Think of the wealth of information, knowledge, advice and experience that we can offer each other. Let’s make the Resources section of this website a place where we can share that often hard-won information with our classmates. Under the Resources section on this website, you’ll find two pages in the drop-down menu that you might not be expecting.
The concept of the Marketplace page should be familiar to anyone whose browsed through the back of the Alumnae Quarterly. You know that place where various MHC clubs classes advertise their various fundraising products. Well what about a version of that just for resources and products from members of the Class of 1979? It doesn’t have to be college related, but it would be nice to focus largely on products for charitable and non-profit concerns. Are you involved with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in your area? Point us to it. We can all use another option for fresh, organic vegetables. Are you spearheading a big fundraiser for your city’s schools? Let us know, classmates in your area may want to get involved. Got a timeshare or vacation home and looking for a swap? Running a marathon to raise money for cancer research? Ask for sponsors. Have a book club and looking for members? Find recruits here.
The Miscellaneous Links page has the potential to grow into a very interesting resource. I’m seeing this as a forum for all kinds of knowledge and resources. Have you found certain resources that have been wonderfully helpful for a specific illness or condition? If you’ve done the research and you can vouch for them, let us know. Through the trial and error work of re-entering the workforce or making a career change, have you experienced resources that were particularly helpful? Many of your classmates could benefit from your legwork.
You tell me how to add value to this section. Send your ideas by filling out the Contact Us form accessed through the top menu on this site. You might add the word “Misc. Links” or “Marketplace” to the subject line, so I can quickly identify your submission.