WDCSA NEWSLETTER JULY 2013
The book group will meet at the home of Walter and Diana Wilson to discuss Tamara Drewe, a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds. The August 11th meeting will take place at the home of Jennifer Presley and Andy Kolstad in Silver Spring, MD., and we will discuss A Universe from Nothing, a nonfiction book by Lawrence Krauss. For general information about the book group, email Alison Westfall at email@example.com.
Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, July 15 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
The July selection is Wool Omnibus Edition (1-5), by Hugh Howey. This book is the #1 bestseller on Amazon, winner of Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book of 2012 award, and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,600 Amazon readers. The film rights have been sold to 20th Century Fox.
Questions/RSVP: Contact Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301)655-5871
Stanford Military Service Network Happy Hour
Thursday, July 18 6-8 pm
Poste Moderne Brasserie
555 8th St NW
Join us at our monthly meet up of fellow Stanford Military alumni. Military supporters and friends are also welcome to join the SMSN group at Poste. We are aiming for the courtyard bar, but will gather inside in case of inclement weather. If you can't find the group at the venue, call 703.930.8040. For more information, contact Jerry Reid, GSB '94, (email@example.com).
Stanford Day at the Ballpark:
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles
Sunday, July 21 - noon meet with Drew Storen, gametime 1:35 pm
Washington Nationals Stadium, Washington, DC
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME!
The annual WDCSA outing to see the Washington Nationals is one of our most popular Club events ... and once again we are featuring a pre-game "Meet and Greet" with former Stanford pitcher Drew Storen in a private meeting room*. Once the game starts, we will be seated in the shade in (outfield) Section 231. The ticket price (for both the reception and the game) is $29 for members of WDCSA and $33 for non-members. Children 2 and younger will not need tickets. Fans between the ages of 4-12 can run the bases at the conclusion of the game -- weather permitting.
Details regarding the pick-up of tickets and the time and location of the reception will be sent to those who register by using the following link: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/washingtonnationalsvslosangelesdodgers. The cut-off date for ticket purchases is Sunday, July 14 ... OR WHEN WE REACH OUR CAPACITY OF 90 TICKET SALES. Questions? Contact Chris Shinkman at 301-229-4427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Due to the unpredictable nature of players' schedules on game days, Drew Storen's meeting with us is tentative.
(formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic)
Saturday, July 27- Sunday, August 4
16th & Kennedy, NW
The 2013 Citi Open is an ATP World Tour 500 tournament, making it one of the top 20 men's tournaments in the world. We have the same 6 premium box seats to all sessions as in previous years (Aisle 36, Section 3). The seats are at the end of the court and very close to the court. These seats provide access to the Emirates Garden Club restaurant. We have two parking passes available for each session at $16/pass. We also have 4 upper level seats (Section 7, Row J) at the same end of the court as our boxes to each session. The featured matches are generally held in the main court where seating is reserved with the remainder in the outside courts where seating is open. Tickets also include the women's WTA International Level Event to be held at the same facility during this week. Start and estimated finish times and number of matches are shown at www.citiopentennis.com/tickets/event_schedule/?intloc=headernavsub.
Please email email@example.com or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired, the session, and parking passes desired. Bill will process requests in the order they are received and confirm availability by return email and provide instructions for payment.
Sat 7/27 qualifying) 10am - $9 box (4 left), $6 upper (4 left)
Sunday 7/28 10am - $16 box (2 left), $10 upper (4 left), 1 parking pass left
Mon 7/29 2pm $38 box (6 left), $16 upper (4 left)
Tue 7/30 2pm $45 box (3 left), $21 upper (4 left)- 1 parking pass left
Thurs 8/1 4pm $56 box (sold out), $30 upper (4 left)- 1 parking pass left
Friday 8/2 1pm (quarterfinals) $48 box (3 left), $25 upper (3 left)
Friday 8/2 7pm (quarterfinals) $69 box (sold out), $33 upper (sold out) - 1 parking pass left
Sat 8/3 (semifinals) noon $65 box (2 left), $30 upper (4 left)
Sat 8/3 (semifinals) - 7pm $82 box (2 left), $36 upper (4 left)
Sun 8/4 (finals) 12pm $90 box (4 left), $36 upper (4 left) - 1 parking pass left
Marine Corps Evening Parade
Friday, August 2 7:30-10 pm
(Reschedule of cancelled June 7th event)
8th & I Streets SE
Stanford military alumni, military supporters, and friends are invited to join Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) DC for an evening of musical performance and precision marching. The Evening Parade features "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, "The Commandant's Own" The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Ceremonial Marchers, and LCpl. Chesty XIII, the official mascot of Marine Barracks Washington. There are 35 SMSN DC group seats available for this free event. Contact Jerry Reid, GSB '94, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request seats.
Stanford In the News
- In a closely watched case on affirmative action, on June 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed colleges and universities to continue considering race and ethnicity in admissions, but said courts would apply a more rigorous and less deferential standard in assessing their admissions practices. Stanford last year joined 13 other private universities in a "friend of the court" brief that urged the Supreme Court to continue to allow educational institutions to take account of race and ethnicity as one part of the individualized review of student applications for admission.
KEY CONTACT INFORMATION
President: John Smithson, '05, email@example.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P '98, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS '02, email@example.com, (703) 517-9082
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster and Email Newsletter: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, email@example.com
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, '73, MBA '77, email@example.com, (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06, firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, email@example.com
Parents Initiative: Helene Myers, P'14, firstname.lastname@example.org, Juliet Wilkins, P'15, email@example.com, Jonathan Wilkins, P'15, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service: Sumana Chatterjee, MA '04, email@example.com, Jen Bullock, '09, firstname.lastname@example.org
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P '98, email@example.com, Greg Billings '88 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford Military Service Network: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, email@example.com
Boomers to Busters: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, email@example.com, Charlotte Perry, '81, firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, email@example.com
Club Mailing Address: 3841 Whitman Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc
Revised: July 1, 2013