Would you like to do more to connect with RCS and its alumnae community? The RCS Foundation is looking for volunteers at all levels of participation. Help us plan an alumnae sing, disseminate updates in our newsletters, strategize for phonathons, advise students, or get back in touch with your tour group. We currently have a particular need for:
- local volunteers to help with alumnae sings, dinners, or receptions
- local or nonlocal volunteers with financial literacy (at the level of managing your own finances)
But we are a growing organization with space for all volunteers! Email Deepa at firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
The Radcliffe Choral Society Archives
The Radcliffe Choral Society’s rich history is preserved in our archive at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In addition to the concert programs, President’s notebooks, letters, awards, and other documents housed in the archive, there are nearly 200 photos of the Choral Society and its conductors available online. Click here to search the archive and view images from the 1920s to the 1980s.
As RCSF grows, we are looking for broader alumnae participation in shaping our projects and priorities. To investigate alumnae interests and opinions, we will be holding focus group conference calls from time to time, during which Board and Senior Common Room members are invited to discuss a specific topic of current interest. Potential topics include shaping an alumnae-student mentorship program, expanding RCS media presence, improving community outreach efforts, and setting goals and priorities for endowment growth and use.
If you would like to participate in these discussions, we invite you to join the Senior Common Room, which is our network of RCS alumnae who are interested in providing the Radcliffe Choral Society or the Foundation with expert advice, wise counsel, and volunteer support. To join, you need only express your enthusiasm and willingness to be available to respond to questions or provide expertise or access to information and resources that will support the mission of RCS.
The RCS Foundation will provide you with a “virtual” common room, so that you can connect easily with your sisters in song. To join, email Deepa Dhume at email@example.com.
RCS History Blog Announcement
RCS has recently created a Tumblr blog to highlight a wonderful range of content from RCS past and present, including recordings, images, ephemera, quotes, and updates. It is both a fantastic archive and an actively updated source for great news, pictures, memories, and music – from yesterday and today!
We would love all of you to contribute your favorite memories and ephemera. If you have something to contribute, either electronically or in hard copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
The Tumblr is updated often, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back for new posts. You can also:
RCSF now has a Facebook group, where you can get news and updates from RCSF/RCS and reconnect with fellow alumnae! If you want to join the group, click the button below and then click on “Ask to Join Group” in the upper right-hand corner of the page. One of our administrators will add you as soon as possible!