WDCSA Newsletter – July 2012

July 2012 Newsletter

Colorado Wildfire Relief Fundraiser Happy Hour
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
639 Indiana Ave, NW DC
Tuesday, July 3rd,
6-8 PM

Seeing coverage on the news about all the wildfires in Colorado this summer has been absolutely heartbreaking. People are losing their homes, and it will be many many years before the lands affected by the fire return to normal again.

The local chapter of the University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association is holding a happy hour event at Penn Quarter today to raise money for wildfire relief. A 5 dollar wristband gets you $14 pitchers of Fat Tire, $4 pints, and extended happy hour specials. They will also be raffling off prizes, and they will be accepting additional donations at the event. All donations and proceeds will benefit the Colorado Red Cross.

Please RSVP to the event at dcbuffs@coloradoalum.org.

If you cannot attend the event, but would still like to donate, they have set up an online donation page as well.

Book Club Discussion
Sunday, July 8 5-8 pm
Bethesda, MD

The book club will meet at the home of Kathie Krumm to discuss Unbroken: A World War II Story by Laura Hildenbrand. For information on the book club, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Ivy Singles Reception and Potluck
Saturday, July 21 6-9 pm
Hillyer Art Gallery
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC

The Ivy Singles Social Club is hosting a pot luck reception and BYOB (red wine is not allowed at this venue). Admission is $5 if you bring a dish and $10 without a dish. The prices increase by $5 if you pay at the door.

The Hillyer Art Gallery is located in the alley behind the Phillips Collection. From the 21st Street Phillips Collection entrance, walk into the alley under the overpass between the Phillips Collection buildings and take a right. The Hillyer Art Gallery is at the end of the alley.

Reserve online at this link: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/public/Register.dyn?eventID=68422&groupID=153 (a 50 cent per person transaction fee will be added for online registration) or Send check payable to MIT Club of Washington to Greg Howland, 6312 Carnegie Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.
Please write the name of your school on the check. Send any questions to Greg Howland at gbhowland@gmail.com.

Citi Open (formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic)

Saturday, July 28- Sunday, Aug 5

16th & Kennedy, NW Washington D.C.

The 2012 Citi Open is an ATP World Tour 500 tournament, making it one of the top 20 men’s tournaments in the world. We have the same 6 box premium box seats to all sessions as in previous years (Aisle 36, Section 3). The seats are at the end of the court and very close to the court. These seats provide access to the Courtside Club restaurant. We have two parking passes available for each session at $15/pass.

We also have 4 upper level seats (Section 7, Row J) at the same end of the court as our boxes to each session. The Sunday of the first weekend usually includes main draw matches as well as qualifying matches. Tickets also include the women’s WTA International Level Event to be held at the same facility during this week (last year it was held in College Park).

Current (7/4/2012) availability:

Session Box Upper Level Parking Passes
Sat 7/28 10am (ATP & WTA Qualifying) $8 box (2 left) Sold out 1
Sunday 7/29 10am (ATP Qualifying, WTA Main Draw) Sold out Sold out Sold out
Mon 7/30 4pm (ATP & WTA Main Draw) Sold out Sold out Sold out
Tue 7/31 4pm (ATP & WTA Main Draw) Sold out Sold out Sold out
Wed 8/1 4pm (ATP & WTA Main Draw) Sold out $25 upper (4 left) 1
Thurs 8/2 4pm (ATP Main Draw, WTA Quarterfinals) Sold out $30 upper (2 left) 1
Friday 8/3 2pm (ATP Quarterfinals, WTA Semifinals) $92 box (2 left) $40 upper (4 left) 2
Sat 8/4 (semifinals) 12 pm (ATP Semifinals) $67 box (2 left) $35 upper (4 left) 2
Sat 8/4 (semifinals) – 7pm (ATP Semifinals, WTA Finals) Sold out $40 upper (2 left) 1
Sun 8/5 (finals) 1pm (ATP Finals) $82 box (2 left) $45 upper (4 left) 1 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.

June 2012 Event Spotlight


Thank you to Yolanda Townsend, class of 1983, who opened her amazing home to us Saturday night, June 23rd, in Bethesda. Another Stanford Potluck was held, this time with a"business" theme. Fun was had by all as local Stanford alums — young and "seasoned" alike — got to know each other better in a great, casual atmosphere. Assembled were alums from the undergrad, masters, PhD and GSB programs who all had one thing in common: a fondness for Stanford and a desire to connect with other Stanford grads here in the DC area. All who participated left with new friends to follow up with.

The next themed potluck will be "Legal" and will tentatively be held on Saturday night, September 22nd. If you are willing to host or wish to attend please contact markskogan@gmail.com or kohntom@gmail.com.

Stanford In the News

  • Stanford professor, Scott Hubbard, is overseeing the development of an asteroid early-detection system. The Sentinel Space Telescope will map the approximately half million large asteroids that populate the inner solar system. The observations could be used to identify threats decades in advance of an impending collision.
  • A Stanford medical student, two alums and a scholar who will begin a joint degree program at the Graduate School of Business and the School of Education this fall have received Soros Fellowships, which honor and support the graduate educations of "New Americans." Each fellow receives tuition
    and living expenses of up to $90,000 over two academic years.

Get Involved

  • WDCSA Co-Ed Softball
    Our Stanford softball team is in need of players – male and female. It is not too late to join this season. The quality of play is at moments brilliant and at other times hysterically pathetic, but we always have a good time! Interested alumni should send a note to wdcsasoftball@gmail.com. We have a particular need for women this season to complete our roster. We hope to see you this summer!

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