2008 Events

  • Sunday January 13, 2008   2:00 pm
    Holiday Reception with The Yale Spizzwinks
    In recent years, the Spizzwinks have toured the globe, performing for audiences in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and all around the United States, including ESPN, Carnegie Hall, Disney World, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Severance Hall and the White House. The Spizzwinks(?) this year feature four singers from Minnesota.
    Where: Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University 1536 Hewitt Ave St. Paul
    Directions: Click here
    Cost: $20; $7 children and students, guests welcome
    RSVP: 651-523-2459
  • Saturday, March 15, 2008   11:30 pm
    Wendy Wasserstein’s Third at the Guthrie Theater
    There’s a Yale Law School alumni outing on Saturday, March 15th to see the matinee performance of Third by Wendy Wasserstein (MFA ’76) at the Guthrie Theater, followed by a post-show discussion with one or two of the performers. The matinee is at 1:00 and our alums are meeting at 11:30 for lunch in the café before hand. We have some extra tickets to the matinee and didn’t know if any Yale Club folks would be interested in joining our group. If they would be, they could email me at abigail.roth@yale.edu by Thursday, March 13th. The cost is $40/ticket. Where: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis.
    Directions: Click here.
    RSVP:abigail.roth@yale.edu by Thursday, March 13th.
  • Tuesday April 29, 2008   6:00 pm 
    Reception for President Levin
    Yale’s president Richard Levin Ph.D. ’74 will come speak to us in Minnesota.

    • 6:00 Reception with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres – 2nd floor lounge
    • 7:00 Levin speaks, followed by question and answer period – main dining room on third floor

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $35. Classes after 1997: Free
    RSVP: to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster ’68, 952.920.8386
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Saturday August 2, 2008
    An Evening with the Minnesota Orchestra
    You are invited to join your fellow Yale alumni for a production of La Traviata at the Minnesota Orchestra.
    Maureeen O’Flynn captivated us in last year’s La Boh�me. Rising star Michael Fabiano plays Alfredo to her Violetta. The 23-year-old phenomenon, the 2007 winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, is already earning rave reviews around the globe. Join us at 6:30 pm and afterwords a chance to talk to members of the MN Orchestra who attended Yale.

    • 6:30pm Light Buffet Dinner Catered from Vincent (Cargill Room)
    • 8:00 pm La Traviata
    • 10:00 p.m. Post-Concert Mixer (Cargill Room)

    Where: Orchestra Hall, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $70. Guests welcome.
    RSVP: By July 25th to cam.hoang@genmills.com. Please send payment in advance to YAANW, 5057 14th Avenue South, Mpls, MN 55417. Questions? Call Cam Hoang at 763.764.2366.
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Wednesday August 13, 2008
    Annual Summer Outing and Dinner featuring Minnesota Twins Relief Pitcher Craig Breslow ’02
    Breslow in 2008 started the Strike 3 Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.
    Please join your fellow alumni for the following festivities:

    • Optional Golf 1:20 p.m. (Contact Stephen Barrows at stephen.barrows@aya.yale.edu) Greens fees $95/pp + $22.50/cart
    • Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. Cash Bar
    • Dinner: and Reunion Updates 7:00 p.m.
    • Conversation with Craig Breslow: 7:45 p.m.

    Reunion Report Volunteers Needed! If you attended a Yale reunion this summer, please consider giving a brief report on behalf of your class at the Annual Summer Outing. Contact Rick Luis at 651.361.7843.

    Where: Oak Ridge Country Club 700 Oak Ridge Road, Hopkins, MN 55305
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $70    (Recent Yale Graduates: ’04-’08 $15;   ’99-’03 $35.00)
    RSVP: by Monday, August 4 by printing and mailing the PDF form at this link
    Register Online with PayPal:   Walleye   or   Prime Rib

    Questions? Please contact Milt Liu at milt_liu@hotmail.com

  • Monday, November 10th   5:00 – 7:O0 pm
    Reception for Minnesota Law School Dean David Wippman
    The Yale Law School Association of Minnesota and the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest invite you and your guests to a reception and conversation about International Law as it Applies to the War on Terror with David Wippman ’78 MA, ’82 JD, University of Minnesota Law School Dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law.

    Where:Mission American Kitchen & Bar, in the IDS Center, Minneapolis
    Cost: Cash Bar, plus $15 to cover appetizers.
    RSVP: by Monday, November 3rd
    Register Online with PayPal.
    -OR-: 2) Or send a check made out to “YAANW” to:
    Milt Liu
    22405 Bracketts Road
    Excelsior, MN 55331
    If you have any questions, please e-mail Milt Liu at milt_liu@hotmail.com

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2008   NOON – 1:30
    Annual Meeting & Luncheon with Economics/Investment Panel
    Meet some of the Midwest’s top investment managers and business leaders! Panelists will include:

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $35 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by November 17th to Dr. Schuster’s office: (952) 920-8386 with questions and to RSVP.
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Friday, November 21, 2008   7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
    Dinner with the Yale Women’s Basketball Team
    Featuring Kaitlyn Lillemoe ’09 (Hopkins ’05, BOTL ’08 Alum)
    Minnesota Women’s Basketball – Subway Classic (Williams Arena)
    Sat Nov 22 11:00 am North Carolina State vs. YALE
    Sat Nov 22 1:00 pm Minnesota vs. American
    Sun Nov 23 11:00 am American vs. North Carolina State or YALE
    Sun Nov 23 1:00 pm Minnesota vs. North Carolina State or YALE
    Where: Minneapolis Golf Club
    2001 Flag Ave. South, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
    Registration Deadline: Monday, November 17, 2008.
    Cost: $45/person
    Register Online with PayPal.
    Questions? Please contact Bill Messinger at bill@arprecovery.com.
  • Saturday November 22, 2008   10:30 a.m. (11:00 a.m. Kickoff) 
    THE GAME: Yale Bulldogs vs Harvard Crimson Football.
    See a live broadcast from Cambridge of this historic showdown. The Harvard Club of Minnesota will join us. Family and guests welcome. No R.S.V.P.
    Where: Joe Senser’s Sports Bar & Grill 
    4217 W 80th St Bloomington, MN (Hwy. 494 & South Frontage Road, West of France Ave.) (952) 835-1191
    Cost: $5 (Kids free)
    Directions: Click here.
  • Saturday, December 6, 2008 4:00-5:30p.m.
    Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Dance Theatre
    present the Swinging Nutcracker
    Minnesota Dance Theatre and a Duke Ellington style jazz ensemble joins the Minnesota Orchestra to present original music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, paired with Ellington’s jazz transcriptions. Dancers in both styles add a fascinating visual element.

    • Candy Canes and Treats in the Green Room after the concert
    • Meet Minnesota Orchestra Violist Ken Freed ’83

    Where: Orchestra Hall, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $38. Children welcome.
    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 3, 2008.
    Register Online with PayPal.
    or RSVP directly to:
    Wes Barnhart
    325 Cedar Street, Suite 700
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
    wes@aureusinc.com (763)350-3527.