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Capital Guide Online July 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019  
Posted by: Jackie Frend

In this issue...July, 2019

Message from the President
Business Meeting at Decatur House on July 17
Book Group on July 25
Woodrow Wilson House Event on July 25
Nominations Deadline on August 1
Business Meeting at St. Paul II National Shrine on August 13
Guild Gives Back at Vietnam Memorial on August 24
Washington National Cathedral Days 2019 - 2020
Welcome New Friends and Affiliate

Message from the President

Welcome back to the Capital Guide Online! Much to my relief, we made it through another busy tour season with very few Guild-related issues. I hope you are now on vacation or planning a vacation, and catching up with family and friends.

Because so many Arlington National Cemetery security access passes were expiring during the season, we offered in early March to process renewals and provided a deadline for submitting forms. About 80 members participated, but I heard from several members who missed the deadline. We will process renewals once more before the end of the year and will send out several reminders via email.

Note that August 1 is the deadline to submit your nominations for the next slate of board officers. Please see Nominating Committee Chair Steve Kline’s notice in this issue of the Capital Guide Online. I urge you to consider joining the board, and you can self nominate. You have two opportunities to join the board – first, during the search for officers (occurring now) and second, when the new board is formed, you can volunteer to be a co-chair of one of the committees. Being a board member is a wonderful opportunity to lead the organization in the direction you would like to see it go. Some of you have strong opinions about the Guild – now is the time to put those opinions into action.

Don’t forget to check out our website. Our board has been busy adding new events that are ready for registration. I look forward to seeing many of you at our business meeting on July 17. Register today!
Jackie Frend,President

Guild Business Meeting on July 17

Event: Guild Business Meeting
Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 9:30 am networking; 10 am - noon meeting
Place: Decatur House Carriage House event space
1610 H St NW entrance

Three speakers will be featured:
*White House Historical Association staff
*Lori Scott, Sales Executive, International Spy Museum
*Edward Perez, Director of Public Relations and Government Affairs
Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The White House Historical Association (WHA) is hosting this meeting and will provide attendees with a 10% discount card for shopping when they check in. (The card doesn’t expire and so can be used that day or in the future.). Refreshments will not be provided but members may bring their own. However, the WHA requests that members take any trash with them and dispose of it off-venue. Decatur House is a short walk from the Farragut West and the Farragut North Metro stops.

Register online in the calendar section of the Guild website.

Book Group on July 25

Event: Book Group Discussion of These Truths
Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 11 am
Place: Tenley-Friendship DC Public Library
4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Book group participants are presently reading These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore (2018).The following write-up about These Truths is from

"Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself―a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence―at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas―’these truths,’ Jefferson called them―political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. Has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise?

These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News."

The next book group selection will be Leadership: In Turbulent Times, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The discussion will be on a day yet to be determined in September.

The book group is open to all Guild members. Attendance earns one Guild continuing education unit for membership advancement. If you intend to read the book and attend the meeting, please register at the calendar section of the Guild website. Our meetings are always fun and educational as well as a great opportunity to get to know your peers in the Guild.

Questions or comments may be directed to Co-Chairs David Shaw, John Days, or Corky Rainey.

Woodrow Wilson House Tour on July 25

Event: Tour of Woodrow Wilson House:
Art & Historic Interpretation in the 21st Century
Date:Thursday, July 25
Time:2:30 – 4:00 pm
Place: President Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S Street, NW
This event is unusual for the Guild in that it is being co-sponsored by the Education Committee and the Training Committee. Participants will see an exhibition honoring the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. In addition there is a show by contemporary Artist Helen Zughaib. Her Syrian Migration Series explores the consequences of the post World War I peace through the lens of the current Syrian conflict and the mass migration it has triggered.

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th American president, was an inspiration to many future leaders. He won the Nobel Peace Prize but failed to secure US ratification of the Treaty of Versailles. US lack of involvement in the League of Nations sowed some of the seeds of World War II. Today with a broader knowledge of Wilson’s views on race and civil liberties, his legacy is regarded as mixed. The Woodrow Wilson House museum is adapting to these reactions. The Guild Training Committee is highlighting in this program ways for presenting sensitive political material to our city’s visitors.

Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle. From Dupont proceed northwest on Massachusetts Ave about 5 blocks (through Sheridan Circle) and turn right on 24th St, N.W. Turn right on S St, NW and proceed to 2340 S St, NW. the third building from the corner.
Parking is available on the street, but subject to parking restrictions. Generally, “two-hour parking” applies.
Buses: the N2, N4 and N6 Metro buses stop at 24th St and Massachusetts Ave, N.W., one block from Woodrow Wilson House.
Register and pay on-line. The cost is $10, and registration is open until July 23 or until the maximum number of participants (40) is reached. Questions? Contact Christen Eliason.

Pat Abler and Chris BauerChristen Eliason and Sandra Moore
Education CommitteeTraining Committee

Nominations Due on August 1

The Guild uses a nominating committee to identify a slate of leadership candidates for your approval. We need your input to accomplish that goal. Our committee is now considering potential candidates for the2020-2021slate of Guild officers:
*1st Vice President
*2nd Vice President
*Guild Guide Representative
*Affiliate Representative
August 1 is the deadline for Guild members to submit suggestions, including self-nominations, for those positions. Nominees, excluding the Affiliate representative, must all be Guild Certified Guides or Certified Master Guides, and the nominee for President must have served on the board in either an elected or appointed position. Share your suggestions with me or any nominating committee member.

Steve Kline, Chair of Nominating Committee
Shirley Timashev, Advisor as former Guild President
Bill Adams
Carol Yannarella
Debra Wiley
Jamie Johnson

Washing of Vietnam Memorial Wall on August 24

Event: "Guild Gives Back"
Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 6:15 AM - 8:00 am
Where: Vietnam Memorial Wall
Yes, 6:15 am is an early start to the day. We have a tradition of a “Guild Gives Back Day” where we come together to make one of the DC memorials shine with our efforts. If you have not participated in “Guild Gives Back” before, find the camaraderie that comes from being a part of this. Register online.For further information contact Maribeth Oakes.

Guild Business Meeting on August 13

Event: Guild Business Meeting
Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Place: St. John Paul II National Shrine
3900 Harewood Road, NE

Mark your calendars and register online! For further information contact Maria Limarzi.

Washington National Cathedral Training Dates

Event: Washington National Cathedral Certification Training
Dates: Wednesday, October 23
Tuesday, November 19
Wednesday, January 15
Time: 9:00am - 1:00 pm
Place: Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
We will be opening registration after the renewal process for Guild membership is posted in September. A condition for attending the training is that your membership has been renewed.
Look for more detail later this summer. For any questions, please contact Mary Beth Lane.

Welcome New Affiliate

Guardian Music and Group Travel was approved as a new Guild Affiliate at the March board of directors meeting.

Guardian Music and Group Travel
Guardian Music Travel is a company of music educators and business professionals who have seamlessly blended the two together to create a dynamic company that has the best interest of music educators and their programs at heart.Located in Park Ridge, IL they can be contacted at

Welcome New Friends

Two new Friends were welcomed to the Guild at the March board of directors meeting.
Jimmy John’s
Jimmy John’s is a gourmet sandwich shop that can provide box lunches for tour groups in DC. Their focus is on all-natural meats and veggies, with sandwiches made fresh every day. Located at 1101 14th St, NW Jimmy John’s can deliver to satisfy your meal needs. Contact Clarke Williams at 917 586-3388

The Observation Deck at CEB Tower
There’s only one place where you can take in the full grandeur of the DC metropolis, where you can get a 360° panoramic view of the city’s most majestic monuments, famous landmarks and natural beauty from 400 feet in the sky: The View of DC. Open daily at 1201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA.

Contact Information

Jackie Frend (President)

Corky Rainey (1st V.P.)
Maria Limarzi (2nd V. P.)
W. Bart Smith (Treasurer)
Mary Thorne (Secretary)
Karen Miller (Affiliate Rep)
John Days (Guild Guide Rep)
Bill Adams (Admin & Ethics)
Shannon Mikush (CMG)
Jim Carr (CMG)
Russ Norfleet (Communications)

Kelvin Carter (Communications)
Ellen Malasky (Gov’t & Tourism)
Maribeth Oakes (Gov't & Tourism)
Chris Bauer (Education)
Pat Abler (Education)
Jamie Johnson (Membership)
Barbara Longnecker (Membership)
Christen Eliason (Training)
Sandra Moore (Training)
Tammy Belden (Past Pres. and Guild Administrator)
Shirley Timashev (Capital Guide Online)


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