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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!

VA Pond 2022 NCAA Pool

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT POOL

Fund Raiser Supporting the Virginia Pond

Total Squares = 64

$10 per Square

Payment required by the time the squares are drawn

Names and Regional Teams will be drawn at the Pond’s March 16th Social

Payouts will be as follows:
Reach the Sweet 16                 $   5
Reach the Elite 8                      $ 10
Reach the Final Four               $ 15
Reach the Semi Finals             $ 20
Win National Championship    $ 50
                          Total Payout = $310
Payouts by Team Accumulates until Team Loses (Except National Championship)
Reach the Sweet 16      $     5
Reach the Elite 8      $   15
Reach the Final Four     $   30
Reach the Semi Finals     $   50
Win National Championship    $ 100
All participants will receive email of bracket and notification of winners.
Game Coordinator
Keith Strohecker 804-334-2045
US Financial Group, LLC
9327 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 1D
North Chesterfield, VA 23225-4965
kstrohecker@usfg.net

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October 20 Shuckin’ & Jivin’

The Virginia Pond’s 11th annual Shuckin’ & Jivin’ event will take place on Wednesday, October 20 at the Richmond Country Club in Henrico, VA. Proceeds will benefit Comfort Zone Camp (CZC), a safe place for grieving kids.

Join us for an evening of fellowship, food (featuring oysters), and live music – all for a great cause!  Our entertainer this year is Richmond’s own Barefoot Joe.

This event is open to family, friends and industry professionals.  The cost is $50 when paid by October 19 or $60 at the door, which includes food and entertainment. 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.

August 18 Social at Midnight Brewery

The Virginia Pond is happy to be hosting its third annual Summer Social on Wednesday, August 18. This year, we’ll be returning to 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 Happy Arepas food truck.

Please use the form below to submit your reservation. RSVP’s are requested no later than Monday, August 16.

EVENT SPONSORS:

Meet your 2021 Grand Nest Officers

The following Grand Nest officers were elected and installed at the 114th annual Blue Goose Int’l business meeting at the Hartford Days of Fellowship (abbreviated convention) on Sunday, July 25 2021:  (L-R) Most Loyal Grand Gander Linda Meik of the Texas Pond; Grand Supervisor of the Flock Wendy Knizek of the British Columbia (BC) Pond; Grand Custodian of the Goslings Steve Carson II from the Michigan Pond; and Grand Guardian of the Nest Wendy Hubbard of the Hartford Pond.

This was a year of many firsts!  Dan Rich, due to COVID causing the 2020 convention to be rescheduled to 2021, was the first PMLGG to serve two consecutive terms as MLGG since World War II.  Linda Meik is the first MLGG to serve two non-consecutive terms.  And for the first time in Blue Goose history, there are three women serving concurrently as Grand Nest officers.

Many thanks to PMLGG Dan Rich for extending his term through 2021 and for guiding the Grand Nest through the 2020/2021 COVID challenges!

Virginia Pond Wins 2021 BG Charity Award

Each year at the annual business meeting held during its annual convention, the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International recognizes ponds with exceptional contributions in the area of charity. The awards were started not for the purposes of competition, but for inspiration. This year, the Virginia Pond received the charity award for its financial donations during the 2020-2021 fund year.

The Virginia Pond was able to maintain its commitment to support local charities in spite of the COVID climate this past year. Contributions were more impactful to these charities because of the COVID climate and its interference with organizations’ normal fund raising activities. A full list of charities that received funds from the pond is below.

On behalf of these charities, we would like to take the opportunity to thank the generous sponsors and loyal participants who consistently support the pond’s charity fundraisers. This award belongs to you. Well done!

2020-2021 Charities Supported by the Virginia Pond

  • Comfort Zone Camp (CZC)
  • ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
  • Latisha’s House Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • USO of Central Virginia
  • YWCA
  • The Virginia Home
  • VA Supportive Housing
  • McLeoud Health Foundation

2021 Charity Golf Success!

The Virginia Pond enjoyed a wonderful day for its 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 10th, 2021. 18 full teams participated, which is the largest turnout in years.  Spirits were high.  Weather was very comfortable.  There were two beverage carts on the course, as well as several ‘watering spots’ provided by sponsors on the course.    And unlike last year, the rain held off until all teams were finished.  Photos of the event may be viewed here.

Many thanks to the sponsors who, along with our golfers, made this year’s tournament a great success!  The proceeds will be used to support local charities through the coming year, like those listed on our charities page.

Register is Open for the Pond’s annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 10

The Virginia Pond will host its 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 10th.  Proceeds will benefit local charities like those listed on the Pond’s charity page.  Here are the details:

      • DATE:    Thursday, June 10, 2021
      • 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 7.  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)

VA Pond 2021 NCAA Pool

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT POOL

Fund Raiser Supporting the Virginia Pond

Total Squares = 64

$10 per Square

Payment required by the time the squares are drawn

Names and Regional Teams drawn at March 17th meeting

Payouts will be as follows:
Reach the Sweet 16                 $   5
Reach the Elite 8                      $ 10
Reach the Final Four               $ 15
Reach the Semi Finals             $ 20
Win National Championship    $ 50
                          Total Payout = $310
Payouts by Team Accumulates until Team Loses (Except National Championship)
Reach the Sweet 16      $     5
Reach the Elite 8      $   15
Reach the Final Four     $   30
Reach the Semi Finals     $   50
Win National Championship    $ 100
All participants will receive email of bracket and notification of winners.
Game Coordinator
Keith Strohecker 804-334-2045
US Financial Group, LLC
9327 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 1D
North Chesterfield, VA 23225-4965
kstrohecker@usfg.net

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