Washington DC Stanford Association May 2006 Newsletter

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May-October Washington Nat’ls Tickets
Sun 5/14 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Fri 5/19 Ivy Singles Social Event
Sat 5/20 AOL Servathon
Sun 5/21 Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Wed 5/31 Shakespeare Free For All - SOLD OUT
Fri 6/2 Congressional Staff Panel
Sat 6/3 Woodrow Wilson Bridge Tour - SOLD OUT
Mon 6/5 WDCSA Board Meeting
Fri 6/23 Sandra Day O’Connor
Sun 7/2 & 7/16 Wolf Trap Musicals (Annie and Chicago)
Sat 7/29-Sun 8/6 Legg Mason Tennis Classic

Washington Nationals Tickets
RFK Stadium

May 3 - Wednesday 7:05PM Marlins $22 - 4 tickets May 23 - Tuesday 7:05PM Astros $22 - 4 tickets
May 4 - Thursday 7:05PM Marlins $22 - 4 tickets May 24- Wednesday 7:05PM Astros $22 - 4 tickets
May 7- Sunday 1:05PM Pirates $22 - 4 tickets May 25 - Thursday 1:05PM Astros $17 - 4 tickets
May 20 - Saturday 7:05PM Orioles $27 - 2 tickets May 26 - Friday 7:05PM Dodgers $22 - 4 tickets
May 22 - Monday 7:05PM Astros $22 - 4 tickets May 28 - Sunday 1:05PM Dodgers $22 - 4 tickets

Our 4 season tickets are in Section 314, Row 15, Seats 15-18, behind home plate. Our prices range from $17-$27/ticket, depending on the game -- a discount of 3-8 dollars from box-office single-game ticket prices (and we have no service charges). Current ticket availability for the entire season is shown at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/baseball.asp
We have two new offerings: For any game, we will offer "rush" tickets at $5 below the $17-$27 prices if we have any tickets remaining 24 hours before game time -- check the website above for availability. For the Tuesday, May 23rd 7:05PM game against the Houston Astros, we will have additional seats in other sections available at prices TBD, but below $17. To request seats for any game, please email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net (or call 703-486-0952) with your ticket request.


Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, May 14 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing Mark Twain's "Letters from the Earth" on Sunday, May 14. Our June book is Rushdie's "Midnight's Children". Please contact Alison Westfall or more information at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."


Ivy Singles Social Event
Friday, May 19 6:30-8:30pm
Lounge 201, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Capitol Hill, D.C.

Northwestern University and the Ivy Singles Social Club invite you to a happy hour at Lounge 201, located minutes from Union Station. Open bar from 7-8, as well as passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the night. Cash bar from 6:30-7 and from 8-8:30 will feature house red and white wines as well as high-end cocktails. Please bring ID.

Send a $25 check payable to "NU Club of Washington, DC" to Joy Gambino, 1050 N. Taylor St. #209, Arlington VA 22201, by Wednesday May 10th, 2006. Please note your school(s) on the check. $30 at the door. Email your reservation to dc1476@yahoo.com or call Joy at 202-494-3591.


AOL/Greater DC Cares Servathon
Saturday, May 20 8:30am-12:30pm
Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW

WDCSA will participate in Greater DC Cares' largest annual fundraiser. Servathon participants ask friends, family and co-workers to sponsor their day of service through making donations. All proceeds will benefit Greater DC Cares, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to change. Volunteers can do everything from planting flowers outdoors to cleaning the facility’s interior.

Servathon will be followed by a Celebration Party at Buffalo Billiards with free food and Sam Adams beer from 1pm to 4pm. Directions can be found at www.dclibrary.org/branches/pet/. Sign up by 11 May by emailing begna@stanfordalumni.org


Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Sunday, May 21 10:30AM – 12:00pm
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, gave three tours to our alums last year and has generously offered more!
Please meet promptly at 10:30 AM, 30 minutes after the museum opens. Enter the museum and pass through the security checkpoint. Look for Mike underneath the red and white aircraft hanging upside down above the floor. He will be 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 Lydiabenson@stanfordalumni.org or 202-686-6975.


Shakespeare Theatre Free For All - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, May 31 7:00PM
Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Rock Creek Park

Free of charge (limited tickets) RSVP: Kelly McKenzie '03 (kellymck@gmail.com or 202-244-4621). Please indicate how many tickets you will need (maximum of four per person).

Enjoy a night of Shakespeare under the stars with Stanford alumni, family, and friends! Each spring, the Shakespeare Theatre treats people to a week of free, outdoor performances in Rock Creek Park during the annual Free for All celebration. This year's production, Pericles, is described by the Washington Post as "an evening of bewitching ingenuity and bountiful surprise."

Though the show begins at 7:30, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and you will need to claim your ticket(s) from our club reps between 6:30 and 7:00. The club reps will be holding Stanford balloons and standing NEAR THE BOX OFFICE to distribute tickets. Tickets will be released to the general public if not claimed by 7:00.

For more information, directions and transportation to Carter Barron Amphitheatre, please see www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/ffa/


Congressional Staff Career Panel
Friday, June 2 12:00-1:30PM
Rayburn B-354
Reception: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM:
Panel and Q&A:12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel: Lee Arnold - Counsel, Congressman Tom Feeney; Andrew Blotky - Press Secretary, Senator Ron Wyden; Tom Faletti - Legislative Director, Senator Richard Durbin; Savannah Lengsfelder - Legislative Fellow, Congressman Adam Schiff

Current congressional staffers and Stanford alums will share their experiences of working in the House and Senate. This will be a great opportunity for young alumni and current students to be informed of policy-making and get more information about how to establish a career path on Capitol Hill.
Light refreshments may be served, but please bring your lunch and your questions to Room B-354 of the Rayburn HOB.

The Rayburn House Office Building is at the corner of S. Capitol Street and Independence Ave. For more information, contact Jane Lee, JaneLee@stanfordalumni.org.


Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Tour - SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 3 10:30am - 12:30pm
2901 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314

Tour: Free, Barbecue (optional): $15; RSVP: Kelly McKenzie ('03) at kellymck@gmail.com or 202-549-2366. Indicate whether you will be doing the tour AND barbeque or just the tour.

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project is currently the largest active public works project in the nation. It is so large that it was the subject of a recent Discovery Channel "Extreme Engineering" documentary and a History Channel special. This bridge will carry Interstate 95 and I-495 traffic across the Potomac River just south of Washington DC. Jim Ruddell (BS '77, CEE) is the construction manager for this $2.4 billion project and has graciously offered to give us a tour of the project. We will meet at his office for an overview presentation first, then caravan down to Jones Point Park to see the bridge and learn more about its construction. At noon, we will have lunch at the park, catered by Rocklands Barbeque.

For more information about the bridge project, visit www.wilsonbridge.com or
http://soe.stanford.edu/alumni/profile_ruddell.html.


WDCSA Board Meeting
Monday, June 5 7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

All are welcome to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Our next meeting will take place in June at the SIW house. Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.


A Stanford Salute to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor ’50, LLB ‘52
Friday, June 23 5:30pm
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C

5:30 Hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception
6:45 Program

Stanford President John Hennessy and Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer cordially invite you to join us for a special evening with Stanford family and friends in Washington, D.C., celebrating Justice O’Connor’s professional leadership. The evening program will include remarks by President Hennessy; remarks by friends and colleagues, including Ms. Victoria P. Sant ’61, President of the National Gallery of Art and Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy ’58; and a conversation between Past University President Gerhard Casper and Justice O'Connor. Capacity is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP at www.stanfordalumni.org/event.html?sandradayoconnor by Wednesday, June 14. We regret no refunds after this date.

$45 general admission
$35 young alumni (undergrad ’96-’06; grad ’01-’06) and one guest

You may also send a check for your reservation made payable to the Stanford Alumni Association to The Stanford Alumni Association, c/o Michael Preston, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6105. Please contact at Michael with reservation questions at mpreston@stanford.edu or (650) 725-0682. For general event questions, please contact WDCSA Board Member Risa Shimoda at risa@theshimodagroup.com or (301) 502-6548.

This event is brought to you by the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association, the Stanford Law Society of Washington, D.C., the Stanford Alumni Association, and the Stanford Law School.


Wolf Trap Musicals
Annie, Sunday, July 2, 8PM - $48
Chicago, Sunday, July 16, 8PM - $48

We have 20 tickets for each performance at a $4 discount from Wolf Trap prices. Seats are in the first two rows of the orchestra (A and B) on the side. Please send check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Questions? Contact Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net


Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 29-August 6, 2006

The WDCSA has 6 box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions at 16th & Kennedy, NW; our seats are in the same location as last year - at the end of the court and close to the court. We will allocate our two onsite parking passes per session by lottery.

Sat 7/29 (qualifying)- 9am - $13 Sun 7/30 (qualifying) - 11am - $13
Mon 7/31 (qualifying/main draw) 4pm - $30 Tue 8/1 - 4pm - $35
Wed 8/2 4pm $39 Thu 8/3 4pm - $43
Fri 8/4 (quarterfinals) - 12pm - $45 (3 remain) Fri 8/4 (quarterfinals) - 7pm - $47 (3 remain)
Sat 8/5 (semifinals) - 2pm & 7pm - $53 (3 remain) Sun 8/6 (finals) - 12pm - $60

As with last year, there is also a women's pro tournament in addition to the men's bracket. Please email wmpegram@comcast.net indicating the number of tickets desired and the session. Upon confirmation of seat availability, send in a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202.


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;
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: May 19, 2006