WDCSA Newsletter – December 2014


Friday, December 5
Ivy Singles Holiday Party

Sunday, December 7
DC Book Club Discussion

Saturday, December 13
Wreaths Across America

Thursday, December 18
WDCSA Holiday Party

WINTER 2014-15
Stanford Football Bowl Game

Tuesday, January 20
Baltimore Book Club Discussion

Saturday, January 31
Parents Connection Social

Stanford at the Opera

Get Involved

Stanford in the News

December 2014

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.

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

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

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, December 7 5 pm
Potomac, MD

The book group will meet at the home of Jody Tabner Thayer (the date has been changed from the second Sunday this month) to discuss the novel The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West. Book selections for the next 6 months should be available at the meeting.

The January meeting should take place on Sunday, Jan. 11th. For information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com. New members are welcome.

Wreaths Across America Community Service Opportunity
Saturday, December 13 8:30 am
Arlington Cemetery,
Arlington, Va

WDCSA and the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) are coordinating a family-friendly community service opportunity with the Wreaths Across America organization. We will have the opportunity to honor veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery by laying wreaths at their grave sites.

Please contact Jack Smith, MS ’14, at jbsmith2004@alumni.stanford.edu to RSVP for this event and receive additional details.

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.

Stanford Football Bowl Game
Winter 2014-15

Watch for details of the Bowl Game watch party in forthcoming WDCSA communication blasts. We will send details as soon as they are available. Go Card!

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, January 20 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille,
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD

The January selection is Hyperbole and a Half:Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Copying Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh. This New York Times bestseller is a 2013 Goodreads choice award winner in the humor category. This book is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over two thousand Amazon readers. The March selection is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

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

Parents Connection Social
Saturday, January 31 2-4 pm
5607 Wood Way,
Bethesda MD

Please join the Stanford Parents Connection for an afternoon social. We will fellowship, trade stories, and eat chocolate.

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

Stanford at the Opera
Spring 2015
Kennedy Center Opera House
Washington, DC

In March, we sail with Wagner’s ‘Flying Dutchman’ preceded by a back stage tour.

In May, join us for a FREE ‘Opera in the Outfield’ at National’s Park of Rossini’s ‘Cinderalla.’ There will be a reserved Stanford section.

Watch for details on both events in the January newsletter. Contact Betty at 202.483.4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org for more information.

Get Involved

  • The Capital Alumni Network (CAN) is looking for volunteers to take on leadership roles within the organization. The following positions are available: Vice President, Business Development Chair, Sports Co-Chair, and Community Service Chair. In addition, this February, CAN will be holding
    elections for the positions of President, Treasurer, and one Advisory Committee Chair. If interested, contact Gregory Billings for more information.

  • 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

  • Five Stanford professors have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor is bestowed on AAAS
    members by their peers for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

  • Stanford seniors Maya I. Krishnan, a philosophy major, and Emily E. Witt, a human biology major, have won 2015 Rhodes Scholarships. They are
    among the 32 American women and men chosen for the prestigious scholarship, according to a weekend announcement by the Rhodes Trust. Krishnan and Witt bring to 114 the number of Rhodes Scholars from Stanford.

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