. Call 540-631-4222 or 540-336-7412.

Civil War Special  Interest Club

A Civil War Special Interest Club for ages 9 to 18 will meet this month in the Winchester area.

Contact the Frederick County Extension Office at 540-665-5699.