Washington DC Stanford Association April 2006 Newsletter

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Sun 4/9 Book Club (Wuthering Heights)
Sat 4/15 Udvar-Hazy Tour
Wed 4/19 Prof. Hank Greely
Thu 4/20 Ivy Singles
Sat 4/22 Women’s Lacrosse at Loyola
Sat 4/29 Hands on DC work-a-thon
Sun 4/30 Ivy Singles Plus! Hike/Picnic
Tue 5/2 WDCSA Board Meeting
Fri 6/23 Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Apr-July Softball Season
Apr-Oct Washington Nationals Tickets

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, April 9 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: TBD

We will meet to discuss Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Please contact Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com for more information, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."


Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Saturday, April 15 10:30AM - Noon
Location: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia
Cost: Free Tour, $12 per vehicle

Please join Mike Nelson '59 for a tour of the highlights of this new addition to the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. Mike, a docent at the Center, gave three tours to our Stanford alums last year and due to their popularity has generously offered more!

To Meet: Please meet promptly at 10:30 AM, 30 minutes after the museum opens.  Enter the museum and pass through the security checkpoint. Look for the red and white aircraft hanging upside down above the floor and Mike, standing below it, wearing a blue blazer and his docent's nametag.

Please RSVP to Mike Nelson at Bompa123@aol.com or 703-830-7652. If you'd like to carpool, contact Lydiabenson@stanfordalumni.org or 202-686-6975. (This event will repeat May 21). See cybercenter.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy for transportation and directions.


Professor Hank Greely
Wed, April 19 7:00pm
Latham & Watkins, 555 11th St., NW, Washington, DC
Cost: No charge

Henry T. "Hank" Greely, the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, will speak at 7:30PM on "Law and Neuroscience: Preventive Detention, Lie Detection, Mental Steroids, and More” – i.e. the implications that future advancements in neuroscience may have in the fields of lie detection and criminal law. To register or for more information, contact the Stanford Law School Office of Alumni Relations at (650) 723-2730 or alumni.relations@law.stanford.edu.


Ivy Singles Event
Thursday, April 20 6:30-8:30pm

Ivy Singles Social Club offers a happy hour party for single alumni at Club 1223 (also known MCXXIII), at 1223 Connecticut Avenue, NW in DC. The Dupont Circle Metro (south exit) stop is nearby.

Price $25, at least a week in advance, or $30 at the venue. For more information, please email pbmeyer@econterms.net or phone Peter at 703 413 0098.


Stanford Women’s Lacrosse
Saturday, April 22 1:00pm
Loyala College of Baltimore 

The Stanford women play Loyola College of Baltimore. For further information, contact Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.


Hands on DC work-a-thon
Saturday, April 29 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: TBD

Come join a team of Stanford volunteers on Saturday, April 29th for the annual Hands on DC work-a-thon. Hands on DC (www.handsondc.org) is an all-volunteer organization that sponsors an annual one-day volunteer event to create "better schools, brighter futures" for DC public school students by refurbishing DC public schools and raising money for college scholarships for DC public school students. On April 29th, about 2,500 volunteers, including the WDCSA team, will be completing projects like landscaping and painting at 30+ public schools throughout DC. All materials and supplies will be provided. The day will run from approximately 9 am until 2 pm -- exact time and location will be announced closer to the event. If you'd like to participate on the WDCSA team, please contact Christina Russell '96 at christina_russell@stanfordalumni.org or 202-965-1842.


Ivy Singles Plus! Event
Sunday, April 30 3:00-?pm

Hike and picnic in Rock Creek Park. We'll start at a member's house adjacent to the Park in NW Washington, hike through the Park for an hour or so, and return to cook and enjoy a potluck picnic and conversation on the lawn.  We'll supply the meat and wine, and you bring a salad or dessert.
 
To sign up: call Marilyn Slatnick at 202-364-0136 to get a food assignment and directions to the starting point. You must register in advance. Still more questions? call Jon Van Winkle at 301-933-0833
 
Checks for $5 made out to Ivy Singles Plus! To Ms. Betsy Hendrix, 6228 Kellogg Drive, McLean, VA 22101-3123
 
Visit our web site at ivysinglesplusdc.org for more information and other activities
 
Bridge Players:  If you are interested in playing party bridge with our group on Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons, call Jon Van Winkle at 301-933-0833 
 
Ivy Singles Plus! is a group of mature singles from primarily Ivy League and premier colleges and universities which was formerly known as Ivy Over 50 Singles.


WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 2 7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue NW, DC

Looking to reconnect with Stanford in the New Year? All are welcome to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.


A Stanford Salute to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor '50, LLB '52
Friday, June 23
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

5:30 Hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception

6:45 Program, featuring remarks by President Hennessy, special tributes honoring Justice O'Connor, a conversation with Justice O'Connor, and closing by Dean Kramer.

Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for details for this memorable event, brought to you by the WDCSA, the Stanford Law Society of Washington, D.C., the Stanford Alumni Association, and the Stanford Law School.


WDCSA Softball Season

Stanford will again field a team again for the April-July 2006 CAN softball league. Games in this slow-pitch, co-ed league of Washington area alumni clubs are played in the early evening on the Mall, and the season ends with an all-teams tournament. Contact Chris Shinkman (301-229-4427 or
c.shinkman@verizon.net) if you would like to play. First game is April 17.


Washington Nationals Tickets

Our 4 season tickets are in Section 314, Row 15, Seats 15-18 - right behind home plate.

Wed. Apr 12 7:05PM - Mets - $22 (2)
Thu Apr 13 1:05PM - Mets - $17 (1)
Fri Apr. 21 7:05PM - Braves - $22 (4)
Sat Apr 22 7:05PM - Braves - $22 (2)
Sun Apr 23 8:05PM - Braves - $22 (4)
Mon Apr 24 7:05PM - Reds - $22 (4)
Tue Apr 25 7:05PM - Reds -$22 (4)
Wed Apr 26 1:05PM - Reds - $17 (1)
Wed May 3 7:05PM – Marlins - $22 (4)
Thu May 4 7:05PM – Marlins - $22 (4)

Ticket availability for the entire season

Our prices for the season are as follows:
 
a) Games at $27/ticket - May 19-20 Orioles, June 16-18 Mets, and July 21-23 Cubs

b) Games at $17/ticket - Daytime, midweek, nonholiday games - (April 13, April 26, May 25, June 15, July 6, Aug. 17, Sept. 6, but excluding July 27)

c) Games as $22/ticket - All other games

To request seats for any game, please email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net (or call 703-486-0952) with your ticket request.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: Lindsay Arnold, ’02, wdcsa.president@gmail.com, (202) 256-1324
Vice-Presidents: Chris Shinkman, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427
Kelly McKenzie, ’03, kellymck@gmail.com, (202) 244-4621
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ’61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952;
Newsletter Editor: Jeff Lee ‘03, MA ’04
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

If you have changes in your contact information, do not wish to receive emails from the Washington DC Stanford Association, or have problems with our email, please email Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org.

Revised: April 6, 2006