Washington DC Stanford Association November 1998 Newsletter

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Nov 12 Second Thursday at Fadó
Nov 12 Samson et Dalila at Washington Opera
Nov 13 Kennard Breakfast Briefing
Nov 14 Tennis Party
Nov 19 Over 30s Singles
Nov 21 Big Game Party
Dec 6   BB & T Classic (Brunch and Tournament)
Dec 10 Second Thursday at Music City Roadhouse
Dec 13 Holiday Concert and Party

Second Thursdays

Join us for round two of our series of monthly pub nights-every second Thursday of the month-designed for the under 30s alum. If you're interested in meeting other grads in a casual setting, join us this month on November 12 at 7 PM at Fadó, an Irish pub in Chinatown that boasts the only 20 oz. drafts in the city. There is no cover charge. Fadó is located at 808 7th Street, NW, on the corner of H and 7th Streets, next door to Starbucks Coffee. Take the H Street (north) exit at the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro station.

Next month, on December 10, we're scheduled to appear at Music City Roadhouse in Georgetown, located at 1050 30th Street, between K & M Streets, right on the canal. The closest Metro is Foggy Bottom, and there is free parking in the underground garage next door to the Roadhouse. 16 oz. drafts are $1.65, 60 oz. pitchers are $6.60, and rail drinks are $2.50.

Stay tuned for more details on future Second Thursday events, including the January location. For questions, more information, or to offer suggestions on locations, call Callista Chen at (202) 319-1841 or e-mail: callista@alumni.stanford.org.

Washington Opera
Thursday, November 12
8:00 PM

WDCSA Has Tickets for the Sold-Out Opera Samson et Dalila!

You can still see Denyce Graves, the world's most delectable Dalila, and Jose Cura, internationally hailed as the next supertenor, in a new production of opera's most seductive tale. The Washington Opera doesn't have any tickets left, but we do-for Thursday, November 12, at 8:00 pm. They're $109 per ticket for 1st Tier Prime seats. Since time is short, please call Julie Campbell at 202-244-0206 if you want tickets; she'll arrange to get them to you.

Breakfast Briefing
Friday, November 13
7:45 AM to 9:00 AM

Communications: Challenges and Changes

The Washington D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a "breakfast briefing" with: William E. Kennard (Stanford B.A.'78), Chairman, Federal Communications Commission.

Bill Kennard, Chairman of the FCC since October 1997 and previously its general counsel for four years, along with his four colleague commissioners oversee and regulate the vast telecommunications industry of the U.S. This includes all interstate and foreign communication by means of radio, television, wire, cable and satellite. The FCC controls licenses for about three million companies and individuals; sets national standards for competition in local telephone services; regulates cable television and video services provided over telephone lines; promotes safety through the use of radio on land, water and in the air. Although the Commission does not control the content of broadcasts, it does set rules governing obscenity, slander and political programs. Congress limits the power of the Commission to regulate, while the Commission's power to deregulate is broad and discretionary.

Over the past several years, President Clinton administration's emphasis on telecommunications tools such as the Internet in our economy and society has made the FCC's role more challenging. Kennard, an appointee of Clinton, has the added task of maintaining and preserving the FCC as an independent regulatory agency in the midst of large economic and other competing interests.

Bill followed his Stanford education with a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1981. From 1983 until 1994 he worked in communications law practice here in D.C.

Please join us for this timely briefing on major public policy issues in telecommunications.

The Details:
Date: Friday, November 13
Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street, N.W.
Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets, N.W.)
Time: 7:45 to 9:00 AM
Cost: $13.00 per person
Menu: Continental Breakfast
RSVP: Call Terry Adlhock (202) 783-5560 to let him know that you have sent your check in. Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association) to: Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20004.

Saturdays, 9:45 AM

The WDCSA Adopt-a-School tutoring program at Meyer Elementary School is off to a great start. We've had terrific turnouts for the last three weeks, and we're always looking for more tutors. Together with volunteers from Harvard and Princeton, we tutor kids in core subjects such as reading, arithmetic, and basic computer skills.

The program starts at 9:45 AM and last until 11:30 AM. Alums are welcome-but not required-to tutor more than one student. As we said before, it's not necessary to attend every Saturday, but the students, eager kindergartners through fourth graders, are a fun bunch.

Contact Jennifer Ballen, the WDCSA Adopt-a-School Program Coordinator at jennifer_ballen@alumni.stanford.org or (202) 362-2017 for further details.

Tennis Party
Saturday, November 14
7:45 PM-12:00 AM

The Harvard and Yale Clubs of Washington D.C. have invited alumni from Brown, Princeton, Smith, Vassar, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Vassar, and Wellesley to a tennis party in November.

The Details:
Date: Saturday, November 14, 1998
Place: Arlington Tennis and Squash Club
3400 N 13th Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 522-1700
Time: 7:45 PM-12:00 AM
Cost: $20 per person includes court rental, snacks, and tennis balls; $25 at the door if space is available
RSVP: Please send RSVP form and check (payable to Harvard Club of Washington, D.C.) to Harvard Club of Washington, D.C., National Press Building, Suite 997, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20045-1901

For more information and to get an RSVP form, call Kuni Matsuda (Harvard) at (w) (301) 953-9870 and (h) (703) 765-1653 or David Federbush (Yale & Stanford) at (w) (301) 469-3940 and (h) (301) 657-4691.

Reservations are made only by sending a check, and refunds for cancellations must be received by 3PM November 11. The fee for each non-tennis playing guest is $9. Each attendee is responsible for any injuries or incidents in connection with this function.

Over 30s Singles
Thursday, November 19
6:30-8:30 PM

The monthly gathering of the Single Over 30 Ivys, hosted by the Harvard Club of DC, will be at the Potowmack Landing Restaurant in the Chart Room with its high beamed ceilings, fireplace and veranda overlooking the marina.

Directions: From the 14th Street Bridge, go south on the George Washington Parkway toward Alexandria and Mount Vernon. Go past Reagan National Airport and turn left onto Daingerfield Island to the Marina. (Coming from the south you turn right). You can also take the Metro to National Airport, and it will be a short cab ride or brisk walk along the bike path to the restaurant.

The Details:
Date: Thursday, November 19
Place: The Potowmack Landing Restaurant at the Washington Sailing Marina
One Marina Drive, Alexandria, VA (Just south of Reagan National Airport)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $15 in advance
$20 at the door; includes cash bar and light hors d' oeuvres
RSVP: Space is limited. To ensure a place, please reserve in advance by sending a check (payable to WDCSA) to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, Apt. 400, Arlington, VA 22202. Call (703) 486-0952 (h) if questions.

101st Big Game
Saturday, November 21
3:00 PM - Until We Win
We've Got the Tree Back, and We're Keeping The Axe.

Join us on Saturday, November 21, for the 101st Big Game (Party), hosted jointly by WDCSA and the local Cal Alumni Association. The 1998 Big Game Party will be at Capitol City Brewing Company-Shirlington, in Arlington, VA. Come root for the Cardinal, hiss at the Bears, and enjoy an all-you-can-eat chicken wings, nachos, soup, vegetables, and fruit buffet, starting at 3:00 PM.

Microbrewery beer will be sold at a reduced price, and sodas will be sold with free refills. Note: If you plan to drink beer and do not look 21, please bring a valid I.D., as you can expect to be carded.

Free shuttle service to the Party will be provided from Pentagon City Metro. Look for a 25-seater bus at the Metro station. It will make round trips to Shirlington from 2:15 - 4:15 PM. The Shuttle will also make round trips back to Pentagon City Metro at the end of the Party, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Check the WDCSA Hotline, (301) 230-5575, the week before Big Game to be sure there is no change. If you want a good seat in front of a TV, plan to come a little early.

Enjoy the Party, and Go Cardinal!

The Details:
Date: Saturday, November 21
Place: Capitol City Brewing Company-Shirlington, 2700 South Quincy Street, Arlington. 703/578-3888.
Metro: see above
Time: 3:00 PM; game time is 3:30 PM
Cost: $12.00 per person in advance; $15.00 at the door, includes buffet, the satellite downlink and the shuttle service. Beverages are extra. Kids 8 and under will be admitted free with their parents.
RSVP: Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association) by November 18 to: Chuck Gnaedinger, #207, 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, or pay at the door. Checks received after Nov. 18 will be torn up. If you prepay for two or more people, please list their names.

Directions: Take the Shirlington Exit from I-395 just south of Washington. Stay on the Shirlington off-ramp all the way to the first intersection. Go straight through the intersection, and Capitol City will be about one block ahead of you on the left. There is also parking behind the restaurant, both in a parking garage and in an outdoor parking lot. Just circle the block.

Top-10 Ranked Stanford Men's Basketball
BB & T Classic
Sunday, December 6, 1:30 PM (first game)
Monday, December 7, 6 PM (championship and consolation games)

With all five starters back from last year's Final Four appearance, a tremendous year is in store for the Cardinal (Stanford was ranked #4 in the ESPN pre-season poll). Stanford will kick off the tournament on Sunday, December 6th against the University of Maryland Terrapins. The second game on Sunday will feature George Washington University's Colonials and the Blue Demons of DePaul. The winners will meet in Monday's championship game and the losers will meet in the consolation game.

We purchased a block of 40 tickets for the tournament to enable our members to buy tickets for one day only. We do not have any more tickets for Sunday's games, but have about 30 left for Monday. The ticket cost is $35 for the Monday games. The MCI Center currently is only selling tickets if you buy both days ($65) and will only sell tickets for individual games if the tournament does not sell out -- such tickets, if available, will probably only be sold a couple days before game day. If you want tickets for Monday's game, please send a check (payable to WDCSA) to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, Apt. 400, Arlington, VA 22202. (703) 486-0952 (h) if you have questions.

BB & T Classic
Pregame Brunch
Sunday, December 6, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Brunch

Come and join other WDCSA members for a delicious and inexpensive buffet brunch at a trendy restaurant within easy walking distance of the MCI Center. Get in the Stanford spirit before the game!

We have reserved the Jaleo Restaurant (famous for its Spanish tapas-style menu.) Brunch includes items such as gambas catalana, torrijas castellanas, and tortilla de trigueros. You can sign up for the brunch even if you don't intend to go to the basketball game.

There may be additional events associated with this tournament. Check your e-mail or call the WDCSA Hotline, (301) 230-5575, after Big Game for updated information.

The Details:
Date: Sunday, December 6
Place: Jaleo Restaurant
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Cost: $15.00, cash bar
RSVP: Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association) to: Christopher Shinkman, 5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816. Checks must be received by Wednesday, December 2, as we must give the restaurant an exact count by the end of that day. It is not possible to pay at the door. No tickets will be mailed; your name will be held at the door of the restaurant.
Directions: Jaleo is located at 480 7th Street, NW, at the corner of 7th and E Streets, one block south of the MCI Center.
Parking: On the street.
Questions: Call Chris Shinkman at (301) 229-6106.

An Invitation to a Stanford Holiday Party
Sunday, December 13, 1998
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

The Washington, DC, Stanford Association invites you to its annual Holiday Party, combining a seasonal concert at the Kennedy Center with a festive holiday supper at Stanford in Washington.

Evening Agenda:
5:00-7:00 pm Washington Chorus (formerly the Oratorio Society) under the baton of Robert Shafer, Music Director at the Kennedy Center
7:30-9:30 pm Dinner and musical offering at Stanford in Washington
We have three options for this event:

1) Concert only (excellent seats at a group rate) $25.00
2) Holiday Buffet only (with musical surprises) $15.00
3) Both Concert and Buffet $40.00


State your choice from the options above and the number of tickets you are ordering. It is absolutely essential that we receive your checks by Wednesday, December 9, 1998. Thank you!

The Details:
Date: Sunday, December 13
Place: The Concert will be performed in the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center; The Holiday Festivities are at SIW
Metro: For SIW, Woodley Park; for Kennedy Center, Foggy Bottom
Time: 5:00 to 9:30 PM, per the agenda
Cost: see above
RSVP: Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association) as soon as possible to: Monica Mulrooney, 3107 Circle Hill Road Alexandria, VA 22305; phone: (703) 548-5467
Directions: SIW is located a short block north of the Woodley Park Metro, at the corner of Woodley and Connecticut, at 2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Parking: For SIW, parking is available on the street.


Membership Information: Erik Johnson, BA '91, MBA '97 (202) 363-0102 eriknorm@aol.com
Hotline: (301) 230-5575
President: Bob Krahe (301) 236-0570, MS '83 Robert_Krahe@compuserve.com
Newsletter: Callista Chen, BA '97 (202) 319-1841 callista@alumni.stanford.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219

Last Modified: 7/2/99
Comments to: William Pegram, williampegram@stanfordalumni.org