-List of Upcoming Events:
1) The SF Hoyas in Tech and Startups Happy Hour is sold out, thank you!
2) Thursday, June 6, 6-9pm: Hoya Professional Development Month Networking Happy Hour
3) Saturday, June 29: NorCal Young Alumni Winery Tour and Tasting
4) Sunday, July 21: SF Giants Tailgate and Game (More details soon, Save the Date!)
5) Coming in August: New Student Send-Off Picnic/BBQ at Chrissy Field
6) Coming in September: Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 15: Georgetown City Challenge (sponsored by Georgetown Club of Northern California and Georgetown Technology Alliance)
Support Georgetown undergraduate students while helping San Francisco rise above the rest to win the 2013 Georgetown Alumni Association City Challenge! Over this 24-hour period, we will boost Alumni Giving participation, and participants can monitor results in real time: minute by minute and city by city. At the end of the day, the city with the highest percentage of alumni making a gift of any size will win a $25,000 scholarship named for their city. So, please visit the City Challenge website, make a gift, help SF win, monitor results, and check out the additional surprise challenges unique to our city that will be revealed over the course of the day!
5/23 City Challenge Update: Thank you to ALL who participated, particularly Murphy Gallagher (C'06), whose matching funds helped us raise an additional $13,000+ towards Georgetown scholarships. We raised our alumni giving participation rate to 27.67%, ahead of Los Angeles, making us the top Georgetown alumni giving city on the West Coast. Let's take on some of those Midwest and East Coast cities next year!
Thursday, June 6, 6-9pm: Hoya Professional Development Month Networking Happy Hour (at Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem, in the Mission)
June is Hoya Professional Development month, and we are hosting a networking happy hour at a Hoya owned bar and restaurant in the Mission (Ben Bleiman, COL '03). Please RSVP at the Eventbrite link here and bring your business cards, we'll have our own private space on the back patio and it should be a great time!
Saturday, June 29: NorCal Young Alumni Winery Tour and Tasting
Please check out the details here. This should be a fantastic event and at only $30 including transportation is an amazing value - tickets are limited, so reserve your spot soon!
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, July 21, SF Giants Tailgate and Game
For the second year in a row, the NorCal Hoyas will descend upon AT&T Park to tailgate and watch the Giants play America's summer past time. We have a limited number of tickets, which will be made available first to dues-paying club members (fees waived for last two graduating classes). So if you haven't already made your contribution to the club in the past year, please do so here through our new, streamlined system.
August and September: New Student Send-Off and Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour
Please keep in mind two of our favorite annual club events at the end of the summer.
More events may be added over the course of the summer, so stay tuned!
Easter and Happy April... a few new items, including San Francisco's
version of Georgetown's annual national service event, Hoyas Give Baxa,
on April 13!
-Saturday, April 13: Hoyas Give Baxa, noon to 5pm at Alemany Farm in San Francisco
-Additional service opportunity: Minds Matter San Francisco looking for mentors (applications due April 12)
-Friday-Sunday, April 5-7: Georgetown Baseball in town this weekend vs. St. Mary's
-Wednesday, April 10: Georgetown Technology Alliance Event in Mountain View
-Georgetown Spring Bowling Team, Sundays in May and June, discounted registration code
Hoyas Give Baxa, Saturday, April 13, noon to 5pm at Alemany Farm in San Francisco
Come join us and friends of Alemany Farm in southeast San Franciso to volunteer for our 2013 Hoyas Give Baxa event! We will take part in their community work day, where we'll be working outdoors and learning about ecology, habitat value, and food production. We are excited to be hosted by Georgetown alum Jason Mark (SFS '97), one of the co-founders and co-managers of the farm. For more information and to register, please visit our Eventbrite page here. You can also learn more about community work days at Alemany Farm here, and Hoyas Give Baxa events around the country here.
Additional service opportunity: Minds Matter of San Francisco looking for mentors (applications due April 12)
Interested in a more long term volunteer opportunity? Minds Matter of San Francisco is looking for volunteers to join their weekly mentoring program for low-income, high achieving students in the city. Georgetown is already well-represented in MMSF, including NorCal Hoyas' very own Naoko Miyamoto (SFS '08). We would love to expand the Hoya family within the organization. Applications are due April 12. For more information on MMSF and the menor program, visit here or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgetown baseball in town this weekend at St. Mary's in Moraga, April 5-7
Watch the Georgetown Hoyas baseball team as they play a three game series against St. Mary's College. They will play Friday, April 5 at 3pm, Saturday, April 6 at 1pm, and Sunday, April 7, at 1pm. All games will be played on the St. Mary's campus in Moraga. The team has a 17-9 record, including 3-3 in the Big East. Come out for some solid baseball and support your Hoyas. For more information, contact Bob Francis (C'69), baseball captain, at (925) 838-9639.
Georgetown Technology Alliance Event in Mountain View, Wednesday, April 10
Check out the next GTA panel, Higher Education 2020: What Will Universities Become? For more information and to RSVP, please visit the link of the GTA's website here.
Georgetown Spring Bowling Team: Sundays in May and June at Presidio Bowl, registration ends mid-April
Looking for some Hoya sports fun during the spring? Better Off Bowling is a co-ed social bowling league of around 400 young professionals. It's a great way to hang out with old friends and meet new ones, plus has an end of season party and its own after-bowling sponsor bar. The Georgetown team has had a great time in the winter league, and we'd love to keep "rolling" in the spring! It's $58 ($30 off) with our discount code: SFALUM0513. The bowling starts May 5 and will take place at Presidio Bowl at 93 Moraga Ave. For more information and to register, please click here. After sign up, you can join the Georgetown team, "Dear Old Blue and Gray." If you have any questions and/or would like to be approved to join the team, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
We've realized that a lot of you may not know who all the hard-working board members are that volunteer their time to plan events for Hoyas in the San Francisco Bay Area and keep you connected to Georgetown University despite being 3,000 miles away.
So, here we are, the Board of the Georgetown Club of Northern California:
President: Matt Kamenski, COL '07
Vice President: Naoko Miyamoto, SFS '08
Treasurer: Chris Johanson, MSB '00
Secretary: Keavney Klein, NHS '02, LAW '08
Events Chair: Earl Dos Santos, MSB '04
Young Alumni Chair: Stephanie Grice, NHS '12
Community Service Chair: Melissa Conrad, COL '02
Peninsula/South Bay: Adam Nisbet, CCT '11
East Bay: Carter Lavin, SFS '10
More detailed board biographies are coming soon!
If you'd like to get more involved with the Georgetown Club of Northern California and/or are interestsed in joining the board, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. We'd also like to thank past board members who have helped pave the way for us: Drew McGowan (former president), Roberto Lartigue, Alan Greene, Meghan Mullen, and Jennifer Hogan.