PRESIDENT’S CORNER-September 2018
I have some good news to report this month.
This summer the Faculty Club partnered with the
Williams College Museum of Art in providing fun
summer activities for Club members every Thursday
evening on the patio in front of the museum. Club
members enjoyed a wide array of entertainment, free
wine and a complementary selection of interesting and
The college will continue giving the Club financial
support of $3,500, down $1,000 from last year.
This year we are planning seven Friendly Fridays and
hope to have Williams academic departments cosponsor
some. Get ready for our upcoming season of
candle pin bowling (sign-up will be in October) – it’s
lots of fun and experience is not necessary. Also, keep
posted for a “behind the scenes” tour of the Clark
(limited availability) and Bright Ideas local brew by
Orion Howard at next month’s Friendly Friday.
In the past several years, the Club has made successful
efforts to reach out and engage new faculty and staff.
We have seen more diversity among participants in
our programs, and have provided thought provoking
lectures and programs. This year we are welcoming
Williams undergraduates who are military veterans
into full Club membership during their studies here at
Williams. Our Board is a mix of college staff, faculty and
community members, not all of whom have white hair.
The Faculty Club is the only organization dedicated to
town/gown socialization, and the only organization for
college retirees to reconnect and socialize.
So, let’s plan on having another great year at the Faculty Club.
October President’s Corner:
Since the Faculty Club’s October newsletter will
be published before the September 21 Friendly
Friday, I can’t give you an attendance report.
However, I can assure you that all guests enjoyed
the complementary food offerings and as always,
October’s Friendly Friday will feature Orion
Howard ’88, owner/operator of Bright Ideas
Brewery at MASSMOCA, and a beer tasting
opportunity. Last year, this was a hugely popular
event so plan on attending.
Please keep your calendars open for our candle
pin bowling Open House (sign-up takes place
on Monday, October 22) – yes, we do have two
vintage lanes deep within the bowels of the
Faculty house. This year, we will be charging
college members $20 to off-set costs. You can join
an existing team or start your own. Experience
isn’t necessary. Games will start the week after
Thanksgiving, so be prepared for lots of fun.
We are planning another exciting and inclusive
new year so I hope to see you all at Friendly
Fridays, candlepin bowling or one of our
upcoming lectures or events.