Washington DC Stanford Association November 2004 Newsletter

Calendar of Events - click to take you to that part of the newsletter)

Sat 10/30 Stanford vs. UCLA Football
Tue 11/2 Election Watch Party at Crystal City Sports Pub
Sat 11/6 Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Sun 11/7 Washington Book Club
Thur 11/18 Baltimore Book Club
Fri 11/19 Ivy Singles - Army & Navy Club
Sat 11/20 Big Game - McFaddens
Fri 12/10 Ivy Singles - Holiday Happy Hour
Sun 12/12 WDCSA Holiday Party
Other:
softball
admissions volunteers needed
footlights
email reminder system
membership renewal

If you’ll be attending a WDCSA event this year, consider helping us out at or before the event!

Big Game: Helping with set up, registration, or clean up - painless and much appreciated!

WDCSA Holiday Party: Sunday, December 12th…please let us know if you can help develop our menu selection (before hand) or registration (on the 12th) …

Contact Risa at risa@theshimodagroup.com to volunteer or to recommend a new event that you’d like to organize!


Stanford vs. UCLA Football
Saturday, October 30 3:30PM Eastern

Stanford travels to the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA.  Both teams have identical records (4-3 overall, 2-2 conference).  The game will be nationally telecast on Fox Sports Net and available locally on extended basic channels such as Comcast Sports Net or Cox's College Sports Net.


Election Watch Party
Tuesday, Nov. 2 8 pm. until 12 am or later
Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 South 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202 PHONE: 703-521-8215, Metro: Crystal City Station

Please join us at the Crystal City Sports Pub for an Election Watch Party. We have the upstairs room reserved and they will showing the election there. If possible, please RSVP to tom.hwang@stanfordalumni.org so we can advise the wait staff of our approximate numbers. Directions are at http://eg.washingtonpost.com/map?mode=geo&lat=388535&lon=-770542&id=795157


Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Saturday, Nov. 6 10:30 AM - Noon
Location: 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 is a docent at the Center and has generously offered to be our guide to this terrific new facility.

To Meet: Enter the museum and pass through the security checkpoint. Look for the red and white aircraft hanging upside down above the floor and Mike, standing below it, wearing a blue blazer and his docent’s nametag.

Questions? Please contact Mike Nelson at 703-830-7652 or Bompa123@aol.com. If you’d like to carpool, contact Risa Shimoda at risashimoda@msn.com or 301-585-4677.

See cybercenter.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy for transportation and directions.


Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Nov. 7 5 - 8 PM, Location: TBA
Book: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris

The Washington Stanford Alumni Book Club will meet on Sunday, November 7, for discussion and potluck. For information and to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group".

For more information and directions to this discussion, please contact Dan Cautley at: 203-244-2488, dwcautley@mindspring.com or Donna at lkdonna@comcast.net


Il Trovatore Opera

Available at a bargain - One Il Trovatore (Nov. 8) Orchestra ticket. Contact Claire Taplett at taplett@juno.com.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 18 7:00 PM
Location: 1223 Battery St., Baltimore
Book: The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs
Snacks will be available.

This book was very well liked by the NYT Book club and the professional and reader reviews on Amazon were GLOWING.

We'll be meeting at Pete Stine and Lisa Christopher-Stine's house at 1223 Battery St.

Please contact Sarah Clever, '91, at slclever@earthlink.net or (410) 685-7558 for more information and directions.


Ivy Singles - Army & Navy Club
Friday, Nov. 19 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW (on Farragut Square)
Washington, DC 20006, Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar

Hosted by the Smith College Club of DC

Please join us for this novel opportunity to absorb the ambiance of an historic meeting place frequented by many of our country's most distinguished military leaders. This will be an exciting and unique event at the prestigious and exclusive Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square.

Dress Code: Coat and tie required for men and comparable dress for women.

Prepaid reservations: Send your $25 check, payable to "Smith College Club of Washington (SCCW)," to Colonel Nancy Thomas, 39 N. Oakland Street, Arlington, VA 22203, so that it is received by Tuesday, November 16th. Please note your school affiliation on the check.

Email reservations and walk-ins: $30. Email Nancy at nancythomas2@juno.com by Thursday, Nov. 18. Pre-reservation is strongly recommended, as space is limited. Additional information and directions are at www.ivysinglesdc.com


Big Game Party - McFadden's
Sat, Nov. 20 3:30 PM
McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, D.C.
202-223-2338 www.mcfaddensdc.com
Time: Doors Open at 2:45 p.m.; Game Starts at 3:30 p.m.

At the Door: $20 (cash & check only). Children welcome.  Advance registrations are closed.

It's that time of year again! Yes, it's time to make plans to celebrate as Stanford brings the axe back home. This year's Stanford-Cal party will be held at McFadden's.

We are anticipating a very high turnout this year, so seating may be limited. Do not wait to pay at the door or you'll risk being turned away.

McFadden's is located near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. Garage and street parking is also available.

Admission includes an appetizer buffet and discount drink specials ($2 drafts, $3 rail drinks; sodas are $2 with unlimited refills).

RSVP: Send check, payable to WDCSA, to Kelly McKenzie, 3307 Woodley Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20008.  Questions? kellymck@stanfordalumni.org or 202-549-2366.

     

Ivy Singles - Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 10 6:30 - 8:30 PM, DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC, Light hors d'Oeurves and Cash Bar

Host: Washington DC Stanford Association

Come enjoy the spirit of the season as we help decorate the DACOR-Bacon House for the holidays. One of the most elegant residences in Washington, the DACOR-Bacon House has been home to Supreme Court Justices and a Maryland governor over its glorious history. Now restored, it is the perfect setting for the best Ivy Singles event yet, the Holiday Happy Hour.

Prepaid Reservations: $25 by check to J. C. Hyde, 2758 Viking Drive, Oak Hill VA 20171, so that it is received by Tuesday, December 7. Make checks payable to "WDCSA," noting your school on the check.

Email Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 at the door. Email reservations to J. C. Hyde at jhyde@cox.net by Dec. 9. Pre-reservation is strongly recommended so that we can ensure that all will have treats to enjoy. Info and directions: www.ivysinglesdc.com


WDCSA Holiday Party 2004
Sunday, Dec. 12 6:00 - 9:00PM, Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC
6:00 – 7:30 Buffet dinner and drinks, 7:30 – 9:00 DC Accidentals, group caroling

Member Cost: $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Non-Member Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Young Alums (Five years or less since graduation): subtract $10

The Washington DC Stanford Association cordially invites you to an evening of holiday cheer and WDCSA tradition! We’ll be entertained by the DC Accidentals, a local a cappella group whose members include Elliot Roseman (MBA/MS ’80). They will perform a wide range of holiday, jazz, rock, and blues. Washington Chorus member Louis Reith (PhD ’76) will do the evening’s introductions, and former WDCSA President Charles Hokanson (AB/AM ’94) will provide piano accompaniment for some festive caroling.

We look forward to seeing you for this fun, festive holiday evening.

RSVP by December 7th to risashimoda@msn.com. Mail checks payable to WDCSA to 601 Hudson Ave. #102, Takoma Park, MD 20912.  Questions? Please call 301-585-4677


Stanford Softball Team

ATTENTION: SOFTBALL PLAYERS!
Plans are underway for Stanford to put a softball team on the field here in Washington. The Capital Alumni Network (CAN), the umbrella organization for college and university alumni clubs and chapters here in the Washington area, runs a popular co-ed softball league with 45 teams participating. Games are played on weekdays at 6:30pm on the mall/ellipse and the season is from April 15 to August 15.

This announcement is a request for preliminary indications of interest among the WDCSA members. The fee for playing is $20-25 (for equipment purchase and league fees) and those who sign up for the team will be expected to make a commitment to play in as many games as their schedule will allow. If you think you’d be interested in joining the team, please call Chris Shinkman (301-229-4427) or email (c.shinkman@verizon.net). Go Cardinal!"

Volunteers: Admissions Office

The Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for alumni and parent volunteers to help out with local events, including information sessions for high school students, and welcome/sendoff events for new admits. Spread your excitement about Stanford, share your own experiences, and get to know other local alums... the time commitment is only a few hours a year (and always optional). We especially need help from recent grads and current/recent parents, but all are welcome!! If you're interested or want to learn more, please contact Karen Heywood McKinley ('97), karenhey@stanfordalumni.org, or 301-215-9870.

Footlights Dinner Discussions

Footlights is a local organization (including Stanford alumni) whose members meet monthly with playwrights, directors and scholars to discuss modern drama. They read the plays, meet at reasonably-priced restaurants in the area and attend performances of most of the plays previously discussed, at group rates. If you are interested in attending a Footlights dinner discussion, please contact Stanford Alumna Florence Setzer at fsetzer@stanfordalumni.org, or see the Footlights website at www.footlightsdc.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2:30 PM - "Pound" at the Washington Stage Guild
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 6:30 PM - Dinner and discussion of "Lilliom" at Alfio's in Chevy Chase, MD.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2 PM - "Carousel" at Olney Theatre Center

Email Reminder System

Don’t forget our email reminder (at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/remind.html) can create a reminder about a WDCSA event to be sent to you on a date you specify. New Features: 1) You can now add a note to yourself that will be sent to you with the event email reminder; 2) you can now create reminders for anything -- it doesn't have to be one of our events. Simply specify the message, the date you want it sent, and the email address. Access both reminder systems on the WDCSA web page at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/remind.html or by clicking the Remind link at the top of any page in our website. Questions? -- contact Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net

Membership Join/Renewal

You are encouraged to join or renew online on our website at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (click on Join/Renew).


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

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: November 19, 2004