The Hosts & Hostesses of the Event Committee
and the Social Club of the Potomac
Cordially Invite You to Attend the
2000 SCP Fedewa New Year's Eve Party.
Kim Aduss Jennifer Fessler Siobhan Mueller
Dave Albo Nyla Hashmi Alan Reed
Pamela Allen Allen Herzberg John Romano
David Asiello Jen Herzberg Malia Romano
John Brasse Giuliana Klesius Melissa Sabatine
Karen Dailey Mike Klesius Kristy Schantz
Pete Dailey Jon Kumnick Daniel Sheehan
Ed Dozier Patricia Lowe Jennifer Sims
Claire du Fief Steve Lowe Patrick Sims
Mike Durgavich Drew Manning B. J. Sullivan
Anita Everhart Mark Maxwell Larry Tarr
Eric Fedewa B. R. McConnon Jon Tuttle
John Fedewa Stephanie Mennen Rita Von Essen
Kirsten Fedewa Sander Mueller Tom Walker
Ritika Fedewa Mark Washko
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Event begins at Nine O'Clock in the Evening, Sunday,
December Thirty-First, 2000, in the Historic Lobby
of the National Postal Museum.
Music by Truth Groove.
Open Bar. Black Tie Preferred.
TO COMPLEMENT our champagne service (11:00pm - 1:00am), our
coffee and tea service (1:00am - 2:00am) and our night-long
open bar, this New Year's Eve we will feature cuisine
prepared by Chef Hugo Malone of The Phoenix Park Hotel's
renowned Powerscourt Restaurant.
Executive Chef Malone joined The Phoenix Park Hotel staff
three years ago, bringing with him vast culinary experience.
Chef Malone holds a Degree in Culinary Arts from the New
England Culinary Institute in Mount Pelier, Vermont, home to
one of the hottest kitchens in the USA.
Chef Malone trained with Maitre Cusinier Robert Greault at
Capitol Hill's La Colline and Chef Jean Louis Palladin at
The Watergate Hotel. He was also Sous Chef at the Prince
Michel Vineyard Restaurant, the Restaurant Bouris in
Rosporden, France, and Kinkhead's Restaurant in Washington.
For a sampling of what the total, final presentation will be,
please see http://www.scp.org/2000/cuisine.html.
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EVENT TICKETS are available now at http://www.scp.org/2000/
for $99.00 per person. Valid Proof of Age will be required
at the door and no one born after December 31, 1979, will be
admitted into the event. Tickets are not transferable.
Please be advised that absolutely no tickets will be sold at
the door. GSA and Capitol Hill Police will be on hand to help
our staff turn away anyone attempting to crash this party.
Tickets are not transferable and ticket numbers will be
cross-referenced with the master guest list.
Prepaid tickets will be available for pick-up from 7:00pm
until 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 20th, at the Dubliner.
Additional dates will be made known as needed; prices will be
increased without further notice. Please contact your Host or
Hostess via http://www.scp.org/2000/hosts.html for details.
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WITH A FAT BRASS SECTION, wicked bass, great male and female
vocals, and a guy who plays dual trumpets, every soul is
stirring when Truth Groove is on stage offering up their
potent mix of bohemian and very cosmopolitan funk.
Truth Groove plays a hybrid of funk, jazz, rap and rock,
often with a changing cast of sidemen---and always with an
unshakably solid beat.
In this time of partisan divisions, Truth Groove's appeal
crosses all party lines: An infectiously good time!
To read reviews from MusicDC.com, The Washington Post, The
City Paper, and more, see http://www.scp.org/2000/band.html.
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FOLLOWING IN OUR TRADITION of events at upscale, historic
venues worthy of a city of monuments, we have selected the
Historic Lobby of the National Postal Museum as the site of
this year's event.
Situated at the west side of Union Station on Capitol Hill
and bounded by Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street,
this 14,000SF marble wonder is part of an 850,000SF complex
that now houses the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.
Finished in 1914, the facility served as the City's Central
Post Office until 1986. An exhaustive 22-month renovation of
the building---including plumbing, heating, and cooling---was
completed in 1993. Inside the white granite faade, massive
marble columns at each entrance give way to the 3-story high
ceiling and chandeliers of the Grand Hall. Marble floors,
gilded ceiling patterns, and two rows of alabaster torchieres
on spiral bronze stems complete this fine example of
To afford our guests further space and variety, we will also
utilize the almost-never-used balconies inside the Lobby,
the paneled back rooms, and the huge parquet studio with a
view of Massachusetts Avenue and the Phoenix Park Hotel.
For more, please see http://www.scp.org/2000/site.html.
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FOR OVERNIGHT ROOMS and gatherings both before and after the
main event, we give you the Phoenix Park Hotel---an island
of hospitality and Old World charm in a sea of franchised
Named for Dublin's historic Phoenix Park, The Phoenix Park
Hotel is a mere fifty yards from the event site and has over
150 rooms. Erected in 1927 as The Commodore Hotel, the hotel
has long been a gathering spot for travelers, executives,
lobbyists, and diplomats. The original structure has been
updated to the latest standards and old-world accents such
as imported Waterford crystal chandeliers, Celtic rugs,
tromp I'oeil, Irish linen, and European antiques complement
the balance of style and convenience.
Rooms are delightfully furnished with candy-striped wallpaper
and coordinated drapes, dust ruffles and bedspreads. Poster
beds are carved in dark woods, and overstuffed armchairs
complete the cozy picture. Room service, a restaurant, and
the popular Dubliner bar provide classic cuisine with an
Last year the SCP took over most of the hotel, and this year
we have the same block of rooms againbut the price has been
lowered by up to $50 off of last year's rate: The SCP Fedewa
New Year's Eve Party rates are $129 per night for single
occupancy ($60 off of the rack rate) and $149 per night for
double occupancy ($110 off).
Make your reservations now by calling 1 (800) 824-5419 and
using group code 8359. For further information, please see
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EVENT GUESTS NOT STAYING AT THE HOTEL are advised to hire
taxis or limousines, but ample parking is available at Union
Station for those choosing to drive themselves and others as
a designated driver.
Amtrak trains run every twenty minutes between New York and
Union Station, and the area is conveniently connected to the
Metrorail subway system. Amtrak Metroliner Express trains
require advance reservations and run on the hour. Contact
Amtrak (http://www.amtrak.com) at 1 (800) 872-7245 for rate
schedules and details.
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THE SOCIAL CLUB OF THE POTOMAC was formed to maintain the
annual Fedewa New Year's Eve party and to promote other
community events of interest to our colleagues, family,
friends, friends-of-friends, and alumni of area and regional
colleges and universities.
Past New Year's Eve parties have been held at Union Station,
the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, the National Museum of Women
in the Arts, the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, the McLean
Gardens Ballroom, and the Hotel Washington Rooftop Terrace
and Ballroom. Before that The Party was in the basement, the
garage, and all throughout the Fedewa house.
Other SCP events have been held at Rock Bottom Ballston, Mike
Bakers, Hotel Washington, Starboard (Dewey Beach), Thompsons
Boat House, Rhodeside Grill, Music City Roadhouse, Tortilla
Coast, King Pepper, Head's, Clarendon Grill, Sequoia, the
Dubliner, Georgetown Station, and Ozio.
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AS A VOLUNTEER-RUN 501(c)(7) organization, first and foremost
we try to keep prices to our events as low as possible so
that our extended network of friends, alumni, and colleagues
can afford to attend frequently. We have no paid staff and we
make no profit off of event guests.
But we also believe in helping good causes, so this year we
will again be making a donation of any proceeds above cost to
one of our favorite charities, The Campagna Center.
The Campagna Center serves children and families in need. For
over 50 years, The Campagna Center has provided safe havens
for families in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Center supplies a boost for pre-schoolers, special care
for latch-key children, crisis intervention for troubled
teens, meaningful opportunities for older persons, and
tutoring and mentoring for underachievers.
Throughout the year the SCP supports other, select charities
by helping to increase attendance at their own fund-raising
events through the use of SCP communications and by asking
for small, optional donations at select SCP events throughout
the year. Past events and SCP communications have benefited
the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Leukemia Society of
America, and Children's Hospice International, the American
Heart Association, and the Smithsonian Institution.