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We had an amazing time at our Valentine's themed Cake & Coffee which took place on February 2nd. It was nice to be able to have our Volunteers all in the same room. Along with the VFVV Volunteers we also had the Director of Oak Park and staff as well as Oak Park residents stop by to join us. We are looking forward to doing it again next year.
From the President's Desk...
In January, I accepted the position of Board President for Village Friends whose mission I believe in completely. Serving now for only 2 months in this capacity, I have become aware of the importance of the job and its magnitude. Fortunately, the groundwork for this incredibly progressive non-profit was established by the founding Board Members in 2012 when Joanna Hoit was President. 

Judy McGaha, past President from 2014 – 2017, positioned this organization to fulfill its promise to our subscribers/members. I plan to strengthen that promise through solid financial oversight, strategic planning, fundraising and community awareness. I work with an active Board of Directors who will ensure we stay focused on our mission.

Our Board of Directors for 2018 are:  Jim Disque - Vice President, Theresa O’Donnell - Secretary, Billy Kennedy - Treasurer, Dan Schnittka - Technology, Mary Burkhart - Olli Connection, Joe Harrington, and Judy McGaha . Latasha Durr is our Chief of Operations and the heart and soul of Village Friends connecting service requests with our amazing Volunteers. We all share the goal of increasing community awareness in Auburn/Opelika.

As we grow, I will be calling on you to help with committees, planning, implementing programs of interests, promoting our ideals, publishing, marketing, etc. After all...It Takes a Village. 

- Martha Shepherd, President of Village Friends
UPCOMING EVENTS

Lunch Buddies will take place on Thursday, March 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Chappy's Deli. Gabby Meredith from the Auburn Parks and Rec will join us to discuss the programs offered for Seniors. 

Supper Out will take place on Thursday, March 22nd between 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli. You can come at any time during the designated time period. This will be a GroupRaise Fundraiser. Village Friends will receive 20% of each meal.

So that we can have an accurate head count, please let us know if you plan to attend any of these events. Please feel free to bring a friend or anyone that you know who may be interested in finding out more information about VFVV. We look forward to seeing you all at each of our March events!
Our annual Volunteer Appreciation reception will take place on Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This is a time to recognize our amazing Volunteers as well as show our appreciation for all that you do. There will be more details to come within the next few weeks. 
Pictured above are five of our 2017 Top 10 Village Friends Volunteers:  Dan Schnittka, Janet Rogers, Lorna Wiggins, Carol Icenogle, and Theresa O'Donnell.
IN THE NEWS
We made the Opelika Observer! Please click on the link listed below to take a look at our article in the February 28th edition!

http://opelikaobserver.com/volunteers-donations-needed-to-help-area-nonprofit-village-friends/
NEW VOLUNTEERS
We want to welcome our newest volunteers, Karen HopkinsKrystyna Minc, and Jim Barber. We are so thrilled and thankful that you have chosen to Volunteer with Village Friends!
BIRTHDAYS
John Saidla (Subscriber) February 2nd
Joe Harrington (Board Member) February 10th
Dick Millman (Subscriber) February 12th
Tom Brawner (Volunteer) February 17th
Charlotte Ward (Subscriber) February 19th
Martha Shepherd (President) February 22nd
Theresa O'Donnell (Secretary) February 24th
Joanna Hoit (Volunteer) February 25th
Helen Brown (Subscriber) February 26th
Sarah Wiggins (Subscriber) March 4th
Addie Abercrombie (Subscriber) March 14th
Jacob Dane (Volunteer/Subscriber) March 14th
Floyd Parks (Subscriber) March 15th
Sue Retzlaff (Subscriber) March 15th
Christy Thomley (Subscriber) March 15th
Carl Summers (Subscriber) March 16th
Janne Debes (Volunteer) March 18th
Katherine Martin (Subscriber) March 24th

 
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