The Notre Dame Club of St. Louis is a place of welcome, friendship
and personal and professional connections for our alumni, Saint Mary's
alumnae, and our families and friends. Our club volunteers (you could be
one of them!) work hard to offer a variety of activities to appeal to
members young and old, including social gatherings, networking,
volunteer work, lectures and spiritual growth opportunities.
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ND Football Gamewatch this Saturday 9/23
Join us Saturday at Felix's Pizza Pub in Dogtown for another Notre Dame Gamewatch!
This week's opponent: Michigan State
Kickoff: 7:00 PM
Felix's is located at 6401 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139. Stop by Saturday and help us cheer on the Irish!
ND Senior Alumni Golf Tournament at Notre Dame 9/28
The ND Club of St. Louis is proud to sponsor the Third Annual Notre Dame Senior Alumni (NDSA) Senior Open Golf Tournament, benefitting the God, Country, Notre Dame (GCND) Scholarship Fund, will be held on Thursday, September 28 (ND vs. Miami of Ohio weekend), with a shotgun start at 2:00 pm, at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame.
You Don’t Have to Be A Senior to Play! For more information and to register visit http://ndsa.undgroup.org/golf. More information on the GCND Scholarship Fund may be found at http://ndsa.undgroup.org/GCND.
ND Women Connect Shared Read - Discussion 10/26
Join the Notre Dame Women Connect Shared Read!
Here’s your chance to do “homework” and share your deepest thoughts with other Notre Dame Women — Actually, it’s just a great excuse to get together for a fun evening! Reading the book is not a requirement to attend.
The ND Women “Shared Read” is a national book discussion that takes place on Facebook and in local ND women’s groups. We met in fall 2016 and spring 2017 and had good discussions – and lots of fun reminiscing about ND!
The Fall 2017 Shared Read book choice is: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. https://optionb.org/book
Our St. Louis discussion group will meet
Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 7pm
Maggie Kaspura's House- ND '89
332 Ladue Lake Dr., St. Louis, 63141
Wine and snacks will be provided.
Please contact Maggie Kaspura- ND '89 with questions or to RSVP (preferred, but not necessary):
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 314-786-5234
ND Club of St. Louis 2017 Membership
The Notre Dame Club of St. Louis invites you to join the University's Alumni Club of the Year! Yes, in 2008 and 2012, we were recognized for being the AA-size Alumni Club of the Year!
If you haven't signed up yet, or if you've let your membership lapse, now is the time to join and experience the benefits of belonging to what we believe is an outstanding group of people - Notre Dame alumni in the St. Louis area.
Dues-paying members receive:
- FREE participation in our popular Football Ticket Exchange. EXCLUSIVE TO MEMBERS!
- Discounts for club events like UND Night and the annual Golf Tournament. EXCLUSIVE TO MEMBERS!
- Invitations to all club-sponsored events.
- Members-only mailings with updates on club events and activities.
- Email updates about club events and activities.
- Great opportunities to network, volunteer, find spiritual nourishment, continue your education, and nurture friendships with new and old friends from Notre Dame and St. Mary's!
If you're not already a member, join online today!
For more information on club membership see the Membership page.
Football Gamewatches at Felix's in Dogtown
This season the Notre Dame Club will be returning to Felix's Pizza Pub (http://www.felixspizzapub.com/) for football gamewatches. Felix's moved across the street late last football season, but they still have the same great drink specials. Felix's is at 6401 Clayton Ave, at the corner of Clayton and Tamm (map). The new location has over 20 beers on tap, and still has the great deal of Schlafly and a Slice for $6! Felix's features numerous unique varieties of pizza, as well as custom toppings, all of which may be ordered by the slice.
So come on down to Dogtown, enjoy great pizza and drinks, and cheer with your fellow fans to another Irish victory!
Immaculate Conception Food Pantry -- Saturdays -- 7/15, 8/12, 9/16, 10/12, 11/11, and 12/16
Join fellow club members in service at our monthly volunteer opportunity at the Immaculate Conception food pantry in Maplewood. The parish is located at 2934 Marshall Avenue, 63143 (map). The Notre Dame Club of St. Louis has a standing partnership with the food pantry and will be serving on the following dates for the remainder of this year: July 15, August 12, September 16, October 12, November 11, and December 16. Volunteers gather at approximately 9:10 am and are usually finished well before 11 am.
Are You Still A Priest? by Father Gerry Kleba (Notre Dame Alumnus and St. Louis priest)
Please take a moment to consider a book recently written by Father Gerry Kleba, who said mass at this year's UND Night. Part of the book concerns his work with Notre Dame graduate Erica Dahl-Bredine, who directs the Catholic Relief Services office in El Salvador.
Available on amazon.com here.
Are You Still A Priest? recounts the life of a priest rooted in Jesus and ahead of his time in the 21st century church. Father Kleba embodied Pope Francis long before Jorge Bergoglio, S.J. was Pope Francis. If the Nuns on the Bus had longed for a caravan, Father Kleba would have organized the Priests on the Bus. While he was actively living the gospel of social justice, he was also ministering to fifteen children whose stories are told here. One child died in his presence. “Are You Still A Priest?” tells a pastor’s story of sensible and saintly approaches to address the issues of our time in the church and the world healing both personal relationships and wounded Mother Earth.
About the Author
In his forty-eight year career as a priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Father Gerald Kleba has served in a wide variety of missions as a hospital chaplain, retreat master, university professor, and primarily as a parish priest. In this capacity he has ministered mostly in economically depressed areas of inner-city communities. He has also served in a rural parish and sprawling new suburb. His ministry spans the excitement of Vatican II to the present with the stunning retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the surprising election of Francis as Bishop of Rome.
Alumna Honored by St. Louis Business Journal
Please join us in celebrating the announcement of Laura Villa as one of the 25 most influential business women in the St. Louis area. Laura was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal. A story about her accomplishments, as well as those of the other winners, will be featured in the August 8 issue of the magazine. Congrats and well done, Laura!
Local Alumna Releases Second Book
We are happy to announce the publication of distinguished alumna and club member Lisa Kelly's second book. The book distills dozens of interviews with former ND football players into 30 stories representing their impressions of how Our Lady's University molded and shaped them into the people they are now. For signed copies and/or speaking opportunities please contact Lisa at LKND93@sbcglobal.net.
ND Club of St. Louis Giving Back to the Community
Immaculate Conception Food Pantry:
We plan on volunteering the Saturday after Monthly Club Meetings (held the 2nd Thursday of the Month) at the Immaculate Conception Food Pantry in Maplewood (2934 Marshall Ave, Maplewood, MO) from 9:15-11 a.m. We can use 6-8 volunteers. If you are unable to volunteer the day of to help fill food orders, feel free to get your food donation to MaryPat or another member attending meetings, and we will get it to the pantry. The pantry helps 24-28 families every week, and this food has to last them the entire month. The pantry said their most needed items are:
Chili/beef stew/chicken & dumplings
Canned potatoes & carrots
Hot dogs & lunch meats
Flour & sugar
For more information please contact MaryPat Smith at email@example.com or 937.241.9025.
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery:
We regularly volunteer at the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, which cares for children, newborn to age 12, whose families are experiencing a crisis such as homelessness, a lack of utilites, domestic violence, illness or death in the family, and overwhelming parental stress. While at the Nursery we will provide one-on-one attention to the kiddos, help organize, sort donations, and assist with other household tasks. We can have 8-10 people at each location. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and have a parent or other adult present if they are under 16. Times are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
City: 1928 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63104
North County: 11307 Breezy Point Lane, St. Louis, MO 63136
St. Charles: 315 First Capitol Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301
Wentzville: 700 Medical Dr., Wentzville, MO 63385
To get more information on or to sign up for any event, please contact MaryPat Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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