2012 Events

INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT SALOVEY

The inauguration of President Salovey will be live streamed on October 13. Please visit the Yale YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/Yale) for this very special event. The actual procession will start at 12:45 Central Time, with a number of background stories and interviews preceding it. The broadcast will end by 2:30.

YALE NEWSREPORTER IN THE TWIN CITIES

Ari Shapiro, Yale ’00, from National Public Radio, will be speaking at St. Thomas University on November 4 at 4:30pm Ari Shapiro has been NPR’s White House Correspondent since 2010. His stories appear on all of NPR’s newsmagazines, including All Things Considered and Morning Edition, where he is also a frequent guest host. Shapiro began reporting on the White House after five years as NPR’s Justice Correspondent, covering national security and counterterrorism. He spent 2012 on the campaign trail, leading NPR’s coverage of Mitt Romney during the primary and general election.

Tickets St.Thomas OEC event $12 MPR members/$15 non members – (651) 290-1200 and Mpr.org/BJS for tickets. General Admission tickets are on sale now. Box office hours: Tuesday–Friday: Noon–5 pm. Minnesota Public Radio members may also purchase tickets for selected events by calling during its regular business hours. Phone: (651) 290-1200 e-mail: fitzgerald@mpr.org Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster by phone at 1-800-982-2787 or in person at any Ticketmaster outlet.

Yale Annual Meeting and Alumni Panel

  • When: Wednesday, November 27, 12:00 pm

Save this date for the always well-attended event. Where: Minneapolis Club More details to follow in an upcoming email and the November newsletter.

Environmental Sustainability Series

Please join us for the next presentation of the Environmental Sustainability Series, a talk by Ford Runge (Yale parent), who will speak on “Meeting Future Food Demands Without Carbon Compromise.” Look for more details in an upcoming e-mail and the November e-newsletter.

Holiday Student Reception

Join us during the holidays to talk to current students and hear their Tales of Yale in the current day. More details to follow.

Yale Alumni Knitting Group

  • When: Saturday, October 12 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St., Northfield, MN 55057
  • Preferred but Optional RSVP to: Cynthia Gilbertson at cfgilbertson@mac.com or 507.645.4327

The group meets at the creative fiber-crafts store of Yale alumna Cynthia Gilbertson, called Northfield Yarn, in Northfield, MN. Join other alumni and friends, experienced or otherwise, who share an interest in fiber-crafts. Interested persons are welcome at any time.

Yale Alumni Book Club

  • Book: The Corner: a year in the life of an inner city neighborhood, by David Simon and Edward Burns
  • When: Sunday, October 20, 2013 6:30 pm.
  • Where: Paul and Sally Harris 346 Sixth St. S. Bayport, MN 55003 651 587.1998 [SSH cell], 651 587.1999 [PHH cell] paulharris@aol.com
  • Directions via Highway 36 NOTE THAT WITH THE ST. CROIX BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION CONDITIONS CHANGE ALMOST DAILY WITH FREQUENT DETOURS · East on #36 past Osgood Ave. (Holiday Station on SE corner) · Follow the sign for the Bayport Cutoff, exiting on the right from #36. · Wind on down to #95. · Turn right (south) on #95. · In Bayport, turn right (west) at the Holiday Station on Central Avenue · When Central ends, turn left (south) on Sixth Street South. · The house is 63 steps up from the garage, which is up the last driveway on the right (west) side of Sixth St. South.
  • Directions via Highway 94 · East on I94, north on #95 (if you see a lot of water or smell cheese, you’ve missed #95, the last exit before Wisconsin). · In Bayport, turn left (west) at the Holiday Station on Central Avenue · When Central ends, turn left (south) on Sixth Street South. · The house is 63 steps up from the garage, which is up the last driveway on the right (west) side of Sixth St. South.

People Serving People

The next day of service at People Serving People (PSP) is October 26 at 11:30 am. YAANW has a small group volunteering to serve meals at PSP — http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/ — once a month, on the 4th Saturday at lunchtime (11:30 to 1:00). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com. In addition, PSP offers tutoring opportunities with children. We have not yet started this aspect of our developing relationship with PSP, but would like to. Let us know if you are interested (contact Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com)

French Table

When: November 5, 5:30 p.m. Vincent, a restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis Once a month, fellow Francophiles meet for a fun evening of talk. All levels of French are encouraged and welcome. RSVP to Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

THE GAME: Yale Bulldogs vs Harvard Crimson

  • When: Saturday, November 23, 11:00 am
  • Where: Joe Senser’s, Bloomington, MN (494 and France) Cost: TBD Yes, it is that time of the year again. Come cheer for Yale and bring all of your paraphernalia for this event, co-sponsored with the Harvard Club.

Alumni Schools Committee

  • Wanted! Able bodied alumni from any Yale school willing to interview prospective Yale College students.
  • Need – expect over 400 applicants from all parts of Minnesota, western Wisconsin and along the Dakota and Iowa borders.
  • Experience- gained from doing. Time commitment – typically up to four applicants per year, occasionally five per interviewer, or the number you would like!
  • Please email – malcolmmcdonald@comcast.net or call 651-387-7050 Will assign based on your preference.
    •  John Tilburt – southeastern Minnesota
    • Tony Leung – Minneapolis and western Twin City suburbs
    • Malcolm McDonald – Saint Paul and eastern suburbs, outstate and western Wisconsin

YAANW Traditional Summer Dinner and Outing

YAANW’s annual calendar of events would be incomplete without the YAANW Summer Outing and Dinner. This year’s event is of special interest for a number of reasons — It helps us continue our celebration of YAANW’s 130th anniversary; it continues our series on environmental and conservation issues; and it presents Sir Peter Crane, Dean, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. I hope you can join us for this special event:

  • DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
  • PLACE: THE SOMERSET COUNTRY CLUB 1416 Dodd Road Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55118 (651) 457-1416
  • GOLF: (Optional)  Beginning at 1:30 p.m. (green fees circa $115 per person).  To set up your foursome call Jim Steiner ’82, (612) 667-6539, Golf Chairman
  • TENNIS: (Optional) Beginning at 4:00 p.m. (circa $5.50).  Call Ted Weyerhaeuser ’53, (651) 228-0152, Tennis Chairman
  • COCKTAILS: 6:00 P.M. (cash bar)
  • DINNER: 7:00 p.m. ($62 per person)
  • PROGRAM: 8:00 p.m.
  • I. Introductory Remarks Bob Weisenfeld –  ‘71 YAANW President
  • II. Talk:   “The Environment and Environmental Studies: Past, Present and Future” by Sir Peter Crane, Dean, The Yale School Of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • III. Reunion Reports. Call Malcolm McDonald ’58, to volunteer at (651) 484-7714
  • SINGING OLD YALE SONGS AROUND THE PIANO: Don Leavenworth, ’52, on the piano
  • R.S.V.P. by August 14, 2013   PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND RETURN TO:

Lawrence D. Schuster, M.D., Yale College ’68, Treasurer Emeritus

Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest

255 Pinehurst Building, 4999 France Avenue South
Minneapolis / Edina, MN 55410
Telephone: (952) 920-8386; email: SchusterClinic@aol.com
Yale Alumni Book Club
  • Book: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • When: Sunday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: TBD
  • e-mail: jan.kleinman@gmail.com.

Yale Alumni Knitting Group

  • When: August 18, 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Where: Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St., Northfield, MN 55057
  • Preferred but Optional RSVP to: Cynthia Gilbertson at cfgilbertson@mac.com or 507.645.4327
  • The group meets at the creative fiber-crafts store of Yale alumna Cynthia Gilbertson, called Northfield Yarn, in Northfield, MN. Join other alumni and friends, experienced or otherwise, who share an interest in fiber-crafts. Interested persons are welcome at any time.

People Serving People

The next day of service at People Serving People (PSP) is August 24th at 11:30 am. YAANW has a small group volunteering to serve meals at PSP — http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/ — once a month, on the 4th Saturday at lunchtime (11:30 to 1:00). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

In addition, PSP offers tutoring opportunities with children. We have not yet started this aspect of our developing relationship with PSP, but would like to. Let us know if you are interested (contact Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com).

French Table

  • When: September 10, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where:  Vincent, a restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
  • Once a month, fellow Francophiles meet for a fun evening of talk. All levels of French are encouraged and welcome.
  • RSVP to Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN)

http://www.twincitiesalumninetwork.org/index.php?m=3&y=2013

Join alumni from other local alumni clubs at various events hosted by their clubs.  (Amherst, Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Penn, Princeton, Smith, Stanford, Virginia, Wharton, Williams, Yale, Interclub and IvyLife.)

  • Event: TCAN Bowling Event
  • Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Time: 5:00 -9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Pinstripes, 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina
  • Sponsored by: Harvard, Penn and Columbia Clubs
  • Cost: $20, submit via Paypal to dan_rutman@alumni.penn.edu or send check to Dan Rutman, Penn Club MN, 6728 Rosemary Lane, Edina 55439
  • RSVP: Adelya Akhatova, Cornell Club Adelya.akhatova@gmail.com
  • Contact us: adelya.akhatova@gmail.com
  • Details:  Join us for our second annual bowling night at Pinstripes! We’ll have appetizers starting at 5:00 and the bowling starts at 5:30. Shoes, socks, food, and bowling are included for $20.
Yale SOM Happy Hour

  • When: July 17, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Butcher and the Boar, 1121 Hennepin Ave.
  • Host: Max Musicant, 612-670-6717  Max.musicant@gmail.com
  • Evite: http://www.evite.com/event/01CECIYT2I2JAACHKEPC3W6SJTS66I

Yale Alumni Book Club

  • Book: The President’s Club, by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
  • When: Sunday, July 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bev Anderson, 5616 Mt. Normandale Dr., Bloomington
  • Phone: 952-844-0920
  • e-mail: jan.kleinman@gmail.com.

Yale Alumni Knitting Group

  • When: July 27, 3:00-5:00 PM August 18, 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Where: Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St., Northfield, MN 55057
  • Preferred but Optional RSVP to: Cynthia Gilbertson at cfgilbertson@mac.com or 507.645.4327
  • The group meets at the creative fiber-crafts store of Yale alumna Cynthia Gilbertson, called Northfield Yarn, in Northfield, MN. Join other alumni and friends, experienced or otherwise, who share an interest in fiber-crafts. Interested persons are welcome at any time.

People Serving People

The next day of service at People Serving People (PSP) is July 27 at 11:30 am. YAANW has a small group volunteering to serve meals at PSP — http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/ — once a month, on the 4th Saturday at lunchtime (11:30 to 1:00). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

In addition, PSP offers tutoring opportunities with children. We have not yet started this, but would like to. Let us know if you are interested.

French Table

  • When: August 6, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where:  Vincent, a restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
  • Once a month, fellow Francophiles meet for a fun evening of talk. All levels of French are encouraged and welcome.
  • RSVP to Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunity at Open Arms

One of the Yale Day of Service sites, Open Arms, is interested in developing an ongoing relationship similar to our experience with People Serving People, ideally serving on a monthly or quarterly basis. Open Arms delivers healthy meals to seriously ill persons who cannot prepare food on their own. Volunteers spend approximately one or two hours delivering meals in the Metro area. Open Arms is looking for a person to organize these monthly or quarterly services. If you are interested, please contact Vicky Stoneman at vstoneman@s-sm.org or 507-339-2897.

YAANW’s Environmental Sustainability Program

The Environmental Sustainability Series will continue with a three-part series on “Energy, Politics and the Common Good.” More information will follow in upcoming enewsletters.

Yale Alumni Knitting Group

  • When: July date TBD
  • Where: Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St., Northfield, MN 55057
  • Preferred but Optional RSVP to: Cynthia Gilbertson at cfgilbertson@mac.com or (507) 645-4327 We meet at Yale alum, Cynthia Gilbertson’s, wonderful fiber-crafts store, Northfield Yarn, in Northfield, MN. Come meet other alumni and friends who share an interest in fiber-crafts. You don’t need to be an experienced knitter–all levels are welcome. Join in at any time.

Yale Alumni Book Club

  • Book: Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • When: Sunday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Arne Sovik, 707 Yale Place, Minneapolis; Phone: 612-338-2981;  e-mail: jan.kleinman@gmail.com.
  • Directions:  From south: leave 35W on 11th St, go west to Hennepin, left to 12th St, left two blocks, cross Yale Place on right, then driveway to guest parking of Loring Green East (brown brick bldg). Register car and go up to Apt.707.  From west: get off 394 on 12th St., straight east 3 blocks to Yale Place, etc. From east: leave 94 at 11th St., west several blocks to Hennepin, left to 12th St., etc.

People Serving People

The next day of service at People Serving People (PSP) is June 22nd at 11:30 am.
YAANW has a small group volunteering to serve meals at PSP —
http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/ — once a month, on the 4th Saturday at lunchtime
(11:30 to 1:00). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ron Goldser at
rgoldser@hotmail.com .

French Table

  • When: July 2nd, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Vincent, a restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
  • Come join your fellow Francophiles for a fun evening of talk, (much of which is in English!) RSVP to Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

5th Annual Yale Day of Service on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Bring yourself, family and/or friends and join Yale Alumni around the world in providing service to others in our local communities.  Projects involve a commitment of 2-3 hours, and there will be a potluck lunch following at the home of one of the YAANW board members for all to join in who can.

Currently our choice of 4 volunteer sites is in the larger Twin City metro area.

If anyone in a non-metro area would be interested in helping coordinate a site in your region, please let Vicky Stoneman know.  She would be happy to help you get it set up.  Vicky’s email is vstoneman@s-sm.org or phone 507/333-1646.

You can register for any of the four sites at this link: http://www.yaledayofservice.org/2013sitesAKMO/MN

They are briefly:

  • Eagan: Feed My Starving Children (9-11am)  Hand-pack meals designed especially for undernourished children in developing countries.
  • Minneapolis: Cedar Lake Park Association (9am-noon) Clean up and clear out a park so it can be used for recreational and educational purposes.
  • Minneapolis: People Serving People Homeless Shelter (9am-12pm) Assist with general upkeep and maintenance of the shelter.
  • Minneapolis:  Open Arms (9:30-11:30am)  Drive and deliver free meals tailored to meet the needs of people living with serious and life-threatening diseases.

Come give back, meet new people and have fun!!

Yale Professor Fred Volkmar, speaking on current issues in Autism

  • When:  Tuesday, June 4th, 5:30 PM, Minneapolis Club
  • Fred R. Volkmar, M.D. is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics,
    and Psychology and Director of the Yale University Child Study Center, Yale University
    School of Medicine. Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the American Psychiatric
    Association’s DSM-IV autism and pervasive developmental disorders section. He is the
    author of several hundred scientific papers and chapters as well as a number of books
    including A Practical Guide to Autism (Wiley Press), Asperger’s Syndrome (Guilford
    Press), Health Care for Children on the Autism Spectrum (Woodbine Publishing), and
    the Handbook of Autism (Wiley Publishing). Cost is $35, with a reduced cost for classes
    of 2002 to 2012 (Parking at Mpls. Club included). This promises to be a popular event.
    Reserve your spot now! rgoldser@hotmail.com

Yale Alumni Knitting Group

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, 2-4pm & Sunday, June 2, 3-5 pm
  • Where: Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St., Northfield, MN 55057
  • Preferred but Optional RSVP to: Cynthia Gilbertson at cfgilbertson@mac.com or (507) 645-4327 We meet at Yale alum, Cynthia Gilbertson’s, wonderful fiber-crafts store, Northfield Yarn, in Northfield, MN. Come meet other alumni and friends who share an interest in fiber-crafts. You don’t need to be an experienced knitter–all levels are welcome. Join in at any time.

Yale Alumni Book Club

  • Book: The Meadow, b y James Galvin
  • When: Sunday, May 19th, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: TBA; Phone: 952.807.8715;  e-mail: jan.kleinman@gmail.com.

People Serving People

The next day of service at People Serving People (PSP) is May 25th at 11:30 am.
YAANW has a small group volunteering to serve meals at PSP —
http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/ — once a month, on the 4th Saturday at lunchtime
(11:30 to 1:00). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ron Goldser at
rgoldser@hotmail.com .

French Table

  • NOTE:  THIS CONFLICTS WITH THE VOLKMAR EVENT ABOVE AND MAY BE MOVED TO JUNE 5TH
  • When: June 4, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Vincent, a restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
  • Come join your fellow Francophiles for a fun evening of talk, (much of which is in English!) RSVP to Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.
YAANW’s Environmental Sustainability Program
In addition to the event described above, the Environmental Sustainability Series will continue in late spring with the first of three presentations on “Energy, Politics and the Common Good.” More information will follow in upcoming e-newsletters.
Yale Applications from YAANW region
We had over 450 applicants to Yale from the high schools in the YAANW territory. We are proud to say that 24 of these applicants were admitted! Congratulations to all these students. We welcome them into the Yale family. It is very exciting to interview prospective applicants for Yale.
Interested in Interviewing Applicants to Yale College?

Each year over 400 high school seniors from our state, western Wisconsin and the Dakotas apply. We need interviewers! We need you!! We will work with you on how to interview and what the admissions office is looking for in extremely outstanding applicants. Please email us with your curiosity, interest, and desire to interview. Tony Leung has responsibility for Minneapolis and the west metro area. Randy Edson for southern Minnesota, especially Rochester. Malcolm McDonald works Saint Paul, the east metro area, outstate Minnesota, western Wisconsin and along the Dakotas. Please email Malcolm at malcolmmcdonald@comcast.net, Tony at TNLeung@mnd.uscourts.gov. or Randy at edson.randall@mayo.edu.

Yale Book Award
Each spring, YAANW offers an award to outstanding high school juniors for their achievement and academic prowess. This year we are presenting awards to approximately SIXTY outstanding high school students in the greater metropolitan area and outstate. If you wish to sponsor a high school or present the award next year, please contact Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com. To ensure its continued success, we encourage you to support this special program. If you have not already made a contribution, please do!
Technology
YAANW needs a video camera and a projector for use at events and other functions. We hope to broadcast meetings and programs via online software at some time in the near future. Do you have a camera or projector that you can contribute? Let us know. rgoldser@htomail.com
Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN)
Join alumni from other local alumni clubs at various events hosted by their clubs. (Amherst, Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Penn, Princeton, Smith, Stanford, Virginia, Wharton, Williams, Yale, Interclub and IvyLife.)

Penn Educational Breakfast Event: “Broader Possibilities for Your Work, Life and Legacy” on Thursday, May 23, 7:30 AM, Byerly’s Ridgedale, Minnetonka

The guest speaker will be Executive Career Transition Consultant George Dow, who will present Broader Possibilities For Your Work, Life and Legacy.

Alumni Happy Hour
Yalies! Feb Club was such a great success, we’re getting together again
  • When:  April 11th. 
  • New location: The Bulldog NE, 401 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis from 3:30til ???.
  • We are gathering to watch the AWESOME Yale Men’s hockey team in the Final Frozen Four.
  • Bring friends, Yale and non-Yale, to cheer and, oh yeah, to network and socialize!

“From Oil to Algae Biofuels: Does Public Policy Make a Difference”

  • Presenters: Bob Ames, VP Fuels, Solazyme (http://solazyme.com/), and Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association (http://www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com/)
  • When: Monday, April 8, at 5:30 pm
  • Where: Minneapolis Club 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis
  • Cost: $35 dinner, with cash bar; $10 for graduates from 2003 – 2013
  • RSVP: Bob Weisenfeld (bweisenfeld@gmail.com)  with checks payable to YAANW, and sent to Bob  Weisenfeld, 217 W. College Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082

“The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Face of Minneapolis Schools, and Community Economic Development in Minnesota”

  • Presenter: Hussein Samatar, Founder and Executive Director of the African Development Center (http://www.adcminnesota.org/)
  • When: Friday, April 19, at noon
  • Where: Minneapolis Club 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis
  • Cost: $35 for lunch and parking; $10 for graduates from 2003 – 2013
  • RSVP: Bob Weisenfeld (bweisenfeld@gmail.com) with checks payable to YAANW, and sent to Bob  Weisenfeld, 217 W. College Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082

Yale Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an intensive two-week pre-collegiate academic program at Yale for rising high school juniors and seniors. Each year, over 300 students from around the world come to Yale to attend the program and take courses in politics, law, and international relations.  Our two summer programs – Politics, Law, and Economics (PLE) and Studies in Grand Strategy (GS) – are interdisciplinary in scope. During the programs, students read primary source materials, articles, and books on a wide variety of issues, participate in lively team exercises and simulations, and gain invaluable instruction in university-level writing.As an official Yale University program that is administered by University officials, high school students can expect a first-rate summer experience studying in Yale’s lecture halls and classrooms, living in a residential college, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. The Yale Young Global Scholars Program brings the best of the academic and policy communities together in a scholarly learning environment. The program’s instructional staff teach the same material and in the same manner as in undergraduate courses here at Yale, and focus on helping students increase their critical thinking skills, communication skills, and leadership skills.Need based financial aid is available. Application deadlines are April.
Calling All Entrepreneurs
From time to time, YAANW seeks to convene fellow alumni with common interests. The first such gathering is directed to entrepreneurs. Questions to be addressed include: Did you recently start a business? Do you plan to? Do you need advice on what to do?  Would you be interested in participating in a panel to discuss entrepreneurship? Write Malcolm McDonald at malcolmmcdonald@comcast.net.

French Table

  • When: May 7, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Vincent, a restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
  • Come join your fellow Francophiles for a fun evening of talk, (much of which is in English!) RSVP to Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

Yale Alumni Knitting Group

  • When: March 17, 2-4 pm and April 14, 3-5 pm
  • Where: Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St., Northfield, MN 55057
  • Preferred but Optional RSVP to: Cynthia Gilbertson at cfgilbertson@mac.com or (507) 645-4327 We meet at Yale alum, Cynthia Gilbertson’s, wonderful fiber-crafts store, Northfield Yarn, in Northfield, MN. Come meet other alumni and friends who share an interest in fiber-crafts. You don’t need to be an experienced knitter–all levels are welcome. Join in at any time.

People Serving People

The next day of service at People Serving People (PSP) is April 27th at 11:30 am.
YAANW has a small group volunteering to serve meals at PSP —
http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/ — once a month, on the 4th Saturday at lunchtime
(11:30 to 1:00). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ron Goldser at
rgoldser@hotmail.com .

Yale Alumni Book Club

  • Book: In the garden of beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
  • When: Sunday, March 17th, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: 2636 – 35th Ave S., Minneapolis; Phone: 952.807.8715;  e-mail: jan.kleinman@gmail.com.

French Table

  • When: April 2, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Vincent, a restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
  • Come join your fellow Francophiles for a fun evening of talk, (much of which is in English!) RSVP to Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

French Table

  • When: March 5, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Vincent, a restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
  • Come join your fellow Francophiles for a fun evening of talk, (much of which is in English!) RSVP to Ron Goldser at rgoldser@hotmail.com.

Yale Alumni Book Club

  • Book: In the garden of beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
  • When: Sunday, February 10, 6:30 p.m. NOTE NEW DATE!!!
  • Where: 2636 – 35th Ave S., Minneapolis Phone: 952.807.8715 e-mail: jan.kleinman@gmail.com.

Yale Alumni Knitting Group

  • When: February 10, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Where: Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St., Northfield, MN 55057
  • Preferred but Optional RSVP to: Cynthia Gilbertson at cfgilbertson@mac.com or (507) 645-4327 We meet at Yale alum, Cynthia Gilbertson’s, wonderful fiber-crafts store, Northfield Yarn, in Northfield, MN. Come meet other alumni and friends who share an interest in fiber-crafts. You don’t need to be an experienced knitter–all levels are welcome. Join in at any time.

YAANW’s Environmental Sustainability Program

  • This outstanding series continues in early spring with the first of three presentations on “Energy, Politics and the Common Good.” More information will follow in upcoming enewsletters.

Multi-Club Event:  Career Management Presentation
We are very excited to have career management experts Karen Kodzik and Marcia Ballinger leading a joint event by the Penn and Columbia clubs on Thursday, February 7.  Their presentation topic will be “Managing Your Networking from the First Conversation through a Lifetime”.

Most professionals know that networking is the key to managing a successful career.  Whether you are revving up your network as part of your New Years resolutions, networking for the first time or trying to sustain it on an ongoing basis, it’s not uncommon that networking efforts often fall short whether it’s not knowing what to say during an important networking conversation or how to stay top of mind with your entire network over time.  This will be a rare opportunity to glean invaluable tips from Karen Kodzik and Marcia Ballinger, two Twin Cities authors and career professionals, on networking and network management.

Karen is a master’s level career counselor, and HR and management consultant.  As President and Owner of Cultivating Careers, a career management firm, she has helped thousands of professionals at various career crossroads develop the plans and tools to move forward and realize rewarding careers.  In addition to her private practice, she is the published author of “Navigating Through Now What”, is a highly sought after speaker, and source to the Twin Cities media on career management, employment and job search related topics.  Marcia is a Partner at KeyStone Search, a prominent executive search firm.  She conducts executive search projects for top executives in the manufacturing & distribution, business services and not-for-profit sectors.  And Marcia has recently published the critically acclaimed book “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting”.

We really hope you can join us for this very special event!

Hosting Clubs:  Penn and Columbia Clubs of Minnesota

Other Participants:  We are very happy to invite all Ivy/TCAN Clubs*.

Guests:  All guests are very welcome!

Date:  Thursday, February 7

Time:  5:00 – 7:30pm (networking/food from 5:00-6:30, presentation from 6:30-7:30)

Location:  Insert Coin(s) Event Center, 315 First Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55401   

Insert Coin(s) is a very fun and innovative nightclub in downtown Minneapolis.  We thank owner and Columbia alumnus Stefano Sinicropi for generously donating his new venue.

Cost:  Free for dues-paying Penn Club members, $15 for all other alumni and guests.  Includes dinner and presentation.

RSVP:  Please contact Whitney Windmiller at whitney.windmiller@ml.com to reserve your spot by January 31.

Payment Options:  After you RSVP to Whitney please:

a.)  Submit $15 via Paypal to dan_rutman@alumni.upenn.edu   or
b.)  Send check to Dan Rutman, Penn Club MN, 6728 Rosemary Lane, Edina MN 55439 (please make check payable to Dan Rutman and write “Alumni Event” in memo).

*  TCAN clubs consist of Amherst, Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Penn, Princeton, Smith, Stanford, Virginia, Wharton, Williams, Yale, Interclub and IvyLife.

  • Sunday, February 3
  •  Ivy Singles Event:  Super Bowl Party
  • Ivy Singles invites you to:  Ivy Singles SuperBowl Party  (please click to see evite)
  • Sunday, February 3, 2013
  • 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • WHERE:  (Bloomington – You Must Sign Up for Address)
  • eljai76@yahoo.com

  • Wednesday, January 16, noonDavid Wippman lunch and presentation
    David Wippman, Yale Law School ’82, Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School,
    “Drones and the Evolving Law of War.”

    • Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South,Minneapolis, MN
    • Cost: $35 – lunch and parking.
    • RSVP: To register, send an email to bweisenfeld@gmail.com
  • Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 
    French Table:  Practice your French with fellow Yalies.

    • Where:  Vincent’s A Restaurant
    • Contact for questions:Ron Goldser ’75 (rgoldser@hotmail.com)
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012   NOON – 1:30
    Annual Meeting & Luncheon with Economics/Investment Panel
    Please join us for our annual meeting featuring the panel discussion: Economic and Investment Perspectives for 2013.  Panelists for the discussion include:

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $35 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by November 27th to Dr. Schuster’s office: (952) 920-8386 with questions and to RSVP.

  • Sunday, November 18, 2012 6:30 pm
    Yale Alumni Book Group
    The Innocent Anthropologist by Nigel Barley
    Also called Adventures in a Mud Hut: An Innocent Anthropologist Abroad
    Where: Home of Ann Cohen (651) 645-2753  – St. Paul
    Questions: jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Twin Cities Alumni Network
    YAANW has joined the recently formed Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN), which represents a number of alumni organizations looking, in part, to publicize and share events of mutual interest.
    We encourage you to visit the TCAN calendar to learn of upcoming events.
  • Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. (11:00 a.m. Kickoff)
    THE GAME: Yale Bulldogs vs Harvard Crimson Football.
    Details to come.
  • Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:30 pm
    Yale Alumni Book Group
    Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese
    including the author herself!
    Where: Sally and Paul Harris (651)439-7987 Bayport, MN
    Questions: jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Tuesday April 17th, 2012 6pm
    Introduction to Minnesota Girls Are Not for Sale
    Join us for an important presentation about Minnesota Girls Are Not For Sale, a ground-breaking 5-year campaign led by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota to end the prostitution of underage girls. A short session for discussion and Q&A will follow the presentation.
    Presenters: Berit Johnson (Yale 2010) and Kate Strickland (Barnard College/Columbia University 2005, members of Minnesota Girls Fundraising Committee
    Where: Janine’s Coffeehouse, 119 North 1st Street, Minneapolis
    Cost: Free. Come and buy a sandwich, some soup or a beverage to enjoy during the gathering.
  • Sunday, April 22, 2012 6:30 pm
    Yale Alumni Book Group
    Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
    Where: Home of Sally and Paul Harris, Bayport, MN
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 5:30pm
    Environmental Sustainability Event with John Sheehan
    Speaker: John Sheehan, Science Director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, will talk about “How to Ethically Feed and Fuel a Planet of 9 Billion in 2050”
    Where: Pool & Yacht Club, 1600 Lilydale road, Lilydale, MN (@Interstate 35E and Hwy 13)
    Cost: $35 includes dinner, with cash bar.
    RSVP: Send email to YAANWclub@gmail.com by April 18 or Register Online with PayPal.
    Questions: Bob Weisenfeld ’71 (bweisenfeld@gmail.com)
  • Sunday, April 29, 2012   3 – 5 pm
    Yale Alumni Knitting Group
    We are meeting again at our Yale alum’s gorgeous new fiber-crafts store, Northfield Yarn, in Northfield MN.
    This group is an opportunity to meet other alumni and alumni spouses who share an interest in fiber-crafts. You don’t need to be an experienced knitter–all levels are welcome. Never attended before? No problem! New members are encouraged to join in at any time.
    Where:Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St., Northfield MN 55057
    Preferred but Optional RSVP: Cynthia Gilbertson cfgilbertson@mac.com or (507)645-4327
  • RSVP: contact Ron Goldser (rgoldser@hotmail.com)
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Noon
    Whitney MacMillan
    Reserve the date for a luncheon with Whitney MacMillan ’51. Details to come.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
  • Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Yale Day of Service
    Bring yourself, family and/or friends and join Yale Alumni around the world in providing service to others in our local communities.
    Projects involve a commitment of 2-3 hours, and we’ll have a potluck lunch at Nick Johnson’s home for all to join in who can.
    Currently our choice of 4 volunteer sites is in the larger Twin City metro area. If anyone in a non-metro area would be interested in helping coordinate a site in your region, please let Vicky Stoneman know. She would be happy to help you get it set up. Vicky’s email is vstoneman@s-sm.org or phone 507/333-1646.
    You can register for any of the four sites at this link: yaledayofservice.org/2012sitesAKMO/MN
    They are briefly:

    • Eagan: Feed My Starving Children (9-11am) Hand-pack meals designed especially for undernourished children in developing countries.
    • Minneapolis: Cedar Lake Park Association (9am-noon) Clean up and clear out a park so it can be used for recreational purposes.
    • Minneapolis: People Serving People Homeless Shelter (9am-12pm) Assist with general upkeep and maintenance of the shelter.
    • Minneapolis: Open Arms (9:30-11:30am) Drive and deliver free meals tailored to meet the needs of people living with serious and life-threatening diseases.

    See what we did in 2011 by clicking here.
    Come give back, meet new people and have fun!!

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