NAMIC Mid-Atlantic and WICT‘s DC-Baltimore chapter turned their Thurs holiday party into a fundraiser for Metro TeenAIDS. A silent auction raised $2,595 on 36 out of 40 donated items, including everything from iPods to a meal with NCTA svp Rob Stoddard ("genteel conversation" included). About 100 people packed the back room at a Ruth’s Chris steakhouse in DC where food and wine flowed freely. In this economy, how nice to mix festivity with charity. Kudos!