Hey, Everyone! With the start of a new club year, the board is busy planning events for the upcoming season! Here's a sneak peek on what's coming up for this Fall and Winter seasons:
On a beautiful summer Sunday, 20 club members gathered at the lovely home of Sara Biyabani '84 in Saratoga for our annual meeting and potluck party. The food that everyone brought was delicious, and the company was even better. We elected the new Board members and discussed the year ahead, which we hope will be just as wonderful as the last, full of activities and time spent with one another and new alumnae. Guests ranged from alumnae who graduated decades ago to current students at Smith who will be heading back to Northampton soon!
Summer time means interns here in the Silicon Valley! We celebrated the intern/summer season with our second annual lunch and movie day. We gathered with 15 recent graduates, recent alumnae, and interns from NASA and Google for a pizza lunch in Mountain View, followed by the latest Spiderman film which gained a lot of thumbs-up (thanks in part to teeshirt shoutouts in the movie to both NASA and Sylvia Plath)! We are especially excited that attendance at this event grew 3x between last year and this year. We are excited to see so many Smithies interning and starting their careers here in the Valley, and of course making time for Smith Club activities!
You are invited to join us for the Club’s annual meeting and potluck (for alumnae only) on Sunday, August 20, from 5 – 7 pm. It will be hosted at the home of Sara Biyabani ’84 in Saratoga. The exact address will be emailed to you after your RSVP is received.
Club members should RSVP to the Evite by August 13 and other alumnae may RSVP by August 13 to Sidnie Davis ’08 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 621-9012. RSVP only if you WILL be attending the event. Responses by email are preferred. Please mention which dish you would like to bring so we can balance the menu. We will need hors d’oeuvres, entrées, salads, vegetables, and dessert. The Club will provide beverages.
Please remember that this is an OUTDOOR event and dress accordingly. We look forward to seeing you there!
On June 25th, alumnae got together at the home of Jean Davidson '73 to kick off the summer with our returning students and visiting NASA interns at our annual Summer Tea. We had an amazing turnout of both current students and alumnae alike! We enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and got to know the student interns better.
We gathered a group of alumnae for a community service project very fitting of Mother's day. We collaborated with a local organization called Loved Twice that collects gently used baby clothing and assembled boxes consisting of things every family can use in the first year of their child's life. We'll be delivering the boxes to a local hospital that will then distribute to local families. We had a great time sorting and packing boxes, chatting, and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the cute, tiny socks.
WELCOME BACK SUMMER TEA
HOST: Smith College Club of the Peninsula
WHEN: Sunday, June 25, from 2 – 4 PM
WHERE: The Davidson Residence, 47 Linda Vista Avenue, Atherton
Please join us on Sunday, June 25, from 2 to 4 pm to kick off the summer with local Smithies. Alumnae, current students, and incoming students are invited to this early summer party. It's a great chance to gather with old friends, get to know new and current students, and welcome the class of 2017 to the ranks of alumnae. This is a popular event each year.
Jean Davidson '73 has kindly opened her home and garden to the Smith Club for tea. Given the recent hot weather, the house will be air-conditioned for those wanting to escape the heat. Though there is shade available on the patio, we suggest that you bring sunglasses and sunscreen if you prefer to be outside. We would love to have all of you there the entire time, but we understand busy schedules. Feel free to drop by and leave as your schedule permits.
RSVP by June 20 to Evite if you are a Club member and otherwise to email@example.com so that we can prepare enough food.
It's always fun to enjoy good company on a summer day with a cool drink in your hand. We hope to see you there!
Mindy Chu '11 and Sidnie Davis '08, represented Smith at a recent college fair for Leigh High school students in San Jose!
The fair was focused on underclassmen and it was a lot of fun talking to students and parents, many of whom were hearing of Smith for the first time and just starting to consider their options.
In order to wish students luck on final exams and bid them adieu after another year of school, the club ordered custom Sugarfina candy cubes filled with ice cream cone-shaped gummy candies and a handwritten note to each current student from the Peninsula area.
We received some immediate gratitude via Facebook from students happy to find a sweet treat as they embark on the last month of classes before summer break or look forward to graduation!
Join us on Mother’s Day weekend to give back to young mothers in the Bay Area!
On Saturday, May 13th, from 2 - 4pm, we will be hosting a volunteering party for Loved Twice. Loved Twice is a local Bay Area nonprofit that collects gently-used baby clothing, sorts these precious garments into boy and girl boxes, and distributes them to local hospitals, shelters, and clinics for underprivileged mothers-to-be.
Come join us in San Mateo to help us assemble these lovely boxes while enjoying refreshments on a lovely May day. Family, friends, and significant others are not only welcome, but actively encouraged to join in.
The Smith College Club of the Peninsula
We are a group of Smith alumnae of all ages and professions who continue to get excited about Smith and meeting other Smith alumnae.