Woman’s Club of Rye Hosts Korean Wedding Ceremony and Author Caitlin Kelly (Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail)
RYE, NY, October 11, 2012 – On Tuesday, November 6 at 1 pm, author Caitlin Kelly (Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail) will be the keynote speaker at the Woman’s Club of Rye monthly meeting to be held at Christ’s Church, Rectory Street, Rye, NY.
The Woman’s Club of Rye was founded May 17, 1933 to provide educational and philanthropic venues for the women of our communities as a non-partisan entity. These are attained by fostering and sponsoring educational and cultural activities among its members by the study and discussion of matters of civic interest and advancement and by engaging in philanthropic affairs in the community.
Today there are many sections which offer a variety of engaging programs; namely, Beaux Arts Exhibition, Arts, Bridge, Children’s Philanthropy, Crossroads, Literature and Playgoers. Every month at the Club Day meeting at Christ’s Church in Rye an interesting program is offered. Monies raised through fundraising for philanthropy has benefitted Rye High School Scholarships, the Rye Free Reading Room, Friends of Rye Nature Center, Rye Historical Society, Rye Senior Citizens, the EMS Corps of Port Chester-Rye Brook-Rye and Harrison, Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary, My Sister’s Place, Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester, Friends of Rye Town Park and Wounded Warriors.
The Woman’s Club of Rye held its first Club Day of the 2012-13 season on Tuesday, October 2 at the Christ’s Church in Rye. Conducted by Co-Presidents, Ann Goldsmith and Eileen Shea, the keynote presentation provided by the Korean Spirit and Cultural Promotions Project included a lecture and film on the wonders of Korea, past and present, followed by a traditional Korean wedding ceremony and feast. A highlight of the event was when American educator and missionary, Dr. Homer Hulbert (father of Richard Hulbert, deceased first husband of current club member, Debbie Hulbert Herman) was honored for his impact in the 20’s and 30’s on the social, economic and political development of pre-war Korea. Dr. Hulbert’s great grandson was also present for the event. Mrs. Herman along with her son, Kimball, provided additional historical background gleaned from conversations with her first husband, Richard Hulbert. Over 50 Woman’s Club of Rye attendees enjoyed the presentation and feast as they mingled with the Korean wedding party and fellow club members.
The Woman’s Club of Rye welcomes new members. For additional information, please contact Co-Presidents, Ann Goldsmith (914-835-0255) or Eileen Shea (914-967-8570).