Members

The club welcomes all who share our values and vision. The club provides opportunities for interaction, learning, and activity for members, their friends and communities.

Gregory Luce

Poet, birder, literary activist, Larry Neal Award winner, Bourgeon magazine editor

Hope Greenleaf

Vocalist, pianist, and music teacher, founder of Tunes 4 Tots DC

Aaron Holmes

Community activist and organizer with the Anacostia Coordinating Council and Day Eight

Doug Kallmeyer

Musician, events producer, and founder of Verses Records

Regie Cabico

Poet, activist, and founder of the queer literary festival and press Capturing Fire

Elizabeth Gearin

Professor of public policy and instigator of community projects with UDC’s CAUSES program

Sierra Bourne

Media strategist with Brink Media

Anne Becker

Past poet laureate of Takoma Park, poet of the human body and human experience

Carol Harrison

Photographer of people, artwork, animals, and communities

Emily Rice

Environmentalist and community leader, including with DC Department of Energy and Environment

Jeffrey Banks

Known in the poetry world as Big Homey; consultant, educator, and founder of a home for Black Greek poetry, Kings Collective

Trey Sherard

Environmentalist, organizer, educator, and activist; the Anacostia Riverkeeper

Steve Dryden

Journalist, educator, and community leader, and founder of Rock Creek Songbirds

Maisie Hughes

Urban Planner, Landscape Architect, Certified Arborist, Co-founder The Urban Studio

Bre'Anna Brooks

Grants and project management with Chesapeake Bay Trust

Patrick Cavanaugh

Creativity and communications

Robert Bettmann

Artist, arts writer, and arts administrator with the non profit Day Eight

Sonya Weisburd

Director, Social Justice and Volunteer Programs at the Edlavitch DC JCC

Ryen Rasmus

Intellectual property and business transactions with Lipp Law; arts on the side.

Justin Laughter

Musician and one part of kindie band Silly Bus; also an attorney with expertise in creative practice

Terence Nicholson

Artist, curator, and exhibition specialist

Spiff Wiegand

Mutli-instrument musician, composer, and actor

Marsha Goodman Wood

Band leader of DC kindie group, Marsha and the Positrons

Tykee James

Birder, National Audubon Society by way of North Philly, #BlackBirdersWeek

Day Eight

Arts producer and publisher based in Washington, D.C. — DayEight.org

Tunes 4 Tots

Tunes 4 Tots, founded by Hope Greenleaf, provides individual and group music lesson to individuals, schools, and community groups

Anacostia Riverkeeper

The Anacostia Riverkeeper works to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, work, and play in the watershed.

Lipp Law

Business and employment law firm based in Washington, D.C.

Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Trust provides funding and support for environmental education, community outreach, and restoration projects.

1455 Literary

A writer’s center and residency in Winchester, Virginia

Verses Records

D.C. based record label


to come