Capital Rowing Club



Gala Raises over $10,000


 Capital Rowing Club held its annual Gala in Eastern Market’s North Hall on May 14, 2011. The event included a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as a gypsy jazz band, The Bitter Dose Combo. Fellow rower Peter Courtney photographed the evening’s festivities.

 The Gala was a huge success. The silent auction and ticket sales yielded over $10,000 for the Club. All proceeds are used to cover the Club's operations as a non-profit, volunteer-run organization aiming to provide the most reasonably-priced rowing programs in the Washington, DC area.

The dedication and drive of the Club’s 200+ members made this success possible. Special thanks are extended to President Kelley O'Connell and to fellow Gala Committee Steering Club members Michael Zgoda, Mary Dobmeier, Therea Tenaglia, Jim Smailes, Greg Fuller, Shannon Stichman and Allison Eydt.



Capital RC rower Peter Courtney photographed the evening’s festivities (click here for a photo gallery),


In addition, Capital Rowing Club would like to recognize and thank the following companies and individuals

for their generous donations to our Annual Gala:


The Fairmont Hotel

Washington Wine Academy


Salon Roi

Cava Mezze Restaurant (Eastern Market)

Hillsborough Wine

Bourbon (Glover Park)

Open City Cafe

Allan Woods Florists


Elements of Mclean

Bubbles Salon (K Street)

Rubini Jewelers


Nimbus Hair Salon

Nando’s Peri-Peri

William Waybourn Photography

Anne McDonough Photography

Stitch D.C.

Hill Auto

Georgetown Fly Fishing Company

Vida Fitness

BodySmith Training Gym



Kid’s Closet

What a Good Dog!

Coach Ray Regan

Coach Ryan Gibson

Coach Elena

Coach Rich Fitzgerald

The Ngyuyen Family

J and Sandy Hixson

Linda Riggs

Kerem Baki

Irving Russo

Susan Hamner-Bezanson

Allison Eydt

Ruth Roberts

Tammy Lee Cross

Alex Rosenweig

Susannah Beltz

Marc Beckel

Kelly DeMarce 

Susannah Belz

Marjorie Shovlin

Michael Brown

Bob Day

Liza Gross

Nancy Kellner

Elizabeth Holtry

Pete Folger

Dorene Haney

Peter Courtney

Renee Rubin

Lillian Foo

L. Gordon

Mary Ellsworth

Ben Russell

Lizabeth Stuarsky

Domnique Carlier

E.G. Mead

Karen Werth

Anne Iyer

Michael Zgoda

Amanda Schreffler

Meredith G. Miller

Jim Smailes

Dan Chrogan

Deb Pianko

Ginger Hedegore


…And to all of the Club programs for donating bottles of wine for the wine draw!


Chareen Stark

Development Director

Capital Rowing Club




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