The fifth annual Women’s Retreat is coming up again this year September 9-11 at Meadowkirk in Middleburg, VA. The retreat has become a beloved event for the women of the chapter. It will include opportunities to socialize with other members, education sessions, delicious food, time to walk around the beautiful grounds of the retreat center, and more
The event kicks off Friday evening with some get-to-know you games and sipping wines from local vineyards. Education topics on Saturday will include “Taking Care of You” with Anna Bell, our traditional Saturday morning session; a two-track session in the afternoon (“Reproductive Health, Menstruation and Menopause,” with NHF, and a rap session on caregiver trauma); and a group session to close out the educational offerings. There will be the usual afternoon break for either leisure time, or an outdoor activity. Saturday evening will feature either the option of doing a craft led by Michelle Stielper (another retreat tradition) or socializing around the firepit. We will end the event on Sunday with our closing ceremony.
All participants must be full vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend (this is defined by the CDC as completion of the 2-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you attended in 2021, you do not have to present proof of vaccination again. We encourage but don’t required boosters. We will also require masks in the indoor spaces since we are in pretty close quarters, and that everyone take a home test before arrival to prevent the spread of this very contagious variant. We are happy to have one sent to you if you need one; just reach out to Brenda or Robin.
See the complete 2024 HACA Calendar of Events.