A Page in Time

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We aren’t sure when the book group first met but, after 1965, one major leader for many years was Connie Pratt, working with various co-chairs.  She was the Dean of Admissions at Radcliffe College when she married Peter Pratt in 1958.  Peter left  Harvard to join the Stanford Med School administration in 1965 and they moved to our campus.  Connie was a life-long educator and especially enjoyed poetry.   She was on the faculty of Castilleja School and had her own business of advising on college applications.   Connie passed away in 2011, leaving a host of friends.

Nancy Rubenstein served with fellow Wellesley alum, Connie, and became lead chair when Connie retired after a serious auto accident. Nancy served ten years and retired.   The club is now fortunate to have Toby Montgomery and Janet Germane as volunteers to organize this section.   Readers are always welcome to join Book Group.    Click here to see the great choices for this year and the meeting dates.   

In addition to Book Group we also have “Author’s Coffee” where top-notch writers join us to discuss their works.    After a hiatus of a couple years,  Andrea van Niekerk has stepped up as chair.     On Thursday, October 23, Joan Hancock will host author James T. Campbell, a Stanford professor, to discuss his new book.   Please read the Preview for more more details.

You are Invited: Garden Party Sunday Sept. 14, 2014

We hope you’ll join us for a lovely garden party to kick off the new SUWC year. Sarah Bagwell has opened her beautiful garden on campus to host the club.  Join us for a class of wine, refreshments and great conversation.  Catch up with old friends and meet new ones.  What could be better?

Please bring any Stanford-affiliated women who might like to join our club.

Carolands   Lottery    Click here to sign up for the Lottery

Lottery closes at 8 pm on Monday Sept. 22.

Based on all the interest in Carolands we are going to do a lottery to ensure everyone has a equal opportunity to attend the two tour dates on Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.     Members may sign up in person at the Garden Party.  If you are not able to attend to the Garden party you may sign up  on-line or by calling Ronna by Sept 22.     If more than 25 people want to attend each tour will do a drawing for the tickets and results will be announced on Sept. 26th.


SAVE THE DATE of Friday, October 10th, from 10:00-11:30 for the annual Autumn Brunch at the Hoover House hosted by Mrs. Andrea Hennessy. Invitations for the Brunch were mailed in early September.

Please send questions to StanfordWomensclub@gmail.com.


THIS FALL: Tour American ‘Downtown Abbey’ with SUWC

Audrey Gold and her team of smart event experts are working hard on the coming year’s programs. To get started, they will take SUWC to Chateau Carolands in Hillsborough. For more intriguing details about the mansion, see the upcoming KQED series, The Heiress and Her Chateau. The TV schedule is shown here. The story of Chateau Carolands is a 100 year saga of a 100 room mansion. Built by one of the richest women in the world, the Chateau is a three dimensional window into life among America’s elite, a tale of wealth and ruin. The tours will take place in October. Sign-ups will happen later this fall.


SAVE DATE: Fun-Raiser for the Hoffmann Family

hot-dog-ftrYou’re invited to a Hot Dog Roast on Friday, June 27th. Our incoming Programs VP, Audrey Gold, is organizing a FUN-raiser for Michelle Hoffmann and her family. Michelle is an SUWC member who helped with SMAK events, until her husband Sean’s illness started two years ago. And a recent Stanford layoff has compounded an already difficult situation. The Hoffmanns have two young children and are currently living at Stanford West. Please click here for the official invitation, including instructions on how to contribute to the Hoffmann Family (donate at the Roast or online). Please contact Audrey if you have questions, audreygold@gmail.com.

Anderson Collection Tour “Selfie”

The Oxford English Dictionary (the informal sections, of course) defines “selfie” as follows: A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. We were told that we could not photograph the art, but they didn’t say we couldn’t photograph ourselves. If you’d like to see other paparazzi, see the photo gallery to the left. We were treated to Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, Tobias Putrih and a host of others. Terrific!IMG_9478

March 19th: Fashion and Food!

VogueDeadline to RSVP: Friday, March 14th. Girls, you should have already received your invitation to the annual SUWC Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Menlo Circus Club. For all the details or if you’ve misplaced your copy, please click here. This year, Yum-Yum Tree of Los Altos will present their Spring line of fashions—featuring wearable, fun apparel for women. Your ticket includes lunch and a really fun fashion show featuring SUWC members on the runway! Our red carpet commentator will be Chris Kendall, owner of Yum-Yum Tree.


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