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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Thursday, July 20 - Reverse Raffle Event

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6 p.m.
Deer Creek Club
9861 Deer Creek Club
St. Louis Mo 63124

Sponsored by: Joe White

Cocktails and Hors-d'oeuvres will be served.
6:00 p.m. - Open bar begins
7:00 p.m. - Raffle drawings begin.

Cocktail Attire
$100 per ticket for Club Members
$120 per ticket for Non-Club Members
$50 per ticket for Young Alumni (undergraduate degree 2013 or later)
Grand Prize: The Pot O'Gold

Special Guest: Bob Nagle, Radio Voice of Women's Basketball

Individuals may purchase multiple tickets to increase a chance at winning.
*All tickets must be purchased in advance.  Winners do not need to be present to win.*

Proceeds go to Notre Dame's local charities and service projects.

Please register online with your payment by July 13, 2017.

Click here for more information!

Program of Excellence 2015 and Special Citation!



Due to outstanding overall programming in 2015, The Notre Dame Club of St. Louis has been recognized as a Program of Excellence!  This means that we have established ourselves as a model for other Notre Dame clubs around the country.

 The Notre Dame Club of St. Louis has also received a special citation from our regional director:

The St. Louis Club did an outstanding job in the area of Community Service in collaborating with the local Navy alumni club in coordinating a highly successful Food Drive in conjunction with the Game Watch.

The club will be recognized on campus at the Notre Dame Alumni Association Leadership Conference on April 14-16.  Congratulations to all members!  

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
Spaghetti sauces
Canned potatoes & carrots
Canned meats/pastas
Cheese/butter/eggs/milk
Hot dogs & lunch meats
Flour & sugar
Pancake Mix
Oil

For more information please contact MaryPat Smith at smithmarypat@gmail.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.

Locations:
 
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 smithmarypat@gmail.com or 937.241.9025. 
MICHAEL DESCH,
A.M., PH.D.
Professor, Political Science; Director,
Notre Dame International Security
Center; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc
Institute for International Peace
Studies; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for
International Studies
Michael Desch was the founding director of the Scowcroft
Institute of International Affairs and the first holder of the
Robert M. Gates Chair in Intelligence and National Security
Decision-Making at the George Bush School of Government
and Public Service at Texas A&M University from 2004
through 2008. Prior to that, he was assistant director and
senior research associate at the Olin Institute. He is the
author of When the Third World Matters: Latin America
and U.S. Grand Strategy (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1993), Civilian Control of the Military:
The Changing Security Environment (Baltimore: The Johns
Hopkins University Press, 1999), Power and Military
Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008); and
co-author of Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History
of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (Lexington, KY)
MICHAEL DESCH,
A.M., PH.D.
Professor, Political Science; Director,
Notre Dame International Security
Center; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc
Institute for International Peace
Studies; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for
International Studies
Michael Desch was the founding director of the Scowcroft
Institute of International Affairs and the first holder of the
Robert M. Gates Chair in Intelligence and National Security
Decision-Making at the George Bush School of Government
and Public Service at Texas A&M University from 2004
through 2008. Prior to that, he was assistant director and
senior research associate at the Olin Institute. He is the
author of When the Third World Matters: Latin America
and U.S. Grand Strategy (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1993), Civilian Control of the Military:
The Changing Security Environment (Baltimore: The Johns
Hopkins University Press, 1999), Power and Military
Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008); and
co-author of Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History
of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (Lexington, KY)
MICHAEL DESCH,
A.M., PH.D.
Professor, Political Science; Director,
Notre Dame International Security
Center; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc
Institute for International Peace
Studies; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for
International Studies
Michael Desch was the founding director of the Scowcroft
Institute of International Affairs and the first holder of the
Robert M. Gates Chair in Intelligence and National Security
Decision-Making at the George Bush School of Government
and Public Service at Texas A&M University from 2004
through 2008. Prior to that, he was assistant director and
senior research associate at the Olin Institute. He is the
author of When the Third World Matters: Latin America
and U.S. Grand Strategy (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1993), Civilian Control of the Military:
The Changing Security Environment (Baltimore: The Johns
Hopkins University Press, 1999), Power and Military
Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008); and
co-author of Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History
of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (Lexington, KY)
MICHAEL DESCH,
A.M., PH.D.
Professor, Political Science; Director,
Notre Dame International Security
Center; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc
Institute for International Peace
Studies; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for
International Studies
Michael Desch was the founding director of the Scowcroft
Institute of International Affairs and the first holder of the
Robert M. Gates Chair in Intelligence and National Security
Decision-Making at the George Bush School of Government
and Public Service at Texas A&M University from 2004
through 2008. Prior to that, he was assistant director and
senior research associate at the Olin Institute. He is the
author of When the Third World Matters: Latin America
and U.S. Grand Strategy (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1993), Civilian Control of the Military:
The Changing Security Environment (Baltimore: The Johns
Hopkins University Press, 1999), Power and Military
Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008); and
co-author of Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History
of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (Lexington, KY)
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St. Patrick's Day Parade

2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Trivia Night is a Success
1st Annual Trivia Night is a Success
Universal Notre Dame Night



Family Picnic

2009 Family Picnic
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