The Virginia Club of New York is comprised of alumni from all walks of life. In order to best reach our entire alumni population, we have created committees that serve as valuable resources in planning events, researching programming ideas, and shaping the Club’s agenda. The Club also supports the activity of alumni communities of interest, representing groups across professions and hobbies. Finally, the Club supports various recurring events, such as our Business Forum Breakfast series and Book Club.
The Virginia Club of New York strongly encourages its members and those who attend events to join a group and get further involved! The Events Calendar includes up-to-date information about the latest events and meetings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 212-716-2142 if you would like to join any of our committees or communities of interest or need further information.
This committee participates in UVA admissions-related activities and events throughout the year, including an admissions panel for prospective students and parents, an ice cream social for admitted students, as well as the late-summer student send-off party.
This committee strives to provide UVA alums with diverse volunteer opportunities throughout the year. This committee plans regular volunteer outings with local organizations (see some of our past partners here) and has a long-standing partnership with a soup kitchen in the East Village. To get involved in our service outings, email email@example.com.
This committee focuses on planning lectures and panels, networking receptions, athletic outings, happy hours, and other social events for the Wahoo community (see some of our common events here). The committee is open to all who want to get involved in planning our events, and typically meets on the last Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. To receive the Zoom link for the next Events Committee meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership & Marketing
This committee focuses on increasing and sustaining social and clubhouse membership and improving the Club’s branding and marketing. The group devises membership outreach strategies, crafts social media campaigns, and provides insights on email messaging and web design.
Communities of Interest
Hoos in Entrepreneurship
Dedicated to solving business problems, pooling expertise, sharing ideas, and connecting people, Hoos in Entrepreneurship is aimed at providing both practical help and moral support to UVA alumni entrepreneurs. If you run your own business or are working on starting one, this is the group for you. We encourage you to join the Hoos in Entrepreneurship LinkedIn group.
STUDIO is the Virginia Club’s arts affinity interest group. The committee is dedicated to connecting UVA alumni through arts events and opportunities, such as museum and gallery visits, field trips, and performance viewings. STUDIO maintains an active email list of Virginia Club members who receive early registration access to STUDIO’s programming. To join the list or for more information, please email email@example.com.
The WahooLaw attorney networking community is aimed at connecting alumni through industry-specific receptions or events for attorneys who earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from UVA. To get involved, we encourage you to join the WahooLaw LinkedIn group or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Book Club meets every 1-2 months to read and discuss a recent bestseller – past books have included The Seven Wives of Evelyn Hugo, The Vanishing Half, Trick Mirror, and more! Come for the book (even if you haven’t finished it), and stay for the drinks, snacks, and socializing. Please contact our book club chairs Josh, Dylan, and EJ for more information.
Business Forum Breakfast
Business Forum Breakfasts bring together Hoos of varying industries and backgrounds to expand their networks and talk about workplace- and business-themed topics. Examples of past topics include using social media to expand your clientele, making data-driven decisions, and teamwork strategies. The forum meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 8:15 – 9:30am via Zoom; email email@example.com to obtain the link or email our emcee Andrew Kirwin for more information. Stay tuned as the forum begins hybrid events!
The Virginia Club hosts regular food-related events for those who enjoy experiencing NYC one bite at a time! Examples of events include tastings, cooking classes, restaurant outings, and more. The Club also hosts an annual Hoos Hungry panel featuring alumni in the culinary and hospitality industries.
The Virginia Club participates in an intercollegiate co-ed softball league on Sundays from May through August. Games take place on the Central Park Great Lawn; we match up versus opponents from Duke, Columbia, Virginia Tech, and more. All are welcome – players and spectators! No experience is required and equipment is provided. Please contact our co-captains Mark, Sarah, and Josh for more information.