Washington DC Stanford Association March 1996 Newsletter

Calendar of Events

(Clicking on event takes you to that section of newsletter):

March 19 Ivy Connection Happy Hour
March 23 Cooking School (Thai Snow Melt)
March 26 Mike Spence Breakfast
March 28 Fleet Street Singers @ SIW
March 30 Fleet Street Singers @ Hopkins in Baltimore
April 16 Ivy Connection Happy Hour
April 17 Cooking School (French)
April 18 Dinner & Dialogue: A Moon for the Misbegotten
April 22 Prof. David Bradford, GSB
April 27 Christmas in April

Tuesday, March 19th
IVY CONNECTION HAPPY HOUR at FIFTEEN MINUTES
6:30 - 9:30
1030 15TH Street, NW
Washington, DC

Come join young alumni in the DC area for happy hour. There will be drink specials. $5 at the door.


Saturday, March 23rd
COOKING SCHOOL, L'Academie de Cuisine
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $35/person
5021 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 986-9490

Instructor: Somchet Chumpapo; Parking may be difficult --public nearby--allow 10 min. to locate a parking spot.  Come cook, sip wine, eat the food you prepared and visit with Stanford friends at the Premier L'Academie de Cuisine. Sign up for one or both!

MENU: THAI SNOW MELT
Thai Spices will certainly warm your insides during this cold weather.

Seafood soup with lemon grass
Green chicken curry with basil chili
Stir-fried snow pea and shiitake
Rice
Orange and grapefruit skin preserve

Mail your reservations to Stacy FitzSimmons, 4711 Langdrum Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. (301) 951-1820 (h), (301) 951-4422 (o). Your payment is non-refundable after March 18 because we must pre-pay reservations.


Tuesday, March 26
BREAKFAST BRIEFING, A. MICHAEL SPENCE
Dean, Graduate School of Business
Location : McKinsey & Co., 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
7:30-9am, $8 in advance, $10 if space available at the door

Dean Spence wants to interact with you about the state and future directions of the Business School's domestic and international programs. He will revisit some of the areas mentioned in his letter of September 1995 which included: Research and Teaching, Schwab Family Residential Learning Center, New Technology, Today's Students, Academic Initiatives, and Academic Rigor. To attend, please send a check payable to SBSAA to Robert Cole, 3003 Van Ness Street, NW #W814, Washington, DC 20008.


Thursday, March 28
Stanford Fleet Street Singers
8-10:30PM, Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Woodley Park Metro - Red Line)

Fleet Street is a men's singing group from Stanford dedicated to the performance of pure a capella music in an entertaining, theatrical style. A typical Fleet Street performance (if such a thing can be said to exist) includes everything from jazz standards to Broadway tunes, from barbershop to rock, from children's songs to rap. They will be touring the East Coast over spring break and will make a stop at the Stanford Campus in Washington and at Johns Hopkins.

Cost is $12/person in advance, $14 at the door to cover coffee and dessert and payment to the entertainers. This is the arrival day for the students attending the spring term at SIW; we can all welcome them to Washington! Mail check to WDCSA c/o Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th, Apt. 400, Arlington, VA 22202. (703) 486-0952.


Saturday, March 30
Fleet Street Singers
8PM, Shriver Hall at Johns Hopkins University
FREE

The Stanford Fleet Street Singers will be one of two guest performers at the AllNighters Spring Invitational Concert at John Hopkins. The concert is extremely informal with approximately 1,000 screaming college students. For additional questions, please contact Stephen Hwang, musical director for the AllNighters at John Hopkins at (410) 889-3641.

Directions from DC are as follows: Take Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Baltimore, which turns into Russell Street. After passing Camden Yards, turn right onto Pratt Street. After 5 or 6 blocks, turn left onto Charles Street. Follow Charles Street uptown and turn left onto 29th Street. Fork to the right onto Art Museum Drive and make an immediate left onto Wyman Park Dr. The entrance to John Hopkins is immediately on the right. Park in the lot directly on the left. Shriver Hall is the large building on the right.


Tuesday, April 16
Ivy Connection Happy Hour
6:30-9:30PM, Planet Fred
1221 Connecticut Avenue, NW
$5 at the door


Wednesday, April 17th
French Cooking Class
L'Academie de Cuisine, 7-10PM
5021 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 986-9490

Grilled eggplant with goat cheese and fresh tomato
Pan fried sweetbreads with mushroom leek custard
Apple charlotte with raspberry coulis
Chef instructor: Francois Dionot

Mail your reservations to Stacy FitzSimmons, 4711 Langdrum Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. (301) 951-1820 (h), (301) 951-4422 (h). Your payment is non-refundable after April 13 because we must pre-pay reservations.


Thursday, April 18th
DINNER & DIALOGUE
Luna Books (3rd floor of Cafe Luna)
1633 P Street, N.W. (3 blocks east of DuPont Circle)

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten. Moon, one of O'Neill's last plays, picks up the story of O'Neill's older brother Jamie some years after the events of Long Day's Journey into Night. Please RSVP to David Sobelsohn at (202) 484-8303 or by e-mailing dsobelso@counsel.com


Monday, April 22nd
David L. Bradford
Stanford Business School Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior
"Conflict in Teams: It's Not as Scary as You Might Think!"

You're invited to David Bradford's traveling classroom where an interactive discussion on Conflict in Teams will include role playing and video tape examples. Professor Bradford has consulted on leadership development for McKinsey & Co., IBM, Levi-Straus, Frito-Lay, and the US Department of Labor.

Mercer Management Consulting, 8th floor
2300 N Street NW, 6:45-9PM
$12 includes box dinner/beverages
To attend please send a check by April 19th (list needed for building) payable to SBSAA for $12 to Sandy Phillips, 4016 N. 25th Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Questions -- call Sandy at (202) 862-1125 (o) or Robert Cole at (202) 244-4546 (h). (Foggy Bottom or Dupont Circle Metro, some street parking, pay for indoor. (Verify location in April by calling the Hotline at (301) 230-5575.


Saturday, April 27th
Christmas in April

Once again, the Washington DC Stanford Association is looking for Stanford alumni and parents who don't mind getting dirty and grungy for a good reason: Christmas in April.

Christmas in April is a community service program dedicated to repairing and renovating homes for elderly, disabled and/or poor residents throughout the U.S. Each year, the DC Christmas in April office receives applications from homeowners or referrals from social service organizations requesting repairs to properties throughout the city. Teams of reviewers go out to each home to inspect the condition of the property, assess the amount of repair needed on the property and recommend approval for participation in the program. In Washington, DC alone, 110 houses were approved this year.

The Washington DC Stanford Association has provided volunteers to other Christmas in April teams since 1994. This year we have formed our own team to help renovate a home or even part of a DC public school. At this date, repair assignments are still being made, so stay tuned for more details about this year's project.

All volunteers are welcome, regardless of experience level. (Last year's 30 volunteers learned how to drywall, paint, weather-strip windows, install a kitchen sink, etc.) If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Robyn Alexander at (301) 816-4920 by April 12th.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION:

Membership Information: Paul Garrett (703)893-3100; Sherry Dunn Abel (202)244-4568
Stanford Club Hotline: (301) 230 5575
PRESIDENT: Bill Pegram, (703) 486-0952, dcstanalum@aol.com
VICE PRESIDENT: Clare Stephens, (202) 462-7061