October 2016


Thursday, October 6, 2016

6:00 p.m.
North Courthouse Road Library
325 Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23236

We had a hugely successful & enjoyable fund-raising event in September at ChesterFest. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the North Courthouse Road Library starting at 6:00 p.m. We welcome all guests to join us and learn more about our travel plans and activities.

North Courthouse Road library

North Courthouse Road Library

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September 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016
ChesterFest
Chester, Virginia

Come out and join us at Chesterfest on Saturday, Sept 17!chesterfest2016

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April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern
Chester Village Green
3530 Festival Park Plaza
Chester, Virginia

Our well-organized committee of planners is moving along and finalizing details for our Gravesham Twinning friends visit the week of May 28-June 4th. Join us at our April 28 meeting to discuss last minute logistics. We’ll start with dinner followed by our business meeting.
Agenda topics:
– recent skype call with arrival & departure details
– event coordination & sign ups
– volunteer help
– daily visit teams
– 2017 visit update
See you Thursday evening!

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April 2016 meeting

Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Ledo Pizza
7052 Commons Plaza
Chesterfield, Virginia  23832

We had a great turn out at our March 8th meeting and came closer to finalizing our plans for the late May twinning visit.  Thanks to Bonnie for the meeting minutes. We now have all of our hosts/guests lined up but still need day hosts and transportation help on some days. It will be a week of fun and interesting activities for all.

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March 2016 meeting

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern
Chester Village Green
3530 Festival Park Plaza
Chester, Virginia

We have less than four months until our Gravesham Twinning friends visit Chesterfield May 28-June 4th! At our most recent meeting in February we discussed communications with our British twinning friends, the draft schedule for their upcoming visit, and possible joint activities with other twinning groups in the area. Stay tuned and join in on the fun!

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February 2016 meeting

Thursday, February 4, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Angelo’s Italian Restaurant
11643 B Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113

Join us and come with ideas as we plan our activities for the Gravesham’s Twinning visit from May 28 – June 4, 2016. Everyone is encouraged to sign up for a National Park Service Pass and those in the golden years (62+ years young) can purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for $10. Such a deal!

Save the dates for upcoming meetings. Meeting locations to be announced:
– Tuesday, March 8, 2016
– Thursday, April 7, 2016
– Thursday, April 28, 2016
– Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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January 2016 meeting

Thursday, January 14, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Angelo’s Italian Restaurant
11643 B Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113

January 7, 2016, update:

Happy New Year to all friends of Chesterfield Twinning!

This is a reminder that the next meeting of the Chesterfield Twinning Association will be on Thursday, January 14th, starting at 6:00 p.m. We will be meeting at Angelo’s Italian Restaurant, which is at the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike and Courthouse Road, near the Bed, Bath, and Beyond store.

This meeting and the next few months promise to be busy! While our primary meeting focus will be getting ready for Gravesham Twinning’s May 28 to June 4 visit to Chesterfield, we have also invited Rick Tatnall from Richmonds of the World to talk about a Richmond area twinning association cooperation.

Agenda – January 14, 2016
– Richmonds of the World and Richmond Twinning – Rick Tatnall
– update on May 28 to June 4 visit planning
– hosting for Gravesham’s visit
– fund raising status
– 2016 dues update

November 20, 2015, update:

Thanks to all of you who attended our November 3rd meeting, and thanks again to Bonnie for preparing the minutes. Please note there will be no December meeting, and that our next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, January 14th. We’re hoping to receive an update from Gravesham Twinning in the next couple of weeks, and we will keep you up-to-date on plans for their May, 2016 visit.

Notes from the November 3 meeting:

On Monday, Oct. 25, the event planning subcommittee met at the Egg and I Restaurant to start putting together an itinerary for the upcoming 2016 visit. Members had provided a number of suggestions which the subcommittee considered. After much discussion and additional research, a first draft was developed and emailed to all members for consideration and discussion.

In previous meetings we have discussed the possibility of expanding our twinning opportunities with other locations/countries. It was suggested that we consider reaching out to the twinning organizations in France and Germany that twin with Gravesham. We could extend an invitation to each to send a representative who would travel with the Gravesham visitors. An invitation could lead to the possibility of establishing a long term arrangement.

We received word this week from Gravesham Twinning that 17 of their members are interested in visiting Chesterfield May 28 to June 4, 2016. This number may increase (or decrease) as we get closer to the May visit. We are arranging a Skype call with Gravesham representatives in the next couple of weeks to find out more regarding their interests and plans.

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