Washington DC Stanford Association December 2000 Newsletter

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

Dec 10      WDCSA Holiday Party
Dec 12      Brown Bag Professional Exchange
Dec 20      K2 Discussion
Jan 2         K2 Performance

WDCSA Holiday Party
Sunday, December 10
7 p.m.

Please join us for one of the year's merriest events -- the annual WDCSA Holiday Party held at the Stanford in Washington (SIW) campus.  This year's catered dinner features herb roasted beef with red wine gravy, rice pilaf, vegetables, salad, rolls, and assorted desserts.  Those who attended last year will tell you the dinner was delicious!

From the piano, WDCSA Vice President Charles Hokanson will lead everyone in a rousing medley of Christmas and other holiday songs.  Charles has performed at Stanford events for years as a student and alumnus, including at last year's holiday party and the SIW 10th Anniversary at the U.S. Supreme Court.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity for caroling.  Charles has indicated he'll do his best to take requests for your favorite songs of the season.

All this for $19 per person.  The Stanford in Washington campus is located at 2661 Connecticut Ave., NW, across the street from the Woodley Park Metro stop on the Red Line.

Due to the need to provide an exact dinner count to the caterer, we must insist on paid reservations in advance.  Please send a check made out to the Washington D.C. Stanford Association and mail to Charles Hokanson, 3000 Spout Run Pkwy #B-605, Arlington, VA 22201.  Checks must be received by Thursday, December 7.  If there is ANY chance your check may arrive late, please call or e-mail Charles at 703-351-1091 or charles_hokanson@stanfordalumni.org, providing your name, phone number, and number of guests.

For some years, the annual Holiday Party has often been combined with an afternoon concert.  This year, we recommend -- but have not purchased group tickets for -- Handel's Messiah at the Washington National Cathedral featuring the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys with orchestra and soloists.  The concert will be performed from 4-7 p.m. on December 10.  If you would like to attend immediately before the holiday party, please contact the Cathedral at 202-537-5757. The best seats still available are in the back nave and east transept, most of which are $28 each.  WDCSA President Callista Chen will be attending the concert; contact her at 202-319-1841 or callista@stanfordalumni.org if you'd like to arrange to buy tickets together.

Brown Bag Professional Exchange on Capitol Hill
Tuesday, December 12

Join us for an insider's view of Capitol Hill! The next Brown Bag Professional Exchange will take place on Tuesday, December 12th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Stanford graduates Keith Hennessy, Lorri Elder, Scott Gerber, and Baird Webel will share their experiences of life on the Hill.

Representing both sides of the aisle in the House and the Senate, our hosts will lead a lively, interactive discussion.

Space is limited.  Please direct RSVPs to Jennifer Glueck '96 by December 11th, at jglueck@welfaretowork.org or 202-955-3005 x328.

Keith Hennessy
'90 B.A.S. in Mathematics and Political Science, '94 MA in Public Policy (Harvard) Policy Director, Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Trent Lott (R-Mississippi)

Lorri Elder
'96 in American Studies, '99 MA in Public Policy and Public Administration from London School of Economics; Legislative Assistant, Congressman Mike Thompson (D-Napa Valley)

Baird Webel
'92 BA in International Relations, '96 MA in Economics and MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown; Legislative Assistant, Congressman John Cooksy (R-5th District of Louisiana).

Scott Gerber
'97 BA Political Science and English; Deputy Press Secretary, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA)

Event Details:

Location:  SC-6 in the Capitol.  Attendees should enter through the "Law Library" door on the East side of the Capitol and proceed to the basement level. (Ask any police officer for directions.) 

Metro: There are two appropriate Metro stops: Union Station (red line) and Capitol South (orange/blue line).  There is no parking available on the Capitol grounds.

Lunch: Brown Bag

Modern Drama Discussion Group

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will be discussing Patrick Meyers's "K2" (1982) on December 20 and attending the performance of "K2" on January 2.  Our discussion will feature director Wendy Goldberg.  For more information, contact Betty Byrne BS '55 (202-483-4048 & BettyByrne@stanfordalumni.org.)

Big Game Wrap-Up

Thanks to all the volunteers who made the Big Game party a success.  The Cardinal won (yet again!) in a heart-stopping overtime finale.  Due to the excitement and din of the game, the winners of the Stanford Big Game Trivia Contest were awarded their prizes (gift certificates donated by the Capitol Hill Brewing Company) but never announced. Let it be known throughout the land that the 2000 trivia masters were as follows:

First Prize: Rafe Forland and Nora Bensahel

Second Prize: Beth Shinkman (with the help of Chuck Ludlam)

Third Prize (tie): David Bloomberg and Bill Allen


Hotline: (301) 230-5575   
President: Callista Chen, BA '97, (202)319-1841, callista@stanfordalumni.org
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