ICAF Spouses’ News C L A S S O F 2 0 1 1 T I G E R T A L K M A R C H 2 0 1 1 Inside this issue As we approach the end of the Board President ...................... p2 Coffee review .......................... p2 second semester at ICAF, there Nationals ................................... p3 will be increasing pressure on you April tours ................................ p4-5 and your family as you prepare for Observatory............................. p5 your next assignment. This is one Save the Date ......................... p6 of the busiest times of the SPiCE calendar ........................ p6 academic year for the faculty and Calendar & Board .................... p7 students as we are heavily into La Grange Winery, Haymarket, VA field study travel, exercises, and reports. This is where it all comes together for the class as all the The signs are all around us: learning and discussion starts to daffodils and crocuses making coalesce into a meaningful whole. I their appearances, the budding ask your patience and trees, the rain in the Join us on Facebook— understanding as your student forecasts instead of snow, and “ICAF Neighborhood deals with these challenges. of course…the tourists are Information” I hope you also take advantage of starting to appear! the upcoming opportunity to travel Washington, DC is a wonderful to Carlisle, PA and the Army War place to be this time of year. College annual Jim Thorpe Day Your Tours chair, Gracia events. We will get information out Pinzano, has been hard at work to you as soon as it firms up…I do lining up some great tours. know there is information on hotel Whether you’re a regular, or if reservations available, but we have you’ve never been on a tour not gotten confirmation of some of before, I encourage you to the planned family events. Sue and take advantage of the many I hope you have a great time this opportunities before your year Spring! here ends. Maj. Gen. Brown Sue Brown PAGE 2 From our Board President Welcome to March, come on April! Watching the flowers start to bloom and signs of DC areas Cherry Blossom Festivals is beyond exciting. I think that Spring has such a refreshing way of renewing everything. From flowers to friendship, things just start to come alive as Spring comes, this year~quietly around the corner. Don't miss all the fantastic tour opportunities our Tours Chairs have put together for you this next month, some fun filled trips. I know our spouses have to a pace themselves as things are quickly changing and schedules Paula with all 5 are getting complicated. Don't get lost in what can sometimes be chaotic! Stay connected, enjoy everything we as spouses are blessed to grandchildren have right at our fingertips. Over these next few months, I look forward to the next set of memories we set together. My recipe for a great Springtime: 1) Get some sunshine, get outdoors and enjoy what God gave us 2) Catch the tours you can, the coffee's you can, enjoy the company along the way 3) De~Clutter, yipper! De~clutter, sort, set and say good bye. Less really is more 4) Take today to start again, tomorrow is a new SPRING day, and that is exciting! Remember to save the dates inside this newsletter, thank you again for the chance to serve you, it is such a great honor! Paula Coffee with Senator Shaheen Although it was not what we everyone that took the time to thought we signed up for, our talk to our group. Sitting and coffee with Senator having coffee and Shaheen and her staff conversation after our was a great time. We event was just as special had the opportunity to as our time with the talk with staff at every Senator. Stay tuned for level, and every specialty another date to do this ~ what a gifted crew of young again for those who missed out! people! We so appreciate PAGE 3 Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves April 2nd @ 1:05 pm Tickets: $25.00 INCLUDES $10.00 voucher for food at any of the Stadium Concessionaires! These are Left Field seats in section 110 And we will be seating with colleagues from NWC After the game, we'll head back to Fort McNair where we will join NWC in a picnic and family fun events. Stay tuned for more info on that event! Then we'll all gather around to watch the fireworks that start at 8:30-9pm to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival! Fort McNair is supposed to be a prime spot for viewing the fireworks! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure tickets for the baseball game by March 20th. PAGE 4 Franciscan Monastery April 12th at 10:00 We are pleased to invite you to a tour of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land and the gardens. See information on the Send all questions and RSVPs to email@example.com monastery at http://www.myfranciscan.org/ We will have approximately a one hour guided tour of the Monastery, where as the gardens are self guided. I was told there is a free parking lot across the street. This is a free tour, but your donation of at least $5.00 per person would be greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by March 7th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome to join us! Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State April 22nd at 10:30am. There are only 50 slots. Send your RSVPs to email@example.com Check out this link for more information about the Diplomatic Reception Rooms and take a virtual tour http://www.state.gov/m/drr/ Information to know: 1. Upon entering the building, report to the reception desk and state that you have a reservation for a tour. 2. All participants (16 years and older) must present valid photo identification (i.e. driver's license, passport, or a Federal government identification badge). 3. Late arrivals will not be permitted on the tour. 4. Strollers, briefcases, backpacks and packages are not permitted in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms and there are no facilities for the storage of personal belongings. 5. After clearing the Security checkpoint, the tour guide will escort you to the tour, which lasts approximately forty-five minutes. ICAF SPOUSES’ NEWS Marine Evening Parade MEDIEVAL Times May 6th at 7 pm Saturday April, 30th 1:30 Open to all family members (limit 75 tickets). Okay, here's another great and fun opportunity, but this time geared towards the email: Pauline Arredondo kids! Since many of our spouses will be firstname.lastname@example.org traveling over the weekend of Saturday, April 30th I'm trying to keep my kids occupied. I've heard great reviews about Medieval Times in the Baltimore area. Naval Observatory Prices are generally $56.00 a person, but can March 22 or 25 be purchased at the Community center on 10 am. Fort Belvoir for $40.50 per adult and $37.50 per child. That includes the show and meal. This is open to all MWR tickets are even cheaper than group spouses only (adults rates.. The number for more information is 703 only) I will need your -805-3716, but you MUST be present at the full name, and birth Community center when buying the tickets. date. If you are not USA born please Here is the link. Check it out! It looks like so provide the following much fun and imagine through the eyes of our full name, passport #, children! and birth date. http://www.medievaltimes.com/baltimore/ abouttheshow/thecastle.aspx email: Pauline Arredondo email@example.com ADDRESS: 7000 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover, Maryland 21076 PAGE 6 Upcoming Tours May 7th Short Cut to Europe: EU Embassies Open House: Tour inside the embassies of the European Union member countries and discover their distinctive cultures. May 14th Around the World Embassy Tour:– Cultural Tourism DC presents the fourth annual Around the World Embassy Tour, the capstone event of Passport DC. Embassies from around the globe open their doors and welcome visitors to experience the art, culture, cuisine, and much more. May 23rd— we have secured 50 reserved tickets for The National Archives Experience at 2:45. It is home of the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Each ticket is $1.50. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org reserve your ticket by April 1st. This is open to family members. March 24, 2011 - a visit from Windows Catering March 31, 2011 - Country Briefings Austria & Guatemala LATE MARCH / EARLY APRIL / NOT ON A THURSDAY 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival April 1, 2011 - NDU Food Day April 7, 2011 -Lebanese food and sweets & belly dancing April 14, 2011 - Country Briefings Slovakia.& Czech Rep. April 15 - 17, 2011 - Jim Thorpe Weekend April 21, 2011 - Country Briefing -Sri Lanka, Malaysia & Mexico April 28, 2011 - LAST MEETING Country Briefing Colombia & France March 2011 PAGE 7 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Bureau of Engraving 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Naval Observatory 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 Nationals vs Braves 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Fun was had by all at the Bunco night S end your announcements and pictures for the newsletter in by the 5th of each month. Make sure they are print ready or written as you want it stated and leave the formatting to me. JPGs are appreciated for pictures or even PowerPoint files for your announcements. Submissions can be sent to ICAFSpouseNews@gmail.com. 2010-2011 Position Name Phone Email ICAF Spouses’ President Paula Johnson (603) 998-0079 Icafspouses2011@gmail.com Vice President / SpICE Liaison Kelly Stookey (540) 318-0502 email@example.com Board Secretary Chris Knofczynski (703) 440-5989 firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer Cathy Hafer (703) 455-6420 email@example.com Please feel free Tours Chair Gracia Pinzino (703) 349-0696 firstname.lastname@example.org to contact board Tours Reservations Angelene Lockwood (619) 887-2266 email@example.com members with NDU Foundation Liaison Angelene Lockwood “ “ suggestions on Newsletter Michele Brantley (703) 451-0077 ICAFSpouseNEWS@gmail.com Historian Laura Lind (703) 340-6680 firstname.lastname@example.org activities or to Hospitality Chris Schiller (301) 865-3410 email@example.com volunteer. Family Activities Open Thank you to Eileen Daniels for proofreading.
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