WDCSA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2013

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Stanford Football Game Watches Fall 2013
Mackey's, 1823 L Street, NW
Washington, DC (Farragut North/Farragut West metro)

The Stanford football season is off to a great start! We hope you will join us at Mackey's, our regular game watch site, on the following dates:

Saturday, October 5 vs. Washington - 10:30pm ET
Saturday, October 12 vs. Utah - 6:00pm ET
Saturday, October 19 vs. UCLA
Saturday, October 26 vs. Oregon State
Thursday, November 7 vs. Oregon - (9 pm ET
Saturday, November 16 vs. Southern Cal
Saturday, November 30 vs. Notre Dame

In addition, we will meet jointly with the Cal Club of Washington, DC for a Big Game Watch on Saturday, November 23 at a location to be determined. We will try to announce kickoff times for all games as soon as they are set.

Education Reform Alumni Potluck Dinner
Saturday, October 5 7pm
Home of Christina Russell '96, Glover Park, Washington, DC

Christina Russell '96 and Charles Hokanson '93 will be co-hosting our fall Stanford Potluck Dinner at Christina's apartment in Glover Park. This series of fun, casual dinners have been very successful because of the great mix of "young" and "seasoned" Stanford alums, hosted at alums' homes, who have brought delicious food to share and who come interested in meeting others in their field of interest.

If you are a Stanford grad in the education field (teaching, policy, advocacy, etc.) and would like to attend or would like additional details, please contact Tom Kohn, '83 (kohntom@gmail.com) or Mark Kogan, '09 (markskogan@gmail.com). Participation is limited, so please RSVP soon to ensure your participation.

No pressure. No business cards. Great food and drink. Interesting people. Join us!

PAC-12 DC Alumni Chapters' Family Picnic and Field Day
Sunday, October 13 12-4 pm
Virginia Highlands Park
1600 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA

Join us for the first ever PAC-12 DC alumni event. There is no charge and no need to register in advance. Just show up and bring your own food and drinks. Games will be provided. The park is located one block from the Pentagon City Mall & Metro Station on the Blue and Yellow Lines.

Questions? Contact Chris Shinkman at c.shinkman@verizon.net or 301-229-4427.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, October 13 5 pm
McLean, VA

The book group will meet at the home of Diane Charnov to discuss Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman. The November book is In the Belly of the Beast ( La Bete Humaine) by Emile Zola.

For general information on the book group, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Library of Congress Arts and Technologies Lecture
Saturday, October 26 2pm
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
Library of Congress, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC

Stanford professors Mark Applebaum and Ge Wang will talk about key issues at the intersection of art and its technologies.

No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served. Presented by the Library of Congress in cooperation with Stanford University's Arts and Humanities Program

Professor Mark Applebau is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory, Department of Music at Stanford. Ge Wang is Assistant Professor at Stanford in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

Stanford Military Service Network DC:
2013 Marine Corps Marathon Cheerathon
Sunday, October 27 9:30 am
Intersection of Army-Navy Dr. & S. Eads St.
Arlington, Va (Pentagon City metro)

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

All Stanford alums are invited to cheer for "wounded warriors", veterans, Stanford alums, and friends participating in the Marine Corps Marathon. Our cheering location overlaps miles 22 and 24, so we will see the participants pass by twice. The 9:30 meet up time means we will also see the likely winner of the race. Wear your Stanford gear for easy identification! If you arrive and have difficulty finding us, call 703-930-8040. The SMSN DC point of contact is Jerry Reid, MBA '94 (jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu)

Ivy Indoor Tennis
Saturday, November 2 6:45-11:45 pm
Four Seasons Tennis Club, 3010 Williams Dr, Merrifield, Va.

Join local alums for one of the most popular IVY alumni tennis parties for players of all levels and ages. It is an enjoyable way to socialize, meet potential partners, and network with IVY alumni members and their guests.

Admission for players is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The cost is $10 for non-players.

All payments must be received by November 1st to qualify for the advance registration price. Mail your check, payable to Yale Club of Washington DC, #106-270, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016. There is no registration by fax, email, or telephone. Requests for refunds must be received by 3 pm on November 1st. Door admission available at the higher price noted above by cash or check only. Each attendee is responsible for any damage to the facility, injuries or accidents in connection with this function.

For Information, contact Kuni Matsuda (Harvard), 240-294-5736 (w), 703-622-7999 (c),Stardust@smart.net or David Federbush (Yale), 301-657-4691 (h), 301-657-4680 (w),
federbus@erols.com.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, November 18 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille, 1113 S. Charles St. Baltimore, Md

The November selection is the historical fiction, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. This New York Times Bestseller has won the 2009 Montana Book Award and the 2010 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature. This book has also received the Director's Mention for the 2009 Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction.

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871.

Stanford at the Opera
Winter 2013-2014
Kennedy Center

Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 2pm, Kennedy Center-Terrace Theater

Bring the family to "The Lion, the Unicorn and Me" -- a nativity story told by the donkey -- based on the children's story by Jeannette Winterson -- a world premiere directed by Francesca Zambello.

Note: Suitable for adults too! All seats $ 53. Deadline for ordering November 14.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center- Opera House
"Moby Dick" -- Jake Heggie's triumphant new opera of Herman Melville's 19th -- century literary masterpiece. "Sumptious and stirring! Theatrically stunning! Epic in scale!" (San Francisco Chronicle)

Prime Orchestra $ 130; Second Tier Prime $ 70. Deadline for ordering January 24, 2014.

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

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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
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, patriciamarbyharrison@gmail.com
Webmaster and Email Newsletter: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com, (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com
Parents Connection: Helene Myers, P'14, cedarhouse@comcast.net, Juliet Wilkins, P'15, julietteaches@gmail.com, Jonathan Wilkins, P'15, jonathan.wilkins@hotmail.com
Community Service: Sumana Chatterjee, MA '04, sumanachatt@yahoo.com
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P '98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, Greg Billings '88 billings.g@gmail.com
Stanford Military Service Network: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu
Boomers to Busters: Jerry Reid, MBA '94, jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, phebepg@yahoo.com, Charlotte Perry, '81, charmperry@gmail.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, maggie@middleburggroup.com

Club Mailing Address: 3841 Whitman Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

Revised: October 3, 2013