WDCSA Newsletter – January 2014


WDCSA Brewery Tours
Saturday, January 11 6:30-8 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’re kicking
things off at Port City Brewing Co. where we’ll enjoy a private tour and tasting that
includes six of Port City’s draft beers and a souvenir glass to keep. The cost is $15
for WDCSA members and their guests, and $20 for everyone else. We can help
with coordinating carpools, so if you need a ride or can offer a ride, please be sure
to answer the questions during registration! RSVP here: https://pgnet.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=13900. Questions, contact Sumana Chatterjee,
MA’04 (sumanachatt@yahoo.com) or Nina Rodriguez, MS’05

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, January 12 5 pm
Washington, DC

The book group will meet at the home of Alison Westfall on Capitol Hill to discuss
James Joyce’s Dubliners.

For general information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com.
There will be no meeting in February. The March book is The Remains of the Day by

Mike Boryla’s "The Disappearing Quarterback"
Sunday, January 19 3-5:30 pm
Plays & Players Theater
1714 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, Pa

The Stanford Club of Philadelphia invites you to hear former Stanford Football
MVP & Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Boryla tell why he left the NFL in his one man
play, "The Disappearing Quarterback."

Mike Boryla played QB at Stanford, where he was team MVP his senior season. He
played for the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL from 1974 to 1976. At the Pro Bowl
after the 1975 season, he threw two touchdown passes in the final minutes to lead
the NFC to a 23-20 win. In his last year with the Eagles in 1976, he was the starting
quarterback but the victim of several concussions, and after the season he was

traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 1978 he quit
professional football and … disappeared!

After a career in business, Mike has become a writer
and written 7 plays. In a world premiere one-man
show, Mike returns to Philadelphia to tell his story of
walking away from the sport and teammates he
loved. With the effects of concussions becoming ever
more clear, and many questioning its future, should
"America’s Game" disappear? A play for football
fanatics and novices alike set in the intimate Skinner
Studio, "The Disappearing Quarterback" puts you
inside the helmet of a unique athlete, a self-described
"long-haired hippie," with a passionate purpose and a
story to share.

After the play, join Mike Boryla for an informal
talkback after the show, moderated by director
Daniel Student and local playwrights David Robson
and Michele Aldin Kushner. Then we will adjourn next
door to the Theater’s bar for a private meeting with
Mike for Stanford alumni only.

Tickets are $25. To register online, go to: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/borylaplay or mail a check
by January 10th made to The Stanford Club of
Philadelphia, P.O. Box 58191, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Tickets to this small theater are limited and available
on a first come, first served basis. Please reply by January 5th to have the best chance
of attending.

Questions? Contact Harry Ting at: harry@tingnet.com or 610-336-4362, evenings.

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
. 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.

An Evening with Stanford Professor Justin
Tuesday, January 21 6:30- 8:30 pm
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street NW
Washington, DC


Join us at the Washington Post headquarters building
for an evening with Stanford Professor Justin Ferrell.
Justin recently joined the 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, and new product design. During this
time, he enabled collaborative teams of reporters,
editors, designers, and developers to create
groundbreaking work. He’s spoken on creative
culture in many venues, from the SXSW Interactive
festival in Austin to Education City in Doha, Qatar,
and is an alum of the John S. Knight journalism
fellowships at Stanford.

The d.school is a hub for innovators at Stanford.
Students and faculty in engineering, medicine, business, law, the humanities, sciences, and education
find their way there to take on the world’s messy
problems together. Human values are at the heart of
the d.school’s collaborative approach, and its students
develop a process for producing creative solutions to
even the most complex challenges they tackle. In this
talk, d.school Fellowships Director Justin Ferrell will
share thoughts on our changing society, the role of
human-centered design in solving difficult problems,
and what it means for the evolution of leadership
within organizations.

Food and drinks will be served. The 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/event14060. Checks made
out to WDCSA may be sent to Kevin Coyne, 418 S
Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. We regret that no
refunds will be given after January 17. Please contact
Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Wreaths Across America Community
Service (Part 2)
Saturday, January 25 – 8AM
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Va


WDCSA and the Stanford Military Service Network
(SMSN) are coordinating a follow-on community
service opportunity with the Wreaths Across
America organization. On January 25th, we will join
other volunteers in removing the wreaths that were
placed during the December 14th Wreaths Across
America event that honored those who served and
sacrificed. Please RSVP to volunteer and receive
additional details on the January 25th event.
To RSVP, please fill out this webform, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11tOENx4ji2dbOmcbyhODuzAwMKjGGKFe-QFrCkmzRiQ/viewform or contact Amy Kroll
at akroll@alumni.stanford.edu or Jerry
Reid jerry.reid@alumni.stanford.edu

We will meet in front of the Visitors Center at 8:00 am and at 8:30 walk to the Memorial Amphitheater for the Volunteer briefing at 8:45.  Wreath clean-up will begin at 9:00 and you can participate for as long as you wish. Stanford clothing is encouraged so we can recognize each other as is metro use (Blue line: Arlington Cemetery) due to limited parking.  For more details scroll to the "2014 ANC Clean-up Details" section of this page: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/events/escort-to-arlington/ or email the Stanford points of contact.

U.S. Colored Troops Descendant’s
Saturday, February 1 1-2 pm
African American Civil War Museum
1925 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC (Metro: U Street)

The Stanford Military Service Network invites
Stanford veterans, alumni, and friends to hear Melvin
Collier give a presentation on his ancestor Edward
Bobo of the 59th United States Colored Troops
(USCT). This is part of the museum’s First Saturday
Descendants’ Day series, which explores USCT
veterans through the eyes of their descendants based
on their research at the museum’s
archives. Admission is free.
Questions/RSVP, contact Jerry Reid at

Stanford at the Opera
Moby Dick-East Coast Premiere
Tuesday, February 25 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. The
deadline for ordering tickets is January 24th.

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 bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org

Ivy / Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed
Doubles Tennis
Saturday, March 1 6:45-11:45 pm
3010 Williams Dr.
Merrifield, Va

Admission for players with advance registration is
$25 by check or credit card. Door admission for
players is $30 and is payable by cash or check, no
credit card.
Admission is $10 for non-players.
Tennis party policies:

1. Advance registration can be made only by mailing
the registration form with a check in advance to Harvard Club of Washington D.C.
3220 N Street, NW #295, Washington DC 20007, or
paying by credit card in advance through the Harvard
Club Web-site, www.harvard-dc.org. All payments
must be received by 2/28/2014 to qualify for the
advance registration price. There is no registration by
fax, email, or telephone.

2. Requests for refunds must be received by 3 pm on

3. Door admission is available at the higher price
noted above by cash or check only.

4. Each attendee is responsible for any damage to the
facility, injuries or accidents in connection with this

Register here: www.harvard-dc.org

For more information:
Contact: David Federbush at (301)-657-4691, or
email him at federbus@erols.com.

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.

  • ACS Scholars: The American Chemical Society
    (ACS) offers renewable scholarships to
    underrepresented minority students who want to
    enter chemistry or related fields. Awards of up to
    $5,000 are given to qualified African American,
    Hispanic, or American Indian students who are high
    school seniors or college freshman, sophomores,
    or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical
    sciences. Applications are due March 1, 2014.
    By sharing this message with students, teachers and
    guidance counselors in our area, you will be
    supporting the next generation of science

Stanford In the News

  • Michael Levitt, professor of structural biology at
    the School of Medicine, and Thomas Sudhof,
    professor of molecular and cellular physiology,
    were presented with 2013 Nobel Prizes at the
    December 10 ceremony at the Stockholm Concert

  • Stanford University reported its financial results for
    fiscal year 2013 (FY2013), which ended Aug. 31,
    2013. Consolidated net assets increased $3 billion,
    or 11 percent, to end the year at $29.7 billion.
    Consolidated results include the university,
    Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Lucile Salter
    Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

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