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BC Game Watch, Hesburgh Lecture (9/28), Club Luncheon (10/5)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Here are the events coming up in the next few weeks:

BC Game Watch!
Saturday, September 16th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
After a tough Georgia contest, our beloved Irish hit the road this week to take on the Eagles of BC. Note that game time has been revised to a 12:30pm (local) start. BC is 1-1 and is #118 in scoring offense after 2 games with 16.5PPG (vs. the Irish at #54 averaging 34). The Irish are currently 13-point favorites and are sitting on a 5-game winning streak vs. the Eagles. To summarize, the quantitative analysis favors the Irish. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us, you just need to love ND football. Here’s how to find us: Social Tap – Downtown San Diego adjacent to Petco Park • Crust Pizzeria – Carmel Valley • Rosati’s Pizza Pub – Vista

Hesburgh Lecture: What Should We Fight For?
Thursday, September 28th, 6:30pm – Social gathering, 7:00pm – Lecture
Admiral Baker Club House 2400 Admiral Baker Road. Bldg. 3604 • San Diego, CA 92120
The event is free and open to the public!
Please Register on: Our Hesburgh Lecture Event Page
Speaker: Professor Michael C. Desch, Ph.D, Director, Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC), Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, The University of Notre Dame (speaker bio)

Club Luncheon, Presented by the Senior Alumni: “Human Trafficking”
Thursday, October 5th, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County (bio link)
The Senior Alumni of San Diego invite all of our local ND family (seniors and not-yet-seniors) to attend October’s event, where they will welcome Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County. Ms. Stephan will give a talk entitled, “Human Trafficking, Threats of Target Violence to our Schools and Community and the Exploitation of Children.” Please remember to RSVP if you plan to attend!

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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Georgia Game Watch, Hesburgh Lecture (9/28), Club Luncheon (10/5)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

This is a great time of year – the students are back on campus, fall sports have begun, and the local Club events pick up steam. On the sports front, the football team starts the season 1-0, and Irish volleyball and men’s soccer are also undefeated. All three teams include students from San Diego, including two freshmen on the football roster, one on the volleyball team and one on the men’s soccer team! Check out UND.com for schedules, rosters and where you can see the teams compete on your TV (or PC). Good luck to all the fall sports teams, and especially to our local students! Here are the details on upcoming events, hope to see you at one or more of them!

Georgia Game Watch!
Saturday, September 9th, 4:30 pm (Pacific Time)
In the wake of a convincing win against Temple, our beloved Irish have cracked the top 25, entering the AP poll at #24. This week presents a great chance to climb a few more notches, as #15 Georgia travels to the house that Rockne built. UGA and the Irish only have one match-up in their long and storied histories, a January 1981 Sugar Bowl matchup in which UGA bested the Irish 17-10, so not much history to apply to this particular contest, other than an opportunity to even things up. As I write this, Notre Dame is the betting favorite, but the game is predicted to be close. Game time is perfect for having some great food among friends and watching a football game, so please join us at one of our three fantastic locations. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us, you just need to love ND football. Here’s how to find us: Social Tap – Downtown San Diego adjacent to Petco Park • Crust Pizzeria – Carmel Valley • Rosati’s Pizza Pub – Vista

Hesburgh Lecture: What Should We Fight For?
Thursday, September 28th, 6:30pm – Social gathering, 7:00pm – Lecture
Admiral Baker Club House 2400 Admiral Baker Road. Bldg. 3604 • San Diego, CA 92120
The event is free and open to the public!
Please Register on: Our Hesburgh Lecture Event Page
Speaker: Professor Michael C. Desch, Ph.D, Director, Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC), Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, The University of Notre Dame (speaker bio)

Club Luncheon, Presented by the Senior Alumni: “Human Trafficking”
Thursday, October 5th, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County (bio link)
The Senior Alumni of San Diego invite all of our local ND family (seniors and not-yet-seniors) to attend October’s event, where they will welcome Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County. Ms. Stephan will give a talk entitled, “Human Trafficking, Threats of Target Violence to our Schools and Community and the Exploitation of Children.” Please remember to RSVP if you plan to attend!

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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Community Service, Domerpreneurs, Hesburgh Lecture, Club Luncheon

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

I hope your summer is going well! Here are some upcoming events to help fill up your calendars:

Community Service Opportunitiy

  • Organizations in Training (OIT) Fundraiser:
    Shane Walton’s (ND ’02, 2002 Consensus All-American, Football) non-profit, Organizations in Training (OIT), is holding its inaugural fundraising and awareness event on August 13th from 3 – 6pm at the Karl Strauss Tasting room. OIT provides coaching and mentoring to youth, parents and families experiencing extreme adversity, and training to the schools and organization personnel that serve these populations. OIT is looking to raise money to continue this work with the Monarch School which serves homeless youth in San Diego. Shane was instrumental in supporting the Notre Dame Club of San Diego’s annual charity golf tournament for a number of years and was responsible for bringing to the Club speakers like Justin Tuck, Aaron Taylor, Rocket Ismail and Ryan Grant. Shane would love the Notre Dame community’s support with his non-profit. The event is free of charge. Beer will be provided by Karl Strauss and BBQ compliments of Cali Comfort. The CEO and Founder of Karl Strauss will be giving a talk on how he started the brewery. If you’re interested, you can register by clicking here Thanks for supporting Shane and his efforts to help the underserved youth of San Diego. - Brad Owen ’99.

DOMERPRENEURS NETWORKING
Wednesday, August 30th, 6:30pm
CONNECT -4790 Eastgate Mall, Suite 125, San Diego 92121
Please RSVP to: Alex Montoya ’96 (alexmontoya619@gmail.com)
Networking & Tour – More details soon!

Hesburgh Lecture: What Should We Fight For?
Thursday, September 28th, 6:30pm – Social gathering, 7:00pm – Lecture
Admiral Baker Club House 2400 Admiral Baker Road. Bldg. 3604 • San Diego, CA 92120
The event is free and open to the public!
Please Register on: Our Hesburgh Lecture Event Page
Speaker: Professor Michael C. Desch, Ph.D, Director, Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC), Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, The University of Notre Dame (speaker bio)

Club Luncheon, Presented by the Senior Alumni: “Human Trafficking”
Thursday, October 5th, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County (bio link)
The Senior Alumni of San Diego invite all of our local ND family (seniors and not-yet-seniors) to attend October’s event, where they will welcome Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County. Ms. Stephan will give a talk entitled, “Human Trafficking, Threats of Target Violence to our Schools and Community and the Exploitation of Children.” Please remember to RSVP if you plan to attend!

GO IRISH!!!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
ndsandiego@alumni.nd.edu

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Mothers Mass, Club Luncheon, The Shirt

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

The next great set of ND Club events are coming up soon, *and* we’re opening up sales on The Shirt 2017! Read on for details:

Mothers Mass
Sunday, May 21, 2017 11am
St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church, 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego 92130
Please RSVP: http://sandiego.undclub.org/mothersmass2017
Yesterday was Mother’s Day – a holiday that holds special meaning for our University, which is named after Mary, the Blessed Mother. On May 21st, the University of Notre Dame community will gather together to honor Our Blessed Lady, to celebrate the mothers and women of Notre Dame and to bring San Diego’s Notre Dame community together in prayer. Whether you are an alum, a mother, grandmother, or aunt of an alum, the mother of a current or the mother of an incoming student, you are invited to bring the entire family and join us for this second annual event. At our Mass, as well as at others celebrated around the country, the mothers and women of Notre Dame will be specially recognized and receive a blessing. Our Club will host a reception following the Mass to provided an opportunity for parents, alumni and friends to meet each other and to welcome the incoming Notre Dame students in our area. This is a special invitation to remember in gratitude the women who supported us as we attended Notre Dame, sacrificed to make it possible, and the women who have contributed in building our world-class university through their studies, teaching or philanthropy. Consider inviting the special woman in your life to join you. If that is not possible, come to include her in our prayer intentions. Please join us as we gather to honor our Blessed Lady and to celebrate the mothers and women of Notre Dame.

Club Luncheon, Presented by the Senior Alumni: “Human Trafficking”
Thursday, June 15th, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County (bio link)
The Senior Alumni of San Diego invite all of our local ND family (seniors and not-yet-seniors) to attend June’s event, where they will welcome Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County. Ms. Stephan will give a talk entitled, “Human Trafficking, Threats of Target Violence to our Schools and Community and the Exploitation of Children.” Please remember to RSVP if you plan to attend!

The Shirt 2017 On-Sale
Show your pride in 2017 with this year’s Shirt (http://theshirt.nd.edu/)! San Diego Club sales for this year’s Shirt are currently underway. The club is able to sell the shirts at $15 each while the ND Bookstore price is $18. If you are interested is securing a shirt, please contact Rob Sills at theshirt@ndsandiego.org with the sizes you need.

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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March Madness, Paintball, Jets, Vespers & Crew Classic

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
March Madness is upon us, here’s hoping our Irish teams have great tournaments! Lots of great things happening on the Club front over the coming weeks – read on for details:

March Madness First Round Game Watch
Thursday, March 16th from 9:00am-5:00pm [Irish Tip-Off at 9:15am]
Little Italy’s Loading Dock located at 2400 Kettner Blvd #110, San Diego, CA 92101
Come join fellow ND fans at Little Italy’s Loading Dock to root on the Irish as they take on Princeton at 9:15 on Thursday morning and stay throughout the day for a March Madness watch party co-hsted with the UCLA alumni club of San Diego. There will be drinks and food available for purchase and a great atmosphere to watch games all day long!

Young Alumni Take on BC in Paintball
Saturday, March 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm [PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MIN EARLY at 10:30am]
The Paintball Park Camp Pendleton” located at 1700 Vandegrift Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92057
$30 per player for our 3 hour window
Please REGISTER & PAY BY MARCH 16th at our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/YAPaintball2017
Join the Notre Dame Alumni SD Chapter and the BC Alumni SD Chapter for a friendly rivalry on the paintball field. Camp Pendleton offers “paintball lite,” intended for adult beginners and kids(ages 8 and up). Guns are smaller, lighter in weight, and paintballs are smaller. Reports are it has the same feel as regular but without the intensity . . . or bruises.

Details: NEW BASE ACCESS: **IMPORTANT** There are new base access procedures to come on to Camp Pendleton to play Paintball. Anyone with a driver’s license (driver or passenger) needs to add themselves to the Paintball Park Visitor’s List at least 7 days in advance of coming to the park. Each individual will need to bring their Driver’s License to show at the gate. Add yourself to the Visitor’s List here: www.ThePaintballPark.com/play

Directions: We are located right inside the back gate of Camp Pendleton and it’s super easy to find us. However since we are located on a military base if you try to use your GPS, or phone navigation sometimes it takes you to the wrong area on base, so it’s best to follow these directions https://thepaintballpark.com/directions-2/

What to Wear: We recommend that players wear long sleeves, and long pants, as well as closed-toes shoes. Paintballs do wash out of clothing, however don’t wear your “Sunday Best” you will get dirty!

Other Information: Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time to allow for check-in process

Senior Alumni Luncheon, “Creating the Joint Strike Fighter”
Thursday, March 23rd, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Dr. Paul M. Bevilaqua ’67
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was developed to meet the multirole fighter requirements of the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and our allies. The Air Force variant is a supersonic, single engine stealth fighter. The Navy variant has a larger wing and more robust structure in order to operate from aircraft carriers, while the Marine Corps variant incorporates an innovative propulsion system that can be switched from a turbofan cycle to a turbo shaft cycle for vertical takeoff and landing. This propulsion system enabled the X-35 to become the first aircraft in history to fly at supersonic speeds, hover, and land vertically. The development team won the Collier Trophy, which recognizes “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America” that year, for this accomplishment. This presentation will describe the technical and program challenges involved in developing the Joint Strike Fighter and show how an innovative idea became an international program with engineers from half a dozen countries developing a single replacement aircraft for multiple aircraft types.

Notre Dame’s Steven Warner – Prayer, Song, Stories of Ireland
Friday, March 24th 7:00pm
Saint Brigid Parish located at 4735 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109
The Diocesan Director of Liturgy has invited San Diego ND Alumni to an event being organized at St. Brigid next week. “We are so blessed to have Steven Warner, Founder and Director Emeritus, Notre Dame Folk Choir and currently Associate Director, Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason, Dublin, Ireland joining us right here in San Diego for “Come Home”, Vespers and an evening of prayer, song, and stories from Ireland on Friday, March 24, 7:00pm at St. Brigid, 4735 Cass Street, San Diego, 92109″ See this flyer for more detail.

2017 Crew Classic
April 1&2
Crew Classic Website Link — Event held at Mission Bay, Crown Point Shores Park

The alumni out in San Diego are always extremely generous to the team when we travel out there for the Crew Classic. They provide us with great food at the course as well as multiple dinners throughout the weekend. Their generosity saves the team a substantial amount of money and trouble and we cannot thank them enough
– Matt DiDonato (current crew team member)

Each year the Men’s Rowing Club travels out to San Diego on their own dime (due to being a club sport) and competes with some of the best crew teams out there at the San Diego Crew Classic – this year April 1-2 – at Crown Point (Mission Bay). The ND Club of San Diego hosts a tent (to provide our visiting Irish Crew Teams with a place to rest, fuel up, and socialize with the local Irish family)at the regatta which yearly increases in price due to the popularity of the event. Also the local ND Club of San Diego supports the men with snacks throughout the day to replenish electrolytes and carbs, as well as lunch and dinner. Can you help the local club with your financial support to cover these costs? The men who travel out here are tremendously grateful for the support of our local alums and we hope to continue to offer them the excellent hospitality and support this year and beyond.

As the cost of providing this home-away from home has reached epic proportions, this year we’re asking for sponsorship help in funding the event. Here are some ideas for how you can help, but you’re welcome to “make your own sponsorship” as well.

  • “hydration sponsorship” – $50 [provide Gatorade/water for the team for the weekend]
  • “tent pole sponsorship” (10 poles available at $100 per pole)
  • “feed the crew” sponsorship for $200 [snacks for the two days, dinner for the team Saturday night, BBQ lunch for the team on Sunday]
  • “cover the tent” at $1120 [provide a shady place for the team to gather in between events]
  • “be part of the team” — any amount is appreciated!

Please let Karen (ND’02) know of any help you can offer: crewclassic@ndsandiego.org

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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YA Paintball, Senior Alumni Luncheon & Crew Classic

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
What a great weekend for Irish sports! Saturday, our Men’s Lacrosse team knocked off #1 Maryland 5-4, the Softball team went 4-0 in a Florida tournament, Irish Women’s LAX won their 7th straight game, and Sunday our awesome Women’s Basketball Team beat Duke for their 4th ACC Title. Stay tuned this week as the Irish Men’s Basketball team starts their ACC Tournament bid on Thursday at 6pm Pacific (TV: ESPN). They’re a 3 seed, so we won’t know their opponent until after the Wednesday games conclude. Go Irish! Here’s what’s coming up locally this month:

Young Alumni Take on BC in Paintball
Saturday, March 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm [PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MIN EARLY at 10:30am]
The Paintball Park Camp Pendleton” located at 1700 Vandegrift Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92057
$30 per player for our 3 hour window
Please REGISTER & PAY BY MARCH 16THat our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/YAPaintball2017
Join the Notre Dame Alumni SD Chapter and the BC Alumni SD Chapter for a friendly rivalry on the paintball field. Camp Pendleton offers “paintball lite,” intended for adult beginners and kids(ages 8 and up). Guns are smaller, lighter in weight, and paintballs are smaller. Reports are it has the same feel as regular but without the intensity . . . or bruises.

Details: NEW BASE ACCESS: **IMPORTANT** There are new base access procedures to come on to Camp Pendleton to play Paintball. Anyone with a driver’s license (driver or passenger) needs to add themselves to the Paintball Park Visitor’s List at least 7 days in advance of coming to the park. Each individual will need to bring their Driver’s License to show at the gate. Add yourself to the Visitor’s List here: www.ThePaintballPark.com/play

Directions: We are located right inside the back gate of Camp Pendleton and it’s super easy to find us. However since we are located on a military base if you try to use your GPS, or phone navigation sometimes it takes you to the wrong area on base, so it’s best to follow these directions https://thepaintballpark.com/directions-2/

What to Wear: We recommend that players wear long sleeves, and long pants, as well as closed-toes shoes. Paintballs do wash out of clothing, however don’t wear your “Sunday Best” you will get dirty!

Other Information: Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time to allow for check-in process

Senior Alumni Luncheon, “Creating the Joint Strike Fighter”
Thursday, March 23rd, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Dr. Paul M. Bevilaqua ’67
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was developed to meet the multirole fighter requirements of the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and our allies. The Air Force variant is a supersonic, single engine stealth fighter. The Navy variant has a larger wing and more robust structure in order to operate from aircraft carriers, while the Marine Corps variant incorporates an innovative propulsion system that can be switched from a turbofan cycle to a turbo shaft cycle for vertical takeoff and landing. This propulsion system enabled the X-35 to become the first aircraft in history to fly at supersonic speeds, hover, and land vertically. The development team won the Collier Trophy, which recognizes “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America” that year, for this accomplishment. This presentation will describe the technical and program challenges involved in developing the Joint Strike Fighter and show how an innovative idea became an international program with engineers from half a dozen countries developing a single replacement aircraft for multiple aircraft types.

2017 Crew Classic
April 1&2
Crew Classic Website Link — Event held at Mission Bay, Crown Point Shores Park

The alumni out in San Diego are always extremely generous to the team when we travel out there for the Crew Classic. They provide us with great food at the course as well as multiple dinners throughout the weekend. Their generosity saves the team a substantial amount of money and trouble and we cannot thank them enough
– Matt DiDonato (current crew team member)

Each year the Men’s Rowing Club travels out to San Diego on their own dime (due to being a club sport) and competes with some of the best crew teams out there at the San Diego Crew Classic – this year April 1-2 – at Crown Point (Mission Bay). The ND Club of San Diego hosts a tent (to provide our visiting Irish Crew Teams with a place to rest, fuel up, and socialize with the local Irish family)at the regatta which yearly increases in price due to the popularity of the event. Also the local ND Club of San Diego supports the men with snacks throughout the day to replenish electrolytes and carbs, as well as lunch and dinner. Can you help the local club with your financial support to cover these costs? The men who travel out here are tremendously grateful for the support of our local alums and we hope to continue to offer them the excellent hospitality and support this year and beyond.

As the cost of providing this home-away from home has reached epic proportions, this year we’re asking for sponsorship help in funding the event. Here are some ideas for how you can help, but you’re welcome to “make your own sponsorship” as well.

  • “hydration sponsorship” – $50 [provide Gatorade/water for the team for the weekend]
  • “tent pole sponsorship” (10 poles available at $100 per pole)
  • “feed the crew” sponsorship for $200 [snacks for the two days, dinner for the team Saturday night, BBQ lunch for the team on Sunday]
  • “cover the tent” at $1120 [provide a shady place for the team to gather in between events]
  • “be part of the team” — any amount is appreciated!

Please let Karen (ND’02) know of any help you can offer: crewclassic@ndsandiego.org

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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ND Baseball in SD, Sr Alumni Luncheon

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
This coming weekend, we have one of those rare opportunities to see an Irish athletic team right here in San Diego! Starting Friday night, ND Baseball faces teams from San Diego and around the country at the Tony Gwynn Classic. Details are below — let’s make a HUGE showing and let the team know what sort of incredible support they have in San Diego!

If you have a great idea for an event, or would like to help with club activities, our next board meeting is this coming Tuesday in the North Clairemont area. EMail President Matt Griesbach at president@ndsandiego.org for details. We’d love to have you!

ND Baseball in San Diego
The Notre Dame Baseball Team will be competing in the Tony Gwynn Classic from February 24-26. The tournament is hosted by San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. So far, only the first game details & tickets are available, so watch the Tony Gwynn Classic Website, or the official ND Baseball Site for details regarding Saturday and Sunday.
Friday 2/24, 6 p.m. at USD: USD vs. Notre Dame (ticket site)
Saturday 2/25, noon (according the the ND Baseball site) – further details not yet posted
Sunday 2/26, 10 a.m. (according the the ND Baseball site) – further details not yet posted

Senior Alumni Luncheon, “Creating the Joint Strike Fighter”
Thursday, March 23rd, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Dr. Paul M. Bevilaqua ’67
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was developed to meet the multirole fighter requirements of the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and our allies. The Air Force variant is a supersonic, single engine stealth fighter. The Navy variant has a larger wing and more robust structure in order to operate from aircraft carriers, while the Marine Corps variant incorporates an innovative propulsion system that can be switched from a turbofan cycle to a turbo shaft cycle for vertical takeoff and landing. This propulsion system enabled the X-35 to become the first aircraft in history to fly at supersonic speeds, hover, and land vertically. The development team won the Collier Trophy, which recognizes “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America” that year, for this accomplishment. This presentation will describe the technical and program challenges involved in developing the Joint Strike Fighter and show how an innovative idea became an international program with engineers from half a dozen countries developing a single replacement aircraft for multiple aircraft types.

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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Domerpreneurs, Wine & Spirits & Crew Classic

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
Well, it’s been a while since the last post. I hope you all have been having a great start to your 2017. Time to start filling in your calendars with some opportunities to meet up with your local ND family! A few great events are below so be sure to check out the details. Also mark your calendars for Irish Baseball’s visit to San Diego for the Tony Gwynn Classic 2/24-26. A bit further out, we have our second annual Mothers and Women of Notre Dame Mass on Sunday 5/21 at 11am. Watch for more details as we get closer to those dates.

DOMERPRENEURS NETWORKING
Tuesday, February 7th, 6-8pm
BeShock Noodle House – in downtown San Diego’s East Village – at 1288 Market Street, San Diego 92101
Please RSVP to: Alex Montoya ’96 (alexmontoya619@gmail.com)
Please join your fellow Notre Dame alumni who are business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs for the next “Domerpreneurs” gathering – TUES., FEB. 7. Enjoy networking and appetizers at BeShock Noodle House – in downtown San Diego’s East Village – at 1288 Market Street, San Diego 92101. We will also hear an update from Joe Sternberg ’89 on an upcoming visit from venture capitalist group Irish Angels. Event is free but LIMITED TO FIRST 15 RSVP’s. Please RSVP to alexmontoya619@gmail.com. See you there!

Notre Dame Spirits: Alumni in the Beer, Wine and Spirits Business
Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Comic Art Gallery (Liberty Station), 2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
EVENT COST: $35 until January 31st, $45 after
Please Register Here: http://sandiego.undclub.org/NotreDameSpirits
On the evening of February 9th, the Notre Dame Lawyers Club of San Diego will be presenting a tasting and panel discussion on the beer, wine and spirits industry! Enjoy tasting productions from our panelists, hear a great discussion, and mingle with your fellow ND Alumni. It’s sure to be a great event! Click this link for a flyer with the full speaker list.

2017 Crew Classic
April 1&2
Crew Classic Website Link — Event held at Mission Bay, Crown Point Shores Park
Going back as far as we can recall, the Notre Dame Club of San Diego has hosted a tent at the annual Crew Classic on Mission Bay to provide our visiting Irish Crew Teams with a place to rest, fuel up, and socialize with the local Irish family. As the cost of providing this home-away from home has reached epic proportions, this year we’re asking for sponsorship help in funding the event. Here are some ideas for how you can help, but you’re welcome to “make your own sponsorship” as well.

  • “hydration sponsorship” – $50 [provide Gatorade/water for the team for the weekend]
  • “tent pole sponsorship” (10 poles available at $100 per pole)
  • “feed the crew” sponsorship for $200 [snacks for the two days, dinner for the team Saturday night, BBQ lunch for the team on Sunday]
  • “cover the tent” at $1120 [provide a shady place for the team to gather in between events]
  • “be part of the team” — any amount is appreciated!

Please email Karen Ron ’02 at crewclassic@ndsandiego.org if you can help us put on this annual favorite! Each year we also need families to help host crew members. If you’ve been a host in past years, we’ll contact you directly, but if you live within 20 miles of Mission Bay and wouldn’t mind having a few crew team members crash at your place over the weekend, please email Karen at the address above.

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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ND Finance, Senior Alumni Luncheon, Nativity Prep Tutoring

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
Football game watches have ended for the year, but there are still plenty of opportunities to meet up with the ND community here in town. See below for a few of the opportunities in the near future. Have a great weekend!

Join the ND Finance Group
Notre Dame alums and supporters with careers related to finance, banking, and accounting are invited to join the ND Finance Group. There are a couple spots left for their next breakfast event on December 6 featuring Rich McKeown, Corporate Vice President & Treasurer with Scripps Healthcare. To either join this event or get on the email list for future events, please send your name, email, and job information to finance@ndsandiego.org

Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, December 8th, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Commander William E. Grady, Medical Service Corps, USN
Commander Grady graduated from ND Law School in 1999. Commander Grady is now serving as Director for Administration, Navy Medicine West, a Command responsible for the oversight of all Navy Medicine Treatment Centers (hospitals & clinics across the Pacific, and all Navy Medicine Research Commands worldwide.
Please feel free to invite fellow alumni and friends.

Tutor and/or be a mentor Natividad Prep Academy!
Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM (not during holidays)
Nativity Prep Academy; 2755 55th Street, San Diego, CA 92105
Tutor and/or be a mentor Natividad Prep Academy!
Tutoring. Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM (not during holidays) for tutoring in a variety of subjects. It’s easy to get involved and the school is easily accessible via the CA-94.
Mentoring. Mentors offer one hour a week any day during lunch or study hall (4:30 – 6:00 PM). Lunch is 12:00 – 1:00 PM Mon-Tue-Thur AND 12:30 – 1:30 PM Wed, Fri. The goal is to give 6th – 8th grade students with positive role models who strive to build trusting relationships while encouraging their mentee to continue their education. Mentors are adult volunteers (21 years and senior) who commit to supporting and guiding a young student in a one on one relationship one hour per week throughout the school year.
Please contact Club VP and Community Service Coordinator, Martin Holguin (community@ndsandiego.org), or Maria Centanni directly at the school via amigos@nativityprep.org or 619-544-9455 x229 for both tutoring and mentoring. Let’s show these kids they can do anything and be anyone they put their young minds to! GO IRISH!

http://www.nativityprep.org/giving-volunteering/become-a-mentor-or-tutor/

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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VA Tech Game Watch, NPA Tutoring & Turkeys, USC Buses

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Here are the events coming up soon…

Virginia Tech Game Watch
Saturday, November 19th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Ok, so it’s Senior Day and unlike what everyone thought heading into the season, the Irish are fighting to build their record back up to .500. Looking at my favorite cfbstats.com site, there really aren’t any areas where one team particularly excels vs. the other. This is also the first time ND has faced Virginia Tech, so history isn’t a guide, and the game line is basically even, so the experts have no idea how this is going to end. So here’s the thing … if we execute reasonably well all three phases of the game (offense, defense & special teams), we will beat the Hokies, and close out the home football season on a high note. Join us at one of our two game watches to witness it, and root on the Irish. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us, you just need to love ND football. ** Important Note: Prospect Bar has changed its name to Rooftop La Jolla, but the address is the same. Here’s how to find us: Rooftop La Jolla (formerly Prospect Bar & Grill) – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego

Tutor and/or be a mentor Natividad Prep Academy!
Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM (not during holidays)
Nativity Prep Academy; 2755 55th Street, San Diego, CA 92105
Tutor and/or be a mentor Natividad Prep Academy!
Tutoring. Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM (not during holidays) for tutoring in a variety of subjects. It’s easy to get involved and the school is easily accessible via the CA-94.
Mentoring. Mentors offer one hour a week any day during lunch or study hall (4:30 – 6:00 PM). Lunch is 12:00 – 1:00 PM Mon-Tue-Thur AND 12:30 – 1:30 PM Wed, Fri. The goal is to give 6th – 8th grade students with positive role models who strive to build trusting relationships while encouraging their mentee to continue their education. Mentors are adult volunteers (21 years and senior) who commit to supporting and guiding a young student in a one on one relationship one hour per week throughout the school year.
Please contact Club VP and Community Service Coordinator, Martin Holguin (community@ndsandiego.org), or Maria Centanni directly at the school via amigos@nativityprep.org or 619-544-9455 x229 for both tutoring and mentoring. Let’s show these kids they can do anything and be anyone they put their young minds to! GO IRISH!

http://www.nativityprep.org/giving-volunteering/become-a-mentor-or-tutor/

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego again this year is sponsoring Thanksgiving Dinner for the students and teachers at Nativity Prep Academy. We are looking for: 1. Cash donations (to purchase the dinners), 2. Assistance assembling and delivering the dinners to the school. (Nov 17th & 18th). To assist us with your time, talent or treasure, please visit the event page on our website, or send e-mail to event chairperson Barney King ’70 at nativityprep@ndsandiego.org.

Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 26th, One bus at 10:00am, two at 12:30pm**
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 26th for their biennial away game vs. the Trojans, and your San Diego Club will get you there! **NOTE THAT GAME TIME IS 12:30PM, SO BUS DEPARTURE INFO HAS BEEN ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY Cheer the Irish on to victory! Avoid the traffic and parking hassles. Add to the fun of this day by partying with other Irish backers during the relaxing ride north.

For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center – Now Mission Bay Visitors Center (7:30a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (8:30am departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSabreSprings
Solana Beach (8:45am departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSolanaBeach

For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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Army Game Watch, Nativity Prep, NDP Happy Hour, USC Buses

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

It’s going to be a busy 2nd half of November, so I’ll get right to the posts …

Army (Shamrock Series) Game Watch
Saturday, November 12th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Ok, let’s be honest. It’s hard to be confident about any of the matchups left this season. Normally, the Army game would be one where you’d be watching the second half out of the corner of your eye while you multitask on socializing with fellow Irish fans. The last time Army beat the Irish was in 1958, and we lead the series 38-8-4, having won the last 14. This season though… Army comes into this game 5-4, boasting the #2 rushing offense in the country (359 yards / game) and the #13 scoring defense (18.1 PPG). Sure, they have weaknesses, they’re dead last (#128 in passing offense) and they’re tied for #118 with a 50-50 field goal record. Still, the Irish are 14 point favorites from a betting line perspective, and we’re nearly tied for scoring offense (ND is #59/29.9 PPG and Army is #61/29.3 PPG), so this thing might actually be a game that will come down to the 4th quarter. Its going to be an amazing weather weekend in San Diego, so come enjoy your early afternoon with fellow Irish fans, have some lunch and a beverage (or two) and then enjoy the warm evening weather savoring (hopefully) Irish victory #4. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us, you just need to love ND football. ** Important Note: Prospect Bar has changed its name to Rooftop La Jolla, but the address is the same. Here’s how to find us: Rooftop La Jolla (formerly Prospect Bar & Grill) – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego

Lawyers & Professionals Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 16th, 5:30pm
Little Miss Brewing; 7949 Stromesa Ct, San Diego, CA 92126
Join us for a winter Happy Hour at another of San Diego’s great local microbreweries. Enjoy some locally brewed San Diego beer and food trucks while you mingle with fellow Domers. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the brewery!

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego again this year is sponsoring Thanksgiving Dinner for the students and teachers at Nativity Prep Academy. We are looking for: 1. Cash donations (to purchase the dinners), 2. Assistance assembling and delivering the dinners to the school. (Nov 17th & 18th). To assist us with your time, talent or treasure, please visit the event page on our website, or send e-mail to event chairperson Barney King ’70 at nativityprep@ndsandiego.org.

Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 26th, One bus at 10:00am, two at 12:30pm**
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 26th for their biennial away game vs. the Trojans, and your San Diego Club will get you there! **NOTE THAT AT THIS POINT THE GAME WILL LIKELY BE EARLIER THAN 5PM, SO WATCH FOR SPECIFIC DEPARTURE TIMES AS WE GET CLOSER TO GAME DAY! Cheer the Irish on to victory! Avoid the traffic and parking hassles. Add to the fun of this day by partying with other Irish backers during the relaxing ride north.

For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center (10:00a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSabreSprings
Solana Beach (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSolanaBeach

For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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