WDCSA Newsletter – November 2006

Sun 11/12 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Mon 11/13 Madame Butterfly
Thu 11/16 Ivy Singles Event
Sun 11/19 Washington Navy Yard Tour
Sat 12/2 Stanford vs. Cal Big Game
Fri 12/8 Stanford Author Presentation
Fri 12/8 Ivy Singles Event
Wed 12/13 WDCSA Holiday Happy Hour
Sat 12/16 WDCSA Volunteer Event
Sun 1/7 Stanford Basketball

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Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, Nov. 12 6:00-9:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing "Look Homeward,
Angel" by Thomas Wolfe. The December book is "Saturday" by Ian
McEwan. Please contact Alison Westfall for more information at (202) 544-7314
or alisoncolew@hotmail.com, or
visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks
and click "join this group."

Madame Butterfly
Monday, Nov. 13 7pm
Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center

Two seats in the second tier ($69.50) have just become available for this sold-out
performance. Contact Betty Byrne (bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org)
or 202-483-4048.

Ivy Singles Event
Thursday, Nov. 16 6:30-9pm
Restaurant Kolumbia, 1801 K Street NW, Washington DC

Pre-paid reservations are strongly recommended. Send check for $25 payable
to the Yale Club of Washington, DC with your school name to Robert Cole, 3003
Van Ness St NW #W814, Washington, DC 20008 by Saturday, November 11. Email RSVPs/walk-ins
are $35. Questions: rbcole@aol.com or 202-244-4546.
Please RSVP if possible to the Evite site: www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/spiekare@cs.com/kolumbia06

Tour of the Historic Washington Navy Yard (Family Friendly!)
Sunday, November 19 2–4:30 pm 805 Kidder Breese SE
Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC
Cost: Free

Join the Honorable Stephen M. Duncan, Director of the Institute for Homeland
Security Studies at the National Defense University, for a tour of the historic
Washington Navy Yard, in operation since the early 19th century. Today, it is
home to the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval and Marine Corps Historical Centers
and naval commands.
The tour will begin onboard the USS Barry, a decommissioned 1950s destroyer
and continue at the Naval History Museum, which houses artifacts from the Revolutionary
War to the present. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Naval Chapel
and the Parks in the Navy Yard.

Please enter at the 6th and M Streets, S.E. gate, the only entrance open during
the weekend. Please have valid photo ID ready (driver’s license if no DoD ID).
For directions, please visit http://www.history.navy.mil/nhc8.htm#map.
Outdoor parking available near the US Navy Museum free of charge. You are welcome
to join those of us who are interested in meeting for coffee afterwards on Barracks
Row, located at 8th St., S.E. Please RSVP to Natalie at cnlui@cox.net
or (703) 347-6782 to ensure entry into the Yard.

Big Game Party
Saturday, December 2 3pm kickoff
McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC

Don’t miss the Big Game this year as the Cardinal fights to bring home the
Axe! Join scores of football fans from Stanford and Cal as the Washington DC
Stanford Association and the Cal Alumni Association jointly organize a fun telecast
party. Families of WDCSA members pay the member price, and children are welcome!
Admission includes an appetizer buffet and discount drink specials.

Pay at the door: $15 for WDCSA members & young alums (’00
(cash and check only)
Pay at the door: $20 non-members (cash and check only)

For questions, contact Katy Herbert at Katyherbert@gmail.com
or 703-819-2800.

Stanford Author at the Smithsonian: Marianne Villanueva

Friday, Dec. 8 6:30-8:30pm
Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.

Stanford author Marianne Villaneuva, MA ’81, MA ’85, whose book "Mayor
of the Roses: Stories" was featured in the Shelf Life section of the Stanford
Magazine, will participate in a Filipino Literary Panel as part of the Smithsonian
South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival. Come here Marianne and her fellow
Filipino American writers talk about their inspirations and their impact on
American literature. For more information, please visit www.apa.si.edu/APA_Events.htm

Ivy Singles Event
Friday, Dec. 8 6:30-9pm
Dacor-Bacon House, 1801 F Street NW, Washington DC, 20006

Join your hosts, the Stanford Ivy Singles Club, for its holiday party on Dec
8 at Dacor-Bacon House. The cost is $30 for pre-registration and $35 at the
door. Please bring an ornament or a small toy for a child under 5 years old
to put under the tree. We will have music, buffet table and plenty of libations.
To preregister, please send a check for $30, payable to WDCSA, to Margaret New,
The Middleburg Group, P.O. Box 933, Middleburg, VA 20118-0933 so that it is
received by Friday, December 1. For further information call Margaret at 703-298-2525.

WDCSA (Members-Only) Happy Holidays Happy Hour
Wednesday, Dec. 13 6:00-8:00 PM
The Childe Harold
1610 20th ST N.W. (just north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro exit)
Cost: FREE (admittance restricted to WDCSA Members)

Are the holidays driving you nuts? WDCSA would like to treat its members to
a well-deserved break from the holiday rush. Relax with your fellow club supporters
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
for its members. We’ll be serving an 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 by
using the form below, or by emailing Cathy Kunz at ckunz@crowell.com
or 202-624-2957. Admittance to this event is restricted to members and a guest.
Not sure if you are a member? Check your status at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc
to join or renew now!

First Name:
Last Name:

Guest Name (if any):


Volunteer Event
Saturday, Dec. 16 9am-1pm
Capital Area Food Bank, 645 Taylor Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017

For all those in the holiday spirit, this is a great opportunity to contribute
to one of the DC area’s great charity organizations. Last year, the Capital
Area Food Bank had over 12,000 volunteers assist in the sorting and sending
of food to those in need. These same volunteers also assisted in the distribution
of over 20 million pounds of food and fresh produce in the Washington Metro
Area. Activities involve some type of food sorting, segregating food drive items
into bins or boxes, repacking boxes of food or re-labeling boxes.

Wear jeans (LONG PANTS) and comfortable shoes (NO OPEN TOE SHOES). Limited
spaces available so please RSVP to begna@stanfordalumni.org
or 571-218-6614 ASAP.

Stanford Basketball Is Coming Here!
Sunday, Jan. 7 2007 3pm reception, 5pm game
John Paul Jones Arena, University of Virginia

Cost: $40 per person (includes discounted game ticket and pre-game reception)
$30 for children under 11, free for children under 2
$25 additional per person (free under 2) for roundtrip bus

Although footballs are still flying through the air, it’s time to get signed
up to see our Stanford Men’s Basketball team on an infrequent visit to the Washington,
DC area as they play the University of Virginia.

Game tickets, at the group discounted rate of $20, will put us all in the same
section of the Arena. A shuttle bus will leave from the Vienna Metro Stop (orange
line) at 12:30pm sharp and will return immediately after the game. Round-trip
bus tickets are $25 per person. Taking the bus will allow riders to avoid a
$5.00 per car parking fee at the Arena, and parking at the Metro stop on the
weekends is free.

A sumptuous pre-game reception will be held from 3-5pm at the historic Farmington
Country Club…just 7 minutes from the Arena. Reception tickets ($20 per person)
are required to go along with basketball game ticket purchases. The traditional
Virginia reception buffet will include such menu items as salad, green beans,
potatoes, catfish, flank steak, ham, dessert, beverages, with a cash bar. Guest
speakers from the Stanford Athletic Department, the Men’s Basketball Staff,
and the University of Virginia are expected. Signed basketballs, hats, and t-shirts
will be raffled.

Reservations can be made on the Stanford Alumni Association website www.stanfordalumni.org/event.html?va-stanfordbasketball07
until Friday, December 8, 2006. Reservations will not be taken after that date
and there will be no refunds for cancellations after December 8. Game tickets
will be distributed at the reception. A block of overnight guest rooms has been
reserved at the Farmington Country Club. When registering ask for the Stanford
Group Rate. For questions contact Chris Shinkman, c.shinkman@verizon.net


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