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Offline pozniceguy

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anyone interested in a White House tour???
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:09:09 PM »
if so it  requires a little  advanced planning...contact with a  congressman to get a  reserved slot  ( date/time) and  some  detail info about yourself   for the application...

I have  asked my local  congressman for the  details of info needed  to get a small group into the tour...... anyone interested???


Nick
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Offline Jody

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 06:51:31 PM »
Sure Nick, I'd like to go to the White House, that would be a once in a lifetime visit I would say.  I believe Robert has also indicated he too would like a tour.  You ex-presidents have a lot of pull NIck- ;)

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Offline bocker3

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 07:37:29 AM »
I would definitely be interested.  If you end up with more interest than slots, I will step out, as I have been before.

I went, pre-9/11.  We had to line up at a kiosk across the street from the WH very early to get a timed-entry ticket.  There were only so many each day and once they were gone, that was it.

Thanks for looking into this Nick.

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 12:14:23 PM »
Nick

I'd be up for that!  Assumng I could pass the background check   ;)

RAB   :D

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 05:25:37 PM »
I am interested.  Even though I lived in DC for over five years, I have never visited inside the White House.

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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 05:54:09 PM »
Ok  I will pass on the  required info as  soon as I can.....

Nick
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Offline aztecan

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 09:13:35 PM »
Count me in as well.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 09:36:12 PM »
I would like to do this but I suppose I should get my flight and hotel room booked before I go making plans.

Offline bocker3

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 11:43:10 PM »
I would like to do this but I suppose I should get my flight and hotel room booked before I go making plans.

Yes.  Yes, you should --- so get off your behind and do it already.  A promise is a promise -- you owe me something!   ;D  ;)

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Offline Robert

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 08:19:14 PM »
hi guys.

Here is some info.

Pls note tours are offered only Tues - Saturday.

Security Information: submit every group member's first name, full middle name, last name, date of birth, Social Security Number, US Citizenship (y/n), country of citizenship (for non-US citizens), gender, and city and state of current residence.


White House tours are only available Tuesday - Saturday morning.
A two month advance notice is required.
Requests may be submitted up to 6 months in advance
New restrictions implemented by the U.S. Secret Service require security information to be submitted for every person requesting a tour of the White House. Requests MUST include Security Information. If there is any security information missing from your request, we will be unable to submit the White House tour request, and no tour will not be granted.
Please keep in mind that the security information submitted for each group member must match his or her government identification presented upon entering the White House.
Due to the volume of requests, the White House is often fully booked several months in advance.

You need the names, etc when you submit your application so for those of you going you need to send Nick a PM with the appropriate info.   This should be done ASAP

Nick, I would help you with this but right now the whole adventure is still up in the air for me.  Due to as conflict with Mike's schedule it looks like I might miss this year's Gathering which does not make me very happy.  I will know for sure by the end of April if I can come.  Let's keep our fingers crossed !@@~~!

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« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 08:21:58 PM by Robert »
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 02:00:45 PM »
thnx   Robert  ....  bad news  about  conflict  with  schedule.....  I  have the info  from the   the  staff guy in the  Local Congressmans office  (  Ralph  Hall )) ... you are  right on   I will try to  post the  "form"  that he  suggested  we use to  request the   tour....  hopefully he can help get it all processed as a package  for us...

Nick
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Offline David_CA

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 08:15:24 PM »
I think it sounds fun!  The three of us (Bonnie, David, and I) would all like to go.
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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 10:32:51 AM »
Residents respond to rash of hate crimes in D.C.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/in-dc-worries-over-sex-bias-crime-prod-600-to-join-walk-of-silence/2012/03/20/gIQA9GqfQS_story.html?wpisrc=nl_lunchln

The recent rash of hate crimes in the D.C. area is beyond disturbing . And last night, hundreds of people decided to speak up about it, without in fact saying a word. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and three D.C. Council members joined a crowd of 600 in a silent walk from the IHOP in Columbia Heights, where one of the incidents occurred, and past various crime scenes on their way to a Dupont Circle fundraiser. The Post's Robert Samuels reports on the march to protest the brutal acts of hatred.
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Offline aztecan

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 10:54:40 AM »
Hey Nick,

Would it help if you had our email addresses?

M
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 07:54:32 PM »
info  from the  Congressmans office  has been  slow....all gone on Easter  Holiday.... but promised a  "form"  to fill out this week.... will  try to post the  "form"  and have  each interested person send me  a PM or  email    with necessary info..... will only have two possible  dates   fri or  sat morning....... aide says  usually can get 10  "reservations"  but ask for whatever you want.... so I am asking for 15..... will see what happens..

Nick
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 02:53:34 PM »
sorry for the  delay folks ,    but  was  diverted to Boston for a few days  My Mom  (  99 yrs of age)  passed away and we are  having services  today...  will see what I can complete by next week for the  White House tour

Nick
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Offline Jody

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 04:03:10 PM »
Hey Nick, so sorry to hear about your mom, bless her soul for having had 99 years of life (and you as a son)...Be well dear friend.

Jody
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2012, 06:07:54 PM »
OK  I got the  format the  office  wants us to use  to request a tour...I will have it in a PDF file  to be sent to each person who  gives me an email address.....this allows you to "comment " or  "fill in the Blanks"  sort of...with the correct information in a form acceptable to the Secret Service  who will "review/approve"  each one.....  we wont know until 2 or 3 weeks ahead  which tour  we will get..

the  tours are from 7:30  AM  till 1:00PM   every 30 mins.....if  anyone  CANT  make a certain time  be sure to let me know  because the more open we  are on time  the more likely we can get a group tour.  For us  only  Friday or  Saturday are possible  since there are none on Sunday or Monday.

PM  me  for  my email address

Nick
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2012, 12:23:41 AM »
I know there use to be (may still) two kinds of tours.  One was the more common Self-guided tour.  The other was Congressional Guided Tour, which took groups of 70 people.  This tour was longer and you got to see more.  I'm not sure if your actual Congressperson gave the tour or a member of their staff.  This may have changed.  Don't know.

I have heard of advocacy groups, health groups, etc, either writing their Congressperson or the office of the First Lady for special tours.  Hey, it wouldn't hurt to write Mrs. Obama's office to see about getting a special tour for an HIV group visiting the capital.  If they say no, then no big deal.  But, if they said yes, then you'd know everyone would get in and would probably get to see a little more.  In any event, I know she often greets visitors several times per month.  I love her and would love to meet her.  When volunteering for the KY/S. Indiana Obama Campaign, we got a private meet and greet with then Sen. Obama.  But, I wanted to meet her. 

I'm trying to see, if my partner and I will be able to attend this summer.  He's got a conference at NASA in Florida around that time, so not sure how things will work out.  I would love to visit the White House again.  I was last there on a school trip.  We got to see the rooms in the lower cross-hall and then the more known rooms on the main floor.  You then are taken out the front door to the North Lawn, where you can take pix.  I'm a big White House history buff.  For example, the White House as it is now is only about 60 years-old.  It was completely gutted, except for the exterior walls under Truman.  The floors, walls, rooms, etc were rebuilt using steel beams.  So, Abe never actually walked those halls.  But, I digress big-time.         

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012, 07:35:08 PM »
I have  several  responses  so far and am compiling them  for  submission,  I plan to  submit the  total request  on the 26th April  so   please  send info  before then .....the sooner we get it in the  better our  chances of getting a space for the  group.

Nick
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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2012, 03:11:50 PM »
I have  several  responses  so far and am compiling them  for  submission,  I plan to  submit the  total request  on the 26th April  so   please  send info  before then .....the sooner we get it in the  better our  chances of getting a space for the  group.

Nick

Nick

I've sent you a pm and a text but haven't heard back from you yet about what info you need.  I'm wanting to do this so please give me a shout.

RAB :D

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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2012, 07:20:30 PM »
got  your PM  and sent info  ....   have  13  so far including you interested in tour

Nick
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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2012, 07:50:07 PM »
Hey Nick,

I sent you my info.

I am already excited. It will be so good to see everyone again.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2012, 06:54:43 PM »
got  your info  Mark  and you are one of  several already on the list  just need a few more that said  they were interested  and I will send in the  papers...aiming for  26th April to  submit the official request...

Nick
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Re: anyone interested in a White House tour???
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2012, 07:09:43 PM »
submitted  request  on  thurs.... 26th.... was told  to expect  answer about 3 weeks  before  trip.....   12 names......

Nick
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