Fall 2013 Club News

The Murphys will go to Oklahoma Game

John Murphy ’65 of Papillion will be going to the Oklahoma game at Notre Dame Stadium.

His auction bid of $495 won a pair of tickets from the Club. Bidding closed on September 7 at midnight.  Proceeds will be deposited in the Walsh Scholarship Fund. Thank you to all bidders.

Success: ND Soccer Tailgater at Creighton’s Morrison Stadium

We saw over 100 spirited Club Members, students, parents, and friends on a beautiful Sunday, August 18. The Skutt Catholic High School Marching Band turned the corner of VanTeicher Mall and entertained us for an hour, including the Fight Song. Members took the opportunity to greet our new freshmen, and to renew friendships on the lawn.

The Club Board is especially appreciative of the time and effort invested by:  The cold beverage team; Andy Fenoglio ’88 and Bob Murphy ’80, grillmen; and Catherine Kelly SMC ’81, executive producer. Special thank you to Maggie McKeon for her announcements on the KVSS Spirit Catholic Radio Network.

2013 Membership

A number of you have inquired about catching up on 2013 Club dues.  Please go to the Membership Page or send a check for $45 to:

The Notre Dame Club of Omaha
PO Box 961, Bellevue NE    68005

Alumni, parents, friends, and “subway” alumni are always invited to join. No dues are requested of young alumni from ’12 and ’13.

2014 Membership Drive

The Club is seeking three leaders to grow membership next year. Meet great Notre Dame alums and subway alums, and invite them to pay their annual dues. Your success will grow the Walsh Scholarship Fund towards the $1,000,000 mark. These roles are open to young alumni, senior alumni, and subway alumni who love Notre Dame.

Oklahoma Tickets and Gamewatches

A gamewatch that had been tentatively planned for the Michigan game has been dropped for a future event. Check back to this blog for future game updates.

The lottery for Oklahoma tickets is closing today – September 7. Go to the Oklahoma Lottery page to place your final bid. Go Irish!

Freshmen Send-Off

You are cordially invited to join fellow freshmen, current students, and alumni at Skutt High School on Sunday, August 4. A meet and greet begins at 11:30 followed by Mass and Lunch.
Register Button Please let us know if you’ll attend by clicking the on the button above or contacting Brian and Christine Diss at (402) 319-4113.

Football Ticket and Oklahoma Lottery

The Notre Dame Club of Omaha Football ticket board is live. If you have tickets to sell or are looking for tickets to a game, check the board here.  The club has 50 tickets available for the Temple game – see the ticket board for details.

ND Helmet


The club also has 2 tickets available for the Oklahoma game and we will be auctioning those off to the highest bidder.  If you’d like to make a bid, complete the form below. You can see the results of the auction in the spreadsheet below the form. (Note the spreadsheet updates every 5 minutes)

Upcoming Events – Summer/Fall 2013

After a successful UND night with nearly 100 attendees from the club, we look forward to some exciting events in the coming months.


Siena Francis Run/WalkOn June 30, the Siena-Francis House is hosting a run/walk to raise money for their programs.  One of our summer service students, Alex Anderson, has been helping to coordinate the event and all club members are welcome. For more information, go to http://www.sienafrancis.org.


In August, we will hold the annual Freshmen Send-Off.  Incoming freshmen, current students, parents, and alumni are invited Send-Offto this event which will include Mass, brunch, and advice from current and former students.


Young Alumni Coordinator, Matthew Johnson, is scheduling an event to coincide with the beginning of the school year for Young Alumni.  Stay tuned to ndclubomaha.com for more information.


A gamewatch for the Michigan game on September 17 has been scheduled.  Additionally, the ticket exchange will be made available in later July or early August.


Go Irish!

Hesburgh Month of Service

Each May, Notre Dame Clubs around the country celebrate the legacy of Fr. Hesburgh by completing service projects in their communities.  Last year, over 20 ND Club of Omaha members took part in our day of service.  This year we hope to gather even more volunteers for our service day on Saturday, May 18.

We will be working at the Jesuit Academy camp located at 245th and Q in Elkhorn.  This family friendly event includes a range of activities for any volunteer.  Cabins will need to be cleaned, the gravel driveway filled in, and hedges trimmed.  Bring your shovels, rakes, and rags and the club will provide lunch.
Individuals or families are welcome to help any time between 9:30 and 2:00 (lunch around noon).  If would like to attend this event, please fill out the volunteer form at this link.
Go Irish!

Membership Drive Open

The Notre Dame Club of Omaha membership drive is in full swing for 2013.  Letters were sent out last month and we are hoping to surpass last year’s member total.  Membership offers access to club events, the football ticket exchange, and more.  Register today by clicking on the button below.  Pay your dues online with PayPal (a PayPal account is not necessary).


The All New Site and Officer Updates

The Notre Dame Club of Omaha site has been updated!  We look forward to a great year that started with 60+ attendees at the National Championship gamewatch.  Joe Kelly ’85 takes over as the new president this year along with Mike Mansour (vice-president), Joe Weigand (treasurer) , Brian Diss (secretary), Angie Kizer (SSLP Coordinator), and Matthew Johnson (Young Alumni Coordinator).