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We invite you to join us for networking conversations over lunch with social entrepreneurs, "changemakers", professionals, investors, community builders, business owners, small housing providers, community leaders, GW alumni, Foggy Bottom/West End neighbors, Asian Americans, US-China People's Friendship and other members of the Friendship Archway Network. Until Covid is over, we meet (free) online via zoom.us. About 20 to 50 participants come together on 3rd Sundays at 1pm via zoom.us.

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!

This is an opportunity to get to know each other better and to explore the possibility of win-win-win scenarios for working together harmoniously to achieve extraordinary results. These community events in Foggy Bottom/GWU/West End provide opportunities to make new contacts each month, develop community allies and connect with others with similar interests. Express what you are enthusiastic about to the co-organizers and followup after the face-to-face interactions at these events.

WHEN: 12:30PM TO 3:00PM on the third Sundays of each month, same place, same time each month. (one-on-one networking follow to dinner time). Free on Zoom.us with meeting ID. Click the online link to receive meeting ID.

ADMISSION: $5. donation (online) goes to the nonprofit; suggested $10 cash donation at door; self-pay for food/drink you order at restaurant (we receive no commission from the restaurant). Mail check to ABC, PO Box 57250, Wash. DC 20037-0250. It is free to participate on 3rd Sundays online at zoom.us; any voluntary donations are greatly appreciated, thanks!

FREE TO JOIN THIS MEETUP GROUP ONLINE for reminders. Thanks for donation when you plan to attend the community event in person.

We appreciate the outstanding volunteer Allies Team of Allies Building Community Inc. (ABC) and members of AlliesDC community builders who produce this community event each month. We also appreciate for their efforts and contributions to help make this possible in the DC area.

These 3rd Sunday monthly events are opportunities for people in the greater Washington DC area to make new contacts in person. They are also a way to develop new friendships and trust by enjoying conversations over lunch and by working together on community projects to achieve shared aspirations. There will be a round of self-introductions to the group after everybody have arrived. After lunch, feel free to do more one-on-one networking and exchange cards with those you wish to follow up with. You are free to stay after the program ends to continue with followup conversations until dinner time.

This is a wonderful time for social entrepreneurs and "changemakers": interest rates are low, people have time and are motivated to invest in themselves, build new and mutually beneficial relationships, start new social venture projects together or build their businesses. Many investors regularly attend our monthly meetings. They are looking for suitable people to collaborate with or invest in. These 3rd Sunday luncheon events are enjoyable ways to get to know each other and our friends better each month.

See you on 3rd Sundays at 12:30PM. Nonprofit volunteers have been organizing these each month since 1997. The events are being held at the same time and place each month for your convenience. Save the 3rd Sunday of each month for more joy, friendship and prosperity!

Please come, invite your new contacts to meet you at this community event on 3rd Sundays noon as a good way to followup, develop community support or "citizen base", connect with new prospective clients and align with mutually supportive friends and allies for personal, economic and community advancement! For more background on the nonprofit collaborative visit: http://www.archway2.org We appreciate everybody's contributions and volunteer efforts to continue these in-person networking events in Downtown, Washington D.C. $5 admission donation goes to charity (501c3). (Suggested cash donation at door is $10.). This event is open to the public.

NOTE: We are looking for web, mobile, technology and social entrepreneurs to collaborate on social entrepreneurial and infrastructure projects for the public good. We also wish to acknowledge the fabulous technology platform and support assistance from Meetup.com headquarters team! If you have some time to invest in yourself and your community, ask the co-organizers about rare and extraordinary opportunities available for a limited time near GWU (George Washington University)/West End.

Please come and team up with other "changemakers" and social entrepreneurs looking for revenue sharing partners! It will be fun and stimulating! This is the same leadership team who co-developed the Friendship Archway monument (the photo you see for this group) at 7th and H Street NW, DC, next to the Chinatown exit of Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station. They have also pioneered many other successful social entrepreneurial projects. We look forward to see you on 3rd Sundays at 12:30PM. Volunteers show up by 11:15AM to help setup. Thank you for your ongoing support for the nonprofit community service fund to support investments in your Self and in your community for a better future for all!

Upcoming events (5)

Online Free Virtual Meetups, 3rd Sundays at 1pm. Welcome entrepreneurs!

******We will be hosting our 3rd Sunday Meetup for Conversations online virtually via Zoom.com until further notice due to Covid-19 pandemic.

This collaborative community event is FREE for you, your guests and Meetup members. Between 20 to 40 new contacts generally register for each month. This community networking event is supported by voluntary donations. Thank you for your participation!

Please register in advance for our 1:00pm Online Meetup via Zoom.
For the last 20+ years, we co-organized in-person Meetups every 3rd Sunday. We have created opportunities for many people in the greater Washington DC area to make new contacts and extend joy, friendship and prosperity. We have enjoyed many conversations over lunch and worked together on many exciting community projects with many people from diverse backgrounds.

We look forward to providing you with opportunities to network, to make new contacts, and to explore the possibility of working together harmoniously to achieve extraordinary results. Let’s come together, learn together, and succeed together!

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-ihqT8rGtxZVfSGV5GXaMJ_3h4HtvNV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Details

WHY ATTEND?

When you attend this event, you will...

• Connect face to face with a diverse group of people interested in personal, economic, spiritual and community development.

• Move closer to your current goals taking this action step once a month

• Extend and build your network of local allies and friends

• Accelerate your professional development through interpersonal interactions

• Invest in building a better future for all -- One City, One Future

EVENT AGENDA

Please join us promptly at 1:00pm for our Meetup so that you may introduce yourself. All self-introductions are normally completed by 1:45. Please arrive at 1:00pm to be sure to hear everyone’s introduction and be able to give yours.

We will...

• Express appreciation

• Introduce ourselves to the group (if you wish)

• Network virtually

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-ihqT8rGtxZVfSGV5GXaMJ_3h4HtvNV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the meeting.

If you have any questions, please email [masked] and/or [masked]. Thank you!

Online Free Virtual Meetups, 3rd Sundays at 1pm. Welcome entrepreneurs!

******We will be hosting our 3rd Sunday Meetup for Conversations online virtually via Zoom.com until further notice due to Covid-19 pandemic.

This collaborative community event is FREE for you, your guests and Meetup members. Between 20 to 40 new contacts generally register for each month. This community networking event is supported by voluntary donations. Thank you for your participation!

Please register in advance for our 1:00pm Online Meetup via Zoom.
For the last 20+ years, we co-organized in-person Meetups every 3rd Sunday. We have created opportunities for many people in the greater Washington DC area to make new contacts and extend joy, friendship and prosperity. We have enjoyed many conversations over lunch and worked together on many exciting community projects with many people from diverse backgrounds.

We look forward to providing you with opportunities to network, to make new contacts, and to explore the possibility of working together harmoniously to achieve extraordinary results. Let’s come together, learn together, and succeed together!

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-ihqT8rGtxZVfSGV5GXaMJ_3h4HtvNV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Details

WHY ATTEND?

When you attend this event, you will...

• Connect face to face with a diverse group of people interested in personal, economic, spiritual and community development.

• Move closer to your current goals taking this action step once a month

• Extend and build your network of local allies and friends

• Accelerate your professional development through interpersonal interactions

• Invest in building a better future for all -- One City, One Future

EVENT AGENDA

Please join us promptly at 1:00pm for our Meetup so that you may introduce yourself. All self-introductions are normally completed by 1:45. Please arrive at 1:00pm to be sure to hear everyone’s introduction and be able to give yours.

We will...

• Express appreciation

• Introduce ourselves to the group (if you wish)

• Network virtually

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-ihqT8rGtxZVfSGV5GXaMJ_3h4HtvNV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the meeting.

If you have any questions, please email [masked] and/or [masked]. Thank you!

Online Free Virtual Meetups, 3rd Sundays at 1pm. Welcome entrepreneurs!

******We will be hosting our 3rd Sunday Meetup for Conversations online virtually via Zoom.com until further notice due to Covid-19 pandemic.

This collaborative community event is FREE for you, your guests and Meetup members. Between 20 to 40 new contacts generally register for each month. This community networking event is supported by voluntary donations. Thank you for your participation!

Please register in advance for our 1:00pm Online Meetup via Zoom.
For the last 20+ years, we co-organized in-person Meetups every 3rd Sunday. We have created opportunities for many people in the greater Washington DC area to make new contacts and extend joy, friendship and prosperity. We have enjoyed many conversations over lunch and worked together on many exciting community projects with many people from diverse backgrounds.

We look forward to providing you with opportunities to network, to make new contacts, and to explore the possibility of working together harmoniously to achieve extraordinary results. Let’s come together, learn together, and succeed together!

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-ihqT8rGtxZVfSGV5GXaMJ_3h4HtvNV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Details

WHY ATTEND?

When you attend this event, you will...

• Connect face to face with a diverse group of people interested in personal, economic, spiritual and community development.

• Move closer to your current goals taking this action step once a month

• Extend and build your network of local allies and friends

• Accelerate your professional development through interpersonal interactions

• Invest in building a better future for all -- One City, One Future

EVENT AGENDA

Please join us promptly at 1:00pm for our Meetup so that you may introduce yourself. All self-introductions are normally completed by 1:45. Please arrive at 1:00pm to be sure to hear everyone’s introduction and be able to give yours.

We will...

• Express appreciation

• Introduce ourselves to the group (if you wish)

• Network virtually

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-ihqT8rGtxZVfSGV5GXaMJ_3h4HtvNV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the meeting.

If you have any questions, please email [masked] and/or [masked]. Thank you!

Online Free Virtual Meetups, 3rd Sundays at 1pm. Welcome entrepreneurs!

******We will be hosting our 3rd Sunday Meetup for Conversations online virtually via Zoom.com until further notice due to Covid-19 pandemic.

This collaborative community event is FREE for you, your guests and Meetup members. Between 20 to 40 new contacts generally register for each month. This community networking event is supported by voluntary donations. Thank you for your participation!

Please register in advance for our 1:00pm Online Meetup via Zoom.
For the last 20+ years, we co-organized in-person Meetups every 3rd Sunday. We have created opportunities for many people in the greater Washington DC area to make new contacts and extend joy, friendship and prosperity. We have enjoyed many conversations over lunch and worked together on many exciting community projects with many people from diverse backgrounds.

We look forward to providing you with opportunities to network, to make new contacts, and to explore the possibility of working together harmoniously to achieve extraordinary results. Let’s come together, learn together, and succeed together!

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-ihqT8rGtxZVfSGV5GXaMJ_3h4HtvNV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Details

WHY ATTEND?

When you attend this event, you will...

• Connect face to face with a diverse group of people interested in personal, economic, spiritual and community development.

• Move closer to your current goals taking this action step once a month

• Extend and build your network of local allies and friends

• Accelerate your professional development through interpersonal interactions

• Invest in building a better future for all -- One City, One Future

EVENT AGENDA

Please join us promptly at 1:00pm for our Meetup so that you may introduce yourself. All self-introductions are normally completed by 1:45. Please arrive at 1:00pm to be sure to hear everyone’s introduction and be able to give yours.

We will...

• Express appreciation

• Introduce ourselves to the group (if you wish)

• Network virtually

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-ihqT8rGtxZVfSGV5GXaMJ_3h4HtvNV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the meeting.

If you have any questions, please email [masked] and/or [masked]. Thank you!

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