We have various events including a monthly mixer, luncheon and dinner meetings which feature speakers on important local issues such as water, and broader issues such as conflict in the Middle East, programs for youth at risk in Monterey County, and travel programs under the CAA umbrella.
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December 30, 2019
Event: Bears Are Bowl-Bound! Book Your Ride and Tickets Now
For information on costs, location, transportation, and to make reservations, please refer to https://www.facebook.com/events/569788743855542/
October 16, 2019
Event: A Cal Odyssey - Scott Fujita’s Journey from Cal to the NFL to Head of All Saints School
Date and Time: October 16, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Rancho Canada (now Palo Corona Regional Park), 4860 Carmel Valley Road
Description: After growing up in Southern California, Scott Fujita enrolled at Cal, earning a BA in political science and an MA in education. He played a key role on the Bear’s defensive team. He was an honorable mention All-Pac 10 and Academic All-Pac 10. After graduating in 2002, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. He later played for Dallas, New Orleans and Cleveland. Scott was a member of the 2010 Super Bowl Champion Saints. In 2012 he began a relationship with All Saints Day School, first as a parent, then joining the Board, serving as Athletic Director, and as of July 1, becoming Headmaster. Scott has been active in a wide range of community activities, promoting adoption, breast cancer awareness, environmental protection, and LGBT rights. Scott is the quintessential Cal student-athlete, using his education to serve the community.
May 23, 2019
Event: The Inside History of Fisherman’s Wharf
Date and Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm
Location: Scales Seafood & Steaks 30 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey
Description: Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis, a Santa Catalina School graduate, was born and raised in Monterey in a prominent local Italian family that pioneered in the restaurant industry. Mary Alice has been deeply engaged in community work, and served as President of the Monterey Hotel & Restaurant Association. For several years, she served as the President of Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association and currently serves on its board. She is steeped in local history and actively supports education about Monterey’s history, serving on the Board of Directors of the Monterey History & Art Association and has chaired the La Merienda Committee. Her family roots, experience in running a restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf and continued engagement in the community allow her to provide us with a unique insight into the history of the Wharf. A walking tour of the Wharf will be available if a sufficient number of attendees is interested.
April 27, 2019
Event: Meet the Class of 2023!
Description: For more than two decades the Cal Alumni Club has hosted a luncheon reception for Monterey County high school students who have been admitted to Cal. This is our opportunity to explain why they should choose Cal from among the elite list of colleges that have recruited them, and what to expect when they enroll. Students and their parents will hear from the Office of Admissions, and from current Cal students and alumni how the Cal experience transforms lives and prepares them for a successful career and community engagement. Join us to meet these impressive young people and share your experiences with them as they set out on the next stage of their lives.
April 13, 2019
Event: Bears Spring Potluck
Description: Happy spring! Time to come out of hibernation and celebrate spring with your fellow Berkeley Bears! Come and join us for a potluck on Saturday, April 13.
February 20, 2019
Event: First 2019 Social
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5pm-8pm
Location: Yeast of Eden, Carmel Plaza, suite 112, Mission St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
Description: For our first 2019 mixer, we will be checking out a new place in town, Yeast of Eden. Come to relax, hang out and catch up with fellow Bears. Hope to see you there! You can check out the drink and food menus here: https://yoebeer.com/. This is a no host social hour.
November 15 & 17, 2018
Event: Celebrating the Cal 1958 Pacific Coast Conference Champions and Honoring Joe Kapp
Description: This year marks the 60th anniversary of Cal’s Pacific Coast Conference championship football team that won them the invitation to represent the PCC in the 1959 Rose Bowl. There will be celebration of this great team at the Big Game on November 17. Members who wish to car pool to the game should contact Doug Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Ipson at email@example.com no later than November 10. Joe Kapp, who along with Jack Hart was captain of the team, will be honored with a plaque at Goldman Plaza at the north end of Memorial Stadium. Joe’s football and basketball teammates are establishing a fund in Joe’s name to provide student-athletes support in academic development and leadership skills on and off the field. The team has set an initial goal of raising $25,000. If you wish to contribute you can make out a check payable to UC Regents, entering Joe Kapp Fund on the memo line, and mailing it to Mike Ipson at 1055 Laurel Lane, Pebble Beach, CA 93953. Your contribution will be tax-deductible.
October 24, 2018
Event Topic: Important Issues to the Voters of Monterey County in November 2018
Speaker: Supervisor Mary Adams
Date & Time: Thursday, October 24, 2018, 11:30am-2pm
Location: Monterey Peninsula Country Club Beach House, 3000 Club Rd, Pebble Beach, California 93953
Description: Mary Adams was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2016. Prior to her election, for 14 year she was CEO of United Way Monterey County. During this time, she helped raise $50 million to provide crucial services for thousands of local people. She worked with the County on many issues, helping homeless children, providing meals for seniors, preventing gang violence, and increasing economic opportunity for working families. Under her leadership, United Way launched the 2-1-1 hotline, providing free information on local health and human services for working families in 174 different languages. Supervisor Adams is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Monterey County Water Management District and the Fort Ord Reuse Authority.
September 26, 2018
Event Topic: The U.S. and China: Confrontation in the South China Sea
Speaker: Ambassador David Lyon
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:30 A.M.- 1:45 P.M.
Location: Fandango Restaurant 223 17th, Pacific Grove, CA (Upstairs Private Dining Room)
Description: China has asserted claims in the South China Sea, richly endowed with oil and other resources, literally creating islands from coral reefs and building military bases to control maritime traffic. These moves conflict with claims from Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. They also threaten a major trade route between South Asia and the Middle East with North Asia and North America. The U.S. Navy has conducted freedom of navigation voyages to emphasize all nation’s rights to safe passage.
Retired Ambassador David Laurence Lyon will provide unique analysis of the challenges that the U.S. faces in responding to Chinese assertiveness. Ambassador Lyon resigned from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2005 following a 33 year career with the Department of State, including postings to Beijing.
The price is $32.00 per person with tax and tip included. For information about the menu selection and how to RSVP, please visit the event's page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/579101815838180/
September 1, 2018
Event: Cal- UNC Football Game Viewing Party
Date & Time: Saturday, September 1 at 12:30
Location: Turn 12 Bar & Grill
Description: Attention Bear Nation!!! Cal launches its 2018 football season this Saturday. Join us at Turn 12 (back room), 400 Tyler Street in downtown Monterey beginning at 12:30 pm and watch the Golden Bears roll up their first victory. Lots of suds, good eats, the best comradery make a great afternoon. Go Bears!
Check out our event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/249031959087185/
July 14, 2018
Event: Monterey Bears Summer Welcome Party
Date & Time: Sunday, July 14, 11am-1:30pm
Location: Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, 10520 York Rd, Monterey, California 93940
Description: Join us to welcome new Cal students at Cal Alumni Club of the Monterey County's Summer Welcome Party!
June 21, 2018
Event: Dinner with Dennis - Insights to Modern Agriculture in the Salinas Valley
Date & Time: Thursday, June 21, 6-8 pm
Location: Fandango Restaurant, 223 17th St, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Description: Join us for a fantastic dinner with Dennis Donohue, former Salinas Mayor and current Director of the Western Growers Association Center for Innovation and Technology, who will be speaking about the exciting and expanding Ag Tech sphere in our backyard!
May 2, 2018
Event: May Social - Sip & Sunset at Vineyards
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 2, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Location: Folktale Winery & Vineyards, 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, California 93923
Description: Join us for our May social at Folktale Winery. Come to sip some wine and enjoy the sunset while catching up with fellow Bears!
April 21, 2018
Event: Monterey Day of Service - Beach Cleanup and Restoration at Asilomar State Beach
Date & Time: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Location: Asilomar State Beach, Sunset Dr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Description: Join us for Cal Alumni Association's Day of Service on Saturday, April 21st. We are joining California State Parks Foundation at Asilomar State Beach for beach restoration and cleanup. Come to celebrate Earth Day with fellow Bears and give back!
April 14, 2018
Event: Cal Alumni Club Reception at Carmel - Meet the Cal Class of 2022
Date & Time: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Carmel Mission Inn, 3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923
Description: Join the luncheon reception for Monterey County high school seniors who have been admitted to Cal, encouraging them to make their final decision to enroll in the Fall Semester, 2018. These outstanding youth will become the Class of 2022. You will have a chance to share how your experience at Cal made such a difference in your life. Our guest speakers will include Alfred Diaz-Infante, Haas Business School graduate and President and CEO of Chispa Housing, and David Stivers, a member of the 1982 Bear team that beat Stanford on The Play, and President of Pebble Beach Company.
March 23, 2018
Event: Cal Football Reception in Carmel - featuring Cal Football Defensive Coordinator Tim DeRuyter and Running Backs Coach Burl Toler
Date & Time: Friday, March 23, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rancho Canada, Carmel Valley
Topic: All You Want to Know About 2018 Cal Football
March 7, 2018
Event: March Mixer + Cal Big Give - it's time for our monthly mixer, which happens to be the day before the Big Give!
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 7 at 5:
Location: The C Restaurant + Bar, http://www.thecrestaurant-monterey.com/
Note: If you would like to help us fundraise as a Chapter and be part of a collective Big Give donation, you can make your contribution at our mixer to any of the board members and we will submit the total donation to CAA on March 8. Join us and share some of your Berkeley moments!
February 21, 2018
Event: Cal Mixer - Let's Mix a Lot!
Date & Time: February 21 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Location: Melville Tavern, 484 Washington Street, Monterey