Nov. 16 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 7 Presentations


Nov. 13, 2009
OPA 217/09

News Highlights  

  • International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068; Chantilly American Little League Major All Stars Team; digital television conversion volunteers; Self-Help and Resource Exchange, Inc.; Herndon Fortnightly Club; and the Community Services Board to be recognized.
  • AIDS Awareness Day to be designated.
  • A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted on the county’s Web site following the meeting.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will make the following presentations to residents and county staff. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711. More information on the Nov. 16 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068
The Board of Supervisors will commend the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068 for its dedication during the Labor Day 2009 Fill the Boot Campaign. Firefighters and paramedics raised nearly $453,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Chantilly American Little League Major All Stars Team
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Chantilly American Little League Major All Stars Team for its accomplishments.  The team’s discipline and good sportsmanship resulted in winning the Little League District 10 Championship, the Virginia State Championship and advancement to the championship game of the Southeastern Regional Tournament. 

Digital Television Conversion Volunteers
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the volunteers who installed TV conversion equipment for older adults and adults with disabilities during the nationwide change to digital format. Volunteers installed TV conversion equipment in nearly 200 homes.                                                                                                

Self-Help and Resource Exchange, Inc.
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Self-Help and Resource Exchange, Inc. (SHARE), for its 40th anniversary.  SHARE was established in 1969 by a coalition of religious and civic organizations to meet emergency needs of residents in McLean, Great Falls, Pimmit Hills and surrounding areas. SHARE offers food, clothing and household items; provides school supplies to children; food baskets during and holiday seasons; and furnishes rides by volunteers to residents in need to get to hospitals, clinics and doctor’s appointments.

Herndon Fortnightly Club
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Herndon Fortnightly Club for its 120th anniversary.  Established in 1889, the club opened a library to the public in a rented room. Fundraising efforts resulted in the construction of a library building in 1927, and through a relationship established with Fairfax County in 1939 the new Fortnightly Library opened in 1995. The members of the Fortnightly Club continue to support the library and its staff with volunteers, gifts and donations.

Community Services Board
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Community Services Board (CSB) for its 40th anniversary. The CSB was established in 1969 to partner with individuals, families and the community to empower and support residents with or at risk of developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, mental illness or substance abuse. Services are currently provided to 18,000 individuals and families annually.

AIDS Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Dec. 1, 2009, as AIDS Awareness Day in Fairfax County.  The World AIDS Day slogan, “ Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise,” is a call to governments, policymakers and regional health authorities to ensure greater access for all to AIDS/HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

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