WDCSA Newsletter – February 2004

Sat 2/7 Men’s Basketball v. Arizona
Sun 2/8 Washington Book Club Meeting
Tues 2/10 Congressman David Wu Reception (you
can pay online)
Wed 2/11 George Schultz Lecture
Wed 2/11 Disney on Ice at MCI Center (you
can pay online)
Thur 2/19 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Thur 2/19 Young Alum Happy Hour
Fri 2/27 Ivy Singles at Saveur

Washington Opera 2004-2005
Discovering Dickens
Membership Renewal
Don Kennedy Reception

Stanford Men’s Basketball
Sat. Feb. 7 Arizona – 3PM EST on ABC

We will be at the Crystal City Sports Pub to watch the 2nd ranked and
undefeated Men’s Basketball team take on Arizona. The Crystal City Sports
Pub is at 529 S. 23rd Street, Arlington. The nearest metro is Crystal
City. ABC basketball coverage is regional coverage, so it is unlikely
the game will be shown on the ABC affiliates in this area so come to
the sports bar and watch. Other February games on TV are as follows (all
times Eastern)
Sat. Feb. 14 vs. Cal 10PM – Fox Sports Net
Sat. Feb. 21 vs. UCLA 4PM – CBS
Sat. Feb. 28 vs. Oregon 7PM – ABC
Crystal City Sports Pub is the likely viewing location for these games
as well; changes will be sent out via email. Questions: Bill Pegram,
wmpegram@comcast.net, (703)-486-0952.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, February 8 – 5 – 8 PM
Location: 8510 16th St. #404
Summit Hills Apartments,
Silver Spring, MD
Book: Leap of Faith, by Queen Noor

Summit Hills Apartments (16th St. and East-West Highway are a 10-15 minute
walk from the Silver Spring Metro. Also, plenty of parking is available
in lot. Elevator access. RSVP to Janet: 301-495-5556.

Upcoming: Sunday, March 14, 5PM. The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk

Questions? Please contact Carina Uraiqat at carinau@stanfordalumni.org To join:

Congressman David Wu Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 10 – 7:30PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Ave., NW
Cost: $15 per person in advance; $20 per person at the door

Congressman David Wu, ’77, the first Chinese-American in the House
of Representatives, will be speaking at the Stanford in Washington campus
(directly across from the Woodley Park/Zoo metro station) on Tuesday,
February 10. We will serve light refreshments at 7:30 pm that will be
followed by his remarks at 8:00 pm. Congressman Wu will speak on the
prospects for 2004, including the upcoming elections and the challenges
facing the economy.

Congressman Wu (D-OR) serves on the House Science and Education Committees,
and holds a JD from Yale University. In the midst of the busy Presidential
primary season, we know you will find his discussion of national issues
to be very stimulating and enlightening.

To reserve a space, please send checks made payable to “WDCSA” to
Garry Tyran, 6691 Hillandale Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 or you can reserve
a space and pay online by clicking the button below.. For additional
information or questions, you may contact Garry at 301-652-6632 or GKTYRAN@aol.com

Congressman Wu Reception: $20

George Shultz Lecture
Wednesday, February 11 – 6:30 PM
Location: Library of Congress, Wash., DC

George Shultz, secretary of state from 1982 to 1989, delivers the third
annual Kissinger Lecture on A Changed World at 6:30 p.m. in the Coolidge
Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress
(the original building directly east of the Capitol). Shultz also served
in the Nixon administration as secretary of labor, director of the Office
of Management and Budget and secretary of the treasury. He taught part-time
in the mid-1970s at Stanford Business School before becoming secretary
of state and when he was at Bechtel and in January 1989, he rejoined
Stanford as the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Economics
at the Graduate School of Business and a distinguished fellow at the
Hoover Institution where he is currently the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford
Distinguished Fellow. This event is free
and open to the public, with no advance tickets and the auditorium seats
between 400-500 people. Please arrive early to go through security. The
lecture will be simulcast live on the Library’s website at www.loc.gov and available after February 11 at www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc

Disney on Ice – 3 Jungle Adventures
Wed., Feb. 11 7:30PM
MCI Center (7th and H Streets, NW, Gallery Place Metro on the Yellow,
Green, and Red Line) – $12/ticket

We now have no seats remaining for Disney on Ice.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, February 19 – 7 PM
Location: TBD
Book: Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi
Theme snacks will be available.

Azar Nafisi’s remarkable new book, Reading Lolita in Tehran,
is a memoir of the author’s life in Iran from the late 70’s to the late
but it is also many other things.

It is a visceral and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution
in that country and its fallout on the day-to-day lives of Ms. Nafisi
and her students. It is a thoughtful account of the novels they studied
together and the unexpected parallels they drew between those books and
their own experiences as women living under the unforgiving rule of the
mullahs. And it is, finally, an eloquent brief on the transformative
powers of fiction — on the refuge from ideology that art can offer to
those living under tyranny, and art’s affirmative and subversive faith
in the voice of the individual. Reviewed by Michiko Kakutani of the New
York Times

Please be in touch with Sarah Clever, ’91, 410-685-7558, for info & directions
to the February meeting. slclever@earthlink.net

Young Alum Happy Hour
Thursday, Feb. 19 – 6:00PM
Location: TBD

Join your fellow young alums (Class of ’96-’03) for a few
drinks and a mini-reunion! Details will be sent via the young alumni
e-newsletter. To add your name to this list, please contact Lindsay Arnold
at larnold@stanfordalumni.org or
(202) 224-1680.

Ivy Singles – Saveur
Friday, Feb. 27 – 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
2218 Wisconsin Avenue NW,
Washington, DC

The Washington Wellesley Club invites you to the Ivy Singles Social Club
at Saveur

Valentine’s Day not all you’d hoped it would be? Still looking
for that charming, compatible, and congenial companion (the “One”)?
If you answered “Yes” to at least one of these questions,
you will surely want to join us at Saveur, 2218 Wisconsin Avenue NW,
on Friday, February 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 (or later), to mix, mingle,
and perhaps meet the One.

Take refuge from gray February days and too quiet nights in this charming,
classic, French country bistro and restaurant. We will have a private
upper room and, if attendance warrants, can spill down to the lower bar
area. A cash bar and tasty treats will complement both the warmth and
friendliness of Saveur and our delightful guests.

Advance reservations – $20. Please send your check to: Mary Lou Savage,
10255 Green Holly Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20902. 301-681-5429. At
the door – $25

Saveur is on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue, next to the CVS, in the
Glover Park area. There is valet parking for $4.

Wolf Trap Musicals
Sun., June 27 Oklahoma 8 PM
Sun., Sept. 5 The King and I 8 PM

We have secured 20 side front orchestra seats to each performance (row
E 40-49 and row F 45-54 – the end seats are about 15 seats in from
the side). Tickets are $45/ticket, which is a $3 discount off the regular
price (and no service charge). To reserve your seats, please send a check,
payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA
22202. You can also pay online at www.stanfordalumni.com/dc

Tickets will be mailed next summer. Questions email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.

Oklahoma: $45

King and I: $45

Washington Opera for 2004-2005

The WDCSA group tickets for Manon Lescaut (April 19) and La Traviata (May
17) at the refurbished Washington Opera House are sold out!! If you have
specific preferences regarding which operas we should purchase for next
year (the season consists of interest in the Operas announced for next
season (Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Britten’s Billy
Budd, Verdi’s Il trovatore, Moreno Torroba’s zarzuela Luisa
Fernanda, Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans, Mozart’s Die
(“The Magic Flute”), Puccini’s Tosca, and Saint-Saëns’ Samson
et Dalila), please email Claire Taplett at taplett@juno.com or write
her at 6620 North 32nd Street, Arlington, VA 22213-1608 with your thoughts.
We will try to have a consensus among the Opera Lovers for the tickets
purchased on behalf of the club.

Discovering Dickens – Community Reading Project

Stanford is re-releasing the weekly serialized edition of Charles Dickens’
great novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities. Last year
Stanford re-released Dickens’ Great Expectations in serialized form.
The first 5000 people to sign up this year will receive a weekly mailed
installment through April 2004. To signup, or to download the installment
in PDF form, visit http://dickens.stanford.edu/. For more information,
the address is Discovering Dickens, 482 Galvez Street, Stanford University,
Stanford, CA 94305-6079, call 650-724-9588 or email discoveringdisckens@stanford.edu.

Details to Come

The Washington DC Stanford Association will host Professor Donald Kennedy,
former President of Stanford University and Commissioner of the Food
and Drug Administration, in the spring on a date to be announced. Watch
for details in the March 2004 WDCSA Newsletter!

Membership for 2004

Those members receiving the newsletter via mail who have not renewed for
2004 will again receive a membership renewal form with this newsletter.
need to
containing this newsletter will have a 12/31/2003 after your name. You
may also renew online at www.stanfordalumni.org/dc where you can also
specify your privacy preferences. You will need to renew to receive newsletters
beyond February.

All membership plans are now family memberships. This means that family
members can receive the newsletter via email at no extra charge. When
you renew, you can include family members. Those you have already renewed,
but wish to add family members, should contact Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org (preferred) or by calling 703-486-0952 indicating the name(s) and relation
to the member.

The Modern Drama Discussion Group (Footlights)

Members of the Stanford, University of Chicago and other DC-area alumni
clubs discuss theater over dinner with a guest speaker & attend performances
at a discount. For information and a current schedule go to www.footlightsdc.org,
or contact Betty Byrne at (202) 483-4048, bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org

Ideas for Future Events

Are there events you like WDCSA to host or offer? If you are interested
in assisting the current board with event planning or on
site volunteering, please contact Risa Shimoda at risa@amwhitewater.org.