Georgetown Kickball Team

That's right... a kickball team. We're looking for fleet-footed and fun-loving Hoyas to join the team - a great way to meet people, socialize, and get some, um, exercise. Although it will be a Georgetown alumni based team, everyone is welcome. We encourage you to ask co-workers, friends, and significant others to join the team too!

Details... We'll be doing this through The Golden Gate Sport and Social Club which organizes a variety of intramural sport leagues throughout the City. The season will begin Sunday, January 11th, 2009. Games take place on Sunday and will occur between noon and 3pm at Fort Scott Field in the Presidio.

Cost will vary depending on the number of people who join. 25 people on the team = $25 per person.

We will be taking sign ups and collecting team dues at the Bus Stop during the Georgetown-Memphis game watch. Otherwise, contact Robin Rector or Chris Katsaros if you're interested in playing or want more information!

Event | Nov 7 | Hike in Muir Woods

What: Muir Woods Hike
When: Sat, November 7 - Family Hike: 9 AM; Young Alumni Hike: 11 AM

Join your fellow Hoyas for a hike through one of the Bay Area's most beautiful natural treasures, Muir Woods. Muir Woods National Monument is home to some of the most beautiful old growth coastal redwood trees in all of the Bay Area.

We will be joined by the intrepid Russ Watts, the Director of Outdoor Education at Georgetown University. Russ, is an accomplished outdoorsman who paid his way through college at UC-Davis guiding rock climbing trips for Mountain Adventure Seminars in the Sierras. We are excited to have Russ out to lead our local Bay Area alumni in the wilderness.

There will be two hikes:
Family Hike - Starting at 9 AM all of those interested in a family oriented hike in the Cathedral forest we will all meet next to the entrance / gift shop of the park. The National Park service will have a ranger on hand to give an introduction to the forest. At the conclusion of the introduction Russ Watts will lead the group through the forest. Plan on bringing snacks but a special treat will be provided.

Young Alumni Hike - Starting at 11 AM all of those interested in a more rigorous 4 mile hike along the Dipsea / Bootjack trail we will all meet next to the entrance / gift shop of the park. The National Park service will have a ranger on hand to give an introduction to the park. At the conclusion of the introduction Russ Watts will lead the group out onto the trail and up along the coastal ridge for some great views. Plan on bringing a bagged lunch but a special treat will be provided. For those up for it, a visit to the Tourist Club, a German style hostel and beer hall located within the park will conclude the hike.

$15 per adult – includes entrance to the park and a shared snack.

Family Hike RSVP here
Young Alumni Hike RSVP here

A confirmation e-mail with detailed instructions will be sent to you in advance of the hike.

Event | Nov 11 | Georgetown Technology Alliance: The New Way To Work

What: How workplace flexibility and the virtual workforce are fast becoming the future of the workplace.
When: Wednesday, November 11, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Where: Google Inc., 1400 Crittenden Lane, Olympus Moon Tech Talk Conference Room
(parking readily available outside building)

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. This event’s panel will include:
  • Elizabeth Corcoran, C’84 Executive Editor – Technology, Forbes; Founder,
  • Michelle Fowler, SFS ‘93 Principal & Co-Founder, Flexperience
  • Fabio Rosati, B’87 President & CEO, Elance
  • Maynard Webb, Chairman & CEO, LiveOps
Click here for more info and to register

Pictures from Volunteer Event

Over 20 Hoyas volunteered to prep, paint, and generally beautify the Boys Hope Girls Hope home in San Francisco. Thanks to all for your help - everyone involved is very appreciative. Thanks to Angela for the snapshots! Click on the photo below for the full set of pictures.

Event | Dec 13, 11am | Hoya Game Watch: Georgetown vs. Memphis

Saturday, December 13, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bus Stop - 1901 Union Street at Laguna, San Francisco
(415) 567-6905

Basketball season is upon us. Join us as our Hoyas take on Memphis.
Please join us throughout the season to cheer on the Hoyas.

The Exorcist Screening/Last-Wednesday Happy Hour

What: Happy hour + a horror classic
When: Wednesday, October 28, 6-9 PM
Where: Schroeder's, 240 Front Street (Between Sacramento and California)

Miss those festive Halloweens on campus? Come enjoy a favorite Georgetown tradition right here in San Francisco!

For Last-Wednesday Happy Hour this month, we'll be gathering at Schroeder's for an exclusive screening of The Exorcist! Join us for German brews, cheering for shots of campus and one of the best horror films of all time. Hope to see you there!

More Upcoming Events + Pictures

Oct. 11 | Homecoming Kick-Ball & Bar Hopping
Oct. 26 | Volunteer with Boys Hope Girls Hope
Oct. 29 | Last Wednesday Happy Hour
Nov. 17 | Library Fundraiser - EVENT POSTPONED
Jan. 8 | Save the Date - Hoya Holiday Extravaganza
- Pictures from last year
Feb. 21 | Save the Date - 2nd Annual Hoyas @ the Golden State Warriors Night - pictures from last year

Also, Pictures from the recent Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour!

The Club is always looking for new ideas and for alums to help plan events. If you want to help out, please contact us. It's not much of a time commitment and it's fun.

Event | Oct 26, 11:30am | Volunteering with Boys Hope Girls Hope

When: Sunday, October 26th 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Where: 4174 24th St. San Francisco 94114 (Noe Valley). The house is located between Castro and Diamond, closer to Diamond.

The Club recently conducted a survey of members to see what type of volunteer activities you might be interested in. Well you spoke and we listened! So please do consider taking a few hours out of your weekend to give back a little and meet some new people and have some fun in the process. A Club member brought us this next activity. We'll be helping Boys Hope Girls Hope, a privately-funded nonprofit, which runs a residential home that is in need of repainting. The home is for academically capable yet at-risk youth and currently houses 10 boys who benefit from the academic focus and environment.

The agency just received a donation of paint and now they just need volunteers (at least 15!). For those of you who have painted before, you'll know that this job also entails some sanding and prep work. If you are free, please join us Sunday, October 26th at 11:30 a.m. to spruce up the house! The more people who help the less time this project will take! Come help out and hang out with your fellow Hoyas!

Street parking is available. Public Transportation: the 24 and the 48 run near the house and the J line at 24th and Church is about five blocks away.

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value centered, family like homes, opportunities and education through college. For more information about the SF Chapter of Boys Hope, please visit

Welcome to the Neighborhood Pictures

Pictures from the recent Welcome to the Neighborhood Event

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Event | Oct 11, 1pm | Homecoming Kick-Ball & Bar Hopping

Saturday, September 11, 1 to 4pm
Rossi Field (Anza at Arguello in the Richmond District)

Can't make it back east for Homecoming? No worries, we've got our own Homecoming right here in San Francisco!

Join us this Saturday for some kickball, sun and mingling followed by bar hopping. Just bring your friends and your Hoya spirit! Minimal refreshments and snacks will be provided - so feel free to bring your own to share. For easy parking, we recommend taking the 38 or 38L to Geary and Arguello. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP via Facebook

Event | Last Wedn. of every month 6pm | Happy Hour

Last Wednesday Happy Hour - 6:00 p.m.
All alums and their friends are invited to join us at the Elephant & Castle (corner of Battery and Clay in San Francisco). We'll be gathering in the open area to the left just as you walk in the front door.

Plus check out the calendar of upcoming events for what's on deck.

Volunteering Survey

The Club is in the process of planning volunteering events. We've put together a very brief survey (3 minutes) to help guide our choices. If you're interested in volunteering with fellow Hoyas, please take a moment to take the survey Thanks!

Event | Sept 24, 6pm | Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 6:00 p.m.
The Bus Stop - 1901 Union Street at Laguna, San Francisco

Whether you’re new to the area or returning to your hometown, you’re invited to meet and network with local Hoyas. Join recent undergraduate and graduate alumni from the Class of ’08 and members of your Georgetown Club of Northern California to learn more about the club and how it brings Georgetown to your corner of the world.

Please register here
This event is sponsored by the Georgetown University Alumni Association.

Event | Nov 17, 6pm | GU Library Associates Event


Monday, November 17, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
The Olympic Club - 524 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Save the Date!
The Georgetown University Library Associates invite you to our inaugural Library Associates event in San Francisco. This event will provide the forum for you to connect with fellow area alumni and help the library provide the services, collections and spaces that shape the creation of knowledge, conserve culture for posterity and transform learning and research.
Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's 'Fresh Air', and critic in residence and lecture at Georgetown University, will be the featured speaker.

$150 (alumni and guests under 30/$50 tax deductible),
$200 (alumni and guests over 30)/$100 tax deductible)
*Event cost includes a one-year Library Associates membership

Please e-mail library if you would like additional information or to request an invitation.

Class of 2012 Send Off Photos

With the Golden Gate as a backdrop and the summer fog rolling in, the new student send off was a huge success. About 80 of us gathered at Crissy Field to welcome the class of 2012 to the Hoya family, and send them off to the Hilltop with good stories, Hoya Saxa cheers, and some delicious BBQ. Click on the smiling faces for more pictures of the event.

New Student Send Off

Event | Aug 3, 11am | New Student Send-off BBQ

Georgetown University Club of Northern California's New Student Send-off BBQ

Please join other alums as we send off the Bay Area's incoming new Georgetown freshmen. We'll be hosting the annual New Student Send-Off BBQ to welcome them into the extended Hoya family.

Sunday, August 3rd 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
West Bluff Amphitheater at Chrissy Field
along the bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge
Map of the area (by West Bluff Picnic Area)

Family and friends welcome. Free food and drinks will be served.

Please RSVP to or 650-218-6194

We hope to see you there !!!

South Bay / Peninsula Happy Hour

Wednesday July 29, 6p - 8p
The Old Pro
541 Ramona St
. Palo Alto
(650) 326-1446

An easy jaunt from Cal Train if you are coming from San Francisco or the South Bay

Georgetown New Student Send-off BBQ

When: Sunday, August 2, 2009, noon-3pm
Where: Crissy Field Amphitheater, San Francisco
100 Yards South East of the Crissy Field Warming Hut
Corner of Marine Dr & Long Ave (map)

In attendance will be Dr. Dan Porterfield (College '83), the University's Vice President for Public Affairs and Strategic Development, and the interim Director of Athletics.

All current students, alumni, parents, friends, and family are invited to welcome the class of 2013 to the Hoya family.

Please RSVP if you plan on joining. (if you forget to, don't worry, just come) or 650-218-6194
(hold onto this number in case you get lost)

Summer Update

New Student Send Off! Sunday, August 3
It's become quite a tradition and it's back again this year. Please join fellow alums celebrate Bay Area students just before they leave to head to their Freshman year at Georgetown. So please save the date and plan to join us. Friends and family are certainly welcome. We'll be gathering at the Chrissy Field Amphitheater along the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge. The festivities will begin at noon and will include food and beverages.

Monthly Happy Hours are Back! Wednesday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m.

After a few months off, monthly Hoya Happy Hours are back. Here's how it works - - we'll gather every last Wednesday of each month. For July, we'll meet at the Elephant & Castle right on the corner of Battery and Clay in San Francisco. If you have ideas for another location, please contact us and let us know.

Want to Be Involved?

The Club is currently looking for someone to help engage young alumni as well as someone to help coordinate volunteering/community service events for the club. If you want to help out, please contact us. It's not much of a time commitment and it's fun.

Class of 2006 and 2007 - We Need You!
Did you know that if you are a recent graduate, you don't have to pay dues to be a member of the Club? Pretty cool huh? So if you know any recent grads that aren't on this mailing list, please contact us or sign up here

June 25 | Webinar: Networking in Tough Times

Georgetown Alumni Career Services Webinar

Networking in Tough Times:
Three Ways to Distinguish Yourself in Your Marketplace

Presented by Marianne Ruggiero (Honorary Hoya Presenter)
Founder & Managing Director, Optima Careers

Wednesday, June 25
9:30-10:30 p.m. Pacific

Join us as Marianne explains how networking can separate you
from the pack during a turbulent economy.

To immediately register for this webinar please click here:

Questions? Email Maisha Thorpe, Assistant Director, Alumni Career Services,

Call for nominations for the Alumni Association’s Service Recognition Awards

Each year the Board of Governors, (the governing body of the Georgetown University Alumni Association), bestows a number of awards. While you are probably most familiar with the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards, other awards are bestowed on alumni of the Dental School, the Medical School, the Graduate School, Main Campus and on alumni and faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the Association and the University.

The Board of Governors Awards Committee is pleased to announce its annual call for nominations for the Georgetown University Alumni Association’s Service Recognition Awards (Apollonian, Founders, Gaston, Reed, and Faculty), as well as the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards to all members of Georgetown University community. Additionally, the Awards Committee is proud to announce the creation and call for nominations for the 1820 Graduate Award recognizing our graduate school alumni and the now annual Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award honoring alumni humanitarian service.

For nomination forms, award descriptions and a list of past award recipients, please visit the Georgetown Alumni Online at or contact Ashley Stone at

If you are interested in nominating someone for the Paul Dean Award (Law Alumni Award), please contact Matt Calise at

Award recipients will be decided at the 2009 Fall Leadership Weekend with awards bestowed during the 2010 Alumni Association Service Recognition Awards Banquet at the Winter Leadership Weekend in late winter. The John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards will be bestowed in Washington, DC over the 2010 John Carroll Weekend, April 22 to 25, 2010. The location and date of the bestowing of the Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award will be decided at a later date.

The final date for submission is Monday, July 27, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Please visit and click on “Alumni Awards Nominations Now Open” for more information. We look forward to your participation in this year's nominations process.

Volunteer Event | Ocean Beach Clean-up

June 7, 2009 10am-12pm
Cleaning up Ocean Beach in San Francisco

This volunteer opportunity will benefit the Surfrider Foundation, "a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches." The organization was founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. The San Francisco Chapter facilitates beach clean ups twice a month on Sunday mornings. They will provide equipment and are thrilled that our group wants to help out!

Please check out their website:

Please RSVP with Rose if you plan on helping out..

Event | Life at Google

Addicted to GChat? Obsessed with Google Pedometer? Curious about AdWords? Or, just wanna play hookie for an afternoon and do something cool?!

Date: June 11, 2009
Time: Buses will depart from Hoya-owned Tonic Bar in Russian Hill (address below) at 2:30 p.m., and return following the event, in time for you to catch a few drinks with your friends at the Northern Club of California Happy Hour! Tour will begin at 4pm, and the Reception/Panel around 5:15pm.

Tonic Bar - 2360 Polk St. San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-5535

Can't make it for the tour but would like to attend the reception? Please send an email to

Driving: Google has kindly offered to open up a few visitor spots for us, if you'd like to drive, please register and then send an email to

Questions: Contact Caroline Mayhew, or (202) 687-2728

Panelists Include:
Matt Pfile, B'97, Strategic Negotiator, Global Infrastructure

John Ploumitsakos, F'98, Head Classifieds & Local Advertising, Online Sales & Operations, AdWords

David Sobota, B'91, Dir., Corporate Development

Melissa Tidwell, C'99, Assoc. Corporate Counsel

Craig Walker, MBA '91, Sr Product Manager, Voice Products

Nicole Wong, C'09, Dep. General Counsel

Event | Wolf Blass / 360 Cellars VIP Tasting & Reserve Wine Seminar

Wolf Blass / 360 Cellars and the Georgetown Club of Northern California invite you to a special wine tasting event.

What: VIP Tasting & Reserve Wine Seminar
When: Monday May 18
- Wine Flights from 5-8pm
- Reserve Wine Seminar 7:15-7:45pm only
Where: Cellar 360 (Ghirardelli Square)
Price: General Admission & Wine Flights + Reserve Wine Seminar – SPECIAL GEORGETOWN PRICE = $25 (normally $100)

In a rare American appearance, Entrepreneur, Master Winemaker, & Pioneer of Australian wine, Wolfgang Blass, will be visiting Cellar360. The Georgetown Alumni Club of Northern California has made arrangements for VIP passes for Wolf Blass wine flights, food pairings, and an exclusive Reserve Wine Seminar, hosted by Wolf and world renown Australian wine expert, George Samios - only @ Cellar360 in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square.

We only have a limited amount of passes available so to attend please RSVP at From there you will instructions on how to pay via paypal in advance to secure your $25 discounted ticket.

More information on Cellar 360 and Wolf Blass wines

Last Wednesday Happy Hour | April 29

Wednesday April 29
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Cosmopolitan (121 Spear @ Mission)

Please join Bay Area Hoyas and friends at in San Francisco for happy hour. Network, Mix, Mingle. The bar's drink specials run until 7:00 p.m. Feel free to invite others.

Volunteer Event | Glide Memorial

Saturday, May 2, 9-11am, with brunch following.
Serving lunches at Glide Memorial Church - 330 Ellis at the corner of Ellis & Taylor, San Francisco

Please join us to volunteer to help out those less fortunate. We'll be preparing meals and handing them to clients; those manning the floor will collect trays, refill beverage pitchers, hand out condiments and wipe down tables. Most importantly, our group will serve as a friendly and warm presence for the clients. The work is simple, but the value is far greater!

Afterwords, we will migrate to the Daily Grill for brunch and a little time to socialize.

The people at Glide are counting on the Georgetown community to assist on this day, so please RSVP to this event only if you can commit to attending. Please
RSVP with Rose to let her know you'll be attending.

Georgetown Rugby in the Final Four @ Stanford

Friday, May 1 @ 1pm
Saturday, May 2 @ 3pm

Stanford University's Steuber Rugby Stadium
667 Masters Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

The Georgetown Men's Rugby Club has earned a spot in the National Final Four which this year be held in Palo Alto on the Stanford Campus. The games are open to the public, and the guys would definitely appreciate the support of any interested alumni. For more info see

Alonzo Mourning at the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose

Friday, May 15, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose will present its 10th Legacy for Children Award to Georgetown Alumnus and NBA All-Star, Alonzo Mourning in honor of his work in helping children and families lead healthier, more successful lives. More info and tickets can be purchased on line. For more information email:

Volunteer Event | San Francisco School

Saturday, May 9th, 8:30am to noon, with brunch to follow.
Painting / Gardening at the San Francisco School

We hope to have 10-20 volunteers to assist in either internal painting or gardening. A light breakfast will be served (croissants and pastries donated by a school family who owns a bakery).

The School is committed to ethnic and cultural diversity, with almost 50% students of color. Family economic diversity is achieved through a moderate tuition, the school’s location in a modest neighborhood, and a strong indexed tuition program which supports 30% of students on reduced tuition.

Given this emphasis, funds for such work is limited and the efforts of Georgetown alumni will make a huge difference in brightening up the school. Please RSVP with Rose if you plan on helping out.

Event | Wedn. April 30, 6pm | 20% off at Sports Basement

Hoyas Gear Up For Spring Sports
Sports Basement Presidio
April 30th 6-8 PM
610 Mason St (Across for Chrissy Field) San Francisco CA 94129 (415) 437- 0100

Hoyas, summer is on its way! Time to gear up to get out and play. To fill all your gear needs, Norcal Hoyas is partnering with Sports Basement Presidio to bring you a night of food, drinks, and jaw-dropping deals.

It will all be going down on Wednesday, April 30th from 6pm to 8pm.

You can come down to fill all your sporting needs, while enjoying some free food and drink, good company, not to mention a 20% discount on any and all gear in the store.

If you are looking to gain some knowledge on this year's latest and greatest gear from the great staff at Sports Basement, get a good discount or just enjoy some free drinks and good company, then this is the event for you.

Please send us an email to RSVP.

Happy Hour and Benefit at Tonic

Thursday June 11th, 6pm-9pm
Tonic - 2360 Polk at Union

Come support your fellow Hoyas at a happy hour at Tonic, a Hoya run bar. Drinks will be served by fellow Georgetown graduates who will be guest bartending for the event. All tips will benefit a Hoya run nonprofit, Spark, which encourages young professionals to engage in global Women’s issues, and gives grants to grassroots women’s organizations. So mark your calendars, and come mix and mingle with the Bay Area blue and gray!

Event | Free Wine Tasting at the Ferry Building

Thursday April 2nd; 4:00- 7:30pm, formal program at 6pm
Conifer Securities, The Ferry Building, 2nd Floor, San Francisco

Three Monkeys Wine and the Northern California Alumni Association invite you to a special wine tasting event.
To accompany the wine, hors d’oeuvres will be served. This event is free and the only cost would be if you decide to purchase some wine to take home.


Three Monkeys Wine was founded by three Georgetown classmates from the Class of 1988 – Frank Bellizzi (C’88), Jamie O’Hara (C’88, L’92), and Tom Van Leuven (C’88). The event is generously being hosted by Jack McDonald (C’88, L’92), 2008 recipient of one of Georgetown’s highest honors -The Gaston Award. Two years ago on April 7, 2007, our dear friend Tom Van Leuven died suddenly from a heart attack – All proceeds from the event will be donated
to Tom’s Childrens’ Trust Fund. Please visit for more information about the wines

Event | MSB Networking & Discussion

Business, Innovation, and the New Reality
Tuesday, March 24 - 6:30 - 8:30
The Fairmont Hotel - 950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco

George Daly Dean of the McDonough School of Business Cordially invites you to join him, G. Doug Dillard (B'93) , Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Standard Pacific, Neil Ashe (B'90) , President, CBS Interactive and All Georgetown Business School alumni, along with Georgetown supporters of the Business School For an Alumni Business Networking Event.

Please click here to R.S.V.P.
or call

Big East Tournament Game Watch - Friday at 4:00 p.m. (and maybe Saturday)

After a very gratifying win versus Villanova in the Tournament quarter finals (full story here) the Hoyas return to Madison Square Garden, Friday at 4:00 p.m. We're back at the Bus Stop at 1901 Union Street to watch. I know it's somewhat early to leave work, but come on! Don't you deserve it? Haven't you worked hard enough during the last month? Don't you owe it to yourself to cut out of work a little early (on a Friday no less) and root on the Hoyas to victory? I think you deserve this. So be there!

If the Hoyas are "lucky" enough to win, they will play for the Big East Championship Saturday at 6:00 p.m. T-shirts will be on sale for $15 during the game.

To summarize:
Friday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m. and if the team wins... Saturday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. Be There!!!

NCAA Tournament Game Watches Start Next Week
Seedings for the upcoming NCAA Tournament will be announced this Sunday evening. The Hoyas will play their first game either Thursday, March 20 or Friday, March 21. We'll send out an email once the schedule is announced.

Don't forget: pictures from the Jeff Green event and cool Club T-shirts from sale and check out what local Hoyas are up to for more events

Lots going on!

We have a lot going on in March:
Thur, Mar 6 Visiting Georgetown Professor Lecture
Sat, Mar 8 Game Watch - Louisville 9:00 am
Sun, Mar 9 Class of 2003 Event - Beach Blanket Babylon
Tue, Mar 11 GU Women's Leadership Initiative - Cultivate Your Network Before You Need It

Plus pictures from the Jeff Green event and cool Club T-shirts from sale
and check out what local Hoyas are up to for more events

Event | Thur. Mar 6, 6 PM | Visiting Georgetown Professor Lecture - UPDATED

Who: Georgetown Professor Francis Slakey
Topic: Mission Possible: Why President Bush Signed Georgetown Students' Ideas into Law
Where: Mendocino Room at The Palace Hotel - 2 New Montgomery Street, corner with Market - map
Cost: Free - Your membership dues at work.
Please drop us an email if you plan on attending so we can plan appropriately.

The Georgetown Alumni Club of Northern California is excited to have Professor Francis Slakey, the Upjohn Lecturer in Physics and Biology and the co-Director of the Program on Science in the Public Interest at Georgetown University visiting us here in San Francisco.

As a courtesy to
local alumni, Professor Slakey will be giving a lecture
regarding his work getting Georgetown Students' ideas in front of Congress in his discussion, Mission Possible: Why President Bush Signed Georgetown Students' Ideas into Law. This discussion will delve into the reality that it's more likely that a high school baseball player will become a professional, than a bill will become law. With such odds against them, how were Georgetown science students able to get President Bush to sign their ideas into law? Professor Slakey will discuss how such students were able to identify a social problem, develop a political solution, and ultimately lobby Congress where they were able to put their scientific training into practice.

We are looking forward to hearing Professor Slakey's thoughts on this timely issue. Please join us. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event | Tuesday, March 11 | San Francisco Alumnae Women's Event

Building & Cultivating a Successful Network
March 11th , 2008; 5:30-7:30 pm
$25 for Georgetown Alumni
Le Meridien Hotel - 333 Battery Street, San Francisco.
Click here for more information and to reserver your tickets

Georgetown Women's Leadership Initiative Semi-Annual Distinguished Speaker Panel, in conjunction with The Financial Women’s Association & The Georgetown University Alumni Association, presents"Building & Cultivating a Successful Network" Inspiring, developing, and connecting women… Semi-Annual Distinguished Speaker Panel presented in conjunction with The Financial Women’s Association and The Georgetown University Alumni Association

Cultivate your Network before you need it! Formal and informal networks are critical to career success. They provide access to information, informal knowledge, and connections to opportunities. However, not everyone is equally adept at building their personal networks. Moreover, research shows that women’s organizational networks tend to be more sparse and marginalized than those of men. The most obvious choices for network building are not always the smartest, whereas sometimes the least apparently promising connections can prove to be quite fruitful. Come join us for an evening of advice about building and maintaining your personal network to maximize opportunities and success.

Speakers include:
Doreen Woo Ho, President, Wells Fargo Consumer Credit Group
Hendy Dayton, Business Development Director, YourOnRamp
Ann Marie Lynch (C'95), Wells Fargo
Moderated by Dr. Catherine Tinsley, Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business and Executive Director, Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative

Event | Sunday, March 9 | Attention Class of 2003 Bay Area Hoyas!

You are invited to join fellow graduates of the Georgetown Class of 2003 on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco! Come see this award-winning San Francisco show as we countdown to our Five Year Reunion (May 29 - June 1, 2008).

3:30 p.m. Cocktails and catch-up at O'Reilly's Irish Pub (622 Green Street)
5:00 p.m. Beach Blanket Babylon show (678 Green Street)

Tickets for Beach Blanket Babylon: $27 per person. Guests welcome.

For more information or to reserve your spot for the show, please contact Victoria Terheyden at (415) 867-2516 or

The Class of 2003 hopes to see you there!

Jeff Green / Warriors Event Pictures

250 Hoya fans were in attendance for the Jeff Green / Warriors event. A brief synopsis:

Besides tailgating in the parking lot, we distributed some custom Georgetown Club of Northern California t-shirts. Once in the arena, we were ushered to a special private bar where Hoyas mingled. The Warriors then raffled autographed gear and we headed down to the court.
We got to sit courtside for about 45 minutes while Jeff warmed up. We were pretty quiet at first, then we dropped a huge "Hoya Saxa" cheer on him that caused him to laugh and join in. Then, Jeff came over into the Hoya crowd and hung out for 20-30 minutes signing autographs, taking pictures and just generally being awesome.
Then he put together a great game scoring a season high number of points (all for us). It was AMAZING. Big, big shout out to Jeff for being so nice and showing Georgetown some love. He really made us proud to be Hoyas on so many levels. Click on Jeff's smiling face for the pictures.

Jeff Green / Warriors Night

Event | Georgetown Tech Alliance

Tuesday March 3, 4:30-6:30pm
Quadrus Center in Menlo Park - 2400 Sand Hill Road, Room QCC

The Georgetown Technology Alliance's next event features Ray Lane, Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and former President and COO of Oracle Corporation, who will share his perspectives on greentech investing and job creation in a talk titled: "Greentech: Millions of New Jobs."

If you would like to attend, please rsvp to Jean Lee by Feb 20 at or 650-316-7682.

NorCal Hoyas T-Shirts Now on Sale

We are excited and proud to have a limited supply of Club T-shirts available. You can purchase them for a $17 donation ($15 plus $2 for PayPal transaction fees). All proceeds go to fund Club activities.

More details, pictures, and info on how to get one here


  • We have over (gasp!) 230 people coming to meet Jeff Green (and cheer on the Warriors). Tickets to meet a NBA star-in-the-making are SOLD OUT. Oh, the stories you'll tell the grand kids!
  • We are (still) looking for a few good men and women to help us organize events outside of San Francisco. Pretty please...
  • Upcoming community service event on Saturday April 20th at Glide Memorial Church. It is all hush-hush right now, more details to follow (so mark your calendars and visit this website often).

Event | Ongoing | Hoya Hoops Game Watch

Next Games (all times Pacific):
Sat, Feb 23 Cincinnati 9:00 am
Wed, Feb 27 St. John's 6:00 pm
Sat, Mar 1 at Marquette 11:00 am

Click here for full schedule

Please join us as we cheer on the Hoyas throughout the season at the usual location - The Bus Stop.
A high five never felt as good as after a Roy Hibbert three.

Event | Sat. Feb. 16 9am | Georgetown vs. Syracuse...

... that's all you need to know
See you at the Bus Stop. The Bloody Marys and 'special egg breakfast' are good.

Jeff Green / Warriors Event Details

It’s difficult to explain exactly how fired up we are that more than 220 Bay Area Hoyas will be attending our event with the Warriors and Jeff Green on Tuesday, Feb. 26! For the lucky few, everything you’ll need to know about this great event is listed here!

Event | Tuesday, February 26 | Warriors vs. Sonics (and Jeff Green)

First Annual Hoya Alumni Event with the Golden State Warriors!
February 26, 2008, 7:30 PM
ORACLE Arena - Oakland

Please join us as we welcome former GU Hoops star Jeff Green to the Bay Area as he and his Seattle Sonics come to town to play the Warriors. Through a special arrangement with the Warriors, you'll be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime event you won’t want to miss. We’ll start off the evening with a pre-game mixer so alums can network and catch up in the arena’s newly renovated Club 200 lounge. We’ll then be escorted down to courtside to watch Jeff up close during the pre-game shoot around and warm ups. Finally, we’ll gather in our group seats right by mid-court (section 230) to watch the game.

We have 230+ people coming and unfortunately tickets are sold out.
Are you one of the lucky few who will be attending? Click here for all the details

Event | Sat. Feb 9, 6pm | Hoyas vs. Louisville

You survived Super Tuesday, now get ready for Stupendous Saturday (Sabado Gigante!?) Your #6 Georgetown Hoyas are taking on the Rick Pitino-coached Louisville Cardinals at 6pm. The game will be a big one with drink specials galore (Makers Mark specials, 4 beers for $9, and more), lots of T-shirt giveaways, and plenty of Hoyas to hang with! So make a point to come for this somewhat rare evening weekend game, watch the team, see some old friends and meet some new ones. Join us at the Bus Stop (Union and Laguna) and please invite others!

New Years Extravaganza Pictures

  • The New Years Extravaganza was a resounding good time. Nearly 100 local Hoya alumni, from the classes of '57 to '07, got together to rekindle friendships and make new ones. Click on the picture below for all the photos from the event.

  • Hoya New Year Extravaganza

Join our team!

We're always looking for assistance with planning and running Club events. The more volunteers who get involved, the better we can serve our local alumni population -- now more than 6,000 alums!

Check out our current open board positions here.

Or, please consider joining one of our committees or submitting event ideas by completing the form here.

NorCal Hoyas Committees

  • Social Events: Coordinates events such as our annual Hoya New Year Extravaganza, Welcome to the Neighborhood, happy hours, picnics, outings to wineries, and more.
  • Academic Events: Coordinates Georgetown faculty lectures and other intellectually-oriented events. 
  • Athletic Events & Sports Teams: Coordinates Hoyas basketball gamewatches, outings to Giants and A's games, hikes, team sports (e.g. bowling, basketball), and group outings (e.g. cycling, running).
  • Community Service: Organizes and leads volunteer groups to local nonprofits including Alemany Farm, the SF-Marin Food Bank, Project Night Night, Habitat for Humanity and more.
  • Networking: Organizes career-related activities, including professional networking events, industry-focused happy hours, and the Winter Break Career Tour for current undergraduate students.
  • Mission & Ministry: Coordinates spirituality events, such as Women & Wine, mass with Fr. O'Brien, and interfaith dialogue with Imam Hendi.
  • East Bay: Plans social and other events for our large and growing alumni population in the East Bay.
  • Peninsula/South Bay: Plans social and other events for our large alumni population in the East Bay.
  • Membership & Outreach: Works to expand membership in the Club and make connections with other Bay Area groups.
  • Communications & Technology: Responsible for the Club's communications, marketing and branding, including email updates to members, web presence, social media, and leverage of new outreach tools.
Thanks for your interest! Please indicate your interest in one or more Committees by completing the form here.

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Event | Thursday, January 10 | Hoya New Year Extravaganza!

Thursday January 10, 6:30 to 9:30
Amante Restaurant - San Francisco

Please join your fellow Bay Area Hoyas at Amante in San Francisco's North Beach. We've rented out the entire restaurant and will be serving appetizers and hosting an open bar. We're hoping many of you can come and guests are most certainly invited. Let's kick off 2008 in true Hoya style and spread the cheer throughout the year!

Member cost is a mere $25 in advance through PayPal ($30 the night of the party at the door) and non-club members for $35 in advance ($40 at the door). Of course, if you'd like to join the club (dues are only $30), your $10 discount can be applied immediately. All food and drink is included in these prices.

To purchase tickets (using PayPal or a credit card) just click on the appropriate link below.

Membership Dues + 1 ticket - $55
Non-Members - $35
Members - $25