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WCF 2020 General Assembly Meeting and Reception

WCF 2020 General Assembly Meeting and Reception

You are invited to The Wellesley Club of France Annual General Meeting (Assemblée Générale Ordinaire).


Meeting starts at 5:15 p.m., SHARP at the home of Kathleen de Carbuccia ‘62, 83 Avenue Foch, 75116 Paris (metro Porte Dauphine). All Wellesley Club members may attend; those who were members in 2019 may vote on the resolutions put forward.  After the meeting, please stay for the party (from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) with fellow alumnae and their spouses/partners (for whom the party is FREE).
RSVP to Pamela Boulet ’87 (boulet.pamela@gmail.com) or 0673340390
 

Private Tour of Lab at Google Arts and Culture

Private Tour of Lab at Google Arts and Culture

Renee Zachariou ’13 (Sciences Po) is happy to invite you to a private tour of the Lab at Google Arts & Culture.

The visit will start at 7pm and last for an hour. We will be joined by members of Saloon, a great network of women in the arts. Feel free to rsvp to Renee directly (reneezachariou@gmail.com)

PS: The tour is scheduled to be in French, but let me know if that's an issue, please contact Renee and she can see if it can be held in English.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For information on the Google Arts and Culture Lab: 

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/thelab/?fbclid=IwAR0_XQQ9kbyMJ8amC4uQGXudvFyO_u2ZoBK8b1YvGfp8ODM-onSK1yz1OS8#intro

January WCF Book Club

January WCF Book Club

“Educated” by Tara Westover

Please join the WCF book club for our next gathering on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the home of Florence Solente.

We will be reading The NY Times best seller, Educated by Tara Westover, "One of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed books of the year.”

RSVP to Pamela Boulet for address and door code info. Boulet.pamela@gmail.com or 0673340390.
Hope to see you there!!

Invitation Vernissage

Invitation Vernissage

Wellesley professor Bunny Harvey to show her latest works in Paris!

Our beloved Wellesley Professor Bunny Harvey will be presenting her work 'Survival Tactics' in Paris at the AUP Fine Arts Gallery! Professor Harvey has kindly extended the invitation to the Vernissage on November 21, 2019 from 18h-20h30 to the Wellesley Club of France! We hope you'll be able to join Professor Harvey for this very special evening...

Address: 6 rue du Colonel Combes
75007 Paris

LINK TO REGISTER: www.aup.edu/bunny-harvey
Security is tight and registration is imperative.

To attend the exhibition AFTER the Vernissage people have to contact Jonathan Shimony at AUP separately to get onto a security list. (Fun fact: Jonathan's mother is a Wellesley alum!)
Jonathan Shimony
Curator Fine Arts Gallery
Department of Art History and Fine Arts
Tel: +1 40 62 06 33
jshimony@aup.edu

WCF Book Club - December 2019

WCF Book Club - December 2019

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

Please join the WCF book club for our next gathering on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the home of Florence Solente.

We will be reading The NY Times best seller, A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles...one of my all-time most favorite books!!

RSVP to Pamela Boulet for address and door code info. Boulet.pamela@gmail.com or 0673340390.
Hope to see you there!!

Inspiring Women Tell Their Stories - Save the Date

Inspiring Women Tell Their Stories - Save the Date!

Please join the WCF, the Barnard Club of France and the Smith Club of France for a very special event celebrating the inspiring stories of our alumnae in France entitled “Life so Far: Inspiring Women Tell Their Stories”. 

The event will  be held at Reid Hall, the Columbia Global  Center in Paris on Sunday, November 17, from 4pm to 6pm.  After a brief presentation of the alumnae clubs in France, two alumnae of each college will tell their own inspiring stories for 6 minutes each in a TedTalk-type approach, followed by a Q&A and reception.  Representing Wellesley will be novelist  Anissa Bouziane ’87 and Google Arts and Culture Policy Manager Claire-Marie Foulquier-Gazagnes ’10 (Science Po Exchange). 

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Wellesley Whiskey Adventure is Back!

Save the date! Please join the Wellesley Club of France for an incredible whiskey tasting with whiskey expert, Anthony Moreira (husband of Molly Cyr ’13) at the home of Betsy Kasha ’86.

Anthony is a renowned whiskey expert for Pernod Ricard in Paris. He works with whiskies and bourbons including brands such as Chivas, Glenlivet, Jameson and other premium brands and will present whiskies produced by Irish Distillers Ltd. for our tasting pleasure.  He will do a tasting of 5 Irish whiskies, and will finish with a whiskey cocktail!

Please RSVP to Betsy Kasha at: betsy@abkasha.com or 06 84 24 29 21 for address and door code information.

Hope to see you there for this unique experience!

Book Club The Overstory by Richard Powers

Book Club "The Overstory" by Richard Powers

Please join us for our next book club hosted by Karine Gallean ’86 and a great summer read!

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 17h-19h.

RSVP to Karine at: kgallean@hotmail.com or 06 09 17 56 20. 
The Overstory is the Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018

Wellesley-in-Aix Reception 2019

Wellesley-in-Aix Reception

Join the WCF in welcoming the WIA students, Dr. Monique Fecteau, and Wellesley French Professor, Helene Billis, to France as they start their fall semester.

Reception and SAF Awards will be announced at the home of Sally Katz ’78.
The date is Friday, August 30th. Time to be confirmed.
RSVP to Sally: sjkatz@aya.yale.edu or 06 22 28 14 03

WCF After-Work Summer Cocktail

WCF After-Work Summer Cocktail

Please join the WCF for an after-work summer cocktail party in honor of Marisa Shariatdoust '09, Wellesley College Development Officer and Laura Adamczyk '87 Senior Development Officer at the beautiful home of Betsy Kasha '86 (Paris 7eme).

Marisa and Laura will bring us the latest news from campus from an alumnae development perspective and discuss the impact of young (ish) alum engagement.  
We hope to see you there to welcome them to Paris!
Please RSVP to Betsy Kasha '86 for address and door code information: betsy@abkasha.com or 06 84 24 29 21
WCF Book Club - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

WCF Book Club - "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

We hope you can join us for a next book club gathering at the home of Zara Faridany-Akhavan ’81. 


We will be discussing “Pachinko” by Min Jee Lee. “Pachinko” chronicles four generations of an ethnic Korean family, first in Japanese-occupied Korea in the early 20th century, then in Japan itself from the years before World War II to the late 1980s. The novel opens with an arranged marriage in Yeongdo, a fishing village at the southern tip of Korea. That union produces a daughter, Sunja, who falls in love at 16 with a prominent (and married) mobster. After Sunja becomes pregnant, a local pastor offers her a chance to escape by marrying him and immigrating together to his brother’s house in an ethnic Korean neighborhood in Osaka. Together, they embark into the fraught unknown.
A New York Times Bestseller, Pachinko was also a Top 10 Books of the Year for BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the New York Public Library. Pachinko was a selection for “Now Read This,” the joint book club of PBS NewsHour and The New York Times. It was on over 75 best books of the year lists, including NPR, PBS, and CNN. 
 
RSVP for address and door code information to Zara at: zfakhavan@gmail.com or 06 84 66 61 70.
 

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Lecture by Catherine Masson, Wellesley Professor of French

"George Sand and herAmerican Sisters: Sisterhood, Influences and the Feminist Art of Blurring Boundaries”

Please join us to hear Wellesley Professor Catherine Masson’s fascinating lecture on George Sand and the influence she had on American women at the home of Pamela Boulet ’87. Reception to follow.
 
RSVP for address and door code information: boulet.pamela@gmail.com or 06 73 34 03 90

Wine & Cheese Reception 2019
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Wine & Cheese Reception

Wine and cheese reception to welcome visiting professors Datta and Fischer to France.

Please join the WCF for a Wine and Cheese Reception at the home of Holly Hasegawa Leclercq ’90 to welcome English Professor Paul Fischer (Director American Studies Program), French Professor Venita Datta and their American Studies/French students to Paris as part of their collaborative Americans in Paris course.  
 
RSVP to Holly Hasegawa for address/code info: hhhase@hotmail.com or 06 31 55 73 59

WCF Weekend in Aix-en-Provence

WCF Weekend in Aix-en-Provence

We hope you can join the WCF for a weekend of activities, visits, career roundtables, shared meals and fun with the Wellesley-in-Aix students and Program Director, Monique Fecteau.

Activities and events are all in the works including:

Easy guided hikes in the Sainte-Victoire park, WIA hosted luncheon with students and alums, ‘speed-networking’ round-table followed by a reception, the Caumont Museum…and much more! 

For hotel and train information, Sally Katz ’78 will be our club’s ‘point person’ for any questions and to RSVP:  sjkatz@aya.yale.edu or 06 22 28 14 03

Private Tour of Chateau de Versailles

Private Tour of Chateau de Versailles

We hope you can join us for an exclusive private guided visit of Versailles organized by Monica Gaitan ’10 (Soriano).

Highlights include the Galerie des Sculptures et des Moulages, private apartments of the king, sculpture gardens, and the Hameau de la Reine.  Not to be missed!!!
RSVP to Monica Gaitan: cerezitita@gmail.com

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Diner Marocain - Dune Song

Diner Marocain in honor of Anissa Bouziane's '87 latest novel Dune Song.

Please join our very own novelist, Anissa Bouziane '87 for 'Diner Marocain à Paris' in honor of her latest novel, Dune Song (available at WH Smith and on Amazon). As all those present at our last book club can attest, we couldn't get enough of Anissa's insights about the book and her incredible journey that lead to Dune Song's publication.  If you haven't read Dune Song yet, no worries...please do join us to share a meal and great conversation.

 

When:  Sunday, March 10 at 19h

Where: Essaouira, 16 rue de Magdebourg, 75116 Paris (near Trocadero)

RSVP: boulet.pamela@gmail.com or 06 73 34 03 90 (space is limited!)

Young Alum Apero

Young Alum Apero

Join us for the Young(ish) alum Apero on Friday (November 9th) at Café des Initiés, 3 Place des 2 écus (between Les Halles et Louvre Rivoli).

They have a nice happy hour and food options. RSVP to Renee Zachariou at reneezachariou@gmail.com.

WCF Lunch at Les Domaines Qui Montent- Rosalie Wolf

WCF Lunch at Les Domaines Qui Montent

Please join the WCF for a luncheon in honor of Rosalie Wolf's '61 visit to Paris on Friday, September 28 at 12h30

LES DOMAINES QUI MONTENT
22, rue Cardinet
75017 Paris,

Space is VERY limited so please RSVP asap to: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90

Metro: Courcelles

November WCF Book Club

November WCF Book Club

SAVE THE DATE! Our next WCF Book Club will be on Sunday, November 18 from 5-7pm at the home of Pamela Boulet '87. We will be reading Lauren Groff's 'Fates and Furies'.

According the the NY Times: “Fates and Furies,” Lauren Groff’s remarkable new novel, explodes and rages past any preconceptions, insisting that the examination of a long-term relationship can be a perfect vehicle for exploring no less than the nature of existence — the domestic a doorway to the philosophical.

 

RSVP for address and door code info: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390

September WCF Book Club

September WCF Book Club

“Mothering Sunday” by Graham Swift

Please join our WCF book club on Sunday, September 16 from 17h-19h for our next meet-up.  We will be discussing “Mothering Sunday” by Graham Swift at the home of Florence Solente ’61.  Happy summer reading!!
 
RSVP to Pamela Boulet ’87 for address and door code info: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90.
Apero and Dinner with WCAA Outgoing Board Member Desiree Urquhart DS ‘99

Apero and Dinner with WCAA Outgoing Board Member Desiree Urquhart DS ‘99

Wellesley Alumnae Association outgoing board member Désirée Urquhart DS ’99 will be in Paris and would like to meet with alumnae on Saturday, July 7.

Sally Katz ‘ 78 will meet Désirée at 5:30 p.m. for an apéro and then dinner. If you would like to join us for the apéro, dinner or both, let Sally know. We will then decide where to meet.
 
RSVP Sally Katz ‘78: sjkatz@aya.yale.edu
06 22 28 14 03
June WCF Book Club_ Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind

June WCF Book Club: Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind

Save the Date for our next WCF Book Club. We will be reading The NY Times bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari..

Sunday, June 24 from 5-7pm.
Sally Katz ‘78 will be hosting our next book club followed by a summer dinner along the Canal for those who can stay after the discussion. 

RSVP for address and door code to Sally Katz at: sjkatz@aya.yale.edu or 06 22 28 14 03

Welcome Reception for Accepted Students 2018

Welcome Reception for Accepted Students

Please join the WCF in welcoming the Class of 2022!!

When: Friday, April 6 from 6-8pm 

Where: Holly Leclercq's place on Friday, April 6 from 6-8pm on Place du Trocadero in the 16th. 

Acceptance letters are out!! Come on over to Holly’s place to share your experience at Wellesley. These accepted students have lots of options and need us to help them decide which road to take.  

WCF Entrepreneur Get-Together

WCF Entrepreneur Get-Together

Thinking about starting your own business, already have one in the works, or an idea that you’d like to get off the ground?!? Ever wonder the ins-and-outs of starting a business in France? Share ideas, brainstorm with other WCF members and hear from our established entrepreneurs! 

Please join the WCF for our first Entrepreneur Get Together and Cocktails on Sunday, April 15 from 6pm-8pm at the home of Betsy Kasha ‘86. 

RSVP to Betsy Kasha ’86 for address and door code information: bk@abkasha.com or 06 84 24 29 21

Ring in Spring with a Gourmet Luncheon at the Home of Maggie Cardelus '85

Ring in Spring with a Gourmet Luncheon at the Home of Maggie Cardelus '85

Inspired by ee cummings "spring is like a perhaps hand"

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 at 12h30pm
Where: Chez Chef Maggie Cardelus '85
Please RSVP ASAP as space is limited: info@maggiecardelus.com or 06 40 75 99 68

Spring is like a perhaps hand - e.e. cummings

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window, into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and placing
carefully there a strange
thing and known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.
 

March WCF Book Club_ So Long a Letter

March WCF Book Club: "So Long a Letter"

"So Long a Letter", Mariama Bâ's first novel, is literally written as a long letter. As the novel begins, Ramatoulaye Fall is beginning a letter to her lifelong friend Aissatou Bâ. The occasion for writing is Ramatoulaye's recent widowhood. As she gives her friend the details of her husband's death, she recounts the major events in their lives. 90 pages.

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 17h-19h
Where: At the home of Martine Gauché '72
What: We will be discussing "So Long a Letter" by Mariama Bâ. 
RSVP for address and door code: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90

WCF Valentine_s Day Luncheon

WCF Valentine's Day Luncheon

Save the date!

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 12h30

Where: Gabylou, 15 rue d'Armaillé, 75017 Paris

Hope to see you there!!
RSVP: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390

WCF Book Club January 14, 2018

WCF Book Club January 14, 2018

Please save the date for our next Book Club!!

 Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 5pm at the home of Pamela Boulet

We will be reading the beautiful book 'An Artist of the Floating World' by Kazuo Ishiguro...and eating some sushi!!
RSVP to : Pamela Boulet pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390 for door code and address info.

WCF Annual Meeting and Reception

WCF Annual Meeting and Reception

You are invited to The Wellesley Club of France Annual General Meeting (Assemblée Générale Ordinaire) on Sunday, 07 January 2018, at 5:15 p.m., SHARP at the home of Kathleen de Carbuccia ‘62, 83 Avenue Foch, 75116 Paris (metro Porte Dauphine).

All Wellesley Club members may attend; those who were members in 2017 may vote on the resolutions put forward.
After the meeting, please stay for the party (from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) with Dr. Monique Fecteau (Resident Director in Aix), the second semester Wellesley-in-Aix students, Wintersession students, fellow alumnae and their spouses/partners (for whom the party is FREE). 
Official mailing to follow for all 2017 WCF members.  
All others are welcome to attend (and we hope you do!!!!). Please RSVP: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390

WCF Book Club on January 15, 2017

WCF Book Club on January 15, 2017

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling!)

Our next book club will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 17h chez Florence Solente ’61. We will be discussing a detective novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling!).
 
Please RSVP to pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390 for address and door code information.
Reception in honor of Joy St  John, Dean of Admission

Reception in honor of Joy St. John, Dean of Admission

Joy St. John, Wellesley's Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, will be coming to Paris on Friday, November 17, 2017 and we are thrilled to host a cocktail reception in her honor at the home of Kathleen de Carbuccia '62 from 19h-21h.

We hope to see many of you there!  
Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get a head count and for address and door code information to: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or by phone: 0673340390.

WCF Book Club November 12, 2107

WCF Book Club November 12, 2107

Please save the date for our next WCF Book Club.  We will be reading Hillary Clinton '69 book, WHAT HAPPENED?

Hope to see everyone there!
When: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 17h
Where:  At the home of Florence Solente '61
RSVP for address and door code information: pamelaboulet@noos.fr 
WCF Lunch at Les Domaines Qui Montent

WCF Lunch at Les Domaines Qui Montent

Lunch in honor of Susan Lohin, our beloved Wellesley College Alumnae Association champion from campus and Laura Adamczyk '87, Major Gift Officer at Wellesley

Where:
Les Domaines Qui Montent
22 rue Cardinet
75007 Paris
Metro: Wagram or Courcelles
Please RSVP to : pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390
Hope to see you there!!

Wellesley in Aix Reception-Friday, August 25, 2017

Wellesley in Aix Reception-Friday, August 25

Join the WCF in welcoming the WIA students, Dr. Monique Fecteau and Wellesley French Professor Helene Bilis to France as the start their fall semester.

Reception and SAF Awards will be announced at the home of Sally Katz ’78.  
RSVP to Sally : sjkatz@aya.yale.edu

WCF Book Club - September 17, 2017

WCF Book Club - September 17, 2017

Summer Reading!

We will be discussing Fredrik Backman's My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (also can be found with the title: My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apoligises).

Location TBD
RSVP: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390.

WCF Book Club -  June 11, 2017

WCF Book Club, June 11, 2017

Please save the date for our next book club Sunday, June 11 at 17h. We will be discussing the international best selling novel (and soon to be a major motion picture!) MUDBOUND by Wellesley alum Hillary Jordon '84.

MUDBOUND also won the 2006 Bellwether Prize for fiction!
We hope you can join us.  Location TBA...
RSVP to: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90.
WCF And UPenn Club “Founding Fathers” Private Walking Tour of Paris

WCF And UPenn Club “Founding Fathers” Private Walking Tour of Paris

Please join the Wellesley Club of France and the University of Pennsylvania Club of France for a private walking tour of Paris on Sunday, June 11 at 14h.  Our wonderful tour guide, Brad Newfield (who many might remember from our Marais walking tour) will lead us on a "Founding Fathers in Paris" tour of Paris with a special emphasis on Ben Franklin (a nod to our UPenn alumni friends!).

WHEN: Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 14h00 to approximately 16h00

WHERE: We will meet in front of the Automobile Club at Place de la Concorde (Metro Concorde) and will finish at Place St. Michel
The price per person will be no more than 10 Euros (possibly less depending on how many people...)

RSVP to: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390
PLEASE NOTE:  For those that will be continuing on to the Book Club (We will be discussing Mudbound by Wellesley alumnae Hillary Jordan!) at 17h chez Margaret Peyrard, I will have my car and can take 4 passengers...please let me know if you need a ride!

WCF Lunch With Visiting Professor Selwyn Cudjoe

WCF Lunch With Visiting Professor Selwyn Cudjoe

Please join the Wellesley Club of France in for a lunch in honor of visiting Professor  Selwyn Cudjoe on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 13h00 at LES DEUX ABEILLES (189 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris). Looking forward to seeing you there!

About Professor Cudjoe:

Selwyn R. Cudjoe is Professor of Africana Studies, Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature, and, from 1995 to 1999, was the fourth Marion Butler McLean Chair in the History of Ideas at Wellesley College. He teaches courses on the African American literary tradition, African literature, black women writers, and Caribbean literature. 

A graduate of Fordham University where he received both a B.A. in English (1969) and an M.A. in American Literature (1972), Professor Cudjoe earned a Ph.D. in American Literature from Cornell University (1976). Prior to joining the Wellesley faculty in 1986, he taught at Ithaca College and Cornell, Harvard, Brandeis, Fordham, and Ohio universities. He has been a lecturer at Auburn (N.Y.) State Prison and taught at Bedford-Stuyvesant (N.Y.) Youth-In-Action.

Professor Cudjoe is the author and editor of several books, and has produced several documentaries. He has written for the New York Times; The Washington Post; Boston Globe; Harvard Educational Review; International Herald Tribune; New Left Review; Baltimore Sun; the Amsterdam News; Trinidad Guardian; and Trinidad Express.

Professor Cudjoe is a director of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and member of a Cabinet – appointed Round Table Discussion on Race Relations. He is the president of the National Association for the Empowerment of African People (Trinidad and Tobago.)

RSVP to pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90

Space is limited!
Going Away Drinks for Yuri Cartier ’05

Going Away Drinks for Yuri Cartier ’05!

Yuri is leaving France and we will miss her very much. Come celebrate her with the Wellesley Club by having a drink with us on March 25th.

What: Drinks with Yuri to wish her bon voyage and bon courage 
When: 7:30pm on Saturday March 25th
Where: La Robe et le Palais, located at 13 rue des Lavandières-Sainte-Opportune 75001; Métro Châtelet 

RSVP to Clare Minnies at cminnies@gmail.com (ASAP but definitely by Thursday March 23rd please, for reservations sake) to let me know if you are coming. Thanks!

WCF Book Club, April 2, 2017

WCF Book Club, April 2, 2017

Our next book club will be on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 17h. We will be reading The Lowland by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri which was nominated for the Booker Prize and National Book Award for Fiction Finalist!! 

Lianne Wilson has kindly agreed to host! For Address and code info, please RSVP to:

pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390.

WCF Book Club February 26, 2017

WCF Book Club February 26, 2017

Arab of the Future (L’Arabe du Futur) by Franco-Syrian cartoonist Riad Sattouf

Our next book club will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 17h, location TBC. We will be discussing a the graphic novel, Arab of the Future (L’Arabe du Futur) by Riad Sattouf. You can choose to read it in the original French or translated into English. RSVP to: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90.

WCF Book Club on December 4, 2016

WCF Book Club on December 4, 2016

“Inherited Disorders” by Adam Ehrlich Sachs

Please join us for our next book club on Sunday, December 4th at 5 PM chez Margaret Peyrard ‘80

The book is "Inherited Disorders" by Adam Ehrlich Sachs 

RSVP for address info: margaret.peyrard@gmail.com or 06 82 69 07 29

 

"A son receives an inheritance from his father and tries to dispose of it before it destroys him. "Inherited Disorders" tells this elemental story in over 100 hilarious, witty variations. Adam Ehrlich Sachs s "Inherited Disorders" is a rueful, absurd, and endlessly entertaining look at a most serious subject the eternally vexed relations between fathers and sons. In a hundred and seventeen shrewd, surreal vignettes, Sachs lays bare the petty rivalries, thwarted affection, and mutual bafflement that have characterized the filial bond since the days of Davidic kings."

WCF Host Wellesley Professor and Visiting Scholar Catia Cecilia Confortini

WCF Host Wellesley Professor and Visiting Scholar Catia Cecilia Confortini

We are honored to host Professor Catia Cecilia Confortini who will give a talk entitled "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: 101 Years of Feminist Peace Work.”

Professor Confortini is an Assistant Professor, Peace & Justice Studies Program and a Visiting Scholar, Wellesley Centers for Women.
 
WHERE: Chez Sally Katz '78 -100 avenue de Flandres, 75019 Paris
WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 17h-19h
 
RSVP to Sally Katz for address and door code information: sjkatz@aya.yale.edu or 06 22 28 14 03. 
Spouses/partners welcome!!
WCF Election Night Events in Paris and Aix

WCF Election Night Events in Paris and Aix!

Many of you have asked about Election Night events and spending the evening cheering on a certain Wellesley sister from the class of '69 as she hopefully makes history! Here are two terrific events in Aix and Paris...

AIX: Heather Etchevers '92 has kindly invited any Wellesley alumnae or Wellesley-in-Aix students to a beer and pizza party at her home in Bouc-Bel-Air near Aix-en-Provence on November 8th.  She will also be streaming live election results and hopefully the gathering on campus at Alumnae Hall!

Please RSVP to Heather at etchevers@free.fr so that she can establish a head count and send address details and directions.


PARIS: Come join the WCF starting at midnight to watch the results of the presidential election. The soirée will be held in conjunction with Overseas Republicans, AARO, AAWE, FAF, and AmCham at the Maison de la Radio France. Big Screen TVS!  CNN live! Food! Drink! Entertainment! This is THE place to be on election night!

 

ATTENTION : to be guaranteed a place, you MUST RSVP by October 26 at midnight, via the button below.

 

Now, we'll be there starting at midnight, but Radio France is hosting lots of other great activitiies starting at 6. These include live on-air in-studio debates and discussions, film screenings, musical interludes, and more throughout the evening. If you want to attend any of these events, then you may RSVP directly to them, starting on October 27, by clicking HERE.

 

Starting at midnight, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Americans of every affiliation, and our French friends will be present to watch the unfolding of the results (the first of which will come at about 2am). There will be good food and good drink available for purchase throughout the night, and plenty of space to mix and mingle.

 

JOIN US FOR THIS FANTASTIC EVENT!  RSVP NOW!

WHEN
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at  midnight 

WHERE
Maison de la Radio France
116 avenue du président Kennedy
Paris, Please select 75016
France
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Democrats Abroad France · demsabroadfrance@gmail.com

WCF Young Alum Apero with the Yale Club on October 12, 2016

WCF Young Alum Apero with the Yale Club on October 12, 2016

Please join WCF Young Alums (and the Young at Heart!) for a Happy Hour (or two) with the Yale Club on Wednesday, October 12 from 19h30 to 22h00 at:

L’Etages, 35 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris  
Metro: Hotel de Ville

RSVP to Monica Gaitan ’10 (Soriano Fellow) at:  cerezitita@gmail.com

 

 

Yale and Wellesley have a habit of meeting!

Book Club on November 6, 2016
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Book Club on November 6, 2016

Please save the date for our next book club meet-up on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 17h-19h chez Yuri Cartier '05. We will be discussing the National Book Award Finalist, "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka.

Please RSVP to Yuri for address and door code information:  ycartier@gmail.com.

WCF and Yale Club of France Private Marais Walking Tour

WCF and Yale Club of France Private Marais Walking Tour

Please join the WCF and the Yale Club for a private walking tour of the Marais on Sunday, September 11 at 14h.

We will meet at the Hotel de Ville metro at the Rue Lobau exit which is on rue de Rivoli at the east side of the building. 

We will start with the Church of St. Gervais and a few of the medieval houses in the neighborhood. Then we will visit the outside of the Shoah Memorial before going to the 15th-century mansion- the Hotel de Sens. We will see the 12th-century Phillip Augustus city wall and browse the antique boutiques of the Village St. Paul. We will wander through the Hotel de Sully, one of the best examples of the 17th-century mansions in the neighborhood, to the elegant Place des Vosges. We will enjoy the newly opened gardens off of the rue des Rosiers, and after seeing the heart of the Jewish Marais, we will wind up in the gardens of the National Archives.

10€ per person

RSVP ASAP as space is limited: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390

For those who will also be joining for book club at 5pm after the tour, it will be a WCF double header!

Wellesley in Aix Student Reception 2016

Wellesley in Aix Student Reception

Reception at the home of Sally Katz ‘78 to welcome Dr. Monique Fecteau, Wellesley-in-Aix students, Hélène Bilis, Assistant Professor of French and present SAF awards. 

RSVP to Sally Katz  for address and door code information: sjkatz@aya.yale.edu or 06 22 28 14 03.

WCF Book Club September 11, 2016

WCF Book Club September 11, 2016

Summer reading page turners: Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels.

Please save the date for our next WCF Book Club on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 17h chez Maureen Siegel ’05.  As we all adored Elena’s Ferrante’s first book in her Neapolitan novels, “My Brilliant Friend”, we decided to continue the reading pleasure with her next two novels in the series, "The Story of a New Name,” and  "Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay”.  According to Yuri Cartier ’05, the first book was amazing, the second was even better and the third is rumored to be the best…
 
RSVP to Maureen for address and door code information:  maureen.siegel@gmail.com or 06 31 52 76 67.
WCF Gourmet luncheon Chez Maggie Cardelus
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WCF Gourmet Luncheon Chez Maggie Cardelus '85

For those who have already been lucky enough to indulge in Maggie's cuisine and for those who haven't yet tasted her treats, Maggie has kindly invited us to her home on Friday, June 3 at 12h30.

Address: 28 bvd Voltaire, 75011
RSVP to Maggie for code info: info@maggiecardelus.com.

Space is limited!

WCF Book Club - “A Manual for Cleaning Women_ Selected Stories” by Lucia Berlin

WCF Book Club: “A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories” by Lucia Berlin

Please join us for next month’s book club gathering chez Pamela Boulet ’87 on Sunday, June 12 at 17h.

We have selected “The Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories” by Lucia Berlin.

Please RSVP to Pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90 for address and door code info.

American Embassy Summer Cocktail and Reception

American Embassy Summer Cocktail and Reception

You are cordially invited to join us and attend the American University Clubs  of France's 23rd Annual Embassy Reception & Summer Cocktail in the presence of the Honorable Jane Hartley, U.S. Ambassador to France.

We are pleased to announce that this year, for the first time in many year, the reception will take place at the Ambassador's Residence on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Date: May 24th 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Ambassador's residence, 41 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris (8th arr.) 

Full invitation and event registration & details can be found on AUC’s website.

If you attend the annual reception, please remember to bring an ID card with you. It is required to enter the reception.

We look forward to welcoming you on May 24th!

WCF Book Club - Catherine the Great

WCF Book Club: "Catherine the Great"

Please join us for next month’s book club gathering chez Sally Katz ’78. In honor of Women’s History Month, we have selected “Catherine the Great, Portrait of a Woman” by Robert Massie.

Please RSVP to Sally for address and code: sjkatz@aya.yale.edu.  

Wellesley Club Gathering and Reception for Accepted Students

Wellesley Club Gathering and Reception for Accepted Students

Come to support this years group of undecided women and their families during such a critical period. Let's give them a Wellesley welcome and show them what Wellesley is all about !!!  

Address: 
14 rue Greuze 
Metro Trocadero- so close to you! 

Holly Hasegawa-Leclercq '93 
Alumna Admissions Rep

RSVP for door code: hhhase@hotmail.com or 06 31 55 73 59

WCF Book Club - Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye

WCF Book Club - "Cat's Eye" by Margaret Atwood

Please join the WCF Book Club on Sunday, March 20th at 17h chez Margaret Peyrard '80. We will be discussing Margaret Atwood's "Cat's Eye".

Please note that Margaret lives in Maisons Lafitte but Pamela Boulet '87 and Florence Solente '60 have volunteered to drive everyone to Margaret's home.  
We will meet at Café Carette, Place Trocadero at 16h30 for those who need transportation.

RSVP to Margaret for address at : margaret.peyrard@gmail.com or 06 82 69 07 29

WCF Lunch at TREIZE

WCF Lunch at TREIZE

Please join us for a WCF lunch on Friday, February 12 at 12h00 at the fabulous “TREIZE” restaurant!  Southern comfort food and the best carrot cake on earth…

Address:
16 rue des Saint Peres
75007 Paris

RSVP (limited seating): pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90

Metro: Saint Germain des Pres or Mabillon
Bus: 27 Carousel

Young Alum Apero at Max y Jeremy

Young Alum Apero at Max y Jeremy

Young alums gathered at Max y Jeremy. Thanks to Monica Gaitan ’10 (Soriano Fellow) and Margaret Van Cleve ’11 for bringing everyone together! 

From left to right: Monica Gaitan ’10 (Soriano Fellow), Margaret Van Cleve ’11, Mary Harding Polk-Bauman ‘15, Claire-Marie Foulquier Gazagnes ’10 (Sciences Po Exchange), Catherine Arnold ’10  and Kellye Steindel ‘09.

 

 

 

 

Mary Harding Polk-Bauman ‘15 proudly holds her very official “WCF Young Alum Apero” diploma.

WCF Book Club November 24, 2015

WCF Book Club: "All The Light We Cannot See"

The book club discussion for "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr was hosted by Yuri Cartier '05.

Holiday Gathering and Goodbye Reception for Margaret Van Cleve ’11

Holiday Gathering and Goodbye Reception for Margaret Van Cleve ’11

Please join the WCF for a holiday reception and goodbye party honoring Margaret Van Cleve ’11, who will be returning to the US in January.

Betsy Kasha '86 will so generously be hosting at her home and we hope to see you all there!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 19h30

WHERE: 18 rue du Pre-aux-Clercs, 75007 Paris

RSVP: betsy@abkasha.com or 06 84 24 29 21 for door code information.

WCF Luncheon in honor of Associate Director of Admissions Milena Mareva ’01

WCF Luncheon in honor of Associate Director of Admissions Milena Mareva ’01

Please join in welcoming Milena at our favorite lunch spot, Les Deux Abeilles on Saturday, September 19 at 13h.

Address: 189, rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris
Metro: Alma-Marceau

Bus: 80, 92 Bosquet-Rapp

RSVP to pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 06 73 34 03 90

Space is limited!

 

From left to right: Margaret Van Cleve ’11, Associate Director of Admission Milena Mareva, Holly Hasegawa Leclercq ’93, Maggie Cardelus ’85, Helene Schrenzel (mother Diane ’19), Anissa Bouziane ’87, Diane Schrenzel ’19, Claire Minnies ’07, Betsy Kasha ’86, Danielle Johnson (mother Cameron ’96).

Carol Rama Exhibit Tour at the Musee d’Art Moderne
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Carol Rama Exhibit Tour at the Musee d’Art Moderne

Renee Zachariou (Sciences Po’13) guided tour of the Carol Rama exhibit at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is presenting France's first retrospective devoted to Italian artist Carol Rama. Long sidelined by art history and the feminist movement, Rama's work ranges through all the avant-garde movements of the 20th century while defying any pigeonholing. The ferocity of an oeuvre oscillating between abstraction and figuration calls on us to take a fresh look at official art currents and established categories.

 

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Renée Zachariou ’13 (Science Po Exchange) leads members of the WCF on a tour of the Carol Rama exhibit.

Book Club Discussion of Junot Diaz - The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

On Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 17h00 our Book Club met again to discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.  The bestselling book won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.  This is the first book we read by a male author (but we are an "equal opportunity” Book Club!).  

Margaret Van Cleve ’11 led our discussion at the home of Maureen Siegel ’05.  

From left to right: Lianne Wilson ’11, Monica Gaitan ’10, Erika Uyterhoeven ’08, Sally Katz ’78, Olivia Kern ’16, Margaret Van Cleve ’11, Yuri Cartier ’05, Claire Minnies ’07 and Maureen Siegel ’05.

AAWE Annual College Fair

AAWE Annual College Fair

WCF members and our Alumnae Admission Rep Holly Hasegawa Leclercq ’93 (right) and Margaret Van Cleve ’11 (left)  represented Wellesley College at AAWE’s annual college fair on September 27, 2015. Anissa Bouziane '87 (far left) came to cheer them on!

WCF General Assembly and Wellesley in Aix_Wintersession Student Reception January 9, 2016

WCF General Assembly and Wellesley in Aix/Wintersession Student Reception

The WCF Annual General Assembly (Assemblé Générale Ordinaire) will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 17h00 at the home of Kathleen de Carbuccia ’62.


The WCF Annual General Assembly (Assemblé Générale Ordinaire) will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 17h00 at the home of Kathleen de Carbuccia ’62. All Wellesley Club members may attend. The meeting will start promptly at 17h15 followed by a reception from 18h-20h with the second semester Wellesley in Aix  and winter session students, fellow alumnae and their spouses/partners (for whom the party is FREE).

The convocation, ‘ordre du jour’, dues and directory form, 'bulletin de vote par correspondance' and candidate list will be mailed mid-December.  We hope to see you there!
RSVP to: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390

WCF Book Club - The History of Love

WCF Book Club: "The History of Love"

Save the date for our next Book Club on Sunday, October 4 at 17h. The book is THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss. Anissa Bouziane '87 will lead the discussion chez Yuri Cartier '05. Please RSVP to Yuri at: ycartier@gmail.com for address and door code info.

WCF Book Club - Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend”

WCF Book Club: Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend”

Join us for our next book club meet-up on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 17h at the home of Pamela Boulet ’87. Clare Minnies ‘07 will lead the discussion.
Italian author Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend” is the story of two women’s powerful friendship….a subject about which we Wellesley women know a little something.

RSVP for address and door code information to: pamelaboulet@noos.fr or 0673340390.
 

WCF Book Club - Americanah

WCF Book Club: "Americanah"

Wellesley commencement speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s "Americanah" selected for our next book.

Save the Date! Sunday,  September 6, 2015 for our next Book Club meet-up.  Yuri Cartier ‘05 will lead the discussion of Americanah by Chamananda Ngozi Adichie, Wellesley College’s 2015 Commencement speaker. Florence Solente ’61 has kindly agreed to host again. Happy summer reading!

RSVP to: Yuri Cartier at ycartier@gmail.com for address and code information

Paris Vernissage and Lecture with Wellesley Professor James Oles

Paris Vernissage and Lecture with Wellesley Professor James Oles

“Lola Alvarez Bravo: From Radical Photomontage to the Official Mural 1935-55”

When: Vernissage on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 18h30; Conference on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 19h

Where: Maison de l’Amérique Latine, 217, boulevard St. Germain, 75007 Paris

No need to RSVP.

WCF Book Club - Muriel Barbery’s “The Elegance of the Hedgehog"

WCF Book Club: “The Elegance of the Hedgehog"

The book we are reading is The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. 

It is a book originally written in French so you can choose between the French or English versions. The French title is the same: L'Élégance du hérisson. Clare Minnies ’07 will be leading the discussion and we will be meeting at the home of Florence Solente ’61. 

 
Private Tour of the Bibliothèque François Mitterand

Private Tour of the Bibliothèque François Mitterand

If you have not done so already, please remember to RSVP for the WCF's private guided tour of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France lead by the illustrious Directeur des Affaires Culturelles, Thierry Grillet.  There are very few spots remaining as we are limited to 20 people.  An 'all-access' visit to the Bibliotheque Mitterand's achives, galleries and inner sanctums!

 

Meet at 10h45 in front of the librairie.

 

RSVP
Pamelaboulet@noos.fr

0673340390

Lunch at the home of Maggie Cardelus ’85

Lunch at the home of Maggie Cardelus ’85

In honor of Ellie Zurn’s ’56 visit to Paris.

Photo: 10 Michelin stars for Chef extraordinaire Maggie Cardelus ’85 (standing) with Wellesley Club of France members including guest of honor Ellie Zurn ’56 (forefront).

Book Club Discussion of Roz Chast's Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant

Book Club January 25, 2015

Book discussion: "Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast
 

(Photo: From left to right: Sally Katz ’78, Discussion leader Monica Gaitan (Soriano Fellow ’10), Maureen Siegel ’05, Hostess Claire-Marie Foulquier Gonzagnes (Science Po’10) and Margaret Van Cleve ‘11)

Young Alum Apero at Lockwood Bar

Young Alum Apero at Lockwood Bar

Photo: Young Alums ‘cocktailing’ at the Lockwood Bar. Missing from photo is the event’s organizer Alexa Keegan ‘14

Young Alum Apero at Le Bifor

Young Alum Apero at Le Bifor

Young alums gathering at Le Bifor.

 
Organized by Margaret Van Cleve ’11 (second from left) and Monica Gaitan (Soriano Fellow ’10) (far right).
Talk - Quantitative Reasoning Program at Wellesley

Talk: Quantitative Reasoning Program at Wellesley

Talk and reception with Wellesley Professor Corrine Taylor on the Quantitative Reasoning Program at Wellesley College hosted by Pamela Boulet ’87.

Photo: Professor Corrine Taylor

2016 Alumnae Achievement Awards

Alumnae Achievement Awards

The Achievement Awards, which have been presented annually since 1970, are the highest honor given to Wellesley alumnae. On Thursday evening, February 11th, the 2016 awards will be presented to this year's recipients in front of students, alums, faculty, staff, and loved ones at Wellesley’s Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall. Join us when we honor these outstanding alumnae. Learn more about the award. 

Summer Kick-off Garden Party

Summer Kick-off Garden Party

Mark you calendars for the Wellesley Club of France Garden Party to kick off summer at the home of Danielle Johnson (mother of Cameron ’96). RSVP to Pamela Boulet at pamelaboulet@noos.fr.

Young Alums Apéro at La Flaq

Young Alums Apéro at La Flaq

Young Alums from the classes of 2004 to the present gathered at La Flaq. Thank you Margaret Van Cleve ’11 and Monica Gaitan ’10 (Soriano Fellow) for bringing everyone together!

Visit to the Sonia Delaunay Exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne

Visit to the Sonia Delaunay Exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne

Our very own Renée Zachariou ’13 (Sciences Po) guided us through the magnificent work of Sonia Delaunay. The highlight of the exhibit was viewing Electric Prisms, a painting on loan from Wellesley’s Davis Museum Collection.

Outside the Musée d’Art Moderne with the poster of Sonia Delaunay’s Electric Prisms from the Davis Collection.
Our Inaugural Book Club Event

Our Inaugural Book Club Event

Maureen Siegel ’05 led the animated discussion of Louise Erdrich’s novel, The Round House. Thank you to Yuri Cartier ’05 for hosting.

Maureen Siegel ’05, Renée Zachariou ’13 (Sciences Po), Monica Gaitan ’10 (Soriano Fellow), Pamela Boulet ’87, Sally Katz ’78, Yuri Cartier ’05, Margaret Jenkins ’89, Karine Gallean ’86, Margaret Van Cleve ‘11