Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Wed
Ivy+ Event with MIT @ Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join the MIT Club of San Diego to Celebrate Isaac Asimov’s centennial.

January 2, 2020 marks the centennial of the birth of Isaac Asimov, the most prolific writer in US history and a colossus of science-fiction (I, Robot; Foundation series).  Asimov authored or edited more than 500 books of astounding scope (including 9 of the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification).

Richard Lederer, language columnist for the Union-Tribune, will illuminate the literary Asimov and the man himself. Food and beverages (including wine and beer) will be served.

WHEN:  Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Takeda Pharmaceuticals, 9625 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, CA  92121

REGISTER HERE

To further whet your appetite, here is a collection of notable Asimov quotes:

  • Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
  • People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
  • The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I’ve found it!), but ‘That’s funny…’
  • The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
  • Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
  • Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.
  • I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
  • If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
  • Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

 

REGISTER HERE

Feb
3
Mon
GenX Feb Club Emeritus @ Zel's Del Mar
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for the 3rd Annual San Diego GenX Feb Club

Who: GenX Alumni — spouses/partners too!
When: Monday, February 3, 7pm-9pm
Cost: No cover charge; everyone will pay for their own. 
Registration: None required, but it’s respectfully requested: RSVP HERE by Feb 2 so I can update the reservation as needed.
Contact: Megan Schirmacher at  megan@schirmacher.com or 858-829-3490
Feb
9
Sun
Feb Club Emeritus @ 5th Ave Kitchen & Tap
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Feb Club is a fabulous tradition that is alive and well in San Diego!

Is it  YOUR year to finish the cup and make the world go ’round?

This year we are excited to have a Sunday Funday Feb Club! Come on out to 5th Ave Kitchen & Tap to relax with us on a Sunday afternoon as we catch up over great cocktails and New Orleans inspired small plates. Be ready to sing the Mory’s Cup song, as we will definitely be finishing some cups!
Small plates and Mory’s Cups will be hosted by the Yale Club of San Diego. Early arrivals will also receive a commemorative YCSD Feb Club 2020 glass.

Cost: $25 per person; Elihu Yale and Nathan Hale Patrons enter at no cost.
RSVP on our Facebook Event Page. Or yaleclubofsandiego@gmail.com

Get to know 5th Ave Kitchen & Tap!

Not familiar with Feb Club? No problem, we’ve got you covered – OR will you be out of town during our events? Check the site for other events happening all over the world! Feb Club Emeritus

Feb
14
Fri
6th Annual Professor Biggs Theater Weekend
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

Please welcome Yale Professor Murray Biggs for the 6th Annual Theater Weekend in San Diego, Feb 14th — 16th

This 48 hour theatrical immersion program includes pre- and post-show commentary, shared meals, and hotel accommodations designed not only for Yale alumni but for anyone else interested in high-quality theater around the country.

This three-play series includes the following:

  • Jitney, the 1970s segment of August Wilson’s ten-play “Pittsburgh” chronicle of 20th-century African American experience.
  • Babette’s Feast, a dramatization of the novella by Isak Dinesen.
  • The Great Leap (2018), about an American college basketball team in Beijing, by Lauren Yee, Yale College ’07 and Professor Biggs’ former student!
The charge for the program, including single room occupancy, is $1,265 per person. Double occupancy is discounted to $1,065 per person. For those not requiring hotel accommodation, the cost is $890 per person. These are total prices. If you haven’t already signed up for this sensation-filled weekend, please don’t delay.  This weekend always sells out.  And do pass the word to any others who might be interested.

Registration requests and further questions may be found by directly contacting Professor Biggs at murray.biggs@yale.edu . 

 

Feb
20
Thu
Ivy+ Theater Event @ La Jolla Playhouse
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar
7
Sat
Yale Lacrosse Pacific Coast Shootout @ Orange Coast College
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
9
Sat
Yale Day of Service @ Feeding San Diego
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Come join the Yale Club of San Diego for another Yale Day of Service.  This annual event is a popular and worthy way to give back to your community.  There is reserved space for up to 15 volunteers.

Volunteers sign up to participate by using the easy steps provided below. This helps us collect volunteer waivers, allows us to know how many volunteers to expect, and makes the sign in process for your group members much smoother.

 

Service Site: Feeding San Diego

Service Location: 9455 Waples Street, Suite 135 San Diego, CA 92121

Service Date/Time: 9-11AM on Saturday, May 9.

How Group Members Sign Up Online

  1. Visit http://vhub.at/fsd
  2. Click “Sign in” in the upper right-hand corner and follow the steps as instructed.
  3. During this step, you will be asked to enter your groups join code: 2549
  4. After you sign in or create an account, look for your group volunteer shift on the calendar.
  5. Click the “Sign Up” button to the left of your group’s volunteer shift.
  6. Each Volunteer will receive a confirmation email when signed up successfully.

 

Important Reminders

  • All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Volunteers must be 6 and older to volunteer.
  • Any volunteers not signed up online must bring a paper waiver, to include a parent or guardian signature if under 18 years.
  • Make an impact! Bring a donation of nonperishable food like peanut butter, canned vegetables, or canned chicken.
Coordinator:
Megan Schirmacher (PC93)
858-829-3490

 

Show Your Bulldog Support!

Click on the event to purchase your tickets or RSVP online

RECURRING EVENTS

There are four standing fellowship events that the Yale Club of San Diego hosts every year. We hope you will attend one or more of these events with us.

Feb Club Emeritus

In 2007, an intrepid group of Yale alums, bemoaning the dismal February weather in their corner of the globe, resurrected an undergraduate tradition of dubious origin and initiated a group of casual get-togethers in various cities each night of the year’s coldest month. Since then, thousands of alums in over 100 cities around the planet have celebrated FebClub Emeritus. Feb Club is nothing more than an excuse for alums of all ages to get together and meet old friends and make new ones in a casual, pressure-free setting – with no speeches, no fundraising, no anything remotely official. Find out more information about Feb Club at www.febclubemeritus.com. See you in February!

YCSD Annual Dinner

Every year, all Yalies in the San Diego area are invited to attend our annual dinner. At this event, the YCSD hosts a speaker to inform and inspire the Yale community at large and conducts the vote on the new slate of board directors. Please contact yaleclubofsandiego@gmail.com for more information on how you can participate or if you have a speaker you would like to suggest.

Fall Mixer

All Yale alumni living in or visiting San Diego are invited to join the YCSD for our annual Fall Mixer. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and chat with other alumni in San Diego!

Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend.

Yale Harvard Footyball

The Game

Bulldog! Bulldog! Bow Wow Wow! Eli Yale!!!

Join fellow bulldogs to cheer on our boys in Blue! This event is usually held at a bar or restaurant where the game will be telecast. There is no cost to attend and a brunch or breakfast menu is usually available.

 

Archived Events

Whiffs – Jan. 11, 2014

Thanks to George Hardy, ’72, local Yalies enjoyed a wonderful evening of a capella at its best as the Whiffs performed once again at First Presbyterian Church.

SOM Prof. Novemsky – Jan. 8, 2014

Thanks to Stewart Halpern, ’78 and SOM ’82, SOM grads, local Yalies and other interested folks mingled and enjoyed a talk by SOM’s Professor Nathan Novemsky who spoke on his cutting edge research on approaches to collaboration in the workplace.

The Game – Nov. 23, 2013

Boola! Boola! We want to see lots of Yale Blue at Jimmy O’s this year to cheer on our Bulldogs! Last year there were smatterings of blue, but it seemed like a sea of Crimson! Put on your Yale blue T-shirts and sweatershirts, your varsity letter sweaters, and your ball caps and be there for kickoff at 9 am. Stay for a little or stay till the end. Jimmy O’s is in Del Mar on 15th Street and is open to us for breakfast and lunch. Game Time 9 AM. Address: 225 15th St Del Mar, CA 92014.

Yale Fight Song

AYA Assembly – Oct. 14, 2013

In 2013, the first planned city in America celebrated its 375th anniversary. Although it has been Yale’s home for three centuries, New Haven has remained largely unknown to many alumni, especially those who were students during the ’70s–’90s when it went through the same kind of decline many U.S. cities were suffering then. But recent students have been able to witness the urban area’s astonishing renaissance, and the goal of Assembly LXXIII (Nov. 21–23, 2013) was to let alumni experience this reality for themselves.

Yale at Cal Poly – Oct. 5, 2013

The Mustangs will be playing an Ivy League school for the first time while the Bulldogs will be making their third trip to California in the 137-year history of the Yale football program, following trips to the University of San Diego in 1999 and 2005.

Fall Mixer – Sept. 23, 2012

It was a pleasure to see so many of you at the Wollaeger’s (’66) beautiful home in La Jolla for our Annual Fall Mixer on September 22. It was a warm and sunny day for networking and reconnecting with friends, new and old. Thank you Tim and Cindy for, once again, making it a special day for us all! Thanks too to those of you who contributed to our Feeding America campaign.