Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!
We are really lucky to have such a great leadership team in San Diego, such that our cup runneth over with great events in the coming month. Posts on those follow, but before that, I wanted to remind everyone to please SAVE THE DATE for our annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon, December 14th, 11am at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Mass will be celebrated by our amazing Club Chaplain, Fr. Brian Kelly. Last year we had a huge showing for this event, I hope we’ll see you all this year as well!
We can certainly use your help with our two signature community service events, details follow the game watch & networking social posts. Please contact the project chairpersons if you’re able to assist. Immediately below the community service posts are the SPARK Peers & Beers event coming up mid-week, and the Senior Alumni Luncheon later in the month.
Navy Game Watch!
Saturday, November 1st, 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)
The Irish are 74-12-1 vs. Navy overall since the series started in 1927. In the past decade though, things have been different, with Navy beating the Irish 3 times, including that heartbreaking 3OT loss in ’07 (which ended a 43-game win-streak). Last year, the Irish won 38-34, and that gives a good picture of how close these games can be. Navy always plays tough, and plays until the end. Watch this week’s game with fellow Irish fans at our two great locations:
NDP Networking Lunch
Tuesday, November 4th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sheraton La Jolla (Shooters Bar & Grill), 3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA 92037
Please RSVP to: Bekki Miske ’03 at firstname.lastname@example.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!
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 a local charity that takes 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 email@example.com. The schools below are only some of the over 20 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!
Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Meal Assembly & Donation
Monday & Tuesday November 24/25
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego again this year is sponsoring Thanksgiving Dinner for the students and teachers at Nativity Prep Academy. As Nativity Prep celebrates its 13th Anniversary as a school, the ND Club of San Diego is celebrating its 13th Anniversary of providing Thanksgiving meals for the students attending the school. So, the need grows. To support meals for the families and teacher, we are looking to raise $2,500 this year. We are looking for:
1. Cash donations (to purchase the dinners),
2. Assistance assembling and delivering the dinners to the school. (Nov 24th & 25th)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
Ken Stimeling ’90
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego