WDCSA Newsletter – December 2007

Sun 12/9 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Wed 12/19 Holiday Christmas Party
Sat 1/5   Stanford vs. USC Basketball
Mon 1/7 WDCSA Board Meeting
Spring Stanford at the Opera 2008 Season

*Get Involved w/Cardinal Young Alumni*

Stanford Beats Cal in Big Game!

Congratulations Stanford Cardinal!! We beat Cal 20-13 in the 110th Big Game, breaking the Bears five-game hold on the series. What better way to start the holiday season?!

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

The Washington Book Group will meet to discuss Josephine Tey’s “The Daughter of Time”. 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 January book will be “Adam, Eve, and the Serpent” by Eileen Pagels.

WDCSA Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 19  6:30-8:30pm
529 14th St NW, 13th Floor,
Washington DC, 20045

Looking to add some cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alums to celebrate the festive season at the National Press Club’s Murrow Room. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Directions and map are available at www.press.org/directions.cfm

Price is $5 for WDCSA members, $8 for non-members. Please be sure to RSVP and pay online at http://pgnet22.stanford.edu/goto/event3970info. The online registration deadline has been extended to Monday, December 17. Checks may be sent to the attention of Steven Kelts at Department of Political Science, Monroe Hall 4th Floor, 2115 G Street, NW, WDC, 20052. Questions? Contact Steven at kelts@gwu.edu or (202) 365-9342.

See who’s coming

Stanford vs. USC Basketball
Saturday, January 5, 8pm-11pm
McFadden’s Restaurant
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC

Come support your favorite Stanford basketball team as they play USC! We will gather to watch the game at McFadden’s. Tip-off is at 8pm.

Stanford’s game against Texas Tech will also be televised on ESPN2 at 4:30pm EST on 22 December. Tune in from home to cheer on the Card!

WDCSA Board Meeting
Monday, January 7   7:00-8:00pm
Stanford in Washington
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.

Stanford at the Opera – Spring 2008 Season

The Flying Dutchman – Wagner
Monday, April 7th @ 7 PM
The opera that introduced Heinz Fricke as conductor and helped to establish WNO as a world class company.  Jennifer Wilson and Alan Held star. 
Deadline for ordering is March 7th.  Tickets will be mailed week of March 17th.

Tamerlano – Handel
Monday, May 12th @ 7 PM.
A new role for Placido Domingo in the seldom-heard exotic jewel of baroque opera, also featuring counter-tenor superstar David Daniels. Deadline for ordering is April 11th.  Tickets will be mailed week of April 21st.

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.

Get Involved with the Cardinal Young Alumni!

Recent grads, join the Cardinal Young Alumni here in DC! Stay tuned for a January kick-off event, joining your fellow Cardinal Young Alumni to support Stanford Basketball.

Young alums are meeting now to plan events for the upcoming year. Do you have ideas? Want to get involved? E-mail sofieleon@gmail.com.