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Feb Club!

Drum roll please… It’s that time of year again. FEB CLUB is here!

Welcome to February, which means only one thing for Yale Club of Georgia. It’s time to raise a glass to Mory’s South, a.k.a. FEB CLUB! This year, we celebrate the 11th year of THE CUP coming south!!

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DATE: Feb. 28, 2018
TIME: 6-10 p.m. (or later)
LOCATION: 5 Seasons Brewing, 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 (map)
COST: $20 or $10 for recent grads (cash or check collected at event)
PARKING: Plenty of free parking on site
REGISTER: RSVP today so we know how many are coming! RSVP NOW >

Atlanta FCE '17 end of partyYCOG Feb Club 2017

What’s Feb Club, you ask?

Every year, Yale alumni and their friends gather around the world every night of February — in small groups and large, in cities, towns, hamlets, and villages, on every continent. Why do we do it? Simple. Because it’s fun to get together. That’s it. There’s no agenda. There’s no plan. Feb Club is simply a way for Yalies the world over to get together. This approach has worked since the first worldwide Feb Club in 2008.

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What’s so great about Atlanta’s Feb Club?

We’re so glad you asked. Atlanta is one of the pioneering 29 cities to host a Feb Club event, and we were actually the first city to respond with a date 11 years ago, so in a way, we’re the inaugural city to plan an event! We’re also one of the few cities to offer commemorative drinking glasses to all who come and pay for the party — a keepsake and collectible for many!

image (9)YCOG Feb Club 2016
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What can I expect at Feb Club?

A ridiculous good time, fantastic company, great beer, and tasty apps at 5 Seasons Brewing in Sandy Springs, but the best part… drum roll please… is the special Feb Club Mory’s Cup (flown in from New Haven!) with the same colorful mixes you know and love.

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So what are you waiting for?!

REGISTER NOW (see that green button on this page?) so we know how many to expect, and let’s raise our cups to beat these winter blues. Usually we get about 40-50 folks. This year, we’re hoping for 70-80. Help us out by spreading the word and forwarding this email to your friends! There will be Yalies from all eras, all classes, so join us for some fun times — eating, drinking, reconnecting, and reliving the bright college years!

We look forward to seeing you all there! Here’s that RSVP link again.

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 Marty Fleischmann and Matt DiVenere,
Yale Atlanta Feb Club Organizers/Co-hosts

(your hosts for 11 years and counting!)

 

 

Feb Club says, “the more, the merrier,” which means guests, significant others, family, and friends are all welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Yale Alumni College Seminars

Registration is now open for Yale Alumni College seminars. “The Many Worlds of W.B. Yeats” will be offered this spring for Atlanta alumni.

COURSE: “The Many Worlds of W.B. Yeats”
PROFESSOR: Jim Flannery, ’61 M.F.A.
DATES: Wednesdays, March 7 – April 11
TIME: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta
COST: $395
Register today >

Course Description: 

Arguably the greatest poet of the modern age, W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) lived an extraordinarily rich and productive life as the founder and guiding light of the Irish Literary Revival and the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland, a nationalist whose writing and leadership inspired the Irish struggle for independence and an influential member of the Senate established in 1922 when Ireland won her freedom after 700 years of foreign rule. Yeats was also a folklorist, mythologist and lifelong student of Eastern and Western religion as well as the occult mysteries. All of these interests found an outlet in Yeats’s accomplishment as a poet, dramatist and cultural activist.

Modern Ireland, which today is recognized internationally for its remarkable achievements in literature, drama, music and film, owes an enormous debt to Yeats.  As Seamus Heaney said, “In Yeats’s work was the beginning of confidence in our own ground, in our own place, in our own speech, English or Irish.”

T.S. Eliot thought of Yeats as essential to a full understanding of the modern world: “W.B. Yeats is one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them.”

This six-week seminar organized under the auspices of the Yale Alumni College – Atlanta will focus on a series of key themes in the life and work of Yeats. Each of the sessions will involve a discussion of assigned selections from the poetry, plays and prose writings of Yeats as well as a close analysis of one or more particularly representative works. In keeping with the highly oral and performative dimension of Yeats and Irish culture in general, a special emphasis will be placed on reading aloud and sharing together the artistry of Yeats.

February Book Club!

Welcome to the Yale Club of Georgia Book Club! We meet monthly — or close to monthly — at different members’ homes and read a variety of fiction and nonfiction books chosen by the members.

Our next meeting will be in February 2018. Please contact us for the address or to be put on our mailing list for future book club meetings.

Next selection: A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

In 1922 Count Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal. He is sentenced to house arrest in The Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the Count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

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