Washington DC Stanford Association June 2005 Newsletter

Calendar of Events - click to take you to that part of the newsletter)

Wed 6/8 Prof. Michael McFaul: Russia Sat 7/9 Appalachian Trail Work
Sun 6/12 Alumni BBQ and Potluck Thur 7/21 Wolf Trap: Peter Pan
Sun 6/12 Washington Book Club Sat 7/23 Bowie Baysox Baseball
Fri 6/17 GSB Seminar-Power of Persuasion 7/30 – 8/7 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Fri 6/17 Ivy Singles - Georgetown Club Sun 9/4 Wolf Trap: My Fair Lady
Tues 6/21 Canoe Class-Fletcher's Boat House Sat 9/10 Stanford vs. Navy Football
Sat 7/9 PAC-10 Picnic    

Also: WDCSA Board Volunteers Needed, Washington Nationals tickets, Washington National Opera tickets

How will Russia develop in its role as the global swing state? Will our softball team continue its diamond dominance? Find out in June as our Spring Quarter events roll on. The academic year is winding down, but WDCSA’s event calendar is hopping! Thanks to all who attended Dr. David Victor’s talk in May – our knowledgeable audience created a fascinating Q&A session.

WDCSA Board: Volunteers Needed
Looking for a way to reconnect with Stanford? Come OnBOARD - Volunteer with the WDCSA Board of Directors!

The WDCSA Board of Directors is preparing to kick-off another great year of events and activities serving the area's alumni community (see details for our June 12 Kick-Off BBQ). Whether you live in the heart of the city or an hour away, it's easy to get involved. The Board is currently scouting for enthusiastic volunteers near and far for the following:

** Webmaster/Webpage Design
- Help design and implement a new look for the WDCSA webpage (easy to do remotely!)

** Newsletter Editor
- Dedicate time at the beginning of each month to putting out our club newsletter (easy to do remotely!)

** Serve as a Member of the WDCSA Board of Directors
- Share your specific interests, talents or event ideas by taking a leadership role among other alumni volunteers. Organize an event or help grow WDCSA outreach to the alumni community! Young alums can also volunteer with the Cardinal Young Alumni (C-YA) Steering Committee.

** Host the Frosh Send-Off Party
- In early September, host our annual send-off party at your home or garden for the area's admitted students and their parents.

To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Lindsay Arnold at (202) 256-1324 or wdcsa.president@gmail.com.

Michael McFaul

Professor McFaul Reception:
Which Way Will Russia Swing?
Wednesday, June 8 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC

Underlying President Bush's recent visit to Russia and his attention to his relationship with President Putin is a vital concern about whether Russia will move forward toward democracy or backward into greater government control. Meantime, Russia plays an important “swing” role on the international playing field in the addressing terrorism, nuclear proliferation, negotiations with North Korea and energy supply issues.

Dr. Michael McFaul, Stanford Associate Professor of Political Science, is one of our country's most distinguished Russia scholars and one of Stanford's finest professors. He is an expert on U.S.-Russia relations, regime change in non-democratic states, and the current U.S. policy of promoting democracy. He co-directs the project on democratization in Iran at the Hoover Institution; has written on Russian-U.S. affairs for major U.S. newspapers; and has appeared as a featured guest on all US networks, BBC, and as a topic expert on the Lehrer NewsHour.

Before joining the Stanford faculty, Dr. McFaul worked as Senior Associate for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He serves as an advisor to many non-governmental organizations, companies and government agencies.

Price: $15 at door. Questions? Call Lois Herrmann, 202-333-4678.

Alumni BBQ and Potluck
Sunday, June 12 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: 3000 Spout Run Parkway #B-605 (Cardinal House Condominium) Arlington, VA
Hosted by the WDCSA Board of Directors

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 and another great year of WDCSA programming.

Who should come? Anyone...
1. Who is presently on the Washington, DC Stanford Alumni Association Board or the Cardinal Young Alumni Steering Committee
2. Who is interested in organizing or assisting with events 2005- 06, but is unsure 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 momentum we've established during 2004-2005. Your attendance will help us get an idea of who will be helping us lead the WDCSA efforts 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.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, June 12 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: TBA

The Washington Stanford Book Club will be discussing Atonement by Ian McEwan and enjoying a pot luck dinner. New participants are welcome! Please RSVP with food/drink to Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com.
For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."

GSB Seminar - Power of Persuasion
Friday, June 17 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Carnegie Endowment for Peace Conf. Center, Washington, DC
Cost: $50 (includes lunch)

How do you build commitment for your cause among key stakeholders? How do you persuade your board members to give more of their time and connections? How do you want to make your marketing pitch more persuasive to potential donors? Join the Stanford Social Innovation Review for a rare and extraordinary opportunity to hear Dr. Robert Cialdini, the leading expert in the world on how to use the tools of psychology to influence board members, donors, government officials and other potential stakeholders.

Dr. Robert Cialdini is the most cited social psychologist in the world today in the field of influence and persuasion. Dr. Cialdini's article on the power of persuasion was featured in a recent issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

You can attend in person, view the live webcast, or watch an archived webcast. For more info or to register, visit www.ssireview.com/news/event.php (This is not a WDCSA – sponsored event, simply listed as a service to our members!)

Ivy Singles - Georgetown Club
Friday, June 17 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Georgetown Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

The Bryn Mawr Club of Washington invites one and all to the annual "twofer". First, light hors d'ouvres and drinks at the elegant and exclusive Georgetown Club. Later, browse the shelves and nosh on dessert at Bryn Mawr's own Georgetown outpost, the Lantern Bookstore about a block away.

Prepaid Reservations: $25 by check payable to "The Bryn Mawr Club of Washington, DC"; note school on the check. Send to Debby Prigal, 1625 Q St. NW #207, Washington, DC 20009, by Mon. June 13th.

Email Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 - contact Debby at 202-265-3145 or dprigal@aol.com. For more info, please see Ivy Singles website at www.ivysinglesdc.com.

Canoe Class-Fletcher's Boat House
Tuesday, June 21 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Fletcher's Boat House, 4950 Canal Road NW, Washington, DC

This 1.5 hour class for canoeing at all levels will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. with brief instruction before entering the water. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to select a canoe paddle and personal flotation device. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All necessary equipment is provided for $4. A "communal picnic" will follow. For details call Jim Finucane before 9 PM at 301-365-3485.

PAC-10 Picnic
Saturday, July 9 11:00 AM, Location: Quincy Park in Arlington, VA

Join alumni from Washington Clubs of other PAC-10 universities on Sat. July 9, starting at 11:00am, at Quincy Park, Arlington.

Plenty of parking is available near the Park, at the corner of North Quincy and Washington Streets next to the library. Quincy Park is also metro accessible. Bring your own food and beverages. Grills will be available. There is no charge for the picnic. Kids are welcome. CAN softball games will provide viewing entertainment. For further information, contact Chris Shinkman at c.shinkman@verizon.net or 301-229-4427.

Appalachian Trail Work Day
Saturday, July 9, Shenandoah National Park

Appalachian Trail Work in Northern Shenandoah National Park. Group will carpool out to Shenandoah National Park (SNP) and work on a section of the Appalachian Trail for a couple of hours - weeding, trash and deadfall removal and possible “water bar” cleaning. We will then head south into Central SNP and do a circuit hike down Rose River Canyon (incredibly beautiful) - for a picnic and possible swim. For additional details call Jim Finucane at 301-365-3485 (before 9 p.m. please).

Wolf Trap Musicals
Thurs., July 21 Peter Pan 8 PM - SEATS AVAILABLE
Sun., Sept. 4 My Fair Lady 8 PM - SOLD OUT

We have secured 20 side front orchestra seats to each performance (Peter Pan: rows F42-51, G48-57; My Fair Lady E40-49, F42-51). Tickets are $48/ticket, $4 off the regular price (and no service charge). To reserve your seats, please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202, or pay online below.

Peter Pan - $48:
Peter Pan - $48:
Tickets will be mailed three weeks prior to performance. Questions email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.

WDCSA Night – Bowie Baysox
Saturday, July 23 7:05PM

Join fellow WDCSA members for a family night of fun as the Bowie Baysox take on the Binghamton Mets. A spectacular fireworks show will follow the game. The gates open at 6:00pm and we are planning a pre-game event. Discounted ticket prices for our group are $8 for adults and $5 for youth. Marlene Engberg '93, the Assistant Director of Marketing for the Baysox, has hinted that she might get us involved in on-the-field during the game!

Email C.Shinkman@verizon.net, or call Chris for information/tickets: 301-229-4427

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 30-August 7, 2005

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. Our prices average 18% less than single box seats and there is no service charge. We will allocate our two onsite parking passes per session by lottery. This year the tournament includes a USTA Women's Pro Circuit bracket which will include women possibly ranked as high as No. 40 in the world. Availability as of July 2:

Sat., July 30, 9 am $15 (qualifying) (4 remain) Friday, August 5, 12 pm $47 (quarterfinals) (2 left)
Sun., July 31, 11 am, $15 (qualifying) Friday, August 5, 7 pm $47 (quarterfinals) (none left)
Monday, August 1, 4 pm $30 Saturday, August 6 2 pm $51 (semifinals) (2 left)
Tuesday, August 2, 4 pm $35 (4 remain) Saturday, August 6, 7 pm $51 (semifinals) (none left)
Wednesday, August 3, 4 pm $39 (2 left) Sunday, August 7, 12 pm $60 (finals) (2 left)
Thur, August 4, 4 pm $43 (2 left)  

Check back here for current availability and then email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session. Upon confirmation of seat availability, send in a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202.

Washington Nationals
May-October 2005
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC

We have 4 season tickets (Row 5, seats 3-6) in the lower left outfield reserve section 448. All games are $8 except $10 for weekend (Friday-Sunday) games in June, July, and August. Giants.

Ticket Availability - Remaining games for which we have tickets are the following (as of July 2)

Monday, July 18, 7:05PM - Colorado Rockies - 4 tickets - $8
Tuesday, July 19 7:05PM - Colorado Rockies - 4 tickets - $8
Wednesday, July 20 7:05PM - Colorado Rockies - 4 tickets - $8
Thursday, July 21 7:05PM - Houston Astros - 4 tickets - $8
Wednesday, August 3 7:05PM - Los Angeles Dodgers - 4 tickets - $8
Saturday, August 6 7:05PM - San Diego Padres - 2 tickets - $10
Sunday, August 7 1:05PM - San Diego Padres - 4 tickets - $10
Tuesday, August 23 7:05PM - Cincinnati Reds - 2 tickets - $8
Wednesday, August 24 7:05PM - Cincinnati Reds - 4 tickets - $8
Thursday, August 25 1:05PM - Cincinnati Reds - 4 tickets - $8
Friday, August 26 7:05PM - St. Louis Cardinals - 2 tickets - $10
Saturday, August 27 7:05PM - St. Louis Cardinals - 2 tickets - $10
Sunday, August 28 1:05PM - St. Louis Cardinals - 4 tickets - $10
Friday, Sept. 2 7:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 4 tickets - $8
Sunday Sept 4 1:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 4 tickets - $8
Monday Sept 5 1:05PM - Florida Marlins - 4 tickets - $8
Tuesday Sept 6 7:05PM - Florida Marlins - 4 tickets - $8
Wednesday Sept 7 7:05PM - Florida Marlins - 4 tickets - $8
Thursday Sept 8 7:05PM - Florida Marlins - 4 tickets - $8
Friday Sept 9 7:05PM - Atlanta Braves - 4 tickets - $8
Sunday Sept 11 1:05PM - Atlanta Braves - 4 tickets - $8
Tuesday Sept 20 7:05PM - San Francisco Giants - 4 tickets - $8
Saturday Sept 24 7:05PM - New York Mets - 4 tickets - $8
Sunday Sept 25 1:05PM - New York Mets - 4 tickets - $8
Friday Sept 30 7:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 2 tickets - $8
Saturday Oct 1 7:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 4 tickets - $8
Sunday Oct 2 1:05PM - Philadelphia Phillies - 4 tickets $8

Send an email to Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org listing your choices in order (number of tickets and the game), indicating whether you want tickets to more than one game. Once your request is accepted via return email, please send a check for the appropriate amount payable to WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Questions? Contact Bill at 703-486-0952,

WDCSA has also 25 tickets for the following three games (normally $15 seats)

Wednesday, July 20 - Rockies 7:05PM - Sections 513 (near home plate), 515 (first base side)
Tuesday, August 2 - Dodgers 7:05PM - Rows 1-3, Section 523 (near 3rd base) - $9 each
Tuesday, September 20 - Giants 7:05PM - Row 3, Section 514 (first base side) - $9 each

Stanford at Navy Football
Saturday, Sept. 9 6:00 PM, Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis

WDCSA has arranged a group discounted ticket rate in the Stanford Section for the Stanford at Navy football game. Tickets are $19.00 instead of $25.00 (plus processing & mailing) at www.navysports.com. Click on "Buy Tickets Online," then "Group Tickets." Access our site using “stanfordalum” for the Sign In ID and “beatnavy” for the Password: both are case sensitive. Plans are in the works for a Stanford tailgate prior to the game – see future WDCSA newsletters!

Stanford at the National Opera
Fall Season

Gueseppe Verdi's seldom performed "I Vespri Siciliani" - a new production starring Maria Guleghina, conducted by Placido Domingo. Tuesday, Sept. 20 @ 7:30 PM. Prime Orchestra $141.50, 2nd Tier $69.50

George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" - a new production and a WNO Premiere. Directed by Francesca Zambello ("Fidelio" and "Die Walkure"), conducted by Britain's Wayne Marshall with local star Gordon Hawkins as Porgy. Monday, Nov. 7 @ 7 PM. Prime Orchestra $ 141.50 and Second Tier $69.50.

Spring Season - "Das Rhinegold" and " La Clemenza di Tito" More in July newsletter.

For tickets - Send a check payable to WDCSA with a SASE to WDCSA c/o Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty for more info at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or (202) 483-4048. Deadline for reserving Fall 2005 Opera tickets is August 1st.


Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda '77, risashimoda@msn.com - 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

Revised: June 6, 2005