September 01, 2022

August 2022 Newsletter

We have enjoyed meeting so many of you at the Joint Ivy Alum Night at the SF Opera in June, and at our outdoor events in Saratoga and Mount Diablo in July.  For the month of August, we have organized a number of outdoor, in-person events, including the Annual World Dog Surfing Championship, as well as the inaugural joint Ivy Summer Vineyard Party at Folktale Winery.  Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

New Events

Volunteer at the Annual World Dog Surfing Championship

Date:  Saturday, August 6, 2022

Time:  8:00 AM - Noon PDT

Location:  5000 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA, 94044


Do you have a pet that enjoys water sports? Come join Columbia alums who will be volunteering at the annual World Dog Surfing Championship at Pacifica this summer!

Although the live surfing event will only span a few hours, there will be plenty of other dog-related competitions and activities that will last into the evening.


Learn How to Identify and Manage Stress

Date:  Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Time:  12:00 PM - 12:45 PM PDT

Location:  Via Zoom


In this interactive experiential talk you will learn from Dr. Ellen Leonard steps to identify stress and science-based strategies to start to manage stress in a way that works for you. You will leave having practiced multiple stress management strategies and with actionable tools to stress less.

Special Featured Event

IVY Summer Vineyard Party

Date:  Saturday, August 13, 2022

Time:  Noon - 3:00 PM PDT

Location:  Folktale Winery & Vineyards, 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel-by-the-Sea


Join the fun with fellow Ivy alums at Folktale Winery in beautiful Carmel this August. Come for the day or make a weekend trip around this special event. Meet Gregory Ahn (CBS 05), founder and proprietor of the winery.  Live music, lawn games, and delicious food will accompany the award-winning wines of Folktale. Tickets include food, fun, and your first glass of wine. Additional glasses or bottles can be purchased at the event.

Interested in carpooling?  If you are able to help drive participants to the event, or if you need a ride, please register at the carpool list here.


Partnered Event

Bay Area Book Club

With many of the events being virtual for the time being, the regional book clubs will be combined for now. Starting this month, the book club meetings will take place on the last Wednesday of every other month at 7pm PST.

Please find below our reading schedule:

June 29 - The Color of Law
August 31 - The Great Influenza

To join the club please fill out this form


- Your Columbia Alumni Story -

We'd love to share and support stories about fellow Columbia alumni!

Did you meeting your significant other through an alumni happy hour?
Did you land a life-changing job by connecting with alumni at an volunteer event?
Did you meet your best friend from being invited to an event by a Columbia alumni?

Columbia NorCal finds inspiration from each other to promote engaging events and programming that uplift friends and the alumni community! We hope to share your stories with our alumni community! Share your story here.



We have recently experienced a surge in interest from alums to participate in Columbia NorCal's LinkedIn Group discussions. Join us and stay connected! 


If you would like to check out some of our past events, please see our YouTube channel where we will add the recordings!


Stay safe everyone!

Columbia Club of Northern California

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  • Jennifer Fong
    published this page in Newsletters 2022-09-01 19:44:33 -0700