History of SVWC 2022 Edition is Now Available


February, 2023

SVWC's Annual History booklet, "Birding Inside SVWC," is now available. Future resident Barbara Chaplin has been coordinating this project for several years and does an excellent job gathering articles and photographs to produce a top-quality publication. We are so grateful for her hard work and dedication!
Included are birds in paintings, photos, collections in display cabinets, stitchery, upholstery, carpets, shelf-sitter "flocks," resident door decorations, nests in Courtyard trees, birds on balconies/patios, the "bird & puzzle bridge" bird watcher's station, etc.

Other features include:
~ For The Birds (Our Music Therapist's song, which she wrote for this section and then held a contest.)
~ Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating
~ Birds and Wildlife Call Young Readers (One of the Little Libraries with painted birds and other critters, thanks to our Art Instructor)
~ Aviaries (Located in Assisted Living and Healthcare)
~ Our Fabulous Feathered Friends (A Lawrence Gallery Audubon Photography Exhibit)
~ Gift Shop: Birders' Paradise (A myriad of bird items are available for sale in the Gift Shop.)
~ My Most Memorable Feathered Friend Moment (A resident's account)

The committee is incredibly proud of the "Resident & Staff Activities" section, a multi-page collage of stunning photos provided almost 100% by residents Bill Young and Peggy Jackson. Other sections include Art Galleries, Mother Nature's Team, Celebrating our 35th Anniversary, the Villas Project with photos from Bill Young and drone images from Bill Cook, Resident and Staff Reports, Governance (SVWC & Foundation and Special Events Committee), and Appendices (Residents Association Committee, Move-Ins, and Memorials.

If you are interested in purchasing this new edition, reach out to Executive Assistant Sue McKenzie at smckenzie@svwc.org or 540-665-5918. The booklets are $10 plus $3.47 postage if you'd like one mailed to you. They are also available in our Gift Shop.