Washington DC Stanford Association February 2004 Newsletter

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

Sat 2/7 Men's Basketball v. Arizona
Sun 2/8 Washington Book Club Meeting
Tues 2/10 Congressman David Wu Reception (you can pay online)
Wed 2/11 George Schultz Lecture
Wed 2/11 Disney on Ice at MCI Center (you can pay online)
Thur 2/19 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Thur 2/19 Young Alum Happy Hour
Fri 2/27 Ivy Singles at Saveur

Washington Opera 2004-2005
Discovering Dickens
Membership Renewal
Don Kennedy Reception

Stanford Men's Basketball
Sat. Feb. 7 Arizona - 3PM EST on ABC

We will be at the Crystal City Sports Pub to watch the 2nd ranked and undefeated Men's Basketball team take on Arizona. The Crystal City Sports Pub is at 529 S. 23rd Street, Arlington. The nearest metro is Crystal City. ABC basketball coverage is regional coverage, so it is unlikely the game will be shown on the ABC affiliates in this area so come to the sports bar and watch. Other February games on TV are as follows (all times Eastern)
Sat. Feb. 14 vs. Cal 10PM – Fox Sports Net
Sat. Feb. 21 vs. UCLA 4PM – CBS
Sat. Feb. 28 vs. Oregon 7PM – ABC
Crystal City Sports Pub is the likely viewing location for these games as well; changes will be sent out via email. Questions: Bill Pegram, wmpegram@comcast.net, (703)-486-0952.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, February 8 - 5 - 8 PM
Location: 8510 16th St. #404
Summit Hills Apartments, Silver Spring, MD
Book: Leap of Faith, by Queen Noor

Summit Hills Apartments (16th St. and East-West Highway are a 10-15 minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro. Also, plenty of parking is available in lot. Elevator access. RSVP to Janet: 301-495-5556.

Upcoming: Sunday, March 14, 5PM. The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd.

Questions? Please contact Carina Uraiqat at carinau@stanfordalumni.org To join:

Congressman David Wu Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 10 - 7:30PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Ave., NW
Cost: $15 per person in advance; $20 per person at the door

Congressman David Wu, ’77, the first Chinese-American in the House of Representatives, will be speaking at the Stanford in Washington campus (directly across from the Woodley Park/Zoo metro station) on Tuesday, February 10. We will serve light refreshments at 7:30 pm that will be followed by his remarks at 8:00 pm. Congressman Wu will speak on the prospects for 2004, including the upcoming elections and the challenges facing the economy.

Congressman Wu (D-OR) serves on the House Science and Education Committees, and holds a JD from Yale University. In the midst of the busy Presidential primary season, we know you will find his discussion of national issues to be very stimulating and enlightening.

To reserve a space, please send checks made payable to “WDCSA” to Garry Tyran, 6691 Hillandale Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 or you can reserve a space and pay online by clicking the button below.. For additional information or questions, you may contact Garry at 301-652-6632 or GKTYRAN@aol.com

Congressman Wu Reception: $20

George Shultz Lecture
Wednesday, February 11 - 6:30 PM
Location: Library of Congress, Wash., DC

George Shultz, secretary of state from 1982 to 1989, delivers the third annual Kissinger Lecture on A Changed World at 6:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress (the original building directly east of the Capitol). Shultz also served in the Nixon administration as secretary of labor, director of the Office of Management and Budget and secretary of the treasury. He taught part-time in the mid-1970s at Stanford Business School before becoming secretary of state and when he was at Bechtel and in January 1989, he rejoined Stanford as the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Economics at the Graduate School of Business and a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution where he is currently the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow. This event is free and open to the public, with no advance tickets and the auditorium seats between 400-500 people. Please arrive early to go through security. The lecture will be simulcast live on the Library's website at www.loc.gov and available after February 11 at www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc

Disney on Ice – 3 Jungle Adventures
Wed., Feb. 11 7:30PM
MCI Center (7th and H Streets, NW, Gallery Place Metro on the Yellow, Green, and Red Line) - $12/ticket

We now have no seats remaining for Disney on Ice.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, February 19 - 7 PM
Location: TBD
Book: Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi
Theme snacks will be available.

Azar Nafisi's remarkable new book, Reading Lolita in Tehran, is a memoir of the author's life in Iran from the late 70's to the late 90's, but it is also many other things.

It is a visceral and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in that country and its fallout on the day-to-day lives of Ms. Nafisi and her students. It is a thoughtful account of the novels they studied together and the unexpected parallels they drew between those books and their own experiences as women living under the unforgiving rule of the mullahs. And it is, finally, an eloquent brief on the transformative powers of fiction -- on the refuge from ideology that art can offer to those living under tyranny, and art's affirmative and subversive faith in the voice of the individual. Reviewed by Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times

Please be in touch with Sarah Clever, '91, 410-685-7558, for info & directions to the February meeting. slclever@earthlink.net

Young Alum Happy Hour
Thursday, Feb. 19 - 6:00PM
Location: TBD

Join your fellow young alums (Class of ’96-’03) for a few drinks and a mini-reunion! Details will be sent via the young alumni e-newsletter. To add your name to this list, please contact Lindsay Arnold at larnold@stanfordalumni.org or (202) 224-1680.

Ivy Singles – Saveur
Friday, Feb. 27 - 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
2218 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC

The Washington Wellesley Club invites you to the Ivy Singles Social Club at Saveur

Valentine’s Day not all you’d hoped it would be? Still looking for that charming, compatible, and congenial companion (the “One”)? If you answered “Yes” to at least one of these questions, you will surely want to join us at Saveur, 2218 Wisconsin Avenue NW, on Friday, February 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 (or later), to mix, mingle, and perhaps meet the One.

Take refuge from gray February days and too quiet nights in this charming, classic, French country bistro and restaurant. We will have a private upper room and, if attendance warrants, can spill down to the lower bar area. A cash bar and tasty treats will complement both the warmth and friendliness of Saveur and our delightful guests.

Advance reservations - $20. Please send your check to: Mary Lou Savage, 10255 Green Holly Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20902. 301-681-5429. At the door - $25

Saveur is on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue, next to the CVS, in the Glover Park area. There is valet parking for $4.

Wolf Trap Musicals
Sun., June 27 Oklahoma 8 PM
Sun., Sept. 5 The King and I 8 PM

We have secured 20 side front orchestra seats to each performance (row E 40-49 and row F 45-54 – the end seats are about 15 seats in from the side). Tickets are $45/ticket, which is a $3 discount off the regular price (and no service charge). To reserve your seats, please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. You can also pay online at www.stanfordalumni.com/dc

Tickets will be mailed next summer. Questions email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.
Oklahoma: $45
King and I: $45

Washington Opera for 2004-2005

The WDCSA group tickets for Manon Lescaut (April 19) and La Traviata (May 17) at the refurbished Washington Opera House are sold out!! If you have specific preferences regarding which operas we should purchase for next year (the season consists of interest in the Operas announced for next season (Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Britten’s Billy Budd, Verdi’s Il trovatore, Moreno Torroba’s zarzuela Luisa Fernanda, Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (“The Magic Flute”), Puccini’s Tosca, and Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila), please email Claire Taplett at taplett@juno.com or write her at 6620 North 32nd Street, Arlington, VA 22213-1608 with your thoughts. We will try to have a consensus among the Opera Lovers for the tickets purchased on behalf of the club.

Discovering Dickens – Community Reading Project

Stanford is re-releasing the weekly serialized edition of Charles Dickens' great novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities. Last year Stanford re-released Dickens' Great Expectations in serialized form. The first 5000 people to sign up this year will receive a weekly mailed installment through April 2004. To signup, or to download the installment in PDF form, visit http://dickens.stanford.edu/. For more information, the address is Discovering Dickens, 482 Galvez Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6079, call 650-724-9588 or email discoveringdisckens@stanford.edu.

Details to Come

The Washington DC Stanford Association will host Professor Donald Kennedy, former President of Stanford University and Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, in the spring on a date to be announced. Watch for details in the March 2004 WDCSA Newsletter!

Membership for 2004

Those members receiving the newsletter via mail who have not renewed for 2004 will again receive a membership renewal form with this newsletter. If you need to renew, the envelope containing this newsletter will have a 12/31/2003 after your name. You may also renew online at www.stanfordalumni.org/dc where you can also specify your privacy preferences. You will need to renew to receive newsletters beyond February.

All membership plans are now family memberships. This means that family members can receive the newsletter via email at no extra charge. When you renew, you can include family members. Those you have already renewed, but wish to add family members, should contact Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org (preferred) or by calling 703-486-0952 indicating the name(s) and relation to the member.

The Modern Drama Discussion Group (Footlights)

Members of the Stanford, University of Chicago and other DC-area alumni clubs discuss theater over dinner with a guest speaker & attend performances at a discount. For information and a current schedule go to www.footlightsdc.org, or contact Betty Byrne at (202) 483-4048, bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org

Ideas for Future Events

Are there events you like WDCSA to host or offer? If you are interested in assisting the current board with event planning or on site volunteering, please contact Risa Shimoda at risa@amwhitewater.org.


Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda ’77, risa@amwhitewater.org – Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran ‘75, gktyran@aol.com – University Contact and Outreach
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 #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclub.org/dc

Revised: February 5, 2004