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Upcoming Events


Wild Game Dinner (posted January 18, 2017)

On Thursday evening, 6 PM, March 16, 2017, the Chapter is planning to hold its annual Wild Game Dinner at the Chapter House.  All members are invited to attand and bring a dish to share.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Herbert Pritchett and let him know how many are attending and what you want to bring as a dish to share.  See contact information for how to reach Herb.

6th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival (posted January 18, 2017)

On Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 1 PM to 5 PM the 6th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival will be held in Fredericksburg at the University of Mary Washington's Dodd Auditorium.

Festival tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. School students are free of charge, See http://www.rive
rriends.org/events for additional details.

Important: We will have our Chapter Display at the Festival ! We will meet at The University of Mary Washington's Dodd Auditorium and set up at 11:30 am.  Please contact Greg Raines to let him know that you will help.  New members that participate in the chapter display can obtain credit hours towards their volunteer obligation for 20 hours in the first year.


April Hunters Island Hiking & History with Mary Ellen Wheeler,  April 16, 10 AM to 3 PM  (posted March 2, 2017) 

 
Event Details (provided by the Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR))
When Capt. John Smith explored the Rappahannock River in 1608,  he was met at the fall line in Fredericksburg by a hail of arrows from native fishermen. Explore the legacy of Hunter’s Island with its owner, local architect and history enthusiast Mary Ellen Wheeler. We’ll discuss the island's fascinating history, from the woodland tribes of the pre-colonial era to its management today as a wildlife sanctuary. By the way, the rock formations on the back side of the island are stunning and we'll have an expert along to tell us more about the geology of the fall line. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic. This event sells out fast, so get your tickets early. Minimum age is 8 years. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at the FOR office.
We sell individual tickets and family tickets. Family tickets are for up to four people. Tickets for the general public are $30 each, so if you need 3 or 4, get the family ticket for $90. Friends of the Rappahannock members get a discount on our trips & events, which are the $24 and $72 tickets.

Wear Long Pants, Hiking Clothes, Bug Spray Bring a Bag Lunch for Picnic.  For further Info Contact - Greg Raines - 540 286 2628   F. O. R. office - 540 373 3448.


Earth Day Events Posted March 6, 2017

Earth Day - Old Mill Park Fredericks.burg

 
Saturday, April 22, 10am – 4pm, at , Old Mill Park Fredericksburg (map) Contact - Greg Raines - 540 287 2628 to volunteer to staff our Chapter exhibit 


Fort A.P. Hill Near Bowling Green - Caroline County (map

Thursday, April 27, 10am – 2pm Fort A.P. Hill Near Bowling Green - Caroline County (map)  Army Ft. A.P. Hill's EARTH DAY Event Conservation Education Display Attendance of Area Middle School Children (not open to the general public)
Contact - Greg Raines - 540 287 2628 to volunteer to staff our Chapter exhibit

Motts Run Fishing Rodeo Posted May 17, 2016

On Saturday, June 4, 8 AM – 3 PM - at the Motts Run Reservoir (map) Again this year, the Fred Rapp Chapter will attend and support the Annual Children's Fishing Rodeo sponsored by the Fredericksburg Parks & Rec Volunteers are needed to staff the Chapter Cooking & Display Please Contact  Greg Raines - 540 287 2628  and let him know you want to help.

2017 Chapter Membership Meetings (Posted January 18, 2017)

The Chapter Membership Meetings are generally held the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.  If that day falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday, at 7 PM.  Among the normal elements on the meeting agenda is the presentation of prospective members by their sponsors who are then voted for acceptance by the membership body.

The 2017 Chapter Membership Meeting dates are presently registered on the official Chapter calendar

Chapter Work Days (Updated: January 18, 2017)

As a general rule Chapter Work Days are held on the Saturday following the regular Chapter Membership Meeting.  Work days START no earlier than 7:30 AM and might run until 3 PM.

Note: For safety reasons, the park is CLOSED to ALL activities during the Work Day period. This closure includes especially the Firearms Ranges. There will be a sign posted at the front gate area indicating that the park is closed.

On Work Days a session is set aside for the badging and orientation of all new members and for any other member needing badges between 9 AM and 11 AM. Concurrently at 9 AM the select Membership Review Panel will be interviewing prospective members for possible induction at the following monthly membership meeting (see details of the membership induction process on the membership Tab at the top of this page. Click on Membership to go to the page.)

The 2017 Chapter Work Days
have been registered on the official Chapter Calendar.

View previous Work Day pictures here

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