WDCSA NEWSLETTER November 2011

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Stanford vs. Oregon State Game Watch
Saturday, November 5 3:30 pm
Mighty Pint 1831 M Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20036

THE MAGICAL SEASON CONTINUES! Our ranking continues to rise and our post-season prospects continue to get brighter. Join Stanford fans as we watch the Cardinal battle the Oregon State Beavers in a key PAC-12 matchup. We have the entire Mighty Pint restaurant and bar reserved.

Admission is free, no RSVP is required, and food/drink specials will be offered. The Mighty Pint is a short walk from Dupont Circle. Wear your Cardinal garb and be loud and proud.

Book Club Discussion
Sunday, November 13 5-8 pm
Capitol Hill Washington D.C.

The book group will discuss The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht at the home of Alison Westfall. Email alisoncolew@hotmail.com for information.

Boomers to Busters: Fall Festivity
Friday, November 18 6-8 pm
The Army and Navy Club 901 17th St. NW Washington, DC 20036

What better place to celebrate Veteran's Day, albeit a week late, than at the Army and Navy Club? Come discuss politics with people old enough to have been served meals on airplanes, but too young to know (much less believe) that stewardesses once had to "retire" at thirty. Have a drink and a nosh in the Iwo Jima Room. Event includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

The Army and Navy Club is on the east side of Farragut Square. Valet parking available. "Proper attire", i.e. coat and tie, is required.

Online registration is $30 (www.alumni.uchicago.edu, Connect & Learn, Events, By Region, DC) until Tuesday, November 15th. Email reservations and walk-ins are $40. Boomers to Busters is targeted for alumni of Stanford and similar schools who were undergraduates from the mid 1970s to mid 1990s, and their spouses, partners and guests. Schools advertising Boomers to Busters events include Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Caltech, Chicago, Haverford, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Vassar, Wellesley and Williams.

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Viewing Party
Saturday, November 19 Kick-off:TBD
Spider Kelly's 3181 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

It's time to put on your Cardinal red and cheer on the Stanford football team in the 114th Big Game as we keep our winning streak alive! The DC Stanford and Cal Alumni Associations are organizing the annual Big Game viewing party, so come out and support the Cardinal as we crush those Bears!

Spider Kelly's is one block from the Clarendon Metro (Orange line). We will have the entire restaurant to ourselves, but capacity may still be limited--alums are encouraged to pre-register!

Price by November 15: $12 for WDCSA members, young alumni ('07 - '11) and their guests $15 for Non-WDCSA members and their guests $8 for Kids 12 and under

Price at the door (cash and check only): $15 for WDCSA members, young alums ('07 to '11) and their guests $20 for Non-WDCSA members and their guests $10 for Kids 12 and under

***Price includes appetizers, drink specials ($2.50 Miller Lite, Bud Light, Corona, & Corona Light bottles, $3 Yuengling & Blue Moon drafts, $12 Yuengling & Blue Moon pitchers, $3 bloody marys, $4 cardinal and blue shooters, and complimentary soda, coffee, and tea), and exclusive viewing of the Big Game.***

We regret that no refunds will be given after November 15, 2011. Please contact Joanna Hiatt Kim at johiattkim@gmail.com on or before this date to request a refund.

- RSVP online by November 15 - http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event8466reg

- See who's coming - http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event8466who

- Check your WDCSA membership status - www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp

Questions? Email Joanna Hiatt Kim, '02, at johiattkim@gmail.com

Tour of Gertrude Stein Exhibit with Professor Wanda Corn
Sunday, November 20 3pm
National Portrait Gallery Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the highly touted "Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories" exhibit with the exhibit's Curator--Stanford's own distinguished art history professor emeritus, Wanda Corn. Professor Corn spent more than 10 years researching and creating the show that illustrates Gertrude Stein's life and pivotal role in the art world during the 20th century. The multifaceted exhibit reflects Stein's influence as an artist, art collector, writer and style-maker. No cost for the event but you need to register as there is limited space. To register, visit http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event8491reg

For more information about the exhibit, visit www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/exhstein.html

The National Portrait Gallery is located at 8th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Metro: The museum is conveniently located above the Gallery Place- Chinatown Metrorail station (Red, Yellow and Green lines). When exiting the Metro please take the Arena exit at 7th and F Streets.

Professor Corn is the Faculty Leader for a Stanford Travel/Study trip to Santa Fe and Taos in May 2012 - https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/travel-study/trip/?ciid=25862course

Stanford Alumni Connection Potluck Dinners
December 2011

The Stanford Alumni Potluck Dinners are looking for interested attendees for the last alumni potluck dinner of the year! The theme will be centered around work and interest in "Foreign Affairs" and is slated for the first half of December.

The Stanford Alumni Potluck Dinners are events that mix older and younger alums who have similar interests in order to help invigorate the Stanford community in DC and give us an opportunity to spend an evening with our extended Stanford family. Dinners are hosted at the homes of alumni and vary from cocktail and hors d'oeuvres events to full sitdown dinners.

If interested, please make sure to fill-out the survey at www.tinyurl.com/alumnidinners ASAP as event emails will be going out in the next week! We are looking to finalize a host so if you are interested in hosting the dinner at your home, e-mail the organizers directly!

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Tom '83 (kohntom@gmail.com) or Mark '09 (markskogan@gmail.com).

Ivy Singles Social Club Holiday Party
Friday, December 2 6:30-9 pm
DACOR-Bacon House 1801 F Street, NW (at 18th Street) Washington, DC 20006

WDCSA invites you to the Ivy Singles Social Club Holiday Party! Our venue is once again the elegant and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25), home to several Supreme Court Justices and a Maryland governor. U.S. Congressman from New York, Robert Low Bacon and his wife, Virginia Murray Bacon, lived in the house until 1980. Upon her death Virginia bequeathed the building and furnishings as a memorial to her husband. The DACOR-Bacon House and Foundation now serve as a "place to facilitate international peace and understanding" as well as a conference and meeting place for Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR). Each floor of the DACOR-Bacon House will be festively decorated for the holiday season. We will feast on hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a fine selection of wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar. Consistent with our elegant surroundings, please come dressed in holiday, cocktail or business attire.

Reservations, online or snail mail:
Register online for $35, which includes a $2 processing fee: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ycwd&formId=90275

To register by mail send a check for $35 by payable to "WDCSA" or "Washington DC Stanford Association" to: Phebe Greenwood, 504 Gaslight Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23229.

Checks must be received by Monday, November 28th. Please note your school on the memo line of the check.

Walk-ins:
Walk-ins are welcome at $40, however advance reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Metro:
Take the Orange/Blue Line to Farragut West. Walk 3 blocks south on 18th St.

Parking:
Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. Please be aware that most nearby parking garages close early. Check with the garage attendant.

Questions? Email Phebe Greenwood at phebepg@yahoo.com or Charlotte Perry at charmperry@aol.com.

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 15 7-10 pm
DACOR-Bacon House 1801 F Street, NW (at 18th Street) Washington, DC 20006

Looking to add some cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alums to celebrate the festive season at the DACOR-Bacon House. The venue (built 1824-25) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to several Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, and a Maryland governor. The DACOR-Bacon House will be decorated for the holiday season and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided.

The advanced registration price is $8 for WDCSA members, young alumni ('07 - '11), and guests; $12 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event8483reg. Checks made out to WDCSA may be sent to Kevin Coyne, 900 Army-Navy Drive, #1523, Arlington, VA 22202.

The price at the door is $12 for WDCSA members, young alumni ('07 - '11), and guests; $15 for non-WDCSA members and guests. We regret that no refunds will be given after December 10. Please contact Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Stanford In the News

Get Involved

Stanford Alumni, friends, and family 15 years and older have the opportunity to volunteer with Zoolights from Nov.25-Dec.11 and Dec.16- Jan.1 from 5 pm- 9pm. Zoolights is the National Zoo’s FREE holiday time event. Capital area residents can create memories with loved ones while enjoying thousands of environmentally-friendly light and animal exhibits, and entertainment. Visitors can thaw their paws in our animal houses while attending special keeper talks. Of course, the crown jewels of ZooLights are the dozens of animal light displays.

For more information visit, http://nationalzoo.si.edu/activitiesandevents/celebrations/zoolights/

KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: John Smithson, ‘05, jsmithson@gmail.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS ‘02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org, (703) 517-9082
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, ’06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, patriciamarbyharrison@gmail.com
Webmaster: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, ’77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com; Jackie Crespo, '05, jackie.crespo@gmail.com
Parents Initiative: Melissa Clark P ’12, madgardenr@comcast.net, (301)656-3560
Community Service: Lindsay Caldwell, '09, MA '09, lacaldy5@gmail.com
CAN Representatives: Laura Gravley, '10, laura.gravley@gmail.com; Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, ’79, phebepg@yahoo.com, Charlotte Perry, ’81, charmperry@aol.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Vacant

Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #500, Arlington, VA 22202 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

Revised: November 4, 2011