A PUBLICATION OF THE ARMY AND NAV Y CLUB
The King Memorial
with Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr.
February 21, 2020
A LETTER FROM THE CONTENTS
Member News and more ..... 4
MG Daniel V. Wright, USA (Ret.)
[email protected] Club News and more ..... 5
This month, as America celebrates Black History Month, I want to take a moment to acknowledge
and appreciate the great service and sacrifices that African Americans have made for our country Upcoming Events
throughout its history and particularly the contributions of those who served in our military, in Dining Events and more .... 8
NOAA, and the PHS. Many thanks also to Lt Col Zeke Williams, USMC (Ret.); ANC Governor and
Membership Committee Vice-Chair; for his letter to The Army and Navy Club membership (page Regular Features
3) helping us to better understand the historical significance of Black History Month, and why it History Vault ..... 16
is so important that we as a nation continue to observe it. Library Trust Fund Update ..... 18
In that vein, to honor Black History Month, the Club will host a luncheon on Friday, February
21 starting at 12 pm with Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr., Executive Architect for the Washington, DC Martin ON THE COVER
Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. Of course, Dr. Jackson will lay out the Me- Photo of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
morial’s planning and design, but we anticipate he will also discuss how the Memorial itself is a
testament to how far we have come as a nation. This promises to be an interesting and informa- Photo Credit: Carol M. Highsmith
tive event. I will see you there!
Naturally, the Club has its usual full calendar of events, and while we all know that February is THE DISPATCH MAGAZINE
a short month, we get an extra day this year! Valentine's Specials will be available in the Main A Publication of The Army and Navy Club
Dining Room on the 14th and then there will be the Valentine's Gala on the 15th. Of course, there
are our famous Seafood Buffets on Tuesdays (Lobster Bake on the 11th) with a Mardi Gras theme on Farragut Square
planned for the 25th. To celebrate President’s Day, a Presidential Brunch is scheduled for the FEBRUARY 2020
16th, and on the 20th the Club will be highlighting some local distilleries for a special liquor tast-
A new series that we are trying out, at the request of a number of members, is the Ballroom Elizabeth Juskie
Dancing Series. The series will start on Wednesday, February 5, and will go for 5 weeks. For more Art & Design
details, you can login to the ANC website. Emily Jatczak
Then on Saturday, February 22, the Young Members Sub-Committee will be sponsoring a Mas-
querade Ball. This event is for young members and members who are young at heart. The eve- A Platinum Club of America
ning will be black tie or mess dress and all are encouraged to wear a mask. So, come on out and
spend the extra day, or two, or three, at your Club!
Looking ahead to March, our annual Celebrating Women’s Roles in the Success of the Military DIRECTORY & HOURS
Luncheon is on Saturday, March 7 starting at 12 pm. The keynote speaker this year will be Lt Gen Accounting
Jacqueline Van Ovost, USAF. This is always a wonderful event that draws a large and diverse 202-534-3194
crowd, so I encourage you to make your reservations NOW, as it will inevitably sell-out.
As one last reminder, the entire Club, including the hotel, will be closed starting at 3 pm on Friday, 9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
February 7, due to scheduled building-wide maintenance that requires a total water shut off. The Membership & Marketing
Club is expected to resume regular business the morning of Monday, February 10.
I hope 2020 is off to a great start for all of you, and I look forward to seeing what this new decade 202-721-2091
brings for the Club! 9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
MG Daniel V. Wright, USA (Ret.) Catering & Sales
9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
Dining & Hotel Reservations
7 am-11 pm (Monday-Sunday)
Librarian on Site
9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
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A LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
MG Daniel V. Wright, USA (Ret.)
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRMAN
LtCol Euseekers "Zeke" Williams Col James A. Bracken, USMC (Ret.)
[email protected] Vice President and
President Gerald Ford, during the Nation’s Bicentennial celebration officially established
Black History Month. In his pronouncement, he asked the public to “…seize the opportunity CAPT James H. Czerwonky, USN (Ret.)
to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of en- Secretary
deavor throughout our history." The observance of Black History Month gives our nation the
opportunity to once again focus our everyday appreciation on the achievements of the Afri- COL Holly O’Grady Cook, USA (Ret.)
can American community and to reflect upon our history as a nation with respect to the roles Treasurer
African Americans have played in the birth and growth of our great nation.
For this year’s observance, I’d like to ask our membership to reflect upon the role African Lt Col John H. La Raia, USAFR (Ret.)
Americans have fulfilled in defending our nation. Finance Committee, Chairman
African Americans have been apart of our nation’s defense from the earliest moments. In
1770, tensions ran high as the British Crown imposed unpopular taxes on the colonies. The COL Marc L. Warren, USA (Ret.)
Stamp Act and Townshend Act, among other laws, were seen as taxation without representa- House Committee, Chair
tion and led to protest and riots. On March 7 of that year, a conflict occurred between colonist
protesters and British soldiers in Boston. In an attempt to quell the protest, British troops CDR Christopher P. Thomas, USN (Ret.)
fired upon the crowd and that resulted in the first death of what would lead to the American Membership Committee, Chair
War of Independence. Crispus Attucks, an African American, was the first killed by British sol- Col Eugene P. Gay, USAF (Ret.)
diers as he, along with others, protested these taxes. This riot and the acquittal of the soldiers Special Events Committee, Chair
who killed Attucks and others, would be the spark that would ignite the revolution.
From that moment forward, African Americans have been part of every war fought by our na- BG Malinda Ellen Dunn, USA (Ret.)
tion in asserting its independence, westward expansion, defending its shores, fighting tyran- Governor
ny and protecting American interests around the world. Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America,
South America and those places tucked neatly in between have seen African Americans as a Capt Donald Hooper, USMC
crucial part of American might around the globe. Governor
All the while, African Americans struggled for their human rights, for freedom, for equality
and justice. Slavery, segregation, stereotypes and legal constraints would not stop African LTG Larry R. Jordan, USA (Ret.)
Americans from being a vital part of our nation’s defense. Governor
On October 1, 1989, President George H. W. Bush appointed General Colin L. Powell as Chair-
man, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell was the first African American, first ROTC graduate, and at COL Michael Kirby, USA (Ret.)
52 the youngest CJCS ever. Powell would go on to serve as Secretary of State under President Governor
George W. Bush.
In November of 2008, our nation elected Barack H. Obama, an African American, as our Presi- Brig Gen Edward Rodriguez Jr., USAFR (Ret.)
dent and as the military’s Commander-in-Chief. Governor
It has been 250 years since that confrontation in Boston. We as a nation have come a long,
long way. We have grown, in ways that the founders could have never imagined. Today, Af- Lt Col Euseekers Williams Jr., USMC (Ret.)
rican Americans are fully integrated into our military in every job and at every rank. Our de- Governor
fense leaders closely reflect our societal makeup. There are no longer legal constraints, seg-
regation or slavery that prevent African Americans from serving at any level in defense. From Curator
Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell and beyond, African Americans have acquitted themselves Maj William Lang, USAF (Ret.)
well in every war and engagement our nation has fought.
LIBRARY TRUST FUND
MG John D. Altenburg Jr., USA (Ret.)
Director of Human Resources
Director of Membership, Marketing &
Director of House Operations
Director of Food & Beverage
3 | FEBRUARY 2020
MEMBERSHIP // MEMBER NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Dulniawka celebrated their
Club member LTC Eugene A. Vecera, RN, USA Wedding Anniversary at the Newport Man-
(Ret.) was the Veterans Day keynote speaker sions Wine & Food Festival in Newport, RI
at The Woodlands, TX celebration. Pictured followed by a brief trip to Montreal, Canada.
to his right are his wife, Myrna; Congressman
Kevin Brady; and former Congresswoman and
now City Councilwoman Dr. Sekula-Gibbs.
Ellis Craig appeared as a panelist to provide Indira Wallace Harris was recently pro-
his perspective on “The Impact of Endless moted to CAPT in the U.S. Public Health
Wars on Our U.S. Military & Post Traumatic Service. She pinned at her current duty
Growth" at an event at the National Press Club. station at the U.S. Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement (DHS) in October 2019.
Members and guests who attended On December 12, 2019, Club member and for-
the 2020 Open House on New Year’s mer Deputy Secretary of State, John J. Sul-
Day received a special treat of being livan, was confirmed Ambassador to Russia.
able to meet and visit with ANC Leg- He was officially sworn in on December 23,
end, and January’s member spot- 2019. Congratulations, Ambassador Sullivan!
light, LTG Dick Trefry. In his festive
red blazer, General Trefry is pictured SOUNDING TAPS
with his wife Jacque, and fellow Club Our heartfelt sympathy to the family
members LtCol Peter McCarthy, Col
Mike McGowan and Rita McGowan. and friends of:
LCDR Richard J. Feeney, USN - Swan Point, MD
Do you have something exciting that you would like to share MG John C. Thompson - Alexandria, VA
with the Club? We encourage you all to share your stories,
achievements, and positive goings-on. Please send your news
and photos to Emily Jatczak at [email protected].
THE ARMY AND NAVY CLUB
WELCOMES THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS
CALIFORNIA CAPT Josef Rivero, USPHS TEXAS
ENS Alan Viet Nguyen, USN LTC Miguel A. Sapp, USA (Ret.) Mr. John E. Powers (Capt, USNR)
ENS Fletcher Stone, USNR Mr. James Schmeling LTG Larry Wyche, USA (Ret.)
CAPT Jennifer Williams, USCG
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA VIRGINIA
Mr. Thomas M. Boland (LT, USN) MICHIGAN 2LT Zachary D. Brillhart, USAR
CPT Alexander Boroff, USA Dr. Mohammed A. Arsiwala (LCDR, USN) CAPT Daryl Borgquist, USN (Ret.)
ENS Steven T. Ni, USN Mr. Kevin J. Bartlett, J. D. CPT David Edward Bosley, USA
MAJ Daniel Rabinovich, USAR COL Anthony DeMartino, USA (Ret.)
Lt Col Timothy Stefanick, USMC (Ret.) MINNESOTA ENS Thomas “Tim” Denning, USN
CPT Travis Tarbox, USA General Joseph L. Votel, USA (Ret.) Mr. Thomas C. Downs
1st Lt William “Walker” Hobby, USMC CPT Benjamin Gump, USAR
NEW JERSEY CAPT Chuck Henkel, USN (Ret.)
FLORIDA 2LT Peter D. Afari, ARNG CDR Daniel J. Huelsman, USCG
CAPT Lawrence J. Stein, USN (Ret.) Mr. Sean Harrison Madinger (CPT, USA)
NEW YORK LTC Lawrence Nunn, USA
GEORGIA Mr. Chris Hackett ENS William Ryan Richardson, USN
Ms. Dianne Cannestra LT Amit Pradhan, USNR BG William Thigpan, USA
Mr. Bryan Eric Wilson Maj Randall Webb, USAF (Ret.)
PENNSYLVANIA Mr. Stephen William Wodrich, Jr. (Capt, USMC)
INDIANA Capt Andrew S. Nicolucci, USAF COL Leslie Zyzda-Martin, USAF
Maj Julian C. Clay, USMC (Ret.) CAPT Roy A. Wiegand, USN (Ret.)
Mr. Timothy J. Rushenberg (Capt, USAF) WASHINGTON
SOUTH CAROLINA Col Jeffrey J. Douglass, USMC (Ret.)
MARYLAND Dr. Coleman Lynwood Bramlett, Jr. (LCDR,
CDR Michael Alan Bickenbach, USN (Ret.) USN) INTERNATIONAL
MAJ David Boyer, USA Mr. Eric James Egan
Dr. Ryan Gall (LT, USN) LT Ian Sciford, USN
EVENTS // CLUB PROGR AMS
Irish Whiskey Tasting
March 13, 2020 | 6pm t0 7:30pm
Ballroom | $38++ per person
Rediscover the versatility and complexity of
a good whiskey! At this tasting, try a wide
variety of Irish whiskeys, while also learning
about the process of distilling whiskey.
For reservations, please call
Elizabeth Newcomer at 202-355-0505
New YEAR, NEW ROLES
cHECK OUT THE EXCITING CHANGES WITHIN THE anc staff!
Sarah Ford was promoted to General Raquel Tapia was recently promoted to
Manager beginning January 1st, 2020. Controller. She officialy began her new role
January 1st, 2020 and is looking forward
She was previously the Director of
Finance and has been with the club for to what's to come in the New Year.
just over 2 years. Sarah looks forward
to continuing the great success of The Irish Whiskey Tas
Tracy Evans, who has worked at the Club
Army and Navy Club! for 17 years, was recently promoted to
Emily Jatczak was recently promoted Staff Accountant. She looks forward to her
new role within the Club, and is excited
to Marketing and Communications for the future!
Coordinator. Her duties now include art
and design of The Dispatch, as well as
email marketing and website
The Membership & Marketing
department is excited to announce a new
addition to the team. Natalie Connor is
the new Membership Coordinator, and is
responsible for membership inquires,
Letter of Introduction requests,
and Club tours.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT // MEMBERSHIP
DENNIS J. HOUGH, JR.
By Lt. Col. Peter R. McCarthy, USMC (Ret.)
Recipient of the Army and Navy Club Distinguished Service Award; Former Member, Board of
Governors; Former Chair, Special Events Committee.
Who is Denny Hough?
Denny is a very, multi-talented member who, in a very short period of time, has distinguished himself with the superb service he has provided our
great Club. Denny joined our Club in 2013 and immediately sought a Committee where he could contribute. On the surface, the House Com-
mittee was definitely a target for him given his credentials. Denny had graduated from the University of Pittsburgh earning a civil engineering
degree and, following his Dad’s instilled value of service, joined the Air Force as well. Denny attended an Air Force Officer Training Program,
and soon after was a distinguished graduate of the civil engineering school. He earned his professional engineer license and completed active
service with the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron at Altus AFB in Altus, Oklahoma.
Following active duty, Denny completed law school. (Remember, I mentioned “multi-talented”.) He joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Com-
mission as an attorney in Washington, and then practiced law at a law firm. Currently, he is Director of Regulatory Policy for Avangrid, Inc., an
energy company with utility and generation assets across the U.S. During this time, Denny has represented several veterans in pro bono cases
and contributed to his company’s veteran recruitment program.
A star emerges……
Denny feels fortunate to serve on the House and Strategic Planning Committees. His engineering
and project management experience fit well with the House Committee’s responsibilities, and he
enjoys discussing how to improve the Clubhouse and the member experience. It was Denny’s work
on the recent member survey that earned him a spot on the Strategic Planning Committee. Over
several months, Denny and a small team of members developed the framework and questions
that culminated in the 2018 membership survey.
Denny and his lovely wife, Erica, who reside in Arlington, celebrated their wedding at the Club
with family and friends. They enjoy hosting friends at the Club, Library Trust events, and attending
the Salute to the Armed Forces Gala, which they consider the most significant annual event. Denny
and Erica have recently added to their family with the birth of their first child, a daughter named Clara
Elizabeth. They look forward to sharing the significance of the Club with Clara as she grows. Denny and
Erica are thankful for the friends and acquaintances they’ve met through the Club.
A great value to our Club……
Denny has earned testimonials from the Chairs of the House and Strategic Planning Committees, as well as fellow committee members. He
has been described “as a stalwart member”, energetic, persuasive and always prepared for meetings. He is a highly thought of and respected
colleague, and a Club member who loves and supports his Club, very intelligent and always with a balanced, strategic view.
Denny, thank you.
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CLUB NEWS // CLUB LIFE
» Dinner will be in the Eagle Grill Saturday, February 1st; Wednesday, February 5th; Thursday,
February 6th; Thursday, February 13th; Friday, February 21st; and Friday, February 28th.
» The Daiquiri Lounge will be closed from 4:30pm-6:30pm on Saturday February 1 and from
6:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, February 6.
» The entire Club will be closed starting at 3:00pm on Friday, February 7 until Monday, February
» The Club will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020. The hotel will remain open.
» Breakfast and dinner will be served in the Eagle Grill on Wednesday, February 18, 2020.
Valentine's Day Mardi Gras
Treat your Valentine to a romantic
dinner at the club! Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Seatings available from 6pm to 9 pm
Friday, February 14th | 6pm-9pm
$65++ includes four-course, pre fixe dinner $41++ per person
Thai red curry butternut squash soup Indulge in a Cajun seafood buffet
Asparagus Salad with Prosciutto to celebrate Fat Tuesday!
Duet Entree of Grilled Lamb Chop and Jumbo Shrimp Enjoy Chef Kirk's jambalaya,
Double Chocolate Cheesecake etouffee, and other Creole delights.
For reservations, please call
The Main Dining Room's regular a la carte
menu will also be available. 202-628-8400
To make reservations, please call
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CLUB PROGRAMS // FORUMS & LECTURES
BOOK FORUM BOOK FORUM
"On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean "Escape from Paris: A True Story of Love and Resistance in
War's Greatest Battle" by Hampton Sides Wartime France" by Stephen Harding
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Reception: 6:30 pm | Speaker: 7 pm Reception: 6:30 pm | Speaker: 7 pm
Price: $10++ per person Price: $10++ per person
Hampton Sides' superb account of this epic clash relies Based on official documents, histories, personal
on years of archival research, unpublished letters, memoirs, and the author's interviews with key
declassified documents, and interviews with scores surviving participants, Escape from Paris crosses
of Marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While the traditional lines of World War II history with
While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, On tense drama of air combat over Europe, the intrigue of occupied
Desperate Ground is an immediate, grunt's-eye view of history, Paris, a doomed wartime romance, and courageous American
enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what and Allied pilots and French resistance fighters pitted against
ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances. Nazi thugs. All of this is set in one of the world's most beautiful
and captivating cities—a romantic backdrop for this fateful story.
"Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military ANC LUNCH SERIES
Maritime and Arctic Security Challenges
Effectiveness" by Kenneth M. Pollack
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 with Dr. Jerry Hendrix, Dr. Heather Havens and LCDR Katie Burkhart
Reception: 6:30 pm | Speaker: 7 pm Friday, March 20, 2020
Price: $10++ per person Reception: 12 pm | Speaker: 12:30pm
Armies of Sand, Kenneth M. Pollack’s powerful and Ballroom | Price: $10++ per person
riveting history of Arab armies from the end of Join us for a panel discussion, with Q&A, on emerg-
World War II to the present, assesses these differing ing maritime and Arctic security challenges. This
explanations and isolates the most important panel is focused on the security implications from
causes. Over the course of the book, he examines the combat a changing Arctic environment, and the resulting
performance of 15 Arab armies and air forces in virtually every Middle
Eastern war, from the Jordanians and Syrians in 1948 to Hizballah recommendations for U.S. maritime policies and strategies. Dr. Jerry
in 2006 and the Iraqis and ISIS in 2014–17. He then compares Hendrix is Vice President at Telemus Group. Previously, he was a Se-
these experiences to the performance of the Argentine, Chadian, nior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Pro-
Chinese, Cuban, North Korean, and South Vietnamese armed gram at the Center for a New American Security. Dr. Heather Havens is
forces in their own combat operations during the 20th century. the Vice President for Strategic Programs at the National Defense In-
dustrial Association. Dr. Havens previously served as a Senior Analyst
for the U.S. Navy's Strategy and Policy Division, focusing on maritime
security and Arctic policy. LCDR Katie Burkhart is a strategic advisor
to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. She uses her experience as
a Navy Surface Warfare Officer and Congressional Staffer, as well as
her academic research on the Arctic region and maritime security, to
build external advocacy for Coast Guard Leaders’ strategic priorities.
For reservations, please call 202-355-0505 or visit On forum nights the Main Dining Room opens a half
www.armynavyclub.org. All book forums, unless otherwise
hour early at 5:30 pm. Please note that when you
noted, are $10 per person. attend the Tuesday Night Seafood Buffet the night of a
forum, your $10 forum fee is waived.
Dress Code: Traditional business attire (jackets and neckties for men, equally appropriate attire for women) is the
preferred dress code for special events. No denim permitted.
Special Event Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of our paid events, any cancellation made within 72 hours of
the event date will result in the member’s account being charged 50% of the event price. Cancellations made within 24
hours of the event, and no-shows, will result in the member’s account being charged the full event price.
For additional questions regarding special events, please contact Elizabeth Newcomer at 202-355-0505.
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Celebrating Women's Roles in the
Success of the Military
Lt Gen Jacqueline Van Ovost, USAF
March 7, 2020
Main Dining Room | Noon to 3pm
$45++ per person, includes reception and 3-course menu
Dress code: Business attire
This year during Women’s History Month, The Army and Navy Club will host the
Annual Celebrating Women’s Roles in the Success of the Military Luncheon. The keynote
speaker will be Lieutenant General Jacqueline Van Ovost, USAF, the Director of Staff,
Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon.
The event will begin with a reception on the second floor at noon, followed by a 3-course
menu, and presentation in the Main Dining Room.
About the Keynote Speaker:
As the Director of Staff, General Van Ovost synchronizes and integrates policy, plans,
positions, procedures and cross-functional issues for the headquarters staff. Prior to
assuming her current position, General Van Ovost was the Vice Director, Joint Staff, the
Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. In this role, she assisted the Director of the Joint Staff and
provided oversight to Joint Staff support activities, including administration and action
management, budget, support services and security.
General Van Ovost has commanded an air refueling squadron, flying training wing, and
the Presidential Airlift Wing. She also served as the Director of Mobility Forces, U.S.
Central Command, and as the Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center.
General Van Ovost graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988.
For reservations, please contact Elizabeth Newcomer at
202-355-0505 or [email protected]
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EVENTS SNAPSHOT SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
2/5 6:30 pm 1
Ballroom Dance Lessons Dinner in the Eagle
Lessons also offered on Daiquiri Lounge
2/12, 2/19, and 2/26 Closed
2/11 6:00 pm
2/15 6:00 pm 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Valentine's Gala Champagne Seafood Buffet Ballroom Dance Dinner in the Eagle Entire Club
Lessons Entire Club Closed Closed
2/18 6:30 pm Brunch 11 Grill starting at 3pm
Hampton Sides Book Lobster Bake Dinner in the Eagle
Forum: "On Desperate Grill Daiquiri Lounge
Ground" Closed 6pm-8pm
2/20 6:00 pm Member Mixer
Local Distillery Tasting
2/21 12:00 pm 9 10 12 13 14 15
Lunch Series: Entire Club Closed Ballroom Dance Dinner in the Eagle Valentine's Valentine’s Gala
"The King Memorial" FEBRUARY 2020 Lessons Grill Specials in the
ANC Chess Club
2/22 7:00pm Main Dining Room
Desert Storm Memorial
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Presidential PRESIDENTS' DAY Hampton Sides Ballroom Dance Local Distillery Dinner in the Eagle Masquerade Ball
OBSERVED Book Forum Lessons
Brunch Club Closed Tasting Grill ANC Chess Club
Hotel Open Seafood Buffet
"The King Memorial"
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Champagne Fox Conner Mardi Gras Ballroom Dance Desert Storm Dinner in the Eagle
Brunch Society Themed Seafood Lessons Memorial Event Grill
EVENTS SNAPSHOT SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
3/3 6:30 pm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Seafood Buffet Celebrating
Stephen Harding Book Champagne Brunch Stephen Harding Ballroom Dance Women's Roles in
Forum "Escape from Book Forum Lessons the Success of the
Paris: A True Story of
Love and Resistance in
3/4 6:30 pm
Ballroom Dance Lessons
3/7 12:00 pm 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Celebrating Women's Seafood Buffet Wine Society
Roles in the Success of Champagne Brunch Cyber Club Irish Whiskey
the Military Luncheon
3/13 6:00 pm
Irish Whiskey Tasting
3/17 6:30 pm
Kenneth Pollack Book
Forum: "Armies of Sand:
The Past, Present, and 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Future of Arab Military Irish Brunch Lunch Series:
Effectiveness" Seafood Buffet Breakfast and Maritime and Arctic
FEBRUARY 2020 dinner will be in Security Challenges
3/20 12:30 pm Kenneth Pollack the Eagle Grill
Lunch Series: Maritime Book Forum 27 28
and Arctic Security "A Drinkable
Challenges Feast: A Cocktail
3/22 11:00 am 22 23 24 25 26 1920s Paris" with
3/24 Decatur House Lecture Champagne Brunch Seafood Buffet Philip Greene
Decatur House New Member
6:00 pm Lecture and Tour Orientation
3/28 6:30 pm
"A Drinkable Feast: A
Cocktail Companion to 29 30 31
1920s Paris" with Philip Seafood Buffet
Greene Champagne Brunch Fox Conner
EVENTS // CLUB PROGRAMS NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
PROSPECTIVE MEMBER MIXER 6 pm to 7:30 pm | Ballroom
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Complimentary to new Club members.
6 pm to 7:30 pm | Ballroom Please call 202-721-2091 for reservations.
Please call 202-721-2091 for reservations.
Orientations are a great way for new members to meet Club
All ANC Members are invited to bring a guest (or 2!) to the Staff, other new members, and become familiar with all of the
Prospective Member Mixer on Wednesday, February 5. The programming the ANC has to offer. The reception begins at 6 pm
casual mixer will include a complimentary reception with wine and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, optional tours from 7 pm-
and hors d’oeuvres, as well as optional Club tours. This is a 7:30 pm, and all of the information you'll need to get the most
great opportunity for you to show off your Club! Reservations out of your Army and Navy Club membership. Reservations are
are required. required.
Presidential Brunch Irish Brunch
Sunday, February 16, 2020 Sunday, March 15, 2020
Seatings from 10 am to 2 pm Seatings from 10 am to 2 pm
$39++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax) $39++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax)
Please call 202-628-8400 for reservations. Please call 202-628-8400 for reservations.
In honor of Presidents Day, Chef Kirk and his team Enjoy our Irish-themed brunch with classics such
will be preparing dishes from the White House Cook as Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish
Book highlighting some of our past US Presidents' Stew, and much more!
Tuesday, February 11, 2019 Seafood Buffet
Seatings from 6 to 9 pm
$61++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax) Tuesday, February 4th & Tuesday, February, 18th, 2020
Please call 202-628-8400 for reservations. As well as each Tuesday of March 2020
Seatings from 6 to 9 pm
Savor 1½ lbs of mouthwatering, all-you-can-eat lobsters at
our celebrated Lobster Bake! Enjoy an extensive seafood $41++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax)
buffet with a carving station, a great selection of hot and Please call 202-628-8400 for reservations.
cold sides, and decadent desserts. Enjoy fresh local seafood, tender prime rib, authentic pasta
dishes and an impressive raw bar. A large selection of
salads and a dessert table will also be featured.
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ANC Lunch Series:
The King Memorial
with Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr.
Friday, February 21, 2020
Lunch: 12:00pm | Presentation 1pm
$30++ per person (3-course plated luncheon)
The King Memorial is a memoir that provides a DR. ED JACKSON, JR.
behind-the-scenes view of the planning, design, and Executive Architect for the Martin
construction of the decision-making process behind Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project
the design of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Dr. Jackson served as the Executive Architect
The memorial speaks to the spirit of America; who we for the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. from
are as a people, how far we have come as a nation, 1996 to 2011. Dr. Jackson holds a Bachelor of
what we hold sacred, what we believe in, and what Architecture from the University of Illinois, and
we are willing to die for in order to preserve and pro-
tect the freedom, democracy, justice, and liberty we a Doctor of Architecture from
The University of Michigan.
possess as citizens of this great country.
For reservations, please contact
Elizabeth Newcomer at 202-355-0505
CLUB PROGR AMS // UPCOMING EVENTS Ballroom Dance Lessons
February 5; February 12; February 19;
February 26; and March 4.
$125 per person | 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Plan ahead and stop in the Daiquiri Lounge for happy hour
ahead of time!
For reservations, please contact Elizabeth Newcomer
Prepare for events and weddings with this 5-week beginner's
course in ballroom dance! Instructor Catherine Butterworth will
teach the basics of Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz, Tango and Rumba.
No partner required. This is a 5-part packaged event series –
attendance is required for all sessions as material is continuous.
About the Instructor:
Catherine Butterworth is a professional dance instructor who
has been teaching in the DC area for over a decade. She was
trained at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Silver Spring, MD,
and has taught independently since 2010. She is a member of the
National Dance Council of America and performs and competes
in the Latin dances.
Local Distillery Tasting
Enjoy a local tasting of a
variety of spirits from small
February 20th, 2020
6pm - 7:30pm | Eagle Grill
$38++ per person
(Plus 15% Gratuity and 10% Tax)
Price includes tasting and
light hors d'oeuvres.
Please call Elizabeth Newcomer at
to be added to the waitlist!
February 15, 2020
$115 per person (all inclusive)
Dress code: Black Tie or Mess Dress
Enjoy a special evening of dining, dancing & romance!
You and your valentine can enjoy a beautiful three-course meal,
followed by live music from the band Sweet Nothing!
Cocktail reception at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm
Price includes 3-course menu, as well as a glass of champagne.
For reservations, please contact the Front Desk
First Course Second Course Dessert
Rainbow Beet Salad Filet Mignon & Lobster Double Chocolate Cheesecake
Toasted Almonds, Frisee Lettuce, Twice-Baked Gruyere Potato, Mixed Berries and
Baby Carrots, topped with a White and Green Asparagus, Coconut Whipped Cream
Lemon Viniagrette paired with a Morel Mushroom Sauce
CLUB PROGR AMS // UPCOMING EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS // CLUB PROGR AMS
Hosted by the Young Members Sub-Committee
February 22, 2020 | 7 pm to 10 pm
$80 per person (all inclusive)
Dress code: Black Tie or Mess Dress – Make it festive – Masks are encouraged!
Join us for an evening full of opulence and fanciful indulgences hosted by the
Young Members Sub-Committee. Find a marvelous mask and wear it well, so your
true identity no one can tell!
Members of all ages are encouraged to participate in this special evening at the
Club. Price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktail, wine and beer.
For reservations, please contact Elizabeth Newcomer at 202-355-0505.
PROHIBITION AND OUR CLUB // HISTORY VAULT
Prohibition and Our Club
By Col James A. Bracken, USMC (Ret.) Club Vice President & Historian
Prohibition in Washington, DC, began 26 months before the rest of the country “went dry.” It ended three months fol-
lowing national repeal. The “Dry Movement” intended to make the nation’s capital a model for the rest of the country
and with the help of a major ally, Texas Senator Morris Sheppard, prohibition became a local reality. This was possible
since Congress had the authority to impose laws on the District without going to referendum (Home Rule did not
come to Washington until 1973). Senator Sheppard, a man fully committed to the dry cause, pushed his eponymous
sponsored bill through Congress, and on November 1, 1917, the District of Columbia, at least in theory, became alcohol
The District did not go quietly into “dryness”. Individuals and businesses protested, loudly and often, but their pleas
fell on deaf ears and an injunction to overturn the Sheppard Act failed. The economic impact was significant within
the City, and certainly felt by the City’s private clubs, all of who had long benefited financially from the sale of alcohol.
The economic downturn, because of prohibition, was only mitigated by the fact we had declared war on Germany, and
mobilization gave the District a boost.
Our Club history, “A New Century Beckons”, published in 1988 (now out of print), is silent on the subject on how The
Army and Navy Club coped with prohibition. In fact, a review of other DC City Club histories found they were mostly
silent on the subject as well, leaving us to speculate as to how our Club and members coped with an alcohol-free society.
In the heady days before prohibition, the Club offered full beverage service and, in addition, sold and delivered wine,
liquor and cigars to our members’ homes. A look at our Annual Reports showed the Club spent $21,737 on liquor and
wine supplies in 1915; $28,518 in 1916 and in 1917 the year prohibition became law, we spent $48,592, a whopping 70%
increase. No doubt the Club was “stocking up” before the November 1, 1917, cutoff date. Our Club records, from 1917
until prohibition was abolished in the District in March 1934, document the adventures of a few exuberant members who
were officially reprimanded by Club authorities for unlawful use of alcohol on Club premises. During the long years of
prohibition it seems, on occasion, our Club had to deal with members and guests who preferred something other than tea
The Army and Navy Country Club’s 1924-1989 Historical Review speaks to the rationale the country club's manage-
ment used during those days. They reasoned that individual members were responsible for their own conduct and that
(1) no official cognizance would be taken of member’s consumption unless rowdy behavior resulted, and (2) that the
employees would provide punch bowls and non-alcoholic beverages and thereafter would neither handle nor serve the
punch prepared by members. This “work around” seems an inspired rationalization that made certain management’s
hands were clean.
To offset financial shortfalls, brought on by the end of bar revenue and profits, virtually every area private Club, except
our Army and Navy Club, resorted to assessing members to make up the difference. This ensured survival, until repeal
ended in the District, and then, to no one’s surprise, deficits soon turned into surpluses and Happy Days Were Here Again.
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A Drinkable Feast
A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris with Philip Greene
March 28. 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm | Ballroom | $40++ per person
Join Philip Greene for a sparkling and spirited evening of food, drink and enlight-
ening discussion. Mr. Philip Greene, Marine lawyer and libation enthusiast, has
extensive knowledge of historical military drink traditions and will be presenting
on his book “A Drinkable Feast”.
Learn some of the history behind the classic cocktails that originated in Paris
during the 1920s and hear anecdotes about the colorful characters who enjoyed
sipping them, including Cole Porter, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway
and Maurice Chevalier.
For reservations, please contact
Elizabeth Newcomer at 202-355-0505
LIBRARY TRUST FUND // UPDATE
A Letter from the Library Trust Chairman
MG John D. Altenburg, USA (Ret.)
The 2010s were a milestone decade for The Army and Navy Club Library Trust. We archived and digitized our art collection, began hosting
art exhibitions, built a public online collection website, acquired several major artworks, renovated the library, and more.
In the last issue of The Dispatch, we discussed our accomplishments of the past ten years. In this issue, and with a new decade upon us,
we’ll share our vision for the future.
But first, let us simply say: thank you! None of this would be possible without the support of our members, donors, friends, and guests.
The Library Trust’s collections, exhibitions, and public programs offer inspiring encounters with military art, literature, and culture; all of
which your donations directly support.
Gifts at every level are vital. Our operating budget comes primarily through regular donations from generous Club members. These tax-
deductible donations, which can be added simply to your monthly Club dues, allow us to maintain the collection and host exhibitions,
programs, and events.
We also actively seek support for exhibitions, programs, and special projects that are funded exclusively by private donations. Direct your
gift to the programs that mean the most to you, for a special exhibition or acquisition, as Dick and Jacque Trefry commissioned and funded
the federal frame for the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington in the Club’s Main Dining Room. Or promote your company’s presence
in the nation’s capital with a co-sponsored Library Trust event at The Army and Navy Club, as the SEC and Young Member Sub-committee
are doing for a VE Day celebration this May. And of course, artworks and memorabilia that our board deems significant to the collection
can be donated.
Desert Storm Memorial Event:
Thursday, February 27, 2020
6pm-8pm | Iwo Jima/Ballroom
$10++ per person (includes wine and cheese reception)
To make a reservation, contact Elizabeth Newcomer, Special Events Manager at 202-355-0505.
Please join us for a special art event celebrating the National Desert Storm War Memorial, which will soon break ground on the National
Mall. Principal architect Randy Schumacher and landscape architect Skip Graffam will lead a discussion about the design and develop-
ment of the memorial, and its place within the larger memorial and landscape design of the National Mall.
This event is in conjunction with our exhibition Pivot Point: A First Look at the National Desert Storm War Memorial, currently on view
in the Iwo Jima/John Paul Jones Room.
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Looking Toward the Future:
Special experiences for donors and patrons
Donors will soon enjoy a larger variety of special experiences, like private event invitations, tours of neighboring museums and galleries, and
meet-and-greets with exhibiting artists. These exclusive offerings will be our way of thanking donors, as well as building a community among
servicemembers with interests in the arts. These exclusive programs will begin as soon as this spring, so please consider donating to the
Library Trust to be included in these special events!
Naming the Library and Online Collection
The naming of The Army and Navy Club Library, as well the Online Collection, pres-
ents two rare and unique opportunities for a generous donor to leave an important
legacy at The Army and Navy Club. The online collection reaches an international
audience of military historians, scholars, universities, museums, and connoisseurs,
and helps us partner with museums around the country, including the Smithson-
ian. Meanwhile, the Library is perhaps the most beautiful and favored space within
the hallowed grounds of the Club itself (the Main Dining Room notwithstanding ☺).
Continued growth and development of our online collection
We will continue to build our online collection, which already features over 1,000
art objects and artifacts from The Army and Navy Club. We are in the process of
culling, archiving, and digitizing our library book collection, and we will soon
make it available and searchable online. By the end of this calendar year, you can
expect to see our complete collection of original Civil War Stereographs, as well as
some of our collections of miniatures. These will be added to our Library Trust
website, alongside our online art collection: Collections.ArmyNavyClub.org.
Themed Hotel Rooms
As more of our collection is archived, we will expand our art theming of hotel rooms
within the Club, based on collections. We have already themed the Chinese rooms
with gifted furniture and artwork. The military academies at Annapolis, Colorado
Springs, and West Point are also themed in three different third floor hotel rooms.
Do you have suggested themes for other rooms? We are always interested in member
suggestions. Be creative and let us know what you believe would make appropriate
themes for the Club’s hotel rooms!
New and Additional Gallery Space
The John Paul Jones and Iwo Jima Rooms serve as our primary gallery space for temporary art exhibitions and will continue to do so into the
future. However, in the past few years, we have been experimenting with alternative temporary spaces for art exhibition, including the squash
court, the 2nd floor parade, and the Main Dining Room. We will continue exploring possibilities for additional gallery space. Our current plan is
to incorporate the Arnold Room as a new semi-permanent temporary gallery for art exhibitions on the 2nd floor. Let us know what you think.
Spotlighting Our In-House Collection
The Prints and Drawings of The Army and Navy Club, as well as the D-Day Anniversary Exhibition—both in the Eagle Grill—are strong examples
of how our in-house collection can show our Club in a new light and accentuate significant military anniversaries. We also aim to spotlight
more artwork by veterans and military service members for future exhibitions. Please contact us if you wish to suggest a military artist for
exhibition at The Army and Navy Club. More special exhibitions highlighting works from our collection are forthcoming.
Writing the Future
Our future is not written in stone. There are many possibilities and we are excited for what lies ahead, but it won’t be possible without you. We
would love to hear from you. What do you think of our vision for the future? What would you like to see?
If you have thoughts, ideas, critiques, or comments you’d like to share with the Library Trust Committee,
please email me at [email protected].
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The Army and Navy Club
901 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-2503
Decatur House Lecture and Tour
Sunday, March 22, 2020 | 11:00am-2:00pm
$37++ includes Champagne Brunch, Presentation & Tour
$40+ Advance Book Purchase
For reservations, please call Elizabeth Newcomer