We are busy planning our class’s 40th reunion next spring. Whatever form our reunion takes, we look
forward to catching up with many of you. Due to the uncertainties of the pandemic, the college has not yet confirmed the dates for reunions or announced whether reunions will be held virtually or in-person. Please check here or our Facebook page for updates.
In keeping with our 40th reunion theme, Brilliant & Resilient, wonderfully represented by classmate and graphic designer Anne Cassity, we are inspired by our strong and resilient classmates. We are grateful for the leadership skills, focus on community, and sense of empowerment instilled in us by our Smith education. And we are excited to compare notes, draw strength from each other, and be reminded of what we have in common.
Reunion programming taking shape
Our amazing reunion team consists of Kakie Brooks, Anne Cassity, Gail Fritzinger, Kathy Kernan, and Susie (Goodman) Novick. Thank you all!
To help with planning, we are joined by Anne Cassity, graphic designer; Holly Gonzalez, class president; and Mary Louise Wagner, class secretary and Memorial Chair.
Kakie and Gail have been refining their ideas for our reunion programs. They are thinking about the ways that women’s leadership is helping shape a post Covid-19 world. Now they have a question for each of you: How are you using your own leadership skills in your families, your community, and in the wider world to address needs and create a brighter future? Please email Kakie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gail (email@example.com) with your responses and ideas.
We are also excited to be hosting a book talk by classmate Julie Dobrow, author of After Emily: Two Remarkable Women, and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet.
More house reps needed
House reps have a simple yet vital job: They contact classmates from their house to encourage them to attend our reunion.
We still need reps for the following houses: Chapin, Comstock, Cushing, Cutter, Dawes, Dewey, Duckett, Emerson, Friedman, Hopkins, Hover, Hubbard, Morrow, Off Campus, Park, Sessions, and Washburn. Please email Cathy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sally (email@example.com) to volunteer.
Classmates from Baldwin, Cushing, Chapin, and Jordan, and Tyler have participated in Zoom gatherings thanks to their house reps and peers. More of these events will take place this year.
Here is the current list of house reps: Albright (Francesca Grifo), Baldwin (Maddy Sanchez McGinley), Capen (Ruth Axtell), Chase (Jean Cummings), Clark (Kathryn Cooksey Pew), Gardiner (Beth Zadworny Holmes), Gillett (Laura Gossage), Haven (Frances Brohan Gawel), Jordan (Marcy Zevon), King (Carrie Stewart), Lamont (Julie Mooney Gorman), Lawrence (Mary Suda), Morris (Nancy Tarlin), Northrop (Meg Van De Weghe), Parsons (Pat Hicks), Scales (Joanna Evans), Talbot (Katherine Fraumeni Ginnetty), Tyler (Lori Renn Parker), Wesley (Evelyn Halley Simpson), Wilder (Meg Jackson), Wilson (Katie Walton Day), Ziskind (Stacey Schreft). Thank you all!
Fundraising is already underway
Fundraising team members are as follows: Sally Brickell, Sarah Caruso, Shelly d’Arcambal, Mary Dickinson, Rachel Freedman, Ellen Harrington, Libby Ginway, Jennifer Kinsman, Anneke Raney, Susie (Goodman) Novick, Chean Eng Ooi, Connie Pierce, Heidi Reavis, Lisa Rosen, Kathleen Ryan, and Deb Zonies. Thank you, fundraising volunteers!
This team is working hard to make our 40th reunion year another great year for Smith. If you hear from a classmate letting you know our fundraising goals, please be receptive!