Washington DC Stanford Association January 2005 Newsletter

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

Sun 1/9 Washington Book Club
Thur 1/27 Baltimore Book Club
Fri 1/28 Ivy Singles - The Washington Club

Also: Men's basketball, softball, admissions office volunteers, upcoming events, email reminders

As we look toward the upcoming inauguration we are hoping to see many WDCSA members at upcoming WDCSA Winter and Spring events currently in the planning stages. We will be hosted by Congressman James Kolbe (AZ) in Feb. and by Trustee Rick West at the Museum of the American Indian on March 16. Later in the Spring, Professor Irving Weissman, our annual faculty guest, will provide the latest on stem cell research. In between we have a softball team in development and several other great events on the schedule.

We also need assistance organizing and staffing these events. Let us know you’d like to help out! Email Risa Shimoda at risa@theshimodagroup.com or call (301) 585-4677 and she’ll be glad to assign you to the type of volunteer role that suits your availability and interests. We are all volunteers and with your help will make it all happen with smiles.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Jan. 9 5:00 -7:00 PM
Foster Brothers Coffee Shop, 3515 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008
Book: How Proust Can Change Your Life, by Alain de Botton

Since they are meeting in a coffee shop this month rather than a home, this will not be a potluck.  This is on the east side of Connecticut between Ordway and Porter, right at the Cleveland Park Metro stop.  For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group". For more info, please contact Donna Lloyd-Kolkin, 301-983-4272 or at lkdonna@comcast.net

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 27 7:00 PM
Location: 1201 William St., Baltimore
Book: Blue Blood by Edward Conlon

The reviews on this book are uniformly outstanding and we look forward to seeing you! Please come with a question or issue about this book that you'd like to discuss, and a suggestion for February's book (fiction). Also, please RSVP.

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

Ivy Singles - The Washington Club
Friday, Jan. 28 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: The Washington Club, 15 DuPont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Hosted by the University of Chicago Club of Washington, DC.

Join us for light hors d'Oeurves and a cash bar at our most popular Ivy Singles event and meet 200 other Ivy-educated singles in the Grand Ballroom of this marvelous winter wonderland, complete with high ceilings, winding staircases and large windows - Calvin Coolidge used the mansion as a temporary White House. This event has been so well enjoyed that we are continuing with the longer time. Business, business casual or cocktail attire. Pre-register and avoid the lines at check-in. Info and directions: www.ivysinglesdc.com

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 Mon. Jan. 26. Note your school on check.

Email Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 at the door. email reservations to (dprigal at aol.com) or call Debby at 202-265-3145.

Stanford Men's Basketball

Stay tuned … WDCSA will likely select a sports bar (and publicize via email) to watch one or more of the following games (all times EST):

Saturday, Jan. 8, 3PM - Arizona
Saturday, Jan. 15, 4PM - Cal
Saturday, Jan. 22, 6PM - USC
Saturday, Jan. 29, 8:30PM - Oregon

Stanford Softball Team

Plans to form a Stanford softball team for the spring of 2005 are taking shape. We will be entering the 45 member, slow pitch, co-ed Capital Alumni Network league when play begins in mid-April. Games are weeknights on the Ellipse and the season ends in mid-August. If you think you might be interested in playing contact Chris Shinkman at c.shinkman@verizon.net or 301-229-4427. It's a great way to get exercise, have fun, and meet new people.

Volunteers: Admissions Office

The Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for alumni and parent volunteers to help out with local events, including information sessions for high school students, and welcome/sendoff events for new admits. Spread your excitement about Stanford, share your own experiences, and get to know other local alums... the time commitment is only a few hours a year (and always optional). We especially need help from recent grads and current/recent parents, but all are welcome!! If you're interested, please contact Karen Heywood McKinley ('97), 301-215-9870 or karenhey@stanfordalumni.org

Upcoming Events

Udvar – Hazy Update: Mike Nelson ’59 has announced that the January 29th tour of the new Air and Space Museum has reached its limit (30), reflecting the enthusiasm you have shown for this magnificent facility! The date for a third tour in late March will be in the Feb. WDCSA newsletter.

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


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, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
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: January 6, 2005