WDCSA Newsletter – June 2022

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

Events Calendar

  • Jun 10 • Boomers to Busters Summer Rooftop Soiree
  • Jul 10 • Washington DC Book Club Discussion
  • Jul 18 • Baltimore Book Club Discussion

Upcoming Events

Boomers to Busters Summer Rooftop Soiree

Friday, June 10, 6-8 pm
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 

Boomers to Busters is Back! We are hosting our most popular event – the Rooftop Soiree – for the first time since 2019.

Join us on a private rooftop with one of the most exquisite views anywhere in Washington: an unobstructed southern panoramic view encompassing the Jefferson and Washington Memorials, the White House, and the Capitol. Relax with other people who were undergrads during the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and who remember taking tests run off of mimeograph machines!

Light Dinner Buffet of Sandwiches and Salads, Soft Drinks Included

Cash Bar (No Credit Cards) for Wine and Beer

Registration – $50 until June 8th, 2022

To register click here.  Tickets are refundable (minus Eventbrite fees) until 7 days before the event.  They are always transferable.

This event has always sold out. You must be fully vaccinated to attend.

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW is three blocks south of the Farragut North and West Metro stops.  Street parking is tight but the building has paid parking. 

If you have questions contact us at boomerstobusters@gmail.com.

Stanford in the News

  • Stanford Cardinal freshman women’s golfer Rose Zhang is the first college athlete to land a name, image, likeness deal with Adidas. The announcement comes the same week that Zhang will play in her fourth consecutive U.S. Women’s Open. That event will be held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Zhang is the first individual athlete to sign with Adidas, but the brand had launched an NIL network, allowing student-athletes to become affiliate ambassadors in group deals. This individual endorsement sparks the first of what Adidas says will be the start of a new wave of signings.

WDCSA Book Club Corner

Washington DC Book Club Discussion

Sunday, July 10, 5 pm
Meeting at a private home in Bethesda, Md

Exact location information will be sent one week prior to the event.

The July book is Run and Hide, by Pankaj Mishra.

Three men from lower-middle class backgrounds make it into one of India’s elite Indian Institutes of Technology, which is their ticket to phenomenal opportunity and success in a globalizing world. One becomes a hedge fund billionaire on Wall Street; another a literary celebrity in the West in the mold of V.S. Naipaul; while the third—the narrator—decides to pursue the writerly life, retreating to a small village in the Himalayas with his aging mother.

It is a story of achieving material progress at great moral and emotional cost. Within this complex milieu, with its moral dilemmas, there are twists and turns, romance, and heartbreak.

For further information, contact  Don Bieniewicz, MS ’75, at donbien@erols.com.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion

Monday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Google Meet:  Registrants will be emailed a link to join the meeting a few minutes before.

We’re reading While I Was Away by Stanford author, Waka T. Brown, who will be joining us for the discussion!  

From the book jacket:  “When Waka’s mother suspects her twelve-year-old daughter can’t understand basic Japanese, she makes a drastic decision to ship Waka to Tokyo to live with her strict grandmother and reconnect with the culture and master the language … Plucked from her straight-A-student life in rural Kansas and sent halfway across the globe, where her reading levels are embarrassingly low, Waka embarks on what feels like the hardest five months of her life … If she’s always been the “smart Japanese girl” in America but is now the “dumb foreigner” in Japan, where is home … and who will Waka be when she finds it?”

Our September 12th book is Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig.

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