October 18, 2010 | by G’town Gravyboat
Photo by RJSmith
Dancers including Victoria Rixey at the CAG Gala
An estimated 400 Georgetowners and friends traveled to Russia with Love Friday night — or at least to the elegant Russian Embassy complex — for the annual CAG Gala.
(Photo by: RJSmith) Carol Joynt, Jack Evans, Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and hostess Jennifer Altemus
Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak welcomed the glamorous group to dine and dance for the second year in a row. CAG President Jennifer Altemus led the festivities, recognizing Barbara Downs and Anna Fuhrman for their contributions to the community, and celebrating the continued neighborhood relationship between the Citizens Association of Georgetown and Moscow’s historic district known as the Arbat.
(Photo by: RJSmith) Nancy Taylor Bubes and Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy
The Right On Band ignited the dance floor after welcoming remarks by Councilmember Jack Evans and a live auction led by Carol Joynt. Former Councilmember Vincent Orange and a number of local officials were on hand for the event, which was chaired by Altemus, Nancy Taylor Bubes, and Lesley Lee.
(Photo by: Neshan H. Naltchayan ) Auctioneer for the evening, Carol Joynt
(Photo by: RJSmith) Annie Lou Berman and Erika Donohue
(Photo by: RJSmith) Mary Fox and her friend Jay
(Photo by: RJSmith) Marina and Igor Alekseev and Bonnie Cain
(Photo by: RJSmith) Laurie Beckeman, Michael Horst, Karen and Rick Murphy, Robin Jones
(Photo by: Neshan H. Naltchayan ) The Georgetown Dish’s Wendy Gordon
(Photo by: RJSmith) Florence Auld and Bill Boczany
(Photo by: RJSmith) Ashley Hubbard, Meghan Apfelbaum, Susan Hendrick and Elizbeth Maloy
(Photo by: RJSmith) Christine and Rokas Beresniovas
(Photo by: RJSmith) Former Councilmember Vincent Orange (third from left) with Commissioners Bill Starrels, Bill Skelsey and ANC Chair Ron Lewis
(Photo by: RJSmith) An ANC couple: Commissioner Aaron Golds, a GU student, and Hope Solomon, daughter of Commissioner Ed Solomon
Photo by: RJSmith) ANC Commissioner Ed Solomon