Yale Alley Cats Reunion 2014 -- Celebrating 70 Years of Harmony (Take II)
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM - Monday, February 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EST)
New Haven, CT
Hello (Again) Alley Cat Alums!
So as you may have heard, it snowed last year....but we are on course for our 70th Reunion Weekend (Take II), February 14-16, 2014, honoring Dave Ammen, '46, co-founder of the Alley Cats.
Last year's (non) event gave us a substantial head start in planning for this year, and we expect to assemble more Cats in one alley than have ever mustered before. 45 Alumni are pre-registered from 2013, and the total capacity at Mory's is 120, so we have 75 more seats for that dinner. Based upon last year's results, we expect to sell out. The hotel blocks at the Marriott Courtyard and the Study are open, so please make your plans ASAP and let us know what they are!
Consistent with the revised pricing from last year, our fees inclusive of Cham Jam, Mory's, and all other events are:
· Classes of 2003 – 2012 $55 for Cats and guests
· Classes of 1990 – 2002 $95 for Cats and guests
· Classes of 1989 and earlier $140 for Cats; $95 for guests
The 2014 Reunion t-shirts are purchased separately at an additional $15 each. Specify your preferred size when registering. The current Cats will also be selling albums and cufflinks at the reunion, with no pre-sale needed.
REGISTER QUICKLY AND SECURELY HERE ON EVENTBRITE
Anyone who has pre-paid their registration fee via a rollover from 2013 is asked to reregister for 2014 such that we can capture your updated contact information and t-shirt order if any, but you DO NOT NEED TO BUY ANOTHER TICKET. Rather, go on to the site, make a contribution of at least $1 in the donation field below the ticket categories, order your t-shirt as desired, and you're done.
For questions and more information contact YACAlumni@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in February!
In the meantime, best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!
YACAO Organizers: Andy Sandberg ’05; Wake Smith, ’79
Yale Alley Cats Alumni Organization
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Study. Cocktails will be available. Cash bar.
1157 Chapel Street
Saturday, February 15
11:00AM First Meeting of the Yale Alley Cats Alumni Organization
William L. Harkness Hall (WLH)
100 Wall Street
Open discussion among alumni of all eras on the objectives and plans for the YACAO. Please join us in shaping our plans to support the group for generations to come.
1:00-2:00PM Alley Cats Old and New
William L. Harkness Hall
Panel Discussion with current YAC members and alumni of different eras discussing the group’s past and present. Meet current officers of the group as well as some of our earliest members!
2:00 onward Let the singing begin!
William L. Harkness Hall
Get together with fellow Alley Cat alumni to relive the Cat experience as you sing through favorites from the Alley Cat repertoire. Alley Cat Songbooks will be provided.
5:45-7:45 PM Reunion Dinner
Mory’s Temple Bar
Dinner, Open Bar*
(*Beer/Wine/Soft Drinks – your Red Cups are on you!), and toast to Alley Cats of yore !)
8:00 PM 70TH ANNIVERSARY CHAMPAGNE JAMBOREE
Elm Street at College Street
10:15 onward Alumni After Party (more singing, less coherence)
204 York Street (behind the Yale Daily News on the old frat row).
Sunday, February 16
11:00 – 1:00 Farewell Gathering
Branford Common Room
Refreshments and sandwiches will be available.