WDCSA Newsletter – September 2004

Sun 9/12 DC Stanford Book Club
Tues 9/14 WDCSA Board Meeting
Thur 9/16 Baltimore Book Club
Sat 9/25 Native American Alumni Reception
Sat 9/25 Stanford vs. USC Football
Wed 9/29 Ivy Singles – Potomac Boat Club

Kennedy Center Opera
WDCSA Membership Directory
Elie Abel Memorial Service

Welcome from
Risa Shimoda

We hope this finds you savoring the last few weeks of summer with
family, friends! A large ‘thank you’ goes to all
of you who have volunteered your hard work and support for WDCSA
this past year. It is only through the diligent efforts of the
members of our board and many volunteers that our events materialized
and succeeded, beautifully. Thanks also for those of you who
simply attended 2003-2004 WDCSA events. Your participation evidences
your support for the club as an extension of the University and
the Stanford Alumni Association in the DC area!

We have a solid lineup of events on tap for the 2004-2005 year,
already in the planning stages. If you are interested in organizing
and/or helping out with the WDCSA program, don’t be shy
about getting in touch, as this is your club! Email risashimoda@msn.com and we’ll find a role that suits your interest and availability!

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Sept. 12 6 – 9 PM
Location: Donna Lloyd-Kolkin’s
7828 Whiterim Terrace,
Potomac, MD 20854,
Book: Guns, Germs and Steel–The Fates of Human Societies, by
Jared Diamond.
Discussion and Potluck

The Washington Stanford Alumni Book Club will meet on Sunday,
September 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m. for discussion and potluck. For
more information and to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and
click "join this group". For more information and
directions, please contact Dan Cautley at: 203-244-2488 or dwcautley@mindspring.com. Remind
me by email

WDCSA September Board Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 14 7-8 PM
Location: Stanford-in-Washington,
2661 Connecticut Ave., NW
(across from the Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red Line) Metro

The WDCSA Board meets monthly to organize our year’s events,
trying our best to address the interest of the Stanford community
in the DC area. If you would like to add your enthusiasm to our
local leadership efforts by organizing an event – from brown
bag lunches to a lecture by a visiting professor – you’re
most welcome to join us [please arrive early or on time, as the
doors are locked and unstaffed after 7 pm and the doorbell is
difficult to hear]! Remind me
by email

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, Sept. 16 7:30 PM
Location: 1116 William Street, Baltimore
Book: Class: A guide through the American Status System, by Paul
Snacks will be available.

Please contact Sarah Clever, ’91, at slclever@earthlink.net or
(410) 685-7558 for more information and directions to the discussion. Remind
me by email

Native American Alumni Reception
Saturday, Sept. 25 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: Lounge 201,
201 Massachusetts Avenue,
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

The Stanford Native American Alumni Association and the Stanford
Alumni Association invite all Native American alumni to attend
a reception in celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian
Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian
(NMAI). The Museum opens on September 21, 2004, with a six-day
festival to follow. J. Richard West, Jr., JD ’71 is the founding
director. Questions? Contact Jessica Torres, ’84, at jptorres@stanford.edu. Remind
me by email

For information about tickets for museum tours and the First Americans
Festival please visit: www.nmai.si.edu

Stanford vs. USC Football
Saturday, Sept. 25 7 PM EDT

Stanford takes on #1-ranked USC at Stanford Stadium in a game
televised by TBS (Turner Broadcasting System). TBS coverage is
not regional coverage so the game will be on in this area. We
will likely select a sports bar (and publicize via email) to
watch the game. Remind me by

Ivy Singles – Potomac Boat Club
Wednesday, Sept. 29 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Potomac Boat Club,
3530 Water Street NW,
Washington, DC

Hors d’Oeuvres and Cash Bar
Hosted by the MIT Club of Washington, DC

As you would expect, the Potomac Boat Club has expansive views
of the river and the Rosslyn skyline. Come celebrate the beginning
of fall by watching the sun go down and the city light up. Come
make new friends or catch up with old ones! A bit out of the
way but well worth the trek. It will be a great event come rain
or shine! Let this Wednesday event be a welcome break in your
weekly routine.

Prepaid Reservations: Send $25 check payable to "MIT Club
of Washington" to Cynthia Cole, 3624 Norton Place NW, Washington,
DC 20016, by Monday September 27, 2004. Note your school on check.

E-mail Reservations and Walk-ins (if available): $30. Email to
Cindy at cynthia.cole@alum.mit.edu, by September 28. Pre-reservation
is strongly recommended as space is limited. Remind
me by email

Additional information and directions are at http://www.ivysinglesdc.com

Kennedy Center Opera

OPERA LOVERS – the tickets are selling fast. Tosca
is sold out and only 4 orchestra seats for each of the following
remain. Prices are $141.50 each. There are 2 second tier
seats available for Il Trovatore ($69.50). All performances
are Monday
evenings 7PM, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC:

November 8, 2004 – Il Trovatore (Verdi) &
April 4, 2005 – Magic Flute (Mozart)

To order: Send your SASE and a check for the requisite amount
WDCSA c/o Taplett,
6620 North 32nd Street,
Arlington, VA 22213-1608

Feel free to alert taplett@juno.com of
your intentions. Remember, tickets are sold in the order the
payments are received. Remind
me by email

WDCSA Membership Directory

You should have received your annual membership directory about
a week ago in the mail. Unfortunately, the return address shown
on the envelope was the former club address (see "Key Contact
Information" below for our current address). If you did
not receive a directory and want one, please contact Bill Pegram
at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.

Prof. Elie Abel Memorial Service

A remembrance of former Stanford Professor Elie
Abel will be held at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue,
NW, Washington,
DC on
19 from 12-3PM with the memorial service beginning at 12 noon.
His career spanned print (The New York Times and The
Detroit News
), television
(NBC News), and academia, first as dean of the Columbia Journalism
School from 1970-1979 and then to Stanford in 1979 where he later
became Chairman of the Communications Department and chair of
the Faculty Senate. He was director of Stanford in Washington
from 1993-1994. He wrote several books, including The Missile
(1966), Roots of Involvement: The U.S. in Asia
(1971) with Marvin Kalb, Special
Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946
(1975) with Averell
Harriman, and The
Shattered Bloc: Behind the Upheaval in Eastern Europe
He is survived by his wife, Sherry, past president of the WDCSA,
his daughter Suzanne, a director at the Haas Center, his son
Mark, and a granddaughter. For more on his life, visit http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2004/august4/abel-obit-84.html and www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10521-2004Jul23.html