Thursday Pre-registration

CLASS OF 1967
Thursday, June 1st, Pre-Reunion Programming

You are invited to kick off our Golden Reunion a day early! Come on Thursday, June 1st, to the Wellesley College Club for lunch, followed by an afternoon program led by Layli Maparyan of the Wellesley Centers for Women. Then join us in the evening at the home of Judy Willis Topping for a gala reception. The entire afternoon and evening are free of charge, with the exception of the optional lunch, which will cost approximately $20 per person.

TO REGISTER: So that we have an idea of numbers of people expected, please email Muffy Myers Johannsen at mjohannsen1030@comcast.net as to which events you would like to attend. Please indicate if you will bring a guest. Muffy will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Schedule
12:00 PM Lunch at the Wellesley College Club
2:00 - 4:00 PM Presentation by Layli Maparyan, the Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67
Executive Director of WCW, plus some WCW researchers and Class of ’67
interns (Please see the back of this form for more information on the WCW)
Location: Wellesley College Club
6:00 - 8:00 PM Cocktail party at the home of Judy Willis Topping, 132 Farlow Road,
Newton, MA judytopping@comcast.net

There is no program planned for Friday morning. Ideas for out of town folks could be a tranquil walk around Lake Waban or exploring the recently re-opened Davis Museum. There are several local attractions off campus that also may be of interest: the Aqueduct/Sudbury Trail that starts behind the WCW’s Cheever House, Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broadmoor, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln https://decordova.org/, the Garden in the Woods in Framingham http://www.newenglandwild.org/visit/Garden-in-the-Woods, or Elm Bank, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society garden in Wellesley https://www.masshort.org/gardens.

Hotel Information: If you do not live in the Boston area, and because on-campus housing is not available until Friday, options for accommodations are the following hotels:
Babson College:
781.239.4000
One Executive Education Circle
Babson Park, MA 02457
VERVE Crowne-Plaza
508.653.8800
1360 Worcester St. (Rt. 9)
Natick, MA 01760
Marriott Courtyard/Natick
508.655.6100
Natick, MA 01760

Wellesley Centers for Women
Here is some interesting background about the Wellesley Centers for Women and the important connection it has with our class.

The Sunshine Class has always had a very special relationship with the Wellesley Centers for Women. As most of you know, the family of our classmate Kathy Stone Kaufmann founded the Stone Center, which merged with the Center for Research on Women in 1995 to become the Wellesley Centers for Women.

WCW is the largest social science organization in the United States dedicated to gender research—a nationally-known center that advances gender equality, social justice and human wellbeing through research, theory and action programs. Areas of focus include education and childcare, society and leadership, youth and adolescent development, mental health, economic security, and gender-based violence. Join us to learn about the ways in which WCW is helping to change the world for women and their families, in this country and around the world.

In 1991, at the time of our 25th reunion, our Class funded a named internship at WCW. Each year for the past 25 years, a Wellesley student has become the Class of ’67 Intern at the Centers, working alongside a researcher to gain valuable knowledge and skills that enhance her undergraduate experience and often influence her career choice. Donations to the Class of ’67 Internship Fund are warmly welcomed and count toward College and reunion giving and Durant status.


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