Washington DC Stanford Association August 2006 Newsletter

Calendar of Events:

Sat 8/5 Explore the National Zoo’s Asia Trail
Sun 8/13 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Fri 8/18 Ivy Singles Club Happy Hour
Fri 8/25 Young Alumni Summer Bash
Fri 9/1 Washington Nat’ls Tickets
Sun 9/10 Annual WDCSA Welcome BBQ
Sat 9/16 - Sat 12/9 Flag Football League
Mon 9/25 Washington National Opera
Mon 11/13 Washington National Opera

sloth bear cubBehind the Scenes of the National Zoo's Asia Trail
Saturday, August 5 8:00-10:00am
The Panda Café at the National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

The Washington DC Stanford Association and the University of Pennsylvania Washington DC Alumni Club invite you learn about the National Zoo's Asia Trail with alumnus Kara Blond (Penn BA '97, Stanford MA '02), Exhibit Developer for the Asia Trail. When it opens to the public on September 20, the Asia Trail will be home to several Asian animals now living at the Zoo, including sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, and of course the giant pandas!

The program will consist of a continental breakfast and interactive presentation atop the Zoo's Panda Café, which overlooks the yard where panda cub Tai Shan often plays in the mornings and the soon-to-open Asia Trail. Kara will talk about the development of the Asia Trail exhibit and answer questions. Afterwards, families are encouraged to explore the Zoo on their own – we will distribute lists of special demonstrations, feedings, and events taking place later in the day. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about the Asia Trail before it opens to the public!


Kids under 5: Free    
Kids 5 and up: $12
WDCSA members: $17
Non-WDCSA members: $22

Not sure if you're a member? Find out here: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp

Join WDCSA online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/membership_form.html and save $5 on admission to this event

Questions about this event? Email Kelly McKenzie at kellymck@gmail.com. Sign up and pay for this event online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/index.html#zoo

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, August 13 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing “Memento Mori” by Muriel Spark on Sunday, August 13. Please contact Alison Westfall for more information at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group." The titles for the next six months are available on the Yahoo website.

Ivy Singles Club Happy Hour
Friday, August 18 6:30-9:30pm
Pier 7, Main Deck Lounge, Southwest waterfront

The Washington Wellesley Club invites you to Happy Hour at Pier 7 on Washington’s Southwest waterfront. Join us in the Main Deck Lounge for an evening of good food and good company at one of the most picturesque spots in Washington! Appetizers and cash bar. Casual or business attire. Pre-paid reservations strongly recommended. Send check for $25, payable to the Washington Wellesley Club, to Debbie Tate, 1022 North Cleveland Street, Arlington, VA 22201 by Wednesday, August 16. Please note your school on the check. RSVP’s and walk-ins are $30. Pier 7 is located at 650 Water Street SW, Washington DC (www.channelinn.com/contact.htm) Park for free in the Channel Inn’s underground garage with validated ticket, or take the Circulator bus (only $1 www.dccirculator.com) to the front door, or take metro to the green line’s Waterfront stop and walk two and a half blocks. Questions: debtate2001@yahoo.com

Young Alumni: End of Summer Blues Bash
Friday, August 25 7:30 - 9:30PM
Location: Blue Gin, 1206 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Cost: $5 in advance, $8 at the door

Don't miss the D.C. Cardinal Young Alumni event of the year, the 3rd Annual 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 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 good food stops flowing), so be sure to arrive promptly at to take advantage of the reserved VIP lounge upstairs. To pay in advance, please use the button below. Please contact Katy with questions at KatyHerbert@gmail.com or 703-819-2800.

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

Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, September 1 7:05PM
Cost: $6

Our 4 season tickets are in Section 314, Row 15, Seats 15-18, behind home plate. Our prices range from $17-$27/ticket, offering a discount ranging from 3-8 dollars from box-office single-game ticket prices (and we have no service charges). Current ticket availability for the entire season is shown at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/baseball.asp

For the Friday, September 1st 7:05PM game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, we have additional seats in Sections 402 and 403 (along right field line beyond first base) at $6 (normal price is $16). To request seats for any game, please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952. For a seating chart, please visit http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/was/ballpark/seating_pricing.jsp

Annual WDCSA Welcome BBQ
Sunday, Sept. 10 12:30-3pm
5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816

Looking for a way to reconnect with Stanford from the comfort of your own community? Now is your chance! Please join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association board of directors as we kick-off a new year of service to alumni in the area. This event is graciously hosted by Chris and Marsha Shinkman, parents of Elizabeth, '98.

Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Everything else will be provided. To RSVP, please contact Margaret New at Margaret@middleburggroup.com or 540-687-3077. In case of rain, please call 301-229-6106 the day of the event. For directions, please visit www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/ a few days before the event.

Flag Football League

Following a successful first year in the Capitol Alumni Network (CAN) flag football league, Stanford will return to the gridiron (ellipse and mall). The team is currently recruiting players. Season begins September 16th and ends December 9th. For more information, contact Michael Korns at mkorns@keenersquire.com or (202) 329-6150. Visit our teams at

Washington National Opera Tickets
Fall 2006 Season

Monday, Sept. 25 7pm
A double bill - Two for the price of one. Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi". Starring Samuel Ramey and Denyce Graves - Directed by William Friedken ("The Exorcist" and "The French Connection"). Deadline for ordering is September 10th. Tickets will be mailed by September 15th.

Monday, Nov. 13 7pm
"Madama Butterfly", the Puccini classic. In a spectacular production from "Teatr Wielki National Opera Warsaw" - Conducted by Placido Domingo. Deadline for ordering is October 24th. Tickets will be mailed by October 31st.

Prime Orchestra seats are $141.50 and Second Tier seats are $69.50. For tickets - Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty for more information at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or (202) 483-4048.


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: August 2, 2006