From Frank ... looking for your input!
We’re now midway through June and it certainly feels like it! If you find it too hot to be outside, I have the perfect indoor activity for you. The DC Villages are asking Village members across the District to respond to the first city-wide Village survey. It takes about 20 minutes. Just click here and it will open on your computer.
This is a completely confidential survey and we’ll never see your individual responses. But what we will get from the cumulative information is a better understanding about the impact the Village has on the life of our members, the level of satisfaction with the services we provide and insight into future needs we can address. I thank you in advance for participating and supporting our planning work! We can also arrange for you to take the survey over the phone if preferred. Give us a call to make arrangements.
If you know of potential members, I’d like to meet them! I’m happy to meet individually or in groups to talk more about all the Village offers. I was excited this week to meet with a group of prospective members at Woodley Park Towers organized by Village Ambassador Alan Weinstein. We were joined by Alan’s wife Barbara Sirota, as well as Jody Beck and Martha Weiss. It was a great conversation, probably much like our founders had around kitchen tables when forming the Village a decade ago. I’m always looking for more opportunities like this one and welcome your referrals.
Finally, the Village office will be closed on Monday, June 20th for the federal holiday of Juneteenth. I hope that everyone enjoys their weekend and takes a moment to reflect on the importance of Juneteenth marking the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in 1865.
Frank Finamore is Executive Director of the Village.