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					Notre Dame Club
OF MINNESOTA
2009 Charles F. Lennon, Jr. Award Recipient

 BIMONTHLY NEWSLETTER                                                                                       JANUARY 2012


                      2012 Membership Drive
                                                                                                     Looking for a local
      If we receive your dues before January 31st, your name will automatically                     ND Service Provider?
           be entered into the Membership Lottery for a pair of tickets to a
                     2012 ND home football game (Game TBD).                                   The club has developed an on-line
                                                                                              directory of local ND service providers
You should have already received your 2012 Membership Letter and 2012 Dues Form in
                                                                                              (at www.ndmn.org). If you are a
the mail! We invite you to renew your membership or to become a new dues-paying
                                                                                              service provider and would like to be
member of the club and to get involved.
                                                                                              included in an on-line service provider
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mission, spirit and name of       directory, please pay your dues and
the University of Notre Dame within our community, and your annual support has made           include a business card with your dues
us one of the premier alumni clubs in the country and the 2009 Charles F. Lennon, Fr.         form. If you pay on-line, include your
Award winner!                                                                                 contact information in the Comments
                                                                                              Section of the order form.
The Club Officers and Board want to express our appreciation for the way you keep
coming through with your annual dues contributions. In 2011, the club had over 550            Did You Know? Donations made to
dues-paying members, and we contributed over $22,000 to the clubs scholarships and            the University before 6/1/12 and
programs. Your continued support will help us provide more Social Events, Educational         designated for one of four club
Opportunities, Social Concerns Projects and Programs for our MN students. Plus, you           programs count toward meeting your
can continue to count on the bimonthly newsletters, the Club website with email               minimum donation required to be
communications and the annual football ticket lottery.                                        eligible for the ND alumni football
                                                                                              ticket lottery and enter you into a
So, please join us today. You can pay your dues on-line at www.ndmn.org or via your           lottery for a pair of 2012 ND tickets
2012 Dues Form. Questions? Contact Ellie Kuhns at 763-478-3226 or at                          (TBD). See page 6 for more details.
info@ndmn.org

                                              IT IS TIME TO VOTE!
                                    For ND Alumni Association Board of Directors
                                      It’s time to cast your ballot in the 2012 election for the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s
  Three of your fellow MN             Board of Directors. One third of the board positions are up for election this year, including six
  Alums are on the Ballot             Regional Directors and one Young Alumni Director.

 See Page 7 for More Details.         Why Vote? The Board of Directors plays an important role in communicating alumni views
                                      and opinions to the University administration and in setting strategic direction for the Alumni
                                      Association.

Meet the Candidates: View candidate biographies and statements at myNotreDame.nd.edu/candidates (and see page 7).

Voting Process: Voting will be open until Feb. 23, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. ET. There are two ways to vote: 1) Electronically: log on
to myNotreDame.nd.edu/vote. 2) Paper Ballot: if you would like a paper ballot, please call the Alumni Association at 574-631-6000.

Remember: You can vote for all of the positions, regardless of where you live or your class year. The Alumni Board members
are elected at large by the entire alumni body.

The board represents you, so please be sure to vote! Questions? Contact onlinehelp@alumni.nd.edu or 574-631-1579.
                                                                                                    (Article continued on page 7)
This Issue Is Organized by Our 6 C’s – Camaraderie,               Professional Networking
Catholic Spirituality, Communications, Community                  After last fall's successful ND Women Connect Professional
Service, Continuing Education, and Current Student                Networking event at Kieran's in Minneapolis co-hosted with
Support. Enjoy!                                                   the Club and organized by Jennifer Geelan, we will be
                                                                  planning another joint networking event in May. Watch your
                                                                  email!
                 CAMARADERIE
              ND WOMEN CONNECT                                    Annual Brunch
We have a wonderful year ahead for ND Women                       Our ND Women Connect Annual Brunch will be held again
Connect and hope you will consider joining us for some            in the fall, organized by Angie North and Michelle
upcoming events.                                                  Burke. With fashion as a recurring theme for the year, we will
                                                                  encourage ND Women to wear old t-shirts from their "era" at
                                                                  ND.
Camaraderie
ND Women Connect Fitness & Fashion Event
Wednesday, February 29th at 7:30 pm                                                 GOLDEN DOMERS
Athleta – 5001 France Avenue South, Edina                         Monthly Luncheons
We are extremely excited about the ND Women Connect               Our more ‘seasoned’ alums are invited to join fellow MN
Fitness & Fashion Event which will be held on Wednesday,          Golden Domers on the 1st Monday of each month for lunch.
February 29 at 7:30 pm. Join us for light appetizers and wine     Details:
at Athleta in Edina while we peruse fashions for all sizes        When:      Monday, February 6th
modeled by our very own ND Women. Come early or stay                         (1st Monday of each month)
later to try on the product yourself. There will be plenty of     Time:      11:30 am
time to mingle, shop and celebrate our connection as ND           Where:     The Lexington Restaurant
Women and Athleta’s “Power to the She” attitude! If you                      1096 Grand Avenue, St. Paul 55105
would like to help organize or participate in the fashion show,              651-222-5878
please let contact Angie North (women@ndmn.org or 612-            Questions: Contact Leo Collins (leo.t.collins@rbc.com)
991-9972).
                                                                  2012 Survey
Book Club                                                         The club will be contacting our MN Golden Domers this
The ND Women Connect Book Club is going strong and                spring via mail, email and/or phone. The goal is to survey our
continues to meet on the first Wednesday of even-numbered         senior alums to learn what you want from the club. So, watch
months at Pinstripes in Edina (3849 Gallagher Drive). The         your mailboxes – we are looking forward to your feedback!
next meeting is:                                                  Questions?     Contact Leo Collins at 763-473-9603 or
When:     Wednesday, February 1st                                 leo.t.collins@rbc.com
Time:     7:00 pm
Book:     “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom                                         YOUNG ALUMS
Future Dates/Books:
                                                                  Party Bus: On December 10, we hosted a Young Alum
Wednesday, April 11th                                             Party Bus/Pub Crawl along with a sock drive to benefit the
"The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay                             Dorothy Day Center. With 20 participants, we visited 6
Wednesday, June 6th                                               different locations around the Twin Cities over the course of
"The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to          the evening, and were able to collect over 100 pairs of men's,
Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read          women's and children's socks. Thanks to all those who
Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun" by Gretchen Rubin         participated!
Wednesday, August 1st
                                                                  Young Alum News:
 "The Madonnas of Leningrad" by Debra Dean
                                                                  The young alumni network is here to help create that "Notre
Want to join the book club? Have Questions? Please contact        Dame Family" atmosphere in the Twin Cities that we all grew
Angie North (women@ndmn.org or 612-991-9972).                     to love while at Notre Dame.

Service                                                           If you are interested in getting involved or finding out more
ND women of all ages - including future Domers and current        about the club’s Young Alumni activities, please contact Zach
students - came together at Feed My Starving Children in          Reuvers (’11) or Lizzie Schwegman (’11)                    at
Eagan in 2011 to pack meals for hungry children. Join us in       youngalums@ndmn.org
February and help create community through service – all
alumni, friends and family are welcome!                           New to the Twin Cities? The club has a “Welcome to
                                                                  Minnesota” packet on the club website (www.ndmn.org). The
Date: Saturday, February 25                                       document has helpful information about neighborhoods,
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am                                          shopping, things to do, etc. to help get you started in the Twin
Where: Eagan Location                                             Cities.
To volunteer, please contact Bridget Zappa at 612.743.5642 or
bczappa@comcast.net.
                                                                    Club Communications:
       NOTRE DAME NIGHT WITH THE                                    You can follow the club on
           MINNESOTA SWARM                                          Facebook:        Group: Notre Dame Club of Minnesota
                          April 2012                                LinkedIn:        Notre Dame Club of Minnesota
                                                                    Twitter:         NDMNClub
           Watch your email for event details!                      Email:           info@ndmn.org
                                                                    Website:         www.ndmn.org

                    UND NIGHT 2012                                  Region 4 Meeting: The Region 4 clubs, led by Region 4
This year our club is pleased to welcome Mr. Dennis Brown           Director, Jim Tyler, met in December 2011. The group,
as our guest speaker. Mr. Brown is the University’s chief           joined by Mike Brown from the Alumni Association, shared
spokesman and assistant vice president for news and                 ideas and best practices. We also received updates from
information. A member of the news information staff since           various affinity groups. It was a very informative day.
1991, he speaks on behalf of the University and directs the
daily operation of the Notre Dame news office, which includes
six writers and editors, who produce more than 500 news                      CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY
release and video stories annually.
                                                                    Mass & Spirituality Discussion:
             Watch for More Event Details!                          When: February 5th
                                                                    What: 11:30 am Mass at the Basilica – pews have been
            GOLF SEASON IS COMING                                         reserved for club members
               (Believe it or not)!!                                         Followed by a viewing and a discussion of
With mountains of snow and near-zero temperatures it is time                 Archbishop Dolan’s lecture in the Theresa of
to start thinking warm thoughts. That’s right, it’s time to start            Calcutta room.
thinking about GOLF! Specifically, the 20th annual Notre
Dame Club of Minnesota Scholarship Challenge golf                   Background: In December, Archbishop Timothy Dolan was
tournament. Proceeds from the Tournament go to the Club’s           invited to speak on campus to kick off the Notre Dame Project
Page Scholarship for students of color from Minnesota               on Human Dignity. His lecture is entitled, "Modern
attending Notre Dame. The Club is currently providing Page          Questions, Ancient Answers? Defining and Defending Human
Scholarships to seven students.                                     Dignity in Our Time."

The Tournament Committee is already hard at work to make            Please feel free to join us for all or part of this event.
the 2012 Tournament the best yet. Watch for updates via the         Questions: Contact Laura Nilan or Meghan Lawless at
Club’s broadcast e-mail, the Club’s website, future newsletter      spirituality@ndmn.org
issues, and the Tournament mailing for more information in
the weeks to come.                                                  Organ Recital at St. Olaf Catholic Church
                                                                    Join the club as we participate in St. Olaf’s Worship and
We need your help. If you are interested in helping with            Sacred Music Series. Dr. Craig Cramer, Professor of
organizing this year’s tournament, would like to be a sponsor,      Organ and Artist in Residence at the University of Notre
or would like to donate a prize please call John Greer at (w)       Dame, will be the guest organist for the evening.
952-832-2691 or (h) 612-920-9285 or contact John via email
at golf@ndmn.org.                                                   When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm
                                                                    Time: Mass at 4:00 pm
                      TWINS GAME                                           Dinner at 5:00 pm
               Save the Date - July 18, 2012                               Recital at 7:00 pm
The club has purchased a block of tickets in Twins Stadium on       Where: St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street,
Wednesday, July 18th. Cheer on the Twins as they host the                  Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612-332-7471)
Orioles. Watch your email and future newsletters for more
information.                                                        Dr. Craig Cramer is Professor of Organ and Artist in
                                                                    Residence at the University of Notre Dame. He also serves as
                      ND HOCKEY                                     organist at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Elkhart,
Over 250 alumni, friends and family cheered on the Irish as         Indiana. Dr. Cramer will perform an eclectic program
they beat the Gophers on 1/7/12! Thanks to Pat Reis for his         including music by J. S. Bach, the monumental set of
tireless efforts to make the weekend festivities a success!         variations by Auguste Fauchard, Le Mystère de Noël, and
                                                                    Introduction, Scherzo, and Fugue on B-E-A-T-E by Toni
                                                                    Zahnbrecher of Munich, Germany. “Throughout, Dr. Cramer’s
              COMMUNICATIONS                                        playing is immaculate, eminently musical, with an innate
Newsletter                                                          sense of tempo, phrasing and style.” – The American Organist.
Did You Know? The club newsletter is issued bimonthly.              Freewill offering will be taken.
The January issue of the newsletter is sent to all MN alumni –
about 2450 of you. The other issues are only sent to dues-          If you are interested in helping out with mass please contact
paying members – so, make sure to pay your dues.                    Meghan Lawless or Laura Nilan at spirituality@ndmn.org.
                                              COMMUNITY SERVICE

                                                                2011 Children’s Christmas Party
                                             On behalf of Centro (centromn.org) and the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota, I
                                             want to thank you for your efforts to make the 2011 Christmas Party for
                                             Centro the largest ever! Your generous donations and the 140 volunteers
                                             enabled us to help 15% more families than last year.

                                             This year you helped 900 people have a fun Christmas memory that will last
                                             well beyond 2011. On Friday, you packed 1500 toys into bags to be handed out
                                             by Santa. On Saturday, our Notre Dame volunteers helped children at fourteen
                                             different craft stations while our own clown and Santa Claus amazed the
                                             children. The seniors at Centro put on two beautiful pastorela performances.
                                             One of my favorite quotes this year came from a face painter who said, "these
                                             kids are so nice, hundreds of respectful kids and they are all just chill."

                                             I wish each of you a blessed 2012!

                                             Mark Zoia (’92)
                                             Christmas Party Coordinator




                        Dorothy Day Breakfast Program
                                  Sock Drive a Success!

Thanks to the efforts of Madden Zappa, a "regular" at Notre Dame Club of Minnesota's
monthly Dorothy Day breakfast and a junior at the Academy of Holy Angels and her mom
Bridget Zappa (’92), over 1200 pairs of socks were collected. Nearly 200 pairs of socks were
distributed to Dorothy Day clients at the December Dorothy Day breakfast. And, another several
hundred pairs were put into gift bags for the Christmas party.

If you would like to sponsor a breakfast, give a donation or volunteer at the Dorothy Day
Breakfast, please contact Ron Leung (W) 612-335-1960 or (H) 952-921-0463 or
dorothyday@ndmn.org

Note: With the cost of breakfast items rising and the number of clients being served increasing,
we are always looking for additional contributions.
              Feed My Starving Children                            The Excellence in Teaching conference allowed me to
               (see page 2 for complete article)                   experience two amazing and inspiring speakers, Doctor
Date: Saturday, February 25                                        Adolph Brown III and his former third grade teacher, Susan K.
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am                                           Tolley. I didn’t notice the hours passing. They were not only
Where: Eagan Location                                              brilliant, but approachable, funny and kind, not unlike a few of
To Volunteer: Contact Bridget Zappa at 612.743.5642 or             my Notre Dame professors! They focused on the importance
bczappa@comcast.net.                                               of building relationships and making connections with
                                                                   students through “real talk”, honesty and keeping curriculum
                                                                   relevant and accessible. It was an incredible two days,
  Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners                       completely reenergizing me and reinforcing the dedication and
            Another Volunteer Opportunity!                         passion I have for my profession. A million thanks—and GO
Leo Collins is organizing a ND volunteer group to help at          IRISH!
Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners in Plymouth,
MN.         Please contact him (at 763-473-9603 or
leo.t.collins@rbc.com) if you are interested in volunteering.                   CURRENT STUDENTS
Note: There is a short training program involved
                                                                          Interested in Hiring an ND Student for an
                                                                              Internship or Full-time Position?
        CONTINUING EDUCATION
                                                                   Our Club has partnered with the Career Center on campus to
   Notre Dame Professor to be Featured at Sunday                   help ND students find internships and full-time jobs via the
   Night Live (SNL) at the Basilica of Saint Mary                  Alumni Club Internship Program.
                 Sunday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                   The Club will have two resume books – students looking
Peter Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Matthew H. McCloskey Dean,                for 2012 summer internships and students looking for full-
College of Engineering, will speak on “Beauty: The Nature of       time employment in May 2012. If you are interested in
Discovery in Science and Technology and the Role of the            receiving a copy of the resume books to assist in your hiring
Beautiful in Our Ascendance to God” on Sunday, April 15,           needs, please contact Ellie Kuhns at info@ndmn.org or 763-
2012. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m., immediately             478-3226.
following 6:30 Mass at the Basilica of Saint Mary. The
lecture is free and open to the public.                            We hope you find this program helpful as you search for ND
                                                                   students to fill your hiring needs!
In his lecture, he will focus on how beauty and radiant form
play a key role in enabling scientific researchers to discover     URBAN PLUNGE COMES TO THE TWIN CITIES
new knowledge. This same quality of creation is what leads us
to God, and what enables us to achieve the prayer and              Thanks to the efforts of Jack Neis (’63), ND students are
contemplation that will be our eternal destiny.                    currently experiencing Urban Plunge here in MN. The
                                                                   program is coordinated by St. Stephen’s Human Services.
Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota in
cooperation with the Basilica of Saint Mary, Dean Kilpatrick’s     The objective of the plunge is to demonstrate the problems of
lecture is a presentation of the Notre Dame Alumni                 homelessness, to show some of the things that are being done
Association’s Hesburgh Alumni Lecture Series.                      to try to solve the problem in the Twin Cities, and to discuss
                                                                   the experience. The group will end their 48 hours with Notre
For more information, please call Troy Androli (’05) at            Dame alums at a Dorothy Day breakfast on Saturday morning.
hesburgh@ndmn.org
                                                                   This is the fourth year that the Minnesota ND Club has offered
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING CONFERENCE:                                 this program. In 2009, five students participated, in 2010,
In October 2011, the club sponsored Margaret Laboe (’95) to        eight students experienced the plunge and ten students
attend the annual Excellence in Teaching Conference. She           participated in 2011.
writes,                                                               Make sure to read all about this year’s plunge in the
“I would like to sincerely thank the Notre Dame Alumni club                           March newsletter!
of Minnesota for sponsoring me to attend the Excellence in
                                                                            ALUMNI SCHOOLS COMMITTEE
Teaching Conference on campus in October. After 14 years of
teaching, I was ready, willing and able to accept this amazing                   Volunteers Needed
opportunity. For one thing, it gave this alumna the chance to      If you are interested in assisting with our Alumni Schools
visit the campus for a few quiet days during Fall Break, go on     Committee activities to support and recruit prospective
an official tour to see and hear about the new campus              students, please contact Pat Reis at alumnischools@ndmn.org.
buildings and future constructions, as well as listen to several   The Committee especially needs young alumni volunteers and
stories of ND lore that I had never heard or had forgotten         parents of current students, although all volunteers are
about! I loved being able to talk to the current students and      welcome and needed. We call newly admitted students and
ask about how the goings-on have changed or stayed the             their parents, host receptions for newly admitted students and
same. Ah, the memories of Lyons Hall! Obviously, I would           parents, host a breakfast for area high school college
have been quite happy with just a quick visit to campus!           counselors, and attend area high school college fairs.
      SUMMER SERVICE PROJECT 2012                                                 GENERAL CLUB NEWS
          Plans are in the works!
                                                                                        Cars with Heart
We have committed to sponsoring two Summer Service                              Donate Your Vehicle to the Club!
Interns this summer! And, we need your help -                       Remember, you can donate your car, boat, snowmobile or
                                                                    anything else you can travel in to the Club. If you or someone
First, we need support for our interns.                             you know has a vehicle to donate or you would like additional
If you are interested in mentoring a student, providing housing     information, please call the Club at 763-478-3226. Since the
for the summer, fixing a home-cooked meal or showing                start of this program, the Club has received six vehicle
him/her around the Twin Cities, please contact the Ellie Kuhns      donations and collected over $3500.00!
at info@ndmn.org or at 763-478-3226.

Secondly, we are looking for additional funding for the
program.   The cost of sponsoring one intern is currently                Another Chance to Win ND Football Tickets
$2500.00. There are two ways to make a donation:                                  While Helping the Club:
  1. Send your check, made payable to the ND Club of MN,
                                                                              2012 Donations to the University
  to: ND Club of MN, 18305 46th Avenue North, Plymouth,
  MN 55446. Please write “SSLP” in the memo line. Or                Making a donation to the University this year?       Consider
  donate on-line at www.ndmn.org.                                   earmarking your contribution to either the:

                                                                    1.    ND Club of MN - Minnesota Scholarship Fund,
  2. Earmark your donation to the University to the Summer          2.    ND Club of MN - Page Scholarship Fund,
  Service Program - make your check payable to the
                                                                    3.    ND Club of MN - Summer Service Learning Program
  University of Notre Dame and write MN SSLP in the memo
                                                                    4.    ND Club of MN - Excellence in Teaching Conference
  line. Send your check to the University of Notre Dame,
  Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame,           All donations to the University designated for any one of these
  IN 46556.                                                         programs will count toward meeting your minimum
                                                                    donation required to be eligible for the ND alumni football
  Note: All donations to the Summer Service Learning                ticket lottery and will help the club. For more information,
  Program count toward meeting your minimum donation                please contact the Club at info@ndmn.org or visit the Club
  required to be eligible for the ND alumni football ticket         website at www.ndmn.org.
  lottery.
                                                                    And, earmark your annual gift to the University between
Want to know more about the Summer Service Internship               November 1, 2011 and June 1, 2012, and your name will be
Program? Contact the Club at info@ndmn.org or at 763-478-           entered into a lottery for a pair of tickets to a 2012 ND
3226.                                                               Football game (TBD). If you give your gift directly to the
                                                                    University, simply email info@ndmn.org to let the club know
                                                                    that you made a contribution.




                                                  Club Apparel is Available
The Club now offers great apparel with the Club Logo – women’s polos, navy t-shirts, gray sweatshirts, backpacks. All
of the apparel can be purchased on the club website: www.ndmn.org




       Navy t-shirt             Grey Sweatshirt             Women’s Polo         Women’s ¼-Zip                Backpack
         $15.00                     $25.00                    $41.00                $39.00                     $69.00
                       ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS - ELECTIONS
                                    Who Are Our MN Candidates?
For Region 4 (MN, ND, SD, WI)
                              Tim O'Neill ’94                                                         Rebecca (Davis) Paulsen ’90
                              President                                                               Vice President, Sr. State Tax
                              The O'Neill Brothers/Shamrock-                                          Director
                              n-Roll, Inc.                                                            US Bank, NA
                              Minneapolis, MN                                                         Baldwin, WI

                             BIOGRAPHY                                                               BIOGRAPHY
                             As president of the O’Neill                                             Paulsen has worked in the finance
                             Brothers, O’Neill has sold more                                         industry for more than two
                             than 10 million albums of piano                                         decades, starting at Deloitte &
                             music and been nominated for an             Touche and becoming a vice president at US Bank, NA. A
                             Emmy.       O’Neill     recently            past president of the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota, she has
spearheaded a project to produce CDs for the top donors of the           used her business expertise for organizations dedicated to
“Spirit of Notre Dame” campaign. He served as president of               helping the elderly stay in their homes and providing health
the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota and has volunteered his                 care in Costa Rica.
music in hospitals and hospices across the country.
                                                                         MISSION STATEMENT
MISSION STATEMENT                                                        I will bring the same commitment to lead and represent
Music. It's something that you can't see. It's something that is         Region 4 to the national board that I brought to the Minnesota
difficult to describe how it makes you feel, yet it is something         club. My years of connecting to the club leadership throughout
that has changed my life, and I am thankful that I have been             the region at many Alumni Senate and regional meetings will
able to have a small impact on the lives of others by sharing            provide me with an invaluable network of great Notre Dame
God's gift of my brother's and my piano music.                           alumni.

The spirit of Notre Dame to me is just like music. I love it. I          If elected to serve you, the alumni of the greatest University in
want to surround myself with it. It fills my lungs with fresh air        the world, I intend to do my best to carry out the mission of
and revitalizes my mind and spirit, yet I really can't describe          the Alumni Association: to develop and support alumni clubs
what it is and why it is central to my life's happiness. I have          around the world, as well as be a liaison between the
worked with Notre Dame and the NDAA on various projects                  University and its alumni. Through my community
and I look forward to sharing what I have learned with other             involvement, work in the tax policy and legislative arena, and
clubs in Region 4, many of whom I have met at Alumni                     experience as a wife and mother of three, I bring enthusiasm,
Senates and regional meetings.                                           life lessons, and leadership to the table. I will represent you
                                                                         proudly and I appreciate your confidence in me.



For Young Alumni
                               Caitlin (Burns) Piller ’07
                               Trade Marketing
                               General Mills, Inc.
                               Minneapolis, MN

                               BIOGRAPHY
                               Piller has worked for General Mills since graduating in 2007. While a student she was in the folk choir,
                               the Student Union Board, and the women’s boxing team, and has continued her service to the University
                               as treasurer for the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota. She also volunteers at the Basilica of St. Mary.

                               MISSION STATEMENT
                               After graduating in 2007 and relocating to a new city, I was truly grateful to embrace the network and
                               support of the Notre Dame family through the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota. In 2009, I became the
                               treasurer of our club and most recently helped establish the Minnesota chapter of ND Women Connect.

I now seek the opportunity to represent young alumni on the Alumni Board of Directors. My goal as a national representative is to
help effectively increase young alumni participation not only in club events, but also in club leadership across all regions through best
practice sharing and development of new events and initiatives. The Notre Dame family has been a wonderful blessing in my life and
by serving our community in this new capacity I hope to enrich the experience of our young alumni in all club chapters.
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  OF MINNESOTA                                                                                                         ST. PAUL, MN
  18305 46th Avenue North
  Plymouth, MN 55446



               The Club Needs Your Talents
Here are the current committee chairs and their email
addresses. Pick an activity that interests you and get involved.
Alumni Schools Pat Reis               alumnischools@ndmn.org
Apparel          Jacob Kraus          apparel@ndmn.org                                   CALENDAR
Club Emails      Ed Paulsen           communications@ndmn.org
Cont.Education   Troy Androli         continuinged@ndmn.org
Christmas Party  Mark Zoia            christmasparty@ndmn.org                                 JANUARY
Dorothy Day      Ron Leung            dorothyday@ndmn.org                 Happy New Year! - 2011 Dues Drive Begins
Football Tickets Bill Lynch           footballtickets@ndmn.org
Golden Domers    Leo Collins          goldendomers@ndmn.org
                                                                   Thurs. 1/12 – Sat. 1/14           Urban Plunge in Twin Cities.
Golf Tournament John Greer            golf@ndmn.org
Membership       Ellie Kuhns          membership@ndmn.org
                                                                   Sat.    1/14    Homeless breakfast at Dorothy Day, St. Paul, 7:30 am.
Monogram Club Leo Collins             monogram@ndmn.org            Sat.    1/14    Alumni Schools Reception, Nicollet Island Inn.
Newsletter       Ellie Kuhns          newsletter@ndmn.org          Sun.    1/15    Club Bus Service – Students head back to school.
ND Women Connect Margaret Cronin women@ndmn.org                    Mon     1/23    Monthly Club Meeting, Nicollet Island Inn, 6:00 pm.
                 Angie North          women@ndmn.org
Page Foundation Ron Leung             pagefoundation@ndmn.org
Spirituality     Meghan Lawless spirituality@ndmn.org                                        FEBRUARY
                 Laura Nilan          spirituality@ndmn.org
Transportation   Sonia Miller-Van Oort      transpo@ndmn.org       Wed.    2/1     Women Connect Book Club, 7-9 pm, Pinstripes.
UND Night        Mike Schnaus         undnight@ndmn.org            Sun.    2/5     Mass & Discussion Event, 11:30 mass.
Website          Ed Paulsen           webmaster@ndmn.org           Mon.    2/6     Golden Domer Luncheon, 11:30 am.
Young Alums      Lizzie Schwegman youngalums@ndmn.org
                 Zach Reuvers         youngalums@ndmn.org          Sat.    2/11    Homeless breakfast at Dorothy Day, St. Paul, 7:30 am.
                                                                   Mon     2/20    Monthly Club Meeting, Nicollet Island Inn, 6:00 pm.
Officers                                                           Mon.    2/23    Deadline to vote for Alumni BODs.
President                                                          Sat.    2/25    Feed My Starving Children Service Event.
Tim O’Neill (’94)     612-802-0285 (h) president@ndmn.org          Wed.    2/29    ND Women Connect – Fitness & Fashion Event.
Vice-President
Paul Reuvers (’88)    952-431-5794 (h) vp@ndmn.org
Treasurer                                                                                      MARCH
Caitlin Burns (’07)   763-764-8904 (w) treasurer@ndmn.org
Past President                                                     Mon.    3/5     Golden Domer Luncheon; 11:30 am.
John McShane (68)     952-842-9222 (h) pastpresident@ndmn.org      Sat.    3/10    Homeless breakfast at Dorothy Day, St. Paul, 7:30 am.
Directors                                                          Mon     3/19    Monthly Club Meeting, Nicollet Island Inn, 6:00 pm.
Troy Androli          651-330-5328 (h)   hesburgh@ndmn.org
John Greer            612-920-9285 (h)   golf@ndmn.org
Bert Koehler          763-757-4625 (h)
                                                                   Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Club Events:
Jacob Kraus           651-646-8665 (h)   jkraus@ndmn.org
Ron Leung             952-921-0463 (h)   socialconcerns@ndmn.org   Wednesday, April 11       ND Women Connect – Book Club
Sonia Miller-Van Oort 952-931-2268 (h)   transpo@ndmn.org          Sunday, April 15          Hesburgh Lecture
Brendan Murphy        612-840-0045 (h)                             Saturday, April 28        Organ Recital at St. Olaf Church.
Leslie Nardine        651-730-1940 (h)   lnardine@ndmn.org         Wednesday, July 18        Twins Event
Ed Paulsen            612-868-0044 (h)   webmaster@ndmn.org
Pat Reis              612-636-3905 (h)   alumnischools@ndmn.org
Mike Schnaus          952-922-0325 (h)   undnight@ndmn.org
Shawn Woessner                           dinnerdialogue@ndmn.org
Mark Zoia             612-922-0489 (h)   christmasparty@ndmn.org
                                                                   How To Contact The Club:
Popular University Websites:                                       Email:             info@ndmn.org
Alumni Association:       alumni.nd.edu                            Web Address:       www.ndmn.org
University of Notre Dame: nd.edu                                   Facebook:          www.facebook.com
Pray.nd.edu:              http://pray.nd.edu                                          Group: Notre Dame Club of Minnesota
ONWARD: Alumni Career Development:                                 Phone:             763-478-9485
                          http://alumni.nd.edu/career              Mail: 18305 46th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55446

				
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