Speaker Date Topic
Candice Armstrong, MSW, Salvation Army Jan 23, 2019
Breaking the Inter-generational Cycle of Poverty
Breaking the Inter-generational Cycle of Poverty

Candice is a community development practitioner and social worker who is dedicated both personally and professionally to a life of service to others.  Candice currently serves as the Social Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army, Fredericksburg Corps and has been working on issues related to poverty for more than ten years.  Before her service with The Salvation Army began, Candice worked for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), working to fight hunger for more than 45 million Americans.  Prior to this, Candice spent two years as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) in rural Kentucky, a federal service program designed to fight poverty by helping nonprofit organizations across the United States build capacity to serve the most vulnerable populations in their communities. 

Candice will present on the effects of generational poverty from a community development perspective and some of the ways that organizations and communities can fight poverty and make a difference for future generations.  She will also discuss what The Salvation Army is doing to meet the needs of families in the Fredericksburg area and how they hope to provide a “Pathway of Hope” to a more secure future.

Andy Lynn Jan 30, 2019
Fun Facts About the Federal Budget & More through the Eyes of a Turnip Seed Salesman
Fun Facts About the Federal Budget & More through the Eyes of a Turnip Seed Salesman

Andy runs a retail garden center, but he became interested in Federal spending statistics in 2014.  In a day and age when such a large political divide has developed among citizens, Andy feels it helps to seek real facts.

Andy's interest was inspired by a statement a friend had made regarding how "all of our tax money is spent on handouts to people paying no taxes", so Andy decided to try and do some objective fact checking based on the numbers to determine if the statement had merit.

The hope is to make a presentation that is informative and hopefully apolitical so folks can decide for themselves.

TBD Feb 06, 2019
Rotary Peace Initiative
Edwin Pardue Feb 13, 2019
Update on the Dominion Raceway
Dale Lachinet, Publisher of the Free Lance Star Feb 20, 2019
The Current State of Print Newspapers and the FLS in particular
TBD Feb 27, 2019
Classification Talks