President of the Williams Club, Tom Morgan '91 (left) & Owner of the NY Yankees, Hal Steinbrenner '91 (right)
The Williams Club is a private alumni club operating out of The Princeton Club of New York. Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, minutes from Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, and the Theatre District. Membership is open to alumni, family, undergrads, faculty and staff of 37 affiliate institutions, including all of the schools in the NESCAC conference.
The nine-story Clubhouse features 35 well-appointed overnight rooms including same-day laundry and room service. A “home away from home,” The Williams Club offers members and guests a broad range of benefits and privileges including cultural, social, networking, and educational programs and a fully-equipped fitness center. The Members’ Lounge and Business Center offers a peaceful get-away from the office and provides workstations complete with computers, printing, and copiers. Free wi-fi is available throughout the Clubhouse.
Members can enjoy two lively bars and casual and fine dining in our restaurants. Conference facilities are available for fully catered business meetings, seminars, social occasions, and special events. Members have access to a network of 200+ domestic and overseas reciprocal clubs, which offer unique personal experiences and a very useful base to work from.
Club Status Our Club remains closed, with management constantly reviewing the experience of all the other private clubs in NYC. In the interim, an arrangement has been made for our members to use the Cornell Club, which is just a block away at 6 E 44th, and the Penn Club. A reminder that our Members enjoy reciprocal benefits with the Manhattan-based National Arts Club as well as with two clubs just outside the City: The Scarsdale Country Club (Westchester, NY) and the Nassau County Country Club (Long Island, NY). In all these cases, Members must request a Letter of Introduction via this online form. The LOI will be generated instantly so you should have rather immediate access to these fine facilities. The Harmonie Club is providing limited access for our Members to their Club’s squash courts. Details via this link.
From a childhood of climbing and investigating trees, to her career as a pioneer of the field of forest canopy science, Meg Lowman is considered one of the world’s first “arbornauts.” And she is aka Canopy Meg among tree-top aficionados.
Rain-forest canopies house an estimated 50 percent of our terrestrial biodiversity, also serving as a source of timber, medicine, fabrics, food, productivity, spiritual solace, and water filtration. During the past four years, millions of acres of rain forest have been burned or clear-cut with seemingly nonchalant abandon.
In her zoomed presentation, viewers will learn about her groundbreaking work in 46 countries and all seven continents. Meg will share with us projects that range from working with Coptic priests in Ethiopia to indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon and in Malaysia. She’ll describe her Mission Green vision of building 10 canopy walkways in 10 of the world’s highest bio-diverse forests, providing permanent refuge for an extraordinary number of species that inhabit the tropical treetops. E.O. Wilson has commented on Mission Green by saying that “This is one of the best ideas I’ve ever heard to conserve biodiversity!”
Making a Difference:How Mike Curtin & D.C. Central Kitchen Fight Hunger Differently
On Tuesday, June 22 at 7pm, The Williams Club presents the zoomcast “How Mike Curtin & D.C. Central Kitchen Fight Hunger Differently.” DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation in Washington, DC. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed.
During this zoom-cast, learn how this landmark organization works from Mike Curtin ’86. Mike joined DCCK as COO in 2004. In 2007, he became CEO and in 2008 he led the development of their Healthy School Food venture, a step that allowed DC Central Kitchen to double in size and impact in the face of a recession.
A few recent high points: they won the top national award, the Golden Carrot, for healthy school innovation; earned two White House Champion of Change Awards; and celebrated the graduation of their 100th culinary class and opened their 50th Campus Kitchen. Their successes have been featured by media like National Geographic, the PBS NewsHour, the Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.