WDCSA Newsletter – August 2016

August 2016

8th Annual WDCSA Happy Hour Cruise- SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 4 7:15-9:30 pm
Washington Harbour, Georgetown
Washington, DC (31st and K streets NW)

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

Cardinal Young Alumni Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 10 6:30 pm
Morton’s Steakhouse,
3251 Prospect Ave., NW,
Washington, DC

CYA is hosting a happy hour at Morton’s with the Princeton Alumni Association. There will be happy hour specials and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. RSVP at mtdccsm@ldry.com.

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, August 14 5-7:45 pm
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

The book group will discuss Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas. All are welcome to join the discussion and participate in the potluck dinner.

Upcoming book selections:
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
November 13th – Regeneration by Pat Barker
December 11th – The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry Petroski

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

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

Pac-12 DC United Game and Tailgate
Saturday, August 27,
3-9 pm (Game at 7pm)
RFK Stadium,
Washington, DC

Head over to RFK Stadium to join fellow Pac-12 alumni as the DC United take on the Chicago Fire.

Tickets are $29 (including fees) and include a seat in section 313 as well as entrance to the Pac-12 tailgate, in lot 8, where BBQ will be provided. Please
bring drinks, sides, or desserts to share. Tickets can be purchased here:

Ethiopian Embassy Dinner
Tuesday, August 30 6:30-8:30 pm
Embassy of Ethiopia
3506 International Drive, NW,
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 7-10pm
Nationals Park,
1500 South Capitol Street SE,
Washington DC

Join local Stanford alums as we enjoy a FREE live broadcast of Washington National Opera’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ with spectacular sets and costumes at Nationals Park!

Gates open at 5:00 pm, so arrive early for pre-show entertainment and activities including a Costume Studio dress-up section for young and old. This is an opera for everyone. Bring a picnic and the whole family. There will be a special reserved Stanford section. Ask a group representative as you enter the park for the Stanford location.

Presidential Election Panel
Wednesday, October 26 6:30-8:00 pm
Stanford in Washington,
2661 Connecticut Ave, NW,
Washington, DC

WDCSA will welcome four experts for an exciting evening to hear diverse insights fresh from the 2016 campaign trail:

1) Dave Fahrenthold, Washington Post: covering the presidential campaign with front page investigative articles

2) Ron Elving, Senior Editor, Washington Desk, NPR; and regular voice on NPR’s Politics Podcast

3) Doyle McManus, LA Times, and frequent guest on PBS Washington Week, CBS Face the Nation

4) Nancy Tate, Co-Chair, 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative; former Executive Director, League of Women Voters.

Purchase your tickets, $20, by Oct. 26 by visiting   https://pgnet.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=21711.

Refreshments will be available from 6:30-7; the presenters begin promptly at 7 pm. You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to hear from professionals covering U.S. electoral politics in 2016!

Questions? Contact Garry or Barbara Tyran ’75 at gktyran@aol.com or 301-652-6632.

Stanford at the Opera
Wednesday, November 16 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center,
Washington, DC

‘La fille du regiment’ –

Military might meets aristocratic delight in this stylish production of Donizetti’s masterful opera comique, which blends instantly hummable melodies and flagwaving anthems with innocent romance and plenty of slapstick ‘faux pas.’ Among all the vocal acrobatics, perhaps the most famous is the show-stopping ‘Ah mes amis’ (Ah, my friends) sometimes dubbed the ‘Mount Everest’ of arias, requiring the tenor to sing a succession of high C’s! Our Captain of the ‘High C’s’ is Lawrence Brownlee!

Back Stage tour prior to opera available to ALL ticket holders!

Prime Orchestra $145.50 ; 2nd Tier $96.
Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048.

Get Involved

  • Are you interested in organizing volunteer activities for local Stanford alumni?

WDCSA is currently looking for a Community Service Chair. Please contact Kevin Coyne at kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org if interested in learning more about this opportunity.

  • Stanford Football

    Stanford Football season is almost here. Come join fellow Stanford Alumni to cheer on the Cardinal this season. Every weekend Stanford Football Watches will be held at Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. If you have any questions, contact Patricia Arty ’10 at patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu.

Stanford In the News

  • Answering Vice President Biden’s call for a cancer moonshot, Jan Liphardt, a Stanford associate professor of bioengineering who specializes in biophysics, the tumor microenvironment and data analysis, created a tool to share medical data globally.

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