AFLSE Washington DC Chapter July Newsletter


The DC chapter of the AFLSE has several exciting events and affiliate events planned for July!  

Firstly, the Monthly Happy Hour will be back to its usual third Wednesday, July 20th. This is a fun and casual way to interact with area alumni. Friends welcome. Details:  

AFLSE Happy Hour

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 6:00 - 9:00pm


1800 M Street NW, Washington D.C.

AFLSE DC will also be hosting a Bon Voyage party incoming students and alumni on Saturday, July 16th. Alumni are encouraged to attend to meet with students en route to the LSE, and to share their experiences and give advice on living and studying in London. Students have the opportunity to meet and network with others who are also embarking on the same adventure in the fall. Details:

Bon Voyage party

Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:30pm

One Lounge DC1606 20th Street NW

Washington D.C., DC 20009 

There is no charge to attend. Advance registration online at  is recommended for Alumni and required for incoming students.  

AFLSE Washington DC members and their friends are invited to a Boat Cruise co-hosted and attended by the University of Pennsylvania DC Alumni Association.  The annual event will take place rain or shine on Friday, July 29th, from 6:30 until 8:30pm. Some light appetizers and a cash bar featuring beer/wine/soft drinks, as well as ½ price margaritas will be available. Details:

AFLSE/UPenn Boat Cruise

Friday, July 29th from 6:30-8:30pm (Boarding at 6:00 – Don’t be late!)

DC Cruises (

Washington Marina, 1300 Maine Avenue, SW

If you are coming by Metro, go to the Smithsonian stop (Blue/Orange line), exit at 12th and Independence, walk south on 12th St. to Maryland Ave., turn right and continue to front of Mandarin Oriental Hotel, walk around left side of hotel and go down steps, continue on the walkway and cross over footbridge towards large boats.  If you are driving, there is a pay lot immediately in front of the dock for $10/car.  

Cost is $35/person in advance and $40/person at the dock. Advance registration is available online at or by making out a check to “DC Penn Club” and sending it to: Jon Teitel, 1711 Massachusetts Ave. NW, #522, Washington, DC 20036.   

AFLSE Alumni are also invited to an affiliate event by the English-Speaking Union. On Thursday, July 14th The English-Speaking Union are having a reception honoring Bob Woodward at the Ambassador's Residence of the British Embassy. Details:

Reception featuring Bob Woodward

Thursday, July 14, at 6:00pm.

British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW  

Tickets are $125 per person (tax-deductible documentation provided on request) and should be purchased online in advance at Please ensure you include all attendee's full names, including names of your guests with your RSVP for admittance.  Photo ID may be required.  For questions about the event, contact ESU Washington's Executive Director Mark Olshaker either by e-mail ( or by a phone call to(202) 234-4602.   

The AFLSE DC Chapter will not have any events in the month of August, so we do hope you are able to join us for some/all of July's events! 

AFLSE Washington, DC: Monthly Happy Hour
Wednesday, 07/20/11 at 9:00pm

LSE alumni, recent grads, future students, and friends are all welcome to the Washington Chapter's monthly happy hour, held the third Wednesday of each month at Vapiano in Dupont Circle.

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AFLSE Washington, DC: Bon Voyage Party
Saturday, 07/16/11 at 8:00pm

All incoming bachelor's, master's, Ph.D., and general course students are invited to mix and mingle, and meet with local LSE alumni.

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Washington, DC: AFLSE - UPenn Boat Cruise
Friday, 07/29/11 at 9:00pm

This event has been canceled.

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Washington, DC: British Embassy Reception Honors Bob Woodward
Thursday, 07/14/11 at 9:00pm

The English-Speaking Union invite LSE alumni and their guests to the Ambassador's Residence of the British Embassy for a reception that will place the spotlight on one of the most eminent reporters in the history of American journalism.

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