WDCSA Newsletter – December 2008

Sun 12/7 Writer’s Series Event: Christopher Sorrentino – POSTPONED – NO NEW DATE SET
Various dates Stanford Basketball
Sat 12/13 WDCSA Holiday Community Service Project
Sun 12/14 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Mon 12/15 WDCSA Holiday Party
Sun 1/25 WDCSA 2009 Welcome Event
Sat 2/7 Ivy Alumni Tennis
Spring 2009 Stanford at the Opera

*Request for Inauguration Housing and Tickets Assistance*
*WDCSA Member Profile*

Stanford Basketball

Are you ready for some Stanford basketball?

Come and join Stanford fans as we watch the following men’s games at the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern, 639 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 2004 (202-347-6886). Nearest metro stop is Gallery Place or Archives/Navy Memorial. Admission is free and food and drink specials will be available. Please contact Chris Shinkman at c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427 for more information.

Sunday, December 14 vs. Colorado State 7:00pm
Sunday, December 28 vs. Texas Tech 10:00pm
Thursday, January 8 vs. Washington 10:30pm
Saturday, January 17 vs. Cal 10:00pm
Saturday, January 24 vs. Oregon State 10:00pm
Sunday, February 8 vs. Washington 5:30pm
Saturday, February 14 vs. Cal 5:00pm

WDCSA Holiday Community Service Project
Saturday, Dec. 13 9am-12pm
Capital Area Food Bank,
645 Taylor Street NE,
Washington, DC 20017

Been hankering for a volunteer opportunity? Now’s your chance! WDCSA will be volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank, which is a 10-minute walk from Brookland-CUA metro stop. Come join Stanford alums in sorting and preparing food for distribution to local families and programs. Last year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed over 20 million pounds of food and fresh produce in the Washington Metro Area. For more information or to sign up, please contact Christina Russell (carussell17@comcast.net) or Tracy Williams (tracyw@gmail.com). It’ll be a great way to meet fellow alums, and to get on Santa’s good side!

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, Dec. 14 5:00pm

The group will meet at the home of Connie and Terence Barrett to discuss "Another Life" and "The House on the Embankment" by Yuri Trifonov. Titles for discussion for the next 6 months will be posted by mid December and will be sent to members of the group’s yahoo site. Join at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks. For other information, email Alison Cole Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

WDCSA Holiday Party
Monday, Dec. 15 7-10pm
DACOR-Bacon House,
1801 F Street NW,
Washington DC 20006

Looking to add some cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alums to celebrate the festive season at the DACOR-Bacon House. The venue (built 1824-25) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The DACOR-Bacon House will be decorated for the holiday season and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

The advanced registration price is $5 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’04 – ’08), and guests; $8 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event5023reg by December 10. Checks made out to WDCSA may be sent to Kevin Coyne, 900 Army-Navy Drive, #1523, Arlington, VA 22202.

Walk-ins are welcome, however advance reservations (by December 10) are requested as space is limited. Price at the door (cash and check only) is $10 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’04 to ’08), and guests; $15 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please email reservations and questions to Kevin Coyne at kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org. You may see who is coming at http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event5023who

New Year, New Members, New Ideas: Welcome to WDCSA 2009!
Sunday, Jan. 25 1-4pm

Did you just join WDCSA and want to get involved? Have you been a member and want to provide your feedback on past events or the club’s future direction? Mark your calendars to join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association’s board of directors for our annual welcome event to kick off a new year of service to local alumni. The event will be graciously hosted by Vice President, Kevin Coyne ’02.

More details to follow in the January newsletter! Please e-mail John Smithson at jsmithson@gmail.com for any questions.

Ivy Winter Indoor Tennis
Saturday, Feb. 7 6:45-11:00pm
Arlington Y Tennis & Squash Club,
3400 N 13th Street,
Arlington, VA 22201

The Harvard and Yale Clubs of Washington DC invite you to join them for a popular Ivy alumni tennis party. It will be an enjoyable way to socialize and network with other Ivy alumni members and their guests.

This event is open to players of all ages and levels. Advanced registration is $25 per player and registration at the door will be $30. Non-playing guests must pay $10. The fees will cover court rentals, tennis balls, snacks and sodas. The deadline for cancellations is February 6 at 3pm.

Please make checks payable to Yale Club of Washington D.C. and mail to: Sheila Summers, 4227 46th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016. For credit card payments, log on to www.yaleclubdc.org. All questions should be directed to David Federbush at 301-657-4691 (h), 301-657-4680 (w), federbus@erols.com.

Stanford at the Opera
Spring 2009

Peter Grimes – Britten
Monday, March 23 @ 7 pm
Alan Held and Patricia Racette star in the acclaimed Santa Fe production.
Deadline for ordering is February 23. Tickets will be mailed week of March 9.
Prime Orchestra $141.50. 2nd Tier 1 $69.50.

Siegfried – Wagner
Saturday, May 2 @ 6 pm
Your only chance this year to hear Wagner in Washington – the third in Francesca Zambello’s American Ring Cycle with Alan Held (The Wanderer) and Heinz Fricke (conducting). Very few tickets remain.
Deadline for ordering is April 3. Tickets will be mailed week of April 13.
1st Tier and Orchestra $111.50. 2nd Tier 1 $76.50.

For tickets Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Please contact Betty Byrne with any questions at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048.

Request for Inauguration Housing and Tickets Assistance

I am a Stanford alum who is planning to visit D.C. for the inauguration with two friends and wonder if any alumni in the area have any rooms to rent. We plan to arrive on Friday, January 16 and leave on Wednesday, January 21. We are willing to spend up to $300 total per night. We would like to be in D.C. within walking distance of the Metro. Also, separate from housing, we are interested in tickets to the inauguration or associated daytime or evening events if anyone has access to tickets. If you know of rooms to rent or have access to tickets, please contact me at my email address (lauriegca@yahoo.com) or my cell at (510) 551-8322. If you call me, please note that I am in California. Thank you very much! Regards, Laurie Gould ’81


WDCSA Member Profile: Rhonda J. Moore, PhD

A Chicago native, Rhonda received her BS in Communication and Performance Studies from Northwestern in 1988. An MA and PhD in Anthropology from Stanford followed, with Condoleeza Rice as one of her Advisors for a dissertation on pain, emotion and injury among US Marines. Rhonda came to Washington to work as a Project Officer for a drug program for DOT/NHTSA and then moved to the National Cancer Institute at NIH where she is Health Science Administrator. Her main areas of interest include chronic pain, including pain from post-chemotherapeutic treatment. She has an article on chemotherapy scheduled to appear in the Oncology Nursing Journal and is hard at work on a book on pain and cancer survivorship. Rhonda is a member of SAA and heard about WDCSA through our Book Club. She is organizing for the Club a series of health-related talks, the first one to be on repetitive stress injury.