… A group of neighbors providing support and volunteer time to enable our members to continue to thrive...

The Village helps members with errands, transportation, minor household maintenance, and other services, and provides social, cultural and educational programs. Explore this website to learn more. Ask us about what it means to be a member, a volunteer or a donor.

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Candidates for Board of Directors

Elections for the Village Board of Directors will take place on March 9, 2020, 7 p.m., at the Village Quarterly Meeting.  A ballot has been mailed to members. You may return the ballot by mail or drop it off at the meeting at the Mason District Governmental Center. Brief candidate biographies are listed below. 

Bethami Auerbach

I have lived in zip code 22041 for over 30 years and in Barcroft Woods since 1997.  While I grew up in Los Angeles, my husband, Norm Stewart (who retired from Mitre in 2017), attended Annandale Elementary, Poe, and Jefferson.  We are Social members of LBV and I believe enthusiastically in the neighbor support and social goals of LBV and would like to pitch in as the Village matures.  We’ve enjoyed get-togethers, and I participate in the Spanish conversation group.  I work as an environmental lawyer and previously have served on the Boards of SHBR, the Association of Part-Time Professionals, and the Northern Virginia Tennis League.  Since 1996, Norm and I have hosted the Sleepy Hollow Folk Club House Concert series, bringing musicians to our family room and in that way to the community.  We are diehard Washington Caps fans.  I love to swim and have participated in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

Jane Guttman

Jane Guttman has been a member of the Village Board since 2015, most recently as co-President. She heads the Communications Committee and, in that role, edits The Villager newsletter, writes monthly articles about the Village for the Lake Barcroft newsletter, and serves as webmaster for the Village web site, lakebarcroftvillage.org.  Jane started the Village’s Spanish and German conversation groups. Jane is an Adjunct Associate Professor of English at UMGC.  She retired from The New York Times after twenty years of service in the Systems Department. She has lived in Lake Barcroft since 2014.

Ellen Raphaeli

Nimrod and I and our two children relocated to Virginia a half century ago when Nimrod joined the World Bank and I joined the English faculty of Northern Virginia Community College where I would teach for more than 40 years (and where I would earn a certificate in major appliance repair). For the last 34 years, we’ve lived on Greentree Drive, but we had not joined any of Lake Barcroft’s many groups until last spring when Nimrod and I decided to venture beyond the confines of our close-knit street, dip a toe in the water, and join the Village. It’s one of the best decisions we’ve made.

Linda Woodrow

Linda Woodrow moved to Lake Barcroft with her husband Charles from Chelsea, Alabama in 2013 to be near their son’s family. As the wife of an Electrical Engineer with Proctor and Gamble, she has lived in many states including London, England. During her professional career she worked as a Paralegal for the IRS and private law firms in Cincinnati, Ohio. After the sudden death of Charles in 2016, she joined the Village. Linda has served on the Programs committee and the Keeping in Touch team. She and Louise Ziebell gave several seminars on “Losing Your Spouse” to Village members. Linda credits the Village membership with supporting her with friendship, rides, and social activities. Since she has experienced the value of the Village to its members, she hopes to encourage others to join this vital organization.

Photos are all family photos with the exception of the photo of Linda Woodrow, which was taken by Vic Utgoff.

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