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President's Message

Thank you for visiting the Chicago Wellesley Club website. These are challenging times in everyone’s lives and I hope that you are well and staying safe. As the days grow shorter and we move into holiday season, I wish you the very best for you and your family and friends and hope to see you in person in the not too distant future.

Our volunteer Board of Directors is tasked with leading the Club in its mission to connect Wellesley alumnae with one another and the College. This is accomplished through a wide range of geographically diverse programs and activities such as book and supper clubs, community service events, presentations by alumnae and Wellesley professors, assisting with College admissions, meet-ups at happy hours as well as cultural venues and of course our annual Holiday Tea. 

While the Pandemic has required all of our events to be virtual (but free to participants) via Zoom, we can optimistically assume that sooner or later, we will be back to some kind of normalcy with in-person events. As such, I’d like to make the case for becoming a dues-paid member or renewing your paid membership, as annual dues support our Club’s infrastructure and make our mostly free events possible.  If you’re so inclined, you can pay your dues by clicking HERE. The link will take you to our revised Membership section which includes a Special $10 dues category this year. If you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to “Chicago Wellesley Club”, include the purpose, your email address and graduation year and mail to me at my address listed in the online directory, or email me at for my mailing address. Thank you very much for your generosity!

Other opportunities to support the Club financially include our Scholarship Fund, established in 1939, and general club donations, both of which can be made by clicking HERE. Our Book Award program is currently on hiatus as we need a volunteer to run the program. We have other volunteer positions available as well, at both the Board and Committee level. You will be hearing from us further about this but meanwhile, don’t be a stranger! If you’re interested in volunteering or have a suggestion for a future program, please contact me at or log in to our website, look at the current list of board members and contact someone you know.  We would be delighted to hear from you!

All my best,
Dianne Goren Radtke ‘75
CWC President