Welcome

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.

Don’t feel like being very involved, but still want to donate $ to the club (tax deductible), you can do so here.

Or if you are feeling social, the ND Club of Austin is excited to launch our new Facebook group, Notre Dame Club of Austin: Facebook Group! This new group is designed for club members to interact with other club members. The content in the Notre Dame Club of Austin: Facebook Group will be created by you, our club members, so feel free to post your comments, questions, introductions, and discussion topics about all things Notre Dame and Austin!

Upcoming Events

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The Club In Action

Featured Events

Fr. Dennis & Friends - Farewell Concert

Fr. Dennis & Friends – Farewell Concert

Join us as we say farewell to Fr. Dennis and offer our love and prayers of support as he concludes four years of ministry at St. Ignatius and begins his new assignment as Associate Director of Vocations for the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province.

Although Fr. Dennis does not move to Notre Dame until mid-June, this event will serve as our parish’s “going away” celebration. Join us for a night of song with Fr. Dennis, as well as a number of other musicians from our parish and from the Austin area.

Donations received will benefit the St. Ignatius community as well as the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Keep in touch with Fr. Dennis:
Instagram: @dennisstrachcsc
Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fr-dennis-strachs-podcasts/id1049912305?mt=2
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DennisStrachCSC

For more information and to RSVP for the event, see the Facebook event page

Star Party with McDonald Observatory at Jester King

Star Party with McDonald Observatory at Jester King

Thursday, May 23rd

6:30 – 10:30 PM

The Hall at Jester King

Ticket Price: $30

We’re excited to host our very own Star Party at Jester King with the McDonald Observatory.

Please join us for an evening of talks and telescope viewing at Jester King’s new “dark skies compliant” event hall. The ticket price of this event also includes first pour and snacks. Proceeds for this event will benefit the McDonald Observatory at The University of Texas at Austin.

In 2014, the city of Dripping Springs became the first International Dark Sky Community in Texas. This designation aligns with Jester King’s commitment and philosophy to preserve the natural beauty of our piece of the Hill Country.

Both Jester King Farmer Peppy and McDonald Observatory Dark Skies Advocate, Bill Wren, will speak about the importance of preserving dark skies and their efforts to reduce light pollution. Following the talks, we will enjoy an evening of telescope viewing with McDonald Observatory volunteers.

You may purchase tickets here

Event Schedule

6:30 – 7:45p Drinks and snacks

7:45 – 8:30p Presentations (Farmer Peppy, Jester King Farmer & Bill Wren, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin)

Jester King’s Role in Preserving Dark Skies Over Texas Hill Country by Farmer Peppy, Farmer at Jester King

Preserving Dark Skies Over McDonald Observatory by Bill Wren, M.Ed., Special Assistant to the Superintendent, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin

8:30 – 10:30p Stargazing and Telescope Viewing

Notre Dame Day

Notre Dame Day is fast approaching!

More than 900 University groups are competing for a share of the $1.2 million challenge fund.
The annual global celebration of all things Notre Dame is scheduled for April 28-29, and our current and future ND Club of Austin students need your support!

Early voting for #NDday starts TODAY!
Go to the ND Club of Austin’s page on the Notre Dame Day website:
 https://notredameday.nd.edu/organizations/nd-club-of-austin
Make a $10 gift, and cast your votes for the ND Club of Austin!
All of the money our club receives through Notre Dame Day will go directly into our club scholarship fund, so the more votes for our club, the more our local students will benefit!

Notre Dame Women's Rowing Team at Longhorn Invitational

Come out and support the Notre Dame Women’s D 1 Rowing Team compete with UT and other elite women’s rowing teams at the Longhorn Invitational out on Decker Lake on April 27, 2019

  • The Event is Free, let us know if you can attend
Click on image or here for more information.

Notre Dame Women's Basketball National Championship Game Watch

Did y’all honestly think this year would be different?
It’s time for Notre Dame v. Baylor!
The ND Club of Austin will be hosting a watch party this weekend for the Women’s Final Four.
Game Watch will be at BD Riley’s Downtown location, at E 6th St. and Brazos.
Game time tip-off for the Championship Game will be Sunday night, April 7th at 5:00 pm.
Click here for more information.

ND ATX Golf Outing at Barton Creek

Are you ready to hit the greens?

We have our next golf outing scheduled for Sunday, April 7 at Barton Creek Crenshaw Course!

Click here for more information.

Young Alumni Happy Hour - Craft Pride

Young Alumni Happy Hour

Young alum will gather for happy hour and trivia on Tuesday, January 15 at Craft Pride on Rainey Street.  Strap on your brain and see how you measure up at the nexus of alcohol and brain cells. Meet up at 7 pm, trivia begins at 8 pm. Contact Kimberly Sammons for more info.

Tuesday, January 15th, 7pm

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Club Mass, Chili Supper, Cookie Exchange

Club Mass, Chili Supper & NDWC Cookie Exchange

Join the ND Family in Central Texas at St. Ignatius Martyr, Annex Bldg for mass, a chili supper and a fun cookie exchange benefiting the club. Click here to let us know what you’ll bring to the potluck.

Don’t forget – we’re moving this weekend’s regularly-scheduled monthly meeting from Saturday morning and blending it functionally into the Club Mass, Chili Supper and Cookie Exchange.

ND Women Connect Mini-Retreat

ND Women Connect  is hosting a mini-retreat for ND Women and Alumni, SMC Women and Alumni, St. Edwards Women and Alumni, and any female friends of UND. The retreat will be held at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Parish, Fr. Payne House, Austin.

Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the beatification of the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross – Blessed Basil Moreau, CSC – the religious order that founded and sponsors the University of Notre Dame.  This retreat will continue our focus from last year, reflecting on the principles contained in Blessed Basil Moreau’s writings; those that have shaped the members of Holy Cross and all their ministries.  To RSVP, contact Nancy.

 Saturday, November 10th 11 AM – 3 PM

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.