WDCSA Newsletter – January 2005

Sun 1/9 Washington Book Club
Thur 1/27 Baltimore Book Club
Fri 1/28 Ivy Singles – The Washington Club

Also: Men’s basketball, softball,
admissions office volunteers, upcoming
, email reminders

we look toward the upcoming inauguration we are hoping to see many WDCSA
members at upcoming WDCSA Winter and Spring events currently in
the planning stages. We will be hosted by Congressman James Kolbe (AZ)
Feb. and
by Trustee Rick West at the Museum of the American Indian on March
16. Later in the Spring, Professor Irving Weissman, our annual faculty
will provide the latest on stem cell research. In between we have
a softball team in development and several other great events on the schedule.

We also need assistance organizing and staffing these events. Let us know
you’d like to help out! Email Risa Shimoda at risa@theshimodagroup.com or call (301) 585-4677 and she’ll be glad to assign you to the type
of volunteer role that suits your availability and interests. We are all
volunteers and with your help will make it all happen with smiles.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Jan. 9 5:00 -7:00 PM
Foster Brothers Coffee Shop,
3515 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008
Book: How Proust Can Change Your Life, by Alain de Botton

Since they are meeting in a coffee shop this month rather than a home,
this will not be a potluck.  This is on the east side of Connecticut
between Ordway and Porter, right at the Cleveland Park Metro stop.  For
information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join
this group".
For more info, please contact
Donna Lloyd-Kolkin, 301-983-4272
or at lkdonna@comcast.net

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 27 7:00 PM
Location: 1201 William St., Baltimore
Book: Blue Blood by Edward Conlon

The reviews on this book are uniformly outstanding and we look forward
to seeing you! Please come with a question or issue about this book that
you’d like to discuss, and a suggestion for February’s book (fiction).
Also, please RSVP.

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

Ivy Singles – The Washington Club
Friday, Jan. 28 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: The Washington Club,
15 DuPont Circle, NW,
Washington, DC 20036

Hosted by the University of Chicago Club of Washington, DC.

Join us for light hors d’Oeurves and a cash bar at our most popular Ivy
Singles event and meet 200 other Ivy-educated singles in the Grand Ballroom
of this marvelous winter wonderland, complete with high ceilings, winding
staircases and large windows – Calvin Coolidge used the mansion as a temporary
White House. This event has been so well enjoyed that we are continuing
with the longer time. Business, business casual or cocktail attire. Pre-register
and avoid the lines at check-in. Info and directions: www.ivysinglesdc.com

Prepaid Reservations: Send $25 check payable to "The University of
Chicago Club of Washington, DC" to Debby Prigal, 1625 Q St. NW #207,
Washington, DC 20009, by Mon. Jan. 26. Note your school on check.

Email Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 at the door. email reservations to
(dprigal at aol.com) or call Debby at 202-265-3145.

Stanford Men’s Basketball

Stay tuned … WDCSA will likely select a sports bar (and publicize
via email) to watch one or more of the following games (all times EST):

Jan. 8, 3PM – Arizona
Saturday, Jan. 15, 4PM – Cal
Saturday, Jan. 22, 6PM – USC
Saturday, Jan. 29, 8:30PM – Oregon

Stanford Softball Team

Plans to form a Stanford softball team for the spring of 2005 are taking
shape. We will be entering the 45 member, slow pitch, co-ed Capital
Alumni Network league when
play begins in mid-April. Games are weeknights on the Ellipse and the season
ends in mid-August. If you think you might be interested in playing contact
Chris Shinkman at c.shinkman@verizon.net or 301-229-4427. It’s a great
way to get exercise, have fun, and meet new people.

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, please contact Karen Heywood McKinley
301-215-9870 or karenhey@stanfordalumni.org

Upcoming Events

Udvar – Hazy Update: Mike Nelson ’59 has announced
that the January 29th tour of the new Air and Space Museum has reached
its limit
(30), reflecting the enthusiasm you have shown for this magnificent
facility! The date for a third tour in late March will be in the Feb.
WDCSA newsletter.

Email reminders

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that will be sent to you on a date and with a message you choose, visit