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NoVa Chapter

Chapter Officers

Credit Union
Shannon Tackett President  Belvior FCU 703.730.1800, ext. 5155
Lisa Wood Mitchell 1st Vice President Northwest FCU 703.709.9484
David  Reed 2nd Vice President  Reed and Jolly, PLLC (Fairfax County FCU) 703.675.9578
Joe Thomas Treasurer  Fairfax County FCU  703.218.9900
Nicole Bowen Secretary  Fairfax County FCU 703.218.9900

League Directors/Key Contacts

Credit Union
John Beiler League Director (Region 3, Class 2) Park View FCU 540.434.4249
Gaye DeCesare League Director (Region 3, At-Large Director)  Belvoir FCU (VP Administration)  703.730.1800
Dan Morrisey League Director (Region 3, Class 1)  Queen of Peace Arlington FCU 703.521.1960
Joe Thomas League Director (Region 3, At-Large Director)  Fairfax County FCU  703.218.9900

Directory of Chapter Credit Unions

View the chapter's credit unions (includes a link to each credit union's Web site, if applicable.)

Meeting & Event Information

NoVA Chapter Meets June 11

Please join us on Thursday, June 11  for our June NoVA Chapter meeting at Clyde’s Tyson’s Corner! Our guest speaker is Larry Fazio, Director of the Office of Examination and Insurance at the NCUA. Larry will be giving an update on NCUA examination matters. You don’t want to miss this opportunity hear Larry speak and get your questions answered or comments heard. For more details about the chapter meeting, please view the attached invitation.

Please RSVP online by Monday, June 8. Responding online is quick and easy. Just click here:

We are looking for new faces at chapter events. Won’t you please forward this invitation to your credit union friends and colleagues? All are welcome.

Don’t forget to purchase your 2015 VACUPAC Pin. Your contribution is vital and so appreciated. Please see the attached VACUPAC brochure for more information about pin levels and how to contribute. We will have pins at the meeting and will accept your contribution by cash, check, or credit card. Would you like to know more about VACUPAC and how to get your organization involved? Contact Nicole Bowen at

NoVA Chapter Gathers Info on Clothing Donation Opportunities

As a part of credit unions' outreach to our communities, many of our officials, staff and members may have very usable clothing that they wish to donate to an organization that provides such clothing to those in our community who are in need of such items. Many folks are looking for a home for such donations.

The chapter has initiated an information-sharing process that interested NoVa Credit Unions can make known any such organizations with which the credit union, or someone from the credit union, has some degree (can be very minimal) of involvement or knowledge, which receives donations of clothing and provides such clothing at no cost or very minimal cost to recipients.

This is not a clothing drive, and area credit unions can participate to whatever degree they choose to participate in promoting clothing donations directly to one of the organizations on the list. This might involve posting a list in the credit union branch lobby, placing an item in a newsletter, making staff aware, etc.

The first step was to develop a list of appropriate clothing/thrift shops in various areas of Northern Virginia. We now have information on two such shops, one in Arlington and one in Herndon. That list is below, and you can publicize this list to whatever extent you wish.

Additional Resources:
Read the letter from Dan Morrisey (Queen of Peace Arlington Federal Credit Union). Also included in the letter is an information sheet you can use to submit the names of organizations you know that collect and distribute gently worn clothing to the needy.

List of Credit Union Recommended Clothing/Thrift Shops

The Closet

845 Station St
Herndon VA 20710

  • Contact at The Closet: Aaron Sawyer, 703.437.7652
  • Open for customers/clients: Tu, Th, Sat  10 am – 2 pm
  • Open for Donations: Tu, Th, Sa 8 am – 2 pm
  • Types of items accepted as donations: Gently used men’s, women’s and children’s cloting, shoes, household items, books, toys, videos, musical instruments
  • Types of Items not accepted: Large furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment
Matt. 25 Thrift Shop

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
2700 South 19th St
Arlington VA 22204

  • Contact at Matt. 25: Greg Staff 703.979.5580
  • Open for customers/clients: Wed, Sat, Sun: 9:00 am – 12 Noon
  • Open for Donations: Wed, Sat, Sun: 9:00 am – 12Noon. At other times, leave donations in blue drop box
  • Types of items accepted as donations: Gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, small household items, books, small toys, ettc.
  • Types of Items not accepted: Large furniture, television sets, computers and monitors, mattresses, children’s car seats.
  • Credit Union related: Queen of Peace Arlington Federal Credit Union, Dan Morrisey, 703.521.8615,