Fall Care Packages, Ice Skating in Bryant Park, 2019 Holiday Party and More

  
October 29, 2019
 
It's a spooky time of year, but there's no need to be scared. The Smith Club has your back. Make sure to mark your calendars and sign up in advance for these exciting activities. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Admission Volunteers
The Club's Admission Committee welcomes volunteers interested in conducting alumnae interviews with current Smith applicants. This is a great way to get involved and meet potential future Smithies. Training and materials will be provided. Contact admission@SmithClubNYC.org to volunteer or for more information. 
 
Parent & Children Event Survey
The Club’s Events Committee is brainstorming the best way to host an event for Smithie parents and their children. The idea is to plan a Saturday morning activity that’s fun and educational for the children and allows the parents to socialize with each other. The committee is currently reaching out to different venues—including the Children's Museum of Arts, Lincoln Center, and the New Victory Theaterto see what options are available. Please complete this brief survey to help us understand your interests and to generate more ideas.
 
Holiday Pecans On Sale Now
Once again, the Club is selling Smith College pecans before the holiday season. Prices remain the same as last year. Thanks for supporting this fundraising effort, which benefits the Smith College Scholarship Fund. Learn more about this tradition. 
 
THREE easy ways to order:
  1. Online by credit card
  2. By email and check
    • pecans@smithclubnyc.org
  3. By phone and check
    • Contact Ann Hilliard at 212-369-6940
Orders take up to four weeks for delivery, so you must order in advance to receive pecans in time for holiday giving. Order online now.

UPCOMING SMITH CLUB EVENTS

Fall Foliage and Art under the Open Sky
Come enjoy a beautiful autumn day at the Storm King Art Center, the 500-acre outdoor sculpture museum located 90 minutes north of NYC. Take a bus from Port Authority with the group or travel on your own and meet the group on the grounds. Enjoy a docent-led tour featuring the history and highlights of the Center. Family and friends are welcome to join.  

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Whether you graduated three years ago or thirty, Smith continues to make updates to its campus and programs in service of the core mission of educating women of promise. To find out What's New at Smith, join the Club's Admission Committee and the College's Associate Director of Admission, Nikki Chambers for a presentation and Q&A.
 
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Home of an alumna; address provided to registrants
Price: FREE

2019 Otelia Cromwell Day Celebration

Keynote Speaker: Ginetta Candelario '90 
Professor of Sociology and Latin American & Latino/a Studies, Smith College | Editor, Meridians: feminism, race, and transnationalism Magazine | Author, "Black Behind the Ears"
 
Featured Speakers: Denise Wingate Materre '74, Smith's new Vice President for Alumnae Relations. Special Smith community guests TBA.
Book Signing: Professor Candelario's book, "Black behind the Ears" will be available for purchase. The cost is approximately $20. Copies of Meridians Magazine will also be available. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
 
Event is co-sponsored by the New York area Black Alumnae of Smith College (BASC) and the Smith College Club of New York City.
 
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
Location: Home of an alumna; address provided to registrants

Each semester, the Club sends final exam care packages to the 200 Smith students from the NYC area. Please join us to bundle goods and sign cards. The students really appreciate the goodies and especially the notes of encouragement from you!
 
Have a surplus of company-branded swag, pens, or sample-sized items? Why not donate them to this event? Contact admission@SmithClubNYC.org to donate.
 
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Home of an alumna; address provided to registrants
Price: FREE
Join the Club at New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink for a festive way to welcome the season and get into the holiday spirit. Come show off on the ice or just enjoy the atmosphere with a mug of mulled cider. Sport your Smith College apparel or wear blue and gold to be spotted by the group.
 
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm 
Location: Bryant Park Winter Village

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details to come. 
 
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: DC Moore Gallery (535 W 22nd St, between 10th & 11th Aves)

SEVEN SISTERS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION
The Seven Sisters Alumnae Association, founded by Smithie Jen Pollock McNally '94, is the first and only place for Seven Sisters Alumnae and current students to network and connect. Smith, Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, Vassar, Mount Holyoke, Barnard and Radcliffe alumnae, and current students can join the website and have full access to the Alumnae/Student Directory, Job and Housing Boards and more. The Job and Housing Boards have become invaluable resources for students and alums and will be fully transitioned from Facebook to the website soon. Membership to the site is free. For more information or to join the Seven Sisters Together page, email:  jen@sevensistersalumnae.com.
 





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