WDCSA Newsletter – January 2016

January 2016

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, January 10 5 pm
Silver Spring, MD

The book group will discuss Kidnapped by Nuns and Other Stories of a Life on the Radio. The author, Bob Fuss (Stanford, ’74) will attend. All are welcome to attend and contribute to the potluck dinner.

For more information, contact Jennifer Presley at jenniferbpresley@gmail.com.

Ivy Singles Winter Cocktail Party
Friday, January 15 6:30-9 pm
Whittmore House,
1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW,
Washington, DC

Join the Ivy Singles Social Club at the Woman’s National Democratic Club’s Whittemore House for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an evening of exceptional non-partisan company and conversation.

Admission is $35 with pre-paid registration or $45 at the door. Register here: http://www.cornellclubdc.org/event-2101769?
or send a check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday, January 11th. Make checks payable to "The Cornell Club of Washington" and note your school on the check.

The Whittemore House is an elegant historic mansion centrally located in Washington’s fashionable Dupont Circle. Built in the late 19th century as a private residence, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and pays tribute to the English Arts and Crafts movement and American “Shingle Style” architecture.

The Ivy Singles Social Club (www.ivysinglesdc.com) is a coalition of Ivy League, Seven Sister, and other prestigious schools’ regional alumni associations that sponsors social activities. Our events are open to all single alumni of member schools and their guests.

For more information, contact: Charlotte Perry, ’81 202-341-8799 or CharMPerry@gmail.com or Steve Piekarec (Cornell), 703-281-4311 spiekare@verizon.net.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, January 19 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille,
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD

The January selection is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. This book is the 2013-2014 New York Times Best Seller in nonfiction, the 2014 American Booksellers Association’s adult nonfiction Book of the Year, the 2014 American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in nonfiction recipient, and rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over 15,000 Amazon readers.

The March selection is Inferno by Dan Brown.

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

Renwick Gallery Tour
Saturday, January 23 11 am
Renwick Gallery,
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington DC

Enjoy a docent led tour of the newly renovated Renwick Gallery, which is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art. The debut exhibition, WONDER, features large-scale artwork created from unexpected materials, turning the building into a larger-than-life work of art. Renwick is a short walk from the Farragut West Metro Station. R.S.V.P. is required for the tour. We will socialize afterwards at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop across the street. Purchase of food is optional.

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

Wreaths Across America Clean-up
Saturday, January 23
Arlington Cemetery,
Arlington, VA

WDCSA and the Stanford Military Service Network (SMSN) are coordinating a family-friendly community service opportunity. On January 23, we will be picking up the wreaths laid at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery during the December 12th Wreaths Across America event.

Additional event details can be found on the website: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ events/arlington/

To RSVP and receive additional details regarding our group’s participation, contact Jack Smith, MS ’14, at jbsmith2004@alumni.stanford.edu

Ivy Singles Screen Actors Guild Award Reception
Saturday, January 30 6-10:30 pm
National Press Club,
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC

Join former CBS News anchor Beverly Burke; local actors; and alumni of Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Cornell, UVA, Chicago, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Brown, and MIT, as we watch the live broadcast of the SAG Awards from Hollywood.

Black tie attire.

Admission is $59 if paid online by January 22nd.

View and buy art work. Enjoy wine, refreshments, a raffle, and a silent auction. Win prizes for predicting the award recipients. Enjoy a 10-minute free, relaxing light energy treatment from members of Sukyo Mahikari. Art sales will benefits Charlie’s Place, a homeless service center in Washington, DC.

Register and get more details at http://mcbarnette.com or email Sally El-Sadek at selsadek@gmail.com.

For questions, call (800) 777-7680. Contact Charlotte Perry ‘81 at 202-341-8799 or CharMPerry@gmail.com for more information.

Stanford Basketball Game Watch
Saturday, February 13 4pm
2411 18th Street, NW,
Washington, DC

WDCSA and the local University of Oregon club are co-hosting a men’s basketball game watch at Ventnors. Go Card!

Ivy Singles Georgetown Cocktail Party
Friday, February 26 6:30-9 pm
Private residence in Georgetown
Washington, DC

Join Ivy Singles for a catered winter cocktail party with live music with hors d’oeuvres. Address will be forwarded to registrants in February.

Admission is $40 with pre-paid registration or $50 at the door. Send a check to Robert Cole, 5008 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816, by Monday, February 22nd. Make checks payable to "The Yale Club of Washington" and note your school on the check. You may also register online for $42 at https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_210961

For more information, contact Robert Cole at RBCole@aol.com or (301) 229-4546

Ivy/Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis Party
Saturday, February 27 6:45-11:45 pm
Four Seasons Tennis Club
3010 Williams Dr, Merrifield, VA

The Harvard Club of Washington DC invites Stanford alumni to join the Ivy schools plus the Seven Sisters for one of its most popular events. Celebrating its 21st year, the Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis Party is an enjoyable way to socialize, meet potential partners, and network with alumni members and their guests.

Admission for players with advance registration is $25. Door admission for players is $30 and is payable by cash or check, no credit card. Admission is $10 for non-players. Register at www.harvard-dc.org by February 26 to receive the advance registration rates. Refund requests must be received by 3pm on February 26.

For any questions, please contact Kuni Matsuda at KMatsuda@konterra.com.

Stanford at the Theater
Spring 2016
Kennedy Center,
Washington, DC

Watch for details in the February newsletter for an exciting theater opportunity with lots of music!

Contact Betty at 202.483.4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org for more

Get Involved

  • Capital Alumni Network

WDCSA expects to compete in the Capital Alumni Network coed basketball league from January 2016 – March 2016 in Alexandria, VA. Games are generally one night per week and start at 7, 8, or 9 pm. If you are interested in playing competitive alumni basketball, contact Gregory Billings at billings.g@gmail.com, 202-440-7714

Stanford In the News

Two members of the Stanford faculty, Albert Bandura, professor emeritus of psychology, and Stanley Falkow, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, have been awarded the 2015 National Medal of Science. Bandura is the David Starr Jordan Professor, Emeritus, in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Falkow is the Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor in Cancer Research, Emeritus, in the School of Medicine. They will receive their medals at a White House ceremony in January.

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