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Class Reunion Art Book

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Cost to participate: None (moderate cost to purchase book)

Project: A book of artwork by members of the Class of 1970, published as part of its 40th Reunion in 2010. Reunion activities included a book signing event involving the artists.

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Athletic SIG holds Special Dinner/ Fundraiser in Honor of Beloved Coach

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Cost to attend: moderate (students on team came free)

Event: The Yale Fencing Association (an alumni group) and Yale’s Athletic Department worked together to hold a dinner, reception, and fund raising campaign honoring a long-standing athletic coach.

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“All” Class Musicians featured at a Class Reunion

Level of difficulty: Advanced
Cost to participate: None

Event: The Class of 1970 arranged enough “concerts” at its 40th Reunion in 2010, so that all classmates who were instrumental musicians had opportunities to perform. Some pre-reunion mini-concerts, held in several cities served as mini-reunions promoting the 40th Reunion.

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Adding an Athletic SIG Event to a weekend of Class Reunions

Level of difficulty: Basic
Cost to attend: None (a Reunion is high cost, but nothing extra to attend this)

Event: The Class of 1970, the Yale Fencing Association and the Yale Athletic Department worked together to hold a simple all-class Fencing reception in the spring of 2010 during each of the two weekends designated for Class Reunions.

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Class Mini-Reunion at a Ski Resort

Level of difficulty: Advanced
Cost to attend: High

Project: Class of 1956 mini-reunion in Aspen, Colorado (USA), February 1993. The mini-reunion involved receptions, seminars taught by Yale professors, and winter sports.

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Club Project for City Schools

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Cost to attend: None

Project: A Cleveland Yale Club project to interest and motivate kids in Cleveland’s inner city schools to become engineers. Many of these students know nothing about engineering careers. (The same idea of bringing alumni and their friends in a variety of jobs and careers to kids in schools in person, on the web and using YouTube also can be done.)

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Regional Club Education Event to serve Remote Club Members

Level of difficulty: Basic
Cost to attend: Low

Event: A regional Yale Club held a luncheon lecture at Williamsburg, an historic site within its region, but far from its base in order to attract Club members near that site.

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Club holds Luncheon Lecture with Former Ambassador

Level of difficulty: Basic
Cost to attend: Low

Event: Regional Yale Club holds luncheon lecture, with former US Ambassador to Kuwait.

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Club holds Symposium on College Admissions

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Cost to attend: Nominal

Event: A regional Yale Club provided a forum for Club members and the general public to learn about the college admissions process from independent professional college counselors in an historic setting. The event was held in the winter of 2009.

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Club attends Cultural Event with Special Access

Level of difficulty: Basic
Cost to attend: Low

Event: Regional Yale Club sponsors Night with the California Ballet Company, club members attend ballet performance with upgraded seats and backstage tour.

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Club Event and Class Mini-Reunion combined at Art Exhibit

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Cost to attend: Low (slightly higher for non-Club members)

Event: A regional Yale Club and the Yale Class of 1988 collaborated to stage an special evening event: A visit to an exhibit of art work by an internationally recognized Yale graduate, with a talk by the artist, at a premier art museum in Washington, DC (June 2009). The event served as both Club event and Class of ‘88 mini-reunion.

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