Wellesley Club of Colorado PICNIC Reminder

Wellesley Club of Colorado

REMINDER - Family Picnic and Student Send-off


The annual club picnic is in two weeks (see details below)

Please use this link to RSVP.

You can skip the questions about the Dushanbe event. If you can't remember if you have already RSVP'd or wish to change something about your RSVP, please fill out the form again. You can also contact Yomay Shyur or Sarah Ohle Leibrandt and we can help you out. Hope to see some of you there!


Wellesley Alumnae Family Picnic & Student Send-off - Aug. 7th
Please bring your significant other, kids, or guests for a picnic!
Calling all Wellesley alumnae and current and future students! Grab your family, swimsuits, towels and sunscreen and head to Bear Creek Lake Park on Sunday, August 7th at noon for an afternoon of fun with the Wellesley Club of Colorado.

Bear Creek Lake Park offers many other opportunities such as an archery range, horseback riding, hiking, biking, wind surfing, sailing, canoeing, paddle boats, and water skiing. Join us for the picnic and then head off for your own adventure. Bring your own gear or rent it on site. 

Sunday, August 7th, noon-3pm
Bear Creek Lake Park (near C-470 and 285 in Lakewood) 

Food and drinks will be provided by the Club. 

$5 for members of WCC , $7 for non-members & guests

(kids under the age of 16 eat free!)

PARK ENTRANCE: There is a fee to enter the park

($7 per car, $5 for seniors/and those with disabilities).

Please RSVP using this form  by July 31st.

If you have questions about the picnic,

please contact Sarah Ohle Leibrandt at sarahjohle@gmail.com 720-347-8159. 


Wellesley Club of Colorado Book Award Winners 2016

Report from Roberta Heisterkamp, Book Award Chair

1. Lakewood High School - Isabella Carbone

2. Cherry Creek High School -Apoorva Mangipudi

3. Wheat Ridge High School - Isabel Fernald

4. The Classical Academy - Emma Halle Curran

5. Alexander Dawson School - Skylar Lin Schutter

6. Smoky Hill High School - Sarah Justine Power

7. Eaglecrest High School - Kayla Marie Tracey

8. St. Mary’s Academy High School -Lexi Maerz

9. Peak to Peak Charter School - Lucie Amidon

10. John F. Kennedy High School - Lucia Ramirez

11. Bishop Machbuef High School - Brittany Byrd

12. Mullen High School - Gabriela Cortese


Big “Thank you” to Bobbie for all her hard work on this.


Dues 2016-17:

Dues-paying members receive benefits throughout the year including a printed directory, a formal name-tag at events, and reduced admission to several events.  Dues allows WCC to host multiple events over the course of the year as well as build up a scholarship fund for current Wellesley College students from Colorado.

Cost: $25 ($10 for Classes '12 to '16)

There are two ways to pay your dues:

1-    You can pay your 2016-17 dues electronically by completing this google form (a member of the WCC Board will then send you a paypal link to complete your transaction).


2-   You can pay your 2016-17 dues by sending a check made out to Wellesley Club of Colorado to:

Sarah Ohle Leibrandt, WCC Treasurer

494 Briggs Place, Superior, CO 80027

Join now and save on your registrations for this summer's exciting events.

If you’d like to sponsor a Book Award to recognize a high school junior girl, include that information in the google form or an additional $25 in your check, for the cost of the book.  You can also sponsor a “winter care package” for a current Colorado student at Wellesley for a $10 donation.  These are sent just before finals period fall semester.


Wellesley Alumnae in Northern Colorado:

Are you interested in a book club for the North Metro and Northern Colorado area? Please follow this link to demonstrate your interest - just click on the 'yes' button. There will be an organizational meeting in late August.  We will discuss time/date for the book group North, as well as whether we will alternate book discussions with current events discussions as suggested by several interested alumnae.  You will receive an email in early August with a few possible dates/times for the first meeting.


Denver Area Book Club

The weekend of August 13th and 14th, the book club – current and interested members - is invited to Bobbie Heisterkamp’s mountain house in Big Elk Meadows, north of Lyons. You’ll meet late morning (11:00 AM or so) on Saturday and have a picnic lunch on the deck.

Bobbie thinks everyone will find the book -  Dining Room Girl by Kay Turnbaugh and Lee Tillotson - to be historically enlightening. It describes the adventures of a college girl who spent the summer of 1926 working at the Horseshoe Inn. It is richly illustrated with old photographs and postcards.

After the book discussion you might go for a swim and then you’ll have a BBQ on the deck.

Bobbie has a new puzzle with a hand-drawn map of Estes Park from 1929 to challenge those who would like to work on it. It has the Horseshoe Inn and Fall River Lodge drawn in!  (Jigsaw puzzles are a tradition for this group.)

People are welcome to stay overnight (please let Bobbi know) or drive back home Saturday. Those who stay overnight will carpool up into Rocky Mountain National Park to Horseshoe Park (about 40 minutes) and we will take a short hike into the sites of Horseshoe Inn and the nearby Fall River Lodge and imagine some of Eleanor Parker's (the dining room girl) activities.

You’ll then have lunch in Estes Park (Bobbie’s treat) at Poppie's along the Big Thompson River and head back home Sunday afternoon from there.

Bobbie has purchased several copies of Dining Room Girl at a discount of $10 from the Estes Park Museum shop.  If you would like one, let her know and she'll get it to you.

Contact Bobbie with any questions or to tell her you’re coming:  bdheistkmp@aol.com or (303) 250-6342


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