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2022 Christmas Social

The Virginia Pond’s annual Christmas Social will be held Wednesday, December 14.  Family members and guests are welcome!

Details:  This event will be held from 6-8:30 pm at the American Legion Post 244, located at 2522 Indale Rd. in Glen Allen, VA.  The cost is $50 when paid in advance or $55 at the door, and includes dinner (catered by Maribelles), beverages (wine, beer, soft drinks and coffee), and lots of fellowship.

December Charity – As is our holiday tradition, attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for the USO center at the Richmond Int’l Airport.  The USO provides hospitality to thousands of troops and their families during the holiday season.  Needs include individual size snacks and beverages, travel size toiletries, and cash/gift cards.  View a full list of acceptable items here.

Prize raffle tickets will also be sold at this event with all proceeds going to the USO.  Raffle prize donations are welcome!

Sponsors:  Many thanks to our friends who stepped up to assist with the cost of the venue and bar!
    • US Financial Group
    • Forcon International
    • Midkiff, Muncie & Ross
    • Belfor

Prize raffle tickets will also be sold at this event with all proceeds going to the USO.  Raffle prize donations are welcome!

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October 19 Piggin’ & Jiggin’ Recap

The Virginia Pond’s 12th annual October fundraising event was held Wednesday, October 19.  This year, we switched things up and moved the event to Extra Billy’s Smokehouse and Brewery in Midlothian, VA. Proceeds still benefitted Comfort Zone Camp (CZC), a safe place for grieving kids.  Live music was provided by Barefoot Joe, who is no doubt soon to be a Nashville star.  It was a great evening!

Many thanks to the sponsors and guests who made this event such a fundraising success for CZC.  See photos.

SponsorsBelow is a list of sponsors who stepped up to support this event.  Click the logo to visit a sponsor’s website.

October 19 Piggin’ & Jiggin’

The Virginia Pond’s 12th annual October fundraising event will take place on Wednesday, October 19.  This year, we’re switching things up and moving the event to Extra Billy’s Smokehouse and Brewery in Midlothian, VA. Proceeds will still benefit Comfort Zone Camp (CZC), a safe place for grieving kids.

Join us for an evening of fellowship, food, and live music with Richmond’s own Barefoot Joe – all for a great cause!

This event is open to family, friends and industry professionals.  The cost is $35 when paid by October 17 or $40 at the door and includes food, entertainment, and non-alcoholic beverages. A full cash bar will be available.

We hope you will plan to join us, along with your guest(s).  Make your reservation now!

SponsorsRegister online now or via mail using this downloadable form.

Below is a list of sponsors who have stepped up to support this event.  Click the logo to visit a sponsor’s website.

Meet your 2022 Grand Nest Officers

The following Grand Nest officers were elected and installed at the 116th annual Blue Goose Convention, held in Grapevine Texas July 11-14:  (L-R) Grand Guardian Tom Elder of the Kentucky Pond; Grand Custodian of the Goslings Wendy Hubbard from the Hartford Pond; Grand Supervisor of the Flock Steve Carson II from the Michigan Pond; Most Loyal Grand Gander Wendy Knizek of the British Columbia (BC) Pond.

Many thanks to PMLGG Linda Meik for her leadership, inspiration, and dedication – and for planning a wonderful convention in Grapevine!  Linda is the first MLGG to serve two non-consecutive terms, having been MLGG for the 2016 convention in Savannah.

Thank you also to Tom Elder for stepping up as the Grand Nest representative for the Southern Region.

Plan ahead!  The 117th Grand Nest Convention will be hosted by the British Columbia Pond July 10-13, 2023, in the Olympic village of Whistler, B.C.  Details may be found at https://bluegoosebcpond.com/convention-2023.

The Virginia Home

The Virginia Home, founded in 1894, is a Richmond based residence for adults with irreversible physical disabilities.  Their mission is to ensure residents lifelong comfort and security, regardless of the ability to pay – helping them live meaningful lives in spite of major physical challenges.

Tech For Troops

Tech For Troops (T4T) takes donations of used computer equipment and uses them to provide training, education and technology opportunities for veterans and their families.  Founded in Richmond, T4T has grown to support veterans nationwide.

August 17 Social at Midnight Brewery

The Virginia Pond is happy to be hosting its annual Summer Social on Wednesday, August 17 at Midnight Brewery in Rockville, VA. Family members and industry guests are invited to this event!

Midnight Brewery is located at 2410 Granite Ridge Road in the Rockville Commerce Industrial Center off Ashland Rd. – just minutes from Short Pump. The large indoor and outdoor spaces will allow for fellowship at a comfortable social distance.

The social officially starts at 5:30. The cost is $30/pp when paid in advance or $35/pp at the door. Included are 2 craft beverages of choice and an entrée from the El Guapo food truck.

Please use the form below to submit your reservation. RSVP’s are requested no later than Monday, August 15.

EVENT SPONSORS:

June 9 Golf Recap and Sponsors

The Virginia Pond hosted its 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 9th.  We were blessed with a beautiful day for the event!  Many thanks to all who participated and to the generous sponsors listed below.  Proceeds will benefit local charities like those listed on the Pond’s charity page.

Registration is Open for the Pond’s Charity Golf Tournament on June 9

The Virginia Pond will host its 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 9th.  Proceeds will benefit local charities like those listed on the Pond’s charity page.  Here are the details:

      • DATE:    Thursday, June 9, 2022
      • TIME:     1pm Shotgun Start
    • PLACE:  Brookwoods Golf Club in Quinton, VA

Use the below form to register online, or click the following link for a printable version to register by mail. 2021 Tournament Entry Form

Registrations are due by Monday, June 6.  No late registrations will be accepted!

Contact one of the following individuals for more information:

  • Keith Strohecker, Tournament Chair (kstrohecker@usfg.net/804-330-7730)
  • Mary Kay Marchetti (wielder@vapond.org)

Join the Wagon Train to Grapevine in July!

The Southern Region is rolling out a BIG Texas welcome for the Grand Nest’s 116th annual convention from July 11-14.  This is a family oriented event with lots of local flavor, including music, BBQ, and an evening at the legendary Billy Bob’s! 

Details, cost and a link to register may be found hereRegister by 5/1 and save!