WDCSA Newsletter – December 2013


Stanford in Washington Art Gallery Opening: Emma Webster
Thursday, December 5 6:30-8 pm

Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Join the Stanford family to celebrate the opening of memory: paintings by Emma
Webster (’11), the latest exhibit at the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery. Emma’s
10 large-scale paintings revisit the adventures of her youth through abstracted
representations of childhood memories using an exquisite palette of colors and
the omnipresent figures of Emma, her sister Kate, and their doberman Ted.

help us welcome Emma and her work to the east coast!
Please RSVP to Nichole Grant, ngrant@stanford.edu, by December 2.

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: https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php? option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_90275.

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

The venue is 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

Pac-12 Football Championship Game Watch
Mackeys, 1823 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 7:45PM Eastern

Arizona State vs. Stanford.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, December 8 5 pm
Bethesda, Md.

The book group will meet at the home of Perry
Seiffert to discuss The Good Soldier by Ford Madox

The books for the next six months should be
announced at this meeting. For general information
on the book group, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

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 advance 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

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
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
the brave Americans at Arlington Cemetery by laying
a wreath at their graves. 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 (Stanford attire
encouraged) and then walk over to the McClellan
Arch located on McClellan Drive between Sections
33 and 12 for the Opening Ceremony, which begins
at 9:30 am.

The ceremony will provide some 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 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 am wreath
laying at the USS Maine Mast Memorial. The final

ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldiers at noon.

We encourage participants to use the Metro as
parking within the cemetery itself will be very
restricted. While the Arlington Cemetery stop on the
Blue Line stops at the cemetery entrance, you can
also access various parts of the Cemetery from the
Rosslyn, Pentagon, and Pentagon City metro stops. To
support Metro traveling volunteers, multiple
cemetery gates will be open to provide pedestrian
access to this event. Free parking is available at the
Pentagon parking lot at 860 Army Navy Drive,
Arlington, Va for those who wish to take the metro
from Pentagon City to Arlington Cemetery.

For more information, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. If you would like to
sponsor a wreath, go to http://tinyurl.com/k9o2346.
To RSVP, please fill out this webform, or contact Amy
Kroll at akroll@alumni.stanford.edu or Jerry Reid jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu

Stanford at the Opera
Winter 2013-2014
Kennedy Center

A few seats remain! Act quickly!
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.

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

WDCSA Brewery Tours
Saturday, January 11 6:30 pm

Port City Brewing Co.
3950 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, Va

Join us for the first in a series of monthly brewery
tours this winter! We’ll kick things off at Port City
Brewing Co. For $20, we’ll enjoy a private tour and
tasting to include six of Port City’s draft beers and a
souvenir glass to keep. Please save the date!
Registration details and information on coordinating
carpools to come. For questions, contact Sumana
Chatterjee, MA’04 (sumanachatt@yahoo.com) or
Nina Rodriguez, MS’05

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, January 20 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md

The January selection is Cheryl Strayed’s
memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific
Crest. This was the opening book of Oprah’s Book
Club 2.0 in 2012. It reached #1 on The New York
Times Best Seller list in July 2012. This book was
voted the #1 book in the Goodreads Choice Awards
2012 in the Memoir and Autobiography category.
Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14,
at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301) 655-5871.

SAVE THE DATE: An Evening with
Stanford Professor Justin Ferrell
Thursday, January 23 6:30- 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening with Stanford Professor Justin
Ferrell. Justin recently joined Stanford’s d.school as its
first director of fellowships, an immersive new
leadership accelerator for mid-career innovators
with the potential to shift their professions. A career
journalist specializing in organizational behavior and
change, Justin worked for the last seven years for The
Washington Post, most recently as the director of
digital, mobile & new product design. Also a prolific
visual storyteller, Justin has designed several awardwinning
projects — including the investigative series
"Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency," winner of the
2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He has
spoken on creative culture in many venues, from the

SXSW Interactive festival in Austin to Education City
in Doha, Qatar.

Get Involved

  • The Washington DC Stanford Association is
    looking to see if anyone is interested in playing on a
    co-ed basketball team. Our opponents will be the
    Washington, DC Alumni Clubs of colleges and
    universities that are members of the Capital Alumni
    Network (CAN). The season would run from early
    January to late March. Last year the games were
    held Monday through Fridays at 7:15 pm, 8:15 pm,
    or 9:15pm. If you are interested in playing and/or
    coaching, please contact Gregory Billings via email
    at billings.g@gmail.com.

Stanford In the News

  • Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer became the fifth
    Division I women’s coach to record 900 wins.

  • Two Stanford alumni and a current senior have
    been named U.S. Rhodes Scholars. Alumni Emma
    Pierson (from Arlington, VA and a 2009 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County) and Miles Unterreiner and senior Meredith
    Wheeler bring to 112 the number of Stanford
    Rhodes Scholars.

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