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Purdue Game Watch (9/13); Courthouse Tour (9/23)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Let’s all say it together — that Michigan game was AWESOME!  This weekend, the Irish have a good shot at improving their record to 3-0 as they take on Purdue in the Shamrock Series game. Join us at one of our gamewatch locations to cheer on the team, and comment on the uniforms (see them here).

Purdue Game Watch!
Saturday, September 13th, 4:30pm (Pacific Time)
The series started in 1896, with Purdue collecting a 28-22 victory in South Bend. The only current NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools that played Notre Dame earlier than Purdue are Michigan (1887 – first game in program history) and Northwestern (1889). This will be the the 86th time in the all-time series Saturday. The Irish lead the series by a 57-26-2 count — join us at one of our two game watch locations to see if we can make it 58!

Please note: For this weekend, both Prospect and EVT will also be having a cover-charge event beginning at 5pm for the Mayweather vs. Maidana fight. For this reason, seating will be a bit more constrained this week. At Prospect, game seating will be outside, and at EVT, seating will be in the mezzanine/upstairs. Both venues still welcome ND fans and will do their best to accommodate us; there will be no cover charge to watch the game. Please be patient and respectful of the staff and the fight attendees who are paying an additional cover charge. As we did last year, our alternate location for this week’s game watch will be ND alum Mark Urquart’s Real Food & Spirits in Solana Beach.

If you have any questions about game watch details, feel free to e-mail us at gamewatch@ndsandiego.org.

NDP & ND Lawyers Tour of US Bankruptcy Court
Tuesday, September 23rd, 3:00pm (sharp!)
US Bankruptcy Court 325 West F Street, San Diego
Details:
- Tour Cost: FREE
- Dress Code is business casual (to enable visits to active court sessions)
- Tour starts promptly at 3:00 pm, should last 30-45 minutes,
- The tour will be followed by a Happy Hour at The Field in Downtown’s Gaslamp District
- Meet in the Lobby of the Courthouse & ask for Bekki Miske, Notre Dame Club of San Diego
- Park on the street or at Horton Plaza (where you should be able to validate with a purchase)
- Even if you don’t make the tour, you are more than welcome to join the happy hour!
- You can also download & print this handy flyer to take the details with you!
Please RSVP to:  Bekki Miske ’03 at ndp@ndsandiego.org

GO IRISH BEAT BOILERMAKERS!!!

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

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Michigan Gamewatch; NDP+ND Lawyers Courthouse Tour (9/23)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

It’s Michigan Game Week! As this is the last game against our midwest rivals until at least 2020, having played nearly every year since 1978, our Irish will be ready to leave this contest with a consequential win. If you want to get fired up with all sorts of rivalry stats, check out the media guide on the und.com page — there’s a short web version, and an incredibly comprehensive pdf version.

Michigan Game Watch!
Saturday, September 6th, 4:30pm (Pacific Time)
Join us this week to cheer on our beloved Irish (AP #16) as they even up the modern record vs. the Wolverines (AP…38 votes, so roughly #32). Currently Michigan leads 15-14-1 since restarting in 1978. For more details, check the dedicated game watch page for each location:

Your club leadership will be back at our two game watch locations again this week, Tim and I will be back at Prospect, and Adrian and Chris will be at EVT. If we don’t catch you as you arrive, definitely stop by and say hi. Last week we estimate we had well over 100 Irish fans between the two sites, so if you’re up for cheering on the team with a crowd of other Irish fans, please join us. Particularly for this game, it’s best to arrive 30-60 minutes early if you want your choice of seats, as they do fill up fast!

If you have any questions about game watch details, feel free to e-mail us at gamewatch@ndsandiego.org.

NDP & ND Lawyers Tour of US Bankruptcy Court
Tuesday, September 23rd, 3:00pm (sharp!)
US Bankruptcy Court 325 West F Street, San Diego
Details:
- Tour Cost: FREE
- Dress Code is business casual (to enable visits to active court sessions)
- Tour starts promptly at 3:00 pm, should last 30-45 minutes,
- The tour will be followed by a Happy Hour at The Field in Downtown’s Gaslamp District
- Meet in the Lobby of the Courthouse & ask for Bekki Miske, Notre Dame Club of San Diego
- Park on the street or at Horton Plaza (where you should be able to validate with a purchase)
- Even if you don’t make the tour, you are more than welcome to join the happy hour!
- You can also download & print this handy flyer to take the details with you!
Please RSVP to:  Bekki Miske ’03 at ndp@ndsandiego.org

GO IRISH BEAT WOLVERINES!!!

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

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Rice Gamewatch (Saturday); Community Service Opportunities; NDP Courthouse Tour (9/23)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Well, the big week is finally upon us! No, not the week that everyone’s back to school…of course I’m referring to the start of Notre Dame Football! See below for details on our two game watch locations for this season. We also have a bunch of community service opportunities going on in the next few weeks, so I’ve included some details and links on those immediately below the football info. Finally, Notre Dame Professionals and the new ND Lawyers Group are teaming up for a tour of the downtown Bankruptcy Courthouse on Sep 23rd, so there’s a save the date / early RSVP note below.

I hope to have the chance to meet a bunch of you at Prospect Bar on Saturday! If I don’t see you first, please don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello.

Game Watches
Starting Saturday, August 30th, 12:30pm
Our beloved Irish kick off the 2014 football season with a game vs. Rice at 12:30pm local time.  We have added a Downtown location this year, so we have two options for you, each with specials. For more details, check the dedicated game watch page for each location:

Both locations offer plenty of TV screens, game sound, tasty food and just generally a great atmosphere for cheering on our Irish to victory.  Particularly for the early games, it’s best to arrive early if you want your choice of seats, as they do fill up fast! Also, if you’re a member, or if you become a member on Saturday, you’ll be eligible for a drawing for some cool prizes, so make sure to see one of the club officers who will be at the watch locations.

For any and all questions regarding club access to ND Football game tickets, please e-mail Club Ticket Coordinator Chris Vasquez ’88 at tickets@ndsandiego.org.

Community Service Opportunities
Not surprisingly for Notre Dame people, members of our local community are engaged in quite a number of charitable events & causes in the coming weeks. Here is a list of events, along with some links to help support the causes…

  • Serve Dinner at Fr Joe’s
    Saturday, Aug 30th – 4-7p – only three spots remain!
    Contact David Mayo ’13 MBA at community@ndsandiego.org if you’d like to be part of this group.
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  • Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
    Saturday, Sep 13th- 7a – Aquatica Water Park (Sea World)
    Join Sandy Kesser SMC ’07 to take the plunge, or just help support the cause. Follow this link:
    http://sosc.kintera.org/sdplunge/sandyp07
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  • Bayside Toss for the Kids Cornhole Tournament
    Saturday, Sep 13th- 12p-5p – RUOCOO Park, near the USS Midway.
    Brad Owen ’99 challenges all Domers to come out and compete in this famous tailgater activity. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego. Details at the link: http://bgcspark.com/bayside-toss-for-the-kids-sept-13-2014/
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  • Culinary Extravaganza to Benefit No Kid Hungry
    Sunday, Sep 14th – 3-6p – Hilton Bayfront, near the convention center downtown. Lisa Giannuzzi ’96 welcomes everyone to join her for this great event, which includes food & drink tasting, and a silent auction. Find more details at the link:http://ce.nokidhungry.org/events/taste-nation-san-diego
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  • Nazareth Orphanage, Tecate trip with Fr. Brian Kelly, Club Chaplain
    Saturday, Sep 20th, 7am. Departing from St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Carlsbad. For more information and to know the various projects you can sign-up to assist with, please follow the link: http://www.ofno.org/next-trip. Further questions can be sent to Father Kelly by clicking on Spiritual Moderator link found under Contact Us on the OFNO web page.
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  • Discounted Legoland Tickets benefit the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation.
    Saturday, Sep 20th only. Contact Frank Whitton ’56 at fhwnd56@roadrunner.com to obtain your discounted tickets – $35 will get you basic Legoland entry (not including parking), and $9 more will add access to the Aquarium.
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  • The Moyer Foundation’s 2014 Celebrity Golf Classic
    Wed/Thu, Nov 12 & 13 – Torrey Pines, South Course. Karen Moyer ’87 invites you to join her father, legendary men’s basketball coach Digger Phelps, for a great event to raise funds for the Moyer Foundation, which benefits such amazing causes as Camp Erin ® and Camp Mariposa ®. The camps help children who are struggling with family loss or addiction. Follow the link for more: http://www.moyerfoundation.org/events/event_golf.aspx

NDP & ND Lawyers Tour of US Bankruptcy Court
Tuesday, September 23rd, 3:00pm, followed by a Happy Hour
Tour Cost: FREE
More details coming soon, but to pre-register, contact Bekki Miske ’03 at ndp@ndsandiego.org.

GO IRISH BEAT OWLS!!!

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

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NDP Networking Luncheon (8/22), Game Watches & Fr. Joe’s (8/30)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Just a few reminders as we roll through this late summer week…still time to RSVP for the NDP Networking Luncheon, a few more people needed for Fr. Joe’s which occurs immediately after the FIRST GAME WATCH OF THE SEASON just ONE WEEK FROM SATURDAY (yes, the anticipation is killing me…). Read on for the details…and GO IRISH!

NDP Networking Lunch
Friday, August 22nd, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sheraton La Jolla (Shooters Bar & Grill), 3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA 92037
Please RSVP to:  Bekki Miske ’03 at ndp@ndsandiego.org
Interested in meeting some local Notre Dame professionals in San Diego? Come join us at our next NDP lunch event Feel free to forward the invite to anyone else you think may be interested in attending.
The more, the merrier – Go Irish!

Serve Dinner at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Saturday, August 30th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Another opportunity to serve the San Diego community through the Notre Dame Club is scheduled for Saturday August 30 from 4PM-7PM. The club needs 12 volunteers to serve SUPPER to San Diego’s homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in downtown San Diego. Please join us after the Fighting Irish take on Rice University. Six spots remain – if you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact David at community@ndsandiego.org.

Game Watches
Starting Saturday, August 30th, 12:30pm
Our beloved Irish kick off the 2014 football season with a game vs. Rice at 12:30pm local time.  We have added a Downtown location this year, so we have two options for you, each with specials. For more details, check the dedicated game watch page for each location:

  • Prospect Bar & Grill – continuing our multi-year partnership with this fabulous, and newly remodeled location in Downtown La Jolla
  • East Village Tavern + Bowl – adding a fantastic downtown location for those of you who prefer the urban setting

Both locations offer plenty of TV screens, game sound, tasty food and just generally a great atmosphere for cheering on our Irish to victory.  Particularly for the early games, it’s best to arrive early if you want your choice of seats, as they do fill up fast! See you there, and GO IRISH!!!

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

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Rice Tickets, NDP Lunch, Fr. Joe’s, Game Watches, USC Buses

Tickets to the Rice Home Opener!
Saturday, August 30th, Notre Dame Stadium!
The club currently has two tickets to the August 30th home opener vs. Rice. If you’re interested, please contact Club Ticket Czar Chris Vasquez ’88 at tickets@ndsandiego.org. In the coming days, we will also be releasing details regarding distribution of this year’s tickets to the USC game, so stay tuned for that. Also, if you ever have a need to buy or sell tickets, you are welcome to contact Chris via the aforementioned e-mail to discuss. Note that anyone purchasing tickets through the club must be a member at the Regular Member level or higher. See our membership page for more details.

NDP Networking Lunch
Friday, August 22nd, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sheraton La Jolla (Shooters Bar & Grill), 3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA 92037
Please RSVP to:  Bekki Miske ’03 at ndp@ndsandiego.org
Interested in meeting some local Notre Dame professionals in San Diego? Come join us at our next NDP lunch event Feel free to forward the invite to anyone else you think may be interested in attending.
The more, the merrier – Go Irish!

Serve Dinner at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Saturday, August 30th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Following the ND vs. Rice season opener, the club will serve dinner to San Diego’s homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in downtown San Diego. If you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact David at community@ndsandiego.org.

Game Watches
Starting Saturday, August 30th, 12:30pm
Our beloved Irish kick off the 2014 football season with a game vs. Rice at 12:30pm local time.  We’re continuing our great partnership with (newly remodeled) Prospect Bar & Grill in La Jolla, and due to popular demand we’re also adding a downtown San Diego location — East Village Tavern!  Both locations offer plenty of TV screens, game sound, tasty food and just generally a great atmosphere for cheering on our Irish to victory.  Particularly for the early games, it’s best to arrive early if you want your choice of seats, as they do fill up fast!  We’ll keep you up-to-date with game times at our website, ndsandiego.org, and you can find more details about the establishments on our game watch page.  For questions, e-mail gamewatch@ndsandiego.org

Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 29th, One bus at 9:30am, two at 12:30pm
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 29th for what we assume will be a 5pm game (officially, the time is not yet announced), and your San Diego Club will get you there! 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. Each tour bus can accommodate 52 people, with room for fun and revelry on the ride up and hopefully a victory celebration on the way home.

For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center (9:30a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2014USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2014USCBusSabreSprings
La Costa Park & Ride (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2014USCBusLaCosta

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

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Senior Alumni Luncheon (8/7), Fr. Joe’s (8/30), San Salvador Trip Report

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Wow, what a July! The San Salvador Tour, Student Sendoff & UND Night were great events, thanks to all who came out for them. Let’s keep up the momentum in August…keep watching this space for updates on our game watch plans.

Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, August 7th, 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: Ted Owen, President and CEO Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Owen will speak on the mission of the Chamber of Commerce and its importance to the Small Business Community. Originally from South Bend, Mr. Owen joined the Marine Corps as a PFC and was a combat photographer during Vietnam era. Mr. Owen ultimately retired from the Marine Corps as a Colonel. He is very prominent in the San Diego Business Community and held in high regard by all.

Serve Dinner at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Saturday, August 30th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Following the ND vs. Rice season opener, the club will serve dinner to San Diego’s homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in downtown San Diego. If you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact David at community@ndsandiego.org.

San Salvador Trip Report

President of the Maritime Museum speaking to the ND group

President of the Maritime Museum speaking to the ND group

50+ alums, family, and friends came out on a weekday afternoon to the shipbuilding site of the San Salvador. The San Salvador is being constructed at Spanish Landing across the street from the San Diego Airport. When the ship is completed this fall, it will be moved over towards the Maritime Museum, which is spearheading the project, and then set sail for other ports as a goodwill ambassador for San Diego.

The President of the Maritime Museum, Dr. Ray Ashley provided background and history about the original San Salvador, which the Spanish Conquistador Juan Cabrillo used to sail to San Diego in 1542 becoming the first European to discover what is now the west coast of the United States.

Tour of the San Salvador

Tour of the San Salvador

We were then broken into smaller groups for a tour through the ship learning about shipbuilding and what it would have been like to live on the ship during Cabrillo’s voyage. (Needless to say, living in cramped quarters for a long voyage without any 21st century, let alone 17th century, amenities would probably be more than anyone today could bear.)

Driving by the construction site does not provide an adequate appreciation for the scale of the project. Quite a bit of work is taking place underneath the bridges on harbor drive as can be seen in the attached photo. Fortunately, the City, Port Authority, and CALTRANS have allowed rent free access to assist with the $6.2 million project.

Construction underneath Harbor Drive

Construction underneath Harbor Drive

The Club asked attendees to make a small contribution for this rare opportunity, which we would then donate to the Maritime Museum to be used for the San Salvador construction project. We were able to provide Dr. Ashley a $250 check on behalf of the Notre Dame Club of San Diego. If you would like to help out with time or money for the project or if you want to visit the constructions site, you can visit the Museum’s San Salvador page.

A big thank you goes out to Dr. Ray Ashley, Gregg Dougherty, and the site staff of the Maritime Museum as well as Don Yeckel who set up the opportunity for the club.
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UND Night Deadline (7/24), NDP Networking Luncheon (7/25) … and More!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

It was great seeing so many of you at this week’s student sendoff picnic — what an enjoyable time that was! While the end of July is rapidly approaching, we’re going to squeeze in a few things before it’s over … read below for the details.

NDP Networking Lunch
Friday, July 25th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sheraton La Jolla (Shooters Bar & Grill), 3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA 92037
Please RSVP to:  Bekki Miske ’03 at ndp@ndsandiego.org
Interested in meeting some local Notre Dame professionals in San Diego? Come join us at our next NDP lunch event Feel free to forward the invite to anyone else you think may be interested in attending. The more, the merrier – Go Irish!

Universal Notre Dame Night with University Provost Dr. Thomas Burish
Thursday, July 31st, 6pm
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Restaurant (2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego)
Tickets: $55.00 regular / $40 young alumni ($5 off with 2014 Membership Promotion Code)
Please Register by Thursday, July 24th at: http://sandiego.undclub.org/UNDNight2014
Speaker: Dr. Thomas G. Burish, Provost, The University of Notre Dame (bio)
Dr. Thomas Burish, University Provost, will be traveling to San Diego to give us his first-hand perspective on what’s going on back on campus. This year, we’ve managed to secure another great venue at a very reasonable meal price — for $55 (or $40 for young alumni) you can enjoy a fantastic meal with your fellow domers, while you enjoy hearing about what’s going on back on campus from the University’s second ranking officer. This coat-and-tie event will start with an opening social hour with provided appetizers and a cash bar. Full details & registration instructions are on the event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/UNDNight2014.

Club Board of Directors Meeting
Our July 2014 Club Board Meeting will take place as usual on the last Tuesday of the month, July 29th at 6:30pm. If you’re interested in participating, or just want to see what the Club is going to be doing in the next few months, we welcome you to join us. (oh yes, and there’s free pizza!). Our Board Meetings take place just west of I-5 and south of Del Mar Heights Rd. If you’re interested, e-mail President Adrian Cyhan at president@ndsandiego.org and he’ll send you detailed directions.

Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, August 7th, 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: Ted Owen, President and CEO Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Owen will speak on the mission of the Chamber of Commerce and its importance to the Small Business Community. Originally from South Bend, Mr. Owen joined the Marine Corps as a PFC and was a combat photographer during Vietnam era. Mr. Owen ultimately retired from the Marine Corps as a Colonel. He is very prominent in the San Diego Business Community and held in high regard by all.

San Diego Catholic Adult Community Events
The San Diego Catholic Adult Community (http://sandiegocac.org/) organizes a huge number of events in town, segmented by young adults, adults, and seniors. They offer a mailing list for each group which will send you updates on a regular basis (see their web page for more). A sampling of the great events coming up:

- Young Adult (to age 39) Beer Tasting at Alesmith (Friday July 25th) RSVP at their Facebook Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/878527762174258/

- Young Adults, “Theology on Tap” (Monday August 4th) — Join other young adults (18-39 years old) single and married for food, fellowship and great speakers at Off Shore Tavern.

- Adults (35+) Summer Social Potluck and Beer/Wine Tasting Sat July 26th at Our Mother of Confidence Parish. Details & RSVP here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9l7lo0n64dcbdd5&oseq=&c=&ch=

Have a fantastic mid-summer week!

Go Irish!

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

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Greetings From Your New Club President

Dear Friends and Notre Dame Family,

It’s hard to believe how quickly the last two years have flown by. When I began my term as vice president a couple of years ago, the next round of elections for the Notre Dame Club board seemed so far away. Yet, here we are, and I can’t tell you how excited and humbled I feel to be starting my term as club president today. I’m happy to congratulate the other newly-elected officers, and have to mention how privileged I am to continue working with these individuals in our new roles:

Vice President: Mathew Griesbach
Secretary: Heather Cameron
Treasurer: Chris Vasquez
Communications Director: Ken Stimeling
Notre Dame Professionals Chair: Bekki Miske

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share a few personal notes. I grew up as a first-generation Ukrainian-American, and graduated from Notre Dame in 1991 with a degree in materials science and engineering. At ND, I lived in Flanner for 4 years and served as resident assistant during my senior year. After graduation and working as an automotive design engineer for several years, I went to law school and practiced in the midwest, before landing in San Diego and continuing my career as an intellectual property lawyer. Once here, the Notre Dame Club of San Diego provided a way for me to stay connected to our beloved university and make new friends who share my passion for ND. Over the past several years I’ve served as chair of the Notre Dame Professionals Committee and as club vice president. As many of you can surely relate, building friendships with Domers and other friends of ND through the ND Club community have truly made San Diego feel like home. The deep and unique spirit of community and affiliation with ND that I first experienced as a student is certainly alive and well in our club!

Indeed, part of our club’s mission is to foster the Notre Dame spirit within our community here in San Diego, and to nourish the bond each of us feels to Notre Dame and her ideals. One of my main goals as president is to provide the environment and opportunities to enrich our connections with ND, and for the Notre Dame spirit to flourish in San Diego. Since our club relies on its members’ engagement to stay healthy and vigorous, I’d like to ask for your help and involement in pursing this goal. The club has several upcoming events (listed below) and numerous standing event/service committees like the Notre Dame Professionals, as well as new initiatives that are just getting off the ground, like the NDCSD Lawyer Committee (stay tuned for more info.). Of course, I welcome your participation in club events, and invite you to get involved in joining or chairing one of our committees. Particularly at this time, the club has opportunities in several areas for members to quickly get on track for a leadership role. Whether you’ve had an interest for a while, are just now deciding to get active, or are returning from a “break” from the club, feel free to get in touch or just drop in to a board meeting. ND Club board meetings are open, and new board members are always welcome.

As I mentioned, we have some great events coming up. Please RSVP, or sign up to lend a hand. More details are available on the club website: www.ndsandiego.org.

Saturday, July 19: Come out and meet the newest members of the ND family at our annual Student Send-off Picnic at Spreckel’s Park on Coronado
http://sandiego.undclub.org/sendoff2014
Wednesday, July 31: Universal Notre Dame Night, featuring University Provost Tom Burish, at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
http://sandiego.undclub.org/UNDNight2014
Saturday, Aug. 30: the ND Club of San Diego lends a hand at Fr. Joe’s Supper Saturday, at Fr. Joe’s Villages (watch our website for more details)

You can find out how to keep up on club events and activities at the club updates section of our website. And, be sure to follow the Notre Dame Club of San Diego on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (especially for Notre Dame Professionals events/information and the NDP jobs board). Please introduce yourself at any event that you attend; I’d love to meet as many of you in-person as I can!

If you aren’t an official club member yet, consider signing up at our membership page. The club has several membership categories, starting at $30 per year. For new and continuing members, your dues contributions support many activities in all areas of club operations, including:

  • June’s Hesburgh Lecture, which featured Notre Dame Theology Professor Peter Cassarella speaking about Pope Francis
  • June’s Student Beach Party for local students admitted to Notre Dame and their families
  • The upcoming Senior Alumni Luncheon (Thurs., Aug. 7) featuring Ted Owen, President & CEO, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

As I mentioned, the sense of community that is a hallmark of the Notre Dame family truly reflects the spirit of our club’s members and leaders. On that note, I’d like to thank all of you who have supported the club over the years. Your efforts and energy in organizing and participating in club events and committees continue to drive their success. In particular, I’d like to extend special thanks to the most recent officers for their dedication and stewardship, including Joe Spagnolo, our outgoing Communications Director.

In closing, I look forward to serving as President of your Notre Dame Club. Drop me a line at president@ndsandiego.org if you want to get involved, ask me any questions, or just say hello.

Yours in Notre Dame,

Adrian

GO IRISH!!!

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Elections, San Salvador, Networking, Sendoff & UND Night!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

What a fantastic weekend for Father’s Day. I hope you had as nice a weekend as we did.

After the Independence Day weekend, we have something for everyone! Seriously though, if you like any of the following: networking, history, sub sandwiches, talking to ND students, having a tasty dinner with an incredible view, or hearing from high-ranking University officers in person, then check out what’s coming up in July, just below.

Before all that excitement though, we have our June Board Meeting, where we’ll elect Club Officers for 2014-2016. We’d love to have you join us! Oh, one more event plug: The ND Alumni Association sent a note to promote awareness of the Zack 5k, a fundraiser being held June 28th in cities around the country in memory of ND grad Zack Warfield. You can find out more, including the local contact at the event’s website: http://www.zack5k.org/.

Club Board Meeting & Elections!
Tuesday, June 24th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Our June 2014 Club Board Meeting will include elections of Club Officers for the 2014-2016 terms. If you’re interested in participating, or just want to see what the Club is going to be doing in the next few months, we welcome you to join us. (oh yes, and there’s free pizza!). Our Board Meetings take place just west of I-5 and south of Del Mar Heights Rd. If you’re interested, e-mail Ken Stimeling at president@ndsandiego.org and I’ll send you detailed directions.

Tour the San Salvador Shipbuilding Site
Thursday, July 17th, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Spanish Landing Park (4220 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101)
Cost: A minimum donation of $5 per person is being requested for contribution to the San Salvador reconstruction.
Please RSVP Online at our Event Page:  http://sandiego.undclub.org/sansalvador
The San Salvador is the flagship that brought the first Spanish Explorers to the shores of San Diego in 1542. The San Diego Maritime Museum is creating a replica of the San Salvador based on petroglyphs created by Kumeyaay Indians who met Juan Cabrillo and his crew on their arrival in San Diego and knowledge of shipbuilding for that era. This project is nearing completion and the ship will set sail up the coast of California and beyond to serve as an ambassador for San Diego.
Dr. Ray Ashley, President of the Maritime Museum, recently gave a presentation at a Notre Dame Senior Alumni Luncheon and has invited Notre Dame alumni and friends to bring their families to learn more about shipbuilding and our local history. Typically, the construction site is only available to those who pay admission to the Museum, which is located further down Harbor Drive. We have the opportunity to not only visit but receive a guided presentation without having to pay admission. So, we are asking for a $5 donation per visitor to be paid when signing up for this event. Proceeds will then be donated as a gift by the Notre Dame Club of San Diego for the construction of the San Salvador.

Student Sendoff Picnic
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 from 1130-3pm. MASS at 1130am at Sacred Heart (adjacent to the park)
Spreckels Park, Coronado, CA (close to 6th and C).
Please RSVP:
- at our event page http://sandiego.undclub.org/sendoff2014
- or to RSVP and pay at the picnic, e-mail Karen Ron at alumnischools@ndsandiego.org.
Pricing:
Incoming freshmen and kids under 5: FREE
Current students and kids under 12: $5
Adults: $10
Family maximum of $25
In just a few short weeks, our local students will be starting classes back at ND! Come meet some of our local students & their families, including the incoming freshmen class of 2018, reunite with old friends and make new friends. All are welcome!!!

NDP Networking Lunch
Friday, July 25th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sheraton La Jolla (Shooters Bar & Grill), 3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA 92037
Please RSVP to:  Matt Griesbach at ndp@ndsandiego.org
Interested in meeting some local Notre Dame professionals in San Diego? Come join us at our next NDP lunch event Feel free to forward the invite to anyone else you think may be interested in attending. The more, the merrier – Go Irish!

Universal Notre Dame Night with University Provost Dr. Thomas Burish
Thursday, July 31st, 6pm
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Restaurant (2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego)
Tickets: $55.00 regular / $40 young alumni ($5 off with 2014 Membership Promotion Code)
Please Register by Thursday, July 24th at: http://sandiego.undclub.org/UNDNight2014
Speaker: Dr. Thomas G. Burish, Provost, The University of Notre Dame (bio)
Dr. Thomas Burish, University Provost, will be traveling to San Diego to give us his first-hand perspective on what’s going on back on campus. This year, we’ve managed to secure another great venue at a very reasonable meal price — for $55 (or $40 for young alumni) you can enjoy a fantastic meal with your fellow domers, while you enjoy hearing about what’s going on back on campus from the University’s second ranking officer. This coat-and-tie event will start with an opening social hour with provided appetizers and a cash bar. Full details & registration instructions are on the event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/UNDNight2014.

Go Irish!

Ken Stimeling ’90
President
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
president@ndsandiego.org

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Hesburgh Lecture – Pope Francis (6/4); All ACC Party (6/7)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend last week. Some great events coming up this summer, you can find some of the closer ones below. Thanks to everyone who signed up to serve breakfast at Fr. Joe’s breakfast tomorrow morning and to help with the Food Packing event for Casa de los Pobres. Both events are full from a volunteer perspective!

One of the benefits we’re just starting to realize about being part of the ACC is that there are some great local ACC school clubs. In particular, the North Carolina club wrote a couple days ago to invite us to their annual “All ACC Pig Pickin’” BBQ event. They have the BBQ flown in from NC! See the details below. Before the weekend though, we have our annual Hesburgh Lecture, featuring Notre Dame Theology Professor Peter Casarella speaking about Pope Francis. See the post below for more details, and remember to RSVP at the event page!

Hesburgh Lecture: Pope Francis, a Holy Father for Our Time
Wednesday, June 4th, 6:30pm – Social gathering, 7:30pm – Lecture
Cathedral Catholic HS 5555 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, CA 92130
The event is free and open to the public!
Please Register on: Our Hesburgh Lecture Event Page
Speaker: Peter Casarella, M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame (speaker bio)
Synopsis: Pope Francis, serving as the 266th pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, is the first Jesuit and the first South American to be named pontiff. Known for his humility, concern for the poor, and sincere expressions of charity, during his first year Pope Francis has shown a remarkable ability to address the social, political and economic issues currently most pressing in the minds of people all over the world. Who is Pope Francis? What influences and background shape his spirituality, and how does this impact Christian educators and other professionals? What does the recent canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII signify for his papacy and the church? How do his heritage and commitment to social justice resonate in our bi-national border region, with America as part of a greater global community? Please join us for a lively and engaging discussion and consideration of these issues.

16th Annual All-ACC Pig Pickin’
Saturday, June 7th, 12pm – 4pm
Mission Bay Park | Crown Point North
Adults $20, Kids 5-12 $5
Please Register on: The UNC Event Page Deadline for online registration is noon Pacific on Thursday, June 5
Longing for a taste of Carolina? Join the San Diego Carolina Club and other ACC alumni for the All-ACC Pig Pickin’ to be held June 7 at Mission Bay Park near Crown Point North – look for the white canopy and follow the smell of Carolina barbecue flown in from Kinston, NC. All friends and family are welcome. Festivities begin at noon. Food will be served at 12:30 p.m. Barbecue and fixings will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and coolers, but please remember the city enforces a strict no alcohol and no glass rule. Consider bringing blankets, chairs, and games since we’ll be in a park space. Register at the link above to reserve your space. Deadline for online registration is noon Pacific on Thursday, June 5. 60lbs of BBQ have been ordered from NC

More event announcements are coming soon. Meantime, have a great week!

Go Irish!

Ken Stimeling ’90
President
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
president@ndsandiego.org

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Men’s Lacrosse – National Championship Joint Game Watch

Men’s Lacrosse – National Championship Game Watch with the Duke Alumni Club
Monday, May 26, 2014 10:00 AM
East Village & Bowl, 930 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
The local Duke Alumni Club has invited local ND fans to join them to watch the Irish take on the Blue Devils in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Memorial Day Monday. Come out & root on the Irish to their first National Championship in Men’s Lacrosse. GO IRISH BEAT BLUE DEVILS!

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