The Virginia-Santa Catarina Partners sadly announces the passing of our Partners friend, Lois Culver Long, at Fairfax Hospital on January 8th, with her family by her side. Lois became ill over Christmas; however, her condition worsened this past week.
Lois was a loyal and dedicated member of both the Virginia-Santa Catarina and Washington, DC-Brasilia chapters of the Partners of the Americas. She had been a member of Partners from the early years with her husband as Indiana-Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) members, before they moved to Virginia. As an artist and photographer, Lois graced our events with her photos from her trips to Brazil that spoke of the beauty of the country and its people, and arranged exhibits to celebrate our special events. From her interest in recreation, Lois livened up our events with games and unique ways of getting to know each other. She served on the Board of Directors in recent years.
Lois represented the spirit of Partners in our projects with Brazil, offering home hospitality and escorting visitors over the years. Her legacy will be the passion and enthusiasm she felt for young people from her experience with recreational workshops and for nature and humanity, from her photography. Aside from Partners, Lois had many interests and involvement with other organizations, among them the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We will miss her energy and generous spirit as someone who cared deeply about community, friendship, and personal relationships with our southern members as a way towards peace.
The 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Steward School, 11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, Virginia 23238-3423. All members and their families are invited to participate in the grand celebration. Several of our Brazilian colleagues will join us to celebrate our 50 years of collaborative efforts. It will be a fun day learning about all of the strong program efforts during our fifty years, sharing our stories and being with friends. Hold the date and make plans to come to participate. More details later.
Our next meeting is Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Riverside Café, 522 N Main St, Farmville, VA 23901. Thank you to Pat Lust for making these arrangements.
Join us for the Fall meeting of the Virginia Chapter on Saturday, November 12 at the Waynesboro Library (600 S. Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980). The meeting will begin at 10am. Let Glenda know by November 8 if you will be able to attend.
Also, mark your calendars now for the Winter meeting of the Virginia Chapter on February 11 at the Riverside Cafe in Farmville.
Hope to see many of you there!
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The Virginia Partners 2016/2017 meeting schedule was set at our June meeting in Richmond.
a private, nonsectarian, non-profit, apolitical organization of volunteers dedicated to promoting economic and social development between Virginia and Santa Catarina, Brazil
February 11, 2017:
April 22, 2017:
June 24, 2017:
Summer Meeting and
50th Anniversary Celebration
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Partners of the Americas, by clicking on the image below: