WDCSA Newsletter – September 2013


Sunday, September 8
DC Book Club Discussion
Saturday, September 14
Stanford Football at West Point
Sunday, September 15
Community Service Day at the Farm at Walker Jones
Thursday, September 19
Stanford Military Service Network Monthly Meet-up
Monday, September 23
Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Wednesday, September 25
Boomers to Busters: Wine-Down Wednesday
Thursday, September 26
Welcome to DC/End of Summer Bash
Saturday, October 5
Education Reform Alumni Potluck Dinner


DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, September 8 5 pm
Potomac, Md.

The book group will meet at the home of Jodie Thayer in Potomac to discuss the memoir Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. The October book is Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynmann by Richard Feynmann. Newcomers are welcome. For general information on the book group, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

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.

Stanford Community Service Day at the Farm at Walker Jones
Sunday, September 15 10 am – 1pm
1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC

Nostalgic for The Farm? Then come volunteer with fellow Stanford alumni at the Farm at Walker Jones, an urban farm connected to a DC public school. We did this service event as part of Beyond the Farm in May, and it was such a success that we are headed to the farm again! We will be preparing The Farm for when the students arrive. This will include: tilling the soil, weeding and pruning in the garden, and assisting with any other farm-related tasks.
This project welcomes children ages 4 and up, with parental supervision. Participants are asked to bring their own bag lunch and bottled water. Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aiWwVywVdKhyY-mOlQc-OsQyig-gKyhy-IcbWe6pr4I/viewform or email Amy Kroll at akroll@alumni.stanford.edu.

Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN)
DC – Monthly Meet-up
Thursday, September 19 6 – 8 pm
Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G St NW, Washington, DC

Join your fellow Stanford Military alumni at our monthly meet-up. Military supporters and friends are also welcome to join the SMSN group. Happy hour drink and food prices will be in effect until 8 pm! There will be an SMSN area set aside at the main level. If you arrive at the venue and have difficulty finding the group, call 703-930-8040. The SMSN DC point of contact is Jerry Reid, MBA ’94 (jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu).

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 1,314 Amazon readers. Our next selection is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301) 655-5871.

Boomers to Busters: Wine-Down Wednesday
Wednesday, September 25 5:30-9 pm
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

Join us at this historic art gallery, and the Capitol’s oldest museum, as we bid farewell to summer and say hello to fall. Peruse the inspiring permanent collection and the dynamic exhibitions currently featuring Ellen Harvey’s The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, DC and War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. Enjoy half-priced drinks and snacks at Todd Grey’s Muse café. The entrance fee is $5.
To register, email Shannon Runyon at ucpps_sr@yahoo.com. More info at: http://www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters

Annual Welcome to DC/End of Summer Bash
Thursday, September 26 5:30-8 pm
Cafe Citron, 1343 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Join your fellow young alumni for an extended happy hour at one of the most popular venues in Dupont Circle – Cafe Citron! Come celebrate the end of summer and welcome the most recent Stanford grads to DC. We have reserved the entire VIP Access Area for Stanford only – just mention at the door that you are with the "Stanford VIP Party" and you will be led to a secret door. There will be friends, music, and your first drink will be covered by the Stanford Alumni Association and the Washington DC Stanford Association! Happy hour specials for food and drinks will run from 5:30-8pm.
Please RSVP on the Young Alumni Facebook group’s event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/443613399079822/

Education Reform Alumni Potluck Dinner
Saturday, October 5 7pm
Home of Christina Russell ’96, Glover Park, Washington, DC

Christina Russell ’96 and Charles Hokanson ’93 will be co-hosting our fall Stanford Potluck Dinner at Christina’s apartment in Glover Park. This series of fun, casual dinners have been very successful because of the great mix of "young" and "seasoned" Stanford alums, hosted at alums’ homes, who have brought delicious food to share and who come interested in meeting others in their field of interest.
If you are a Stanford grad in the education field (teaching, policy, advocacy, etc.) and would like to attend or would like additional details, please contact Tom Kohn, ’83
(kohntom@gmail.com) or Mark Kogan, ’09 (markskogan@gmail.com). Participation is limited, so please RSVP soon to ensure your participation. No pressure. No business cards. Great food and drink. Interesting people. Join us!

Stanford In the News

  • In his latest documentary film, award-winning documentarian and Stanford professor Jamie Meltzer documents the work of a detective agency run by exonerated men who work to fight wrongful convictions and the criminal justice system.
  • The sun’s magnetic field can play havoc with communications technology. Stanford scientists have now described one of the underlying processes that help form the magnetic field, which could help scientists predict its behavior.

Get Involved

  • Want to play Stanford Flag Football this fall? Email Nate Keegan at nkeegan@alumni.stanford.edu to be added to the squad. Along with DC’s own "Little Big Game" against Cal, we will play a schedule of games on Saturdays and Sundays for ten weeks. Regular season games will start September 7th, continue through mid-November, and then we’ll conclude with a season-ending tournament in early December. Go Card!

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