2018-19 Season Welcome Letter

September 2018
Welcome Waterman Town Hall Member,
We’re excited to begin our 66th year with a change in location to Washtenaw Community College. Free parking for everyone! We have four dynamic and interesting speakers for our luncheon and lecture series, and we will be returning to our usual schedule of October, November, April and May. Hopefully some of our scholarship recipients will be able to be there with us as well. The Town Hall Lecture Series, proceeds from various social events, endowment earnings and your support as a Waterman member will provide funding for eight scholarships totaling $40,000 to deserving University of Michigan students this year.

Your Social Chairs, Anne Bennington-Helber and Sue Holdaway-Heys, have arranged for several great Social Events this fall. The first will be Sept. 26, a tour of the Yankee Air Museum and presentation by our very own Claire “Rosie” Dahl. Later, in October and December there will be a trunk show and presentation on the beautiful artist quilts made by  Sue Holdaway-Heys, and a trip to the Fire House Museum near Depot Town in Ypsilanti. We hope you’ll enjoy these events with your friends while supporting our fundraising efforts at the same time.

The Waterman Endowment, managed through the University of Michigan has expanded our efforts to support our scholarship recipients. Sally Kennedy has overseen the endowment for Waterman for several years, and her expertise is greatly appreciated. Please consider making an additional tax-free donation to the endowment for yourself, or in honor or memory of a friend.

All this information and more are located on the Waterman website:
https://www.watermanalumnae.org. You will also find a complete listing of your board
members, the history of Waterman and our calendar of events.
Thanks again!
Jean Gosling Marlys Hamill
Co-President Co-President

Hello to all our Waterman members! We hope you have had a good summer and are looking forward to our upcoming season. We are enthusiastic about the speakers we have scheduled this year and trust you will find them to be both interesting and engaging.

Tuesday October 16, 2018 – 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Chuck Underwood—America’s Five Living Generations
Menu: Fall Salad with Grilled Chicken, candied walnuts, cranberries & apples, Carrot Cake

Wednesday November 14, 2018 – 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Rochelle Pennington—Christmas Tree Ship: The Most Storied Shipwreck of the Great Lakes
Menu: Vegetable Lasagna with Tossed Salad, Cookies

Tuesday April 16, 2019 – 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Louis Masur—Hamilton vs Jefferson: The Rivalry that Shaped America
Menu: Asian Salad with Flank Steak, Raspberry and Lemon Bars

Thursday May 23, 2019 – 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Orin Grossman—George Gershwin’s American Masterpiece: Rhapsody in Blue
Menu: Chef’s Salad, Decadent Chocolate Dessert

Menu Substitutions and Luncheon Cancellation:
• If you would like to substitute a Fruit Plate for your meal, please contact Jill Fairchild at 734-417-0816 at least 8 days before the luncheon.
• If you are unable to attend a luncheon, PLEASE call or text Jill at 734-417-0816, or simply reply to one of her emails. You will receive a tax-deductible contribution if you cancel at least 8 days in advance, and you will save Waterman the expense of a wasted meal.
• If you would like to bring a guest to a luncheon, individual tickets are $45 and are available by calling Jill, or on a first-come, first-served basis at the door.
Thank you for supporting Waterman.
See you at Washtenaw Community College in the Morris Lawrence Building!
Stephanie Finch & Nancy Silver
Town Hall Co-chairs

Waterman Social Events – 2018 Schedule

Rosie the Riveter with Claire Dahl
Willow Run Yankee Air Museum Tour
September 26, 2018 10:30 am

Quilt Trunk Show by Sue Holdaway Heys
Paesano’s Restaurant
October 10, 2018 11:30 am

Fire House Museum Tour
Depot Town, Ypsilanti
December 6, 2018 1:30 pm

Waterman Tour: New Date  — Wednesday, September 26
10:30am-12:15pm At the Yankee Air Museum
47884 D Street, Belleville, MI
Explore our local aviation museum with a docent led tour of the many aircraft that helped make history. Exhibits range from World War I, to the local history of the Ford-built Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant, to the Vietnam War.
Our very own Claire Dahl will provide us with insight into Rosie the Riveter as she shares stories of the dedicated women who worked in the factories and shipyards during WWII.
Fee: $15
Tour Capacity: 40 individuals
Registration Deadline: September 15
Please make checks payable to: Waterman Alumnae Group and mail to
Anne Bennington-Helber, 1890 Encore Lane, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Questions: Please contact
Anne Bennington-Helber at ecogal123@aol.com,
723-649-3370 or Sue Holdaway-Heys at shhart@aol.com.
All proceeds go towards the Waterman Scholarship Fund

Directions, Maps, Parking and Transportation
All Town Hall Lectures will be held at the Morris Lawrence Building (MLB) on the Washtenaw Community College campus.
The WCC entrance closest to MLB is off Huron River Drive, opposite Emergency Drive, just north of Clark Road. The WCC entrance off Clark Road is closest to the Parking Structure.
Driving Directions (click for Google Maps)
From Ann Arbor (Downtown):
Take Huron Street east to Washtenaw Avenue
Turn left on Hogback Road (Carpenter Road intersection)
Turn right (next light) on Clark Road
Turn left (second light) on Huron River Drive (Golfside intersection)
Turn left at first Washtenaw Committee College entrance (opposite big red Emergency sign)
The Morris Lawrence Building straight ahead
WCC Lot 1 (see map) in front of MLB offers the shortest walk. WCC Lot 2 and Parking Structure (PS) are also options.
Accessible parking is available in all 3 locations.
WCC Campus Map (click to download map)
AAATA GoldRide Senior Card
If you are 65 or older, you may obtain a FREE “GoldRide Senior Card” at AAATA’s main office (2700 S. Industrial). Bring a valid ID, such as, a driver’s license, State ID or Passport. The GoldRide ID card allows eligible seniors to travel FREE on any AAATA regular line bus service, and offers shareride service around the city and to Washtenaw Community College.
How you can get to the Waterman Lectures:
By Bus – Only Bus #3 from both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and Bus #24 from Ann Arbor will take you to and from Washtenaw Community College.
By Share-Ride Service – If you live within the Ann Arbor City Limits, you may travel to and from Washtenaw Community College (drop-off/pickup point: Student Center). To reserve a share-ride trip 1-7 days in advance, call (734) 937 1611 (select option 2). No same day service is available. The cost is $3.00 each direction. Your ride will arrive within a 30-minute window of the scheduled pick-up time. Also, consider that the Waterman Town Hall Q & A may not end until around 1:15 p.m.
For additional information about GoldRide, please call AAATA at (734) 973 6500 or visit AAATA website at www.theride.org.

Register today for the 2024-25 Town Hall season! Mail-in forms and online registration & payment are available on the Join Waterman page. Please register by June 15, 2024.