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Lifetime Leadership Program to Hold Information Sessions

The Lifetime Leadership Program (LLP) is for those who have a lifetime of accumulated skills and leadership, and would like to use their wealth of knowledge to make a difference in their lives and in the community.

LLP is a partnership between Leadership Fairfax and Volunteer Fairfax, supported by the Positive Aging Coalition, George Mason University, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, and Area Agency on Aging. This two-and-a-half month program offers six bi-weekly program days, providing an overview of ways for people to transition into their next life chapter, plus insight into the Fairfax County community and its needs. The spring 2013 class will begin Wednesday, March 20.

To learn more about this program, register for one of the following sessions: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m., or Thursday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m., at Leadership Fairfax, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 350, Vienna.

Anyone with questions or wishing to RSVP for an information session should contact Moniek at Moniek@leadershipfairfax.org or at 703-752-7504. Additional information is available at www.leadershipfairfax.org/lifetimeleadersprogram.

Fairfax Area Disabilities Board to Meet in McLean Library

The Fairfax Area Disabilities Services Board will hold their January meeting at the Dolly Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. All residents of McLean and the surrounding areas with and/or without physical or sensory challenges are encouraged to attend to observe and/or share their ideas and needs.

The FADSB includes special committees for housing, employment, voting and emergency preparedness that look into issues of concern to people with sensory or physical challenges.

The FADSB are volunteers who have been appointed by elected officials of Fairfax County, Falls Church and the City of Fairfax to represent and advocate for Fairfax County area residents with disabilities and bring issues to the attention of a variety of government agencies and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors when necessary.

For more information call the FADSB at 703-324-5421, TTY 703-449-1186 or see the Fairfax Area Disabilities Services Board website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/dspd/fa_dsb.htm.

Sharing the Stories of Success

All are invited to the McLean Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. at the McLean Community Center. Come and meet three outstanding young women who will be speaking about their experiences and the importance of having received financial assistance at this time in their studies.

Evelyn Garcia Morales, AAUW Career Development grantee, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is a program manager for a nonprofit dedicated to Latina leadership development in Washington, D.C. She is pursuing a master’s degree in organizational development knowledge management. She plans to play an instrumental role in unlocking the human potential of nonprofit organizations’ employees, members and stakeholders so that they may create long-term, sustainable change.

Fundraiser Supporting Great Falls Lacrosse Association

A fundraiser for the Great Falls Lacrosse Association has been announced by HBC Realty Group’s Community Charity Champions. Come to dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean, enjoy dinner and 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.

A turf field in Great Falls is now a reality. In a partnership between Great Falls Lacrosse Association and the Fairfax County Park Authority, funding has been secured to complete a state-of-the-art all weather field at Nike 4.

A fundraising campaign is underway to repay borrowings that Great Falls Lacrosse Association secured to fund its $475,000 investment in the field and build a reserve for improvements at Leo Santaballa down the road. All donations received will go toward this endeavor.

"Great Falls Lacrosse is grateful for the opportunity to raise money through HBC Realty Group's Community Charity Champions. It is important that local businesses support community organizations like Great Falls Lacrosse,” said Jacqueline Henry of Great Falls Lacrosse Association.

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.