Announcing A New Yale SOM Chapter In San Diego! Great news! A huge hello, welcome and thanks to Touradj Barman '07 & Megan Baehrens '08 who've stepped up to take leadership of a new Yale SOM Regional Chapter in San Diego! Finally, thanks to Touradj and Megan, San Diego's finally become a city worth living in!-) Touradj and Megan held their first chapter event in June, kicking off with a happy hour attended by about 40% of the alums living there – a great success, kudos to them both! Here's to many more! Upcoming Event Announcements: Supplement your own chapter announcements in your newsletters by including these event announcements of interest to alums everywhere. Reunion 2011 - Calling All Members From Classes 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 & 2006: The 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th & 30th reunions take place in New Haven, CT, September 23rd-25th, 2011. Register now and find out who else coming on your class page. http://alumni.som.yale.edu/REUNIONS/2011.aspx One Stop Shop For All Upcoming Yale SOM Alumni Events: Bookmark the upcoming events page on the alumni portal and remember to check back frequently, there's a lot going on! http://alumni.som.yale.edu/EVENTS/UpcomingEvents.aspx. Recordings Of All Previous Online Alumni Events Now Available For Viewing: Bookmark the online events page on the alumni portal, watch and/or listen to past events at your convenience. Recent additions include Dean Oster's last online Town Hall and the alumni panel "Learning to be a Leader: Lessons From Banking, Branding and Beyond": http://alumni.som.yale.edu/EVENTS/OnlineEvents.aspx Regional Chapter Event Highlights From July (& June): For a comprehensive list of past events (a great resource for ideas as you plan your next chapter event), go to: http://alumni.som.yale.edu/EVENTS/PastEventsList.aspx Summer Picnic In Washington, DC At The Congressional Cemetery! Hosts Michela English ‘79 and Rob Quartel ‘78 were joined by about 80 people, including members of class of 2012 interns, newly admitted students from the class of 2013 and fellow alumni for an afternoon of good fun and barbecue. A long-standing summer tradition, the picnic as usual was held on the hottest weekend of the year, unusual, however, was the location this year. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar just approved the Congressional Cemetery to be listed on the prestigious Register of National Historic Landmarks, alongside other DC sites such as the White House, Capitol, and the Washington Monument. Docents were present at the event and took tours of alums around this beautiful and fascinating landmark. Check out the pictures, you may know people who where there. Now there's an idea for your next event! http://alumni.som.yale.edu/events/pasteventslist/11-05-16/Summer_Picnic_Washington_DC.aspx Summer Wine Tasting, New Haven, CT The Connecticut chapter hosted a great event in June, celebrating the summer by cracking open a few bottles of fine wine and learning all about them. About 30 people attended the event, and great fun was had by one and all. http://alumni.som.yale.edu/events/pasteventslist/11-04-21/Summer_Wine_Tasting_New_Haven_CT.aspx Community: Have you checked out your new look? You've got a new look on the Yale SOM alumni portal, check it out at: https://alumni.som.yale.edu/ProfileDisplay/MyProfile.aspx. If you're information is out of date, you can update your profile online by clicking Edit. If you have problems logging in, email Sara.Kroon@yale.edu. Stay connected, check your details today. Yale SOM Alumni are now officially on Twitter! Now over 200 people strong, it's time to follow Yale SOM Alumni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/YaleSOMAlumni. Use the hashtag #YaleSOMAlumni in your SOM related tweets and you're message will appear on the homepage of the SOM Alumni Portal: http://alumni.som.yale.edu. LinkedIn Please join the Yale SOM's Official LinkedIn group: "The Yale School of Management (SOM) Community" at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2352458. Now over 1700 members strong and growing every day, the group is a great way to leverage the SOM network. The bigger the group gets, the more powerful it becomes. If you need any assistance with LinkedIn or with joining the group, do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.