Washington DC Stanford Association April 1999 Newsletter

Calendar of Events

(Clicking on event takes you to that section of newsletter):

Apr 17   Old Rag Mountain Hike
Apr 19   How I Learned to Drive Discussion
Apr 24   Christmas in April
Apr 26   Sally Martin Cabaret
Apr 27   Larry Irving Breakfast Briefing
May 1   Professor David Brady Reception
May 13 How I Learned to Drive Performance


Old Rag Mountain Hike
Saturday, April 17

The Washington, D.C. Stanford Association will go for a hike in the Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, April 17. We will scale the 3,291 foot Old Rag Mountain.

This scenic hike requires enough conditioning to clamber up and over some steep rocks on the ascent. It will take approximately 5 1/2 to 6 hours. Because Old Rag Mountain is about 2 hours from Washington, the hike should be considered an all-day outing.

Directions from Washington: I-66 west to Exit 43. Take Route 29 south to Warrenton. At Warrenton, veer right onto 211 and take 211 west all the way to Sperryville, VA. In this small town, head left at the T-intersection onto 522. Take 522 east just 1 mile, then take 231 south about 7 miles. Look for a sign for Old Rag Mountain to the right-turn there and follow the road for 2-3 miles to Old Rag Mountain parking lot.

The parking lot is within the Shenandoah National Park and is clearly marked. This is where we pay $5.00 each, in cash, to the Park Service, and this is the best place to meet.

Be there by 10:15 A.M., so we can get a reasonably early start on the trail. Look for Chuck Gnaedinger in a Stanford T-shirt and other people wearing Stanford clothes.
What to bring:
-- lots of water
-- sack lunch
-- good tennis shoes or hiking boots
-- sweater or nylon jacket
-- extra shirt
-- $5.00 cash

Please call Chuck Gnaedinger at 202-667-4438 if you plan to go on the hike, so we know how many people to expect. If you need a ride or can offer a ride, let him know so he can pair up car pools.


Modern Drama Discussion Group

April 19-How I Learned to Drive discussion
May 13-How I Learned to Drive performance

The Village Voice called Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive (1997) "the sweetest and most forgiving play ever written about child abuse."  The drama group will discuss How I Learned to Drive from 7:30-9:30 P.M. Monday, April 19, at Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave., NW. Playwright Paula Vogel will participate in the discussion. Tickets are required; call Mark Gruenberg (202- 638-0444). If you'd like to bring dinner and eat with the group, plan to arrive at 6:30.

The drama group will attend How I Learned to Drive at 8 P.M. Thursday, May 13, at the Arena Stage, 1101 6th St., SW. Tickets cost $21 (balcony) and $24 (orchestra). For ticket availability call Robin Larkin (301-897-9314) or e-mail larkinr@erols.com. There will be no refunds, your cancelled check will confirm your ticket reservations, and tickets will be distributed in the lobby just before the performance. For further details, check the drama group website at www.footlightsdc.org.


Christmas in April
Saturday, April 24
8:00 A.M.

Each year in April, thousands of volunteers donate their time and expertise to help create a brighter, safer and more livable environment in homes and facilities in the Washington, DC area. Christmas in April is a national effort through which 135,000 volunteers will be repairing 4,300 homes and other sites in over 480 cities and towns across America. On April 24, the WDCSA will be working with a group from American University to help revitalize and enhance the facilities at Rachael's Women's Center, a local non-profit organization.

Rachael's Women's Center is a day center for women who are homeless or formerly homeless, providing breakfast and lunch, shower and laundry facilities, and a variety of educational, recreational and creative activities, as well as support groups. The Center also provides case management services to help women plan and implement the steps they must take to move out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency.

We need volunteers to help paint, repair cabinets, remove wall paper and assist in a small landscaping project at this center. Volunteers with all levels of experience will be welcome and appreciated. For information and to sign up, please call Kendall Ludwig at (301) 718-6483 (H) or (301) 907-2536 (W).

Location:
Rachael's Women's Center
1222 11th Street, NW (between M and N)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 682-2077

Directions: On street parking is available. This facility is also Metro accessible. At Metro Center, exit the station at 11th Street and walk 10 blocks north to the Center


Cabaret at Windows
Monday, April 26
8:30 P.M.

Stanford alum Sally Martin will be performing selections from her CD "Journeys" at The Cabaret at Windows on Monday, April 26, at 8:30 P.M. with musical direction by George Fulginiti-Shakar. She specializes in bringing alive for today's audiences an unusual repertoire of American, French, and German cabaret songs of the past and present. Joseph McLellan of the Washington Post has said she "recalls such great stylists of the '30's as Lotte Lenya and Marlene Dietrich in the way she inflects a phrase to bring out subtle emotion."

Her debut CD, Journeys, released last March, was acclaimed as "extraordinary" by the Washington Post. She is well known to Washington audiences through her performances at The In Series at GW/ Mt. Vernon, Metrostage at the Lyceum, Fox Morning News performer of the week, Windows Cabaret, the West End Cafe, Lisner Auditorium, the Willard Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, First Night Annapolis, the cruise ship Odyssey, the Arts Club of Washington, the Cosmos Club, Interact Theater Company, the Victorian Lyric Opera, and Opera Americana, among others. She has also performed in New York City, both in recital (at Federal Hall and Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace) and at cabaret clubs, including Don't Tell Mama and Danny's.

To find out more about Sally and to hear cuts from her CD, visit her website at www.allaboardmusic.com. Her CD will be on sale at this event only for $10 (normally $15). The Cabaret at Windows is located above the Dupont Italian Kitchen at 17th and R Sts. NW, not far from the Dupont Circle Metro. Street parking can usually be found on 16th St. The cost of the show is $15.00 per person, which includes one drink credit. Credit cards will not be accepted. The Cabaret at Windows seats only 50 people.

The Details:
Date: Monday, April 26
Time: 8:30 P.M.
Metro: Dupont Circle, north exit
Place: Cabaret at Windows, above the Dupont Italian Kitchen, on the corner of 17th and R Streets; Entrance on 17th Street.
Parking: Park on the street on 16th Street
Cost: $15, which includes one drink
RSVP: To guarantee your seat, you must send a check payable to Callista Chen, to 2617 Garfield Street, NW; Washington, DC 20008. Checks must be received by Friday, April 23.


Larry Irving Breakfast Briefing
Tuesday, April 27, 1999
7:45-9:00 A.M.

THE WORLD AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS The Washington D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a "breakfast
briefing" with:

Larry Irving, Stanford J.D. '79
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

President Clinton appointed Larry Irving Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information in 1993. He was concurrently appointed Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). In both capacities, Larry's focus has been opening domestic and foreign telecommunications markets to competition, ensuring consumer choice, and spurring development of advanced telecommunications and information infrastructures in rural and underserved areas.

Larry serves as a principal adviser to the President, Vice President, and the Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international communications issues, oversees the management of the federal government's use of the radio spectrum, and supervises programs that award grants to extend the reach of advanced telecommunications technologies. He was a key player on the Clinton administration's team to reform U.S. telecommunications laws, resulting in the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the most sweeping change in America's telecommunications laws in 60 years.

In international organizations and other forums, Larry has been the President's advocate of regulatory reform in global information infrastructure and telecommunications. He has represented the U.S. at the World Trade Organization, G-7 ministerial meetings, in numerous bilateral sessions and with many groupings of developing nations. Under Larry's leadership, the NTIA has led or participated in trade missions and global conferences in all parts of the world to promote competition in, and liberalization and privatization of telecommunications and information sectors. Newsweek Magazine named him one of the fifty most influential persons in the "Year of the Internet".

Prior to joining the Clinton administration, Larry practiced communications law here in Washington DC and then served in the U.S. House of Representatives as counsel to the late Representative Mickey Leland (D-TX) and subsequently as counsel for six years to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance.

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street, NW
Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets, NW)
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Time: 7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
Menu: Continental breakfast
Cost: $13.00 per person

Make checks payable to Washington DC Stanford Association and send them by April 24 to: Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20004, tel. (202) 783-5560, e-mail: tadlhock@aol.com


Looking Ahead to May

Reception for Professor David Brady
Saturday, May 1

Save the date for a short talk and reception with David Brady, one of
Stanford's most popular political science professors.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION:

Membership Information: Erik Johnson, BA '91, MBA '97, (202)
363-0102, eriknorm@aol.com
Over 30s Singles: http://www.oursquare.com/members/over30dc
Hotline: (301) 230-5575
President: Bob Krahe, MS '83, (301) 236-0570, robert.krahe@lmco.com
Newsletter: Callista Chen, BA '97 (202) 319-1841
callista@alumni.stanford.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219

Last Modified: 7/15/99
Comments to: William Pegram, williampegram@stanfordalumni.org