WDCSA Newsletter – February 2009

Sat 2/7 Ivy Winter Indoor Tennis
Sun 2/8 Stanford Basketball
Sun 2/8 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Thu 2/12 Health Seminar: Repetitive Stress InjuriesPOSTPONED
Sat 2/14 Stanford Basketball
Fri 2/27 Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Sat 3/14 Community Service at Washington Parks
Mon 3/23, Sat 5/2 Stanford at the Opera

*Stanford Play-Reading Group*
*WDCSA Member Profile*
*Stanford in the News*

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 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 Basketball
Sunday, Feb 8 5:30pm
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern,
639 Indiana Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20004
(nearest metro is Archive/Navy Memorial)

Saturday, Feb 14 5:00pm
Sign of the Whale,
1825 M Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20036
(nearest metro is Dupont Circle)

Are you ready for some Stanford basketball?
Come and join Stanford fans as we watch the Cardinal play Washington at the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern ((202) 347-6886) and Cal at the Sign of the Whale ((202) 785-1110). 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.

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, Feb 8 5:00pm

The book club will meet on Sunday, February 8, at 5:00pm to discuss Stud Terkel’s Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression. The March book is The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. Members will receive automatic notices. People interested can join the yahoo group site, or e-mail alisoncolew@hotmail.com for information.

Health Seminar: Repetitive Stress Injuries – POSTPONED
Thursday, Feb 12 6:30pm – POSTPONED
Stanford in Washington,
2661 Connecticut Avenue,
Washington, DC 20008

Please join fellow Stanford alumni in WDCSA’s first edition of a health seminar series. Dr. Daniel Pereles, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will discuss prevention and treatment of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). RSIs present an increasingly common challenge to clinicians and consist of various musculoskeletal disorders, generally related to tendons, muscles, or joints. RSIs may occur as a result of sports, recreational, and occupational activities.

Dr. Pereles is a surgeon at Montgomery Orthopedics and an Assistant Professor at George Washington University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital. Additionally, he serves as a volunteer physician with the United States Olympic Committee.

Registration and refreshments: 6:30-7:00pm. Lecture: Begins at 7:00pm for approximately 30 minutes, followed by a brief question and answer session.

Cost: Advance registration (through 2/9): $5 for members/young alums and $10 for non-members. At the door: $8 for members/young alums and $15 for non-members. Reserve online at http://pgnet22.stanford.edu/goto/event5165reg. Checks can be sent, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram at 815 South 18th St, #400, Arlington, VA 22202.

For any questions, please contact Rhonda Moore at moorer2001uk@yahoo.co.uk or at (832)794-0772.

Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Friday, Feb 27 6:30-8:30pm
Key Bridge Marriott, Capital View Ballroom,
1401 Lee Highway,
Arlington, VA 22209

The Columbia University Club of Washington DC invites you to an Ivy Singles Social Club Happy Hour at the Key Bridge Marriott in the elegant Capital View Ballroom on Friday, February 27, 6:30-8:30pm.

Join us at this unique venue, with one of the most spectacular views of Washington! Enjoy good company, delicious appetizers, and stunning vistas of the city and its monuments illuminated against the night sky. Business or casual attire. Cash bar.

Prepaid Reservations: $30 by check to Nancy Tate, 901 N. Monroe St., Apt. 705, Arlington, VA 22201, postmarked by Friday, February 20. Make checks payable to “CUCDC” and note your school on the check. $35 for email reservations (nancy.tate@hotmail.com) and walk-ins. Please RSVP to avoid lines at check-in and allow us to plan adequately. For more information, visit their website at www.ivysinglesdc.com.

The Key Bridge Marriott is accessible by Metro (take blue or orange line to Rosslyn). Free parking in the hotel garage is available with ticket validation. Detailed directions are on the hotel website: www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/waskb-key-bridge-marriott/

Community Service at Washington Parks
Saturday, Mar 14 1:00-4:00pm

Does this winter weather make you wish for spring and a chance to spend time outdoors? Save the date! On Saturday, March 14 from 1:00-4:00pm, join other WDCSA volunteers for an afternoon of sprucing up the local area. We may be helping with some ground clearing in an African-American/Quaker cemetery in a NW park, removing stream obstructions, or helping with renovations of Parks’ facilities depending on the weather and needs. More details will be available closer to the event. To sign up, please contact Tracy Williams at tracyw@gmail.com or Christina Russell at carussell17@comcast.net.

Stanford at the Opera
Spring 2009

Peter Grimes – Britten
Monday, March 23 at 7:00pm
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.
Exclusive one-time offer for WDCSA members at a 20% price reduction.
Prime Orchestra: $113.50. 2nd Tier 1: $55.90.

Siegfried – Wagner
Saturday, May 2 at 6:00pm
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 at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or (202) 483-4048.

Stanford Play-Reading Group

A play-reading group meets every two months to read aloud a play – Shakespeare, modern, or otherwise.

People of all ages who enjoy both theatre and reading aloud are welcome. No theatre training is required. For information, or to be added to our informal list, please e-mail alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

WDCSA Member Profile: William “Bill” Pegram

Bill Pegram, BA ’73, MBA ’77, has been a tireless and extremely effective leader for the Stanford community in Washington for the past 16 years. Bill is past President of WDCSA and the Washington chapter of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association. A two-time winner of the Stanford Associates Outstanding Achievement Award, his PhD is from Cal Tech and he has worked in both the public and private sectors in Washington since 1977. Although initially trained as an economist, Bill now teaches information technology at George Mason, Georgetown, and NVCC. He has been a voice of reason, and a keeper of key campus and club historical information, that has served years as a WDCSA Board leader. He is currently in charge of membership and the club webpage, positions he has held since 1999.

Stanford in the News

– Professor B J Fogg, Director of the Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab, will be teaching a free, non-credit course called “Facebook for Parents”.

– Angela Taylor ’93 is the new General Manager of the Washington Mystics and Ruben Amaro ‘87 is the new General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.