WDCSA Newsletter – November 2013


Ivy Indoor Tennis
Saturday, November 2 6:45-11:45 pm
Four Seasons Tennis Club
3010 Williams Dr,
Merrifield, Va.

Join local alums for one of the most popular IVY alumni tennis parties for players of all levels and ages. It is an enjoyable way to socialize, meet potential partners, and network with IVY alumni members and their guests.

Admission for players is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The cost is $10 for non-players. All payments must be received by November 1st to qualify for the advance registration price. Mail your check, payable to Yale Club of Washington DC, #106-270, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016. There is no registration by fax, email, or telephone. Requests for refunds must be received by 3 pm on November 1st. Door admission available at the higher price noted above by cash or check only. Each attendee is responsible for any damage to the facility, injuries or accidents in connection with this function.

For Information, contact Kuni Matsuda (Harvard), 240-294-5736 (w), 703-622-7999 (c), Stardust@smart.net or David Federbush (Yale), 301-657-4691 (h),
301-657-4680 (w), federbus@erols.com.

Stanford Football Game Watches
Fall 2013
1823 L Street, NW
Washington, DC (Farragut North/Farragut West metro)

Stanford football is headed toward a bowl game! We hope you will join us at Mackey’s, our regular game watch site, on the following dates:
Thursday, November 7 vs. Oregon (9 pm kickoff)
Saturday, November 16 vs. Southern Cal*
Saturday, November 30 vs. Notre Dame*

*We will try to announce kickoff times for all games as soon as they are set. (See the below announcement for details on the November 23rd
Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Viewing Party.)

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, November 10 5 pm
Bethesda, Md.

The book group will meet at the home of Kathie Krumm to discuss In the Belly of the Beast ( La Bete Humaine) by Emile Zola. The December book is the novel The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford. For general information on the book group, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Boomers to Busters Happy Hour
Thursday, November 14 5:30-8 pm
James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar
One Dupont Circle NW,
Washington, DC

Come relax at an informal happy hour! Nibble on some hors d’oeuvres as you converse with a great group of people who remember when Ireland was
known as "The Celtic Tiger," but not when the entire "Emerald Isle" was part of the British Commonwealth. See old friends and make new ones. There will be a pay-as-you-go-menu & happy hour drink prices. $10 at the door includes light

James Hoban’s is on the southwest side of Dupont Circle close to the Metro’s south entrance at 19th St. Street parking is tight but Colonial Parking is at 19th and N streets. For more information: http://www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters

Real Estate Professionals Networking Event
Thursday, November 14 6-9 pm
City Tavern Club
3206 M Street, NW,
Washington, DC

Join Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) along with the Yale, Columbia, and Cornell Real Estate Alumni Groups for a casual networking event. The closest 24-hour lot is the Georgetown Park Mall Garage. The entrance to the garage is south of M Street on Wisconsin Avenue.

For more information, contact: Cary Kadlecek at 202-725-2865 or Philip Porter at

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, November 18 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, Md

The November selection is the historical fiction, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. This New York Times Bestseller has won the
2009 Montana Book Award and the 2010 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature. This book has also received the Director’s Mention for the 2009
Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction. The January selection is Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest.

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

Stanford vs Cal Big Game Viewing Party
Saturday, November 23 Kick-off TBD
Doors open 30 minutes prior to kick-off
Spider Kelly’s,
3181 Wilson Blvd,
Arlington, Va.

It’s time to put on your Cardinal red and cheer on the Stanford football team in the 116th Big Game!

The Washington DC Stanford Association and Cal Alumni Association are organizing the annual Big Game viewing party. Come out and support the
Cardinal as we crush those Bears!

This year’s Big Game will feature the Big Game"Party Plus" area. The "Party Plus" package will get you entry into a VIP area including a buffet, dedicated service, and exclusive access to the Spider Kelly’s bar. The "Party Plus" tickets are limited. We will have the entire restaurant to ourselves, but general admission will still be limited. We strongly encourage alumni to pre-register to ensure entry and to minimize entry time.

"Party Plus" package (RSVP at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event13523) $35 (register by November 20); $45 at the door (if still available)

General Admission (RSVP at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event13524) WDCSA members, young alumni (’09-’13), and their guests: $10 (by November 20); $15 at the door, Kids 12 and under: $5. Non-WDCSA members and their guests: $15 (by November 20); $20 at the door.

***Prices include appetizer and drink specials ($10 buckets of Corona, Corona Light, Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite; $12 for all pitchers; $3.50.
Bloody Marys and Mimosas; $7 cardinal and blue cocktails) and exclusive viewing of the Big Game***

We regret that no refunds will be given after November 19, 2013. Please contact John Smithson at jsmithson@gmail.com on or before this date to
request a refund.

Check your WDCSA Membership – www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/listmembers.asp Questions? Email John Smithson, ’05,
at jsmithson@gmail.com

Ivy Singles Holiday Party
Friday, December 6 6:30-9 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC

Join the Ivy Singles Social Club for its annual holiday party! The venue is once again the elegant and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25), home to several Supreme Court Justices and a Maryland governor. U.S. Congressman from New York, Robert Low Bacon and his wife, Virginia Murray Bacon, lived in the house until 1980. Upon her death, Virginia bequeathed the building and furnishings as a memorial to her husband. The DACOR-Bacon House and Foundation now serve as a "place to facilitate international peace and understanding" as well as a conference and meeting place for the Organization of Foreign Affairs Professionals known as DACOR.

Each floor of the DACOR-Bacon House will be festively decorated for the holiday season. We will
feast on hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a fine
selection of wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar. Please come dressed in holiday, cocktail, or business attire consistent with our
elegant surroundings.

Register in advance online for $42 (includes a $2 processing fee) at this link:

Walk-ins are welcome at $45; however, advance reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.

The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines). Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. Please be
aware that most nearby parking garages close early
Check with the garage attendant. For more information, contact Charlotte Perry
CharMPerry@gmail.com or text 202-341-8799

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12 7-10 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC

Looking to add some cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alums to celebrate
the festive season at the DACOR-Bacon House. The venue (built 1824-25) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to several Supreme Court Justices, members of
Congress, and a Maryland governor. The DACORBacon House will be decorated for the holiday season and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash
bar will be provided. The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

As part of our WDCSA community service efforts, we will be collecting canned food for Capital Area Food Bank and new or gently used coats for StandUp For Kids, an organization supporting homeless youth in the D.C. area, during our holiday party. All donations are welcome as we plan to make a huge difference this holiday season!

The advanced registration price is $8 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’09 – ’13), and guests; $12 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event13537. Checks made out to WDCSA may be sent to Kevin Coyne, 418 S Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

The price at the door is $12 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’09 – ’13), and guests; $15 for non-
WDCSA members and guests. We regret that no
refunds will be given after December 6. Please contact Kevin Coyne at
Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Wreaths Across America Community Service
Saturday, December 14 9am -12 pm
Arlington National Cemetery,
Arlington, Va

WDCSA, the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) and the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) are coordinating a hands-on community service
opportunity with the Wreaths Across America organization that honors those who served and sacrificed.

Join fellow Stanford alumni in honoring these brave Americans by laying wreaths at Arlington Cemetery. The wreaths will be provided, but hundreds of
volunteers are needed to successfully lay a wreath at every grave. We will meet in front of the Arlington National Cemetery Visitors Center at 9 am and then walk over to the McClellan Arch located on McClellan Drive between Sections 33 and 12 for the Opening Ceremony. The ceremony will include
introductory remarks and a short briefing to provide basic information to volunteers. After the ceremony, volunteers will move to the designated areas of the cemetery where they will lay wreaths on the headstones. We want to remind you that when you place the wreath, you may be the first person to visit that particular grave in years, so we hope you will take time to read the stone and honor the memory of that hero.

At 11 am, there will be a wreath laying at President Kennedy’s grave followed by an 11:30 wreath laying at
the USS Maine Mast Memorial. The final ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at noon. For more information go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

To RSVP, please fill out this webform, http://bit.ly/19NbM5v, or contact Amy Kroll at akroll@alumni.stanford.edu or Jerry Reid at jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu

Stanford at the Opera
Winter 2013-2014
Kennedy Center

Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 2pm
Kennedy Center-Terrace Theater
Bring the family to "The Lion, the Unicorn and Me" – a nativity story told by the donkey – based on the children’s story by Jeannette Winterson – a world premiere directed by Francesca Zambello. Note: Suitable for adults too!
All seats $ 53. Deadline for ordering November 14.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center- Opera House
"Moby Dick" – Jake Heggie’s triumphant new opera of Herman Melville’s 19th – century literary masterpiece. "Sumptious and stirring! Theatrically
stunning! Epic in scale!" (San Francisco Chronicle) Prime Orchestra $ 130; Second Tier Prime $ 70. Deadline for ordering January 24, 2014.

For tickets – Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at 202.483.4048 or

Stanford In the News

  • Thomas Sudhof won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and Michael Levitt was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The two, both professors in the School of Medicine, were lauded by their friends and colleagues as generous and collaborative researchers who find joy in the process of discovery.
  • Cory Booker, ’91 M.A. ’92, was sworn in last month as the newest U.S. Senator. He is the first African American to represent New Jersey in the Senate.

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