Who are the Wesleyanas?

Posted January 20, 2020 in Opinion By Community Relations

The Wesleyana Club at Wesley College has been going strong for more than 55 years. President Patsy Russell-Lane first joined the Wesleyanas over 30 years ago, had a stint away, and then has served as President since 2014. We sat down with Patsy to learn more about this special group of friends who share a lifelong Wesley connection.


Tell us about the Wesleyanas

I believe that Wesley College is the only PSA school to have a club for mothers of former students. Being a Wesleyana member gives mothers the opportunity to remain connected to Wesley College long after their children have graduated. It is a special way to not only retain friendships but forge new ones.


What do you do at your meetings?

Six times a year we gather for an informal and friendly meeting over a delicious morning tea. Sometimes we have guest speakers or go on behind-the-scenes College tours. From virtual reality to art exhibitions, there is always something special happening at Wesley! The Wesleyana High Tea is a not-to-be missed event on our calendar!


Who can join?

The Wesleyana Club warmly welcomes all mothers of former Wesley College students. We share a close association with the Penrhosian Club (mothers of former Penrhos students) by way of our Wesleyana Winter High Tea and Penrhosian Christmas Luncheon.



Wesleyana Club President Patsy Russell-Lane



This article first appeared in the Wesley College magazine, The Wesleyan. To read more articles from Summer 2019 edition, please click here.


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