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Potomac Boat Club Reception September 26

Join the Citizens Association of Georgetown on Thursday September 26 at 7:00 pm at the Potomac Boat Club to hear four experts share their unique perspectives on the developments along the Potomac waterfront.

Moderator is Robert vom Eigen -- President of the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park and Vice President of CAG. Just two years ago, after decades of sustained effort, this beautiful park was completed and Bob was one of the major leaders in this amazing project. We are delighted that Bob will share his insight about current development trends.

Tara Morrison, Superintendent of Rock Creek Park, National Park Service will address the future of Thompson's Boat House; Scott Fleming, Associate VP for Federal Relations, Georgetown University who will speak to GU's plans and aspirations for its crew facilities; and Erik Meyers who will present the Potomac Boat Club's perspective. There will be plenty of time for inquiry from the audience.

This reception is hosted by the Potomac Boat Club at 3520 Water Street (the end of K Street under Key Bridge). The club was founded in 1869 and today has over 300 members ranging from recreational rowers to Olympian athletes. The boathouse has survived several floods, numerous hurricanes and the catastrophic fire that destroyed the original Washington Aqueduct. Aside from providing the training ground for a long list of highly successful national teams, master rowers and clubs, the Boat Club is perhaps best known as the host of the Scullers' Head of the Potomac, a fall regatta which began in 1981.

Malmaison, Georgetown's new French café and bar at 3401 Water Street, is generously providing refreshments for the reception. Named after the Château outside Paris of Napoleon and his wife Josephine, Malmaison has the ambiance of an international retreat right on the banks of Georgetown's waterfront.

Please note that space is limited and Rsvps are required. Call 202.337.7313 or email the CAG office to make reservations.