Washington DC Stanford Association March 2005 Newsletter

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

Sun 3/13 Washington Book Club
Sat 3/26 Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Fri 4/1 Ivy Singles - Kiplinger Gallery
Wed 4/13 American Indian Museum Reception

Also: Stanford Men's basketball, Washington Nationals Baseball, Mark Your Calendar, email reminders

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, March 13 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Home of Jessica Lehman
8750 Georgia Ave., in the Georgian Towers, Apt. 601B, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Book: Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs & Declarations of
Independence, John Hockenberry

A potluck dinner precedes the book discussion. The Georgian Towers are at the corner of Georgia Ave. & Spring St. right across the street from the Holiday Inn.

For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group." For more info and directions to this month's discussion, please contact Donna Lloyd-Kolkin, 301-983-4272 or at lkdonna@comcast.net

Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Saturday, March 26 10:30AM - Noon
Location: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia
Cost: Free Tour, $12 per vehicle

Please join Mike Nelson ’59 for a tour of the highlights of this new addition to the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. Mike, a docent at the Center, has given two such tours this year and due to their popularity has generously offered a third event at this facility, less than a year and a half old.

To Meet: Enter the museum and pass through the security checkpoint. Look for the red and white aircraft hanging upside down above the floor and Mike, standing below it, wearing a blue blazer and his docent’s nametag.

Please RSVP to Mike Nelson at Bompa123@aol.com or 703-830-7652. If you’d like to carpool, contact Risa Shimoda at risashimoda@msn.com or 301-585-4677.

See cybercenter.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy for transportation and directions.

Ivy Singles - Kiplinger Gallery
Friday, April 1 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Editors Building, 1729 H Street NW, Washington, DC, (202) 887-6400

Hors d'Oeuvres and Cash Bar

Reservations: $25 by check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday, March 28. Make checks payable to "The Cornell Club of Washington" and note your school on the check. $30 for email (Spiekare@cs.com) or phone reservations (703-281-4311) by March 28th and walk-ins. Please RSVP if possible at www.evite.com/spiekare@cs.com/kiplinger

Metro: Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue) are within 3 blocks.
Parking: Street parking is available nearby after 6:30 and there are also parking garages nearby (check on closing times).

Their events are open to all single alumni of member schools and their guests. The majority of their attendees are in their 30's, 40's or 50's, but all ages are welcome. For more information please see their website at www.ivysinglesdc.com.

Stanford Night - National Museum of the American Indian
Wednesday, April 13 6:30 - 9:00 PM
4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, (202) 633-1000

You are cordially invited to an exclusive Stanford reception and discussion with Stanford Trustee Rick West, JD '71, Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Rick is a scholar whose vocation, personal philosophy, and passion are uniquely aligned. Of Cheyenne Indian heritage, West has distinguished himself in his career as a lawyer, lobbyist, fundraiser, historian and arts advocate. His appointment as the Founding Director of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in 1990, was the capstone of personal achievement. Having dedicated his life to working with American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians, West was a natural choice to lead the Museum where Native groups can tell their history and celebrate their culture on their own terms.

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Check in and reception
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Rick West Remarks, Q&A
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Reception continues: guests free to view the museum exhibit.

$20 general admission
$15 young alumni ('95-'04)
Cost includes after-hours museum entrance, hors d'oeuvres, wine/beer and soft drinks.
Note: After April 5, prices increase to $30 general admission/$20 young alumni

Save time; RSVP online! www.stanfordalumni.org/event.html?americanindian or mail a check, payable to Stanford Alumni Association, to The Stanford Alumni Association, c/o Michael Preston, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6105

General Event Questions? Contact WDCSA Board Member Kevin Wegener, kevin.wegener@afosr.af.mil or (210) 269-9483.

Registration Questions? Please contact Michael Preston at the Stanford Alumni Association at mpreston@stanford.edu or (650) 725-0682.

This reception is being underwritten by the Stanford Alumni Association, Washington DC Stanford Association and the Stanford Black Alumni Association. It is only through their generous support that this reception has become a reality. Thanks also go to the Stanford Law Society of Washington D.C

Driving: The Museum is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol. Metered parking is available on the surrounding streets and in paid garages.
By Metro: The L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station (all lines except Red; exit Maryland Avenue/ Smithsonian Museums) is located two blocks from the museum.

For more information on the museum, please visit www.americanindian.si.edu

Stanford Men's Basketball

Stay tuned: with March Madness approaching, we will select a sports bar (and publicize via email) to watch one or more games of the PAC10 tournament and, hopefully, the NCAA tournament.

Washington Nationals Baseball

WDCSA has purchased 4 season tickets to the Washington Nationals baseball games at RFK Stadium. The seats are located in the 5th row of the lower left outfield reserve section 448. Our prices are as follows:

Weekend (Friday-Sunday) games in June, July, and August, and Sept 20-22 Giants - $10
All other games - $8

To order, send an email to Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org listing your choices in order (number of tickets and the game) and indicating whether you want more than one game. Once your offer 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

Ticket Availability - The schedule may be found at www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=was&m=4&y=2005 and as of 9PM April 5 we have

  1. 4 seats for all games (in April only Tuesday April 19 remains with 4 tickets) except those listed below
  2. we are sold out for April 3, 14, 16-17, 20, 25-27, 29, 30, May 1, May 13, 15-16, June 4, June 8-11, 25-26, July 5, 7, July 22-24, August 2, August 4-5, 26-28 and Sept. 10-11, 21-22, and
  3. have 2 remaining for April 18, 21, May 14, 30-31, July 6, and Aug. 6, 23, and Sept 23.

NEW! - WDCSA has also purchased group tickets for the following two games against these California teams:

Tuesday, August 2 - Dodgers 7:05PM - Rows 1-3, Section 523
Tuesday, September 20 - Giants 7:05PM - Row 3, Section 514

Seats for these 2 games are $9/each (normally they are $15 seats, and we don't have service charges). They are in the infield upper reserved section. Section 523 is about at 3rd base, whereas 514 is close to home plate on the first base side. If anyone who has already purchased any of our season tickets wants to make changes as a result of these new games, we can make a change.

Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, April 23 - Stanford Women's Lacrosse at Loyola in Baltimore

Saturday, May 7 – Virginia Gold Cup with University of Michigan DC Alumni Club
(www.vagoldcup.com) This historic steeplechase celebrates the heart of the spring season in the grand Virginia tradition. Tickets include round-trip bus transportation from Ballston and a spacious tent on the North Rail with catered food and bar.

Financial details are pending, but last year, tickets were $75 until one month before the event, $85 after that. A maximum of 25 tickets will be available, so reserve early and save! For details, check www.umclubs.com/washdc/ or email Andy B. Bressler, the UMDC President, at abbressler@msn.com

Wednesday, June 8 - Stanford Professor Michael McFaul speaks at SIW

Thursday, July 21 – Peter Pan at Wolf Trap

July 30-August 7 – Legg Mason Tennis

Sunday, September 4 – My Fair Lady at Wolf Trap

Saturday, September 10 - Stanford Football at US Naval Academy in Annapolis

Email reminders

To create an email reminder for one of our events, or for anything else, that will be sent to you on a date and with a message you choose, visit www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/remind.html


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: April 4, 2005