Women’s Committee

50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary provided an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the committee. Led by RCWC President Susan Brody and 50th Anniversary Chair Annie Munch, several events were hosted by the college in 2006. A January tea with President Colin Diver and Joan Diver kicked off the year. A fun, yet poignant picnic reunion of all permanent, honored, active and former members followed in April. Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, hung a selection of committee posters in the Kaul Auditorium foyer from July through September. Gay Walker, Reed's Special Collections Librarian, assembled a September exhibit of RCWC memorabilia in the library. Artist Kristy Edmunds created and donated a limited series art print that also was the basis for note cards. In lieu of a lecture series, the committee sold the prints and cards to benefit the endowment fund. In honor of the 50th anniversary, the RCWC Endowment Committee, co-chaired by Sylvia Gates, Chris Swanson, and Cecelia Huntington, did an outstanding job of raising funds to bolster the endowment with a goal of $50,000, which RCWC committee members met and exceeded through their generous gifts. The year of celebration and transition culminated in the 50th anniversary dinner on September 14 with over 100 in attendance.