Selody — Goldie
Heather and Jack Selody of Ottawa, Canada, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen, to John Goldie, the son of Julie and Robert Goldie, longtime Rye residents.
The future bride is an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington D.C. She is a graduate of Harvard University and received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
The future groom is a graduate of Rye High School and Princeton University, and received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is a consultant with McKinsey and Company.
The couple met their first day on the job at McKinsey and Company in New York City. They now reside in Washington, D.C.
An October wedding is planned in Quebec.
Thanks for Your Support
SPRYE, Rye’s aging-in-place organization serving Rye and neighboring communities, held a reception to thank supporters, at the home of John and Valerie Barrett May 9.
In its 50-year history, Rye Rotary has concentrated its efforts locally, but Rotary is an international organization, and Rye Rotary President Scott Pickup and fellow members agreed it was time for them to think globally, too.
Corresponding with Rotary Clubs in Italy led to the beginning of a beautiful relationship, and the signing of a Sister-Club Agreement with Courmayer and Portofino. On May 17, Rye Rotary members were on hand to witness the signing in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall, and were happy to linger for a celebratory toast.
The Sister Clubs hope to work together on a project in Burkina-Faso, pending District approval in both Italy and the United States.
— Photos by Robin Jovanovich
To School, With Love
For over twenty years, Barbara Taylor taught first and second grade at Milton School. She was beloved by students and the feeling was mutual. Mrs. Taylor walked to school every day from her Bradford Avenue home, and when her husband, George, retired from IBM, he would walk to Milton with their dog to meet her. The Taylors had a beautiful garden, and every year they hosted end-of-the-year class parties at their home.
Mrs. Taylor passed away last year, and a few weeks ago her daughter Shelley contacted Ann Moller at the school to say the family wanted to donate a favorite painting of hers. The subject was Milton School, which she’d asked her daughter-in-law, Kathie Anne Taylor, to paint in 1997.
“The painting doesn’t depict what the school looked like when Barbara taught here,” said Mrs. Moller, “It’s more of a combination of the old and new. The library, which is on the right, was built in 1993, by which time Barbara had already retired.”
Before the Taylor family brought the painting to Milton, they had a small plaque put on the frame, “from Barbara Taylor.” It now hangs in a prominent spot at Milton, where faculty and students regularly stop to admire it.