WDCSA Newsletter – February 2014


Boomers to Busters: Vintage Game Night
Wednesday, February 5 5:30-8 pm
Woodrow Wilson House,
2340 S Street NW,
Washington, DC

Boomers to Busters is teaming up with the Woodrow Wilson House to host its first ever Vintage Game Night. The ticket price of $15 includes entrance to the museum, two drinks, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games. Enjoy a unique game night experience unlike anything else in DC!

The house gives a special glimpse into the private life of Woodrow Wilson, and has authentic 1920s furniture. After serving as the 28th President, Wilson moved to S Street to reflect on his career as an educator, president, and world statesman. The Woodrow Wilson House is a 15 minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro and the area parking garages. Please note that street parking is tight along "Embassy Row." To purchase a ticket, please visit: http://www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters.

Boomers to Busters is sponsored by the University of Chicago Club of DC. It is targeted towards undergraduate and graduate alumni of Chicago and other schools who were undergraduates from the 1970s to 1990s, and their spouses,
partners, and guests.

Alvin Ailey and Co at the Kennedy Center
Saturday, February 8 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center,
2700 F St NW,
Washington, DC

The world-renowned African-American modern dance company Alvin Ailey is coming to Washington! Please join SBAA-DC for an unforgettable performance at the Kennedy Center. We’ve purchased a limited block of seats for Stanford alums and their guests to enjoy the experience together. Tickets are $60. To get an idea of what to expect, check out their 2013-14 season video and purchase your tickets today on the event page: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=13996.

Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Friday, February 14 6:30-9 pm
3100 Clarendon Blvd.,
Arlington, Va.

The Columbia Club of Washington & Washington Wellesley Club are hosting a Valentine’s Day Ivy Singles Social Club happy hour. Choose your valentine at our special evening in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the Washington area — Clarendon. Enjoy a buffet of hearty hors d’oeuvres
and linger over drinks at the cash bar. Take orange line metro to Clarendon station, cross Clarendon Blvd. The entrance is off the street, in the courtyard.

Parking is available at area garages and there is very limited street parking. For prepaid reservations, send $25 check, payable to CUCDC, to Nancy Tate, 901 N. Monroe St., Apt. 705, Arlington, VA 22201 by Monday, Feb. 10. Please note your school on the check. RSVP’s and walk-ins are $35. Questions? Nancy.Tate@hotmail.com.

WDCSA Brewery Tours
Saturday, February 15 2:30 pm
Bluejacket Brewery,
300 Tingey St SE,
Washington, DC

Join us for the second in a series of monthly brewery tours this winter! This month we will be at the new Bluejacket Brewery. The cost is $28 for WDCSA members and their guests, and $33 for everyone else.

The Bluejacket Tour price includes a private full tour of the brewery, with five tasting tours (also includes tax and tip). If there is interest, we will meet at a near-by restaurant for a dutch-style lunch.

*** Bluejacket is limited to tours of only 15 people so make sure to sign up fast to guarantee a spot!***

The Bluejacket is conveniently located off of the Navy Yard metro. Register at: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=14212

Questions, contact Sumana Chatterjee, MA’04 (sumanachatt@yahoo.com) or Nina Rodriguez, MS’05

Stanford at the Opera
Moby Dick-East Coast Premiere
Tuesday, February 25 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center- Opera House

Join Stanford alumni and friends at Moby Dick, Jake Heggie’s triumphant new opera of Herman Melville’s 19th-century literary masterpiece, at a discounted price. The San Francisco Chronicle described it as "Sumptuous and Stirring! Theatrically stunning! Epic in scale!"

Prime Orchestra tickets are $130; Second Tier Prime tickets are $70. For tickets — Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at 202.483.4048 orbettybyrne@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 2/28/2014.

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 function.

Register at www.harvard-dc.org For more information:

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

Alumni Potluck Gathering
Saturday, March 1 7-10 pm
Bethesda, Md

"Wine connoisseurs unite! If you love wine — whether its collecting it or just enjoying it — make sure to sign up for the first Stanford DC Potluck
gathering of 2014! No occupational theme this time, all that’s required is a love of wine.

Laurie Sloss, class of ’84, and her husband Peter Lowet have graciously offered to host. We’re looking for half younger Stanford alums and half "seasoned" ones. No dinner this time, just bring your favorite wine and an appetizer.

Please email Tom Kohn, kohntom@gmail.com, or Mark Kogan, markskogan@gmail.com if you’re interested in attending or have any questions. We
look forward to raising our glasses with you!

Ivy Singles Nature Hike
Sunday, March 2 11am-2pm
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
2845 N. Marcey Road,
Arlington, Va

Join Ivy Singles for a free local nature awareness hike Lead by Bruce McBarnette of Princeton and Cathy Broad from Johns Hopkins. Plan to park at tennis courts and meet at entrance gate. Wear good boots and bring lunch and water.

For questions and to RSVP, contact Cathy Broad, cathbroad@gmail.com.

Stanford Basketball Game Watch
Sunday, March 2 7pm
City Tap House,
901 I Street, NW,
Washington, DC

Come in Out of the Cold and Watch Some Hot Stanford Basketball!

Join Stanford fans as we gather to watch the Stanford men’s team take on top-ranked conference rival Arizona. Post-season tournament assignments will be awaiting the outcome of this game. There is no fee to attend, no RSVP required, excellent food and drink available for purchase. Come wearing Cardinal gear and be prepared to cheer loud and proud.

Questions? Contact Chris Shinkman 301-229-4427,

Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Games
March 7 at 7PM, March 9 at 1PM


The 2014 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Team will be here in our area this spring for the following two matches against local teams:
Friday, March 7, 2014 at Towson University, Towson, MD at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC at 1:00pm

Come and cheer for the Cardinal as they close in on a bid to the NCAA tournament. Questions? Contact Chris Shinkman,
c.shinkman@verizon.net or 301-229-4427

WDCSA Afternoon at The Gridiron Club’s 2014 Reprise
Sunday, March 9 2-5 pm
Washington Renaissance Hotel
999 Ninth St NW,
Washington, DC

WDCSA members and their guests have received a special invitation to attend The Gridiron Club’s 2014 Reprise at the Washington Renaissance Hotel Ballroom. Watch Gridiron members such as Jonathan Karl of ABC, John King and Candy Crowley of CNN, Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd of NBC, Bob Schieffer of CBS, Judy Woodruff of PBS, and Stanford’s very own Doyle McManus (’74) of the Los Angeles Times perform songs and skits in costume!

The Gridiron Club is the legendary press club that has performed an annual musical show for Presidents and members of Congress since 1885. The Reprise recaps the formal white-tie Gridiron dinner and musical show held the previous night. The Reprise’s orchestra is conducted by the director of the U.S. Marine Band, Col. Michael Colburn. The Sunday performance is traditionally given exclusively for Gridiron members’ friends and family, but Mr.
McManus and the Gridiron Club have extended a special invitation to WDCSA members and their guests.

Meet Doyle McManus and his fellow Gridiron Club members during the reception starting at 2pm (look for the Stanford banner). Enjoy an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres during the reception hour. The show begins at 3pm. Tickets are $70 and can be purchased by visiting: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/gridironclub. Dress is business casual.

Not a WDCSA member? Become a member for $15 by clicking "Join" at https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/overview/?group_id=0038990539.

Please contact John Smithson at
jsmithson@gmail.com should you have any questions.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, March 9. 5-8PM
McLean, Va

The book group will meet at the home of Diane Charnov to discuss The Remains of the Day by Ishiguru.

There is no February meeting. For general information about the book group, emailalisoncolew@hotmail.com

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

The March selection is Divergent, a science fiction by Veronica Roth. This New York Times Bestseller won Favorite book of 2011 in Goodreads Choice Awards, is HarperCollins’ highest grossing e-book ever, and is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by over seven thousand Amazon readers. The film version will be released on March 21 of this year.

The May selection is The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson.

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

Stanford In the News

  • Husband and wife philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates will share the podium as the 2014 Commencement speakers at Stanford University.
  • The Stanford University School of Medicine has received $90 million from Ludwig Cancer Research on behalf of its founder, Daniel K. Ludwig, to support the school’s innovative work in cancer stem cells, which are believed to drive the growth
    of many cancers.

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