The Friends of the McLean Community Center organization has named McLean resident Gay Rogers the recipient of its 2013 “Friend in Deed” award. Rogers is the 20th person to receive this recognition “with gratitude for outstanding leadership and support of the McLean Community Center.” She received a plaque at the Friends’ June meeting, which was held on Monday, June 10, at the center. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.
Rogers, who has lived in the Langley Forest area of McLean for 33 years, has volunteered as a member of the board of the Friends organization for more than four years. “The Community Center is an important resource in our community,” said Rogers, “And I appreciate having had the opportunity to serve on the board of the Friends of the McLean Community Center.” In addition to receiving the award, a plaque with her name will be added to the “Friend in Deed” wall in the center’s main lobby.
Rogers’ involvement in the development of the McLean community has been well demonstrated. She and her husband Woody reared their two daughters in the community and are now the proud grandparents of three grandchildren. Rogers is retired from her job at the Langley High School library where for many years she tutored high school math. As a longtime member of the Langley Swim Club, she now holds the position of club administrator. Also an avid cyclist, Rogers has traveled by bike in the United States, Europe and Asia.
The Friends of the McLean Community Center are always seeking new members. For more information, call the center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org.