Washington DC Stanford Association August 2005 Newsletter

Calendar of Events - click to take you to that part of the newsletter)

Tues 8/2-Friday 8/5 Legg Mason Tennis
Tues 8/2, Sun 8/7 Washington Natls Baseball
Thur 8/11 Ivy Singles – The White Tiger
Sun 8/14 Washington Book Club
Tue 8/16 Canoe Class-Fletcher’s Boat House
Fri 8/19 C-YA End of Summer Bash
Fri 8/19 Shakespeare Reading Group
Sat 9/10 Stanford vs. Navy Football

Also WDCSA Board Volunteers

WDCSA Board: Volunteers Needed
Looking for a way to reconnect with Stanford? Come OnBOARD - Volunteer with the WDCSA Board of Directors!

The WDCSA Board of Directors is preparing to kick-off another great year of events and activities serving the area's alumni community. Whether you live in the heart of the city or an hour away, it's easy to get involved. The Board is currently scouting for enthusiastic volunteers near and far for the following:

** Serve as a Member of the WDCSA Board of Directors
- Share your specific interests, talents or event ideas by taking a leadership role among other alumni volunteers. Organize an event or help grow WDCSA outreach to the alumni community! Young alums can also volunteer with the Cardinal Young Alumni (C-YA) Steering Committee. Our next WDCSA Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 30 at 7 PM at 2661 Connecticut Ave, NW.

To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Lindsay Arnold at (202) 256-1324 or wdcsa.president@gmail.com.


Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 30-August 7, 2005

The WDCSA has 6 box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions at 16th & Kennedy, NW; our seats are in the same location as last year - at the end of the court and close to the court. Our prices average 18% less than single box seats and there is no service charge. We will allocate our two onsite parking passes per session by lottery. This year the tournament includes a women's bracket for the first time. We have the following tickets remaining:

Tuesday, August 2, 4 pm $35 (2 left)
Thur, August 4, 4 pm $43 (2 left)
Friday, August 5, 12 pm $47 (quarterfinals) (2 left)

Email wmpegram@comcast.net indicating the number of tickets desired and the session. Upon confirmation of seat availability, send in a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202.


Washington Nationals Baseball
Tuesday, August 2 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 7:05PM
Sunday, August 7 vs. San Diego Padres 1:05pm (game time)
Location: RFK Stadium

Tuesday - tickets are $9 are located in Section 523, Rows 2 and 3. Contact Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952

Sunday - Join fellow alumni and current students in cheering for the Washington Nationals as they take on the San Diego Padres at RFK Stadium on August 7! A ticket and breakfast costs $12 per person; please email Kelly McKenzie (’03) at kellymck@gmail.com to make a reservation.

We'll meet at the Stanford in Washington House before the game from 11:00 a.m. until noon for a continental breakfast and ticket distribution. Arrive early so that we can distribute tickets and make it to the game on time. All current students, alumni, family and friends are welcome!
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We also have 4 season tickets in left field lower reserve (Section 448, Row 5, seats 3-6). Games for which we still have tickets are shown below. Send an email to Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org listing your choices or call 703-486-0952.

Ticket Availability - Remaining games for which we have left field tickets are the following (as of August 22)

Tuesday, August 23 7:05PM - Cincinnati Reds - 2 tickets - $8
Wednesday, August 24 7:05PM - Cincinnati Reds - 4 tickets - $8
Thursday, August 25 1:05PM - Cincinnati Reds - 4 tickets - $8
Friday, August 26 7:05PM - St. Louis Cardinals - 2 tickets - $10
Sunday, August 28 1:05PM - St. Louis Cardinals - 4 tickets - $10
Friday, Sept. 2 7:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 4 tickets - $8
Sunday Sept 4 1:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 4 tickets - $8
Monday Sept 5 1:05PM - Florida Marlins - 4 tickets - $8
Tuesday Sept 6 7:05PM - Florida Marlins - 4 tickets - $8
Wednesday Sept 7 7:05PM - Florida Marlins - 4 tickets - $8
Thursday Sept 8 7:05PM - Florida Marlins - 4 tickets - $8
Sunday Sept 11 1:05PM - Atlanta Braves - 4 tickets - $8
Tuesday Sept 20 7:05PM - San Francisco Giants - 4 tickets - $8
Thursday Sept 22 4:35PM - San Francisco Giants - 2 tickets - $10
Sunday Sept 25 1:05PM - New York Mets - 4 tickets - $8
Friday Sept 30 7:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 2 tickets - $8
Sunday Oct 2 1:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 4 tickets $8

For Wednesday, September 7, we have 16 seats for $5 apiece in row 4 and 5 of Section 536 (in left field, in the section above our season tickets).


Ivy Singles – The White Tiger
Thursday, August 11 6:30 - 9:30 PM
The White Tiger, 301 Massachusetts Ave. NE (at 3rd & D St NE). Washington, DC

Hosted by the Washington Wellesley Club

Join us for good company and conversation! Enjoy a fine selection of hors d'oeuvres (Indian and American cuisine) and cash bar amid the exotic décor of this neighborhood restaurant nestled on a tree-lined street in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol. The White Tiger's spacious patio (largest on Capitol Hill) will be open exclusively for our happy hour that evening. In case of rain, the happiness will be inside.

Prepaid Reservations:
$25 by check payable to "Washington Wellesley Club". Please mail checks to Debbie Tate, 1022 North Cleveland Street, Arlington, VA 22201 by Friday, August 5. Please note your school on the check.
$30 at the door. Please direct questions and reservations to Debbie at 703-527-9265. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance reservations are strongly encouraged.

For more info, please see Ivy Singles website at www.ivysinglesdc.com.


Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, August 14 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: TBA

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group will meet to discuss The Alchemist, by Paul Coelho. New comers are welcome, and are asked to RSVP the host before the event.

For long-term planners, the September book is The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton and the October book is Radical Evolution: the Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies by Joel Garreau.

Please RSVP with food/drink to Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com. Contact Alison for information about meeting location. For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."


Canoe Class-Fletcher's Boat House
Tuesday, August 16 6:30 - 8:00PM

Location: Fletcher's Boat House
4950 Canal Road NW
Cost: $4/person, no RSVP needed

Back by popular demand! Join the Washington DC Stanford Association for a fun day of canoeing. This class is for all levels. There will be a brief instruction period before entering the water. Please arrive 15 minutes early to select a canoe paddle and personal flotation device. Stick around afterwards for a communal picnic. Contact Jim Finucane, '61, at (301) 365-3485 before 9:00 p.m.


Shakespeare Reading Group
Friday, August 19 Time TBD

The Shakespeare reading group will meet on Friday, 8/19, in the evening, to read aloud A Midsummer’s Night Dream. New comers are welcome. Please contact Nancy Moss at nancymoss@gmail.com for directions to the place and to RSVP.


C-YA End of Summer Blues Bash
Friday, August 19 7:30 - 9:30PM
Location: Blue Gin
1206 Wisconsin Ave., NW

YOUNG ALUMS: Don't miss the D.C. Cardinal Young Alumni event of the year, the 2nd Annual C-YA End-of-Summer-Blues Bash @ Blue Gin! Whether you have been in D.C. two years or two days, come reconnect with old friends, meet new alumni, reminisce about the Farm, and be officially welcomed to the Capital's Alumni network. Best of all, this ain't FloMo dining ¬ enjoy a plethora of free, tasty hors d'oeuvres and treats while you sidle up to the cash bar. The Stanford bubble will burst at 9:30 PM when the doors open to all (and the free food stops flowing), so be sure to arrive promptly at 7:30 PM to take advantage of the reserved VIP lounge upstairs. Please RSVP to Kelly McKenzie at kellymck@gmail.com.

Hosted by D.C. Cardinal Young Alumni (C-YA), the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association (WDCSA) and the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA).


Stanford at Navy Football
Saturday, Sept. 10 3:30-5:30 PM
Pre-game Tailgate
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis
304 Farragut Road, Annapolis, MD

Please join the Stanford Alumni Association, the Buck Cardinal Club, and the Washington D.C. Stanford Association in cheering the Cardinal to victory! Come party before the game with fellow Stanford supporters. Tailgate tickets are available for $20 for alumni, parents, and guests; young alumni (undergraduate ’96-’05) pay $15; tickets for children ages 6-12 are $10; and children 5 and under get in FREE! The ticket price includes a meal, dessert, soda and beer. Please register online at www.stanfordalumni.org/event.html?navytailgate by August 31. Ticket prices will increase by $5 on September 1 so get your tickets now! Please contact May-Ling Gonzales at maylingg@stanford.edu or (650) 723-7486 for more information.

The WDCSA has arranged for discounted group tickets in the Stanford Section for the Stanford at Navy football game. The game will start at 6pm and tickets are $19.00 instead of $25.00 (plus processing & mailing) at www.navysports.com. Click on "Buy Tickets Online," then "Group Tickets." Access our site using “stanfordalum” for the Sign In ID and “beatnavy” for the Password: both are case sensitive. Contact Chris Shinkman at C.Shinkman@verizon.net or call (301) 229-4427 for information.

Ride to the game with other Cardinal maniacs! A charter bus has been contracted to shuttle alums from one of the Washington Metro stops in Maryland to Annapolis and back. The cost is $20 per person. Space is very limited, so register early! The bus will leave at approximately 2:30pm from the metro stop and will leave Annapolis 45 minutes after the game. Exact pick up location will be emailed to all who register at the following website: www.stanfordalumni.org/event.html?navytailgate. Parking is free at Metro stops on weekends. In Annapolis, the parking lots near the stadium are $10, whereas one can park further away for free and take a free shuttle. Further information on parking and driving directions can be found at www.stanfordalumni.org/event.html?navytailgate.



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, kellmck@stanfordalumni.org
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ’61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net
Newsletter Editor: Jeff Lee ‘03, MA ’04
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)