By Camila Novo-Viaño, Social Chair
The Ivy Club’s inaugural Parents Weekend was a huge success. Parents began arriving from all over the world on Saturday to spend the day with their children. I took my parents to the Art Museum and showed them several of the lecture halls and libraries they had not seen during previous visits.
At 5 o’clock parents were treated to a tour of the club guided by Treasurer Corbin Miller. They learned about the history of the building, the membership, and the stories behind different paintings and pieces of furniture. Following the tour, parents and members were served cocktails and mingled in the taproom and on the outside terrace.
Heading inside, parents and members resumed their lively conversations over dinner where the tables featured lovely floral arrangements and Ivy Club china. Undergraduate President Folasade Runcie, Treasurer Corbin Miller, and President Dominic Moross welcomed parents and gave a few words about the spirit of Ivy membership. Parents were offered a wide range of dinner options and two wines by Chef Jean and the staff. Following dinner, everyone dispersed to partake in desserts and further festivities. Many families headed to the Great Hall for hours of dancing to a live band.
The following morning, parents and members enjoyed mimosas and an impressive brunch spread provided by the dining room staff. Reminiscing on the events of the night before, one parent said, “I’d love to join the Ivy Club – this is like a resort!” Overall, the weekend was a perfect reflection of what we members love about the Club: fun, good company and excellent conversation.