By Sarah Marie Haag Martin ‘93
Hello Baltimore Wellesley Club!
Life in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly thrown our planned Spring events for a loop. We have had to postpone almost all of our events beginning with the faculty lecture on March 14. We will work on rescheduling the lecture, Wellesley at the Walters and a new event Wellesley Through the Years as soon as restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.
Our club is home to seven Class of 2020 Wellesley graduates. To celebrate their graduation and to try to bring a little joy to the end of their abruptly disrupted senior year, the BWC planned several "Senior Week" activities including a hike/picnic, a virtual game night and a virtual stepsinging. We also delivered yard signs and balloons to the local seniors.
With racial tensions running high in the US, the timing of our next BWC Book Club meeting is fortuitous. On Sunday, June 14 at 4 pm, Fiona Oliphant '93, of the Wellesley Racial Justice Initiative will lead our discussion of How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Fleming '04. Everyone is welcome to join this virtual meeting via Zoom.
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.
Our BWC Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 7 at 4:00 pm also via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. Visit the web page for more details. Among our agenda items will be electing Board Members for the 2020-21 year. If you are interested in joining the Baltimore Wellesley Club Board, then please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love your help and there are many different ways you can serve the club. Are you interested in a position with minimal time commitment? If so, then consider the role of Social Media Coordinator, who helps communicate our events via Facebook and Twitter.
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. As of 9/11/20 we have 15 members and our goal for 2020-21 is to reach 100 members. We can do it with your help!
If you have ideas for new programming or would like to become a board member, please reach out, email@example.com.