ANNOUNCING: UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS

7/22/2013

Calling all AAAMWDC members, other DC-area Ateneans and Friends--

We're pleased to let you know of the following upcoming activities which are open to all members of our association, any interested DC-area alums of the Ateneo or its sister institutions, and your friends and family. Lots of good things are coming, so heads up Eagles! Book your calendars for--

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 7 - 9 PM -- SALSA NIGHT!
Learn to salsa like you were born to! A great learning opportunity in advance of our gala ball. Why slug it out at crowded, pricey area dance clubs when you can learn the choicest steps from two top dance pros in the company of some friendly alums? Slots still available-- to join please contact Aimee at aimeesr@yahoo.com BY THIS FRIDAY. Venue: Residence of Pinky Mendoza-Puno, 1103 Park Royal Ct., Great Falls, VA 22066, 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Cost of 1 instructor to be shared among participants.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 5:30 PM -- ST. IGNATIUS DAY MASS AND DINNER
Reconnect with your Ignatian spiritual roots in what looks to be Fr. Archie Carampatan's farewell Mass with us :( If you can only attend one Ateneo alumni Mass a year, this should be the one to go to, as it's the one that we hold dearest in terms of our Ateneo traditions. Featuring our hard-working but always sweet-singing alumni choir! Then join us afterwards for a group dinner where we'll unveil the new Ateneo DC T-shirt, discuss some new possibilities for getting hold of even more Ateneo memorabilia, and also talk about the latest developments inside the organization and the Ateneo. Venue: Mass-- 5:30 p.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel (Chapel), 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182; Dinner-- 7 p.m. at nearby residence of Jojo and Vicky Mendoza, 2116 Robin Way Ct, Vienna, VA 22182 ($5 pax for a full mixed grill dinner).

LATE AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER -- ATENEO FAREWELL TO SUMMER PICNIC AND FAMILY DAY
Time and place still to be determined, but you can definitely look forward to an afternoon of fun, and friendly picnic competitions as a last hurrah to what has surely been an eventful summer!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 6:30 PM - 1 AM -- BLUE AND WHITE GALA NIGHT
This is The Big One, folks. As always, this is our premier charity event, where we raise the funds we raise for our beloved school. This year we're expecting a highly entertaining evening, with visiting alums from New York-- IskulBlueKul, the Ateneo NY Alumni Band, and DJ Noel Gamboa and his "active" repertoire. There'll be lots of dancing, great food, and a cast of colorful characters who will lead our live auction and raffle that evening. And all this at the newly-renovated Crystal Gateway Marriott Grand Ballroom no less! Hard to think of an easier, more enjoyable way of supporting the Ateneo, its scholars, and your own mentors. This should be an easy "yes", so PLEASE COME AND BRING A FRIEND OR TWO! Venue: Grand Ballroom, Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Tickets are $75 by Sept. 5, $85 after. Pay by check to Voltaire Trinidad, 534 Whetstone Glen St., Gaithersburg, MD 20877, or by credit card/Paypal via the "Donate" link on our website, www.ateneodc.org.

With all these varied events, why be a "lurker"? And why should Ateneans at home have all the fun? Be blue to your school and have a great time at it! Join us at any, or better yet, ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Go Ateneo! One Big Fight!