Washington DC Stanford Association October 2006 Newsletter

Calendar of Events:

Sat 10/7 Stanford vs. Notre Dame Football on NBC
Sun 10/8 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sat 10/14 Stanford Author Presentation
Thu 10/19 Stanford and Brown Young Alumni Happy Hour
Fri 10/20 Ivy Singles Event
Wed 11/8 WDCSA Board Meeting
Mon 11/13 Washington National Opera - Madame Butterfly
Sat. 12/2 Big Game
Sun 1/7 Stanford Men's Basketball at University of Virginia

Volunteer for Alternative Spring Break, Buck Cardinal Award


Stanford Football
Saturday, Oct. 8 2:30pm, McFaddens, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

Stanford’s football game against Notre Dame will be televised live on NBC. Come join other Stanford fans in rooting for your favorite team! And don’t forget the Big Game is on Saturday, December 2 at 3pm! Details in November newsletter.


Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, Oct. 8 6:00-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing Karen Armstrong’s “The Great Transformation” on Sunday, Oct 8 at the home of Perry Seiffert. Please contact Alison Westfall for more information at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group." The November book is Thomas Wolfe’s “Look Homeward, Angel”.


rajiv chandrasekaran

Stanford Author at Politics and Prose
Saturday, October 14 3 pm
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, '94, the Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief and a former editor-in-chief of the Stanford Daily, will talk about his new book, "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone". Steve Coll, the author of Ghost Wars, calls it "a dazzling, important, and entertaining work of reportage about the American civilians who tried to remake Iraq, and about the strange, isolated city-state in Baghdad where they failed." For more information about the book, visit www.rajivc.com


Stanford and Brown Young Alumni Happy Hour
Thursday, Oct. 19 6:30pm
1212 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Join young alumni from Stanford and Brown at The Red and The Black for happy hour on Thursday, Oct. 19th from 6:30 onward. The Red & The Black is a cozy tavern and live music venue located in the H Street "Atlas" shopping district. Decorated inside with New Orleans style tin ceilings, walls covered in doors, and red velvet drapes, The Red & The Black is a comfortable place to have a drink and some Jambalaya with friends or see some local live entertainment. Questions? Contact Julie Shapiro ('03) at jbshapiro@gmail.com.


Ivy Singles Event
Friday, Oct. 20 6:30-9pm
Woman’s National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC

Join your hosts, the Cornell Club of Washington, for an evening of exceptional non-partisan company and conversation in the Adlai Stevenson Ballroom of the Woman’s National Democratic Club. The Club is located near Dupont Circle in the Whittemore House, one of Washington's most elegant, historic mansions with ten function rooms and a garden.

Reservations: $25 by check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday, October 16th. Make checks payable to "The Cornell Club of Washington" and note your school on the check. $35 for email (Spiekare@cs.com) or phone reservations (703-281-4311) and walk-ins. Please RSVP if possible by e-mail or via the Evite. http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/spiekare@cs.com/wndc06.


WDCSA Board Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7PM
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Join the WDCSA Board of Directors at their next board meeting on Wednesday, November 8 at 7 PM at the Stanford in Washington campus (2661 Connecticut Ave, NW - directly across from the Woodley Park metro). Please contact Lindsay Arnold with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324


Washington National Opera Tickets
Monday, Nov. 13 7pm

"Madama Butterfly", the Puccini classic. In a spectacular production from "Teatr Wielki National Opera Warsaw" - Conducted by Placido Domingo. Deadline for ordering is October 24th. Tickets will be mailed by October 31st.

Prime Orchestra seats are $141.50 and Second Tier seats are $69.50. For tickets - Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at (202) 483-4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org.


Stanford Men's Basketball at University of Virginia
Sunday, January 7, 2007 5PM

The Stanford Men's Basketball Team will make an infrequent visit to our area to play the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 5:00pm. Plans are being made for discounted game tickets, a pre-game event (with a talk from a Coach), and a chartered bus. Stay tuned for details, and meanwhile....SAVE THE DATE!


Volunteer With Stanford’s Alternative Spring Break

Help out with Stanford's Alternative Spring Break service learning trip to Washington, DC! The ASB program funds twelve students to spend their Spring Break (March 27-April 1, 2007) in DC focusing on Sustainable Development. They will study the environmental, political, and social aspects of "sustainable development" -- how can development meet present needs without compromising future generations meeting their own needs? Student ASB Trip leader Pamela Sud needs YOUR help!

--Guest Speakers and Site Visits. Do you or anyone you know in DC do work related to sustainable development? Perhaps environmental lobbyism, renewable energy, green building design, international development, or foreign aid? If so, we would LOVE to have you as a guest lecturer, do a site visit to learn more about the organization, or even a service project.

--Housing/Meals. Want to have 12 engaging Stanford undergrads over for dinner one night? Or, know of a central location in downtown where 12 students could stay for five nights? Please contact Pamela Sud (pamsud@stanford.edu) if you can help in any way!


Chris Shinkman and Garry Tyran Receive Buck/Cardinal Award

At the Fall 2006 meeting of the Buck/Cardinal Club (the fundraising arm of Stanford Athletics) two WDCSA Board Members, Garry Tyran and Chris Shinkman, were presented with the Edgar A. Luce, Jr. Award of Merit. Garry and Chris were honored in particular for their work on the 2005 Stanford at Navy football game and tailgate which attracted 1000 Cardinal fans.


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, 301-365-3485
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Jeff Lee ‘03, MA ’04
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

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.

Revised: October 5, 2006