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FAR Flash Newsletter December 2012
In This Issue
:: December Luncheon Recap
:: Breakfast Discussion on Mergers & Acquisitions
:: FAR Annual Business Meeting
:: Save the Date

December Holiday Luncheon



On December 5, FAR members arrived to a room full of holiday decorations, music, and spirit!  


FAR members help themselves to holiday fare. This year members feasted on Roasted Turkey with Cranberry/Chipotle Compote, Coconut Crusted Talipia with Jamacian Rum Butter, traditional side dishes, and last, but not least, assorted holiday pies.   


FAR Chair, Patricia Adkins, takes the podium for the FAR Business Meeting. (See article to the right.)


FAR Board Members Get Their Game On! Susan Medick (left) and Mindy Saffer (right) lead the fun and games starting with a holiday song challenge. Tables played as teams to guess the corresponding song to the correct image. (see below) 


GameDec2012 After the game, door prizes for non-profit attendees were drawn. Thank you to our VERY generous for-profit members, plus a few non-profit members, for donating such wonderful door prizes!

Breakfast Discussion on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Non-profit Sector
(Open to Non-Profit Members Only)

This breakfast discussion/presentation will be lead by Dan McCormick of the McCormick Group and is open to the first 24 non-profit members who respond. Cost is $15/person.

Click here for more information.
FAR Annual Business Meeting

FAR Chair, Patricia Adkins, conducted the annual business meeting and shared the 2012 -2013 Strategic Plan.  She stated that the focus for the year will be "Delivering the FAR Promise" which means ensuring the brand, purpose, and goals are our priorities.  She highlighted five critical areas which the Board and Committees will have the responsibility:

*Continuing quality programming as the centerpiece of the organization
*Enhancing member value and increasing member engagement
*Increasing FAR visibility
*Building new partnerships
*Planning for the future - sustainability
Adkins emphasized the importance of maintaining the FAR brand and culture.  She said that "caring about our organization at all levels, from the big things, like vision, mission and culture to every interaction with our members, potential members, and supporters, no matter how small, make us who we are."

She summarized the annual goals and key performance indicators within education, membership, communications and governance; and then updated the membership on financial trends, as well as membership and meeting trends.
She concluded the meeting by sharing that FAR's financial health and reserves were healthy, membership campaigns launched in 2012 would continue, the Collie Gorg Group completed another successful year, as our AMC, and technology enhancements to the FAR website for ease of navigation and access to information will continue.

Adkins thanked the membership for their support and said FAR was on a path to another success year.
Visit the FAR Career Center
FAR has a Career Center where FAR members can post their organization's job openings.  This is a great way to advertise to the FAR community and doesn't cost FAR members anything!

Click here to see the
latest opportunities.

Recent postings

*Executive Assistant (N Street Village) 

*Controller (Rockville)
*Funding Administrator (Rosslyn) 


FAR members who wish to post a current job opening, please email it in Word format to  hq@far-roundtable.org for review and approval. Once approved, a job will be posted for 60 days or until filled.
Membership News

New FAR Members:

Crystal Peevy, Center for Strategic and International Studies is our newest non-profit member. Welcome!

Welcome to Cresa! Mindy Saffer and Lucy Wadeson joined Cresa this autumn and brought them on board with FAR as a platinum member.

**Please send professional updates and announcements about yourself, or your company, to Christina at hq@far-roundtable.org.
Save the Date 
Save the Date

January 16, 2013
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SunTrust Building
1445 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC

More Details to Come!
FAR Charitable Giving

The generosity of the FAR members is greatly appreciated for their support of The Father McKenna Center, as this year's charitable giving opportunity.

During our holiday party, the Center received $885.00 in gift card donations and many of the items they need on a regular basis from their "Wish List."  Both Tom Howarth, the Center Director who spoke at our luncheon, and Gary Hines, Associate Director and FAR member, expressed their gratitude for being selected and receiving the gifts and funds to further their mission.

If you would still like to make a donation during the holiday season and beyond, please click here. Or, you can contact the Center at http://www.fathermckennacenter.org/ or by calling (202) 842-1112.

Again, thank you for helping to make the holiday season better for The Father McKenna Center!

Thank you to our Resource Members!



Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Capital One 


Novick Group, Inc. 


Tate & Tryon  

Veris Consulting Inc.  

Wells Fargo 

West Lane & Schlager Realty Advisors  


Gelman Rosenberg and Freedman
Olcott Consulting Group

Calibre CPA Group, PLLC
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP

AMHIC, Cohn Reznick, Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc., designDATA, Early, Cassidy, & Schilling, Inc., Hertzbach & Company, P.A., McGladrey LLP, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, mindSHIFT Technologies, Payroll Network, PNC, Renner and Company, CPA, P.C., Stokes & Company PC, Studley, Inc., TD Bank, The J.K. Meek Group at Graystone Consulting, Vigilant Financial, Xenith Bank
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