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Week in McLean

Non-profit Forum Set for Oct. 30

Robert Machen, chief information officer with ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will deliver the keynote speech at The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce sixth annual Non-Profit Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 8:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Gannett Conference Center (7959 Jones Branch Drive, McLean).

"The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce is very excited to once again present non-profit professionals with this exciting, educational forum," said Marcia Twomey, president of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce. "The Non-Profit Forum offers a cost-effective opportunity to learn, network with peers and industry experts, and obtain information that will empower attendees to strengthen their organizations."

In addition to Mr. Machen's keynote, the event will feature breakout sessions, panel discussions, exhibitor tables and networking opportunities. Lunch will be provided.

The cost to attend this event is $25 for Chamber members and $40 for future members. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets call 703-356-5424 or visit www.mcleanchamber.org.

Fundraiser Supporting Friends of Clemyjontri

A fundraiser for Friends of Clemyjontri has been announced by HBC Realty Group’s Community Charity Champions. Come to dinner on Monday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean to support Friends of Clemyjontri. Enjoy dinner and know that approximately 60 percent of the proceeds from food and drink will go to the charity, as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event. Contact HBC Realty Group at 703-734-0192 or visit www.HBCRealtyGroup.com to receive a flyer.

Clemyjontri Park is Virginia's first all-accessible playground, built so that all children can play side-by-side without differentiation or limitations. The 5-acre playground's centerpiece is its carousel, which features 14 moving horses alongside chairs for riders in wheelchairs. The playground's equipment is designed and installed so that all can play.

Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Realty Group, Richard Moroscak with EagleBank, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Frank Vorndran with MorganStanley SmithBarney, and Moe Jebali with Pulcinella Italian Host.