4:05 PM16:05

Cleveland Indians v. Washington Nationals

Game Time: 1:05 PM

Pre-Game Speaker and Time:

  • Time - TBD

  • Speaker - TBD

The Club can reserve tickets for the Indians-Nationals game to be played at Nationals Park on Saturday, September 28; starting time 4:05. This is the last series of the year for both teams and may decide playoffs participation.

The Nationals game ticket price will be $33 (includes $1 to the Club for handling). The seats will be in Section 202.

Unfortunately, the Nationals organization requires a 50% at-risk deposit for holding seats in advance of purchase. Because we could be holding up to 60 seats, the Nationals would ask for as much as a $1,000 deposit, which would be forfeit in part or in whole if we do not purchase 30 seats. We believe we will sell 30 tickets but we must ask persons who want tickets to the Nationals game to place a deposit of half (or full amount – we will keep track) of their ticket reservation/price with the Club.

Persons may elect to pay half the ticket price above to reserve seats. This will hold tickets for them and allow the Club to hold the reservations with the Nationals organization. This deposit is at risk if the Club does not ultimately sell half the tickets it reserves. Persons paying half price now will pay their second half in August after notification from the Club (the Nats organization requires us to make full payment by the end of August.

To purchase your Indians-Nationals September 28 tickets, please fill out this form and follow the instructions.

You will be provided two options to pay (check and Paypal) and you will be asked to state your preference in terms of paying full price per ticket or putting down half price per ticket and pay the remainder in the August. The payment instructions are included below and will also appear when you fill out the form.

If by Check

  • Full price - $33

  • Half price for deposit - $16.50

Please mail a check for the indicated amount, per ticket, made out to The Cleveland Club to Brooke Stoddard, 815 King Street, #204, Alexandria, VA 22314.

If by Paypal

  • Full price - $34

  • Half price for deposit - $17

Please send the indicated amount, per ticket, to Brooke Stoddard’s PayPal account –

Deadline: Have your checks in or your PayPal payment in by June 30.

As the Club has done in the past, it will work to schedule a speaker before the game.

Thank you for your interest. Go, Tribe!

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53rd Annual Tamburitza Music Festival

  • Hyatt Regency Dulles Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The local GanzaDC committee welcomes you to the 2019 TAA Tamburitza Extravaganza® in Herndon, Virginia! The committee, led by co-chairs Paula Poskon and Veronica Ujevich, have planned an amazing weekend full of community & culture, food & drink, kolos & singing.. and best of all, TAMBURA MUSIC by our fantastic line up of bands!

As you're packing for GanzaDC, please keep an eye out for donations you might like to bring for our Silent Auction? All donations and sponsorships are gratefully accepted & tax deductible :) Help support the TAA

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5:00 PM17:00

Congressional Reception Commemorating the 206th Anniversary of the Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Victory

  • US House of Representatives - Cannon Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Congressional Reception on September 10 commemorating the 206th anniversary of the Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry victory at the Battle of Lake Erie off the coast of Sandusky in 1813.

This event is cohosted with The Ohio Society of Washington, D.C.

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1:05 PM13:05

Cleveland Indians v. Baltimore Orioles

Game Time: 1:05 PM

Pre-Game Speaker and Time:

  • Time - TBD

  • Speaker - Mandy Bell, Indians beat writer for

The tickets are $34 each (includes $1 handling for the Club) and will be in Section 49 or 61 (3rd base side). – Persons using PayPal to purchase tickets, add one more $1 (see below).

We can confirm that Mandy Bell, who covers the Indians for, will speak to Club members before the game. The location will be the patio of the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory Street, about a block and a half from the Orioles Ballpark. We will inform persons later of the starting time.

Persons who purchase tickets may also receive one-half-off admission tickets to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum located at 216 Emory Street, about a block and a half across Russell Street from the Left Field Entrance to the stadium. Normal adult price is $10. The Museum takes about a half hour to go through.

We expect about 30 Club members to attend the ball game.

To purchase your Indians-Orioles June 30 tickets, please fill out this form and follow the instructions.

You will be provided two options to pay: PayPal and check. The payment instructions are included below and will also appear when you fill out the form.

1. Mail a check made out to The Cleveland Club to Brooke Stoddard, 815 King Street, #204, Alexandria, VA 22314 for $34 per ticket. Checks need to arrive by June 14.

2. Send money to Brooke Stoddard’s PayPal account – Add $1 per ticket to cover PayPal’s 3% fee; thus each ticket will cost $35. Transactions need to take place by June 14.

The Club is also organizing a trip to the Indians-Nationals Game on September 28 in Washington. Information about this outing will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your interest. Go, Tribe!

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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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