WDCSA Newsletter – July 2006

Jul-Sep Washington Nationals Tickets
Sat 7/8 WDCSA Volunteer Event
Sun 7/9 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Thu 7/13 Young Alumni Happy Hour
Sat 7/15 Ivy Singles Event — Picnic
Sun 7/16 Wolf Trap Musicals — Chicago
Thu 7/20 Real Estate Information Event
Tue 7/25 Young Alumni Nationals Baseball Game
Sat 7/29 -Sun 8/6 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Tue 8/1 Canoe Lesson and Picnic
Sat 8/5 Explore the National Zoo’s Asia Trail

A Note of Thanks

A sincere note of thanks goes out to those members of the WDCSA community
who organized, supported and attended A Stanford Salute to Justice Sandra
Day O’Connor ’50, LLB ’52 last month at the Reagan International Trade Center.

The audience of nearly 900 alumni and guests filled the seats to listen to
University President Hennessy, Former University President Casper, Supreme
Court Assistant Justice Kennedy, Law School Dean Larry Kramer, National Gallery
President and Trustee Vickie Sant, family friend and classmate Fred Steiner,
and of course, Justice O’Connor herself. WDCSA President Lindsay Arnold, Stanford
Law Society of Washington DC President Bill Rawson and WDCSA Board member
Risa Shimoda presented a commemorative, engraved glass Hurricane Lamp to our
guest of honor. We also presented a tribute video that incorporated comments
recorded by her friends and colleagues. The event was taped, and mid-July
will be available to download at http://itunes.stanford.edu/index.html

We are honored to have been able to witness several of Stanford’s finest
pay tribute to a woman whose influence on our nation will remain unrivalled
for the foreseeable future.

Washington Nationals Tickets
RFK Stadium

Our 4 season tickets are in Section 314, Row 15, Seats 15-18, behind home
plate. Our prices range from $17-$27/ticket, offering a discount ranging from
3-8 dollars from box-office single-game ticket prices (and we have no service
charges). Current ticket availability for the entire season is shown at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/baseball.asp
We have two new offerings: For any game, we will offer "rush" tickets
at $5 below the $17-$27 prices if we have any tickets remaining 24 hours before
game time check the website above for availability. For the Friday, September
1st 7:05PM game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, we have additional seats
in other sections available at 50% off the single ticket price ($23 seats
at $11.50 and $16 seats at $8). To request seats for any game, please call
703-486-0952 or email wmpegram@comcast.net.

WDCSA Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, July 8 9:00am – 1:00pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center

We will work on an interior and exterior renovation of this 18,000 sq ft,
40-room Renaissance-revival style mansion which currently serves as a "greenhouse"
for 12 community-based non-profit culture and service organizations—hosted
by Washington Parks & People. For more info on the center please visit,

Please RSVP to begna@stanfordalumni.org
if you plan on volunteering.

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, July 9 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing Charles Dickens’
“Hard Times” on Sunday, July 9. Please contact Alison Westfall
or more information at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com,
or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks
and click "join this group." The titles for the next six months
are available on the Yahoo website.

Young Alumni Event Happy Hour with Stanford Summer Interns

Thursday, July 13 6:00-8:00pm
Cafe Citron, 1343 Connecticut Ave., NW, near Dupont Circle metro

It’s summer and that means a few things — warm weather, tropical drinks,
and summer internships! Young alums are invited to Cafe Citron to enjoy music,
mojitos, and merriment with Stanford undergraduates who are interning in DC
for the summer. There is no cover charge for this event, but if you plan to
attend, please email Tyler Kirtley ’07 (tkirtley@gmail.com)
so we can get a headcount.

Ivy Singles – Picnic and Tennis at the Madeira School
Saturday, July 15 10:00-1:30pm
The Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102

The Harvard Club of Washington DC will host a Ivy Singles picnic at the Madeira
School, overlooking the Potomac. Members and their families and friends are
welcome to join the event. Directions to the school may be found at www.madeira.org/admission/visiting.asp.
Participants should bring their own food, refreshments, and blankets (there
are no benches or tables). Tennis courts will be available, and please bring
racquets and balls if you wish to play. A group hiking on the grounds will
also be permitted although the pool will not be open for us. The Madeira School
asks us that we clean the picnic area and tennis courts when we are done.

For more information, call Kuni Matsuda at (301) 953-9870 (w) and (703) 765-1653

Wolf Trap Musicals – Chicago
Sunday, July 16, 8pm – $48

We have 20 tickets for Chicago at a $4 discount from Wolf Trap prices. 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.

Real Estate Night for First Time Buyers, Experienced
“Flippers” and Empty Nesters
Thursday, July 20 6:30-8:00pm EagleBank (new Chevy Chase location)
15 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. (next to Friendship Heights metro)

With interest rates continuing to rise, what are the prospects for the Washington
area real estate market? Join us for an exciting evening with national and
local real estate experts! The evening will begin with refreshments at 6:30
in the recently-opened Chevy Chase EagleBank followed by speakers from 7-8pm.
Stanford Trustee and Fannie Mae Executive Vice President Ken Bacon will provide
opening remarks on national trends, followed by Tamora Ilasat, Long &
Foster’s local expert with particular expertise in senior markets, and
Stephen Greene, Vice President and Manager for Residential Lending, EagleBank,
who will provide critical financing tips for first time buyers.

RSVP to Garry Tyran by phone at 301-280-6800 or email at gtyran@eaglebankmd.com.
There is no cost for this event. This event is now SOLD OUT. However,
another event will be planned for later in the year or early 2007 for those
who were not able to attend

Young Alumni/Current Student Event: Nationals Baseball
Tuesday, July 25, RFK Stadium
Game starts at 7:05 PM; pick up tickets by 6:45 PM

Join fellow young alumni and current students in cheering for the Washington
Nationals as they take on the San Francisco Giants at RFK Stadium! Tickets
are $9 per person; please email Tyler Kirtely (’07) at tkirtley@gmail.com
to make a reservation.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 29-August 6

The WDCSA has 6 box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions at 16th
& Kennedy, NW; our seats are in the same location as last year – at the
end of the court and close to the court. We will allocate our two onsite parking
passes per session by lottery.

Sat 7/29 (qualifying)- 9am – $13 (5 left)
Sun 7/30 (qualifying) – 11am – $13 (3 left)
Fri 8/4 (quarterfinals) – 12pm – $45 (2 left)
Sat 8/5 (semifinals) – 2pm – $53 (3 left)
Sun 8/6 (finals) – 12pm – $60 (2 left)

As with last year, there is also a women’s pro tournament in addition to
the men’s bracket. Please email wmpegram@comcast.net
or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session
and Bill will reply with confirmation of seat availability.

Evening Canoe Lesson and Picnic
Tuesday, August 1 6:15-8:00pm

The class will take place at the Boat House at Fletcher’s Cove which is on
Canal Road about 1 mile below Chain Bridge in NW Washington, DC – weather
permitting (no lightning). (Note: Canal road is one way going West out of
Georgetown 3-7 PM weekdays.) The class covers canoeing at all levels. Bring
food to share at the post-class potluck picnic. Kids welcome. Cost for canoe,
paddle, life jacket, and lessons is $4/adult – children free. The picnic takes
place at the end of the class. Questions: E-mail: jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
or call 301-365-3485 – responses to questions when he returns from Africa
on July 31st.

Behind the Scenes of the National Zoo’s Asia Trail
Saturday, August 5 8:00-10:00am
The Panda Café at the National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

The Washington DC Stanford Association and the University of Pennsylvania
Washington DC Alumni Club invite you to glimpse behind the scenes of the National
Zoo’s Asia Trail with alumnus Kara Blond (Penn BA ’97, Stanford
MA ’02), Exhibit Developer for the Asia Trail. When it opens to the
public on September 20, the Asia Trail will be home to several Asian animals
now living at the Zoo, including sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, and
of course the giant pandas!

The program will begin with a continental breakfast and interactive presentation
atop the Zoo’s Panda Café, which overlooks the yard where panda
cub Tai Shan often plays in the mornings. Afterwards, families are encouraged
to continue exploring the Zoo – we will distribute lists of special
demonstrations, feedings, and events taking place later in the day. Don’t
miss this unique opportunity to see the Asia Trail before it opens to the

Kids under 5: Free    
Kids 5 and up: $12

WDCSA members: $17

Non-WDCSA members: $22

Not sure if you’re a member? Find out here: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp

Join WDCSA online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/membership_form.html
and save $5 on admission to this event

Questions about this event? Email Kelly McKenzie at kellymck@gmail.com.
Sign up and pay for this event online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/index.html#zoo