Our friends at Mixed Company of Yale have helped us put together a video with awesome music that brings you back to Yale from wherever you are. Feb Club is about getting together and reconnecting. We hope that this video reminds you of the great memories you have of Yale, and the new memories you can make with your friends at Feb Club . . . Enjoy!
It's a series of parties around the world for Yalies and their friends.
In 2008, a group of Yalies were bemoaning the fact that fact that their busy lives didn’t allow them to hang out with their Yale college friends anymore. What they needed was a stress-free, fun way to get together. What they wanted was an uncomplicated way to kick back and relax – no matter where on the globe they were.
What they built was Feb Club Emeritus.
Feb Club Emeritus is series of parties for Yalies around the world. Each night of February, there is at least one party; on most nights, there are many. From Atlanta to Zanzibar and everywhere in between, over 100 events draw over 5,000 Yalies annually.
Why is this done in February, you ask? Because this is what everyone remembers as one of the worst months of the winter on the Yale Campus. In fact, to alleviate the February doldrums, there have been student versions of Feb Club since the mid-1970s.
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 seventh year, Feb Club Emeritus 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 have been worldwide affairs where thousands of alums from the classes of 1941 through 2013 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 after that 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.
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.