Welcome from our Club President
Last year was a banner year for the club with every event meeting or exceeding the previous years’ attendance. We are glad to see everyone come out. I hope that you will join us for one or more events in the upcoming year and share the special sense of community that is ours alone.
In a few weeks, you will receive a link to a survey about the Club. We’d like to know much more about how the Club can be meaningful to our local alumni. While we have nearly 2000 Harvard alumni in our 22 county region, we have only captured a small percent as club members.
In parallel but not nearly as exciting, we are updating the club bylaws this year. This new information about the members and their aspirations for the club will help us fine tune the bylaws so that the club can be fully responsive.
Currently, our most active member participation is for those events supporting the Schools and Scholarship effort. Last year, 59 people interviewed 212 students. Of these 14 were accepted and are just beginning their freshman year. In addition to our Holiday Luncheon that recognizes the Early Action acceptances, we also have a spring reception (just before acceptances are due) and a sendoff picnic the week before the freshmen head to Cambridge.
The club is an all-volunteer group, and we count on members to help us deliver strong and successful programs. I thank each of our dedicated board members, other volunteers, and club members for your support in assuring the club’s ongoing success.
I look forward to seeing you at a Harvard event soon.
All the very best,
Mary Ann Lasch, GSD’84