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Canceled- All-Club Monthly Meeting

  • Thursday, April 02, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • The Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike

Canceled.  See you next month!

All-Club Monthly Meeting 

We will be fortunate to have Deana Stone from the DC Metro Area Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc., and America's VetDogs - The Veteran's K9 Corps Inc. speaking to us about their program.  She will have her dog, Captain, with her for us to visit with.

Coffee Social will begin 9:30am with the speakers at 10:00am.  We look forward to seeing you!

***Please consider bringing a donation for the dogs.  Click here for a list of approved donation items for the guide dogs.  They are only able to accept these specific items for safety reasons.  

We would like to have this meeting be a big turnout as it is our last meeting of the year, and this is a great group to support and learn from.

The Great Falls Grange is ADA accessible and and has an elevator. 

More information on the DC Metro Area Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc., and America's VetDogs - The Veteran's K9 Corps Inc.

DC Metro Area Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc.,


To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs.


In 1946, when the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind was founded, its mission was simple: to provide guide dogs and training – free of charge – to people who were blind or visually impaired. 

For over 70 years, the Guide Dog Foundation has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide increased independence and enhanced mobility to people who are blind, have low vision or have other disabilities.  Once the decision is made to get an assistance dog, applicants become part of the Foundations' open and welcoming community and are supported with an uncompromising commitment to excellence, from highly empathetic and certified trainers, to a meticulously constructed curriculum.  

The Guide Dog Foundation pairs each student with the dog that’s right for them – and the power of their bond makes ordinary moments extraordinary.  Crossing the street independently becomes a moment of liberation.  Traveling alone becomes a welcome adventure.  Embracing new experiences becomes an everyday occurrence.

America's VetDogs

The Guide Dog Foundation was founded after World War II to provide guide dogs and training at no cost to veterans returning from the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific.  With the aging of America’s veterans, and as servicemen and women return home from current conflicts, the Foundation recognized there would be a greater need for guide dogs and specialized service dogs to help these disabled veterans live again in dignity and independence.

America’s VetDogs was created by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. in 2003 to provide assistance dogs to America’s wounded veterans to help them return to a life without boundaries.  In 2006, it became a separate 501(c)(3) corporation; the two organizations continue to share staff and other resources to ensure people with disabilities receive the best services possible.  

For information, please contact Diane Yanchek at dyanchek@comcast.net

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

Email: info@gffnva.org

Our Mission Statement

To develop friendships and a sense of community among our members through social, cultural, civic, and philanthropic activities.

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