WDCSA Newsletter – December 2017


Pac-12 Championship Stanford Game Watch
Friday, December 1, 8 pm
Ventnor Sports Cafe
2411 18th St. NW,
Washington, DC

Stanford is in the Pac-12 Championship!

Come join WDCSA and fellow alumni to cheer on the Cardinal against USC 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).

We will start on the second floor and overflow to the first floor. Any questions contact Patricia Arty ‘10, patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu

Ivy Singles Holiday Party
Friday, December 1 6-9 pm
DACOR Bacon House
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC

Our venue is once again the elegant and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25). Each floor will be festively decorated for the holiday season. We will feast on hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a selection of fine wines, bubbly and nonalcoholic drinks from a cash bar.

The advance registration price is $44 at this link:
https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_244988. The price at the door is $49. You can pay by check made out to WDCSA, cash, or credit.

Contact Charlotte Perry CharMPerry@gmail.com or text/cell 202-341-8799 for more information.

The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, December 10 5 pm
Fairfax, Va

The book group will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. All are welcome to join the discussion and participate in the potluck dinner.

This recent novel perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books. A.J. Fikry, the cantankerous owner of Island Books, is despondent
after losing his beloved wife and witnessing the everdeclining number of sales at his small, quirky bookstore. In short order, he loses all patience with the new Knightly Press sales rep, his prized rare edition of Poe’s Tamerlane is stolen, and someone leaves a baby at his store. That baby immediately steals A. J.’s heart and unleashes a dramatic transformation. Suddenly, the picture-book section is overflowing with new titles, and the bookstore becomes home to a burgeoning number of book
clubs. With business on the uptick and love in his heart, A. J. finds himself becoming an essential new part of his longtime community.

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

WDCSA Holiday Party
Friday, 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 advance registration price is $15 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’13 – ’17), and guests; $25 for non-WDCSA members and guests. Please RSVP and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event25390.

The price at the door is $20 for WDCSA members, young alumni (’13 – ’17), 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.

Wreaths Across America
Saturday, December 16
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Va

WDCSA is coordinating a family-friendly community service opportunity with the Wreaths Across America organization. We will honor veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery by laying wreaths at their grave sites.

Please RSVP to volunteer and receive additional details. You can also find more information at the following link: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/volunteer-at-arlington/.

To RSVP, contact Meaghan Conway ’14, at mnconway@alumni.stanford.edu

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, January 22 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, Md

The January selection is Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Goodreads says this “master storyteller … presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths … that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in … the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.” Let’s really get to know Thor, Loki, and Odin in the Marvel movies.

The March selection is Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin.

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

Stanford In the News

  • Stanford University seniors Madeleine Chang of San Francisco; Michael Chen of Boulder, Colorado; and Alexis Kallen of Ventura, California have been named 2018 American Rhodes Scholars. Stanford alumnus Jelani Munroe, will be the Rhodes Scholar from Jamaica.

Get Involved

  • Co-ed Basketball
    Are you interested in playing co-ed basketball with fellow Stanford alumni in Washington DC? Our opponents will be the Washington DC Alumni Clubs of colleges and universities that are members of the Capital Alumni Network (CAN). The season runs from early January to late March/early April. Last year, the games were held Monday-Friday at 7:15 pm, 8:15 pm, or 9:15pm. If you are interested in playing, register at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event25573.

    If you want more information or are interested coaching, please contact Gregory Billings via email at billings.g@gmail.com.

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