WDCSA Newsletter – November 2005

Sep-Jan Flag Football
Sep-Nov Stanford Football Game Watching
Wed 11/9 Stanford Faculty Book Tour
Sun 11/13 Stanford Book Club
Thu 11/17 Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Sat 11/19 Stanford vs. Cal BIG GAME!
Mon 12/5 WDCSA Board Meeting

Also: kayaking

Calling All Flag Football Players
Now through January (Sat & Sun), Location: Ellipse

Following a successful debut year in the Capitol Alumni Network (CAN) softball
league, Stanford welcomes players (and fans) to come out and enjoy a good
time on the ellipse. Our next game will be on November 13 against Texas A&M.
For more information, contact Matt Cordova ’94 at matthew.cordova@verizon.net,
(202) 663-0309 (w) or (703) 370-1238 (h). www.leaguelineup.com/gocardinal

Stanford Football Game Watching, Now through end
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Located near the Foggy Bottom Metro.

McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, the official sponsor of our Stanford
CAN softball and flag football teams, has "Direct Ticket" and will
show all Stanford football games on TV in November. McFadden’s will offer
us drink and food specials. Stanford’s schedule: Nov. 5 vs. USC at 10pm
EST (USC is the number 1 ranked team and this game will be televised nationally
and on TBS in the Washington DC area), Nov. 12 vs. Oregon State at 6:30pm
EST, Nov. 26 vs. Notre Dame at 8:00pm EST.

Faculty Book Tour with Stephen Barley: Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies
Wednesday, Nov. 9 6:30 – 8 PM
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave, NW, Free (Please RSVP)

Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies explains how the market for temporary professionals
operates from the perspective of the contractors who do the work, the managers
who employ them, the permanent employees who work beside them, and the staffing
agencies who broker deals. Based on a year of field work in three staffing
agencies, life histories with over seventy contractors and studies of workers
in some of America’s best known firms, the book dismantles the myths of temporary
employment and offers instead a grounded description of how contracting works.

Stephen R. Barley is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering and
the Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization at Stanford’s
School of Engineering. Please RSVP to Lindsay Arnold
or 202.256.1324). The event is free and light refreshments are served from

Washington Stanford Book Club, Sunday, Nov. 13 5:00
– 8:00 PM, Location: TBA

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group will meet to discuss Joseph Conrad’s
novel Victory. Please RSVP to Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or
alisoncolew@hotmail.com. Contact
Alison for information about meeting location. For information on or to join
this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks
and click "join this group." Directions will be sent out next week.
For people who like to plan ahead, the December book is The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini.

Ivy Singles Social Happy Hour
Thursday, Nov 17 6:30-9:00pm, Restaurant Kolumbia, 1801 K Street NW, Washington

Hosted by the Yale Club of Washington DC

Join us for good company, a fine selection of hors d’oeuvres and dishes (Modern
American cuisine), and a cash bar at one of Washingtonian Magazine’s
“Twenty to Watch” restaurants in the bustling 18th and K Street
area of Washington, DC. The Restaurant Kolumbia will host us in its romantic
long bar and elegant dining area during the evening.

Pre-paid reservations are strongly recommended. Send check for $25, payable
to the Yale Club of Washington, DC, to Robert Cole, 3003 Van Ness St NW #W814,
Washington, DC 20008 by Saturday, November 12. Please note your school on
the check. Email/phone RSVP’s and walk-ins are $30. Questions: rbcole@aol.com
or 202-244-4546.

The Restaurant Kolumbia is located at 1801 K Street NW. Take the Redline Metro
to Farragut North or the Orange or Blue Line to Farragut West. Parking available
at PMI Parking at 1899 L Street, NW, $5 after 5pm or other nearby garages
and some limited parking along the street.

vs. Cal Big Game, Saturday, Nov. 19 6:00pm EST
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, D.C

It’s time to pull out your favorite sweatshirt and date yourself with old cheers
at this year’s Big Game Party!

Because last year’s Cal-Stanford party was such a blast, we’re sticking with
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon in Foggy Bottom. And since our last Stanford
home game was a huge success — 900 of you turned out to cheer Cardinal on
at Navy — we’re anticipating a huge turnout.

Advance tickets no longer available. At the door, prices increase to $10
for WDCSA members & young alums (’00 +)/$15 non-members at the door
(cash and check only). Families of WDCSA members are charged the member price
and children are welcomed! Admission includes an appetizer buffet and discount
drink specials ($12 buckets/$8 pitchers of Miller Lite, $20 pitchers of Jack
and Coke, $2 Sodas with unlimited refills). Doors will open at 6:00pm and
the game starts at 7:00pm.

This is the year Stanford brings the axe home, and we need all hands on board
to cheer on the team. To signup, pay below, use PayPal to send money and names
of attendees to dc@stanfordalumni.org,
or send a check (payable to WDCSA) to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington,
VA 22202. Please contact Urvi Parekh via email at uparekh@sentech.org
or call 405-822-6462 if you have questions about the event.

WDCSA Board Meeting, Monday, Dec. 5 7:00-8:00pm, Location:

Looking to reconnect with Stanford? Now is the time! All are welcome to join
the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Our next meeting
will take place December 5 at 7 PM, location TBD. Please contact Lindsay Arnold,
WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com
or (202) 256-1324.

Kayaking – Whitewater or Touring?, Location: McHenry,
MD, May 2006

Would you be interested in a half-day on-water kayaking lesson May 20th (Saturday)
taught by one of DC’s local prestigious paddling schools? You would
have your choice of learning how to paddle a whitewater boat or a touring/calm
water kayak. At the end of the session we will head to Potomac Pizza to celebrate
our success and hear about a major whitewater course being constructed in
western Maryland, on which two Stanford alums are integrally involved –
the Adventure Sports Center International, home of the International Whitewater
Hall of Fame. It is a self-contained, pumped facility capable of hosting world-class
whitewater events, rafting and public recreation: scheduled to open in late

We are negotiating a special price for us and those who participate will
be eligible for follow up classes for a reduced rate. If you are interested
in taking this class and would pay 85-90% of a proposed $80 rate, please email
Risa Shimoda at risa@theshimodagroup.com
and let her know if you’d prefer the whitewater vs. touring class. We’ll
need around 10 people per class to receive the discount and will proceed if
we have sufficient interest by mid-December.

Check out www.liquidadventures.org/classes.html
and click on “Beginner River Classes” for more details.