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The ND Club of Austin is the official home for Notre Dame friends, family, and alumni in the Central Texas area. The ND Club of Austin’s mission is driven by Camaraderie, Catholic / Christian Spirituality, Communications, Community Service, Continuing Education, and Current Students.

We encourage you to join us at our upcoming events to connect with the Notre Dame and Austin communities. Please contact the Club for more information or subscribe to our newsletter (on the right) to stay up to date.

Upcoming Events

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Featured Events

2018 Notre Dame Football - Game Watches

It’s football season, so please pick a Game Watch location!

Your friendly neighborhood Notre Dame Club is hosting game watches at three locations across Austin this fall and we want to see you there. We’re focusing on Irish pubs, so you can join us at B.D. Riley’s (downtown or Mueller) or the LT Corner Pub in Lakeway. Don your Irish gear and join the fun.

Click the following links to get the scoop via Facebook Events.

LT CORNER PUB – LAKEWAY
BD Riley’s DOWNTOWN 
BD Riley’s NE / MUELLER

 

St. Louis Parish Farm Service Project

St. Louis Parish Farm Service Project

Put on your dungarees and get your hands dirty as the club helps prepare the St. Louis Parish farm for its fall planting.  Feel free to come for part or all of the morning (8 – noon). The parish will provide breakfast tacos, water, Gatorade, fruits, and snacks, as well as tools and gloves. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. A water bottle is handy, though we’ll have cups too.

The work consists of raking out the grass/weeds which we’ve solarized, mixing in compost, forming rows, laying out weed barrier, and covering all with mulch.

The garden is located on the southeast corner of St Louis King of France Church. The gate to enter the garden is on the 2100 block of St Joseph’s Blvd.

From Home to Dome: Student Sendoff

Join Domers past, present, and future at this year’s Student Sendoff at The Village Alamo Drafthouse, Saturday, June 28.  Festivities begin at 1 pm with the introduction of students and special guests, a blessing, and a showing of the 1993 sports-film classic Rudy.  You’ll also meet hosts of our Neighborhood Game Watches this fall. Seating is limited so reserve your seats or become a sponsor now!

Current ND students attend free (but really need to RSVP)!

 

ND Women Connect - Clean Lady Bird Lake

Lady Bird Lake Cleanup

ND Women Connect partnered with the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department Saturday, June 9th, to gather trash along the shoreline and from watercraft on and along Lady Bird Lake. When these ladies ‘yak, they do it with a purpose!Email Nancy to learn about future ND Women Connect activities on the calendar.

Luncheon with Coach Brian Kelly

Coach Kelly came to Austin!

The Notre Dame Club of Austin was one of only four ND Clubs chosen to host Coach Brian Kelly as a Universal Notre Dame Celebration luncheon speaker this year.

At the Westwood Country Club on May 30th, the ND Family reconnected over an an elegant three-course seated lunch and enjoyed hearing Coach Kelly speak then answer audience questions.To raise money for our Scholarship Fund, we conducted a silent auction featuring autographed footballs, football tickets, and other valuable items from our sponsors.

*Please note: There was an age restriction for this event. NCAA regulations strictly prohibit attendance by anyone between the ages of 13 and 19. Your understanding was appreciated.*

Sponsorship opportunities for the luncheon: Lisa Gutilla at lisa@ndclubofaustin.com.

Wednesday, May 30, 11:30 am

2018 Irish Cultural Event with Consul General Adrian Farrell



We may call ourselves the Fighting Irish, but we could all stand to learn a bit more about the nation that inspired the nick name we wear so proudly. Join your fellow members of the Notre Dame family for an evening at the Irish Consulate in downtown Austin for our second annual Irish Cultural Event, featuring Irish refreshments and a presentation on the the current state of affairs in Ireland from Consul General Adrian Farrell. Isn’t it time you learned what it really means to be Irish?

NDWC Austin - Food Bank Mobile Pantry

Come out and help your neighbors in need during this CTFB Mobile Pantry at the Given’s District Park. The Club has been once before to this location, and all volunteers had a great time meeting clients, Food Bank team members and other volunteers.

All volunteers must register for this event directly with the Foodbank using this link. You will need to create an account to register. Please use Eventbrite just to let me know you have signed up so I can have awareness if we have filled the spots I reserved for our group. Thanks in advance!

http://notredamewomenconnect.cafb.volunteerhub.com/

Please see these additional notes from the Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB). All participants must arrive on time and stay for the entire shift. Volunteer orientation and training will take place at the beginning of the shift. Our “Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantries travel to fill geographic and service gaps in emergency food assistance. The responsibilities of Mobile Pantry volunteers include: unload food and tables from the truck, package and distribute food to clients, help with break-down and clean-up and assist clients with carrying food to their vehicles. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Please wear sneakers, tennis shoes, or work boots. For safety purposes, sandals, flip-flops and other shoes with open toes or heels are not permitted. Hats, sun block, sunglasses and loose clothing are recommended during summer months. The distributions occur outside and will continue in inclement weather, unless doing so would present a danger to volunteers and clients. All volunteers age 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

This is a rain or shine volunteer opportunity; however in the event of inclement weather, we will immediately update our Mobile Pantry hotline – 512-684-2559.

NDCoA Holiday Party - January 7, 2018, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Join your fellow Notre Dame Alumni, family and friends from across the Austin area for our annual holiday party and food drive. From the time you arrive at the door of the Saad residence with your covered dish (who doesn’t love pot luck?), you’ll enjoy great food and drink as you reconnect with ND friends.

For every non-perishable food item you bring, you’ll get a raffle ticket and a chance to win great prizes including club t-shirts, B.D. Riley’s gift cards and the ever-popular ND Club of Austin koozies. You can also take part in structured networking activities and meet the new club officers for 2017.

Please indicate which dish you’ll bring (appetizer, side dish, or dessert) and how many people will attend with you.

We look forward to seeing you and getting the new year off on the right foot.


2017 Hesburgh Lecture

The Notre Dame Club of Austin is proud to welcome noted author, speaker and educator, Dr. Kathleen Cummings, to our annual Hesburgh Lecture. She will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Immigration and Evangelization in U.S. History.”

Dr. Cummings serves as the William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame and President of the American Catholic Historical Association.

This free event is open to the public. Please sign up here.

When: Thu, November 9, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST

Where: St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Fleck Hall, Room 305, Austin, TX 78704

2017 UND Night

Date/Time : Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location : The Austin Club, 110 E 9th St, Austin




ND Football Legend Reggie Brooks is coming to Austin!

Ticket sales are now closed and we’re delighted to announce that 68 members of the ND Family will be joining us in welcoming ND football legend, Reggie Brooks, to the Austin Club for a night of camaraderie. The posted deadline for registration was midnight, August 17th.




See other similar upcoming events: Featured Future Events, Camaraderie, Current Students

2017 Student Send Off

Date/Time : Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 - 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Location : Dell Diamond, 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665




The Club will be hosting its annual Student Send-Off Event on July 30th. This popular event will once again be hosted at Dell Diamond prior to the Round Rock Express game that evening.

Join us for some ballpark fun, the opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and friends, and most important, in welcoming our incoming freshmen and returning students!

We ask that you arrive at the United Heritage Center at Dell Diamond at the First Base Gate promptly at 430 when the gates open, so that we can get our program underway on time.  We start with food, move to introducing our incoming students, and then get to know each other better through some organized mixing before heading to the game.

  • The Club has reserved the United Heritage Center, an indoor room overlooking first base.
  • Family-friendly: All kids under 12 can enjoy pre-game events outside the stadium and will have the opportunity to run the bases following the game.
  • Tickets:
    • $35 for alumni and family of incoming/current students
    • We encourage you to sponsor an incoming student/current student
    • FREE for incoming/current students and children 4-and-under – but current students and incoming students should still sign up
  • Tickets include: Game ticket, parking pass, all you can eat buffet, and unlimited beverages/beer
  • Game: Starts at 605 – Round Rock Express vs El Paso Chihuahuas!

Purchase Tickets Here

Registration has closed!


See other similar upcoming events: Current Students

Club Day

Date/Time : Saturday, 29 April 2017 – 10:30am – 8:00pm Location : Multiple

It’s springtime in Austin and time for the Notre Dame family to serve and celebrate together. We’re proud to announce our first ever CLUB DAY, a full slate of club activities reflecting the unique character of our university. From a club mass at St. Ed’s at 11am (followed by lunch) to our 1pm service project in North Austin and our 4pm gathering at the legendary Jester King Brewery, we’ll make a difference as we meet other Irish faithful. The official events for our first annual CLUB DAY are:

10:30am: Mass at St. Edward’s University’s Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel followed by a light lunch of Thundercloud Subs in the adjacent fellowship hall. If you’d like to serve as a reader, musician or eucharistic minister, email Josh@NDClubofAustin.com.

1pm: Service Project at the St. George’s Court apartment complex for low-income seniors and disabled. We will be planting the garden beds near their apartments and engaging in a few rounds of bingo. Contact Khalil@NDClubofAustin.com with questions or donations of plants. [Participants get a free Serve & Celebrate club t-shirt!]

4pm: Club Social at the Jester King Brewery and Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza. Early RSVPs get a bracelet to signify your 20% discount. This family-friendly setting not only offers great food, drink and brewery tours, we’ll also have low-impact sporting events on the adjacent meadow.

Whether you can make one event or all three, we’ll have a great time together serving our community then celebrating our shared sense of purpose.