Thirty USE members, family and friends gathered outdoors on a sparkling fall day to have lunch at Kalypso’s Sports Bar on Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza.

The combination of spectacular weather after several miserable rainy days, in addition to not having seen one another in a very long time, seemed to create a burst of festive feelings with many hugs and much nonstop lively conversation.

Above and beyond all the fun we had, USE received a nice donation from Kalypso’s based on the total of all of our orders. Can’t think of a more pleasant way to make a little money.

Check out these photos for an glimpse of those who attended and the good feeling that day. Note the sprinkling of our purple Reston USE T-shirts throughout the group. (Tees can be ordered by sending an email to; we’ll get back to you with details.)

Watch for more gatherings like this coming soon. We are currently working on Thanksgiving and December holiday events. Stay tuned!