2017 DC Rugby Reunion Weekend

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Friday Golf

Golf summary here

Smithsonian Tour

The Rugby reunion committee added something different this year, a cultural tour of the art and artifacts in the Smithsonian Institution, by GW alumni Keith Conway & Ed Staunton, Friday,  October 6th, at 3:00pm.

The tour group included 24 alumni & their lovely wives starting in the Enid Haupt Garden and then traveled through the historic Smithsonian Castle, “Commons”, Exhibition room. The Castle tour featured selected treasures from all of the major Smithsonian Museums including collections from the  African, Hirshorn, Freer/Sachler, (Art museums), Air & Space, Natural & American History were among them. The tour then included riding a giant freight elevator to a preview the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s most ambitious project to date, The African Art museum’s exhibition Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts, (will open in November). This giant gallery is featuring over 360 works of art, sculptures, paintings, and ceramics. Keith shared the information on projects he worked on through the years in both the Castle & National Museum of African Art, while Ed relayed information and answered questions as well.  A special cultural experience was had by all.ell. A special cultural experience was had by all.

Old Boy Match

Old Boy match summary here

George Washington University write up on Liam Humphries and Alumni Match 

Happy Hour

Happy hour summary here

PERC vs Baltimore

Alumni from GWRFC, SUD, PAC and MDX cheered on the Exiles the Division 1 side sported a dominant win over the visiting Baltimore Brumbies.  Read more about PERC vs Baltimore here.  Special thanks to the alumni for contributing to the fundraising efforts and cheering the club on.

Gala Dinner

On Saturday, October 7th the Key Bridge Marriott hosted 212 attendees for the 50th Reunion.  Travelers from as far away as Thailand, Uruguay, and California made the trip.  Over 65% brought their wives to make it an even more memorable evening.  Food and cocktails galore insured all attendees had a sumptuous feast. Liam Humphrey’s(GW co-founder) graced all with remarks and Paul Wolf recited the entire prose version of “Eskimo Nell”. The banquet ended with a special chorus of songs and continued drinking at the bar till the wee hours.” All who attended raved about the need for another reunion sooner.  Planning has already started and is anticipated within the next three years.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

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