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Sports Panel (2/4), Fr. Joe’s (2/6), LAX in OC (3/5), Crew Classic

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Quite a blustery end to January we’re having here in San Diego! Hopefully you are all safe and dry. The calendar for the next few months is starting to fill up with great opportunities to get out and socialize with fellow alumni and friends of Notre Dame.

A non-club event I’d like to bring to your attention is Dinner with the Pros, an annual dinner organized by legendary Irish kicker John Carney ’86. The event will take place Saturday, April 9th at the luxurious Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad. The event includes great food and famous athletes, and benefits local Catholic non-profit organizations. If you’re interested, visit the Dinner with the Pros website, or click here for a flyer.

2016 Sports and Business Panel
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Petco Park
Tickets: $40
RSVPs are required, please visit the event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/sportspanel
On the evening of February 4, 2016, the Notre Dame Lawyers Club of San Diego will be presenting a panel discussion on sports and business at PETCO Park! Moderated by Tracy Warren panel members include ND Alumni Sara Hayes, Tom Seidler, Dayne Crist, and Steve Sepeta. Come hear a great discussion, mingle with your fellow ND Alumni, and take a tour of the beautiful ballpark. It’s sure to be a great event! For more event details, click the link to download the 2016 Sports Panel Flyer.

Serve Meals at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Saturday, February 6th, 6:00am to 9:00am
Saturday, February 6th from 6am-9am the Club will serve breakfast to San Diego’s homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in downtown San Diego. We would love to have you join us! – If you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact Martin Holguin at community@ndsandiego.org. After the serving, the group will probably head out for some coffee or breakfast downtown.

Watch the #1 Fighting Irish Men’s LAX Team Battle the #4 Maryland Terrapins!
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 @ 5PM
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
EVENT COST
For now, Save the Date! More details will be announced over the next few weeks, but The Notre Dame Club of Orange County will have an event afterwards with the team. Ticket packages will be sold online through the NDCOC Website.

2016 Crew Classic
April 1-3
Mission Bay, Crown Point Shores Park
It’s that time of year again! The ND Men’s Rowing team WILL BE HERE – April 1-3, 2016 for the San Diego Crew Classic. Rowing!! Eating!!! Socializing!!! 20 young men from Notre Dame will be out to compete with some of the best teams on the water for two days. There will be a hospitality tent for the team, alumni and friends – come out and join us. There are several ways YOU can help out!!!

HOST TEAM MEMBERS IN YOUR HOME: Can you host two-three of the men in your home for the weekend? 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 let us know.

LOGISTICS OF THE WEEKEND: Are you willing to assist (pre-, during, or after the event) with the upcoming San Diego Crew Classic and the arrival of our Men’s Rowing team?

SPONSOR A PORTION OF THE WEEKEND: Be a Sponsor for the 2016 Crew Classic
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
  • “tent pole sponsorship” (10 poles available at $100 per pole)
  • “feed the crew” sponsorship for $200,
  • “cover the tent” at $1120
  • “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!

GO IRISH!!!

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

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Young Alumni Happy Hour (1/28), Sports Panel (2/4), Crew Classic Help

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

As we close in on the end of January 2016, we have a few great San Diego Clup happenings to add to your calendar.

Young Alumni Happy Hour
Thursday, January 28th 6:00pm
Backyard Kitchen & Tap in PB, 832 Garnet Ave
The Young Alums are continuing their tour of great San Diego bars with the first happy hour if 2016! This month’s happy hour will take place on Thursday, January 28 at 6 pm at Backyard Kitchen & Tap, in Pacific Beach San Diego. Look for the Notre Dame flag. All are welcome. If you can’t make this months happy hour, be on the lookout for the February happy hour information within a few weeks. If you have any suggestions for future bars/restaurants feel free to send an email to youngalumni@ndsandiego.org. We hope to see many of you there!

2016 Sports and Business Panel
THURSDAY, February 4, 2016
Petco Park
Tickets: $30 until January 27th; $40 from January 27th till event
RSVPs are required, please visit the event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/sportspanel
On the evening of February 4, 2016, the Notre Dame Lawyers Club of San Diego will be presenting a panel discussion on sports and business at PETCO Park! Moderated by Tracy Warren panel members include ND Alumni Sara Hayes, Tom Seidler, Dayne Crist, and Steve Sepeta. Come hear a great discussion, mingle with your fellow ND Alumni, and take a tour of the beautiful ballpark. It’s sure to be a great event! For more event details, click the link to download the 2016 Sports Panel Flyer.

2016 Crew Classic
April 1-3
Mission Bay, Crown Point Shores Park
It’s that time of year again! The ND Men’s Rowing team WILL BE HERE – April 1-3, 2016 for the San Diego Crew Classic. Rowing!! Eating!!! Socializing!!! 20 young men from Notre Dame will be out to compete with some of the best teams on the water for two days. There will be a hospitality tent for the team, alumni and friends – come out and join us. There are several ways YOU can help out!!!

HOST TEAM MEMBERS IN YOUR HOME: Can you host two-three of the men in your home for the weekend? 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 let us know.

LOGISTICS OF THE WEEKEND: Are you willing to assist (pre-, during, or after the event) with the upcoming San Diego Crew Classic and the arrival of our Men’s Rowing team?

SPONSOR A PORTION OF THE WEEKEND: Be a Sponsor for the 2016 Crew Classic
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
  • “tent pole sponsorship” (10 poles available at $100 per pole)
  • “feed the crew” sponsorship for $200,
  • “cover the tent” at $1120
  • “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!

GO IRISH!!!

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

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Bowl Game Watch (1/1), Fr. Joe’s Breakfast (2/6)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! However you plan to celebrate your New Year’s Eve, don’t forget that the Irish have a big game on New Year’s morning. If you’re lucky enough to be there, send us a photo via our twitter account @ndsandiego or via Facebook. For those of you staying in town, plan to join us at our two fantastic game watch locations, they’ll both be open and serving time-of-day-appropriate food and beverages. Finally, as we look further into 2016, consider joining Martin Holguin at another Saturday morning Breakfast serving opportunity at Fr. Joe’s villages. Have a great New Year everyone!

Fiesta Bowl Game Watch
Friday, January 1st, 10:00am (PT)
For two big-time teams within an easy half-day drive of each other, it’s surprising that our beloved Irish have only faced the Buckeyes five times in their history. Ohio State leads the series, having won three of those five, with the most recent being in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. Perusing the stats.ncaa.org site, it appears that the Buckeyes are quite strong on scoring defense (#2) and passing efficiency defense (#6). Offensively though, they are rather unbalanced, with a #12 ranked rushing offense, but a #107 ranked passing offense. Clearly this will be a great test for our tough front-seven. The Buckeyes are currently 6.5-point favorites, but this game should be winnable — come Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame with your local Irish family! Details on our two game watch locations are below:

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!

Serve Meals at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Saturday, February 6th, 6:00am to 9:00am
Saturday, February 6th from 6am-9am the Club will serve breakfast to San Diego’s homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in downtown San Diego. We would love to have you join us! – If you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact Martin Holguin at community@ndsandiego.org. After the serving, the group will probably head out for some coffee or breakfast downtown.

GO IRISH BEAT BUCKEYES!!!

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

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Happy Hour (12/10), Christmas Brunch (12/13), Bowl Game Watch (1/1)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Just a couple more events before the Club takes a few weeks off for the Christmas holiday. I hope we see you at one or both. On behalf of the Notre Dame Club, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lawyers & Professionals Networking Happy Hour
Thursday, December 10th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Green Flash; 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121
Join us for a winter Happy Hour in lieu of a December networking breakfast. Meet some new faces and fellow Notre Dame Alumni at our upcoming event on Thursday, December 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Green Flash. 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!

Christmas Mass & Luncheon
Sunday, December 13th, 11:00 am
Notre Dame Alumni, Students Families and Friends are cordially invited to the Notre Dame Club of San Diego County Christmas luncheon at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Sunday, 13 December 2015. Mass will be offered, on-site, at 11:00 am, followed by a buffet luncheon offering Grilled Herb Marinated Steak or Grilled Salmon. Chicken Fingers and French Fries will be served for children 12 and under. The luncheon cost will be $35.00 per person and $12.00 for children. Payment may be made via personal check or online at our event page and must be received by Friday, Dec 11th. To find out more, or to make your reservation, please contact: Frank Whitton ’56: christmasbrunch@ndsandiego.org.

Fiesta Bowl Game Watch
Friday, January 1st, 10:00am (PT)
Posting this to confirm that we’ll definitely be having game watches for the Fiesta Bowl. More details as the game gets closer. Details on our two game watch locations are below:

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!

GO IRISH!!!

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

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Stanford Game Watch, Annual Christmas Luncheon (12/13)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who assisted wtih our Community Service projects in November & watch for some details in the upcoming fourth-quarter newsletter. Just one more game watch to go, and the stakes are pretty huge for our beloved Irish. We’ll have the usual game watches going on, for those who want to experience the high-energy of a group of fans celebrating an Irish victory! Also coming up quick is our annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon, see below for more details.

Stanford Game Watch
Saturday, November 28th, 4:30pm (PT)
No reason to sugar-coat this, our final game of the season will be a tough one to win. The Irish are 3.5 point underdogs heading into Stanford stadium. Consulting the game notes at UND.com, we find that while Notre Dame is 19-10 all-time against Stanford, the home team has won each of the last four meetings, all of which have come with both teams ranked in the AP top 25. Can the Irish pull out a victory? Of course they can. Come to one of our two game watch locations to watch it happen with other Irish fans! Follow the links for details:

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!

Lawyers & Professionals Networking Happy Hour
Thursday, December 10th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Green Flash; 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121
Join us for a winter Happy Hour in lieu of a December networking breakfast. Meet some new faces and fellow Notre Dame Alumni at our upcoming event on Thursday, December 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Green Flash. 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!

Christmas Mass & Luncheon
Sunday, December 13th, 11:00 am
Notre Dame Alumni, Students Families and Friends are cordially invited to the Notre Dame Club of San Diego County Christmas luncheon at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Sunday, 13 December 2015. Mass will be offered, on-site, at 11:00 am, followed by a buffet luncheon offering Grilled Herb Marinated Steak or Grilled Salmon. Chicken Fingers and French Fries will be served for children 12 and under. The luncheon cost will be $35.00 per person and $12.00 for children. Payment may be made via personal check or online at our event page and must be received by Friday, Dec 11th. To find out more, or to make your reservation, please contact: Frank Whitton ’56: christmasbrunch@ndsandiego.org.

GO IRISH BEAT CARDINAL!!!

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

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BC Game Watch, Community Service Help Needed

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Boston College Game Watch
Saturday, November 21st, 4:30pm (PT)
Like last week, this should be a winnable game. BC comes to this game having won only 3 games, only one of those against a winning team. Again like last week, the notables in BC’s statistics are their respectable defense (#19 total, #15 vs. the run) and abhorrent offense (#93 overall, #106 in the red zone). If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to score tickets to this Fenway Park classic, come watch the game with your local ND family. Hey, at least it will be a lot warmer! (Boston: high of 48, San Diego, high of 80). Victory celebrations are always better with friends, and you can find us at our usual locations. Follow the links for details:

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!

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

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 19th & 20th
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 19th & 20th). 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.

Halloween Candy Collection – Bagging November 22nd – More Hands Needed
Sunday, November 22nd
We need assistance putting the collected Halloween candy into bags to be delivered to Case de Los Pobres for their Christmas celebrations. Last year we made 2000 sandwich size bags of candy and this year we collected even more candy! We will be bagging starting at noon on November 22nd at a private residence in La Jolla. Pizza to be provided. Great opportunity if anyone has children needing easy volunteer hours. The more hands helping the quicker the work. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at community@ndsandiego.org and you will be provided the location of the event.

Lawyers & Professionals Networking Happy Hour
Thursday, December 10th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Green Flash; 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121
Join us for a winter Happy Hour in lieu of a December networking breakfast. Meet some new faces and fellow Notre Dame Alumni at our upcoming event on Thursday, December 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Green Flash. 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!

Christmas Mass & Luncheon
Sunday, December 13th, 11:00 am
Notre Dame Alumni, Students Families and Friends are cordially invited to the Notre Dame Club of San Diego County Christmas luncheon at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Sunday, 13 December 2015. Mass will be offered, on-site, at 11:00 am, followed by a buffet luncheon offering Grilled Herb Marinated Steak or Grilled Salmon. Chicken Fingers and French Fries will be served for children 12 and under. The luncheon cost will be $35.00 per person and $12.00 for children. Payment may be made via personal check or online at our event page and must be received by Friday, Dec 11th. To find out more, or to make your reservation, please contact: Frank Whitton ’56: christmasbrunch@ndsandiego.org.

GO IRISH BEAT EAGLES!!!

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

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WF Game Watch & A Bunch of Great Events!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

We’re In! Checking the Week 10 college football playoff rankings, ND is at #4, so looking good for that first national championship run in the new playoff format. Of course there’s still the matter of winning out — with #7 Stanford coming up in a few weeks — but it looks like this team is getting better every week. This week is the final game for the year at Notre Dame Stadium vs. a very beatable 3-6 Wake Forest team. A mid-day game, it’s a good chance to join your fellow ND fans for some lunch and an Irish victory.

In other ND sporting news, ND Women’s Soccer plays Oakland in the first round of the NCAA championships on Friday at 4pm local, and ND Men’s Soccer takes on Syracuse in the ACC Championship on Sunday at 10am local (coverage on ESPN3). Good luck & GO IRISH to all our teams!

Wake Forest Game Watch
Saturday, November 14th, 12:30pm (PT)
With Wake Forest at 3-6, this is a pretty winnable game. ND has never lost to the Deacons, having shut them out 38-0 when they last played in 2012. Statistically, Wake’s offense ranks near the bottom of the FBS (111 in total offense, 120 in rushing offense). Defensively, they are quite a bit stronger, ranking #13 in third down defense and #10 in red zone defense. If I had to guess, I’d say those rankings will take a bit of a hit this week, even with CJ Prosise uncertain after leaving last week’s game with an unspecified injury. Victory celebrations are always better with friends, so join us at one of our game watch locations! Follow the links for details:

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!

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

Young Alumni Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 18th 6:00pm
Tap and Press, 540 University Avenue
The Young Alums are continuing their visit of great San Diego bars with their next happy hour taking place on Wednesday, November 18th at 6 pm at Tap and Press, in Hillcrest. Look for the Notre Dame flag. All are welcome. If you can’t make this month’s happy hour, be on the lookout for future happy hours. If you have any suggestions for future bars/restaurants feel free to send an email to youngalumni@ndsandiego.org. We hope to see many of you there!

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 19th & 20th
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 19th & 20th). 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.

Halloween Candy Collection
Sunday, November 22nd
Thank you to all the Club members who volunteered to collect Halloween candy from local Catholic Schools and Parishes. We had 44 Catholic Schools and Parishes participate in our event this year! Thanks also if any of you had children who donated some of their Halloween Candy. Now we need assistance putting the candy into bags to be delivered to Case de Los Pobres for their Christmas celebrations. Last year we made 2000 sandwich size bags of candy. We will be doing this starting at noon on November 22nd at a private residence in La Jolla. Pizza to be provided. Great opportunity if anyone has children needing easy volunteer hours. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at community@ndsandiego.org and you will be provided the location of the event.

Christmas Mass & Luncheon
Sunday, December 13th, 11:00 am
Notre Dame Alumni, Students Families and Friends are cordially invited to the Notre Dame Club of San Diego County Christmas luncheon at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Sunday, 13 December 2015. Mass will be offered, on-site, at 11:00 am, followed by a buffet luncheon offering Grilled Herb Marinated Steak or Grilled Salmon. Chicken Fingers and French Fries will be served for children 12 and under. The luncheon cost will be $35.00 per person and $12.00 for children. Payment may be made via personal check and must be received by Friday, Dec 11th. To find out more, or to make your reservation, please contact: Frank Whitton ’56: christmasbrunch@ndsandiego.org.

GO IRISH BEAT DEACONS!!!

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

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Pitt Game Watch, Hesburgh Lecture, Nativity Prep

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Ok, so it’s November! When did that happen? Those of you who follow the Club from year-to-year know that one of our big events is the Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Turkey donation. This is a fabulous community service event where you can see the impact of your generous donations of time, talent and/or treasure first hand. Logistics have changed a bit this year, so check out the informational page on our main website for more details and reach out to Barney King (nativityprep@ndsandiego.org) if you have questions or can help.

In other news, the Hesburgh lecture is also upon us, hopefully you received our email blast on that, but if not, please check the post below and the event page for more. Lastly, the Pitt game watch is an early one this week, with a 9am kickoff. Both game watch venues will be open and offering breakfast fare. Hope you can make it!

Pitt Game Watch
Saturday, November 7th, 9:00am (PT)
For those of you watching the “A Season With Notre Dame Football” on Showtime, you know that Brian Kelly’s mantra is that “November is for Contenders.” For some reason, Pitt has been a challenge for us these past few years, with the Panthers actually notching a 28-21 victory over the Irish last year. OUr second game in the 2015 Pennsylvania series is an early one … 9am kickoff, and both venues will be open and offering breakfast specials. Here’s the Prospect menu, and the word from EVT is that breakfast includes bloody marys and mimosas. Should be a great time! Follow the links for details:

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!

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

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 19th & 20th
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 19th & 20th). 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.

Hesburgh Lecture: Notre Dame v. Obamacare: Our Lady’s University’s Fight for Religious Freedom.
Thursday, November 12th, 6:00pm – Social gathering, 7:00pm – Lecture
Palacio Del Mar 4853 Caminito Exquisito, San Diego, CA
The event is free and open to the public!
Please Register on: Our Hesburgh Lecture Event Page
Speaker: Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Ph.D, Tocqueville Associate, Professor of Political Science, Concurrent Associate Professor, Law, The University of Notre Dame (speaker bio)
Synopsis: Why did Notre Dame sue the Obama administration over the HHS contraception mandate? And what does the future hold for religious liberty? This lecture, which is meant for a general audience, explains the legal and political dimensions of Notre Dame’s lawsuit as well as the history of the Supreme Court’s protection of religious free exercise. Please join us for a lively and engaging discussion and consideration of these issues.

GO IRISH BEAT PANTHERS!!!

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

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Temple Game Watch, Halloween Candy Collection Help Needed

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

So, it’s Notre Dame vs. Temple this week, and normally you’d be thinking “another easy win for the Irish … when’s our next real contest?” Well, in the immortal words of Lee Corso, “Not so fast!” Temple comes into this game undefeated, and ranked #21 in the AP poll. While they haven’t exactly been playing the top 25 each week, their defense is still ranked surprisingly highly on a number of key dimensions (total defense (14th), interceptions (5th), sacks (8th)), and they’ve even blocked 4 punts this season, making them 1st in the nation in this stat. Now, the line on the game is Notre Dame by 11, and Temple’s offense is not as high performing as their defense, but the game is the featured ABC game this week, and College Game Day is coming to Philly for the contest. This is one you probably don’t want to look past.

Temple Game Watch
Saturday, October 31st, 5:00pm (PT)
Yes, this one may actually be a game! Experience it with other ND fans at one of our two locations:

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!

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

Halloween Candy Collection
We need your help, as part of our service to the community we organize the pickup of Halloween candy from local schools.  This candy is then donated to Friends of the Poor and the Sisters of Case de los Pobres who take it to Tijuana to distribute during their Christmas celebrations. If you are able to pick up collected candy from a local Catholic school please email us at community@ndsandiego.org. The schools below are only some of the over 30 schools we collect from.

    Holy Trinity School – El Cajon (map)
    Our Lady of Grace School – El Cajon (map)
    St. Kieran’s School – El Cajon (map)
    St. Martin of Tours Academy – La Mesa (map)
    Santa Sophia Academy – Spring Valley (map)
    Holy Family School – Linda Vista (map)
    Nazareth School – Mission Valley (map)
    St. Didacus School – Normal Heights (map)
    St. Patrick’s School – North Park (map)
    St. Rita’s School – Valencia Park (map)
    St Francis of Assisi – Vista (map)
    St. Charles Borromeo Academy – Point Loma (map)
    Sacred Heart School – Coronado (map)
    St. Michael’s Academy – Paradise Hills (map)
    St. Pius X School – Chula Vista (map)
    St. James Academy – Solana Beach (map)

Even just a single pickup would be a great help, so please act today!

GO IRISH BEAT OWLS!!!

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

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Two Weeks, Six Events!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

It’s going to be a busy next couple weeks for your local Club. Two game watches, community service, a pub crawl, a luncheon and a breakfast networking session. Suffice it to say there’s something for everyone, so I hope you’ll take the opportunity to join us for the one (or more) that fits your favorite format. Read on for specifics…

USC Game Watch
Saturday, October 17th, 4:30pm (PT)
Ok, raise your hand if before the season you predicted USC would be 3-2 heading into this contest, and Coach Sarkisian would be fired just days before the game. Seems like a pretty good opportunity to get some satisfaction for last year’s debacle. Obviously, for those of us in So. Cal., it presents the opportunity to smile and nod every time we encounter someone sporting USC apparel. The Irish are 6.5 favorites for this contest, and it will be under the lights in our house. You’ll definitely want to be with your ND family for this one … here’s where we’ll be:

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!

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

Lunch Preparation at Fisher House
Friday, October 16th, 10am-12pm-ish
Community Service Coordinator Martin Holguin (MBA ’14) could use a few more volunteers to help prepare lunches for Fisher House. Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. If you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact Martin at community@ndsandiego.org

Annual Fall Crawl
Saturday, October 17th, 12:00pm
Every year, our (mostly young) alumni compete with other local alumni groups in this annual tradition organized by the Duke club. Join Young Alumni coordinator Jackie Rodriguez ’10 and lead the Irish team to victory. Stops along the crawl will include Basic, Bootlegger, Bubs, East Village Tavern & Bowl, and The Deck at Moonshine Flats. Your $15 includes pizza, a free drink and a free shooter, drink specials at all the bars, plus many chances to win raffles throughout the crawl. The event will probably max out their 150 person capacity, so get your registration in early. You do not need to be officially a young alum to participate, by the way. Register at this link, and feel free to drop a note to Jackie so she knows to look for you via the youngalumni@ndsandiego.org e-mail address.

Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, October 22nd, 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 or fhwnd56@roadrunner.com (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik ’94 ’98MS (letterman – fencing)
Joint Replacement, Knee Surgery
CORE Medical Center
Subject: Knee problems and Knee Replacement

Lawyers & Professionals Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, October 27th, 7:30am – 8:45am
Procopio; 525 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite 2200
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Register via this link.
Hello Notre Dame Lawyers and Professionals, October’s Monthly Networking Breakfast is open to all Notre Dame Professionals not just the lawyers! It will be hosted on October 27, 2015 at Procopio’s downtown office in Suite 2200. This first year of the San Diego Notre Dame Lawyers has been a great success, in large part to our monthly Networking Breakfasts. We are a networking group that is intentional about building personal and business relationships by sharing referrals, resources, information, ideas and advice and we would like to invite all Notre Dame Professionals to join us for October’s Networking Breakfast. If you want to know more, please email: Juan Castaneda & Matt Mahoney via ndsdlawyers@alumni.nd.edu.

GO IRISH BEAT TROJANS!!!

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

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Game Watch and…So Many Events!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Can I be honest with you? Ever since 2007, I always have a bit of an uneasy feeling heading into these ND-Navy games. Somehow what seemed like a sure thing before, no longer seemed so certain. This year, the Midshipmen are 4-0 … Sure, this has been vs. teams with a combined 9-10 record, but they’ve also scored 154 points, so they know how to find the end zone. The Irish are 14.5 point favorites as I write this, so those with skin in the game seem to think we’ll emerge victorious as we have 75 of the 88 times we’ve faced Navy. All this is to say, it should be a fun game to watch … more fun with your fellow Irish fans, so come out and join us at one of our game watch locations! Details are below.

In other news … wow … so many other great opportunities coming up to hang out with your local Notre Dame community. Whether you’re into pub crawls, community service, educational lunches or networking, there’s something coming up for you! A little further out, our Hesburgh Lecture is coming together for November 12th, so pencil that in on your calendars and watch this website for details. Meantime, have a great weekend!

Game Watches
Saturday, October 10th, 12:30pm (PT)
Come root the Irish to victory with your local ND family at one of our game watches! For more details on where to find us, 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!

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

Lunch Preparation at Fisher House
Friday, October 16th, 10am-12pm-ish
Community Service Coordinator Martin Holguin (MBA ’14) could use a few more volunteers to help prepare lunches for Fisher House. Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. If you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact Martin at community@ndsandiego.org

Annual Fall Crawl
Saturday, October 17th, 12:00pm
Every year, our (mostly young) alumni compete with other local alumni groups in this annual tradition organized by the Duke club. Join Young Alumni coordinator Jackie Rodriguez ’10 and lead the Irish team to victory. Stops along the crawl will include Basic, Bootlegger, Bubs, East Village Tavern & Bowl, and The Deck at Moonshine Flats. Your $15 includes pizza, a free drink and a free shooter, drink specials at all the bars, plus many chances to win raffles throughout the crawl. The event will probably max out their 150 person capacity, so get your registration in early. You do not need to be officially a young alum to participate, by the way. Register at this link, and feel free to drop a note to Jackie so she knows to look for you via the youngalumni@ndsandiego.org e-mail address.

Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, October 22nd, 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 or fhwnd56@roadrunner.com (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik ’94 ’98MS (letterman – fencing)
Joint Replacement, Knee Surgery
CORE Medical Center
Subject: Knee problems and Knee Replacement

Lawyers & Professionals Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, October 27th, 7:30am – 8:45am
Procopio; 525 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite 2200
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Register via this link.
Hello Notre Dame Lawyers and Professionals, October’s Monthly Networking Breakfast is open to all Notre Dame Professionals not just the lawyers! It will be hosted on October 27, 2015 at Procopio’s downtown office in Suite 2200. This first year of the San Diego Notre Dame Lawyers has been a great success, in large part to our monthly Networking Breakfasts. We are a networking group that is intentional about building personal and business relationships by sharing referrals, resources, information, ideas and advice and we would like to invite all Notre Dame Professionals to join us for October’s Networking Breakfast. If you want to know more, please email: Juan Castaneda & Matt Mahoney via ndsdlawyers@alumni.nd.edu.

GO IRISH BEAT NAVY!!!

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

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