…an adult life can be made a work of art.  It’s a slowly emerging design, with shifting components, occasional dramatic disruptions, and fresh creative rearrangements.
~ Jill Ker Conway

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
~ Mary Oliver

Female friendship has been the bedrock of women’s lives for as long as there have been women.
~ Rebecca Traister

 

Dear Smith Class of 1982,

It is hard to believe that it has been almost five years since our last reunion, and that we will be gathering for our thirty-fifth reunion next spring!  Many of us have experienced significant changes in our lives since our last reunion–children leaving for college, marriage, divorce, death of a spouse or partner, career changes, health issues.  The world around us has changed, too.  The rapid development of social media continues to have an impact on our workplaces and our personal lives.  Regardless of one’s political affiliation, the 2016 election cycle was contentious and consequential.

Midlife itself is a time of change, but can also be a time of reflection and enhanced creativity.  During this time, our women friends are an essential source of sustenance and support.  For these reasons, we have chosen Creativity, Connection, and Community  as the theme of our next reunion.  We hope that you will take this opportunity to renew old friendships, develop new ones, and share your creative endeavors (if you choose!).  Our website will be updated on a regular basis as will our Facebook page (Smith Class of 82 Reunion Info) so we encourage you to check frequently for new developments.

Please join us in Northampton from May 25-28, 2017!

Yours,

       

Katy Birckmayer (kbirckmayer@gmail.com), Co-Reunion Chair
Mary (Wallace) Strizek (madrussians@gmail.com ), Co-Reunion Chair

 



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