Thank you to Betsy Knab for providing a Virtual tour of "Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States" - the first exhibition to explore the historical significance of this prominent position.  The exhibition spans 250 years from Martha Washington to Melania Trump with portraiture, iconic dresses and memorabilia at the National Portrait Gallery. 

 

Click to view the video Betsy presented

Click here to learn more about the exhibit and the portraits.  

In early December, our club member Holly Kuga died suddenly in a car accident. A lovely article was written about our club losing a special member and friend -- Great Falls Club Mourns Member Lost in Car Accident | People | insidenova.com.  If you haven't seen it yet, a link to Holly's obituary is below.  The family appreciates all the outpouring of cards and sentiments. The club sent a nice arrangement of flowers to the family as soon as we heard the news.  Members can view and share thoughts in the "family guestbook" through the link at the bottom on the email.  GFFN member and long-time friend shares these words.....   

"Holly was my friend, my bridge student, & a big help in pulling off the Bridge Jamboree for the benefit of the GFWC & the GFFN Scholarship Fund for several years. She was bright, funny, caring, & reliable."  -- Karen Magley

We are grateful for the positive impact that Holly had on so many of us and as such a vibrant volunteer within our club.  We wish all of you a warm and peaceful holiday filled with love.

Sincerely, Erin and Julie

Holly Ann Kuga December 24, 1947 - December 6, 2020


2020 White House Ornament Fundraiser...Thank you.

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who purchased the ornaments showing their support of Artemis House, a shelter for abused women and children. The amount raised would not have been possible without the amazing support from our small community businesses. This has been a very trying year for them yet they stepped forward to assist us again. The club congratulates the following businesses for all their efforts: Burke Jewelers, Classic Wines, Great Dogs, Krop’s Crop, Studio Salon, and TOKA. Please continue to support them whenever you are able. Look for 2021 sales to begin in September so you can get yours before we sellout.



Philanthropy 2020-2021 Charities

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors will be supporting the following charities through our annual events.  

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      The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance. Great Falls Friends & Neighbors is mindful of the health risks associated with COVID-19 yet hopes to continue its mission during this unprecedented time.  

      Therefore, with respect to all club “in-person” social gatherings, we ask our members take an extra moment to assess their own health, recent travel, and interactions, and make prudent decisions about participating in any club event if you have had any reason to question whether you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus or if your special medical circumstances place you at unique risk.  At a minimum, you should refrain from attending any “ in-person” club events if you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus within the past 14 days, you are not feeling well or if you have any concerns about your own underlying medical conditions. With this in mind, we will be reasonable and flexible with regard to cancellations due to COVID-19 health issues up to and including the day of the event this club year (2020/2021). Great Falls Friends & Neighbors’s events endeavor to follow all guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Please refer to the  VDH.Virginia.gov  and cdc.gov websites for current information, requirements, and guidance. We will also make virtual events and options a priority, whenever possible.

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      Great Falls Friends & Neighbors (GFFN)
      P.O. Box 483
      Great Falls, VA  22066

      Email: info@gffnva.org

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