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Monthly Meeting Programs
This year, our focus is on women who have made an impact—in the past and the present.  We hope you enjoy hearing from these Cape Cod women who are making waves out in the world!

September 8, 2022

Exploring the South along the Historic Natchez Trace

Deborah Clark & Sue Simpson


Join us on our slow-paced drive on the 440-mile Natchez Trace from lively Nashville to gracious Natchez.  Originally a Native American path, it was vital in the expansion of our country, used by explorers, traders, and soldiers.  

October 13, 2021

The Maria Mitchell Association of Nantucket

Joanna Roche, Executive Director, Maria Mitchell Association


Nantucket native Maria Mitchell was an astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator.  After discovering a comet in 1847 she achieved many firsts, including appointment as one of the first professors at Vassar College.  The Maria Mitchell Association today conducts research and science programming on Nantucket. 

November 10, 2021

Dolphin communication: fact and fiction
Laela Sayigh, PhD.,  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/ Hampshire College

Do dolphins communicate with a complex form of language?  Dr. Sayigh has been studying whale and dolphin communication for 35 years. She will share some history of the study of dolphin communication, and our current state of knowledge.  

December 8, 2021

Annual Holiday Program

January 12, 2022 

Women in the Fishing Industry

Shareen Davis


Shareen Davis is an artist, foodie and Chatham Select Board Member who also happens to have 35 years in the fishing industry.  Come hear her discuss what it has been like as a woman in this quirky and male-dominated field. 

February 9, 2022



March 9, 2022

Katherine McClellan, EdD.,

Instructor Massachusetts Maritime Academy


Mass Maritime is one of the oldest and best maritime schools in the US.  Its alumni/ae move cargo and passengers around the world, encountering unique challenges and dangers. Come hear Chatham resident Katie McClellan talk about the school and the growing role of women in this field. 

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