Phillies Game

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We will attend our third annual Phillies Game on
Sunday, June 23rd at 1:05 pm
versus the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

Tickets are approximately $30 and financial assistance is available.
Please RSVP at phillysmithclub@gmail.com by Monday 6/17.

Guests and kids are welcome!

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! 

 

 

 

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).

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

June 18: Philly Smith Club’s Annual Meeting!!

You’re Invited!!
Philly Smith Club Annual Meeting
Monday, June 18 6:30–8:30 p.m.
The Fleisher Art Memorial, The Sanctuary
719 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Early Bird Ticket Prices Below

This year our Annual Meeting will be hosted at The Fleisher Art Memorial, a Philadelphia treasure and one of the country’s oldest nonprofit community art schools.

Agenda Includes:
• Delightful company of Philly Smithies
• Wine, beverages, hors d’oeuvres
• Review of the Club Year
Electing new board members
Screen printing class with a Fleisher instructor to make Smith and Philly themed tote bags and paper prints

RSVP: email phillysmithclub@gmail.com.
Payment: online via the ‘Donate’ button at phillysmithclub.com/membership and indicate Annual Meeting OR mail your check to the club treasurer at: SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Tickets: 
• $15 recent alums (classes of ’13-’17)
• $25 members*
• $35 non–members
* Become a member at https://phillysmithclub.com/membership/ to enjoy the $10 membership discount on your ticket

Early Bird discount ends Friday May 18th

Friday May 18th is the Early Bird Discount Deadline for this year’s Annual Meeting at the Fleisher Art Memorial on Monday, June 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. In addition to meeting new Smithies, enjoying beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and electing new board members, the Fleisher will lead us in a screen printing class to make Smith themed tote bags and prints

Early Bird Ticket Pricing before 5/18:

$20 Members ($25 after 5/18)
$12 Young Alumnae (classes ’13-’17, $15 after 5/18)
Become a member before 5/18 at phillysmithclub.com/membership to enjoy a $15 discount!

RSVP: email phillysmithclub@gmail.com
Payment: online via the Donate button at phillysmithclub.com/membership/ and indicate Annual Meeting OR mail your check to: SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennylvania Ave Apt. 11A12, Philadelphia, PA 19130

And last but not least, May and June are election season for the Philly Smith Club Board! Nominate yourself or a fellow Smithie at phillysmithclub@gmail.com.

On the 18th at National Mechanics

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EDIT: Due to excessive rain, we have moved the On the 18th to National Mechanics. We are reserving a table, so please RSVP if you are planning on coming!

This month’s On the 18th is a Satellite Reunion for those of us who will be in Philly this Reunion season! Wear white and/or your class color to Spruce St Harbor Park National Mechanics on Friday, May 18th any time between 6:00 and 8:00 to enjoy food, games, beautiful rainy weather, and even more beautiful company!
RSVP to phillysmithclub@gmail.com for our host Michelle’s ’10 phone number or look for that Smith gear!

 

 

Tea at Park Towne on the 18th

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Join us on Thursday, January 18th between 6:00-8:00 in Park Towne’s communal living room, aka The Oar Pub. Enjoy some cozy time around the fireplace — some tea (or wine or soft drinks), some snacks and a chance to visit with Smithies. There are billiards and table shuffleboard too.
Park Towne is at 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Oar Pub is on the first floor of the South Tower. Parking is available on the outer lane of the Parkway and closest bus lines are the 32, 38 and 48.
Tell your Smith friends to meet you here! Feel free to BYOB, although we will have some refreshments as well.

Skating at Dilworth Park on the 18th

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Join the Smith College Club of Philadelphia on Monday Dec 18th between 6:00 and 8:00 at The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park! Enjoy ice skating, beautiful lights, food trucks, and the Rothman heated cabin for refreshments and snacks! Skaters and non-skaters alike are welcome!

Dilworth Park is great for families and easily accessible from the Mainline and by public transit. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 10 and under, and $10 for skate rentals.

We’ll meet at the heated cabin at 6:00 and wear your Smith gear to identify each other (I personally will be wearing my yellow Ivy Day sash!).

Come enjoy this Philly treasure with treasured Smithies!