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2013 Events

Please make all event payments to KOV Nation's Capital Chapter. Send to KOV Treasurer; Joe Alt, 8201 Tis Well Drive, Alexandria, VA 22306
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RSVP and Date Time Event Location
January 26 Procession at 3:30 with music by Scottish piper. The Francis Fauquier Tournante sponsored by 5 Piedmont Wineries, , followed by a pig roast in the tasting room featuring wines from the northern Piedmont; -- cost $45 pp
See Photo and other blessings
Philip Carter Winery, Hume VA
February 23 7:00 p.m. Pinot Noir Brown Bag

Cost $45 pp.
The Lovettsville Gang: A variety of wines paired with food. The wines will be in brown bags and the attendees are asked to guess the country of origin and price. -
Margy and Ron Natalie's home, 12305 Folkstone Drive, Herndon, VA
March 23 7:00 p.m. Blue Cheese Special Grab Bag

Cost $15 pp. or per couple
Gentle Lady Margy Natalie is a blue vein aficionado and will select a number of her favorites. Your job is to bring a bottle of wine you think goes well with blue cheeses and a pot luck dish to accompany it.
Margy and Ron Natalie's home, 12305 Folkstone Drive, Herndon, VA
April 13 - Rescheduled for May 11th   The Grand Assemblage, Induction of New Members and Enthronement Dinner

This is the formal event in which we annually induct new members.
May 3 - 4   Annual Delegate's Meeting in California Fountaingrove Inn and Conference Center, Santa Rosa, CA
May 11 6:15 p.m. Gathering of the peerage in the hotel lower lobby
6:45 p.m. Procession and ceremony
6:50 p.m. Assemblage: Elevation of Members & Induction of New Members and ceremony
7:25 p.m. Champagne Toast
7:30 p.m. Champagne Reception: with Passed Hors dÂ’oeuvers
8:00 p.m. Enthronement Dinner
The Grand Assemblage, Induction of New Members and Enthronement Dinner

This is the formal event in which we annually induct new members. The cost is $175 pp or $140 for a designated driver.

More details. Menu with Wines.
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    Avoid the Drive Home - Hotel Reservations: Make the best deal on-line Hotel George
    Then contact Tony Fischer: with your confirmation number to get another 10% off by identifying yourself as KOV.
  • Hotel George and the Bistro Bis

    Capitol Hill, at 15 E Street, NW.
    June 8 Winery picnic area at 11 a.m.  KOV Picnic at Delaplane Cellars

    Cost is $35pp ($30 for designated drivers)
    Delaplane Cellars
    2187 Winchester Road. Delaplane, VA 20144

    A list of wineries in Northern Virginia
    August 17 12:30 p.m.
    Procession to Vineyard and Blessing Ceremony

    No charge to attend ceremony.

    1:00 p.m.
    Wine and Food Reception

    The reception will include two glasses of wine and a light lunch at a cost of $25 per person.
    Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine, Father Moretti, and the choir of St. John the Evangelist Church will be blessing the vines at Miracle Valley Vineyard

    With candles, incense, prayers, and song, the priest, knights, and choir will perform a brief ceremony of thanksgiving and supplication for a great harvest.

    Call Miracle Valley Vineyard at 540-364-0228 for a reservation before Monday, August 12, 2013.
    Miracle Valley Vineyard

    3661 Double J Lane
    Delaplane, VA

    Directions to Winery
    September 21 or 28
      Cruising on the River - Viewing the Monuments from Washington's historic main street - the Potomac  
    Thomas Jefferson Weekend

    Master Boulevardier Anthony Ramdass has done it. In spite of October 18-19 being in the busy fall tourist season, Anthony reserved the entire Charlotte Hotel for an elegant get-away in Onancock on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

    Contact Anthony at 240-464-8218, if you have any further questions about the area.

    Cost: $200 per person.
        Hotel Reservations
    CHARLOTTE Hotel Fully Booked!!!
    Anthony has reserved all 8 rooms! We need not fear an overcrowded, hectic, convention hotel.

    Pricing varies with style of room, with 10% off. Discount will be applied at check-in.

    There are other Inns and B&B's in town -- within walking distance. Visit these websites to select your perfect get-away for the weekend:
    October 18 (evening)   Moonlight Cruise on the Chesapeake Bay  
    October 19 (morning)
      Winery Tour of the Chatham Winery on the Eastern Shore and Tour local areas  
    October 19   Champagne Reception with Appetizers Maison Ramdass
    October 19   Thomas Jefferson Harvest Dinner

    Seven Course Dinner
    The Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant
    Onancock (Eastern Shore), VA
    October 20 (morning)   Sunday Champagne Brunch Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club
    December 6 RSVP 6:45 p.m. Annual Business Meeting

    7:00 p.m. Party Starts
    Christmas Party and Christ Church Benefit
    $50 pp
    $40 for designated driver.

    Please bring a wrapped child's Christmas gift. Mark package girl/boy and appropriate age.
    526 South 23rd St.
    Portofino Restaurant
    Arlington, VA

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