Upcoming Events


Paddle the St. Croix! Autumn Edition

Sunday, October 3
Meeting at 10am
Interstate Park (MN) to Osceola Landing

Early October is predicted to be the peak of fall color in the Saint Croix valley! Bring your friends and family to enjoy autumn colors 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 where a shuttle will take us back to our vehicles. Midway, we will make a lunch 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. Rental rates for kayaks and canoes ($39/single kayak – $52/double kayak or canoe) include all taxes and fees. Please make your reservation by the end of the day on September 29 by visiting

Additional information will be provided to those who are planning to attend.

Questions? Please contact your river guide Kate Lehmann at

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SMITH CLUB MN READS: “The Agitators”
with special guest author Dorothy Wickenden

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm
Online on Zoom!
Meeting ID: 832 0792 6817
Passcode: 211806

“Engrossing… examines the major events of the mid 19th century through the lives of three key figures in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements.” —Smithsonian

From the executive editor of The New Yorker, a riveting, provocative, and revelatory history of abolition and women’s rights, told through the story of three women—Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Wright—in the years before, during and after the Civil War. Dorothy Wickenden is also the author of “Undaunted,” the story of two Smith grads who head off to the mountains of Colorado to teach. She will be joining our Zoom call to talk with us about her newest work, “The Agitators.”

Questions? Contact Barb Klaas at

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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

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 alums.

Did you miss the May 20, 2021 online Annual Meeting? No worries!

Click here to watch Club President Kate Lehmann’s 3-minute Year in Review video.

Club Activities

Throughout the year, the Club hosts a wide variety of events – varying based on the interests of Club members. We host walks around area lakes, gather for dinners at local restaurants, host salons on engaging topics, read and discuss books and more. During the pandemic, we moved many of our events online via Zoom. We are beginning return to in-person events, following CDC guidelines when doing so.

Have an idea for a gathering? We’d love to hear it. Email us at