February 2nd, 2023

LUNCHEON MEETING

 

 

Our Monthly Luncheons are held on the first Thursday of each month. Information about this month's Luncheon and Program are detailed below.

 

MEMBERS must make their reservation by noon Wednesday, January 25th, per our usual procedure as outlined in the monthly newsletter. 

 

NON-MEMBERS must make their reservation by noon on Monday, January 23rd, and a pre-paid reservation is required to guarantee seating. If you would like to attend, please contact our Reservations Chairperson at mary@welcomeclubnvirginia.com.

 

All venues are within Fairfax County and Loudoun County, the exact location will be provided once the reservation has been confirmed.  

 

PROGRAM

Amy Lopez

Volunteer & Stewardship Coordinator for Jill's House

 

 

Our February program highlights the work of a Christian non-profit called Jill's House. This organization provides families raising children with intellectual disabilities with short-term overnight respite care in the D.C. metro area and around the country. Parents are regularly given 24 to 48 hours to rest and re-charge while their children are engaged through fun activities, tailored to their interests and abilities.

 

Respite care is proven to reduce stress after the first night stay and helps improve the whole family's physical, emotional, and mental health.

 

Jill's House also provides regular parent support group meetings and events for the typical siblings, along with weekend retreats for the whole family.

 

The goal for the program is to grow volunteer and donor programs with an atmosphere of generosity and compassion as individuals and groups share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

 

Registration & Social Time:  11:00 a.m.

 

Program:  11:30 a.m.

 

Luncheon:  12:15 p.m.

 

Business Meeting:  1:00 p.m.

 

MENU

 

Starter:  Crisp Romaine and Watercress salad tossed with diced apple, crumbled blue cheese, walnuts, and balsamic dressing.

 

Entree:  (choice of one)

 

     1. Chicken Marsala, mashed garlic potatoes, sauteed baby carrots and French beans

 

        OR

 

     2. Grilled Salmon with lemon dill butter sauce, mashed garlic potatoes, sauteed baby

         carrots and French beans

 

Dessert:  Fresh fruit Cheesecake

 

Beverages:  Coffee, hot tea and iced tea. Wine will be available for purchase at $8.00 a glass.

 

Cost:  $41.00  (Checks only please made out to WCNV.)

 

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER:  The Club will follow the Fairfax County or Loudoun County school closure guidelines (depending on the location of the Luncheon) in the event of snow or inclement weather. Should the schools completely close, Welcome Club will not meet in person, but by ZOOM, with a ZOOM link provided. In the instance of a two hour delay, Welcome Club will convene at the ususal time. (As per Club By-Laws.)

 

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