January 2017

Happy New Year!

We thought it would be a good idea to send a snail mail letter every once in awhile to make sure we are reaching all of you.  We hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season!


Staying Connected

As class officers, we want to stay connected between reunion years, and we want you to know about everything that is going on.  To that end, we’d like to make sure you are receiving email notifications about both Wellesley and class events, such as the regional mini-reunions that have been taking place, and solicitations for class news.  If you haven’t, please send an email to Irena at wellesley1980@alum.wellesley.edu with your name, address, phone and email, and we’ll make sure you are included. 


Class Website and Facebook Page

Yes, we have a class website! You can find it at https://1980.alum.wellesley.edu

Do check it regularly, and we’re going to try our best to update it as often as possible. If you are good at web management, let us know!  We need help! And if you have suggestions for things to add to the site, let us know. If you haven’t already joined our Facebook page, do so at https://www.facebook.com/groups/74245338566/



We had a great mini-reunion in NYC in the fall, and we hope many more will take place this year. We are happy to assist in identifying classmates in your area, and sending out e-invitations through our web messaging portal.  Let us know if you would like to host one!


Lifetime Membership

We have 150 lifetime members in our class (we’ve posted the list to our website), and most of us joined by giving $100 a few years after graduation. The income from life memberships (still only $100) supports class activities, especially reunion (and we’re hoping to have a great one in 2020!). All life membership funds are invested with the College in its pooled endowment fund. Classes receive a check for the income that is generated each year, which grows through investment returns and additional life memberships.


Make a Contribution to Wellesley

We’d like to encourage all of you to make a gift -- no matter what the size -- this year and every other year. In FY15-16, we reached 41.4% participation and 45.6% for our 35th reunion.

Thank you for all your class enthusiasm and support for our alma mater. We look forward to working with you in the year ahead!

Your class officers,

Irena Choi Stern, Jane Karas, Mary Flannery and Bonnie Ames Glober