Kate Michael Socialites

Washington may never again see a day when a few grand dames in Georgetown rule the social scene. But a handful of young women are establishing themselves as social leaders — and they’re doing so through a mix of charity work and self-promotion.

Do they consider themselves socialites? Some do. Others see their activities as a way of advancing their careers — as necessary as putting in long hours or taking on extra projects.
There are 10 Washington women who are working aggressively to position themselves within Washington’s interlocked social and professional spheres.

A quintessential new Washington scenester, Sorensen is involved at almost every level of the philanthropic circuit. Kate Michael is on host committees and advisory boards. She emcees events to support her friends’ charities and, thanks to her popular blog, Pamela’s Punch, she’s a frequent media sponsor of fundraisers.

Launched in 2006, Pamela’s Punch delivers the “who, what, when, where” of Washington’s social and philanthropic scene. It’s a go-to site for those who want to know about important charity events, restaurant openings and new businesses that cater to foodies, design aficionados and fellow scenesters.

When naysayers laugh that she’s just partying for a living, she doesn’t let it slide: “It’s a lot of hard work,” she says.

Is Kate Michael working harder than a 9-to-5er? “I would never say ‘working harder,’” she laughs, but maybe “putting in more time.”

But instead of working in an office, she spends her time meeting and greeting. “When you see me out, it is because I am supporting charities or friends’ charity events or companies that I work with on my blog.”

Kate Michael, who "served" as Miss District of Columbia and is "ALWAYS" K Street Kate.

Miss DC Send-off Downtown on January 13th at 6:30pm

Washington, DC – Miss District of Columbia, Jen Corey, heads to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss America. Supporters of the educational scholarship fund will send off Miss DC on January 13th at 6:3pm at the The Institute for World Politics, 1521 Sixteenth Street, NW in Washington, DC.

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Among those also expected to attend the festivities are Sonya Gavankar - Miss DC 1997; Therese Lizardo - Miss DC 2004; Kate Michael - Miss DC 2006; Shayna Rudd - Miss DC 2007; Kate Marie Grinold - Miss DC 2008; and Hope Wiseman - Miss DC’s Outstanding Teen 2009.

A suggested donation of $25 per ticket is asked. Tickets can be purchased at www.MissDC.org by clicking “DONATE” or by calling 202-332-3403

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Host-DC & K Street Kate Present The Gift of Recess

(Host-DC via DC City Blog) – Host-DC and Host-NYC invite you to be a kid again and to experience Recess, the DC area’s first game night for adults mixed with a party atmosphere! Relive some of your youth as attendees will be able to enjoy games, drinks, discounted rooms, and a live DJ in a fun and relaxed environment. Experience why Recess has been featured in The Washington Post, Metromix, On Tap Magazine, Brightest Young Things, and many other media outlets! On January 9th Recess is the place to be! Come play, dance, party, and stay with us at the luxurious Sheraton National Hotel!

Playground (aka location): Sheraton National Hotel, 900 South Orme St, Arlington, VA 22204 (Only 3 miles outside of DC. Discounted garage parking available at venue)

Cost: Get your tickets for only $10 from http://www.host-dc.com or http://thegiftofrecess.eventbrite.com.

Games: Nintendo Wii, Twister, Uno, Taboo, Pictureka, Scattegories, Pictionary, Jenga, Tabletop Soccer, Tabletop Hockey, Spades, Connect 4, Battleship, Sorry, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Life, Chutes and Ladders, Hungry Hippo, Candyland, Trouble, Operation, Guess Who, Clue, Monopoly, and more!

Who is invited: Everyone 21+. This event is for singles, couples, and groups its all about having a great time!

DJ: DJ Adrian Loving

Pick Your Playground Name: Upon entering guests will be given a name tag and asked to pick their playground name. Be creative and have fun with it as playground names are great ice breakers!

Watch the video from the first Recess: http://www.vimeo.com/4289411

For media requests, birthday parties, and other info contact: Info@host-dc.com or 202-498-9621

Please bring a children’s book to the venue or make a $5 donation to k street kate’s holiday book drive! Give back this holiday season!

katemichael · Kate Michael - Miss D.C. 2006!

This is a Blog to the beautiful and talented 2006 Miss District of Columbia, Kate Michael.

Kate was born in the city of Lilburn, Georgia on March 7, 1982. As a youngster, Kate's family moved often... she also won the the Girl Scout Gold Award growing up! Kate graduated from Parkview High School in June of 2000, where she was a top student and also a star high jumper.

Kate went on to college at the University of Georgia where she graudated Magna c. Laude in only three years, earning a B.B.A. International Business (Economics), and also a minor in French - which she is fluent in.

Kate definitely loves the camera and the camera loves her back! She was a finalist for Radio City Rockettes also was a performing soloist at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

Kate was chosen to be a participant in the University of Georgia's Honors in Washington Internship program after her junior year. Ultimately, that program would lead Kate on the path she's on today.

Prior to becoming Miss D.C., Kate won two local Georgia pageant titles - Miss Thunder Road in 2004, and Miss Gwinnett County in 2005. Though Kate didn't win the Miss Georgia crown either of those years, she did earn the great distinction of being named "The Most Beautiful Person on Capitol Hill" on July 26, 2005 in the Hill newspaper. During most of her time on the Hill, Kate worked for Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia.

Kate has also modeled in Elle magazine and is the face of the very chic Green and Blue boutique in Washington, D.C... Famous photographers including Zac Posen, Jez Coulson, Patrick Ryan have captured the many different sides of Kate in their photos of her, though to truely capture her essence, one need look no further than her outstanding blog! Kate regularly posts about what is happening in her life there, with many high-res photos from her appearances. With all that said, Kate Michael's star is one that is definitely on the rise - the sky's the limit!!

Leaders of the Pack

Kate Michael

Since winning the Miss D.C. contest in 2006, Kate Michael has created a multimedia platform for herself and her causes. Her website, KStreetKate, promotes life and style in Washington — and offers a window into how the social circuit functions. “I want to tell people about where they live, work and play,” the 27-year-old says.

On her weekly webisode, “The District Dish,” she interviews fellow Washington movers and shakers, such as D.C. Councilman Jack Evans and the Washington Ballet’s Septime Webre.

Michael says D.C. denizens don’t go out and about just for fun. Instead, they “like to meet and mingle for more useful purposes,” she said. “We use the social time to make connections and hopefully also get some work done.”

For her, that work includes supporting FirstBook, which fights illiteracy, and Fashion Fights Poverty. She’s also a member of the women’s groups The Madison and Junior League of Washington.

Michael is frequently spotted at L2. She’s often there with her boyfriend and the hot spot’s manager, Rodrigo Garcia, son of Marlene Ramallo Chalmers Cooke, who was a gossip page regular when she was married to late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

Miss District of Columbia USA

Miss District of Columbia is a young woman with a purpose. She makes a difference in her city. She is bright, talented and well spoken.

The Miss District of Columbia pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America Organization. The titleholder will represent the District of Columbia at the Miss America competition in January 2007 and will serve the Washington community throughout her year of service.

Meet Kate Michael Miss District of Columbia 2006

Miss District of Columbia is a young woman with a purpose. She makes a difference in her city. She is bright, talented and well spoken.

The Miss District of Columbia pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America Organization. The titleholder will represent the District of Columbia at the Miss America competition in January 2007 and will serve the Washington community throughout her year of service.

Age: 24
Date of Birth: March 7, 1982
Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate: University of Georgia (2003)
Bachelors in Business Administration, Concentration: Economics, Minor: French
Graduate student: Johns Hopkins University
Master of Arts in Government
Master of Business Administration
Parkview High School, June 2000

Platform Issue:
Partnerships for Literacy

Scholastic/Career Ambition:
To obtain a joint MBA/Master of Arts in Government
To work in Government Affairs for an international corporation or association

Jazz Dance - "Fever"

Scholastic Honors:
Magna cum Laude; Rho Lambda; Pi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Order of Omega; Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Epsilon Iota; Presidential Scholar

Leadership Roles:
College Sorority Vice President of New Member Education; Ballet Ensemble Vice President; City Tavern Club Membership Committee member; Junior League of Washington Literacy Partnerships Committee member

Girl Scout Gold Award; Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellow; Finalist for Radio City Rockettes; Performing soloist at the Magic Kingdom

Interesting Facts:
Finalist for the Radio City Rockettes and the Broadway and touring companies of The Producers; Fluent in French and lived abroad in Lyon, France; Worked as an Entertainer at the Magic Kingdom; Graduated from the University of Georgia Magna cum Laude in three years

Research Assistant to Senate HELP Committee; Director of Constituent Services to Senator J. Isakson; Legislative Assistant/Correspondent to Congressman E. Schrock; Staff Assistant/District Aide to Congressman J. Isakson

Bio - Kate Michael

Kate Michael is President of K Street Kate, an online lifestyle magazine and talk show (The District Dish) that promote life, work and play in the District of Columbia.

In 2003, she earned her B.B.A. International Business (Economics) Magna cum Laude from the University of Georgia, and in 2008 she completed her dual MA in Government/MBA from the Johns Hopkins University.

Kate's early years in Washington were spent working in various capacities for the Federal and District Governments, including years as a staffer on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and as Program Analyst for Green Collar Jobs at the D.C. Department of Employment Services.

Kate is actively involved in many local philanthropic organizations, including Susan G. Komen, FirstBook and the Junior League of Washington.

Kate is amember of such nationally recognized organizations as The National Press Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Sigma Kappa Sorority among many others. At one time a professional dancer at Disney World and off-Broadway, Kate is a proud member of Actor's Equity. Although no longer her professional career, dancing and entertainment continue to be her passion.