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Recognizing Recipients Of The 2015 Greater Reston Chamber Of Commerce Awards For Chamber Excellence July 31, 2015
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize recipients of the 2015 Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Awards for Chamber Excellence. The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1982 as a business roundtable in the growing community of Reston, Virginia. For more than 30 years, the Reston Chamber has facilitated business growth and entrepreneurship through its programming, advocacy, and engagement throughout the region. The Reston Chamber currently has more than 600 member businesses that together employ more than 10,000 people. It is the 6th largest chamber of commerce in the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan region and is deeply embedded in the community."
Congratulating The Robert E. Simon Jr. Children’S Center On The Occasion Of Its 25Th Anniversary July 31, 2015
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"The Simon Center is a nonprofit organization located in the 11th Congressional District in Reston, Virginia, and named after Mr. Robert E. Simon, the founder of Reston. The Center was founded in 1990 as part of the Reston Area Child Care Consortium. The consortium was made up of employers, community residents, parents, educators, and professionals concerned about child care needs in our community. The Simon Center fulfilled Mr. Simon’s original vision for providing quality childcare in his master plan for Reston."
Recognizing The 2014 Honorees Of The Fairfax County Federation Of Citizens’ Associations July 10, 2015
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"Citation of Merit: Connie Hartke. Connie Hartke is best known as President of Rescue Reston, a grassroots organization formed to protect open space. Under her leadership, Rescue Reston secured more than 4,200 signatures in opposition to the construction of homes on the Reston National Golf Course and led citizen engagement efforts with the Board of Supervisors and Board of Zoning Appeals. Ms. Hartke is also a valued supporter of the Walker Nature Center, participating in numerous education programs including hikes, presentations, and environmental film nights."
Remembering Marguerite Mckay June 24, 2015
Jack Reed, D-RI
"After Franklin’s passing in 1968, Marguerite spent her time living in Barrington, RI, and on Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, swimming, and following politics. In her retirement, she traveled extensively and remained active in her church, St. Luke’s in Barrington. In 2005, she moved to Reston, VA to be closer to her family."
Recognizing The 2014 Reston Association Service Awards May 1, 2015
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the recipients of the 2014 Reston Association Service Awards. The Reston Association (RA) is the largest homeowners’ association in Virginia and one of the largest in the country with more than 21,000 homes under its jurisdiction. Among other roles, RA serves as the steward of Reston‘s architectural aesthetics, recreational amenities, and environmental resources. RA relies on hundreds of volunteers and dedicated staff who serve on boards, committees, and projects to carry out its mission to keep Reston a model community where all can “Live, Work, Play, and Get Involved.” I am pleased to submit the names of the outstanding 2014 honorees. 2014 Reston Association Volunteer of the Year—Mark Elder Mark Elder has volunteered his time as a tennis instructor for the last two years. He fills the gaps and works interchangeably with RA staff instructors. Mark gives his time willingly, energetically and consistently to the youth tennis community to ensure programs like this and many others are successful. 2014 Reston Association Volunteer Group of the Year—Senior Movie Day Volunteers (Laura & John Cole, Pat Coshland, Michelina Johnson, Kurt McJilton, Otto & Rosemarie Tubito) This dynamic group of volunteers is the backbone of Senior Movie Day in Reston Town Center, which benefits up to 400 seniors each month. The group has been volunteering since 2007 and contributes 150 hours annually, thereby reducing staff time needed to put on this great community event for the seniors in our community. 2014 Reston Association Community Partner of the Year—Clarke"

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