WDCSA Newsletter – January 2012

January 2012 Newsletter

Book Club Discussion
Sunday, January 8 5-8 pm

Bethesda, Md.

The book club met at the home of Perry Seiffert to discuss the novel The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. The February book is Cat’s
by Michael Ondaatje.

For information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com

Ivy Singles Social Club Event

Friday, January 13 6:30-9 pm

Woman’s National Democratic Club at
The Whittemore House Mansion

1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

Join Ivy Singles for an evening of exceptional non-partisan company and conversation at the Whittemore House, home of the Woman’s National Democratic Club.

The Whittemore House is an elegant historic mansion centrally located in
Washington’s fashionable Dupont Circle. Built in the late 19th century as a
private residence, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and pays
tribute to the English Arts and Crafts movement and American "Shingle Style"

Nine enchanting rooms of varying size make it an ideal setting for private parties,
weddings and special events. Each is unique in character and beautifully furnished
with antiques, art, and political memorabilia. The mansion is special in that none of
its public rooms are square or rectangular.

Reservations: Prepay $30 by check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive,
Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday, January 8th. Make checks payable to "The
Cornell Club of Washington" and note your school on the check.
Online payment can be made on the Cornell Club Website (includes Paypal fee):

www.cornellclubdc.org/events/2012/01/13/ivy-singles-january-event-womans-national-democratic-club Pay at the door
$40 for walk-ins. Email Spiekare@verizon.net for more information.

Metro/parking: The Whittemore House mansion is on
New Hampshire Avenue, a half block Northeast of
Dupont Circle and 2 minutes walk from the Du Pont
Metro Station (Red Line).

For those driving, there are
3 parking garages nearby, and street parking, while
always limited, improves after 6:30.

The Ivy Singles Social Club is a coalition of Ivy
League, Seven Sister and other prestigious schools’
regional alumni associations that sponsors social
activities. Our events are open to all single alumni of
member schools and their guests

Boomers to Busters: Winter Warm-Up
Friday, January 20 6-8 pm
The Washington Club
15 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036

Attention: Late Boomers and Early Busters! Have
you ever watched the "Evening News" with Peter
Jennings, Dan Rather, or even Walter Cronkite?
Make your New Year’s resolution to join a new group
and enjoy this gorgeous marble mansion that was
once a temporary White House. Nibble on snacks
with people who watched the original Star Trek, but
who would not even consider watching sequels.
There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

The Washington Club is a white marble building on
the northwest part of Dupont Circle. Either exit of
the Dupont Circle Metro. Paid parking next door at
Books-a-Million. Business, business casual, or cocktail

Online registration is $30 for previous attendees and
$50 for couples who have not previously attended
any event at www.alumni.uchicago.edu, Connect &
Learn, Events, By Region, DC until Tuesday, January
17th. Walk-ins are $40.

Boomers to Busters is sponsored by the University
of Chicago Club of DC. It is targeted for
undergraduate and graduate alumni of Chicago 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, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Carleton,
Carnegie-Mellon, Chicago, Haverford, MIT, Mount
Holyoke, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Pomona,
Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tulane, Vassar, Wellesley,
and Williams. Others are welcome.

WDCSA and Cardinal Young Alumni
GrubWithUs Dinner
Tuesday, January 24 7:30 pm

Raku in Dupont Circle
1900 Q Street NW
Washington, DC

Please join Cardinal Young Alumni to kick off the new
year with dinner at Raku! WDCSA has partnered
with GrubWithUs to offer special pricing at some of
the District’s local restaurants for young alumni
dinners. This is a great opportunity to kick off the
new year by reconnecting with fellow alums and
meeting new Stanford grads in the area. Attendees
are expected to pay for their own meal. Use the link
below to sign up today!

Ivy Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis
Saturday, February 4 7:30 pm
Arlington Y Tennis & Squash Club
3400 N. 13th Street
Arlington, VA 22201

Admission for players with advance registration is
$25 per person by check or credit card. Door
admission for players is $30 per person and is
payable by cash or check, no credit card.
Admission is $10 for non-players.

Tennis party policies:

1. Advance registration can be made check in advance
to the address below, or paying by credit card in
advance at the Harvard Club Web-site shown below
by clicking on the listing in the event calendar. All
payments must be received by 02/03/2012 to qualify
for the advance registration price. There is no
registration by fax, email, or telephone.

2. Requests for refunds must be received by 3 pm on

3. Door admission available at the higher price noted
above by cash or check only.

4. Each attendee is responsible for any damage to the
facility, injuries or accidents in connection with this

Register here: www.harvard-dc.org
For more information:
Contact: David Federbush at (301)-657-4691, or
email him at federbus@erols.com.

Stanford at the Opera
Spring 2012

Kennedy Center
Nabucco – Verdi

Thursday, May 10 @ 7:30 pm
Verdi’s powerful blockbuster about the defeat,
enslavement, and exile of the ancient Babylonian
Jews by King Nabucco features a grand and
gorgeous score. Thaddeus Strassberger’s new
production will transport you to the lost wonders
of the world to witness a royal family at odds with
their nation and each other.

Prime Orchestra $146.50; 2nd Tier $ 79.
For tickets – send a check payable to WDCSA to
Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW,
Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at
bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048.
All performances are by the Washington National
Opera (WNO) and are at the Kennedy Center.

Stanford In the News

  • Michael A. McFaul, a Stanford political science
    professor and senior fellow at the university’s
    Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies,
    was confirmed by the Senate to be the next
    ambassador to Russia.
  • Stanford University has withdrawn its application
    to the city of New York to construct an applied
    sciences and engineering campus on Roosevelt

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