Founders' Day Dinner
Founders' Days commemorate the first class held at UW-Madison, taught by Professor John Sterling on February 5, 1849. Founders' Days celebrations got their official name seventy years ago, although the events marking the founding of the university started several years before that, instigated by Robert Crawford '03, who was then serving in the position of general secretary (now executive director) of WAA.
The Madison 1924 Founders' Day was a doozy. UW archivist Frank Cook says "that rowdy celebration opened with bells and factory whistles all over the city chiming in to congratulate the university on reaching its 75th anniversary."
Founders Day is this chapter's premier annual event. Whilst we don't often take over an entire city, we do hold the event at a pleasant venue to allow us to enjoy each other's company, have a nice meal, and listen to an interesting talk from a visiting luminary (Numen lumen) from Madison.
Founders' Day Dinner 2013 Wednesday, May 8 in New Haven.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Associated will hold its Founders' Day Celebration dinner on Wednesday, May 8 2013 at the Quinnipiack Club in New Haven.
The Founders' Day Dinner is open to alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, family of alumni/students and friends of the University. If you are a member of the Alumni Club of CT or the WAA you should receive an invitation in the mail which needs to be returned to us before the RSVP date of May 1.
If you don't receive a formal invitation, please accept our apologies and simply mail your check, indicating how many will be attending and your choice of entree before May 1 (more details below).
Reception and Cocktails from the cash bar: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm.
- Spinach, Tomato and Chevre Roasted Chicken Breast
- Basil Basted Salmon Nicoise Style
'Everything is Tax'
Following dinner, Susannah Camic Tahk, will present a short program on how Everything is Tax. Susannah, is an Assistant professor at the UW Law School where she teaches tax law and policy and supervises UW Law's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program..
She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was executive editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and a student director of the Landlord-Tenant Clinic.
In 2006, she was the recipient of the Clifford L. Porter Prize for the best paper on taxation by a student at Yale Law School.
The cost of the Founders' Day Celebration is $60 per person (parking included).
If you'd like to attend the Founders' Day Celebration, please send a check payable to:
UW Alumni Club of Connecticut and your choice of dinner entree to the following address:
Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Club of CT
274 Wall Street
Hebron, CT 06248
Please indicate your choice of Chicken or Salmon
Founders' Day is also one of our main fundraisers for the club's annual scholarship awards. Any donations to the scholarship fund will be matched by the UW Foundation.
Hope to see you on May 8 !
Those necessary details: The Quinnipiack Club is located at 221 Church Street in New Haven. Directions can be obtained at the Quinnipiack Club's website at www.qclub.org
With respect to parking, you can park in the Courthouse lot across from the front door of the Q Club after 5 pm. There is a guard shack and it does say "courthouse employees only" but the Q Club has an agreement with them for after 5 pm.