Washington DC Stanford Association November 2005 Newsletter

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

Sep-Jan Flag Football
Sep-Nov Stanford Football Game Watching
Wed 11/9 Stanford Faculty Book Tour
Sun 11/13 Stanford Book Club
Thu 11/17 Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Sat 11/19 Stanford vs. Cal BIG GAME!
Mon 12/5 WDCSA Board Meeting

Also: kayaking

Calling All Flag Football Players
Now through January (Sat & Sun), Location: Ellipse

Following a successful debut year in the Capitol Alumni Network (CAN) softball league, Stanford welcomes players (and fans) to come out and enjoy a good time on the ellipse. Our next game will be on November 13 against Texas A&M. For more information, contact Matt Cordova '94 at matthew.cordova@verizon.net, (202) 663-0309 (w) or (703) 370-1238 (h). www.leaguelineup.com/gocardinal


Stanford Football Game Watching, Now through end November
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Located near the Foggy Bottom Metro.

McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, the official sponsor of our Stanford CAN softball and flag football teams, has "Direct Ticket" and will show all Stanford football games on TV in November. McFadden's will offer us drink and food specials. Stanford’s schedule: Nov. 5 vs. USC at 10pm EST (USC is the number 1 ranked team and this game will be televised nationally and on TBS in the Washington DC area), Nov. 12 vs. Oregon State at 6:30pm EST, Nov. 26 vs. Notre Dame at 8:00pm EST.


Stanford Faculty Book Tour with Stephen Barley: Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies
Wednesday, Nov. 9 6:30 - 8 PM
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave, NW, Free (Please RSVP)

Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies explains how the market for temporary professionals operates from the perspective of the contractors who do the work, the managers who employ them, the permanent employees who work beside them, and the staffing agencies who broker deals. Based on a year of field work in three staffing agencies, life histories with over seventy contractors and studies of workers in some of America's best known firms, the book dismantles the myths of temporary employment and offers instead a grounded description of how contracting works.

Stephen R. Barley is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization at Stanford's School of Engineering. Please RSVP to Lindsay Arnold
(wdcsa.president@gmail.com or 202.256.1324). The event is free and light refreshments are served from 6:30-7:00pm.


Washington Stanford Book Club, Sunday, Nov. 13 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Location: TBA

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group will meet to discuss Joseph Conrad’s novel Victory. Please RSVP to Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com. Contact Alison for information about meeting location. For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group." Directions will be sent out next week. For people who like to plan ahead, the December book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.


Ivy Singles Social Happy Hour
Thursday, Nov 17 6:30-9:00pm, Restaurant Kolumbia, 1801 K Street NW, Washington DC

Hosted by the Yale Club of Washington DC

Join us for good company, a fine selection of hors d'oeuvres and dishes (Modern American cuisine), and a cash bar at one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “Twenty to Watch” restaurants in the bustling 18th and K Street area of Washington, DC. The Restaurant Kolumbia will host us in its romantic long bar and elegant dining area during the evening.

Pre-paid reservations are strongly recommended. Send check for $25, payable to the Yale Club of Washington, DC, to Robert Cole, 3003 Van Ness St NW #W814, Washington, DC 20008 by Saturday, November 12. Please note your school on the check. Email/phone RSVP's and walk-ins are $30. Questions: rbcole@aol.com or 202-244-4546.

The Restaurant Kolumbia is located at 1801 K Street NW. Take the Redline Metro to Farragut North or the Orange or Blue Line to Farragut West. Parking available at PMI Parking at 1899 L Street, NW, $5 after 5pm or other nearby garages and some limited parking along the street.


Stanford vs. Cal Big Game, Saturday, Nov. 19 6:00pm EST
McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, D.C

It's time to pull out your favorite sweatshirt and date yourself with old cheers at this year's Big Game Party!

Because last year's Cal-Stanford party was such a blast, we're sticking with McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon in Foggy Bottom. And since our last Stanford home game was a huge success -- 900 of you turned out to cheer Cardinal on at Navy -- we're anticipating a huge turnout.

Advance tickets no longer available. At the door, prices increase to $10 for WDCSA members & young alums (’00 +)/$15 non-members at the door (cash and check only). Families of WDCSA members are charged the member price and children are welcomed! Admission includes an appetizer buffet and discount drink specials ($12 buckets/$8 pitchers of Miller Lite, $20 pitchers of Jack and Coke, $2 Sodas with unlimited refills). Doors will open at 6:00pm and the game starts at 7:00pm.

This is the year Stanford brings the axe home, and we need all hands on board to cheer on the team. To signup, pay below, use PayPal to send money and names of attendees to dc@stanfordalumni.org, or send a check (payable to WDCSA) to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Please contact Urvi Parekh via email at uparekh@sentech.org or call 405-822-6462 if you have questions about the event.


WDCSA Board Meeting, Monday, Dec. 5 7:00-8:00pm, Location: TBD

Looking to reconnect with Stanford? Now is the time! All are welcome to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Our next meeting will take place December 5 at 7 PM, location TBD. Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.


Kayaking – Whitewater or Touring?, Location: McHenry, MD, May 2006

Would you be interested in a half-day on-water kayaking lesson May 20th (Saturday) taught by one of DC’s local prestigious paddling schools? You would have your choice of learning how to paddle a whitewater boat or a touring/calm water kayak. At the end of the session we will head to Potomac Pizza to celebrate our success and hear about a major whitewater course being constructed in western Maryland, on which two Stanford alums are integrally involved – the Adventure Sports Center International, home of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. It is a self-contained, pumped facility capable of hosting world-class whitewater events, rafting and public recreation: scheduled to open in late 2007.

We are negotiating a special price for us and those who participate will be eligible for follow up classes for a reduced rate. If you are interested in taking this class and would pay 85-90% of a proposed $80 rate, please email Risa Shimoda at risa@theshimodagroup.com and let her know if you’d prefer the whitewater vs. touring class. We’ll need around 10 people per class to receive the discount and will proceed if we have sufficient interest by mid-December.

Check out www.liquidadventures.org/classes.html and click on “Beginner River Classes” for more details.


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 703-486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Jeff Lee ‘03, MA ’04, jeff118@stanfordalumni.org, 650-315-4832
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)

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.