February 2013 Newsletter
Boomers to Busters: Post Inauguration Gathering
Friday, February 8 6-8 pm
The Washington Club
15 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
Do you remember when Presidential elections started after the Mid-term ones? Whether you are depressed or delighted that the hoopla is over, come relax with a group of folks who remember the Reagan administration, but not the Eisenhower one. Enjoy the ambience of a mansion that was a temporary White House. The Washington Club is a white marble building on the northwest part of Dupont Circle (either Metro exit). Paid parking next door at Books-a-Million. Business, business casual, or cocktail attire encouraged.
Admission: In advance (on-line): $30 per person and $50 for "First time" couples; $40 for everyone at the door. To register on-line (by Tuesday, February 5th), visit :http://www.uchicagodc.org/events.html.
Boomers to Busters is targeted for alumni of Stanford and similar schools who were undergraduates from the mid 1970s to mid 1990s, and their spouses, partners and guests. Schools advertising Boomers to Busters events include Amherst, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, Emory, Harvey Mudd, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Pomona, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tulane, Vassar, Wellesley, Williams, and the Capital Alumni Network. All others are welcome.
The book group will meet at the home of Jennifer Presley and Andy Kolstad to discuss The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Wall. The March book is Life and Death are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan, translated by Goldblatt. The April book is The Leopard by Lampedusa. For general information about the book group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Ivy Singles for a relaxing evening of good company in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the Washington area -- Clarendon. Business or casual attire encouraged. Enjoy a buffet of hearty hors d'oeuvres and linger over drinks at the cash bar. Take orange line metro to Clarendon station, cross Clarendon Blvd. Entrance is off the street, in the courtyard. Street parking available, as well as nearby public garages.
Prepaid reservations: Send $25 check, payable to CUCDC, to Nancy Tate, 901 N. Monroe St., Apt. 705, Arlington, VA 22201 by Monday, Feb. 11.
Please note your school on the check. RSVP's and walk-ins are $35. Questions? Nancy.Tate@hotmail.com.
Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, March 18 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.
We are now meeting every other month. The March selection is the 658 page novel, Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Professor of Medicine at Stanford. This book has had the following reception: Amazon's Best Books of the Year, 2009, #16; Publishers Weekly's Best Books, 2009, Fiction; Indies Choice Book Award, 2010, Adult Fiction; Wellcome Trust Book Prize Shortlist, 2009; International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Longlist, 2011; and New York Times Bestseller. Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at email@example.com or (301)655-5871
Stanford Day at the Horse Races
Sunday, April 28 1 pm
Middleburg Hunt Point to Point Races
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT Get out your hat and binoculars for a day at the Middleburg Races! Rain or shine The admission price of $25 per person will cover a tasty tailgate picnic in a patron space overlooking the finish line. Children under 12 are free. Space is limited, so please RSVP by April 20 with a check payable to WDCSA and send to Margaret "Maggie" New, P.O. Box 933, Middleburg, VA 20118-0933. Tickets and directions will be mailed to you. For further information, call Margaret "Maggie" New at 703-298-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stanford CAN Basketball: Stanford has begun its
inaugural season in the CAN Basketball League.
The Cardinal is one of 32 local alumni groups
currently fielding a coed basketball team. The team opened with a solid 52-46 win versus Tufts. The
team is having fun and is looking forward to
creating a successful tradition in the DC alumni
The team has games once a week Monday through Friday with start times ranging from 7– 9 pm in Alexandria, Va. We especially need Cardinal women to come out and play. Contact Gregory Billings '88 (email@example.com) or 202-440-7714 if interested in playing or if you would like more information.
- Stanford CAN Soccer:-Are you interested in 7 vs 7
or 11 vs 11 coed soccer? We are surveying to see
if there is enough interest to field a team to
represent Stanford. If interested, contact Gregory
- CAN – Mark R. Tallarico Scholarship Fund - CAN is seeking individuals to serve on the Mark R. Tallarico Scholarship Fund committee. CAN awards a scholarship annually to one of the local DC/MD/VA CAN alumni chapters. As set forth in the CAN Scholarship Fund program policy and procedure, scholarship applications are evaluated based on an alumni chapter's participation in: Scholastics, Service, Social, and Sport. A chapter's involvement in each area is evaluated in terms of its participation in both CAN and non-CAN related activities and events that took place during the calendar year. The Scholarship Committee also places an emphasis on how these components, as well as any others, helped to facilitate your chapter's development throughout year. If interested contact Gregory Billings (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Kevin Tsujihara, MBA '92, was named CEO of
Warner Bros. Entertainment making him the first
Asian American to run a major Hollywood studio.
- In the snow of Alaska, a Stanford-led team of researchers has found a new way to determine if the soil beneath lakes, normally frozen, is thawing as a result of climate change. If so, the lakes could become a new source of methane, a global warming gas.
KEY CONTACT INFORMATION
President: John Smithson, ‘05, email@example.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS ‘02, email@example.com, (703) 517-9082
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, email@example.com Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, ‘73, MBA ‘77, email@example.com, (703) 486-0952 Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06, firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, email@example.com; Jackie Crespo, '05, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents Initiative: Helene Myers, P'14, email@example.com, Juliet Wilkins, P'15, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jonathan Wilkins, P'15, email@example.com Community Service: Sumana Chatterjee, MA '04, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jen Bullock, '09, email@example.com
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, firstname.lastname@example.org, Greg Billings '88 email@example.com
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, firstname.lastname@example.org, Charlotte Perry, '81, email@example.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Andrea Hirsch, '78 firstname.lastname@example.org Carolina Gutierrez, '05, MA '06 email@example.com
Club Mailing Address: 3841 Whitman Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc
Revised: February 8, 2013