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USC Game Info, Senior Luncheon (11/20), Peers & Beers (11/5)

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)
Cost: $25.00
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!

GO IRISH!!!

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

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FSU Gamewatch, Moyer Foundation Golf, Catholic Adults

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Another huge game this Saturday. Hope to see many of you at one of our two game watch locations (see below). Also, don’t forget that if you have a prospective ND student, you’re welcome to join us at the information session with Admissions Counselor Alyssa Moya ’10, Sunday, 3pm at St. Brigid’s. Many other things coming up, see below for details…

Florida State Game Watch!
Saturday, October 18th, 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Like history? According to the University’s game notes, “Saturday marks the 90th anniversary of Notre Dame’s fabled 13-7 victory over Army at the Polo Grounds, Oct 18, 1924. The game inspired iconic New York Herald-Tribune scribe Grantland Rice to refer to Notre Dame’s backfield of Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller and Elmer Layden as the Four Horsemen.” The Irish have only played Florida State 7 times, and the ‘Noles have been victorious 5 times. Notre Dame’s two wins were the only meeting in Tallahassee, and the historic #1 vs. #2 contest at Notre Dame Stadium in 1993. That was ESPN College GameDay’s first live appearance at a football game site, and this weekend the show will be live once again at the site of our matchup. This is one you definitely want to watch with a big group of fellow Irish fans, so join us at one of our two great locations:

San Diego Catholic Adult Community Events
Want to join together with other Catholic adults in the San Diego area for some socializing and education in our Catholic faith? The San Diego Catholic Adult Community welcomes you. In 2014, the Notre Dame Club of San Diego will be promoting SDCAC’s events so that we can provide a more diverse set of activities for you our local ND community. You can always check SDCAC’s website (http://sandiegocac.org/) or subscribe to their e-mails, but we’ll also be highlighting some of their events throughout the year. Here’s a few coming up soon:

  • THIRD FRIDAY FOOD TRUCK EXTRAVAGANZA
    Friday, Oct. 17th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at 57 Degrees, 1735 Hancock Street, San Diego.
    Let’s enjoy food and wine (or beer!) at 57 degrees. There is a $2 entrance fee for the food truck event. The food trucks line up in the back parking lot of the wine bar. All kinds of food available…and of course there is the wine bar and 31 beers on tap inside! More info at the website.
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  • Singles (35-55) Group Chargers vs. Broncos Game Watch
    Thursday, Oct. 23rd, 5:25pm kickoff at Buffalo Wild Wings in Point Loma, 3615 Midway Drive, San Diego. The SDCAC e-mail does request RSVPs to DJ or Marian, but as I don’t want to publish their phone numbers, if you want to RSVP, let Nancy know at nancy@sandiegocac.org

The Moyer Foundation’s 2014 Celebrity Golf Classic
Wed/Thu Nov 12, 13

To the Notre Dame Club of San Diego,

I am excited to share with you that The Moyer Foundation’s 2014 Celebrity Golf Classic will be held on Wednesday, November 12, and Thursday, November 13, at the world famous Torrey Pines, South Course, in San Diego, site of the U.S. Open Championship. I am also excited to share that my father, legendary men’s basketball coach and former ESPN analyst, Digger Phelps, will be joining us as a celebrity golfer! The pairing reception and dinner will be held Wednesday evening at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines beginning at 6 p.m., and will include cocktails, a silent and live auction, and memorable food created by Tom Douglas, the 2012 James Beard Restaurateur of the Year. Thursday’s Celebrity Golf Classic begins with a noon shotgun start, followed by a reception and awards ceremony at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

We really hope you can join us! Our sponsorship package is attached at this link for more information. Your participation will help support The Moyer Foundation’s mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction through our Camp Erin® and Camp Mariposa® programs. Together, we can make an even bigger difference in the lives of children. If you would like to sponsor the event, or play as an individual golfer, please contact Wendy Belzer Litzke at wendy@moyerfoundation.org.

As The Moyer Foundation’s signature fundraiser of the year, it is going to be an amazing event!! I hope that you are able to join us.

Blessings and Go Irish,

Karen Moyer ’87



GO IRISH BEAT ‘NOLES!!!

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

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UNC Game Watch, Orphanage Trip, Admissions Info

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

It’s a busy week at the Notre Dame Club Communications Desk, so I’ll just skip right to the events…

Stanford Game Watch!
Saturday, October 11th, 12:30pm (Pacific Time)
North Carolina (2-3) is a winnable game sandwiched in-between two huge contests for our beloved Irish. In other words — classic trap game. Think Pitt, 2012 season after the big Oklahoma win. Join your fellow Irish fans as we cross our fingers that the team doesn’t look past this week’s contest:

CHRISTIAN SERVICE PROJECT
Saturday, November 8th
Father Brian Kelly, Club Chaplain, will lead a group of volunteers to Nazareth Orphanage, Tecate, Mexico on Saturday, November 8th. All information for this trip can be found by going to www.ofno.org. If you can’t give of your “time and talent” for this November trip, Father Kelly can always use some of your “treasure” to purchase necessary supplies. Again, go to the web site to see how your can donate to this non-profit organization.

Admissions Counselor Information Session
Sunday, October 19th, 3:00pm,
St. Brigid Catholic Church, 4735 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

Our Area Admissions Counselor, Alyssa Moya, will give a presentation on Notre Dame — Admissions processes, academics, and student life. These sessions are open to all interested students & parents. To RSVP for the session, follow this link. If you can’t make this session, but would still like to attend, there are similar sessions in Orange County on October 15th and November 9th, and in LA also on November 9th. Follow this link to look for those events: https://enrollment.nd.edu/ndontheroad/.

GO IRISH BEAT TAR HEELS!!!

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

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Stanford Game Watch, Fall Crawl, Uncorked & Community

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Big game this week! But wait, there’s lots more. For those of you who only scan these posts, in addition to the Game Watch & Fall Crawl, we also have Karen Moyer ’87 hosting a screening of an Emmy award-winning documentary on Oct 7th, Cort Peters ’96 giving a Theology Uncorked appearance on the 8th, and Tina Williams ’02 requesting your support for a great event at Stone Brewing at Liberty Station on the 16th. All the details are below…

Stanford Game Watch!
Saturday, October 4th, 12:30pm (Pacific Time)
Huge game this week, Irish fans. Stanford at #13 was the victor in the closing game of last year’s regular season. Now, they come to the house that Rockne built to see if they can repeat. History is in favor of the Irish, who are 18-10 overall against Stanford, and 11-3 vs. the Cardinal at ND. It’s looking like a hot weekend in San Diego, so why not join your fellow Irish fans for a cold frosty beverage and some great food at one of our two game watch locations:

Annual Fall Crawl
Saturday, October 4th, 11:30am (registration); Noon (start)
Every year, our (mostly young) alumni compete with other local alumni groups in this annual tradition organized by the Duke club. Join Young Alumni coordinators Jackie Rodriguez ’10 and Brendan Dolan ’14 as the lead the Irish team to victory. Stops along the crawl will include Basic, Southpaw, The Deck, Knotty Barrel, and finishing up at our game watch location, East Village Tavern + Bowl. Your $15 includes pizza, a free drink and a free shooter, as well as drink specials at all the bars, and some great prizes will be awarded to a lucky few. 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 & Brendan to know to look for you via the youngalumni@ndsandiego.org e-mail address.

Theology Uncorked, featuring ND Alum Cort Peters ’96
Wednesday, Oct. 8th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Real Food & Spirits, 124 South Solana Hills Drive, Solana Beach (RFS is owned by an ND Alum!)
Topic: The Saints in our Daily Lives. How does one become a Saint? What Saints are you closest to? Can I be a saint? Come hear how the Saints are alive in your life and the lives of those around you. Please RSVP at this link or contact Nancy at nancy@sandiegocac.org for any questions about this event.

Community Service Opportunities
Yes, there are even more great local events with local alumni connections, please support them if you can!

  • Special Screening of the Emmy Winning documentary ONE LAST HUG: Three Days at Grief Camp.
    Tuesday, Oct 7th, 6pm-8pm, San Diego Central Library Auditorium
    Karen Moyer ’87 invites you to a special celebratory screening and panel discussion. Karen will be joined by The Honorable Scott H. Peters who will also provide remarks. The documentary, which features The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin Los Angeles program shares three compelling and emotional stories of children who have lost a parent. Through their powerful experience at Camp Erin—and with the help of their peers, grief professionals and volunteers—these children blossom into “kids” again. “ONE LAST HUG” sheds light on this important issue of childhood bereavement that our society has neglected for decades. You can download the event flyer via this link. Please RSVP to Nicole Weaver (up to the day of the event) at nicole@moyerfoundation.org
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  • YMCA Youth & Family Services Event @ Stone, Liberty Station
    Thursday, October 16th, 5:30p – 8:30p
    Tina Williams (’02) invites you to join YMCA Youth & Family Services at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on October 16 for a night of fun and friends! The evening will include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, hosted bar including a dozen select craft beers on tap, and an exclusive silent auction, and will be emceed by Little Tommy Sablan from KyXy’s Jeff & Jerr Showgram Visit http://www.yfs.ymca.org/news-and-events/angels-in-october.html for more information.
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GO IRISH BEAT CARDINAL!!!

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

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Syracuse Gamewatch, Fall Crawl, Catholic Adults…

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Can you believe that we’re almost done with September? If you’ve kept up with all the activities the Club has been promoting, you must be exhausted. Well, guess what — time to rally, there’s more great stuff on the way!

Be sure not to miss the chance to support 2 Domers at the San Diego Catholic Adult Community’s Theology Uncorked event with Cort Peters ’96 on Wednesday October 8th. This event is being held at alum Mark Urquart’s ’00 Real Food & Spirits restaurant in Solana Beach. Details below.

Congratulations to Bekki Miske ’03 for organizing a great Courthouse Tour for the combined Notre Dame Professionals and Notre Dame Lawyers group. Thanks to Judge John Hargrove ’64 for making the tour possible. Check out the photos from the tour (and subsequent happy hour) on our club’s Facebook Page.

Syracuse Game Watch!
Saturday, September 27th, 5:00pm (Pacific Time)
Coming off a very successful bye week (having moved from #9 to #8) it’s time for the Irish to face Syracuse in the 82,500 capacity Met Life Stadium. Taking place at 5pm, this will be ABC’s featured game of the week, called by Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit. The Irish series vs. the Orange is tied 3-3, with the last game going to Syracuse 24-23 at Notre Dame. Our first game in the series was a 20-0 victory in … anyone? … 1914.join us at one of our two game watch locations to see if we can make it 58!

Notes for the weekend:
(1) Prospect is offering free parking for those who arrive in time to find a spot in the underground garage. Park in a spot (remember your number), then take the elevator up to Prospect & see the manager for a ticket that you can place in the payment box in lieu of the usual $5. [Do this as soon as you get the ticket, not after the game!]
(2) Game time this week again overlaps a UFC fight, so at EVT seating will be focused on the upstairs area as was the case for Syracuse. Prospect will also show the fight, but it shouldn’t be as big an event as during the Purdue game. In both cases, please follow the lead of the staff as to where to sit, and please be patient as they do their best to accommodate us!

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

Annual Fall Crawl
Saturday, October 4th, 11:30am (registration); Noon (start)
Every year, our (mostly young) alumni compete with other local alumni groups in this annual tradition organized by the Duke club. Join Young Alumni coordinators Jackie Rodriguez ’10 and Brendan Dolan ’14 as the lead the Irish team to victory. Stops along the crawl will include Basic, Southpaw, The Deck, Knotty Barrel, and finishing up at our game watch location, East Village Tavern + Bowl. Your $15 includes pizza, a free drink and a free shooter, as well as drink specials at all the bars, and some great prizes will be awarded to a lucky few. 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 & Brendan to know to look for you via the youngalumni@ndsandiego.org e-mail address.

San Diego Catholic Adult Community Events
Want to join together with other Catholic adults in the San Diego area for some socializing and education in our Catholic faith? The San Diego Catholic Adult Community welcomes you. In 2014, the Notre Dame Club of San Diego will be promoting SDCAC’s events so that we can provide a more diverse set of activities for you our local ND community. You can always check SDCAC’s website (http://sandiegocac.org/) or subscribe to their e-mails, but we’ll also be highlighting some of their events throughout the year. Here’s a couple coming up soon:

  • Theology Uncorked, featuring ND Alum Cort Peters ’96
    Wednesday, Oct. 8th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Real Food & Spirits, 124 South Solana Hills Drive, Solana Beach (RFS is owned by an ND Alum!). Topic: The Saints in our Daily Lives. How does one become a Saint? What Saints are you closest to? Can I be a saint? Come hear how the Saints are alive in your life and the lives of those around you. Please RSVP at this link or contact Nancy at nancy@sandiegocac.org for any questions about this event.
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  • Young Adult (20s/30s) Monthly Beer Tasting
    Friday, Sept. 26th, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Ballast Point, 2215 India St, San Diego 92101. More info: rsvp michelle@sandiegocac.org or youngadults@sandiegocac.org

Have a fantastic weekend & Go Irish!

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

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Courthouse Tour (9/23), Community & SD Catholic Adults

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

With our beloved Irish 3-0 and ranked in the top 10, seems like a good time for a week off to savor the early successes of this year’s football season. In between now and the Sep 27th Syracuse game, there are some great opportunities to get involved in other local events, including Fr. Kelly’s trip to Nazareth Orphanage on Saturday, the NDP/Lawyers Courthouse Tour next Tuesday, and some great San Diego Catholic Adult Community events. See below for all the details.

And finally, good luck to local alum Ana Bermudez ’06 who will be presenting her company Get TAGit, Inc. as one of ten finalists in the Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch competition next Thursday (25th). If you’d like to watch, follow this link for all the details.

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

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…

  • 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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San Diego Catholic Adult Community Events
Want to join together with other Catholic adults in the San Diego area for some socializing and education in our Catholic faith? The San Diego Catholic Adult Community welcomes you. In 2014, the Notre Dame Club of San Diego will be promoting SDCAC’s events so that we can provide a more diverse set of activities for you our local ND community. You can always check SDCAC’s website (http://sandiegocac.org/) or subscribe to their e-mails, but we’ll also be highlighting some of their events throughout the year. Here’s a couple coming up soon:

  • Active 60’s+ Happy Hour at Casa Guadalajara in Old Town
    Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Casa Guadalajara, 4105 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA. 92110 (The restaurant has its own parking lot!). Contact Nancy at nancy@sandiegocac.org for any questions about this event.
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  • Adults 35+ END OF SUMMER PARTY!
    Saturday, Sept. 20th, 7:00pm at the St. Brigid Ministry Center. Cost: $20 ($15 BEFORE Thursday, Sept.18th!), Come for an hour or stay the whole evening. SDCAC will have food, drink and live music ready for you! RSVP ONLINE AT THIS LINK.

Have a fantastic weekend & Go Irish!

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

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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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