WDCSA Newsletter – August 2014

August 2014

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, August 10 5 pm
Bethesda, Md

The book group will meet at the home of Kathie Krumm to discuss the novel Turn of Mind by Alice Laplante. The September selection is the nonfiction book Life Ascending by Nick Lane.

For general information on the book group, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Friday, August 15 6:30-8:30 pm
The City Club of Washington,
555 Thirteenth Street, NW,
Washington, DC

Join Ivy Singles at this true private business club in the District.

The cost of $30 in advance or $40 at the door includes 2 drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, and one City Club pass for a day including 50% off initiation fee, if you choose to join.

To register in advance, follow this link: https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_171723 or send check payable to the Yale Club of Washington, DC (with school on memo line) to Robert Cole, 5008 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816.

For more information about this event, email Robert Cole at yaleclubdc@aol.com.

The Ivy Singles Social Club (ISSC) is a coalition of Ivy League, Seven Sister and other prestigious schools’ regional alumni associations that sponsors social activities. These events are open to all single alumni of member schools and their guests. Most of the attendees are in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s, but all ages are welcome.

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.

Stanford Football Game Watches Fall 2014

The Stanford football team will be outstanding this coming season. Be on the lookout for announcements of WDCSA game watch times and locations.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, September 16 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille,
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, Md

The September selection is Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. This is an account of the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914, and their struggle for survival for over two years. This book is rated 4.8 stars from over 500 reviews on Amazon. The November selection is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

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

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.

Stanford In the News

  • Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center was given three big art collections, including more than 1,200 notebook sketches by Richard Diebenkorn, 26 works of art by Jacob Lawrence, and 3,600 contact sheets’ worth of photographic negatives shot by Andy Warhol.

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