WDCSA Newsletter – November 2010

Stanford vs. Arizona Game Watch
Saturday, November 6 – 8 pm
McFadden’s Saloon,
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC

Come out and show your support for the Cardinal football team during the game watch party. We will have the downstairs dining room all to ourselves and food and drink specials will be offered. The Foggy Bottom metro stop is one block away. All Stanford fans are invited!

Book Club Discussion
Sunday, November 7 – 5 pm
3021 Cleveland Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC

The book group is extending a special invitation to hear Joy Dunkerley discuss her book, Sometimes Eagle’s Wings, about the history of the early airline, Aeropostale. Please e-mail alisoncolew@hotmail.com, or call Joy at 202
232-1118, to RSVP. The book is available at Amazon and the author has a few copies available.

Sunday, November 14 5-8pm
Vienna, Va

The regular book group meeting will take place at the home of Terence and Connie Barrett. The book to be discussed is Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar by Adam Nicolson.

The December book is A Long Song by Andrea Levy. Please e-mail alisoncolew@hotmail.com for more information.

The 2010 Midterm Elections: Lessons for the Democrats and Republicans in 2012
Monday, November 8 – 6pm
Stanford in Washington,
Robert M. and Anne T. Bass Center
2661 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, DC

The Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Association of Washington, DC presents a panel of local political insiders in a discussion on the 2010 midterm elections.

The panel will be moderated by former Stanford professor Luis R. Fraga, P ’08, associate vice provost for faculty advancement at the University of Washington.

Questions? Contact Claudia L. Aranda, ’99 at Claudia.aranda@stanfordalumni.org

Leading Matters Washington DC
Saturday, November 13 1:30- 9:30 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC

Cost: $95; $40 for young alums
Register at www.stanfordalumni.org/leadingmatters/washington_dc/welcome.htm

Leading Matters is an educational adventure that reveals how Stanford is changing and reinventing itself. Leading Matters Washington, DC will feature a day of thought-provoking panels, stimulating seminars and state-of-the-art media presentations, as well as cocktails and dinner. Hear from President John Hennessy on the Stanford of today and tomorrow, and learn with and from distinguished faculty members. It’s the best of Stanford today, and it’s all in your own backyard!

Ivy Singles Harvest Soiree
Friday, November 19 6:30- 9 pm
3206 M Street NW,
Washington, DC

Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar are included with $30 advance payment registration. Registration by email, phone, or at the door is $35.

To register and pay in advance, note your school on the check, make your check payable to "The Dartmouth Club of Washington DC", and mail it to Dan Crowley, 1440 N St NW #202, Washington DC 20005. Advance registration checks must be received by Monday, November 15. To minimize lines at check-in, please RSVP providing your name and school by email to DanielFCrowley@Compuserve.com, or by phone to 202 234-6676.

Attire is business or cocktail. Guests are welcome.

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Party
Saturday, November 20
Doors open at 3:00 EST; kick-off at 3:30
Spider Kelly’s,
3181 Wilson Boulevard,
Arlington, VA 22201,
(703) 312-8888

It’s time to put on your Cardinal red and cheer on the Stanford football team in the 113th Big Game! The DC Stanford and Cal Alumni Associations are organizing the annual Big Game viewing party, so come out and support the Cardinal as we crush those Bears!

Spider Kelly’s is 1 block from the Clarendon Metro (Orange line). We will have the entire restaurant to ourselves, but capacity may still be limited–alums are encouraged to pre-register!

Price by November 17:
$12 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’06 – ’10) and their guests
$15 for non-WDCSA members and their guests;
$8 for kids 12 and under

Price at the door (cash and check only):
$15 for WDCSA members, young alums (’06 to ’10), and their guests
$20 for non-WDCSA members and their guests
$10 for kids 12 and under.

***Price includes appetizers, drink specials ($2.50 Miller Lite, Bud Light, Corona, & Corona Light bottles, $3 Yuengling, Blue Moon & Northern Lights
IPA drafts, $3 bloody marys, $4 cardinal and blue shooters, and complimentary soda, coffee, and tea), and exclusive viewing of the Big Game.***

We regret that no refunds will be given after November 15, 2010. Please contact Joanna Hiatt Kim at johiattkim@gmail.com on or before thisdate to request a refund.

RSVP online by November 17 – http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event7212reg
See Who’s Coming – http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event7212who
Check your WDCSA membership status –www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp
Questions? Email Joanna Hiatt Kim, ’02, at johiattkim@gmail.com

Ivy Singles Holiday Party
Friday, December 3 6:30-9 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F St., NW,
Washington, DC

Mark your calendar and plan to join Ivy Singles once again at the elegantly appointed DACOR Bacon House. Each floor of the historic house will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season. We will feast on delicious and varied hors d’oeuvres and will serve festive libations from a cash bar. Consistent with our elegant surroundings, please come dressed in holiday, cocktail or business attire.

Register online for $35, which includes a $2 processing fee: Register at


To register by mail, send a check for $35 payable to"WDCSA" or "Washington DC Stanford Association" to:
Phebe Greenwood, 504 Gaslight Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23229. Checks must be received by Monday, November 29th. Please note your school on the memo line of the check.

Walk-ins are welcome at $40, however advance reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 16 7-10 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F St., NW,
Washington, DC

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 and has been home to several Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, and a Maryland governor. The DACOR BaconHouse 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 $8 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’06 – ’10), and guests; $12 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event7249reg. Checks made out to WDCSA may be sent to Kevin Coyne, 900 Army-Navy Drive, #1523, Arlington, VA 22202.

The price at the door is $12 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’06 – ’10), and guests; $15 for non-WDCSA members and guests. We regret that no refunds will be given after December 10. Please contact Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

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