Welcome, Smith70!



50th Reunion—May 14-17, 2020

Our 50th Reunion is coming up quickly! How is that possible?! Mark the dates on your calendar now—Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17—and plan to make the trip back to Northampton to celebrate this milestone. The festivities start Thursday for this special reunion, so plan accordingly!

Your class officers are in full planning mode. Reunion Chairs Wendy John and Janan Frey have 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 by clicking here: Looking Ahead to 2020–our 50th!

Class Book 

Time is running out to contribute to the 50th Reunion Book! The deadline is October 31, so don’t delay. The book a great way to catch up with classmates and let them know what you have done since we graduated and are doing now. You will find more information and instructions here.

IMPORTANT! Please check your yearbook to make sure your name and photo match. We’ve found some errors and want the class book to be correct. If you see other mismatched names and photos, let us know. Send corrections to Peggy Moore, peggymoore at optonline dot net. Thanks!

Class Fundraising Update

Our next Planned Giving Conversation is coming up!

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019      Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Call-in number: 800-501-8979, access code 5852678.

Sam Samuels, Director of Planned Giving, will host a conference call just for our class. He will explain, in simple terms, how to use your IRA, your RMD (required minimum distribution), and other retirement plans to benefit Smith and yourself. It’s easy to participate—just call in, listen, and ask questions.

Class of 1970, you are truly amazing!

  • We have raised $9,134,828 towards our Reunion Gift goal of $14,000,000. We are making progress but need your help to reach it.
  • The Class of 1970 Endowed Scholarship goal is $1,250,000. So far we’ve raised $691,402.

Although these are lofty goals, we are off to a great start. We know we can  work together to meet—and surpass—these challenges. We hope that every member of our class will s-t-r-e-t-ch to give a gift to both the Smith Fund and our Class Scholarship.  We are Breaking Barriers!

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. To connect with the Smith Fund, click here: Smith Fund or call 800-241-2056, option #1.


Your Fund Team

Mary Pratt Grant, Fund Team Coordinator

Anne Harper, Co-Special Gift Chair               Christian Schley, Co-Special Gift Chair                     Susan Hunter, Planned Giving Chair

What Are You Doing These Days?

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 (see hint below). That way we can stay connected until our 50th.

Money, Money

Our 45th Reunion was great, and our 50th is almost here.  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 and whether you’ve already paid.

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. 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).

Check the website often to stay connected until we gather again in 2020 in Northampton. 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 by sending them to alumnae records@smith.edu. (Please do not send the information to us.) 

SAQ Class Notes: 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 desired page, then “Like” the page and check “Get notifications” to see posts in your personal 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.


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.