WDCSA NEWSLETTER July 2018

This newsletter is available in HTML and PDF format at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc.

Citi Open Tennis
Saturday, July 28- Sunday, August 5
16th & Kennedy, NW
Washington, DC

The 2018 Citi Open is an ATP World Tour 500 tournament, making it one of the top 20 men's tournaments in the world.

WDCSA has 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) 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 on the same courts 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, confirm availability by return email, and provide instructions for payment.

As of 7/16/18:

Sat 7/28 (qualifying) 10am $11 box (sold out), $6 upper (4 left), 1 parking pass left
Sun 7/29 10am $17 box (sold out), $8 upper (1 left), parking passes sold out
Mon 7/30 2pm $38 box (sold out), $14 upper (6 left), parking passes sold out
Tue 7/31 2pm $45 box (sold out), $16 upper (6 left), parking passes sold out
Wed 8/1 2pm $52 box (sold out), $18 upper (6 left), parking passes sold out
Thurs 8/2 2pm $60 box (sold out), $22 upper (6 left), parking passes sold out
Fri 8/3 2pm (quarterfinals) $53 box (1 left), $19 upper (6 left), 1 parking pass left
Fri 8/3 7pm (quarterfinals) $74 box (sold out), $23 upper (sold out), 1 parking pass left
Sat 8/4 (semifinals) 12:00pm $70 box (sold out), $21 upper (sold out), 1 parking pass left
Sat 8/4 (semifinals) 7pm $91 box (sold out), $25 upper (sold out), 1 parking pass left
Sun 8/5 (finals) 12:30pm $99 box (1 left), $25 upper (4 left), 1 parking pass left

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

Stanford Women’s Volleyball @ American University
Sunday, August 26 4pm
American University, Washington, DC

Join the local alumni community as we cheer on the Stanford Cardinal women’s volleyball team for this Washington D.C. away game. Stay tuned for information about tickets.

Stanford Women’s Volleyball @ Howard University
Monday, August 27 7pm
Howard University, Washington, DC

Join the local alumni community as we cheer on the Stanford Cardinal women’s volleyball team for this Washington D.C. away game. Stay tuned for information about tickets.

Stanford Men’s Soccer @ University of Maryland
Friday, August 31 6pm
University of Maryland, College Park, Md

Join the local alumni community as we cheer on the Stanford Cardinal men’s soccer team for this Washington D.C. away game. Stay tuned for information about tickets.

Stanford Men’s Soccer @ Georgetown University
Monday, September 3 1pm
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Join the local alumni community as we cheer on the Stanford Cardinal men’s soccer team for this Washington D.C. away game. Stay tuned for information about tickets.

10th Annual WDCSA Potomac River Cruise
Thursday, September 13 7:15-9:30pm
Washington Harbour, Georgetown
Washington, DC (31st and K streets NW)

Join WDCSA for a sunset cruise past the monuments! We've rented a beautiful boat for the exclusive use of DC Stanford alumni. Mix and mingle with your fellow alumni, enjoying happy hour food and a premium open bar. WDCSA subsidizes this special event as a"thank you" to our members (to join WDCSA, please visit:
https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/overview/?group_id=0038990539

-Early-bird registration for WDCSA members and guests: $49 (before July 31)
-Regular registration for WDCSA members and guests: $59
-Regular registration for Non-Members and guests: $89

Reserve your ticket today: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event27477.

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. Refunds will not be granted to those who arrive late, no shows, or cancelations. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Kass '01 at mkass01@gmail.com.

Stanford In the News

EVENT SPOTLIGHT:
WDCSA EVENING WITH CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF '82

Adam Schiff and Pete Williams seated addressing audience

Kevin Coyne, Adam Schiff, and Risa Shimoda smiling

Congressman Adam Schiff ’82 joined WDCSA members, family and friends June 20th at the Stanford in Washington Distance Learning Center. He answered well-researched questions and responded to little- known, Farm-specific factoids unearthed by veteran NBC News Justice Reporter Pete Williams ’74 to everyone’s delight, which downshifted the tone of the discussion to one that was easy and downright casual, despite the importance of the topics he addresses daily as U.S. Representative and Ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Adam addressed issues we hear about in the news and provided awesome insights from his perspective on matters of national interest that we’d likely not hear elsewhere.

Hosting Congressman Schiff was a delight, and thanks to Pete’s sharp skills and flawless wit the conversation flowed, and time flew! We thank them both, as well as Congressman Schiff’s assistants Zach Sorenson ’16, MS ’17 and Christopher Hoven, who were critical to the planning and day’s logistics.

Book Club Corner

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Monday, July 16 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md

The July selection is The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies by Jason Fagone. This is the biography of America’s first female cryptanalyst, Elizebeth Smith Friedman. Along with her husband, they are the Adam and Eve of the U.S. National Security Agency. The September selection is Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.

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

Washington DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, August 12 5-7:45 pm
Annandale, Va

The book group will discuss The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer.

This book tells the story of how Haidara, a mildmannered archivist and historian, outwitted Al Qaeda militants and smuggled tens of thousands of ancient Islamic manuscripts to the safety of Mali. To join the discussion and participate in the potluck dinner, existing members should RSVP after August 5th to Ann Cowgill ’82 at ann.m.cowgill@gmail.com.

New members, please contact Ann for details.

KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: President: Kevin Coyne, MS '02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org
Vice-President: Ingrid Jernudd, BA '15, MA '17, ingridj@alumni.stanford.edu,
Patricia Arty, '10 patricia.arty@gmail.com,
Treasurer: Jasmaine McClain, MS '15, PhD '15
Webmasters:: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com, Kyle Duarte, '05, kyle@kduarte.com
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Young Alumni: Patricia Arty, '10, patricia.arty@gmail.com, James Barton, '09, JD '15, jamesbarton09@gmail.com
Community Service: Meaghan Conway, '14, mnconway@alumni.stanford.edu
Stanford Black Alumni Assoc: Greg Billings '88, billings.g@gmail.com
Parents Connection: Helene Myers, P'14, cedarhouse@comcast.net
Capitol Alumni Network: Greg Billings '88 billings.g@gmail.com
Stanford Military Service Network: David Henry, '92, david@stanfordalumni.org Adriana Lopez, '04, aclopez@stanfordalumni.org
Ivy Singles: Charlotte Perry, '81, charmperry@gmail.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, maggie@middleburggroup.com

Club Mailing Address: 3841 Whitman Rd, Annandale, VA 22003
Websites: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc and www.wdcsa.com
WDCSA page on the Stanford Alumni Association site - https://pgnet.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/overview/?group_id=0038990539
WDCSA Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/192108686046/
Cardinal Young Alumni in DC Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/9607603763/permalink/10152461639753764/
WDCSA on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3728513
Parents Connection Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1644734342414183/