WDCSA Newsletter – December 1997

Jack Perlmutter Art Studio Tour

Sunday, December 7

“Art for Today, Tomorrow, and the Future. What About the Millenium?” Jack
Perlmutter, painter and printmaker, will present a short talk and conduct
a tour through his colorful townhouse studio in the Adams Morgan neighborhood
of Washington. On display will be many of his paintings, drawings, lithographs,
woodblocks, engravings, etchings, and new Perltone prints as well as some
of the equipment he uses to produce them. He will be happy to answer questions
about his techniques and style.

Mr. Perlmutter’s works are in the collections of over 125 major museums and
galleries including the Phillips Collection and Library of Congress in
Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia
Museum of Art, etc. He taught for many years at the Corcoran School of Art,
and is presently the curator for art at the Cosmos Club.

The Details:

Place: 2511 Cliffbourne Place, NW (btw. Calvert and Biltmore Streets)

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Metro: Woodley Park/Zoo – Red Line (1 block south, turn left at Calvert St.,
cross Duke Ellington Bridge, go one block, turn right at Cliffbourne)

Bus/Parking: 42, 92, & L2 busses; street parking

Cost: No Charge

RSVP: For more information and to make reservations, please call Robert Cole
at 202-244-4546.

An evening with the “Juice Guys!”

Wednesday, December 10

The Brown Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. and the Stanford Business
School Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. are pleased to co-sponsor an
evening with Tom First and Tom Scott, the original Juice Guys of Nantucket

Recently profiled in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, and the
Boston Globe, Tom and Tom founded Nantucket Nectars soon after their college
graduation. In less than eight years, Nantucket Nectars has annual sales
of approximately $50 million and has recently been named by Inc. Magazine
as one of the 20 fastest-growing private companies in America. Tom and Tom
will talk with us about Nantucket Nectars and their unique entrepreneurial
spirit, answer questions, and give us the opportunity to sample some of their
great juices.

The Details:

Place: Stanford In Washington Campus

2661 Connecticut Avenue

Time: 6:30 pm

Metro: Woodley Park/Zoo – Red Line

Cost: $10 ($12 at the door)

RSVP: Send checks made out to Stanford Business School Alumni Association
to Rebecca Bliss, 2700 Q Street NW, #314, Washington DC 20007 by December
5. For more information, call Rebecca at 202-606-5000, ext. 315

Over 30’s Singles Event

Friday, December 12

Stanford will be hosting the monthly over 30’s singles event with Harvard,
Yale, Princeton, Wellesley, MIT, and other schools on Friday, December 12
from 6:30-8:30 at Stanford in Washington, on Connecticut Ave. at Woodley
Rd.. Come enjoy some live music and a chance to sing a few carols. Light
food will be served and there will be a cash bar. Cost is $10 in advance,
$15 at the door.

The Details:

Place: SIW Campus, 2661 Connecticut Avenue

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Metro: Woodley Park/Zoo – Red Line (street parking after 6:30)

Cost: $10 ($15 at the door)

RSVP: Please send check (payable to WDCSA) to Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th Street,
Arlington, VA 22202. (703) 486-0952 (h) if questions.

Modern Drama Discussion Group

December 16

The Modern Drama Discussion Group continues its series of plays about families
with Carson McCullers’s “The Member of the Wedding” (1950), McCullers’s
dramatization of her novel about an awkward, imaginative girl on the brink
of adolescence. Set in a small southern town in 1945, “Wedding” touches on
race relations, changing personal relationships, and deep feelings of loss.

For reservations or further information call David Sobelsohn at 202-484-8303,
or send e-mail to

The Details:

Place: North China Restaurant

7814 Old Georgetown Rd. (MD-187) at Cordell Ave.

Time:6:30 pm (dinner), 7:30 (discussion)

Metro: 4 blocks from Bethesda Metro

Cost: $10 ($15 at the door)

RSVP: For reservations or further information, call David Sobelsohn at
202-484-8303, or send email to

Saturday, December 20, 1997

The Washington DC Stanford Association invites you to the annual Holiday
Party, combining culture and sociability in the marvelous setting of the
Kennedy Center.

Evening agenda:

5PM Paul Hill Choral: Candlelight Concert (“One of the Wonders of the Season”
The Washington Post)

7PM-9PM Gathering in the South Atrium for a Buffet Dinner with a cash bar
(singing around the piano)

We have three options for this event:

1) Concert (special group rate) $19

2) Holiday Buffet $35

3) Concert and Buffet $54

Imporant: State your choice from the options above and the number of your
tickets. It is absolutely essential to receive your checks by December 5,
1997. We must make a large guarantee payment at that time. Thank you.
 Immediately send checks, payable to WDCSA to: Monica Mulrooney, 3107
Circle Hill Road, Alexandria, VA 22305. Telephone (703) 548-5467

The Washington Opera

WDCSA has purchased (at a group discount) 20 tickets each for the following
performances at the Kennedy Center.


Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Theater, 1st Balcony, Center Section, Rows 2 & 3

$57.00 / ticket

L’ELISIR D’AMOUR (Donizetti)

Monday, February 9, 1998 at 7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Theater, 1st Balcony, Center and Aisle, Row 1

$57.00 / ticket

Starting with the publication of this announcement, we will accept reservations
for them from members of WDCSA on a first-come, first-served basis in the
order in which we receive checks by mail. If we receive more orders than
we have tickets, we will have to limit members to just one of the two operas,
giving priority to those who tried unsuccessfully to attend our first opera,
Pagliacci, in November.

Please send separate checks for each opera, and be sure to indicate how many
tickets you want and for which opera. Julie Campbell will inform you of 1)
your ticket status, and 2) when she will be mailing out the tickets, so be
absolutely certain to include your telephone number and your address!! Make
checks payable to WDCSA and mail them to Julie Campbell, 2601 Klingle Road
NW, Washington DC 20008. For further information, please call Julie at
202-244-0206 or send her an email at

Be sure to watch future WDCSA newsletters for an announcement of ticket sales
for Don Giovanni (March 19), the final opera we are offering this season.

Wanted: Volunteers for Career Assistance !!

WDCSA and STEPS (Stanford Exchange for Public Service)

What is one of the best ways you can help recent Stanford grads get started
in Washington?? Without leaving your office?? By becoming a WDCSA / STEPS
volunteer !!

What is STEPS ?? STEPS is an alumni organization designed to assist recent
grads in finding career opportunities in public service. It does this through
an informal network of experienced, employed (!) advisers who offer anything
from a brief informational telephone chat or recently expired Federal Yellow
Book to a mentoring relationship or job contact. Other volunteer options
include participating in one of the career panels STEPS puts on at Stanford
In Washington, developing a Web Site, or helping out on a committee.

Who’s in charge of STEPS ?? STEPS in DC is run by coordinator Shanie Geddes,
BA ’93, under the guidance of Chuck Ludlam, BA ’67. It’s officially sponsored
by the Career Planning and Placement Center (CPPC) on campus. The CPPC is
constantly referring graduating seniors headed for Washington to STEPS.

WDCSA and STEPS !! Recently the WDCSA has been coordinating more closely
with STEPS. For example, STEPS is now listed and described in our Membership
Directory. And starting this year, WDCSA will share its list of “career contacts”
(those who’ve volunteered one-time “informational interviews”) with STEPS.
Shanie will then contact those involved in public service fields to see if
they (you) would be willing to become a STEPS volunteer. Painless.

How to join STEPS ?? Directly, by calling Shanie at 202-546-5840 or emailing
her at
Indirectly, by checking the relevant box on the enclosed membership renewal
form and mailing it to P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219; or contacting
WDCSA Membership Chair Paul Garrett, 703-227-6352, email:
and requesting that an asterisk be placed by your name in the WDCSA Membership
Directory, thereby enlisting yourself as a “career contact.” Thanks !!