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Senior Center Begins Search for Board Nominees

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) is preparing for its first elections of Board of Directors in December by asking for interested individuals to apply for nomination.

GFSC will be governed and managed by an elected board of directors of between five and 13 members. The board members must be members of the GFSC, and the majority must live in Great Falls. Each director will be elected for a two–year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

GFSC’s sole mission is to enrich the lives of older residents in the Great Falls area. Board members must be committed to that mission and be passionate about working with seniors. Individuals who feel they can contribute to GFSC’s goals and future can receive an application from Carol Blackwell, nominations chair, via e-mail at lovriver@aol.com; by postal mail at 1034 Cup Leaf Holly Court, Great Falls, VA 22066; or by phone at 571-236-6933.

Applications will close on Sept. 13, 2013. A slate of nominees will be presented at the November event. Nominees and qualifications will be presented at the December membership meeting. Only GFSC members can vote. To become a GFSC member, contact Bob Lundegard at boblund@verizon.net or call 703-759-2626.

Arts Center at Turner Farm Discussed

In March 2013, Great Falls Foundation for the Arts (GFFFTA) announced to the community the plan to create a Community Center for the Arts at Turner Farm. The first to respond were several local performing arts groups including Starshine Theater, School of Theatrical Dance and Dodgeball Theater as well as professionals from area community theaters. Founding board member Mollie Vardell then presented the plans to the Rotary Club of Great Falls. A booth at Great Falls Day on May 5 was also an opportunity for GFFFTA Executive Director Julie Casso to display the master plan and concept photos to the public. Many Great Falls residents stopped to see the display, ask questions, give input and express excitement for such a center. On June 11, at the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) public meeting at the Grange, Mollie Vardell again outlined all the details of the Turner Farm Project. Follow up discussions ensued with representatives of the Turner Farm equestrian group and a follow up meeting is being scheduled with GFCA as well.

Other groups scheduling time this fall for a GFFFTA briefing include Great Falls Garden Club, Historical Society, Senior Center, and Celebrate Great Falls Foundation. For more information or to schedule a briefing contact Julie Casso (julie.casso@greatfallsart.org).