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!

2013 "The Shirt" Available

The Notre Dame Club of Omaha is offering discounts for “The Shirt” 2013.  Club members can purchase shirts for only $12 from the club – a $6 discount from the regular fee.  To purchase a shirt, contact Ed Murphy at efm1@cox.net. Orders are due by April 10.

ND Shirt



Christmas Giving 2012

Note: Respond to Amy.Patterson@conagrafoods.com or donate online by clicking the link in the right sidebar.

It’s time to kick off our 9th Annual Christmas Giving efforts. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE GENEROUS DONORS and your continued support for this program year after year; service to our local Community is a key tenet in the Alumni Association and Club membership activities!

Quick recap of the 2011 Donations:
Total cash donations were approx. $5700 (63% higher than previous year!); additionally 9 ND Club members adopted local families (46 individuals) for holiday support. We supported 50 families with food baskets and gift cards at two schools in eastern Omaha. Our Alumni ‘adopted’ 25 families (62 children and parents) through Assumption Guadalupe Catholic School and the Grandparents support program at the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA). We also purchased approx. $1500 worth of cold weather clothing, blankets, and hats/gloves/scarves, etc. for the Siena/Francis House homeless shelter and Assumption school donation center. General donations of toys, sheet sets, towels, bus passes, grocery gift cards and dozens of toys for Christmas given to needy families through the ENOA, Salvation Army, and Siena/Francis House.
Giving in 2012

We must relay our interest to the involved organizations as soon as possible. You can support this ND Club effort in several ways:

– Adopt a family: Gift donations will be due in ahead of the Christmas holiday; email: Amy.Patterson@conagrafoods.com

– Cash donations are welcome (we will do the shopping for you); email: Amy.Patterson@conagrafoods.com

– You can donate online through our PayPal Link (see http://ndclubomaha.com).

– Join the Gift Wrapping Party – Hosted by Joe & Catherine Kelly

§ Saturday, December 15th– 9am-12noon

§ Refreshments and wrapping material provided.

§ 656 J. E. George Blvd. Omaha, NE 68132

§ Rsvp to Joe Kelly: kellyomaha@msn.com or (402)392.1046

The Omaha Alumni Club Board of Directors has generously agreed to match the first $2000 in donations this year! Please help us make this another record year for our growing program. All donations will be anonymous.

Please contact Amy Patterson if you are interested in adopting a family, part of a family, or would like to give a cash donation. If you use PayPal, please add this in the memo when you checkout. I know our efforts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support!

Amy Hall Patterson ‘98 Joe Kelly –Co Chair


College Fair, Tickets, & More

The Notre Dame Club of Omaha will be hosting a table at the Omaha Area College Fair on Sunday, October 28, 2012. The fair is from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at UNO. We will need someone to help with setup (just to bring the supplies to the fair) and then take them home (afterwards).

If interested, please contact to John Menicucci at jmenicuc@yahoo.com. Please help the club support local students interested in the University.
There are a number of tickets available on the ticket board – even 2 for the Shamrock Series game this weekend against the Hurricanes. Check the Football Tickets tab for ticket availability. There is even a hotel room available for the BYU game (click on the game to see details).

We had a successful gamewatch for the Michigan State game with nearly 40 people in attendance cheering the Irish on to victory. See some of the pictures below.

BYU tickets available now

The club will be posting the ticket exchange board in the coming weeks.  Check back here on the Ticket Exchange page for the board.

Currently, the club has 50 tickets available for the BYU game on October 20.  Please contact Ed Murphy if you are interested (ndtkt@cox.net).

Events Round-up

The Notre Dame Club of Omaha is ramping up its slate of activities this summer.  We are currently hosting two summer service project students (more about them in an upcoming post) and the annual dinner for Universal Notre Dame night will be held next week.  See below for more details on recent and upcoming events.

Hesburgh Month of Service

On May 19, around 20 volunteers went to the Jesuit Academy camp to help clean and prepare the site for students arriving in June for their summer session.  Over the course of 4 hours, club volunteers moved 15 tons of gravel,  cleaned two rooms with 20 bunks apiece, weeded and raked an outdoor amphitheater, and expertly trimmed one long row hedges.  Volunteers included graduates of all ages and even some current students back for the summer.   All the workers took a lunch break around noon and caught up on the latest news and trends at ND.  Fr. Tom, president of Jesuit Academy, thanked all the volunteers and mentioned Fr. Hesburgh’s book (“God Country, Notre Dame”) as a source of inspiration for him becoming a priest.  If you are interested in volunteering more with Jesuit Academy, please contact Fr. Tom through the Jesuit Academy website (www.jesuitacademy.org).

Ara Parseghian Foundation Ride

This weekend, College of Science Dean, Greg Crawford will be arriving in Omaha as part of a cross country bike ride to benefit the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.  The ride is focused on raising awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C disease, which primarily afflicts the nervous systems of children and adolescents.  Crawford will be arriving in Omaha on June 4 and be hosted by a small group of club officers.  If you’d like to learn more or donate to this cause go to Crawfords blog at http://blogs.nd.edu/gregcrawford.

UND Night

Omaha’s Universal Notre Dame Night will be held next Thursday, June 7 at Field Club Omaha.  This year’s speaker is Chief of Staff to the President, Ann Firth.  Alumni Dennis Murphy will also be honored as the club’s Person of the Year.  Cocktail hour starts at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 7:00.  If you are still interested in attending, please contact club president Ed Murphy at the link in the right sidebar.

Club Enrollment Open for 2012

Alumni, Parents and Friends of Notre Dame

On behalf of the officers and board of the Notre Dame Club of Omaha, I would like to thank you for your support during the past year. The Club had 188 members during 2011 and we hope to increase this in 2012.

As a result of your generosity, the Club accomplished the following:

  • $5,000 contribution to the Walsh Scholarship Fund
  • Support for a student volunteer for the Summer Service Learning Program
  • Contribution of $2,000 to the Club Christmas Project
  • Young alumni get together
  • Game watch for Michigan State game
  • Pre game party for ND/Creighton Women s basketball game
  • Freshmen sendoff

This year the annual dues are $45 . Young alumni dues are $30 (2002-2010). Recent graduates within the past two years may register without paying dues.   Use the form below or linked at the tab above to register.  Payments can be made online via PayPal or sent to:

Notre Dame Club of Omaha

P.O. Box 961

Bellevue, NE 68005

We look forward for your continuing support.


Ed Murphy