June 2016

Conservatory Tour at Como Zoo

Date of Event: 
Jul 16 2016 - 10:00am

Bring yourself and your family, kids, significant others, and friends for a tour of the Conservatory at the Como Zoo on Saturday, July 16th at 10 a.m. We’ll travel through the many gardens of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and learn about its 100 year history. We’ll go behind-the-scenes and uncover how the horticulture staff keep the conservatory looking lush and green all year long and produce the many spectacular and beloved Sunken Garden flower shows. The tour costs $12 per person.

Save the Date! – Smith Day 2016

It may be spring, with a lovely summer still to come, yet we are looking forward to the hints of autumn that herald Smith Day! (Hint: there may be a Smith Day theme in that opening sentence). Mark your calendars now for Smith Day on Saturday, September 10th and plan to join us for this wonderful event – a day of friends, shopping, bidding, food, and fun to raise scholarship dollars for young women attending Smith. How can YOU help ensure that this year’s Smith Day is great?

  • Volunteer! Contact Stephanie or Brigid to offer your time and energy.
  • Solicit silent auction items and raffle prizes.
  • Bring your good quality clothes, antiques and such to the Depot (storage unit).
    Please no books this year and if an item is stained or has holes or is badly worn, please donate it elsewhere. We want to break the cycle of moving out over half of what we move in.
  • Invite friends and neighbors to join you for shopping and even for lunch!
  • Be there!

So enjoy these lovely warm Minnesota seasons and plan for a great kickoff to fall – see you on September 10th at the Hopkins Center for the Arts for Smith Day 2016!

For more information, to volunteer or for Depot (storage unit) directions or donation pick up, contact Stephanie Frost '77 or Brigid Brindley '86.

New Minnesotans!

Please join us in welcoming two alums from warm weather areas.

Apurva Errabelli '14 hails from Bangalore, India and majored in Engineering Science at Smith. She now lives in White Bear Lake.

Erin Hawkins '16 hails from San Antonio, TX and majored in Government. She's active in the local dance community with her focus being contact improvisation.

If you're current in your dues, you may look up these alums (and others) in our online directory at smithclubmn.org to welcome them yourself.


Dues are now being collected for the 2016-2017 year. If you'd like to check your dues status, either create an account on our website or ask Kate Lehmann '78. If you paid your dues, you'll be able to search our online directory, update your information, and post comments to the website.

Dues can be paid either on the website or by check made payable to Smith College Club of Minnesota and mailed to Kate.

Dues are structured as follows:

  • Regular Membership – $30
  • Young Alumnae Membership (Class of 2010-2015) – $15
  • Current Graduate Student Membership – $10
  • Outstate Membership (Outside Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area) – $10

Thank you for paying your dues and we hope to see you at Annual Meeting!

It's Time for Tea...In Person aka Smith Global Tea Summi

Date of Event: 
Jun 24 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

On Friday, June 24, 2016, 5-6:30pm, the Smith College Club of Minnesota is holding a get-together for tea at the Lowry Hill Dunn Brothers 
on Hennepin (near 26th):

Dunn Brothers
2528 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Smith women around the world will be congregating at this time as part of #sipandshine. Please join us!

Please RSVP to Kirsten Ragatz '89.

More New Minnesotans!

Please join us in welcoming the following alums to the Land of 10,000 Lakes:

Margaret Andersen Peterson '11 double majored in English Language & Literature and Medieval Studies and now lives in Lauderdale, MN.

Anna C. Baeth '11 received her Master of Science degree from Smith and currently resides in Northeast Minneapolis.

Megan Browning '01 double majored in Biological Sciences and Theatre and now resides in Duluth.

Sally Seabury Cole '51 lives in Wayzata, MN.

Christina L. Kramer '08 majored in the Biological Sciences and registered to attend Annual Meeting this Sunday.

Katrina McGhee '01 majored in Mathematics and lives in Hopkins, MN.

Katlin K. Okamoto '11 received her Master of Science at Smith and now lives in Northeast Minneapolis.

Leslie Oskey '14 received her Master of Science degree at Smith and resides in Minneapolis.
Cassandra Puccinelli '08 lives in Rochester, MN

Ms. Alexis-Clair M. Roehrich '11 double majored in French Studies and Sociology and resides in Bloomington, MN.

Samuel R. Schmitt '08 majored in Psychology and lives in Minneapolis.

Katina Tiggas '02 majored in Computer Science and lives in Eden Prairie, MN.

Emily Welle '04 majored in Sociology and moved here from Cambodia. Some of us had the pleasure of meeting her and her husband Dave at June's Supper Club at Riverview Cafe.


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