DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! 2017 DC Illini Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday May 5th

Join fellow and future Illini alumni, including this year's D.C. Illini of the Year and D.C. Illini's 2017 scholarship winners, at this year’s Illinois Alumni Club of Greater Washington DC ("D.C. Illini") Annual Meeting & Luncheon! 

When: Sunday, May 7th, 2017.  Networking will begin at 12:30pm with the meeting program starting at 1:00pm. 

Where: Blackfinn Ameripub  2750 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22180

*Free Parking

*Two blocks south of the Dunn Loring Metro Station (Orange) 


Members: $35.

Non-Members: $45. 

Click here to become a member or renew your membership.

Menu Notes:

  • Entree options will include your choice of Lemon Chicken, Pan Roasted Chicken, Lunch Burger Special, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich or Fish Tacos
  • Vegetarian Option is Veggie Stirfry
  • Salad and dessert are also included
  • If you'd like to request a vegan or vegetarian meal please email Emily Gordon 

Tickets:  Click here to buy tickets!!! The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday May 1, 2017.


Meeting Program Notes

The University of Illinois Alumni Club of Greater Washington, D.C. is proud to honor Carl Vacketta - BS Commerce, 1963 UIUC and J.D. Law, 1965 UIUC, as our 2017 DC Illini of the Year.
While at U of I, he was a four year member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, in 1963.  After graduation, he passed the bar exam and became a licensed attorney. He  served during the Vietnam War as an instructor in procurement law and left active duty in late 1968, as a Captain.  
As an attorney he practiced amost 50 years, specializing in government contract law and served as the head of the D.C. office of P&M, now known as DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world (approximately 4,200 attorneys in 40 countries in about 75 officers).  
He remains active, and currently serves on three non-profit boards (including the University of Illinois Foundation), and continues to teach Government Contract Law at Georgetown University Law Center (for the past 45 years).   


Questions: For more information about the children's menu or for any other luncheon questions, please contact Emily Gordon .