Welcome

Welcome, Smith70!

Our 50th Reunion is only 3 years away! How is that possible?! We hope you are planning to make the trip back to Northampton to celebrate this milestone.

Your class officers are already looking ahead to that event. To get us off to a great start, Reunion Chair Wendy John has provided a list of suggestions to get you thinking about what would make our 50th the best yet. Check it out on the 50th Reunion page of the website.

Breaking News!

Welcome to the Class of ’70 April Showers Challenge. Yes, we are raising funds, but with a special focus on raising participation.

If you have not yet made your gift to Smith this fiscal year (since June 30, 2016), now is the time. Several generous anonymous classmates have gone above and beyond to create a pool of matching funds for us. They promise to match your April gift dollar for dollar, up to $8,000.

Our goal is to move our class participation from 31% to at least 40%. Why does this matter?

* Participation enables Smith to obtain larger grants.
* Gifts to The Smith Fund allow the college to continuously improve and broaden the way it educates students.
* Our donations help Smith remain relative and provide outstanding opportunities for today’s students.
* Partially participation based, U.S. News and World Report rankings help attract top students and faculty to our alma mater where excellence abounds.
* Smith is providing an outstanding education to talented women across the nation, and even the world.

Giving is easy–online at any time, send a check, or call if you would like. Transferring stock? Talk to the folks at Smith and they’ll walk you through exactly how to do it.

So, with apologies to James Taylor, “Shower the College you love with love” and make your gift today.

Cheers!

Your Fund Team
Mary Pratt Grant, Fund Team Coordinator
Anne Harper, Co-Special Gift Chair
Christian Schley, Co-Special Gift Chair

Connect with The Smith Fund
* By phone: 800-241-2056, option #1
* Online: http://www.smith.edu/thefund
* By mail: The Smith Fund
Alumnae House
33 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063

Couldn’t Come to Reunion?

We missed you! Please let your classmates know what you’re doing by sending news today to our class secretaries. Contact information is on the password-protected Class Officers’ and Connections pages. That way we can stay connected until our 50th.

Money, Money

Our 45th Reunion was great, and our 50th will be here before we know it.  To ensure that we continue to have terrific reunions and stay connected as a class, we need your class dues. Only $70 for 5 years–where else can you get so much for less than 4¢ a day?! See our Dues page for details on where to send your check.

Our Website

We have set up the site so that only the home page is public. Most other pages, especially those with names, posted photos, and emails are password protected and viewable by only you and your classmates. Want to access the rest of the website? The password is easy to remember—and your hint is right here: the name of the pond where we rowed crew and went ice skating in the winter (one word, eight letters, all lower case).

Our website is the place to check for the latest class news and stay connected until we gather again in 2020 in Northampton the May. Tell us what you’d like to see on the website, and we’ll do our best to keep it lively and informative. If you have content to post, send it along. If you are a website or tech person, we would love to have your input and help! Contact me with your ideas. Questions? Email Marlene Bellamy, Social Media Chair, at mbellamy [at] alumnae.smith.edu.

Communications Updates

Be sure your email address is listed and current in the Alumnae Association Directory! That is where we get the distribution list for our class email blasts. Only you can make changes to your profile; please do not send the information to us.

SAQ Class Notes: Please note that the Smith Alumnae Quarterly now solicits news via an email blast to all classes. You will no longer receive emails from your class secretaries. When you get the blast please send your news to your class secretaries. Better yet, don’t wait for the email blast, send your news today to your Class Co-Secretaries (contact information is on the password-protected Class Officers’ and Connections pages). Your classmates want to read your news!

Join our class Facebook group!

Our Smith Class of 1970 Facebook Group– https://www.facebook.com/groups/309169861311/–gives us another wonderful opportunity to keep in touch. Click on the Facebook icon to visit. It is open only to members of the Class of 1970 who request an invitation.

You’ll need a Facebook account to join. Click to sign up. Using our class group is a good way to learn about Facebook, which is a fun way to connect. For example, joining the Smith College and Smith College Alumnae pages puts frequent posts with campus and alumnae news in your FB news feed (do a search for the ,  then “Like” the page and check “Get notifications” to see posts in your news feed).

You don’t have to use Facebook for anything else and can set privacy settings so that only friends—those you invite or accept—have access to your profile and can post. You can also customize the privacy settings to limit access to others in the Smith network, for example.

Disclaimer:

This is the official web site of the Smith College Class of 1970, independent of, but affiliated with, the Alumnae Association of Smith College. This page was created by and for the Class of 1970 of Smith College. Information on this page is intended for individual communication of a personal nature among Smith alumnae from the Class of 1970. Use of this information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Accuracy of the information on these pages cannot be guaranteed. Smith College and the Alumnae Association of Smith College are not responsible for the content of these pages. Responsibility for that content belongs solely to the Smith College Class of 1970. This site is maintained by the class Web administrator: mbellamy [at] alumnae.smith.edu.

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