Home Club Off to a Great Start

A Report from Joseph J. Guman '58
Home Club President

The interest and enthusiasm in restarting the Home Club has been most gratifying. I would like to update you on the Home Club’s fall activities, to share with you our plans for the spring, and to invite you to become actively involved.

During the summer, 35 alumni attended the first organizational meeting of the Home Club; and we welcomed approximately 150 incoming students, alumni, and staff at the annual Freshmen Welcome picnic at Rick ’77 and Leslie Kingston’s home. In spite of winter weather, more than 400 alumni attended the Home Club’s inaugural event on November 19 at the Moravian Book Shop. They not only enjoyed an exclusive sale but also were privileged to enjoy a special performance by the Moravian College Choir. The Home Club also had a presence at Houndfest and at the Muhlenberg vs. Moravian game’s victory tent. We hope to increase the numbers at the tent next year. In December 75 people gathered at the HUB to decorate homemade gingerbread houses specially prepared by pastry chef and Home Club member Martha Neff ’70. All these events were a great success.

Looking ahead, future events include a local winery trip on April 17 and a May 29 trip organized by Janet Barry ’92 to the World War II Memorial dedication in Washington, D.C. By then we will be asking for volunteers for the Kingstons’ Freshman Welcome picnic once again. We will need your help to assure another successful event.

Please call me at 610 465-8563 or 610 868-0502 with any thoughts or ideas or to become actively involved.

Joe Gunman and his wife, Ginny, register Moravian alumni at the Home Club's inaugural gathering at the Moravian Book Shop.

Janet Barry '92 inspects Moravian stars during the Home Club's event in the Moravian Book Shop.

Photos: Tim Gilman '73