Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This week I am in Washington, D.C. as a chaperon to the annual Stennis-Montgomery Association trip to Capitol Hill. The Stennis-Montgomery Association (SMA) allows students of all backgrounds and academic disciplines to become active on the political scene. Each year the most dedicated members of the organization visit Washington D.C. , to meet and network with MSU alumni and other prominent political figures. There are 23 students and five chaperons. For the next few days I’ll making daily posts about our briefings and visits to various places.
We will start today by gathering in the lobby of the hotel and taking the Metro to Capitol Hill. It is a three block walk to the nearest Metro line that will take us directly to Union Station without changing trains. Our schedule today includes a briefing by the Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee, a media panel luncheon and an afternoon session at The Watergate. It looks like a cold and wet day. The high temp is forecast to be 43 degrees at 8:00 a.m., and then dropping to 41 degrees as a cold rain moves in about noon. They say that the cherry blossoms will be fine though.
I will be tweeting often during the day. To follow my tweets go to www.sig.msstate.edu and click on the “t” logo at the top right hand side of the page, or go to www.twitter.com and enter jcstennisinst in the search box. Later today I’ll post a recap on this blog. Thanks for your interest in the Stennis Institute and the Stennis Montgomery Association.