WDCSA NEWSLETTER December 2014

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Ivy Singles Holiday Party
Friday, December 5 6:30-9:30 pm
DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC

The Washington DC Stanford Alumni Club invites you to the Ivy Singles Social Club Holiday Party! For advanced registration, click here: https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_179895.

The cost to attend is $42 (includes a $2 processing fee). Walk-ins are welcome at $45 (check made out to WDCSA or cash only please).

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. A 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 selection of fine wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar. Consistent with our elegant surroundings, please come dressed in holiday, cocktail or business attire.

Metro:
Take the Orange/Blue Line to Farragut West. Walk 3 blocks south on 18th St to F St.

Parking:
Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. Please be aware that most nearby parking garages close earlier than midnight.

For more information, contact Charlotte Perry ‘81 at CharMPerry@gmail.com or text/cell 202-341-8799

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, December 7 5 pm
Potomac, MD

The book group will meet at the home of Jody Tabner Thayer (the date has been changed from the second Sunday this month) to discuss the novel The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West. Book selections for the next 6 months should be available at the meeting.

The January meeting should take place on Sunday, Jan. 11th. For information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com. New members are welcome.

Wreaths Across America Community Service Opportunity
Saturday, December 13 8:30 am
Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Va

WDCSA and the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) are coordinating a family-friendly community service opportunity with the Wreaths Across America organization. We will have the opportunity to honor veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery by laying wreaths at their grave sites.

Please contact Jack Smith, MS '14, at jbsmith2004@alumni.stanford.edu to RSVP for this event and receive additional details.

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 18 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 advanced registration price is $8 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’10 – ’14), and guests; $12 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event16563. 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 ('10 - '14), and guests; $15 for non-WDCSA members and guests. We regret that no refunds will be given after December 12. Please contact Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Stanford Football Bowl Game
Winter 2014-15

Watch for details of the Bowl Game watch party in forthcoming WDCSA communication blasts. We will send details as soon as they are available. Go Card!

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

The January selection is Hyperbole and a Half:Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Copying Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh. This New York Times bestseller is a 2013 Goodreads choice award winner in the humor category. This book is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over two thousand Amazon readers. The March selection is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871

Parents Connection Social
Saturday, January 31 2-4 pm
5607 Wood Way, Bethesda MD

Please join the Stanford Parents Connection for an afternoon social. We will fellowship, trade stories, and eat chocolate.

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871

Stanford at the Opera
Spring 2015
Kennedy Center Opera House
Washington, DC

In March, we sail with Wagner's 'Flying Dutchman' preceded by a back stage tour.

In May, join us for a FREE 'Opera in the Outfield' at National's Park of Rossini's 'Cinderalla.' There will be a reserved Stanford section.

Watch for details on both events in the January newsletter. Contact Betty at 202.483.4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org for more information.

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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
Stanford Black Alumni Assoc: Tamandra Morgan, BA '09, tamandra@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: Jack Smith, MS ’14, jbsmith2004@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
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Revised: December 3, 2014