The Dartmouth Women’s Club of Boston, Inc.


Dartmouth Women’s Club of Boston

An Evening With


“One of Boston’s Most Important Writers” WBUR


7:00 p.m.


13 Depot Square

Lexington MA 02420

Melinda Lopez, Dartmouth ’86, is a playwright, actress and educator.  She is the inaugural Mellon playwright-in-residence at the Huntington Theatre Company.  Melinda’s one woman show, Mala, available on Audible, won the 2016 Elliott Norton Award for Best New Play and was performed at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and the Huntington Theatre in Boston.  Her play, Sonia Flew, won an Elliot Norton Award and an IRNE Award, and has been produced all over the United States.  Two of her plays, Becoming Cuba and Sonia Flew, are available in Spanish translation and were presented at the 2018 National Theatre Festival in Camaguey, Cuba.  Learn more about Melinda at

Melinda is currently working on a translation of Lorca’sYerma that will premiere at the Huntington Theatre in May, 2019.  She is also developing Mariel, a modern day immigration drama set in 2018 and 1980 against the backdrop of the Mariel Boatlift.  On April 13, Mr. Parent, written by Melinda Lopez and Maurice E. Parent, will be presented as part of the Huntington Theatre Company’s 2019 Breaking Ground festival.

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Charge for this Event: $15 per person

Please RSVP & Pay online at Events

If access to website is not available,

Please send check payable to Dartmouth Women’s Club of Boston

Not later than April 1, 2019 to:

Janet Ready

5 Stratford Way, Lincoln MA 01773

Phone: 781-259-4165


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Mark your calendars for upcoming Club events:

Annual Meeting – May 8, 2019 at 10 a.m.:

Tour of “Can She Do It?” at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston

On May 9 2018, Dartmouth Women's Club of Boston Members and Guests enjoyed a tour of Arnold Arboretum.  

Dartmouth Women’s Club of Boston

Annual Meeting

Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130

Wednesday May 9, 2018

10:30 a.m. 

Docent-led Walking Tour of Seasonal Highlights


The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a National Historic Landmark located in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston.  Established in 1872, the Arboretum was planned and designed in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmstead.  It is the second largest “link” in the Emerald Necklace, a chain of parks connected by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline.  Founded as a public-private partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of respected research institution and beloved public park. Occupying 281 acres, the Arboretum’s living collection of trees, shrubs and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world.  The Arboretum is an international center for the study of plants, and a premier destination for deepening understanding and appreciation for plants, horticulture and biodiversity.  Tour will be held outdoors, rain or shine.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress accordingly if weather conditions are less than ideal.        

Lunch and Annual Meeting to follow at:

 West on Centre

1732 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Parking for the Arboretum is available outside the main entrance, along the Arborway, and around the Arboretum’s perimeter. Parking for West on Centre is available on the street, with additional parking in the lot across the street at Holy Name School.  

Charge for this Event: $40 per person

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Please RSVP & Pay online at Events

If access to website is not available,

Please send check payable to Dartmouth Women’s Club of Boston

Not later than May 4th, 2018 to:

Janet Ready

5 Stratford Way, Lincoln MA 01773

Phone: 781-259-4165



DWC Board of Directors attend CAGOW 2016 in Hanover

On a frigid cold January weekend in Hanover, DWC of Boston Board members attended CAGOW, the annual Dartmouth Club and Group Officers leadership weekend. Over a hundred attendees arrived from US Dartmouth Alumni Clubs, including Hawaii.  Work sessions on operational aspects of managing Clubs were made available as well as inspiring talks by Dartmouth professors and administrators.  

This year’s theme “Building the Dartmouth Alumni Community Across Generations” included innovative ideas from the field.  A novel idea from the Chicago Club included staging a museum overnight for Dartmouth families with children at a science museum. Pajamas from the Coop were included.  

At the Saturday luncheon our members were introduced to student scholarship recipients to hear their stories about what Dartmouth means to them.  Most importantly, the inspiration generated from the CAGOW event carries forward to our local planning for the year ahead.

Dartmouth Women’s Club of Boston was recognized in the first “shout out” on Saturday for continuing scholarship support. Last year, DWC donated $10,000 raised through donations as well as funds from the annual Silent Auction event in December at the Weston Golf Club. 

Click on DWC Photo Album to views photos of the event.....

85th DWC Anniversary Celebration at the Chilton Club, May 2015

With eighty guests in attendance including nine Past Presidents, DWC of Boston celebrated its 85th Anniversary Friday, May 8 at the Chilton Club, an elegant Boston brownstone on Commonwealth Avenue. Hosted by a committee of members including Anne Cuervo, Thuy Ha Ngoc and Claire Bertucci, featured speaker Martha Beattie, Vice President of Dartmouth Alumni Relations offered an inspirational talk about Dartmouth College and its leadership mandate to inspire lifelong learning and to foster enduring relationships among students, the college and their families.

President of DWC Mitra Sioshansi presided over a business meeting and presented Dartmouth College with a financial contribution generated from DWC activities that support student scholarships. Following a two year term of office with stimulating events, increased membership and financial contribution, Mitra presented DWC’s gavel to Elaine Becker, incoming President.

DWC member Anne McNay introduced Martha as a member of the great Dartmouth class of 1976, the first four-year class to matriculate women at Dartmouth. While at Dartmouth she became a rower that included a seat on the first women’s eight to participate in the Head of the Charles. Martha’s field is mathematics starting her career as teacher and coach of skiing and rowing at Phillips Andover. Active in the Dartmouth Alumni Council for years she received Dartmouth’s highest honor for alumni service, the Dartmouth College Alumni Award in 2010.

Several guests attended the celebration with ancestry connections to Dartmouth including great grandfathers and grandfathers who attended the college. Former Past President Barbara Parish honored Elaine Little with remarks and an engraved bowl for long standing service to the Club. Unique among the Dartmouth Clubs, DWC of Boston members are mothers, spouses and alumnae of the College engaged in fellowship, connection and scholarship development.

DWC Wins Award at CAGOW

Dartmouth Women’s Club of Boston was recognized at the Club And Group Officers Weekend seminar (CAGOW) that was held on January 23-25 at Dartmouth College. DWC was named “Best Small Club of the Year” at a Saturday evening gala dinner.

DWC of Boston is known for innovative events and programs, fellowship and outreach to mothers of Dartmouth students and sponsorship of Dartmouth scholarships. Our membership has increased significantly in the past few years, particularly among women alumnae.  

We would like to remember Mrs. Frank Ford Hill for establishing such a great and unique club 85 years ago and thank all the presidents and their boards after her for paving the path to such a great triumph. The award is a beautiful engraved pewter bowl along with a certificate to acknowledge our service to the college. 

Photos from CAGOW, Jan 2015

5 photo(s) Updated on: February 10, 2015

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