WDCSA Newsletter – July 2014

July 2014

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, July 13 5 pm
Fairfax Station, Va

The book group will meet at the home of Walter and Diana Wilson to discuss the nonfiction book The Emperor of Scent.

For general information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, July 15 *New date* 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.

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

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 or call 703-486-0952 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 (sold out), $6 upper
Sunday 7/27 10am – $16 box (sold out), $10 upper
Mon 7/28 2pm $38 box (3 left), $16 upper, 1 parking pass left
Tue 7/29 2pm $45 box (3 remain), $21 upper, 1 parking pass left
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 (sold out), $33 upper (1 left)
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, 1 parking pass left

Stanford at the Ballpark: Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants
Sunday, August 24 1:35pm game time
Washington Nationals Stadium,
1500 South Capitol St SE,
Washington, DC


This annual WDCSA outing to see the Washington Nationals has become one of our most popular Club events, and we will once again host a pre-game “Meet and Greet” with former Stanford pitcher Drew Storen in a private meeting room.* Once the game starts, we will be seated in the shade in the outfield – Section 231. The ticket price will include both the reception and the game. Children 2 and younger do not require a ticket.

Tickets are $28 for WDCSA members and $33 for non-members and can be purchased from the following link: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event15486
Details regarding the pick-up of tickets and the time and location of the reception will be sent to those who register. The cut-off date for ticket purchases is
Sunday, August 17, or when we reach our capacity of 90 ticket sales. Questions? Contact Chris Shinkman at 301-229-4427 or c.shinkman@verizon.net.
*Due to the unpredictable nature of players’ schedules on game days, Drew Storen’s meeting with
us is tentative.

National Stadium is a few blocks from the Navy Yard Metro station. Take green line for easy
transportation to the game.

About 15 parents and students sitting around in a circle listening to Chris Shinkman


The Stanford Parents Connection held its annual Question & Answer Event on May 31st. It was a beautiful day at WDCSA Vice-President Chris Shinkman’s home. There were thirty-two in attendance, including eight from incoming Freshman families. The panelists consisted of four Juniors from Stanford in Washington, three recent graduates, and an experienced parent with two children currently at Stanford.

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.

Get Involved
Stanford Admissions Seeks Alumni Interviewers

Want to help Stanford Admissions interview local high school applicants? Then join the Stanford DC/MD/VA OVAL Team! Each year, we interview more than 1,000 high school applicants to Stanford. The interviews help Admissions officers learn about applicants beyond their written submissions. Follow
the link below to learn more and register as a volunteer for the 2014-2015 admissions cycle. http://admission.stanford.edu/alumni/getting_involved/registration.html

Stanford In the News

Stanford University will name a new home for bioengineering and chemical engineering in recognition of gifts from university trustee Kavitark"Ram" Shriram and his wife, Vidjealatchoumy "Vijay" Shriram. The couple have provided $57 million in support for the new Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering, the fourth and final building in the university’s new Science and Engineering Quad.

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