NDCNJ February 2020 Newsletter


Dear Friends and Fellow Alums,


Happy New Year! Sure we celebrated a month ago, but who doesn’t love a good party? The arrival of the Lunar New Year gave us a chance to celebrate again this past week. Thanks to all who came out and joined for wonderful food and great conversation! This was the start of what we hope will be several get-togethers this year to celebrate the diversity of our region and our club. Next up, join us in two weeks as we mark Black History Month. Scroll down to read more about some of the exciting events we have coming up!


Upcoming events:


Celebrating Diversity: Find out more about Black History Month at the Rutgers-Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series on Saturday, February 15th at the Rutgers Newark Campus. Now in its 40th year, the lecture series has brought to Newark leading voices in African American History to explore the past as a means of bringing about brighter futures. Speakers are featured throughout the day. Following the 4pm presentation, we’ll head to dinner at the Bon Jovi Community Soul Kitchen on the Rutgers Newark Campus. For more information contact Trevor Morris at tmorris211@live.com.


BOLD Food Drive and Game Watch 3/7/2020
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, March 7th, 2020 - Time TBD. Game Watch ND vs VA Tech at the Fox and Hound - Menlo Park, NJ. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to our Bread of Life Food Drive.


2020 Hesburgh Lecture at SHU:

Join us Wednesday, 3/11/20 from 4-6pm for our annual Hesburgh Lecture. We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Joel E. Urbany, Professor of Marketing from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. His topic will be "Disruptive Customer Insights:  Re-wiring Organizations for Growth" -  relevant to young alums and everyone in today's workforce. This year’s lecture will be held on the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge and refreshments will be served. Free parking is available next to the building.


Notre Dame Night with the NJ Devils:

Attention all Hockey Fans!!! Join us for a special night at the Prudential Center. Thursday, March 19th - 7pm. We will have special group seating in section 215 ($34) or 114 ($54), receive special welcome, a Devils drawstring backpack, UND/Devils branded shirt and special group photo on the ice post-game. Tickets are available to Club members, guests and all friends of ND. To purchase tickets, please visit - https://fevo.me/undalumni. Act soon as this event will likely be a SELL-OUT!



Spring Break Bus to/from Philadelphia:

Join fellow students on a chartered bus between campus and Philadelphia for Spring Break. The round trip cost is $175, one-way is $150. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; refunds can only be issued if the spot is able to be resold. See the event detail page for specific info on dates, times and locations. If enough students from NJ sign up, a stop in NJ may be forthcoming. Register at Spring Break Bus.


Club Allocation of Football Tickets:

We are very excited this year as The University has allotted our club 40 tickets to the ND-Clemson game at Notre Dame on Saturday, Nov. 7th, 2020. Details on ticket sales to come. Preference will be given to those holding Gold memberships.





Remember, Ash Wednesday is coming up on February 26th. For daily reflections on the Gospel during the Lenten season, and ideas on how to explore your faith commitment, turn to FaithND.




Ed Caldwell ‘79

President, ND Club of Central NJ



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