Wednesday Morning Dialogue began almost 50 years ago! It was launched as Tuesday Morning Dialogue by Kit Cole and her peers and colleagues on December 4, 1973. The name was changed to Wednesday Morning Dialogue in January of 1974. Back in the day, it seemed that there were many men's clubs where professionals could come together as peers, but there was a definite lack of the same opportunities for women. And thus, Wednesday Morning Dialogue was born and has been meeting for one Wednesday a month ever since.
In the words of our Mission Statement, our purpose is: to gather together a diverse group of women in the community who have excelled in their field or profession; to provide them with an opportunity to become acquainted with each other and to exchange ideas on topics of mutual interest; to encourage intellectual development and to help open new vistas of thought.
Nearly 50 years later, we are now a diverse group of women who represent everything from:
We come together to dialogue, to hear amazing speakers talk about everything from master gardening to the initiatives at the Buck Institute, from the historical destruction of Afghanistan to the history of the Miwok culture. Once a month we meet from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. to talk, to learn from our invited speakers, to mingle, and to and share our successes and our interests.
We're a little bit social, a little bit business, and a lot about camaraderie. Our membership has grown and been sustained by being home-grown...every new member has been invited and sponsored by one of our current members, and each joins Dialogue because they're looking for a group of women they can relate to and learn from. Several of our current members have been with Dialogue for more than 40 years - and we all enjoy welcoming new members to our group!
We are interesting women, and we are interested in others, sharing breakfast and lively conversation on the second Wednesday of the month.