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The oven is hot and the supper is cooking.  The Saint Alban’s Mens Club will meet this evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. for food and fellowship.  Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a film program “The Birth of Freedom” from the Acton Institute will kick off at 7:00 p.m. following a brief business meeting.

The men of Saint Alban’s extend their prayers and best wishes to our member Fr. Carleton Clarke for a speedy recovery.

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Barbecue and Legislation

On Wednesday evening last, the Saint Alban’s Men’s Club enjoyed a great evening of fellowship and food at its monthly meeting. The monthly dinner, which included both beef and pork barbecue, was followed by the customary brief business meeting and a speaker. This month’s program featured Mr. Paul Nardo, Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Virginia House of Representatives. Paul gave an insightful presentation entitled “Understanding Virginia’s Budget & Finances-the 2011 Legislative Session”. The program afforded the group an experienced insider’s perspective on the budget process and some of the key issues for the upcoming session of our Commonwealth’s General Assembly, a truly-part time body which must accomplish its work in a 45-60 day period. As always, the meeting began and ended with prayer.
The next meeting of the Saint Alban’s Men’s Club is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Watch The Cathedral Close and our Facebook page for an announcement of the speaker.

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Guys’ Night Out

Last evening St.Alban’s Men’s Group enjoyed a great evening of food and fellowship over a good ol’ dinner of fried chicken and biscuits.  A brief business meeting was followed by a 30 minute program “Faith of the Founders” which examined the deep religious commitment of the fathers of our nation through their own writings.  Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, December 15th from 6-8 pm for supper, a speaker and great conversation.

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The St. Alban’s Men’s Group enjoyed a great Italian dinner last evening and formally organized as a lay-led parish organization. The crowd assembled elected Messrs. Bob Witt Presidend, and John Hekman Vice-Presidentfor the coming year. During the short meeting portion of the evening, the group discussed upcoming events and projects, and set meeting dates for the remander of the year.

Following the business meeting, John Heckman presented an invormative program on the Port of Richmond of which he is the Chairman. As well, John, who has served on the board of the Virginia War Memorial for nine years, gave a brief talk about the newly expanded and refurbished Memorial and its mission to educate young people who might not otherwise learn of Virginia’s long and honorable military history. The talk concluded with a video produced by the memorial with interviews of Virginians who wer POWs in Germany. The testimony of these members of the “greatest generation” was quite moving, The proceedings concluded with a prayer for the armed forces of the United States.

Our next mMeeting is scheduled for Wednesday Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm.

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All parish men are invited to attend the fall organizational meeting of the St. Alban’s Men’s Club at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 6.  We will elect officers, brainstorm future activities and enjoy lasagna, salad and a fabulous desert. 

John Hekman, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia War Memorial will speak to us about their programs.  John is also Chairman of the Port of  Richmond Commission and he will include comments about recent developments there. 

Please RSVP to Bob Witt by Tuesday, October 5 jabwitt@aol.com or 804-740-0714

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