WDCSA Newsletter – May 2015

May 2015

Parents Connection Spring Social
Saturday, May 9 2-4pm
5607 Wood Way,
Bethesda, MD

Please join the Stanford Parents Connection for our spring social, as we welcome the new Stanford Class of 2019 parents. We will be joined by students from Stanford in Washington with firsthand knowledge of all the ins and outs of Stanford. Join us for fellowship, ask questions, or provide answers.

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

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, May 10 5-8 pm

The book group will meet at the home of Jennifer and Andy in Silver Spring to discuss the novel So Big by Edna Ferber. The June book is the novel Loving Frank.

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

Beyond the Farm: Cardinal College Prep
Saturday, May 16 9 am-12 pm
Ballou High School,
3401 4th St SE,
Washington, DC

Join SBAA-DC for the Cardinal College Prep Program. We are looking for a few alumni to facilitate a college readiness workshop targeted to high school aged students. Topics will include the college preparation process, personal statement development, obtaining a letter of recommendation and designing a plan for a successful future. Volunteer leaders will guide the students through the workshop topics along with leading group discussions and activities.

Our goal is to plant the seeds of higher education and to empower the next generation with the necessary tools for success. Sign up here for specific volunteer roles:

For more information, contact Jamelia Morgan, ’06, MA ’06, jamelianatasha@gmail.com.

Beyond the Farm: Trash Cleanup on the National Mall
Saturday, May 16 10:30am-12:30 pm
National Mall, Washington, DC

Help preserve a national treasure and participate in a trash clean up on the national mall! With millions of tourists visiting our national mall each year and the ongoing budget cuts to the national park system, our National Mall is and has been covered in trash. If left unattended, this trash will end up in the Potomac Watershed and pollute our rivers and oceans. Join with Stanford alumni on May 16th to make a difference and turn this around!

Remember to wear Stanford gear so we can find each other easily and show our Cardinal pride! We will meet on the west side of the Washington Monument and will work our way towards the Lincoln Memorial. All ages are welcome to participate.

For more information or to signup, visit https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=17807

For more information, contact Amy Kroll, ’12, amyakroll@gmail.com

Opera in the Outfield
Saturday, May 16 7pm
Nationals Park,
Washington, DC

Join local Stanford alums as we enjoy a FREE live broadcast of Washington National Opera’s performance of Rossini’s romantic comedy Cinderella
with spectacular sets and costumes at Nationals Park!

Gates open at 5 pm, so arrive early for pre-show entertainment and activities including a costume dress-up rack (this year’s theme is ‘Prince and Princess’ so there is a throne on which to pose), face painting, local group performances, arts and crafts – all before the start of the show!

This is an opera for everyone. Bring a picnic; bring neighbors, family, friends! Stanford will have a reserved section.

For more information, see Kennedy Center website:
www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/OPWMO or contact Betty Byrne at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org.

Doc’s Birthday Bash
Tuesday, May 19 6 pm
Laughing Man Tavern,
Washington, DC

Celebrate Doc’s 75th birthday!

It’s the big 7-5 for Chris ‘Doc’ Shinkman and his family has reserved space for a happy hour at the Laughing Man Tavern starting at 6pm to celebrate the big day. Please stop by to wish him well and discuss the finer points of softball strategy. For more information on the venue check www.laughingmantavern.com and please RSVP to Chris’ son Matt at mshinkma@yahoo.com.

See you there!

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, May 26 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD

The May selection is A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. This book won the Aventis Prize for best general science book in 2004, won the Descartes Prize for science communication in 2005, and was rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by over 1,700 Amazon readers. The July selection is Mr.
by Stephen King.

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

Stanford CAN Basketball TeamTEAM SPOTLIGHT:

The 2015 season of Stanford Basketball in the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) was the most successful yet. This season saw our first time achieving back-to-back wins, our first win playing our four players against another team’s five players, and our first ever win in the Capital Alumni Tournament – a 56-43 trouncing of North Carolina State.

The NC State playoff win was sweet redemption as the Cardinal lost a one-point heart breaker (64-63) to NC State in the previous week playing our four players against NC State’s five. Our team won four games this season, including our first playoff win! With a virtually intact roster, we are aiming for at least be 5-3 in the regular season next year.

While we saw considerable team success, we also saw outstanding individual play.
Below are the 2015 award winners:
Scrappy Player of the Year – Jenny Patten
Most in the Post – Jackson Brossy
Defensive Player of the Year – Maxwell Wernecke
Most Outstanding Player – Kenny Blacks
Most Valuable Player – Lani Marsden

Front row (L to R): Jamelia Morgan, Matt Hafer, Lani Marsden
Back row (L to R): Jimmy Chavez, Max Wernecke, Jeremy White, Kenneth Blacks, Jackson Brossy, Jenny Patten, Gregory
Billings (Coach), Denise Whitfield (Coach)
Not pictured: Andrea Miller, Kala Stepter, Kelsei Wharton, Chip Talbott, Clint Gerdine

Summer Solstice Rooftop Soiree
Friday, June 19 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 anywhere in Washington: an unobstructed southern panoramic view encompassing the Jefferson and Washington Memorials, White House and the Capital. Relax with people who remember when you had to go to the movies to see a movie!

Regular registration is $25 until June 14th. Late registration will then be available for $30 until June 18th. Email reservations, same day registrations and walk-ins (if available) will be $40. Includes light dinner buffet of sandwiches and salads, and a cash bar. Minimum age is 21.

1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW is three blocks south of the Farragut North and West Metros. Separate room is available in case of inclement weather. Street
parking is tight but the building has paid parking. Last year we sold out.

For more information and to sign up online go to: www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters and follow the links.

If you have questions contact us at boomerstobusters@gmail.com.

Boomers to Busters is sponsored by the University of Chicago Club of DC. It is targeted for undergraduate and graduate alumni of Chicago and other schools who were undergraduates from the 1970s to 1990s, and their spouses, partners, and guests.

Schools advertising Boomers to Busters events include Amherst, Barnard, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Case Western Reserve, Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, Columbia, Emory, Georgia Tech, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, Michigan, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Penn State, Pennsylvania, Pomona, Princeton, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tulane, Wellesley, Williams and the Capital Alumni Network. All others are welcome.

2015 Citi Open
Saturday, August 1- Sunday, August 9
16th & Kennedy, NW,
Washington, DC

The 2015 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. We also have the same four upper level seats (Section 7, Row G) as last year. All of our seats provide access to the Emirates Garden Club restaurant. 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.

The price to us of our box seats increased over 10%, and our upper level seats by 27%, so we have had to increase prices to breakeven. However, Andy Murray (#3 in world) and Ken Nishikori (#5 in world) have committed to play in the tournament.

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. We have two parking passes available for each session at $16/pass.

Sat 8/1 qualifying) 10am – $10 box, $8 upper
Sunday8/2 10am – $18 box, $11 upper
Mon 8/3 2pm $42 box, $18 upper
Tue 8/4 2pm $50 box, $23 upper
Wed 8/5 2pm $56 box, $27 upper
Thurs 8/6 2pm $61 box, $33 upper
Friday 8/7 1pm (quarterfinals) $55 box, $27 upper
Friday 8/7 7pm (quarterfinals) $76 box, $36 upper
Sat 8/8 (semifinals) noon $72 box, $33 upper
Sat 8/8 (semifinals) – 7pm $91 box, $39 upper
Sun 8/9 (finals) 12pm $99 box, $39 upper

Stanford In the News

  • Nine Stanford faculty members were named last week as new members of the National Academy of Sciences. The academy is an honorific society that recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.The Stanford
    scholars were among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries elected this year, bringing the total number of active members to 2,250 and the total number of foreign associates to 452.

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