Washington DC Stanford Association January 2003 Newsletter

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Wed. January 22 Telecom industry discussion
Fri. January 24 Ivy Singles Social Club
Sun. January 26 “The Last Seder” performance
Sat. February 8 “Ten Mile Tide” performance
Sat. February 8 Wine Tasting
Fri. February 21 Wizards v. New Jersey Nets
Thur. February 27 Wizards v. Houston Rockets

Wednesday, January 22
6:30 PM Refreshments and Networking
7:00 PM Program Begins

Stanford Business School Alumni Association - Washington/Baltimore Chapter
Ed Meko MBA '78
Most recently Senior Director of Business Development and Strategy at Global One/Equant

The telecommunications industry is undergoing a depression and a complex transformation which leaves investors wondering where it will end up. Those working in the industry wonder whether they should stay or go somewhere else.  How did we get here and what will the future look like? Here is a thoughtful, simple, out-of-the-box presentation that will discuss the roots of the present telecommunications dilemma. You will come away with a clear, practical, creative projection of where things have to go next. Ed will deliver basic, thought-provoking models and concepts that will allow you to understand what all the confusion is about.

Location: Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20008

Nearest Metro Stop: Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan (stops within one block of the Stanford in
Washington building)

$15 pre-registration online, $20 at the door, RSVP by Monday, January 20th

Register online through Stanford GSB's secure website at

Ivy Singles Social Club
Friday, January 24
6:30 to 9:30 P.M. (Note extended hours)
The Washington Club, 15 DuPont Circle NW

Hors d’oeuvres and a Cash Bar

The Ivy Singles Social Club January event will again make it easy to start the New Year right by getting out more. We had over 200 attend in 2002 and are hoping for 250 in 2003. Please join us in the Grand Ballroom of this marvelous winter wonderland complete with high ceilings, winding staircases and large windows. You’ll see why Calvin Coolidge used the mansion as a temporary White House. This event has been so well enjoyed that we are extending the time.

Advance Reservations: Send $25 check payable to “The Bryn Mawr Club of Washington, DC” to Debby Prigal, 1625 Q St. NW #207, Washington, DC 20009, by Monday January 20th.  Note your school on check. $30 for ALL email or phone reservations and walk-ins. No exceptions. Pre-register and avoid the long check-
in lines. Please note new prices. This is such an enjoyable event that we have extended the time and food service.

To ask questions or reserve a spot, e-mail Debby dprigal@aol.com or call (202) 265-3145.

Directions: Dupont Circle metro, either exit, and look for the white marble building between New Hampshire and P on the northeast part of the circle. Metro is recommended. Street parking is difficult; paid parking is next door on the side of Super Crown.

The Last Seder
Sunday, January 26, 3PM
Theater J, DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th St., NW (Dupont Circle metro)

The Modern Drama Discussion Group (www.footlightsdc.org) discusses plays over dinner with a guest speaker and attends theater performances at a discount.  "Touching" and "funny" (Chicago Sun-Times), in The Last Seder, four sisters return home for a final family holiday before their father moves to a nursing home. Tickets are $22 and include a post-show discussion. Mail your check, payable to "Footlights," to Robin Larkin, 5403 Nibud Ct., Rockville, MD 20852 (301-897-9314 & rlarkin@footlightsdc.org). Dinner will follow at a nearby restaurant.

Ten Mile Tide: A Band of Stanford Alumni Performs
Saturday, February 8th, Grog & Tankard, 10-11 PM
2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC
(202) 333-3114, 21 & over

Come cheer on "Ten Mile Tide," a folk, pop, bluegrass, groove band consisting of young Stanford alums ('99, '00) on their first-ever East Coast tour.

A short bio about the band:
Ten Mile Tide plays a smooth blend of folk, pop, bluegrass, and groove, and has shared the stage with national touring acts such as Dispatch, Luce, and Railroad Earth, Tea Leaf Green, and Vinyl. In August of 2002, the band was named one of the 30 best unsigned acts in the country by Cornerband.com. As part of the promotion, Ten Mile Tide is being featured on Kazaa, the world's largest peer-to-peer file sharing program. Since Sept. 16th, more than 400,000 Ten Mile Tide songs have been downloaded by Kazaa users (5,000-6,000 songs per day).

Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 8, 5-7 PM
Wine Cellars of Annapolis, 1410 Forest Dr. #6
Clock Tower Place, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-216-9080

Would you like to warm up the chill of February? If so, then enjoy the serenity of Annapolis in the winter and taste some wonderful wines with the Stanford Business School Alumni Association.

The Stanford Business School Alumni Association - DC Chapter is hosting a wine tasting event at Wine Cellars of Annapolis. This private, in-store tasting will feature one Champagne, one white wine, and three red wines (most likely all American) as well as light fare and baguettes.

For more information or to register online, please visit our Web site at:

Wine Cellars' Patrick Bouculat will guide us through the tasting. Throughout his 20-year career, Mr. Bouculat has discovered numerous vineyards and estates in Europe and the United States. Wine Cellars also offers a unique service to its clientele. Their database system allows clients to check their existing buying pattern to determine which wines they most enjoyed. This useful reference tool enables clients to easily recall their likes and dislikes with a staff member who can better assist in making recommendations on new wine selections. You can
tour the location at www.winecellarsofannapolis.com

If you are interested in having dinner in Annapolis following the tasting, Patrick can provide recommendations to suit your specific tastes. Some attendees have indicated an interest in creating impromptu group dinners.

Cost: $35 per person in advance

RSVP: Space is limited. Please respond by Friday, January 31  For more info: Riaz Latifullah W 202-434-2327 C 202-246-3522

From Washington, D.C. at Beltway and Rt. 50 East (about 22 miles and 25 minutes)
* Take US-50 East from the Beltway via exit number 19A toward ANNAPOLIS.
* Exit onto MD-665/ARIS T ALLEN BLVD/RIVA RD at exit 22.
* Stay on ARIS T ALLEN BLVD until it becomes FOREST DR.
* Clock Tower Place is 1.5 - 2 miles down Forest Drive.
* Turn left onto GEMINI DRIVE to get into shopping center.

From Baltimore at I-695 and I-97 South (about 26 miles and 29 minutes)
* Take I-97 South
* Exit onto MD-665/ARIS T ALLEN BLVD/RIVA RD at exit 22.
* Then follow directions above

Wizards Tickets
Friday, February 21, 7:00 pm, MCI Center, vs. the New Jersey Nets
Thursday, February 27, 7:00 pm, MCI Center, vs. the Houston Rockets

We have 20 tickets for the Wizards vs. the New Jersey Nets. The Nets were last year's Eastern Conference champions and feature former Berkeley Bear Jason Kidd, high flying (and former pain in Stanford's neck from Arizona) Richard Jefferson and Stanford's Jason Collins. Tickets are $45.00 (normal price $50) and are in
section 400, rows d,e and f (about the 5th row in the upper deck at mid court).

We also have 10 tickets for the Wizards vs. the Houston Rockets. The Rockets feature 7 ft. 6 in. rookie Yao Ming (aka "the communist block" ) and former Maryland terp Steve Francis. Tickets are $45.00 (normal price $50) and are in section 420, (the third row in the upper deck approximately even with one basket or end line).

There is also a strong chance this is Michael Jordan's final year of playing pro basketball.

Please send a check, payable toWDCSA, for the total number of tickets you want along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Tom Hwang, 5647 Columbia Road, #304 Columbia, MD 21044. For further information, call Tom Hwang at 410-884-3533 or email tom.hwang@stanfordalumni.org. Tickets will be allotted on a first come, basis. An early response is appreciated as the Metro police did not like ticket/money exchanges at the last game. An effort will be made to accommodate late responders as necessary.


President: Lisa Dawe, BA '96, MA '96, lisa.dawe@stanfordalumni.org
Vice President: Quinn Mc Kew, BA '98, qmckew@npca.org
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram, BA '73, MBA '77, (703) 486-0952; dcstanalum@aol.com
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219
Website: www.stanfordclub.org/dc

Revised: January 16, 2003