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CLASS OF 1960 NEWSLETTER-JULY 2022

READY TO MARCH (L.TO R. Margot Topkins Tutun, Patsy Elliott Fogarty, Vicki Garriques Fay, Margie Myers Arons-Barron, Joan Brownstein Leibovich. Berets were a gift from the 50th Reunion Class, 1972)

Greetings, ’60 Sisters

Managing to finally have an in-person gathering of classmates is, of course, our big news, but there’s lots more. Read on. Keep in touch. And enjoy a happy, healthy summer.

--Patsy and Vicki

MINI REUNION

JUNE 4-5 CAMPUS AND CAMBRIDGE

See many more reunion pictures at Class website:
https://alum.wellesley.edu/class-of-1960

Sixteen classmates participated in our joyous Mini Reunion, June 4 and 5: Joan Brownstein Leibovich, Ev Bullitt Hausslein, Marilyn Claster Nissenson, Patsy Elliott Fogarty, Vicki Garriques Fay, Liz Kahlo Cabot, Andrea Kundsin Dupree, Linda Lovett Crawford, Diana Merewether, Linda Salzman Gottlieb, Diane Silvers Ravitch, Bea Strand MacDonald, Margot Topkins Tutun, Roz Walters Westmoreland, Fifi Wolfner Nessen, and Margie Myers Arons-Barron. Red roses to Margje and Joan for making it all happen.

Joan started the festivities with an evening  of pizza, prattle, and photo ops at her condo overlooking the Charles in Cambridge. Sunday morning we reunited on campus to join the reunion parade under bright blue skies. We were the oldest to march as a class and received cheers, claps and whistles—especially from the red class of 1972, returning for their 50th.

The parade ended at Alumnae Hall. We gathered for a very brief meeting, during which we remembered those of our classmates lost since last year’s memorial service:  Sue Crommelin DellJane Waddell Baker, Aina Niemela Barten, Mary Needham Ascot,  Judith Fellows Nelson, Mary (Molly) Cameron.

CLASS OFFICERS MEETING JUNE 20th AND 1960 GIFTS TO WELLESLEY
In the very near future, our treasury funds will be transferred to the College for management. There was considerable discussion of possible donations to be made now from those funds. It was decided to make a one-time donation to the Engineering Fund (Class of 1960 Legacy Fund) of $5000 and to the Continuing Education Fund of $1000, which would leave the Class Treasury with just over $20,000. These remaining funds would be ours to use as we see fit for reunions,
minis, and other purposes. (Also, our class treasury is replenished every year by the dividend from the 1960 Class Legacy Fund.)   
 
DORM MINIS
Severence and Freeman continue to hold virtual minis via /zoom. Others are tentatively penciled in for the fall for Beebe and Munger. Want to explore the idea of a mini for your dorm? Contact Class VP Peggy Cohen at peggycohn38@gmail.com or her co-VP Liz Karet at elizabethkaret@aol.com

DOBBS VS JACKSON SUPREME COURT RULING
If you missed Wellesley’s excellent presentation in late June, you can still watch it at the link below:

Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Ruling Panel Discussion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njqddqSjiLk

GIVING TO WELLESLEY

You can always make a personal gift online at this link: https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/28611/donations/new?a=5520531

1960 Class Officers 2020-2025: Presidents Patsy Fogarty and Vicki Fay; Vice Presidents Peggy Cohn and Liz Karet; Secretaries Margie Arons-Barron and Junia Hedberg; Treasurer Judy Lasca; Wellesley Fund Representatives Missy Moore and Mari Wright, Reunion Co-chairs Margot Topkins Tutun and Nancy Dessoff Colodny.

Class website: https://alum.wellesley.edu/class-of-1960

Hold onto your red beanies, we have great news!

WELLESLEY will hold an on-campus reunion this year and The Class of 1960 has official permission to march in the parade (Or cheer from the sidelines, if that works better for you.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022 

CLASS OF 1960 MICRO-MINI 

To be followed by a Class Lunch—possibly a box lunch on campus. Class officers will be meeting  that weekend, so there may be a dinner somewhere Saturday night. TBD

Class VP’s Liz Karet and Peggy Cohn will be chairing the planning committee and they need a  rough idea of attendance. Please email Peggy peggycohn38@gmail.com asap and let her know:
 

  1. Yes, I’d love to join in the parade and picnic if I can.
  2. I will be looking for overnight accommodation. OR
  3. I have local accommodation.
     

Of course, everything depends on COVID remaining in remission, so cross your fingers and toes,  wear all your lucky charms and stay tuned for more information. 

--Your Class Officers


1960 Class Officers 2020-2025:  Presidents Patsy Fogarty and Vicki Fay; Vice Presidents Peggy Cohn and Liz Karet; Secretaries Margie Arons-Barron and Junia Hedberg; Treasurer Judy Lasca; Wellesley Fund Representatives Missy Moore and Mari Wright; Past President Margot Topkins Tutun. 

Class website:  https://alum.wellesley.edu/class-of-1960

 


’60 is Red

Wellesley is Blue

It’s Valentine’s Day

And we love you!

--Patsy, Vicki, and all your class officers

 

CLASS OFFICERS MEETING
Your class officers gathered virtually on February 3rd.  Planning for 2022 was necessarily tentative while Covid lurks. Zoom chats by dorm groups and by our long-ago majors seem to be the best immediate options. If you would like to be involved in furthering one of these gatherings please contact Peggy Cohn peggycohn38@gmail.com or Liz Karet elizabethkaret@aol.com

We paused to remember our Chair of Planned Giving, Mary Ascot, who gave generously to Wellesley of her time and treasure.  Following severe pneumonia, Mary died on January 27.

Dobree Adams and Susan Auchincloss put tremendous effort into our beautiful class memorial service last June.  Fortunately, we have not lost many classmates since then.  It was decided that we would tentatively schedule a virtual combined class meeting and memorial service in June of next year, 2023.

Treasurer Judy Lasca reports that our class treasury is in excellent shape; more news on that will follow in our next newsletter.


CROSS YOUR FINGERS  🤞
Missy and Mari received this promising  news in an email from the college:… the Alumnae Office is planning an on-campus, in-person Reunion Weekend this June.  All our fingers are crossed but all that planning is well underway.  It will be so nice to welcome alumnae back to their beautiful campus.  Many of the Reunion events will be live-streamed to include those alumnae that were unable to return to campus.  It's all very exciting! 

 

NEWS FOR THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE
The next deadline for class notes in the Wellesley magazine is March 1. Please send all your news post haste to Margie at aronsbarron@barronaw.com.


THE CLASS OF 1960 CONTINUES TO GIVE GENEROUSLY
According to Mari Wright, the Development Office reports, "The December 2021 books are closed and reports are now available.  1960 is doing very well.  Cash raised in total (to date) is:  $145,093.  You have 83 donors. You also have 9 Durant Society Members.  All good news.”  Wellesley’s fiscal year is June to June, so this is a half year report.


1960 Class Officers 2020-2025:  Presidents Patsy Fogarty and Vicki Fay; Vice Presidents Peggy Cohn and Liz Karet; Secretaries Margie Arons-Barron and Junia Hedberg; Treasurer Judy Lasca; Wellesley Fund Representatives Missy Moore and Mari Wright; Past President Margot Topkins Tutun.

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Greetings, '60 Sisters!

We thought we would touch base with you before we all become inundated with holiday preparations. Hope you are doing well and will sail through the season with all the aplomb and contentment that, at our venerable age, should be our just desserts.

We have exciting news: Our very own Linda Gottlieb has produced yet another big film, and she has agreed to share with us the saga of its challenging, 10-year journey from student concept paper to Hollywood premier. (See more below.)

"Congratulations to all of 1960!”. That was the message sent to Mari and Missy by the Wellesley Development Office after reviewing our 2020/21 contributions: 55.4% of classmates participated in giving $609,373, with 21 Durant Society members.


Your class officers will be meeting next in early 2022 and will be discussing ways we can get together as a class, even if only virtually, during the new year. If you have ideas to offer, please be in touch with one of us. Some recent suggestions: more dorm minis or perhaps a cruise, fantastical or even real, if Covid allows. Others?

A reminder: The Class of 1960 Memories Book remains available for just the price of shipping. Please contact Peggy Decker Cohn peggycohn38@gmail.com (Nice holiday present for those adoring offspring?)

Happy Holidays, dear sisters, and may 2022 bring all good things to you and your family.

--Patsy and Vicki

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 AT FIVE PM. EASTERN
A ZOOM CHAT FOR OUR CLASS WITH
LINDA GOTTLIEB ON THE MAKING OF
BRUISED
STARRING AND DIRECTED BY HALLE BERRY

Co-producer Linda Gottlieb with Halle Berry, and writer Michelle Rosenfarb, Linda’s protegé

Here is an official description of the film which stars and is directed by Halle Berry:

A disgraced MMA fighter finds redemption in the cage and the courage to face her demons when the son she had given up as an infant unexpectedly reenters her life.

Unofficially, Linda one of the film’s producers, will tell us the behind-the-scenes story of her ten-year struggle to get the film made, and what it was like to be doing 15-hour days and nights on the streets of Newark.  Plenty of time for Q and A.

N.B. The film will be in movie theaters November 17 and will start streaming on Netflix on November 24.  

Please watch for updates on redglow2

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THE PREMIERE

(Pictured at right: Amanda Pope '60, documentary filmmaker and Professor of Cinematic Arts at USC joined BRUISED Co-Producer Linda Gottlieb '60 at an LA party at USC to celebrate the premiere of BRUISED.

WE WALKED MORE THAN 1,000 MILES!

With only a dozen reports in as of deadline, the Class of 1960 racked up the equivalent of a march from New York to Miami in celebrating Walktober.  Some walked with dogs, one with a horse. We walked city sidewalks and wilderness trails from brisk Maine to toasty Hawaii. (At right, Andrea Dupree in Cambridge by the Charles.) Bravo for the Octogenarians.

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DORM MINIS

Barb Muller writes, “We did a Freeman zoom in August and October and plan another in December. The gals seem to like them and try to be there unless they have other commitments.”

It would be great if other dorms joined in. Please write Barb if you want to join in but aren’t sure where to start:  bgranb9@gmail.com.

1960 Class Officers 2020-2025: Presidents Patsy Fogarty and Vicki Fay; Vice Presidents Peggy Cohn and Liz Karet; Secretaries Margie Arons-Barron and Junia Hedberg; Treasurer Judy Lasca; Wellesley Fund Representatives Missy Moore and Mari Wright; Chair of Planned Giving, Mary Ascot, Past President Margot Topkins Tutun. Class website: https://alum.wellesley.edu/class-of-1960