Wednesday Night Social (WNS) was first held August 1st, 2001.
Very soon after it was established, John and Donna ENNIS Teter ('65) began
to ensure that folks were informed each month of the plans. About 15 - 20 people
were attending which was somewhat of an unexpected
success. These classmates represented the 40's, 50’s, 60's and 70's. Over the
past years' the monthly dinner social has followed this pattern with the
attendance ranging from 12 to 30+ attendees and spanning the four decades of
early 2005 Natalie
Havener McArtor ('72) and Randy Woods McKlveen ('72) volunteered to take over
the leadership from John and Donna ENNIS Teter ('65). The name was redefined as
the First Wednesday Night Dinner (FWND). Together, Randy and
Natalie thoroughly enjoyed
running the First Wednesday Night Dinner during 2005. But, in 2006 Natalie moved
away from the area, so Randy McKlveen began to do the planning and coordination
on her own. During all this time the group has visited a number of different
restaurants in the area; some of the more frequently visited have been, Squire
Rockwell's, Daks Grill and the Da Vinci Family Restaurant in Falls Church.
If you haven’t yet made it to a GWHS “First
Wednesday Night Dinner”, you should plan on attending one soon. The dates and
time are easy to remember, since they are always held on the first Wednesday
night of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. So please mark it on your calendar!
Or go to We move around to different restaurant locations every few months, so
also get on the mailing list by
She will put you on the email contact list if you want notification and inform
you of the upcoming locations, times and dates. You can also get the plans by
going to the GWHSAA
web site (http://www.gwhsaa.com/)
and on the main page - click on “Activities”
and then on the resultant page - click on “Activities
Schedule” and check the current calendar.
This casual and friendly gathering is open to all
class-years and we genuinely welcome anyone new who wants to join our group. It
is a very simple, informal dinner where we just catch up with each other, sort
of like a mini reunion but attended by GW classmates that span the years from
1943 up to 1972. Its fun getting to know more about all of these various folks
with whom we share our school connection; learning where they lived, where they
hung out, etc. It’s also very gratifying to find out that we all have so much in
common - who would have thought? I really encourage you to come and see
what these dinners are all about.