Sun 11/12 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Mon 11/13 Madame Butterfly
Thu 11/16 Ivy Singles Event
Sun 11/19 Washington Navy Yard Tour
Sat 12/2 Stanford vs. Cal Big Game
Fri 12/8 Stanford Author Presentation
Fri 12/8 Ivy Singles Event

Wed 12/13
WDCSA Holiday Happy Hour
Sat 12/16 WDCSA Volunteer Event
Sun 1/7 Stanford Basketball

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Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, Nov. 12 6:00-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing "Look Homeward, Angel" by Thomas Wolfe. The December book is "Saturday" by Ian McEwan. Please contact Alison Westfall for more information at (202) 544-7314 or, or visit and click "join this group."

Madame Butterfly
Monday, Nov. 13 7pm
Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center

Two seats in the second tier ($69.50) have just become available for this sold-out performance. Contact Betty Byrne ( or 202-483-4048.

Ivy Singles Event
Thursday, Nov. 16 6:30-9pm
Restaurant Kolumbia, 1801 K Street NW, Washington DC

Pre-paid reservations are strongly recommended. Send check for $25 payable to the Yale Club of Washington, DC with your school name to Robert Cole, 3003 Van Ness St NW #W814, Washington, DC 20008 by Saturday, November 11. Email RSVPs/walk-ins are $35. Questions: or 202-244-4546. Please RSVP if possible to the Evite site:

Tour of the Historic Washington Navy Yard (Family Friendly!)
Sunday, November 19 2–4:30 pm 805 Kidder Breese SE
Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC
Cost: Free

Join the Honorable Stephen M. Duncan, Director of the Institute for Homeland Security Studies at the National Defense University, for a tour of the historic Washington Navy Yard, in operation since the early 19th century. Today, it is home to the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval and Marine Corps Historical Centers and naval commands.
The tour will begin onboard the USS Barry, a decommissioned 1950s destroyer and continue at the Naval History Museum, which houses artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the present. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Naval Chapel and the Parks in the Navy Yard.

Please enter at the 6th and M Streets, S.E. gate, the only entrance open during the weekend. Please have valid photo ID ready (driver's license if no DoD ID). For directions, please visit Outdoor parking available near the US Navy Museum free of charge. You are welcome to join those of us who are interested in meeting for coffee afterwards on Barracks Row, located at 8th St., S.E. Please RSVP to Natalie at or (703) 347-6782 to ensure entry into the Yard.

Big Game Party
Saturday, December 2 3pm kickoff
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC

Don't miss the Big Game this year as the Cardinal fights to bring home the Axe! Join scores of football fans from Stanford and Cal as the Washington DC Stanford Association and the Cal Alumni Association jointly organize a fun telecast party. Families of WDCSA members pay the member price, and children are welcome! Admission includes an appetizer buffet and discount drink specials.

Pay at the door: $15 for WDCSA members & young alums ('00 +) (cash and check only)
Pay at the door: $20 non-members (cash and check only)

For questions, contact Katy Herbert at or 703-819-2800.

Stanford Author at the Smithsonian: Marianne Villanueva
Friday, Dec. 8 6:30-8:30pm
Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.

Stanford author Marianne Villaneuva, MA '81, MA '85, whose book "Mayor of the Roses: Stories" was featured in the Shelf Life section of the Stanford Magazine, will participate in a Filipino Literary Panel as part of the Smithsonian South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival. Come here Marianne and her fellow Filipino American writers talk about their inspirations and their impact on American literature. For more information, please visit

Ivy Singles Event
Friday, Dec. 8 6:30-9pm
Dacor-Bacon House, 1801 F Street NW, Washington DC, 20006

Join your hosts, the Stanford Ivy Singles Club, for its holiday party on Dec 8 at Dacor-Bacon House. The cost is $30 for pre-registration and $35 at the door. Please bring an ornament or a small toy for a child under 5 years old to put under the tree. We will have music, buffet table and plenty of libations. To preregister, please send a check for $30, payable to WDCSA, to Margaret New, The Middleburg Group, P.O. Box 933, Middleburg, VA 20118-0933 so that it is received by Friday, December 1. For further information call Margaret at 703-298-2525.

WDCSA (Members-Only) Happy Holidays Happy Hour
Wednesday, Dec. 13 6:00-8:00 PM
The Childe Harold
1610 20th ST N.W. (just north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro exit)
Cost: FREE (admittance restricted to WDCSA Members)

Are the holidays driving you nuts? WDCSA would like to treat its members to a well-deserved break from the holiday rush. Relax with your fellow club supporters at the Childe Harold for an evening of hot toddies and warm hors d'oeuvres. In celebration of the season, WDCSA is hosting this happy hour FREE of charge for its members. We'll be serving an array of appetizers in a private room overlooking Dupont Circle and you will be able to purchase beverages at a cash bar. We hope you'll join the festivities! To ensure plenty of refreshments, please RSVP by using the form below, or by emailing Cathy Kunz at or 202-624-2957. Admittance to this event is restricted to members and a guest. Not sure if you are a member? Check your status at to join or renew now!

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Volunteer Event
Saturday, Dec. 16 9am-1pm
Capital Area Food Bank, 645 Taylor Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017

For all those in the holiday spirit, this is a great opportunity to contribute to one of the DC area's great charity organizations. Last year, the Capital Area Food Bank had over 12,000 volunteers assist in the sorting and sending of food to those in need. These same volunteers also assisted in the distribution of over 20 million pounds of food and fresh produce in the Washington Metro Area. Activities involve some type of food sorting, segregating food drive items into bins or boxes, repacking boxes of food or re-labeling boxes.

Wear jeans (LONG PANTS) and comfortable shoes (NO OPEN TOE SHOES). Limited spaces available so please RSVP to or 571-218-6614 ASAP.

Stanford Basketball Is Coming Here!
Sunday, Jan. 7 2007 3pm reception, 5pm game
John Paul Jones Arena, University of Virginia

Cost: $40 per person (includes discounted game ticket and pre-game reception)
$30 for children under 11, free for children under 2
$25 additional per person (free under 2) for roundtrip bus

Although footballs are still flying through the air, it's time to get signed up to see our Stanford Men's Basketball team on an infrequent visit to the Washington, DC area as they play the University of Virginia.

Game tickets, at the group discounted rate of $20, will put us all in the same section of the Arena. A shuttle bus will leave from the Vienna Metro Stop (orange line) at 12:30pm sharp and will return immediately after the game. Round-trip bus tickets are $25 per person. Taking the bus will allow riders to avoid a $5.00 per car parking fee at the Arena, and parking at the Metro stop on the weekends is free.

A sumptuous pre-game reception will be held from 3-5pm at the historic Farmington Country Club...just 7 minutes from the Arena. Reception tickets ($20 per person) are required to go along with basketball game ticket purchases. The traditional Virginia reception buffet will include such menu items as salad, green beans, potatoes, catfish, flank steak, ham, dessert, beverages, with a cash bar. Guest speakers from the Stanford Athletic Department, the Men's Basketball Staff, and the University of Virginia are expected. Signed basketballs, hats, and t-shirts will be raffled.

Reservations can be made on the Stanford Alumni Association website until Friday, December 8, 2006. Reservations will not be taken after that date and there will be no refunds for cancellations after December 8. Game tickets will be distributed at the reception. A block of overnight guest rooms has been reserved at the Farmington Country Club. When registering ask for the Stanford Group Rate. For questions contact Chris Shinkman,


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President: Lindsay Arnold, ’02,, (202) 256-1324
Vice-Presidents: Chris Shinkman,, (301) 229-4427
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Revised: November 29, 2006