Community: XIX Society Seated Meal and Alumni Hockey

XIX Society Seated Meal Brings Alumnae Together

Hamilton, N.Y.  Haley Fuller ’18 (l.) and Willa King ’18 joined in.

Hamilton, N.Y. Haley Fuller ’18 (l.) and Willa King ’18 joined in.

On February 8, more than 250 SPS alumnae participated in the third XIX Society Global Seated Meal. This year’s event represented the furthest reaching of the three, with alumnae gathering in 42 different locations across 18 states and six countries. While New York and Boston were once again the most popular locations – boasting a combined 10 events, dinners were also hosted in Hong Kong, London, Berlin, Madrid, Vancouver, Montreal, and Basel, Switzerland.

Wellesley, Mass.  (L. to r.) back: Lela Paultre ’08, Demilade Adeboye ’15, host Liz Overton Robbins ’79, Anne Benning ’79; front: Allie Van Horn ’17, Ellie McLane ’06, and Alison Husting Zetterquist ’76.

Wellesley, Mass. (L. to r.) back: Lela Paultre ’08, Demilade Adeboye ’15, host Liz Overton Robbins ’79, Anne Benning ’79; front: Allie Van Horn ’17, Ellie McLane ’06, and Alison Husting Zetterquist ’76.

“Dinner was a lively affair, lasting almost four hours, with conversation ranging from each woman’s experience at St. Paul’s to respective areas of study and professions in finance, design, science, and technology,” says Sarah Cornell ’90, who attended a dinner in midtown Manhattan hosted by Mimi Stovell McAndrew ’01. “It is inspiring that St. Paul’s is focused on having a conversation with its alumnae and invested in building out this network. What better way to spark a conversation than alumnae seated meal?”

London  Suzanne Ferlic Johnson ’86 hosted nine women for dinner, one of seven international seated meals.

London Suzanne Ferlic Johnson ’86 hosted nine women for dinner, one of seven international seated meals.

With interest and attendance around the Global Seated Meals growing, the School is hoping to continue the momentum with the Women and Girls Summit on April 12-13 in Concord. Continuing to bring alumnae together to share experiences, thoughts, critiques, and aspirations is a priority for the School as it prepares to celebrate 50 years of coeducation in 2021.

Boston  (L. to r.) Olivia Dickey ’11, Melissa Solomon ’80, Madeline Wang ’93, host Lindsay Dean-Mayer ’04, Alex Hoffmann ’04, Clara Hunnewell ’13, and Kristen Deane Campbell ’02.

Boston (L. to r.) Olivia Dickey ’11, Melissa Solomon ’80, Madeline Wang ’93, host Lindsay Dean-Mayer ’04, Alex Hoffmann ’04, Clara Hunnewell ’13, and Kristen Deane Campbell ’02.

Big Red Faithful Turn Out for Hockey “Trifecta”

Alumni Hockey Game players, standing (l. to r.): John Potter ’85, Elisabeth “Wyz” Mooney ’78, Jon Old ‘78, John Bohan ’83, Mason Wells ’80, Clay Yonce ’82, Colin “Brodie” McCusker ’12, Terry Wardrop ’78. Front (l. to r.): Cam McCusker ’14, James Hornblower ’82, Christopher King ’82, Jim Barker ’87, Sam Hudziak ’12, and Bill Kessler ’87. (Goalies, not pictured, were faculty members Scott Reynolds and Darik Velez ASP ’96.)

Alumni Hockey Game players, standing (l. to r.): John Potter ’85, Elisabeth “Wyz” Mooney ’78, Jon Old ‘78, John Bohan ’83, Mason Wells ’80, Clay Yonce ’82, Colin “Brodie” McCusker ’12, Terry Wardrop ’78. Front (l. to r.): Cam McCusker ’14, James Hornblower ’82, Christopher King ’82, Jim Barker ’87, Sam Hudziak ’12, and Bill Kessler ’87. (Goalies, not pictured, were faculty members Scott Reynolds and Darik Velez ASP ’96.)

Jim Barker ’87 (in white) defends Sam Hudziak ’12.

Jim Barker ’87 (in white) defends Sam Hudziak ’12.

For the third time in as many years, St. Paul’s School hosted the Alumni Hockey Game. On January 26 at the Matthews Hockey Center, participants began the day by joining the Big Red faithful in cheering on the girls varsity hockey team against Noble & Greenough. It was a hotly contested battle that ended in a 1-1 tie.

The alumni donned their hockey gear as the Zamboni made new ice and, after a quick warmup, the participants picked sides and began. The team wearing the white SPS jerseys jumped out to an early lead, holding on for the duration to capture an 11-6 final over the red-jerseyed team. Festivities quickly moved downtown, where game participants recapped the day over refreshments and fed off the energy of a pair of concurrent Concord events; the Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament and Winterfest.

Thank you to all who turned out for the alumni game and to Alex Venero ’19 for serving as official photographer. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event.

Team Red attempts to chip away at Team White’s lead.

Team Red attempts to chip away at Team White’s lead.

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