President's Letter September/October

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Now that stifling August is behind us, we look forward to an exciting, and hopefully cool, fall season of programs, parties, fundraisers, and the CAG Gala. Trees for Georgetown will begin the fall season with its annual celebration on September 21 at Prospect House located on 3508 Prospect Street, NW. The Pros­pect House is one of the few freestanding, late-eighteenth-century mansions remaining in Georgetown, and it makes a wonderful venue for the party. Please support our pro­gram to keep our streetscapes shaded with healthy trees.

Following on the heels of the Trees fundrais­er, the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park will be celebrating on September 22 at its 10-year anniversary party, hosted by the Honorable Jay and Mrs. Sharon Percy Rock­efeller at their residence at 2121 Park Road, NW. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Friends group contributes to the upkeep of the park by planting new spring and fall flowers, maintaining and upgrading the infrastructure, and creating vibrant new ways the public can enjoy Georgetown’s iconic waterfront.

The big event in the fall is the CAG 2016 Gala on Saturday, October 22 at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel. The theme for this event has retained the Rocket Band to perform rock 'n roll music! CAG depends to a large degree upon our members and supporting businesses to contribute to this event, which supports the activities of our committees that work on public safety, historic preser­vation, fighting aircraft noise, and Alcohol Beverage Control licensing of restaurants and clubs, which are granted subject to a template agreement that restricts noise that otherwise can impose burdens upon nearby residents. For further information about the Gala, please visit CAG’s website at: www.cagtown.org/gala.

In addition to the fundraisers, CAG is sup­porting other initiatives that impact our community. The Georgetown Community Partnership is comprised of representatives from Georgetown University, the District of Columbia, CAG and organizations representing Burleith and Foxhall Village. CAG has approved the draft Georgetown University Campus Plan for the period of 2017 to 2036.

The DC Fair Skies Coalition is comprised of civic associations from Foggy Bottom, Georgetown (CAG), Burleith, Hillandale, Foxhall Village, Colony Heights, Palisades, and Woodland Normanstone. The Coalition is advocating in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for less dis­ruptive aircraft noise from departures and arrivals at Reagan National along flight paths that do not fly directly over Georgetown and our adjoining communities. In order to fund the legal process, the Fair Skies Coalition is seeking donations to press our case against the FAA. You can make your donation by visiting our website at: www.cagtown.org; and find the link to DC Fair Skies.

Now that stifling August is behind us, we look forward to an exciting, and hopefully cool, fall season of programs, parties, fundraisers, and the CAG Gala. Trees for Georgetown will begin the fall season with its annual celebration on September 21 at Prospect House located on 3508 Prospect Street, NW. The Pros­pect House is one of the few freestanding, late-eighteenth-century mansions remaining in Georgetown, and it makes a wonderful venue for the party. Please support our pro­gram to keep our streetscapes shaded with healthy trees.

Following on the heels of the Trees fundrais­er, the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park will be celebrating on September 22 at its 10-year anniversary party, hosted by the Honorable Jay and Mrs. Sharon Percy Rock­efeller at their residence at 2121 Park Road, NW. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Friends group contributes to the upkeep of the park by planting new spring and fall flowers, maintaining and upgrading the infrastructure, and creating vibrant new ways the public can enjoy Georgetown’s iconic waterfront.

 

The big event in the fall is the CAG 2016 Gala on Saturday, October 22 at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel. The theme for this event has retained the Rocket Band to perform rock 'n roll music! CAG depends to a large degree upon our members and supporting businesses to contribute to this event, which supports the activities of our committees that work on public safety, historic preser­vation, fighting aircraft noise, and Alcohol Beverage Control licensing of restaurants and clubs, which are granted subject to a template agreement that restricts noise that otherwise can impose burdens upon nearby residents. For further information about the Gala, please visit CAG’s website at: www.cagtown.org/gala.

In addition to the fundraisers, CAG is sup­porting other initiatives that impact our community. The Georgetown Community Partnership is comprised of representatives from Georgetown University, the District of Columbia, CAG and organizations representing Burleith and Foxhall Village. CAG has approved the draft Georgetown University Campus Plan for the period of 2017 to 2036.

The DC Fair Skies Coalition is comprised of civic associations from Foggy Bottom, Georgetown (CAG), Burleith, Hillandale, Foxhall Village, Colony Heights, Palisades, and Woodland Normanstone. The Coalition is advocating in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for less dis­ruptive aircraft noise from departures and arrivals at Reagan National along flight paths that do not fly directly over Georgetown and our adjoining communities. In order to fund the legal process, the Fair Skies Coalition is seeking donations to press our case against the FAA. You can make your donation by visiting our website at: www.cagtown.org; and find the link to DC Fair Skies.

Bob vom Eigen, PRESIDENT

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