WDCSA Newsletter – January 2007

Sun 1/7 Stanford Men’s Basketball at University of Virginia
Tue 1/9 WDCSA Board Meeting
Wed 1/10 Professional Career Development Workshop
Sun 1/14 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Fri 1/26 An Evening with Richard Shaw, New Dean of Undergraduate
Sat 2/10 Young Alumni at Capitals Hockey, Night Out in Chinatown
Mon 4/9 Stanford at the Opera (Die Walkure)
Sat 4/28 Hands on DC Servathon
Mon 5/14 Stanford at the Opera (Macbeth)

Calling all Softball Players!

Renew your WDCSA Membership!

It’s a New Year – time to join or renew your membership with the Washington,
D.C. Stanford Association!

Your membership can pay for itself after attending just one or two events this
year. Member benefits include:
– 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 see enclosed flyer for more information and instructions on renewing
your membership.

Stanford Men’s Basketball at University of Virginia
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville
Sunday, January 7, 2007 5PM

The 3PM pre-game reception is sold out, but game tickets are available for
$25 through www.johnpauljonesarena.com/.
In the Washington area, the game will be available on Comcast Sports 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, 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?
Stanford alumni are invited to a career development workshop on Wednesday, Jan
10, 2007 at 6:30pm. Latham & Watkins has kindly offered conference room
1000 for our hands-on session.

A panel of successful alumni and 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 as we have to charge
a small fee of $10 to cover a light supper.

RSVP and make advance payment below. Questions may be directed to Margaret
New at (703) 298-2525 or email at Margaret@MiddleburgGroup.com.

Registration ($10):

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, January 14 5:00-8:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing "The Places in
Between" by Rory Stewart at the home of John Chamberlain. 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."

February’s book will be Middlesex, by Eugenides. Also, if you are interested
in participating in a Shakespeare/play reading group, please contact Alison.

Evening with Richard Shaw, Stanford’s New Dean of Undergraduate Admission &
Financial Aid
Friday, January 26 5:45 – 7:45 PM
Finemondo, 1319 F St. NW, Washington, DC
$17 for WDCSA members/young alumni (class of ’01-’06); $19 for non-members

Join fellow DC-area alumni in welcoming Stanford’s new Dean of Undergraduate
Admissions and Financial Aid, Richard Shaw. Following an hors d’oeuvres reception,
Dean Shaw will discuss trends in undergraduate admissions and his vision for
the future of the admissions process at Stanford.

Shaw is a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate admission. He previously
served as the director of admissions at Yale and the University of Michigan,
in addition to serving in admissions offices at Cal and at the University of
Colorado Boulder.

Event price includes tasty Italian appetizers and pasta. Cash bar. Attendance
limited and RSVP required – please RSVP below or by sending a check, payable
to WDCSA, to Micah Boster, ’03 at 1410 12th Street NW, Apt.1, Washington,
DC, 20005. Questions? Contact Micah at mboster@gmail.com
or (202) 797-0650.

WDCSA members/young alumni ($17):

Nonmember ($19):

Young Alumni: Capitals Hockey Game and a Night Out in
Saturday, February 10 7pm
Verizon Center, 7th & F St, NW
Fado’s, 808 7th St, NW

Bring your young alums friends for a night out starting with the Washington Capitals
vs. the New York Rangers, followed by a good time and luscious libations, beginning
at Fado’s. If you cannot make the hockey game, join us after the game, starting
at Fado’s.

Game tickets are limited to the first 25 individuals, so reserve your seat
early! Take advantage of the group rate of $16 per seat. Reservations can be
made via PayPal below

Questions? Contact John Smithson ’04 at jsmithson@gmail.com

Registration ($16):

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
March 21st. 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.

Hands on DC Servathon – Save the Date!
Saturday, April 28

Join scores of fellow alums to complete a project for the annual Hands On D.C.
volunteer servathon. More details to come in next month’s newsletter! Please
contact Katy Herbert with any questions: KatyHerbert@gmail.com.


Spring is on it’s way…and with it comes Stanford softball in the 60-team Capital
Alumni Network league. Our co-ed team will play 14 weeknight games on the Ellipse
in this slow-pitch league starting in April and continuing until August. If you’d
like to get some exercise and have some fun, contact Chris Shinkman at c.shinkman@verizon.net
or 301-229-4427.