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ND vs. USC: 12:30pm Kickoff & Associated Event Timelines

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

As many of you have likely heard already, the game time of the USC vs. Notre Dame game has been set at 12:30pm PT. Everyone’s working assumption had been for a 5pm game, based on many years of USC vs. ND games, so the variance has caused some schedule adjustments in San Diego club programming as well as the events being held by the LA club on game day. We will of course have our local game watches at the usual places, Prospect Bar & Grill in La Jolla and East Village Tavern + Bowl downtown. Here are the details on the updated schedules:

Buses to USC – Revised Schedules
The earlier game time necessitates earlier bus departure times, so the updated schedule is as follows:

The buses still have space, so feel free to follow the individual links to register & pay. Please contact Tom Kerrian with any questions or concerns at luckynd@hotmail.com

Irishfest Before the Game
Saturday, November 29th, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Our neighbors up in LA will again organize the fantastic “Irishfest” event prior to the game. Your $10 ticket buys you admission + food from In-N-Out or Pink’s Hot Dogs. Adult beverages are also available for additional charge. There’ll be music, a stocked ND Bookstore and even the Irish Cheerleaders. Online sales are closed, but you can still find out information about the event here:
http://ndcla.com/staging/athletics/nd-vs-usc-weekend/irish-fest/irishfest-tickets/

USC Game Watch!
Saturday, November 29th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Last, but certainly not least, we’ll of course be holding our local game watches for those not heading up to LA. The Irish have a chance to finish the regular season with a win against a big rivalry opponent this weekend, so you can be sure they’ll be fired up for this game. Join your fellow San Diego fans of the Irish to savor a victory over the Trojans: Prospect Bar & Grill – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego

GO IRISH BEAT TROJANS!!!

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

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Louisville GW, Nativity Prep, USC Buses, Christmas Mass & Luncheon

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

There’s a busy week coming up as we head into the holidays. Looking into our December schedule, we also have the Fr. Joe’s outing, and our Christmas Mass & Luncheon page is finally open for registration. See below for the details. If I don’t get another post up before, I wish you all safe & Happy Thanksgiving!

Louisville Game Watch!
Saturday, November 22nd, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Senior Day at Notre Dame Stadium is predicted to be another cool one, with TWC saying 46 degrees and “chance of ice(?)”. The Irish have never faced Louisville before so no series history to bring to you this week. It’s a battle of 7-3 teams. The September Irish should be able to beat this team, but the November Irish might struggle. Join the rest of your Irish family to see which team shows up on Saturday: Prospect Bar & Grill – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Monday & Tuesday, November 24th & 25th
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 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 nativityprep@alumni.nd.edu.

Buses to the USC Game UPDATE 11/23/14
The time for the game has been set for 12:30pm…earlier than the typical 5pm start that was anticipated. The club has posted new times for the bus pick-ups.
Saturday, November 29th, One bus at 7am (Updated 11/24), two at 8am (Updated 11/24)
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 29th for a 12:30pm game, 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 (TBD am departure)Sabre Springs Park & Ride (TBD am departure)Real Bar & Bistro, Solana Beach (TBD am departure). For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

Serve Dinner at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Friday, December 12th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm (3:50 showtime)
Another opportunity to serve the San Diego community through the Notre Dame Club is scheduled for Friday, December 12 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. if you’re interested in volunteering or if you would like more information please contact Martin Holguin MBA ’14 at community@ndsandiego.org.

Christmas Mass & Luncheon
Sunday, December 14th, 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, 14 December 2014. 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 $36.00 per person and $12.00 for children. Payment may be made online or via personal check and must be received by Friday, Dec 12th. For details and to pay online at our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/2014ChristmasLuncheon. Pay by check, Contact: Frank Whitton ’56: christmasbrunch@ndsandiego.org.

GO IRISH!!!

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

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NW GW, Senior Lunch (11/20), Nativity Prep, USC Buses, Fr. Joe’s (12/12)

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Event speed round this week. 5 events follow, hope you can join us for one! And of course, please SAVE THE DATE for our annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon, December 14th, 11am at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club!

Northwestern Game Watch!
Saturday, November 15th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
This week, the Irish return from our warm & sunny part of the country to face Northwestern on a day where weather.com is currently predicting 33 degrees for the high. You’re probably thinking, “come, on…this is (3-6) Northwestern!”…and you’re probably right. BUT, the Irish have made nearly every game since Stanford a close contest at some point, the Wildcats did beat #17 Wisconsin a few weeks ago AND the last time we faced the Wildcats (1995) we lost 17-15. So, this is not one to look past, and even if it becomes a blowout against a team who is #114 in rushing yards and #84 in passing yards, won’t it be nice to celebrate an victory with a bunch of your fellow Irish fans? Come out and join the rest of the Irish locals as we cheer the team on to victory at one of our two game watch locations: Prospect Bar & Grill – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego

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.

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Monday & Tuesday, November 24th & 25th
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 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 nativityprep@alumni.nd.edu.

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)Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure)Real Bar & Bistro, Solana Beach (12:30p departure). For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

Serve Dinner at Fr. Joe’s Villages
Friday, December 12th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm (3:50 showtime)
Another opportunity to serve the San Diego community through the Notre Dame Club is scheduled for Friday, December 12 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. if you’re interested in volunteering or if you would like more information please contact Martin Holguin MBA ’14 at community@ndsandiego.org.

GO IRISH!!!

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

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ASU Gamewatch, Community Opportunities, Senior Luncheon

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!

Quite a number of things going on in November, after the Irish defeat the Sun Devils this weekend, of course. We’ll be at our usual locations for the game watch — links below. Please have a look at the community service posts — our new Community Service Director Martin Holguin MBA ’14 can use your help and input on a couple of events. I’ll wrap up this week’s post with the Senior Alumni event — Frank Whitton ’56 has arranged another great presentation, and you don’t need to be senior, or an alumni to attend! And of course, please SAVE THE DATE for our annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon, December 14th, 11am at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club!

ASU Game Watch!
Saturday, November 8th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Arguably the biggest game left on the Irish schedule, this one is likely to be a shoot-out. Last year’s 37-34 victory required extraordinary efforts from all three teams, with Brindza nailing a 53-yard field goal, and Dan Fox bringing in a pick-six with 1:08 remaining. It’s looking to be a hot day in Tempe this weekend, and it looks like San Diego will be equally warm, so we can all share in the game-day experience. Come out and join the rest of the Irish locals as we cheer the team on to victory at one of our two game watch locations:

Community Service Opportunities

  • Halloween Candy Bagging: Thank you to all who volunteered to collect candy from various local Catholic Schools. Now we need your assistance to help, sort, weigh and bag the candy for Case de los Pobres. We are having a candy bagging party on Sunday, November 16th at noon at a private residence in La Jolla. If you are interested in helping with this activity, please e-mail us at community@ndsandiego.org and we will provide the address. The more hands we have the less time the task will take.
  • Nativity Prep Academy Thanksgiving Dinners: 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 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 nativityprep@alumni.nd.edu.
  • Fr. Joe’s Kitchen: Fr. Joe’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner up to 3,000 meals a day at the Village, every day of the year. Our group of 12 volunteers would sign up to support dinner (3:00 PM-7:00 PM) on 6 December. We would prepare the kitchen to serve the meal, situate the cafeteria for guests, staff the serving line, and help with some of the behind the scenes of the kitchen such as food preparation, and galley clean up. There is an age requirement for our volunteers on this and it is 10 years old and older. Please contact Martin Holguin MBA ’14 at community@ndsandiego.org if you are interested for this date or any future dates.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity has opportunities to volunteer in construction. They build on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. These are all volunteer opportunities that do not need experience. I’d like to have a list of volunteers to tackle a construction project together and once I have the team lined up, we can get the specific date. Our commitment is important, because once we commit our time, we drive the construction project completion date. Please contact Martin Holguin MBA ’14 at community@ndsandiego.org if you are interested for this date or any future dates.

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.

GO IRISH!!!

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

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Gamewatch, Networking Lunch, Candy Collection, Nativity Prep and more!

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 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!

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 community@ndsandiego.org. 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 nativityprep@alumni.nd.edu.

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!

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.

GO IRISH!!!

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

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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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