As many classmates have requested, here is Eileen Sypher's Invocation given at our Gala Dinner on Saturday night of Reunion. She is a Reverend and also a poet. She wrote this blessing for our 50th Reunion.
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Our 50th Reunion is rapidly approaching, and we are all looking forward to seeing each other again, as well as celebrating with the graduating class of 2018. We have been building connections with them over these four years, and will be a part of welcoming them into the Alumnae Association, as well as sharing the Laurel Chain parade and ceremony.
We will be asked to sing both the Alma Mater (which I'm sure you remember!), and Bread and Roses, a song depicting the inherited concerns about the need to feed soul as well as body, which women have shared since the old Massachusetts mill workers. Apparently, this song has become a tradition at Mount Holyoke since the 1990's, and the Class of 2018 has asked that we join them in singing it. Below you will find the link to recordings of both, which you can review before May 17.
At the Memorial Service we will also be singing another MHC traditional song: The Good Night Song. The link to that recording is also included. There will be a chance to practice these Thursday at 2:30 in Buckland. We will have words available for all three songs, and sheet music for Bread and Roses and for The Good Night Song.
See you soon!
Mobby Brown Larson
Our gift to the Class of 2018, an American Yellowwood tree, is planted! Ceremony April 30, 2018
Just a reminder!
At the Alumnae Parade on Saturday, May 19, please wear a WHITE outfit. This will be worn with the BLUE class color accessory that you will receive at registration when you arrive on campus. Do bring comfortable walking shoes.
In addition, all classmates are cordially invited to participate in the "Welcome New Alumnae" ceremony in which we give a scarf to each member of the Class of 2018. This takes place on Thursday, May 17, at 3:30 pm in Chapin. A brief rehearsal is scheduled for 2:30 pm in Buckland. For this event, be sure to wear something BLUE.
If you need more information, please email Debbie Dunn Rottenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org The countdown to our 50th Reunion has begun. We'll be together less than 60 days from now!
Our 50th Reunion Book will contain many examples of your responses to the Questionnaire, along with our analyses and summaries. (And 90 Personal Pages!) But if you want to peek at all 150 responses, click on this link:
Eleven members of your 50th Reunion Planning Committee met on campus for the Volunteer Conference in September. They are Ann Belanger, Linda Renasco Cadigan, Toni Sailer Eisenhauer, Paula Braga Leidich, Susan Yeshilian Manaras, Margaret Boyd Meyer, Debora Dunn Rottenberg, Karen Kelly Taggart, Elizabeth Tannenbaum, Jamie Gardner Vernon, Karen Wilbur.
Touring the awesome new Community Center at Blanchard are (l to r) Reunion Co-Chair Linda Renasco Cadigan, President Paula Braga Leidich, Reunion Co-Chair Debbie Dunn Rottenberg, and 50th Reunion Connections Team member Meg Boyd Meyer. Eleven members of the 50th Reunion Planning team were at the Volunteer Conference on campus in September. Another member watched live streaming of the conference. Looking forward to seeing you at our 50th, May 18-20, 2018.
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