Sun 1/7 Stanford Men's Basketball at University of Virginia
Tue 1/9 WDCSA Board Meeting
Wed 1/10 Professional Career Development Workshop
Sun 1/14 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Fri 1/26 An Evening with Richard Shaw, New Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Sat 2/10 Young Alumni at Capitals Hockey, Night Out in Chinatown
Mon 4/9 Stanford at the Opera (Die Walkure)
Sat 4/28 Hands on DC Servathon
Mon 5/14 Stanford at the Opera (Macbeth)

Calling all Softball Players!

Renew your WDCSA Membership!

It's a New Year - time to join or renew your membership with the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association!

Your membership can pay for itself after attending just one or two events this year. Member benefits include:
- Discounted pricing on most WDCSA sponsored events
- Advance notice on limited attendance, members-only events
- Early release monthly e-mail newsletter announcing a wide array of events sponsored by WDCSA, the Stanford Alumni Association and other alumni groups in the region.
Please see enclosed flyer for more information and instructions on renewing your membership.

Stanford Men's Basketball at University of Virginia
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville
Sunday, January 7, 2007 5PM

The 3PM pre-game reception is sold out, but game tickets are available for $25 through In the Washington area, the game will be available on Comcast Sports Net.

WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 7pm

Meetings are held at the Stanford in Washington campus (2661 Connecticut Ave, NW - across from the Woodley Park metro). All are welcome! Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WDCSA President, for more information at (202) 256-1324 or

Professional Career Development Workshop
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:30pm
Latham & Watkins, 555 11th Street, NW, Washington DC 20004

Stagnate in your job or wondering where in Washington DC you go next? Do you need a kick start in the New Year to help you get a focused career direction? Stanford alumni are invited to a career development workshop on Wednesday, Jan 10, 2007 at 6:30pm. Latham & Watkins has kindly offered conference room 1000 for our hands-on session.

A panel of successful alumni and moderated by Career Coach, Dr Margaret New, will answer your questions and with your permission, give you advice. Bring your questions, your resume, and your friends. This is an open opportunity to get some free advice or at least less expensive advice as we have to charge a small fee of $10 to cover a light supper.

RSVP and make advance payment below. Questions may be directed to Margaret New at (703) 298-2525 or email at

Registration ($10):

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, January 14 5:00-8:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing "The Places in Between" by Rory Stewart at the home of John Chamberlain. Please contact Alison Westfall for more information at (202) 544-7314 or, or visit and click "join this group."

February’s book will be Middlesex, by Eugenides. Also, if you are interested in participating in a Shakespeare/play reading group, please contact Alison.

An Evening with Richard Shaw, Stanford's New Dean of Undergraduate Admission & Financial Aid
Friday, January 26 5:45 – 7:45 PM
Finemondo, 1319 F St. NW, Washington, DC
$17 for WDCSA members/young alumni (class of '01-'06); $19 for non-members

Join fellow DC-area alumni in welcoming Stanford's new Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Richard Shaw. Following an hors d'oeuvres reception, Dean Shaw will discuss trends in undergraduate admissions and his vision for the future of the admissions process at Stanford.

Shaw is a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate admission. He previously served as the director of admissions at Yale and the University of Michigan, in addition to serving in admissions offices at Cal and at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Event price includes tasty Italian appetizers and pasta. Cash bar. Attendance limited and RSVP required – please RSVP below or by sending a check, payable to WDCSA, to Micah Boster, ’03 at 1410 12th Street NW, Apt.1, Washington, DC, 20005. Questions? Contact Micah at or (202) 797-0650.

WDCSA members/young alumni ($17):
Nonmember ($19):

Young Alumni: Capitals Hockey Game and a Night Out in Chinatown
Saturday, February 10 7pm
Verizon Center, 7th & F St, NW
Fado's, 808 7th St, NW

Bring your young alums friends for a night out starting with the Washington Capitals vs. the New York Rangers, followed by a good time and luscious libations, beginning at Fado's. If you cannot make the hockey game, join us after the game, starting at Fado's.

Game tickets are limited to the first 25 individuals, so reserve your seat early! Take advantage of the group rate of $16 per seat. Reservations can be made via PayPal below

Questions? Contact John Smithson '04 at

Registration ($16):

Stanford at the Opera – Spring 2007

Die Walküre – Richard Wagner
Monday, April 9, 2007 6pm
Continuing the Washington National Opera’s commitment to a full “Ring” cycle, a brand new production (not the DAR one revised) and starring Placido Domingo and Anja Kampe with Heinz Fricke conducting. A Die Walküre Special Events calendar will be sent to all ticket holders. Deadline for ordering is March 21st. Tickets will be mailed week of March 26th.

Macbeth – Verdi
Monday, May 14, 2007 7pm
A Verdi masterpiece presented in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. Shakespeare festival. Deadline for ordering is April 25th. Tickets will be mailed week of April 30th.

Prime Orchestra $141.50.
2nd Tier $69.50.
For tickets – Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington, D.C. 20010. Contact Betty for more information at or (202) 483-4048.

Hands on DC Servathon – Save the Date!
Saturday, April 28

Join scores of fellow alums to complete a project for the annual Hands On D.C. volunteer servathon. More details to come in next month's newsletter! Please contact Katy Herbert with any questions:


Spring is on it's way...and with it comes Stanford softball in the 60-team Capital Alumni Network league. Our co-ed team will play 14 weeknight games on the Ellipse in this slow-pitch league starting in April and continuing until August. If you'd like to get some exercise and have some fun, contact Chris Shinkman at or 301-229-4427.


President: Lindsay Arnold, ’02,, (202) 256-1324
Vice-Presidents: Chris Shinkman,, (301) 229-4427
Kelly McKenzie, ’03,, (202) 244-4621
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ’61,, 301-365-3485
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Jeff Lee ‘03, MA ’04
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202

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 Privacy Statement

Revised: January 5, 2007