By Janice Call McMahon '61
Past President, GMC Alumni Association
What is the Golden Circle Society?
The Golden Circle Society is a way to recognize GMC alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. Our goal is for the Golden Circle Society to become one of the brightest spots of GMC alumni relations. The purpose is to ask everyone to tell about his/her experiences at GMC and to share these memories in the Class Notes section of the bulletin.
Through this process, we learn of the interest and love that our senior alumni still hold for the College. Each year the 50-year class will get a medallion welcoming them to the Golden Circle Society. All the others who received medallions in previous years wear them to all College-connected functions. It’s a wonderful way to be recognized.
How can we do this?
An organized series of lunchtime gatherings could take place over good food at a local restaurant (Dutch treat) and could consist of shared memories of good times at GMC. We want to maintain these bonds and find more ways for our senior alumni to stay connected to their College and to each other. To do this the Golden Circle outreach program is being brought into play.
So how can you help?
There are alumni in nursing homes and retirement communities who would love a visit from a classmate — even a note or a card or two. Renew old acquaintances - help by being at recruiting gatherings.
Maybe you could organize a gathering once or twice a year in your town with three, four or more in a group. We, the younger alums, could host luncheons in our homes or other gathering places or visit members of the Golden Circle.
None of this is difficult and all of it is incredibly rewarding. Please feel free to contact any of the board members if you have questions, comments, or ideas.