WDCSA Newsletter – November 2016

November 2016

WDCSA Website Launch Party and Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 2 6 pm
1336 U Street NW,
Washington, DC

Join the Washington DC Stanford Association for a happy hour at Hawthorne as we unveil our new website! Visit WDCSA.com to discover the best, new place to see what’s happening with Stanford alumni in DC!

Hawthorne is conveniently located less than a block from the U Street Metro Station (Green and Yellow lines). Contact Kevin Coyne (kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org) or Patricia Arty (patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu) with questions.

Football Viewing Parties November 2016 
Ventnor Sports Cafe 
2411 18th St. NW Washington, DC

Come join fellow alumni and cheer on the Cardinal this season at our official bar, Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. Ventnor is accessible by public transit on the Red Line (DuPont Circle and Woodley Park) or the Green/Yellow Line (Columbia Heights and U Street). Go Cardinal! 

Saturday, November 5 – 3:30PM Eastern – Oregon State
Saturday, November 12 – 4PM Eastern – Oregon

Check out our Facebook page for updates (www.facebook.com/groups/192108686046/). Cardinal Young Alumni Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/9607603763/

Questions? Contact Patricia Arty, ’10, at patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu

Ivy / Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis
Saturday, November 5 6:45-11:45 pm
3010 Williams Dr.,
Merrifield, VA

Admission for players with advance registration is $25 by check or credit card. Door admission for players is $30 and is payable by cash or check, no credit card. Admission is $10 for non-players.

For further information and to register, visit www.yaleclubdc.org.

Contact: Kuni Matsuda (Harvard), 240 294 5736 (w), 703-622-7999 (m),Stardust@smart.net; or David Federbush (Yale), 301-657-4691 (h), 301-657-4680 (w), federbus@erols.com.

National Museum of the Marine Corps Tour
Saturday, November 12 10-11:30 am
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy,
Triangle, VA

Join WDCSA for a tour and optional lunch/kids day at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The tour is free, though lunch/gift store costs are your own. There is only room for 20 on the tour, so RSVP early!
After the tour, we will have two follow-on activities.

OPTION A: 11:30 am(ish) Lunch in the Mess Hall
OPTION B: 12 Noon-3 pm Kid’s Day Activities

If you can’t or don’t want to take the tour, but want to meet up with other chapter members or attend the kids day activities, you are welcome to join us in the Mess Hall for lunch. RSVP with Adriana if you are planning to attend. We can try to arrange carpools, so let us know if that’s a need!

RSVP/QUESTIONS: Adriana Lopez (DC SMSN Cochair) at: aclopez@stanfordalumni.org

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, November 13 5-7:45 pm
Bethesda, MD

The book group will discuss Regeneration (Book 1 of 3 in the Regeneration Trilogy), by Pat Barker. All are welcome to join the discussion and participate in the potluck dinner.

The Regeneration Trilogy—Regeneration (1991), The Eye in the Door (1993), and The Ghost Road (1995) constitute a trio of novels that explore the history of the First World War by focusing on the aftermath of trauma.

Regeneration starts in 1917 when Siegfried Sassoon, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to keep serving as a British officer. Sassoon is not court-martialed, but classified as mentally unsound and sent to a mental hospital, where much of the book’s narrative occurs. At the hospital, the patients are encouraged to recover suppressed memories of their war experience that cause various physical and mental symptoms. The three books are an unusual blend of history and fiction, in that some of the main characters are based on historical figures. Barker draws extensively on the writings of First World War poets and of W.H.R. Rivers, an army doctor who worked with traumatized soldiers.

The Trilogy was well received by critics, with the New York Times describing it as “a fierce meditation on the horrors of war and its psychological aftermath,” and novelist Jonathan Coe as “one of the few real masterpieces of late 20th century British fiction.” This novel was nominated for the 1992 Booker Prize, and the third in the series did win the Booker Prize in 1995.

Upcoming book selection:
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.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, November 15 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille,
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD

The November selection is Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Stanford Professors Dave Evans and Bill Burnett. This book is the essence of the most popular class at Stanford -"Designing Your Life."

Read the book, do the homework, and let’s talk about our discoveries over delicious food. The January selection is The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah.

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

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.
Register and pay online by November 10th at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22320 or 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.

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Viewing Party
Saturday, November 19 Kick-off TBD
Cleveland Park Bar & Grill
3421 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington, DC

It’s time to put on your Cardinal red and cheer on the Stanford football team in the 119th Big Game!

The Washington DC Stanford Association is cohosting the annual Big Game viewing party with the Cal Alumni Association. We’ll have use of the entire bar, including the open air upstairs roof top area if needed (heaters included!).

Please register at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22507.

The registration fee includes admission and food/drink specials. Food specials include $2 off nachos, wings, pizza and pasta. Drink specials include $5 16 oz. bud light, $16 pitchers of miller light, $5 shots/rail drinks and complimentary sodas.

Cleveland Park Bar & Grill is conveniently located within a block of the Cleveland Park Metro Station (red line). Please arrive early as we’re expecting a large crowd.

Ivy Singles Holiday Party
Friday, December 2 6 – 9 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC

Join Ivy Singles for the annual holiday feast of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a selection of fine wines, bubbly, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar.

The venue is once again the elegant and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25). Each floor will be festively decorated for the holiday season. Please join us in your festive holiday, cocktail or business attire.

Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. Nearby parking garages close before midnight.

Save with advanced on-line registration through this link: https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_227722.
$44.00. Walk-ins welcome at $49.00 by check made out to WDCSA, cash or credit.
QUESTIONS: Contact Charlotte Perry ’81, at CharMPerry@gmail.com or text/cell 202-341-8799.

WDCSA Visits the Washington Humane Society
Saturday, December 3 10:30 am – 12 pm
Washington Humane Society
15 Oglethorpe Street NW,
Washington, DC

Join fellow alumni for a morning of fun with some furry friends at the Washington Humane Society! You will create animal toys from old clothing and socks (please bring any materials you might have at home!) while learning about how this organization works and the impact you will be making. The morning will conclude with a tour of the Adoption Center and distribution of the toys to our new furry friends.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with the animals and learn about this special organization. Volunteers make it possible for the Humane Rescue Alliance to serve more than 60,000 animals each year, without ever turning a DC animal away.

A $20 donation to the Humane Society is suggested. Space is limited, please RSVP early and be sure to let us know if your plans change.

For more information or to signup, visit: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22506.

Contact Meaghan Conway, ’14 with any questions:mnconway@alumni.stanford.edu

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 15 6:30 – 9 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC

Looking to add some Cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alums to celebrate the festive season at the DACOR-Bacon House.

The venue (built 1824-25) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to several Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, and a Maryland governor. The DACORBacon House will be decorated for the holiday season and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

The advanced registration price is $15 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’12 – ’16), and guests; $25 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22522. The price at the door is $20 for WDCSA members,
young alumni (’12 – ’16), and guests; $30 for non-WDCSA members and guests. We regret that no refunds will be given after December 9.

Please contact Kevin Coyne at Kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org with any questions.

Stanford Women’s Basketball @ GWU
Wednesday, December 21 7 pm
Smith Center,
600 22nd St NW,
Washington, DC

The Stanford Women’s basketball team will be in town to take on the George Washington University Colonials at the Smith Center on the GWU campus. This is an unusual opportunity to see our nationally-ranked team in live action.

Tickets are $5. Register here: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22548.

Questions? Contact Chris Shinkman c.shinkman@verizon.net 301-229-4427

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