Message from RAFOM President Stan Karson:
On June 6, 2016, RAFOM held its 17th Annual Meeting at Top of the Town, and it had to be one of the very best, from all aspects.
Well more than 200 people attended, including a number of local officials. Jay Fisette provided welcoming remarks on behalf of the County Board, Stefanie Pryor did the same for the Arlington County Civic Federation and so did Colonel Michael Henderson for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
All would agree that the main attraction of the evening was our guest speaker, Governor Terry McAuliffe. Regardless of one's political persuasion, everyone had to be impressed with his forceful grasp of the issues confronting the Commonwealth, including his knowledge of details. His address, according to many who commented afterward, was indeed a tour de force.
Paul Ferguson, Clerk of the Court, who was instrumental in obtaining the Governor for our meeting, introduced him.
Once again, thanks to the tireless efforts of RAFOM Vice President Patricia Darneille, abundant food was available and enjoyed by all, as were the drinks and our volunteer professional pianist, Milton Nelson, accompanied this year by his grandson Jalen on the saxophone.
All in all, another successful Annual Meeting, and we thank all of you who were able to attend, as well as those who wanted to but were unable to make it.