WDCSA Newsletter – June 2009

Sun 6/7 Book Club Discussion
Thur 6/18 WDCSA Happy Hour Cruise and Welcome-to-Summer Bash
Sun  6/21  WDCSA Community Outreach
Fri 6/26 Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Sat  8/1- Sun 8/9 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Every Tues June-August Canoe & Kayak Lessons and Picnic

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Book Club Discussion
Sunday, June 7, 5pm

The Stanford Book Club will meet at 5pm on Sunday, June 7, to discuss Chinua Achebe’s "Things Fall Apart." The meeting will take place at the home of the Barretts in Vienna near Wolf Trao. People interested in joining can  e-mail alisoncolew@hotmail.com for information.

WDCSA Happy Hour Cruise and Welcome-to-Summer Bash
Thursday, June 18  – 7:15pm
Potomac River Cruise
Departing Washington Harbour

Join fellow Stanford alums for a happy hour cruise and evening boat tour of DC’s monuments!  Your ticket is all-inclusive: a premium open bar, catered hors d’ouevres, cruise along the Potomac, and up to 120 new Stanford friends to meet. 

$30 for members and young alumni/ $40 for non-members 
Washington Harbour is located in Georgetown at 31st and K Streets, NW, across from the Riverside Grille on the dock.  Please arrive promptly at 7:15, as the boat will sail at 7:30 with or without ticket holders.

We will have a private 2-hour tour (that’s a promise, little buddy!) on the Miss Mallory, with the Potomac Riverboat Company: 
www.potomacriverboatco.com/miss-mallory.php Spaces are limited, so reserve early via the Stanford Alumni Association website at  
http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event5578reg Not sure if you’re a member?  Check at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp 

Any questions?  Email Steven Kelts, Ph.D. ’02 at kelts@gwu.edu.  For communication on the day of the event, you can call Steven at 202-365-9342.

WDCSA Community Outreach
Sunday, June 21 12-3pm
A Wider Circle,
Silver Spring, MD

Join WDCSA Volunteers in the Community! 
We will be volunteering with A Wider Circle, a nonprofit organization in Silver Spring that serves low-income families in our area in part by helping them fulfill basic needs for their homes.  We will be sorting and organizing donations of furniture and household items, moving items onto the "showroom" floor, and assisting as clients pick out furniture and other items.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Christina Russell at carussell17@comcast.net or 202-965-1842.

Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Friday, June 26
3100 Clarendon Blvd,
Arlington, VA

The Washington Wellesley Club will host an Ivy Singles Social Club summer kick-off happy hour at SoBe’s (short for South Beach).  Join us for a relaxing evening of good company in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the Washington area — Clarendon.  Enjoy a buffet of hearty hors d’oeuvres and linger over drinks at the cash bar, or step outside, weather permitting, to catch a summer breeze on the light-festooned courtyard patio.  Business or casual attire.

Take orange line Metro to Clarendon station, cross Clarendon Blvd.  Entrance is off the street, in the courtyard.  Free parking at Clarendon Square garage, 3033 Wilson Blvd. after 5:30pm.  Prepaid reservations: Send $25 check, payable to Washington Wellesley Club, to Deborah Tate, 1022 N. Cleveland Street, Arlington, VA 22201 by Monday, June 22.  Please note your school on the check.  RSVP’s and walk-ins are $35.  For any questions, please e-mail debtate2001@yahoo.com.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic Saturday, August 1- Sunday August 9    
16th & Kennedy, NW,
Washington DC

The 2009 Legg Mason Tennis Classic is an ATP World Tour 500 tournament, making it one of the top 20 men’s tournaments in the world. WDCSA has 6 premium box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions; our seats are in the same location as in recent years – at the end of the court and very close to the court. (These seats are $500/seat at the box office for the tournament). These seats provide access to the Courtside Club restaurant. We have two parking passes available for each session at $10/pass. The Sunday of the first weekend will include main draw matches as well as qualifying matches.

Sat 8/1 (qualifying) 10am – $7

Mon 8/3 4pm – $36 (4 left)
Tue 8/4 4pm – $43 (2 left)
Wed 8/5 4pm – $48
Fri 8/7 (quarterfinals) 12pm – $45
Fri 8/7 (quarterfinals) 7pm – $58 (3 left)
Sat 8/8 (semifinals) 1pm – $63 (3 left)
Sat 8/8 (semifinals) 7pm – $68 (1 left)
Sun 8/9 (finals) 12pm – $73 (2 left)

Please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired, the session, and parking passes desired. Bill will process requests in the order they are received and confirm availability by return email and provide instructions for payment.

Canoe & Kayak Lessons and Picnic
Tuesdays, June -August        6:30pm
Fletcher’s Boat House,
4940 Canal Rd NW,
Washington DC

EVERY Tuesday Evening Canoe & Kayak Lessons and Picnic. The canoe class will start on Tuesday June 2nd and continue every Tuesday through to August 25th. Join any of these 6:30-8 pm classes on the C&O Canal at Fletcher’s Boat House. Fletcher’s Boat House is off Canal Road about one mile below Chain Bridge in NW DC. (Note: Canal road is one way going West out of Georgetown from 3-7 pm weekdays). The class covers kayaking/canoeing at all levels. Bring food to share at the post-class potluck picnic. Cost for canoe, paddle, life jacket, and lessons is $5/person. Kids most welcome and FREE. For more information, please contact Jim Finucane 301/365-3485 before 9 PM or jim.finucane@yahoo.com.

Get Involved

Would you like to get more involved in planning upcoming WDCSA events? 

* Stanford’s Dean of Religious Life, Mr. Scotty McLennan will be visiting Washington DC this July to discuss religion in the Obama administration with the Stanford community.  If you would like to assist in planning the event, please contact John Smithson at jsmithson@gmail.com.

* Calling All Stanford Parents – WDCSA Vice President Chris Shinkman (P’98) and Melissa Clark (P’12) have been exploring the topic of stimulating more involvement and interest in the Club on the part of both alumni and non-alumni parents. They are working to identify other Club members and local Stanford-connected parents or alumni who share their interest in determining the direction any outreach should take. To contribute ideas, join in the conversation, or get more information, please contact Melissa Clark at madgardenr@comcast.net or 301-656-3560 (evenings and weekends).

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Stanford in the News

* “Economist Garth Saloner named new Dean of the Graduate School of Business”

* “Stanford informed of 7 probable H1N1 flu cases”