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ND vs. Texas Game Watch Locations for Saturday!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

After months of waiting, the Irish football season starts again this Saturday. 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, September 5th, 4:30pm
Our beloved Irish kick off the 2015 football season with a game vs. Texas at 4:30pm local time.  This year we’re returning to both of last year’s game watch locations. 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!

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.

GO IRISH BEAT LONGHORNS!!!

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

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17th Annual All-ACC Pig Pickin’ (August 22nd)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Wow, what a fantastic Jack Deck event this past Saturday! Thanks to Tom Larimer ’00 and everyone else who helped put that event together!

Part of the benefit of being part of the ACC is that we now get an invite to the UNC Club’s annual “All ACC Pig Pickin'” party at Mission Bay. If you’re interested in getting together with our conference rivals to enjoy some BBQ flown in from North Carolina and trash talk (we play six ACC teams this football season), the details are below.

17th Annual All-ACC Pig Pickin’
Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm – 3pm
Mission Bay Park | Crown Point North
Adults $20, Kids 5-12 $7
Please Register on: The UNC Event Page Deadline for online registration is noon Pacific on Friday, August 21st.
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 Friday August 21st.

Go Irish!

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

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Padres Jack Deck This Weekend!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

I hope you were able to make one of the great events this past week … two happy hours and a family picnic, *whew* you’d think we’d need a rest. Not so! There’s still more to come in August, before we get to September and football Game Watches! Check out the counter at the right sidebar of our ndsandiego.org website to see exactly how much time remains until the Texas kickoff game.

And while we’re on the topic of football games … Are you planning to attend the USC vs ND football game in mid-October but are still trying to find lodging accommodations? If you are are going with a group of your friends or with several families the Wild Irish Rose still has rooms. The bed & breakfast is minutes from Notre Dame Stadium and can accommodate up to 12 + people. Check in is on Friday and departure is on Sunday. For pricing and for further details please contact Ben Rowland ASAP at 574-210-4614.

Here’s what’s coming up in August…

Padres vs. Phillies on the Jack Deck
Saturday, August 8th, 5:40pm game time
Ticket Cost: $110.00 (regular)
To Register & Pay, please visit our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/Padres2015
Tickets include free food and drink and a great view of the game from right behind the right field wall. Regular price tickets are still available at $110 per ticket. In addition, it’s throwback jersey giveaway night, so come early, grab your jersey, eat, drink and socialize with the San Diego Notre Dame community!

GO IRISH!

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

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This Saturday is the Sendoff Picnic!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Lots of great events coming up in the next two weeks, but in particular I wanted to highlight the Sendoff Picnic this coming Saturday. This is a great chance to meet the current generation of ND Students, and also a bunch of your local ND family. It’s also probably best deal you’ll find for lunch on Coronado island! See below for the details on the Sendoff Picnic and the other events coming up this week and next…

Annual Student Sendoff Picnic
Saturday, August 1st, 1100 mass – 1200 Picnic
Mass at Sacred Heart (7th & C), Picnic at Spreckels Park (6th & C), Coronado
Cost:

  • $25.00 for unlimited family members or
  • Individually: $10/adult, $5 students/kids 5 & older, FREE for incoming freshmen & kids under 5.

Please RSVP in one of the following ways:
Register & Pay Online via our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/sendoff2015
Email Karen Ron ’02 at alumnischools@ndsandiego.org.

Notre Dame Young Alumni Monthly Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 29, 6:00pm
The Regal Beagle, 3659 India Street, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92103
RSVP to: youngalumni@ndsandiego.org
Join us for Happy Hour on July 29, at 6 pm at the Regal Beagle in Mission Hills. Come and enjoy a craft beer while getting to know some new faces and fellow San Diego Domers. We are planning on making this a monthly reoccurring event (future locations TBD) on the last Wednesday of each month, so if you can’t make it this time, be on the lookout for next month! All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!

Notre Dame Lawyers Happy Hour
Thursday, July 30th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saint Archer Brewing Co. (9550 Distribution Ave, San Diego, CA 92121)
Join us for a summer Happy Hour and come meet some new faces and fellow Notre Dame Alumni at our upcoming event on Thursday, July 30th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Saint Archer Brewing Co. Enjoy some locally brewed San Diego beer while you mingle with fellow Domers. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the brewery!

Padres vs. Phillies on the Jack Deck
Saturday, August 8th, 5:40pm game time
Ticket Cost: $110.00 (regular), $60 Young Alumni (’06-’15), Current Students Free (limited supply)
To Register & Pay, please visit our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/Padres2015
Tickets include free food and drink and a great view of the game from right behind the right field wall. Price is $110 per ticket, with special deals for young alumni (2006-2015 grads) at $60 per ticket, and a limited number of *free* tickets for current or incoming students (limit one per registrant). In addition, it’s throwback jersey giveaway night, so come early, grab your jersey, eat, drink and socialize with the San Diego Notre Dame community!

GO IRISH!

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

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Happy Hours, Sendoff & Jack Deck

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Several Irish names in the news recently, in case you didn’t catch them … First, I’m sad to say that Prof. Emil Hofman passed away on July 11th. Prof. Hofman, who everyone in my time knew as “Emil” was one of those huge contributors to the University’s culture. Emil was Dean of the First Year of Studies during my time at ND, and was also my Chemistry professor (with an unmatched pageantry surrounding his final exams … ask one of us old-timers about that…). RIP, Prof. Hofman, we’ll miss you.

In happier news, ND Alumni made several appearances at ESPN’s ESPY awards, with Shannon Boxx ’99 on the Team of the Year, Skylar Diggins ’13 taking Best WNBA Player and Danielle Green ’99 taking home the Pat Tillman Award for Service. Congratulations to them all!

So, speaking of “happy” … we have not one, but two happy hour opportunities for you, one targeted at Young Alumni, and one at Professionals … if you meet both qualifications, then lucky you! We also have a couple of fantastic annual events coming up fast, the Student Sendoff and Padres game … read on for the details.

Notre Dame Young Alumni Monthly Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 29, 6:00pm
The Regal Beagle, 3659 India Street, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92103
RSVP to: youngalumni@ndsandiego.org
Join us for Happy Hour on July 29, at 6 pm at the Regal Beagle in Mission Hills. Come and enjoy a craft beer while getting to know some new faces and fellow San Diego Domers. We are planning on making this a monthly reoccurring event (future locations TBD) on the last Wednesday of each month, so if you can’t make it this time, be on the lookout for next month! All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!

Notre Dame Lawyers Happy Hour
Thursday, July 30th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saint Archer Brewing Co. (9550 Distribution Ave, San Diego, CA 92121)
Join us for a summer Happy Hour and come meet some new faces and fellow Notre Dame Alumni at our upcoming event on Thursday, July 30th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Saint Archer Brewing Co. Enjoy some locally brewed San Diego beer while you mingle with fellow Domers. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the brewery!

Annual Student Sendoff Picnic
Saturday, August 1st, 1100 mass – 1200 Picnic
Mass at Sacred Heart (7th & C), Picnic at Spreckels Park (6th & C), Coronado
Cost:

  • $25.00 for unlimited family members or
  • Individually: $10/adult, $5 students/kids 5 & older, FREE for incoming freshmen & kids under 5.

Please RSVP in one of the following ways:
Register & Pay Online via our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/sendoff2015
Email Karen Ron ’02 at alumnischools@ndsandiego.org.

Padres vs. Phillies on the Jack Deck
Saturday, August 8th, 5:40pm game time
Ticket Cost: $110.00 (regular), $60 Young Alumni (’06-’15), Current Students Free (limited supply)
To Register & Pay, please visit our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/Padres2015
Tickets include free food and drink and a great view of the game from right behind the right field wall. Price is $110 per ticket, with special deals for young alumni (2006-2015 grads) at $60 per ticket, and a limited number of *free* tickets for current or incoming students (limit one per registrant). In addition, it’s throwback jersey giveaway night, so come early, grab your jersey, eat, drink and socialize with the San Diego Notre Dame community!

GO IRISH!

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

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July / August Events

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Just a quick website post to let you know of the great events coming up in the near future. Hope to see you at one or several!

Bowling at East Village Tavern
Sunday, July 19th, 4-6pm
East Village Tavern + Bowl (930 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101)
To RSVP please visit our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/EVTB0715
Have you been missing the weekly game watch trips to East Village Tavern for game watches? Or, were you curious to check out the place last season, but never got the chance? Or do you just want to let out your inner bowler…Regardless, come join us at EVT for a fun afternoon of bowling with your fellow Domers.

Bowling lane fee and shoes are complimentary for the first 20 to sign-up; after that, Club pricing applies ($25/lane – up to 5 people, plus shoe fee).

EVT will be offering food and drink specials, more details later..

Notre Dame Lawyers Happy Hour
Thursday, July 30th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saint Archer Brewing Co. (9550 Distribution Ave, San Diego, CA 92121)
Join us for a summer Happy Hour and come meet some new faces and fellow Notre Dame Alumni at our upcoming event on Thursday, July 30th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Saint Archer Brewing Co. Enjoy some locally brewed San Diego beer while you mingle with fellow Domers. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the brewery!

Annual Student Sendoff Picnic
Saturday, August 1st, 1100 mass – 1200 Picnic
Mass at Sacred Heart (7th & C), Picnic at Spreckels Park (6th & C), Coronado
Cost:

  • $25.00 for unlimited family members or
  • Individually: $10/adult, $5 students/kids 5 & older, FREE for incoming freshmen & kids under 5.

Please RSVP in one of the following ways:
Register & Pay Online via our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/sendoff2015
Email Karen Ron ’02 at alumnischools@ndsandiego.org.

Padres vs. Phillies on the Jack Deck
Saturday, August 8th, 5:40pm game time
Ticket Cost: $110.00 (regular), $60 Young Alumni (’06-’15), Current Students Free (limited supply)
To Register & Pay, please visit our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/Padres2015
Tickets include free food and drink and a great view of the game from right behind the right field wall. Price is $110 per ticket, with special deals for young alumni (2006-2015 grads) at $60 per ticket, and a limited number of *free* tickets for current or incoming students (limit one per registrant). In addition, it’s throwback jersey giveaway night, so come early, grab your jersey, eat, drink and socialize with the San Diego Notre Dame community!

GO IRISH!

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

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Notre Dame Professionals Happy Hour (Thu, 6/25, 5pm)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Another great NDP Happy Hour is upon us. Hope to see you at Real Bar and Bistro on Thursday!

Notre Dame Professionals Happy Hour
Thursday, June 25th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Real Bar & Bistro, 124 Solana Hills Dr. Solana Beach, CA 92075
Please RSVP to:  ndp@ndsandiego.org
Join us for Happy Hour and come meet some new faces and fellow Notre Dame Alumni at our next NDP event on Thursday, June 25th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Real Bar & Bistro in Solana Beach. Come for the cocktails, stay for the captivating conversation and charming connections. We are looking forward to building upon the momentum from our last happy hour. Come one and come all—friends and family welcome!

GO IRISH!

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

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UND Night Registration Extended through Weekend – Honoring Fr. Hesburgh – Autographed Footballs

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Register for UND Night and join us in honoring Father Ted Hesburgh and learning what’s new at Notre Dame from of our guest speaker, Dolly Duffy, Executive Director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association.

We have extended registration through this weekend. The event is being held on Thursday, June 11, at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse surrounded by the beautiful San Diego Bay.

UND Night is a special celebration hosted annually by Notre Dame Alumni Clubs around the world reaching over 100,000 participants. Learn more about UND Night in this video by Dolly Duffy encouraging all to attend.

We will also host a silent auction during the evening affair for autographed footballs signed by Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz.

Visit http://sandiego.undclub.org/UNDNight2015 to learn more about the event and to see who else has registered. We hope you will register today.

(Note when registering for ND events: Please use the email address you have on file with the Unversity to avoid duplicate records being created in the ND System. If you would like to change your email address, please login to myNotreDame to change it or contact the Notre Dame help desk at onlinehelp@alumni.nd.edu or 574-631-1579.)

Ara Parseghian Autographed Football

Ara Parseghian Autographed Football

Our Club President Adrian Cyhan, UND Night organizer Chris Vasquez, and membership director Tim Schenck look forward to meeting and getting to know you on June 11.

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June Events-UND Night, Sr. Alumni Luncheon, Community, and NDP!

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Just like that, summer is upon us! Congratulations to all the newly graduated students in the class of 2015 – now that you’re alumni, we hope you’ll join us for some of our activities! We also hope that current and incoming students and their families know that you’re more than welcome to join us at club events.

Speaking of current students, we extend a warm welcome to Gavin and Seamus, our two Summer Service students who will be working at Boys & Girls Clubs for the next 8 weeks. If you’d like to meet these two, treat them to dinner, a Padre game, or show them some other local scenery, I’m sure they’d appreciate the opportunity to socialize with the local ND community. You can reach them through the generic email address “sslp AT ndsandiego.org” (email address not directly linked to prevent spam). The rumor is that Gavin is a great golfer, so if you’re looking to fill out your foursome, feel free to reach out to that address.

One more great opportunity for some of you: Jim Gillis, ’51 former Irish centerfielder and former President of the Monogram Club is preparing to write his fourth book about Notre Dame and seeks your assistance. His book will be about the CSC Priests who are buried in Holy Cross cemetery on campus. Anyone who has a favorite priest buried there is asked to contribute. Jim and his wife Jane will be leaving for campus on June 4th to take photos of the gravestones of priests mentioned in his book and to conduct research for the book. If you have a priest in mind, please contact Jim. Also, please write a short statement about how you know the priest and the impact he had on your Notre Dame experience. Jim will do additional research. Jim can be reached at jimjanegillis AT aol.com (combine the two with the usual @ to get the actual email). I also have Jim’s phone number, if you’d like to contact him that way, please email webmaster@ndsandiego.org and I’ll connect you.

Universal Notre Dame Night with Dolly Duffy ’84
Thursday, June 11th, 6pm
Dolly Duffy ’84, Executive Director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, will be traveling to San Diego to give us her first-hand perspective on what’s going on back on campus. This year, we’re once again holding the event at the fantastic Tom Ham’s Lighthouse restaurant. For $57 (or $40 for young alumni) you can enjoy a fantastic meal with your fellow Domers, while you enjoy hearing about what’s going on within the Alumni Association straight from the top. 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/UNDNight2015.

Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, June 11th, 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: DOLLY DUFFY ’84, Executive Director, The Notre Dame Alumni Association.

Serve Meals at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Friday, June 13th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm (3:50 showtime)
For the remainder of 2015, the Notre Dame Club will be stepping up its efforts to support the greater San Diego community. Martin Holguin (MBA ’14) will be coordinating two projects between June and August. Martin’s efforts begin with a dinner serving opportunity. Saturday, June 13th from 4PM-7PM the Club will serve dinner to San Diego’s homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in downtown San Diego. We have 12 slots and would love to have you! – If you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact Martin at community@ndsandiego.org. After the serving, the group will head over to Lolita’s for a short social to meet and greet each other over a taco or two.

Notre Dame Professionals Happy Hour
Thursday, June 25th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Real Bar & Bistro, 124 Solana Hills Dr. Solana Beach, CA 92075
Please RSVP to:  ndp@ndsandiego.org
Join us for Happy Hour and come meet some new faces and fellow Notre Dame Alumni at our next NDP event on Thursday, June 25th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Real Food & Spirits in Solana Beach. Come for the cocktails, stay for the captivating conversation and charming connections. We are looking forward to building upon the momentum from our last happy hour. Come one and come all—friends and family welcome!

GO IRISH!

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

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UND Night (June 11th), Senior Alumni Lunch, Fr. Joe’s

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Well, it’s another eventful week for Irish sports — your #1 seeded Men’s Lacrosse team (with three local students) came back from a first half deficit to beat Towson 12-10 and advance to the Denver round next Saturday. Also, Everett Golson announced his intention to transfer, putting an early end to what would have been an ongoing discussion about who would be Notre Dame’s starter in the 2015 season. Finally, the Softball team (also with three local students) was seeded #16 in the NCAA tournament, and will play at home on Friday at 2pm local time. Good luck to all these outstanding athletes!

While it’s still fairly quiet on the club calendar in May, there’s a bunch of great events coming up in June, so read on for those. Also check your email boxes in the next week for the Club’s newsletter, where we’ll have more information about our upcoming events, and an introduction to our visiting Summer Service students. For all of our students who just wrapped up finals on Friday, especially for those graduating this coming week, the club hopes you have a great summer and we hope to see you at some of our events!

Universal Notre Dame Night with Dolly Duffy ’84
Thursday, June 11th, 6pm
Dolly Duffy ’84, Executive Director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, will be traveling to San Diego to give us her first-hand perspective on what’s going on back on campus. This year, we’re once again holding the event at the fantastic Tom Ham’s Lighthouse restaurant. For $57 (or $40 for young alumni) you can enjoy a fantastic meal with your fellow Domers, while you enjoy hearing about what’s going on within the Alumni Association straight from the top. 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/UNDNight2015.

Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, June 11th, 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: DOLLY DUFFY ’84, Executive Director, The Notre Dame Alumni Association.

Serve Meals at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Friday, June 13th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm (3:50 showtime)
For the remainder of 2015, the Notre Dame Club will be stepping up its efforts to support the greater San Diego community. Martin Holguin (MBA ’14) will be coordinating two projects between June and August. Martin’s efforts begin with a dinner serving opportunity. Saturday, June 13th from 4PM-7PM the Club will serve dinner to San Diego’s homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in downtown San Diego. We have 12 slots and would love to have you! – If you’re interested or if you would like more information please contact Martin at community@ndsandiego.org. After the serving, the group will head over to Lolita’s for a short social to meet and greet each other over a taco or two.

GO IRISH!

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

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The Shirt Presale, UND Night Save the Date

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

I hope you’ve been enjoying your April. For Irish fans it has been a great month — Men’s Basketball in the Sweet 16, Women’s Basketball in the NCAA Finals, and Men’s Lacrosse at #1, having unseated previous #1 Syracuse, and then come from behind to beat a tough #2 UNC this past weekend. You’ve got to be proud to be part of this community!

The Shirt 2015 Presale
Show your pride again in 2015 with this year’s Shirt (http://theshirt.nd.edu/)! The new design is being unveiled on Notre Dame Day, April 26. (You can see some promos here: https://notredameday.nd.edu/). San Diego Club pre-orders for this year’s Shirt are currently underway. The club is able to sell the shirts at $15 each while the ND Bookstore price is $18. If you are interested is securing a shirt, please contact Rob Sills at theshirt@ndsandiego.org with the sizes that you are interested in getting. Club presale ends May 15th, so get your order in today!

UND Night with Dolly Duffy, NDAA Executive Director
Thursday, June 11th
We’re assembling final details, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for this year’s UND Night. We’re fortunate to have Dolly Duffy ’84, Executive Director of the ND Alumni Association as our guest and speaker. You can find out more about Dolly via her bio at this link.

GO IRISH!

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

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