Washington DC Stanford Association Decenber 2004 Newsletter

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

Fri 12/3 Pac-10 Happy Hour
Fri 12/10 Ivy Singles - Holiday Happy Hour
Sat 12/11 Men's BB vs. Michigan State
Sun 12/12 Washington Book Club
Sun 12/12 WDCSA Holiday Party
Wed 12/15 Baltimore Book Club
Other: softball, admissions, email reminder, membership, upcoming events

As you organize your busy holiday schedule, please plan to join WDCSA at one of our celebrations – each held in fantastic locations: the newly refurbished Stanford in Washington facility and the DACOR-Bacon House. If you have been curious about what the DC Book Club meetings are like, this may be the perfect time to sit in, as they will hold it at Stanford in Washington just prior to the 12/12 Holiday Party.

If you plan to travel, be safe and accept the happiest holiday wishes from WDCSA!

Pac-10 Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 3, 6:30PM - ?
Fox and Hounds, 1537 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Closest Metro is Dupont Circle (Dupont North side)

We had Pac-10 Happy Hours a few years ago, but none recently so this is the first attempt to revive this. Be adventuresome and show up and let us know how it works out!

Ivy Singles - Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 10 6:30 - 8:30 PM
DACOR-Bacon House, 1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC
Light hors d'Oeurves and Cash Bar

Host: Washington DC Stanford Association

Come enjoy the spirit of the season as we help decorate the DACOR-Bacon House for the holidays. One of the most elegant residences in Washington, the DACOR-Bacon House has been home to Supreme Court Justices and a Maryland governor over its glorious history. Now restored, it is the perfect setting for the best Ivy Singles event yet, the Holiday Happy Hour.

Prepaid Reservations: $25 by check to J. C. Hyde, 2758 Viking Drive, Oak Hill VA 20171, so that it is received by Tuesday, December 7. Make checks payable to "WDCSA," noting your school on the check.

Email Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 at the door. Email reservations to J. C. Hyde at jhyde@cox.net by Dec. 9. Pre-reservation is strongly recommended so that we can ensure that all will have treats to enjoy.

Info and directions: www.ivysinglesdc.com

Stanford Men's Basketball
Saturday Dec. 11, 4PM Eastern
vs. 9th ranked-Michigan State on CBS

Director of Athletics Ted Leland announced on Nov. 29th that Stanford will end the employment of Stanford football coach Buddy Teevens, effective immediately. Stanford was 2-9 in his first year as coach, and 4-7 in both his second and third year. Teevens replaced Stanford Coach Tyrone Willingham, who was fired Nov. 30th by Notre Dame, where he was 10-3 in his first year and 5-7 and 6-5 in his second and third year.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Dec. 12 4:30 - 6 PM
Location: Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC
Book: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig

This would be a great month to join us for our discussion as we will be meeting at the Stanford in Washington House just prior to the WDCSA Holiday Party. We will discuss Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and then adjourn to join the holiday gathering.

For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group". For more information and directions to this month's discussion, please contact Dan Cautley at: 202-244-2488, dwcautley@mindspring.com or Donna at lkdonna@comcast.net

WDCSA Holiday Party 2004
Sunday, Dec. 12 6:00 - 9:00PM
Location: Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC
6:00 – 7:30 Buffet dinner and drinks
7:30 – 9:00 DC Accidentals, group caroling.
Member Cost: $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Non-Member Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Young Alums (Five years or less since graduation): subtract $10

The Washington DC Stanford Association cordially invites you to an evening of holiday cheer and WDCSA tradition! We’ll be entertained by the DC Accidentals, a local a cappella group whose members include Elliot Roseman (MBA/MS ’80). They will perform a wide range of holiday, jazz, rock, and blues. Washington Chorus member Louis Reith (PhD ’76) will do the evening’s introductions, and former WDCSA President Charles Hokanson (AB/AM ’94) will provide piano accompaniment for some festive caroling.

We look forward to seeing you for this fun, festive holiday evening.

RSVP by December 7th to risashimoda@msn.com. Mail checks payable to WDCSA to 601 Hudson Ave. #102, Takoma Park, MD 20912.  Questions? Please call 301-585-4677.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 15 7:00 PM
Location: 1201 William St., Baltimore
Book: Life of Pi, Yann Martel

For this month's fiction book we'll be discussing Life of Pi, by Yann
Martel. Join us as we discuss this great book that will make you both laugh and cry - really!

Please contact Sarah Clever, '91, at slclever@earthlink.net or (410) 685-7558 for information, directions and suggestions for "theme food" for the evening.

Stanford Softball Team

Now that football is winding down, and basketball is heating up, it's time to turn our attention to...SOFTBALL! Plans are underway for Stanford to field a softball team in the Capital Alumni Network (CAN), the umbrella organization for college and university alumni clubs and chapters in the Washington area. CAN runs a popular co-ed softball league with 45 teams participating. Games are weekdays at 6:30pm on the mall/ellipse and the season is from April 15 to August 15. The fee for playing is $20-25.

Please come to a preliminary organizational meeting to discuss plans for the Spring 2005 Stanford team. We will get together on Monday, December 6, 2004 at 6:30pm at the Front Page Restaurant, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW (202-296-6500 http://www.frontpage.com). Interested roommates, friends, etc. are welcome. If you should have questions or would like meeting notes, call or email Chris Shinkman (301-229-4427) or c.shinkman@verizon.net.

Volunteers: Admissions Office

The Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for alumni and parent volunteers to help out with local events, including information sessions for high school students, and welcome/sendoff events for new admits. Spread your excitement about Stanford, share your own experiences, and get to know other local alums... the time commitment is only a few hours a year (and always optional). We especially need help from recent grads and current/recent parents, but all are welcome!! If you're interested or want to learn more, please contact Karen Heywood McKinley ('97), karenhey@stanfordalumni.org, or 301-215-9870.

Email Reminder System

Don’t forget our email reminder system which can create a reminder about a WDCSA event to be sent to you on a date you specify. New Features: 1) You can now add a note to yourself that will be sent to you with the event email reminder; 2) you can now create reminders for anything -- it doesn't have to be one of our events. Simply specify the message, the date you want it sent, and the email address. Access both reminder systems on the WDCSA web page at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/remind.html or by clicking the Remind link at the top of any page in our website. Questions? -- contact Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net

Membership Renewal

If your membership expires at the end of December, a renewal form is being sent with this newsletter. You are encouraged to renew online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (click on Join/Renew) but you may also use the enclosed form.

Upcoming Events

Udvar – Hazy Update: Mike Nelson ’59 has announced that the January 29th tour of the new Air and Space Museum for January has reached its limit (30), reflecting the enthusiasm you have shown for this magnificent facility! Those of you who are signed up will love his enthusiasm and knowledge. Mike has scheduled a third tour (though he reports for duty as a museum docent weekly) for late March: we’ll have the date in the January WDCSA newsletter.

Also, still in the works…a reception at the home of alum Congressman James Kolbe (AZ) and a March 16th evening at the Museum of the American Indian, hosted by the Museum Director, Rick West.

Wolf Trap Musicals - We have 20 side front orchestra seats for the Thursday, July 21, 2005 8PM performance of Peter Pan (row F42-52, G48-57) and 20 side front orchestra for the Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 performance of  My Fair Lady (rows (E40-49, F42-51).  Seats are $48 which is $4 off the box office price and there is no service charge.  To reserve seats, please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202.  Questions, email wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952  We are mentioning this now because Wolf Trap sales of these musicals begins December 4th; we will publicize this again beginning in the April or May newsletter. 


Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda '77, risashimoda@msn.com (new email address) - Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran '75, gktyran@aol.com - University Contact and Outreach
Vice-President: Lindsay Arnold '02, larnold@stanfordalumni.org
Treasurer: Jim Finucane '61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Email Newsletter/Membership: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: MJ Hermes '83, mhermes@bbandt.com, (301) 662-1148 #74
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)

Revised: December 3, 2004