WDCSA Newsletter – December 2004

Fri 12/3 Pac-10 Happy Hour
Fri 12/10 Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Sat 12/11 Men’s BB vs. Michigan State
Sun 12/12 Washington Book Club
Sun 12/12 WDCSA Holiday Party
Wed 12/15 Baltimore Book Club

Other: softball, admissions, email
, membership, upcoming events

As you organize your busy holiday schedule, please plan to join WDCSA at
one of our celebrations – each held in fantastic locations: the
newly refurbished Stanford in Washington facility and the DACOR-Bacon
House. If you have been curious about what the DC Book Club meetings are
like, this may be the perfect time to sit in, as they will hold it at
Stanford in Washington just prior to the 12/12 Holiday Party.

If you plan to travel, be safe and accept the happiest holiday wishes from

Pac-10 Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 3, 6:30PM – ?
Fox and Hounds, 1537 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Closest
Metro is Dupont Circle (Dupont North side)

We had Pac-10 Happy Hours a few years ago, but none recently so this is
the first attempt to revive this. Be adventuresome and show up and let
us know how it works out!

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

Stanford Men’s Basketball
Saturday Dec. 11, 4PM Eastern
vs. 9th ranked-Michigan State on CBS

Director of Athletics Ted Leland announced on Nov. 29th that Stanford
will end the employment of Stanford football coach Buddy Teevens,
effective immediately. Stanford was 2-9 in his first year as coach,
and 4-7 in
both his second and third year. Teevens replaced Stanford Coach
Tyrone Willingham, who was fired Nov. 30th by Notre Dame, where
he was 10-3
in his first year and 5-7 and 6-5 in his second and third year.

Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Dec. 12 4:30 – 6 PM
Location: Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC
Book: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig

This would be a great month to join us for our discussion as we
will be meeting at the Stanford in Washington House just prior to the
Holiday Party. We will discuss Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and then adjourn to join the holiday gathering.

For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group". For more information and directions
to this month’s discussion, please contact Dan Cautley at: 202-244-2488,
dwcautley@mindspring.com or Donna at lkdonna@comcast.net

WDCSA Holiday
Party 2004
Sunday, Dec. 12 6:00 – 9:00PM
Location: 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.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 15 7:00 PM
Location: 1201 William St., Baltimore
Book: Life of Pi, Yann Martel

For this month’s fiction book we’ll be discussing Life of Pi, by Yann
Martel. Join us as we discuss this great book that will make you both
laugh and cry – really!

Please contact Sarah Clever, ’91, at slclever@earthlink.net or
(410) 685-7558 for information, directions and suggestions for
"theme food" for the evening.

Stanford Softball Team

Now that football is winding down, and basketball
is heating up, it’s time to turn our attention to…SOFTBALL! Plans
are underway
for Stanford
to field a softball team in the Capital Alumni Network (CAN),
the umbrella organization for college and university alumni clubs
and chapters in the
Washington area. CAN runs a popular co-ed softball league with
45 teams participating. Games are weekdays at 6:30pm on the mall/ellipse
and the
season is from April 15 to August 15. The fee for playing is

Please come to a preliminary organizational meeting to discuss plans for
the Spring 2005 Stanford team. We will get together on Monday, December
6, 2004 at 6:30pm at the Front Page Restaurant, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue,
NW (202-296-6500 http://www.frontpage.com). Interested roommates, friends,
etc. are welcome. If you should have questions or would like meeting
notes, call or email Chris Shinkman (301-229-4427) or c.shinkman@verizon.net.

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
help from recent grads and current/recent parents, but all
welcome!! If you’re interested or want to learn more, please
contact Karen Heywood
McKinley (’97), karenhey@stanfordalumni.org, or 301-215-9870.

Reminder System

Don’t forget our email reminder system which can
create a reminder about a WDCSA event to be sent to you on a date you
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 want it sent, and the email address. Access both reminder
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 Renewal

If your membership expires at the end of December, a
renewal form is being sent with this newsletter. You are encouraged
to renew
at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (click on Join/Renew) but you
may also use the enclosed form.

Upcoming Events

Udvar – Hazy Update: Mike Nelson ’59 has announced
that the January 29th tour of the new Air and Space Museum for January
has reached
its limit (30), reflecting the enthusiasm you have shown for this magnificent
facility! Those of you who are signed up will love his enthusiasm and
knowledge. Mike has scheduled a third tour (though he reports for duty
as a museum docent weekly) for late March: we’ll have the date in
the January WDCSA newsletter.

Also, still in the works…a reception at the home of alum Congressman
James Kolbe (AZ) and a March 16th evening at the Museum of the American
Indian, hosted by the Museum Director, Rick West.

Wolf Trap Musicals – We have 20 side front orchestra seats for the Thursday,
July 21, 2005 8PM performance of Peter Pan (row F42-52, G48-57)
and 20 side front orchestra for
the Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 performance of  My Fair Lady (rows
(E40-49, F42-51).  Seats are $48 which
is $4 off the box office price and there is no
service charge.  To
reserve seats, please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram,
815 South 18th, #400, Arlington,
VA 22202.  Questions, email wmpegram@comcast.net or
703-486-0952  We are mentioning this now because Wolf
Trap sales of these musicals begins December 4th; we will publicize
this again beginning in the April or May newsletter.