2019 Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 30 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Neighborhood House
20 N. American St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is pleased to welcome journalist, author, and professor, Lori Tharps ’94 as the featured speaker for this year’s Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 pm and includes:
  • Lori’s presentation: “How to Do Diversity with Intention and Joy,” an interactive talk that incorporates both her personal story and discussion about how we can all incorporate diversity in our lives.
  • A review of the club year
  • Club Board Elections (If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the SCCOP board, please email phillysmithclub@gmail.com for more information!)
  • Socializing and networking with amazing local Smithies
Ticket Pricing: Admission for the Annual Meeting is Pay What You Wish (with a $25.00 suggested donation) online or at the door. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.RSVP: Please RSVP in advance by email at phillysmithclub@gmail.com

Annual Newsletter: Please find the 2019 Annual Newsletter here for highlights and photos from the year as well as information on membership, current student outreach, and the Alumnae Admissions program.

 

Upcoming Service Project – come join us!

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Photo from 2019 MLK day of service project at the Hawthorne Cultural Center

On Saturday, April 6th from 9am-12pm a group of Philly Smithies are going to volunteer at Share Food Program (2901 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia). Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization that works to bring food to people in need throughout Philadelphia.  Share brings food to over 505 Philadelphia food pantries. Share services 5,000 low-income households by distributing below-retail price monthly food packages. Last year Share’s on-site Nice Roots Farm harvested 15,000 pounds of produce which were distributed to neighborhoods that do not have adequate access to fresh affordable produce.

We’re hoping to get a great turnout of Smith Alums. Family members are welcome. To join us, please contact Pam Kim ’87 at phillysmithclub@gmail.com. 

 


We want to hear from you! The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is conducting a survey to inform future club priorities and events. Please click the link below to access the survey. Thank you for your participation! 

 

 

 

Smith Movie Night on Feb 18th

Roma Movie Poster

Join the Philly Smith Club for Smith Movie Night on Monday February 18th at 6:30 at the Ritz Theater at the Bourse. This year’s film will be the critically acclaimed Roma directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

The Bourse Market is located at 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Adult movie tickets are $10.25 and senior tickets are $7.25. Please let the club know if cost is prohibitive; assistance is available.

RSVP to phillysmithclub@gmail.com and meet outside the Ritz theater at 6:30 p.m. on the 18th. Optional movie discussion to follow in the Bourse food court!

Spring Faculty Speaker!

RSVP TODAY FOR THE SPRING FACULTY SPEAKER EVENT!

Sunday, March 10th 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Art Sanctuary

Ginetta Candelario

The Smith College Club of Philadelphia invites Philadelphia-area alumnae and their guests to our annual faculty speaker event! Professor Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and of Latin American & Latino/a Studies, will speak on Sunday, March 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Art Sanctuary (628 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146). Professor Candelario will present ‘From Pin Curls to Perms’ and her work on race and U.S. beauty culture.

You can also read about Professor Candelario’s current work as the Editor of Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism in the Winter edition of the Alumnae Quarterly.

Admission for the Spring Faculty Speaker is Pay What You Wish (with a $10.00 suggested donation) via the PayPal Donate button on our Membership page or at the door. Your admission also includes tea, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.

Please RSVP to phillysmithclub@gmail.com (and let us know if you are a former student of Professor Candelario).

MLK Day of Service on 1/21

MLK Day of Service 2019

Philly area Smithies!

Join the Smith Club on Monday, January 21st for the Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. This is the 24th year for the largest King Day event in the nation and this year the Philly Smith Club will partner with the Hawthorne Cultural Center to clean and decorate this community agency.

Hawthorne Cultural Center

Volunteering will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Center at 1200 Carpenter Street. Space is limited so please RSVP today at phillysmithclub@gmail.comto join the team!

PMA Tree-Lighting Celebration On the 21st

All Philly-area Smithies and their families are invited to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Tree-Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 on Wednesday Nov 21st. The free event takes place on the East Terrace at 6:00 followed by pay-what-you-wish admission at the PMA. The Tree-Lighting Celebration includes festive treats and music by York Street Hustle leading up to the 6:00 p.m. countdown. Warm (and adult) beverages and a live choir continue the celebration inside.

The Smith Club will meet at 5:30 at the Rocky Steps at the “Prometheus Strangling the Vulture” sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz.

Email your RSVP to phillysmithclub@gmail.com for the contact number or just come on by on the 21st!

Happy Fall, Smithies

Philly Smith Club Book Drive for Kensington High School

 

Thank you to all the Philly Smithies who have already donated to the the student initiated rebuild of the Kensington High School library!

The Philly Smith Club is still collecting books for Kensington High this month including:

– Young Adult Novels
– Graphic Novels
– Anime
– Comic Books
– Biographies
– Dictionaries (Spanish, English, French, Chinese, etc.)
– Technical (engineering, nursing, career books, etc.)
– Music books

What was your favorite book in high school or a book you wished you had read in high school? Give it back to the city!

Contact phillysmithclub@gmail.com to arrange a drop off or pick up.

Learn more about the Kensington High School Library project here:
http://www2.philly.com/…/kensington-high-sschool-library-er…

Happy Hour/Book Drive at Bud and Marilyn’s

For this month’s On the 18th we will enjoy a Fall Happy Hour at Bud & Marilyn’s in Center City. Bud & Marilyn’s is located at 1234 Locust St and come meet Liz ’97 any time between 5:30-7:30 (Liz will be there at 5 if you want to get there a little earlier). Stay as little or as long as you like!

Bud & Marilyn's

The Philly Smith Club is also collecting books this month for the student-initiated rebuild of the Kensington High School library. The Inquirer article on this phenomenal project lead by the Kensington High senior class can be found here.

They are especially looking for the following genres:

  • Young Adult Novels
  • Graphic Novels
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Biographies
  • Dictionaries (Spanish, English, French, Chinese, etc.)
  • Technical (engineering, nursing, career books, etc.)
  • Music books

What was your favorite book in high school or a book you wished you had read in high school? Give it back to the city! Donations can be brought to the On the 18th happy hour or contact phillysmithclub@gmail.com for more details.

The class has also created several amazon wish lists:

Library Wish List:
Link: http://a.co/1H3ecc3

Mr. Cruz’s Engineering Class Wish List:
Link: http://a.co/eLFCOw2

If you can’t make it but would still like to donate books, you can drop them off at the school or send them to:

Mr. Eric Cruz
Kensington High School – Room 316
2051 E Cumberland St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Celebrate Mountain Day on Sept 16th

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Happy fall, Smithies!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we still celebrated Mountain Day after graduation? Sadly, the Philly Smith Club can’t get you off of work or ring the bells across Philadelphia at 7 a.m., but we can go apple picking. Please join us for a special On the 18th! (Please note, the date is September 16th, so we can take advantage of a beautiful fall weekend.)

Sunday, September 16th, 11 a.m.
Linvilla Orchards, 137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063

We’ll meet outside the Farm Market and then walk together to the Pick Your Own area.

Linvilla isn’t easily accessible by public transit, so please get in touch if you need a ride or can offer a spot in your car (phillysmithclub@gmail.com).

Also, on the actual Mountain Day – whatever day it may be – we’ll be gathering at City Tap House (2 Logan Square in Philadelphia) at 7 p.m. Keep an eye out on social media for a reminder the day of.

Hope to see you at one or both Mountain Day events!

Gaudeamus igitur,
The Philly Smith Club