WDCSA Newsletter – January 2008

Sat 1/5 Stanford vs. USC Basketball
Mon 1/7 WDCSA Board Meeting
Fri 1/13 Stanford Book Club
Wed 1/23 Cardinal Young Alum Event
Fri 1/25 Ivy Singles Event
Thu 3/6 Hexagon: 2008: Stars and Gripes Forever
Spring Stanford at the Opera 2008 Season

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.

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 Book Club Meeting
Sunday, January 13 6:00-9:00pm

The Washington Book Group will meet to discuss Eileen Pagels’s “Adam, Eve, and the Serpent”. Please email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com for more information or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group." The February book will be “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert.

Cardinal Young Alum Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 23 5:30-7:30pm
Buffalo Billiards,
1330 19th St NW,
Washington DC 20036

Help start a tradition as the DC Cardinal Young Alumni group hosts its first monthly happy hour!! Join your fellow young alums at Buffalo Billiards just off the Dupont Metro stop for drink specials, pool tables, and over 25 TVs!

Can’t make this installment of the C-YA Monthly Happy Hour? Want a full listing of future C-YA events? Sign up at www.stanfordalumni.org/lists/dcyoungalumni to receive the announcements. Also, visit us at www.stanfordalumni.org/clubs/dcyoungalumni.

The DC C-YA group is starting the New Year off fresh. Young alums are meeting now to revitalize the group. Do you have ideas? Want to find out how you can help plan and organize future C-YA events? E-mail stanforddccya@gmail.com.

Ivy Singles Event
Friday, January 25 6:30-9:30pm
The Arts Club,
2017 I Street NW,
Washington, DC

Join us at this historic landmark, the James Monroe House, just off Pennsylvania Avenue. Monthly exhibits of paintings and photography line the walls. We will have a light buffet, drinks (cash bar), desserts, coffee and tea, and walk through the two floors of spacious rooms in the company of sophisticated singles.

To reserve a space, please send $30 by check, payable to "The Harvard Club of Washington". Note your own college or university on the check. Send it to Peter Meyer, 1505 Crystal Drive #804, Arlington, VA 22202, by January 19th. We will welcome walk-ins for $35, too. Please RSVP by email or at the upcoming Evite site (to be broadcast to our email list). Questions? Ask Peter at pbmeyer@econterms.net or (703) 413-0098.

Hexagon: Washington’s Original Political Satirical Musical Comedy
Thursday, March 6, 8 pm
Duke Ellington School of the Arts,
3500 R Street, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20007

The 2008 all-original Revue “Hexagon 2008: Stars and Gripes Forever”, coming during a presidential election year, promises to be as rollicking good fun as shows over the last 51 years, including 2007’s Strike While the Irony’s Hot. An all-volunteer membership makes up the writing team, cast, orchestra and crew, and all proceeds – more than $3 million over the years — go to area charities. This year, proceeds will benefit The Ellington Fund for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Price is $20, a $5 discount off the regularly priced tickets, for groups booking ahead. Tickets at the discounted price are available only until February 1.

Sign up below or send your check payable to the "WDCSA" or Washington DC Stanford Association to Christopher Shinkman at 5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive tickets ahead of time. For more information, contact Chris at 301-229-4427 or send him an email at c.shinkman@verizon.net.


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 and also featuring counter-tenor superstar David Daniels.
Deadline for ordering is April 6th. Tickets will be mailed week of April 28st.

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.