Happy New Year from the NYC Smith Club
January 3, 2019
Happy New Year from the Smith College Club of New York City! Thanks to everyone who attended last month's Holiday Party. We had a wonderful time celebrating with you and we're excited for another great year of networking, learning, reminiscing, and connecting with this incredible community. Here are some ways to kick off the new year. We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Club would like to share the recent passing of alumnae Ruth Turner '46. Ruth was a devout Club member, serving two terms on the board of directors and later as a special advisor. She edited Club communications, hosted admissions events, and as honorary chair of the Annual Scholarship Benefit, was instrumental in raising funds for the continued scholarship of Smith students.
You can learn more about Ruth in her obituary or in this NY Times feature from July 2018. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 27 at the Cos Club. Smithies who would like to attend should contact Vanessa Gates-Elston at email@example.com no later than Saturday, January 12. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Ada Comstock program, Smith College, at www.smith.edu/giving.
Seeking Admissions Volunteers
The Club's Admissions Committee is looking for additional volunteers to conduct off-campus interviews for local applicants. This is a great way to get involved, stay up to date with activities on campus, and engage with potential Smithies. Training and materials will be provided. If interested, please email Evangelia Antonakos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to those who have already volunteered.
There's still time to purchase Smith Pecans, a wonderful treat any time of year. Remember: each bag sold contributes $2 to the Smith College Scholarship Fund. To make a final purchase, please contact Ann Hilliard (email@example.com) by Saturday, January 12.
UPCOMING SMITH CLUB EVENTS
January Book Club Meeting
Start off your year with the New York City-set Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Then join your fellow Smithies for an engaging discussion of the 2015 National Book Award nominee.
Date: Tuesday, January 15
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Neighborhood Meet-Up: Harlem
Do you live in Harlem or go there frequently? Join the Smith College Club of NYC at a neighborhood meet-up. Whether you're relatively new to the neighborhood or you've been there for years, this is your opportunity to connect with other Smithies in your area. Event is open to Club members and non-members.
Date: Thursday, January 17
Time: 6:30 pm
Neighborhood Meet-Up: Financial District
Do you live or work near Wall Street? Join the Smith College Club of NYC at a neighborhood meet-up. Whether you're relatively new to the neighborhood or you've been there for years, this is your opportunity to connect with other Smithies in your area. Event is open to Club members and non-members.
Date: Wednesday, January 30
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Location Provided to Registrants
UPCOMING SMITH CONNECT EVENTS
Smith Connect Events are not organized by the Smith College Club of New York. To share a free or low-cost activity with the Smith community, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 6 weeks prior to your event.
**Unfortunately, due to limited capacity, we cannot guarantee all submissions will be published in future communications.**
Come support Smith College Professor Paula J. Giddings, author of the award-winning biography, Ida, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching, this month at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Details: Wednesday, January 23 | Doors at 6:00 pm; Event at 6:30 pm | Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn) | $5; Free for BHS Members
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