SMITH CLUB MN ANNUAL MEETING: Focus on Health and Wellbeing with Kristina Mereigh, MPH, Director of Wellness Services Smith College
We’ll have a brief business meeting to review the past year’s activities, elect officers, and share plans for the year ahead. Our meeting will be followed by a special presentation by Kristina Mereigh who will discuss how Smith is addressing student health and wellbeing.
THURSDAY, May 20, 6:30pm
Click HERE to register. This event is free but payment of annual dues for the new fiscal year (2021-22) is encouraged.
EVENT ONLINE ON ZOOM. (Link TBA)
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RACE & PRIVILEGE DISCUSSIONS
We will conclude the series of conversations on race and privilege following the trial of Derek Chauvin. The session will be an opportunity to discuss the trial, its outcomes, and how it has affected each of us.
THURSDAY, April 29, 7pm
The materials from the series of discussions will remain available on the club’s website for the next several months. Click here to learn more and access materials.
Please join us!
SMITH CLUB MN READS: “Band of Sisters” with special guest author Lauren Willig
Ever wonder about the story behind the Grecourt Gates?
A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig. Lauren will join us to talk about the book and her research.
TUESDAY, June 1, 7pm
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About Our Club Events
Eight-six years ago, Smith Day began as a fundraising effort held in the homes of local alums. Over the years, the event has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the Club and its members. But its core purpose – celebrating our Smith connection and raising funds to support local Smith students – has remained the same.
Funds raised at Smith Day support PRAXIS summer internships that allow students to gain practical experience in an area of special interest. In addition, funds are added to the Club’s endowed scholarship fund for local Smith students. Over time, the Minnesota fund has grown to an impressive $2 million+!
In 2017, Smith Day reinvented itself yet again with the addition of the awarding of the “Smith College Club of Minnesota Medal”. The award, modeled after the Rally Day awards, honors a regional alumna who has lived a life of distinction. The event continues to be a festive, fundraising gathering with activities, food, conversation and a silent auction.
The Club Annual Meeting is held each spring. In addition to socializing, networking, sharing a meal and electing new Club officers, attendees of the Annual Meeting are inspired by a speaker from the College or from our local treasure trove of Smith alumnae.
Did you miss the June 23, 2020 online Annual Meeting? No worries!
Throughout the year, the Club hosts a wide variety of events – varying based on the interests of Club members. Prior to COVID-19, we hosted walks around area lakes, gathered for dinners at local restaurants, hosted a salon on the Shakopee Women’s Prison, read and discussed books and more. During the pandemic, we have been able to move many events online via Zoom.
Have an idea for a gathering? We’d love to hear it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.