Honoring tradition. Embracing the future.
March 2020 Newsletter
Please visit our website at www.wiawaka.org for further information. Events and programs are updated daily.


Save the date for these
upcoming events!
Ladies of the Lake Luncheon
Monday, June 15th
A view of Lake George from the patio at the Lake George Club at last year's Ladies of the Lake Luncheon.
Samples of tumblers that will be included in the silent auction at the luncheon. Each is named after a house on the property.
Join us for our major fundraiser of the year - the annual luncheon - from 11:30 AM to 2 PM, June 15th at the Lake George Club. This event enables us to fulfill our mission and ensure the preservation of Wiawaka. Sponsorships are still available, so please contact Doreen at wiawakadirector@gmail.com to learn more.

This is also your opportunity to nominate a deserving woman for the annual Mary Fuller Women Helping Women Award . An award will be presented at the luncheon.

Please note: The deadline for submissions is April 24th.

Kick-off to our 2020 season!
Our Annual Dock Party
June 26th
5 - 8 PM
Celebrate our 117th season at our 5th Annual Dock Party, featuring a lakeside meal and complimentary wine and beer. The Eileen Egan Mack Trio, featuring Peg and Bill Delaney, will perform under the tent with smooth jazz music as you enjoy an evening with friends. This fundraiser sells out quickly!
Victorian Tea and Fashion Show
July 18th
Fought and Won! Sue McLane, the "Victorian Lady," narrates the decades-long struggle for women's right to vote, with portrayals by members of the Victorian Social Club. A Victorian tea will follow. More information will be available in future communications.
An Evening with Lee Woodruff
July 25th
7 - 8 PM
Journalist and author Lee Woodruff will address some of the particular challenges facing women veterans and moderate a panel discussion. She will also share some of the work the Bob Woodruff Foundation has done to help returning service members and their families.

Tickets will go on sale soon!
Board Profile
Meet our board president, Sandra Hutchinson
Sandy was named as board president late last summer. She began her professional career as an archaeologist and archaeological conservator, and then attended law school to specialize in environmental law. She has worked in environmental law and historic preservation law and advocacy in both New York and Washington, DC, and served as Assistant Counsel to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Sandy took a hiatus from practicing law when her children were born in the early to mid 1990s, and then joined her husband, Mark Frost, in operating the weekly Chronicle Newspaper, based in Glens Falls, which he had founded in 1980. She is currently Vice President of Lone Oak Publishing Co., Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of The Chronicle. She has worn many hats there, including features writer and editor, creator and editor of Adirondack Family Magazine, columnist, assistant publisher and legal counsel.

Sandy has served on many not-for-profit boards, focused on the arts, education and historic preservation, as well as on the Glens Falls City School District Board of Education. She served two terms as President of the Glens Falls Club of College Women, an educational women's club formed in 1907, just four years after Wiawaka was founded; she is a longtime member of the Crandall Trust, which administers Henry Crandall’s estate for the benefit of Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls; she serves on the board of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra; and she is active with the Saratoga chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Sandy also publishes a blog, “Sandra’s Town & Country.”

When she’s not working at the paper or on Wiawaka matters, Sandy sings in one or more choral groups, plays the piano, plans travel and tries to remember to use her Headspace app daily to meditate.
Sandy has two sons in their mid-twenties, Alexander, who lives in Los Angeles, and Max, in Washington DC. She is also mom to two Wheaten Terrier girls, Zoe and Maggie.

Sandy has been thrilled to be able to enable some new events and programming for Wiawaka, such as An Evening with Lee Woodruff, on July 25; a program by Peg Breen, President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, on July 14; and presentations by Sandy’s friend Betsy Bray, who drew a sold out crowd last year for her Beatrix Potter presentation and who returns on August 25 to present on Frank Lloyd Wright. And Sandy says “stay tuned” for information on another exciting event later this summer, featuring female chefs!
Volunteers Needed for Many Projects
Spring Cleanup Weekends
Opening houses, outdoor projects
Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Must sign up ahead of time. Please sign up now!
May 16th and 17th - 9 am - 4 pm
May 30th and 31st - 9 am - 4 pm
Please send your interest to  wiawakadirector@gmail.com  
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2020 Season Pass On Sale Now! Click here to purchase.
Make Your Wedding & Private Events Special
Wiawaka hosts weddings and private events in our shoulder season. We are currently booking for 2021.
Arts and Crafts Workshops now available. Go to www.wiawaka.org for more information. Updates are being made every day!
Please visit our website at www.wiawaka.org for further information. Events and programs are updated daily.
Wiawaka Center for Women
3778 Route 9L,
Lake George, NY 12845