Next Meeting | Past Speakers/Topics

About the Chapter’s Monthly Luncheon Meetings

In July and August, the Chapter will hold Zoom luncheon meetings. Generally, the George Washington Chapter holds luncheon meetings on a Friday each month except July, August and October. These meetings -- the principal events of the chapter -- are extremely popular. Typically, 60 to 90 members and their guests participate. The meeting format includes a social hour, buffet luncheon, presentation and discussion. The presentations, by top professionals and industry and government leaders, focus on a broad range of timely issues affecting the Washington metropolitan region and often the greater interests of the nation. The discussions are just as informative and stimulating as the presentations, given the unique audience of highly knowledgeable "land economics" experts with diverse interests and perspectives. The luncheon meetings provide continuing opportunities for chapter members to both stay abreast and develop and nurture personal friendships and business relationships with other members and invited guests.

About Membership Categories and Guests

Once qualified individuals are inducted into Lambda Alpha International, they are forever members, regardless of their dues payment status. Active members are members who have paid their annual dues through the current calendar year.Active members may participate in luncheon meetings at no additional charge, as the cost of luncheons is covered by dues. Non-resident active members are members living and working in locations at least 40 miles from downtown who have paid a reduced dues amount through the current calendar year. Non-resident active members may participate in luncheon meetings at a charge of $50.00 per event. Inactive members are members who have not paid dues for the current calendar year, but who may reinstate their active membership privileges at any time by paying current annual dues. Inactive members may not participate in luncheon meetings unless they reinstate. Non-members may participate in luncheon meetings only as an invited guest of an active member who is charged $45.00 per guest per event.

Meeting Schedule and Location

During 2020, luncheon meetings will be held on these dates:

  • February 21, 2020 - C & O Canal Project
  • March 27, 2020 - No meeting (Covid)
  • April 24, 2020 - Thrive Montgomery
  • May 29 - Update on Union Station Redevelopment Plan
  • June 26 What's Next for Reston Town Center (Zoom meeting)
  • September 25
  • October TBD (investiture ceremony)
  • November 20
  • December 18

Luncheon meetings are held at Clyde's Gallery Place at 707 7th Street in the Penn Quarter Neighborhood. (Metro Redline: Gallery Place).

When the Chapter meets in Person, the Social Hour begins at 11:45 A.M. and the Buffet Luncheon at 12:15 P.M. The Presentation and Discussion begins at 12:45 and is targeted to end at 1:30 P.M.

Next Meeting and Reservations

Well in advance of each luncheon meeting, active members of the chapter receive an electronic notice that provides details and describes the speaker and his/her presentation topic. The same information is posted on the Next Meeting page together with instructions associated with electronic reservations (accessible only to Members).

Sampling of Past Meeting Speakers and Topics