Events

 

Past 2018 Events:

 Faculty Club members had a great time Thursday evenings in July and August partnering with our colleagues from the Williams College Museum of Art.

For more information on WCMA programming go to:

https://wcma.williams.edu/

On Dec 4th, 4PM, Dustin Griffin,  graduate of Williams (Ph. D. Yale). Taught in the English Departments at Berkeley and NYU for 40 years,  lectured at Sweetwood of Williamstown on the topic:

“An Introduction to Paradise Lost: the Greatest Poem in the English Language” Between 35 and people attended, both residents of Sweetwood and community members.  The staff at Sweetwood did a great job hosting the talk and provided lovely refreshments.

Upcoming Events:

Bowling League, November through March 2019

 For questions concerning bowling please email Sarah Luczynski at: [email protected]

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  • January: NO Friendly Friday
  • January 23rd, Faculty Lecture with Professor James McAllister, Chair and Fred Greene Third Century Professor of Political Science, talks on the topic of “After Victory: Assessing Likely Democratic Presidential Candidates in 2020” Appetizers provided.
  • February 1st, Friendly Friday: Chinese New Year themed appetizers. Generously co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Department. Here’s the menu:

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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Pork Pot stickers

Vegetarian egg rolls

Coconut Shrimp

 Scallion Pancakes served with soy-ginger dipping sauce

Cookies

Coffee

Fire in the fireplace

Cash Bar

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  • February 16th, Cupid’s Culinary Feast.  Mark your calendar for this popular event! Here’s the delicious menu planned by our Chefs: 

Appetizer:

 Cast Iron Seared Diver Scallop, Lobster Essence, Siberian Caviar, Baby Arugula

 Intermezzo:

 Blackberry Pinot Noir Sorbet

Entrée:

 Northeast Farm Raised Filet of Beef, King Crabmeat Duo Served with Béarnaise Sauce

(Vegetarian Option TBD)

Vegetable:

 Broccolini, Wild Forest Mushrooms

Potato:

 Roasted Parsnip, White Potato Mash

 Dessert:

.Espresso & Cappuccino Torte, Chocolate Ganache, Cinnamon Dust

2 Glasses of wine

Coffee and Tea

A fire in the fireplace!

$45 members, $60 non-member guests.

For this event to occur, a minimum of 25 paid guests are required. Reservations need to be made
by February 6, 2019. To make reservations email: [email protected] or call: 413-597-3089.

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  • March 1st, Friendly Friday:  Athletic Department talk by  Anik Cepeda – head women’s tennis coach at the college.
  • April date TBD: Phil McKnight, Williams Graduate, will speak on “The Shakespeare Nobody Knows.” This is intended to be a light talk on the things we do not know about Shakespeare. This event will be hosted at Sweetwood of Williamstown, and attendees will be able to purchase dinner on the premises after the talk. Reservations required for those who want to have dinner. Reserve by calling Aimee Boesse at 413-663-4373 or [email protected] Cash or Credit cards accepted. More information soon!
  • April 26th, Friendly Friday:Rich King from Williams Mystic will speak on his new book coming out next spring titled A Natural History of Moby-Dick with U. Chicago Press.
  • May 10th, Friendly Friday and Annual Meeting featuring a talk/food demonstration by Darra Goldstein: Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita
  • May 12th, Mother’s Day Brunch, Sweetwood of Williamstown

Please Note Important Change in Policy

Due to the ever-increasing demands being put on Dining Services around the Williams campus, they will no longer be able to offer any billing for any Faculty Club events. From now on, for all events, services must be paid for at the Point of Sale.

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Going Green

The Faculty Club Board is joining other groups on the Williams campus in helping to do their part to attain its sustainability goals.  In addition, going online has the added benefit of conserving fiscal resources. Commencing with the September 2009 newsletter, members who do not have online access (mostly our community members) will receive the newsletter via the mail.  A select group of College employees who do not have regular access to computers will continue to receive theirs via campus mail.  Once the monthly newsletter has been posted, an email message will be sent to all faculty and staff members with the newsletter attached.

Benefits of Membership

We know in this tough economy we are all paying more attention to where our money goes. The cost of goods and services is going up all the time, and this affects the Faculty Club too. The staff and board work together constantly, striving to offer to its membership quality and variety, while keeping the cost to you down. As a member, you receive value every time you participate in an activity at the club. From the wide array of treats at Friendly Friday to low-cost, delicious lunch every weekday to stimulating presentations and splendid meals at the wide array of evening events regularly presented, members’ fun, food, and fellowship are all subsidized by the Faculty Club Board. We encourage you to come out and participate in as many activities as possible, make the most out of your membership.

Reservation/Cancellation Reminder

Club Policy requires that members be charged for reserved events unless they cancel their reservation 48 hours prior to the scheduled event, unless otherwise noted.