WDCSA Newsletter – December 2006

Fri 12/8 Stanford Author Presentation
Fri 12/8 Ivy Singles Event
Sun 12/10 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Wed 12/13 WDCSA Holiday Happy Hour (Members Only)
Fri 12/15 All Ivy (+Stanford) Young Alumni Happy Hour
Sat 12/16 WDCSA Volunteer Event
Sun 1/7 Stanford Basketball
Tue 1/9 WDCSA Board Meeting
Wed 1/10 Professional Career Development Workshop
Mon 4/9 Stanford at the Opera (Die Walkure)
Mon 5/14 Stanford at the Opera (Macbeth)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s time to join or renew your
membership with the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association!

Your membership will pay for itself after attending just one or two events this
year. Member benefits include:
– Invitation to a (free) Members-Only Holiday Party @ the Childe Harold on December
– Discounted pricing on most WDCSA sponsored events
– Advance notice on limited attendance, members-only events
– Early release monthly e-mail newsletter announcing a wide array of events
sponsored by WDCSA, the Stanford Alumni Association and other alumni groups
in the region.

Please visit www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/membership_form.html
for more information and instructions on renewing your membership.

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 hear 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. Cost is $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. For further information call Margaret
New at 703-298-2525.

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, Dec. 10 5:00-8:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing "Saturday"
by Ian McEwan at the home of Perry Seiffert. 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."

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 supporters
to a well-deserved break from the holiday rush. Relax 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 serve
an array of appetizers in a private room overlooking Dupont Circle; cash bar.
We hope you’ll join the festivities! To ensure plenty of refreshments, please
RSVP to 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/listmembers.asp
to join or renew now!

First Name:
Last Name:

Guest Name (if any):

All-Ivy (+Stanford) Young Alumni Happy Hour
Friday, December 15, 7:00-10:00pm
RnR Lounge, 2nd Floor, 717 6th St. NW, Washington, DC

Join Young Alumni friends from Brown, Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth,
Penn, Cornell, Columbia and others for a fun-filled night of friendly folks,
luscious libations, and an all around good time. We will have exclusive access
to the 2nd floor party area, and at 10PM when they open the club to the public,
they will also open the 3rd story dance-floor.

Hope you can make it! Questions? Email Kelly McKenzie (Stanford ’03) at kellymck@gmail.com.

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!
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


WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 7pm

Meetings are held at the Stanford in Washington campus (2661 Connecticut Ave,
NW – across from the Woodley Park metro). All are welcome! Please contact Lindsay
Arnold, WDCSA President, for more information at (202) 256-1324 or wdcsa.president@gmail.com.

Professional Career Development Workshop
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:30pm
Latham & Watkins, Conference Room 1000, 555 11th Street, NW, Washington
DC 20004

Stagnate in your job or wondering where in Washington DC you go next? Do you
need a kick start in the new year to help you get a focused career direction?

A panel of successful alumni moderated by Career Coach, Dr. Margaret New, will
answer your questions and with your permission, give you advice. Bring your
questions, your resume, and your friends. This is an open opportunity to get
some free advice, or at least less expensive advice…a small fee of $10
will cover a light supper.

Please signup by January 5, either by using the button below or by sending
a check for $10, payable to WDCSA, to Margaret New, P.O. Box 933, Middleburg,
VA 20118-0933. The guard goes off duty at 7PM making admittance after that time
difficult (if not impossible). Questions may be directed to Margaret New at
703-298-2525 or email at argaret@MiddleburgGroup.com.

Registration ($10):


Stanford at the Opera – Spring 2007

Die Walküre – Richard Wagner
Monday, April 9, 2007 6pm
Continuing the Washington National Opera’s commitment to a full “Ring”
cycle, a brand new production (not the DAR one revised) and starring Placido
Domingo and Anja Kampe with Heinz Fricke conducting. A Die Walküre Special
Events calendar will be sent to all ticket holders. Deadline for ordering is
April 3rd. Tickets will be mailed week of March 26th.

Macbeth – Verdi
Monday, May 14, 2007 7pm
A Verdi masterpiece presented in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. Shakespeare
festival. Deadline for ordering is April 25th. Tickets will be mailed week of
April 30th.

Prime Orchestra $141.50.
2nd Tier $69.50.
For tickets – Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside
Terrace NW, Washington, D.C. 20010. Contact Betty for more information at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org
or (202) 483-4048.