Washington DC Stanford Association May 2004 Newsletter

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Sun 5/16 Sallie Mae 10K
Sun 5/16 DC Stanford Book Club
Tues 5/18 Paul Ehrlich Book Launch
Wed 5/19 Donald Kennedy Reception - SOLD OUT
Thur 5/20 Young Alum Happy Hour
Thur 5/27 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Fri 5/28 Shakespeare Free for All - SOLD OUT
Fri 6/4 Moonlight Hike on the Mall

Upcoming events: Canoe Lessons and Picnic
Stanford Alumni Board BBQ/Potluck
Seneca Creek Cleanup
Legg Mason Tennis Classic

Sallie Mae Fund 10K Fundraiser
Sunday, May 16 8AM
West Potomac Park, Washington, DC

We currently have 11 people on our team for the annual Sallie Mae Fund 10K event which will raise funds for the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP), which helps DC public high school students enter and graduate from college. Sallie Mae wants to attract alumni groups to run in this year's race. The winning school/alumni team gets $10,000 donated to their general scholarship fund. Second place will receive $5000 and third place $2500. Not a fast runner? – the team ranking results from the top two male and two female finishers on the team and alumni teams that send 10 people to run in the race receive $100 and another $100 for each 10 runners after that.

A special alumni tent will be set up, which will be a great opportunity for groups to meet each other. If interested in running or cheering our team on, please contact Vered Sharon at vered_sharon@hotmail.com. You can find more information about the event at www.salliemae10k.org.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, May 16 6 - 8 PM
Location: TBD
Book: Palace Walk, by Naguib Mahfouz

The Washington DC Stanford Alumni Book Club will discuss Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz. For more information on this meeting and upcoming events, join the club's Yahoo!groups website and listserve at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks Please contact Carina Uraiqat at carinau@stanfordalumni.org

Paul Ehrlich Book Launch
Tuesday, May 18 10:00am-12:00 noon
Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building
6th floor Flom Auditorium, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Federal Triangle Metro)

This is a free book launch event for Paul and Anne Ehrlich's new book, One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, not by WDCSA. You can RSVP online at http://wwics.si.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.event_rsvp&event_id=72893, or by email to forestnb@si.edu, by fax, 202-691-4184, or by phone, 202-691-4186.

Don Kennedy Donald Kennedy Reception
Wednesday, May 19 7:00 – 9:00 PM
“Where Science and Policy Meet”
Stanford in Washington Campus
2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., DC


The Washington D.C. Stanford Association cordially invites you to an evening with Stanford Professor Donald Kennedy

Donald Kennedy, former Stanford president and a faculty member since 1960, is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science, emeritus at Stanford's Institute for International Studies. Dr. Kennedy, who earned three degrees in biology from Harvard, was chairman of Stanford's Department of Biological Sciences and of the Program in Human Biology. After serving as commissioner of the federal Food and Drug Administration, he became Stanford's vice-president, provost, and, in 1980, was named Stanford's eighth president, a post in which he served for 12 years. Currently he serves as Editor-in-Chief, Science magazine and is on the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 12
$15 WDCSA members, $20 Non-WDCSA members, $10 Young alumni (undergrad ’99-’03)

To reserve a space, please send checks made payable to “WDCSA” to 6691 Hillandale Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Please include your name, class year, daytime phone and guest names. You may also pay register and pay online below

Questions? Contact Barbara Bauman Tyran, ’75, or Garry Tyran, ’75, at (301) 652-6632 or email BBaumanTyran@aol.com.

Young Alum Happy Hour
Thursday, May 20 6:00 – 8:00PM
Ortanique Restaurant, 730 11th St, NW

Young Alumni Happy Hour at Ortanique!

Come celebrate the impending weekend with your fellow young alums (graduated with the class of 1996 or later) at one of DC’s most celebrated restaurants! This downtown Latin hotspot features live jazz and salsa music. Drink half-priced beer and wine by the glass until 7 PM. If you need more information or are not already subscribed to the DC Cardinal Young Alumi e-newsletter, please contact Lindsay Arnold at larnold@stanfordalumni.org.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, May 27 7 PM
Location: 6002 Hollins Avenue, Baltimore
Book: Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
Snacks will be available.

The Baltimore Book Club will be meeting next on 5/27 at the home of Jack Smith. His address and directions to his home are below. We'll be discussing Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. It's about 500 pages (so you can plan accordingly) and it's gotten great reviews, and I hope you enjoy it.

Directions: Take I83 north or south and go East on Northern Parkway to Falls Road. Turn left (North) on Falls Road to Lake Avenue (3rd light). Turn right (East) on Lake and proceed to Hollins (at blind curve at top of hill). Turn left on Hollins (please be very careful on this left turn because westbound cars come around the curve very fast) and proceed to 6002 Hollins Avenue (410-377-0304).

Please be in touch with Sarah Clever, '91, for additional info on the discussion. 410-685-7558 or slclever@earthlink.net

Shakespeare Theater Free For All
Friday, May 28 7:30 PM
Much Ado about Nothing
Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th St. & Colorado Ave., NW

For Young Alumni (and young at heart), WDCSA has reserved 40 free tickets for the May 28 Shakespeare performance of "Much Ado about Nothing" at the newly refurbished Carter Barron Amphitheatre. This romantic comedy offers up passion steeped in deception and spiced with satire. The saucy Beatrice and the clever Benedick are one of the wittiest, most irresistible duos known to the stage. Adorned with wordplay as sharp and sparkling as fine cut glass, Shakespeare's courtship of two couples cuts away the romantic make-believe that shrouds true love. Lies, spies, a masked ball and "merry wars" make this a hilarious romp. www.shakespearedc.org/ffa2004.html

To reserve tickets, email or call Juge Gregg (juge@stanfordalumni.org, 202-276-7297).

Moonlight Hike on the DC Mall
Friday, June 4 8:00 PM

Join WDCSA for an easy Moonlit Hike on the Mall. Explore the beauty of DC's Mall and monuments by an almost-full moon. Meet 8 PM at parking lot by Washington Monument off Constitution Ave. This lot is not available for parking at this time, but you can park on Constitution Ave. NW near "16th" street. Nearest METRO is Federal Triangle. Bring water. Kids who can walk 3.5 - 7 miles on relatively level terrain are most welcome. Leader: Jim Finucane, 301/365-3485 before 9pm.

Upcoming Events

Canoe Lessons and Picnic
Thursday, June 10th, 6:30-8PM (lesson), picnic follows, at Swain's Lock

Come for a canoe lesson from 6:30 PM to 8 PM on the C & O Canal in Potomac, MD. Swain's Lock is 5.5 miles out River Road from the beltway. The class covers canoeing at all levels - on particularly beautiful stretch of the canal. "Communal picnic" (bring stuff to share) follows - - kids welcome. Cost for canoe, paddle, life jacket, and lessons is $2/person. For additional information, contact Jim Finucane 301/365-3485 before 9pm.

Stanford Alumni Board BBQ/Potluck,
Sunday, June 13th, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

2004-2005 WDCSA Co-Presidents Garry Tyran and Risa Shimoda would like to invite everyone to a potluck BBQ at the home of Charles Hokanson to kick off the summer.

Who? Anyone:
1. Who is presently on the Washington, DC Stanford Alumni Association Board
2. Who has been interested in organizing or assisting with events for 2004 – 2005, but is unsure as to how to get involved
3. Who has volunteered for Stanford events and wants to remain involved

Why? This is an informal event for everyone to meet other board members and prospective members and build on the terrific momentum we've established during 2003-4. Your attendance will help us get an idea of who will be helping us lead the WDCSA efforts this next season.

Where? 3000 Spout Run Parkway #B-605 (Cardinal House Condominium) Arlington, VA 22201, Cell Phone of Charles Hokanson: 202-285-1023. Cardinal House is located at the intersection of Lee Highway and Spout Run Parkway in North Arlington.

Please RSVP to Charles Hokanson via e-mail (charles.hokanson@ed.gov), and the week before the BBQ/Potluck he will e-mail those that are coming to see what they might be able to bring. Also, Charles has a limited number of pool passes - let him know if you're interested in jumping in!

Guest parking is the first row of parking nearest the street. Guests arriving after 1:30 pm should call either Charles Hokanson at 202-285-1023 or Risa Shimoda 301-502-6548 so someone can let them in and show them to the pool area on the 4th floor.

Seneca Creek Cleanup – by canoe
Saturday, June 19th, 8:30 a.m. - afternoon

Join volunteers from environmental organizations and others on Sat. June 19 starting at 8:30am to clean up Seneca Creek from Seneca Creek State Park (near Montgomery Village) to the mouth of the Seneca Creek - where it empties into the Potomac River. We will cut out major logs, take out smaller branches, and de-trash this beautiful nearby creek (full of wildlife) to make it canoe-accessible over this stretch. A picnic celebration will follow. Leader: Jim Finucane 301/365-3485 before 9pm.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
August 14-22, 2004

The WDCSA has 6 box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions of the tournament at 16th & Kennedy, NW. This year our seats are at the end of the court rather than on the side. The prices shown below are about 25% lower than single box seats and there is no service charge. Additionally, we will get two onsite parking passes per session - we will allocate by lottery if more than 1 person purchases the 6 tickets for that session.

Sat., August 14, 11 a.m. $15 (qualifying)
Sun., August 15, 11 a.m., $15 (qualifying)
Monday, August 16, 4 p.m. $26
Tuesday, August 17, 4 p.m. $30
Wednesday, August 18, 4 p.m. $34
Thur, August 19, 4 p.m. $38 (3 seats remain)
Friday, August 20, 1 p.m. $41 (2 seats remain)
Friday, August 20, 7 p.m. $41 (2 seats remain)
Saturday, August 21, 1 p.m. $41 (semifinals)
Saturday, August 21, 7 p.m. $45 (semifinals) (no seats remain)
Sunday, August 22, 4 p.m. $53 (finals) (no seats remain)

Please email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session. Bill will give you seat availability and ask you to send in a check, payable to WDCSA, to him at 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202. You may buy as many seats or sessions as you like. Tickets will be mailed in late July.


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: May 18, 2004