Dan Lonergan (left) and Jeff Fratter, president of NARFE's Williamsburg Chapter, wrap up timely tree talk. Lonergan's March 12 presentation with slides provided detailed information concerning the planting and care of trees. It was well received by members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association and others attending the early-spring luncheon. Lonergan is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist with Bartlett Tree Experts.

NARFE's Williamsburg Chapter meets regularly the second Tuesday of the month at the Colonial Heritage Restaurant, 6620 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg. Lunch is served at 11:30 following a social gathering at 11. Speakers address topics of interest to Federal civilian employees and retirees.

The next luncheon speaker will be Connie M. Harshaw, a retired Federal Senior Executive and member of Williamsburg's historic First Baptist Church. She served as the co-chair of the steering committee that planned celebrations in Williamsburg and throughout the country centered on the ringing of the church's restored bell to call attention to the need to heal America's racial divide. Her topic will be Let Freedom Ring!

February's speaker was Kat Lindsay with James City County Fire and Rescue, who spoke on things to do when Emergency Medical Technicians come to your home.

Cost for lunch, payable to the restaurant, is $20. Luncheon meetings are held every month except July and August when alternative activities, such as a picnic, are planned. Luncheons and other chapter activities are open to all NARFE members, their spouses, and guests. Spouses also are eligible to become NARFE members. Please RSVP no later than the Thursday before the Tuesday luncheon to Pat Gamble at For the April 9 luncheon, the reservation deadline is Thursday, April 4.

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