WDCSA Newsletter – February 2013

February 2013 Newsletter

Boomers to Busters: Post Inauguration Gathering
Friday, February 8 6-8 pm

The Washington Club
15 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036

Do you remember when Presidential elections started after the Mid-term ones?
Whether you are depressed or delighted that the hoopla is over, come relax with
a group of folks who remember the Reagan administration, but not the
Eisenhower one. Enjoy the ambience of a mansion that was a temporary White
House. The Washington Club is a white marble building on the northwest part of
Dupont Circle (either Metro exit). Paid parking next door at Books-a-Million.
Business, business casual, or cocktail attire encouraged.

Admission: In advance (on-line): $30 per person and $50 for "First time" couples;
$40 for everyone at the door. To register on-line (by Tuesday, February 5th),
visit :http://www.uchicagodc.org/events.html.

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, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, Emory, Harvey
Mudd, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern,
Pennsylvania, Pomona, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tulane, Vassar, Wellesley,
Williams, and the Capital Alumni Network. All others are welcome.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, February 10 5 pm
Silver Spring, Md.

The book group will meet at the home of Jennifer Presley and Andy Kolstad to
discuss The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Wall.
The March book is Life and Death are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan, translated by
Goldblatt. The April book is The Leopard by Lampedusa.
For general information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Ivy Singles Mixer
Friday, February 15 6:30-8:30 pm
3100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, Va

Join Ivy Singles for a relaxing evening of good
company in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in
the Washington area — Clarendon. Business or
casual attire encouraged. Enjoy a buffet of hearty
hors d’oeuvres and linger over drinks at the cash bar.
Take orange line metro to Clarendon station, cross
Clarendon Blvd. Entrance is off the street, in the
courtyard. Street parking available, as well as nearby
public garages.

Prepaid reservations: Send $25 check, payable to
CUCDC, to Nancy Tate, 901 N. Monroe St., Apt. 705,
Arlington, VA 22201 by Monday, Feb. 11.

Please note your school on the check.
RSVP’s and walk-ins are $35.
Questions? Nancy.Tate@hotmail.com.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, March 18 7:30 pm

Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md.

We are now meeting every other month. The March
selection is the 658 page novel, Cutting for Stone, by
Abraham Verghese, Professor of Medicine at
Stanford. This book has had the following reception:
Amazon’s Best Books of the Year, 2009, #16;
Publishers Weekly’s Best Books, 2009, Fiction; Indies
Choice Book Award, 2010, Adult Fiction; Wellcome
Trust Book Prize Shortlist, 2009; International IMPAC
Dublin Literary Award Longlist, 2011; and New York
Times Bestseller.
Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or (301)655-5871

Stanford Day at the Horse Races
Sunday, April 28 1 pm

Middleburg Hunt Point to Point Races
Glenwood Park
Middleburg, Va.

Get out your hat and binoculars for a day at the
Middleburg Races!
Rain or shine
The admission price of $25 per person will cover a
tasty tailgate picnic in a patron space overlooking the
finish line. Children under 12 are free.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by April 20 with a
check payable to WDCSA and send to Margaret
"Maggie" New, P.O. Box 933, Middleburg, VA
Tickets and directions will be mailed to you.
For further information, call Margaret "Maggie" New
at 703-298-2525 or email

Capitol Alumni Network

  • Stanford CAN Basketball: Stanford has begun its
    inaugural season in the CAN Basketball League.
    The Cardinal is one of 32 local alumni groups
    currently fielding a coed basketball team. The team opened with a solid 52-46 win versus Tufts. The
    team is having fun and is looking forward to
    creating a successful tradition in the DC alumni
    network league.

    The team has games once a week Monday
    through Friday with start times ranging from
    7– 9 pm in Alexandria, Va. We especially need
    Cardinal women to come out and play.
    Contact Gregory Billings ’88
    (billings.g@gmail.com) or 202-440-7714 if
    interested in playing or if you would like more

  • Stanford CAN Soccer:-Are you interested in 7 vs 7
    or 11 vs 11 coed soccer? We are surveying to see
    if there is enough interest to field a team to
    represent Stanford. If interested, contact Gregory
    Billings (billings.g@gmail.com).

  • CAN – Mark R. Tallarico Scholarship Fund –
    CAN is seeking individuals to serve on the
    Mark R. Tallarico Scholarship Fund committee.
    CAN awards a scholarship annually to one of
    the local DC/MD/VA CAN alumni chapters.
    As set forth in the CAN Scholarship Fund
    program policy and procedure, scholarship
    applications are evaluated based on an alumni
    chapter’s participation in: Scholastics, Service,
    Social, and Sport. A chapter’s involvement in
    each area is evaluated in terms of its
    participation in both CAN and non-CAN
    related activities and events that took place
    during the calendar year. The Scholarship
    Committee also places an emphasis on how
    these components, as well as any others,
    helped to facilitate your chapter’s development
    throughout year. If interested contact Gregory
    Billings (billings.g@gmail.com).

Stanford In the News

  • Kevin Tsujihara, MBA ’92, was named CEO of
    Warner Bros. Entertainment making him the first
    Asian American to run a major Hollywood studio.

  • In the snow of Alaska, a Stanford-led team of
    researchers has found a new way to determine if
    the soil beneath lakes, normally frozen, is thawing
    as a result of climate change. If so, the lakes could
    become a new source of methane, a global
    warming gas.

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