NorCal alums posing with Jane Hammond ‘72
Happy November NorCal Alums! First and foremost, a special thank you to Jane Hammond ‘72 who presented and spoke to the club on October 20, during the opening weekend of her exhibit at Berggruen Gallery. If you find yourself in San Francisco (SOMA neighborhood) stop by and see Jane’s work which is on display until November 22, 2023. The Gallery is BART & Muni accessible and free to enter.
Our upcoming events to close out 2023 include our annual SCOTUS session with Barbara Creed, monthly book club, an East Bay Yoga & Hike event and some potential holiday strolls around neighborhoods that decorate for the holidays. The board is already brainstorming ideas for events in the new year and, as always, we welcome your thoughts, ideas or interest to host/co-host an event! Feel free to email us with questions or interest, or fill out this form at least a month in advance to make sure we get the word out.
Pay Your Dues
Our new fiscal year has started. You can pay your dues for the 2023-2024 year or even become a Lifetime Member and never pay dues again! All dues payments and donations may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law – the Club is classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – and help keep our volunteer-run Club afloat.
Join the Board
We welcome alums from our entire Northern California region, not just the Bay Area. Our Board meetings are via Zoom, so location truly doesn’t matter. We would love to have representation from throughout our incredibly large region!
Check out our upcoming events below. As always, please reach out if there is programming you’d like to see, an event you’d like to host, or you simply want to say hello. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and join our Club’s Facebook Page!
Our very best wishes,
– The Board
Hike & Yoga at Lake Chabot Regional Park
When: Sunday, November 12th, 8:50 am
Where: Lake Chabot Regional Park, 17600 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Cost: Free but please register on Eventbrite
We’ll explore the trails around Lake Chabot and close with a 20-30 minute Hatha/Vinyasa yoga practice. Please bring at least 16 ounces of water and a water resistant yoga mat. Feel free to bring some trail mix. Target is to get you energized for your Sunday and the rest of the week! We’ll aim to get back to the parking lot by 11:20 AM.
Point person: Susan Tom ’98.
Barbara Creed – “Will The Court Come to Order?”
When: Thursday, November 16th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. PST
Where: Zoom. Register here.
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Join us on Zoom as Barbara Creed presents her new program, “Will the Court Come To Order?” It will focus on the significant decisions of the Court’s current term and preview the important issues the Court will decide in the term that begins in October 2023. Please review this New York Times article for background information!
Point person: Adrianne Wu ’21.
NorCal Book Club – Every Drop is a Man’s Nightmare, a debut collection of short stories that takes a “blazing, bodily, raucous journey through contemporary Hawaiian identity and womanhood,” by Megan Kakimoto, a Japanese and native Hawaiian writer from Honolulu.
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023; 7:00-8:00 pm PT
Where: Join us and register for the event on Zoom.
Cost: Free. This event is open to all alums.
Point person: Hannah Fairbanks ’03. Please note that virtual book club meetings will now start at 7:00p PST.
Virtual Programming from the Alum Association
The College is offering a range of virtual programming and opportunities to connect. Learn more on the AA Events page.
Let’s Get Social!
To hear the latest about our programming in-between our monthly newsletters, we encourage you to connect with the Club on one or more forms of social media. We hope to see you at an event soon!
- Join our Club’s Facebook Page
- Follow us on Instagram – don’t forget to tag your photos from our events with #mhcnorcal
- Share resources, your virtual events, and more, directly in the Club Facebook Group
- Bookmark our Club website
- Update your contact info in the Alum Directory using these instructions
- Connect with our growing professional network on LinkedIn
- Email us if you’d like to get further involved with the Club or share feedback
- Learn more about and consider joining the Board