WDCSA Newsletter – July 2013

JULY 2013

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, July 14 5 pm
Fairfax, Va.

The book group will meet at the home of Walter and Diana Wilson to discuss
Tamara Drewe, a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds. The August 11th meeting will
take place at the home of Jennifer Presley and Andy Kolstad in Silver Spring, MD.,
and we will discuss A Universe from Nothing, a nonfiction book by Lawrence Krauss.
For general information about the book group, email Alison Westfall at

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

Stanford Military Service Network Happy Hour
Thursday, July 18 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 gather inside in case of inclement weather. 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).

Stanford Day at the Ballpark:
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles
Sunday, July 21 – noon meet with Drew Storen, gametime 1:35 pm
Washington Nationals Stadium, Washington, DC


The annual WDCSA outing to see the Washington
Nationals is one of our most popular Club events … and once again we are featuring a pre-game "Meet
and Greet" with former Stanford pitcher Drew
Storen in a private meeting room*. Once the game
starts, we will be seated in the shade in (outfield)
Section 231. The ticket price (for both the reception
and the game) is $29 for members of WDCSA and
$33 for non-members. Children 2 and younger will
not need tickets. Fans between the ages of 4-12 can
run the bases at the conclusion of the game —
weather permitting.

Details regarding the pick-up of tickets and the time
and location of the reception will be sent to those
who register by using the following link: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/washingtonnationalsvslosangelesdodgers. The cut-off
date for ticket purchases is Sunday, July 14 … OR
TICKET SALES. Questions? Contact Chris
Shinkman at 301-229-4427 or c.shinkman@verizon.net.

*Due to the unpredictable nature of players’
schedules on game days, Drew Storen’s meeting with
us is tentative.

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 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.

Sat 7/27 qualifying) 10am – $9 box (4 left), $6 upper (4 left)
Sunday 7/28 10am – $16 box (2 left), $10 upper (4 left), 1 parking pass left
Mon 7/29 2pm $38 box (6 left), $16 upper (4 left)
Tue 7/30 2pm $45 box (3 left), $21 upper (4 left)- 1 parking pass left
Thurs 8/1 4pm $56 box (sold out), $30 upper (4 left)- 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 out), $33 upper (sold out) – 1 parking pass left
Sat 8/3 (semifinals) noon $65 box (2 left), $30 upper (4 left)
Sat 8/3 (semifinals) – 7pm $82 box (2 left), $36 upper (4 left)
Sun 8/4 (finals) 12pm $90 box (4 left), $36 upper (4 left) – 1 parking pass left

Marine Corps Evening Parade

Friday, August 2 7:30-10 pm
(Reschedule of cancelled June 7th event)

Marine Barracks
8th & I Streets SE
Washington, DC

Stanford military alumni, military supporters, and
friends are invited to join Stanford Military Service
Network (SMSN) DC for an evening of musical
performance and precision marching. The Evening
Parade features “The President’s Own” United States
Marine Band, “The Commandant’s Own” The United
States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine
Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps Silent Drill
Platoon, Ceremonial Marchers, and LCpl. Chesty XIII,
the official mascot of Marine Barracks Washington.
There are 35 SMSN DC group seats available for this
free event. Contact Jerry Reid, GSB ’94,
(jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu) to request seats.

Stanford In the News

  • In a closely watched case on affirmative action, on
    June 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed colleges
    and universities to continue considering race and
    ethnicity in admissions, but said courts would apply
    a more rigorous and less deferential standard in
    assessing their admissions practices. Stanford last
    year joined 13 other private universities in a “friend
    of the court” brief that urged the Supreme Court
    to continue to allow educational institutions to
    take account of race and ethnicity as one part of
    the individualized review of student applications for