Community bulletin board: news from organizations

Posted: October 24, 2012


Alpha Omega ESA

A Choctober Rushing event (chocolate desserts) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Pam Pampe, 333 Cottonwood Drive. The social will include a pledge ceremony for new members Joy Dovel and Ann Taylor.

Host Lions

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

The speaker will be Holly Grim from the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. Call 540-535-0665.

Winchester Toastmasters

Increase communication and leadership skills at Winchester Toastmasters meetings.

The group will gather at 7 p.m. today at the Courtyard by Marriott in Winchester.

The meeting will have a Halloween theme so costumes welcome.

Visit or call Som Bhattacharyya at 314-488-8920.

Old Fredericktown Garden Club

Old Fredericktown Garden Club will meet Nov. 14 at the home of Louise Nelson. Co-host will be Jean Miller.

The program will be the club’s annual auction. Items must be in place by noon and the auction will begin at 1 p.m.

There was no meeting in October due to members going to the district meeting in Waynesboro.

Kiwanis Club  of Winchester

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

The speaker will be Lara Rimmel with the Guardian Angel Service Dogs.

Contact John Westervelt at 540-667-2409 or

Disabled Veterans Committee on Housing

John S. Lewandowski, US Army (retired), of the Disabled Veterans Committee on Housing, will speak to veterans on benefits and using the veterans centers in the area.

The presentation will be held Nov. 6 at Amerisist of Stephens City. Call Jennifer Thompson at 540-868-0200.


Embroiderers Guild  of America

The Winchester Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the activities room at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.

All levels of stitching are welcome. Call 304-754-7916 or 540-665-5739.

Winchester Rotary

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

Political consultant and television contributor Alex Vogel will speak on insights and analysis of this year’s national elections.

Winchester Connection

The Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals over 40, will gather at 6 p.m. Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Dress is business casual and prospective members are welcome.

Call 540-313-6303, visit or email

Rotary Club  of Frederick County

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

The speaker will be Mary Braun of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.

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

Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the American Legion in Winchester.

The group needs help with the Toys for Tots program. Contact Merrill Hausenfluck at 540-869-1102 or

Blandy Sketch Group

The Blandy Sketch Group meets at 1 p.m. the first Thursday in the dining room at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce.

The group is open to any artist, professional or beginner.

Annual membership is $10. Contact Barbara Alderman at 540-869-4361 or

Apple Valley Needle Threaders

The Apple Valley Needle Threaders meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center.

One dollar is collected from each attendee.

All levels, beginners to advanced, welcome. Call 540-955-5140.

Middle Potomac History Researchers

The Middle Potomac History Researchers, which focuses on local history and genealogy research on the North Central Potomac River watershed, meets from 4 to 6 p.m. the third Tuesday at Josephine School Community Museum in Berryville. Contact 540-955-5512.

Apple Capital Chorus

The Apple Capital Chorus, a member of the National Harmony Society of America, rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Braddock St., Winchester.

New members welcome. Call 540-247-2946.

South End Citizens

The South End Citizens Association will meet at 7 p.m Nov. 1 at Montague Avenue United Methodist Church.

North End Citizens

The North End Citizens Association will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Douglas Community Learning Center, 598 N. Kent St., Winchester.

Frederick County 4-H

The Frederick County 4-H will host its 2012 achievement program Nov. 11 at the Stonewall Ruritan Club building, Stephenson. Call 540-665-5699.

Apple Valley Squares

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.