Dartmouth Club Holiday Dinner

Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30pm
NC State University Club, State room

Address: 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606 Ph: (919) 828-0308

The cost for Dartmouth alumni, parents, family members and their guests is $35 per person.
All Dartmouth students, including early admitted high school students, will be our guests.

Please RSVP by December 15th to Tom Andrews, *, (919) 833-3757, or even better, please make your reservation and pay in advance by clicking here.

Annual Dinner at NC Botanical Garden to Feature Prof. Charlie Wheelan ’88 Friday, May 13th

Our annual dinner and speaker meeting will be held on Friday evening, May 13th, at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.

A tour of the garden, guided by Damon Waitt, Director of the Garden, will begin at 6pm. The social hour with beer and wine will commence on the terrace at 6:30pm. We will then convene indoors for the buffet meal, a brief business meeting, and our featured speaker to follow. Dinner is southern cuisine by Breadmen’s with vegetarian options.

Our featured speaker will be Professor of Political Science Charlie Wheelan ’88, senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center. His topic: The 2016 Election: What We Should Be Talking About.

A much published popular author, his works include the “Naked” series on Economics, Statistics and Money. We have recently presented Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from Data, and 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said as our book award. He is also a frequently quoted commentator on American politics, having published The Centrist Manifesto in 2013, calling for a new party. Charlie is a pioneer in applied learning, the movement toward immersing students in real-world issues and problem-solving. He was recognized as one of Dartmouth’s 10 best professors by the graduating class in both 2015 and 2016.

Wheelan’s most recent work is Naked Money: What It Is and Why It Matters. On Wednesday evening, May 11th at 7pm, he will be at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill discussing the book and autographing copies. We have embraced this as a Club event and are all encouraged to attend.

Ticket Prices (Per Person)


  • $40.00 for dues-paid members and their guests,
  • $50 for non-dues paid alums and their guests,
  • $30 for young alums 10 years or less from their graduation years

Students of the incoming class of 2020 are our guests. Please pay above and register by e-mail or phone to Tom Andrews ’60 at:?,?919-833-3757. Deadline for reservations is Monday, May 9th.

Marvin Soroos ’67 Painting Exhibition and Talk

A group of over 30 people gathered at Raleigh’s Cameron Village Library at noon time on March 5th to view the paintings of Club member Marvin Soroos ’67 and enjoy his talk on his experience as an amateur painter both before and even more so after retirement. A number of Marvin’s paintings are on display in the library throughout March, and he showed and discussed more during his talk. Describing his genre as between impressionism and photo realism he shared his development as a painter, explained the process of creating a particular work and answered a host of questions.

The event was jointly hosted by The Dartmouth Club of the Piedmont and an informal group “The Friends of Marvin Soroos.” Alums in attendance were Ted Sort ’54 and wife Pat, Jennifer Parser ’73 and friend Steve, David Hough ’67 and friend Jill, Club President Dudley Kay ’77, and of course Marvin himself, wife Carol and daughter Valerie. After the event, a group of thirteen repaired to a nearby restaurant for lunch and continuing conversation.

“Negotiations: Five Mortal Sins” Discussion

Date: Thursday, February 25th

Time: 6-8 PM (the discussion will take place from roughly 6:45?7:30 PM)

Location: 12 Davis Drive (Archie K. Davis Conference Center Research), Triangle Park, NC 27709

Refreshments: Light snacks and refreshments will be offered

Cost: $12 per attendee

Registration: RSVP to for a payment/registration link

The Wharton Triangle Club of NC will be holding a multi-club discussion and book signing event on February 25th featuring Wharton Triangle area alumnus and international negotiator, William A. Young, author of the recently published Across the Table: An International Oil Negotiator Navigates the Choppy Waters of Global Intrigue.

Bill will speak about ?Negotiations: Five Mortal Sins?:

  • While there are certainly other negotiations transgressions, Mr. Young will address five which, in his experience, occur with alarming regularity in the business world and other venues.
  • How does one avoid these pitfalls?
  • He will also relate a few relevant anecdotes from his book Across the Table which focuses on his years as an international negotiator in the energy business in some pretty exotic and far-flung global destinations.
  • Finally, Mr. Young will make the case for increased focus on negotiations education and training, both in our business schools and in the workplace.

Marvin Soroos ’67 Paintings Event – Saturday March 5th, Midday

Join us on Saturday, March 5th to view the outstanding landscape paintings of Dartmouth Club member Marvin Soroos ’67 on display at the Cameron Village Library (1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605). Hear a talk by Marvin and enjoy Dartmouth fellowship over lunch. Discussion of paintings at their locations in the Library begins around 12:00pm, the talk from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, and lunch at nearby restaurant TBA immediately afterward. There is no charge. To help us with room set up and restaurant arrangements, please make a reservation directly with Tom Andrews ’60 (; 919-833-3757).

After retiring from a career teaching political science and international studies at North Carolina State University, Dartmouth graduate Marvin Soroos has pursued an interest in painting landscapes from North Carolina, his native state of Montana, and his extensive international travels.? His works have been exhibited and received awards in solo and juried exhibitions both in North Carolina and Montana, where he spends summer months in his old family home. While traveling in China, he conducted several painting demonstrations for art students on the use of the acrylic medium. More recently, he was the featured artist in the Spring 2015 issue of the magazine Distinctly Montana. The March exhibition at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh features his North Carolina autumn landscapes. His talk at the library will touch upon his experiences becoming an artist in retirement, painting techniques, and publicly displaying and marketing art in exhibitions, galleries, and electronic media.

Marvin’s artist website can be viewed at

Triangle Holiday Lunch – Sunday, Dec. 13, 1:00 PM – Top of the Hill

The Dartmouth Club of the Piedmont’ s annual Triangle holiday event is set for Sunday afternoon, December 13th, with special entertainment by The Dartmouth Cords, one of Dartmouth’s premier a capella singing groups.

The details are as follows:

Date: Sunday, December 13th

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Social hour (or less) with cash bar (meet The Cords!), followed by a buffet lunch, the Cords performance, any necessary business, and closing with the singing of our Alma Mater

Where: The Great Room at The Top of the Hill, 505c West Franklin Street (upstairs, entrance on Franklin St.) in Chapel Hill

Attendee Pricing:*

a) Current 2015-2016 dues paying members of the Club and their guests – $40.00 each

b) Parents of current students – $40.00 each

c) Non-dues payers and guests – $50.00

d) Attendance without lunch – $20.00

e) Current students – no cost

Please join us for this always enjoyable time of Dartmouth family fellowship. RSVP by December 8th to Dudley Kay,, (919) 414-3861, or make a reservation and pay in advance below.


Young Alum Event – November 28th

The Club is hosting a young alumni event Saturday, November 28th at local ’12’s house. The event will include snacks, drinks, and a bit of pong.

We’d love to see all of the young alums in the area (from ’05s to ’15s) there!

Date: Saturday, November 28th
Time: 7pm onward
Location: 2504 Pickett Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Details: BYOB or $5 donation to the slush fund is appreciated

Women’s Ivy+ Tea and Reception

Women of the Ivy + Triangle Alumnae and the Seven Sisters Alumnae invite you to join us for our Fall kick off reception, October 4 at 2 PM. Catch up with old friends, meet new ones and help us plan our Fall/Winter activities. We have the opportunity to shape a meaningful agenda for the next year and we hope to hear all of your unique voices. Tickets are limited.

Who: Women of the Ivy + and Seven Sisters an Triangle Alumni

What: Afternoon Tea Reception

When: Sunday, October 4, 2-4 PM

Where: King’s Daughters Inn, 204 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC 27701

Purchase tickets here — $20 includes tea and scones:?

For additional information contact: Lee Anne McClymont (

Medicine/Biotech Series: Frontiers in Genetics and Personalized Medicine

Join us for this event sponsored by The Harvard Club: A thought-provoking presentation and discussion with directors of the Duke Center for Genomics and Computational Biology, Dr. Ginsburg and Dr. Wray. They will present current projects sponsored by the center and provide insights into the future directions of genetics and personalized medicine.

Discussion followed by reception.

When: Wednesday, September 16, 6pm

Location: Duke Center for Genomics, Duke University

Cost: Members $15/Non-members $20; Click here to buy tickets!

About the Speaker:

Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD PhD
Director, Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine

Dr. Geoffrey S. Ginsburg’s research interests are in the development of novel paradigms for developing and translating genomic information into medical practice and the integration of personalized medicine into health care.