Happy 2016 to all you Wellesley Women in New Mexico.
2015 saw a renewal of energy for the Wellesley in New Mexico. Many thanks to Ann Woolridge and Christie Baskett who have agreed to continue as leadership for the club. Ann will continue as treasurer, but would appreciate it if someone else might step into the role soon. Christie Baskett agreed to be co-president and I am also happy to continue in this capacity for a bit longer. Please consider accepting one of these roles for 2017.
There are many other roles that can be filled within our club. If you have a bit of free time you would like to dedicate, we can talk about what those roles might encompass. Other clubs have a dedicated secretary, a book club representative, an Alumnae Admission Representative, etc. More information on these roles can be found on the Alumnae Association website.
The tour of United World College in the fall, orchestrated by Christie Baskett and led by international students was engaging. The November visit to Santa Fe by Professor Elena Creef was a treat. We hope to get her back to speak on some of her other Women's Studies topics. Both events brought together about 20-25 alumnae and friends. Over lunch at La Fonda some of you gave some ideas of what you might like to see as activities for the club this year.
The three of us came up with some dates for based upon your feedback. Mark your calendars with these dates. The three of us look forward to seeing you at all of the events that fit into your schedule.
Anna Maria Gonzales, Christie Baskett, Ann Woolridge
Spring Event, April 9 11:30 a.m.
We'd like to get together for a potluck in the Albuquerque or Rio Rancho area. If you are willing to host the event, please let me know as soon as possible. In the past, we have worked with the local folks providing more of the savory offerings and those traveling to supply desserts. Start looking for those favorite recipes.
If you would like to share with the group something of your passion, a book written, an art show, a life transforming event, that you think others would be interested in, pleases let us know. We are looking for two presenters for this spring event, each presentation for a 15-20 minute sharing time.
Memorial Day Event, Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM
Monday events include a 10:00 a. m.
* Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour $37 (space for 12 participants) - call Anna Maria 505.982.5058 or email email@example.com to reserve your space.
* or Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Trail Ride $89 Reserve your spot by going to https://www.ghostranch.org/explore/outdoor/horseback-trail-riding/ Currently there are six spaces for riders at 10:00 a.m. and another six at 2:00 p.m. Book soon so you don't miss out. These rides are open to the public.
* or hiking on your own
12 Noon lunch in the Dining Hall $15 rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
Afternoon free time to chat, hike, explore one of the two Ghost Ranch Museums
Overnight lodging is available for those who would like to arrive on Sunday afternoon or evening. Dinner can be eaten along the way or in the Ghost Ranch Dining Hall with advance reservations. Room rates include the $5.00 conservation/museum entrance fee and breakfast in the Dining Room. There is an additional for additional persons sharing a room. Call 505.685.1000 ext 1 or 0 to book your reservation.
Single Occupancy $119 Double Occupancy $139
Shared Bath - two adjacent rooms share one bathroom:
Single Occupancy $109 Double Occupancy $129
Dorm Style - communal bath down an exterior hallway:
Single Occupancy $69 Double Occupancy $89
Campground: $25 tent, no electric $30 with electric $35 full hook up
Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Showcase, August 14 at 8:00 p.m.
$15 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 6-22). More info about reserving tickets coming soon.
Wellesley Day to Make a Difference is September 17.
If you have a non-profit group that would like some help on a project, let's coordinate those in your area to help out. The Santa Fe Women's Club needs help with their annual yard sale, but the work on that will be in October. More info on that project coming soon.
November - To Be Determined
We are hoping to have another Wellesley Professor attend.