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The San Jose Sharks are one of the best teams in hockey - #1 in the Pacific division this season – and we have a special Dartmouth night planned for an upcoming game.
- First, we’ll hear a Sharks senior executive discuss the business operations that are involved with running a successful professional hockey team.
- Then, we can go to ice-level prior to the game to watch the players warm-up with 20-minutes of shooting drills.
- We’ll complete the evening by cheering on the Sharks as they take on one of their rivals, the Vancouver Canucks.
Hockey is one of the best sports to watch live – lots of continuous action. If you’ve already seen the Sharks, this is a chance to enjoy additional activities beyond the game. If you’ve not yet been to a hockey game, this is a great opportunity before the end of the season. And if you’re still trying to figure out the difference between offsides and icing, we’ll have experts to help you understand the rules.
Tickets are limited – Sign up today! Price includes ticket for the game and the exec presentation + warm-ups.
April is peak wildflower season at the only natural preserve in San Mateo County. Due to this year’s rains, the flowers on the serpentine grasslands are expected to be spectacular! Plus, there is an excellent chance to see the threatened Bay Checkerspot butterfly.
Friends of Edgewood Park docents will lead us on a Dartmouth-only, moderate hike with frequent stops in the park, leaving from the Clarkia Trailhead off Cañada Road near I-280. (Restrooms and water are available only at the Education Center by Edgewood Road.) Wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen, and bring water, a hat, and a snack if you wish.
Last year, more than 10,000 members of the Dartmouth community attended DAASV events. If you want to be first in line to take advantage of these amazing opportunities to network with your fellow alumni, then join the Events Committee. This is our Club’s largest, and most active committee.
Join the DAASV Events Committee, and help us plan and execute events and activities in 2017. Plan an event that will attract the people you want to meet. Sharpen your event planning and project management skills with like-minded alumni. This is a great starting point for getting involved in your Club.
All DAASV members are welcome.
President Emeritus James Wright returns to Silicon Valley for a stop on his book tour promoting ENDURING VIETNAM: An American Generation and Its War. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with a private reception at Calafia, which is located in Town & Country Village (#130). Its executive chef/proprietor, Charlie Ayers, was the first Google chef and a former personal chef for the Grateful Dead. A selection of light dinner foods will be served, with a no-host bar available. At 6:45 we will walk over to Books Inc. (also in Town & Country Village (#74)), where President Wright will speak for 30 minutes, take questions for 15 minutes, and then sign books. Books will be available for purchase and signing at Books Inc. for $29.99 plus tax.
The human face of combat is on full display in ENDURING VIETNAM: An American Generation and Its War, the latest book written by James Wright. With his focus on the U.S. servicemen and women who served there, particularly those who saw combat firsthand, Wright brings clarity to the American experience in Vietnam. A complete picture forms of the complicated and ambivalent nature of this war, and the young people involved: who they were, what they did in battle, and what their sacrifices meant.
Based upon personal accounts and 160 interviews with veterans and their families, ENDURING VIETNAM provides a comprehensive overview of the war and then focuses on the experience of those who served. “These personal stories illustrate my strong belief that accounts of war need to be more than critical analyses of national presumptions and strategic goals, and more than studies of the tactics, objectives, and results of the conduct of the military operations on the ground,” says Wright. “These are all part of the story of war. But they seldom remind us of the human experience—and the human cost.”
For more information about the book, please see the feature article in the March-April issue of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.
The President Emeritus of Dartmouth College and a former marine, Wright is uniquely suited to write this book. Since his retirement, he has served in a number of ways to remind Americans of the face of war. He returned to his professional roots as a historian, focusing on those Americans who have fought their country's wars. His book, Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them (2012) explored the complex relationship between the American public and its veterans. In addition to working on these books, he has helped establish educational counseling programs for wounded veterans, paid countless visits to military hospitals, has written a number of op-ed pieces on the current American wars, provided interviews and spoken at a number of public programs and forums, and participated in the 2016 Ric Burns PBS documentary, Debt of Honor.
Dartmouth & Its Winemakers
An Alumni Wine Tasting Extravaganza
Fundraiser featuring over 35 Dartmouth-affiliated wineries from
Napa–Sonoma—Mendocino—Santa Cruz Mountains
Sierra Foothills—Paso Robles—Temecula
Sunday, April 23
Panel Discussion and Tasting 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Featuring a tasting of signature wines and moderated discussion with eight of Dartmouth’s leading winemakers
Grand Tasting 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Featuring tastings of over 70 wines from more than 35 Dartmouth alumni winemakers from all over the state of California, including some of the most famous wineries in the country!
Delicious appetizers and tempting nibbles are included.
Quadrus Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
Featuring an outdoor deck with a stunning view
More details here.
Tickets are limited so register today!
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Help with food for the needy: Second Harvest Food Bank
On Dartmouth's 3rd Day of Service, please join other Dartmouth alumni in providing some of our great “helping hands” to one of the largest food banks in the U.S., the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Second Harvest provides food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month - people who sorely need their help. More than half of that food is healthy and nutritious fresh produce!
So, please join us for a Second Harvest Food Sort on Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Second Harvest’s Cypress Center at 4001 North First Street, San Jose. Dartmouth alums can help make a difference - and help with food for the needy in our community is a great way to provide that help! Young, strong backs are especially welcome, as food sorting usually involves quite a bit of lifting and bending. The dress code at the Food Bank is casual and comfortable. No shorts and no tank tops are permitted. Closed toe shoes and long pants are required.
Here’s a link to a video about Second Harvest’s amazing work!
Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley (DAASV)
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