~2019 - 2020 Dates & Programs~
Home of Cindy Coco, 2425 Grove Avenue
Annual Welcome Reception
Join us as we kick off the FWC’s 47th year! Mark your calendar for an evening of friendship,
food and wine. We will review our exciting schedule for the year and everyone will have the
chance to sign up for their favorite committee(s). This is the perfect opportunity to invite a new
or long-time neighbor you think might want to join the club.
Home of Beth Fuchs, 1416 Grove Avenue
Speaker: Kristin Davis, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
The Southern Environmental Law Center has the largest legal staff of any environmental
organization in the Southeast and plays a pivotal role in every major environmental issue in
Virginia. This organization is involved in protecting clean water and national forests, leading solar
power initiatives and defending communities against environmental threats. With more than 80
attorneys across six southeastern states and an unmatched network of partners, SELC has a
regionwide perspective and strategy with a local presence in our communities. Come hear from
senior attorney Kristin Davis about SELC’s ongoing projects across the Commonwealth.
Time and location TBD
Home of Anne Ring, 1725 Park Avenue
Speaker: Hunter Leemon, Sportable
Creating Opportunities. Transforming Lives. Hunter Leemon, Executive Director, will introduce
us to Sportable, a Richmond-area non-profit that works to transform the lives of people with
physical disabilities and visual impairments through accessible sport and recreation. Sportable
serves hundreds of athletes each year in over a dozen different sports. Hunter, who has a master’s
degree in Sports Leadership from VCU, will give us a little insight into how Sportable allows
people to see beyond their disabilities.
Home of Cheri Anthony, 1827 Park Avenue
Speaker: Mickael Broth, Muralist
Mickael Broth, also known as The Night Owl, is a Richmond-based artist, muralist, sculptor, writer
and VMFA Professional Fellow. Mickael will share with us a little bit about how Richmond’s
streets came to be covered with hundreds of unique works created by both local and international
artists. Mickael’s work includes over 200 murals across the country with many here in Richmond.
He says the most challenging of his works was painting the water tower on top of the Interbake
Building off of Broad St. due to both the sheer physical effort of getting supplies up that high and
not being able to step back and look at his work while in-process. After meeting Mickael I’m sure
we will all start noticing new details about Richmond’s street art that is just outside our doors.
Home of Leigh Sewell, 2001 Monument Avenue
Speaker: Rebecca Dovi, CodeVA
Rebecca Dovi says, “I am a teacher on a mission. Every student should have access to computer
science, it starts in my classroom(s).” To expand the number of classrooms teaching computer
science Rebecca and her husband founded the non-profit CodeVA. In addition to training both
students and teachers, CodeVA is involved in outreach both locally and state-wide. CodeVA was
credited with helping to spur on the passage of Virginia bill HB 831, a first-in-the-nation law that
mandates computer science training for all students in Virginia public schools. Join us in learning
about how CodeVA is helping to train Virginia’s future workforce for the 21st Century.
Home of Cindi Cobbs, 2006 Monument Avenue
Speaker: Mark Richardson, NAMI Central VA
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Virginia promotes recovery and is
dedicated to improving the lives of Central Virginians with serious mental illness through
education, support, advocacy, resources, and anti-stigma campaigns. Their work ranges
from getting to know the legislative environment impacting mental health advocacy to
providing the opportunity to engage in peer to peer support networks. The Executive
Director of NAMI Central Virginia, Dr. Mark A. Richardson, has a longstanding
commitment to changing the landscape for individuals with intellectual disabilities and
mental illnesses. He will share some of his insights with us.
Home of Becky Rosenberger, 1621 Hanover Avenue
End of Year Celebration
Raise a glass to toast the end of the FWC’s 47th year!
Note: All meetings are held the first Thursday of the month and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
(Unless otherwise specified, most regular meetings are open to prospective members.)