Nation's Capital Area TRIO

(serving DC, MD, & VA)


  • Voting: Yes
  • Street: PO Box 7633
  • City: Arlington
  • State: VA
  • Zip: 22207


  • Contact: Trudi Anderson, Co-President
  • E-Mail:
  • Contact: Mike Garrett, Co-President
  • Phone: 703-825-3290
  • Email:
  • Website:

Activity Report

    Nation's Capital Area Chapter - December 2011 Dear TRIO Members

    Last Saturday, December 10th, a brisk, but sunny day, a lively group of TRIO members met at Claude Brady’s home to celebrate the Holiday Season.

    While the group was assembled, a short business meeting was held. We welcomed a special guest, Sylvia Leach, Executive Director of TRIO National, who lives just down the road in Gainesville, VA. Our members know you through Lifelines as you know us through the NCAC membership list. Thank you for joining us. You are always welcome!

    Yes, Linda Cheatham was in town for a few days and we were all delighted to see her once again! She is well and so grateful to enjoy good health. She is now near her family who needs her help to oversee and nurse them to better health.

    Lisa Colaianni, Donor Family Advocate with WRTC, quietly but proudly, announced that she has a new title, Living Organ Donor. Weeks ago, she donated a kidney to an unknown recipient. She has recovered from the surgery and is doing well. An unselfish act of kindness, Lisa, you made a miracle and a huge difference in the quality of life of a very sick person and the recipient’s family. You ROCK, Lisa, and we are most proud of you.

    Nominations for TRIO-NCAC officers were held, the following were elected:

    • Co-president Mike Garrett and Trudi Anderson
    • Vice President Jim Weaver
    • Treasurer Claude Brady

    The office of Secretary remains open. It was recommended by the members that the Board select the secretary. Sarah Whiddon, Claude’s granddaughter, volunteered to help the secretary.

    In my last letter to you, I wrote that we would like to receive your input or suggestions of what you would like to see scheduled or planned in 2012. Last Saturday several suggestions for topics for future meetings were presented. We appreciate that you are giving this serious thought however. we would like to hear from more members You can contact me directly by phone (703-532-3223) or email

    A Michael Aram ‘Olive Branch” Cheeseboard was presented to Linda for her many dedicated years of serving on TRIO National Board as well as President of TRIO- NCAC. . The Kansas City TRIO Chapter will be well served now that you have joined them. Linda, we wish you only the best.

    A gift basket was presented to Claude for opening his home to us. Thank you, Claude, for being a very gracious host. It was my pleasure to be among the guests on Saturday.

    A gentle reminder to send membership dues to P.O. Box 7633, Arlington,VA 22207. A special thank you to those whose checks we have received. TRIO-NCAC is a 501(c)(3) charity, making your contribution tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

    I, and the newly elected board, wish all of you the Happiest of Holidays and a very HEALTHY New Year.

    Submitted by:
    Trudi Anderson,

    Heart, December 31, 1994