DC Canes August 2013 Newsletter

Happy August DC Canes!

Your 2013-14 board has prepared events and ideas to keep August steamy hot and full of excitement!  Please see below for some of the things we have ready for you this month!


Winery Event – Sunday, August 11th

DC Canes will be hosting a private tasting event at Desert Rose Winery, a winery in Hume, Virginia started by a proud Miami alum.  The event will go from 1:30-4:30pm on Sunday, August 11, 2013.  The passenger van option is now sold out, but you may still purchase tastings for $8.  We encourage all of you to organize carpools and have a designated driver should you choose to provide your own transportation out to the winery.

At the event, anyone who purchases 3 bottles of wine will receive a 10% discount on the total price.  There will also be cheese and meat platters available for $12.50 each (serves 2).  You may also bring your own food items to have a picnic after the tastings are completed.

To preorder tasting fees, please send payments via PayPal to treasurer@dccanes.com with the subject heading “Winery Event” by Friday, August 9th. Please indicate clearly in the comments section how many tasting fees you are requesting.

Questions? Contact the club at info@dccanes.com


Survey for Education of Alumni Events

We are currently requesting all Miami alums in the DC area to fill out a brief survey put together by our Education of Alumni chair, Jordan Valdés.  This is so we as a board can determine what kind of educational events to bring you over the course of the year.  Please fill out the survey by August 31st.  For any questions, contact Jordan Valdés at alumniedu@dccanes.com.


DCPS Beautification Day – Saturday, August 24th

DC Canes will be participating in the annual DC Public Schools Beautification Day on Saturday, August 24th.  We will gather in the morning and do beautification work at Marie Reed Elementary School in Adams Morgan.  To sign up for this community service event or for any questions, please contact Vivek Patel at community@dccanes.com.


Watch Parties Begin on August 30th at Penn Quarter Sports Tavern!

The countdown is on.less than a month until the start of football season!  For every game that is on TV, we will be gathering at Penn Quarter Sports Tavern (639 Indiana Ave NW, steps from the Archives Metro Station).   Food and drink specials will be announced prior to the first watch party.  So, get your favorite jersey or t-shirt ready as we look forward to spending every weekend making Penn Quarter Sports Tavern the DC version of the Orange Bowl!


DC Canes Night Out at Nationals Park – Tuesday, August 27th

Join DC Canes as we head out for a night at the ballpark! We are getting tickets to see the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, August 27th at 7:05pm. We have sold out of our allotment of tickets, but feel free to purchase your own tickets and join us in our section!  Once we know our section number, we will post it on Facebook so that we can create a nice section of Canes to enjoy a night at the ballpark!


Football Tickets

We have extended the deadline to order tickets to all road football games this season!  To order tickets, please send money via PayPal to treasurer@dccanes.com with the subject line “DC Canes Football Tickets.”  In the comments section, please indicate clearly which game you are looking to purchase tickets for and how many you are requesting.  Please also include your correct mailing address and email.  Payment tabs will soon go up on our website as well.

Prices per ticket are as follows (includes all fees and shipping, subject to availability):

USF (9/28) – $52

UNC (10/17) – $72

FSU (11/2) – $92

Duke (11/16) – $52

Pitt (11/29) – $37 upper level, $47 lower level (new option!)

The new deadline for all ticket requests is Wednesday, August 28th.  Questions? Contact Todd Carter and Lauren Rutledge at sports@dccanes.com or Donald Wine II at president@dccanes.com.



DC Canes has plenty of great events coming up, but we need funds to keep the momentum going!  Dues are $25 for individuals or $40 for couples.  We will be unveiling some dues paying benefits in the next couple months that only paid members will be able to take advantage of, so don’t delay!

To pay dues online, please send money via PayPal to treasurer@dccanes.com with the subject heading, “Dues.”  In the comments section, please provide your name (or the name of you and your spouse if paying a couples membership) and your email address.  DC Canes memberships are good for 1 year from the date of payment.  We will also accept checks at any DC Canes event (checks made payable to DC Canes).  Please consult our blog post onpaying dues via check for more information.

Questions? Contact Derrick Davis at membership@dccanes.com.


We look forward to seeing you at a future event! If you have any ideas about events we can do this fall, contact the relevant board member about it! For general questions in the meantime, please contact us at info@dccanes.com.  And don’t forget to follow us via our websiteFacebook and Twitter.



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