WDCSA Newsletter – November 2011

November 2011

Stanford vs. Oregon State Game Watch
Saturday, November 5 3:30 pm
Mighty Pint
1831 M Street, NW,
Washington D.C. 20036

Our ranking continues to rise and our post-season prospects continue to get
brighter. Join Stanford fans as we watch the Cardinal battle the Oregon State
Beavers in a key PAC-12 matchup. We have the entire Mighty Pint restaurant and
bar reserved.

Admission is free, no RSVP is required, and food/drink specials will be offered.
The Mighty Pint is a short walk from Dupont Circle. Wear your Cardinal garb
and be loud and proud.

Book Club Discussion
Sunday, November 13 5-8 pm
Capitol Hill
Washington D.C.

The book group will discuss The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht at the home of Alison
Westfall. Email alisoncolew@hotmail.com for information.

Boomers to Busters: Fall Festivity
Friday, November 18 6-8 pm

The Army and Navy Club
901 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

What better place to celebrate Veteran’s Day, albeit a week late, than at the Army
and Navy Club? Come discuss politics with people old enough to have been
served meals on airplanes, but too young to know (much less believe) that
stewardesses once had to "retire" at thirty. Have a drink and a nosh in the Iwo
Jima Room. Event includes hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

The Army and Navy Club is on the east side of Farragut Square. Valet parking
available. "Proper attire", i.e. coat and tie, is required.

Online registration is $30 (www.alumni.uchicago.edu, Connect & Learn, Events,
By Region, DC) until Tuesday, November 15th. Email
reservations and walk-ins are $40.
Boomers to Busters is targeted for alumni of
Stanford and similar schools who were
undergraduates from the mid 1970s to mid 1990s,
and their spouses, partners and guests. Schools
advertising Boomers to Busters events include
Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Caltech, Chicago, Haverford,
MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Smith, Stanford,
Swarthmore, Vassar, Wellesley and Williams.

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Viewing Party
Saturday, November 19
Spider Kelly’s
3181 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

It’s time to put on your Cardinal red and cheer on
the Stanford football team in the 114th Big Game as
we keep our winning streak alive! 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 one 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 15:
$12 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’07 – ’11)
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 (’07 to ’11)
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 drafts, $12 Yuengling & Blue Moon pitchers, $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, 2011. Please contact Joanna Hiatt Kim
at johiattkim@gmail.com on or before this date to
request a refund.

– RSVP online by November 15 – http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event8466reg

– See who’s coming – http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event8466who

– Check your WDCSA membership status –

Questions? Email Joanna Hiatt Kim, ’02, at

Tour of Gertrude Stein Exhibit with
Professor Wanda Corn
Sunday, November 20 3pm
National Portrait Gallery
Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the highly touted
"Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories" exhibit with
the exhibit’s Curator–Stanford’s own distinguished
art history professor emeritus, Wanda Corn.
Professor Corn spent more than 10 years
researching and creating the show that illustrates
Gertrude Stein’s life and pivotal role in the art world
during the 20th century. The multifaceted exhibit
reflects Stein’s influence as an artist, art collector,
writer and style-maker. No cost for the event but
you need to register as there is limited space. To register, visit http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event8491reg

For more information about the exhibit, visit www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/exhstein.html

The National Portrait Gallery is located at 8th and F
Street, NW, Washington, DC. Metro: The museum
is conveniently located above the Gallery Place-
Chinatown Metrorail station (Red, Yellow and Green
lines). When exiting the Metro please take the Arena
exit at 7th and F Streets.

Professor Corn is the Faculty Leader for a Stanford Travel/Study trip to Santa Fe and Taos in May 2012 – https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/travel-study/trip/?ciid=25862course

Stanford Alumni Connection Potluck
December 2011

The Stanford Alumni Potluck Dinners are looking for
interested attendees for the last alumni potluck
dinner of the year! The theme will be centered
around work and interest in "Foreign Affairs" and is
slated for the first half of December.

The Stanford Alumni Potluck Dinners are events that
mix older and younger alums who have similar
interests in order to help invigorate the Stanford
community in DC and give us an opportunity to
spend an evening with our extended Stanford family.
Dinners are hosted at the homes of alumni and vary
from cocktail and hors d’oeuvres events to full sitdown

If interested, please make sure to fill-out the survey
at www.tinyurl.com/alumnidinners ASAP as event emails
will be going out in the next week! We are
looking to finalize a host so if you are interested in
hosting the dinner at your home, e-mail the
organizers directly!

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail
Tom ’83 (kohntom@gmail.com) or Mark ’09

Ivy Singles Social Club Holiday Party
Friday, December 2 6:30-9 pm
DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street, NW (at 18th Street)
Washington, DC 20006

WDCSA invites you to the Ivy Singles Social Club
Holiday Party! Our venue is once again the elegant
and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25),
home to several Supreme Court Justices and a
Maryland governor. U.S. Congressman from New
York, Robert Low Bacon and his wife, Virginia Murray
Bacon, lived in the house until 1980. Upon her death
Virginia bequeathed the building and furnishings as a
memorial to her husband. The DACOR-Bacon
House and Foundation now serve as a "place to
facilitate international peace and understanding" as
well as a conference and meeting place for
Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR).
Each floor of the DACOR-Bacon House will be
festively decorated for the holiday season. We will
feast on hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a fine
selection of wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks
from a cash bar. Consistent with our elegant
surroundings, please come dressed in holiday, cocktail
or business attire.

Reservations, online or snail mail:
Register online for $35, which includes a $2
processing fee: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ycwd&formId=90275

To register by mail send a check for $35 by payable
to "WDCSA" or "Washington DC Stanford
Association" to:
Phebe Greenwood, 504 Gaslight Drive, Richmond,
Virginia 23229.

Checks must be received by Monday, November
28th. 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

Take the Orange/Blue Line to Farragut West. Walk 3
blocks south on 18th St.

Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. Please be
aware that most nearby parking garages close early.
Check with the garage attendant.

Questions? Email Phebe Greenwood at
phebepg@yahoo.com or Charlotte Perry at

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 15 7-10 pm

DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street, NW (at 18th Street)
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 and has been home to

several Supreme Court Justices, members of
Congress, and a Maryland governor. The DACOR-Bacon
House will be decorated for the holiday
season and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a
cash bar will be provided.

The advanced registration price is $8 for WDCSA
members, young alumni (’07 – ’11), and guests; $12
for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP
and pay online at http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event8483reg. 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 (’07 – ’11), 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

Stanford In the News

  • Stanford and Cornell are competing for the right
    to establish a new science/technology campus in
    New York City.
  • Stanford’s Silicon Valley Archive now contains
    historic Apple research-and-development
    materials, early machines, and other pieces of the
    company’s history.

Get Involved

Stanford Alumni, friends, and family 15 years and
older have the opportunity to volunteer with
Zoolights from Nov.25-Dec.11 and Dec.16- Jan.1
from 5 pm- 9pm. Zoolights is the National Zoo’s
FREE holiday time event. Capital area residents can
create memories with loved ones while enjoying
thousands of environmentally-friendly light and
animal exhibits, and entertainment. Visitors can thaw
their paws in our animal houses while attending
special keeper talks. Of course, the crown jewels of
ZooLights are the dozens of animal light displays.

For more information visit, http://nationalzoo.si.edu/activitiesandevents/celebrations/zoolights/

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