WDCSA Newsletter – July 2015

July 2015

WDCSA Planning Meeting
Tuesday, July 7 7-8 pm
Stanford in Washington,
2661 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Wouldn’t it be awesome to connect with alumni who:

  • Remember when tuition was $1,575 (1967)?
  • Went overseas to Tours, Beutelsbach, or Cliveden?
  • Witnessed John Elway’s wildest Big Game imaginable (1982)?
  • Listened to Steve Jobs (2005) or Carla Hills (1976) deliver the commencement
  • Experienced a year in which the LSJUMB did not get in hot water?

Join us at the next monthly WDCSA Planning Meeting with suggestions for meetups,
outings, and mini-events that both stir excitement about attending Stanford
+Connects and provide opportunities for DC-area alumni to meet and gather in new, interesting ways.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, July 12 5 pm
Potomac, MD

The book group will meet for a discussion of Snow by Orhan Pamuk and potluck dinner. Contact Jennifer Presley at jenniferbpresley@gmail.com for more information.

Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Friday, July 17 6-9:30 pm
Washington, DC

The Yale Club of DC invites you to Happy Hour and a showing of The Capitol Steps with Ivy Singles.

6:00-7:15 pm Happy Hour
Del Frisco’s Grille
1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW

7:30- 9:30 pm The Capitol Steps show
The Reagan Building

Cost: No-host bar and food, happy hour prices.
Capitol Steps: $33/ticket (regular Ticketmaster rate is $44.50) in advance, $40 after July 2nd.

Mail your check for $33 payable to the "YCWDC" or “Yale Club of Washington DC” with your school to Robert Cole, 5008 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816. Please note your school on the memo line of the check. Checks need to be received by Thursday, July 2nd to ensure seating with the group.

Use this link to pay online: Capitol Steps – DelFrisco’s-Ivy Singles.

After 5 pm Thursday July 3rd, the fee is $40 and may be paid online until 12 pm on July 17th.

Street parking is available. Parking in the building garage is $10 per hour or $13 for the evening after 5pm.

Take the Orange/Blue Line to Federal Triangle and exit toward the Reagan Building.
For more information:
Contact: Robert Cole
Phone: 301-229-4546
Email: yaleclubdc@aol.com

7th Annual WDCSA Happy Hour Cruise
Thursday, July 23 7-9:30 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: $45 for WDCSA members, young alums (’11-’15), and their guests; and $60 for non-members and their guests.

Reserve your ticket at: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=18060.

Washington Harbour is located in Georgetown at 31st and K Streets, NW, across from the Riverside Grille on the dock. Please arrive promptly at 7pm. The boat will start boarding at 7:15 and will leave promptly thereafter with or without ticket holders.

Refunds will not be granted to those who arrive late
– no exceptions. 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 Avery Weidman at averyweidman@gmail.com.

If you are not a WDCSA member, this is the perfect time to sign up and become one. You’ll get your money’s worth for future events! www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/membership_form.html.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion and Summer Barbeque
Saturday, July 25 5 pm
3512 Newland Road
Baltimore, MD

The July selection is Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. This #1 New York Times bestseller won the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America. This crime fiction is the first of a trilogy, and will be turned into a TV series with Mr. King himself as the executive producer. The September selection is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

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

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 break even. 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 (sold out), $8 upper – 1 parking pass left

Sunday 8/2 10am – $18 box, $11 upper (2 left)

Mon 8/3 2pm $42 box, $18 upper (2 left)

Tue 8/4 2pm $50 box (1 left), $23 upper (2 left) – 1 parking pass left

Wed 8/5 2pm $56 box (1 left), $27 upper – 1 parking pass left

Thurs 8/6 2pm $61 box, $33 upper
Friday 8/7 1pm – sold out

Friday 8/7 7pm (quarterfinals) $76 box (sold out), $36 upper (2 left)- parking passes sold out

Sat 8/8 (semifinals) noon $72 box (2 left), $33 upper (2 left)

Sat 8/8 (semifinals) – 7pm $91 box (sold out), $39 upper – 1 parking pass left

Sun 8/9 (finals) 12pm $99 box (4 left), $39 upper (sold out)- 1 parking pass left

Stanford at DC United
Saturday, August 22 4:30 pm
RFK Stadium,
2400 E Capitol St NE,
Washington, DC

Join your fellow Stanford alumni to cheer on DC United against San Jose Quakes! We will have a potluck tailgate prior to the game as a way to mingle and enjoy the great company. Game time is 7pm and we’ll start tailgating at 4:30pm by the tailgating tents in the RFK Parking lot. Look for the Stanford banner. And if you can’t find us, call Nina at 305-803-1783.

The cost is $25 for WDCSA members and $28 for non-members.

Tickets can be picked up at the tailgate up until 30 minutes prior to the start of the game. There are a limited number of tickets available so sign up on the Stanford Alumni page:

Questions? Email Nina Rodriguez at ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com

Young Alumni End-of-Summer Bash
Thursday, August 27 5:30-8 pm
Cafe Citron
1343 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC

Join fellow young alumni for an extended happy hour at one of the most popular venues in Dupont Circle–Cafe Citron! Come celebrate the end of summer and welcome the most recent Stanford grads to DC.

Admission is free. Happy hour food and drink specials will be available. There will be friends and music, and your first drink will be covered by the Stanford Alumni Association and the Washington DC Stanford Association!

We have reserved the entire VIP access area for Stanford–just mention that you are with the Stanford VIP party and you will be led to a secret door.

Registration via Facebook Link https://www.facebook.com/events/887407857972505/ or email ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com.

Questions/RSVP? Contact Nina Rodriguez, MS ’05, at ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com.

Stanford at the Opera
Tuesday, September 29 7 pm
Kennedy Center
Washington, DC

This sizzling production of Bizet’s final opera shifts the classic story to a Latin American setting smoldering with sensuality and danger, using the original version of the score. The music pulses with erotic power – from Carmen’s rousing “Habanera” aria and uninhibited dancing in a smokey tavern to the famous “Toreador Song” – all culminating in a spectacular finale at a bullfight.

This one is a winner and … we’ll be there with a before opera “meet-up.

See our August newsletter or Facebook page mid-July for information on the cost. For more information, contact bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048.

Get Involved

  • Cardinal Young Alumni Representative:
    WDCSA is looking for one or two enthusiastic and committed, young alumni to help run the CYA club. If you would like to volunteer to be one of these leaders of the Cardinal Young Alumni for WDCSA, please contact ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com.

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