Washington DC Stanford Association June 2006 Newsletter

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Fri 6/2 Congressional Staff Panel - Note new room location
Sat 6/3 Woodrow Wilson Bridge Tour - SOLD OUT
Jun-Jul Washington Nat’ls Tickets
Mon 6/5 WDCSA Board Meeting
Sat 6/10 WDCSA Volunteer Event
Sun 6/11 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Fri 6/16 Ivy Singles Social Event
Fri 6/23 Sandra Day O’Connor
Thu 6/29 Wine Tasting Event
Sun 7/2, 7/16 Wolf Trap Musicals
Mon 7/3 Nats vs. Marlins at RFK Stadium
Sat 7/8 WDCSA Volunteer Event
Thu 7/13 Young Alumni Happy Hour
Thu 7/20 Real Estate Information Event
Jul-Aug Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Sat 8/12 Whitewater Rafting

Congressional Staff Career Panel
Friday, June 2 12:00-1:30PM
Rayburn 2168 (Different room than previously announced)
Reception: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM:
Panel and Q&A:12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel: Lee Arnold - Counsel, Congressman Tom Feeney; Andrew Blotky - Press Secretary, Senator Ron Wyden; Tom Faletti - Legislative Director, Senator Richard Durbin; Savannah Lengsfelder - Legislative Fellow, Congressman Adam Schiff

Current congressional staffers and Stanford alums will share their experiences of working in the House and Senate. This will be a great opportunity for young alumni and current students to be informed of policy-making and get more information about how to establish a career path on Capitol Hill. Light refreshments may be served, but please bring your lunch and your questions to Room 2168 of the Rayburn HOB.

The Rayburn House Office Building is at the corner of S. Capitol Street and Independence Ave. For more information, contact Jane Lee, JaneLee@stanfordalumni.org.


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 Monday, July 3rd 7:05PM game against the Florida Marlins, 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 Board Meeting
Monday, June 5 7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue NW

All are welcome to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.


WDCSA Volunteer Event
Saturday, June 10 8:45am-12pm
Federal City Shelter, 425 Second Street NW, (entrance off E Street)

Interested in combating hunger and creating employment opportunities? Please join us on Saturday, June 10 at DC Central Kitchen, where you will work alongside people in their culinary job training program to assist with easy kitchen tasks. Volunteers should arrive at 8:45am and be able to work until noon. There are only 13 spots available for this event please respond if you are certain you can attend. For further questions or to RSVP, contact Cheryl at 718-551-5338 or cherylandrada@gmail.com.


Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, June 11 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children” on Sunday, June 11. 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 will be available on the Yahoo website after June 1.


Ivy Singles Social Event
Friday, June 16 6:30pm-??
The Historic Georgetown Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave NW (above P Street), Washington, DC
The Bryn Mawr Lantern Bookstore, 3241 P St. NW (1 block south of the Georgetown Club)

Join the Bryn Mawr Club for an educational and elegant Happy Hour where you get two for the price of one! First have a drink at the Georgetown Club, which has a tie and jacket policy. Then, walk around the corner to the informality of a used bookstore and browse through literary treasures.

Reservations: Send $25 by check payable to "The Bryn Mawr Club of Washington, DC", postmarked by Friday June 9th to Debby Prigal, 1625 Q St. NW #207, Washington, DC 20009. Please write the name of your school(s) on the check. Email and phone reservations preferred; walk-ins (if space permits); $35 at the door. You may RSVP to dprigal@aol.com or call Debby at 202-265-3145.


A Stanford Salute to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor ’50, LLB ‘52
Friday, June 23 5:30pm
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C

5:30 Hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception
6:45 Program

Stanford President John Hennessy and Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer cordially invite you to join us for a special evening with Stanford family and friends in Washington, D.C., celebrating Justice O’Connor’s professional leadership. The evening program will include remarks by President Hennessy; remarks by friends and colleagues, including Ms. Victoria P. Sant ’61, President of the National Gallery of Art and Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy ’58; and a conversation between Past University President Gerhard Casper and Justice O'Connor. Capacity is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please RSVP at www.stanfordalumni.org/event.html?sandradayoconnor by Wednesday, June 14. We regret no refunds after this date.

$45 general admission
$35 young alumni (undergrad ’96-’06; grad ’01-’06)
Alumni may register one guest

You may also send a check for your reservation made payable to the Stanford Alumni Association to The Stanford Alumni Association, c/o Michael Preston, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6105. Please contact at Michael with reservation questions at mpreston@stanford.edu or (650) 725-0682. For general event questions, please contact WDCSA Board Member Risa Shimoda at risa@theshimodagroup.com (301) 502-6548.

This event is brought to you by the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association, the Stanford Law Society of Washington, D.C., the Stanford Alumni Association, and the Stanford Law School.


Young Alumni Event - "Battle of the Wines: California vs. France"
Thursday, June 29 7:00-9:00PM
Best Cellars Clarendon, 2855 Clarendon Boulevard (two blocks from the Clarendon metro)

This event is limited to Stanford young alumni (class of '96-'06) and guests.

Do California wines crush all their vinous competition, or does France put the ooh-la-la in oenology? Judge for yourself at this head-to-head tasting of old-world vs. new-world wine, where you'll sip through six super selections that illustrate just how different (and delicious!) French and California wines can be. A wine educator will explain flavor profiles and winemaking processes, while sharing some fun wine tips on this sip trip from the West Coast to the Côte d'Azur. Join us at Best Cellars Clarendon for this private tasting event created especially for DC-area Stanford young alumni. The event price of $15 includes tasting of 6 wines, a set of tasting notes to take with you, a gourmet gift bag, and discounts on bottles of wine purchased at the event.

If you want to pay by check, please contact Kelly McKenzie ('03) at kellymck@gmail.com.


Wolf Trap Musicals
Annie, Sunday, July 2, 8PM - $48
Chicago, Sunday, July 16, 8PM - $48

We have 20 tickets for each performance 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.


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.


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.


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.


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; Sun 7/30 (qualifying) - 11am - $13
Mon 7/31 (qualifying/main draw) 4pm - $30; Wed 8/2 4pm $39
Thu 8/3 4pm - $43; Fri 8/4 (quarterfinals) - 12pm - $45 (3 left)
Fri 8/4 (quarterfinals) - 7pm - $47 (3 left); Sat 8/5 (semifinals) - 2pm - $53 (3 left)
Sat 8/5 (semifinals) - 7pm - $53; Sun 8/6 (finals) - 12pm - $60

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.


Young Alumni Event Whitewater Tubing in Harpers Ferry
Save the Date: Saturday, August 12 10:15am-6:00pm

Beat the heat and relax on the river with your fellow young alums! We'll head one hour to Harpers Ferry, WV to enjoy River Riders' unguided Whitewater Tubing trip, giving you the freedom to go wherever your tube takes you. This trip passes by the historic town of Harper's Ferry, and has class I-III whitewater excitement on the Potomac River.

This event is limited to young alumni (Class of '96-'06), current students (Class of '07-'10), and guests. Pricing and payment details will be included in next month's newsletter. Questions? Email Kelly McKenzie ('03) at kellymck@gmail.com. You can find more information on the tubing trip here: http://www.riverriders.com/RRMain.asp?Option=Detail&Activity=Tubing&TripID=12


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

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: May 29, 2006