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THE HAMILTON STREET CLUB
16 East Hamilton Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
410-727-4896
manager@hamiltonstclub.com
Fax 410-727-4829
www.hamiltonstclub.com
Dawn Elardo, Club Manager

Printable newsletter here: Jan 2018

JANUARY 2018 

The club will re-open from Holiday break on Tuesday Jan 2nd.

The Hamilton Street Club’s Holiday Party brought club members together to enjoy stimulating conversation and a delicious lunch.  The festivities concluded with many of us gathering upstairs to accompany Marilyn Tabb as she played holiday songs.  All-in-all, it was a delightful occasion.

As we all look forward to 2018, I invite you to sign up for the superb programs presented by our Program Committee. Or perhaps you are interested in current events, or mah-jongg?   Bridge players, French speakers, and those interested in stimulating book discussions are always welcome.

And lastly, Make a New Year’s resolution to introduce prospective members to our club.  Membership is vital to the healthy functioning of the club.  To propose a member just pick up a packet at the club or, even easier, go to our website www.hamiltonstreetclub.com (The Hamilton Street Club: An Exceptional Club for Women), click on ‘Membership’, then click ‘Propose Member’ and you are set.

Wishing everyone of you a prosperous and healthy 2018!
Joan

JANUARY PROGRAMS

Thursday, January 11.  Oval Table Lunch at noon; Discussion to follow. The US is so politically divided that even friends and relatives cannot debate the issues in a way that increase knowledge and understanding.  Compromise has become a cowardly act.  Trust has evaporated and so progress is non-existent.  This workshop, I’m Right and You’re Wrong, presented by Betty Loafmann, will discuss how this happened and a few steps we can take to make a change.

Thursday, January 18. Luncheon with Guest Speaker: Upstairs at noon; Lunch at 12:15.The Camino de Santiago: Medieval Tradition, Modern Revival. For centuries thousands of pilgrims travel the Camino de Santiago, St. James’s Way, to the shrine of the apostle James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  Join us for a brief hike via pictures and commentary by frequent pilgrim and volunteer Annette Argall.  Being transported to sunny Spain for even just an hour is a good antidote to January’s short, cold, dark days.

Monday, January 22. French Table: 12:00-1:00. Join other Club members for an hour of conversation and lunch, en français with a little English, but mostly French. You don’t have to be fluent to enjoy the hour — come listen and speak when you wish. Please sign up in advance.

Thursday, January 25.  Luncheon with Guest Speaker: Upstairs at noon; Lunch at 12:15. Photojournalist Amy Davis has garnered many national awards since joining the staff of The Baltimore Sun in 1987. Her fine art training from The Cooper Union informs her documentary approach. Her photographs have been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum, The Jewish Museum of Maryland, and area galleries. Davis’ work is in the collection of the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, and private collections. Amy spent almost nine years researching and photographing Baltimore City’s theaters for Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in September of 2017. She was awarded the 2013 Thomas R. Dubuque Research Fellowship from the Theatre Historical Society of America to conduct research in the archives at the organization’s headquarters. Amy lives in Baltimore near the Senator Theater, which helped inspire her book.

Monday, January 29. Current Events Discussion: Lunch and Discussion at noon. Please join us as we contemplate and try to understand the issues of the day with the help of articles by respected thinkers. Come and bring your informed views, your sense of humor, and perhaps a guest or two.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 8.  Luncheon with Guest Speaker: Upstairs at noon; Lunch at 12:15.  EVERGREEN:  PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE.  In this illustrated talk, Mr. Abbott will celebrate new scholarship in the history of Baltimore’s iconic dream house, Evergreen – all of which comes from the newly published, multi-authored book, “EVERGREEN:  The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs.”  The museum’s Philip Franklin Wagley Director and Curator will take club members on a lively tour of familiar and not so familiar rooms, showcasing some of their many treasures of fine, decorative, and literary arts.  He will also talk about the Museum’s commitment to the City of Baltimore and its upcoming projects and programs.  James Archer Abbott has recently celebrated his tenth anniversary as head of Evergreen.  He is a graduate of Vassar College and the State University of New York’s Museum Studies Program through the Fashion Institute of Technology, and he has published on a variety of themes in the areas of decorative arts and design.

Monday, February 12. French Table: 12:00-1:00. Join other Club members for an hour of conversation and lunch, en français with a little English, but mostly French. You don’t have to be fluent to enjoy the hour — come listen and speak when you wish. Please sign up in advance.

Tuesday, February 13.  Lunch By Chance. Invitations coming soon.

WAIT LIST ONLY: Thursday, February 22.  Luncheon with Guest Speaker: Upstairs at noon; Lunch at 12:15. Edward McCarthy, MD, professor of pathology and orthopedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will explore the connection between Music & Medicine. As a cellist and surgeon, Dr. McCarthy has been fascinated by the overlapping effect of music and medicine. In this lecture he will discuss the symbolic relationship between musical harmony and health, along with the idea of the human body as a musical instrument. In addition, Dr. McCarthy will discuss an unusual set of diseases peculiar to musicians, specifically looking at several great composers and how their illnesses affected their work.

Monday, February 26. Current Events Discussion: Lunch and Discussion at noon. Please join us as we contemplate and try to understand the issues of the day with the help of articles by respected thinkers. Come and bring your informed views, your sense of humor, and perhaps a guest or two.

Monday, March 19. Current Events Discussion: Lunch and Discussion at noon. Please join us as we contemplate and try to understand the issues of the day with the help of articles by respected thinkers. Come and bring your informed views, your sense of humor, and perhaps a guest or two.

Monday, March 26. French Table: 12:00-1:00. Join other Club members for an hour of conversation and lunch, en français with a little English, but mostly French. You don’t have to be fluent to enjoy the hour — come listen and speak when you wish. Please sign up in advance.

Please note: You must cancel by noon of the day prior to any event to avoid a house charge for the lunch.