College praises the Class of 1957 and establishes the Green Revolving Fund. Let us all be PROUD! Click here to read all about it!!!
Class President Kitty Kiewitt Mollman reports on the San Francisco Mini Reunion.
Our mini-reunion in San Francisco May 3-5 was a huge success! Barbara O'Hara Tagg organized the most excellent program for us and found the charming King George Hotel for our "headquarters". This was where we gathered Saturday night to get started. Most of us discovered the wonderful Café Mason next door and partook of far too much breakfast each day.
On Sunday, thanks to Kathy Bell Bissenger, we enjoyed a docent tour of the Asian Art Museum followed by a delicious luncheon in a private dining room on the premises. The collection is most impressive and should not be missed by anyone visiting the city. Our transport around the city was by motorized cable car, which took us from the Museum directly to our next adventure, a most entertaining show known as Beach Blanket Babylon. Sunday dinner was at the lovely Grand Café, within walking distance from the hotel.
Our Monday agenda was open to many suggestions from Barb, but most of us chose to take the ferry to Sausalito, which passed by Alcatraz and afforded a great view of the city and its bridges on the way. After some exploration on foot (and shopping) we all met at Scoma's, directly on the waterfront, for a delicious lunch before returning to the city. Those who chose a three hour sightseeing tour met us at the ferry dock and reported that they enjoyed the tour very much.
Our cable car picked us up at 5:00 to take us to our gala cocktail/dinner party at the home of Evie Schnabel Hunt. Our driver grew up in that neighborhood and was an excellent guide on our adventuresome trip up to the highest hill in San Francisco, where we were met by Evie and TK and their wonderful dog Maggie. During cocktails we enjoyed the fantastic view of the city to which they are treated every day, and fortunately the fog stayed away! Evie arranged a delicious catered dinner for us, for which we were all most thankful. Our cable car returned us to the hotel.
On Tuesday morning, after seeing off some of our group, 16 of us boarded two vans and headed to Napa Valley for a winery tour organized by Toni Murphey Harkness. Our drivers were excellent guides. It was a beautiful day, the Valley was at its Spring best and the tastings awesome. After dinner at a nice Italian restaurant in Napa we returned for one last night at the King George.
I would encourage all of you to try to connect with classmates between now and our 60th Reunion in 2017. Even a luncheon with local 57ers would qualify as a mini-reunion, but of course I'm sure some of you can come up with even more exciting events. My lunch with three other classmates on Sanibel Island was most enjoyable, and I hope to repeat this with a larger group in April 2015 during my month's stay at a rental home on Sanibel. A mini reunion is also being planned for New York City in May 2015. As you all know, Betsy Rauch Rainoff is our new class vice-president, in addition to her duties as web mistress. She is doing a terrific job, and I hope you will visit the website (welleley57.org) often and send her items of interest. She will also help you arrange a mini reunion, just email Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on the San Francisco Mini Reunion tab to see the list of attendees and the photo gallery.
NEWS FLASH!! A New York City mini reunion is in the initial planning stages and is likely to be scheduled for mid May, 2015. Franny Berth Myles and Paula Kaplan Hawkins will be the co-chairs. Stay tuned for more details!!!