Washington DC Stanford Association March 2006 Newsletter

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Sat 3/4 Stanford Men’s Basketball
Sat 3/4 Ivy Singles (50+) Event
Tue 3/7 WDCSA Board Meeting
Sat 3/11 WDCSA Volunteer Event
Sun 3/12 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Mon 3/13 Capital Region Job Fair
Tue 3/14 Stanford/Ivy League Young Alumni Happy Hour
Tue 3/21 Dana Gioia Event (Sold Out)
Fri 3/24 Ivy Singles Event
Sun 3/26 Ivy Singles (50+) Event
Apr-May Washington Nationals Baseball
Sun 4/2 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse vs. UNC
Apr-May Washington National Opera
Sat 4/29 Hands on DC work-a-thon
Apr-July CAN Softball

Stanford Men's Basketball
Saturday, March 4 4:00pm
McFaddens, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

Stanford plays UCLA on Saturday, March 4 4PM Eastern time in a game on CBS. The game will not be telecast in this area. However, Stanford fans can gather at McFaddens, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW to watch the game.

Stanford will play in the Pac-10 tournament on Thursday March 9th; time TBD. We will send out an email early next week announcing the time and viewing location.


Ivy Singles (50+) Event: Cezanne in Provence
Saturday, March 4
National Gallery of Art, West Building

Ivy Singles (50+) Plus has scheduled a special event to view the Cezanne in Provence exhibit. Participants will meet at the exhibit entrance at 10:00a.m. Lunch is schedule afterwards at either the Café Provencal or the Cascade Café. The exhibit is free, lunch prices will vary. If you plan to attend or have questions, please call or e-mail Julia Liu, special event coordinator, at 301-365-9520, julialiu98@yahoo.com – she needs to know the numbers. Or you may contact Jon Van Winkle at 301-933-0833.


WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 7 7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

Looking to reconnect with Stanford in the New Year? All are welcome to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Our next meeting will take place in April at a time and location to be determined. Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.


WDCSA Volunteers Needed to Revitalize Watts Branch Park
Saturday, March 11 9:00am - 1:00pm
Watts Branch Park, 5200 Foote Street, NE, Washington, DC, No cost

WDCSA and Washington Parks & People are changing the face of Watts Branch Park and the surrounding community. On Saturday, February 18, WDCSA volunteers joined over 50 volunteers from GW University and DC Cares to do some park beautification and community center remodeling. Those in the park braved light snow and frigid winds to erect bollards and collect waste, while those in the Riverside Center gutted the old infrastrucutre in Extreme Makeover style. It was a lot of fun for everyone involved!

Our next volunteer opportunity at Watts Branch Park will be March 11, from 9 AM to 1 PM (suggested time -- feel free to leave earlier than 1). Watts Branch Park is located at 5200 Foote Street, NE, Washington, DC 20019. Please email Begna Gebreyes, Class of '99, at begna01@hotmail.com if you have questions or would like a reminder as the date approaches.


Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, March 12 6:00pm-9:00pm
Home of Perry Seiffert

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group will meet to discuss "Night Draws Near" by Anthony Shadid. Please contact Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com for more information, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."


National Capital Region Job Fair
Monday, March 13 8:30am-2:00pm
Virginia Tech/University of Virginia Grad Center (Falls Church)

Our fellow member of the Capital Alumni Network, Virginia Tech, will be holding its 15th Annual National Capital Region Job Fair. A variety of excellent employers will be seeking to fill excellent job openings...and it is free! Registration is required, and details can be found at www.ncrhokies.org.


Stanford/Ivy League Young Alumni Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 14 5:00-9:00pm
The Big Hunt , 1345 Connecticut Ave, near Dupont Circle
Cost: FREE (brought to you in part by the Washington DC Stanford Association)

Join young alumni from Stanford and the Ivy League for a happy hour at the Big Hunt! We've reserved the basement bar (aka the Devil's Kitchen), so come mingle with other young alums as you enjoy the happy hour specials on beer and rail drinks from 5 to 7 PM and 15 cent chicken wings from 7 to 9 PM. After 9, the basement bar will open up to all patrons for karaoke -- young alums are welcome to stick around and make a night of it!! We hope you'll stop by.

Questions? Email Stanford young alumni coordinators Julie Shapiro '03 (jbshapiro@gmail.com) or Kelly McKenzie '03 (kellymck@gmail.com)


Ivy Singles Event
Friday, March 24, 2006 6:30 to 9:00PM
Kiplinger Gallery, Kiplinger Editors Building. 1729 H Street NW, DC
Hosted by Cornell Club of Washington DC

The Kiplinger Gallery includes selections from the Kiplinger collection shown in changing exhibitions.
Reservations: Send $25 check payable to "Cornell Club of Washington" to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday, March 20th. Please write the name of your school on the check. Email reservations and walk-ins: $30 at the door. You may email reservations to Spiekare@cs.com or call Steve at 703-281-4311. Pre-register to avoid the lines at check-in.


Ivy Singles (50+) Event: Admiral Crowe (ret.)
Sunday, March 26 6-8:30PM
Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street N.W., Washington DC

Ivy Singles (50+) Plus will hold a reception featuring a presentation by Admiral William J. Crowe (ret.), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He will look to the future and discuss options for the country in the Middle East, Iraq, Iran, North Korea and other hotspots. Be sure to make reservations early for this exciting event since no walk-ins are permitted ($35.00 before March 20). For full details see the Ivy Singles Plus website at www.ivysinglesplusdc.org


Washington Nationals Tickets
RFK Stadium

Our 4 season tickets are now in Section 314, Row 15, Seats 15-18 - right behind home plate and one level lower than last year. Our prices are designed to break even over the entire season:

Fri. Mar 31 7:05PM - Orioles - $22 (exhibition game) (none left)
Tues. Apr 11 1:05PM - Mets - $27 (opening day)
Wed. Apr 12 7:05PM - Mets - $22 (2 left)
Thu Apr 13 1:05PM - Mets - $17 (1 left)
Fri Apr. 21 7:05PM - Braves - $22
Sat Apr 22 7:05PM - Braves - $22
Sun Apr 23 8:05PM - Braves - $22
Mon Apr 24 7:05PM - Reds - $22
Tue Apr 25 7:05PM - Reds -$22
Wed Apr 26 1:05PM - Reds - $17 (1 left)
Wed May 3 7:05PM – Marlins - $22
Thu May 4 7:05PM – Marlins - $22

a) 10 games at $27/ticket - April 11 Mets, May 19-21 Orioles, June 16-18 Yankees, and July 21-23 Cubs
b) 7 games at $17/ticket - Daytime, midweek, nonholiday games - (April 13, April 26, May 25, June 15, July 6, Aug. 17, Sept. 6, but excluding April 11 and July 27)
c) 65 games as $22/ticket - All other games, including the March 31 exhibition game against the Orioles

(The Nats single game price for tickets in this section is $33 for category (a) games and $25 for the rest.) To reserve seats for any game, please consult the Nationals schedule at www.nationals.com and then email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net with your ticket request. Bill will email a response indicating whether your seats are available. Once your order is confirmed, please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Phone orders will be taken at 703-486-0952, but email is preferred.


Stanford Women's Lacrosse vs. North Carolina
Sunday, April 2 1:00PM
Location: Georgetown University, DC

This game will be played in Washington DC. Further information will be provided in an email to all WDCSA members later in March. The Stanford women will also return on Saturday, April 22, for a 1PM game at Loyola College of Baltimore.


Stanford at Washington National Opera

"Das Rheingold" - Richard Wagner
Monday, April 10 7:00pm
The Washington Post called the last WNO Wagner opera "Die Walkure" the "best thing this company has ever done"! Francesca Zambello again directs. A "Das Rheingold" Special Events calendar will be sent to all ticket holders.

"La Clemenza di Tito" – Mozart
Monday, May 22 7:00pm
Celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday and hear the leading tenor interpreter of this music, Michael Schade.

Prime Orchestra $141.50, 2nd Tier $69.50
For tickets - Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty for more information at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or (202) 483-4048. Deadline for reserving Spring 2006 WNO tickets is March 10th. Tickets will be mailed week of March 13th.


Hands on DC work-a-thon
Saturday, April 29 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: TBD

Come join a team of Stanford volunteers on Saturday, April 29th for the annual Hands on DC work-a-thon. Hands on DC (www.handsondc.org) is an all-volunteer organization that sponsors an annual one-day volunteer event to create "better schools, brighter futures" for DC public school students by refurbishing DC public schools and raising money for college scholarships for DC public school students. On April 29th, about 2,500 volunteers, including the WDCSA team, will be completing projects like landscaping and painting at 30+ public schools throughout DC. All materials and supplies will be provided. The day will run from approximately 9 am until 2 pm -- exact time and location will be announced closer to the event. If you'd like to participate on the WDCSA team, please contact Christina Russell '96 at christina_russell@stanfordalumni.org.


WDCSA Softball Season

Following a very successful and enjoyable first year in the CAN softball league, Stanford will field a team again for the April-July 2006 season. Games in this slow-pitch, co-ed league of Washington area alumni clubs are played in the early evening on the Mall, and the season ends with an all-teams tournament. Contact Chris Shinkman (301-229-4427 or
c.shinkman@verizon.net) if you would like to play.


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: March 24, 2006