WDCSA NEWSLETTER APRIL 2014
WDCSA Brewery Tour
Friday, April 11 5:30-7:30 pm
Heavy Seas Alehouse,
1501 Wilson Blvd,
Please join us for the third and final event in this series of monthly brewery tours! This last one will actually be a "self-guided tour." The popular Baltimore brewery Heavy Seas has opened a new hub in Arlington, so join us during a casual happy hour gathering for a sampling of their craft beers. No fee to attend, no RSVP required, excellent food and drink available for purchase.
Explore the beauty of Rock Creek Park in early spring. Meet at 1 pm next to the ground level of the elevator at the Cleveland Park Metro. Bring water and a snack. We plan to walk about 7 miles on relatively level terrain. Please call Jim Finucane at (301) 365-3485 before 9 pm to RSVP.
The book group will meet at the home of Jody Thayer to discuss the novel The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. The May book is Brave Genius: A Scientist, A Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize by Sean B. Carroll. For general information about the book group, email email@example.com
SMSN Meet-up and Air Force Big Band Concert
Wednesday, April 23 5-7:15 pm
Ronald Reagan Building,
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
Washington, DC (Metro: Federal Triangle)
Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) members and supporters are invited to attend a meet-up followed by an Air Force "Big Band" concert. The meet-up will be at the bar area of Aria Pizzeria & Bar located in the Ronald Reagan Building. We will then walk over to the Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater for the 6 pm start of the Airmen of Note live in concert. Programming will include a Count Basie Tribute and selections featuring special guest Bob Mintzer! This is part of the 10th Annual Big Band Jam. Photo ID is required to enter the Ronald Reagan Building.
RSVP/Questions?, contact Jerry Reid, SMSN DC area representative at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boomers to Busters: Great Books Mixer
Saturday, April 26 5:30-7:30 pm
Bryn Mawr Lantern Bookstore
3241 P St NW,
Do you still like the feel of real books? Come to Boomers to Busters' co-sponsored mixer at the Bryn Mawr Lantern Bookstore with the Bryn Mawr Club of DC. Enjoy the nooks and crannies of one of DC's last remaining used bookstores with people who once bought used textbooks. Join us after the Georgetown House Tour or before a night out in Georgetown.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door (if available). The ticket price includes a light dinner buffet of sandwiches and salads and soft drinks and wine. To reserve your ticket, please contact Melissa Kunstader, Bryn Mawr '73, at email@example.com.
The nearest metro is Foggy Bottom and is a 20 minute walk away. Metro busses and the Circulator stop at Wisconsin and P streets, about a half a block away. Parking garages are at Wisconsin and M streets.
Appalachian Trail Work Trip and Rose River Canyon Hike
Sunday, April 27
Shenandoah National Park,
Join us for a great spring time service trip and a hike in the Shenandoah National Park. We will spend a couple of hours working on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in the northern section followed by a circuit hike down the Rose River Canyon in the central section. The service trip portion will be an inspection of the AT including carrying out modest repairs (clipping of vegetation, picking up litter, etc.).
The Rose River Canyon is spectacular and offers great swimming opportunities (depending on the water temperature). Bring a lunch, liquids to drink, and a swimming suit & towel (optional). Please call Jim Finucane at (301) 365-3485 before 9 pm to RSVP and to arrange carpools.
Join local Stanford alums as we enjoy a free live broadcast of Washington National Opera's The Magic Flute in English with spectacular sets and costumes at Nationals Park!
Gates open at 5 pm, so arrive early for pre-show entertainment and activities. This is an opera for everyone. Bring a picnic and the whole family. Stanford has a special reserved section for this event. For more details on the location of this section, ask Group Sales representatives as you enter the park on the day of the event or watch for Facebook announcements coming the last week in April. For general details on this event, visit www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=OOWMO, or contact Betty Byrne (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.483.4048)
Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, May 12 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
The May selection is The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. This is a non-fictional account of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. This book was voted the number one non-biographical, non-fiction in Goodreads. This book won a whole slew of awards in 2003 and 2004, including New York Times Best Seller, International Horror Guild Award, San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, and the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the film rights to the book in 2010. The July selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.
Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at email@example.com or at (301)655-5871
Please join the Stanford Parents Connection for our annual Q&A event. We will have a panel of current students, recent graduates, and experienced parents. Join us for fellowship and an opportunity to ask questions, questions, and questions.
Questions/RSVP: Contact Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 655-5871
Save the Date! Join WDCSA on an outing to see the Washington Mystics play the Los Angeles Sparks (featuring Nneka Ogwumike '12). Details and ticket ordering information will follow.
Softball Players Wanted
- Come one, come all and join Stanford's DC Coed Alumni Softball Team! One of WDCSA's longest running activities, our Capital Alumni Network team welcomes old and new faces to the Cardinal squad. The season kicks off in April, and features preseason tournaments, weekend doubleheaders, the obligatory Cal rivalry game, and a postseason tournament/party extraordinaire!
Games are on or around the Mall, and we generally go out for postgame food and drinks nearby. It's a great way to take advantage of DC's spring and summer weather, and a lot of fun. We welcome players of all skill levels, so come on out! Email Louisa at email@example.com or Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the softball roster.
- Stanford's mens basketball team (23-12, 10-8 Pac-12) reached the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008. Fueled by one of its stingiest
defensive efforts of the year, Stanford upset No.10/10 Kansas 60-57 on March 23rd to advance to the South Regional in Memphis, Tenn.
- On March 22nd, First Lady Michelle Obama stressed the importance of global education and promoted study abroad programs during a speech at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing. Obama then encouraged Stanford and local high school students sitting in Palo Alto to be "citizen diplomats" during a high-tech videoconference.
- Stanford Assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprised Stanford Professor Andrei Linde on March 17th with evidence supporting his cosmic
inflation theory. The discovery, made by Kuo and his colleagues at the BICEP2 experiment, represents the first images of gravitational waves,
or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang."
President: John Smithson, '05, email@example.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P '98, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS '02, email@example.com, (703) 517-9082
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster and Email Newsletter: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, email@example.com
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, '73, MBA '77, email@example.com, (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06, firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, email@example.com
Parents Connection: Helene Myers, P'14, firstname.lastname@example.org, Juliet Wilkins, P'15, email@example.com, Jonathan Wilkins, P'15, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service: Sumana Chatterjee, MA '04, email@example.com
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P '98, firstname.lastname@example.org, Greg Billings '88 email@example.com
Stanford Military Service Network: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boomers to Busters: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, email@example.com
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, firstname.lastname@example.org, Charlotte Perry, '81, email@example.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Mailing Address: 3841 Whitman Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc
Revised: April 1, 2014