Club member Joyce Jolly has received authorization from Prince William County for an individual “Adopt A Spot” in her Belmont Bay Community that is sponsored by the Woodbridge Woman’s Club. A Woodbridge Woman’s Club sign provided by Prince William County will be placed at this location. This project has also been approved by the Club Board as an official project for our Club Environment program. Hours spent working on this project should be reported to the Club Environment Chairman, Marty Seers.
Prince William County, through the “Adopt A Spot” program, allows individual communities to take charge of the health of their neighborhood, block or favorite spot by committing to keeping it litter free. The Club Environment Chairman encourage’s other members to get involved in their neighborhood. Check out the Prince William County website to fill out an application to officially “Adopt A Spot” in your neighborhood.
For those who would like more information after her presentation at our last meeting, here is the background information about Supervisor Margared Franklin
Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin is currently the Legislative Director for Congressman Al Lawson of Florida and the former Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolina and Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
She previously served as President of the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus (SBLSC) where she implemented a monthly Speaker Series that featured Senators Tim Scott, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand along with national public policy figures and media personalities including Karen Finney of CNN and Mona Sutphen, Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama.
As President of SBLSC, Supervisor Franklin also collaborated with other congressional staff associations to host a dialogue on community policing that included DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, CNN Contributor Angela Rye, NAACP Vice Chair Hilary Shelton, and Senior Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee Keenan Keller. She also helped to organize a vigil of over 200 minority congressional staffers on the steps of the U.S. Capitol featuring the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate along with several Members of the Congressional Black Caucus to protest the killing of Michael Brown.
Supervisor Franklin is on the planning committee for African American Women on the Hill, the Board of Advisors for the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee and serves as a Commissioner to the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Supervisor Franklin received her Master’s Degree from Howard University in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She currently resides in Woodbridge, where her passion is working to create public policy initiatives that have a positive and lasting impact on diverse communities.
Northern District Clubwomen and Guests,
All are Invited to the GFWC Virginia Northern District Spring Meeting, Saturday, March 20, 2021 via Zoom
General Meeting 9:00 AM – Noon
Join your Federation friends as we “Hop on the Bus” at our Spring Meeting. You will
hear from our GFWC Virginia President, Northern District’s own, Dale Fisher and
GFWC Virginia Third Vice President/Director of Junior Clubs, Jenny Hinegardner. We
will learn more about the State Project, conduct important District business, and hear
about the great work our clubs did in 2020 during our Awards Ceremony!
Please share with all of your club members!
Registration Deadline: March 12 (Click here to register). Upon registration, members will receive a personal zoom link email confirmation. PLEASE save this email confirmation so that each member will be able to enter the zoom meeting with ease.
Time to Submit Annual Dues
Every year we pay dues to the Federation, to Virginia and to the Northern District. Our club dues of $45 covers those costs. Please send your annual dues to Treasurer Carol Bowen (her address is listed in the club roster.) Or you can send your check to: PO Box 1582, Woodbridge, VA 22193.