WDCSA Newsletter – November 2014

November 2014

Stanford Football Game Watches
Fall 2014

The 2014 Stanford football season is in full swing! The Stanford Cardinal football team has three (and perhaps as many as five) games remaining this season.
Join WDCSA for the following football game watches:

Saturday, November 15 vs. Utah (time TBA)
Saturday, November 22 vs. Cal (time TBA)*
Friday, November 28 vs. UCLA (3:30pm our time)
Friday, December 5 PAC-12 Championship Game (9pm our time)
Post-season Bowl Game

For the Utah, UCLA, PAC-12 Championship, and bowl games, we will meet at Mackey’s (1823 L Street, NW) for our viewing.

*The site of the Big Game Watch is still being determined. Look for a blast email with this information.

Questions? Contact Chris Shinkman c.shinkman@verizon.net 301-229-4427. GO CARDINAL!

Alumni Potluck Gathering
Friday, November 7 7-10 pm
Washington, DC

Mark Michael and Maggie Prieto, both class of ’84, have graciously offered to host our next potluck at their home in NW DC. The theme is "Mixology." A
professional mixologist will be on the premises to help us all bring back our memories of the Farm.

As always, we’re looking for half younger Stanford alums and half "seasoned" ones and, ideally, alums who have yet to attend one of these potlucks recently.

Mark Kogan and Tom Kohn are helping to arrange. Please email Tom at kohntom@gmail.com if you’re interested in attending and let him know what year you graduated (and your degree) so we can make sure we have a good mix-ology.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, November 9 5 pm
Silver Spring, Md

The book group will meet at the home of Andy Kolstad and Jennifer Presley to discuss the nonfiction book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lax. The December book is the novel The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West.

Newcomers are welcome. For information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Stanford at the Opera
Monday, November 10 7 pm
Kennedy Center Opera House
Washington, DC

In November, Puccini’s beloved masterpiece ‘La Boheme’ will be in an exciting new production. Join other Stanfordites outside the upstairs cafeteria (all welcome) before the opera for a “meet and greet” over a glass of wine or “whatever” as Betty shares a bit of insight into this Puccini classic – a new production by director Jo Davies with evocative sets and costumes by young American designers Lee Savage and Jennifer Moeller.

Prime Orchestra tickets are $135; Second Tier Prime tickets are $92. 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.

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

The November selection is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. This #1 New York Times Best Seller in 2013 under Hardcover Fiction, has won a slew of accolades including the 2013 Book of the Year by National Book Awards (British), the top 100 Best Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews, the 2013 Goodreads Choice Award for Fantasy, the 2014 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and nominated for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Focus Features has acquired the film rights where Tom Hanks is the producer and Joe Wright the director.

The January selection is Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Copying Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh.

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

Ivy / Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis
Saturday, November 22 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 available at www.harvard-dc.org/article.html?aid=880. All payments must be received by 11/21/2014 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 11/21/2014.

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.

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

Ivy Singles Holiday Party
Friday, December 5 6:30-9:30 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC

The Washington DC Stanford Alumni Club invites you to the Ivy Singles Social Club Holiday Party! For
advanced registration, click here: https:// ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_179895.

The cost to attend is $42 (includes a $2 processing fee). Walk-ins are welcome at $45 (check made out to WDCSA or cash only please).

The venue is once again the elegant and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25), home to several Supreme Court Justices and a Maryland governor. A U.S. Congressman from New York, Robert Low Bacon and his wife, Virginia Murray Bacon, lived in the house until 1980. Upon her death, Virginia bequeathed the building and furnishings as a memorial to her husband. The DACOR-Bacon House and Foundation now serve as a “place to facilitate international peace and understanding” as well as a conference and meeting place for the Organization of Foreign Affairs Professionals known as DACOR.

Each floor of the DACOR-Bacon House will be festively decorated for the holiday season. We will feast on hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a selection of fine wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar. Consistent with our elegant surroundings, please come dressed in holiday, cocktail or business attire.

Metro: Take the Orange/Blue Line to Farragut West. Walk 3 blocks south on 18th St to F St.

Parking: Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. Please be aware that most nearby parking garages close earlier than midnight.

For more information, contact Charlotte Perry ‘81 at CharMPerry@gmail.com or text/cell 202-341-8799.

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 18 7-10 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC

Looking to add some cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alums to celebrate the festive season at the DACOR-Bacon House. The venue (built 1824-25) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to several Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, and a Maryland governor. The DACORBacon House will be decorated for the holiday season and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

As part of our WDCSA community service efforts, we will be collecting canned food for Capital Area Food Bank and new or gently used coats for StandUp For Kids, an organization supporting homeless youth in the D.C. area, during our holiday party. All donations are welcome as we plan to make a huge
difference this holiday season!

The advanced registration price is $8 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’10 – ’14), and guests; $12 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP
and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event16563. Checks made out to WDCSA may be sent to Kevin Coyne, 418 S Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

The price at the door is $12 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’10 – ’14), and guests; $15 for non-WDCSA members and guests. We regret that no
refunds will be given after December 12. Please contact Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Get Involved

WDCSA Basketball Team

Hey Cardinal! It is almost time for Stanford DC Coed Alumni Basketball. If you will be in the DC Metro area from January 2015 – March 2015 and would like to play competitive basketball against other alumni groups (like the Cal Bears), contact Greg Billings at billings.g@gmail.com or mobile (202)440-7714. It’s a fun time and really a good way to get to know your fellow alumni in the DC area.

Stanford In the News

  • Colin Bucks, MD, assistant medical director of the Office of Emergency Management at Stanford Health Care, served as a volunteer medical coordinator treating Ebola patients with the International Medical Corps, working intensive, 14-hour days in the jungle of northeast Liberia in a blue, tin-roofed clinic that was built in a matter of weeks on a bulldozed hilltop. He recently returned from his month-long deployment and is currently isolated at his Redwood City, Calif., home.
  • The Stanford 2014 Roundtable, "The Climate Conversation You Haven’t Heard," convened a panel of climate scientists, innovators, and political figures to discuss how to encourage citizens to help force the issues that are needed to help combat climate change. The video of the Roundtable is available at http://roundtable.stanford.edu/webcast/.

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