Community bulletin board: news from organizations

Posted: October 10, 2012

Torch Club officers include (from left) Dan Rodgers, treasurer; Steve Brown, president; Jeff Patton, past president; Jim Klenkar, board member at large, and Tom Hill, secretary.



The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Winchester Chapter 180 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester.

Entertainment will be by the Dixie Rhythm Band.

Cost is $8. Call Harmon Byrd at 540-877-1952 by Oct. 23.


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

PFLAG provides support and education to anyone in the community.

Women’s Civic League

Women’s Civic League will hold a card and game party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester.

Cost $15 per person with lunch and door prizes provided. The deadline is Friday. Call Margie at 540-662-0198.

Winchester Connection

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

Dress is business casual and prospective members welcome.

Call 540-313-6303; visit or email

Rotary Club  of Frederick County

The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room of Allen Dining Hall.

The Sherando High School Interact Club student presentations will be featured.

Contact Stephen M. Gyurisin at 540-336-7357 or


The Winchester Torch Club has more than 50 members, making it the largest club in its region, and the fourth-largest in the International Association of Torch Clubs.

Torch, an international organization of professionals and academics, meets monthly to consider papers prepared by club members.

The initial paper for the Winchester club this year was presented Oct. 3 by Dr. Ann Lesman, professor of foreign languages at Shenandoah University. Her topic was “Its Time to Drop the Cuban Embargo.”

Officers for the 2012-13 year include Stephen Brown, president; Dr. Deborah Bauserman, vice president, programs; Frank Wright, vice president, arrangements; James Klenkar, member at large; Thomas Hill, secretary; Daniel Rodgers, treasurer; Michael Foreman, membership chair, and Jeffrey Patton, immediate past president.


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. Call 540-631-4222 or 540-336-7412.

Dance Club Shenandoah

Dance Club Shenandoah will hold the first dance of the 2012-2013 season Oct. 20. The band will be the Dave Winters Group.

Dance Club Shenandoah is a members-only organization that holds monthly ballroom/swing/Latin dances with live bands.

Call Steve and Ellen at 540-667-1923.

American Legion Post 21

American Legion Post 21 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the post home on Berryville Pike.

Prospective new members are to bring a copy of form DD214.

Lioness Lions

The Winchester Lioness Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Perkins Family Restaurant in the Lounge Area. Call Susan at 540 -869-3784.

Hawthorne Garden Club

The Hawthorne Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Natural Arts Garden Center in Toms Brook.

A workshop will be led by Lynn Phillips. Abbye Gordon is the hostess.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society presents “Solid Waste, Pollution and Avian Habitat: What You Can Do” by Michael Neese at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 102 of Shenandoah University’s Bowman Building, 20 S. Cameron St.

Neese is head of the recycling program for the city of Winchester.

This program is free and open to the public. Contact Rosemary Rogers at 540-323-7627 or visit

Newcomers Club

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

Contact 540-328-0622 or or visit

Shenandoah Valley Corvette Club

Shenandoah Valley Corvette Club will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday in meeting room of Gander Mountain, 251 Commonwealth Court, Winchester.

Club leadership will be discussed. Corvette owners will cruise to Piccadilly’s Public House, 125 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester, following the meeting. Visit

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Turner Ashby Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in the Hester Auditorium in Henkel Hall.

Arthur Candenquist will give a presentation on “The Great Train Robbery” or “The Confederates Gather Steam.”

Candenquist has been a scholar of the War Between the States since 1956 and focuses his attention on the more unusual and lesser-known aspects of the war.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Kiwanis Club  of Winchester

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

Speaker will be Neil Eibeler, president of Rubbermaid Commercial Products.

Contact Sean Dudley at 540-662-2335 or

ESA-Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega 2060 of ESA International will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Winchester.

The program will be a talk on the scope of ESA by Jane Parrish for new members Joy Dovel and Ann Taylor.

President Charlotte Notzelman, Joan Dodson, Barbara Moss, Jane Parrish and Betty Smith attended the Virginia State Council Leadership Conference in Manassas Oct. 6, followed by a state board meeting Oct. 7.

Members are asked to have country ham sandwich orders in for delivery on Oct. 19. Orders for Wolfgang Candy sales must be completed by Nov. 3.

October’s donation will be hats, scarves, mittens and socks for the Headstart program.

A social will be Oct. 19 at the Valerie Hill Vineyard.

Call Pam Pampe at 540-667-6868.


NAACP Winchester area mass meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Presbyterian Church in Winchester.

Nominations for NAACP board of officers will be open.

Rotary Club  of Winchester’s Latest

The Rotary Club of Winchester’s Latest will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Piccadilly’s Public House, Winchester.

Bob Brookover, a Civil War historical fiction novelist, will speak.

Contact Amy Kump at

Shenandoah  Knitting Guild

The Shenandoah Knitting Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the First Christian Church, 75 Merrimans Lane.

Bring favorite knitting related tool and gadget. Visit shenandoahknittingguild.orgor contact Gail Crane at 540-667-1553 or