Washington DC Stanford Association December 2005 Newsletter

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Sep-Jan Flag Football
Sun 12/11 DC Stanford Book Club
Tue 12/13 Health Care Management Talk - CANCELLED
Sat 12/17 Men’s Basketball on ESPN
Mon 12/19 Happy Holidays Happy Hour
Sat 1/7 WDCSA Volunteers Event
Tue 1/10 WDCSA Board Meeting
Jan-Apr CAN Volleyball Season
Mon 4/10 Das Rheingold
Mon 5/22 La Clemenza di Tito
Apr-Oct Washington Nationals Baseball
Sun 7/2 Annie at Wolf Trap
Sun 7/16 Chicago at Wolf Trap

Calling All Flag Football Players
Now through January (Sat & Sun)
Location: Ellipse

Following a successful debut year in the Capitol Alumni Network (CAN) softball league, Stanford welcomes players (and fans) to come out and enjoy a good time on the Ellipse. For more information, contact Matt Cordova '94 at matthew.cordova@verizon.net, (202) 663-0309 (w) or (703) 370-1238 (h). www.leaguelineup.com/gocardinal


Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Dec. 11 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Nancy Moss apartment in Dupont Circle

We will meet to discuss Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner. Potluck dinner at 5:30, discussion at 6:30PM. Please RSVP to Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com by Friday, December 9th with the dish or drinks you plan to bring. For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."


Discussion on Health Care Management and Technology - CANCELLED
Tuesday, Dec. 13 6:30-9:00pm
Advisory Board
2445 M St NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC

Please join us for some light holiday fare and a discussion of topics in health care management and technology with GSB Professor Stefanos Zenios and Erik Johnson, GSB 1997 and Managing Director at The Advisory Board Company. This event is sponsored by the Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association.

Light refreshments will be served between 6:30-7:15, and the program will commence at 7:15. The cost for this event is $15 per person and includes the presentation and reception. Please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202.


Men’s Basketball vs. Virginia Tech
Sunday, Dec. 18, 12:30am, ESPN
Las Vegas, Nevada

Although the game is scheduled to begin at 11:30PM Eastern time on Saturday evening, tvguide.com indicates that ESPN coverage will begin one hour later at 12:30am Sunday morning. Check television listings that weekend for up-to-date information.


WDCSA Happy Holidays Happy Hour
Monday, December 19, 6:00-8:30 PM
The Childe Harold
1610 20th ST N.W. (just north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro exit)
Cost: FREE

Are the holidays driving you nuts? WDCSA would like to treat you to a well-deserved break from the holiday rush. Relax with your fellow alums at the Childe Harold for an evening of hot toddies and warm hors d'oeuvres. In celebration of the season, WDCSA is hosting this happy hour FREE of charge to alumni. We'll be serving a sumptuous array of appetizers in a private room overlooking Dupont Circle and you will be able to purchase beverages at a cash bar. We hope you'll join the festivities! To ensure plenty of refreshments, please RSVP to Kelly McKenzie if you plan to attend at kellymck@gmail.com or 202-244-4621.


WDCSA Volunteers Needed to Revitalize Parks Center
Saturday, January 7 9:00 - 11:30am
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th St., NW, Washington, DC
No cost

Washington Parks & People, the capital area's network of community park partnerships, needs help renovating the Josephine Butler Parks Center, an 18,000 sq ft, 40-room Renaissance-revival style mansion overlooking Meridian Hill Park. Washington Parks & People operates the Parks Center as a "greenhouse" for advancing Washington's parks and public spaces. Join other volunteers from the Washington DC Stanford Alumni club to help with weatherizing, moving, demolition, painting, and other tasks at the Parks Center. Afterwards, we'll enjoy coffee and pastries at the nearby Love Cafe.

For more information about Washington Parks & People and the Parks Center, go to www.washingtonparks.net/parkscenter.html. RSVP to Kelly McKenzie ('03) at kellymck@gmail.com


WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 10 7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington House
2661 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

Looking to reconnect with Stanford in the New Year? All are welcome to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.


Calling All Volleyball Players!
January through April

Its time for volleyball season again! The Washington DC Stanford Alumni Association is looking for volleyball players of all experience levels to participate in the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) Volleyball league. The CAN volleyball league holds weekly games at DC area middle and high schools in January, culminating in a playoff tournament in April.

There are three options for the volleyball team: 1) Monday recreational team, 2) Wednesday recreational team, 3) Wednesday competitive team

Please let Brinda Thomas (brindat@stanforalumni.org) know of your interest and availability for each of the options for the volleyball team(s) by December 21st. All teams are co-ed and an equal number of men and women must participate on the court at all times during a game. She will send out more details about rules and game schedule to interested players.


Washington National Opera
"Das Rheingold" - Richard Wagner
Monday, April 10, 7pm

The Washington Post called the last WNO Wagner opera "Die Walkure" the "best thing this company has ever done"! Francesca Zambello again directs.

"La Clemenza di Tito" – Mozart
Monday, May 22, 7pm

Celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday and hear the leading tenor interpreter of this music, Michael Schade.

Prime Orchestra $141.50, 2nd Tier $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. Deadline for reserving Spring 2006 WNO tickets is March 10th. Tickets will be mailed week of March 13th.


Wolf Trap Musicals
Annie, Sunday, July 2, 8PM - $48
Chicago, Sunday, July 16, 8PM - $48

We have 20 tickets for each performance. Seats are in the first two rows of the orchestra (A and B) on the side. Please send check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Questions? Contact Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net


Washington Nationals Baseball

We will again purchase 4 season tickets. We are attempting to upgrade our seats. Once our seating is determined, we will put a notice in the newsletter. Questions? Contact Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net or (703) 486-0952.


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, 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
Newsletter Editor: Jeff Lee ‘03, MA ’04, jeff118@stanfordalumni.org, 650-315-4832
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)

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: December 8, 2005