2009 Events

  • Monday, April 13, 2009  7:00pm.
    Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
    Acclaimed documentary about the 1968 game and its era. Joint event with Harvard Club. To find out more about the movie, click here.
    Social hour after the movie!
    Where: Oak St. Cinema, 309 Oak St., Minneapolis. No R.S.V.P. required.
  • April 2009
    Yale Book Award
    Each spring, YAANW presents a book award to high school juniors. Sponsor an award for $50 and/or present the award on behalf of YAANW. Details here.
    Where: Your high school of choice.
    Questions: Contact Milt Liu milt_liu@hotmail.com 612-761-7950
  • Saturday, May 16, 2009
    Yale Day of Service For the first-ever Yale Day of Service, Yale graduates from around the world are volunteering for service projects in their communities.
    Where: Four Twin Cities Locations. Click here or go to www.yaledayofservice.org and click on MN and choose your service project.
    Questions: Contact Camilla Madson madsonobai@aol.com 952-693-1150
  • Saturday August 1, 2009
    Evening of Opera at Orchestra Hall: Verdi’s Masterpiece Aida
    You are invited to join your fellow Yale alumni for a production of Aida at the Minnesota Orchestra.
    Join us at 6:30 pm and afterwords a chance to talk to members of the MN Orchestra who attended Yale.

    • 6:30pm Pre-show Dinner at the Cargill Room. Kenneth Freed (BA ’83 MM’87) Minnesota Orchestra Violinist will discuss the opera.
    • 8:00 pm Aida
    • 10:30 p.m. 10:30 – Post-show Champagne and Dessert with Somerfest Director Andrew Litton
    • $78/person includes show, dinner and post-show dessert
    • Limited tickets available

    Where: Orchestra Hall, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $78. Guests welcome.
    Registration Deadline: Friday, July 24, 2009
    Wes Barnhart
    325 Cedar Street, Suite 700
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
    (763)350-3527. by July 24. Limited tickets available.
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Wednesday, August 12,   NOON – 1:30
    Discussion of the The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.
    Speakers: Whitney MacMillan ’51 and Gustav RanisProfessor Emeritus of International Economics at Yale
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $35 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by August 10 to Dr. Schuster’s office: (952) 920-8386 with questions and to RSVP.
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Tuesday August 18, 2009 6pm
    Annual Summer Outing and Dinner 
    Speaker: Alexander (Sandy) Kieth ’53 Law
    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 612.349.2542.
    Where: Somerset Country Club, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
    Cost: $70    (Recent Yale Graduates: ’05-’09 $15;   ’00-’04 $35.00)
    RSVP: by August 12 by calling Dr Schuster’s office (952) 920-8386
    Register Online with PayPal:   Walleye   or   Prime Rib

    Directions: Click here.
    Questions: Contact Dr. Larry Schuster (952) 920-8386

  • Friday, November 6, 2009 7pm
    Whiffenpoofs at Duluth Marshall School 
    The Yale Whiffenpoofs are the nation’s oldest a cappella singing group and a true national treasure.
    In their first visit to Minnesota in many years, the Whiffenpoofs will be performing at the Marshall School, alma mater of current Whiff Sam Bolen.
    Where: Marshall School, 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth MN
    Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors, and children five and under are free
    RSVP: Purchase tickets at the Marshall web site here.
    Directions: Click here.
    More information: here.
    Questions: Mary Whitlock at mwhitlock@marshallschool.org
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2008   5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Environmental Sustainability from a Corporate Perspective: Past, Present, and Future
    The Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest invites you and your guests to the first of a three-part series on environmental sustainability at the Minneapolis Club. We are pleased to initiate this important discussion with a presentation by Jean Sweeney, Vice President, 3M Environmental, Health and Safety Operations, who will speak on Environmental Sustainability from a Corporate Perspective: Past, Present and Future.
    There will be a light buffet, with cash bar, starting at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Sweeney’s presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by Q&A.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 includes light buffet
    RSVP:We hope you can join us and ask that you R.S.V.P. by November 5.
    To make a reservation for you and a guest, register Online with PayPal, or email Bob Weisenfeld (bweis@gustavus.edu) and send him a check at

    • Bob Weisenfeld
    • 217 W. College Ave.
    • St. Peter, MN 56082

    If you have any questions or wish to make a last-minute reservation (but no later than November 5), please call Bob on his cell phone @ 507-327-6522.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2009   NOON – 1:30
    Annual Meeting & Luncheon with Economics/Investment Panel
    Please join us to reconnect with fellow alums for our annual meeting and a lively discussion and prognostications about the 2010 economic environment. Our always insightful and provocative panelists are sure to spark debate.

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $35 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by November 13th to Dr. Schuster’s office: (952) 920-8386 with questions and to RSVP.
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Saturday November 21, 2009   10:30 a.m. (11:00 a.m. Kickoff) 
    THE GAME: Yale Bulldogs vs Harvard Crimson Football.
    Join us for this co-sponsored event with the Harvard Club. We’ve arranged a special room with Satellite TV for The Game. Bring family and friends to cheer on the Bulldogs.
    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 cover charge. Children free.
    Directions: Click here.
    RSVP: Not necessary – just come!
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4pm – 7pm
    Holiday gathering of current students and those accepted under early action
    Join us for soft drinks and food, good conversation – a chance to learn about current Yale!
    Where: Doubletree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park at 394 and Park Place.
    Cost: Free
    RSVP: malcolmmcdonald@comcast.net