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Letter to her mother describing an opportunity to help lead a social service project and the chances of her being accepted into Agora Society.
10/5/34 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Darling Mums And here again - hello to you. I'm feeling very fine indeed thank you! About to wash my hair, but before that - must have a chat with you. Somebody came in yesterday & asked me to take charge of some Social Service work in Wellesley Hills on Sundays - that is, Freshman go over there & entertain the convalescent children, & all I have to do is see that groups are selected from the different Freshman Houses, & plan a little their ideas of what to do. Mrs. Nichols, who is my education woman, is also interested, & is going to help me - contacts outside of class may help the grade inside, you see! That's a sidelight however, as I haven't seen her about it, but have only been [Page 2] told. Anyway I have to call a meeting very soon of the C.A. House Representatives - and be a hot shot big girl with subordinates! [image: drawing of a smiley face] More news - I think Lee & I have a pretty good chance of a Society! We went to Agora yesterday, & from their attitude - très très cordiale, & from what 2 or 3 of them said, it looks pretty good. I do hope so - the house is awfully nice - and it would be the feeling of belonging to a group of girls - being definitely accepted somewhere. I think it would mean a lot this last year. And I don't think the expense will be too prohibitive - I do hope not. I can always cancel my application if I find it will be - but - we'll see. Being on Crew helps I think, cause one of the members is head of all crew this year. No time for more now - I'll be sure to copy the “exercises” over the weekend - O.K.? Lovin’ you mightily Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Agora Society; Education; Societies
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 October 5" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 113.