Past Events

Harvest Virtual Zoom Event, October 2020

Harvest Virtual Zoom Event, October 2020

We had a great time hearing from Keiko Matsudo Orrall, Class of 1989, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) at our annual Harvest event. It was fascinating to see how many state, national, and international groups collaborate with MOTT. We also learned about the ways MOTT is promoting the Commonwealth’s travel and tourism industry in the midst of the pandemic.

A “My Local MA” statewide campaign has been launched at Findmylocalma.com to encourage residents to support local businesses. The “Visit MA” web site has been updated and has a lot of great information for residents and tourists.

Keiko also shared with us two informative booklets recently produced through MOTT: Historic Women Trailblazers of Massachusetts and a Massachusetts Travel Guide. Both are available for download as well as a copy of Keiko’s presentation.

Harvest Supper, October 2019

Harvest Supper Photo, Oct. 2019

Harvest Supper, Oct. 2019: Left to Right: Ellen Moloney Detwiller, Phyllis Cohen Rappaport, Susan Greene (President of the Smith College Alumnae Association), Jane McCall Barry (North Shore Smith College Club President) and Betty Herr. All are from the Class of 1968.

A wonderful time was had by all at our Harvest Supper this past October where we enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Relish Catering of Manchester-by-the-Sea. The event was held at the Backstage Bistro located at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA and our speaker for the evening was Susan Greene, President of the Alumnae Association.

Susan’s enthusiasm for Smith was contagious and she shared how she is looking forward to encouraging new opportunities that will engage Smith’s alumnae in a lifelong friendship with the college. The event was well attended and we enjoyed a lively Q & A time which helped us gain a better understanding of the current culture on campus.