Mendo Meets (and Beats) the Mets


Happy Thursday from the Mendelson Post!  If you’ve been paying attention at all to the sporting world, you’d know that our hometown team the Washington Nationals have been red hot this season, pulling out enough wins to sit atop first place in their division.  However, they were in a bit of a bind Monday night, about to go up against their division rival New York Mets with nearly their entire team sidelined with injuries.  The Nats were forced to call up their new prospect and secret weapon: the Great Mendino!

Phil about to take the plate.

Phil about to take the plate.

Well, actually, as we saw last year, that’s not exactly true.  While the Nats are injured, they’re not in that bad of a bind to call up Phil.  Rather, Phil and a large number of his constituents were invited out to the game Monday night where he received the Nationals Spirit Award during a pregame ceremony for his decades of service to the District of Columbia.

Phil and members of his staff before Monday's game.

Phil along with friends, family, and members Team Mendo before Monday’s game.

Fortunately, the Nats bats were just as hot as the weather Monday evening and sailed to a 7-2 win over their division rivals!

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Meet Up With Mendo!


Ward 2, you asked for Mendo and we’re delivering!meetupWard2blue, 6-17-15The next Meet Up with Mendo is this Saturday, June 27th at Slipstream located at 1333 14th Street, NW from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Meet Up with Mendo is an opportunity for the Chairman to visit with you in your neighborhood. It is also an opportunity for you to share your concerns and get answers to your questions

We hope to see you there!


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Mendo’s Marches: Capital Pride

Team Mendo's last ditch effort to prepare over 10,000 leis in the Mendo Mobile.

Team Mendo rallies ’round the Mendo Mobile itching for kickoff!

Happy Thursday!  It took some time, but we at Team Mendo have finally recuperated from all that screaming, shouting, and sweating during Saturday’s Capital Pride parade.  As Phil has done for quite some time now, he and his team marched in the annual parade through Dupont Circle celebrating the District’s LGBTA community.

Did you happen to miss out on Capital Pride this year?  For shame!  Team Mendo practiced their lei-laying abilities for hours (it’s harder than it looks).  Anyway, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane, NW with some shots from Saturday:

Some members of Team Mendo take a break from Lei Assembly.

Team Mendo Members on their bed of 10,000 leis, waiting to throw them to the crowds!

Phil makes his way through Dupont Circle.

And we’re off!  First stop: Dupont Circle.

Can't stop now, the people demand their leis!

Can’t stop now, the people demand their leis!

Team Mendo reloads on leis.

Team Mendo reloads on leis.

Team Mendo.  When is next year's parade?

Team Mendo taking a much needed break.

As always, thank you Capital Pride and the thousands of screaming spectators that make the parade more fun each and every year!  When is next year’s parade?

Next Mendo March: The Palisades 4th of July Parade!  We’ll see you then!

Bye bye, until next time...

Bye bye, until next time…

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The Big Leibowski


How does one celebrate passing a $13,000,000,000 budget on second reading, advancing District local autonomy over its own spending?  With a tumble in a pile of leis, of course!

What, your office doesn’t have a pile of leis laying around?  It really ties the room together.  Assembled every year around budget season, the leis are brought from far and wide to be piled up in preparation of Phil’s annual  Leap of the Leis, jumping in to the pile immediately after the budget is passed.

IMG_0190Actually…these leis are being prepped for this Saturday’s annual Capital Pride Parade through Dupont Circle!  As Phil does every year, he will be marching  in this year’s parade this Saturday, June 13.  He and Team Mendo will be handing out over 10,000 of these leis to the frenzied crowds.  Will you be lucky enough to get one?  Come on out and scream for Mendo!

We hope to see you there!


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Mendo Minute: Comcast Leaders and Achievers

Happy Friday from the Mendelson Post!  Up top is a photo from last night’s Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Award Ceremony in the atrium of the John A. Wilson Building.  Phil was the keynote speaker for the event honoring the District’s scholars.

Phil delivers the keynote address.

Phil delivers the keynote address.

Have a wonderful weekend from all of us at the Mendelson Post!

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