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SOCIETY EVENTS

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The William Spoelhof Society (WSS) is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Society Series. In appreciation for your investment in the future of Calvin University, we invite you to join us for one or more of these exclusive William Spoelhof Society Events in this coming year!

Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 8:00 am
Spoelhof Sneakers
"Spoelhof Sneakers" will be a team of runners/walkers in the Calvin Homecoming 5k. Complimentary race registration and race t-shirt will be available to all Spoelhof Sneakers participants. Meet your fellow WSS members for pre-race refreshment and participate in warm-ups with Spoelhof Sneakers Coach Roy Zuidema.
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Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 12:30 pm
Knights Volleyball
Our volleyball team invites teams from around the country to campus for top-notch competition. Refreshments will be available in the hospitality suite when you join us to cheer our Knights on to a victory over Millikin!
Please contact Cheri at (616) 526- 8719 to register or be added to the waiting list for this event.
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Saturday, January 6, 2024 - 2:30 pm
Knights Basketball

Calvin Men's Basketball is ready for a great season. Bill Sall has assembled some dynamic talent for this year's basketball program. Come cheer on the team and enjoy food and conversation in the hospitality suite.
Please contact Cheri at (616) 526- 8719 to register or be added to the waiting list for this event.

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 10:00 am
January Series Lunch and Learn

We will be joining with CALL and the Heritage Class for an exclusive interview with one of the dynamic speakers in our January Series lineup (to be revealed once publicized). The presentation will be followed by lunch and conversation as well as optional transportation to the lecture in the Covenant Fine Arts Center.
Click here to register

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 1:00 pm
Calvin Theatre Company's Spring Play

In celebration of the Calvin Theatre Compnay's 70th year, we've purchased 70 tickets to the production of "Little Women" in the Gezon Theatre. Refreshments will be served in the Spoelhof Atrium and an exclusive pre-show talk with the director of the play will be prior to the 2:00 pm performance.
This event has reached capacity, please reach out to us to be added to the waiting list.

Monday, May 6, 2024 - 9:30 am
Student for a Day

This has become one of the society's favorite events! Meet a professor (or two) as they teach your class and visit with your WSS "classmates" as well as some current students and staff over lunch in the dining hall.
Click here to register

William Spoelhof Society on the Road Events
WSS and Calvin Seminary are traveling this spring and would love to see you. If we are coming to your area, please join us! All events are free for WSS members to attend. For questions or more information about these on the road events please email Laura Palsrok.

Florida:

PORT ST. LUCIE | Saturday, January 27, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dine & Learn - An Update on the Calvin Prison Initiative
Location: Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House
Join us as we get an update on the Calvin Prison Initiative program from Todd Cioffi and Kary Bosma. With introduction by Jul Medenblik, Calvin Seminary President. Hosted by Scott and Andrea Vander Ploeg. Please RSVP by Friday, January 19, 2024. Click to RSVP here.

BONITA SPRINGS | Wednesday, January 31, 2024 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dine & Learn - Gratitude by Neal Plantinga
Location: Bonita Bay Clubhouse
Join us as Neal Plantinga presents his new book, Gratitude: Why Giving Thanks Is the Key to Our Well-Being. Introduction by Jul Medenblik, Calvin Seminary President. Hosted by Sandy Alderink. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Click to RSVP here.

BRADENTON | Friday, February 2, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dine & Learn - Gratitude by Neal Plantinga
Location: Pier 22 Restaurant
Join us as Neal Plantinga presents his new book, Gratitude: Why Giving Thanks Is the Key to Our Well-Being. Introduction by Jul Medenblik, Calvin Seminary President. Hosted by Russ and Jill Dozeman. Please RSVP to by Thursday, January 25, 2024. Click to RSVP here.

Califorina:

PALM SPRINGS | Thursday, February 22, 2024

Arizona:

MESA | Saturday, February 24, 2024
TUCSON | Monday, February 26, 2024

*For California and Arizona events please contact Laura Palsrok for more details.

You may contact our team at any time with questions about how you can support Calvin University through a planned gift or how to stay connected through the William Spoelhof Society.

For questions about these events, please call (616) 526-6090 or email [email protected].

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