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CCGW Site Upgrade

posted Nov 17, 2016, 6:27 AM by Mat Polutta   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 6:40 AM ]

Google has upgraded the Google Sites on which CCGW hosts its Web Site. I will move our current site there in coming days. The upgrade provides for modern web site standards which will allow better mobile (cell phones and pads) experience. New Features include:
  • Drag-and-drop design experience
  • Real-time collaboration by multiple editors, just like in Docs
  • Easy access to all your Google Apps content like Drive, Maps, Calendar, and more.
  • Beautiful themes and layouts

Google Site Upgrade News

Pay 2017 CCGW Dues

posted Nov 17, 2016, 6:02 AM by Mat Polutta

The CCGW Membership page has been updated to allow payment for 2017 dues using PayPal. Note that the PayPal fee of $1.25 is added to the $30 annual dues for a total of $31.25.  See Membership page.

Funeral of Father of Col. John R Fairlamb, 69

posted Jun 5, 2016, 5:08 AM by Mat Polutta

Below is notice of the funeral of the father of Col. John R. Fairlamb, ’69, who was an active member of CCGW before he was transferred to Huntsville in 2006. 

The senior Col. Fairlamb trained the Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team of WWII fame, and served as Infantry company commander in Task Force Smith during the initial actions of the Korean War.  He died last September in Tennessee.

 If you are able to attend, RSVP to John at

 Les Bergen, ‘69


 My father, Colonel John C Fairlamb, is going to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on 24 June at 1300 hours.  He served 34 years on active duty, 30 years commissioned service, in 3 wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam).  We would welcome your presence.  

 My mother is going to host a champagne reception at the Fort Myer Club immediately following the interment.  Any who do plan to join us, I'd like to know at least a couple of weeks in advance so we can get an accurate headcount for the reception.  Those planning to participate should be at the main administration building on Arlington Cemetery by 12:45 and you will need transportation to follow the procession to the grave site.

John Fairlamb '69
(256) 539-0161

2017 Hockey Pre-Game Pig Pick

posted Feb 9, 2016, 7:16 PM by Mat Polutta   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 1:30 PM ]

When: Prior to the games on Saturday, 14 January 2017, the Citadel Club of Greater Washington will host a pre-game pig pick from 3:00PM – 7:00PM

  • 3:30PM to 4:30PM teams, staff will be served first to facilitate their pre-game schedules
  • 4:30PM to 5:30PM all other paid attendees will be served
  • 5:30PM to 7:00PM – Cash bar will remain open – others are welcome to join us at this time

Who: Citadel family and friends

Attendance is limited!  Please pay by 4PM on Friday, 6 January 2016


           Food: Roasted pork, BBQ chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, pasta salad, cucumber salad, rolls

                                    Cost is $22.00 per person

                  Drink: Cash bar – Sodas and alcoholic beverages (Water is free)

Where:  The pig pick will be hosted at the USNA Greenbury Point Golf Club

U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club
64 Greenbury Point Road, Annapolis, MD 21402

RSVP and Payment:  Please RSVP using the Form near the bottom of the page, and then pay via PayPal using the button after the form (TBD - waiting on confirmation of form).  

Attendance is limited by the size of the facility!
Please pay by 4PM on Friday, 06 January 2017

McMullen Arena - Brigade Sports Complex

64 Greenbury Point Road Annapolis MD 21402

Purchase your game tickets at:

Reservations for this event are now closed.

30 March 2016 - Corps Day Muster

posted Dec 13, 2015, 8:57 PM by Mat Polutta   [ updated Mar 31, 2016, 6:38 PM ]

The CCGW Distinguished Speaker for this year's Corps Day Muster is CAPT (Ret) Geno Paluso, Current Commandant of Cadets at The Citadel.  The event will be hosted at the Springfield Country Club on 30 Mar 2016, 7 PM.

In 1997 the Board of Directors of The Citadel Alumni Association adopted a resolution calling for a worldwide event to commemorate the establishment of The Citadel and to remember alumni of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, who have passed away during the preceding year. The Muster is generally conducted on the birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, annually.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Springfield Golf and Country Club,  8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152, phone: (703) 451.8600

The purpose of the Muster is to celebrate the founding of The Citadel 173 years ago and to honor all Citadel Alumni who passed on in the last year.

UNIFORM - Active duty and reserve military personnel are requested to wear the uniform: 
  • Army - Dress Blue
  • Air Force - Service Dress
  • Marine Corps - Dress Blue/White Bravo
  • Navy And Coast Guard - Service Blue
  • Civilians - Business Attire (Coat & Tie)
The Citadel is inviting over 30 scholarship prospects for the class of 2020 and their parents from VA, MD, DE, and PA.   Substantial alumni attendance is important in demonstrating our enduring loyalty to The Citadel.

Bring your spouse or a friend to this moving event and share comradeship with your classmates.

PAYMENT - The cost for each attendee is $40.00.  We will have heavy hors d'oeuvres, and there will be a cash bar. There are two ways you can register.  Use the PayPal button below or mail a check to:

PO Box 5752 
Springfield, VA 22150

Citadel Minority Alumni Association

posted Aug 28, 2015, 8:19 PM by Mat Polutta

Dear Citadel Minority Alumni:

Over the last two years, we’ve had the pleasure of attending minority alumni events during the week of Homecoming with the hope of forming a minority alumni group that is formally recognized by The Citadel. As a result of the enthusiasm expressed by those attending these events, a small group of minority alumni involved in organizing the Homecoming events formed the Citadel Minority Alumni Association Steering Committee which consists of other interested minority alumni along with senior members of The Citadel Foundation (TCF) and the Director of the Citadel Alumni Association (CAA) with the support of the Board of Visitors and Lt Gen Rosa. As a committee, we understood that there were significant issues that made it difficult for some minority alumni to financially support The Citadel. As a group, a very low percentage of minority alumni have made financial contributions in support of the college. We also understood that this reluctance to contribute, in addition to our low enrollment in the CAA, are contrary to our goal of having a greater voice as it relates to cadet life and policy-making at our alma mater. While this has been the case in the past, I am happy to report the Steering Committee has laid the necessary groundwork required to increase our collective presence while simultaneously supporting minority cadets, the CAA and The Citadel as a whole.

In an effort to support the mission of the Citadel Minority Alumni Association (CMAA) and to provide funding opportunities that minority alumni can support, the Steering Committee with the assistance of Mike Capaccio, Vice President of The Citadel Foundation, has developed four scholarship funds that are designed to support minority cadets in different fields of endeavor to include: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Liberal Arts and Athletics. A fund to support The Citadel’s Office of Multicultural Student Services led by LTC Robert Pickering has also been created. Please click the link below for an overview of each fund. We are pleased to inform you these scholarship funds are posted on the TCF website and available for contributions today.

In order to distribute scholarships to cadets as soon as possible, the Steering Committee is asking that The Citadel Minority Alumni Scholarship be funded first for two reasons. The first is that it includes students majoring in the Liberal Arts which represent the largest population of minority cadets at the college. The second reason is that a minimum of $50,000 must be raised in order to allow the initial distribution of scholarship awards. Given this fact, it is far better to jointly fund The Citadel Minority Alumni Scholarship and have cadets receive dollars in the very near future as opposed to spreading our contributions across several funds which will likely lengthen the time to the awarding of scholarships. We understand that some minority alumni may have strong preferences toward a particular scholarship fund and would like to give accordingly, which is certainly reasonable. Our goal in making this suggestion is to get funds to minority cadets identified as financially in need as soon as possible.

Now more than ever, our minority cadets need your mentorship and scholarship support. As a minority alumnus, you can feel confident that your generous gift(s) to the aforementioned scholarship funds will go towards making a difference in the life of a minority cadet and will be used in accordance with each fund’s purpose. It is our firm belief that our contributions as a collective group coupled with our communicating with a unified voice, will provide long term rewards to cadets, minority alumni and The Citadel’s continued commitment to educate and develop students to become principled leaders in all walks of life. We hope you will join in supporting one or all of the listed scholarship funds while also working to increase minority participation in the CAA. Thank you in advance for your generous contributions.

With kindest regards, 
Lamont A. Melvin, PhD, MBA ‘91 
Member, The Citadel Minority Alumni Association Steering Committee

Citadel Minority Alumni Scholarship Funds

The Citadel Minority Alumni Association Steering Committee Voting Members:
1LT Edwina McGill, ‘05; Jamie Jenkins, MSL, MBA., ‘98; Lamont André Melvin, PhD, MBA, ‘91;
Xavier Starkes, Esq., ‘84; LTC Robert Pickering, ‘94; BG GEN Wayne Black, ‘84; Maj. Tevan Green, USAF, Ret., ’00; MAJ. Pierre Glover, ’03; Ken Williams, ‘89

New CCGW Scholarship Program

posted Aug 28, 2015, 8:12 PM by Mat Polutta

The Citadel Club of Greater Washington (CCGW) will award a $5000 Scholarship annually to a current rising Junior or Senior cadet whose permanent residence is within the geographical boundaries of the CCGW.  See details.

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