What a month it was. Over 100 parties, thousands of people and lots of good times. We are happy you joined us for FCE 2013. See you next February!
The Ministry of Feb Club
We are adding dates, making announcements and trying to get the word out about Feb Club Emeritus using Twitter (@febclub), Facebook and, now, Rebel Mouse. Click here to follow us. Here is a summary of what people are saying on social media:
Words spoken by a Feb Club attendee that pretty much say it all. What is Feb Club Emeritus? Nothing complicated. Simply a series of multi-generational parties every night from February 1-28, in cities, towns, and incorporated entities around the world where Yale alums, significant others, friends, relatives, and random party-crashers who answer the question "what college were you in?" with "business" get together in a relaxed, informal setting just to have fun with a group of people who share something in common. Now in its sixth year, Feb Club Emeritus 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 have been worldwide affairs where thousands of alums from the classes of 1941 through 2011 have gotten together in cities from Seattle to Shanghai, from Paris to Philadelphia. Nothing formal, no fundraising, no speeches, just.... casual, laid-back parties hosted by random alums of all ages, shapes and sizes.
"This gives me hope that when I'm old, I can still be cool"
Flip through The 2009 and 2008 Parties page to see pictures and stories from the first two years of Feb Club Emeritus. (There were too many parties in 2010 and 2011 and posting the pictures became too Herculean an endeavor). Parties have been large (1100+ people in NYC) and small (5 people in Johannesburg). Every host put his or her stamp on their parties - some were sophisticated and demure; others were energetic and unrestrained. Yet others were both, depending on the point in the evening. From New York's two-location bash, to LA's swank Beverly Hills hotel, to DC's Mardi Gras party, these get- togethers spanned the spectrum, the generations and the globe. Even more photos can be found on the Feb Club for Old People group on Facebook page (a Yale e-mail is needed to join), and the story behind this whole concept can be found on our History page.
Early FC highlights have included International Night - with concurrent parties in 16 cities across the globe from Tokyo to Johannesburg, Kabul to Dubai, Shanghai to London and beyond; Super Sunday - the five-city kickoff night on Feb 1; Colorado Night - seven cities and ski resorts partying simultaneously around the state; and many more. For 2010, there were not one but 2 International Nights, to spread the love to every corner of the Globe, and for 2011 there were so many international cities they spread throughout the month.
Mory's Cups have become a key focal point of the Feb Club tradition - in 2008, a specially commissioned Mory's Cup featuring the Feb Club Emeritus logo and the list of the inaugural cities criss-crossed the country to over a dozen Feb Club parties, and it became such an integral part of the events that in 2009, 2010 2011, and 2012 no less than six Mory's Cups traveled the globe from Kabul to California pouring red, gold, purple, velvet and other concoctions for the assembled alums.
So, browse the site and enjoy scenes from the ghosts of Feb Club past. In the meantime, to remember Feb Club year-round, check out the alum-designed shirts, hats, mugs and Yale-themed beer labels on the Feb Club Gear page, and catch up on your sleep to get ready for Feb Club 2013!