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Week in Great Falls

Town Hall Meeting With Great Falls Non-profits

The semi-annual meeting of all community non-profit organizations, including youth and sport groups, sponsored by GFCA, will be held on April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Library Conference Room. This town hall meeting is open to everyone.

Local elected officials will be invited to attend or send a representative.

Theresa Benincasa of the Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships will provide information discussing the databases, resources and other assistance available from the office’s Grants Research and Training Center for non-profits and other grant seekers. After an approximately 20 minute presentation, about the same time will be allocated to answer audience questions on matters such as finding specific financial resources and grants for non-profits and how best to write a proposal soliciting such grants and resources.

Thereafter, each participating non-profit will be given up to five minutes to explain their major objectives, special community programs scheduled prior to the end of 2013, and their key individual and community concerns. Following the presentations, GFCA Outreach Chair Ralph Apton will moderate an interchange of ideas between non-profit participants, GFCA officers and committee chairs, and the audience. The final 20 minutes of the session will include refreshments and floor discussions involving all attendees.

10th District Academy Day Set for April 6

Area students interested in attending one of the nation’s service academies are encouraged to attend the 10th District Academy Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Loudoun County School Board Office in Ashburn, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) announced.

Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will be in attendance. In addition, representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Virginia Military Institute and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets have been invited.

Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with these representatives, as well as participate in panel discussions.

The 2018 Academy nomination season is now “open” for inquiries from students considering attending one of the U.S. service academies. For more information about the congressional nominating process or Academy Day, contact Ann Potocnak in Wolf’s Herndon office at 703-709-5800, or go to wolf.house.gov and click on “Academy Nominations” to complete an online Candidate Registration form.

The address of the Loudoun County School Board Office is 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20146.

New GFCA Board Members

Jack Clark and Keyvan Moussavi were unanimously approved to the fill the two Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) Executive Board member vacancies during the March 16 GFCA board meeting. Their term is through June 2014. Clark, a 13-year local resident, whose wife served as president of Great Falls Newcomers and Great Falls Friends, recently retired as leader of Exxon Mobil Global Human Resources. Moussavi, who has lived in Great Falls for 25 years, is the founder of a firm that provides Internet consultation and large business transformation efforts to clients including the federal government, assists his wife who has a booth at the local farmers’ market and, while young, was an active Great Falls Fire Department volunteer.