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Upcoming Events

st.-croix

Paddle the St. Croix!

SUNDAY, July 25, 10am
Interstate Park (MN) to Osceola Landing

Bring friends and family to enjoy a leisurely day on the wild and scenic St. Croix River. We’ll meet at Interstate Park, south of Taylor’s Falls MN, and make our way to the Osceola landing. Midway, we will make a lunch and swim stop at a private picnic grounds. You may rent a single or double kayak or a canoe with room for an adult passenger or two child-size duffers. Reservations required by the end of the day on July 19.

Bring your lunch and don’t forget your sunscreen!

MAKE A RESERVATION

Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

homeland-elegies

SMITH CLUB MN READS: “Homeland Elegies”

A deeply personal work about hope and identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of belonging and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque adventure — at its heart, it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

WEDNESDAY, August 11, 7pm

Participants may attend via Zoom or in person at the home of Barbara Klaas

Questions? Contact Barb at baklaas@gmail.com

Plan to JOIN US!

conversation

RACE & PRIVILEGE DISCUSSIONS

We concluded a series of conversations on race and privilege following the trial of Derek Chauvin.

The materials from the series of discussions can be found here.

About Our Club Events

Smith Day

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.

Learn more about Smith Day 2020.

Annual Meeting

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!

Read all about it!

Club Activities

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 info@smithclubmn.org.