WDCSA NEWSLETTER January 2015

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DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, January 11 5 pm
Bethesda, MD

The book group will meet at the home of Perry Seiffert to discuss Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. The February book is the novel The Elephant Keeper's Children by Hoeg. The March book is the nonfiction book The Boys in the Boat by Brown. New readers are welcome.

For general information about the group, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

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

The January selection is Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Copying Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh. This New York Times bestseller is a 2013 Goodreads choice award winner in the humor category. This book is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over two thousand Amazon readers. The March selection is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

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

Wreaths Across America Clean-up
Saturday, January 24 8:30 am
Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA

WDCSA and the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) are coordinating a family-friendly community service opportunity. On January 24, we will be picking up the wreaths laid at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery during the Wreaths Across America event. Additional event details can be found on the website: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/events/arlington/.

Please contact Jack Smith, MS '14, at jbsmith2004@alumni.stanford.edu and RSVP to volunteer and receive additional details regarding our group's participation.

Parents Connection Social
Saturday, January 31 2-4 pm
5607 Wood Way. Bethesda MD

Please join the Stanford Parents Connection for an afternoon social for fellowship, to trade stories, and to eat chocolate.

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

Boomers to Busters Vintage Game Night
Wednesday, February 4 5:30-8 pm
Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St NW, Washington, DC

Boomers to Busters is teaming up again with the Woodrow Wilson House to host Vintage Game Night! Enjoy a unique game night experience with all-you-can-play vintage board games, gaming munchies, and two drinks.

After serving as the twenty-eighth President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson moved to S Street to reflect on his career as educator, president, and world statesman. The house gives a special glimpse into the private life of President Wilson and has authentic 1920s furniture. It is a 15-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro's north exit and the closest parking garages. Street parking is limited but the N2, N4 and N6 buses go along “Embassy Row.”

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters. Tickets will be sold at the door but guests are encouraged to register in advance.

Stanford at the Opera
Friday, March 13 7:30 pm performance
Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, DC

In March, we sail with Wagner's 'Flying Dutchman' preceded by a back stage tour. In Richard Wagner’s retelling of the nautical legend, formidable bass-baritone Grammy Award winner Eric Owens—one of the most in-demand American opera stars of our day—returns to the Washington National Opera to make his staged debut as the Flying Dutchman, condemned to wander the seas on a ship of ghosts. He can only venture ashore once every seven years to seek his salvation: a woman’s unconditional love.

All Stanford ticket holders are invited to a “backstage tour” before the opera. Prime Orchestra tickets are $152; Second Tier Prime tickets are $103. 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. Performance Timing:  One Act Only - 2-1/2 hours.This production does NOT include an intermission.

In May, join us for a FREE 'Opera in the Outfield' at National's Park of Rossini's 'Cinderalla.' There will be a reserved Stanford section.

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JANUARY 2015
EVENT SPOTLIGHT:
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

On December 13th, WDCSA and the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) teamed up to coordinate a family-friendly community service opportunity with the Wreaths Across America organization. The group of 22 alumni, family, and friends honored veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery by laying wreaths at their grave sites. Participants thoroughly enjoyed both the honor of laying wreaths and the conversations throughout the morning.

Graves at Arlington Cemetery8 Stanford volunteers holding Stanford banner

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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
Stanford Black Alumni Assoc: Tamandra Morgan, BA '09, tamandra@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: Jack Smith, MS ’14, jbsmith2004@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
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Revised: January 7, 2015