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Happy New Year!
FAR Holiday Luncheon


On December 16, FAR members celebrated the holidays in style at the Capital Hilton. Fun is always a component of this event as members relax while enjoying a good meal and pleasant company. (Above, members Barbara Studenmund, AALS, and Dennis Gogarty, Raffa Wealth Management, "fight" over the cookies.)

Holiday Committee (L to R):
Jennifer Zydney, PNC Bank,
Beth Berk, Independent Recruiter,
Jeri Fleming, RSM
Leila Green, RTCA

Members enjoyed games and activities planned by the FAR Holiday Committee. This year the committee tried something new - they created quadrants for seating and members were "assigned" to one based on whether their name badge had a snowflake, a gingerbread cookie, a snowman, or a candy cane sticker on it.  This seating method encouraged attendees to meet and get to know each other.  And, what is a holiday party without a game or two? Games included "Jeopardy", "Name That Tune", and "How Well Do You Know Your Board of Directors". For the latter, fun facts about each board member were read out loud and attendees had to guess the correct board member it referred to in order to win a prize.  In addition to games, our generous Resource Members brought door prizes for our Nonprofit Member attendees. Names were drawn throughout the luncheon and prizes included gift cards to restaurants and stores, tickets to sporting events, and there was even an Apple Watch!

Barry Gurley
 
Barry Gurley's musical talents provided a festive atmosphere with holiday music and and he also played songs for the "Name That Tune" game.

Rachel Thaler
Washington Humane Society

Each December, FAR selects an organization in the DC Metro area to be the charitable giving recipient at the holiday luncheon. This year, FAR selected the Washington Humane Society and invited Rachel Thaler, Special Events and Development Coordinator, to share the organization's mission with FAR members.  During her time at the podium, she also expressed her gratitude to FAR members for their generosity - the "giving table" set up at the luncheon was overflowing with items on the WHS wish list!

Susan Medick, FAR Chair, and Wes Tomer, FAR Past Chair, pose at the table showcasing FAR members' pets.

In light of supporting an animal focused charity this year, Susan Medick, FAR Chair, and Wes Tomer, Past Chair 2010-11, thought it would be fun to have a table set up for members who wanted to share a picture of their pets.  After seeing the number of pictures that came in, we have many well-loved cats and dogs in our FAR "family"!

Thank you to all our FAR members for making this year's event a wonderful way to enjoy the winter season! Happy New Year!
UPCOMING EVENTS
FAR January Luncheon

"Making it Stick:  Engaging Your Multigenerational Workforce"

Shira Harrington
Founder and President of Purposeful Hire

Did you know that in 2015 Millennials became the largest segment of the US workforce? With the eldest already 35 years old, this cohort of 100 million is a force to be reckoned with. Yet, many organizations haven't kept pace with this generation's need for instant feedback, rapid promotion, collaboration, digital fluidity, etc... It's no wonder the average tenure of a Millennial is only 18 months and declining. In this high energy presentation from a generational expert (who also knows a thing or two about associations!) learn what it takes to shift your mindset and your culture to make your workplace the one that Millennials want to join...and stay.

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 11:15 am - 1:30 pm

Location:
FHI 360 | 1825 Connecticut Ave., NW, 8th Fl | Washington, DC 20009

Please click below for more information on the luncheon and to register.
FAR Nonprofit Member Breakfast

Topic: Storytelling, Marketing, Business Development
Host: CliftonLarsonAllen
CLA

Location: 4250 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 1020, Arlington, VA 22203
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am
Light breakfast refreshments will be served.

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