WDCSA Newsletter – August 2013


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.

Wednesday 7/31 $25 upper (2 left)
Thursday 8/1 $30 upper (1 left)

Friday 8/2 1pm (quarterfinals) $25 upper (3 left), 1 parking pass
Friday 8/2 7pm – 1 parking pass left
Sat 8/3 (semifinals) noon $65 box (1 left), $30 upper (4 left), 2 parking passes

Sun 8/4 (finals) 12pm $90 box (4 left), $36 upper (2 left)

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, August 11 5 pm,
Silver Spring, Md.

The book group will meet at the home of Jennifer Presley and Andy Kolstad in Silver Spring to discuss the nonfiction book A Universe from Nothing by Kraus. The book for September 8 is Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton.

For general information about the group, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Stanford Military Service Network Happy
Hour and Military Photo Exhibit
Wednesday, August 14 6-8 pm
Corcoran Gallery of Art,
500 17th St NW,
Washington, DC

In a twist to past monthly meet-up events for fellow Stanford Military alumni, the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) is adding a military-related museum exhibit tour this month. Military supporters and
friends are also welcome to join the SMSN group at the Corcoran (near Farragut West or Farragut North metro stops).

The group will participate in the Corcoran’s "Wine Down" Wednesdays and meet-up at Muse (inside the Corcoran) for drinks and snacks from 6- 7 pm and go on a self-guided tour of the exhibit "War
Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath" at 7pm. The museum stays open until 9 pm so guests can enjoy the museum’s other exhibits, if desired. If you arrive at the venue and have
difficulty finding the group, call 703.930.8040. SMSN DC point of contact is Jerry Reid, MBA ’94, (jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu).

Admission is free for active duty military members, their families, and Corcoran members. The cost is $5 for all others (discount from the normal $10 museum admission). Advance reservations are not

Stanford Football at West Point
Saturday, September 14
West Point, N.Y.

Stanford football is headed east to take on the Army Black Knights. Join fellow alumni from around the country at a gathering in New York City the Friday night before the game.

Game tickets are now on sale through the Stanford Athletic Ticket Office for just $39. (Note: for those in observance of the High Holidays, Yom Kippur falls on September 14, 2013.)

For further information and tickets, please visit http://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/army/home.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, September 23 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, Md

The September selection is the autobiography Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by former U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan written with Bret Witter. This
book has won the 2012 USA Best Book Award in the Autobiography/Memoir
and Audiobook Non-Fiction categories, is a finalist in the 2012 International Latino Book Award, and is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,277 Amazon readers. Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14,
at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871

Education Reform Alumni Potluck Dinner
Fall 2013
Sat., September 21 OR Sat., October 5, 7-9 pm (let us know your preference!)
Location TBA (let us know if you’d like to host!)

Stanford alumni in the DC area who work in the education policy and reform field are invited to a casual potluck dinner. This event is part of a fun series of potluck dinners created by Mark Kogan (’09) and Tom Kohn (’83), hosted at alums’ homes, for small gatherings with a great mix of both young and "seasoned" alums working in the same field.

No pressure. No business cards. Great food and drink. Interesting people. Join us! Please contact Tom (kohntom@gmail.com) or Mark
(markskogan@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending–or hosting. We look forward to seeing

Stanford In the News

  • On July 23rd, Stanford announced the establishment of a new independent institute at the university — the Institute for Chemical Biology. Its mission is to strengthen the chemical foundations of biomedical science and to accelerate molecular discoveries that transform human health.