The Tysons Chapter of CBN had a wonderful kick-off breakfast on Thursday, February 27 at Maggiano's in Tysons II. Fr. Paul Scalia was the speaker and he kept the audience at attention with historical perspective on the Temptation of Christ, and insightful remarks on how this should help us understand what and why we are called to Abstain, Pray and do works of Mercy during Lent.
In addition, Fr. Scalia explained that his recent book contains sermons and speeches given by famous priests during times of historical church crises. His vivid depictions of what must have been happening at the time were amusing and relatable.
Attended by almost 30 Members and Guests representing various businesses from around and near Tysons Corner, the Chapter appears headed for a central role in CBN activities. Next month's meetings, also planned for Maggiano's, will have Dale Fickett, CEO of RVA Works, to speak on the importance of supporting entrepreneurial goals of our immigrant community, and how we can help. See the event listings for more information.
The CBN Chapter in Dulles kicked off 2020 with a Speed Networking meeting attended by over 30 CBN members and guests! The meeting was run by Pam Jones, an expert in networking who coached the participant in the do's an don'ts of business networking. Each person had about 45 seconds to tell their table about their business, and then when everyone was done they moved to the next table. Participants reported that it was very worthwhile.
Dulles Chapter meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please check the event schedule for information about their next meeting.
Catholic Charities of Arlington has a new video that debuted at their annual gala this weekend. A 3-minute video talks about the wonderful work they do. Here's the link:
CBN Nova's Prince William Chapter held it's December meeting at KO Distilling in Manassas. KO is owned and operated by CBN Member Bill Karlson. It was a wonderful evening. KO makes gin, whiskey and bourbon, produced locally from Virginia grains. Visitors can choose from a variety of cocktails and their spirits are available at local ABC stores.
Paul Stefan Home is having their annual gala on November 2nd. Details below.
On October 3rd, CBN NOVA presented our annual Executive of the Year awards to our honorees, Dr. John Bruchalski of Tepyac/Divine Mercy Care and Wayne Cyron of Cyron and Miller PLC. Both have provided immeasurable service to our community and were well deserving. We also were treated to a presentation by Renee White, Assistant Superintendent for Enrollment and Marketing at the Office of Catholic Schools, on the remarkable students we have in our schools and the importance of our support. Did you know that every student in the diocesan schools is subsidized by the Diocese? Catholic schools in the Arlington Diocese are one of the few in the country whose enrollment is growing! They are well deserving of the support of our business community. CBN Nova thanks all who came out for this wonderful event.
The board of CBN Nova was honored to present a check for $5000 to Bishop Burbidge on July 31 in accordance with our mission of supporting Catholic Education in the Diocese. Dr. Vorbach, our new Superintendent of Schools indicated that the money would go help towards scholarships for students who would otherwise not be able to attend Catholic schools. On behalf of the board, we would like to thank our members and sponsors who made this donation possible and thank Bishop Burbidge for his support of CBN.
Did you know that Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington - Hogar Immigrant Services offers more than just ESL classes? You’re invited to an information and networking session to learn more about our workforce development program!
During this session, you will learn about Hogar's computer literacy, Child Development Associate (CDA), and GED preparation programs. You'll also learn more about some of our other services, including academic tutoring, job readiness workshops, job coaching, hiring events, and job fairs.
Attendees will walk away with client and student referral forms, up-to-date class schedules, and information about workforce development courses.
A light breakfast will be provided.
Space is limited to 50 guests. Please RSVP by completing this form.
Feel free to share this invitation with colleagues in your organization. Each attendee must complete the form.
If you have any questions, contact Courtney Lord, Workforce Development & Curriculum Specialist, at email@example.com.
CBN NOVA installed a new Board of Directors at it's annual meeting on May 29th. Directors for 2019-2021 are:
Patrick Ennis - President (American Solutions for Bus.)
Liz Schiavone - Vice President (Weaver Bros. Ins.)
Cholina Donovan - Treasurer (Donoval Tax and Acct.)
Christina Desmarais - Secretary (Paul VI HS)
Georgia Graves (Bridgman Communications) will stay on as our Past President, and Fr. Andrew Fisher continues as CBN Nova Chaplain. We can't thank Georgia enough for the hard work and effort over the past three years that has brought us to the strong organization we are now.
Additional Chair positions are available on the board in areas such as communications, membership, sponsorship and events. If you are a member of CBN Nova and would like to serve on the Board please reach out to Pat Ennis @asb-va.com.
On Wednesday, April 10, CBN Prince William presented their annual Teacher Appreciation Awards to two deserving educators in our area. Winners were Katie Bidinger of St. John Paul the Great High School and Suzanne Blair of All Saints School. Each received a plaque and gift card. Each was nominated by their school principal and chosen by a selection committee from among the entries.
Our teachers are such a blessing and CBN-Prince William is honored to have been able to provide these awards to such deserving teachers. This is the 4th year of the awards.
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