Welcome to the website of the Harvard Club of Vero Beach
The Harvard Club of Vero Beach was organized in 2004 by Gil McManus. We have approximately 85 members and continue to grow. Each year the club hosts ten to fifteen events. We welcome your suggestions for future events. If you are a Harvard alumnus, student, parent or grandparent and wish to join us, please contact me or email the club.
Dale Hamilton '90
Welcome Back to Vero Beach!
Dear Fellow Harvard Alumni:
Susan and I are getting ready to leave gorgeous Nantucket Island and head south to sunny Vero Beach. I’m sure many of you have a similar agenda.
This letter is intended to get you excited about the upcoming season’s events that your Harvard Club of Vero Beach has planned for you. Please get your calendars out, or iPhone, and save the dates. We will use email as our primary means of communicating with you. Also, please check out our website at www.HarvardClubofVeroBeach.com The website will have an up to date calendar of events, photos of past events, links to many other Harvard sites, and much more useful information.
We have hired a new club administrator, Katie O’Dare, to assist with the various events and administrative duties that are required. Please don’t hesitate to contact Katie with questions or if you need assistance with anything Club related. Her contact info is 772-643-4937, or email at ODareKatie@gmail.com. That information is also on the website.
So, here is our calendar of events as it stands right now. Expect some tweaking as things get closer.
Welcome Back Party - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:30-7:30
This gala is not to be missed. The address is 1940 A1A in the estate area of Vero Beach. Please click on the link here to view the video of the ocean-side estate featuring it’s 29 bedrooms. It will be a wonderful venue to see old friends and meet some new Harvard friends. An open bar with catered heavy appetizers will be provided. Like all our events, you can sign up online on our website clicking here or call or email Katie O’Dare.
Harvard/Yale Football Game - Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:30 (12:00 Kickoff) at Quail’s The Pointe
Come cheer on the Crimson and enjoy a terrific “tailgate” luncheon buffet with an ice cream bar at halftime. This year’s game is the 135th between Harvard and Yale. What better way to enjoy a fall afternoon?
All Ivy Party - Monday, January 28, 2019 - Quail River Club’s Tiki Bar - 5:00 - 7:00
Mix and mingle with 7 other Vero Ivy School Alumni. A great party poolside with music, lots of appetizers and a cash bar. Be sure to wear your Crimson. This is the 3rd annual All Ivy party and is always great fun.b
HYP Annual Golf Outing - Monday, January 28, 2019 at Vero Beach Country Club - 8:30 shotgun start
Yale has won the last two years so we need to regain the title. A buffet luncheon to follow play and trophy presentation.
Breakfast on the Porch - Quail River Club
We are still working out the details for these very popular events. We plan on holding at least 4 breakfast events through the winter season, with each one hosting a distinguished speaker at breakfast on the porch starting at 8:00 AM. We have been doing this for the last few years and it has been a great success. More to follow. Look for emails and also watch our website.
Luncheon Speaker Kim Anderson - Monday February 18, 2019 at 12:00-1:30 at Riomar Country Club
Our own Kim Anderson will give a talk about Ford Motor Company. Kim and Kim’s family have a long business relationship with Ford Motor Company and will give us an insightful view inside one of America’s great business icons.
Couples Mixed 9 & Dine - Tuesday March 26 at Riomar Country Club-3:30 shotgun start.
This has always been a fun social event. The Riomar golf course is spectacular with 7 holes offering ocean views. Cocktails and dinner fill follow. If you are not interested in the golf, please join us for cocktails and dinner. We will also invite the other Iv’s to join us.
Luncheon Speaker Lee Anderson - Monday April 1, 2019 - 12:00 -1:30 at Riomar Country Club
Lee will share stories from his 8 year sailing odyssey on his 47’ catamaran, sailing from the U.S. to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, South America and Nova Scotia. Not just a sailing adventure but an adventure that led to romantic dividends as well.
So, as you can see, we have planned an exciting, informative and fun season of events. We encourage each of you to mark your calendars and get online at www.HarvardClubofVeroBeach.com to reserve the events that interest you.
We also encourage you to join the Harvard Club of Vero Beach for an annual cost of $75. This can also be done online via PayPal. The $75 helps support your Club’s various administrative costs (approximately $3000//year).
I am looking forward to seeing you at our opening Welcome Back Party on November 6th, as well as the other terrific events we have planned for you.
All the Best,
Harvard Club of Vero Beach