Washington DC Stanford Association November 1997 Newsletter

Calendar of Events - Click below for more info

November 13 Prof. Wanda Corn at Phillips Gallery
November 14 Breakfast Briefing with Pete Williams
November 15 Web Site Seminar
November 17 Modern Drama Discussion Group
November 21 Over 30's Singles Event
November 22 Big Game Party (separate mailing)
November 23 Anna Deavere Smith Event
December 20 Holiday Party (details next month)


Breakfast Briefing with Pete Williams
Friday, November 14, 1997

The Washington, D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a "breakfast briefing" with:

Pete Williams (Stanford B.A. '74)
NBC-TV and News Correspondent covering the U.S. Justice Department

"A Newsman's Views on Recent Federal Events - Especially in the White House"

Pete Willliams covers the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court for NBC-TV and News as a correspondent based here in Washington, D.C. With the Justice Department and the Attorney General involved in so many "news" items in recent months, not the least of which involved special investigations and the recommending of independent prosecutors as to alleged improprieties in the administration of our federal government, Pete will share with us his views professional and personal regarding recent federal events here in Washington.

Pete served in the previous federal administration under President Bush as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Many of us will recall his face and his voice as the Defense Department's highly capable spokesperson during the Iraq-Kuwait Gulf War. Prior to his Defense Department service, Pete was a legislative assistant and press secretary for U.S. Representative Dick Cheney of Wyoming, Pete's home state, where he worked as a radio and TV reporter following his graduation from Stanford.

Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. (please be prompt)
Place: Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th St, NW
Metro: Metro Center (13th & G Streets exit)
Cost: $12
Continental Breakfast
RSVP: Please send checks payable to: WDCSA, along with your name, phone number, and amount enclosed to Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20004. Note: Checks must be sent by November 12.
Questions: Contact Terry at (202) 783-5560 or e-mail: tadlhock@aol.com


Modern Drama Discussion Group

Formerly known as "Dinner & Dialogue," the MDDG, jointly sponsored by the Stanford and University of Chicago Alumni Clubs, meets monthly - usually at a Dupont Circle or Bethesda area restaurant - to discuss plays from the modern theater. When we discuss a play currently in local production, the play's director joins our discussion. Then, a few weeks later, we attend the play (for a group discount), staying after the performance for a second discussion with the cast. Attendance at our discussions is free; you pay only for food and theater tickets.

Monday, November 17
6:30pm (dinner) 7:30 pm (discussion)
Luna Books, 1633 P Street, NW (3 blocks east of Dupont Circle)
"Our Town," by Thornton Wilder (Pulitzer Prize, 1938)

MDDG continues its current series of plays about children and families with one of the most beloved plays in American theater history. The play chronicles the daily lives of the residents of a small New England town in the years before WWI. For reservations and further information call David Sobelsohn at 202-484-8303 or send email to dsobelso@capaccess.org.

Saturday, December 6
6:30 (dinner) 7:30 (discussion)
"Our Town" play-reading at private home in Alexandria, preceded by potluck dinner. Space is limited. For reservations and further information call 703-751-8126.

The drama group has its own website, www.jskay-consulting.com/footlights/. Get regular updates about drama group activities by sending the message "join theatre" (without quotation marks) to theatre-req@jskay-consulting.com. For further information call David Sobelsohn at 202-484-8303 or send email to dsobelso@capaccess.org.


Over 30's Singles Event
Friday, November 21, 1997

Join the MIT Club of DC as they partner with Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Vassar, Wellesley, and Yale for a reception in an art-deco atmosphere. There will be two bartenders serving at the cash bar, as well as hot and cold appetizers in a buffet arrangement.

Date: Friday, November 21
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Place: Art Gallery Grille
1712 I Street, NW, Washington DC 20006, btw. 17th & 18th Sts., NW (202-298-6658)
Parking: Street (after 6:30 pm), or several nearby underground lots including Colonial Parking, 901 17th Street, NW
Metro: Farragut West (Blue Line - 1/2 block away) or Farragut North (Red Line - 1 1/2 blocks )
Cost: $15 ($20 at the door)
RSVP: Please send checks payable to: WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th, Apt. 400, Arlington, VA 22202.
Questions: Contact Bill at (703) 486-0952 (h)


Reminders

Thursday, Nov. 13
Professor Wanda Corn at the Phillips Gallery

We have sold out our block of tickets at the group rate. The Phillips still has some tickets available at the regular price of $20/person. Call 202-387-2151, x 268.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Web Site Seminar
10 am - 12 noon

This event is now full. Call Bill Pegram, 703-486-0952, for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 23
Anna Deavere Smith

For the play "House Arrest: First Edition" by Anna Deavere Smith: Sherry Abel will mail out the tickets the week of Nov. 3 to those of you who have paid to join our Stanford group on Sun., Nov. 23, 7:30 pm. If you have not received your tickets by Sat., Nov. 15, please give Sherry a call at 202-244-4568 or email her at eabel@erols.com. If you'd still like to attend that evening, call the Arena Stage Box Office - a few tickets remain.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION:

Membership Information: Paul Garrett, BA '92 (703) 227-6352 Paul_Garrett@mail.amsinc.com
Hotline: (301) 230-5575
Co-Presidents: Sherry Abel, BA '64 (202) 244-4568, eabel@erols.com
Monica Mulrooney, (703) 548-5467, KeithMon@aol.com
Vice President: Kendall Andrews, BA '90 (301) 718-6483 Kandrews@dc.infi.net
Newsletter: Katie Gray, BA '90 (202) 237-6377 KatieGray@grays.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219

Last Modified: 7/15/99
Comments to: William Pegram, williampegram@stanfordalumni.org