WDCSA Newsletter – July 2007

Sun 7/8 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Tue 7/10 WDCSA Board Meeting
Sun 7/15 Ivy Singles Event (Camelot at Wolf Trap)
Sat 7/21 Stanford Vinters Wine Tasting
Thu 7/26 Ivy Singles Event (BSO at Strathmore)
Sat 7/28-
Sun 8/5
Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Sat 8/4 Cardinals Baseball Game
Sun 8/5 Young Alumni Nats Baseball
Sat 8/25 Bowie Baysox Game
Sun 9/9 Annual WDCSA Welcome BBQ
Mon 9/17 Stanford at the Opera – La Boheme
Mon 10/29 Stanford at the Opera – Don

*Capital Alumni Network Coaches Wanted*

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, July 8 6:00-9:00pm

The Washington Book Group will discuss The Warden by Trollope. 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." Books for the next 6 months will be available on the group’s web site in early July.

WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 10 7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington House,
2661 Connecticut Avenue NW

All are welcome to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.

Ivy Singles Event
Sunday, July 15 4:00 pm
Wolftrap Farm Park,
1551 Trap Road (Filene Center),
Vienna, Virginia 22182
4:00 to 6:30 PM – Picnic in the Meadow
8:00 PM – “Camelot” in the Filene Center

The Cornell Club of Washington is pleased to invite you to an outdoor musical performance. Come watch the staging of “Camelot” starring Michael York.

Our afternoon event is an informal picnic to the left of Ovations restaurant, which is left of the Filene Center (the main Wolf Trap stage). Attendees should bring their own picnic lunches and drinks; no grilling is allowed. People may bring, but cannot sell, their own drinks. Cost for the picnic only is $5, which covers some general expenses.
We have a limited number of lawn and in-house tickets available on a first paid, first served basis. The price, which includes the picnic, is $20 for lawn tickets and $38 for in-house seats.

Reservations (Prepaid Only): Send a check payable to "The Cornell Club of Washington". Note your school on the check and send to Steve Piekarec, at 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181. If you plan on attending just the picnic, you need not pay in advance, but please RSVP. Tickets must be paid for by July 8th.
Contact Steve at spiekare@verizon.net or call 703-281-4311 with questions. Please respond to the link to our Evite if you can http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/spiekare@verizon.net/camelot

Stanford Vintners Wine Tasting
Saturday, July 21 4 – 6 pm
1200 First Street,
Alexandria Virginia

Join wine expert Michael Zakaras ’04 as he leads a tasting of wines.

Michael’s experience in the wine industry includes harvesting grapes in Burgundy in 1999, and working with the Sanford and Santa Ynez Wineries. For his senior year history thesis examining the transformation of the California wine industry during the second half of the 20th century he interviewed California’s wine icon Robert Mondavi, among others. Michael adds to his regular work schedule by spending two evenings weekly as the sommelier and wine educator at Bistro Bis in Washington, DC.

We will meet on the top floor of the Meridian at Braddock, hosted by Neil Conway ’76.
The cost is $30 for WDCSA members, $20 for WDCSA Young Alumni members, $35 for non-member alum, $25 for young alumni non-members (Class of 2003-07). Each WDCSA member may bring a guest for the same price. Light sustenance will accompany the wine pours. Parking in the area is extremely limited. RSVP by July 16th and contact Risa Shimoda with questions risa@theshimodagroup.com 301-502-6548.

You are encouraged to travel by Metro! Entry: Someone will be in the lobby until 4:15. After that, call Neil 571-214-2077 and we’ll come get you.

Ivy Singles Event
Thursday, July 26 6pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
At Strathmore
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, MD

The Yale Club of Washington DC is pleased to organize the mix and mingle with Ivy Singles at Summerfest at 6:00pm, enjoy a brief tour of the Strathmore facility at 6:45, and Beethoven’s Ninth at 8pm by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, director. All at a special group rate.

Get-together in the Comcast lounge and patio tables near the Lounge. Purchase special summer items from the grill and cool cocktails and meet alumni from different schools. Michael Mael, Vice President of the BSO will give us a tour of Strathmore. And to cap off the evening, enjoy the BSO performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with its beloved “Ode to Joy”, from front seats in the Grand Tier.

Reservations (Prepaid Only and required by July 11th): Send a check for $27.00 payable to "Yale Club of Washington DC" with your school on the check to Robert Cole, 3003 Van Ness St NW #W814, Washington, DC 20008. Or click here to charge your reservation on the Yale Club of Washington website for $28.50. Tickets must be paid for by July 11th and will be held at the ‘will call’ window. Questions: Contact Robert at rbcole@aol.com or call 202-244-4546.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 28-August 5
16th & Kennedy, NW,
Washington DC

WDCSA has 6 premium box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions; our seats are in the same location as last year – at the end of the court and close to the court. These seats provide access to the Courtside Club restaurant. We will allocate two onsite parking passes per session by lottery. The first Sunday will include main draw matches as well as qualifying matches. Andy Roddick, Marat Safin and the Bryan brothers (who attended Stanford from 1996-1998) will play.

Remaining tickets:
Sat 7/28 (qualifying) 10am – $13 (6 left)
Sun 7/29 10am – $23 (6 left)
Fri 8/3 (quarterfinals) 12pm – $49 (3 left)

As with last year, there is also a women’s pro tournament. Please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session. Bill will confirm seat availability and provide payment instructions.

Cardinals Baseball Game
Saturday, August 4 7:05 pm
RFK Stadium

Join 25 Stanford baseball fans in rooting on the Nats against the St. Louis Cardinals (2006 World Series winner). Seats are in rows 2-4 of Section 436, just beyond 3rd base. Tickets are $15 for WDCSA members ($6 off box office price!) and their guests and $19 for non-members. RSVP and pay below. To pay by check, please mail a check made out to WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Contact Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net or (703) 486-0952 with questions.

Young Alumni/Current Student Event: Nationals Baseball & Brunch
Sunday, August 5 10:30 am
Stanford in Washington House,
2661 Connecticut Ave, NW
(Woodley Park Metro)

Join fellow young alumni and current students in cheering for the Washington Nationals as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals! To start the day off, come mingle with current students and recent alums over brunch at the Stanford in Washington house. Then, metro as a group down to RFK stadium to catch the game. One game ticket plus light brunch is just $12 per person ($4 less than the ticket itself!). RSVP and pay below while tickets are still available. Questions? Contact Lindsay Arnold, ’02 at wdcsa.president@gmail.com.


Bowie Baysox Game
Saturday, August 25 7:05 pm
4101 NE Crain Highway,
Bowie, MD 20716

Join other Stanford Alum and their families for "Nerd Night," as the Bowie Baysox (www.baysox.com) take on the Erie Seawolves. We have reserved lower-level seats for this minor league game and will be sitting behind the first-base line (and above the Baysox’s own dugout). Fireworks, Food, Family, Foul Balls – what could be better than baseball on a summer evening! Pay online below or contact Katy Herbert with questions (katyherbert@gmail.com; 703-819-2800). Parking at the stadium is free and we will coordinate rides as needed. $11.00 per ticket – Limited Seats Available – Reserve by August 15th!


Annual WDCSA Welcome BBQ
Sunday, September 9 12:30-3pm
5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816

Looking for a way to reconnect with the Stanford community? Now is your chance! Please join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association board of directors as we kick-off a new year of service to alumni in the area. This event is graciously hosted by Chris and Marsha Shinkman, parents of Elizabeth, ’98.

Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Everything else will be provided. To RSVP, please contact Lindsay Arnold at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324. In case of rain, please call 301-229-6106 the day of the event. Directions to follow in the September newsletter.

Stanford at the Opera
Fall 2007

La Boheme – Puccini –
Monday, September 17 at 7 PM
New production by Polish film director Mareiusz Trelinski (2006 Madama Butterfly). Deadline for ordering is August 20th. Tickets will be mailed week of September 3rd.

Don Giovanni – Mozart –
Monday, October 29 at 7 PM
New production with super star cast including Anja Kampe (Die Walkure – Sieglinde) as Donna Elvira and Placido Domingo conducting. Deadline for ordering is October 5th. Tickets will be mailed week of October 15th.

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.

CAN Coaches Needed

This is the third season in which Stanford has fielded a softball team in the 66-team Capital Alumni Network (CAN) league. CAN also coordinates competition among Washington DC college and university alumni clubs in flag football, basketball, and volleyball. More information about CAN is available at http://www.dcalum.org. If you think you might want to coach a Stanford team please contact Chris Shinkman at C.Shinkman@verizon.net or 301-229-4427”.