WDCSA Newsletter – July 2017

July 2017

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, July 9 5-7:45 pm
McLean, VA

The book group will discuss The Invisible Collection: Tales of Obsession and Desire, by Stefan Zweig. All are welcome to join the discussion and participate in the potluck dinner.

In this collection, there are peaks of extraordinary emotion, stories of all that is human crushed by the movements of history, of letters that fill a young heart or drive a person towards death, of obsession and desire. We will read the first five short stories (which include the most famous): ‘The invisible collection’ (1925), ‘Twilight’ (1910), ‘The miracles of life’ (1903) ‘A story told in twilight’ (1911), and ‘Wondrak’ (written during WWI). In ‘The invisible collection,’ a simple man acquires a world-class collection of rare prints before World War I. But he goes blind, and his family takes advantage of his blindness to sell off his collection to support themselves in the post WWI inflation that ravaged Germany. Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world.

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

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, July 17 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD

The July selection is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. This #1 New York Times bestseller has been on its list for over 51 weeks, named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NPR, won the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for best Memoir and Autobiography, rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over 6,000 Amazon readers, shortlisted for the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize, and a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. The September selection is A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles.

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at

Squash on Fire Clinic with Cal
Tuesday, July 18 6:30 – 7:15 pm
2233 M St NW,
Washington, DC

Join Stanford and Cal alums for a complimentary (free) clinic with Squash on Fire. The lesson will include the following:
· Functional Warm-Up Screening
· Team Games for Movement, Timing and Coordination
· Introduction and Demonstration of the First Routine
· Feeds, Routines, and Conditioned Games, with Coach’s Guidance and Input
· Game Play!

If you just want to mingle and reminisce about the days of yore, join us for Happy Hour and food! Squash on Fire has a full-serve bar, restaurant, and plenty of lounge space on site.
Register here: http://dccalalumni.nationbuilder.com/fit2017jul.

Pac-12 DC United Game and Tailgate
Saturday, July 22 3:30 – 9 pm (Game at 7 pm)
RFK Stadium,
Washington, DC

Head over to RFK Stadium to join fellow Pac-12 alumni as the DC United take on the Houston Dynamo. We’ll be sitting in Section 335, and we’ll have a tent in lot 8 for people to tailgate at before the game. Tickets, $28.60 (including fees), can be purchased here, https://www.fevo.com/edp/PAC12-Night-with-DC-United-ZPD3oBb3.

Citi Open Tennis

Saturday, July 29- Sunday, August 6
16th & Kennedy, NW Washington, DC

The 2017 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 air conditioned Emirates Garden Club restaurant. We also have four upper level seats (Section 6, Row N, Seats 28-31) 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 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.

All of our box seats are now sold out, except for two on Friday 8/4 at 1pm ($47 each).

Thurs 8/3 2pm $17 upper (1 left), parking passes sold out
Friday 8/4 1pm (quarterfinals) $47 (2 left), $15 upper (4 left), 1 parking pass left
Friday 8/4 7pm (quarterfinals) $18 upper (1 left) – 2 parking passes left
Sat 8/5 (semifinals) 12:00pm $17 upper (2 left) – 1 parking pass left

Except as noted above, we have two parking passes available for each session at $16/pass.

9th Annual WDCSA Potomac River Cruise
Thursday, August 17 7:15-9:30 pm
Washington Harbour, Georgetown
Washington, DC (31st and K streets NW)

Join us for a sunset cruise past the monuments!
*Deadline for early-bird registration is July 21 and regular registration is August 8.*

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
-Early-bird registration for WDCSA members and guests: $45 (before July 21)
-Regular registration for WDCSA members and guests: $59
-Regular registration for Non-Members and guests: $79
Reserve your ticket today:http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event24385

Washington Harbour is located across from the Riverside Grille on the dock.

Please arrive no later than 7:15, as the boat will sail shortly thereafter with or without ticket holders. WDCSA subsidizes this special event as a "thank you" to our members.

To join the WDCSA, please visit: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/overview/?group_id=0038990539.

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 Mike Kass ’01 at mkass01@gmail.com.

Ivy / Seven Sisters Indoor Tennis Party
Saturday, August 26 6:50-11:50 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. The Tennis Party is an enjoyable way to socialize, meet potential partners, and network with alumni members and their guests.

dmission 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 August 25 to receive the advance registration rates. Refund requests must be received by 3pm on August 25.

For any questions, please contact Kuni Matsuda (Harvard), 240 294 5736 (w), 703-622-7999 (m),Stardust@smart.net.

Ivy/ Seven Sisters Chess Social
Wednesday, August 30 6:45-9 pm
Marrakesh Restaurant
2147 P Street, NW,
Washington, DC

Join IVY/Seven Sisters alumni for a chess social for players of all levels and ages. Advance registration for player / observer: $10 per person by check or credit card. Door admission for player and observer: $15 per person by check or cash only.
Cash bar/restaurant menu available.

All payments must be received by August 29th to qualify for the advance registration price. Requests for refunds must be received by 3 pm on August 29th.

There will be chess sets available at the event, but guests are encouraged to bring their own sets; please email the organizers if you plan to do so. There will also be a learning session from 7-7:30 pm.

Registration and Payment methods:
Mail Registration with a Check: Harvard Club of
Washington D.C.
3220 N Street, NW #295, Washington DC 20007
Credit Card Registration and Payment: www.harvard-dc.org (please indicate playing level on RSVP fields).

For more information, contact Kuni Matsuda at Stardust@smart.net or 240 294 5736 (w)
Bob Kolodney, BobkoLive@gmail.com.

Stanford at the Opera
Saturday, September 23 7-10 pm
Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street SE,
Washington DC

Join local Stanford alums as we enjoy a FREE live broadcast of Verdi’s masterpiece ‘Aida’ at Nationals Park! Gates open at 5pm, so arrive early for preshow 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.

Stay tuned for more information on an upcoming May 2018 performance of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘CANDIDE’ including a private back stage tour.

For more information, contact Betty Byrne at bettybyrne@verizon.net.

Stanford In the News

  • Stanford earned its 23rd consecutive Division I Director’s Cup this year, accepting the trophy with 1,536 points compared to runner-up Ohio State’s 1391.751. Established in 1993, the Director’s Cup recognizes athletic programs based on a tally of NCAA championship achievements across all men’s and women’s sports. Stanford has won every single cup since the University of North Carolina clinched the the very first cup. Stanford has managed to capture the award every year since. The Director’s Cup is an award that honors a university’s entire athletics department, taking into account the achievements of every single sport and student-athlete.

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