WDCSA Newsletter – July 2019

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

Events Calendar

  • July 12 – Boomers to Busters Rooftop Soiree
  • July 13 – Baltimore Book Club Summer BBQ and Discussion
  • July 14 – WDCSA Alumni Potluck Dinner Series
  • July 27-August 4 – Citi Open Tennis
  • August 4 – DC United Game
  • August 10 – Washington Spirit Soccer Game
  • August 11 – Washington DC Book Club Discussion

Upcoming Events

Boomers to Busters Rooftop Soiree

Friday, July 12, 6-8:30 pm
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Take a break from the summer heat on a private rooftop taking in one of the most exquisite views anywhere in Washington: an unobstructed southern panoramic view encompassing the Jefferson and Washington Memorials, White House and the Capitol. Relax with people who took tests run off of mimeograph machines.

Light dinner buffet of sandwiches and salads, and soft drinks included with registration fee. Cash bar available (no credit cards) for wine and beer.

The “Mute Object Contest” will be back by popular demand.

Regular registration is $40 until July 7th; after that late registration is $50. To register, visit: https://uchicagodc.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=515a61e1754e28a38c37a4270&id=c139b6d203&e=d45c447441.  

For more information about BtoB:  https://dc.uchicagoalumni.org/boomerstobusters

If you have questions, contact boomerstobusters@gmail.com

WDCSA Alumni Potluck Dinner Series

Sunday, July 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
4948 Sentinel Dr, Bethesda, MD

Join WDCSA for the next installment of the potluck dinner series. The topic of this dinner is summer sports, and women’s soccer in particular.  Bring your favorite tailgate food or drink to share. Bring a friend and make a friend!  

The host for this event is Chris Shinkman, P ‘98. Questions? Contact Vered Sharon at 240-620-7706 vered.sharon@gmail.com OR Chris Shinkman at 240-383-8357 c.shinkman@verizon.net

The Guard at the front entrance to Sumner Village has been notified that you will be coming.  We will be at the front door of the building (4948) to greet you when you arrive.

Space is limited to the first 15 people. Adults only, please. Register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49AFAB2AA1F58-wdcsa1

Citi Open Tennis

Saturday, July 27-Sunday, August 4
16th & Kennedy NW, Washington, DC

The 2019 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 six upper level seats (Section 6, Row N, Seats 26-31) near the top of the stadium in the corner.

The featured matches are generally held on the stadium 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 on the same courts during this week.

Our current availability is shown at www.wdcsa.org/tennis.

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. We have two parking passes available for each session at $20/pass.

DC United Game

Sunday, August 4, 7:30 pm  (Gates open at 6)
Audi Stadium, Washington, DC


Stanford soccer fans will be gathering for the DC United match vs. Philadelphia Union at the exciting new Audi Field in downtown Washington. We have reserved a limited number of tickets at the special price of $25 each in Section 117, Rows 30-37. Click here for a view from the seats! And click here to purchase tickets: https://fevo.com/edp/DC-United-vs-Philadelphia-Union–Stanford-Alumni-Night-rrwHEQm!

Questions?  Contact Chris Shinkman at C.Shinkman@verizon.net 240-383-8357

Washington Spirit Soccer Game

Saturday, August 10, 7 pm (Gates open at 5:30)
Maureen Hendricks Field, 18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD

Treat the family and bring a friend to a Washington Spirit National Women’s Soccer League game. Kids are welcome!

There will be four Stanford alumnae playing:

  • Washington Spirit: Andi Sullivan ’18,
  • Washington Spirit: Jordan DiBiasi ’19,
  • Washington Spirit: Tegan McGrady ’19
  • Chicago Red Stars: Tierna Davidson, ’20 (left Stanford early to go pro, playing for U.S. National Women’s Team at World Cup in France)

Stanford alumni can purchase discounted tickets ($20 instead of $25 General Admission). Follow this link: https://www.fevo.com/edp/Stanford-Alumni-Night–Washington-Spirit-vs-Chicago-Red-Stars-UHAXtbTH

Jennifer Bryson ’89 has arranged a post-game photo and Q&A with the Stanford players at the Fieldside.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Bryson at jennifersbryson@gmail.com

Parking: use lots for Fields 8 & 10

Stanford in the News

  • Stanford is hosting nearly 275 camps and conferences through August that will bring well over 20,000 guests to Stanford. All of the summer camps and conferences held on campus are sponsored by a Stanford department and verified to be supportive of the university’s mission of teaching, research or public service.

WDCSA Book Club Corner

Washington DC Book Club Discussion

Sunday, August 11, 5-7:45 pm
Silver Spring, Md

The book group will discuss White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, by Nancy Isenberg. All are welcome to join the discussion and participate in the potluck dinner.

A history of the class system in America from the colonial era…illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy and the rise of the Republican Party.

For more information, contact Suzanne Harris at szharris56@gmail.com.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion

Saturday, July 13, 6 pm
Private Residence
Baltimore, MD

The July selection is The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump by Andrew McCabe, who began his FBI career in 1996, reached the rank of Deputy Director of the FBI in 2016, and was fired by the Trump administration in 2018, 26 hours before his scheduled retirement. This book gives us a glimpse into the inner workings of the FBI, and a glimpse into the mind of Trump.

We are having a summer BBQ! Spouses and significant others are welcomed. Please bring a dish to share. The September selection is My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.

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

WDCSA Meetings

Join us at WDCSA Board meetings where we plan upcoming events and receive general updates from the leadership team.

  • Tuesday, August 6th
  • Monday, September 9th
  • Monday, October 7th
  • Monday, November 4th
  • Tuesday, December 3rd

Meetings held 7-8 pm at Stanford in Washington