Washington DC Stanford Association January 2004 Newsletter

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

Thur 1/8 Men's Basketball v. Arizona State
Sat 1/10 Men's Basketball v. Arizona
Sun 1/11 Washington Book Club Meeting
Thur 1/15 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Sat 1/17 Men's Basketball v. Cal
Thur 1/22 Men's Basketball v. UCLA
Fri 1/30 Ivy Singles at Washington Club
Sat 1/31 Men's Basketball v. Oregon
Sat 2/7 Men's Basketball v. Arizona
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)
Sun 6/27 "Oklahoma" at Wolf Trap (you can pay online)
Sun 9/5 "The King and I" at Wolf Trap (you can pay online)

Washington Opera 2004-2005
Membership Renewal
Don Kennedy Faculty Speaker
Modern Drama Discussion Group

Happy New Year!

Thanks to all who have helped WDCSA organize and host the many successful events of this past Fall season. As we start the new calendar year, there will be new and different events, as well as the recurring activities that contribute to our rich and varied calendar.

Stanford Men's Basketball
Thur. Jan. 8 Arizona State 10:30PM EST
Sat. Jan. 10 Arizona 6:30PM EST
Sat. Jan. 17 California 11PM EST
JanThur. Jan. 22 UCLA 8:30PM EST
Sat. Jan. 31 Oregon 6PM EST
All on Fox Sports Net
Sat. Feb. 7 Arizona 3PM EST on ABC

Watch the 5th ranked and undefeated Men's Basketball team take on PAC-10 foes in the above televised games. We will be at the Crystal City Sports Pub for the Arizona, Cal, and Oregon games (529 S. 23rd Street, Arlington – nearest metro is Crystal City) and at the Grand Slam at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for the UCLA game with the UCLA alumni club (1000 H Street, NW – Metro Center – Convention Center exit). Most of the Fox Sports Net games should also be available on local cable stations as part of their expanded basic service. Questions - contact Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, January 11 5 - 7 PM
Location: tbd
Book: I'm a Stranger Here, Myself by Bill Bryson

Let's start off 2004 with a fun and lively discussion next Sunday of Bill Bryson's "I'm a Stranger Here, Myself." Bryson lived in England for 20 years and then came back to the U.S., where he wrote a column for a British paper about American life. The book is made up of his columns, each just 4 pages and very funny. Pick it up at the library or bookstore and you can read just a few of them. I'd start with "Number, Please" and "Friendly People," which kind of go together, and then "The War on Drugs."

We still need a place to meet this month! If you are near a Metro, and are somewhat wheelchair accessible, then we want to join you! We'll do a potluck, as usual, and we'll have a chance to chat as well as discuss this fun and interesting book.

Please call Jessica Lehman at 301-641-2173 if you can help out or for more information and directions.

To join: http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/wdcsabooks

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, January 15 7 PM
Location: 1201 William St., Baltimore
Book: A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Theme snacks will be available.

From an Amazon.com review by Mariann Wood, an instructor of composition at a MD college: "… really a spectacular book. Set about a half a century after a devastating nuclear war, the book tells the story of an abbey dedicated to Leibowitz, a scientist and engineer of the twentieth century, who, upon the destruction of his world and life after the bomb dropped, became devoted to the Church, and a bookrunner -- one who gathers texts to ensure the protection of history for the human race."

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

Ivy Singles – The Washington Club
Friday, Jan. 30 6:30PM – 9:30 PM (note longer time)
The Washington Club 15 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Hosted by the University of Chicago Club of Washington, DC

Light hors d'Oeuvres and Cash Bar

Please join us in the Grand Ballroom of this marvelous (handicapped accessible) winter wonderland complete with high ceilings, winding staircases and large windows - Calvin Coolidge used the mansion as a temporary White House. Business, business casual or cocktail attire.

Prepaid Reservations: Send $25 check payable to "The University of Chicago Club of Washington, DC" to Debby Prigal, 1625 Q St. NW #207, Washington, DC 20009, by Monday January 26th, 2004. Note your school on check.

E-mail Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 for ALL email (dprigal@aol.com) or phone reservations (202-265-3145), and walk-ins. Pre-register and avoid the lines at check-in.

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 available next door on the side of Super Crown.

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: $15

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.

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 have purchased 20 seats in Section 100, row P (lower level opposite center ice) for this production based on Disney's The Jungle Book, Tarzan, and the Lion King. To purchase tickets, send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202 or you may reserve and pay online for your tickets by clicking the button below. Questions – email Bill at dc@stanfordalumni.org or call 703-486-0952.

Disney on Ice: $12

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.

Membership for 2004

Those members who have not received for 2004 will 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.

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, late winter or early spring. Watch for details in the February 2004 WDCSA Newsletter.

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 & attends performances at a discount. For a current schedule, or for further information, go to www.footlightsdc.org, call Press Associates, 202- 898-4825 (24 hours/day), or e-mail bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org

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: January 5, 2004