Trip for a Chocolate Lover’s Afternoon Tea in Richmond, VA

Celebrate the spring season with an excursion and a Special Chocolate Lover’s Afternoon Tea at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Optional: Guided tour of historic St. John’s Church, Richmond at 11:00 a.m.
2401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23223 ($8.00, not included)

Optional: Guided tour of Virginia State Capitol, Richmond at 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
1000 Bank St., Richmond, VA 23219 (free of charge)
Park at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 815 E. Grace St. ($15 cash, not included)

Appointment for Tea: Jefferson Hotel, Richmond at 1:45 p.m.
101 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220 (included), enjoy a surprise by Clive Christian Perfumes!

Optional: Self-guided tour of the Jefferson Hotel at 4:00 p.m.
101 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220 (free of charge)

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) and the AAFSW Fun For Funds Fundraising Events Committee cordially invite you to celebrate the spring season with a wonderful excursion and a Special Chocolate Lovers’ Afternoon Tea at the historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Please drive on your own or arrange for carpool with your friends and meet us in the lobby of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia at 1:45 p.m. to enjoy a Special Chocolate Lovers’ Tea from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., followed by a self-guided tour of this beautiful and historic hotel. During the tea service, you will also enjoy a presentation and a fabulous surprise from Clive Christian Perfumes by AAFSW member, Mr. Maciej Szumny. Clive Christian Perfumes is a luxury brand from England, which dates from 1872, when Queen Victoria commissioned an order for perfume for herself and her beloved husband Prince Albert, and granted her crown to be used on the perfume bottles to this day.

Earlier in the morning, you can meet us for an optional self-guided tour of the historic St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia at 11:00 a.m. to see where Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech (additional $8.00).

After that, you can meet us for an optional guided tour in front of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia at 12:30 p.m. For this, you can park at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (8th St. and Franklin St.), which costs $15, cash only.
This event will be on a first come, first served basis. Please send your check made out to AAFSW for $50.00 (AAFSW members) or $55.00 (non AAFSW members) to: AAFSW, 4001 North Ninth Street, Suite #214, Arlington, VA 22203. Due to space limitations and necessary advance reservations, your check, when received, is your reservation. It should be received no later than Monday, March 20, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 29 for the optional sguided tours at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., or directly for the Special Afternoon Tea at 1:45 p.m. at the Jefferson Hotel.

Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair

Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, AAFSW President
AAFSW Fun For Funds Fundraising Events Committee Chair

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