WDCSA Newsletter – April 2013

April 2013 Newsletter

Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Friday, April 12 6:30-8:30 pm
The City Club of Washington
555 Thirteenth Street, NW,
Washington, DC

Join Ivy Singles at this true private business club in the District, which recently completed a wonderful transformation. See the opportunities for personalized fine dining, complimentary business space and amenities, no-fee private rooms for meetings or social hosting. Also mingle with City Club members who have privileges at 180 private ClubCorp properties and access to 800 affiliates worldwide.

Registration includes two drink tickets and one City Club Member for a Day pass and offer for 50 percent off City Club initiation fee if you choose to join. Register online at http://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_139324 for $30 or send check payable to the Yale Club of Washington, DC (with school on memo line) to Robert Cole, 5008 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816.
Register at the door for $40 cash or check.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, April 14 5 pm
McLean, Va.

The book group will meet at the home of Diane Charnov to discuss The Leopard by Lampedusa. The book for the May 5 meeting is No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer. The book for the June 9 meeting is The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Sachs. For general information on the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Stanford Military Service Network Happy Hour
Thursday, April 18 6:30-8:30 pm
Penn Social,
801 E St N,
Washington, DC

Join the Stanford Military Service Network in its first monthly meet-up of fellow Stanford military alumni. Military supporters and friends are also welcome to come. For more information, contact Jerry Reid GSB ’94, at

Boomers to Busters: Historic Tour of Union Station
Saturday, April 27 10 am tour
Union Station 12pm lunch
Washington, DC

On this 90-minute indoor (mostly) walking tour, learn about Union Station’s central place in Washington over the past 100 years, as well as its possible future roles, from one of our own Boomers to Busters, Williams ’84 researcher, Bill Wright. (www.washingtonunionstation.com)

A "pay as you go" Tex-Mex group lunch follows at noon at Thunder Grill in the Main Hall of Union Station. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.uchicagodc.org/events.html

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-17, and free for ages 6 and younger.

Union Station is on the Red Line and is connected to a paid parking garage. This tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) DC chapter presents: Face of America bike ride with Wounded Warriors
April 27-28

Pentagon (Arlington, VA) to Gettysburg, PA (overnight stop in Frederick, MD)

Be part of this two-day, non-competitive, bike ride from the Pentagon to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, which honors our disabled veterans and active duty military. The Face of America
Ride is an annual bicycle ride organized by World T.E.A.M. Sports, a 20-year-old not-for profit organization. The two-day, 110 mile ride is fully supported with rest stops, and mechanic support.

This event is free for disabled service-members. Event donations will cover their costs, including accommodations, food, bikes, and other associated expenses. Non-veterans are also welcome to participate and show their support!

For Face of America info and event registration, visit: http://worldteamsports.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1044729 or join Jerry Reid’s "Bike Navy!" team in the Face of America ride:
http://worldteamsports.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1044729&lis=1&kntae1044729=F2E931BEC35C44068A36DEA67FC0FCF4&supId=373590321 SMSN DC point of contact is CAPT(retired) Jerry Reid GSB ’94 (jerryreid@alumni.stanford.edu)

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 20118-0933.

Tickets and directions will be mailed to you. For further information, call Margaret "Maggie" New at 703-298-2525 or email

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, May 6 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, Md.

We have both a book and a corresponding movie this
time. The book selection is No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen. Our next book is Wool by Hugh Howey.
Questions/RSVP: Contact Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14,
at cedarhouse@comcast.net or (301)655-5871

Ivy Social Club Spring Mixer
Monday, May 6, 2013
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Las Canteras Restaurant
2307 18th Street, NW (in Adams Morgan)
Washington, DC 20009

The Stanford Club of Washington D.C. invites you to the Ivy Social Club Spring Mixer! Our venue is Las Canteras Restaurant in Adams Morgan. Since opening in 2007, Las Canteras has become the leading Peruvian fine dining restaurant in the Washington, DC area. They offer a broad spectrum of dishes from different regions of Peru, coupled with an impressive array of Latin cocktails and fine wines.

Our menu that evening will tempt you with a mixture of the exotic tastes, textures, spices and ingredients of traditional Peru with a modern interpretation. The decor reflects this blend as well with photographs of the Land of the Incas and scenes of modern Peru alongside handcrafts made by local Peruvian artisans. Join fellow Ivy Alum and Peruvian native Melanie da Trindade-Asher, founder of Macchu Pisco, as she pours her family’s traditional Pisco Sours made from their own premium brand of Pisco. In addition to our featured cocktail there will be a full service cash bar.

Reservations: NOTE: All advanced registrants will get 1 free beer/wine ticket!
 Register online for $27 before May 2nd, at https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_140677
 Register by mail by sending a check for $27 payable to "WDCSA" to: Phebe Greenwood, 1 Crisswell Court, Sterling, Virginia 20165

Checks must be received by Wednesday, May 1st. Please note your school on check memo line.
Walk-ins: Welcome at $30, however advance reservations are encouraged as space is limited.
Metro: Woodley Park — Zoo/Adams Morgan
Parking: Metered street parking or lot parking at Colonial Parking, 2409 18th St. NW.
Questions: Charlotte Perry: CharMPerry@gmail.com or Phebe Greenwood: phebepg@yahoo.com

Save the Date- May and June Events

  • May 18: Beyond the Farm: Global Day of Service
    Meet fellow alums in your area. Create change while having a great time getting to know alumni–right in your backyard! WDCSA is sponsoring the following three projects:
    1. CAFB Garden Building, 9am-12pm : The Capital Area Food Bank’s Urban Demonstration Garden is a hand-on learning laboratory for food growing education. This project will include a wide variety of tasks associated with creating the infrastructure of the garden like digging, building,
    painting, planting and getting your hands dirty.
    This is a great opportunity for individuals and groups interested in volunteering outside and in helping to bring the food bank garden to life.

    2. CAFB Warehouse Distribution, 12:30pm-4pm: Join the Capital Area Food Bank to help us in our new Food Distribution Center! This project typically involves packing and/or sorting donated food and assisting with various other tasks at the food bank. All tasks typically involve standing up
    and lifting up to 35 pounds. Temperatures can fluctuate, so please dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes.

    3. AFAC Produce Bagging, 12:30-2:30pm: Join fellow alumni for produce bagging at the Arlington Food Assistance Center. The center is dedicated to providing supplemental groceries to residents who need assistance, and we will help sort and bag produce donated by vendors from local farmers markets. The minimum age to participate is 12, and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Anyone interested in volunteering can signup online by visiting https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/volunteering/beyondthefarm/lendahand.

  • May 18: Stanford Parents Initiative Social
    Calling all parents, current Stanford students, and recent Stanford graduates (past five years). Please join us on May 18th from 2-4 pm at 5607 Wood Way, in Bethesda, Maryland for fellowship and a question and answer session. Rides will be provided for all students and graduates without transportation. When you RSVP, please indicate if you are a parent, student, or graduate, and if you need transportation.
    Questions/RSVP: Contact Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871

  • May 25: Stanford Night at DC United Game!
    Mark your calendars and plan to join WDCSA and alumni from fellow Pac-12 schools at the DC United vs Portland Timbers game at 7pm on May 25th. Discounted tickets ($28) can be purchased at the
    following link, https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=dcunited&o=172&g=2255, using promo code: Oregon. For more information, contact Chris Shinkman at c.shinkman@verizon.net.

  • June 1: Winery Tour and Tasting
    Join WDCSA for a tour of Rappahannock Cellars in Huntly, Va. We will follow the tour with a potluck picnic lunch. Rappahannock Cellars is owned and operated by Stanford alum John Delmare. More details to come.

  • June 8: "Non-Profit" Themed Potluck Dinner
    Interested in meeting fellow DC-area Stanford alums that share your interests in the non-profit space? Come join the next DC potluck dinner in Arlington. Spaces are limited so if you’re interested or have any questions, contact Mark Kogan (markskogan@gmail.com) or Tom Kohn (kohntom@gmail.com)!

  • June 11: WDCSA Speakers Series: Joaquin and Julián Castro ’96
    Join us at the lovely Mexican Cultural Institute on Tuesday, June 11th as WDCSA hosts Joaquin and Julián Castro ’96, who graduated with honors from
    Stanford and received their Juris Doctorates from Harvard. Your attendance at this event will help extend a warm welcome to Representative Castro and Mayor Castro from the Washington, DC Stanford alumni community. The discussion with the Castro brothers will be moderated by Stanford grad Pete Williams, NBC’s Justice and Supreme Court correspondent.

    The reception will be held from 6:30 — 7 pm, followed by a briefing and Q&A session from 7-8 pm. Register now using this link: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/castrobrothersreception.
    Space is limited.

  • Stanford In the News

    • President Obama presented the National Medal of Science to Stanford’s Lucy Shapiro and Sidney Drell on February 1st. The two scientists, one a biologist, the other a physicist, have won what President Obama calls "America’s highest honor for invention and discovery."
    • Stanford, which has offered admission to 2,210 high school students for the Class of 2017, received a record 38,828 applications from around the world. This represents the largest application pool in Stanford history.

    This month’s newsletter is available for download in PDF format.