February ’20 News

Fellow alums,

Thank you to those of you who joined us at the Alums in Tech and Innovation event in January! A special thanks to Nancy Bellows Perez ’76 (Executive Director of the Alumnae Association), President Sonya Stephens, and Katherine Aidala (Director of the Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab and Professor of Physics at Mount Holyoke) for speaking with us!

We hope you’ll join us on February 8th for U.S. Supreme Court: Cases to Watch This Term – Discussion with Attorney, Barbara B. Creed. This will be a special opportunity to gain insights into key cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Make sure to get your tickets for the Annual Mary Lyon Tea on February 29th, as well!

We aim to support alums in the NorCal area by cultivating a community that is connected, informed, and involved in the life and work of the College. Any feedback or suggestions are greatly appreciated and welcomed.

Well wishes,

The Board 


Upcoming events:


U.S. Supreme Court: Cases to Watch This Term – Discussion with Attorney, Barbara B. Creed

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: The home of Eleanor Chang ‘78 in San Francisco (address will be emailed to all confirmed attendees a few days before the event)
RSVP: Eventbrite (get your tickets soon, because space is limited to 20 alums)
Cost: Free for dues-paying NorCal Club members. If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so before registering, or pay in person with cash or check at the event.
Point Person: Eleanor Chang ‘78

Attorney and Wellesley College alumna Barbara B. Creed will present a brief description of several important cases to be addressed by the United States Supreme Court during the term that began on October 7, 2019. Brief reading materials will be distributed in advance so attendees can familiarize themselves with the issues. Following Barbara’s presentation on each issue, the group will discuss the issue, possible outcomes and potential effects of the Court’s opinion. 

Don’t miss this special opportunity to gain insights into key cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term!

Speaker Bio: 

Barbara Creed has practiced law in San Francisco for over 40 years, specializing in employee benefits. She recently retired as chair of the board of trustees of the Church Pension Fund, a $12B diversified financial services organization providing pensions, health coverage and other benefits to clergy and lay employees of the Episcopal Church in the United States, certain countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Liberia. She is a founding member and past president of International Women’s Forum of Northern California. 


Annual Mary Lyon Tea

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Where: Dartealing, 470 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
RSVP: Eventbrite
Cost: $35-45 + fees for dues paying members; $40-50 +fees for non-dues paying members
Point Persons: Hannah Fairbanks ‘03, Steph Corrales ‘16  

Join us to celebrate Mary Lyon’s birthday with one of Mount Holyoke’s favorite traditions–afternoon tea! Meet recent alums, reconnect with those you may not have seen in a while, talk, and laugh over a cup of hot tea and a plate of tasty treats. 


Save the date:

Mount Holyoke Alum Wildflower Hike

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Where:  Donner Canyon, Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton, CA
RSVP: Coming soon; please save the date!
Cost: Free
Point Person: Diana Martinez 

Join us for a 5-6 mile (moderate difficulty) wildflower hike at Mount Diablo! Family members and/or a friend are welcome. Please note that dogs are not permitted on trails at Mount Diablo State Park. Carpools will be arranged for those seeking or who are able to offer a ride. Additional details and a registration page available soon; please save the date!


HOMEBODY, a performance by Kickbal dance company

When: Friday, April 10. Joint happy hour with Skidmore at 6:30pm. Performance begins at 8:00pm.
Where: B.way Theatre at ODC

This is a special event in collaboration with Kickbal’s co-directors Ky Woodward-Sollesnes ‘17 and Emma Lanier, an alum of Skidmore College.


Alums of Color Biannual Dinner

When: Wednesday, May 20th
RSVP: Coming soon; please save the date!


Congrats Grads & Welcome to the Bay!

When: Saturday, June 6th
RSVP: Coming soon; please save the date!


Club Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, June 20th
RSVP: Coming soon; please save the date!


Promoting Your Events

Are you hosting an event that you’d like to publicize to the Mount Holyoke Northern California community? Please share it directly in our Facebook Group. If you’d like to explore the possibility of hosting an event with the Club Board, email us at mountholyoke@gmail.com.


Membership Dues

Interested in supporting the Club further? Join the Club by paying your annual, tax-deductible Membership Dues! You can pay your dues here: MHC Club of Northern CA Membership Dues. The Club’s fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. Please note: If you would prefer to pay by check, please email us.


Stay Connected 

We hope to see you at an event soon! 

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