Washington D.C. Stanford Association Newsletter

Last updated 10/6/96

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September 1996

October 2 Stanford Business School Alumni Association
Board Room Session
October 5 Tennis evening at Fort Myer
October 9 Reception and Program
Marketing in an Information Economy
October 15 Annual Benefit
Meyer School Tutoring Program

Wednesday, October 2
Stanford Business School Alumni Association
Digital Ink Co.
(Subsidiary of Washington Post)
1500 Wilson Blvd #800
Arlington, VA 22209 (RoslynMetro)

Join us for a board room session hosted by the Washington Post's new operation. Will they charge like the WSJ? Meet the editors, tech gurus, and other people behind this exciting web site. Likely speakers will include:
Ralph Terkowitz, General Manager
Jason Seiken, Editor
Mary Lou Fulton, Managing Editor
Michael George, Technical Manager

On June 19, 1996, the Washington Post launched washingtonpost.com, a one-stop news ,information, and entertainment resource. More than just the Washington Post, it contains search, talk, and buy features.

Cost: The Post has graciously agreed to sponsor this event. (i.e. NO CHARGE)

RSVP: Required BY Sept 30 to be admitted to building and for a count.

CALL or write Robert Cole 202-244-4546 (h)
3003 Van Ness St NW #W814,
Washington, DC 20008,
Also for questions, Sami Suleiman 301-320-2100 (w).
Leave a phone number, your name(s), and school when you RSVP.

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Saturday evening, October 5
7PM to 11PM

Come and join us at beautiful, historic Fort Myer for a tennis evening. We will have six Har-Tru (Clay) tennis courts reserved. Tennis balls and light food will be provided. A cash bar will be available. Cost $12 per player, $6 per non-player. First 36 players to respond will get a slot.

Make checks payable to Washington DC Stanford Association and mail to Jim Burden, 4300 D Cedar Forest Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-7703. (703) 449-1910 (home) or (703) 449-0170 (office) indicating names of players and non-players.

Directions: (Bill Pegram's attempt to read the map that is in the mailing!)

From the West: Take Route 50 East, exiting at Pershing Drive/Henry Gate to Fort Myer. Inside Fort Myer, go left past the Officers Club, the tennis courts are on your left.

From the South: Take Route 110 North, taking a left at Marshall Drive (Wright Gate to Fort Myer). Tennis courts will be on your right.

From Key Bridge -- Take Fort Myer Drive across Route 50 and make a right onto Marshall Drive. Tennis courts on right.

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Wednesday, October 9
Marketing in an Information Economy:
Bottom Line Benefits from the Internet
Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Reception, with open bar and hors d'oeuvres
7:30-9:00 p.m. - Program, in Embassy Theater

The Embassy of Canada, the Stanford Business School Alumni Association, the Wharton School Club of Washington, and the WMBA invite you to:
Marketing in an Information Economy:
Bottom Line Benefits from the Internet

Access: Free on-street parking after 6:30 p.m.; near Archives Metro (Yellow Line)
Cost: $25 rec'd. by 10/4, $35 after that date

This event will provide senior business managers, other executives, and professionals with a critical foundation, based on new analyses of Canadian and American Internet and World Wide Web business results,for understanding the implications and opportunities of the Internet in an information economy.

You will learn:

The panel:

Tuesday, October 15
Reception, Talk, and Tour of the National Building Museum
A Joint Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton Club Event
6-8 pm

Support the Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton Clubs' efforts to tutor students in grade K-3 at the Meyer Elementary School. Come see the National Building Museum, a magnificent Renaissance-style structure often called the most amazing site in Washington! Completed in 1887 to house the U.S. Government's Pension Bureau, the building's expansive atrium and massive Corinthian columns have made it the traditional site for Presidential inaugural balls! Since 1985, the building has been dedicated to educating the public about its features through exhibitions, lectures, and educational programs.

Joseph Rosa, Chief Curator, will talk about the museum and take interested guests on tours of select galleries, including a Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the historic Pension Commissioners Suite, which features an original painted ceiling and ornate fireplaces that create a stunning atmosphere.

The Adopt-A-School Program at Meyer Elementary, which focuses on improving students' reading, writing, and arithmetic skills every Saturday morning, is about to start its sixth successful year! Alumni tutors from local Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton clubs spend quality time with students and help them make good use of the school's educational Macintoshes. The program also features special events like interactive plays and animal exhibitions. This year's projects include wiring the school up to the Internet and teaching students about the environment in Rock Creek Park.

Proceeds from the program's annual benefit make it possible to cover the costs of opening the school every Saturday morning, maintain the computers used in the program, and purchase supplies. Be a part of another year of successful educational efforts! Contributions are fully tax-deductible. Entry fee largely tax deductible. Details available at the event.

The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street, N.W. The closest metro stop is Judiciary Square on the red line. Parking is available on the street or in the Museum lot on F Street.

Go to sign up form.

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