WDCSA Newsletter – December 2005

Sep-Jan Flag Football
Sun 12/11 DC Stanford Book Club
Tue 12/13 Health Care Management TalkCANCELLED
Sat 12/17 Men’s Basketball on ESPN
Mon 12/19 Happy Holidays Happy Hour
Sat 1/7 WDCSA Volunteers Event
Tue 1/10 WDCSA Board Meeting
Jan-Apr CAN Volleyball Season
Mon 4/10 Das Rheingold
Mon 5/22 La Clemenza di Tito
Apr-Oct Washington Nationals Baseball
Sun 7/2 Annie at Wolf Trap
Sun 7/16 Chicago at Wolf Trap

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. 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

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Dec. 11 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Nancy Moss apartment in Dupont Circle

We will meet to discuss Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner. Potluck
dinner at 5:30, discussion at 6:30PM. Please RSVP to Alison Westfall at (202)
544-7314 or (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com by Friday, December
9th with the dish or drinks you plan to bring. For information on or to join
this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join
this group."

Discussion on Health Care Management and Technology
Tuesday, Dec. 13 6:30-9:00pm
Advisory Board
2445 M St NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC

Please join us for some light holiday fare and a discussion of topics in
health care management and technology with GSB Professor Stefanos Zenios and
Erik Johnson, GSB 1997 and Managing Director at The Advisory Board Company.
This event is sponsored by the Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the Stanford
Business School Alumni Association.

Light refreshments will be served between 6:30-7:15, and the program will
commence at 7:15. The cost for this event is $15 per person and includes the
presentation and reception. Please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill
Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202.

Men’s Basketball vs. Virginia Tech
Sunday, Dec. 18, 12:30am, ESPN
Las Vegas, Nevada

Although the game is scheduled to begin at 11:30PM Eastern time on Saturday
evening, tvguide.com indicates that ESPN coverage will begin one hour later
at 12:30am Sunday morning. Check television listings that weekend for up-to-date

WDCSA Happy Holidays Happy Hour
Monday, December 19, 6:00-8:30 PM
The Childe Harold
1610 20th ST N.W. (just north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro exit)
Cost: FREE

Are the holidays driving you nuts? WDCSA would like to treat you to a well-deserved
break from the holiday rush. Relax with your fellow alums at the Childe Harold
for an evening of hot toddies and warm hors d’oeuvres. In celebration of the
season, WDCSA is hosting this happy hour FREE of charge to alumni. We’ll be
serving a sumptuous array of appetizers in a private room overlooking Dupont
Circle and you will be able to purchase beverages at a cash bar. We hope you’ll
join the festivities! To ensure plenty of refreshments, please RSVP to Kelly
McKenzie if you plan to attend at kellymck@gmail.com
or 202-244-4621.

WDCSA Volunteers Needed to Revitalize Parks Center
Saturday, January 7 9:00 – 11:30am
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th St., NW, Washington, DC
No cost

Washington Parks & People, the capital area’s network of community park
partnerships, needs help renovating the Josephine Butler Parks Center, an
18,000 sq ft, 40-room Renaissance-revival style mansion overlooking Meridian
Hill Park. Washington Parks & People operates the Parks Center as a "greenhouse"
for advancing Washington’s parks and public spaces. Join other volunteers
from the Washington DC Stanford Alumni club to help with weatherizing, moving,
demolition, painting, and other tasks at the Parks Center. Afterwards, we’ll
enjoy coffee and pastries at the nearby Love Cafe.

For more information about Washington Parks & People and the Parks Center,
go to www.washingtonparks.net/parkscenter.html. RSVP to Kelly McKenzie
(’03) at kellymck@gmail.com

WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 10 7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington House
2661 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington DC

Looking to reconnect with Stanford in the New Year? All are welcome to join
the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Please contact
Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.

Calling All Volleyball Players!
January through April

Its time for volleyball season again! The Washington DC Stanford Alumni Association
is looking for volleyball players of all experience levels to participate
in the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) Volleyball league. The CAN volleyball
league holds weekly games at DC area middle and high schools in January, culminating
in a playoff tournament in April.

There are three options for the volleyball team: 1) Monday recreational team,
2) Wednesday recreational team, 3) Wednesday competitive team

Please let Brinda Thomas (brindat@stanforalumni.org) know of your interest
and availability for each of the options for the volleyball team(s) by December
21st. All teams are co-ed and an equal number of men and women must participate
on the court at all times during a game. She will send out more details about
rules and game schedule to interested players.

Washington National Opera
"Das Rheingold" – Richard Wagner
Monday, April 10, 7pm

The Washington Post called the last WNO Wagner opera "Die Walkure"
the "best thing this company has ever done"! Francesca Zambello
again directs.

"La Clemenza di Tito" – Mozart
Monday, May 22, 7pm

Celebrate Mozart’s 250th birthday and hear the leading tenor interpreter of
this music, Michael Schade.

Prime Orchestra $141.50, 2nd Tier $69.50
For tickets – Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside
Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty for more information at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or (202) 483-4048. Deadline for reserving Spring 2006 WNO tickets is March
10th. Tickets will be mailed week of March 13th.

Wolf Trap Musicals
Annie, Sunday, July 2, 8PM – $48
Chicago, Sunday, July 16, 8PM – $48

We have 20 tickets for each performance. Seats are in the first two rows of
the orchestra (A and B) on the side. Please send check, payable to WDCSA,
to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Questions? Contact
Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net or (703) 486-0952.

Washington Nationals Baseball

We will again purchase 4 season tickets. We are attempting to upgrade our
seats. Once our seating is determined, we will put a notice in the newsletter.
Questions? Contact Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net or (703) 486-0952.