9/28/09

Attached is the list of box lunches we may choose among for the Oct. 29 luncheon with Sen. Burr. I am charging each attendee $30 per luncheon, which will include the box lunch; 25% tip & tax; the room charge; and a gift I'll buy for the Senator. Please let me know which choices you want.

  Stuart & Helena

 

Menu as a PDF file here

 

 

May 1, 2009

 

RESERVATION FORM for 2009

 Annual Meeting of the Aaron Burr Association

Washington, DC area

 

Please fill-in all underlined items (if not attending an event, write “none”)

 

List your name(s):______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

We will arrive by:                                                        on  October:

automobile                                                                                    

airplane                                                                                          

train                                                                                               

bus                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

Mon., Oct 26

 

Check-in begins at COURTYARD by Marriott, Dunn Loring Metro Station (Orange Line), 2722 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA, Northern VA 22180 (our hotel).  

For reservations, call Marriott’s national reservation number: 1-800-321-2211, or

go online to MARRIOTT.COM/IADCY to ABA’s room block code: AARAARA.

(tip: Using AARP or AAA, you may be able to get Saturday night at well below our room

block rate of $129 (plus taxes of 11%) per night, single or double occupancy).  Ask for a

room with a balcony (1st come, 1st served). 

 

We will meet and greet in the hotel’s small restaurant and bar, the Courtyard Café, and the attractive adjacent outdoor seating area.  Dinner (reasonably priced, and good, but not “to die for”), is served 5:30 - 9pm, Monday through Thursday, only.  Breakfast (non-complimentary) is served every day.  Lunch is not served.  Each room has a mini-frig. 

Hotel has 9 floors, an indoor swimming pool (open only in evening), whirlpool and fitness center; pet and smoke-free.  Free parking. 

 

Tues., Oct. 27

 

I am inclined to car-pool to HILLWOOD ESTATE, museum & gardens - the opulent former residence of cereal-heiress Marjorie Meriwether Post, featuring a world-class collection of 18th century French and imperial Russian decorative and fine arts, and 12 acres of gardens, in Rock Creek Park, DC (www.hillwoodmuseum.org).  The full tour takes 3-4 hours, and there is a suggested voluntary contribution of $15, payable on-scene.  The facility has a luncheon café.

Yes, I plan to attend this venue: your name(s): _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Evening    We plan to drive back to the hotel late in the afternoon; gather-up our new arrivals; and car-pool to a fun, reasonably-priced nearby restaurant.

 

Wed., Oct. 28

 

Our morning is unplanned, so far.  List your suggestions here: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

12:45 - 4 p.m.: We tour Anderson House, national HQ & Museum of the Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Ave, NW, DC.  Their librarian will show us archived originals of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton documents.  No fee.  (www.societyofthecincinatti.org).  A “must-see”.  We will use the metro train next to our hotel to get to Anderson House, which is a few blocks from the DuPont Circle stop.  This neighborhood is full of restaurants, shops and wonderful architecture. 

 

We plan to visit Anderson House:____________________________________________

 

Evening After returning to the hotel to gather-up new arrivals, and freshen-up, we will car pool to a nearby restaurant in Northern VA . 

 

Thurs., Oct 29

 

8:30 - 9 a.m.:   We take the metro train to its stop at Capitol Hill, DC.  We visit the offices of U.S. Senator Richard M. Burr (R-NC) at the Russell Building.  Then, we tour the new, underground Capitol Visitors Center (a must-see), and the Capitol Rotunda (we’ll see the bust of Aaron and paintings by Vanderlyn and John Trumbull). 

 

Senator Burr plans to talk with us over lunch; the exact room is unclear, but the fee will

be approximately $20-25 per person.  (To be paid later).  Yes, sign us up for the Capitol

Hill events and luncheon: __________________________________________________

 

In the afternoon, we are likely to walk a few long blocks and tour the beautiful

 Botanical Gardens, for an hour (no fee). 

 

Those who prefer to visit the nearby Library of Congress, instead, will be able to do so.  Indicate your preference here:

 


 

Botanical Gardens:__________________Library of Congress:_____________________

 

We are trying to strike a balance between doing too many venues, and not missing fun-     events.  If there is time left at the end of the afternoon, and if you still have enough energy, there are double-decker sightseeing buses which leave from Union (train) Station, a few blocks from the U.S. Senate. 

 

Yes, I’m interested: ______________________________________________________

 

Evening:   After returning to the hotel, we will car-pool to Moe’s Peyton Place

Restaurant, Springfield, VA (www.moespeytonplace.com), 7pm arrival, for Tom Saputo and his singers (www.tomsaputo.com) (see his You Tube link)). 

 

Friday Oct. 30

 

Anytime between 8:00 a.m and 3 p.m., we hope to tour the five ceremonial rooms of the White House, D.C. No fee.  Unfortunately, due to standard procedure, we cannot apply for a specific start-time; and Sen. Burr’s office will not learn from the White House until early October whether our request for a tour on Oct. 30 is granted.  If granted, we then will be arbitrarily assigned a time slot.  List below the following details on each person in your party who wishes to join the tour (required by White House, for security clearance purposes), and return this reservation form to Stuart Johnson, ASAP. 

 

Last Name                   First Name                   Middle Initial

 _____________       __________                ______

 

D.O.B                         SSN                             U.S. Citizen? (circle yes or no)

 ___/___/___       _____-____-_____           Yes   No

 

If not from the U.S.  Country of Origin         Passport Number

U.S. or______________(If not from U.S.)_________________

 

 

Evening

 

I vote for: (circle your preference)

 

(a)        attending the musical (singing) performance of the CAPITOL STEPS, the excellent political satire show, made up of former Congressional staffers, at the fancy Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC.  If 20 or more of us attend, the rates are:

 

-----                  Orchestra seats -----------@$33, each

-----                  Balcony seats   ----------- @$31 each.

The performance is from 7:30 - 9:30 pm, with an intermission, and is held only on Friday & Saturday nights.  The building has its own metro train stop, and is the same “color” line (orange/blue) as our hotel.  Parking in the building costs $10. Visit (www.Capsteps.com).

If less than 20 people sign up, the performance costs $39. 

 

(b)        I prefer to spend Friday evening browsing the quaint streets and shops of Old Town Alexandria, VA, on the Potomac River, and eating there.

Yes:__________________________# of people:

 

Sat., Oct. 31

 

9:00 a.m., or so: We hope to obtain a private room at our hotel in which to hold a brief

business meeting, and to discuss the sites of our annual meetings for 2010, 2011 & 2012.

No featured speaker, this year; just listening to our attendees, and hearing what is on your mind. 

 

10 a.m., or so: We car-pool about 30 minutes to Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s beautiful Virginia home on the Potomac River, some 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria.  Much-expanded in recent years, the estate now features 25 state-of-the-art art galleries and theatre experiences.   Check here if you plan to attend:

 

-           Mt. Vernon’s main estate: ________________@ $13 each

 

-           the estate’s new Distillery & Gristmill facility, 3 miles away (highly recommended):

___________@ $2 each, (if combined with the estate fee). Visit www.MountVernon.org

 

We will eat lunch at the public Food Court, at the main estate, or at the adjacent

Mt. Vernon Inn.  The main estate has daily guided tours at 10 a.m, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  The

tours of the estate, Distillery & Gristmill take several hours. 

 

Saturday evening

 

I/we will not be checking out of the hotel until Sunday (or live in the D.C. area), and are interested in entertainment or a restaurant.  We suggest the following events: __________

__________________________________________; number of people:_____________

 

I vote for Tom Saputo’s music at Dominion Restaurant, McLean, VA, (www.dominionrestaurant.com), near our hotel:                                                                   

 

 

 

EVENT                                   COST                                                      NUMBER                                         SUB TOTAL           

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Special Needs:

 

Please list here any limitation (s) on the number of blocks you are able or willing to walk, at any given event for health or any other reason, so we may make participation in our meeting a pleasant one: 

 

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DUES Reminder: 2009 membership dues ($25), due on Aaron’s birthday, February 6th, are   payable to ABA, and mailed to Stuart Johnson, 1004 Butterworth Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-2205.  Thanks to the 55 members who have already paid dues.   

 

Note: October 26-31st, 2008, the temperature was 65˚ and the fall-foliage colors were at their peak in the D.C. area. 

 

Our full names, address and phone numbers (including guests) are: