As the wind turns and the leaves fall, I am reminded of the halcyon days on campus, when we would drive through a landscape of rainbow leaves, whilst cogitating on everything we’d heard from our wonderful professors.
This autumn, I am proud to say that we have some equally inspiring speakers starting with our October 21st fall luncheon guest, Janet McKinley. The Smith College Medalist and Trustee Emerita will share her past and current experiences in international philanthropy with us. This promises to be an extraordinary and enlightening event. Then, on the evening of December 7th, at the Bruce Museum, Paula Deitz ’59 and Smith Professor Kiki Smith ’71 will share the podium to discuss women’s clothes as a way of looking at history and to talk about the Smith College Historic Dress Collection, a growing archive. Finally, on December 15th, we are thrilled to return to a fun night of holiday shopping at Diane’s Books, where our very own Susan Cohen has kindly offered to sign copies of her beautiful new book, The Inspired Landscape.
Don’t forget – it’s PECAN time! Our Pecan Chairs, Andy Dabney, Carolyn Gilbert and Janess Coffina are always hard at work raising funds so that our Club can support local scholarships. Please don’t forget to buy some of those delicious treats and gifts using our order form today.
As a non-profit organization, we rely on our members to pay dues to offset the costs of newsletters, directory, book awards and club events/programs. Our annual membership dues of $25 ensure we partially cover these expenses. If you are in a position to do so, we would appreciate a tax deductible donation to offset these costs and we have included a space on the dues form for this purpose. Thank you in advance for your support, and I look forward to seeing you at a Smith Club event soon.
Ariana Csonka Kaleta ’94