Washington DC Stanford Association September 2004 Newsletter

Calendar of Events - click to take you to that part of the newsletter)

Sun 9/12 DC Stanford Book Club
Tues 9/14 WDCSA Board Meeting
Thur 9/16 Baltimore Book Club
Sat 9/25 Native American Alumni Reception
Sat 9/25 Stanford vs. USC Football
Wed 9/29 Ivy Singles - Potomac Boat Club
Kennedy Center Opera
WDCSA Membership Directory
Elie Abel Memorial Service

Welcome from Risa Shimoda

We hope this finds you savoring the last few weeks of summer with family, friends! A large ‘thank you’ goes to all of you who have volunteered your hard work and support for WDCSA this past year. It is only through the diligent efforts of the members of our board and many volunteers that our events materialized and succeeded, beautifully. Thanks also for those of you who simply attended 2003-2004 WDCSA events. Your participation evidences your support for the club as an extension of the University and the Stanford Alumni Association in the DC area!

We have a solid lineup of events on tap for the 2004-2005 year, already in the planning stages. If you are interested in organizing and/or helping out with the WDCSA program, don’t be shy about getting in touch, as this is your club! Email risashimoda@msn.com and we’ll find a role that suits your interest and availability!

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Sept. 12 6 - 9 PM
Location: Donna Lloyd-Kolkin's
7828 Whiterim Terrace, Potomac, MD 20854, 301-983-4272
Book: Guns, Germs and Steel--The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond.
Discussion and Potluck

The Washington Stanford Alumni Book Club will meet on Sunday, September 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m. for discussion and potluck. For more information and to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group". For more information and directions, please contact Dan Cautley at: 203-244-2488 or dwcautley@mindspring.com. Remind me by email

WDCSA September Board Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 14 7-8 PM
Location: Stanford-in-Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave., NW
(across from the Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red Line) Metro Station

The WDCSA Board meets monthly to organize our year’s events, trying our best to address the interest of the Stanford community in the DC area. If you would like to add your enthusiasm to our local leadership efforts by organizing an event - from brown bag lunches to a lecture by a visiting professor – you’re most welcome to join us [please arrive early or on time, as the doors are locked and unstaffed after 7 pm and the doorbell is difficult to hear]! Remind me by email

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, Sept. 16 7:30 PM
Location: 1116 William Street, Baltimore
Book: Class: A guide through the American Status System, by Paul Fussell
Snacks will be available.

Please contact Sarah Clever, '91, at slclever@earthlink.net or (410) 685-7558 for more information and directions to the discussion. Remind me by email

Native American Alumni Reception
Saturday, Sept. 25 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Lounge 201, 201 Massachusetts Avenue, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

The Stanford Native American Alumni Association and the Stanford Alumni Association invite all Native American alumni to attend a reception in celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). The Museum opens on September 21, 2004, with a six-day festival to follow. J. Richard West, Jr., JD '71 is the founding director. Questions? Contact Jessica Torres, '84, at jptorres@stanford.edu. Remind me by email

For information about tickets for museum tours and the First Americans Festival please visit: www.nmai.si.edu

Stanford vs. USC Football
Saturday, Sept. 25 7 PM EDT

Stanford takes on #1-ranked USC at Stanford Stadium in a game televised by TBS (Turner Broadcasting System). TBS coverage is not regional coverage so the game will be on in this area. We will likely select a sports bar (and publicize via email) to watch the game. Remind me by email

Ivy Singles - Potomac Boat Club
Wednesday, Sept. 29 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Potomac Boat Club, 3530 Water Street NW, Washington, DC

Hors d'Oeuvres and Cash Bar
Hosted by the MIT Club of Washington, DC

As you would expect, the Potomac Boat Club has expansive views of the river and the Rosslyn skyline. Come celebrate the beginning of fall by watching the sun go down and the city light up. Come make new friends or catch up with old ones! A bit out of the way but well worth the trek. It will be a great event come rain or shine! Let this Wednesday event be a welcome break in your weekly routine.

Prepaid Reservations: Send $25 check payable to "MIT Club of Washington" to Cynthia Cole, 3624 Norton Place NW, Washington, DC 20016, by Monday September 27, 2004. Note your school on check.

E-mail Reservations and Walk-ins (if available): $30. Email to Cindy at cynthia.cole@alum.mit.edu, by September 28. Pre-reservation is strongly recommended as space is limited. Remind me by email

Additional information and directions are at http://www.ivysinglesdc.com

Kennedy Center Opera

OPERA LOVERS - the tickets are selling fast. Tosca is sold out and only 4 orchestra seats for each of the following performances remain. Prices are $141.50 each. There are 2 second tier seats available for Il Trovatore ($69.50). All performances are Monday evenings 7PM, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC:

November 8, 2004 - Il Trovatore (Verdi) & April 4, 2005 - Magic Flute (Mozart)

To order: Send your SASE and a check for the requisite amount to:
WDCSA c/o Taplett, 6620 North 32nd Street, Arlington, VA 22213-1608

Feel free to alert taplett@juno.com of your intentions. Remember, tickets are sold in the order the payments are received. Remind me by email

WDCSA Membership Directory

You should have received your annual membership directory about a week ago in the mail. Unfortunately, the return address shown on the envelope was the former club address (see "Key Contact Information" below for our current address). If you did not receive a directory and want one, please contact Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.

Prof. Elie Abel Memorial Service

A remembrance of former Stanford Professor Elie Abel will be held at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on Sunday, September 19 from 12-3PM with the memorial service beginning at 12 noon. His career spanned print (The New York Times and The Detroit News), television (NBC News), and academia, first as dean of the Columbia Journalism School from 1970-1979 and then to Stanford in 1979 where he later became Chairman of the Communications Department and chair of the Faculty Senate. He was director of Stanford in Washington from 1993-1994. He wrote several books, including The Missile Crisis (1966), Roots of Involvement: The U.S. in Asia 1784-1971 (1971) with Marvin Kalb, Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946 (1975) with Averell Harriman, and The Shattered Bloc: Behind the Upheaval in Eastern Europe (1990). He is survived by his wife, Sherry, past president of the WDCSA, his daughter Suzanne, a director at the Haas Center, his son Mark, and a granddaughter. For more on his life, visit http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2004/august4/abel-obit-84.html and www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10521-2004Jul23.html


Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda '77, risashimoda@msn.com (new email address) - Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran '75, gktyran@aol.com - University Contact and Outreach
Vice-President: Lindsay Arnold '02, larnold@stanfordalumni.org
Treasurer: Jim Finucane '61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Email Newsletter/Membership: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: MJ Hermes '83, mhermes@bbandt.com, (301) 662-1148 #74
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)

Revised: September 7, 2004