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If you are back in town, come join fellow Elis, spouses and significant others for a fun evening that includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres.  We have priced the event at $38 per person (all inclusive), and you can make your reservation by clicking on the button below.  To help with our planning, we ask that you sign up as soon as possible, and no later than Thursday, October 17th.

COST: $38pp
DRESS CODE: Cocktail Casual or Yale Attire - wear your Yale name tags!
LOCATION: Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive, Naples, FL 34105

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Summer Event - Mamma Mia, The Musical – Cocktails, Dinner & Performance

5:30pm - Cocktails (cash bar) at Ristorante Ciao
6:00pm - 3-Course Dinner at Ristorante Ciao
8:00pm - Mamma Mia performance at Sugden Community Theatre

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Join your fellow Club members for this exciting Summer gathering! The evening will start with cocktails (cash bar) and then a delicious 3-course meal prepared by the chef at Ristorante Ciao. Click on the button below to see the menu.

After dinner we will walk over to the Sugden Theatre for a performance of Mamma Mia — ABBA's Smash Hit Musical! The story-telling magic of ABBA's  timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating  an unforgettable show.

This is a joint event with our friends from the Harvard and Princeton Clubs. There are a limited number of tickets, so please click below to make your reservation.

5:30pm -
Cocktails (cash bar) at Ristorante Ciao, 835 4th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102
6:00pm - Dinner at Ristorante Ciao, 835 4th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102
8:00pm - Mamma Mia performance at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave, Naples, FL 34102
$88 - all-inclusive cost that includes dinner (appetizer, choice of 3 entrees, dessert) and ticket to the musical. Cash bar for cocktails.

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4:30 PM16:30



Hosted this year by the Penn Club of Naples, this is a perfect way to enjoy yourself and catch up with friends from across the Ivy League Schools! The overall event price will be $38 per person/ $18 for children. This includes a seated dinner with salad station, hot buffet, dessert station, and soft drinks/iced tea/coffee/tea.  The Penn Club will donate several kegs of beer. There will also be a cash bar with additional alcoholic beverages at $10 per drink.    

We will offer another ticket for those who would like to play golf prior to the start of the picnic at 4:30. This would start at 1 pm.  Shotgun start (20 people minimum or individual foursomes) - golf cart included.  Please inquire for more details.

WHERE: The Moorings Golf & Country Club, 2500 Crayton Rd, Naples, FL 34103
COST: $38 per adult and $18 per child age 14 and under
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire

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We invite you to attend the annual Harvard-Princeton-Yale Economic Forum. The 2019 Investment Outlook will be presented by Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist & Executive Vice President for Northern Trust. He chairs the Northern Trust Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, is a member of the Investment Policy and Private Equity Investment Committees, and is trustee of the Northern Trust Alpha Strategies and Equity Long/Short Strategies Hedge Funds. We look forward to hearing his insights on the economy and appreciate the generous support of Northern Trust in making this event possible.  This year's presentation is hosted by the Princeton Club. Following the presentation Northern Trust will be serving wine, soft drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres. This is always a wonderful event.  We look forward to seeing you there!  

Reservations are required and seating is limited. Please click on the link below to RSVP, or call the Northern Trust RSVP phone line at 239-213-6202!


COST: No charge - Northern Trust is sponsoring the event!
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire
LOCATION: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, Florida 34102

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11:00 AM11:00

Spring Training Game and Picnic - Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves


11:00am - Lunch Under the Tent
1:05pm - Game Time

Join us for this exciting annual event!  We will again enjoy early access to batting practice and a delicious pregame barbecue picnic lunch under the tent as part of our 2019 annual outing to JetBlue Park.  The barbecue picnic will be paired with choice infield grandstand seating at a late preseason game between the Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves.  As part of our package, we will have access to the park to watch batting practice at 10:35am, which is 1/2 hour before the gates open to the general public.  The barbecue picnic begins at 11:00am in the tent.
The cost of the barbecue and game seating package is $75 per person. We have a block of 26 seats and are limiting the quantity of tickets each club member may purchase up to four tickets per order.  The picnic and game package must be reserved and paid for through our website ticketing system.  Once you have purchased your tickets, we will mail you the JetBlue Park wristbands and stadium tickets needed for admission.  These tickets always sell out, so buy your tickets now!

COST: $75pp - includes lunch and game ticket
DRESS CODE: Ballgame attire
LOCATION: JetBlue Park at Fenway South, 11581 Daniels Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33913

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6:30pm: Dessert Reception at Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL3410
8:00pm: Performance at Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL3410

Please join us for this special event!  We are joining our friends at the Harvard and Princeton Clubs for a night of great camaraderie and music.  The evening will start with a dessert reception at Artis-Naples and then we will walk into Hayes Hall to enjoy Fiddler on the Roof. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including TraditionSunrise, SunsetIf I Were a Rich ManMatchmaker, Matchmaker; and To Life (L'Chaim!), this new production is “entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous. A reason for celebration” (New York Magazine).

Come join us for an evening of fun, food and music!  This event is co-hosted with the Harvard and Princeton Clubs.

LOCATION: Dessert Reception and Show at Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL34108
COST: $125 pp – Includes dessert reception and ticket to the show. Sign up early as we have a limited number of tickets! 
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire or Business Casual

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4:00 PM16:00

In Concert – Songs & Spirituals with Yalies Kathleen Figaro '96 MD (soprano) and Rick Hoffenberg '05 DMM (piano)

Join us for this exciting concert co-hosted by the Yale Club, Princeton Club and the StayInMay Festival.

Between Med School & Grad School in the late 90’s Kathleen & Rick performed a series of concerts around New York City to rave reviews.  Kathleen is now a prominent Endocrinologist (also a Yale Med School grad) and Rick is the Chair of the Music Department at Marywood University (also a Yale DMA in choral conducting).  20 years later, they are reuniting in Naples for this special concert. 


The exuberant lyric coloratura soprano, who grew up in Montclair, N.J., is an endocrinologist (focusing on diseases related to the glands, including diabetes, osteoporosis and thyroid diseases), but since she was a teen she's been as passionate about music as medicine.  "I love music because it brings people together," she said recently. "It affects them at the deepest levels. It's like when you have a really good relationship with a patient -- you're in true harmony.”  Dr. Figaro studied at Westminster Choir College while an undergrad at Princeton University, and at Manhattan School of Music, and has performed with numerous symphonies across the country.  Dr. Figaro graduated medical school at Yale, did a residency at Cornell in New York City, then got a master's there in epidemiology, and was an assistant professor and researcher at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.  Her husband, Alan, is from Minnesota and they have two young children.


In 2007, Rick Hoffenberg joined the faculty of Marywood University, where he is currently Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities, and Co-Chair of the Department of Music, Theater, and Dance. He has also been Music Director of the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra since 2013. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Northern Iowa and Williams College. During his doctoral residency at Yale University, he served as Principal Assistant Conductor of Yale Camerata and Assistant Conductor of Simon Carrington's Schola Cantorum. Dr. Hoffenberg has spent the past twenty summers at Chautauqua Opera, where he is a pianist, coach, and assistant conductor. He has also worked for New York City Opera, BMG Classics/RCA Victor Red Seal, Columbia Artists Management, the Milken Archive, and Spoleto Festival USA. As a pianist, he has performed at Orchestra Hall in Chicago; the Music Institute of Chicago; Rockefeller Chapel in New York City; and Richardson Auditorium, Taplin Auditorium, and Bristol Chapel, all in Princeton, New Jersey. He was the state winner, division winner, and national finalist in the 1994 MTNA-Wurlitzer Piano Competition. He holds degrees from Princeton University, Yale University, and Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

You will not want to miss this incredible concert!

WHERE: Bower Chapel at Moorings Park, 120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples, FL 34105
COST: Free - RSVP required, Trey Farmer is sponsoring the concert!
DRESS CODE: Business Casual or Yale Attire

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Yale Club Lecture Series - David Skelly, Director of the Peabody Museum and Frank R. Oastler Professor of Ecology at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale


5:30pm - Reception with wine, soft drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres
6:15pm - Lecture

Yale's Peabody Museum: Past, Present, Future

Join your fellow Yalies for our annual Yale Club Lecture Series at Northern Trust. This year we are honored to have David Skelly, Director of the Peabody Museum and Frank R. Oastler Professor of Ecology at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale. Skelly has been awarded the Forestry School's annual prize for teaching excellence on four occasions. He received his B.A. from Middlebury College and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Michigan.

In this talk Professor Skelly will describe the museum's coming transformation and, as a member of President Salovey's University Science Strategy Committee, will offer his perspective on the exciting future of the sciences at Yale.

The Peabody Museum of Natural History was founded more than 150 years ago as a way of injecting science into Yale College. Now, as the university re-imagines the role of the sciences, the Peabody is poised for a complete renewal.

Peabody director Skelly said recently, "We are renewing the Peabody as a gateway for the sciences - one that is equipped physically and programmatically to operate at the very cutting edge of scientific research, teaching, and public education."

During the reception from 5:30pm to 6:00pm, Northern Trust serves wine, soft drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres.  Remember, every penny of profit from the lectures goes to the Club's endowment for scholarships and aid to Southwest Florida students who attend Yale. Your admittance fee of $30 is fully tax deductible. We also suggest that you consider adding $50 or $100 to your payment as an additional contribution to our endowment.  Click on the link below to buy tickets for the Lecture Series! 

We thank Northern Trust for sponsoring the Yale Club Lecture Series!


COST: $30pp (all going to the Yale Club Scholarship Fund)
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire
LOCATION: Northern Trust, Larson Room, 4th Floor, 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103

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Fort Myers Monthly Luncheon with Dr. Jeffrey S. Allbritten, President, Florida SouthWestern State College


We have a special and distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Jeffrey S. Allbritten, President, Florida SouthWestern State College. Dr. Allbritten returned to Florida South Western State College on July 31, 2012 as the College’s Fourth President. He served as President of Macon State College, Macon GA from 2011-2012 and as President of the Collier Campus of Edison State College from 2003 to 2011. He will talk about the college’s successful growth and the exciting new programs they are launching on all their campuses in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.

This is the first Fort Myers Luncheon of the season and will be at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. This is a new venue for us which we think you will enjoy.  We will be ordering from a limited luncheon menu. The cost of the lunch will be $22 which we will collect at the event in our customary manner, envelopes on the tables- honor system. Please bring the exact amount of cash or a check made payable to Charles H. Stamm.This is a joint event with the Princeton and Harvard Clubs of Lee County. As always, spouses or significant others are welcome.  This event was organized by Charlie Stamm, president of the Princeton Club of Lee County and  our member, Roman Sazonov, who made the contact with our speaker.

To attend please email Charlie Stamm at charlie@cmstamm.com, or call 239-288-6200, or email  yale.fmy@gmail.com, or call Gary Simons at 239-313-0268 and he will inform Charlie. The security gate requires names of all guests.

WHERE: Fiddlesticks Country Club, 15391 Cannongate Drive, Fort Myers, FL
COST: $22pp - please bring exact cash or check made payable to Charles H. Stamm
DRESS CODE: Business Casual or Yale Attire

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8th Annual Get-Together with Tony Reno, Head Coach of Football at Yale

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Join us for a late afternoon reception as we continue an eight-year tradition and welcome Football Coach Tony Reno (and his wife Toni) to Naples. Tony will be in town for an Ivy League Athletics Conference and has graciously agreed to break away from a busy schedule to update us on recruiting results for the class of 2023 and prospects for the upcoming football season.

Yale’s new Athletic Director, Vicky Chun, will also be in Naples, and we expect her to join us in the first hour of our reception — a very nice opportunity to meet her for the first time.

Our event will feature wine, soft drinks, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The Community Room in  Moorings Park’s O Building is a beautiful, private setting. We held a reception there last June and were extremely pleased with the food, the service, and the overall ambiance of the room.

WHERE: O Building Community Room at Moorings Park, 120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples, FL
COST: $35pp - Wine, soft drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres
DRESS CODE: Business Casual or Yale Attire

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12:00 PM12:00


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New York Times best-seller Eleanor Herman will dazzle us with her historical insights and literary gems. Eleanor Herman is the author of Sex with Kings, Sex with the Queen, Mistress of the Vatican, and several other works of popular history for both adult and young adult readers. Her most recent book is The Royal Art of Poison, where she combines her unique access to royal archives with cutting-edge forensic discoveries to tell the true story of Europe’s glittering palaces: one of medical bafflement, poisonous cosmetics, ever-present excrement, festering illness, and sometimes, murder. She has hosted Lost Worlds for The History Channel, The Madness of Henry VIII for the National Geographic Channel, and is now filming her second season of America: Fact vs. Fiction for The American Heroes Channel. Herman, who also is a historical re-enactor with a collection of era-accurate gowns, lives with her husband Michael Dyment, their black lab, and her four very dignified cats in McLean, VA.

We will be joined at this exciting event by our friends from the Princeton Club.

WHERE: Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz Carlton Resort, 2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL 34109
COST: $38pp (includes plated chicken & fish entree, seasonal vegetable & starch, cookies, coffee, ice tea and lemonade - GF option available upon request)
DRESS CODE: Business Casual or Yale Attire

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What does it take to get a good night’s sleep? What can you do to stay safe while you’re mobile? How can you get your healthcare to focus on what matters most to you? These are questions that Yale researchers grapple with, and on January 21 we’ll have a chance to hear about what they’re learning. Join us for a panel discussion with four eminent faculty members from Yale: Dr. Leo Cooney, Professor of Geriatric Medicine; Dr. Mary Tinetti, Professor of Geriatric Medicine; Dr. James Lai, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; and Dr. Brienne Miner, Medical Instructor and Sleep Specialist. These engaging School of Medicine speakers will share their discoveries from the cutting edge of research, and they’ll be happy to answer questions from the audience.

A reception with refreshments will follow the panel. The reception will provide the opportunity for continued engagement with our esteemed guests.

WHERE: Sheffield Theatre at Moorings Park, 120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples, FL 34105
COST:  FREE - RSVPs required
DRESS CODE: Business Casual or Yale Attire

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6:30PM - Cocktails, mix and mingle
7:00PM - Seated dinner and entertainment

Join us for the Yale Club Holiday Party at Ristorante Ciao in Naples. Click on the button below to the see the delicious menu that the chef at Ristorante Ciao has prepared for the Yale Club. The dinner includes one glass of wine.

There will be entertainment and possibly an updated version of the Yale Club 'Night Before Christmas' poem!  Come celebrate Christmas with your fellow Yalies!

COST: $45pp
DRESS CODE: Festive Holiday Attire!
LOCATION: Ristorante Ciao, 835 4th Avenue S., Naples

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Come support the Yale team and enjoy the good fellowship, drinks and delicious luncheon tailgate fare. Thanks to the expert negotiation of past-President Horton, we have an upgraded menu for the event.  We'll watch The Game on a large screen in the Clubhouse Auditorium at Moorings Park. Join us as we cheer on the Bulldogs to defeat the Crimson!

The Annual Meeting of our Club will precede the viewing of The Game. Join us as we elect officers, review various business matters, and usher in another year of the Yale Club of Southwest Florida. 

Come join us for a lively meeting, lunch and afternoon of football!  GO BULLDOGS!

10:30am – Yale Club Annual Meeting
11:30am – Lunch Buffet opens & Harvard folks join us
12:00pm – Kickoff at the The Game

COST: $32pp
DRESS CODE: Yale attire!
LOCATION: Auditorium at Moorings Park, 120 Moorings Park Drive Naples, FL, 34105

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