Dear Alumni Friends,
The Yale Club of San Francisco is transforming into an organization that challenges the traditional alumni club model. We will continue to offer you opportunies to meet other alumni via the traditional social and networking events that have been the mainstay of our club, and we will continue to provide thought-provoking speakers to slake your never-ending thirst for learning and intellectual conversation.
However, as a group of individuals, we believe that Yale alumni have great power to benefit their community when their collective spirit and ingenuity are harnessed—whether for the benefit of the Yale community or the community at large.
In 2010 the Yale Club of San Francisco approved its current strategic plan. Driven by our community's diverse responses to a 2009 survey, we developed a mission and vision that focus on more than the dated purview of a traditional alumni club. We hope you'll continue to be a part of this ongoing process. Please contact me at ken [at] knowledgesynthesis.com if you are interested in participating in growing our organization, as we transform the Yale Club of San Francisco beyond a simple alumni club to a powerful network engaged in enriching the community.
While we continue this transformation, becoming a member of the Club not only ensures that the Club maintains the infrastructure necessary to carry out this transformation, but also entitles you to a driver's seat in that transformation. We will be soliciting the advice and feedback of our members throughout the process.
Membership also has its benefits—access to exclusive member events, member-only areas of the website, and discounted tickets to YCSF events.
So join us. We will do more for you, for Yale, and for our communities with your participation and enthusiasm.
Ken Yamaguchi, ES '92
President, Yale Club of San Francisco