WDCSA Newsletter – July 2011

Book Club Discussion
Sunday, July 10 5 pm
Potomac, Md

The book group will meet at the home of Jody Thayer to discuss the novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. The August selection is Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf. For information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com. New members are welcome.

SBAA-DC Chocolate City Game Night
Thursday, July 14 6-10 pm
Onyx on First,
1100 First Street, SE,
Washington, D.C

Reconnect with alums, join a game or two, bring along your favorite games! Until July 11th, tickets for the game night are $10 for SBAA-DC Members and $15 for non-members. Prices will go-up at the door. You may register/pay here (http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event7998reg). Past members, be sure to go to the SBAA-DC site to join the group and set up your lifetime membership (https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/join/membership/?group_id=0038990801) BEFORE you register for the event, so you can get your discount. You may subscribe to the discussion group after joining to keep up with what’s new with SBAA-DC. Joining the SBAA-DC is free, so we hope to have you join today!

New members may also join SBAA-DC at https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/join/membership/?group_id=0038990801. This year promises to be one to remember for Stanford and the SBAA-DC family. If you’re not a member, we encourage you to join. It’s a great way to reconnect with alums and the University, and, again (smile) it’s free. Let us know what games you are bringing by sending an email to sbaadc@stanfordalumni.org.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Saturday, July 30- Sunday, Aug 7
16th & Kennedy, NW
Washington D.C.

The 2011 Legg Mason Tennis Classic is an ATP World Tour 500 tournament, making it one of the top 20 men’s tournaments in the world. WDCSA has 6 premium box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions. Our seats are in the same location as in recent years – very close to the court. These seats
provide access to the Courtside Club restaurant.

We have two parking passes available for each session at $10/pass. The Sunday of the first weekend usually includes main draw matches as well as qualifying matches. The major change this year is that previously there were two separate Friday quarterfinal sessions – one at 12pm and one at 7pm. These have now been combined into one session starting at 2PM and going through the evening. Since the price for the week is the same as in previous years with one fewer session, some of our session prices are higher than in previous years.

Sat 7/30 (qualifying) 10am – $7 (2 left)
Mon 8/1 4pm – $36 (6 left)
Sat 8/6 (semifinals) 1pm – $67 (1 left)

Check the WDCSA website at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc for current ticket availability for each session. Please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952
indicating the number of tickets desired, the session, and parking passes desired. Bill will process requests in the order in which they are received and confirm availability by return email and provide instructions for payment.

PAC 12 DC United Soccer Game
Saturday, August 27 7:30pm
RFK Stadium

WDCSA will join local alumni from all of the other PAC-12 clubs in Washington to see DC United of Major League Soccer take on the Portland Timbers. Kick-off is set for 7:30 and tailgate activity under the PAC-12 tent will begin in Parking Lot 8 as early as 3:30 pm. The tailgate is free and fans can either bring food and drinks or purchase refreshments on site. RFK Stadium is metro accessible or, if you wish to drive, parking in Lot 8 is available for $15 per car.

Specially priced tickets ($24 for our group in Section 202 of the stadium) can be purchased at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=dcunited&o=154&g=1453 This link is case sensitive. Once on the site you will be asked to create a DC United account. For seat location pull down "Premium Group Rate" rather than "best available." Tickets will be sent by email for you to print and bring to the stadium.
Wear your Cardinal garb! Questions? Contact Chris Shinkman P ’98 at 301-229-4427 or c.shinkman@verizon.net

Stanford vs. Duke Football
Saturday, September 10

WDCSA is chartering a bus to travel to Stanford’s September 10 football contest at Duke. This fullday trip will depart Washington around 8:30 am and return around midnight. Continental breakfast and a post-game meal (probably pizza) on the bus will be included in the price of $50-$75/person (depending on the number of riders.) Game tickets ($45) and Stanford pre-game tail gate tickets (price TBD) will be available for separate purchase from the Stanford Alumni Association. Look for a blast email from SAA around July 20th. For those who wish to travel separately, WDCSA has information on hotels and restaurants in Durham and parking at the stadium ($10/car.) For further information, please email Chris Shinkman (c.shinkman@verizon.net) or Nels Nordquist (nelspeter@yahoo.com). There will be only one bus, so seating is limited; it is being filled on a firstcome, first-served basis. To secure your seats on the bus, send a deposit check for $50/person made out to WDCSA to: Chris Shinkman 5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816.

Stanford In the News

• Stanford undergraduate Asfandyar Mir was presented with one of two International Blue Key Awards from UNHCR at the Phillips Collection here in Washington on World Refugee Day, June 20. This award recognized his campus fundraising campaign (in partnership with David Gobaud and ASSU Presidents) for Pakistan flood relief.

• After two years as Provost at Columbia University, Social Psychology scholar Claude M. Steele is returning to Stanford in September to become Dean of the School of Education.

Community Service Opportunities
Saturday, July 16th

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: 10-15 Stanford Alumni will plant trees with Casey Trees. Casey Trees is a Washington, DC-based non-profit established in 2002 committed to restoring, enhancing, and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To fulfill this mission, Casey Trees plants trees, engages thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provides year-round continuing education courses, monitors the city’s tree canopy, develops interactive online tree tools, and works with elected
officials, developers, and community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage them to add new ones. The time and location are still being determined, though the location will be metro accessible. Please contact Lindsay Caldwell at
lacaldy5@gmail.com if you are interested in participating in this event.

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