January 2012 Newsletter

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Book Club Discussion
Sunday, January 8 5-8 pm
Bethesda, Md.

The book club met at the home of Perry Seiffert to discuss the novel The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. The February book is Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje.

For information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com

Ivy Singles Social Club Event
Friday, January 13 6:30-9 pm
Woman's National Democratic Club at The Whittemore House Mansion
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC

Join Ivy Singles for an evening of exceptional non-partisan company and conversation at the Whittemore House, home of the Woman's National Democratic Club.

The Whittemore House is an elegant historic mansion centrally located in Washington's fashionable Dupont Circle. Built in the late 19th century as a private residence, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and pays tribute to the English Arts and Crafts movement and American "Shingle Style" architecture.

Nine enchanting rooms of varying size make it an ideal setting for private parties, weddings and special events. Each is unique in character and beautifully furnished with antiques, art, and political memorabilia. The mansion is special in that none of its public rooms are square or rectangular.

Reservations: Prepay $30 by check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday, January 8th. Make checks payable to "The Cornell Club of Washington" and note your school on the check. Online payment can be made on the Cornell Club Website (includes Paypal fee):

www.cornellclubdc.org/events/2012/01/13/ivy-singles-january-event-womans-national-democratic-club Pay at the door $40 for walk-ins. Email Spiekare@verizon.net for more information.

Metro/parking: The Whittemore House mansion is on New Hampshire Avenue, a half block Northeast of Dupont Circle and 2 minutes walk from the Du Pont Metro Station (Red Line).

For those driving, there are 3 parking garages nearby, and street parking, while always limited, improves after 6:30.

The Ivy Singles Social Club is a coalition of Ivy League, Seven Sister and other prestigious schools' regional alumni associations that sponsors social activities. Our events are open to all single alumni of member schools and their guests

Boomers to Busters: Winter Warm-Up
Friday, January 20 6-8 pm
The Washington Club
15 Dupont Circle NW Washington, DC 20036

Attention: Late Boomers and Early Busters! Have you ever watched the "Evening News" with Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, or even Walter Cronkite? Make your New Year's resolution to join a new group and enjoy this gorgeous marble mansion that was once a temporary White House. Nibble on snacks with people who watched the original Star Trek, but who would not even consider watching sequels. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

The Washington Club is a white marble building on the northwest part of Dupont Circle. Either exit of the Dupont Circle Metro. Paid parking next door at Books-a-Million. Business, business casual, or cocktail attire.

Online registration is $30 for previous attendees and $50 for couples who have not previously attended any event at www.alumni.uchicago.edu, Connect & Learn, Events, By Region, DC until Tuesday, January 17th. Walk-ins are $40.

Boomers to Busters is sponsored by the University of Chicago Club of DC. It is targeted for undergraduate and graduate alumni of Chicago and similar schools who were undergraduates from the mid-1970s to mid-1990s, and their spouses, partners, and guests. Schools advertising Boomers to Busters events include Amherst, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Carnegie-Mellon, Chicago, Haverford, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Pomona, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tulane, Vassar, Wellesley, and Williams. Others are welcome.

WDCSA and Cardinal Young Alumni GrubWithUs Dinner
Tuesday, January 24 7:30 pm
Raku in Dupont Circle
1900 Q Street NW Washington, DC

Please join Cardinal Young Alumni to kick off the new year with dinner at Raku! WDCSA has partnered with GrubWithUs to offer special pricing at some of the District's local restaurants for young alumni dinners. This is a great opportunity to kick off the new year by reconnecting with fellow alums and meeting new Stanford grads in the area. Attendees are expected to pay for their own meal. Use the link below to sign up today! www.grubwithus.com/restaurants/rakuwashington/meals/stanford-young-alumni-at-rakuwashington-dc-jan-24-12-94e0c073e104

Ivy Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis
Saturday, February 4 7:30 pm
Arlington Y Tennis & Squash Club
3400 N. 13th Street Arlington, VA 22201

Admission for players with advance registration is $25 per person by check or credit card. Door admission for players is $30 per person and is payable by cash or check, no credit card. Admission is $10 for non-players.

Tennis party policies:
1. Advance registration can be made check in advance to the address below, or paying by credit card in advance at the Harvard Club Web-site shown below by clicking on the listing in the event calendar. All payments must be received by 02/03/2012 to qualify for the advance registration price. There is no registration by fax, email, or telephone.
2. Requests for refunds must be received by 3 pm on 02/03/2012.
3. Door admission available at the higher price noted above by cash or check only.
4. Each attendee is responsible for any damage to the facility, injuries or accidents in connection with this function.

Register here: www.harvard-dc.org For more information: Contact: David Federbush at (301)-657-4691, or email him at federbus@erols.com.

Stanford at the Opera
Spring 2012
Kennedy Center Nabucco – Verdi

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA PREMIERE! Thursday, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Verdi's powerful blockbuster about the defeat, enslavement, and exile of the ancient Babylonian Jews by King Nabucco features a grand and gorgeous score. Thaddeus Strassberger's new production will transport you to the lost wonders of the world to witness a royal family at odds with their nation and each other.

BUY TICKETS NOW! Prime Orchestra $146.50; 2nd Tier $ 79. For tickets - send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048. All performances are by the Washington National Opera (WNO) and are at the Kennedy Center.

Stanford In the News


President: John Smithson, ‘05, jsmithson@gmail.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS ‘02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org, (703) 517-9082
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, patriciamarbyharrison@gmail.com
Webmaster: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com; Jackie Crespo, '05, jackie.crespo@gmail.com
Parents Initiative: Melissa Clark P '12, madgardenr@comcast.net, (301) 656-3560
Community Service: vacant CAN Representatives: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, phebepg@yahoo.com, Charlotte Perry, '81, charmperry@aol.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Andrea Hirsch, '78 andrea@andreahirschlaw.com Carolina Gutierrez, '05, MA '06 email.carolinagutierrez@gmail.com

Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #500, Arlington, VA 22202 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

Revised: January 10, 2012