Annual Hoya New Year Extravaganza 2016!

Event Description



Come celebrate the start of 2016 with some joyous Hoya spirit at our favorite social event of the year, the ANNUAL HOYA NEW YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA!

WHEN: Friday, January 8, 2016 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PST) 
WHERE: Bartlett Hall -- 242 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94102

We hope you'll join us for the 2016 Hoya New Year Extravaganza at our new location, Hoya-owned Barlett Hall! Situated amid the hustle and bustle of San Francisco’s Union Square, Bartlett Hall is a gastropub and brewery that fuses the city’s historic elements with its present day lively personalities.

We had more than 80 Hoyas attend our 2015 Extravaganza, and we're hoping for an even greater crowd this year!

Note: If you want a $10 discount on your ticket, make sure you're a Club member! We'll email you a discount code. If you haven't gotten a discount code yet, please forward your new membership confirmation email to norcalhoyas@gmail.com.

Advance tickets are $45 (or $35 for Club members with discount code) and include three drink tickets good for Bartlett Hall's excellent selection of draft beers, house wines and craft cocktails, chances to win great raffle prizes, and plentiful delicious hors d'oeuvres. Tickets will also be available at the door for $55 (cash only).

Tickets


Also, in keeping with the giving spirit of the holidays, please consider bringing a new blanket, book, or stuffed animal to donate to Project Night Night for an additional raffle ticket at the door! G.U. grad, Kendra Stitt Robins (College '94, M.A. '95 and Law '00) founded the nonprofit organization Project Night Night. Project Night Night donates over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children 12 and under who need childhood essentials to have a concrete and predictable source of security and an increased exposure to high-quality literacy materials during their time of upheaval.

Hoya Saxa and Happy New Year!


Winter Break Career Tour: Alumni and Students Welcome!



Thursday, January 7, 6:30-9pm
NerdWallet, 901 Market St, San Francisco

For more details and to RSVP, click here


Come join us for the NorCal Hoyas Winter Break Career Tour event for a panel discussion and a night of networking.  Held at the beautiful downtown NerdWallet headquarters, one of the hottest tech start-ups in San Francisco. Courtesy of NerdWallet (special thanks to Cliff Goldstein F'99 and Dan Yoo B'99), complimentary food and drink will be available.


Hoyas Go for a Pre-Turkey Day Hike in the Marin Headlands


Want to get out and stretch those legs and work off some extra calories before Thanksgiving? Want to see the beautiful headlands with your fellow Hoyas? Join the Georgetown Club of Northern California on a hike on Saturday, November for a family and pet friendly hike in the Marin headlands (details of hike below). The plan is for an approximately 4.5 mile loop through the headlands on the famous Coastal and Miwok trails. The hike itself should last about 2.5 hours of hiking time and we are planning on taking a 1/2 hour picnic lunch break. An e-mail with the cell phone numbers of the trip leaders along with a weather contingency plan will be sent to all the RSVPs prior to the hike. Looking forward to seeing all the fellow Hoyas in the great outdoors!

Register Here
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoyas-go-for-a-pre-turkey-day-hike-in-the-marin-headlands-tickets-19394223645

The Hike
Take Old Bunker Road up to the Coastal Trail. Then onto the Wolf’s ridge trail to the Miwok trail. Then take Miwok trail back down to the Lagoon trail and back to the parking lot. Round trip @ 4.5 miles. We are doing a slightly shorter version of the trail described in this link that avoids the damaged coastal trail section and will start out as an easier warm up going up the paved Old Bunker Road. http://bahiker.com/northbayhikes/rodeobeach.html

A Few Thoughts / What to Bring
  • This hike, while not exceptionally strenuous, does have a significant amount of ascending and descending, please be prepared and know your limits. 
  • The trail is in good condition but be sure to wear appropriate footwear (i.e. sneakers / hiking boots, NO flip flops) 
  • The weather can change rapidly in the headlands and a sunny day can turn cold and foggy very quickly. Dress in layers, avoid cotton, and bring extra clothes 
  • Plan on bringing a picnic lunch and plenty of water. 
  • Children are absolutely welcome but be sure they are up for a full 3 hour adventure 
  • Dogs are welcome too but per Golden Gate National Park Rules they need to be on leash at all times 
  • E-mail any questions or concerns, we'd prefer to address anything prior to getting on the trail. 
Meeting Location
Meet at the Old Bunker Road Gate at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 21st. There is a parking lot near the Marine Mammal Center at Fort Cronkite. See map below.

Map / Directions
http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/upload/map_MAHE_150429web.pdf

Public Transit
Check out Transit 511.org for MUNI 76 Service on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

Carpool
We MAY try to arrange some carpooling depending on need once we have our attendance list via Eventbrite.

Welcome to Neighborhood Thursday, SF Giants Tailgate Sunday, plus elections and membership drive!

Thursday, September 10, 6-9pm
Welcome to the Neighborhood 2015
Cease & Desist, 2331 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
To register, click here


One of our favorite events of the year! We've had 100+ Hoya alumni at these events in the past, and we expect a similar if not bigger turnout this year. This time around, we will be bringing the party to the Mission at Cease & Desist, the newest bar offering from alum, owner, and friend of the club Ben Bleiman (C'03). We will have the upstairs mezzanine entirely to ourselves, with our own bar and fun arcade games! We'll also have raffle prizesfree appetizers, and happy hour specials from 6-8pm$10 off cocktail pitchers$4 Sol Lager bottles (upstairs bar), and food specials. So come one, come all, to what is sure to be a memorable event as we welcome new Hoyas to the San Francisco Bay Area!
P.S. If registration is closed, we will still accept walk-in registration.

Sunday, September 13, 6-9pm
San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Tailgate/Baseball Game
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

$40 includes hot dogs, chips, beer, sodas, and bleacher ticket
$5 tailgate only option also available
$5 discount for club members!
For more information and to buy tickets, please click here


That's right, as the playoff chase reaches the home stretch, it's time for our annual San Francisco Giants tailgate! Please join us on Sunday, September 13 for a tailgate and baseball game as the Giants take on the Padres. Also, if you're a current club member, you should have received an e-mail with a discount code for $5 off the ticket price. If you're interested in becoming a member, please follow the directions at the link here, and shoot us an e-mail at norcalhoyas@gmail.com, and we'll give you the code!



Club Officer Elections and Committee Chair Appointments!



We are excited to announce our upcoming elections and appointments for two Club Officer positions - Secretary and Treasurer - and SIX (one new!) Committee Chair positions - Events (new!), Membership & Outreach, Communications & Technology, Community Service, Networking, and East Bay.

Voting Members** of the club are eligible to vote on the Officer positions, eligible to run for an Officer position, and eligible be appointed to a Committee Chair position.

ELECTIONS for Secretary and Treasurer will be held online oTuesday, October 13, 2015 from 12:00am until 11:59pm. Further details about where and how to vote** will be sent in a separate email in the coming weeks. For now, please mark your calendar!

APPLICATIONS for our open Committee Chair positions are due September 22, 2015 and can be submitted by completing this Google form.

We hope you will consider becoming more actively involved with the NorCal Hoyas by running or applying for one of these positions. Of course, we are always looking for more member involvement in our committees, so please get in touch if you want to help out but can't commit to joining our board at this time.

** Please note that you must be a Voting Member in good standing to vote in the election or to serve as an Officer or Committee Chair. Voting Members are those who have registered for a paid or free (if less than two years out from graduation) membership. Not yet a Voting Member, or has your membership lapsed? You can JOIN NOW or RENEW your membership here. If you have questions about your membership status, please email us atNorCalHoyas@gmail.com.



September Member Drive!


It's September! That means it's time to welcome new alums to the Bay Area at Welcome to the Neighborhood (9/10/15). While we're at it, we'd like to welcome many more new (or renewing) members to the Club during our September Member Drive.

All alums with a Bay Area address in the University's database are automatically on our email listand get invited to our great programs and events. BUT, if you're a registered member of the Club, you get so much more! For just $30 per year (or $0 for alums from the most recent 2 graduating classes) you get --

- Discounted prices and/or early access to most Club events
- Discounted price on the Club t-shirt
- Exclusive access to member-only events
- The right to vote in Club elections and hold a Club board position
The personal satisfaction of knowing you are supporting your local Georgetown alumni!

Our Club is completely volunteer-run and we receive very little financial support from the University, so we depend on our members' support to offer all the great events and activities we do throughout the year.

Please join or renew your membership today! And please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your Hoya friends in the area.

#W2N Thurs, Sept. 10 at Cease & Desist, plus SF Giants Tailgate and Baseball Game on Sun, Sept. 13!

Thursday, September 10, 6-9pm
Welcome to the Neighborhood 2015
Cease & Desist, 2331 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
To register, click here


One of our favorite events of the year! We've had 100+ Hoya alumni at these events in the past, and we expect a similar if not bigger turnout this year. This time around, we will be bringing the party to the Mission at Cease & Desist, the newest bar offering from alum, owner, and friend of the club Ben Bleiman (C'03). We will have the upstairs mezzanine entirely to ourselves, with our own bar and fun arcade games! We'll also have raffle prizesfree appetizers, and happy hour specials from 6-8pm$10 off cocktail pitchers$4 Sol Lager bottles (upstairs bar), and food specials. So come one, come all, in what is sure to be a memorable event as we welcome new Hoyas to the San Francisco Bay Area!

 

Sunday, September 13, 11am
San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Tailgate/Baseball Game
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

$40 includes hot dogs, chips, beer, sodas, and bleacher ticket
$5 tailgate only option also available
$5 discount for club members!
For more information and to buy tickets, please click here


That's right, as the playoff chase reaches the home stretch, it's time for our annual San Francisco Giants tailgate! Please join us on Sunday, September 13 for a tailgate and baseball game as the Giants take on the Padres. Also, if you're a current club member, you should have received an e-mail with a discount code for $5 off the ticket price. If you're interested in becoming a member, please follow the directions at the link here, and shoot us an e-mail at norcalhoyas@gmail.com, and we'll give you the code!

Welcome to the Neighborhood Registration now open, Thurs. Sept. 10 at Cease & Desist in the Mission, plus other items!

A few notes from the club:

-We had a great time at the New Student Send Off BBQ for the Class of 2019 on August 9! Thanks to all who attended, please see below for pictures.

-Registration is now open for our annual Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour on Thursday, September 10 at Cease & Desist in the Mission! Please see below for details on one of the biggest NorCal Hoyas parties of the year.

-We're planning on doing a Giants tailgate in September... please be on the lookout for information on that this week.



New Student Send Off BBQ for Class of 2019
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Thanks to all who attended and made this possible, including an extra special thank you to Treasurer Chris Johanson (B'00), who has been responsible for keeping this event up and running for several years!



Thursday, September 10, 6-9pm
Welcome to the Neighborhood 2015

Cease & Desist, 2331 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
To register, click here



One of our favorite events of the year! We've had 100+ Hoya alumni at these events in the past, and we expect a similar if not bigger turnout this year. This time around, we will be bringing the party to the Mission at Cease & Desist, the newest bar offering from alum, owner, and friend of the club Ben Bleiman (C'03). We will have the upstairs mezzanine entirely to ourselves, with our own bar and fun arcade games! We'll also have raffle prizesfree appetizers, and happy hour specials from 6-8pm$10 off cocktail pitchers$4 Sol Lager bottles (upstairs bar), and food specials. So come one, come all, in what is sure to be a memorable event as we welcome new Hoyas to the San Francisco Bay Area!

Georgetown Alumni Breakfast July 28, New Student Send-Off Aug. 9, and Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour Sept. 10!

Tuesday, July 28, 8:30am-10am
Georgetown Bay Area Alumni Breakfast:
Raising Venture Capital Financing


Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP
405 Howard St, 10th Floor, San Francisco
Free, but spaces limited!
To RSVP, please click here

For the past couple years NYC alumni have hosted a Breakfast Speaker Series, and now, the Georgetown McDonough Ambassadors are launching this in SF! This is free and open to all Georgetown alumni. The first session is this coming Tuesday morning featuring folks working in venture capital. There are only a few spots left, so please RSVP today! There will be a wait list in case anybody drops out.




Sunday, August 9, 11am-2pm
New Student Send Off BBQ: Class of 2019


Field above Crissy Field Amphitheater
100 yards Southeast of Crissy Field Warming Hut
Corner of Marine Dr & Long Ave
San Francisco, CA
To RSVP, please click here


It's that time of the year for one of our favorite annual events - the New Student Send-Off BBQ at Crissy Field! This year, we will be honoring the Georgetown Class of 2019 amidst a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The event is FREE and includes catered food and soft drinks, so come on out and mingle with your fellow alumni and the new incoming students and their families!


SAVE THE DATE:
Welcome to the Neighborhood 2015!


Cease & Desist, 2331 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
Registration information coming soon!


Save the Date for another of our favorite annual club events: the Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour! We've had 100+ Hoya alumni at these events in the past, and we expect a similar if not bigger turnout this year. This time around, we will be bringing the party to the Mission at Cease & Desist, the newest bar offering from alum, owner, and friend of the club Ben Bleiman (C'03). Stay tuned for more information and registration details!

3 June Happy Hours (2 SF, 1 Palo Alto), Student-Alumni Networking Event, and Quakes Game!

Friday, June 5, 6pm
MSB & Friends SF Happy Hour

Southern Pacific Brewing, 620 Treat Avenue, San Francisco
To RSVP, please click 
here


Come join Georgetown MBA Bay Area Alumni for a happy hour! Look out for a Georgetown banner and a big table.


Wednesday, June 17, 6-8pm
South Bay Happy Hour/Trivia

The Patio, 412 Emerson St, Palo Alto
To RSVP, please click here


Calling all Peninsula and South Bay Hoyas! Come meet local alumni and show off your big Georgetown brains at a happy hour and trivia night on Wednesdsay, June 17. We'll meet at the Patio in Palo Alto, 412 Emerson Street, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Trivia starts at 7:00, and happy hour deals on drinks last until late for everyone playing. Contact Elizabeth Lawton Kuriakose at ealawton@gmail.com with questions.



Wednesday, June 246-8pm
Hoya Gateway: Networking in San Francisco

At the Offices of Minerva, 1145 Market St, 9th Floor, San Francisco
To RSVP, please click here



June is the time of our annual Hoya Networking event, and this year, Hoya Gateway and the Georgetown University Alumni Assocation invite you to attend:

Networking in San Francisco: A Student-Alumni Networking Reception

Please join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday, June 24, from 6-8pm at the Offices of Minerva, 1145 Market Street, San Francisco. Admission is free, but please RSVP early, as the event may reach capacity!


Thursday, June 25, 5-8pm
2016 Georgetown Reunion Happy Hour Kickoff
Southern Pacific Brewing, 620 Treat Avenue, San Francisco
Brought to you by Georgetown '01 and '04 Ambassadors of San Francisco
For more information, and to RSVP, please click here


Gauging Interest:
Saturday, June 27, 7:30pm

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
Featuring Georgetown Alumni Goalkeeper Tomas Gomez!
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto



We are planning on buying group tickets to the June 27 "California Clasico" match between the San Jose Earthquakes and the L.A. Galaxy, featuring Quakes goalkeeper and former Hoya soccer star Tomas Gomez! Please e-mail us at norcalhoyas@gmail.com if you're interested or have any questions, so we know how many to purchase. This game is expected to sell out, so please respond soon!

Wine, baseball, Class of 2006 event, events questionnaire, special business meeting, GTA event, and more!


Thursday, May 14
7-9pm
Women & Wine: A GUAA Signature Event

The Olympic Club, 524 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
To RSVP, please click 
here

The Georgetown University Alumni Association brings its popular Women & Wine series to the Bay Area for: "Putting the Spirit back in Spirituality."

All alumnae are welcome to join us for wine with the "Miracle Chasers." Hear their miraculous stories and the 5 Insights for Spiritual Connection they learned along the way, featuring Joan Luise Hill and Katie Mahon, co authors of The Miracle Chase.

Thursday, May 14th
The Olympic Club
524 Post St.
San Francisco, CA

7 p.m. Wine & Hors d'oeuvres
7:30 p.m. Discussion
8:15 p.m. Reception 


Many thanks to Erin Niehaus (C'91) for graciously hosting this event.

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Club of Northern California. 



Saturday, May 16, 4pm
Hoyas at the Ballpark: Oakland A's vs. Chicago White Sox (with Fireworks!)

O.co Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA
To buy tickets, please click here

What's better than a baseball game with your fellow Hoyas? A game between two great baseball teams with a tailgate before and a special Superhero Fireworks show after!

That’s right fellow Hoyas, the Georgetown Club of Northern California has arranged a special deal for 30 Hoyas to get the following unforgettable experience for $25 for members and $35 for non-members.


1) 4:00PM - Tailgate in parking lot complete with hot dogs, chips, beers and sodas. All ticket holders will be e-mailed instructions on locating the tailgate.
2) 6:05PM - Oakland A's vs Chicago White Sox in 200-level seats (section TBD, but view should be nice!)
3) ~8:30PM - We'll be invited to sit on the field to watch the Superhero Fireworks Show, one of just a few fireworks shows the A's put on all season long.
It will be a great afternoon & evening for Hoyas of all ages (even little Hoyas)! Come join us to catch up with old acquaintances, make new ones, and just enjoy some baseball & fireworks.Ticket prices will INCREASE after 4/30, so please buy your tickets while you can!
Thursday, May 216:30-9pm
Save the Date for Class of 2006 Gathering at Off the Grid Twilight at the Presidio!

Join us for an '06 gathering at Off the Grid Twilight at the Presidio. Food trucks, fire pits, and live music. More details to follow. Contact: Charlie Adamski, ccadamski@gmail.com.

Georgetown Club of Northern California Events Questionnaire

We are hoping to expand our events programming and need your help in doing so. If you are interested in helping us plan some events and/or have some event ideas, please fill out this questionnaire here
, we would love your input!

April Events: Imam Lecture, John Carroll Awards in LA, GTA Event, Special Business Meeting, and More!

Tuesday, April 147-8:30pm
Interfaith Dialogue and the Muslim Chaplaincy at GU and Beyond:
A Conversation with Imam Hendi

2620 Laguna Street, Apt. 6
To RSVP, please click here


Join fellow Georgetown alumni and friends for the first event in our new Mission & Ministry series: a talk with Imam Hendi, head of the Muslim Chaplaincy at Georgetown. When Imam Hendi began his position at Georgetown in 1999, he was the first and only Muslim chaplain at any university in the country. In this talk, he'll discuss his work on campus as well as the principles of interfaith dialogue and how they can be integrated into life after Georgetown.

Thursday, April 307-8pm

NorCal Hoyas Special Business Meeting
Funding Circle
747 Front Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

To RSVP, please click 
here

The Executive Committee of the Georgetown Club of Northern California invites you to attend a Special Business Meeting to approve proposed amendments to the Club's bylaws.

Thanks in large part to your membership and participation in Club activities and events over the last couple of years, the Georgetown University Alumni Association recently recognized our Club as Alumni Club of the Year and our President, Matt Kamenski (C'07), as Volunteer of the Year! We are channeling this momentum to make some updates to our governing document that will improve the structure of our board and give our members a stronger voice in Club affairs.

We hope you will attend and participate in the next important step in the life of our growing Club. Please feel free to e-mail us at norcalhoyas@gmail.com with any questions. We hope to see you on April 30!


Georgetown Club of Northern California Events Questionnaire

In keeping with the theme of trying to make our Club stronger, we are hoping to expand our events programming and need your help in doing so. If you are interested in helping us plan some events and/or have some event ideas, please fill out this questionnaire here, we would love your input!

John Carroll Awards Weekend returns to the West Coast, don't miss out!
Link: Top Ten Reasons a Young Alum Should Attend John Carroll Weekend
For info and registration, please click here (Online registration ends Wednesday, April 8 at midnight PST)

 

Do you remember John Carroll Weekend 2011 in San Francisco? Did you know that John Carroll Weekend is coming back to the West Coast, Los Angeles, in about a month, April 16-19? As a California Hoya, this means that the best of Georgetown is coming to you. This is expected to be the largest gathering EVER of Georgetown alumni west of the Mississippi!

John Carroll Weekend will feature a variety of events, including a newly announced event with award honoree Dikembe Mutombo, formal receptions, tours, tastings, and more. Please note that there is not an overall registration fee for John Carroll Weekend, but rather you can register for each event on an a la carte basis for your convenience (some are free, some have a cost). Consider coming for the whole weekend, staying for a day, or even joining for a single event.

With spring sale fares for flights between the Bay Area and Los Angeles, this is a perfect opportunity to experience the best of Southern California with Georgetown. There are several Beverly Hills hotels with which Georgetown has negotiated special rates for the weekend, including a hotel specifically for young alumni, the Sixty Beverly Hills. Please click here for hotel information, and act soon, reservation cut-offs are approaching!

Events are filling up and others are being added, so we invite you to check out the schedule and register at http://jcw.georgetown.edu/2015/ so that you can be part of this special Georgetown tradition.

Finally, we are considering ways that our NorCal Hoyas members can coordinate travel and lodging, depending on interest. Please e-mail us (norcalhoyas@gmail.com) if you're interested in coordinating with other Bay Area Hoyas, and we can connect those who are interested!

"Hoya Hoopes" - 40% off cases, and 10-20% off select wine bottles... LAST CHANCE!



College basketball season brings a special promotion from Hoopes Vineyards
Discounts for Hoya fans only, available until April 6, date of NCAA Championship Game
Brought to us by owner and friend of the club, Lindsay Hoopes (C'03)

To learn more about a great promotion and spectacular deals on cases and single wine bottles exclusively for Hoya fans, please visit the post on our website here!