WDCSA NEWSLETTER February 2016

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Wreaths Across America Clean-up
Saturday, February 13 (postponed due to weather)
Arlington Cemetery
Arlington, VA

WDCSA and the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) are coordinating a family-friendly community service opportunity. On February 13, we will be picking up the wreaths laid at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery during the December 12th Wreaths Across America event.

Additional event details can be found on the website:
www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/events/arlington/.

To RSVP and receive additional details regarding our group's participation, contact Jack Smith, MS '14, at jbsmith2004@alumni.stanford.edu.

Stanford Basketball Game Watch
Saturday, February 13 4pm
Ventnors, 2411 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC

WDCSA and the local University of Oregon club are co-hosting a men’s basketball game watch at Ventnors. Go Card!

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, February 14 5-7:45 pm
Bethesda, MD

The book group will discuss Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. All are welcome to attend and contribute to the potluck dinner.

Contact jenniferbpresley@gmail.com (M.A. 1978, Ph.D. 1981) for more information.

Ivy Singles Georgetown Cocktail Party
Friday, February 26 6:30-9:30 pm
Private residence in Foxhall
Washington, DC

Join Ivy Singles for a catered winter cocktail party with live music with hors d’oeuvres and live music. This month’s event will take place in a beautiful member home off Foxhall Road in NW DC. Address will be forwarded to registrants. Admission is $50 with pre-paid registration and at the door. Register online: https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php? option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_210961.

Send a check to Robert Cole, 5008 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816, by Monday, February 22nd. Make checks payable to "The Yale Club of Washington" and note your school on the check.

For more information, contact Robert Cole at RBCole@aol.com or (301) 229-4546.

Ivy/Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis Party
Saturday, February 27 6:45-11:45 pm
Four Seasons Tennis Club
3010 Williams Dr, Merrifield, VA

The Harvard Club of Washington DC invites Stanford alumni to join the Ivy schools plus the Seven Sisters for one of its most popular events. Celebrating its 21st year, the Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis Party is an enjoyable way to socialize, meet potential partners, and network with alumni members and their guests.

Admission for players with advance registration is $25. Door admission for players is $30 and is payable by cash or check, no credit card. Admission is $10 for non-players. Register at www.harvarddc. org by February 26 to receive the advance registration rates. Refund requests must be received by 3pm on February 26.

For any questions, please contact Kuni Matsuda at KMatsuda@konterra.com.

WDCSA MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
Afternoon at the Gridiron Club’s 2016 Reprise
Sunday, March 6, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC

Join WDCSA members and their guests for a special invitation to The Gridiron Club's 2016 Reprise at the Washington Renaissance Hotel on Sunday, March 6. Watch Gridiron members such as Al Hunt of Bloomberg, John King of CNN, Andrea Mitchell of NBC, Judy Woodruff of PBS, Bret Baier of Fox News, and Stanford's very own Doyle McManus ('74) of the Los Angeles Times perform songs and skits in costume!

The Gridiron Club is the legendary press club that has performed an annual musical show for Presidents and members of Congress since 1885. The Reprise recaps the formal white-tie Gridiron dinner and musical show held the previous night. The Reprise's orchestra is conducted by the director of the U.S. Marine Band, Lt. Col. Jason Fettig. The Sunday performance is traditionally given exclusively for Gridiron members' friends and family, but Mr. McManus and the Gridiron Club have extended a special invitation to WDCSA members and their guests once again.

Meet Doyle McManus and his fellow Gridiron Club members during the reception starting at 2pm.  Enjoy an open bar during the reception hour. The show begins at 3pm. Dress is business casual.

Registration for the event at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event20311 ends February 18. Please contact Kevin Coyne at kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, March 14 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille, 1113 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD

The March selection is Inferno by Dan Brown. It is the 2013 Goodreads Choice winner in Mystery & Thriller. The film version is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures this October. The New York Times said the book is "jam-packed with tricks" and that it is a "book-length scavenger hunt." The New York Daily News said the book is “harrowing fun threaded with coded messages, art history, science, and imminent doom.” The May selection is Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson.

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

Ivy Singles National Cathedral Tour & Tea
Tuesday, March 29 1:30-3:45 pm
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC

Enjoy a tour of the National Cathedral with fellow Ivy alumni followed by a traditional English tea with sandwiches and scones. The tour begins at 1:30 followed by tea at 2:45 in the Pilgrim Observation Gallery halfway up the front towers with a scenic view of Washington.

The cost is $36. Register here: www.mitdc.org/IvyCathedral2016.

This event will be limited to the first 45 people that signup. Your guests are welcome. However, prepaid registration only for this event, no walk-ins allowed.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to check-in. We’ll meet at the northwest corner of the Cathedral, closest door to the elevator above the garage. WDCSA Contact: Charlotte Perry ’81 at 202-341-8799 text/cell, CharMPerry@gmail.com.

Send any questions to Greg Howland: greg@greghowland.com.

Parking is available onsite in the Cathedral’s underground garage. The entrance is off of Wisconsin Ave just south of Woodley Rd. A limited number of metered on-street parking spaces are also available on the surrounding streets.

WDCSA MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
Udvar-Hazy Center Tour with General Michael Nelson ‘59
Saturday, April 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA

Please join WDCSA for a tour of the highlights of the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. This spectacular museum continues to add excitement to the original breathtaking exhibits of the Enola Gay and the Concorde, with the recent addition of the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Our host will be Mike Nelson ’59, a docent at the center. General Nelson has a truly distinguished record, including 35 years of commissioned service in the U.S. Air Force. During that time, he accumulated more than 3,000 flying hours in the F-100, F-105, A-7, F-4 and F-15. In 1984 he became commander of the 13th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Clark Air Base, Philippines. General Nelson returned to Air Force headquarters in 1985 as deputy inspector general. He subsequently moved to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, where he became chief of staff, U.S. Air Forces in Europe. In 1992 he assumed command of the 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Subsequent to his retirement he continued to serve the United States military as the President of The Retired Officers Association.

Due to tour size limitations, each tour is limited to 20 attendees. Please note that these tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis for members of WDCSA and their guests. The tour cost is free, but parking at the center is $15 per vehicle. Registration for the April 9th tour is available at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event20162 or   http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event20163 for the April 23rd tour. Please contact Kevin Coyne at kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

If you are not currently a WDCSA member (the current membership list is located at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp), but would like to join please register at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/membership_form.html.

Stanford at the Theater
Thursday, April 28 8 pm
Constellation Theatre @ Source
1835 Fourteenth Street NW, Washington, DC

“Journey to the West” by Mary Zimmerman is a brilliant adaptation of an ancient Chinese novel about a Buddhist monk who travels from China to India in search of sacred scriptures. A rambunctious monkey, an insatiable pig, and a formidable river monster join Tripitaka, the monk, on his travels and help him overcome temptations and traps. Energetic comedy, lyrical poetry and clever satire intertwine in this epic adventure about the human search for enlightenment. Live music by Tom Teasley

Tickets are $28. Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048 for more information.

Get Involved

WDCSA Elections

WDCSA is led by a team of four officers: President, two Vice Presidents, and Treasurer. We are currently seeking candidates for two offices, one of the Vice Presidents and Treasurer, for a term of two years. The other two officers’ terms end in 2017. We hope you will consider nominating an enthusiastic alum (selfnominations are welcome) to help us move the organization forward! The following is a description of the position responsibilities:

Vice President

Treasurer

If you are interested in running for one of the two positions, email a short Bio/Statement of Interest (100-150 words in length) and photo to Kevin Coyne at   kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org by Monday, February 29th. The polls will open in March, and voting instructions will be emailed to WDCSA members. Thank you for your interest and support for WDCSA!

Stanford In the News

KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: President: Kevin Coyne, MS ’02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P '98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427, Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com
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: Patricia Arty, ’10, patricia.arty@gmail.com
Community Service: Amy Kroll, '12 akroll@alumni.stanford.edu
Stanford Black Alumni Assoc: Latisha Chisolm, '07, latisha.chisholm@gmail.com
Jamelia Morgan, '06, jamelianatasha@gmail.com
Parents Connection: Helene Myers, P'14, cedarhouse@comcast.net
Capitol Alumni Network: Greg Billings '88 billings.g@gmail.com
Stanford Military Service Network: Jack Smith, MS ’14, jbsmith2004@alumni.stanford.edu
Ivy Singles: Charlotte Perry, '81, charmperry@gmail.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, maggie@middleburggroup.com

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