WDCSA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2014

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WDCSA Brewery Tours
Saturday, January 11 6:30-8 pm
Port City Brewing Co. 3950 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, Va

Join us for the first in a series of monthly brewery tours this winter! We're kicking things off at Port City Brewing Co. where we'll enjoy a private tour and tasting that includes six of Port City's draft beers and a souvenir glass to keep. The cost is $15 for WDCSA members and their guests, and $20 for everyone else. We can help with coordinating carpools, so if you need a ride or can offer a ride, please be sure to answer the questions during registration! RSVP here: https://pgnet.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=13900. Questions, contact Sumana Chatterjee, MA'04 (sumanachatt@yahoo.com) or Nina Rodriguez, MS'05 (ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com).

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, January 12 5 pm Washington, DC

The book group will meet at the home of Alison Westfall on Capitol Hill to discuss James Joyce's Dubliners.

For general information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com. There will be no meeting in February. The March book is The Remains of the Day by Ishiguro.

Mike Boryla's "The Disappearing Quarterback"
Sunday, January 19 3-5:30 pm
Plays & Players Theater 1714 Delancey Place Philadelphia, Pa

The Stanford Club of Philadelphia invites you to hear former Stanford Football MVP & Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Boryla tell why he left the NFL in his one man play, "The Disappearing Quarterback."

Mike Boryla played QB at Stanford, where he was team MVP his senior season. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL from 1974 to 1976. At the Pro Bowl after the 1975 season, he threw two touchdown passes in the final minutes to lead the NFC to a 23-20 win. In his last year with the Eagles in 1976, he was the starting quarterback but the victim of several concussions, and after the season he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 1978 he quit professional football and ... disappeared!

After a career in business, Mike has become a writer and written 7 plays. In a world premiere one-man show, Mike returns to Philadelphia to tell his story of walking away from the sport and teammates he loved. With the effects of concussions becoming ever more clear, and many questioning its future, should "America's Game" disappear? A play for football fanatics and novices alike set in the intimate Skinner Studio, "The Disappearing Quarterback" puts you inside the helmet of a unique athlete, a self-described "long-haired hippie," with a passionate purpose and a story to share.

After the play, join Mike Boryla for an informal talkback after the show, moderated by director Daniel Student and local playwrights David Robson and Michele Aldin Kushner. Then we will adjourn next door to the Theater's bar for a private meeting with Mike for Stanford alumni only.

Tickets are $25. To register online, go to: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/borylaplay or mail a check by January 10th made to The Stanford Club of Philadelphia, P.O. Box 58191, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Tickets to this small theater are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please reply by January 5th to have the best chance of attending.

Questions? Contact Harry Ting at: harry@tingnet.com or 610-336-4362, evenings.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, January 20 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille 1113 S. Charles St. Baltimore, Md

The January selection is Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest. This was the opening book of Oprah's Book Club 2.0 in 2012. It reached #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in July 2012. This book was voted the #1 book in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 in the Memoir and Autobiography category.

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871.

An Evening with Stanford Professor Justin Ferrell
Tuesday, January 21 6:30- 8:30 pm
The Washington Post 1150 15th Street NW Washington, DC

WDCSA SPEAKERS SERIES

Join us at the Washington Post headquarters building for an evening with Stanford Professor Justin Ferrell. Justin recently joined the d.school as its first director of fellowships, an immersive new leadership accelerator for mid-career innovators with the potential to shift their professions. A career journalist specializing in organizational behavior and change, Justin worked for the last seven years for The Washington Post, most recently as the director of digital, mobile, and new product design. During this time, he enabled collaborative teams of reporters, editors, designers, and developers to create groundbreaking work. He's spoken on creative culture in many venues, from the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin to Education City in Doha, Qatar, and is an alum of the John S. Knight journalism fellowships at Stanford.

The d.school is a hub for innovators at Stanford. Students and faculty in engineering, medicine, business, law, the humanities, sciences, and education find their way there to take on the world's messy problems together. Human values are at the heart of the d.school's collaborative approach, and its students develop a process for producing creative solutions to even the most complex challenges they tackle. In this talk, d.school Fellowships Director Justin Ferrell will share thoughts on our changing society, the role of human-centered design in solving difficult problems, and what it means for the evolution of leadership within organizations.

Food and drinks will be served. The registration price is $8 for WDCSA members, young alumni ('09 - '13), and guests; $12 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event14060. Checks made out to WDCSA may be sent to Kevin Coyne, 418 S Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. We regret that no refunds will be given after January 17. Please contact Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Wreaths Across America Community Service (Part 2)
Saturday, January 25 - 8AM
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Va

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

WDCSA and the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) are coordinating a follow-on community service opportunity with the Wreaths Across America organization. On January 25th, we will join other volunteers in removing the wreaths that were placed during the December 14th Wreaths Across America event that honored those who served and sacrificed. Please RSVP to volunteer and receive additional details on the January 25th event. To RSVP, please fill out this webform, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11tOENx4ji2dbOmcbyhODuzAwMKjGGKFe-QFrCkmzRiQ/viewform or contact Amy Kroll at akroll@alumni.stanford.edu or Jerry Reid jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu

We will meet in front of the Visitors Center at 8:00 am and at 8:30 walk to the Memorial Amphitheater for the Volunteer briefing at 8:45.  Wreath clean-up will begin at 9:00 and you can participate for as long as you wish. Stanford clothing is encouraged so we can recognize each other as is metro use (Blue line: Arlington Cemetery) due to limited parking.  For more details scroll to the "2014 ANC Clean-up Details" section of this page: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/events/escort-to-arlington/ or email the Stanford points of contact.

U.S. Colored Troops Descendant's Presentation
Saturday, February 1 1-2 pm
African American Civil War Museum 1925 Vermont Ave. NW Washington, DC (Metro: U Street)

The Stanford Military Service Network invites Stanford veterans, alumni, and friends to hear Melvin Collier give a presentation on his ancestor Edward Bobo of the 59th United States Colored Troops (USCT). This is part of the museum's First Saturday Descendants' Day series, which explores USCT veterans through the eyes of their descendants based on their research at the museum's archives. Admission is free. Questions/RSVP, contact Jerry Reid at jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu

Stanford at the Opera Moby Dick-East Coast Premiere
Tuesday, February 25 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center- Opera House

"Moby Dick"-- Jake Heggie's triumphant new opera of Herman Melville's 19th-century literary masterpiece. "Sumptious and stirring! Theatrically stunning! Epic in scale!" (San Francisco Chronicle) Prime Orchestra $ 130; Second Tier Prime $ 70. The deadline for ordering tickets is January 24th.

For tickets -- Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at 202.483.4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org

Ivy / Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis
Saturday, March 1 6:45-11:45 pm
3010 Williams Dr. Merrifield, Va

Admission for players with advance registration is $25 by check or credit card. Door admission for players is $30 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 only by mailing the registration form with a check in advance to Harvard Club of Washington D.C. 3220 N Street, NW #295, Washington DC 20007, or paying by credit card in advance through the Harvard Club Web-site, www.harvard-dc.org. All payments must be received by 2/28/2014 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 2/28/2014.
3. Door admission is 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.

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KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

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 and Email Newsletter: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com, (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com
Parents Connection: Helene Myers, P'14, cedarhouse@comcast.net, Juliet Wilkins, P'15, julietteaches@gmail.com, Jonathan Wilkins, P'15, jonathan.wilkins@hotmail.com
Community Service: Sumana Chatterjee, MA '04, sumanachatt@yahoo.com
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P '98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, Greg Billings '88 billings.g@gmail.com
Stanford Military Service Network: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu
Boomers to Busters: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, phebepg@yahoo.com, Charlotte Perry, '81, charmperry@gmail.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, maggie@middleburggroup.com

Club Mailing Address: 3841 Whitman Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

Revised: January 4, 2013