June 2012 Newsletter

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Book Club Discussion
Sunday, June 10 5-8 pm
Fairfax Station, VA

The book club will meet at the home of Walter and Diana Wilson to discuss Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. The July book is Unbroken: A World War II Story by Laura Hildenbrand. For information on the book club, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

4th Annual WDCSA Happy Hour Cruise
Thursday, June 21 7:15-9:30 pm
Potomac Riverboat Cruise
Departing Washington Harbour, Georgetown

Join fellow Stanford alums for a happy hour cruise and evening boat tour of DC's monuments! The ticket price includes a premium open bar, catered happy hour, a cruise along the Potomac, and company of up to 120 new Stanford friends. We will have a private 2-hour tour on the Miss Mallory, with the Potomac Riverboat Company: www.potomacriverboatco.com/miss-mallory.php. Spaces are limited. RSVP on the Stanford Alumni Association website at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event9506.

The cost is $40 for Young Alumni ('08-'12); $45 for WDCSA members and their guests; and $55 for nonmembers and their guests. This was one of our MOST POPULAR events for the past three years, so reserve early. Be ready to enjoy the cool breezes and meet new people in a casual environment.

Not sure if you're a WDCSA member? Check at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp. See who's coming at http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event9506who.

Please arrive promptly at 7:15 as the boat will sail shortly thereafter, with or without ticket holders. In the event of postponement for bad weather, we will notify ticket holders and reschedule for later in the summer.

If you have any questions, contact Steven Kelts, Ph.D.'02,kelts@stanfordalumni.org. For communication on the day of the event, call Steven at 202-365-9342.

Ivy Singles Spring Garden Party
Friday, June 22 6:30-9 pm
DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street, NW (at 18th Street)
Washington, DC

The Ivy Singles Social Club is hosting its Spring Garden Party at the elegant and historic DACORBacon House (built 1824-25), home to several Supreme Court Justices, a Maryland governor and U.S. Congressman from New York, Robert Low Bacon and his wife, Virginia Murray Bacon. The DACOR-Bacon House and Foundation now serve as a "place to facilitate international peace and understanding" as well as a conference and meeting place for Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR).

The garden will be a beautiful lush green setting for our June event. Mingle with fellow Ivy Alum as you feast on hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a fine selection of wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar. Consistent with our early evening outdoor surroundings, please come dressed in your choice of garden party, cocktail, business or business casual attire.

Register online for $25, which includes a $2 processing fee: http://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=346821

To register by mail send a check for $25 payable to "WDCSA" to: Phebe Greenwood, 504 Gaslight Drive, Richmond, VA 23229. Checks must be received by Tuesday, June 19th. Please note your school on the memo line of the check.

Walk-ins are welcome at $35; however, advance reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Metro: Take the Orange/Blue Line to Farragut West. Walk 3 blocks south on 18th.

Parking: Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. Please be aware that most nearby parking garages close early. Check with the garage attendant.

For more information, email Phebe Greenwood at phebepg@yahoo.com, or Charlotte Perry at charmperry@aol.com.

Stanford Alumni Potluck Dinners
Saturday, June 23 7pm
Bethesda, Md.

The theme for this alumni dinner is Business, so if you are in the business world, live here in DC, and are a Stanford alum, please let us know if you would like to participate in this local potluck dinner at the home of Yolanda Townsend, class of 1983.

These casual events have proven to been a lot of fun, with representatives from both the young and more "seasoned" alums coming to eat, drink, and get to know other local Stanford folks of similar interests a little better. Please email kohntom@gmail.com or markskogan@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.

D.C. United Alumni Night
Saturday, June 30 5:00-9:30 pm
RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington DC

Join your fellow Stanford alumni and other local alumni groups as we enjoy drinks, food and fun at RFK Stadium's tailgate row (Lot 8) starting at 5:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. we'll head into the stadium to watch D.C. United take on the Montreal Impact.

We've secured a discounted rate of $20 per person for sideline seats (40% off the match day price). These tickets can be purchased at the following link:
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=dcunited&o=172&g=1979. Please click on "Find Tickets" and enter the promo code "STAN." (without the quotes) RFK Stadium is accessible via the Stadium Armory metro station (Orange/Blue lines). Contact Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Citi Open (formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic)
Saturday, July 28- Sunday, Aug 5
16th & Kennedy, NW Washington D.C.

The 2012 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 box 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 Courtside Club restaurant. We have two parking passes available for each session at $15/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 Sunday of the first weekend usually includes main draw matches as well as qualifying matches. Tickets also include the women's WTA International Level Event to be held at the same facility during this week (last year it was held in College Park).

Current (6/6/2012) availability:

Session Box Upper Level Parking Passes
Sat 7/28 10am (ATP & WTA Qualifying) $8 box (2 left) $5 upper (4 left) 1
Sunday 7/29 10am (ATP Qualifying, WTA Main Draw) Sold out Sold out Sold out
Mon 7/30 4pm (ATP & WTA Main Draw) Sold out Sold out Sold out
Tue 7/31 4pm (ATP & WTA Main Draw) $44 box (2 left) Sold out Sold out
Wed 8/1 4pm (ATP & WTA Main Draw) Sold out $25 upper (4 left) 1
Thurs 8/2 4pm (ATP Main Draw, WTA Quarterfinals) $55 box (4 left) $30 upper (2 left) 1
Friday 8/5 2pm (ATP Quarterfinals, WTA Semifinals) $92 box (2 left) $40 upper (4 left) 2
Sat 8/4 (semifinals) 12 pm (ATP Semifinals) $67 box (2 left) $35 upper (4 left) 2
Sat 8/4 (semifinals) - 7pm (ATP Semifinals, WTA Finals) $75 box (2 left) $40 upper (4 left) 2
Sun 8/5 (finals) 1pm (ATP Finals) $82 box (2 left) $45 upper (4 left) 1 left

Please email wmpegram@comcast.net 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.

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KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: John Smithson, ‘05, jsmithson@gmail.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS ‘02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org, (703) 517-9082
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, patriciamarbyharrison@gmail.com
Webmaster: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com; Jackie Crespo, '05, jackie.crespo@gmail.com
Parents Initiative: Melissa Clark P '12, madgardenr@comcast.net, (301) 656-3560
Community Service: Sumana Chatterjee, MA '04, sumanachatt@yahoo.com Elena Rivera, '11, emrivera11@gmail.com
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, Greg Billings '88 billings.g@gmail.com
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, phebepg@yahoo.com, Charlotte Perry, '81, charmperry@aol.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Andrea Hirsch, '78 andrea@andreahirschlaw.com Carolina Gutierrez, '05, MA '06 email.carolinagutierrez@gmail.com

Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #500, Arlington, VA 22202 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

Revised: June 8, 2012