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Cheers for ALICE CZYZ!
At least we know someone is listening. Below is what Alice has been writing in the Guest Book trying mightily to get a dialogue going. Gay and I are impressed. This has inspired us to make another new page called CONVERSATIONS WITH ALICE, and we invite all of you to either sign on to the Guest Book and write your entry or email either of us
and we will make sure it gets on the website. This could
be fun ladies what are your earliest memories of MHC?
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SAVE THE DATES!
Thanks to Lois Gaeta we will be having a New York City luncheon (and more) at the Harvard Club on Wednesday, Oct. 26th at noon.
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Let's go back to school!
We hope to see you at our on-campus mini, October 11-13. We have an exciting array of classes to attend on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and the morning of Thursday, Oct. 13. However, we think you will want to arrive on Tuesday, October 11, since we have been invited by class honorary Sonya Stevens to have dinner with her at the President's House!
Other highlights include a discussion of the common read, bestseller Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Wednesday night dinner with honoraries Eleanor Townsley, Edwina Cruise and Vinnie Ferraro, after which Vinnie will help us understand our complex world. Click on the link below for the Registration Form to print out and send in.
.As you all know our class has elected special faculty who we feel have been especially close to our
class over the years.
5 YEARS IN A ROW...'55 ROCKS!
100% PARTICIPATION IN THE MOUNT HOLYOKE FUND!
Talk about “by the skin of our teeth”!!!!! Chalk it up in the win column…’55 get’s 100% 5 years in a row! Our newest class agent, Mollie Hibbard, came through big-time by volunteering to contact all of the laggards after our last communication and boy did she do a good job! Let’s hear a big “shout-out” for Mollie who helped insure we kept our fantastic record!
Now, you might think 100% is no big deal. It IS a big deal! The nearest class to us got 80% and that was for their 60th reunion. After that the percentages drop hugely. To be more specific classes in the ’60’s had around 55% participation; those in the ’70’s around 45% and those in the ’80’s approximated 35%, and it goes down very steeply after that. That’s why 100% is a big deal!
Now how much did we raise? Well our goal was $135,000.00. Unofficially we came in at $203,746.00 which I believe is the highest we have ever been except for our 50th reunion. Jinny Pope made a very generous gift before she passed away and the matching gift program gave us $26,025 in matched gifts. All in all it was a very good year financially for 1955.
Congratulations to all of you for your loyalty and generosity!