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The Dispatch January 2020 Issue

The Dispatch is The Army and Navy Club's monthly magazine.




Member News and more ..... 4
MG Daniel V. Wright, USA (Ret.) Club Life

[email protected] Club News and more ..... 5
Upcoming Events
Happy New Year! This is no doubt going to be another fantastic year for The Army and
Navy Club. The word is out already, but if you have not heard, your Club has hired our Dining Events and more .... 8
new General Manager - our own Sarah Ford! As the former Director of Finance, she is Regular Features
intimately familiar with all business operations. What’s more, Sarah is experienced, History Vault ..... 17
capable, and extremely energetic with the right combination of exemplary leadership,
club knowledge, and positive attitude to keep the Club on track and moving forward into Library Trust Fund Update ..... 18
the Third Decade of the 21st Century! So on your next opportunity, congratulate Sarah
and get to know her a little better as she takes on the reins of the full Army and Navy Club! ON THE COVER
Meanwhile, the staff started working on the 2020 calendar back in May 2019, and have some Photo of the United States Capitol.
very special events lined up for you. While I can’t give it all away, some of the new highlights
for the first half of the year will be a Ballroom Dancing Series starting on February 5, the Young Photo Credit:
on the first Saturday in May with a popular resort ware designer to be announced at a later date. THE DISPATCH MAGAZINE
Be sure keep an eye out for the those monthly save-the-date emails that go out on the first Tuesday A Publication of The Army and Navy Club
of each month, as they are key to being in the know as early as possible; and keep in mind as you see
events that you’re interested in, that registration opens 60 days in advance for all special events. on Farragut Square
Something worth mentioning again are the two big projects that will be taking place over the JANUARY 2020
next couple of months, which will affect services within the clubhouse. The first is an air han-
dler replacement starting January 16 – 28. During this time, service on the 1st and 2nd floors Editor
will cease, and all dining will be in the Eagle Grill. During that time, the Main Dining Room menus Elizabeth Juskie
will be served. Breakfast hours will remain 7 am – 10 am, lunch will start 11:30 am and go ‘til Art & Design
2:30 pm, bar service will be from 3 – 10 pm, and dinner will be served between 6 and 9 pm. Emily Jatczak
Then in February, the entire building will undergo repairs to the pipes, which will require
turning off all of the water throughout the building. As a result, the Club will close completely, A Platinum Club of America
including the hotel. This maintenance work will take place starting the afternoon of February
7 at 3pm and go through the 9th. We expect to resume full service on Monday, February 10. DIRECTORY & HOURS
I do also want to welcome the over 500 new members who joined the Club in 2019. If you have Accounting
not yet had the opportunity to attend a new member orientation, I encourage you to come to the 202-534-3194
first one of the year on Wednesday, January 29. It’s a relaxed evening where you get to learn the
ins and outs of your Club, meet other new members, and enjoy an assortment of food offerings. 9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2020! Membership & Marketing

MG Daniel V. Wright, USA (Ret.) 202-721-2091
President 9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)

2 | THE DISPATCH Catering & Sales

9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
Dining & Hotel Reservations

Open 24/7

7 am-11 pm (Monday-Sunday)

Librarian on Site
9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)

MG Daniel V. Wright, USA (Ret.)
COL Marc L. Warren, USA (Ret.) Col James A. Bracken, USMC (Ret.)

CLUBHOUSE PROJECTS IN 2020 Vice President and
We will ring in the New Year with refurbishment and replacement, but most of it will Club Historian
be out of sight of members. Unlike the last few years, when we renovated hotel room
bathrooms, the main and parade levels, the Eagle Grill, the front driveway, and the fitness CAPT James H. Czerwonky, USN (Ret.)
center, our capital improvement projects for 2020 will be focused for the most part on Secretary
the "back of the house." We actually started our "back of the house" improvements in
2019, by building new grease trap systems for the Club's two kitchens in order to comply COL Holly O’Grady Cook, USA (Ret.)
with D.C. Code requirements. You may not see the improvements, but you sure will Treasurer
notice them, because the major effort in early 2020 is replacement of the largest air
handler unit that provides air conditioning and heating to the above-ground common Lt Col John H. La Raia, USAFR (Ret.)
areas throughout the Clubhouse. We've all noticed that the main and parade levels, in Finance Committee, Chairman
particular, have been swampy during the summer. Replacement of the air handler unit
will provide cool air in the summer (and warm air in the winter) and afford a substantial COL Marc L. Warren, USA (Ret.)
improvement to the quality of the Clubhouse environment. House Committee, Chair
Replacement of the largest air handler is scheduled to take place over a few days in late
January when Clubhouse utilization is low. We will also be replacing and reconfiguring CDR Christopher P. Thomas, USN (Ret.)
some of the variable air volume boxes that direct the flow of air, so our system will be Membership Committee, Chair
more energy and temperature efficient. As capital improvement funding comes available Col Eugene P. Gay, USAF (Ret.)
over time, we will look to replace additional air handler units. Replacing all of the units Special Events Committee, Chair
will be a heavy lift, costing between 1.5 and 2 million dollars. The good news is that the
units are still operating, although they are getting toward the end of their useful life. BG Malinda Ellen Dunn, USA (Ret.)
One noticeable improvement planned for 2020 is the reconstruction of the Daiquiri Governor
Lounge bar. When the Lounge and parade level was renovated a few years ago, we did a
modest, mostly cosmetic renewal of the bar that, frankly, has not stood the test of time Capt Donald Hooper, USMC
and patronage. It is worn and functionally inefficient. I'm sure everyone will agree that Governor
the bar is an important component of any private club, so watch for a new bar in the new
year that is worthy of the traditions, décor, and social purpose of the Daiquiri Lounge. LTG Larry R. Jordan, USA (Ret.)
The 2020 capital improvement plan forecasts about $600,000 annually for improvements Governor
and renovations. That money is not set aside in a separate fund, it is generated by
operating revenue and initiation fees. So, the better the Club does business-wise, the COL Michael Kirby, USA (Ret.)
more money we have to reinvest in the House – and the better the House, the more Governor
our Members want to use their Club. Speaking of business, please consider making the
Club your "go to" location for in-City dinners and special events. Non-resident members Brig Gen Edward Rodriguez Jr., USAFR (Ret.)
should always stay at the Club when visiting Washington, D.C. Our hotel rates are Governor
typically considerably below comparable hotels, and we always honor or beat per diem
rates for government travelers. Lt Col Euseekers Williams Jr., USMC (Ret.)
As you know, the Clubhouse requires constant care to maintain its beauty and Governor
functionality, and the House Committee is committed to preserving the historical
qualities of the House while improving its efficiency. Thats why we adopted "Design and Curator
Décor Guidelines" to ensure consistent color palates and material selections, and work Maj William Lang, USAF (Ret.)
closely with the Library Trust Fund on art and artifact displays. That's also why we offer
input to the Club's strategic plan, maintain an updated capital improvement plan, and LIBRARY TRUST FUND
commissioned a physical plant assessment (the Miller + Dodson study) to enable us to MG John D. Altenburg Jr., USA (Ret.)
anticipate renovation projects and maintenance requirements.
We are very proud of our Clubhouse and look forward to making it an even better facility Chair
in 2020!
3 | JANUARY 2020 Sarah Ford

General Manager
Mark Peckham

Director of Human Resources

Elizabeth Juskie
Director of Membership, Marketing &

Tibor Szabo

Director of House Operations
Patrick Grady

Director of Food & Beverage
Kirk DeLoach
Executive Chef


THE ARMY AND NAVY CLUB In November, Under-Secretary-
Jacques Paul Klein, Major
CALIFORNIA COL Kenneth R. Foulks, Col Mary C. Goetter, General, USAF (Ret.) was elected
LT Christopher J. Jr., USA (Ret.) USAFR to membership in the American
Petkas, USN LTC Jessica Merriam, COL Paul E. Golden, Academy of Diplomacy. The
Mrs. Margaret Priest USA USA Academy is composed of persons
Lewis ENS Agazit Ocbazgi, 1LT Jacob Green, USAR who have had distinguished diplomatic careers or
COLORADO USN LT Sharrod R. Greene, who have made notable contributions to American
CAPT David Russell, COL David W. Tohn, USN Foreign Policy.
USNR USA (Ret.) LTG David Halverson, Shahriar Chowdhury, Joe Himpel-
DISTRICT OF CPT Maya Yacoub, USA USA (Ret.) mann, and Josh Mendoza, fellow
COLUMBIA NEW JERSEY 1stLT Mitchell army veterans and co-founders,
MAJ Michael Arnone, LTC George Andrew Harrison, USMC just celebrated the 2nd Anniver-
USA Gallenthin, III, Esq, Mr. Sean Heravi sary of their company, Assault For-
AMB Soo Hyuck USAR (Ret.) Lt Col John A. ward. Assault Forward is a 100%
Lee, Embassy of the NEW YORK Jacobson, USAF (Ret.) Veteran Owned and Operated
Republic of Korea RADM Rebecca LTC Michael A. small business that offers 100%
Mr. Sylvain Marquis McCormick-Boyle, USN Johnson, USA American Made products for Patriotic Americans and
MAJ Anthony (Ret.) ENS Steven J. Veterans. Their give-back mission is focused on help-
Palumbo, USA LCDR Volokh Vladimir, Johnson, USN ing military members leaving active duty transition
LTC Gabriel M. Wolfe, USN Capt Dustin Keller, to civilian careers. Each veteran is given a lapel pin
USA CPT Raphael Waruinge, USAF for them to wear during their interviews to serve as a
FLORIDA USA 2ndLt Guy Thomas conversation starter so they can share their story of
BG Jeffrey M. Farris, NORTH CAROLINA Kellogg, USMC service.
USA General James F. Mr. William Bruce Lake
MAJ Maureen Giorio, Amos, USMC (Ret.) LT Bryce McLaughlin, NEWSWORTHY
USA CDR Nathaniel French USN Do you have something exciting that you would
Ambassador Otto Caldwell, USN (Ret.) Dr. Reed D. Prugh (CPT, like to share with the Club? We encourage you all
Federico von CDR Kevin J. Thomas, USA) to share your stories, achievements, and positive
Feigenblatt USN (Ret.) ENS Michael Robbins, goings-on. Please send your news and photos to
HAWAII SOUTH CAROLINA USN Emily Jatczak at [email protected]
LT Douglas L. Erling, LtGen Jack Klimp, 2LT Joshua Rooney,
IOWA Mr. Michael Mielke Col Patrick S. Ryder, Our heartfelt sympathy to the family
USA Dr. Opal Alpan LTC Robert Douglas and friends of:
LOUISIANA LTC Martin Arcand, Slough, USA (Ret.) CAPT Charles R. Corbett,
Col David E. Miller, Embassy of Canada Lt Gen Norman H.
USAF (Ret.) Mr. Jonathan Barney Smith, USMC (Ret.) Jupiter, FL
MAINE (LT, USN) Mr. Jacob Thomas COL Edward Y. Holt - Golden Knight,
Col Michael Delia, CDR John R. Tanner (1LT, USA)
USAF (Ret.) Bitterman, USCG (Ret.) Col Nicholas James Norfolk, VA
MARYLAND Col Paul M. Currer, Visconti, USMC (Ret.) Mr. Monroe B. Scharff - Golden Knight,
Commodore Nirbhay USAF (Ret.) MAJ Ross Wallace, USA
Bapna, Embassy of LTC David Fleming, WASHINGTON Kennebunkport, ME
India USA Mr. Matthew P.
BG Robert H. Beahm, Mr. Michael Gaffney Bergman
Capt Olivia A. Garard, Mr. Satjit Singh Bindra
CAPT Anthony Garza,


The Club, along with our Board would like to give a big thank you to our members
who made 2019 an incredible and very successful year. Your dedication and
continued support is what makes your Club continue to flourish. Expect new
and exciting events at your Club in 2020!

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Don't forget to update your membership profile. The New Year calls for
updating many things in our lives—and that includes your Club membership!
JR. PARADE Be sure to keep your membership up-to-date by contacting the Membership
Department at 202-355-0496 or [email protected] Let us know
MONDAY JAN 20, 2020 - 11 AM if your membership status, phone number, email address and/or home address
needs updating! Keeping us informed will help us better serve you.
The D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday KEEPING UP WITH FITNESS
Parade was conceived in 1977 by the late Dr. Can't find a gym near you? The ANC houses a fully-equipped fitness facility
Calvin W. Rolark, founder of The Washington that offers all of the essential cardio equipment ranging from treadmills
Informer and co-founder of the United Black to stationary bicycles, as well as free weights and resistance machines.
Additionally, the Club features indoor racquetball and squash courts for a
Fund, along with his wife, the late Ward quick, high-energy game or a friendly competition. Use of the fitness facility
8 Councilmember Wilhelmina J. Rolark, is complimentary with your ANC membership. Lockers are available upon
Esq., and the late Ralph "Petey" Greene, a request and are $11 per month. For more information, please contact Emily
community activist and radio personality. Jatczak at 202-355-0496 or by email at [email protected]
Day of check in for the parade will be at 10
am in Anacostia Park Registration Tent at
Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Road SE.
The parade will begin staging at 11 am at the
intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
and Good Hope Rd SE. The parade will step off
at 12 pm and proceed south on Martin Luther
King Jr Ave SE through downtown Anacostia.
The parade will conclude at the campus of St.
Elizabeth’s East with a Health and Community
Fair at the Gateway Pavillon located at 2700

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE.
For more information on the parade, please


Photo Credit:

5 | JANUARY 2020


Member Spotlight

Lieutenant General Richard Greenleaf "Dick" Trefry, USA (Ret.)

By: LtCol Peter R. McCarthy, USMC (Ret.)
Recipient of the Army and Navy Club Distinguished Service Award; Former Chair, Special Events Committee

The man

Last August our friend and fellow Club member, General Dick Trefry, celebrated his ninety-fifth birthday and what a
celebration it was! As many know, this Club favorite is an extraordinary gentleman of New England whose life began
in the beautiful Massachusetts coastal towns of Newburyport and Marblehead. He has accomplished much in his
decades of Service to our great Country, and to his beloved - The United States Army.

His service transcends what you might expect of a member of "the Greatest Generation." He answered the clarion
call of his Country to fight the Axis during WWII, and ultimately "stayed for the long-ride." He joined the Army as
a private, and finally "hung up" his uniform after completing thirty-three years of active duty. His uniform contained
three stars – that of a lieutenant general. The young man from Marblehead came a long way!

Along that road, he also had graduated from West Point as a proud member of the Class of 1950. In 2006, he was
selected as a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. When one looks at his lifetime of accomplish-
ments, one might note that he has served his Country as a skilled statesman and warrior. For here is a man who has
a record containing decades of history of "hands-on" experience, all highly recognized for his exceptional expertise in
both leadership and management. These Skills have caused him to be a much sought-after mentor and source of great
counsel. Here are but a few examples of his extraordinary and frequently colorful accomplishments.

The warrior….

While in Vietnam, Trefry was loved by many Marines. More specifically,
his 175 "long-guns" which he brought to "the party" in Northern I Corps.
Their accuracy and responsiveness were cherished by the "grunts." On this
note, Club Member Al Gray, the former iconic Marine Commandant and
good friend going back to those days, was present at Dick's spectacular 95th
birthday party.

The leader and statesman….
While serving in Thailand and Laos in the early 70s as Deputy Chief, Joint
U.S. Military Advisory Group, Thailand and Defense Attaché to Laos, he
materially aided the Royal Lao Government in defeating an attempted coup
d’état by Laotian Air Force officers in exile in Thailand.


The man for all seasons…..

He provided his Alma Mater, West Point, great service while Director of
Management in the Army Chief of Staff's office during a six-year tour. During
this time, he also completely reorganized and reenergized the Army's Inspector
General organization.
He was Founder and Program Manager of the Army Force Management School
at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Here he was instrumental in developing the Army Force Man-
agement Model and Army Organizational Life Cycle Model and directed several
General Officer/Senior Service, Force Integration Courses.
He served in the White House during President George H. W. Bush's adminis-
tration. President Bush appointed him to Military Assistant to the President and
Director of the White House Military Office during the challenging time, which
included Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

The Army and Navy Club…

In his 35 years of membership, many members of our great club have benefitted from General Trefry's good counsel and
extraordinary kindness, be they young or old. He has always been the formidable presence whose advice would always
be sought, whether relating to sensitive matters, strategic planning, succession planning or governance.
His responsibilities at Ft. Belvoir precluded his responding to the call to be a candidate for the Presidency of our great
Club on several occasions. However, he has always provided timely counsel when needed.

Wonderful partner and " bookend"….

Jacque Trefry has been the wonderful partner in this great story of Service to our Nation, the United States Army, and
The Army and Navy Club. Many know her as a smart business woman; others know her as a very accomplished, award
winning equestrienne. She is truly a wonderful partner to our hero of this story and the perfect bookend.
Thank you General Trefry, thank you Jacque. ◄

Photo of General Treyfry and Jacque at his 95th birthday party.

7 | JANUARY 2020

BOOK FORUM "On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean

"Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life" War's Greatest Battle" by Hampton Sides
by Albert Louis Zambone Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Reception: 6:30 pm | Speaker: 7 pm
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Price: $10++ per person
Reception: 6:30 pm | Speaker: 7 pm Hampton Sides' superb account of this epic clash relies
Price: $10++ per person on years of archival research, unpublished letters,
declassified documents, and interviews with scores
In Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life, the first of Marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While
biography of this iconic figure in forty years, historian
Albert Louis Zambone presents Morgan as the While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, On
quintessential American everyman, who rose through Desperate Ground is an immediate, grunt's-eye view of history,
his own dogged determination from poverty and obscurity to become enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what
one of the great battlefield commanders in American history. Using ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances.
social history and other advances in the discipline that had not been
available to earlier biographers, the author provides an engrossing
portrait of this storied personality of America's founding era—a
common man in uncommon times.


"Apollo at 50: A History in Artifacts" ANC Golf Club

with Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony The goal of the ANC Golf Club is to meet regularly at the ANC
clubhouse to help members put together informal golf outings
Friday, January 31, 2020 at DC area courses. If there is enough interest, the club is inter-
Lunch: 12:30 pm | Presentation: 1 pm ested in organizing tournaments, club demos, and instruction
Price: $24++ per person seminars! The next meeting is scheduled for Febuary 11th,
Project Apollo ranks among the most bold and 2020 in the Daiquiri Lounge at 6:00pm.
challenging undertakings of the 20th century. Within
less than a decade, the United States leapt from Chess Group

suborbital spaceflight to landing humans on the moon The Chess Club is looking for members who are interested
and returning them safely back to Earth. Hundreds of thousands of in engaging in the game of chess! The Chess Club would like
people helped make these missions possible, while billions more to provide those members who already play chess, as well
around the world followed the flights. The material legacy of these as beginners, an opportunity to play the strategic game and
missions is immense—with thousands of artifacts from rocket create friendships with other club members. The next meeting
engines to spacesuits to the ephemera of life aboard a spacecraft date will be in the Eagle Grill Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at
represented in the Smithsonian’s collections. Fifty years after the 10:30am.
first Moon landing, Teasel Muir-Harmony, curator of Apollo collection

at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, reassesses the Fox Connor Society

history of Project Apollo through the most evocative objects of the The Fox Conner Society is focused on history, national secu-
Space Age. She examines artifacts that highlight how Project Apollo rity, strategy, leadership and current geopolitical and military
touched people’s lives, both within the space program and around events. It is a mix of active and retired military officers and
the world. More than space hardware alone, the objects she features professionals in the defense and foreign affairs communities.
reflect the deep interconnection between Project Apollo and broader Their next presentation will be February 24, 2020 at 6:00pm.
developments in American society and politics.

For reservations, please call 202-355-0505 or visit www. On forum nights the Main Dining Room opens a half All book forums, unless otherwise
hour early at 5:30pm. 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 dress
code for special events. The prescribed service uniform of the day is acceptable. 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.


Mardi Gras
Treat your Valentine to a romantic
dinner at the club! Seafood Buffet

Friday, February 14th | 6pm-9pm Tuesday, February 5th, 2020
$65++ includes four-course, pre fixe dinner Seatings availble from 6pm to 9 pm

Thai red curry butternut squash soup $41++ all inclusive
Asparagus Salad with Prosciuto
Indulge in a Cajun seafood buffet
Duet Entree of Grilled Lamb Chop and Jumbo Shrimp to celebrate Fat Tuesday!
Double Chocolate Cheesecake
Enjoy Chef Kirk's jambalaya,
The Main Dining Room's regular a la carte etouffee, and other Creole delights.
menu will also be available. For reservations, please call

To make reservations, please call 202-628-8400


» The Club will replace its air handler unit starting January 16 - 28. During this time, service on the 1st and
2nd floors will cease, and all dining will be in the Eagle Grill. However, the Main Dining Room menus will
be served. Breakfast hours will remain 7 am – 10 am, lunch will start at 11:30 am and go 'til 2:30 pm, bar
service will be from 3 pm – 10 pm, and dinner and bar menu will be served between 6 pm and 9 pm. Dining
reservations are strongly encouraged for lunch and dinner. To make a dining reservation, please contact
the Front Desk at 202-628-8400.

» The Daiquiri Lounge will be closed from January 16 - 28. The Daiquiri Lounge menu will be served in the
Eagle Grill bar from 3 pm to 9 pm.

» There will be no Champagne Brunch on Sunday, January 19 and Sunday, January 26.

» The Club will be closed on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The hotel will
remain open.
» There will be no Seafood Buffet on Tuesday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 28.




1/1 12:00 pm 1 2 34
New Year's Day Open New Year's Day NEW YEAR'S DAY Eagle Grill Closed
House Open House OBSERVED
Club Closed Dinner and a Show:
1/3 6:00 pm Hotel Open Come From Away
Dinner and a Show at
the Kennedy Center:
Come From Away

1/7 6:30 pm 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Albert Louis Zambone Champagne Albert Louis Wine Society Dinner in the
Book Forum Brunch 13 Zambone Book Eagle Grill
Cyber Club Forum ANC Chess Club
1/29 6:30 pm
New Member Seafood Buffet

1/31 12:30 pm

Lunch Series: "Apollo at

50" with Dr. Teasel 12 14 15 16 17 18
Muir-Harmony Champagne Seafood Buffet All food and
beverage service All food and All food and
will be in the Eagle
Brunch Grill beverage service beverage service

will be in the Eagle will be in the Eagle

Grill Grill

19 20 21 22 23 24 25
No Champagne MARTIN LUTHER All food and All food and All food and
Brunch KING JR. DAY beverage service beverage service beverage service All food and All food and
All food and OBSERVED will be in the Eagle will be in the Eagle will be in the Eagle
beverage service Club Closed Grill Grill Grill beverage service beverage service
will be in the Eagle Hotel Open
Grill No Seafood Buffet will be in the Eagle will be in the Eagle

Grill Grill
ANC Chess Club

26 27 28 29 30 31
No Champagne All food and All food and New Member Lunch Series:
Brunch beverage service beverage service Orientation "Apollo at 50"
All food and will be in the Eagle will be in the Eagle
beverage service Grill Grill Dinner in the
will be in the Eagle Eagle Grill
No Seafood Buffet



2/5 6:30 pm 1
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Dinner in the Eagle
Lessons also offered on Grill
2/12, 2/19, and 2/26 Daiquiri Lounge
2/11 6:00 pm 4:30pm-6:30pm
Lobster Bake

2/15 6:00 pm 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Valentine's Gala Champagne Seafood Buffet Ballroom Dance Entire Club Entire Club
Brunch 10 Lessons Dinner in the Eagle Closed starting at
2/18 6:30 pm 11 Grill 3:00pm Closed
Hampton Sides Book Cyber Club Lobster Bake Dinner in the Eagle Daiquiri Lounge
Forum: "On Desperate Grill Closed 6pm-8pm
2/20 6:00 pm Member Mixer
Local Distillery Tasting

2/21 12:30 pm 9 12 13 14 15
2/22 Lunch Series: Entire Club Ballroom Dance
"The King Memorial" Lessons Dinner in the Eagle Valentine's Specials Valentine’s Gala
Closed Grill in the Main Dining ANC Chess Club
7:00 pm FEBRUARY 2020 Room
Masquerade Ball

16 17 18 19 20 21 22
PRESIDENTS' DAY Hampton Sides Ballroom Dance
Presidential OBSERVED Book Forum Lessons Local Distillery Dinner in the Eagle Masquerade Ball
Brunch Club Closed Grill ANC Chess Club
Hotel Open Seafood Buffet Tasting
Lunch Series:
"The King Memorial"

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fox Conner Mardi Gras Dinner in the Eagle
Ballroom Dance

Society Themed Seafood Lessons Grill


Wednesday, February 5, 2020
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 6 pm to 7:30 pm | Ballroom
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Please call 202-721-2091 for reservations.
6 pm to 7:30 pm | Ballroom
Complimentary to new Club members. All ANC Members are invited to bring a guest (or 2!) to the
Please call 202-721-2091 for reservations. Prospective Member Mixer on Wednesday, February 5th. The
casual mixer will include a complimentary reception with wine
Orientations are a great way for new members to meet Club and hors d’oeuvres, as well as optional Club tours. This is a
Staff, other new members, and become familiar with all of the great opportunity for you to show off your Club! Reservations
programming the ANC has to offer. The reception begins at 6 pm are required.
and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, optional tours, and all of the
information you'll need to get the most out of your Army and
Navy Club membership. Reservations are required.

Tuesday, February 11, 2019 Presidential Brunch
Seatings from 6 to 9 pm Sunday, February 16, 2020
$61++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax) Seatings from 10 am to 2 pm
Please call 202-628-8400 for reservations. $37++ pp (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax)
Savor 1½ lbs of mouthwatering, all-you-can eat lobsters at Please call 202-628-8400 for reservations.
In honor of Presidents Day, Chef Kirk and his team
our celebrated Lobster Bake! Enjoy an extensive seafood will be preparing dishes from the White House cook
buffet with a carving station, a great selection of hot and book highlighting some of our past US Presidents
favorite meals.
cold sides, and decadent desserts.

For hotel reservations, please contact the BOOK YOUR DC GETAWAY TODAY!
Front Desk at 202-628-8400.
When traveling to DC, The Army and Navy Club
is your home away from home! Whether for

business or pleasure, the Club offers comfortable
accomodations in a central location.

For members traveling to the District on government
orders, please keep in mind that the Club does honor
per diem rates. Simply tell the front desk agent when

booking your room.



Ballroom Dance Lessons

Five part series starting February 5, 2020
$125 per person for the series. Pricing for individual classes not available.

6:30 to 7:30 pm
Plan ahead and stop in the Daiquiri for happy hour ahead of time!
For reservations, please contact Elizabeth Newcomer at 202-355-0505.
Prepare for events and weddings with this 5-week beginners 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. Ballroom Dance Lessons will be offered on the following
dates: February 5; February 12; February 19; February 29; and March 4.

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.



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 begins at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm
Price includes pre fixe menu, as well as a glass of champagne.

First Course

Rainbow Beet Salad

Toasted Almonds, Frisee Lettuce, Baby Carrots,
topped with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Second Course

Filet Mignon & Lobster

Twice Baked Gruyere Potato, White and Green Asparagas,
paired with a Morel Mushroom Sauce


Double Chocolate Cheesecake

Mix Berries and Coconut Whipped Cream

For reservations, please contact the Front
Desk at 202-628-8400.


ANC Lunch Series -

The King Memorial with Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Lunch: 12:00pm | Presentation: 1:00pm

$30++ per person (3-course plated luncheon)

About the Book:

The King Memorial is a memoir provides a behind the scene
view of the planning, design, and construction of the decision
making process behind the design of the Martin Luther King
Memorial. The memorial speaks to the spirit of America; who
we are as a people, how far we have come as a nation, what we
hold sacred, what we believe in, and what we are willing to die
for in order to preserve and protect the Freedom, Democracy,
justice, and liberty we possess as citizens of this great country.

About the Author:

Dr. Jackson served as the Executive Architect for the the Wash-
ington DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Proj-
ect Foundation, Inc. from 1996 to 2011. Dr. Jackson holds a
Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois, and
a Doctor of Architecture from The University of Michigan.

Local Distillery Tasting

Enjoy a tasting of a
variety of spirits from local

small batch distillers!

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 make your reservation today!



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.



Major General James G. Harbord, USA (1866-1947)


By Col James A. Bracken, USMC (Ret.) Club Vice President & Historian

Enlisting in the Army as a private in 1889, James Harbord quickly rose through the ranks and
was commissioned in 1891. He joined our Club in 1906. As a major in 1917, he was a student
at the Army War College where he continued to perform above his peers and garnered a reputation
as a superior officer.

When the war raged in Europe, President Wilson chose General John J. Pershing to lead the
American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Major Harbord, still a student at the War College, was
chosen by Pershing to be his chief of staff. Seven weeks after Congress declared war, Harbord was
promoted to lieutenant colonel and sailed to France on May 7, 1917 with General Pershing and his
staff. By August, as the AEF grew from 100 to more than one million men under arms, Harbord
was advanced to brigadier general.

From the Library Trust Fund Collection. An AEF policy required all general officers to undergo a physical examination to determine their
Gift of the Commissioned Officers of the fitness for rigorous duty. Among those officers found unfit was Marine Brigadier General Charles
United States Marine Corps.
Doyen who commanded the 4th Marine Brigade, attached to the Army's 2nd Infantry Division.

Pershing sent Doyen back to the states where he died six months later. With a vacancy to fill, Pershing selected Harbord, an Army
officer, to lead the 4th Brigade. Such a move was not without controversy and it caused great consternation with the Secretary of the
Navy and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. But Pershing prevailed and Harbord took command on May 17, 1918. In June he
led the Marines through one of the most famous battles in Marine Corps history, Belleau Wood, 30 miles outside of Paris.

Soon after that battle, Harbord was promoted to major general and took command of Second Infantry Division. He won praise not
only from his superiors, but also from the two regiments of Marines he commanded at Belleau Wood where he earned a very special
place in their hearts.

Almost five years later that “special place” manifested itself when Marine Corps members of our Club raised a fund from fellow
Marine officers (over 600 contributed) to commission a portrait of General Harbord. They chose Richard Meryman, a well-regarded
artist of national reputation, whom they felt captured the General’s “look” perfectly.

The splendid portrait was presented to the Club at an oversubscribed festive dinner and ceremony on May 7, 1923. Speakers included
Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby (also a World War I Marine) and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, John Lejeune.
Unfortunately, and what must have been a great personal disappointment to him, General Harbord was prevented from participating
in the ceremony by last minute circumstances.

Following his final tour as the Assistant Chief of Staff of the Army under General Pershing, General Harbord retired from active
service in 1922. He then began a second career as the president of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). Under his leadership,
RCA began television broadcasting, and formed NBC, and RKO Pictures. He became the chairman of the board in 1930 and
remained in that role until his death in 1947. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. ◄

17 | JANUARY 2020


A Letter from the Library Trust Chairman

MG John D. Altenburg, USA (Ret.)

Library Trust Decade in Review
The 2010s was a milestone decade for The Army and Navy Club Library Trust. With the new decade beginning, we will
devote the next two Dispatch articles, in part, to looking back at the many accomplishments of the past ten years and
sharing our vision for the future. In this month’s letter, we focus on the recent accomplishments of your Library Trust.
None of this would be possible without the support of our members, donors, friends, and guests. So, let us first
simply say: thank you! The Library Trust’s collections, exhibitions, and public programs offer inspiring
encounters with military art, literature, and culture, and your donations directly support our efforts and initiatives.
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 or quarterly Club dues, allow us to maintain the
invitations and meet-and-greets with exhibiting artists. Meanwhile, members and guests at every level will soon see enhancements
to the library itself, as we employ technology, and especially our public website, to make the library collection more accessible.
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, 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. And of course, artworks and memorabilia that our board deems significant to the collection can be donated.
Now, a look back at the major accomplishments of Library Trust in the decade just concluded:

Ten Art Exhibitions since 2014
In 2014, we had our first temporary art exhibition, The Origins of Camouflage: The Life and Work of Abbott Handerson Thayer, which
A First Look at the National Desert Storm War Memorial, now on view on the second floor in the Iwo Jima/John Paul Jones Room.
mostpopularofferingsattheClubinrecentyears. Ifyouhaveanyideasforfutureexhibitions,[email protected]

The Library Trust Online Collection

Our largest single project has been the development of an online
collection website,, which features
high-resolution images and a searchable database of The Army and Navy
Club’s historic collection of military artwork. This provides everyone the
opportunity to learn about the history of each work or download images
for nonprofit, personal, or scholarly use. With this online collection and
website, we are widening the accessibility of the Club’s art collection to
historians, scholars, students, military institutions, universities, and any
individual or organization with an interest in military art and history.

We continue to expand the online collection, which will soon include
significant library books and more artworks, including our collection
of 1000+ Civil War stereographs, many of which are already online.

Library Milestone: The Gannon Room

A $50,000 gift from a Club member, who wishes to remain anonymous, enabled us to renovate the Gannon Room in the library. The
Gannon Room provides a first-class research area, a special place for impromptu meetings, with custom wood bookcases and desks
that combine pieces of the Club’s American Elm with modern oak. The room honors the life and service of a remarkable leader of
Marines, Captain Richard J. Gannon, III, who was killed in combat in Al Anbar province in Iraq, leaving his wife and four children.
Read in the book of comments in the center of the Gannon Room bookcase how Rich Gannon inspired ALL who encountered him.

Significant Artwork Acquisitions
We have continued building and stewarding the artwork collection of The Army
and Navy Club, the significance of which was written into the Club’s Articles of
Incorporation in 1891. These pieces have all come as major gifts from friends and
these acquisitions further by adding high resolution images and in-depth research
of each new piece to our online collection website,

Our five most recent acquisitions are: the portrait of General Carl Mundy, donated
by his Basic School Classmates, led by Club VP Jim Bracken; the portrait of
General Russell Dougherty, donated by General Dougherty’s daughter and son;
an original signed print of the proposed WWI Memorial Sculpture, gifted personally by the artist, Sabin Howard; an
original silk scarf commando escape and evasion map of France from WWII, gifted by Carole Brookins; and two portraits from
artist Susan Barron’s Depicting the Invisible collection, exhibited at the Club last winter. We continue to seek major acquisitions.

In next month’s issue of The Dispatch
We plan to discuss our vision for the future, sharing with you our plans for "the next ten years," and ask again for your thoughts
and feedback.

The Army and Navy Club
901 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-2503


Celebrating Womens Roles
in the Success of the Military


Keynote speaker:
Lieutenant General Jacqueline Van Ovost, USAF

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Reservations will open January 7th, 2020
$45++ (Price includes reception and 3-course lunch)
For reservations, please contact Elizabeth Newcomer

at 202-355-0505

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