Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
It was great to see some of you at the NDP happy hour last Thursday. Thanks to Bekki for organizing it, and to Mark for having us over to his restaurant. Bekki posted a photo at our Facebook page if you’d like to check out some of the attendees. We have a huge week of activities ahead, so there are many chances to link up with your local ND family and remember a great leader, watch our athletes compete at the highest levels, and simply socialize with your local ND family.
While I’m on the topic of athletes, I’d also like to plug a fundraiser for the ND Softball team, which includes three athletes from San Diego: Senior Infielder Katey Haus, Sophomore Pitcher Rachel Nasland, and Freshman Infielder/Pitcher Sara White. To excerpt a letter from Sara:
Notre Dame softball, is working very hard to support the fight against pediatric leukemia. Every year, we put on a huge fundraising event called Trivia Night where families and businesses sponsor tables and rounds to help us fund-raise. I need to have 4 total sponsors by April 1st…Types of sponsorship: A Round of Trivia- $250; A Table Sponsorship- $100; All proceeds go to help children and families of Memorial Hospital who are fighting cancer.
If you’d like to help Sara and/or her teammates, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll connect you, or you can use the event flyer.
Club Requiem Mass for Fr. Ted Hesburgh
Thursday, March 26th, 7pm
Cathedral Catholic High School, St. Therese Chapel • 5555 Del Mar Heights Road • San Diego
Please RSVP to: Adrian Cyhan ’91: email@example.com
Join the San Diego Notre Dame community in remembering Fr. Ted. The Club is organizing a requiem mass, in the Catholic tradition of a memorial Mass (i.e., the “Month’s Mind Mass”) that is offered one month after the death of a person with the intention of keeping the deceased in mind. Our Club chaplain, Fr. Brian Kelly will preside. While many of us have personal stories and memories of Fr. Ted, even those who’ve never met him know of his tremendous life and legacy, especially in connection with our beloved Notre Dame. We hope to see you there as our community gathers to remember Fr. Ted. An announcement will be made at the mass about a post-mass gathering for all those who are interested.
March Madness: Irish vs. Wichita State Game Watch!
Thursday, March 26th, 4:15 pm (Pacific Time)
East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego
Join us to watch the Irish beat #7 seed Wichita State in the Sweet 16!
Go Irish Beat Shockers!
ND Men’s Team Competes in Annual Crew Classic
Saturday, March 28th & Sunday March 29th, Races from 7:20am to 6:20pm
Crown Point Shores Park (Mission Bay), Google map at this link
Support our Men’s Crew team as they race against top schools on Mission Bay at the 2015 San Diego Crew Classic March 28 & 29th. Typically the first race is early in the day, we’ll try to keep you posted as the specific schedule becomes clear, but you can also check online at the event website: http://www.crewclassic.org/. Depending on their finishes the team might race again Saturday afternoon or not til early Sunday morning, April 1. The Notre Dame Club has a tent for the team and for ND alums to hang out all weekend. Come join us for camaraderie and cheer on the Irish. If you are interested in helping to sponsor meals, the tent, or any other part of the weekend, or if you’d like to help with organizing, please contact Karen Ron ’02 at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get in touch with you.
Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, April 2nd, 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: Gregory Maxwell, Retired Navy Line Officer
With 28 years of active duty in the Navy, followed by over 5 years serving on the staff of the Chief of Naval operations, Mr. Maxwell will speak about the good and the bad experiences he had as a Naval Officer with assorted sea stories relating to these experiences. He has a wealth of interesting experiences and a keen sense of humor. See below for a selection of his bio Mr. Maxwell is the former SES for Human Systems Integration (SEA 03) on the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) staff in October 2002 and became a member of the Senior Executive Service in May 2004. As Deputy Commander, he oversaw the execution of corporate NAVSEA HSI policy, technical authority, and standards for certification to ensure ships and systems delivered to the Fleet enhance Sailor performance; optimize manpower, personnel and training; and promote personnel safety, survivability and quality of life. Mr. Maxwell retired from Navy active duty in 1997. During Mr. Maxwell’s 28-year Navy career he served at sea as Damage Control Assistant and Engineer Officer on USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD 717); Weapons Officer on USS Berkeley (DDG 15); Flag Secretary and Flag Lieutenant to Commander, United States South Atlantic Force (USCOMSOLANT); Executive Officer of USS Bagley (FF 1069); and Commanding Officer of USS Knox (FF 1052).
Ken Stimeling ’90
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego