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Volume18,Issue7|May7,2014
HospitalityHighSchooltoMergeWithDCPS:
th
OnTuesdayApril29 ,the
DistrictofColumbiaPublic
CharterSchoolBoardvoted
toaccepttheHospitality
HighSchool's(HHS)request
tonotrenewitscharter-the
ϐirsttimeinthehistoryof
thecharterschoolsystemin
DCthataschoolhasrelinquisheditschartertomergewithDCPS.HHS
hasengagedinaMemorandumofUnderstandingtomergeHHSwith
DCPSforschoolyear15/16.Nextyear,HHSwilloperateunderthe
authorityoftheMayortoallowthenecessarytimetooutlinethedetails
ofthemerger.
Fifteenyearsago,HHSmadeacommitmenttoprovidestudentsinthe
Districtwithacademicenrichmentwhileallowingalegitimate
opportunityandunprecedentedaccesstothelargestindustryin
Washington,DC.BasedoncurrenttrendsandpatternswiththePublic
CharterSchoolBoard,theHHSBoardbelievesthatDCPSbest
understandstheuniquepurposeofHHSandwelcomesthesupportof
thehotelindustryinourcity'seducationsystem.
"Thisisauniqueopportunitytomergethecontributionsofour
industry,thatspanwelloveradecade,withtheexcitingmultifaceted
approachofDCPS.Inthismerger,wehopetocontinuetoprovideour
studentswiththeexposureandaccesstoourindustrythatthey
deservewhilereceivinggreatersupportandoversightfromourcity's
rapidlyevolvingpublicschoolsystem.Wearethrilledaboutthis
merger!"saysSolomonKeene,President.HHShasidentiϐiedwhatit
believestobethebestopportunityforourstudents,stakeholders,and
industry.HAWDCremainscommittedtoexposingstudentstoour
industryandwelookforwardtoworkingwithDCPSinthecoming
years.
"Furtherbuildingonourindustry'scommitmenttoeducationandthe
developmentofmarketableskillsforyouthofthiscity,withthismerger,
wewillprovidestudentswiththeexposureandexperiencerequiredto
transitionontocollegeorpositionswithinourindustry.Withgreater
collaborationandoversightfromDCPS,Iamexcitedaboutthe
opportunitiesthatwillbeaffordedourstudentsasaresultofthis
merger!"saysThomasPenny,GeneralManager,CourtyardbyMarriott
ConventionCenter,HAWDCBoardChairman.
HAWDCMayLuncheon:
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HospitalityHighSchoolto
MergeWithDCPS
HAWDCMayLuncheon
DonateLaptopsto
Collge-BoundHospitality
HighSchoolSeniors
SecurityBrieϐingforHotel
SecurityDirectors
CommunityService
CommitteeMeeting
KEYSfortheHomeless
ShoeboxProject
AlliedMemberHighlight
HospitalityHighSchool's
2014LodgingManagement
TeamBringsHomeaBronze
Medal
UpcomingEvents:
Wednesday,
May14,2014:
HAWDCBoardMeeting
willbeheldattheofϐice
oftheHotelAssociation
ofWashington,DC1201
NewYorkAve.Suite
601,conferenceroom
from10:30am-12:00
pm,pleasecontact
AndreaFlemmingto
RSVP.
Thursday,
May15,2014:
HAWDCMayLuncheon
willbeheldattheHotel
Palomar.Receptionwill
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HAWDCinvitesMemberstojoinusattheHotel
PalomaronThursday,May15th,forourMay
Luncheon.WearedelightedtohaveJeffrey
DeWitt,ChiefFinancialOfϐicerforthe
GovernmentoftheDistrictofColumbia,asthe
guestspeaker!Mr.DeWittisresponsibleforthe
city'sϐinances,includingitsapproximately$7
billioninannualoperatingandcapitalfunds.
Mr.DeWittwillsharehisthoughtsaboutthe
District'shotelindustryandthecontributions
itmakestothecity'seconomy.
Pleaseseeupcomingeventsformoredetails.
DonateLaptopstoCollge-BoundHospitalityHigh
SchoolSeniors:
Eachyear,theHAWDC
CommunityService
Committeesupports
multipleeducation
initiativesthroughout
ourcity.Continuingin
thetraditionof
preparingstudentsfor
thefuture,HAWDCand
theWashington
HospitalityFoundation
willonceagainprovide
eachgraduatingHospitalityHighSchoolseniorthatisattendingcollege
thisfallwithalaptopcomputer!HAWDC&WHFneedyourhelpto
providelaptopstothisyear'sdeservingHHScollege-boundseniors.
Theselaptopsareagestureofourinterestintheircontinuedsuccess,
andwillalsoliftsomeoftheϐinancialburdenofcollegecostsfromthe
studentsandtheirfamilies.PleasesenddonationsbyTuesday,May
27th.Clickheretocontribute.
SecurityBrieϐingforHotelSecurityDirectors:
OnWednesday,May21st,HAWDC'sSecurityDirectorsAssociationwill
behostingameetingwiththefollowinglocalandfederallaw
enforcementagencies:MPD,HSEMA,FBIandDHS.Theseagencieswill
begivingabrieϐingonthemostrecentlyreleasedissueofInspire
Magazine.Agencyrepresentativeswillprovidetoolsonhowto
recognizeandreportsuspiciousactivity.ToRSVPforamemberofyour
securityteam,[email protected]
Pleaseseeupcomingeventsformoredetails.
CommunityServiceCommitteeMeeting:
TheCommunityServiceCommitteewillholdameetingonWednesday,
May28th.ThismeetingisopentoallHAWDCMembersinterestedin
becominginvolvedwiththevariousserviceprojectsoftheAssociation
includinghospitalityorientededucationprograms,workforce
development,theMetropolitanPoliceDepartment,andamultitudeof
youthprograms.Comehearwhatwehaveplannedforthisyearand
provideyourinputandsuggestions!Weneedyourtohelpmakethis
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beheldat12:00pm
followedbylunchfrom
12:30pm-1:30pm,
pleaseclickHEREto
RSVP.
Wednesday,
May21,2014:
HAWDC'sSecurity
DirectorsAssociation
Meetingwillbeheldat
theHamiltonCrowne
Plaza100114th,NW
Washington,DC20005,
from11:30am-1pm,
pleasecontact Lisa
Abrams to RSVP.
Wednesday,
May28,2014:
HAWDCCommunity
ServiceCommittee
Meetingwillbeheldat
theofϐiceoftheHotel
Associationof
Washington,DC1201
NewYorkAve.Suite
601,conferenceroom
from10:00am-12:00
pm,pleasecontact
AndreaFlemmingto
RSVP.
Blog:
PleaseclickHEREfor
legislativeupdates.
StaffDirectory
SolomonKeene
President
(202)289-0193
EmailSolomon
BeverlyDickerson
SeniorVicePresident&
ChiefFinancialOfϐicer
(202)289-6385
EmailBeverly
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yearasuccess!
Pleaseseeupcomingeventsformoredetails.
KEYSfortheHomelessShoeboxProject:
Asyouareaware,someofthe
mostvulnerablemembersofour
communitylackbasicitems,
includingpersonalcareproducts
andemergencypreparedness
resources.Donationsofessential
itemssuchastoothpaste,
deodorant,shampoo,soap,
warmsocks,ϐlashlights,and
moreareneededtohelp
individualsandfamiliesinneed.
HAWDCAlliedMemberKEYSfor
theHomeless,hasteamedwith
UnitedWaytocollectanddonate
theseessentialitems.Youcan
helpbydecoratingand/or
packinganddonatingashoebox
ϐilledwithessentialitems.Shoeboxesanddonationswillbecollected
throughJune30th.FormoreinformationcontactValerieJohnsonat
[email protected]
AlliedMemberHighlight:
LisaAbrams
VicePresidentof
GovernmentAffairs
(202)289-4448
EmailLisa
AndreaFlemming
Membership&Program
Coordinator
(202)289-8739
EmailAndrea
MichaelCucciardo
Interim-Executive
Director
WashingtonHospitality
Foundation
(202)737-4154
EmailMichael
LAZUltimateHospitalityisadedicatedparkingdivisionforhotel
parkingoperations,operatingover150facilitiesnationwide.LAZ
UltimateHospitalitywasformedin2008whenUltimateParking,a
20-yearhospitalityparkingindustryleader,andSunsetParking,a
leaderintheindustryinSouthernCalifornia,joinedforceswithLAZ
Parking,anationalparkingcompanycelebratingits30thanniversaryin
2011.Today,LAZParkingmanages,leasesandownshundredsof
thousandsofparkingspacesinthousandsoflocationsacrosstheentire
country.Inadditiontohotelsandresorts,LAZParking'sportfolio
includesstandalonegarages,surfacelots,majoreventparking,
residentialbuildings,ofϐicebuildings,municipalparking,shuttle
systems,consulting,medicalfacilities,valetparkingsites,airports,and
universityparking.Thecombinedoperation,LAZUltimateHospitality,
issingularlyfocusedondeliveringprofessionalhospitalityservicesto
you.
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Today,LAZUltimateHospitality'shasregionalofϐicesinprimary
marketsthroughoutthecountry.Managedbykeycompanyexecutives,
theseregionalofϐicescloselysupporttheiroperationsandpersonnel,
maintainingintimateinvolvementwitheachoftheirfacilitiesand
clients.LAZUltimateHospitalitybroadparkingexpertisegivesthem
theabilitytomanageallaspectsofhospitalityparkingandmixeduse
properties.LAZUltimateHospitality'sexperienceindesigningand
implementinginnovativeparkingsolutionsandcommitmentto
advancedtechnologyisparamounttotheirunparalleledsuccess.
Formoreinformation,visitthematwww.lazparking.com.
HospitalityHighSchool's2014LodgingManagement
TeamBringsHomeaBronzeMedal:
CongratulationstotheHHSLodgingManagementProfessional(LMP)
teamforwinningtheKnowledgeBowlbronzemedalinthisyear's
HospitalityTourismandManagement(HTMP)international
competition.TheteamwasledbyinstructorTieschekaStuart.Each
studentdemonstratedtheirknowledgethroughamulti-round,
question-and-answerquiz.Specialthankstoallthoseinvolvedin
preparingtheteamforcompetition.
Picturedabove:Robsa Mideksa, Amanda Burnham, Jada Robinson, and
Magnim Essolakina.
HospitalityHighSchoolIsLookingForStudentsForThe
2014-2015SchoolYear:
HHShasanopenhousescheduledforMay15thfrom5:00PM-7:00PM.
IfyouknowanyDCresidentsthatareinterestedinattendingHHSnext
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yearpleasehavethemcontactKristiLoydat
[email protected]
[email protected]
HospitalityHighSchoolIsLookingForHostSites:
HHSislookingforadditionalhostsitesforvisitsonFridays!Thegoalis
toexposenewstudentstothehospitalityindustry.Thesearesmall
groupsitevisitsof10-15students.Thisisagreatopportunityto
showcasethewiderangeofcareeroptionsavailableinourindustry!If
youareinterestedinsigninguptobecomeahostsitepleaseemail
MichaelCucciardoat [email protected]
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