President's Message

March / April 2018

To all faculty, students, and alumni:

Spring is in the air!  Naturally, the weather in Providence will tease us for the next couple of months.  As Mark Twain quoted, “If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” As the weather improves, we’ll be able to get out more and enjoy the best that New England and the Faculty Club has to offer.  I hope to see you at one of the many events that will be offered this spring.  I especially enjoy taking the grandchildren to brunch with the Easter Bunny.  Easter this year falls on April Fools’ Day, but there’s no fooling that the Club provides a great menu and fun time!

Among other activities being planned, are sessions focused on interactive arts, food and wine.  These events will be enlightening opportunities to discover and/or enhance your talents. 

Speaking of great events, the Club is a fabulous venue for a wedding!  Recently my daughter, Lisa, had her wedding celebration with 200 friends and family at the Club.  The event took advantage of the entire first floor.  Children were included among the guests and the Twaddell Room became an arts and crafts area for them.  Lisa was the last of our children to decide to marry; we had two previous wedding receptions at the Club!  With the help of Cheryl Carberry, Function Manager, all three parties were very different and organized to match the divergent personalities of my children and their spouses. 

I have to thank the University’s Senior Administration for stepping up in support of the Club.  Over the course of this academic year, I had the opportunity to meet and very much appreciate Barbara Chernow, Brown’s Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration.  She has taken a keen interest in supporting and promoting the Club.  I can’t say enough about how positive her involvement has been.  Jon Land constantly reminds us that both he and Barbara are products of Brown’s class of ’79!  The Dining Services team, led by Peter Rossi and George Barboza, has done remarkable work in helping to bring the Club into the digital age.

Look for details of these exciting events on email, Facebook and the Club's website.

 -- Joseph DiMartino, President of the Brown Faculty Club