Washington DC Stanford Association June 2003 Newsletter

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Thur June 5 Dance for a Cause Kickoff
Sat June 14 WDCSA Board BBQ
Sat/Sun June 21-22 Kayaking on Potomac
Tues June 24 NOVA Tech Breakfast Forum
Thur July 17 Kayaking on Potomac
Sat July 19 Orioles v. Anaheim Angels
Sun. July 20 Sound of Music at Wolf Trap
Sat. July 26-Sun. Aug. 3 Legg Mason Tennis

Other: WDCSA Book Club, Ivy Singles, Modern Drama Discussion Group


Ballroom Dancing – Dance for a Cause
Thurs June 5, Fri June 27, 7-10PM
Sat July 19, Sat Aug 16, 8-10PM
Market 5 Gallery at Eastern Market

The DC Fellowship for Urban Networking (DC-FUN, groups.yahoo.com/group/dc-fun), Stephen Chien (Stanford '98) and Nancy Chan (an MIT alum, friend of Stanford) are sponsoring INFORMAL ballroom dance jam sessions/ fundraisers inspired by Richard Powers' Jammix" at Stanford.

Corner of 7th St & North Carolina Ave, SE (near Eastern Market metro) www.market5gallery.org

We will teach basic steps for dances such as swing, waltz, tango, salsa, cha cha, hustle, etc. We will also play a variety of ballroom music so that you can practice the moves that you already know or are learning! This is, of course, inspired by the monthly JAMMIX eclectic ballroom dance parties at Stanford. Drop in anytime during a session – you are welcome with any level of experience with ballroom dancing!

COST
$2-$5 OPTIONAL suggested donation per session. (to benefit Little Lights Urban Ministries - a percentage of your donation will go to Market 5 to help cover their costs.)

ATTIRE
Totally casual!! Dress lightly – they have fans but no air conditioning.

WHAT ELSE?
Bring water or buy ($1/bottle) - proceeds will also go to the fundraiser

Little Lights Urban Ministries works with inner city children from the nearby Potomac Gardens Housing project (near 13th & Penn Ave, SE). They run tutoring programs and run a summer camp for the children, and need help offsetting those costs! Visit www.littlelights.org.

For more information, please contact Stephen Chien at stephen.chien@stanfordalumni.org or Nancy Chan at nhchan@alum.mit.edu.
 

WDCSA Board BBQ/Potluck
Saturday, June 14th, 3:00-6:00PM

The incoming Co-Presidents of the DC Stanford Alumni Board for 2003-2004 Garry Tyran and Risa Shimoda invite you all to a potluck BBQ at the home of Charles Hokanson to kick off the summer.

Who? Anyone:
1. Who is presently on the Washington, DC Stanford Alumni Association Board
2. Who is interested in organizing or assisting with events in the upcoming year
3. Who volunteered for Think Again or other Stanford events and wants to remain involved

Why? This is an informal and fun event for everyone to meet other board and prospective members, be introduced to Margarita Vallin, our new Regional Alumni Relations Officer at Stanford who will be in town, and build on the terrific momentum created by outgoing President Lisa Dawe. Please note that attending this event will not commit anyone to anything!

Where? 3000 Spout Run Parkway #B-605 (Cardinal House Condominium), Arlington, VA 22201, Cell Phone of Charles Hokanson: 202-285-1023, Cardinal House is located at the intersection of Lee Hwy/Spout Run Pkwy, North Arlington.

Coming from DC, take the George Washington Parkway North. Spout Run Parkway is the first exit after you pass under Key Bridge. Take Spout Run for approximately 1 mile and turn left into the parking lot of Cardinal House just before you reach Lee Highway. Guest parking is the first row of parking nearest the street. Between 3:00-3:30 pm, there will be someone at the front door of Cardinal House to direct you to the pool area on the 4th floor. After that, call either Charles Hokanson’s cell phone (202-285-1023) or Risa Shimoda’s cell phone (301-502-6548) to get in. There is a pay phone at the shopping center across the street..

RSVP: Please RSVP to Charles Hokanson via e-mail (charles_hokanson@stanfordalumni.org). The week before the BBQ/Potluck, he will e-mail those that are coming to see what they might be able to bring. If you’d like to use the swimming pool, let Charles know, as he has a limited number of pool passes.
 

Learn to Paddle a Kayak this Summer!
Introduction to Whitewater, Saturday, June 21, 9:00 a.m. until noon
Introduction to Kayak Touring, Sunday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. until noon
Follow Up to Whitewater Intro, Thursday, July 17, 5:30 – 8PM

We are planning beginning lessons on the Potomac, a resource that is both convenient and magnificent. Lessons will be provided by AJ and Jeff McIntyre, experienced instructors and residents of Cabin John, MD.

Meet us at Potomac Outdoors, 7687 Macarthur Blvd, Cabin John, MD (301) 320-1544. Lessons will be provided. You can reserve equipment there for $28 per day. Call ahead and ask for a 'whitewater kayak' or 'rec (recreational) kayak' and the associated accessories: a life jacket, sprayskirt, paddle and helmet if you are renting a whitewater boat.

Attire: Be ready to get splashed! Wear a bathing suit or trunks, polypropylene undershirt (you may have one for winter sports), a windbreaker if breezy. Wear sandals or sneakers that can get wet or muddy.

Fitness Requirement: This will not be a grueling activity, but you should be in good condition and ready to let your hair down!

The classes will be cheerled (and assisted by) WDCA members Risa Shimoda and Miles Townes. Find out more about Potomac Outdoors at www.potomacoutdoors.com, which has a link to provide detailed directions. Potomac Outdoors is inside the Beltway, west of Glen Echo and Cabin John Parkway, two blocks before Seven Locks Road.

RSVP by June 16th to risa@amwhitewater.org with your plans to attend so we’ll be looking out for you!
 

NOVA Tech Breakfast Forum – The Future of the Technology Industry After the Boom and the Bust
Tuesday, June 24, 8:00– 10:00AM

Is this the end of technology innovation and entrepreneurship, as we know it? What are the near-term and long-term challenges and opportunities facing the technology industry?

Many DC and Northern Virginia technology leaders have ties to Stanford. We will meet several of them for a candid discussion about the future of the technology industry, now that the ‘bubble has burst.’

John Backus – Founder and Managing Director, Draper Atlantic
John is a seasoned technology entrepreneur who has negotiated acquisition, divestiture, venture investment, and corporate finance transactions over the past 15 years whose collective value exceeds $500 million.
John is currently on the Board of seven technology companies, has served as Board Chairman for the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and was recently appointed by Virginia Governor Mark Warner to serve as Co-Chairman of the prestigious Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Commission.

John received his BA, Economics and his MBA from Stanford.

Michael Connors, Former President, AOL Technologies
Mike joined AOL in October 1992 as Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations, after holding executive positions for 25 years at IBM. He is credited with building AOL’s business during six years of tremendous growth.
Mike obtained his BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Statistics, and PhD in Operations Research from Stanford.

Kenneth Frank, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Systems and Product Development, Masergy Communications
Kenny leads development and implementation initiatives for this global provider of MPLS-based customer-controlled network services for enhanced application performance.

Kenny led the advanced data network activities at BellSouth Telecommunications; moved to BroadBand Office, Inc. to oversee product development, then as General Manager for its wholesale and fiber services division; and became the Senior Vice President of Network for its wholesale network spin-off, Zephion Networks.

Kenny holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford
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Andrew Lipman, Partner and Vice Chairman, Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP
Andy is the Chairman of one of the country’s largest telecommunications, Internet, and new technologies practices, representing clients in both the private and public sectors.
A frequent speaker on telecommunications-related topics, Andy has published over 170 articles and authored five books. He is also co-founder and the first Chairman of the Association of Local Telecommunication Services (ALTS), the national trade association for competitive telecommunications carriers.

Andy obtained his JD from Stanford and is currently on the Advisory Board of Stanford Law School’s Science, Technology and the Law Program.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA 22102
(2 blocks north of Route 123, 2 blocks west of 495, 1 block past Westpark Drive)

Menu: Continental breakfast
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at door; space is currently limited to 30

Make checks payable to WDCSA and send them by June 21 to: Jie Wang, 7340 Barbour Court, Falls Church, VA 22043, Tel (703) 868-9264, e-mail: jiewang1@aol.com


Baltimore Orioles Game
Saturday, July 19, 7:00PM

We have 25 tickets for the Baltimore Orioles v. Anaheim Angels. Tickets are $16 ($4 off the standard price) Send check payable to WDCSA to Tom Hwang, 5647 Columbia Rd. Apt. 304, Columbia, MD 21044 and tell us if you would like to carpool. Questions? Contact Tom at 410-884-3533 or rewinding@aol.com. On game day, call 800-960-9696 (cell). As a pregame activity you may wish to visit Ft. McHenry, the Inner Harbor, or Baltimore’s National Aquarium. Post-game celebrants can visit the Inner Harbor or the Power Plant entertainment district.

Directions: Take the BW Parkway to Baltimore. This will turn into Russell St. and end at the stadium, or take I-95 to Baltimore, exit on I-395 to downtown, exit on Martin Luther King Blvd. Take MLK and make a right turn on Pratt St.
 

The Sound of Music at Wolf Trap
Sunday, July 20, 8PM

We have 8 front orchestra seats left, center section in rows O and P at $41 (a $4 discount off the list price - no service charge!). Please mail checks, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202

We will do an optional, bring your own picnic beginning at 6:30PM. Questions? Email Bill at dcstanalum@aol.com or call 703-486-0952.
 

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Saturday, July 26-August 3

The WDCSA has box seats (Aisle 4, Box 7 – 7th and 8th row from the court, on the west side, providing shade from the afternoon sun) to the tournament at 16th & Kennedy, NW. We will allocate our two onsite parking passes per session by lottery if more than 2 groups purchase for a single session:

Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m. $15 (6 seats left)
Sunday, July 27, 11 a.m., $15 (2 seats left)
Monday, July 28, 4 p.m. $26 (4 seats left)
Tuesday, July 29, 4 p.m. $30 (4 seats left)
Wednesday, July 30, 4 p.m. $34 (4 seats left)
Thursday, July 31, 4 p.m. $38 (6 seats left)
Friday, August 1, 1 p.m. $41 (6 seats left)
Saturday, August 2, 7 p.m. $45 (6 seats left)

Email Bill Pegram at dcstanalum@aol.com or call (703) 486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session.
 

WDCSA Book Club, 6-9PM

Sunday, June 8 - A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
Sunday, July 13 - Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser
Sunday, August 10 - Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
To join the book club, email Carina at carinau@stanfordalumni.org.

Ivy Singles

Friday, May 30 - Italian Cultural Institute, 2025 M Street, NW, 6:30-8:30PM, $30 at the door
Friday, June 20 - The Georgetown Club, 1532 Wisconsin Ave., NW 6:30-8:30PM, The Bryn Mawr Lantern Bookstore, 3241 P Street, NW 8-10PM, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
For further information, visit www.ivysinglesdc.com

Modern Drama Discussion Group

Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m., Center Stage, Baltimore - performance of Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, $22.
Wednesday, June 11, 6:30-9:30 (dinner & discussion), at Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW, with director Edwin Sherin (Law & Order) to discuss Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts
Saturday, June 28, 2 p.m., Shakespeare Theatre, 450 7th St., NW - performance of Ghosts, with Jane Alexander. $26 and $31.
For dinner-discussion reservations call 202-898-4825 or e-mail gruenberg@footlightsdc.org. For theater tickets call 301-897-9314 or e-mail rlarkin@footlightsdc.org. For further info, visit www.footlightsdc.org
 

KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda, BS ’79, risa@amwhitewater.org
Garry Tyran, BA ’75, gktyran@aol.com
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram, BA ‘73, MBA ‘77, DCSTANALUM@aol.com
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219
Website: www.stanfordclub.org/dc