Welcome from the Co-Presidents

Fall has arrived, and what a gorgeous fall it has been.  The colors of the leaves seem to be particularly vibrant, and the flowers around campus match them in every way.  As members of Northwestern University Circle, we have enjoyed these beautiful fall colors with an outing to Crabtree Farms in Lake Bluff.  In addition to the beautiful grounds, members enjoyed the exquisite crafts and décor of several restored buildings in a tour led by the knowledgeable staff.  Circle members also were treated to the strong production of the annual Etopia play “Grounded” produced by Matthew Grayson.

In addition to these past activities, NU Circle invites you to get involved with upcoming events.  Our annual wrapping party and cookie exchange which helps to support families from the Northwestern Settlement House in Chicago is being planned for December 10th, and we are also looking forward to a potluck dinner and NU theater production of Undine in January.

We all know that these events don’t happen on their own, and so would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, particularly our dedicated Executive Board, for sharing their energies and talents with us to make Northwestern University Circle the organization it is today.  A very special thanks to Trink Newman, who has been a most able co-chair of Circle for these past two years.   She will be moving to Olympia, Washington, the end of November to be closer to her son and his family.  We will miss her dearly, but hope she will spread the word about NU Circle to new friends in Washington as we look forward to our second century!

Trink Newman and Jane Dowding