Apr
10
12:00 PM12:00

Fort Myers Luncheon - Scott Kashman, Chief Acute Care Officer for Lee Health

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We are excited to have Scott Kashman, Chief Acute Care Officer for Lee Health, as our speaker for the April luncheon. Scott will speak on trends in healthcare and the expansion of the Lee Health system.

Scott is a member of the senior leadership team at Lee Health and the Chief Acute Care Officer. He joined Lee Health in August 2011. He also is the Co-Author of the recently published book, Mindful Healthcare: Healthy Team, Healthy Business.  Scott is responsible for managing the overall operations and performance of the acute care hospitals and the health system’s ancillary services. He also serves as the executive liaison for the system’s wellness strategy.  Scott brings more than 25 years of experience in a number of areas of health care. He began his career as a psychiatric counselor providing inpatient and outpatient therapy. Throughout his career, he has held a number of managerial positions, including Vice President of Outpatient Services for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Chief Operating Officer for Mercy Hospital Anderson in Cincinnati, Ohio. Most recently, Scott served as Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City and the Chief Administrative Office for Cape Coral Hospital.

Our colleagues in the Princeton Club and the Lee County Harvard Club are invited to join us. As always, spouses and significant others are welcome.

Reservations are required. Kindly RSVP directly with Charlie Stamm at (239) 288-6200 or charlie@cmstamm.com.

WHERE: Fiddlesticks Country Club, 15391 Canongate Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33912
COST: $22pp (please bring cash to the luncheon)
DRESS CODE: Business Casual

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Mar
25
4:30 PM16:30

Ivy League Fest

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The 2018 Ivy League Fest Arrives at the Sugden Regional Park for an afternoon of food, fun and Ivy-League camaraderie.  Come and join us at the Sugden Regional Park for the annual 2018 Ivy Fest Picnic, hosted this year by the Harvard Club!  Enjoy this idilic setting for a picnic including grassy slopes, sandy beaches, water sports, paddle boats, frisbees, hoola hoops, a trivia challenge, bubbles for the kids, and more!  Then relax with a picnic buffet featuring hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, french fries, fresh fruit, salads, etc.  A perfect way to enjoy yourself and catch up with friends from across the Ivy League Schools!

WHERE: Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, Naples, FL34112
COST: $44 per adult, $15 per child under 13
DRESS CODE:  Casual

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Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

RED SOX vs. HOUSTON ASTROS - BARBECUE PICNIC LUNCH AND GAME AT JETBLUE PARK

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10:35am - Special early access to batting practice (1/2 hour before the gates open to public)
11:00am - Barbecue picnic under the tent
1:05pm - Game

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 2018 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 Astros.  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 $68 per person. We have a block of 40 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: $68pp (includes lunch under the tent & game ticket)
DRESS CODE: Casual Attire
LOCATION: JetBlue Park at Fenway South, 11581 Daniels Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL  33913

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Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

7TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON WITH TONY RENO, HEAD COACH OF FOOTBALL AT YALE

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Join us for a festive lunch to celebrate Yale's undisputed Ivy League Football Championship!  Coach Reno is gearing up for a repeat championship season and we look forward to welcoming him back to Naples! The annual Tony Reno luncheon has given our club a very privileged, up-close and personal perspective on the dramatic turnaround Coach Reno has executed with the football team. Each year Tony brings exciting video and a sneak preview of his new recruits. We all look forward to hearing about Coach Reno's goals for the 2018 football season!

Make your reservations early for this popular event!

WHERE: Moorings Park, Grill Room, 120 Moorings Park Dr., Naples, FL 34105
COST: $35pp
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire

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Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

Fort Myers Luncheon - Cecil Pendergrass, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, FL

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We are thrilled to have Cecil Pendergrass, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, as our speaker for the March Fort Myers luncheon.   The Commissioner will speak to us about the future of Southwest Florida and the exciting new developments in Lee County.  

A lifelong resident of Lee County, Cecil has always been an advocate for our community - proudly dedicating his life to public service.  Cecil faithfully served the people of Lee County as a City of Fort Myers Police Officer for 25 years. Following retirement from his law enforcement career, Cecil worked as Vice President of Private Asset Management Group, LLC.  In November 2012, Cecil ran for public office and was elected to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners – District 2. In a vote of confidence from his colleagues, he was unanimously sworn in as Chairman of the Board at his first meeting.  In 2014, he was awarded The News-Press’ 2013 Public Official of the Year and received his County Commissioner Certification (CCC) through the Florida Associations of Counties (FAC). In November 2014, with overwhelming support from the voters, Cecil was reelected to serve another four years.  In his role as county commissioner, he serves as Board liaison to the Public Safety Coordinating Council, TEAMFL, Value Adjustment Board, Human Services, Regional Planning Council, Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Board, and chairs the Tourist Development Council.  In addition, Cecil was appointed by FAC to serve on the Florida Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation. He also serves on Lee Health’s Regional Advisory Council on Trauma. In November 2017, he was appointed to serve again as Chairman of the Board and most recently appointed as Chair of the Board of Port Commissioners.

Our colleagues in the Princeton Club and the Lee County Harvard Club are invited to join us. As always, spouses and significant others are welcome.


Reservations are required. Kindly RSVP directly with Northern Trust to Traci Fraser (239) 432-1422 or TDF1@ntrs.com.  

WHERE: Northern Trust, 7960 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL, 33907
(southeast corner of Cypress Lake and Summerlin) 
COST: $20pp (please bring cash to the luncheon)
DRESS CODE: Business Casual

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Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Yale Club Lecture Series (No. 2) - Kathrin Day Lassila ’81, Editor of the Yale Alumni Magazine

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Our guest speaker will be Kathrin Day Lassila, Yale ’81, Editor of the Yale Alumni Magazine. Kathrin will talk about the inherent challenges of publishing an “in-house” magazine and retaining editorial independence and credibility. She will also discuss the impact of social media on traditional journalism.  The Yale Alumni Magazine is an alumni magazine about Yale University. It was founded in 1891. It is independent from the university, and is governed and published by a corporation, Yale Alumni Publications, Inc.

Our Club's annual two-part lecture series is generously hosted by Northern Trust Bank (Larson Room,4th Floor, 4001 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103).  After each lecture, 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! 

COST: $30pp  - For the Yale Club Scholarship Fund!  Northern Trust is generously underwriting the cost of the event.  
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire
LOCATION: Northern Trust, Larson Room 4th Floor, 4100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

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Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Naples Luncheon - Tom Beckett, Yale University Athletic Director

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Tom Wheeler has lined up Yale’s Athletic Director, Thomas Beckett, as our special luncheon speaker.  Tom, who is in his 24th year serving as director of athletics at Yale, will retire in June 2018, President Peter Salovey has announced.  “Tom has completely transformed the department in every way, ensuring its academic priorities, reconstructing its facilities, enhancing its endowments, hiring superb coaches and role models, energizing its teams, enlarging its fan base, and making it, according to Sports Illustrated, number nine in the ‘100 Best Colleges for Sports Lovers’ list,” Salovey said in a letter to the Yale community announcing Beckett's retirement.  As director of athletics, Beckett oversees a staff of 170 people and a department that uses over 2,000 acres of land for athletic activities. The department sponsors 50 club sports with 1,100 participants, hosts an intramural program that includes half of the undergraduate population, and provides physical education and recreation activities for the entire campus.

Sign up now for this special luncheon, and let’s give Tom a final standing ovation for an incredible job and remarkable career.  

COST: $35pp  
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire
LOCATION: Port Royal Club, 2900 Gordon Drive, Naples, FL  34102

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Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

Yale Club Lecture Series (No. 1) - Marvin Chun, Dean of Yale College

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Our guest speaker will be Marvin Chun, Dean of Yale College.  We are honored to be the first Yale Club that he is visiting since having been installed as the Dean of the College on July 1st, 2017.  

Marvin M. Chun is Dean of Yale College and the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology, with secondary appointments in the Cognitive Science Program and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience.  He leads a cognitive neuroscience laboratory that uses functional brain imaging to study how people see, attend, remember, and perform optimally.  Chun’s research has been honored with several early-mid career awards,  such as the Troland Research Award from the United States National Academy of Sciences, and the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology.   His undergraduate teaching of Introduction to Psychology, one of the largest classes in Yale College, has been recognized with both the Phi Beta Kappa William Clyde DeVane Medal for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College, and the Lex Hixon ‘63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences. He served as the John B. Madden head of Berkeley College from 2007-2016.  

Our Club's annual two-part lecture series is generously hosted by Northern Trust Bank (Larson Room,4th Floor, 4001 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103).  After each lecture, 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! 


COST: $30pp  - For the Yale Club Scholarship Fund!  Northern Trust is generously underwriting the cost of the event.  
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire
LOCATION: Northern Trust, Larson Room 4th Floor, 4100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

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Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Fort Myers Luncheon - FGCU Vice President, Christopher Simoneau, and FGCU Director of Athletics, Ken Kavanagh

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We are fortunate to have not one, but two speakers for the next luncheon meeting.  Christopher Simoneau, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the FGCU Foundation will discuss critical issues facing FGCU.  In addition, Ken Kavanagh, Director of Athletics, will report on the new levels of success achieved by FGCU on the field, in the classroom and in the community.  It is hard to overstate the critically important role FGCU plays in our community and in our state. These two speakers are closely involved in the activities, plans and strategies of the University and will respond to our questions. Our colleagues in the Princeton Club and the Lee County Harvard Club are invited to join us. As always, spouses and significant others are welcome.


Reservations are required. Kindly RSVP directly with Northern Trust to Traci Fraser (239) 432-1422 or TDF1@ntrs.com.  

WHERE: Northern Trust, 7960 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL, 33907 (southeast corner of Cypress Lake and Summerlin) 
COST: $20pp (please bring cash to the luncheon)
DRESS CODE: Business Casual

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Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Naples Luncheon - Dr. Michael Martin - FGCU President

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We are thrilled to have Dr. Michael V. Martin, the President of Florida Gulf Coast University, as the speaker for our monthly luncheon in February.  This is a joint event with our friends from the Princeton Club.  Dr. Martin will offer his views on what’s new, old and next for FGCU as the University enters its 21st year.  Sign up now and join us now for this exciting event!

Dr. Martin is FGCU’s fourth President, appointed on July 1, 2017. President Martin came to FGCU from the Colorado State University System, where he served most recently as Chancellor Emeritus and Senior Fellow following three years as Chancellor.  Prior to this, he was Chancellor of Louisiana State University; President of New Mexico State University; Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at University of Florida; Vice President for Agricultural Policy at University of Minnesota; and served 15 years on the faculty, including a term as Faculty Senate president, at Oregon State University. A native of Crosby, Minnesota, Dr. Martin earned a bachelor's degree in business and economics and a master's degree in economics at Mankato State College (now Minnesota State University). He received his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 1977.  

Sign up now and join us now for this exciting event!  

WHERE: Moorings Park, Grill Room, 120 Moorings Park Dr., Naples, FL 34105
COST: $33pp
DRESS CODE: Business Casual

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Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

HARVARD, PRINCETON AND YALE ECONOMIC FORUM - HOSTED BY THE YALE CLUB

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We invite you to attend the annual Harvard-Princeton-Yale Economic Forum. The 2018 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 Yale 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. Kindly RSVP directly with Northern Trust by January 25th to NaplesRSVP@ntrs.com or call 239-213-6202. When leaving a message please specify that you are a member of the Yale Club.  Club members will receive a printed invitation to the event from Northern Trust in early January.  But don’t wait for the invitation - reserve your spot now!

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COST: No charge - Northern Trust is sponsoring the event!
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire
LOCATION: Northern Trust, Larson Room 4th Floor, 4100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

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Jan
13
3:30 PM15:30

The Millionaires' Unit - Private Screening with Producer Harry Davison Y'84

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Special Showing — Documentary Film on Yale Aviators in World War I

The Millionaires’ Unit, a documentary film about a group of Yale students who were the first to fly for America in World War I, will be shown at Sheffield Theater in the Moorings Park complex on Saturday, January 13th at 3:30 p.m. Producer Harry Davison will host an audience Q&A after the screening.

The film, narrated by Academy Award winner Bruce Dern, was inspired by the book The
Millionaires’ Unit, and tells the remarkable story of the founding squadron of the United States Naval Air Reserve. Harry Davison (Yale ’84) brings this two-hour feature-length film to Naples shortly after the centennial anniversary of the American entry into World War I.

The Sheffield Theatre is located at 132 Moorings Park Drive, on the second floor of The Center For Healthy Living. Convenient parking is located on the building’s ground level. Admission is free, and seating is limited. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th.

COST: No charge, it's Free!
DRESS CODE: Yale Attire
LOCATION: Sheffield Theatre at Moorings Park, 120 Moorings Park (3rd Floor of Center for Healthy Living), Naples, FL

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Jan
11
12:00 PM12:00

MONTHLY LUNCHEON WITH 3 CURRENT YALE SOPHOMORES

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Our January luncheon will feature a panel of three Yale sophomores from Southwest Florida who will discuss their college experiences and answer questions about campus life in New Haven.  Joining us will be Samantha Coury (Estero High School), Kristina Cuello (The Community School of Naples), and Joseph Young-Perez (Canterbury School). Brief student presentations will be followed by a moderated question-and-answer session.  Don’t miss this nice opportunity to gain insight into what’s happening at Yale College from the perspectives of three really talented students.

Samantha, Kristina, and Joseph will be returning to Yale for the winter term a few days after our luncheon, and we are delighted that they have agreed to share their stories and insights with us at our monthly gathering.

COST: $30pp
DRESS CODE: Business Casual
LOCATION: Moorings Park, Grill Room, 120 Moorings Park Dr., Naples, FL 34105

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Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

THE YALE CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY!

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Join us for the Yale Club Holiday Party featuring a Christmas buffet including one glass of wine and live ensemble playing festive Christmas music and a bit of New Orleans jazz!  Our illustrious members Torrey Foster & Scott Herstin have promised to unveil an updated version of the Yale Club 'Night Before Christmas' poem!  

Come celebrate Christmas with your fellow Yalies!

COST: $32pp
DRESS CODE: Festive Holiday Attire!
LOCATION: Moorings Park, Grill Room, 120 Moorings Park Dr., Naples, FL 34105

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Nov
18
10:45 AM10:45

ANNUAL MEETING & "THE GAME" PARTY

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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 upgraded from the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers and will dine on spinach & artichoke dip with pita chips, BBQ pulled pork on biscuits, buffalo chicken sliders, beer battered cod, macaroni and cheese, and many other delicious items.  We'll watch The Game on a large screen in the Clubhouse Auditorium at Moorings Park.

This is also an important Annual Meeting as we will elect our new President, Mike Hanson ’65.  Mike has done as amazing job as our ASC Chair and will proudly lead our Club for the next 2 years.  We have many other exciting topics to discuss. 

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

DETAILED SCHEDULE:
10:45am – Yale Club Annual Meeting
11:30am – Lunch Buffet opens & Harvard folks join us
12:30pm – Kickoff at the The Game
COST: $30pp
DRESS CODE: Yale attire!
LOCATION: Auditorium at Moorings Park, 120 Moorings Park Drive Naples, FL, 34105

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