WDCSA NEWSLETTER September 2014
The 2014 Stanford football season has begun! WDCSA will be back at Mackey’s for the following football game watches:
Saturday, September 6 vs. Southern Cal at 3:30pm
Saturday, September 13 vs. Army at 5:00pm
Saturday, September 27 vs. Washington kick-off time TBA
Saturday, October 4 vs. Notre Dame at 3:30pm
The book group will meet at the home of Walter and Diana Wilson to discuss the nonfiction book Life Ascending by Nick Lane. The October book is the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.
For information about the book group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, September 16 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.
The September selection is Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. This is an account of the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914, and their struggle for survival for over two years. This book is rated 4.8 stars from over 500 reviews on Amazon. The November selection is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at email@example.com or at (301)655-5871.
Annual Welcome to DC/End of Summer Bash
Thursday, September 18 5:30-8 pm
1343 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Join your fellow young alumni for an extended happy hour at one of the most popular venues in Dupont Circle: Cafe Citron! Come celebrate the end of summer and welcome the most recent Stanford grads to DC. We have reserved the entire VIP access area for Stanford only - just mention at the door that you are with the "Stanford VIP Party" and you will be led to a secret door. There will be friends, music, and your first drink will be covered by the Stanford Alumni Association and the Washington DC Stanford Association! Happy hour specials for food and drinks will run from 5:30-8pm.
Please RSVP on the Young Alumni Facebook group's event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/ 1446697372278746/?context=create&source=49
Boomers to Busters:
The Mansion Happy Hour
Monday, September 22 5:30-8 pm
2020 O Street NW,
Come see what National Geographic called one of Washington’s best hidden gems, and where presidents and countless others have gone to get away from it all. Go on a treasure hunt in over 100 rooms with people who are old enough to think of Sean Connery or Roger Moore as James Bond. Disappear behind a few hidden doors and admire antiques.
The price is $20 per person (plus tax). Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. The Mansion is five minutes from the Dupont Circle Metro south entrance. Valet parking is available. Informal dress is fine. To RSVP, click the following link: http://www.uchicagodc.org/article.html?aid=452.
Boomers to Busters is sponsored by the University of Chicago Club of DC. It is targeted to undergraduate and graduate alumni of Chicago and similar schools who were undergraduates from the 1970s to the 1990s, and their spouses, partners, and guests.
Join your fellow Stanford alums to cheer on DC United against Sporting Kansas City! We will have a potluck tailgate prior to the game as a way to mingle and enjoy the great company. Game time is 8pm and we'll start tailgating at 6pm by the tailgating tents in the RFK Parking lot. Look for the Stanford banner. If you can't find us, call Nina at 305-803-1783.
Tickets can be picked up at the tailgate until 30 minutes before the game starts. If tickets are needed prior to the game, they will be mailed out if enough time is available. There are a limited number of tickets available, so sign up via the Stanford Alumni page: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=15789.
Questions? Email Nina Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever wanted to write a book but didn't know how to get started? Do you have a finished manuscript but aren't sure how to get it published? Are you looking for the next selection for your book club? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then SBAA-DC's Author Talk event is just for you!
Join a talented group of Stanford alumni authors: Dr. Chisara Asomugha '98 (author of "The Evolution of a Saint"), Nicki Harris Salcedo '96 (author of "All Beautiful Things"), Robert Joseph '91 (author of "Words From The Spirit"), and Adrian Miller '91 (author of "Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine - One Plate at a Time") for an enlightening, informative, provocative, and inspirational conversation. Time and Location TBD.
Please contact Jamelia Morgan '06 at email@example.com to RSVP and for additional information.
Boomers to Busters: Ghosts of
Georgetown Private Walking Tour
Friday, October 24 7-8:30 pm
Join Boomers to Busters for a tour of some of Georgetown's ghostly secrets! The tour is billed as a "creepy, cosmic, and sometimes comic crawl through paranormal Georgetown -- DC's most historic and absurdly haunted neighborhood!"
The tour begins at the spooky Old Stone House at 3051 M Street NW and ends at the Exorcist Steps (near the Key Bridge, around 36th & Prospect Streets NW) and is about 1.5 miles long. The price is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 10-21. To reserve your ticket, please visit http://www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters. Get your tickets early as this tour has always sold out!
Tours take place rain or shine and the minimum age is 10. The closest Metro is Foggy Bottom, where you can walk, take the Circulator, or 30s buses. Parking is tight in Georgetown, but there are paid lots at Wisconsin and M.
In November, Puccini's beloved masterpiece 'La Boheme' will be in an exciting new production.
Join other Stanfordites before the opera for a “meet and greet” over a glass of wine or “whatever” as Betty shares a bit of insight into this Puccini classic - a new production by director Jo Davies with evocative sets and costumes by young American designers Lee Savage and Jennifer Moeller.
Prime Orchestra tickets are $135; Second Tier Prime tickets are $92. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for ordering is October 15.
Stanford Admissions to Train Alumni Interviewers in October
- If you'd like to help out Stanford Admissions by interviewing high school applicants, this fall is the time to sign up and get trained. Regional Admissions Officer Debra von Bargen will lead interview training sessions for eligible alumni on Sunday, October 5th at Georgetown Preparatory School. For more information and to register for these sessions and the Stanford OVAL interview program, contact Lisa Larragoite, '88, at email@example.com
- On June 24, Paul Goldstein ’98 was named Stanford
men’s tennis coach. A native of Rockville,
Maryland, Paul was a 1994 graduate of Sidwell
Friends School in Washington, DC. He became the
first player in NCAA history to compete as a
starting member of four consecutive national
championship teams. He was the highest ranked
player in the world with a college degree for the
majority of his 10-year professional career.
- On August 13th, Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian
mathematician and Stanford University
mathematics professor, became the first woman to
receive the Fields Medal, an award dubbed "math's
Nobel Prize" by Time Magazine.
KEY CONTACT INFORMATION
President: John Smithson, '05, firstname.lastname@example.org, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P '98, email@example.com, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS '02, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 517-9082
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, email@example.com
Webmaster and Email Newsletter: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, email@example.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, '73, MBA '77, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06, email@example.com
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents Connection: Helene Myers, P'14, email@example.com, Juliet Wilkins, P'15, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jonathan Wilkins, P'15, email@example.com
Community Service: Sumana Chatterjee, MA '04, firstname.lastname@example.org
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P '98, email@example.com, Greg Billings '88 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford Military Service Network: Jack Smith, MS ’14, email@example.com
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, firstname.lastname@example.org, Charlotte Perry, '81, email@example.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Mailing Address: 3841 Whitman Rd, Annandale, VA 22003
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Revised: September 2, 2014