Location: The Hilton Washington
WL SPONSORED– Photos by Kyle Samperton
A Diplomatic Affair: For over 30 years, newly arrived diplomats and longtime Washingtonians have been dancing the night away at the annual Ambassadors Ball benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year’s black-tie gala honored Dr. Susan Blumenthal Markey, Patricia Oxley, Annette Shelby, and Janet Waxman, with former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Simone-Marie Meeks serving as co-chairwomen. Performances by the Kardelen Turkish Dance Ensemble, a muy caliente Argentine tango show, and classic big band music had guests twirling in their tuxes between bids at the international silent auction. The Guest: Ambassadors of Madagascar (Jocelyn Radifera), Kyrgyzstan (Zamira B. Sydykova), Liechtenstein (Claudia Fritsche), Bulgaria (Latchezar Petkov), New Zealand (Roy Ferguson), Rep. John Dingell and Debbie Dingell, Rep. Doris Matsui, Sen. Richard Shelby and Annette Shelby, Rep. Robert Aderholt, and Toni Gore.