WDCSA Newsletter – February 2007

Sat 2/10 Young Alumni: Capitals Hockey Game and a Night Out in
Sun 2/11 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sun 2/11 , Sat 2/17, Sat 2/24 Men’s B-Ball Game Watch
Fri 2/23 Ivy Singles
Tues 3/6 WDCSA Board Meeting
Mon 4/9 Stanford at the Opera (Die Walkure)
Sat 4/28 Hands on DC Servathon
Sun 4/29 A Day at the Middleburg Races
Mon 5/14 Stanford at the Opera

Join Stanford Softball!
Interested in Rock Climbing?


If your membership has expired, you will receive a renewal form with this newsletter.
February is your last chance to join or renew your membership with the Washington,
D.C. Stanford Association without missing a newsletter!
WDCSA relies on its membership dues to be able to plan and execute the many
events it offers area alumni every month.

Your membership will 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.

Renew at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc or with the enclosed flyer.

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

Join your fellow young alumni 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.
Only a few tickets are left, so reserve your seat now! Take advantage of the
group rate of $16 per seat. Reservations can be made via PayPal at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

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 Book Club Meeting
Sunday, February 11 5:00-8:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group is discussing "Middlesex"
by Jeffrey Eugenides 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."

The March book is "To the Light House" by Virginia Woolf. Also, if
you are interested in participating in a Shakespeare/play reading group, please
contact Alison.

Men’s Basketball at McFadden’s Bar & Restaurant
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037, (202) 223-2338

Stanford Men’s Basketball is currently ranked in the top 25!  The
following Stanford games will be broadcast at McFadden’s bar and restaurant.
Sunday, Feb. 11 – vs. Washington – 7PM
Saturday, Feb. 17 – vs. Oregon – 8PM
Saturday, Feb. 24 – vs. UCLA – 6PM

Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Friday, February 23 6:30 – 8:30 PM
La Tasca, 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA

The Columbia University Club of Washington DC invites you to an Ivy
Singles Social Club Happy Hour at one of the liveliest spots in Clarendon. Enjoy
good company, a delicious assortment of tapas, and a cash bar featuring a variety
of reduced-priced wines, spirits, and sangrias.

Pre-paid reservations: Send check for $25, payable to the CUCDC, to Nancy Tate,
901 N. Monroe St., Apt. 705, Arlington, VA 22201 by Friday, February 16. Please
note your school on the check. RSVP’s and walk-ins are $35. Questions:
Directions: La Tasca is at the intersection of Wilson Blvd. and North Fillmore
St. Take the orange line to Clarendon and walk two blocks east along Wilson.
Validated parking at the Market Commons Garages.

WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 6 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.

Stanford at the Opera – Spring 2007

Die Walküre – Richard Wagner
Monday, April 9, 2007 6pm

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

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
Saturday, April 28

Come volunteer with fellow WDCSA members at the annual Hands on DC work-a-thon
on Saturday, April 28th!  The WDCSA team will be part of an all-volunteer
community-wide effort to create better schools and brighter futures for students
at one of more than 30 DC public schools in this day of service.  We’ll
be helping to refurbish a local school through painting or landscaping projects
requested by the school principal.  All supplies are provided, and no experience
is necessary.  Contact Katy Herbert at katyherbert@gmail.com
for more information or to sign-up.

A Day at the Middleburg Hunt Point to Point Races
Sunday, April 29 1 PM
Glenwood Park, Middleburg, VA

Get out your hat and binoculars for A Day at the Races in Middleburg, VA! The
event will take place rain or shine.

$45.00 per person will cover admission, a tasty tailgate picnic and libations,
patron space at the finish line, and a souvenir program. Children under 10 are

Limited space, please RSVP by April 20, 2007 at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc. You
may also send a check payable to WDCSA to Margaret New, Middleburg Group, P.O.
Box 933, Middleburg, VA 20118-0933. Tickets and directions will be mailed to

For further information call Margaret New 703-298-2525 or email Margaret@middleburggroup.com

Registration ($45):


Spring is just around the corner and with the cherry blossoms come your fellow
Cardinal rounding third base heading for home!

Join the Stanford Cardinal in the Capital Alumni Network softball league and
catch fly balls with backdrops such as the White House and the Washington Monument.
 Practice begins in March for this slow-pitch league with the season running
from April until August.  And regardless of a pounding victory or agonizing
defeat, the team will always stop by its sponsor McFadden’s for specials on
pitchers and platters.

Please express your interest by contacting Chris Shinkman at c.shinkman@verizon.net
or 301-229-4427.

Interested in Rock Climbing?
Every Friday 6-10 PM
Rockville, MD

Join a group of Stanford alums and friends who climb every Friday from 6-10
pm. Meet us at Earth Treks indoor climbing gym in Rockville, MD.  We welcome
all, from first time climbers to experienced lead climbers. $16 for a day pass
and $5-$10 to rent gear, if needed.  Call/email Jeffrey Neal to confirm
and to alert us to look for you. jneal@stanfordalumni.org,
(757) 305 8539.