Washington DC Stanford Association February 2005 Newsletter

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

Sun 2/13 Washington Book Club
Thur 2/17 Evening with Charles Ogletree
Thur 2/24 Baltimore Book Club
Fri 2/25 Ivy Singles - Atrium Café
Mon 2/28 Congressman Kolbe Reception

Also: basketball, membership, mark your calendar, email reminders, baseball tickets

Now that we’ve survived the inauguration, we can get back to business! Thanks to those who have volunteered for upcoming events: our calendar is in a bit of flux. We appreciate your interest and patience!

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Feb. 13 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Home of Hemant Kanakia
4924 30th Place NW, Washington DC, 202.364.5895
Book: The Known World, by Edward Jones

We will share a potluck meal and discuss The Known World by Edward Jones (432 p).
For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group." For more info and directions to this month's discussion, please contact Donna Lloyd-Kolkin, 301-983-4272 or at lkdonna@comcast.net

Charles Ogletree at Think Again EventEvening with Charles Ogletree
Thursday, Feb. 17 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres following lecture.

Bingham McCutchen LLP cordially invites you to an evening with Harvard Law School Professor and prominent legal theorist, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., '74, MA '75; member of Stanford University Board of Trustees from 1991-2001; and currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees' Task Force on Minority Alumni Relations.

Professor Ogletree will be delivering his keynote speech, “What President Bush’s Election May Mean for the Supreme Court” and signing complimentary copies of his latest book, All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education.

This event is sponsored by Bingham McCutchen and is not a WDCSA event. Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, February 14 to Benjamin Barstrom at 617.951.8300 or by email to binghammccutchen@bingham.com

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, Feb. 24 7:00 PM
Location: 1201 William St., Baltimore
Book: TBA
Ample snacks, pot luck. Please RSVP.

Contact Sarah Clever, '91, at slclever@earthlink.net or (410) 685-7558 for additional information and directions.

Ivy Singles - Atrium Cafe
Friday, Feb. 25 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: The Atrium Café at the National Museum of Natural History
Constitution and 10th Street, Washington, DC 20560
Hosted by the Washington Wellesley Club.
Price includes an entrée, dessert, one beverage (alcoholic or non). Cash bar.

Escape winter’s chill with a live performance of hot jazz, good conversation, and delicious food at the Museum of Natural History’s Atrium Café. Prepaid reservations strongly recommended. Send your check for $25 to Deborah Tate, 1022 North Cleveland Street, Arlington VA 22201 to be received by Saturday, February 19 and payable to Washington Wellesley Club. Please note your school on the check. Walk-ins (may be limited): $30 at the door. Email questions to Deborah at debtate2001@yahoo.com or visit www.ivysinglesdc.com

Jim Kolbe Congressman Kolbe Reception
Monday, Feb. 28 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Residence of Congressman Jim Kolbe
Washington, DC

Congressman Jim Kolbe, MBA '67 (R-AZ), has graciously invited all Washington-area Stanford alumni and parents to a reception in his home. Congressman Kolbe was recently re-elected to his 11th term in the House of Representatives and serves on the Appropriations Committee. He will talk about his work and answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided. Congressman Kolbe's residence is on Capitol Hill. By Metro: Capitol South, Eastern Market.

RSVP to Garry Tyran at GKTyran@aol.com or 301-652-6632 before Feb. 24 and plan to pay $10/person at the door. Space will be limited, so please respond early. 

Stanford Men's Basketball

After losing their first three conference games, the Stanford men's basketball team won 6 conference games in a row to close out January. Stay tuned: we will select a sports bar (and publicize via email) to watch one or more of the Feb. games (all EST):
- Saturday, February 12 - 3:30PM - Cal
- Sunday, February 20 - 3:30PM - UCLA

Membership Renewal

If your membership expired at the end of December, a renewal form is being sent with this newsletter. You are encouraged to renew online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (click on Join/Renew) but you may also use the enclosed form. If your membership is expired, you will not receive the March newsletter.

Mark Your Calendar!

Watch for the next newsletters for details about the Museum of the American Indian reception: it has moved to April 13th, to provide some extra time to plan this very special evening with University Trustee and Museum Director, Rick West!

Email reminders

To create an email reminder for one of our events, or for anything else, that will be sent to you on a date and with a message you choose, visit www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/remind.html

Baseball Tickets

WDCSA has purchased 4 season tickets for this season at RFK.  The seats are in Row 5 in Section 448 in the lower outfield.  Pricing and distribution procedures will be described in the March newsletter but we currently expect prices to vary between $8 and $12, depending on the game.


Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda '77, risashimoda@msn.com (new email address) - Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran '75, gktyran@aol.com - University Contact and Outreach
Vice-President: Lindsay Arnold '02, larnold@stanfordalumni.org
Treasurer: Jim Finucane '61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Email Newsletter/Membership: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77
Newsletter Editor: MJ Hermes '83, mhermes@bbandt.com, (301) 662-1148 #74
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)

Revised: February 10, 2005