From the President...

President’s Message

By Sarah Marie Haag Martin ‘93

Hello, Baltimore Wellesley Club!

The 2018-19 fiscal year is flying by.  We have had some terrific events this year kicking off with our annual Summer Send Off hosted by Denny Donovan '79 on July 29, 2018.  Cardi Templeton '92 graciously hosted a massively well attended Holiday Tea on January 6 where we even had 3 early decision students and their parents join us for delicious bites and stimulating conversation.  We tried out a new kind of event on February 9 that we are hopeful will spark similar evenings throughout the year and across our vast "Baltimore" territory which covers almost all of Maryland from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland, really everything except the suburbs of DC.  Wellesley Hangout is how we are referring to these events and they are the brainstorm of Cardi who hosted the first event at her beautiful home in Annapolis on February 9.  It's a weeknight event with no formal agenda.  Cardi steeped a pot of tea, opened a bottle of wine, guests brought some finger food and they just talked from 7:30 - 9:30.  Sound like fun?  Our hope is that alums will want to host similar small gatherings at their homes throughout the year.  Please reach out to me, smartin4@wellesley.edu, if you are interested and we can schedule a date and communicate to the BWC alums.  In March we held my favorite event and assembled care packages for Baltimore area students on campus.
 

On May 18, Prof. James Battat of the Wellesley Physics Department will engage with the BWC on "The Enjoyable Challenge of Seeing" a discussion of the dark universe.  The event will be in Parkton, MD which we realize is a trek for many alums, but it will be well worth the drive to this bucolic area of Maryland.  Parking is ample and the discussion promises to be enlightening (pun intended - dark universe - get it?).  We are changing up our art event this year and on May 30, the BWC will gather at the American Visionary Arts Museum for their Sip & Shine eventTickets for the event must be purchased directly from the AVAM either via their website, or by calling 410-244-1900 ext 232.  Winding the year up, on June 2, we will hold our Annual Meeting at the home of a very dear BWC member Ellen Stifler '74.


Many thanks to our officers and board members who help keep the club running smoothly.  There's so many ways to get involved if you would like to make Wellesley connections -- everything from our Book Award program to Alumnae Admissions to hosting a Wellesley Hangout.  Many thanks to those who have joined the BWC as a member.  Your dues payments help to keep the club running strong by hosting events, sending communications, and participating in wonderful programs such as the book awards.  If you haven't become a member yet, then please consider joining.  It's easy to join or renew online, just click here.
 

If you have any ideas for new programming or would like to become a board member, please just reach out, smartin4@wellesley.edu.