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Quarterly Networking Receptions – 2016

For 2016, all our Quarterly Networking Receptions will be held at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street, S.E., Washington, DC 20003, on the House side of Capitol Hill, directly across the street from the Capitol South Metro Station [There’s a green awning over the entryway]. We gather from 6-8 p.m. [1800 – 2000 for those of us still wearing our military watches], with our room for the event always listed on the Events Screen in the Lobby next to the Receptionist's Desk. Parking on Capitol Hill is almost always LOUSY, so we urge everyone to take the metro or a cab, unless you are up on Capitol Hill often and have your own “secret parking space”. The website for the Capitol Hill Club is The phone # is 202-484-4590 if you need to call for any reason. Our event is listed on the Events Screen in the Club Lobby as “The Flag & General Officers’ Network”. RSVP’s should be via e-mail to Our general M.O. is that the fare is $25 per person, which includes refreshments, plus light cocktail snacks. There is a bar in the room where we “serve ourselves” with beer, wine, and soft drinks available. Spouses are welcome to attend with their fee also being $25.

We have learned over time that while we gather regularly 4 times a year in Washington, DC, the mix of our crowd is quite different every time. This is driven by the fact that all our members remain very busy and very involved, all of us travel a lot and/or have conflicting events involved with our day job on the nights of the TFGON receptions, so we never end up with our same attendees being able to make all events. Add to this that we regularly add new members each month and these new faces also begin to attend. The bottom line is that we have a unique and different group of flag and general officers for each of us to network with every time we meet. Also, to ensure that everyone that attends DOES get to meet everyone else, at 7 p.m. we gather in a circle and we go “round the room” with each of us introducing ourselves, talking a bit about what we did during our uniformed service, and also indicating where we work and what we do if post-military or where we currently serve in uniform if still on ACDU. This makes it easy for everyone to identify others they still would like to network with and they can accomplish that during the final hour of the event. Active duty flag and general officers are welcomed as both members and attendees, and we always have several that are in attendance. For those in uniform, our uniform dress code is "what you wore to work that day". All members are also always welcome to bring any flag or general officer as their guests in order to introduce them to the group and show them “who we are”.

The schedule for 2016, always on a Friday night 6:00pm - 8:00pm, is:

Friday, Jan 29
Friday, April 29
Friday, July 29
Friday, Oct 28

James J Carey
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jim Carey

National Chairman

James A Kelley
Major General [Ret.]
James A. Kelley

Board Member &

John A. Dubia
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
John A. Dubia


Gordon Nash
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Jack W. Klimp

Board Member: USMC

Steve Kunkle
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
James B. Godwin III

Board Member: NAVY

Robert Wray
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Robert Wray


Mark Beesley
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Mark Beesley

Board Member: USAF

Ted F. Bowlds
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Ted F. Bowlds


Norman Sauders
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Norm Saunders

Board Member: USCG

Jeff Hathaway
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jeff Hathaway


Edward Rodriguez
Major General [Ret.]
Donna Barbisch, USA

Board Member At Large

Edward Rodriguez
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Ed Rodriguez, USAF

Corporate Secretary

Greg Feest
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Donald P. Loren, USN

Treasurer & Board Member

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