Washington DC Stanford Association July 2006 Newsletter

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Jul-Sep Washington Nationals Tickets
Sat 7/8 WDCSA Volunteer Event
Sun 7/9 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Thu 7/13 Young Alumni Happy Hour
Sat 7/15 Ivy Singles Event -- Picnic
Sun 7/16 Wolf Trap Musicals -- Chicago
Thu 7/20 Real Estate Information Event
Tue 7/25 Young Alumni Nationals Baseball Game
Sat 7/29 -Sun 8/6 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Tue 8/1 Canoe Lesson and Picnic
Sat 8/5 Explore the National Zoo’s Asia Trail

A Note of Thanks

A sincere note of thanks goes out to those members of the WDCSA community who organized, supported and attended A Stanford Salute to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor '50, LLB '52 last month at the Reagan International Trade Center.

The audience of nearly 900 alumni and guests filled the seats to listen to University President Hennessy, Former University President Casper, Supreme Court Assistant Justice Kennedy, Law School Dean Larry Kramer, National Gallery President and Trustee Vickie Sant, family friend and classmate Fred Steiner, and of course, Justice O'Connor herself. WDCSA President Lindsay Arnold, Stanford Law Society of Washington DC President Bill Rawson and WDCSA Board member Risa Shimoda presented a commemorative, engraved glass Hurricane Lamp to our guest of honor. We also presented a tribute video that incorporated comments recorded by her friends and colleagues. The event was taped, and mid-July will be available to download at http://itunes.stanford.edu/index.html

We are honored to have been able to witness several of Stanford's finest pay tribute to a woman whose influence on our nation will remain unrivalled for the foreseeable future.

Washington Nationals Tickets
RFK Stadium

Our 4 season tickets are in Section 314, Row 15, Seats 15-18, behind home plate. Our prices range from $17-$27/ticket, offering a discount ranging from 3-8 dollars from box-office single-game ticket prices (and we have no service charges). Current ticket availability for the entire season is shown at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/baseball.asp
We have two new offerings: For any game, we will offer "rush" tickets at $5 below the $17-$27 prices if we have any tickets remaining 24 hours before game time check the website above for availability. For the Friday, September 1st 7:05PM game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, we have additional seats in other sections available at 50% off the single ticket price ($23 seats at $11.50 and $16 seats at $8). To request seats for any game, please call 703-486-0952 or email wmpegram@comcast.net.

WDCSA Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, July 8 9:00am – 1:00pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center

We will work on an interior and exterior renovation of this 18,000 sq ft, 40-room Renaissance-revival style mansion which currently serves as a "greenhouse" for 12 community-based non-profit culture and service organizations—hosted by Washington Parks & People. For more info on the center please visit,
www.washingtonparks.net/parkscenter.html. Please RSVP to begna@stanfordalumni.org if you plan on volunteering.

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, July 9 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times” on Sunday, July 9. Please contact Alison Westfall or more information at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group." The titles for the next six months are available on the Yahoo website.

Young Alumni Event Happy Hour with Stanford Summer Interns
Thursday, July 13 6:00-8:00pm
Cafe Citron, 1343 Connecticut Ave., NW, near Dupont Circle metro

It’s summer and that means a few things -- warm weather, tropical drinks, and summer internships! Young alums are invited to Cafe Citron to enjoy music, mojitos, and merriment with Stanford undergraduates who are interning in DC for the summer. There is no cover charge for this event, but if you plan to attend, please email Tyler Kirtley '07 (tkirtley@gmail.com) so we can get a headcount.

Ivy Singles - Picnic and Tennis at the Madeira School
Saturday, July 15 10:00-1:30pm
The Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102

The Harvard Club of Washington DC will host a Ivy Singles picnic at the Madeira School, overlooking the Potomac. Members and their families and friends are welcome to join the event. Directions to the school may be found at www.madeira.org/admission/visiting.asp. Participants should bring their own food, refreshments, and blankets (there are no benches or tables). Tennis courts will be available, and please bring racquets and balls if you wish to play. A group hiking on the grounds will also be permitted although the pool will not be open for us. The Madeira School asks us that we clean the picnic area and tennis courts when we are done.

For more information, call Kuni Matsuda at (301) 953-9870 (w) and (703) 765-1653 (h).

Wolf Trap Musicals – Chicago
Sunday, July 16, 8pm - $48

We have 20 tickets for Chicago at a $4 discount from Wolf Trap prices. Seats are in the first two rows of the orchestra (A and B) on the side. Please send check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Questions? Contact Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net or (703) 486-0952.

Real Estate Night for First Time Buyers, Experienced “Flippers” and Empty Nesters
Thursday, July 20 6:30-8:00pm EagleBank (new Chevy Chase location)
15 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. (next to Friendship Heights metro)

With interest rates continuing to rise, what are the prospects for the Washington area real estate market? Join us for an exciting evening with national and local real estate experts! The evening will begin with refreshments at 6:30 in the recently-opened Chevy Chase EagleBank followed by speakers from 7-8pm. Stanford Trustee and Fannie Mae Executive Vice President Ken Bacon will provide opening remarks on national trends, followed by Tamora Ilasat, Long & Foster’s local expert with particular expertise in senior markets, and Stephen Greene, Vice President and Manager for Residential Lending, EagleBank, who will provide critical financing tips for first time buyers.

RSVP to Garry Tyran by phone at 301-280-6800 or email at gtyran@eaglebankmd.com. There is no cost for this event. This event is now SOLD OUT. However, another event will be planned for later in the year or early 2007 for those who were not able to attend.

Young Alumni/Current Student Event: Nationals Baseball
Tuesday, July 25, RFK Stadium
Game starts at 7:05 PM; pick up tickets by 6:45 PM

Join fellow young alumni and current students in cheering for the Washington Nationals as they take on the San Francisco Giants at RFK Stadium! Tickets are $9 per person; please email Tyler Kirtely ('07) at tkirtley@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 29-August 6

The WDCSA has 6 box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions at 16th & Kennedy, NW; our seats are in the same location as last year - at the end of the court and close to the court. We will allocate our two onsite parking passes per session by lottery.

Sat 7/29 (qualifying)- 9am - $13 (5 left)
Sun 7/30 (qualifying) - 11am - $13 (3 left)
Fri 8/4 (quarterfinals) - 12pm - $45 (2 left)
Sat 8/5 (semifinals) - 2pm - $53 (3 left)
Sun 8/6 (finals) - 12pm - $60 (2 left)

As with last year, there is also a women's pro tournament in addition to the men's bracket. Please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session and Bill will reply with confirmation of seat availability.

Evening Canoe Lesson and Picnic
Tuesday, August 1 6:15-8:00pm

The class will take place at the Boat House at Fletcher's Cove which is on Canal Road about 1 mile below Chain Bridge in NW Washington, DC - weather permitting (no lightning). (Note: Canal road is one way going West out of Georgetown 3-7 PM weekdays.) The class covers canoeing at all levels. Bring food to share at the post-class potluck picnic. Kids welcome. Cost for canoe, paddle, life jacket, and lessons is $4/adult - children free. The picnic takes place at the end of the class. Questions: E-mail: jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov or call 301-365-3485 - responses to questions when he returns from Africa on July 31st.

Behind the Scenes of the National Zoo's Asia Trail
Saturday, August 5 8:00-10:00am
The Panda Café at the National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

The Washington DC Stanford Association and the University of Pennsylvania Washington DC Alumni Club invite you to glimpse behind the scenes of the National Zoo’s Asia Trail with alumnus Kara Blond (Penn BA ’97, Stanford MA ’02), Exhibit Developer for the Asia Trail. When it opens to the public on September 20, the Asia Trail will be home to several Asian animals now living at the Zoo, including sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, and of course the giant pandas!

The program will begin with a continental breakfast and interactive presentation atop the Zoo’s Panda Café, which overlooks the yard where panda cub Tai Shan often plays in the mornings. Afterwards, families are encouraged to continue exploring the Zoo – we will distribute lists of special demonstrations, feedings, and events taking place later in the day. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the Asia Trail before it opens to the public!

Kids under 5: Free    
Kids 5 and up: $12
WDCSA members: $17
Non-WDCSA members: $22

Not sure if you're a member? Find out here: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp

Join WDCSA online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/membership_form.html and save $5 on admission to this event

Questions about this event? Email Kelly McKenzie at kellymck@gmail.com. Sign up and pay for this event online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/index.html#zoo


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 (703) 486-0952;
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.

Revised: July 14, 2006