WDCSA Newsletter – June 2013

June 2013 Newsletter

Representative Joaquin CastroMayor Castro
An Evening with the Castro Brothers – SOLD OUT
Representative Joaquin Castro and Mayor Julian Castro
Tuesday, June 11 6:30-8:30 pm
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW,
Washington, DC

Join us at the lovely Mexican Cultural Institute as WDCSA hosts Joaquin and Juliàn Castro ’96, who graduated with honors from Stanford and received their Juris Doctorates from Harvard. Your attendance at this event will help warmly welcome Representative Castro and Mayor Castro into the Washington, DC Stanford alumni community.

Joaquin Castro was elected last fall to to the US House of Representatives from San Antonio, Texas after serving five terms in the Texas State Legislature. He was chosen co-President of the House freshman Democrats and named Assistant Democratic Whip.

Joaquin’s twin brother Julian is the second-term Mayor of San Antonio, the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American City, and was one of Time Magazine’s "40 under 40" list of rising stars in American politics. He was earlier the youngest elected city councilman in San Antonio history. Introduced by his brother Joaquin, Mayor Castro gave the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

The Mexican Cultural Institute, a Washington DC Historic Landmark, is a Beaux Arts mansion that served as the Mexican Embassy from 1921 to 1990, and now shares Mexican art and culture with the Washington community.

The guest moderator for the evening will be Pete Williams ’74, Justice Correspondent for NBC News.

Refreshments will be provided. A cash bar will be available.

5th Annual WDCSA Happy Hour Cruise
Thursday, June 20 7:15- 9:30 pm
Potomac Riverboat Cruise
Departing Washington Harbour
Georgetown, Washington, DC

Join fellow Stanford alums for a happy hour cruise and evening boat tour of DC’s monuments! We’ll enjoy a premium open bar and catered happy hour food, while we have a private 2-hour tour on the
Miss Mallory: www.potomacriverboatco.com/miss-mallory.php .

Hurry, because the boat is filling up fast! Reserve via the Stanford Alumni Association website at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event12001. See who’s coming on the same page. The cost is $40 for WDCSA members and their guests, as well as for Young Alumni (’09-’13), $50 for nonmembers and their guests.

Not sure if you’re a WDCSA member? Check at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp. Washington Harbour is located in Georgetown at 31st and K Streets, NW, across from the Riverside Grille on the dock. Please arrive promptly at 7:15, as the boat will sail then, with or without ticket holders.

Any questions? Email Steven Kelts, Ph.D. ’02 at kelts@stanfordalumni.org. For communication on the day of the event, you can call Steven at 202-365-9342.

Bike Navy team biking on two lane roadtwo disabled bicyclists bikingBike Navy team group shot in front of barn


From April 27 through April 28, the Stanford Military Service Network’s "Bike Navy!" team rode 103 miles from the Pentagon to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg in the "Face of America" ride to support the Wounded Warrior Project. The two-day, non competitive ride had over 500 participants, including 125 disabled service members. The "Bike Navy!" team led by Jerry Reid (retired CAPT, GSB ’94), raised over $24,000, enabling any disabled service member to participate in the event at no cost.

Stanford Military Service Network DC –
Happy Hour at Poste Moderne Brasserie
Thursday, June 20 6 – 8 pm
Poste Moderne Brasserie
555 8th St NW,
Washington, DC

Join us at our monthly meet up of fellow Stanford Military alumni. Military supporters and friends are also welcome to join the SMSN group at Poste. We are aiming for the courtyard bar, but will move inside if the weather is inclement. If you can’t find the group at the venue, call 703.930.8040. For more information, contact Jerry Reid GSB ’94, (jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu).

Boomers to Busters – Summer Solstice
Rooftop Celebration
Thursday, June 20 6 – 8 pm
Zabb Modern Asian Restaurant
1836 18th Street NW
Washington, DC

Join Boomers to Busters on this cozy roof deck as we welcome summer on the evening when the sun sets latest in the entire year. Enjoy an Asian Fusion dinner of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food, with complementary soft drinks (cash bar for alcohol). Take in charming city views with your contemporaries.

This event is $25 if you register by June 17, and $30 after. Register here: www.uchicagodc.org/article.html?aid=227

8 Stanford volunteers bagging vegatables around metal table at AFAC10 Stanford volunteers, some with Stanford T-shirts at AFAC warehouse


On May 18th, Stanford volunteers bagged and sorted produce donated by vendors from local farmers markets at the Arlington Food Assistance Center. The center is dedicated to providing supplemental groceries to local residents in need of assistance. WDCSA sponsored three other community service events that day across the DC metropolitan area. In total, over 80 alumni gave back to their local communities.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, July 15 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, Md

The July selection is Wool Omnibus Edition (1-5), by Hugh Howey. This book is the #1 bestseller on Amazon, winner of Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book of 2012 award, and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,600 Amazon readers. The film rights have been sold to 20th Century Fox.

Questions/RSVP: Contact Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or (301)655-5871

Citi Open
(formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic)
Saturday, July 27- Sunday, August 4
16th & Kennedy, NW
Washington D.C.

The 2013 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 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 Emirates Garden Club restaurant. We have two parking passes available for each session at $16/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 featured matches are generally held in the main court where seating is reserved with the remainder in the outside courts where seating is open. Tickets also include the women’s WTA International Level Event to be held at the same facility during this week. Start and estimated finish times and number of matches are shown at www.citiopentennis.com/tickets/event_schedule/?intloc=headernavsub

Please email bill@billpegram.com 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.

Sat 7/27 qualifying) 10am – $9 box, $6 upper
Sunday 7/28 10am – $16 box, $10 upper
Mon 7/29 2pm $38 box, $16 upper
Tue 7/30 2pm $45 box (3 left), $21 upper – 1 parking pass left
Wed 7/31 2pm $50 box, $25 upper (both sold out) – no parking pass left
Thurs 8/1 4pm $56 box (sold out), $30 upper – 1 parking pass left
Friday 8/2 1pm (quarterfinals)
$48 box (3 left), $25 upper (3 left)
Friday 8/2 7pm (quarterfinals)
$69 box (sold outt), $33 upper (3 left) – 1 parking pass left
Sat 8/3 (semifinals) noon
$65 box (2 left), $30 upper
Sat 8/3 (semifinals) – 7pm
$82 box (2 left), $36 upper
Sun 8/4 (finals) 12pm $90 box (4 left), $36 upper – 1 parking pass left

Grace Jones being sworn at Navy Memorial

One of our own, Grace Jones, has been accepted into the Naval Officer Candidate Program. Grace is a graduate of the Stanford class of 2012, and moved to Washington after graduation to pursue her dream of becoming a Naval Officer. During her time in DC, she has been a part of the flag football, basketball, and softball teams. Commander James Cho, a fellow Stanford graduate, enlisted Grace on Thursday, April 18 at the Navy Memorial. Grace will start Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island later this summer. After graduation she will be attending the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Join us in wishing Grace a fond farewell and the best of luck in this endeavor.

Get Involved

  • Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) DC – Tiger Woods Foundation Tickets to the AT&T National Golf Tournament Free tickets available (while supplies last) beginning June 5. AT&T Tournament held at the Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD, June 26-30 The Tiger Woods Foundation is providing up to four free tickets to military (and Coast Guard) personnel (active duty, reserve, retired, National Guard, and their dependents), as well as current DOD and Coast Guard civilians to this golf tournament. Tickets will be available beginning June 5. All tickets must be picked up at an ITT/ITR office, and you must have access to the DoD installation to pick up tickets. Military tickets are good for any one day of your choice, Wednesday, June 26 – Sunday, June 30. Additional information: http://web.tigerwoodsfoundation.org/events/attNational/military SMSN DC point of contact is Jerry Reid GSB ’94, (jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu).

Stanford In the News

  • In keeping with its mission to promote diversity and foster cross-cultural dialogue, Stanford announced plans May 29th to establish The Markaz:Resource Center for Engagement with the Cultures and Peoples of the Muslim World. The new resource center, which was approved by Provost John Etchemendy, will be located in the Nitery Building of the Old Union complex. It is slated to open next September at the start of the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Erik Davis, ’08, became the 90th former Stanford student-athlete to see action in a Major League Baseball game, making his debut with the Washington Nationals June 2nd against Atlanta at Turner Field.

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