DC / Virginia Trip

From DC metro area to Southwestern VA

Not much to report for Sunday. We went to church at Washington International Church and it was a great homecoming as always. We enjoyed worship, caught up many old friends (and a few new ones), and were treated to Booeymonger sandwiches by Mama Wong. This was our first chance during our whole visit to get a chance to chat with Mama Wong, though Pastor unfortunately had other committments so we talked to him for just a bit right before we left.
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DC / Virginia Trip

Reuniting with Georgetown

Saturday morning we got up early and headed for campus to catch a couple of the seminars. The first seminar was called “The Catholic Church: Why We State, Where We Need to Go”. The panel consisted of a Jesuit priest, a woman who is a Catholic lay leader and heads the Social Justice department, and a man who had been a Jesuit but left to get married. They had some very interesting and spiritually insightful things to say. After they shared a bit, they opened it up to the rest of the room (a fairly large classroom that was packed) for people to share their own thoughts and to ask questions. It was really good and we were glad we went.

After that, we went to Gaston Hall (the largest auditorium on campus) for “A Conversation with George Tenet”. I’m here to tell you something you might not know: the man can NOT sit properly in a chair.


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Return to DC

This was a good weekend of reuniting with Georgetown, though not so much with people from the Class of 2000.

I should probably explain briefly how Georgetown reunion weekends work. Each year, on the weekend after Memorial Day weekend, GU invites all alumni celebrating 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-year, etc reunions back to campus for a reunion weekend. They offer receptions, seminars, and other events that are open to all the classes. Then there are a few events organized for specific classes and/or groups, particularly the class parties on the Friday and Saturday evenings of the weekend.
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