CYA Hut Trip to Section House at Boreas Pass

This year’s hut trip is to a single destination: Section House at Boreas Pass. This refurbished structure built in 1882 once housed the men and their families who maintained the narrow-gauge railway that ran from Como to Breckenridge, one of the most popular railroads in the days of active mining. Yalies can either cross-country ski or snowshoe a little under 6 miles on a gradual grade from the west side of the pass.  Stay the nights of March 15th and 16th at the cozy cabin with warm beds and a wood stove.

The 10th Mountain Division huts are in high demand, and we have a precious 10 slots available. Organizer Tom Creighton ’76 will work out meal planning, including potluck and self-provided food, with those who sign-up, and he’ll also arrange car-pooling with a meet-up point.  Cost for the trip:  $80 per person. For questions, contact Tom:, 720-320-5805.


FebClub Emeritus 2019

February | 2019

In the late 70s as a response to New Haven winters, Yale undergraduates began to hold parties every night in February. That tradition developed into FebClub Emeritus, with social gatherings for alumni of all schools and programs scheduled all over the world. There are only three rules: no speeches, no fundraising, only a party! It’s a great way to meet fellow Yalies in your area. If you’re travelling, check the FebClub Emeritus website to find one at your destination. The schedule of events will be updated, as new locations are added.

Grand Junction: Friday, February 1st, The Club at Redlands Mesa, 2325 West Ridge Boulevard, starting at 6:00 pm. Scott Proper ’01 and Andrew Jones ’93,

Golden: Tuesday, February 5th, Miner’s Alley Saloon, 1109 Miner’a Alley, starting at 5:30 pm. Christina Schultz MBA ’04,

If you would like to organize a FebClub, contact Stephanie Grilli:



Peace Corps Veteran Mark Fulford ’70 Returns to Africa

January 2019

Mark Fulford ’70 organized last year’s classes of ’69, ’70, and ’71 collective 70th birthday party. Then in November, he and Katherine Fulford left for Africa. Guided  by the husband of a Peace Corps friend,  the two toured Namibia  in southwest Africa, seeing lots of birds and animals and beautiful sand dunes in the Namib Desert, visiting Ju/’huonsi villagers on the edge of the Kalahari, and camping on an island between the Zambezi and Chobe rivers.

They then returned for a week in eSwatini (fka Swaziland) where they themselves had served from 2013 to 2015 as Peace Corps volunteers, visiting their rural homestead and their young friends (now 3 ½ years older and moving on) at the UN refugee camp near that homestead. Three years ago, Mark and Katherine hosted a CYA potluck at their home and shared their Swaziland experience.

Mark says “This was a great trip, to a part of the world we’ve come to love, with the best birds anywhere, the excitement and energy of the mix of cultures, and the stunning beauty of the natural phenomena. But the shortage of opportunities for our young refugee friends frustrates and saddens us.”


Carol Kozak Ward MMus ’85 Devoted to Music with a Mission. “Raisins & Almonds”: a Tu B’Shvat Celebration

January 2019

When Carol Kozak Ward MusM ’85 founded the Colorado Hebrew Chorale in 1993, there were no choirs in the state dedicated to Jewish music. Her dream was to showcase this rich musical tradition with community service as an integral component.  Consisting of amateur singers of all backgrounds and identities, the chorale built upon their success by launching Kol Nashim (“Women’s Voices) twenty years later. Using music to build bridges, both groups have developed repertoires and programs to advance a more civil and just society, often collaborating with area organizations.

On Sunday, January 27th, both groups with perform at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 South Ivanhoe Street, Denver, starting at 5:00 pm with a reception: “Raisins & Almonds: a Tu B’Shvat Celebration” is a concert program in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (dinner option as well as a silent auction). Kozak and her Kol Nashim colleague Leah Peer have selected music  grounded in the human strength of spirit, which is previewed by music critic Betsy Schwarm. Singing with the CHC is tenor Seth Ward ’74 PhD ’84, who served as our expert at the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition last summer,  and bass Fred Karp ’70, who manages Service/Colorado Yale Association on Facebook.