MS Access SIG Meeting


Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center



Our next meeting of the Microsoft Access SIG of the Capital PC User's Group will occur on Wednesday December 18, at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the fourth floor auditorium from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. We will have a presentation by David Johnson who will present Microsoft Access applications that he has developed that involve VBA and automation.

If time permits, we will also take questions from the attendees and solve them as a group for any individual Access problems.

If anyone is interested in presenting a topic or knows of someone who would like to present one.

The following are specific directions and the location and name of the room:

From the East:

Route 50 West to New York Avenue, exit onto South Dakota Avenue. At 7th traffic light, turn left onto Monroe Street. Follow Monroe until it dead ends. Go left on Michigan Avenue. Follow right lanes ontoIrving Street. Get in left lane and make first left. VAMC is located to the left.

From Baltimore & Northern Areas:

I-95 Southbound. Veer right onto I-495 toward Silver Spring. Leave I-495 almost immediately at New Hampshire Avenue, exit Route 650 South. Go south for approximately 4 miles on New Hampshire Avenue, then go south on North Capitol Street for approximately 2 miles. Exit right onto Irving Street Following signs to VAMC. Get in left lane immediately and make first left. VAMC is located to the left.

From the West:

South on 270, then go east on I-495 (go left at fork marked "Washington"), to the Connecticut Avenue exit, southbound Route 185. Proceed south on Connecticut Avenue for about 3 miles. Turn left onto Military Road for approximately 3.5 miles. Turn right at light onto North Capitol street.  Go approximately 1.5 miles then exit right onto Irving Street following signs to VAMC. Get into left lane immediately then make first left. VAMC is located to the left.

From Virginia & Southern Areas:

Take I-395 to the 14th Street bridge.Continue on I-395 North by taking the exit off of the Southwest Freeway. I-395 ends at New York Ave. Take New York until the North Capitol Street exit which is near First Street, N.W. (Right off N.Y. then left on No. Cap.) Take North Capitol street past Michigan to Irving Street West (it has an off ramp.)  Following signs to VAMC. Get in left lane immediately and make first left. VAMC is located to the left. 

Taking the Metro:

Take the Red Line to the Catholic University/Brookland Metro Station. Metro Buses H2 and H4 will bring you to the VAMC.  Page Dr. Williamson (our host) and he will come to the Metro Station until the meeting starts; if the phone your using doesn't display a number for dialing it, enter 4043 and I will come to the Metro Station - should take about 10 minutes (with 5 to simply exit the building).

The Washington Hospital Center bus departs Brookland Metro for National Rehabilitation Hospital/WHC every 20 minutes from 5:40 PM through 7:00 PM.


Park in any visitors space. There are plenty; We suggest using the ones on the right as you come in opposite the emergency room entrance, as that is the only entrance open after 8. You can also park in the large lot past the main entrance.

Building Entry:

Enter via the Emergency Room entrance. You may need to show an armed guard a photo ID, e.g.  driver's license. Continue in the direction you entered until you come to a large "room"; then look to your right and back the way you came; there are three elevators there.

Fourth floor:

When you get to the fourth floor, off of the elevator, the auditorium should be right in front of you.