IAEE DC Chapter Gives Back

DC Chapter at Capital Area Food Bank

On Saturday June 18, 2016, several members and friends of the DC Chapter of IAEE participated in a community service project at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington DC. This is part of an ongoing commitment on the part of the Chapter, to “give back” to community we live in. The Chapter has participated at the Food Bank for the last 5 years.

Up to 25 volunteers were on hand to sort and pack donated food items in several different categories so that they can be made available to send out to homeless shelters and food kitchens in the area.

On Saturday this group of volunteers sorted over 9,000 lbs. of donated food. That amount, according to the staff member on hand, will feed 7,500 people in need. (They calculate that 1 meal equals 1.2 lbs. of food) Once sorted and packed, the food is then shipped to various locations in the immediate area.

Thank you to our great team for donating their time to give back to the DC area!

The DC Chapter will be participating in this project again in November. Anyone interested in participating should contact DC Chapter Vice Chair, B. Murphy at bmurphy@fernexpo.com.

 

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Upcoming Chapter Special Events

Saturday, June 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  – The Capital Area Food Bank – we need 25 volunteers for this event.  It’s a way to give back to our community – Please contact B. Murphy at bmurphy@fernexpo.com if you’d like to volunteer for a few hours of service.

 

Wednesday, July 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Pinstripes Bowl in Georgetown – Suppliers grab a team of 6 for $400.  Teams fill quickly – don’t delay.  Registration details coming soon.  Sponsored by Peppermill Casino Reno

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Thursday, August 25, 5:30 – A Night at Nats Park – Our Summer Networking Event and what could be better than a night under the stars to watch the Nationals take on the Orioles.  Reception from 5:30-7:00 with the game to follow.  Homerun Sponsor:  TMS; Batter Up Sponsors:  Visit Anaheim and Visit Baltimore

 

 

Wednesday, September 21 – Karaoke at Rock It Grill in Alexandria –  a favorite every year and every year it is packed with “singers”.  Perhaps there’s a Voice contestant in our midst!  Sponsored by Visit Raleigh

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Saturday, November 12, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – The Capital Area Food Bank – again we’ll need 25 volunteers for this event.  During the holiday season, let’s try to remember those in need.

 

Tuesday, December 6, 5:15-6:45 p.m. – Expo Expo DC Chapter Reception – Anaheim Convention Center – Room TBD – What a great way to end the year with the best party of the year!  Sponsored by Fern Expo

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Mark your calendars – we hope to see you there.

Thank from your,

IAEE DC Chapter Board