Archives for April 2017

May 4, 2017 Meeting (Includes Audio)

Posted April 8, 2017 at 10:46 AM
James Howard

The guest speaker for our May 4th, 2017 meeting was James Howard, Capt. U.S. Army, retired. James presented information regarding two non-profit organizations he founded, REACHcycles and VAU, Veterans and Athletes United. Both of of these organizations support children and veterans with disabilities.

James Howard, retired Army Captain, grew up in Lynchburg, Va and graduated from VMI in 2002. He had the privilege to earn his Ranger, Sapper and Airborne tabs while serving 2002-2010 in the 82nd airborne and Special Forces training. Serving overseas he was fortunate to dodge some close calls in combat with minor injuries and at the end of his career suffered a tragic diving accident while exercising that left him paralyzed as a quadriplegic. His injury has been a blessing by misfortune which led him to start 2 all volunteer non-profits, REACHcycles ( and VAU Veterans and Athletes United ( to support children and veterans with disabilities. He also works and volunteers for many other non-profit organizations that support the veteran and disabled community:

  • SOCOM Care Coalition mentor
  • Quality of Life Foundation Family Case Manager
  • Chris Reeve Foundation Military Veterans Program MVP Coordinator
  • Paralyzed Vets of America volunteer

Bio provided by Matt Williams.

April 6, 2017 Meeting (Includes Audio)

Posted April 8, 2017 at 10:35 AM
Sheriff Karl Leonard

Our guest for the April 6th meeting was Sheriff Karl Leonard.

Sheriff Leonard discussed many of the important programs being sponsored by the Chesterfield Sheriff’s office. They include the following:

  • Heroin Addiction Recovery Program
  • Safe Exchange Zone
  • Seniors In Touch Program

2017 Cavalcade of Music

Posted April 3, 2017 at 11:21 PM

The 2017 Cavalcade of Music was held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Brandermill Church.

SPECTRUM is a 10-piece variety band featuring male and female vocals and a powerful 4-piece horn section. The band accurately re-creates the authentic sounds of the jazz-pop styles from the last 60 years.


Camerata Singers is Longwood’s flagship choral ensemble, representing Longwood University and the Music Department across the state and the region. Selected through an audition, singers are majors from across the University. Camerata Singers performs sacred and secular choral literature from ancient to modern times.

Chamber Singers

We were also thrilled to include Chamber Singers - Longwood's premiere auditioned ensemble

Chamber Singers