The first BRV meeting for 2017 is slated for May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd, in Cabin John. MD.
meetings are usually an informal gathering with a film or slide show to view, followed by a beer and pizza session at a nearby eatery. Stay tuned to this page and BRV emails for 2017 meeting dates and locations.
In July or August, the BRV has a Saturday evening moonlight picnic meeting on the Potomac. The last yearly event on BRV's schedule is the holiday pot-luck dinner party in early December. Non-members are
welcome at any meeting.
Any changes to the
location or date of a meeting will be noted beforehand in The
Voyageur newsletter; late-breaking changes are announced by email.
See BRV emails or check the BRV Trip Schedule for up dates on meetings.
Following a brief period for socializing, meeting programs usually include a home-made video of a recent Smokies club trip,
a slide presentation of a summer Western trip, a presentation by
a local river conservation organization, or a slide or video
presentation by a professional outfitter or whitewater
photographer. Programs for upcoming meetings are announced in the
club newsletter, The Voyageur . These meetings
are followed by beer and pizza at a nearby pizza parlor.
usually held at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg
Pike (Rt. 7) in Falls Church, VA. [MAP] The library is on the east side
of Rt. 7 about 0.6 miles inside the Beltway (away from Tysons
Corner). Meetings are held in the large meeting room on
the left as you enter the library. The phone number for the library
is (703) 790-8088. See
the map below for detailed directions to the library.
However, in 2016 the library was closed for renovations and we have been meeting at a boardroom in Court C's office building or at a nearby Ledo's pizza for club business meetings. Stay tuned for updates on our meeting locations.
picnic meeting is held on an island in the Potomac river. Members
meet on the Saturday night closest to the full moon night in July or August.
We paddle to an island in the middle of the Potomac, have
a pot-luck dinner and brief meeting, socialize, and return via
the Potomac and C&O canal by moonlight. This is a great
family event! The 2017 picnic sis slated for Sat., Aug. 5.
Details for this
meeting are provided in the July issue of The Voyageur .
2015 BRV Moonlight Picnic
In early December the BRV celebrates the
holidays with a pot-luck dinner party at the Lyon Village Community Center, 1920 N. Highland Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Stay tuned for announcment of details for the 2017 party.
In addition to pot-luck salads, casseroles, entries, and desserts, the club provides fresh cooked turkeys and hams as well as beer and sodas. You'll be amazed at the quantity and quality of the food!
The party starts around 5:30 and lasts
until 10. Besides partaking in
the wonderful food, members have a fun time socializing with
other members and friends and watching whitewater videos. A brief
meeting is also held shortly after everyone has been fed. It's
primary purpose is to introduce the newly elected club officers
for the next year. Following the meeting, a raffle is sometimes
conducted to award door prizes and bestow distinctions of some sort. .
Last year we asked for a $15 per person donation to cover costs for the
party and everyone is expected to bring a pot-luck dish.
Please RSVP to Mark Wray if you plan to attend.
Members enjoying the 1998 Christmas Party/Meeting.
Drawing raffle tickets at the 2003 Christmas Party/Meeting.