5:00 PM17:00

Volunteer Night at the DC Central Kitchen

Please RSVP to join us for a volunteer event on Tuesday, November 27 at the DC Central Kitchen.

We’ll be responsible for preparing the ingredients for meals that will be made and distributed to 80 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations.

Additional details are below and a copy will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to give back to DC and your greater DMV community and don’t forget to arrive 15 minutes early!


Event: Evening Meal Preparation 11-2018

Date/Time: 11/27/2018 5:00 PM Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your shift time to allow ample time for orientation. Late arrivals will not be permitted.

Location Information: We are located on the ground floor of the Federal City Shelter, a three-story gray building on the southeast corner of 2nd and E Streets NW. There is no on-site parking at the Kitchen, so please use public transportation if possible.

Metro: The closest metro stop is Judiciary Square on the Red Line. From the Judiciary Square 4th and D Street exit, head south on 4th Street NW, left on D Street NW, left on 1st Street NW, and then left into the service alley just south of Sandwiches by Phillip. The entrance to the Kitchen looks like a service/delivery entrance and is marked by a large sign.

Parking: There is no on-site parking at our Main Kitchen. Limited parking is available in lots at Union Station, on E Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets NW, and on the street.  There is metered parking along E Street NW, 1st Street NW and New Jersey Avenue NW, all within a block of the Kitchen.

All volunteers must be 12 years or older. Storage space for volunteer personal belongings is limited, so please plan to travel light. Weekday morning volunteers are invited to stay for lunch at 12:00 p.m.


Safety is our number one concern. All volunteers must wear appropriate and professional attire suitable for an industrial production kitchen. Please wear closed toed shoes, sleeves and long pants. Shoes with high-grip soles are strongly recommended. 

Due to health regulations, volunteers who do not follow this dress code will not be allowed to work in the Kitchen. Please remember:

  • No shorts or short skirts/dresses

  • No tights, spandex, leggings, or pajama pants

  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts/dresses

  • No shirts with exposed midriff (front or back)

  • No open toed sandals or shoes

  • No clothing with crude or offensive words or images  

  • No loose jewelry such as watches, bracelets, dangling earrings, and rings

  • No high heels

RSVP here!

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12:00 PM12:00

Luncheon with Plain Dealer report Sabrina Eaton

  • Schweitzer Room of Baker & Hostetler (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please RSVP to us for lunch on Monday, October 1 at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler on Connecticut Avenue to meet with Sabrina Eaton, the Plain Dealer correspondent in Washington. Sabrina is now the principal reporter covering the capital’s events for the Plain Dealer and; Steve Koff, the former Washington, D.C., bureau chief for the Plain Dealer has transitioned to freelance writing.

Sabrina began reporting for the Plain Dealer in 1990. In 1994 she transferred to the D.C. bureau, concentrating on the House of Representatives. Now, as principal reporter to Cleveland, she covers the Senate was well, but also the Trump Administration and national politics.

Sabrina will talk to the Club about reporting on national affairs, her past scoops, her thoughts on the media, and her perspective on the impending midterm elections. Sabrina has won several reporting awards and made numerous appearances on national television news broadcasts.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to get to know Sabrina and her work.

The luncheon is $18 per person and includes a hot lunch with beverage, taxes included. To join us for lunch, fill out the RSVP form, which includes payment options and instructions. 

We will meet at noon in the Schweitzer Room of Baker & Hostetler, 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1100. The nearest Metro stop is Farragut North.

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12:15 PM12:15

Luncheon with Cleveland Foundation's President and CEO Ronn Richard

  • Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a stimulating luncheon with Ronn Richard, President and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation on May 9.

Ronn was recently named #1 for the Cleveland Power 100 list and was featured in a story in Politico for his work engaging local residents to University Circle institutions.

We will meet at 12:15 PM at the Washington, D.C., Economic Partnership (WDCEP), PepCo Conference Room, 1495 F Street, NW (near the corner of 15th and F Streets N. W. Metro Center is the close Metro Station – exits at 13th and G or 12th and F are best).

The charge is $19 for a box lunch and drink, inclusive of all charges.

Please register for this luncheon here.  Payment options are available on the RSVP page - please indicate your choice and we will be in touch accordingly.

RSVPs and payment must be received by May 4.

Ronn's talk to the Club will be called "Cleveland's Renaissance: Opportunities and Challenges Building Our Community." He will have materials for attendees, and he will take questions.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Ronn Richard spent the early part of his career as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Japan and then as a desk officer for North Korean, Greek, and Turkish affairs at the State Department. He served as the president of several divisions at Panasonic, then transitioned into the managing director and COO role at In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital fund helping to place new technologies at the service of the nation's intelligence community. He has been leading the Cleveland Foundation since 2003.

For more than a century, the Cleveland Foundation has catalyzed change through philanthropic investments and community leadership across Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. Last year, the Foundation granted more than $101 million in support of neighborhood revitalization, education reform, health and human services, arts & culture, advanced energy, and workforce/economic development, with much of this investment occurring in the core city of Cleveland. Ronn will share the latest developments in Cleveland's ongoing renaissance, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the opportunities and challenges in rebuilding the Cleveland area one neighborhood at a time.

Learn more about the Cleveland Foundation by reading their Overview [pdf].

Please register for what will prove a most interesting report on Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

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4:05 PM16:05

Cleveland Indians v. Baltimore Orioles

Game Time: 4:05 PM

Pre-Game Speaker and Time:

  • Time - TBD
  • Speaker - Paul Hoynes, Indians beat writer for The Plain Dealer.

Join Club members on Saturday, April 21 for a 4:05 PM afternoon game of the Tribe vs. the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, Baltimore.

We have reserved seats in Section 53 between home plate and third base just up from the Indians' dugout and in an area protected from rainfall. Tickets are $29 (including taxes and fees), discounted for the Club from $40.

Tom Steich of the Sports Committee has confirmed that Paul Hoynes, the Indians beat writer of The Plain Dealer, will talk with the Club in Section 53 before the game. Our previous pre-game talks with broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus were highly successful.

Please indicate your interest by submitting a RSVP here. We will get back in touch with payment instructions (likely by mailed check to arrive by April 10 or PayPal by arrangement with Brooke Stoddard). You will be able to pick up your tickets at the Will-Call Window of Camden Yards. Additional details to follow.

In addition, Tom is working with the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, three blocks from Camden Yards, for discounted admission tickets to the Museum that afternoon. Ruth hit his 500th home run at Cleveland's old League Park. Tom has been to the Museum often and says it can be toured in less than half an hour. Additional details to follow.

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