WDCSA Newsletter – July 2016

July 2016

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, July 10 5-7:45 pm
Silver Spring, MD

The book group will discuss Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien. All are welcome to join the discussion and participate in the potluck dinner.

Upcoming book selections are:
August 14th – Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas

September 11th – Best Boy, by Eli Gottlieb
October 9th – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

For more information, please contact Jennifer Presley, MA ’78, Ph.D. ’81 at Jenniferbpresley@gmail.com.

Citi Open
Saturday, July 16- Sunday, July 24
16th & Kennedy, NW,
Washington, DC

The 2016 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 and provide access to the Emirates Garden Club restaurant.. We also have four upper level seats (Section 6, Row N) which are near the top of the stadium in the corner. 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.

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 7/16 (qualifying) 10am $10 box (2 left), $5 upper (4 left), 1 parking pass left
Sunday 7/17 10am $17 box (6 left), $6 upper (2 left)
Mon 7/18 2pm $40 box (6 left), $9 upper (2 left)
Tue 7/19 2pm $48 box (1 left), $12 upper (4 left), 1 parking pass left
Wed 7/20 2pm, box and upper level sold out, 1 parking pass left
Thurs 7/21 2pm box sold out $17 upper (4 left), parking passes sold out
Friday 7/22 1pm (quarterfinals) box sold out, $15 upper (4 left), parking passes sold out
Friday 7/22 7pm (quarterfinals) box sold out, $18 upper (4 left)- parking passes sold out
Sat 7/23 (semifinals) 12:30pm $69 box (2 left), $17 upper (1 left) – parking passes sold out
Sat 7/23 (semifinals) 7pm – box and upper level sold out, 1 parking pass left
Sun 7/24 (finals) 12:30pm – box sold out, $20 upper (4 left), parking passes sold out.

8th Annual WDCSA Happy Hour Cruise
Thursday, August 4 7:15-9:30 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, and their guests, and $60 for non-members and their guests.

Reserve your ticket today:

Washington Harbour is located in Georgetown at 31st and K Streets, NW, across from the Riverside Grille on the dock. Please arrive promptly at 7:15, as the boat will sail shortly thereafter with or without ticket holders. Refunds will not be granted to those who arrive late, no shows or cancelations. 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 Nina Rodriguez ’05 at ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, August 8 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille,
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, Md.

The August selection is Confess by Colleen Hoover, a #1 New York Times bestselling author. This book is the winner of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance, and rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over 1,500 Amazon readers. This is a light and enjoyable summer read.

The November selection is Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Stanford Professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, with a 2-hour, hands-on workshop by the authors in Washington, D.C., on September 22nd.

More information, including how to signup for the September 22nd event, will be provided this summer by the Stanford Alumni Association and in the WDCSA newsletter.

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

27th Ivy/Seven Sister Schools Summer Indoor Tennis Party
Saturday, August 27 6:45-11:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Tennis Club,
3010 Williams Drive,
Merrifield, VA

Join us for one of the most popular IVY/Seven Sisters alumni tennis parties for players of all levels and ages over 18. If a player is under 18 years old (limited to advanced players), please contact Kuni. The event, a round-robin mixed doubles tournament hosted by the Harvard Club of Washington D.C., is an enjoyable way to socialize, meet tennis partners, and network with IVY /Seven Sisters alumni members and their guests.

Admission is $25 per person in advance, $30 per person at the door, and $10 for non-playing guests.

Credit card registration and payment: www.harvard-dc.org/events.html

Information: Kuni Matsuda, (240) 294-5736 (w), (703) 622-7999 (c), Stardust@smart.net

Ethiopian Embassy Dinner
Tuesday, August 30 6:30-8:30 pm
Embassy of Ethiopia
3506 International Drive, N.W.,
Washington, DC

Join the Harvard Club of Washington DC for this special reception. HE Girma Birru, the Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, will address the club, followed by a Q&A session.

For more information on this event, and to purchase tickets, follow this link: www.harvard-dc.org/store.html?event_id=1163.

Stanford at the Opera
Saturday, September 24

Watch future bulletins for OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD – ‘FIGARO’ and a fall Kennedy Center outing for ‘DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT’

Get Involved

  • Interested in planning local Stanford Alumni events? Come to our WDCSA Monthly Planning Meetings held at Stanford in Washington the first week of the month at 7pm. The next meetings are July 5, August 1, September 6, October 3, November 1, and December 5.

    To RSVP or to ask any questions, please email ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com or mkass01@gmail.com

  • CAN Basketball

    Members of the WDCSA CAN Coed Basketball team have formed a team to participate in DCCityball in June and July. Games are on Sundays starting anytime from 3:00 pm – 7 pm. If you are interested in playing, contact Gregory Billings at billings.g@gmail.com and 202-440-7714. Women are especially welcome!

Stanford In the News

  • At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on campus June 24th, President Barack Obama discussed how to empower people around the world to foster the kind of innovation characteristic of places like Stanford and the Silicon Valley. The summit brought together more than 700 entrepreneurs and 300 investors from 170 countries and territories. The president, on his second trip to Stanford in two years, touted the role that the summit plays in helping to spread those benefits worldwide.
  • Drought-stricken California may be sitting on top of an expansive groundwater resource, according to a revelatory new study from Stanford University. The state’s deep aquifers contain up to 2,700 billion tons of untapped freshwater, though scientists admit tapping it would likely require a lot of money and engineering expertise.

This month’s newsletter is available for download in PDF format.