AADC ALUMNAE-NEWS 
SEPTEMBER 2017
FORWARD TOGETHER for 95 more years!
The AADC continues its 95-year legacy of empowering women by promoting and developing alumnae connections that strengthen our alumnae sisterhood. 
Together, we move forward into a new era of success!
AADC Presents L'Hommedieu Lecture Featuring Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Nicholas Kristof

The AADC is pleased to present the 2017 L'Hommedieu Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times columnist and best-selling author Nicholas Kristof. Join us for the lecture, "A Path Appears: How Women Can Change the World," on Thursday, October 19, at 7:00 pm , in Trayes Hall at the Douglass Student Center. Book signing at 8:30 pm.


The L'Hommedieu Lecture is made possible through the generosity of the late Frances Bradley L'Hommedieu '26. It was created in 1982 to bring a distinguished individual to campus through a trust created by Paige D. and Frances B. L'Hommedieu '26. The lecture is open to all alumnae, friends and the general public and is free of charge. 
AADC Young Alumnae Network Sisterhood Book Club to Discuss Book by L'Hommedieu Lecturer Nicholas Kristof

Please join the AADC YAN Sisterhood Book Club for a discussion of "Half the Sky," a book by Nicholas Kristof.  We will meet at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center on Thursday, October 19, at 5:00, to discuss this book prior to the evening's L'Hommedieu Lecture in Trayes Hall. All alumnae are welcome.You do not need to be a member of AADC YAN.

Save the Date for AADC 95th Anniversary Weekend Celebration & Reunion 2018
 
We have so much to celebrate during our 95th anniversary! Save the date as we herald this important milestone, as well as celebrate Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2018. Events taking place during our anniversary weekend from April 19 to 21, 2018 include: Thursday - An Evening to Honor AADC Benefactors; Friday - Vanguard Reunion Luncheon; Saturday morning - AADC Alumnae Reunion Convocation in Voorhees Chapel, followed by afternoon activities; and Saturday evening - our Forward Together Gala: From Our Founding Into Our Future, to be held at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. Stay tuned for more information about this wonderful celebration!
AADC Black Alumnae Network Welcomes New Leaders and 
Announces General Meeting in October

The AADC is pleased to welcome the AADC Black Alumnae Network new executive board officers Cecile Edwards '04 as President, and Egypt Pringley-Mack '16 as Vice President. Cecile and Egypt look forward to sharing programming ideas with you and welcome all alumnae to attend the AADC BAN General Meeting on Saturday, October 7, at 11:00 am, at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center.

Fall Fun at AADC Young Alumnae Network "YAN-o-Ween" at Terhune Orchards 

All alumnae are invited to join us for the second annual AADC YAN-o-Ween event on Sunday, October 15, for a day of family fun at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, whose "Fall Festival" features favorite activities at the farm and live music. Terhune's Admission to the festival area is $8 (for ages 3 and up).  Lunch will also be available for purchase. YAN will meet up at 12:00 noon for lunch under the big tent.There is no admission fee to go to the farm store. Parking is at Terhune Orchards. 

Thank You for Participating in Second Annual Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt '42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium Presented by the AADC

Thanks to all the alumnae and friends who participated in a day of inspiration and connecting at the second annual Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt '42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium presented by the AADC at the Douglass Student Center on September 16. Special thanks to benefactor Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt '42 and Symposium Committee Chair Lisa Kaado '03 for helping make the day a success. We also would like to thank Beena Kavalam '98 who delivered a fascinating m orning plenary session, "Get Gravitas: How to Communicate Your Excellence without Saying a Word," and to  Jeannine LaRue for her keynote, "Developing Your Network, Link by Link."  In addition, special thanks to alumnae and guests who presented one of the many informative breakout sessions during the day. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Click here to enjoy photos from the Symposium
Calling Class Presidents and Fund Agents: Alumnae Outreach Training

The Alumnae Outreach Subcommittee will kick off the 2018 fiscal year with training on October 2 at 6:00 pm with a pizza dinner and a 6:30 pm meeting start at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center (phone option available). The training is designed to give presidents and fund agents an understanding of the AADC's goals and strategies moving forward to ensure a successful Reunion in April 2018. 

AADC Wilmington, North Carolina, Regional Connection Group Gathering

Calling all alumnae living in the Wilmington, North Carolina, area! Join us at Bluewater Grille in Wrightsville Beach, (4  Marina Street) for lunch at 12:00 noon. Enjoy waterfront dining and connecting with sister alumnae on Friday , October 20. 

RSVP to Chair Donna Coulson '77 at coulsondonna@gmail.com
AADC Brunch and Museum Tour

Join sister alumnae in the Philadelphia area for  brunch and a  tour of the new Museum of the American Revolution on Sunday, October 22.  At 11:30 am, enjoy a sit-down brunch at Positano Coast, located at 212 Walnut Street, with parking available either on the street or in parking garages on Second Street. At  1: 30 pm, walk over to the recently opened Museum of the American Revolution, located at 101 South Third Street, for a  tour. The cost is $35 per person

Register by October 12, space is limited
AADC New York City Regional Connection Group Outing to New York Botanical Gardens to See Chihuly Nights

Join sister alumnae in viewing the Chihuly exhibition on Thursday, October 26, from 6:00 to 10:30 pm, at the New York Botanical Garden, available in New York for the first time in over a decade. Our group tickets  include discounted admission to take in the Chihuly exhibition, magnificently illuminated in the evening hours amdist the beautiful backdrop of the outdoor gardens and conservatory, accompanied by live music. Food and drinks are available for purchase during the event. 

Douglass Alumna Inez Phillips Durham To Be Inducted into the
Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance 2017 Hall of Fame 

Congratulations to Dr. Inez Phillips Durham '57, an AADC Society of Excellence inductee, who will be honored by the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance at the alliance's 2017 Hall of Fame awards gala as one of six new inductees on October 14. An active alumna, Inez is a renowned psychologist, public school administrator and community advocate. 
Celebrate the AADC's 95-Year Legacy

All AADC events and programs are supported by the generosity of alumnae and friends like you. Contributing to the AADC Annual Appeal supports alumnae initiatives to advance our diverse and talented alumnae community FORWARD TOGETHER. Per the Agreement, the Annual Appeal is not on behalf of NJC, DRC, Douglass, or Rutgers.

Mark Your Calendar for AADC Fall Alumnae Council &  Luncheon

All alumnae are welcome to attend this important and informative meeting on Saturday, November 11, in Neilson Dining Hall at 8:30 am. Alumnae Council is held bi-annually to provide updates on the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. We especially encourage Class Officers, particularly Alumnae Council Representatives, to attend this meeting and share pertinent  information with their classmates.  Refreshments will be served before and during the meeting.   A luncheon immediately following the meeting will include the presentation of the 2017 Margaret T. Corwin Award, the highest award for service to the AADC, to Debbie Lynch '79.  
Register for Fall Alumnae Council and Luncheon
 
AADC New York City Regional Connection Group Lunch & Theater Outing

Connect with alumnae at the AADC New York City Regional Connection Group at a luncheon, followed by a matinee performance of the Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit," on Sunday, December 10. Producer Sharon Matlofsky Karmazin '67 has graciously arranged for us to have a meet-and-greet with the cast after the show. 

Register Today, Seats are Limited
Share Your Stories with the AADC

The AADC connects and engages alumnae through initiatives, programs, events and through ongoing communications. We often hear stories from alumnae about their lives and friendships with each other. We want to take this opportunity to invite you to share your stories. Did you meet an alumna while traveling? Have you connected recently with one of your classmates? Perhaps you did something interesting this summer. Please consider sending us your story by emailing douglassalumnae@douglassalumnae.org. We'd love to hear from you!
Nominations Sought for AADC Board of Directors 

Finding and selecting appropriate candidates for Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Board of Directors positions is critical to the success and leadership of the AADC. We invite you to nominate an alumna for the Board or to an open officer position for the next term, including President, Vice President for Administration and Treasurer. Click below to download one of two nomination forms. Please complete and submit to the Chair of the Nominating Committee for consideration as noted on the forms.


Self Nomination Form
Get Involved and Engaged with the AADC
 
If you have never been active with the AADC, or are already participating in programs and events, you are always welcome to volunteer and get involved! The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College welcomes alumnae volunteers to help out at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center (RSHAC), serve on AADC committees, input alumnae data, plan events and lectures and so much more. If you are already an active volunteer, thank you for sharing your time, talents and treasures. Please spread the word. 

Save the Date -  AADC Young Alumnae Network Cabin Fever 

The AADC Young Alumnae Network will host its Cabin Fever & Sweet Treat Competition on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Save the date for this  popular event that offers alumnae an opportunity to connect through creative and tasty endeavors. Registration coming soon!
Network Through Our AADC Regional Connection Groups 

Our groups are growing all the time! What a  great way to connect with each other and with the AADC.  Reach out to the group chairs listed below to get involved. To help us start one in your area, contact Associate Director of Alumnae Relations Valerie Hughes Zieniuk '05  at the AADC.

California Connection Groups
If you live in California, either in the Los Angeles or San Diego area, c ontact Valerie Hughes Zieniuk '05 to get involved.

San Francisco Bay Area Connection Group
The group is now forming a planning committee. Contact Chair  Carolyn Olechowski Gerhardt '68   and include "Douglass Alumnae Bay Area" in the subject line.

N ew Jersey Connection Groups
New Jersey has groups in Southern, Central and Northern areas. For Central, please contact Chair Mindy Raso Kirstein '77. For Southern New Jersey, contact  Kristin Long '78 . For Northern New Jersey, contact Valerie Zieniuk '05 at the AADC.

Palm Beach, Florida, Area Connection Group
The AADC invites your involvement whether you are a native of Florida, snowbird or vacationer. Contact  Eileen Cotter at the AADC.

Washington, DC, Metro Area Connection Group
All alumnae in D.C. and the surrounding Maryland and Northern Virginia areas are welcome to become involved. Contact Chair Shireen Lewis '86.  
Engage with Your Alumnae Sisters Through AADC Affinity Groups

Reach out to one of our affinity group chairs to connect with alumnae with similar interests. To learn more about existing groups or developing a new group, contact Director of Alumnae Relations Dineo Thompson '05 .
 
AADC Black Alumnae Network (BAN) 
BAN is a great way to connect through meetings and events. Contact BAN President Cecile Edwards '04 for more information. 
 
AADC Young Alumnae Network (YAN) 
YAN meets at the Alumnae Center on the second Tuesday of each month, except June, July and August. Contact Chair Heather Tedesco '12.
 
AADC Pride Network
The AADC Pride Network promotes support, networking and celebration among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-identified and allied alumnae. To get involved, contact Chair Sue Estler '66.

AADC Asian Alumnae Network
AAN seeks to foster a community among alumnae of Asian cultures, including but not limited to: Indian, Chinese, Pakistani, Japanese, Korean, Bangladeshi, Filipino and Sri Lankan. We are looking for an alumna to chair this network. Contact  Dineo Thompson '05 at the AADC to help re-start this group.
 
AADC Latina Alumnae Network
The Latina Alumnae Network (LAN) seeks to foster a community among Latina alumnae. If you would like to chair this network, please contact Dineo Thompson '05.
 
Bunting Connections 
Bunting Connections builds relationships among sister alumnae who participated in the Mary I. Bunting Program. Contact chair Jean D'Amore '09
Sign Up Now for Alumnae Travel
 
The AADC offers many exciting travel opportunities to see the world and connect with sister alumnae through our Alumnae Travel Program. Join AADC Executive Director Valerie Anderson '81, who will host some of our exciting trips listed below:

Cuba : People, Culture, Art, November 10-20, 2017
Southern Africa : Luxury Safaris, Rovos Rail & Cape Town, February 11-26, 2018
Rhine River Cruise : Exclusively Chartered on MS Amadeus Silver III, July 4-12, 2018
Amalfi Coast, Italy : Stay in Vietri sul Mare, Explore Naples & more, October 9-17, 2018
 

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