Dear fellow alums,
As we near the end of the fiscal year for the Club, we have been reflecting over the last twelve months. On April 9, 2020, having no idea how long the pandemic quarantine might last, but still wanting to connect with other alums, we hosted our very first virtual M&Cs event. Since then, we have offered almost 40 (yes, 40!) live online events via Zoom. From cookalongs to “Get Out the Vote” postcard writing campaigns to alums of color dinners, we have loved catching up virtually. We celebrated Mountain Day online, enjoying ice cream and sharing our favorite MHC memories. We launched a Book Club where we read and discuss books by BIPOC authors. We started Uncommon Alums, Uncommon Paths, an ongoing series where incredible local alums share their personal and professional journeys. And we did all this via Zoom.
While we can’t wait to see you all in person, at the College’s request, we’ll need to continue to provide only virtual events until the fall, at which time we will have more information and direction from the Alum Association. In the meantime, we’ll continue to plan exciting opportunities to gather virtually. We hope you’ll meet us online at an upcoming event.
Speaking of events, have you registered for this year’s Annual Meeting? Come be (virtually) in community with other NorCal Club members, meet and vote on the 2021-2022 Board of Directors, vote on newly updated Club Bylaws, and toast the upcoming year with MHC’s senior tradition: champagne and strawberries.
Pay Your Dues!
Thanks to our dues-paying members and especially to those of you who became Lifetime Members this past year, the Club is in better financial shape than ever before. We are thrilled to be growing our endowment and looking forward to spending it supporting local alum and BIPOC businesses once we can gather in person again. If you haven’t paid your annual, tax-deductible membership dues for the 2020-2021 year, you can do so until June 30. You can pay your dues or become a Lifetime Member here: MHC Club of Northern CA Membership Dues. If you would prefer to pay by check, please email us.
Get in Touch
As we continue planning for our next fiscal year, please share with us what types of events (virtual, or in-person when we get the all-clear from the College), programs, and resources may best support you at this time or any which you may wish to offer. Email us or fill out this form to get started.
We’d love to showcase members of our alum community on social media. If you’re interested in sharing your story, let us know here.
We’re also still welcoming any recommendations of alums who have founded, work for, or volunteer at local Northern California organizations doing anti-racist work or fundraising and will include them in upcoming newsletters. Please send any recommendations to the Board at email@example.com.
Our very best wishes,
– The Board