WDCSA Newsletter – March 2003

Other: Learn to Kayak!, WDCSA Membership Directory

Sunday, March 9th

Book this month: "The Golden Compass," by Philip Pullman. We meet one Sunday of
every month (usually the second Sunday). Members select the books. We have
nearly 60 members on the group list, and usually have 5-8 people at the meetings. It is
always a surprise because it is rarely the same group. There is a wide range of
ages, and not everyone is an alumni. We usually have a potluck at someone’s home
or pick a restaurant/coffee shop . There are usually no more than 2-3 emails a
month, aside from special times like nominations periods.

For more information or to join:
If you have questions after using the link, contact Olivia Samad:
or call 202-545-8471

Finance and Consulting Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, March 11, Noon – 1

Location: IFC Conference Room 7K-182. The IFC is at 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW. Close to the Farragut metros.

Wonder what it’s like to work in finance and consulting? Join Eleni Rossides of
McKinsey, Jim Arrison of Accenture, and Stephen Chien of the IFC (International
Finance Corporation/World Bank) at our next brown bag lunch.

Please RSVP to Stephen Chien at schien@ifc.org by March 10 with your first and
last name and bring a photo ID that day. If email unavailable, call

Young Alums Beer and Basketball Event
Tuesday, March 18
5:30 pm onwards

Join some young alums to watch the Wizards take on the Pistons on March 18th!
Tickets are 10 dollars apiece!

Demand has been so high that we’ve purchased an another block of tickets, so now
we still have about 12 tickets left, but out of 40 tickets rather than just 25.
Come out and have a beer, make some friends, and watch some basketball. Tickets
are in the first 4 rows of the upper deck corner sections 428 and 429 and are
discounted 80% from their normal price of 50 dollars. Before the game we will
gather at 5:30 at Austin Grill (7th & E NW, just a block from the MCI Center)
for drinks and socializing, then we will go to the game. Tickets can be reserved
by writing a check for $10 per ticket made out to the WDCSA and sent to Atiba
Pertilla at 1758 T Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009,
Tickets will be distributed at the bar.

Fleet Street A Cappella Concert
Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m. at SIW

Founded in 1981 by a group of intrepid young men devoted to quality a cappella,
the Stanford Fleet Street Singers have been serving up fresh, hearty tidbits of
music and wit to the campus and greater Bay Area for over twenty years.

Come hear this Stanford singing institution perform old favorites and new
material on their spring break tour of the East Coast. Join us at 2 p.m. on
Sunday, March 23 at the Stanford in Washington campus (2661 Connecticut Ave.,
NW; Metro: Woodley Park/National Zoo exit on the Red Line). Snacks will be
provided. Questions? Call Charles Hokanson at 703-351-1091 or e-mail

There is no charge for this event (bring the whole family!), but we will take up
a voluntary collection for Fleet Street following the performance to help defray
the costs of their concert tour.

With a cool, crisp, refreshing taste that won’t fill you up, and never let’s you
down, no wonder Fleet Street is the choice of every Stanford generation. Fleet
Street: different, bow-tied, better!

World Figure Skating Champonships
7:00 pm at the MCI Center
Monday, March 24

Come join other Stanford fans to see your favorite figure skaters at the 2003
World Figure Skating Championships here at the MCI Center. We have tickets for
the Opening Ceremony/Pairs Short Program on Monday, March 24 at 7pm. $31 each.
Please contact Caroline Wu at cwu@ngs.org. If email unavailable, call

Modern Drama Discussion Group- Upcoming Events

Discussion: "Boy Gets Girl"
Tuesday, April 8

Performance: "Elizabeth the Queen"
Sunday, April 13

The Modern Drama Discussion Group (www.footlightsdc.org) discusses plays over
dinner with a guest speaker and attends theater performances at a discount. On
Tuesday, April 8, the MDDG will discuss "one of the finest, most disturbing
American plays in years" (Time Magazine). In "Boy Gets Girl" (2000), a
sophisticated, confident New Yorker accepts a blind date, only to find herself
stalked by a man whose persistent unwanted attention escalates into violence.
The dinner-discussion takes place 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW.
Attendance is free (contributions encouraged; dinner extra but optional). For
reservations, call 202-898-4825 or e-mail
gruenberg@footlightsdc.org. Backstage
Books, Olsson’s Books & Records, & Politics & Prose will have copies.

On Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m., the MDDG will attend a performance of "Elizabeth
the Queen" (1930) at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St., NW.
In "Elizabeth," an aging monarch must reconcile her royal responsibilities with
her passion for a handsome & ambitious young nobleman. Tickets are $32 and
include a post-show discussion. The deadline is March 27. For tickets or
information about dinner after the show, call 301-897-9314 or e- mail
People can attend just the dinner-discussion, just the performance, or both. For
general information go to www.footlightsdc.org.


Interested in Learning How to Paddle a Kayak?

The DC area is rich with opportunities to see and experience gorgeous
sights…by water. WDCSA offers canoeing opportunities each year, and this year
we’d also like to see if there is interest in learning how to paddle a kayak.
Whitewater paddling and touring kayaking are each quite popular in the DC area,
and we can design a program to discover a little of each type, depending on

You’ll need to know how to swim, be relatively fit and … not afraid to get
your coiffure dampened! If there is enthusiastic interest, we’ll set up an
introductory program for the Spring or Summer. Contact Risa Shimoda with your
interest and any questions at all: risa@amwhitewater.org.


WDCSA Directory

We will be sending our membership directory to the printer at the end of March
so hopefully you can receive your directory by the end of April. This directory
has in the past listed the following information for each member:

Name and Stanford degrees and years
Spouse/Partner name and Stanford degrees and years (if any)
Preferred mailing address
Home and Office Phone
Job Title
Company Name
Preferred email address

Those of you who have given us an email have recently received an email listing
what information we have about you. Those of you who have not provided us with a
valid email can view their information online at
www.stanfordalumni.org or
submit changes to alumni.information@stanford.edu A few members elect not to
have some or all of the above information shown in the directory. If you want
any information withheld, please email dcstanalum@aol.com or write Bill Pegram,
815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202 and specify what information you want
withheld. If we don’t hear from you, we will publish whatever information we
have unless you have indicated to Stanford that you do not want this information
disclosed (this is done when you initially register on the Stanford site).