Wellesley Club of Sarasota

Club President: Nancy Wettlaufer '61

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

In its 57th year, the Wellesley Club of Sarasota is an active, enthusiastic group of nearly 80 members out of 115 alums living in the area representing classes from 1929 - 2014.  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 2014-2015

October 24:  Catered  Salad Luncheon 11:30 am
Hostess: Nancy Wettlaufer '61.
Get reconnected after the summer and discuss the Gail Collins book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
 
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 15: Wine and Finger Foods at Bird Key Yacht Club 5:00 pm
Museum educator Charlotte Perret will give a slide presentation and lecture on her book, "Street Fairs of Paris and their Carnival Folk in Stories and Postcards, 1900's". A social hour will follow her presentation.
 
February 20: Lunch at Sarasota Yacht Club 11:30 am
Beth Newman, PhD, Ringling College professor and specialist in South Asian languages and literature, will give a talk and slide presentation on “Karma, the Moral Physics of Causation.”
 
March 20: Lunch at Libby's Cafe and Bar 11:30 am
Phil Levine, PhD, Wellesley professor of economics, will talk on his recently published work on "Teen Births are Falling - What's going On."
 
April 17:  Lunch & Annual Meeting at Michael's on East 11:30 am
Finish off the year with a delicious lunch and spirited conversation and vote in our new officers.
 
Summer Brown Bag Lunch locations to be announced.
 
Ask about our fabulous book group for members only and our exciting community service project with the Mothers and Infants Program at the First Step of Sarasota.