It's that time again to submit class notes for the alumnae magazine. Send a short update about what you're up to or any adventures you've had since graduation to email@example.com. Please submit any notes by Friday, April 29th. These notes will be for the summer issue of the Wellesley magazine.
This is a special set of notes for me since this is my last set of notes I'll be writing as your class secretary! It's been a fun journey and an amazing way to keep in touch with so many of you!
In December, I introduced the idea of an online record book to share updates on our class' lives, careers, hobbies, and travels. Now until March 31st is your opportunity to submit a brief paragraph on what's happening in your lives and take a fun survey on our class' profile.
We are requesting a $6 donation for your participation in the record book. Those who participate will have access to an electronic copy of the record book and be able to read their classmates' updates. You don't have to attend Reunion to participate. However, you will not be able to receive a copy of the record book if you do not register and submit a personal entry.
Everyone's participation is key for this record book to be a success. This is the chance to reconnect with your Wellesley classmates and find out what lives they lead. We all have a story to tell so let's share it on paper and add a couple of pictures!
My fantastic team with Alex Lee and Jessica Goldman will compile all of your entries as you submit them. The sooner you log on, the faster we can produce the book for you. If all runs to plan, the book will be ready well before our Reunion in June.
Thanks again for your participation and looking forward to putting this book together!
It's that season again! Submit your class notes to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 27th. Just a few sentences about either what your doing now or what you've been doing since the almost five years since we graduated. (Five years! It makes me feel old, too...)
This summer, Wellesley's Alumnae Association undertook an extensive review the class constitution and has urged classes to vote in a series of changes. The 2006 Executive Board has reviewed these changes, and is putting the proposed constitution to a class vote.
The main change would alter the Class of 2006's process for electing new officers. The proposed amendment would allow the nominating committee to select final candidates for the executive offices of the class. The current constitution stipulates that all officers, namely the slate selected by the nominating committee, "shall be elected at the class meeting at Reunion or at a special meeting called by the executive board."
Please take a minute to review and vote on the proposed changes here. It's survey monkey, so it only takes a second. Votes will be accepted for 30 days and 2/3 of total votes cast must favor the amendment for the new constitution to be adopted.
We've kick started our Reunion plans this year and I am excited to be your record book chair. We will create an online record book for all of us to share updates on our lives, where we live, our new jobs, and our interests in the last five years. Please stay tuned for another update in January on submitting your entries online. In the meantime, please let me know if you are interested in helping me with this online endeavor. I would love to work with you! Looking forward to seeing you all for Reunion in June!
Check your mailbox for the latest class newsletter, also included below:
Reunion Update from Katie Landise, Reunion Chair
As you all now know, our first reunion is coming up! The dates for reunion are June 3 -5, 2011, and we hope to see you all there. Things to keep in mind as reunion nears:
An approximate cost (based on last year's pricing) is $275 per person to attend all meals/events at reunion. It is now about 60 days until early registration opens in February, so if you skip your daily Starbucks and save just $4.60 per day, you can pay for reunion in full by early registration!
As the holidays approach, consider setting aside a small financial gift for your class to apply towards the Spirit Fund - these gifts will allow classmates to apply for financial aid for reunion, letting those who are coming from afar have a better chance of attending!
Reunion planning is now in full swing, with the majority of decisions being made by December 1, 2010. If you have any desire to assist any of the current committee members in their roles as reunion nears, e-mail me (email@example.com) and I will work to connect you with them on an as-needed basis.
Make sure to contribute to the Record Book as Sandya Das, Record Book Chair, contacts you for information. Look to receive the Record Book at reunion!
Let's try to get a great turnout together for reunion - the Class of 2005 only had about 175 people attend, and we are hoping to outdo them! Call your friends, start coordinating carpools, and we'll see you all in Bates Hall in June!
Class Council Elections Update from Kelly Sheridan, Nominating Chair
I hope that the fall season is treating you well. The Nominating Committee has decided to extend the November 1 deadline to December 1 in order to fill the remaining class positions of President and Treasurer. Descriptions of each of these roles can be found at the following website: http://www.wellesley.edu/Alum/Volunteer/Docs/Class_execboardpositions.pdf
To be considered for a position, e-mail me your name at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Class Treasury Update from Katherine Adams, Treasurer
Hello 2006ers! Reunion is around the corner, which means it is a great time to donate to our class. The two ways to give to the class are life memberships and annual dues. Life membership dues are invested with the College’s endowment; our class receives the income generated from the investment. Thanks so much to our current life members.
Class dues support the activities of the class and will provide seed money for our upcoming reunion. All class dues are tax deductible. They do not count as gifts to the College, unlike donations made through Annual Giving.
Annual dues are $20.00. Life membership dues are $200.00. You can either donate securely via Google Checkout (information here: http://wellesley2006.blogspot.com/2009/10/pay-your-dues-securly-via-google.html) or the old fashioned way, by sending a check to the address below. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support!
If you prefer to pay by check, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions on how to pay by check.
"Lost" Classmates from the Alumnae Association
The alumnae association does not have updated contact information for the following classmates:
Sandra Ahn, Cynara Cannatella, Bora Choi, Violette Corgnati, Caterina del Conte, Emily Henderson, Kathy Kim, Natalya Krimgold, Chiara Magana Roesch, Valerie Magolan, DongYoun Park, Makeda Ricketts
If you have current contact information for one of these classmates, please send it to email@example.com, or ask her to update her information on the W Network. Alternatively, if the classmate would rather not be contacted by Wellesley for class or reunion information, please let us know that, too.
Classmate Spotlight- Nandita Dinesh from Amita Parashar and Kate Derrick
Classmate Nandita Dinesh has spent the last few years living and working on community theater projects in Rwanda, India, and Mexico. As an Economics and Theater major at Wellesley, Nandita became interested in the role that arts and culture play in the development of nations and people. After graduation, Nandita moved to Rwanda to begin working on community theater projects there, and at the end of 2008, moved to India to do similar work in Nagaland, as well as Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Nandita, "In one sense, the idea is to work in places that are in or are coming out of violent conflict and understand how theater might play a part in the reconstruction process." She looks at how theater can be used as a response to conflict, and how it can be used in public space for action and intervention, and how audience/actor interactions can play a part in these goals. She also hopes to create more intercultural experiences between Latin America, Africa, and Asia. She notes that while the countries have a strong focus on improving European and US relations, they don't focus on relating to other nations with similar social contexts. "It's as if we (in India) have nothing to learn from Rwanda because Rwanda is in Africa and its also a 'third world' nation. My search, then, is to create these connections through the realm of the arts."