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March Madness, Paintball, Jets, Vespers & Crew Classic

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
March Madness is upon us, here’s hoping our Irish teams have great tournaments! Lots of great things happening on the Club front over the coming weeks – read on for details:

March Madness First Round Game Watch
Thursday, March 16th from 9:00am-5:00pm [Irish Tip-Off at 9:15am]
Little Italy’s Loading Dock located at 2400 Kettner Blvd #110, San Diego, CA 92101
Come join fellow ND fans at Little Italy’s Loading Dock to root on the Irish as they take on Princeton at 9:15 on Thursday morning and stay throughout the day for a March Madness watch party co-hsted with the UCLA alumni club of San Diego. There will be drinks and food available for purchase and a great atmosphere to watch games all day long!

Young Alumni Take on BC in Paintball
Saturday, March 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm [PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MIN EARLY at 10:30am]
The Paintball Park Camp Pendleton” located at 1700 Vandegrift Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92057
$30 per player for our 3 hour window
Please REGISTER & PAY BY MARCH 16th at our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/YAPaintball2017
Join the Notre Dame Alumni SD Chapter and the BC Alumni SD Chapter for a friendly rivalry on the paintball field. Camp Pendleton offers “paintball lite,” intended for adult beginners and kids(ages 8 and up). Guns are smaller, lighter in weight, and paintballs are smaller. Reports are it has the same feel as regular but without the intensity . . . or bruises.

Details: NEW BASE ACCESS: **IMPORTANT** There are new base access procedures to come on to Camp Pendleton to play Paintball. Anyone with a driver’s license (driver or passenger) needs to add themselves to the Paintball Park Visitor’s List at least 7 days in advance of coming to the park. Each individual will need to bring their Driver’s License to show at the gate. Add yourself to the Visitor’s List here: www.ThePaintballPark.com/play

Directions: We are located right inside the back gate of Camp Pendleton and it’s super easy to find us. However since we are located on a military base if you try to use your GPS, or phone navigation sometimes it takes you to the wrong area on base, so it’s best to follow these directions https://thepaintballpark.com/directions-2/

What to Wear: We recommend that players wear long sleeves, and long pants, as well as closed-toes shoes. Paintballs do wash out of clothing, however don’t wear your “Sunday Best” you will get dirty!

Other Information: Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time to allow for check-in process

Senior Alumni Luncheon, “Creating the Joint Strike Fighter”
Thursday, March 23rd, 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: Dr. Paul M. Bevilaqua ’67
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was developed to meet the multirole fighter requirements of the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and our allies. The Air Force variant is a supersonic, single engine stealth fighter. The Navy variant has a larger wing and more robust structure in order to operate from aircraft carriers, while the Marine Corps variant incorporates an innovative propulsion system that can be switched from a turbofan cycle to a turbo shaft cycle for vertical takeoff and landing. This propulsion system enabled the X-35 to become the first aircraft in history to fly at supersonic speeds, hover, and land vertically. The development team won the Collier Trophy, which recognizes “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America” that year, for this accomplishment. This presentation will describe the technical and program challenges involved in developing the Joint Strike Fighter and show how an innovative idea became an international program with engineers from half a dozen countries developing a single replacement aircraft for multiple aircraft types.

Notre Dame’s Steven Warner – Prayer, Song, Stories of Ireland
Friday, March 24th 7:00pm
Saint Brigid Parish located at 4735 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109
The Diocesan Director of Liturgy has invited San Diego ND Alumni to an event being organized at St. Brigid next week. “We are so blessed to have Steven Warner, Founder and Director Emeritus, Notre Dame Folk Choir and currently Associate Director, Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason, Dublin, Ireland joining us right here in San Diego for “Come Home”, Vespers and an evening of prayer, song, and stories from Ireland on Friday, March 24, 7:00pm at St. Brigid, 4735 Cass Street, San Diego, 92109″ See this flyer for more detail.

2017 Crew Classic
April 1&2
Crew Classic Website Link — Event held at Mission Bay, Crown Point Shores Park

The alumni out in San Diego are always extremely generous to the team when we travel out there for the Crew Classic. They provide us with great food at the course as well as multiple dinners throughout the weekend. Their generosity saves the team a substantial amount of money and trouble and we cannot thank them enough
– Matt DiDonato (current crew team member)

Each year the Men’s Rowing Club travels out to San Diego on their own dime (due to being a club sport) and competes with some of the best crew teams out there at the San Diego Crew Classic – this year April 1-2 – at Crown Point (Mission Bay). The ND Club of San Diego hosts a tent (to provide our visiting Irish Crew Teams with a place to rest, fuel up, and socialize with the local Irish family)at the regatta which yearly increases in price due to the popularity of the event. Also the local ND Club of San Diego supports the men with snacks throughout the day to replenish electrolytes and carbs, as well as lunch and dinner. Can you help the local club with your financial support to cover these costs? The men who travel out here are tremendously grateful for the support of our local alums and we hope to continue to offer them the excellent hospitality and support this year and beyond.

As the cost of providing this home-away from home has reached epic proportions, this year we’re asking for sponsorship help in funding the event. Here are some ideas for how you can help, but you’re welcome to “make your own sponsorship” as well.

  • “hydration sponsorship” – $50 [provide Gatorade/water for the team for the weekend]
  • “tent pole sponsorship” (10 poles available at $100 per pole)
  • “feed the crew” sponsorship for $200 [snacks for the two days, dinner for the team Saturday night, BBQ lunch for the team on Sunday]
  • “cover the tent” at $1120 [provide a shady place for the team to gather in between events]
  • “be part of the team” — any amount is appreciated!

Please let Karen (ND’02) know of any help you can offer: crewclassic@ndsandiego.org

GO IRISH!

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

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YA Paintball, Senior Alumni Luncheon & Crew Classic

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
What a great weekend for Irish sports! Saturday, our Men’s Lacrosse team knocked off #1 Maryland 5-4, the Softball team went 4-0 in a Florida tournament, Irish Women’s LAX won their 7th straight game, and Sunday our awesome Women’s Basketball Team beat Duke for their 4th ACC Title. Stay tuned this week as the Irish Men’s Basketball team starts their ACC Tournament bid on Thursday at 6pm Pacific (TV: ESPN). They’re a 3 seed, so we won’t know their opponent until after the Wednesday games conclude. Go Irish! Here’s what’s coming up locally this month:

Young Alumni Take on BC in Paintball
Saturday, March 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm [PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MIN EARLY at 10:30am]
The Paintball Park Camp Pendleton” located at 1700 Vandegrift Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92057
$30 per player for our 3 hour window
Please REGISTER & PAY BY MARCH 16THat our event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/YAPaintball2017
Join the Notre Dame Alumni SD Chapter and the BC Alumni SD Chapter for a friendly rivalry on the paintball field. Camp Pendleton offers “paintball lite,” intended for adult beginners and kids(ages 8 and up). Guns are smaller, lighter in weight, and paintballs are smaller. Reports are it has the same feel as regular but without the intensity . . . or bruises.

Details: NEW BASE ACCESS: **IMPORTANT** There are new base access procedures to come on to Camp Pendleton to play Paintball. Anyone with a driver’s license (driver or passenger) needs to add themselves to the Paintball Park Visitor’s List at least 7 days in advance of coming to the park. Each individual will need to bring their Driver’s License to show at the gate. Add yourself to the Visitor’s List here: www.ThePaintballPark.com/play

Directions: We are located right inside the back gate of Camp Pendleton and it’s super easy to find us. However since we are located on a military base if you try to use your GPS, or phone navigation sometimes it takes you to the wrong area on base, so it’s best to follow these directions https://thepaintballpark.com/directions-2/

What to Wear: We recommend that players wear long sleeves, and long pants, as well as closed-toes shoes. Paintballs do wash out of clothing, however don’t wear your “Sunday Best” you will get dirty!

Other Information: Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time to allow for check-in process

Senior Alumni Luncheon, “Creating the Joint Strike Fighter”
Thursday, March 23rd, 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: Dr. Paul M. Bevilaqua ’67
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was developed to meet the multirole fighter requirements of the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and our allies. The Air Force variant is a supersonic, single engine stealth fighter. The Navy variant has a larger wing and more robust structure in order to operate from aircraft carriers, while the Marine Corps variant incorporates an innovative propulsion system that can be switched from a turbofan cycle to a turbo shaft cycle for vertical takeoff and landing. This propulsion system enabled the X-35 to become the first aircraft in history to fly at supersonic speeds, hover, and land vertically. The development team won the Collier Trophy, which recognizes “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America” that year, for this accomplishment. This presentation will describe the technical and program challenges involved in developing the Joint Strike Fighter and show how an innovative idea became an international program with engineers from half a dozen countries developing a single replacement aircraft for multiple aircraft types.

2017 Crew Classic
April 1&2
Crew Classic Website Link — Event held at Mission Bay, Crown Point Shores Park

The alumni out in San Diego are always extremely generous to the team when we travel out there for the Crew Classic. They provide us with great food at the course as well as multiple dinners throughout the weekend. Their generosity saves the team a substantial amount of money and trouble and we cannot thank them enough
– Matt DiDonato (current crew team member)

Each year the Men’s Rowing Club travels out to San Diego on their own dime (due to being a club sport) and competes with some of the best crew teams out there at the San Diego Crew Classic – this year April 1-2 – at Crown Point (Mission Bay). The ND Club of San Diego hosts a tent (to provide our visiting Irish Crew Teams with a place to rest, fuel up, and socialize with the local Irish family)at the regatta which yearly increases in price due to the popularity of the event. Also the local ND Club of San Diego supports the men with snacks throughout the day to replenish electrolytes and carbs, as well as lunch and dinner. Can you help the local club with your financial support to cover these costs? The men who travel out here are tremendously grateful for the support of our local alums and we hope to continue to offer them the excellent hospitality and support this year and beyond.

As the cost of providing this home-away from home has reached epic proportions, this year we’re asking for sponsorship help in funding the event. Here are some ideas for how you can help, but you’re welcome to “make your own sponsorship” as well.

  • “hydration sponsorship” – $50 [provide Gatorade/water for the team for the weekend]
  • “tent pole sponsorship” (10 poles available at $100 per pole)
  • “feed the crew” sponsorship for $200 [snacks for the two days, dinner for the team Saturday night, BBQ lunch for the team on Sunday]
  • “cover the tent” at $1120 [provide a shady place for the team to gather in between events]
  • “be part of the team” — any amount is appreciated!

Please let Karen (ND’02) know of any help you can offer: crewclassic@ndsandiego.org

GO IRISH!

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

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ND Baseball in SD, Sr Alumni Luncheon

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
This coming weekend, we have one of those rare opportunities to see an Irish athletic team right here in San Diego! Starting Friday night, ND Baseball faces teams from San Diego and around the country at the Tony Gwynn Classic. Details are below — let’s make a HUGE showing and let the team know what sort of incredible support they have in San Diego!

If you have a great idea for an event, or would like to help with club activities, our next board meeting is this coming Tuesday in the North Clairemont area. EMail President Matt Griesbach at president@ndsandiego.org for details. We’d love to have you!

ND Baseball in San Diego
The Notre Dame Baseball Team will be competing in the Tony Gwynn Classic from February 24-26. The tournament is hosted by San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. So far, only the first game details & tickets are available, so watch the Tony Gwynn Classic Website, or the official ND Baseball Site for details regarding Saturday and Sunday.
Friday 2/24, 6 p.m. at USD: USD vs. Notre Dame (ticket site)
Saturday 2/25, noon (according the the ND Baseball site) – further details not yet posted
Sunday 2/26, 10 a.m. (according the the ND Baseball site) – further details not yet posted

Senior Alumni Luncheon, “Creating the Joint Strike Fighter”
Thursday, March 23rd, 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: Dr. Paul M. Bevilaqua ’67
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was developed to meet the multirole fighter requirements of the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and our allies. The Air Force variant is a supersonic, single engine stealth fighter. The Navy variant has a larger wing and more robust structure in order to operate from aircraft carriers, while the Marine Corps variant incorporates an innovative propulsion system that can be switched from a turbofan cycle to a turbo shaft cycle for vertical takeoff and landing. This propulsion system enabled the X-35 to become the first aircraft in history to fly at supersonic speeds, hover, and land vertically. The development team won the Collier Trophy, which recognizes “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America” that year, for this accomplishment. This presentation will describe the technical and program challenges involved in developing the Joint Strike Fighter and show how an innovative idea became an international program with engineers from half a dozen countries developing a single replacement aircraft for multiple aircraft types.

GO IRISH!

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

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Domerpreneurs, Wine & Spirits & Crew Classic

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
Well, it’s been a while since the last post. I hope you all have been having a great start to your 2017. Time to start filling in your calendars with some opportunities to meet up with your local ND family! A few great events are below so be sure to check out the details. Also mark your calendars for Irish Baseball’s visit to San Diego for the Tony Gwynn Classic 2/24-26. A bit further out, we have our second annual Mothers and Women of Notre Dame Mass on Sunday 5/21 at 11am. Watch for more details as we get closer to those dates.

DOMERPRENEURS NETWORKING
Tuesday, February 7th, 6-8pm
BeShock Noodle House – in downtown San Diego’s East Village – at 1288 Market Street, San Diego 92101
Please RSVP to: Alex Montoya ’96 (alexmontoya619@gmail.com)
Please join your fellow Notre Dame alumni who are business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs for the next “Domerpreneurs” gathering – TUES., FEB. 7. Enjoy networking and appetizers at BeShock Noodle House – in downtown San Diego’s East Village – at 1288 Market Street, San Diego 92101. We will also hear an update from Joe Sternberg ’89 on an upcoming visit from venture capitalist group Irish Angels. Event is free but LIMITED TO FIRST 15 RSVP’s. Please RSVP to alexmontoya619@gmail.com. See you there!

Notre Dame Spirits: Alumni in the Beer, Wine and Spirits Business
Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Comic Art Gallery (Liberty Station), 2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
EVENT COST: $35 until January 31st, $45 after
Please Register Here: http://sandiego.undclub.org/NotreDameSpirits
On the evening of February 9th, the Notre Dame Lawyers Club of San Diego will be presenting a tasting and panel discussion on the beer, wine and spirits industry! Enjoy tasting productions from our panelists, hear a great discussion, and mingle with your fellow ND Alumni. It’s sure to be a great event! Click this link for a flyer with the full speaker list.

2017 Crew Classic
April 1&2
Crew Classic Website Link — Event held at Mission Bay, Crown Point Shores Park
Going back as far as we can recall, the Notre Dame Club of San Diego has hosted a tent at the annual Crew Classic on Mission Bay to provide our visiting Irish Crew Teams with a place to rest, fuel up, and socialize with the local Irish family. As the cost of providing this home-away from home has reached epic proportions, this year we’re asking for sponsorship help in funding the event. Here are some ideas for how you can help, but you’re welcome to “make your own sponsorship” as well.

  • “hydration sponsorship” – $50 [provide Gatorade/water for the team for the weekend]
  • “tent pole sponsorship” (10 poles available at $100 per pole)
  • “feed the crew” sponsorship for $200 [snacks for the two days, dinner for the team Saturday night, BBQ lunch for the team on Sunday]
  • “cover the tent” at $1120 [provide a shady place for the team to gather in between events]
  • “be part of the team” — any amount is appreciated!

Please email Karen Ron ’02 at crewclassic@ndsandiego.org if you can help us put on this annual favorite! Each year we also need families to help host crew members. If you’ve been a host in past years, we’ll contact you directly, but if you live within 20 miles of Mission Bay and wouldn’t mind having a few crew team members crash at your place over the weekend, please email Karen at the address above.

GO IRISH!

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

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ND Finance, Senior Alumni Luncheon, Nativity Prep Tutoring

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
Football game watches have ended for the year, but there are still plenty of opportunities to meet up with the ND community here in town. See below for a few of the opportunities in the near future. Have a great weekend!

Join the ND Finance Group
Notre Dame alums and supporters with careers related to finance, banking, and accounting are invited to join the ND Finance Group. There are a couple spots left for their next breakfast event on December 6 featuring Rich McKeown, Corporate Vice President & Treasurer with Scripps Healthcare. To either join this event or get on the email list for future events, please send your name, email, and job information to finance@ndsandiego.org

Senior Alumni Luncheon
Thursday, December 8th, 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: Commander William E. Grady, Medical Service Corps, USN
Commander Grady graduated from ND Law School in 1999. Commander Grady is now serving as Director for Administration, Navy Medicine West, a Command responsible for the oversight of all Navy Medicine Treatment Centers (hospitals & clinics across the Pacific, and all Navy Medicine Research Commands worldwide.
Please feel free to invite fellow alumni and friends.

Tutor and/or be a mentor Natividad Prep Academy!
Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM (not during holidays)
Nativity Prep Academy; 2755 55th Street, San Diego, CA 92105
Tutor and/or be a mentor Natividad Prep Academy!
Tutoring. Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM (not during holidays) for tutoring in a variety of subjects. It’s easy to get involved and the school is easily accessible via the CA-94.
Mentoring. Mentors offer one hour a week any day during lunch or study hall (4:30 – 6:00 PM). Lunch is 12:00 – 1:00 PM Mon-Tue-Thur AND 12:30 – 1:30 PM Wed, Fri. The goal is to give 6th – 8th grade students with positive role models who strive to build trusting relationships while encouraging their mentee to continue their education. Mentors are adult volunteers (21 years and senior) who commit to supporting and guiding a young student in a one on one relationship one hour per week throughout the school year.
Please contact Club VP and Community Service Coordinator, Martin Holguin (community@ndsandiego.org), or Maria Centanni directly at the school via amigos@nativityprep.org or 619-544-9455 x229 for both tutoring and mentoring. Let’s show these kids they can do anything and be anyone they put their young minds to! GO IRISH!

http://www.nativityprep.org/giving-volunteering/become-a-mentor-or-tutor/

GO IRISH!

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

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VA Tech Game Watch, NPA Tutoring & Turkeys, USC Buses

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Here are the events coming up soon…

Virginia Tech Game Watch
Saturday, November 19th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Ok, so it’s Senior Day and unlike what everyone thought heading into the season, the Irish are fighting to build their record back up to .500. Looking at my favorite cfbstats.com site, there really aren’t any areas where one team particularly excels vs. the other. This is also the first time ND has faced Virginia Tech, so history isn’t a guide, and the game line is basically even, so the experts have no idea how this is going to end. So here’s the thing … if we execute reasonably well all three phases of the game (offense, defense & special teams), we will beat the Hokies, and close out the home football season on a high note. Join us at one of our two game watches to witness it, and root on the Irish. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us, you just need to love ND football. ** Important Note: Prospect Bar has changed its name to Rooftop La Jolla, but the address is the same. Here’s how to find us: Rooftop La Jolla (formerly Prospect Bar & Grill) – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego

Tutor and/or be a mentor Natividad Prep Academy!
Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM (not during holidays)
Nativity Prep Academy; 2755 55th Street, San Diego, CA 92105
Tutor and/or be a mentor Natividad Prep Academy!
Tutoring. Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM (not during holidays) for tutoring in a variety of subjects. It’s easy to get involved and the school is easily accessible via the CA-94.
Mentoring. Mentors offer one hour a week any day during lunch or study hall (4:30 – 6:00 PM). Lunch is 12:00 – 1:00 PM Mon-Tue-Thur AND 12:30 – 1:30 PM Wed, Fri. The goal is to give 6th – 8th grade students with positive role models who strive to build trusting relationships while encouraging their mentee to continue their education. Mentors are adult volunteers (21 years and senior) who commit to supporting and guiding a young student in a one on one relationship one hour per week throughout the school year.
Please contact Club VP and Community Service Coordinator, Martin Holguin (community@ndsandiego.org), or Maria Centanni directly at the school via amigos@nativityprep.org or 619-544-9455 x229 for both tutoring and mentoring. Let’s show these kids they can do anything and be anyone they put their young minds to! GO IRISH!

http://www.nativityprep.org/giving-volunteering/become-a-mentor-or-tutor/

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th
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 17th & 18th). 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@ndsandiego.org.

Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 26th, One bus at 10:00am, two at 12:30pm**
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 26th for their biennial away game vs. the Trojans, and your San Diego Club will get you there! **NOTE THAT GAME TIME IS 12:30PM, SO BUS DEPARTURE INFO HAS BEEN ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY 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.

For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center – Now Mission Bay Visitors Center (7:30a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (8:30am departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSabreSprings
Solana Beach (8:45am departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSolanaBeach

For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

GO IRISH!

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

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Army Game Watch, Nativity Prep, NDP Happy Hour, USC Buses

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

It’s going to be a busy 2nd half of November, so I’ll get right to the posts …

Army (Shamrock Series) Game Watch
Saturday, November 12th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Ok, let’s be honest. It’s hard to be confident about any of the matchups left this season. Normally, the Army game would be one where you’d be watching the second half out of the corner of your eye while you multitask on socializing with fellow Irish fans. The last time Army beat the Irish was in 1958, and we lead the series 38-8-4, having won the last 14. This season though… Army comes into this game 5-4, boasting the #2 rushing offense in the country (359 yards / game) and the #13 scoring defense (18.1 PPG). Sure, they have weaknesses, they’re dead last (#128 in passing offense) and they’re tied for #118 with a 50-50 field goal record. Still, the Irish are 14 point favorites from a betting line perspective, and we’re nearly tied for scoring offense (ND is #59/29.9 PPG and Army is #61/29.3 PPG), so this thing might actually be a game that will come down to the 4th quarter. Its going to be an amazing weather weekend in San Diego, so come enjoy your early afternoon with fellow Irish fans, have some lunch and a beverage (or two) and then enjoy the warm evening weather savoring (hopefully) Irish victory #4. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us, you just need to love ND football. ** Important Note: Prospect Bar has changed its name to Rooftop La Jolla, but the address is the same. Here’s how to find us: Rooftop La Jolla (formerly Prospect Bar & Grill) – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego

Lawyers & Professionals Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 16th, 5:30pm
Little Miss Brewing; 7949 Stromesa Ct, San Diego, CA 92126
Join us for a winter Happy Hour at another of San Diego’s great local microbreweries. Enjoy some locally brewed San Diego beer and food trucks while you mingle with fellow Domers. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the brewery!

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th
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 17th & 18th). 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@ndsandiego.org.

Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 26th, One bus at 10:00am, two at 12:30pm**
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 26th for their biennial away game vs. the Trojans, and your San Diego Club will get you there! **NOTE THAT AT THIS POINT THE GAME WILL LIKELY BE EARLIER THAN 5PM, SO WATCH FOR SPECIFIC DEPARTURE TIMES AS WE GET CLOSER TO GAME DAY! 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.

For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center (10:00a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSabreSprings
Solana Beach (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSolanaBeach

For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

GO IRISH!

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

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Navy Game Watch (La Jolla Only), Nativity Prep, USC Buses

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

November arrived quickly didn’t it? This next-to-last month of the year always brings a bevy of great club activities, and this November is no exception. We’ll finish the month with our bi-annual So. Cal matchup against the Trojans, but before we get there (…and your club can literally get you there via our buses to the game, see below), we’ll have a couple of great community service projects, and 2/3 of the football matchups needed to take the Commander in Chief’s trophy. Although I’m not posting the Halloween Candy Collection list again due to length, you can check out Monday’s post if you think you can help with pickup or bagging. For the rest, read below for details…

Navy Game Watch (Rooftop La Jolla Only, no EVT)
Saturday, November 5th, 8:30 am (Pacific Time)
The annual Navy matchup has to be one of the games that makes you nervous every year, and this year there’s reason even beyond the normal concern. Navy (5-2) has some legitimate victories on their resume this year, headlined by a 46-40 win over #6 Houston. They are #5 in the country for rushing offense and for 3rd down conversions. They are, however, #120 for passing offense and tackles for loss, and #103 in stopping opponents’ red zone conversions, so they’re rather one-dimensional offensively and don’t have a stellar defense. So, expect a shootout, and hope that our defense continues their recent progress. If we can stop the Middies, we have a pretty good shot at adding another victory in our quest for 0.500. This is an early game, and given the unusual hour, we’ll only have one location to join your local ND family to watch the game. No excuses, you’ll get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night due to the time change, so set your alarm and join us in La Jolla! Here’s how to find us: Rooftop La Jolla (formerly Prospect Bar & Grill) – Downtown La Jolla

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th
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 17th & 18th). 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@ndsandiego.org.

Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 26th, One bus at 10:00am, two at 12:30pm
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 26th for their biennial away game vs. the Trojans, and your San Diego Club will get you there! NOTE THAT AT THIS POINT THE GAME WILL LIKELY BE EARLIER THAN 5PM, SO WATCH FOR SPECIFIC DEPARTURE TIMES AS WE GET CLOSER TO GAME DAY! 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.

For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center (10:00a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSabreSprings
Solana Beach (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSolanaBeach

For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

GO IRISH!

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

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Halloween Candy Collection; Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Turkeys

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Happy Halloween! In November, we have a couple of our long-standing community service projects, so I wanted to get a quick off-cycle web post up to get the word out. See below for the details, and thanks in advance for you help with these projects!

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.

We need volunteers to pick up candy at each school/parish and then either drop it off at Church of St. Luke (El Cajon) for the Central San Diego locations, or at a house in La Jolla for the North County locations. Some schools want the candy picked up on Nov 4th, but most want sometime the week of Nov 7-10th.

For those interested in helping with the bagging of the candy for the distribution to Case de los Pobres, There will be a party to bag the candy at a house in La Jolla at noon on Sunday, November 20th.

CENTRAL SAN DIEGO
    Holy Family School – Linda Vista (map)
    Blessed Sacrament School – San Diego (map)
    Nazareth School – Mission Valley (map)
    Our Lady’s School – San Diego (map)
    St. Didacus School – Normal Heights (map)
    St. Patrick’s School – North Park (map)
    St. Rita’s School – Valencia Park (map)
NORTH COUNTY
    St. James Academy – Solana Beach (map)
    St Francis of Assisi – Vista (map)
    St. John School – Encinitas (map)
    St. Mary’s School ‐ Escondido (map)
    St. Gregory the Great ‐ San Diego (map)
   St. Michael’s School ‐ Poway (map)
   St. Joseph Academy &dash San Marcos (map)
   St. Mary, Star of the Sea School ‐ Oceanside (map)
CITY BEACH
    St. Charles Borromeo Academy – Point Loma (map)
   St. Vincent de Paul School ‐ San Diego (map)
   School of the Madeleine ‐ San Diego (map)
    Stella Maris Academy ‐ La Jolla (map)
SOUTH BAY
    Sacred Heart School – Coronado (map)
    St. Michael’s Academy – Paradise Hills (map)
    St. Pius X School – Chula Vista (map)
Parishes
   Blessed Sacrament Church ‐ San Diego (map)
   Church of the Resurrection ‐ Escondido (map)
   Saint Patrick ‐ Carlsbad (map)
   San Rafael Parish ‐ Rancho Bernardo (map)
   Saint James ‐ Solana Beach (map)
   Saint Gregory the Great Church ‐ San Diego (map)
   Our Lady of Grace Church ‐ El Cajon (map)
   Saint Mary ‐ National City (map)
   Our Lady of Guadalupe Church ‐ San Diego (map)
   Sacred Hearth Church ‐ Coronado (map)

Even just a single pickup would be a great help, so please act today!

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th
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 17th & 18th). 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@ndsandiego.org.

GO IRISH!

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

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Miami Game Watch, Hesburgh Lecture, Buses to the USC Game

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

We’re back to the gridiron this week, and back to our usual game watch locations, see below for that. This week, I’m dropping tonight’s community service Halloween party (figuring if you’re helping you’ve already signed up) but see last week’s post if you’re looking for details. The major excitement this coming week is our annual Hesburgh Lecture on Thursday, featuring Prof. Corey Angst from the Mendoza Business School. There’s also a meet-and-greet happy-hour with Prof. Angst on Wednesday as well, definitely join us for one (or both) of these! For those wondering, we will be doing our annual candy collection and Nativity Prep Thanksgiving turkey projects, I’m just waiting for the details, and I’ll get a post up with details.

Miami Game Watch
Saturday, October 29th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Our beloved Irish return to the gridiron this week for a matchup against 4-3 Miami. Personally, I have fond memories of watching Holtz’s Irish beat the Hurricanes in dramatic fashion back in 1988 on their way to a national championship…but I digress. If you’re pessimistic about our chances given our less-than-impressive first half, note that the line on the game is nearly even (Miami is currently a 1.5-point favorite). If we have managed to improve on our defense yet again, and if we’ve somehow remembered how to mount an offense like we did the first four games (about 40 points per game), this is a winnable contest for the Irish. Join us at one of our game watch locations to watch the lads start the turnaround. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us, you just need to love ND football. ** Important Note: Prospect Bar has changed its name to Rooftop La Jolla, but the address is the same. Here’s how to find us: Rooftop La Jolla (formerly Prospect Bar & Grill) – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego

Pre-Lecture Happy Hour with Prof. Corey Angst
Wednesday, November 2nd, 5pm – 7pm
Duck Foot Brewing, 8920 Kenamar Drive, Suite #210
EVENT COST: Free/Pay-as-you-go
If you can, please RSVP to: hesburgh@ndsandiego.org
Come mingle with the ND Club of San Diego and meet our Hesburgh Lecturer, Dr. Corey Angst. Dr. Angst has kindly offered to meet us for an informal meet-and-greet the evening before he gives our annual Hesburgh Lecture. We’ll have a great time at this no-host meet-up from 5-7pm.

Hesburgh Lecture: Big Data and Social Media
Thursday, November 3rd, 6:30pm – Social gathering, 7:00pm – Lecture
Admiral Baker Club House 2400 Admiral Baker Road. Bldg. 3604 • San Diego, CA 92120
The event is free and open to the public!
Please Register on: Our Hesburgh Lecture Event Page
Speaker: Professor Corey Angst, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mendoza College of Business, The University of Notre Dame (speaker bio)

Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 26th, One bus at 10:00am, two at 12:30pm
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 26th for their biennial away game vs. the Trojans, and your San Diego Club will get you there! NOTE THAT AT THIS POINT THE GAME WILL LIKELY BE EARLIER THAN 5PM, SO WATCH FOR SPECIFIC DEPARTURE TIMES AS WE GET CLOSER TO GAME DAY! 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.

For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center (10:00a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSabreSprings
Solana Beach (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSolanaBeach

For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

GO IRISH!

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

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Halloween Party (Community), Hesburgh Lecture & Warm-Up Happy Hour, USC Buses

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Saturday, our beloved Irish have a much-needed bye week, so no game watch this weekend. We’ll definitely be back our usual spots next weekend for the big game against “The U.” Meanwhile, next week brings our first-ever Halloween Party for the kids at Fr. Joe’s — organized by our illustrious VP and Community Service coordinator, Martin Holguin. On the heels of that, Prof. Corey Angst from ND’s Mendoza Business School will deliver a great Hesburgh Lecture and will also join us for a day-before-the-lecture meet and greet happy-hour. Finally, if you’re heading to our game vs. that cardinal-and-gold school up north, why not let the Club transport you (for a very reasonable fee). Details on all of these events are below. We hope you can make one!


Halloween Party for Kids at Fr. Joe’s Village
Friday, October 28th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Domer Friends and Families, we need your help and support for our next community outreach event. On October 28, Friday, at the Father Joe Village downtown San Diego (Imperial Ave) we will put on a Halloween Themed celebration for homeless and disadvantaged teens. We need a team that is willing to be creative to decorate the hall, manage the food line, and also set up a craft table full of supplies to make your own masquerade mask. We are looking at 60 to 70 total people with 50 teens and the rest support staff and volunteers. Having fun is authorized, making a positive influence on these challenged teens is welcomed, and giving this group of party goers a few hours of normalcy is the goal. We need food, music, and people the day of the event willing to enjoy
the evening (In costume would be great!). if you’re interested in volunteering or if you would like more information please contact Martin Holguin MBA ’14 at community@ndsandiego.org.

Pre-Lecture Happy Hour with Prof. Corey Angst
Wednesday, November 2nd, 5pm – 7pm
Duck Foot Brewing, 8920 Kenamar Drive, Suite #210
EVENT COST: Free/Pay-as-you-go
If you can, please RSVP to: hesburgh@ndsandiego.org
Come mingle with the ND Club of San Diego and meet our Hesburgh Lecturer, Dr. Corey Angst. Dr. Angst has kindly offered to meet us for an informal meet-and-greet the evening before he gives our annual Hesburgh Lecture. We’ll have a great time at this no-host meet-up from 5-7pm.

Hesburgh Lecture: Big Data and Social Media
Thursday, November 3rd, 6:30pm – Social gathering, 7:00pm – Lecture
Admiral Baker Club House 2400 Admiral Baker Road. Bldg. 3604 • San Diego, CA 92120
The event is free and open to the public!
Please Register on: Our Hesburgh Lecture Event Page
Speaker: Professor Corey Angst, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mendoza College of Business, The University of Notre Dame (speaker bio)

Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 26th, One bus at 10:00am, two at 12:30pm
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 26th 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.

For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center (10:00a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSabreSprings
Solana Beach (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSolanaBeach

For any questions, e-mail luckynd@hotmail.com

GO IRISH!

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

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