Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!
Tough weekend for the Irish last week. Thanks to the nearly 200 people who joined us at one of our two game watch locations — you really made the game watch experience fantastic! Some of you have probably seen this, and some are probably tired of hearing about it, but if you want to see a great view of the game-deciding call, see the video at this link.
Since the Irish have a well-deserved week off, I figured it would be a good time to send info regarding the USC weekend. Read on for more on those festivities, about an upcoming networking event we’re holding in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs, and about our next Senior Alumni Luncheon (which you don’t need to be a senior or an alumnus to attend!)
USC Weekend Information!
Friday/Saturday November 28 & 29
With about 5 weeks left until the big Irish vs. USC matchup, I’m sure those of you heading up to the game are wondering what are the festivities for the weekend. Here’s a quick overview…
- Club Buses to the Game
The San Diego Club is offering three buses to the game, all with slightly different details. First to leave is the Old Town Transit Center bus, at 9:30a. The Sabre Springs Park & Ride bus will depart from that location at 12:30p. Our third bus, formerly known as the “La Costa Park & Ride” bus, is now called the Real Bar & Bistro bus and will be departing from the parking lot near this alumni-owned establishment at 12:30p. For info on RB&B, see the next bullet…
- Real Bar & Bistro: 124 S. Solana Hills Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
For those taking the Real Bar & Bistro bus, this alumni-owned establishment is pleased to partner with the Notre Dame Club of San Diego for the “Ride up to beat the Trojans”. Real will open at 10am, an hour earlier than normal. We will be offering a nod to the Fighting Irish brunch menu as well as drink specials. Our facilities will be available before and after the game. We look forward to pregaming with you!
- Orange County Club Events
The ND Club of Orange County has an official game hotel and events on Friday the 28th, including a VIP reception and a Pep Rally. There will also be a bookstore at their event location. See OC’s event page for info on these events, and for registration and ticket information.
- Los Angeles Club Events
On Friday, the LA club has a “Game is On” luncheon, a VIP Architecture and Artist Tour, and a ND-USC Alums, Family and Friends Mass. Then on Saturday, they have the not-to-miss Irishfest 2014, including traditional Irish music, and the ND Cheerleaders & Leprechaun. See details and ticket pre-sale information on the LA Club’s ND-USC webpage.
Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, November 20th, 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 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Judy Keene, Board Member, Next Step Service Dogs.
Judy Keene, from Next Step Service Dogs will make a presentation regarding the service dogs they train and donate to our many veterans suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). This enables the veterans to effectively deal with their unique and individual problems. These service dogs also help the veteran gain a renewed sense of trust where none existed resulting in renewing relationships with his/her spouse and children, coping with crowds and/or night terrors, insecurity in varied situations, etc.
A veteran afflicted with PTSD and his dog will be present to discuss how his dog is of assistance to him.
SPARK Peers & Beers
Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30p – 8:30p
Real Bar & Bistro (124 Solana Hills Dr, Solana Beach)
Please RSVP at the Eventbrite page
Please join the Notre Dame Club of San Diego, the Jr. Board of the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito, and SPARK for a happy hour event at Real Foods & Spirits on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The cost is $25/person ($30 at the door) and it gets you access to taste test San Diego craft beers, enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, and to network with local, young professionals!
The event speaker, Cort “Craft” Peters ’96, is recognized as a mental performance coach and renowned beer expert. Cort will take us through a journey into the history of beer, the brewing process, and the styles of San Diego. With your ticket you’ll experience six different local San Diego beers. You won’t go home hungry OR thirsty!
Ken Stimeling ’90
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego