Foggy Bottom Association Holds Annual Meeting

The Foggy Bottom Association held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 29, at the School Without Walls. Members enjoyed refreshments and conversation before launching into the evening’s business.

By acclimation, Robert DePriest, Vice President, and Catherine Pitcher, At Large Board Member, were re-elected. At Large Board Member Barbara Sverdrup Stone was elected Treasurer to fill the position vacated by Jessie Spressart MacDonald.

Members present discussed the issues they would like to see the FBA tackle in the coming year. They included upgrading the 26th Street Park, forming a neighborhood watch, improving Washington Circle (traffic, landscaping, usability), continuing to work with GW to reduce excessive noise, addressing traffic concerns at several neighborhood intersections, eradicating rats, fixing sidewalks, reducing noise from aircraft, and keeping the community clean. In addition, members enthusiastically supported suggestions for more social and entertainment activities, as well as events focused on Foggy Bottom’s history and architecture.

Interested? Join the Foggy Bottom Association! You can join online with PayPal by Clicking Here >. Or if you prefer, print and mail the membership form you find. Either way – we look forward to welcoming you!

A Retrospective Tribute to artist Bill D’Italia Opens Saturday, October 3rd at the Watergate Gallery

It is with sorrow that we share the sadness that local artist Bill D’Italia died in August at his home at age 64. Paintings for what was to be the current exhibition “Old is New: Recent DCscapes” will be exhibited along with paintings from earlier exhibitions spanning over 16 years at the Watergate Gallery the month of October.

Please join us to celebrate Bill’s life and view the paintings representing his passion for capturing unusual glimpses of Washington. Proceeds from the exhibition will be given as a donation to Koshland Science Museum where Bill worked as Visitor Services Manager for the past 5 years.

A Retrospective Tribute to Bill D’Italia
Saturday, October 3rd thru Saturday, October 31st
For further Exhibit Information Click Here >

Join us for a special evening on Sat., Oct. 17th to celebrate Bill D‘Italia’s life as an extraordinary painter.
Date: Saturday, October 17th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Location: Watergate Gallery, 2552 Virginia Ave. NW, Wash. DC (202) 338-4488

Notes on the Inaugural Meeting of the Foggy Bottom Association Homelessness Task Force

To view the notes from this past Saturday’s meeting of the Foggy Bottom Association Homelessness Task Force CLICK HERE.

Those who attended will agree that it was an interesting and energetic meeting – and that we came up with some innovative ideas for both short-term and long-term action. If you have questions, I will be pleased to address them. Looking forward to your continuing involvement in this critical effort.

Marina Streznewski
President, Foggy Bottom Association

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