Washington DC Stanford Association February 1998 Newsletter

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February 21 Visit to the National Cryptologic Museum, Maryland Rt. 32
February 24 Breakfast Briefing with U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, Stanford MBA '67
February 27 Over 30's Singles Event at Capitol City Brewing Co.


Special Exclusive Tour of the National Cryptologic Museum
Saturday, February 21

Join members of the Stanford community, their friends and family for an exclusive, after-hours tour of the National Cryptologic Museum. The recently opened museum offers an intriguing "peek behind the curtain" at a once-secret world of the making and breaking of coded communications. The National Cryptologic Museum -- adjacent to the National Security Agency headquarters -- has a fascinating collection of artifacts, many only recently declassified. The museum displays in detail several critical but little known successes by cryptologic experts during World War II and the Cold War, and gives the history of secure communication methods from secret inks to biometrics.

The WDCSA has been offered a special after-hours guided tour of this museum for a group of 35 people. We expect spaces to fill quickly for this free, exclusive event, so if you are interested, please contact Randy Schieber at (703) 524-9311 by Friday, February 13.

The National Cryptologic Museum is located at the intersection of Maryland Rt. 32 and the Baltimore/Washington Parkway (Maryland Rt. 295), near the National Security Agency, approximately 25 minutes from both Baltimore and Washington DC.

The Details:

Place: National Cryptologic Museum
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00pm
Parking: Lot adjacent to museum. Rides can be arranged
Cost: No charge, but space is limited!!
RSVP: For more information, detailed directions, or to make reservations, please call Randy Schieber (703) 524-9311

Directions (for more details and maps, check the web site at www.nsa.gov:8080/museum)

If you're coming from:

Baltimore, MD

Take the B/W Parkway (Rt. 295) South towards Washington, D.C. Exit at Rt. 32, heading towards Ft. Meade. Before you reach the first light, make a left onto Colony 7 Rd. Go past the Shell station to reach the Museum.

Washington, D.C.

Take the B/W Parkway (Rt. 295) North towards Baltimore. Take the exit for Rt. 32. When you reach the light at the end of the exit ramp, make a left, towards Columbia. Take the first right, onto Colony 7 Rd. Go past the Shell station to reach the Museum.


Breakfast Briefing
Tuesday, February 24

A MID-TERM REPORT FROM THE 105th U.S. CONGRESS
Representative Jim Kolbe (Stanford MBA '67)
U.S. Congress; 5th District, Arizona

Jim Kolbe is in his 7th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving the 5th Congressional District of Arizona centered around Tucson. He is one of the 13 leaders of the House Appropriations Committee, serving as chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Treasury and General Government. The Appropriations Committee -- subject to the approval of the entire House of Representatives -- determines and oversees where and how federal funds are spent.

Along with the Budget Committee and the White House, it determines major macroeconomic policy in Congress for the nation. The Appropriations Subcommittee on the Treasury, chaired by Kolbe, oversees the spending of the U.S. Treasury Department; much of the White House, including the Office of Management and Budget; and certain independent agencies, including the Federal Election Commission and Office of Government Ethics.

Jim has been in the Appropriations leadership since 1995, following the Republicans' election to majority in the U.S. House (and to the U.S. Senate). His perspective on what is now the fourth year of a Republican-controlled Congress with a Democratic President is valuable as well as timely, as the current 105th Congress starts its 2nd session and enters an election year. Jim's position relative to U.S. Treasury Department's spending and operations in these recent months of international financial turmoil and "bailouts" of national governments throughout the world should also prove highly insightful. A strong "free trade" advocate especially on NAFTA and "fast track" legislation, Kolbe is generally viewed as a moderate Republican on social and environmental issues.

The Details:

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St., NW, Washington DC
Time: 7:45 am - 9:00 am (please be prompt!)
Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Sts. exit)
Cost: $13.00 per person (includes continental breakfast)
RSVP: Please make checks payable to WDCSA and send by February 20 to Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corp. Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20004 tel. (202) 783-5560, e-mail: tadlhock@aol.com


Over 30's Singles Event
Friday, February 27

Come see what's on tap for February! Join the Dartmouth Club of Washington and fellow alums from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, MIT, Wellesley and Vassar for a warm night of revelry at the Capitol City Brewing Company, next door to Union Station. Meet us on the mezzanine level, overlooking the restaurant. Bundle up, head on over and have a brew with us!

The Details:

Place: Capitol City Brewing Company at Postal Square, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, (202) 842-BEER
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Metro: Union Station
Cost: $15.00 per person in advance, $20 at the door (includes hor d'oeuvres and cash bar)
RSVP: Please make checks payable to WDCSA and send to Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th, Apt. 400, Arlington VA. (703) 486-0952


Adopt-a-School Program: Half-Time Report

We're about half way through the school year, and our program at Meyer Elementary is going strong. A typical Saturday morning finds about a dozen tutors and half again as many students working together on improving the children's basic scholastic skills. The computer lab funded through the program is as popular as ever, and allows the students some highly beneficial hands-on time with various educational software packages.

Computers or not, the program revolves around the volunteer tutors and we are always looking for more. We will be at the school most Saturdays through the end of May (holiday weekends are excepted) from 10:00 to 11:30 am. The school is located at 11th and Clifton Streets, NW, in the Shaw neighborhood. A full-time commitment is not necessary- even occasional support is appreciated.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information on the program or schedule, give Bob Krahe a call at 301-236-0570, email Robert_Krahe@compuserve.com. We'd love to see you.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION:

Membership Information: Paul Garrett, BA '92 (703) 227-6352 Paul_Garrett@mail.amsinc.com
Hotline: (301) 230-5575
Co-Presidents: Sherry Abel, BA '64 (202) 244-4568, eabel@erols.com
Monica Mulrooney, (703) 548-5467, KeithMon@aol.com
Vice President: Kendall Andrews, BA '90 (301) 718-6483 Kandrews@dc.infi.net
Newsletter: Katie Gray, BA '90 (202) 237-6377 kgray@uol.com
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219

Last Modified: 7/15/99
Comments to: William Pegram, williampegram@stanfordalumni.org