Washington DC Stanford Association January 2006 Newsletter

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

Sep-Jan Flag Football
Jan Stanford Men’s Basketball
Sat 1/7 WDCSA Volunteers Event
Sun 1/8 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Tue 1/10 WDCSA Board Meeting
Fri 1/27 Ivy Singles Event
Fri 2/10 BSO at Strathmore Event
Sun 2/12 WDCSA Volunteers Event
Mar-Jun CAN Volleyball Season
Apr-May Washington National Opera

Calling All Flag Football Players
Now through January (Sat & Sun)
Location: Ellipse

Following a successful debut year in the Capitol Alumni Network (CAN) softball league, Stanford welcomes players (and fans) to come out and enjoy a good time on the ellipse. For more information, contact Matt Cordova '94 at matthew.cordova@verizon.net, (202) 663-0309 (w) or (703) 370-1238 (h). www.leaguelineup.com/gocardinal


Stanford Men’s Basketball
Now through January
McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The Stanford men's basketball team (6-6) will be on TV several times in January. Availability on cable is likely to be limited, but games will be available at McFadden's, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Games that will be shown are as follows (all times Eastern)

Saturday, Jan. 7, 4PM - Oregon
Friday, Jan. 13, 10PM – Cal (this will be a joint viewing with Cal)
Thur, Jan. 19, 10:30PM - Arizona
Sat, Jan. 21, 8:30PM - Arizona State
Sun, Jan. 29, 8PM - Washington


WDCSA Volunteers Needed to Revitalize Parks Center
Saturday, January 7 9:00 - 11:30am
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St., NW, Washington, DC
No cost

Washington Parks & People, the capital area's network of community park partnerships, needs help renovating the Josephine Butler Parks Center, an 18,000 sq ft, 40-room Renaissance-revival style mansion overlooking Meridian Hill Park. Washington Parks & People operates the Parks Center as a "greenhouse" for advancing Washington's parks and public spaces. Join other volunteers from the Washington DC Stanford Alumni club to help with weatherizing, moving, demolition, painting, and other tasks at the Parks Center. Afterwards, we'll enjoy coffee and pastries at the nearby Love Cafe.

For more information about Washington Parks & People and the Parks Center, go to www.washingtonparks.net/parkscenter.html. RSVP to Kelly McKenzie ('03) at kellymck@gmail.com


Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Jan. 8 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Alison Westfall’s house on Capitol Hill

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group will meet to discuss Edith Hamilton’s The Greek Way. Please contact Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com for more information, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."


WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 10 7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington House, 2661 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

Looking to reconnect with Stanford in the New Year? All are welcome to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Our next meeting will take place February 6 at the SIW house. Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.


Ivy Singles Social Happy Hour
Friday, Jan. 27 6:30-9:30pm
Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle, NW, Washington DC

Hosted by the University of Chicago Club of Washington DC. Come to our most popular event and meet 200 other Ivy-educated singles! The Ivy Singles Social Club will again make it easy (and enjoyable) to fulfill a New Year's resolution to get out more. Please join us in the Grand Ballroom of this marvelous (handicapped accessible) winter wonderland - 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.

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 23th, 2006. Please note your school on the check. $30 at the door. Email reservations to (dprigal at aol.com) or call Debby at 202-265-3145. Pre-register and avoid the lines at check-in.


"A Night in Havana": Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Pre-Concert Program
Friday, February 10 6:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda

Join WDCSA and the Stanford Business School Alumni Association for a hot Cuban-themed concert on a cold winter night at the Music Center at Strathmore, the Washington area's newest concert venue! The evening program features jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera, a Cuban-born clarinet soloist. Included in the price of your ticket is a private pre-concert series of events you won't want to miss:

* 6:15-6:45 pm: Backstage tour of the Music Center at Strathmore discussing the center's history and business aspects of the orchestra world
* 7:00-7:30 pm.: Discussion with Stanford graduates Paula Childress ‘67, BSO cellist and Michael Mael MBA ‘86, Vice President of the BSO at Strathmore
* 6:00 - 8:00 pm: Ongoing Stanford reception featuring a cash bar. Tapas will also be available in the lobby.

Strathmore is conveniently located right off the metro redline (Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station) or 1/2 mile north of the Capital Beltway on Rockville Pike at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. Parking is available in the Metro garage (free with concert ticket). Additional directions available at www.strathmore.org/planyourvisit/directionsparking.asp

The WDCSA block of orchestra tier seats is sold out. We have a block of grand tier seats available at $25. (regular price $43). Since numbers are limited, act now if you want to go. Purchase online below or mail checks payable to WDCSA to: Vicky Chang, 9409 Firethorn Court, Potomac, MD 20854 Tickets will be at Will Call at the Music Center at Strathmore on concert night. Questions? Call Vicky at 301-983-9749 or Charles Gnaedinger at 202-342-1505.

Ticket - $25:

Volunteers Needed: Valentine's Day Party at Pediatric Hospital
Sunday, February 12 1:00-4:00 PM
The HSC Pediatric Center, 1731 Bunker Hill Road, N.E. Washington, DC 20017

Join other WDCSA volunteers in putting on a fantastic Valentine's Day party for children at The HSC Pediatric Center (HSC). HSC is the only hospital in the Washington metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to the rehabilitation and care of children with special needs. This event will be staffed entirely by WDCSA volunteers, so please bring your creative ideas with you! We'll be making Valentines out of construction paper, decorating heart-shaped cookies, playing games, and providing an afternoon of enjoyment for a great group of kids.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is limited to 12 volunteers. Out of consideration for your fellow alumni and the young patients at the hospital, please do not sign up unless you are certain you can attend. WDCSA family and friends are welcome if there is space, but please be advised that volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. RSVP to Kelly McKenzie '03 (kellymck@gmail.com or 202-244-4621) by February 3rd. Please indicate if you are willing to drive or if you'll need a ride to the event.


Calling All Volleyball Players!
March through June/July

The Washington DC Stanford Alumni Association plans to form a volleyball team of players of all experience levels to participate in the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) Volleyball league. The CAN volleyball league usually holds weekly games at DC area middle and high schools in January, culminating in a playoff tournament in April. However, this season has been postponed to start in March for lack of gym space. If you know of an area gym with space available, please contact the CAN sports coordinator, Matt Wiechmann, matt@dcalum.org.

There are three options for the volleyball team: 1) Monday recreational team, 2) Wednesday recreational team, 3) Wednesday competitive team. Please let Brinda Thomas at (brindat@stanfordalumni.org) or 301-452-6848 know of your interest and availability for each of the options for the volleyball team(s) by February 28. All teams are co-ed and an equal number of men and women must participate on the court at all times during a game. She will send out more details about rules and game schedule to interested players.


Washington National Opera
"Das Rheingold" - Richard Wagner, Monday, April 10 7:00pm
"La Clemenza di Tito" – Mozart Monday, May 22 7:00pm

The Washington Post called the last WNO Wagner opera "Die Walkure" the "best thing this company has ever done"! Francesca Zambello again directs. A "Das Rheingold" Special Events calendar will be sent to all ticket holders. Celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday and hear the leading tenor interpreter of this music, Michael Schade.

Prime Orchestra $141.50, 2nd Tier $69.50 For tickets - Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty for more information at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or (202) 483-4048. Deadline for reserving Spring 2006 WNO tickets is March 10th. Tickets will be mailed week of March 13th.


Membership Directory

Each membership gets a membership directory. You should have received the 2005 WDCSA membership directory (white cover with red print) in the mail at the end of December. If you did not receive a copy, please contact Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net, at 815 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202. Note: Under our family membership policy, a member can designate additional family members to receive our email newsletter at no additional cost. These additional family members do not receive the membership directory.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: Lindsay Arnold, ’02, wdcsa.president@gmail.com, (202) 256-1324
Vice-Presidents: Chris Shinkman, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427
Kelly McKenzie, ’03, kellymck@gmail.com, 202-244-4621
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ’61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net
Newsletter Editor: Jeff Lee ‘03, MA ’04
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

If you have changes in your contact information, do not wish to receive emails from the Washington DC Stanford Association, or have problems with our email, please email Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org.