is a private alumni club operating out of The Princeton Club of New York. Nestled between Grand Central Station and Times Square, The Williams Club provides its members with access to affordable hotel rooms, meeting space, private dining, athletic facilities including two squash courts, invitations to exclusive events, and the opportunity to visit over 200 additional clubs included in our reciprocal network. Membership is open to all NESCAC schools as well as grads of another 26 institutions.
Be Stimulated at the Williams Club’s
Shock and Awe
Film Premiere and Conversation featuring John Walcott ’71 and Director Rob Reiner
Wednesday, June 6
6:30 Film Screening; Conversation, Q&A, Reception to follow
$10 for members, $20 for guests
Join us for an exclusive premiere of the upcoming film “Shock and Awe”, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel, and Tommy Lee Jones. The film is based on the reporting by Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who “got it right” in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War, when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White House’s justification for the conflict.
Following the screening, the film’s 4 central characters – journalists Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel, and Joe Galloway, and their editor, John Walcott (Williams ’71) – will talk with Director Rob Reiner (who also portrays Walcott in the film), and engage with the audience for Q&A.
Reiner searched for quite a while for a way to tell the story about how bogus intelligence paved the way for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003. After abandoning an earlier idea to present a satire, he settled on what would become “Shock and Awe”. The film – like that of the journalists whose efforts it chronicles – is devoted to honest and accurate storytelling. He writes: Today the press is under attack like never before, and democracy cannot survive without a free and independent press. I hope “Shock and Awe” can serve as a cautionary tale of what’s at stake for the survival of self-governance.
Friday Night Jazz at the Club with Jonathan Dely
Date: Friday, June 15
Cost: $10 for members; $20 for guests;
Price includes one (1) drink ticket. Cash Bar will be available for additional purchases
Trumpeter Jonathan Dely, Williams ’15, returns to the Williams Club of New York for a diverse, high-energy concert featuring a world-class band. With unexpected twists and turns, special guests, and a dynamic repertoire, Dely’s concert is designed for audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. While rooted in the jazz tradition, the program will also draw on the classical and pop genres, spanning a wide range of styles and time periods.
Williams Club Annual Dinner & Meeting: Wednesday, June 20
Featuring keynote speaker Adena Friedman, Williams ’91, CEO & President of NASDAQ; named the “3rd Most Powerful Woman in Finance” by Forbes.
We are naturally very pleased that our featured dinner speaker is President & CEO of the NASDAQ, Adena Friedman, who Forbes named as the “3rd Most Powerful Woman in Finance,” and was recently profiled by the NY Times. She will be in conversation with Tom Morgan, Williams ’91, Head of Strategic Capital at Magnetar Capital & Williams Club board member, about the past, present & future of stock exchanges & American business.
During the Annual Meeting, we will report on the state of the Club; welcome questions from members; and vote on trustees and officers.
- 5:00: Annual Meeting
- 5:30 – 6:15: Reception
- 6:15 – 7:15: Adena Friedman in conversation with Tom Morgan, Williams ’91, Head of Strategic Capital at Magnetar Capital, about the past, present & future of stock exchanges & American business
- 7:15 – 8:15: 3-course dinner with wine
$65 for members; $85 for non-members; $55 for ’10 grads and younger
The Business of the Yankees: Insights from Hal Steinbrenner
Thursday, September 20
Featuring Hal Steinbrenner, Williams ’91, Principal Owner of the New York Yankees
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