Washington DC Stanford Association June 2004 Newsletter

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Fri 6/4 Moonlight Hike on the Mall
Thur 6/10 Canoe Lessons & Picnic
Sat 6/12 Ivy Singles – The Anderson House
Sat 6/12 Orioles vs. Giants Game
Sun 6/13 Alumni Board BBQ/Potluck
Fri 6/18 Ivy Singles – Georgetown Club
Sat 6/19 Seneca Creek Cleanup
Sun 6/20 DC Stanford Book Club
Thur 6/24 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Legg Mason
Opera

Moonlight Hike on the Mall
Friday, June 4 8:00 PM

Join WDCSA for an easy Moonlit Hike on the Mall. Explore the beauty of DC's Mall and monuments by an almost-full moon. Meet 8 PM at parking lot by Washington Monument off Constitution Ave. This lot is not available for parking at this time, but you can park on Constitution Ave. NW near "16th" street. Nearest METRO is Federal Triangle. Bring water. Kids who can walk 3.5 - 7 miles on relatively level terrain are most welcome. Leader: Jim Finucane, 301/365-3485 before 9pm.


Canoe Lessons & Picnic
Thursday, June 10 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Swain's Lock, C & O Canal, Potomac, MD, Cost: $2/person

Swain's Lock is 5.5 miles out River Road from the beltway. The class covers canoeing at all levels - on a particularly beautiful stretch of the canal. "Communal picnic" (bring stuff to share) follows - - kids welcome. Cost for canoe, paddle, life jacket, and lessons is $2/person. For additional information, call Jim Finucane 301/365-3485 before 9pm.


Ivy Singles
Saturday, June 12 12:00 – 3:00PM, **Rescheduled from April**
Location: The Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Cost: $5 (tour only)

Hosted by the Harvard Club of Wash., DC.

Come tour the magnificent home of Larz (Harvard class of 1888) and Isabel Anderson with Education Coordinator Dr. Caren Pauley. Anderson House is a mansion built in the Late Renaissance Revival style between 1902 and 1905 as Larz and Isabel's summer home by the architectural firm of Little and Browne of Boston and is widely regarded as their best work. Isabel was considered the wealthiest woman in the country when she financed the construction.

Enjoy lunch together afterward at Mimi's American Bistro (not included in event fee) just around the corner from Anderson House at 2120 P Street NW. American cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. Tables are of various sizes - one check per table

Reservations: Must reserve by June 11. No Walk-ins! Registration, directions, and additional info at www.ivysinglesdc.com or call (202) 337-1300.


Orioles vs. Angels Game
Saturday, June 12 3:15 PM
Location: Camden Yards
Cost: $22

We have 20 tickets for the Baltimore Orioles v. San Francisco Giants. Tickets are $22 ($5 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 at 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. The tickets are in section 74, rows UU, VV, WW which are similar but not quite as good as previous years.

Directions: Take the BW Parkway to Baltimore. This will turn into Russell St. and end at the stadium. A quicker, but more complicated route is to 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.


Alumni Board BBQ/Potluck
Sunday, June 13 1:00 – 4:00 PM

2004-2005 WDCSA Co-Presidents Garry Tyran and Risa Shimoda would like to invite everyone 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 has been interested in organizing or assisting with events for 2004 – 2005, but is unsure as to how to get involved
3. Who has volunteered for Stanford events and wants to remain involved

Why? This is an informal event for everyone to meet other board members and prospective members and build on the terrific momentum we've established during 2003-4. Your attendance will help us get an idea of who will be helping us lead the WDCSA efforts this next season.

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 Highway and Spout Run Parkway in North Arlington.

Please RSVP to Charles Hokanson via e-mail (charles.hokanson@ed.gov), and the week before the BBQ/Potluck he will e-mail those that are coming to see what they might be able to bring. Also, Charles has a limited number of pool passes - let him know if you're interested in jumping in!

Guest parking is the first row of parking nearest the street. Guests arriving after 1:30 pm should call either Charles Hokanson at 202-285-1023 or Risa Shimoda 301-502-6548 so someone can let them in and show them to the pool area on the 4th floor.


Ivy Singles – The Georgetown Club

Location: The Georgetown Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Cost: $25, $30 walk-in, Light hors d'Oeuvres and Cash Bar

8:30 PM to ???
The Bryn Mawr Lantern Bookstore, 3241 P St. NW, Cookies and Tea

Hosted by Bryn Mawr Club of Wash., DC

Join us for the most educational and elegant of our Happy Hours where you get two for the price of one! First, have a drink and nosh at the Georgetown Club, which has a strict jacket and tie policy. Then, for "dessert", walk around the corner to the informality of a used bookstore and browse thru some treasures. Over the past four years this has been one of our best attended events with people mingling well into the evening!

Reservations, Directions and Additional Information at www.ivysinglesdc.com or call Debby Prigal at 202-265-3145.


Seneca Creek Cleanup by Canoe
Saturday, June 19 8:30 AM
Seneca Creek State Park

Join volunteers from environmental organizations and others to clean up Seneca Creek from Seneca Creek State Park (near Montgomery Village) to the mouth of the Seneca Creek - where it empties into the Potomac River. We will cut out major logs, take out smaller branches, and de-trash this beautiful nearby creek (full of wildlife) to make it canoe-accessible over this stretch. A picnic celebration will follow. Leader: Jim Finucane 301/365-3485 before 9pm.


Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, June 20 6 - 8 PM
Location: TBA
Book: A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons, by Robert M. Sapolsky

Upcoming Discussion
Sunday July 11, 2004, 6 PM, Location TBA:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert Pirsig

For more information on this meeting and upcoming events, join the club's Yahoo!groups website and listserve at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks
Please contact Carina Uraiqat at carinau@stanfordalumni.org


Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, June 24 7 PM
Location: Sarah Clever's House
Book: Midnight in Sicily, by Peter Robb
Snacks will be available.

This is a fascinating book which passionately details the mafia's impact on individuals and ways of life in Italy. Hope you enjoy this good non-fiction summer potboiler.

Please be in touch with Sarah Clever, '91, for additional info on the discussion and directions. 410-685-7558 or slclever@earthlink.net


Upcoming Events

Legg Mason Tennis Classic

The WDCSA has 6 box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions of the tournament at 16th & Kennedy, NW. This year our seats are at the end of the court rather than on the side. The prices shown below are about 25% lower than single box seats and there is no service charge. Additionally, we will get two onsite parking passes per session - we will allocate by lottery if more than 1 person purchases the 6 tickets for that session.

Sat., August 14, 11 a.m. $15 (qualifying)
Sun., August 15, 11 a.m., $15 (qualifying)
Monday, August 16, 4 p.m. $26
Tuesday, August 17, 4 p.m. $30
Thur, August 19, 4 p.m. $38 (3 seats remain)
Friday, August 20, 1 p.m. $41 (2 seats)
Friday, August 20, 7 p.m. $41 (2 seats)
Saturday, August 21, 1 p.m. $41 (semifinals)

Please email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session. Bill will give you seat availability and ask you to send in a check, payable to WDCSA, to him at 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202. You may buy as many seats or sessions as you like. Tickets will be mailed in late July.


Opera Lovers

WDCSA Opera Lovers voted and selected three Operas from the New Season. We have only 8 tickets per seating category. We also have a special offer: buy your tickets before September 1st and avoid the $1.50 surcharge AND you may purchase an additional opera or two provided all tickets are purchsed before September 1 (the September performances must be ordered before August 1).

The WDCSA 'Season':
November 8, 2004 - Il Trovatore (Verdi)
April 4, 2005 - Magic Flute (Mozart)
May 16, 2006 - Tosca (Puccini)

All performances are Monday evenings, 7PM, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

Cost:
Prime Orchestra - $140 per ticket
Second Tier - $68 per ticket
(Purchases after 9/1/04 add $1.50 per ticket)

For those taking advantage of the special offer, the optional performances are:

Andrea Chenier – 9/20/04
Billy Budd – 9/27/04 with Samuel Ramey
Luisa Fernanda – 11/15/04 w/ Placido Domingo
The Maid of Orleans – 4/11/05
Samson and Delila – 5/23/05

To order: Send your check for the requisite amount to Claire Taplett at:
WDCSA Opera c/o Taplett
6620 North 32nd Street
Arlington, VA 22213-1608
Please state seating preference with order. You can email Claire at taplett@juno.com but, remember tickets are sold in the order the payments are received.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda ’77, risashimoda@msn.com (new email address) – Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran ‘75, gktyran@aol.com – University Contact and Outreach
Vice-President: Lindsay Arnold '02, larnold@stanfordalumni.org
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ’61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Email Newsletter/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: MJ Hermes ’83, mhermes@bbandt.com, (301) 662-1148 #74
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)

Revised: June 2, 2004