Fall 2014 Meeting

October 19 - 23, 2014

Washington DC Metro Area, USA

Hosted By: Jane Ann Verner and


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Advance Meeting Flyer  Posted 24Mar2014


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Main Hotel

Main Meeting Hotel

Sheraton Premier
at Tysons Corner

8661 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, VA 22182

phone: (703) 448-1234 or (888) 627-8230

on line reservation

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Room rate (not including taxes):

-- US$149 for single or double Standard room;

The Sheraton Premier is conveniently located 10 miles from Dulles Airport and less than 20 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. The hotel is just one block from the new subway Metro Silver Line “Spring Hill” Station.

Hotel does not provided shuttle service to/from either Dulles or Reagan airports.  Taxi fare to/from airport is approximately US$30 Dulles (IAD); US$45 Reagan (DCA).  The hotel is also accessible from Reagan National Airport (DCA) by Metrorail (no rail service from Dulles).

NOTE: The Sheraton Hotel is nearly sold out.  Below are recommended nearby overflow hotels.  Click the hotel name to be taken to their special group-rate registration website.

Marriott Residence Inn

8616 Westwood Center Drive: Vienna, Virginia

US$159/night, 10-minute walk to Sheraton Hotel

Embassy Suites Tysons Corner (a Hilton property)

8517 Leesburg Pike; Vienna, Virginia

US$179/night, 15-minute walk to Sheraton Hotel


Companion/Group Tours/Events:


► Saturday, October 18: Early Bird Event

Iris Lounge - join your fellow early birds for a Saturday night social experience at Tyson’s newest hot spot, the Iris Lounge. Just two blocks away from the Sheraton Premier, this local gem prides itself not only on its versatile, fun atmosphere, but also on its great-tasting food, brand new billiards room, Rocky Patel cigar room and it's hosting of the hottest DJs in
the area.  Wide variety of menu items, including delicious dinners and snacks, will be available for purchase.

► Monday, October 20: Spouse/Companion Tour - Mount Vernon/Old Town Alexandria/Arlington Cemetery

Spend the morning at Mount Vernon – George Washington’s home, gardens and farm. Then visit the quaint seaport town of Old Town Alexandria to see some of the most amazing historic sites in Virginia. Step off the coach and visit Christ Church, attended by George Washington and Robert E. Lee. You will also see historic 17th and 18th century homes along the way to Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll board the lectured tram to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and view the unforgettable Changing of the Guard ceremony. Witness the eternal flame that lights up the Kennedy Gravesite. Take advantage of a number of photo opportunities along the way. Lunch included.

► Monday Evening, October 20: Social Event - Monuments by Moonlight with Champagne and Desserts

Aboard a luxury motor coach, an experienced tour guide will share fascinating facts on the city’s illuminated monuments and landmarks as you enjoy sparkling champagne (or cider, upon request) and delicious desserts. In this all encompassing night tour of Washington D.C., you will pass such sights as the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, Old Post Office Building, Washington Monument, World War II and Jefferson Memorials, Smithsonian Museums and the Tidal Basin. You will circle the Iwo Jima Memorial and then make a stop at the Lincoln Memorial where you can enjoy the stunning views of the National Mall and Potomac River. You will also be able to visit the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, which are just a short walk from the Lincoln Memorial.

► Tuesday, October 21: Spouse/Companion Tour - Smithsonian/Georgetown Food Tour

Spend the morning exploring the Smithsonian.  The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. On this tour, you will spend time at either the Natural History Museum or American History Museum. Next, on to Georgetown.

Experience a Georgetown Food Tour in the heart of historic Georgetown. It will combine history, architecture and culture with cuisine from some of the area’s best restaurants. The result is a multiple hour dining experience that will expand and challenge the palette with an array of flavors, tastes and textures.

Mount Vernon

Old Town Alexandria

Monuments by Moonlight


Tomb of the Unknown Soldie

Wednesday Evening Dinner Social:  TBD

October 22



No planned technical tours.  Some suggestions are provided below:

► Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

► National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center


The identifiers for Airports in the Washington, DC area:

Washington Dulles International Airport  is IAD.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is DCA.

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