Speaker Date Topic
Congressman Rob Wittman Aug 22, 2018
Update from Washington
Update from Washington

Rob Wittman was first elected to serve the First Congressional District of Virginia - America's First District - in December of 2007. He was re-elected for his fifth full term in the House of Representatives in November 2016. For more than 20 years, Rob has served in several levels of government, from Montross Town Council to United States Congress. Rob won his first campaign for public office in 1986 when he was elected to the Montross Town Council, where he served for 10 years, four of them as Mayor. In 1995, Rob was elected to the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and was elected its Chairman in 2003. In 2005, voters in the 99th Legislative District elected Rob to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served until he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2007. 

In the U.S. Congress, Rob serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Natural Resources.  On the Armed Services Committee, Rob serves as the Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.  As a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rob brings his professional expertise in water quality, fisheries, and other natural resource issues. He is a champion of the Chesapeake Bay -- for its environmental and economic attributes -- and has introduced legislation that will increase the accountability and effectiveness of cleaning up the Bay. He serves as co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus, which brings Bay issues into focus for Members of Congress.

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Tech.

Lani Silber Weiss, President Aug 29, 2018
Potomac Nationals - Fredericksburg stadium
Potomac Nationals - Fredericksburg stadium

Lani Silber Weiss is the President of the Potomac Nationals, and she will be discussing the recent news about the team's plan to relocate to Fredericksburg.  Here is a history of the P-Nats: 

The Alexandria Dukes moved from Alexandria, Virginia, to Woodbridge for the 1984 season and were renamed the Prince William Pirates. Since then, the team has been named the Prince William Yankees, Prince William Cannons, Potomac Cannons, and now the Potomac Nationals.

The team has been affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and now the Washington Nationals. Since moving to Woodbridge, the franchise has played all its home games at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium, with an announced seating capacity of 6,000 people. The team mascot is Uncle Slam, a blue creature resembling Uncle Sam in hair and attire.