WDCSA NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2013

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Stanford in Washington Art Gallery Opening: Emma Webster
Thursday, December 5 6:30-8 pm
Stanford in Washington 2661 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC

Join the Stanford family to celebrate the opening of memory: paintings by Emma Webster ('11), the latest exhibit at the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery. Emma's 10 large-scale paintings revisit the adventures of her youth through abstracted representations of childhood memories using an exquisite palette of colors and the omnipresent figures of Emma, her sister Kate, and their doberman Ted.

Please help us welcome Emma and her work to the east coast! Please RSVP to Nichole Grant, ngrant@stanford.edu, by December 2.

Ivy Singles Holiday Party
Friday, December 6 6:30-9 pm
DACOR Bacon House 1801 F Street NW Washington, DC

Join the Ivy Singles Social Club for its annual holiday party! The venue is once again the elegant and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25), home to several Supreme Court Justices and a Maryland governor. U.S. Congressman from New York, Robert Low Bacon and his wife, Virginia Murray Bacon, lived in the house until 1980. Upon her death, Virginia bequeathed the building and furnishings as a memorial to her husband. The DACOR-Bacon House and Foundation now serve as a "place to facilitate international peace and understanding" as well as a conference and meeting place for the Organization of Foreign Affairs Professionals known as DACOR.

Each floor of the DACOR-Bacon House will be festively decorated for the holiday season. We will feast on hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a fine selection of wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar. Please come dressed in holiday, cocktail, or business attire consistent with our elegant surroundings.

Register in advance online for $42 (includes a $2 processing fee) at this link: https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php? option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_90275.

Walk-ins are welcome at $45; however, advance reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.

The venue is 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines). Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. Please be aware that most nearby parking garages close early. Check with the garage attendant.

For more information, contact Charlotte Perry CharMPerry@gmail.com or text 202-341-8799

Pac-12 Football Championship Game Watch
Mackeys, 1823 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 7:45PM Eastern

Arizona State vs. Stanford.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, December 8 5 pm Bethesda, Md.

The book group will meet at the home of Perry Seiffert to discuss The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford.

The books for the next six months should be announced at this meeting. For general information on the book group, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12 7-10 pm
DACOR Bacon House 1801 F Street NW Washington, DC

Looking to add some cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alums to celebrate the festive season at the DACOR-Bacon House. The venue (built 1824-25) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to several Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, and a Maryland governor. The DACORBacon House will be decorated for the holiday season and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

As part of our WDCSA community service efforts, we will be collecting canned food for Capital Area Food Bank and new or gently used coats for StandUp For Kids, an organization supporting homeless youth in the D.C. area, during our holiday party. All donations are welcome as we plan to make a huge difference this holiday season!

The advance registration price is $8 for WDCSA members, young alumni ('09 -- '13), and guests; $12 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event13537. Checks made out to WDCSA may be sent to Kevin Coyne, 418 S Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

The price at the door is $12 for WDCSA members, young alumni ('09 - '13), and guests; $15 for non- WDCSA members and guests. We regret that no refunds will be given after December 6. Please contact Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Wreaths Across America Community Service
Saturday, December 14 9am -12 pm Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Va
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

WDCSA, the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN), and the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) are coordinating a hands-on community service opportunity with the Wreaths Across America organization that honors those who served and sacrificed. Join fellow Stanford alumni in honoring the brave Americans at Arlington Cemetery by laying a wreath at their graves. The wreaths will be provided, but hundreds of volunteers are needed to successfully lay a wreath at every grave.

We will meet in front of the Arlington National Cemetery Visitors Center at 9 am (Stanford attire encouraged) and then walk over to the McClellan Arch located on McClellan Drive between Sections 33 and 12 for the Opening Ceremony, which begins at 9:30 am.

The ceremony will provide some introductory remarks and a short briefing to provide basic information to volunteers. After the ceremony, volunteers will move to the designated areas of the cemetery where they will lay wreaths on headstones. We want to remind you that when you place the wreath, you may be the first person to visit that particular grave in years, so we hope you will take time to read the stone and honor the memory of that hero.

At 11 am, there will be a wreath laying at President Kennedy's grave followed by an 11:30 am wreath laying at the USS Maine Mast Memorial. The final ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at noon.

We encourage participants to use the Metro as parking within the cemetery itself will be very restricted. While the Arlington Cemetery stop on the Blue Line stops at the cemetery entrance, you can also access various parts of the Cemetery from the Rosslyn, Pentagon, and Pentagon City metro stops. To support Metro traveling volunteers, multiple cemetery gates will be open to provide pedestrian access to this event. Free parking is available at the Pentagon parking lot at 860 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Va for those who wish to take the metro from Pentagon City to Arlington Cemetery.

For more information, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. If you would like to sponsor a wreath, go to http://tinyurl.com/k9o2346. To RSVP, please fill out this webform, or contact Amy Kroll at akroll@alumni.stanford.edu or Jerry Reid jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu

Stanford at the Opera Winter 2013-2014
Kennedy Center

A few seats remain! Act quickly! Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 2pm Kennedy Center-Terrace Theater Bring the family to "The Lion, the Unicorn and Me" - a nativity story told by the donkey - based on the children's story by Jeannette Winterson -- a world premiere directed by Francesca Zambello. Note: Suitable for adults too! All seats $ 53.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Kennedy Center- Opera House "Moby Dick" -- Jake Heggie's triumphant new opera of Herman Melville's 19th-century literary masterpiece. "Sumptious and stirring! Theatrically stunning! Epic in scale!" (San Francisco Chronicle) Prime Orchestra $ 130; Second Tier Prime $ 70. Deadline for ordering January 24, 2014.

For tickets -- Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at 202.483.4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org

WDCSA Brewery Tours
Saturday, January 11 6:30 pm
Port City Brewing Co. 3950 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, Va

Join us for the first in a series of monthly brewery tours this winter! We'll kick things off at Port City Brewing Co. For $20, we'll enjoy a private tour and tasting to include six of Port City's draft beers and a souvenir glass to keep. Please save the date! Registration details and information on coordinating carpools to come. For questions, contact Sumana Chatterjee, MA'04 (sumanachatt@yahoo.com) or Nina Rodriguez, MS'05 (ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com).

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, January 20 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille 1113 S. Charles St. Baltimore, Md

The January selection is Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest. This was the opening book of Oprah's Book Club 2.0 in 2012. It reached #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in July 2012. This book was voted the #1 book in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 in the Memoir and Autobiography category. Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301) 655-5871.

SAVE THE DATE: An Evening with Stanford Professor Justin Ferrell
Thursday, January 23 6:30- 8:30 pm
WDCSA SPEAKERS SERIES

Join us for an evening with Stanford Professor Justin Ferrell. Justin recently joined Stanford's d.school as its first director of fellowships, an immersive new leadership accelerator for mid-career innovators with the potential to shift their professions. A career journalist specializing in organizational behavior and change, Justin worked for the last seven years for The Washington Post, most recently as the director of digital, mobile & new product design. Also a prolific visual storyteller, Justin has designed several awardwinning projects -- including the investigative series "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency," winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He has spoken on creative culture in many venues, from the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin to Education City in Doha, Qatar.

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KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: John Smithson, '05, jsmithson@gmail.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P '98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS '02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org, (703) 517-9082
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, patriciamarbyharrison@gmail.com
Webmaster and Email Newsletter: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com, (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com
Parents Connection: Helene Myers, P'14, cedarhouse@comcast.net, Juliet Wilkins, P'15, julietteaches@gmail.com, Jonathan Wilkins, P'15, jonathan.wilkins@hotmail.com
Community Service: Sumana Chatterjee, MA '04, sumanachatt@yahoo.com
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P '98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, Greg Billings '88 billings.g@gmail.com
Stanford Military Service Network: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu
Boomers to Busters: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, phebepg@yahoo.com, Charlotte Perry, '81, charmperry@gmail.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, maggie@middleburggroup.com

Club Mailing Address: 3841 Whitman Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

Revised: December 2, 2013