Mary Lyon Tea Sampling
1:00–4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 28
at Anne Raphael’s home, Los Altos Hills

As some of you may remember Mary Lyon was born on February 29, 1797, and it is our tradition to recognize her birth with tea. We have decided this year, rather than have a formal tea, we would do a tea sampling and ask everyone to bring their own favorite tea and tea snacks to share.Anne Raphael ’62 has not only volunteered her house but also many tea pots, tea balls, etc., so we can brew several types from Jasmine Dragon Pearl to Earl Grey or whatever exotic blend you can find. If you don’t have a special tea treat, Anne suggests trying out some lowered calorie goodies from Alice Medrich’s book, Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts. Anne says that she has some wonderful tea loaves and tortes, biscotti, and meringues, which can be enjoyed without the usual guilt trip. It will be “gracious living” without the dress code requirements of skirts, girdles, nylons, and polished heels that MHC expected before 1960. No fancy hats or gloves needed either.
Cost is $5 for club members and $10 for nonmembers. We will take payment at the door. All proceeds will go to the club.Please RSVP to Trudy Levy and think about carpooling.You can also take this opportunity to support the Mount Holyoke Peninsula Club by paying your club dues!Club dues go toward social and educational programming for alumnae, as well as local events and activities for prospective and incoming students. Dues cover our fiscal year from July 1 through June 30.Dues:
$20: Regular members
$10: Class of 1965 and earlier; class of 2005 and laterPlease make your check out to: Mount Holyoke Club of the Peninsula
And send to treasurer: Jerri Barrett, 589 Budd Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008-4610

Save the Date:
February and March: Decades gatherings—A great opportunity to socialize with other graduates from your decade. Look for emails from your organizers.

Early April: Rose Drop—We congratulate high school seniors on their MHC acceptance by hand-delivering roses to them at their high schools. If you’re interested in helping out by donating your time and mileage, please emailJoanne Petersen and Anne Raphael.


Look to Facebook and email blasts for more information about these upcoming events or send either of us an email query.


Events to date

We kicked off the year with a Fog to Foliage sendoff of 5 members of the class of 2019 in October.  Not all our advice was current, but well received in any event. This was followed by events honoring Mountain Day, including a hike at Villa Montalvo that Carolyn Bickford organized with 12 alumnae and friends and family. Look for Carolyn’s next jaunt, a tour of the Gilroy YamaIMAG1051yo Hot Springs, Saturday, January 23 at 10am.  

For those not into walking, two groups gathered simultaneously upon getting the emimage1ail anouncement at Pinkberry’s in Palo Alto and San Jose to celebrate another Mountain Day tradition.  To wrap up October, Joanne Petersen lead us to the Elkhorn Slough to learn the difference between seals and sea lions and have fantastic hot chocolate while the sun set.

In November, eighteen of us had a docent tour of the new Anderson Collection at the Cantor Museum, while others regaled possible incoming students with hot cider. We had meant to do that in the park, but fortunately the library let us come in out of the rain. Though, we were able to enjoy some cider outside afterwards.

December saw us swapping favorite cookies and books, almost as many books as cookies, followed by the Nutcracker as reimagined by the Menlowe Ballet thanks to Lisa Shiveley.

In January Carolyn Bickford took us to Gilroy Yamayo Hot Springs for a great tour of an old historical resort and spa, which for a time was a shelter for interned Japanese after the war. 





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