Another New Membership Category
Sometimes life calls for changes. For our members, one of those changes can be a physical move. The move might be to return to roots, to get needed support, or to spend more time in the spheres of family members.
We’d like those members to be able to stay connected to the Foggy Bottom West End Village. Even when the concerns raised by the pandemic are all put to rest, we’ve learned the advantages of offering programs online and will certainly continue to provide those. Whether one lives in our neighborhood, or the other side of the globe, anyone can participate in and enjoy Zoom programs.
Because a core part of our village’s mission is to build community, it can be nice to be able to stay in touch with what’s happening here, even if one now lives in California, Colorado or Connecticut.
Additionally, if members have family living outside the area, they could also connect to the village through this membership category. Your family could become better acquainted with FBWEV and develop a first-hand understanding of who we are, how we work, and what we have to offer.
So, we are now establishing an additional membership category, Neighbors Away. The word “neighbor” means both a person who lives near you and a fellow human (e.g. “love thy neighbor”). Having once been part of our FBWEV community, a physical move doesn’t remove one from that community.
The membership fee for this category will be $200 for two years. Membership will include participation in any online programs or activities as well as access to all communications sent to the full membership. It can be nice to know that connections made can be sustained, no matter where you live.
If you know of anyone you think may be interested in this, please talk with them and ask them to call me at (202) 333-1327 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or to discuss it further.
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Louis D. (Beau) Kaplan
Beau Kaplan moved to Foggy Bottom from Kalorama 15 years ago. He was born in the District and has always lived here except for the two years he spent in Hawaii while in the Navy.
Beau has had two distinct careers. After being a dentist for 30 years, he became a high school science teacher for 20 years before retiring in 2010. He enjoys reading and listening to opera.
Beau joined the Village at the encouragement of his wife Linda, a retired art appraiser who has been a Village member for some time. They have been married for 50 years and have one son. Beau also has a son and a daughter from an earlier marriage.
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Denise Snyder has 40 years of experience running small and mid-sized nonprofits in the Washington area. She brings experience with volunteers, program development, organizational management, and fundraising. She has been involved with villages for several years and is energized by the sense of community they create. Denise joined our village in April 2019.
...and Our Assistant Director
Jonas Frumkin, our Assistant Director, is a 2020 graduate of the George Washington University. Jonas was a part of the Human Services and Social Justice at GW where he focused on older adults. He worked with us as an intern before starting as Assistant Director. He previously interned at IONA Senior Services. Jonas has been with the Village since June 2020.
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