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***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective September 21, 2021 until further notice***

BCDC Community Behavior & Expectations

The goal of all BCDC events is to foster connections within our alumni community, with our alma mater, and between Brown alums and the broader world. In service of that goal we require all attendees at our events to behave respectfully towards everyone they encounter at the event. Community members who fail to do so may be asked to leave the event, prohibited from attending future events, and removed from receiving BCDC communications at the board’s discretion. We thank BCDC members and friends for contributing to safe, enriching events together.

BCDC Vaccination & Mask Policy

To ensure your health and sense of safety, as well as that of other event attendees, BCDC has implemented the following policy regarding in-person events until further notice:

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for indoor events, as are masks regardless of vaccination status. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is likewise required for outdoor events, but masks are not required when safe social distancing is possible. Children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated are welcome, but must wear masks at all times.

Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, is waiting for COVID-19 test results, is showing COVID-19 symptoms, or has had close contact with a person who has tested positive for (or who has symptoms of) COVID-19 is kindly asked not to attend.

BCDC is monitoring all health guidelines issued by the Centers of Disease Control and the DC, Maryland, and Virginia Health Departments, and we will update our policy periodically to best protect our local community.

 

***Congratulations to the 2021 BCDC board members! Please stay tuned for more information on Club news and events.  Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay updated.***

A note from your BCDC co-presidents: The past year and a half has been difficult and challenging for all of us, and we are navigating our way toward a new normal. COVID-19 changed our relationships with each other and with DC itself, but we learned to adapt and our community remained resilient. Whether you live near or far, the pandemic taught us that there are myriad ways we can stay connected. We look forward to your continued engagement with the Club to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones. Your membership and input are critical to the future of the Club. Thank you and we look forward to the brighter days ahead of us. If you are interested in becoming more involved, or if you have ideas and feedback to shape what we do in the coming months, please reach out with any questions or comments at BCDCcomms@gmail.com. Your input is invaluable!

Ever true,

Emily Dietsch ‘06 and Michael Santos ‘07 | Brown Club of DC Co-Presidents

 

Upcoming Events

Dec
9
Thu
BCDC Progressive Holiday Party – Part I (VA) @ Caboose Commons
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our annual holiday party is back…in new, pandemic-friendly form! This year, rather than one large holiday shindig, we’re staging a progressive series of smaller, regional gatherings that touch all parts of the DMV. Come to just one event, or all of them! It’s a chance to see familiar faces and meet new ones, and explore a range of what makes up the BCDC community.

Gather with us December 9 @ 6:30PM EST at Caboose Commons to kick things off! Located in Fairfax’s Mosaic District. this hybrid coffeehouse-meets-brewpub slings great drinks, elevated fare, and roomy space both indoors and outdoors.

Next up is Part II, the DC edition, on December 16 (and stay tuned for Part III in Maryland to ring in the New Year)! Regardless of the venue, registration will include your first drink and light fare on us.

Attendance at each event is strictly capped with public health in mind, so secure your spot today! Friends, family, and colleagues are warmly welcomed, too. Register here.

Dec
16
Thu
BCDC Progressive Holiday Party – Part II (DC) @ The Brig
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join BCDC on our next series of holiday get togethers in the DMV area on Thursday, December 16 at 6pm! At the southern end of Barracks Row, the Brig offers a large family-friendly and dog-friendly beer garden. Grab a giant mug of German lager or a local craft beer (first one’s on us!) and enjoy some free appetizers and shareables. Feel free to wear your favorite holiday attire (or show off that ugly sweater you’ve been saving since the beginning of the pandemic), with pets in tow! Whether you’re on your way out of town to celebrate the holidays with family and friends or staying local, come join us for some holiday merriment!

Attendees are asked to adhere to BCDC policies. While this is an outdoor beer garden, we will be in a semi-indoor, heated enclosure to keep us warm while enjoying each other’s company! RSVP here by Wednesday, December 15 (recommended). The $15 non-refundable registration fee goes toward one drink and shared appetizers.

Jan
3
Mon
Brown Club Board Meeting @ Virtual
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All alumni are welcome to attend our next scheduled board meeting! General board meetings are currently scheduled on the first Tuesday of every month. Please contact the Brown Club of DC at bcdccomms@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

 

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