Washington DC Stanford Association September 2006 Newsletter

Calendar of Events:

Sat 9/9 Stanford vs. San Jose Football
Sun 9/10 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sun 9/10 Annual WDCSA Welcome BBQ
Tue 9/12 Faculty Lecture on Iran
Fri 9/15 Ivy Singles Event
Sat 9/16 Stanford vs. Navy Football
Mon 9/25 Washington National Opera - Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi
Sun 9/30 Volunteer Opportunity
Mon 11/13 Washington National Opera - Madame Butterfly

Volunteer for Alternative Spring Break


Washington Nationals Tickets, RFK Stadium

Our 4 season tickets are in Section 314, Row 15, Seats 15-18, behind home plate. Cost is $22/ticket, which is $3 less than box office prices and we have no service charges. Less than 24 hours before a game, our ticket price is reduced to $11. Current ticket availability for the remainder of the season is shown at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/baseball.asp. To request seats for any game, please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952.


Stanford Football Watching
Saturday, Sept. 9 6pm, McFaddens, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Foggy Bottom Metro

Mark your calendar, and join Stanford fans, for the following games at McFaddens:

Sept. 9 - 6:00pm - San Jose State
Sept. 16 - 10:00pm - Navy
Oct. 7 - 2:30pm - Notre Dame (NBC)
Nov. 18 - 3:30pm - Oregon State
Dec. 2 - 3:00pm – Big Game

All times are Eastern. Drink and food specials will be available. Game times are subject to change, and some games not listed above, e.g. UCLA on Sept. 30 and Southern Cal on November 4, may well be televised.


Stanford Book Club Meeting, Sunday, Sept. 10 6:00-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing Henry James’ “The Wings of the Dove” on Sunday, Sept 10 at the home of Terence and Connie Barrett. 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 titles for the next six months are available on the Yahoo website.


Annual WDCSA Welcome BBQ
Sunday, Sept. 10 12:30-3pm, 5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816

Looking for a way to reconnect with Stanford from the comfort of your own community? Now is your chance! Please join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association board of directors as we kick-off a new year of service to alumni in the area. This event is graciously hosted by Chris and Marsha Shinkman, parents of Elizabeth, '98.

Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Everything else will be provided. To RSVP, please contact Margaret New at Margaret@middleburggroup.com or 540-687-3077. In case of rain, please call 301-229-6106 the day of the event.

DIRECTIONS:
From Maryland
• From the Capital Beltway, take Exit 39B for River Rd east towards Washington
• Follow River Rd. for about 2.3 miles
• Turn right at the 5th light onto Goldsboro Rd
• After ½ mile, turn left at the first light onto Massachusetts Ave.
• 1.4 miles down Mass Ave, turn right at the 3rd light onto Fort Sumner Drive
• The third street on your right will be Wood Way. Turn right.
• The house is 5607, the fourth one on the right.

From Virginia:
• Take the Capital Beltway north into Maryland
• Just across the Potomac, exit onto Clara Barton Pkwy. (George Washington Memorial Pkwy) going in the direction of Washington.
• Follow the Parkway for 1 mile, then take the exit for MacArthur Blvd. Exit left to get off the Parkway, then left at the top of the exit ramp onto MacArthur Blvd.
• At the first intersection, turn right onto Goldsboro Road.
• At the first light, turn right onto Massachusetts Ave.
• After 1.4 miles, turn right at the 3rd light onto Fort Sumner Drive
• The 3rd street on your right is Wood Way. Turn right.
• The house is 5607, the fourth one on the right.

From downtown Washington
• Follow Massachusetts Ave. going toward Montgomery County, Maryland.
• About 1 mile past the District line (Western Ave), turn left onto Fort Sumner Drive.
• The third street on your right will be Wood Way. Turn right.
• The house is 5607, the fourth one on the right.


Faculty Lecture - "Preventing the Unthinkable: How to Keep Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons"
Tuesday, Sept. 12 6:30–8pm, DFI International, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Cost: $4 WDCSA members, $5 non-members, RSVP Required.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Scott Sagan, professor of political science and director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Dr. Sagan will present "Preventing the Unthinkable: How to Keep Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons," which appears in the most recent edition of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Sagan was the recipient of Stanford's 1996 Hoagland Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and the 1998 Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching. As part of CISAC's mission of training the next generation of security specialists he founded Stanford's Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies in 2000.

RSVP below -- required by September 10. You will receive a copy of Professor Sagan's Foreign Affairs article via e-mail. Light reception from 6:30-7 PM, followed by remarks and Q & A. Please contact Lindsay Arnold with questions or to send a check - (202) 256-1324.

WDCSA Members - $4:
WDCSA Non-Members - $5:

Ivy Singles Event, Friday, Sept. 15 6:30-9pm, Café Japone, 2032 P Street NW, Washington, DC

MIT hosts the September Ivy Singles Social Club Happy Hour. Join over 100 well-educated singles and mingle in a collection of rooms straight out of the globetrotting adventures of your favorite spy movie. Explore the unique hidden wonders of the multi-décor multi-room lower level of Café Japone.

$25 by check, postmarked by Friday September 8th payable to “The MIT Club of Washington, DC”; please note your school on the check. $35 for e-mail / phone reservations to bobpearsall@alum.mit.edu or 301-326-6711. Please send checks to: Bob Pearsall, 19751 Crystal Rock Dr, Apt 23, Germantown, MD 20874.


Washington National Opera Tickets, Fall 2006 Season

Monday, Sept. 25 7pm
A double bill - Two for the price of one. Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi". Starring Samuel Ramey and Denyce Graves - Directed by William Friedken ("The Exorcist" and "The French Connection"). Deadline for ordering is September 10th. Tickets will be mailed by September 15th.

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.


Volunteer Event: CAST For Kids
Saturday, Sept. 30 9am to 2pm, Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, VA

C.A.S.T. for Kids is a non-profit organization that helps kids with special needs "Catch A Special Thrill" while fishing in the great outdoors. Join alumni from PAC-10 schools in hosting an unforgettable day on the lake at Pohick Bay Regional Park! Volunteers will assist with tasks such as: site preparation, parking, family registration and photography.

To sign up, please email Nina Presto, VP of Community Service at the ASU Alumni Association, and tell her you are with Stanford. Her email address is Nina.Presto@ge.com. Nina will also be organizing carpools for volunteers, so please indicate whether you need a ride or if you're willing to drive others.


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!


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
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: September 6, 2006