Presidential Pondering

by Adair Jensen-Smith

Hello VRA members and friends! It is hard to believe that the year is half way over already. Summer is winding down and I am looking forward to some (hopefully!) cooler days, as I’m sure you all are. VRA has been very active this year and we have some exciting events this fall to look forward to.

As promised, one of my goals for this year was to diversify our fund raising activities and as such, I am pleased to announce our very first VRA 3K Family Color Walk/Run! Our event will be held on October 27, 2018 from 9:30am – 11am at 8000 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227 (St. Joseph’s Villa). Please spread the word (and hope for good weather!) for this event. We are hoping for a great turn out and are looking forward to have a lot of fun – so even if you are not a runner, please consider coming out and volunteering, donating, or just showing your support for VRA.

Additionally, don’t forget about the 21st annual Collaborations Conference to be held September 23rd – 25th in Norfolk this year. The presenters are all lined up and nominations are rolling in for the annual VRA awards. Please consider coming to the conference to support the nominees, VRA, and to learn!

Thanks again to all of the wonderful VRA members, Officers, Board and committee chairs for all of your hard work on all of our wonderful projects. I couldn’t do it without you!

--Submitted by Adair Jensen-Smith