Wellesley Club of Sarasota

Club contact: Nancy Wettlaufer '61, Club President

Club E-mail: WCSarasota@alum.wellesley.edu

In its 55th year, the Wellesley Club of Sarasota is an active, enthusiastic group of over 80 members out of 115 alums living in the area representing classes from 1929 - 2012.  Alumnae travel to our meetings from as far away as Lakeland, Florida, to Boca Grande, Florida. 

Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Friday of the month, frequently for lunch with a scheduled speaker. For information regarding membership, contact Ellen Lipson '55. All alumnae, including visitors to the area, are welcome at our events. To reserve your place at an event, contact Linda Pearce '68 at least one week in advance to learn where to mail your check and get directions and details.

Programs 2013-2014

October 18:  Catered Box Luncheon 11:30 am
Hostess: Chari Issacs '68.
Get reconnected after the summer and hear alums speak on what they are passionate about.

November 15: Lunch at Mediterraneo Restaurant 11:30 am
Chief Bernadette DePiso, the new Chief of Sarasota Police, will speak to us about the complicated issues of policing Sarasota. 

December 13: Holiday Coffee 10:00 am
Hostess: Linda Pearce, '68. No Charge.
Bring a treat to share with alums and a check for our charity, the Mothers and Infants Program at First Step. 

January 10: Wine and Finger Foods at Plymouth Harbour  5:00 pm
Dr. Donal O'Shea, the dynamic president of New College, will give us his insights on the future of liberal arts education in general and New College in specific. A social hour will follow his presentation.

February 21: Lunch at Sarasota Yacht Club 11:30 am
Matthew McLendon, PhD, Ringling Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art will talk on "Art of Our Time," the contemporary arts initiative at the Ringling. 

March 21: 
Lunch at Libby's Cafe and Bar 11:30 am
Barbara Beltz, PhD and Chair of the exciting new department of neuroscience at Wellesley, will talk on "New Neurons in Adult Brains: Stem Cell Surprises."

April 18:  
Tour of New College, Lunch & Annual Meeting at Treviso Cafe 11:00 am
Celebrate our Club's 55th anniversary with a slide show highlighting our history and a brief business meeting concluding another great year of connecting with the college and with each other.

Summer Brown Bag Lunch locations to be announced.

Ask about our fabulous book group for members only and our exciting new community service project with the Mothers and Infants Program at the First Step of Sarasota.