WDCSA Newsletter – November 2004

Sat 10/30 Stanford vs. UCLA Football
Tue 11/2 Election Watch Party at Crystal City Sports Pub
Sat 11/6 Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Sun 11/7 Washington Book Club
Thur 11/18 Baltimore Book Club
Fri 11/19 Ivy Singles – Army & Navy Club
Sat 11/20 Big Game – McFaddens
Fri 12/10 Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Sun 12/12 WDCSA Holiday Party

admissions volunteers needed
email reminder system
membership renewal

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If you’ll be attending a WDCSA event this year, consider helping
us out at or before the event!

Big Game: Helping with set up, registration, or clean up – painless and
much appreciated!

WDCSA Holiday Party: Sunday, December 12th…please let us know if
you can help develop our menu selection (before hand) or registration
(on the 12th) …

Contact Risa at risa@theshimodagroup.com to volunteer or to recommend a
new event that you’d like to organize!

Stanford vs. UCLA Football
Saturday, October 30 3:30PM Eastern

Stanford travels to the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA.  Both teams have
identical records (4-3 overall, 2-2 conference).  The game will
be nationally telecast on Fox Sports Net and available locally on extended
basic channels such as Comcast Sports Net or Cox’s College Sports Net.

Election Watch Party
Tuesday, Nov. 2
8 pm. until 12 am or later
Crystal City Sports Pub,
529 South 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202 PHONE: 703-521-8215,
Metro: Crystal City Station

Please join us at the Crystal City Sports Pub for an Election Watch Party.
We have the upstairs room reserved and they will showing the election
there. If possible, please RSVP to tom.hwang@stanfordalumni.org so
we can advise the wait staff of our approximate numbers. Directions
are at http://eg.washingtonpost.com/map?mode=geo&lat=388535&lon=-770542&id=795157

Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Saturday, Nov. 6 10:30 AM – Noon
Location: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia
Cost: Free Tour, $12 per vehicle

Please join Mike Nelson ’59 for a tour of the highlights of this
new addition to the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport! Mike
is a docent at the Center and has generously offered to be our guide to
this terrific new facility.

To Meet: Enter the museum and pass through the security checkpoint. Look
for the red and white aircraft hanging upside down above the floor and
Mike, standing below it, wearing a blue blazer and his docent’s

Questions? Please contact Mike Nelson at 703-830-7652 or Bompa123@aol.com.
If you’d like to carpool, contact Risa Shimoda at risashimoda@msn.com
or 301-585-4677.

See cybercenter.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy for
transportation and directions.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Nov. 7 5 – 8 PM,
Location: TBA
Book: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris

The Washington Stanford Alumni Book Club will meet on Sunday, November
7, for discussion and potluck. For information and to join this club,
visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this

For more information and directions to this discussion, please contact
Dan Cautley at: 203-244-2488, dwcautley@mindspring.com or
Donna at lkdonna@comcast.net

Il Trovatore Opera

Available at a bargain – One Il Trovatore (Nov. 8) Orchestra ticket.
Contact Claire Taplett at taplett@juno.com.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 18 7:00 PM
Location: 1223 Battery St., Baltimore
Book: The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs
Snacks will be available.

This book was very well liked by the NYT Book club and the professional
and reader reviews on Amazon were GLOWING.

We’ll be meeting at Pete Stine and Lisa Christopher-Stine’s house at 1223
Battery St.

Please contact Sarah Clever, ’91, at slclever@earthlink.net
or (410) 685-7558 for more information and directions.

Ivy Singles – Army & Navy Club
Friday, Nov. 19 6:30 – 8:30 PM
The Army and Navy Club,
901 17th Street NW (on Farragut Square)
Washington, DC 20006,
Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

Hosted by the Smith College Club of DC

Please join us for this novel opportunity to absorb the ambiance of an
historic meeting place frequented by many of our country’s most distinguished
military leaders. This will be an exciting and unique event at the prestigious
and exclusive Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square.

Dress Code: Coat and tie required for men and comparable dress for women.

Prepaid reservations: Send your $25 check, payable to "Smith College
Club of Washington (SCCW)," to Colonel Nancy Thomas, 39 N. Oakland
Street, Arlington, VA 22203, so that it is received by Tuesday, November
16th. Please note your school affiliation on the check.

Email reservations and walk-ins: $30. Email Nancy at nancythomas2@juno.com by
Thursday, Nov. 18. Pre-reservation is strongly recommended, as space is
limited. Additional information and directions are at www.ivysinglesdc.com

Big Game Party – McFadden’s
Sat, Nov. 20 3:30 PM
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon,
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, D.C.
202-223-2338 www.mcfaddensdc.com
Time: Doors Open at 2:45 p.m.; Game Starts at 3:30 p.m.

At the Door: $20 (cash & check only). Children welcome.  Advance
registrations are closed.

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s time to make plans to celebrate
as Stanford brings the axe back home. This year’s Stanford-Cal party will
be held at McFadden’s.

We are anticipating
a very high turnout this year, so seating may be limited. Do not wait
to pay at the door or you’ll
risk being turned away.

McFadden’s is located near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. Garage and street
parking is also available.

Admission includes an appetizer buffet and discount drink specials ($2
drafts, $3 rail drinks; sodas are $2 with unlimited refills).

RSVP: Send check, payable to WDCSA, to Kelly McKenzie, 3307 Woodley Rd.
NW, Washington, DC 20008.  Questions? kellymck@stanfordalumni.org or


Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 10 6:30 – 8:30 PM, DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC,
Light hors d’Oeurves and Cash Bar

Host: Washington DC Stanford Association

Come enjoy the spirit of the season as we help decorate the DACOR-Bacon
House for the holidays. One of the most elegant residences in Washington,
the DACOR-Bacon House has been home to Supreme Court Justices and a Maryland
governor over its glorious history. Now restored, it is the perfect setting
for the best Ivy Singles event yet, the Holiday Happy Hour.

Prepaid Reservations: $25 by check to J. C. Hyde, 2758 Viking Drive, Oak
Hill VA 20171, so that it is received by Tuesday, December 7. Make checks
payable to "WDCSA," noting your school on the check.

Email Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 at the door. Email reservations to
J. C. Hyde at jhyde@cox.net by Dec.
9. Pre-reservation is strongly recommended so that we can ensure that
all will have treats to enjoy. Info and directions: www.ivysinglesdc.com

WDCSA Holiday Party 2004
Sunday, Dec. 12 6:00 – 9:00PM, Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC
6:00 – 7:30 Buffet dinner and drinks,
7:30 – 9:00 DC Accidentals, group caroling

Member Cost: $20 in advance,
$30 at the door. Non-Member Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Young Alums (Five years or less since graduation):
subtract $10

The Washington DC Stanford Association cordially invites you to an evening
of holiday cheer and WDCSA tradition! We’ll be entertained by the
DC Accidentals, a local a cappella group whose members include Elliot
Roseman (MBA/MS ’80). They will perform a wide range of holiday,
jazz, rock, and blues. Washington Chorus member Louis Reith (PhD ’76)
will do the evening’s introductions, and former WDCSA President
Charles Hokanson (AB/AM ’94) will provide piano accompaniment for
some festive caroling.

We look forward to seeing you for this fun, festive holiday evening.

RSVP by December 7th to risashimoda@msn.com.
Mail checks payable to WDCSA to 601 Hudson Ave. #102, Takoma Park, MD
20912.  Questions? Please call 301-585-4677

Stanford Softball Team

Plans are underway for Stanford to put a softball team on the field
here in Washington. The Capital Alumni Network (CAN), the umbrella
organization for college and university alumni clubs and chapters
here in the Washington
area, runs a popular co-ed softball league with 45 teams participating.
Games are played on weekdays at 6:30pm on the mall/ellipse and the
season is from April 15 to August 15.

This announcement is a request for preliminary indications of interest
among the WDCSA members. The fee for playing is $20-25 (for equipment
purchase and league fees) and those who sign up for the team will be expected
to make a commitment to play in as many games as their schedule will allow.
If you think you’d be interested in joining the team, please call
Chris Shinkman (301-229-4427) or email (c.shinkman@verizon.net). Go Cardinal!"

Volunteers: Admissions Office

The Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admissions
is looking for alumni and parent volunteers to help out with local
events, including information
sessions for high school students, and welcome/sendoff events
for new admits. Spread your excitement about Stanford, share your own
experiences, and get to know other local alums… the time commitment
is only a few hours a year (and always optional). We especially
need help from recent grads and current/recent parents, but
all are welcome!!
If you’re interested or want to learn more, please contact Karen
Heywood McKinley (’97), karenhey@stanfordalumni.org,
or 301-215-9870.

Footlights Dinner Discussions

Footlights is a local organization (including
Stanford alumni) whose members meet monthly with playwrights, directors
and scholars to
discuss modern drama. They read the plays, meet at reasonably-priced
restaurants in the area and attend performances of most of the plays previously
discussed, at group rates. If you are interested in attending
dinner discussion, please contact Stanford Alumna Florence Setzer
at fsetzer@stanfordalumni.org,
or see the Footlights website at www.footlightsdc.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2:30 PM – "Pound" at the Washington Stage
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 6:30 PM – Dinner and discussion of "Lilliom" at
Alfio’s in Chevy Chase, MD.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2 PM – "Carousel" at Olney Theatre Center

Email Reminder System

Don’t forget our email reminder (at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/remind.html)
can create a reminder about a WDCSA event to be sent to you on a date
you specify.
New Features:
1) You can
now add a note to yourself that will be sent to you with the event email
reminder; 2) you can now create reminders for anything — it doesn’t
have to be one of our events. Simply specify the message, the date you
it sent, and the email address. Access both reminder systems on the
WDCSA web page at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/remind.html or by clicking
the Remind
link at the top of any page in our website. Questions? — contact Bill
Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net

Membership Join/Renewal

You are encouraged
to join or renew online
on our website at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (click on Join/Renew).