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.
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!
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.