Events

Future Programming:

  • October 4th, Friendly Friday, 4:30PM-6:30PM. Here’s a preview of the Octoberfest themed menu:
    • Soft German Pretzel sticks with mustard dipping sauce (vegetarian)
    • Mini kielbasa bites
    • German Beer and Cheese fondue with pumpernickel bread cubes (vegetarian)
    • Reuben Pinwheels
    • Vegetable basket with hummus and ranch dip (vegetarian)
    • German Chocolate Cake
    • Coffee, tea, and decaf
    • Cash Bar
  • October 23rd (Wednesday), 4:30PM-6:00PM:  Bowling League Open House. Snacks provided.
  • November 1st, Friendly Friday, 4:30PM-6:30PM.
  • December 3rd (Tuesday), 4:30PM-6:30PM, Peter Low, Professor of Art, will be speaking about Notre Dame, its  history, significance and renovation.
  • December 6th, Friendly Friday, 4:30PM-6:30PM,
  • January 17, 2020, Friendly Friday, 4:30PM-6:30PM.
  • February 7, 2020, Friendly Friday, 4:30PM-6:30PM.
  • February TBD, Cupid’s Culinary Feast.
  • March 6, 2020, Friendly Friday, 4:30PM-6:30PM.
  • April 2020, Friendly Friday, TBD.
  • May 2020, Friendly Friday, TBD.

Ongoing Events:

  • Bowling League, November through March. 
  •  For questions concerning bowling please email Sarah Luczynski at: [email protected]

Keep an eye out for future events right here and in the Faculty Club Newsletter. If you have ideas about future programming please contact Alison O’Grady at [email protected]

Take a look at recent past events:

 Faculty Club members had a great time Thursday evenings in July and August 2018 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, 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.On January 23rd, Professor James McAllister, Chair and Fred Greene Third Century Professor of Political Science, talked on the topic of “After Victory: Assessing Likely Democratic Presidential Candidates in 2020”  The crowd of 40 plus people which included some students participated in a lively conversation.The February 1st, Friendly Friday had Chinese New Year themed appetizers and was generously co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Department.  We had 119 attendees who thoroughly enjoyed the food and the warmth of the fire in the fireplace. Special thanks to our friends in Asian Studies for making this event a huge success!On February 2nd,the Asian Studies Department hosted a Tea Ceremony at  Center Stage in the ’62 Center. It was well attended and a very enjoyable time.  For more information go to:https://chinese.williams.edu/chinese-tea-ceremony/ On February 7th we hosted a new Faculty Club Event: Tea and Conversation in the Faculty Club Living Room.  Around 25 attendees had delicious tea and tea sandwiches  and enjoyed gathering around the fireplace for warm conversation. It was a hit.  Look for another one in the next few months!
  • Ongoing Events:
  • Bowling League, November through March 
  •  For questions concerning bowling please email Sarah Luczynski at: [email protected]
  • The February 16th Cupid’s dinner was a great success with attendees enjoying delicious food, excellent service and fun with friends and family.  Join us for this event in 2020!
  • March 1st,  Irish -themed Friendly Friday featured Trevor Murphy (OIT), Felix Sun (Assistant Coach of Men’s and Women’s Tennis) and Patrick Gray Sr. and Jr. (OIT) provided an evening of lively entertainment with classics like ” Danny Boy”, and “The Man Who  Never Returned” We greatly appreciate this group for lending their considerable talents with us.  This event  was attended by over 90 guests. The food was also excellent and plentiful.  The wait staff was also efficient and helpful. Thanks to all who made this an awesome event! Let’s do this again next year.
  • The March 12th lecture by Phil McKnight, Williams Graduate, who spoke on “The Shakespeare Nobody Knows.”  Phil put a nice spin on who might or might not have been the real Shakespeare, and kept the 47 attendees glued to their seats.
  • The April 8th,  fireside chat with Presidents Mandel and Oakley who spoke on the topic of:  Presidential leadership – now and then, was very well attended with the Downstairs Lounge packed with students, faculty, staff, alums and community members.  The Faculty Club Board appreciates their taking time out of their busy lives to provide insight to the history of Williams over the past 50 plus years.
  • The April 26th, Friendly Friday featuring Rich King, visiting assoc. prof at Sea Education Association: https://www.sea.edu/academics/faculty_detail/dr.-richard-king, formerly at Williams Mystic, who spoke about his forthcoming book about Moby Dick, Ahab’s Rolling Sea:  https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/A/bo27616248.html Rich also showed an awesome power point. Doug Paisley and Andy Burr were also on hand to perform some sea shanties. The Board and the over 70 attendees appreciated their lending their time and talents to this event.
  • May 7th,  Sam Edgerton, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, Emeritus, spoke at Sweetwood of  Williamstown on the Murder of Jane McCrea, a young woman who was killed during the Revolutionary War in Fort Edward NY. The Williams connection is James Phinney Baxter who supported the version of events in his 1887 history of Burgoyne’s campaign. The more than 30 attendees were on hand to enjoy this informative talk. Thanks Sam!
  • May 10th, Friendly Friday and Annual Meeting, Main Dining Room, featured a talk/food demonstration by Darra Goldstein: Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita. Darra demonstrated a recipe from her new cookbook that’s coming out next winter. Read more about Darra and her remarkable career at: https://darragoldstein.com/ Darra showed us how to make 20-minute pickles. The pickles were easy and yummy, and the food selected by Darra that complimented her demonstration were delicious! This was a well-attended and fun event. Thanks Darra!
  • May 12th, Mother’s Day Brunch, Sweetwood of Williamstown. We appreciate the willingness of the gracious staff at Sweetwood to participate in programming with the Club.

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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.