WDCSA Newsletter – June 2014

June 2014

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, June 8 5 pm
Bethesda, Md

The book group will meet at the home of Perry Seiffert to discuss Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov. For general information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com

Boomers to Busters Summer Solstice Rooftop Soiree
Friday, June 20 6-8 pm
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC

Enjoy the latest sunset of the year on a private rooftop taking in one of the most exquisite views of DC: an unobstructed panoramic view encompassing the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument, the White House, and the Capitol.

Cost is $25 in advance/$30 at the door (by pre-registration only) and includes sandwiches, salads, and a cash bar. Minimum age is 21.

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW is three blocks from the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stations. Street parking is minimal but you can pay to park at the building. A separate room is available in case of inclement weather. Please note that pre-registration is needed to enter the building.

For more information and to sign up online go to: www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters. If you have any questions, email

Ivy Singles Happy Hour and Capitol Steps
Friday, June 27 6-7:30 pm
Aria Pizzeria,
Reagan Building,
Washington, DC

Meet Ivy Singles alumni for Happy Hour at Aria Pizzeria at the outdoor covered Fresco bar and pick up your ticket to the Capitol Steps performance at 7:30pm. We’ll meet outside, with cover, and we will have the option to move inside if weather requires.

Purchase drinks and food directly from Aria. Benefit from our group rate ($33, regular Ticketmaster rate is $44.50) on Capitol Steps balcony ticket(s) for the performance inside the Reagan Building auditorium at 7:30pm.

Capitol Steps ticket(s): Register online – 06/27 – Ivy Singles Capitol Steps and Aria Restaurant In Advance: (Ensure seating and Check-in quickly):
Mail your check for $33.00 payable to the "YCWDC" or “Yale Club of Washington DC” with your school to Robert Cole, 5008 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816. Checks need to be received by Thursday, June 12th to ensure seating with the group. Please note your school on the memo line of the check. The $35 online payment is required by 5:00 pm Thursday, June 12th. Proceeds from the event are donated to participating schools based on attendance.

After 5:00pm Thursday, June 12th, the fee is $40 and may be paid online until 12pm the day of the event (June 27th). Seating with the main group is ensured by payment in advance.

E-mail questions to Robert at Yaleclubdc@aol.com with Capitol Steps – Ivy Aria Happy Hour in the subject line. Advance reservations are strongly
encouraged for quick check-in.

* Capitol Steps requires our payment by June 13th, so sign-up early to sit with the group and get a spot.

6th Annual WDCSA Happy Hour Cruise
Thursday, July 17 7:15-9:30 pm
Washington Harbour,
Georgetown, Washington, DC
(31st and K streets NW)

Join us for a sunset cruise past the monuments! We’ve rented a beautiful boat for the exclusive use of DC Stanford alumni. Mix and mingle with your fellow alums, enjoying happy hour food and a premium open bar.
Tickets are:
$40 for WDCSA members, young alums (’10-’14), and their guests
$55 for non-members and their guests

Reserve your ticket at: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event15184

Washington Harbour is located in Georgetown at 31st and K Streets, NW, across from the Riverside Grille on the dock. Please arrive promptly at 7:15, as the boat will sail shortly thereafter with or without ticket holders. Refunds will not be granted to those who arrive late. In the event of postponement for bad weather, we will notify ticket holders and attempt to reschedule for a later date. If you have any questions, please contact John Smithson, ’05 at jsmithson@gmail.com.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, July 21 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, Md

The July selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. This book is the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 winner for Best Fiction, and one of the Paris Review Best of the Best winners in 2013.

The September selection is Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.

About 19 volunteers smilingEVENT SPOTLIGHT:

On May 17th, 1,800+ alumni, family, and friends worldwide gathered together to make a difference in our communities under the Stanford banner.

DC area alums heeded the call to action by hosting a college readiness workshop at Ballou High School (top right) and sorting food donations at the Arlington Food Assistance Center (bottom left).

Beyond the Farm seeks to extend Stanford’s spirit of service to communities around the world through volunteer efforts.

Next year’s day of service is May 16, 2015. Hope to see you there!

12 Stanford volunteers at Arlington Food Assistance Center

2014 Citi Open
Saturday, July 26- Sunday, August 3
16th & Kennedy, NW,
Washington, DC

The 2014 Citi Open is an ATP World Tour 500 tournament, making it one of the top 20 men’s tournaments in the world. We have the same six
platinum box seats to all sessions as in previous years (Aisle 36, Section 3). The seats are at the end of the court and very close to the court. These seats provide access to the Emirates Garden Club restaurant. We have two parking passes available for each session at $16/pass. We also have four upper level seats (Section 7, Row G) at the same end of the court as our boxes to each session. The featured matches are generally held in the main court where seating is reserved with the remainder in the outside courts where seating is open. Tickets also include the women’s WTA International Level Event to be held at the same facility during this week.

Please email bill@billpegram.com indicating the number and type of tickets desired, the session, and parking passes desired. Bill will process requests in the order they are received and confirm availability by return email and provide instructions for payment.

Sat 7/26 qualifying) 10am – $9 box (2 left), $6 upper
Sunday 7/27 10am – $16 box, $10 upper
Mon 7/28 2pm $38 box (3 left), $16 upper, 1 parking pass left
Tue 7/29 2pm $45 box, $21 upper
Wed 7/30 2pm $50 box, $25 upper
Thurs 7/318/1 2pm $56 box, $30 upper
Friday 8/1 1pm (quarterfinals) $48 box (3 left), $25 upper
Friday 8/1 7pm (quarterfinals) $69 box (3 left), $33 upper
Sat 8/2 (semifinals) noon $65 box (3 left), $30 upper (1 left), 1 parking pass left
Sat 8/2 (semifinals) – 7pm $82 box (1 left), $36 upper, 1 parking pass left
Sun 8/3 (finals) 12pm $90 box (4 left), $36 upper (sold out), 1 parking pass left

Stanford at the Opera
November 2014
Kennedy Center

In November, Puccini’s beloved masterpiece ‘La Boheme’ will be in an exciting new production. We will have a Stanford ‘meet-up’ and discussion before the opera. Watch for details next month! For any of you under 35, there may be special opera opportunities.

See you at the opera!

For more information, contact Betty Byrne at Bettybyrne@Verizon.net or 202.483.4048.

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2014 Capital Alumni Network Basketball

The record of the 2014 WDCSA coed basketball team does not reflect the competitive season that the team experienced. While the team finished
the regular season 1-7 and lost its only tournament game to Penn State Blue, it battled in virtually every game, with most of its game being lost by a margin less than 10 points. The highlights of the season was a 50-20 thumping of the Cal Bears and a 59-59 tie versus Notre Dame (Notre Dame won the tiebreaker by winning the free throw contest after the completion of overtime). Most importantly, the team played better as the season progressed, learned how to play together, and enjoyed the competition.

See you next season!

Stanford In the News

  • On May 26th, Cameron Wilson won the 2014 NCAA men’s golf individual title, prevailing by sinking a decisive birdie putt on the third playoff hole. Wilson joined Sandy Tatum (1942) and Tiger Woods (1996) as individual champions from Stanford. It was Stanford’s 504th all-time individual NCAA title.

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