WDCSA Newsletter – February 1998

February 21 Visit to the National Cryptologic Museum, Maryland
Rt. 32

February 24 Breakfast Briefing with U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, Stanford MBA ’67

February 27 Over 30’s Singles Event at Capitol City Brewing

Special Exclusive Tour of the National Cryptologic

Saturday, February 21

Join members of the Stanford community, their friends and family for an
exclusive, after-hours tour of the National Cryptologic Museum. The recently
opened museum offers an intriguing “peek behind the curtain” at a once-secret
world of the making and breaking of coded communications. The National
Cryptologic Museum — adjacent to the National Security Agency headquarters
— has a fascinating collection of artifacts, many only recently declassified.
The museum displays in detail several critical but little known successes
by cryptologic experts during World War II and the Cold War, and gives the
history of secure communication methods from secret inks to biometrics.

The WDCSA has been offered a special after-hours guided tour of this museum
for a group of 35 people. We expect spaces to fill quickly for this free,
exclusive event, so if you are interested, please contact Randy Schieber
at (703) 524-9311 by Friday, February 13.

The National Cryptologic Museum is located at the intersection of Maryland
Rt. 32 and the Baltimore/Washington Parkway (Maryland Rt. 295), near the
National Security Agency, approximately 25 minutes from both Baltimore and
Washington DC.

The Details:

Place: National Cryptologic Museum

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00pm

Parking: Lot adjacent to museum. Rides can be arranged

Cost: No charge, but space is limited!!

RSVP: For more information, detailed directions, or to make reservations,
please call Randy Schieber (703) 524-9311

Directions (for more details and maps, check the web site at

If you’re coming from:

Baltimore, MD

Take the B/W Parkway (Rt. 295) South towards Washington, D.C. Exit at Rt.
32, heading towards Ft. Meade. Before you reach the first light, make a left
onto Colony 7 Rd. Go past the Shell station to reach the Museum.

Washington, D.C.

Take the B/W Parkway (Rt. 295) North towards Baltimore. Take the exit for
Rt. 32. When you reach the light at the end of the exit ramp, make a left,
towards Columbia. Take the first right, onto Colony 7 Rd. Go past the Shell
station to reach the Museum.

Breakfast Briefing

Tuesday, February 24


Representative Jim Kolbe (Stanford MBA ’67)

U.S. Congress; 5th District, Arizona

Jim Kolbe is in his 7th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving
the 5th Congressional District of Arizona centered around Tucson. He is one
of the 13 leaders of the House Appropriations Committee, serving as chairman
of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Treasury and General Government.
The Appropriations Committee — subject to the approval of the entire House
of Representatives — determines and oversees where and how federal funds
are spent.

Along with the Budget Committee and the White House, it determines major
macroeconomic policy in Congress for the nation. The Appropriations Subcommittee
on the Treasury, chaired by Kolbe, oversees the spending of the U.S. Treasury
Department; much of the White House, including the Office of Management and
Budget; and certain independent agencies, including the Federal Election
Commission and Office of Government Ethics.

Jim has been in the Appropriations leadership since 1995, following the
Republicans’ election to majority in the U.S. House (and to the U.S. Senate).
His perspective on what is now the fourth year of a Republican-controlled
Congress with a Democratic President is valuable as well as timely, as the
current 105th Congress starts its 2nd session and enters an election year.
Jim’s position relative to U.S. Treasury Department’s spending and operations
in these recent months of international financial turmoil and “bailouts”
of national governments throughout the world should also prove highly insightful.
A strong “free trade” advocate especially on NAFTA and “fast track” legislation,
Kolbe is generally viewed as a moderate Republican on social and environmental

The Details:

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St., NW, Washington DC

Time: 7:45 am – 9:00 am (please be prompt!)

Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Sts. exit)

Cost: $13.00 per person (includes continental breakfast)

RSVP: Please make checks payable to WDCSA and send by February 20 to Terry
Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corp. Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20004 tel. (202) 783-5560, e-mail:

Over 30’s Singles Event

Friday, February 27

Come see what’s on tap for February! Join the Dartmouth Club of Washington
and fellow alums from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Chicago, Columbia,
Cornell, MIT, Wellesley and Vassar for a warm night of revelry at the Capitol
City Brewing Company, next door to Union Station. Meet us on the mezzanine
level, overlooking the restaurant. Bundle up, head on over and have a brew
with us!

The Details:

Place: Capitol City Brewing Company at Postal Square, 2 Massachusetts Avenue,
NE, (202) 842-BEER

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Metro: Union Station

Cost: $15.00 per person in advance, $20 at the door (includes hor d’oeuvres
and cash bar)

RSVP: Please make checks payable to WDCSA and send to Bill Pegram, 815 S.
18th, Apt. 400, Arlington VA. (703) 486-0952

Adopt-a-School Program: Half-Time Report

We’re about half way through the school year, and our program at Meyer Elementary
is going strong. A typical Saturday morning finds about a dozen tutors and
half again as many students working together on improving the children’s
basic scholastic skills. The computer lab funded through the program is as
popular as ever, and allows the students some highly beneficial hands-on
time with various educational software packages.

Computers or not, the program revolves around the volunteer tutors and we
are always looking for more. We will be at the school most Saturdays through
the end of May (holiday weekends are excepted) from 10:00 to 11:30 am. The
school is located at 11th and Clifton Streets, NW, in the Shaw neighborhood.
A full-time commitment is not necessary- even occasional support is appreciated.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information on the program
or schedule, give Bob Krahe a call at 301-236-0570, email
We’d love to see you.