The 2023 VBREA Holiday Luncheon was held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at the Virginia Beach National Golf Club. It was great to celebrate the holiday season with friends and former coworkers. Check out the slideshow below to see how a great time was held by all who attended!
2023 VBREA Annual Meeting
The VBREA Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Haygood United Methodist Church. We were honored to have Paul Neudigate, Police Chief of the Virginia Beach Police Department, as our guest speaker. Chief Neudigate provided the following link to the VBPD Department Data website where annual and weekly reports about the state of policing in Virginia Beach are available to view. The link is: https://police.virginiabeach.gov/your-vbpd/department-data Elections were also held during this meeting. Congratulations to the following who were elected to serve a two year term 2024-2025:
President: Pete Leavitt Vice President: Joelle Talbot Secretary: Louise Pesnicak Treasurer: Donna Brehm
A state of the organization was presented by the VBREA Board and committee chairs. A PDF of this presentation is provided below:
The 2023 VBREA Annual Picnic was held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market. It was great to catch up with former co-workers and friends! Several lucky members even went home with some fantastic door prizes! The picnic was catered by Pollards. A great big thank you to the VBREA Involvement Committee for organizing another great event!!
2022 VBREA Annual Holiday Luncheon
The 2022 VBREA Annual Holiday Luncheon was held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at the VB National Golf Club. The food was fabulous, visiting with fellow CVB retirees was enjoyable, and everyone went home with a door prize . . . some even went home with two!! A GREAT time was had by all! A very big thank you to the VBREA Involvement Committee for putting together another successful event!
2022 VBREA Annual Meeting
The 2022 VBREA Annual Meeting was held Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Haygood United Methodist Church at 4713 Haygood Road, at 10:00 a.m. The nomination committee nominated and the membership voted in the following At-Large Directors for the 2023-2024 term: Twila Leavitt Nancy Moore Cathy Morse Two At-Large Directors remain vacant. Please consider volunteering and help to keep VBREA active!!
The annual state of the organization presentation was made. The Power Point presentation can be accessed by clicking the following link:
2022 donations approved by the Board to be distributed as follows: United Way for the 5/31 Tragedy Fund $500.00 Project Lifesaver $250.00 Senior Services $250.00
VBREA Annual Picnic June 15, 2022
The 2022 VBREA Annual Picnic was held at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo. Lunch was catered by Pollards. The majority of our members who attended stayed to tour the museum. Many thanks to the Involvement Committee for organizing a fantastic event!
VBREA Annual Holiday Luncheon 2021
VBREA Annual Picnic and First General Membership Meeting of 2021
VBREA was finally able to get members together not only for our Annual Picnic but our very first General Membership Meeting of 2021! We had a great turnout of 65 people. A big THANK YOU to the Virginia Beach Farmers Market for being such great hosts! It was so nice to see everyone face to face and actually be able to catch up and socialize. A big shout out to Nancy Moore and the VBREA Involvement Committee for putting this together. Food was catered by Pollards and was delicious and a GREAT time was had by all! Scroll through the pictures above.
2020 VBREA Annual Meeting
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Beach Retirees Association was held on November 18, 2020, at Gus and George's Steak and Spaghetti Restaurant. The nominating committee nominated and the membership voted in Directors At-large for the 2021-2022 term. The Board voted this year's annual donations be made as follows: • VB Farmers Market Children’s Garden $100.00 • Senior Services $100.00 • Project Life Saver $350.00
Below is an image of the thank you card received from the Virginia Beach Farmers Market for our donation to the Children's Garden:
Over 50 VBREA members gathered at the Virginia Beach National Golf Course on December 18, 2019, to celebrate and share in the annual holiday luncheon. Good food and a great time was had by all. Enjoy the slide show of pictures from the event below.
2019 VBREA Annual Meeting
The 2019 VBREA Annual Meeting was held on November 20, 2019, at Nimmo United Methodist Church. The nominating committee nominated and the membership voted in the VBREA Officers for 2020-2021. Following the election, Nancy Moore, chair of the Involvement Committee introduced Jason Karengelen with Project Lifesaver. Mr. Karengelen spoke about the program and gave a demonstration of how the bracelets work. Following his demonstration, Pete Leavitt, President, presented a check on behalf of VBREA to Mr. Karengelen, to cover the price of two bracelets. Nancy then introduced Tracy Gauthier with the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. Ms. Gauthier spoke about the many programs Parks and Recreation has to offer. She then introduced Tamara Morgan, also with VB Parks and Recreation. Ms. Gauthier and Ms. Morgan led the group in exercises that could easily be done in a chair. Enjoy the slideshow below from the meeting.
The 2019 annual membership picnic was held at the Virginia Beach Farmers' Market. Many members and guests attended and were given a tour of the facility. In lieu of the traditional 50/50 raffle all monies collected will be donated to the United Way VB Tragedy Fund. $427 was collected. VBREA matched that amount. A check will be issued for $854. VBREA also donated $500 earlier in June.