On Sunday, June 12 the Northern Virginia Chapter of the ACLU mixed business with festivities, as it held its always-popular Annual Meeting and Crabfest at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, VA.
This Chapter event featured ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Gastañaga as its guest speaker. She provided several ‘story-behind-the-story’ assessments of the various civil liberties-based issues, lawsuits, victories, and setbacks in Virginia thus far in 2016.
Activities also included the re-election to the NoVa Chapter Board of four currently-serving Board members: Steve Conn, Ron Hall, Ed Rosenthal, and Beverly Tatum, plus the election of new Board member Patricia Leslie. The event also provided a memorial tribute to long-time Chapter Board and Affiliate Board activist Janet Cook.
Chapter Board member and numbers-cruncher Robin McKiel reported that this year’s attendance included 153 ACLU members and friends.