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.
It's that time of year again! After many interviews and events meeting prospective students, we received the list of admitted students for the class of 2021! Our first order of business was to give them all a warm Smith welcome from the club. Three board members volunteered to drop off yellow roses and specially-designed cards featuring Neilson Library. Each rose was hand-delivered to the student's home in the three days after decisions went out. The cards congratulated students and encouraged them to get in touch with our Alumnae Admissions Coordinator, Mary Lou Cronin '88, if they have remaining questions or want to speak with current students. Prospective students were very excited and we've also received many thank you email messages in response to the Rose Drop.
On a sunny Sunday in mid-January, approximately 40 Smith alumnae, current students, and two newly accepted ones, gathered with applicants and their parents at the home of Laura Selznick '68 for our Club's Annual Hot Cider Party. The silver ladle bequeathed to Laura by Miss Anne Porter '23 was once again put to good use serving delicious mulled cider. Everyone enjoyed sharing favorite Smith memories and discussing the value of their Smith education while drinking the cider and munching on Laura's delicious home-baked goodies.
A group of alumnae convened to kick off the holiday season on December 4th for the annual cookie exchange. We were lucky enough to gather at the beautifully-decorated and festive home of Laurie Daniels, '81, in San Mateo for an afternoon of baked goods and conversation. The event definitely made spirits bright and was a wonderful (and delicious!) way to celebrate the season, as well as one another.
A small and enthusiastic group of recent alumnae gathered at the home of Sidnie Davis
'08 on Saturday, November 19th to share snacks and assemble care packages for current
students before they head into final exams. Hoping to make the holidays merry and bright for our current students, we sent fun surprises like magic washclothes with penguins, strands of twinkly lights, and of course, a lot of chocolate treats!
On Monday, October 10th, two representatives from the Smith Peninsula Club represented Smith at the annual Gunn High School college fair for local students in Palo Alto. Alumnae Sidnie Davis and Margaret RUshing enjoyed chatting with interested students and their parents, as well as one another during the career fair. The Smith table was crowded throughout the evening, and we're excited that some of the students met at this fair will be applying to Smith! Popular questions were about class size, internships, and traditions at Smith, all which were easily answered since we have such great information for each!
A fun group of alumnae met at the home of Linda Cooperman '72. After mingling outside in her lovely garden, we moved inside for an array of delicious dishes brought by those who attended. We had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Many thanks to Linda for hosting us!
We held our annual meeting and elected our 2016-2017 Board of Officers:
President: Melanie Herscher
VP/Event Coordinator: Margaret Rushing
Secretary and Book Club Coordinator: Sally Smith
Treasurer: Jean Davidson
Alumnae Admissions Coordinator: Marylou Cronin
Membership Chair and Annual Newsletter Editor: Michelle Wu
Communications Coordinator: Nisha Thatte-Potter
Young Alumnae Coordinator: Mindy Chu
Book Awards Coordinator: Sidnie Davis
We are still looking for a Website Coordinator and a Networking Coordinator. We would love to have you join our board!
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.