Inauguration Day, 20 January 2009

Inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden
Inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden

See the The 56th Presidential Inaugural Schedule at for today’s events and maps for how to get downtown.

Be part of history and upload your photos to the Official Inaugural Book at (a selection of photos will be included in the Official Inaugural Book).

Another site with great photos is at Be sure to look at the Lego version of the oath of office.


Flickr Presidential Inaugural Committee’s photostream:

Presidential Inauguration Committee Blog:

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Whether you’re watching from the steps of the Capitol or your comfy living room couch, you can send your Inauguration Day photos to email hidden; JavaScript is required from your phone and possibly see them posted later at Take a look at some of the photos submitted so far:

WDC Chapter Earns Excellence Award for 2007-2008

Gold sticker for Community of Excellence Award for 2008For the fourth year in a row, the Washington, DC Chapter received a Community of Excellence Award from the STC Community Achievement Award Evaluation Committee. The citation reads:

"Community of Excellence presented to the Washington, DC Chapter for implementing successful online chapter webinars and continuing to refine the program."

WDC will be recognized during the Leadership Day event on Sunday, June 1, at the Technical Summit in Philadelphia. At that time, we will receive the certificate and the feedback comments from the CAAEC judges. As one of the most consistent and active communities in the CAA process,
our community is also a contender for the Community of Distinction award.

The Chapter Achievement Award recognizes a chapter’s outstanding accomplishments towards the goals of STC. This award is presented only to chapters that have distinguished themselves by exceeding ordinary expectations. Beginning with the 2001 awards, chapter achievement awards were separated into three categories: Merit, Excellence, and Distinguished.

See the Chapter History: Chapter Honors page for information about previous awards the chapter has earned.

The Reading Railroad Terminal Market

The following information was provided by chapter member Allen Rotz. While at the conference in Philadelphia, check out the interesting adaptive use of the Reading Railroad Terminal: It also includes the Reading Terminal Market which has several interesting eateries for lunch. Some serve breakfast.