November 14th, 2012 at 2:37 PM ^

...of the U-M Club of DC about this several months ago after seeing the reports of the NYC event. We chose early Dec to avoid the NYC summer event, have it occur in the midst of the football, basketball and hockey seasons, and avoid game nights.

Bottom line: It took amenable Club leadership and a willing Brian Cook. I can't answer the question of how amenable the Chicago Club is and how willing Brian is to take on another one of these things. If I were you, I'd let this one happen, and then engage with him. I wouldn't recommend overloading him.


November 14th, 2012 at 2:24 PM ^

About how you left the site because he was driving you crazy? Because that'd be awesome. I might fly in for that.

But in all seriousness, it sounds like a great event. Though every time I hear "An Evening With..." I picture smoking jackets, pipes, good liquor, and piano music played lightly in the background.


November 14th, 2012 at 2:39 PM ^

MGoShoe, I figure you might be a good person to ask about this.  I moved to DC in August from Ann Arbor (BA 2008, worked for U-M until now) and want to try to be more engaged with the UM Alumni Club.  Do you know a good place to start or a good person to talk with?  I have seen a ton of different committees on the site but I don't know what half of them even mean...



November 14th, 2012 at 2:59 PM ^

The DC Club is very, very excited about this event.  A big thanks to Brian, MGoShoe, and Jacqueline the President of the NYC club for helping make this happen.

MGoShoe is correct, I am the person to speak with if you are interested in getting involved with the club.  I'd love to hear from you expatriate, plus any others who are in DC and have any questions about the DC alumni club.


Alex Jaffe

UMDC Vice President

[email protected]


November 14th, 2012 at 3:23 PM ^

No way this is a real event that people are attending! There is just no way.  Please tell me this is one of those "9th green at 9" tricks where if you show up you are sprayed with hose water!


November 14th, 2012 at 3:47 PM ^

I didn't even read the description all the way through....THIS COST MONEY!?!?  Do people actually pay to go to this? It's gotta be like Detroit Pistons tickets where it says they are a certain price but they just end up giving away all the tickets.  Am I correct on this as well?


November 27th, 2012 at 3:07 PM ^

Is there any chance of Heiko and Al Borges doing a panel discussion for the Cincinnati alumni club?   I'd be willing to travel to Columbus or Louisville as well.   ;-)