Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Global Tea - Sunday

Inspired by the Smithies in the Cloud group, SCCLA is hosting several teas the weekend of June 23-24 across Los Angeles. Enjoy a beloved tradition with fellow alumnae, while catching up with old friends and making new ones. 

South Bay tea hosted by Judy Milestone '66 - RSVP HERE

Smithies in the vicinity of the South Bay and surrounding cities are invited to the home of Judy Milestone ’66 to enjoy an afternoon tea. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a snack to share!

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Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

3rd Annual Global Tea - Saturday

Inspired by the Smithies in the Cloud group, SCCLA is hosting several teas the weekend of June 23-24 across Los Angeles. Enjoy a beloved tradition with fellow alumnae, while catching up with old friends and making new ones. 

RSVP for the tea closest to you!

  • West LA tea hosted by Susan Pollack '85 - RSVP HERE
    • Smithies in the vicinity of the West LA (Palms) and surrounding cities/neighborhoods are invited to the home of Susan Pollack '85 to enjoy an afternoon tea. Tea and snacks will be provided. No need to bring anything!
  • Pasadena tea hosted by Judy Kleinman '67 - RSVP HERE
    • Smithies in the vicinity of Pasadena and surrounding cities are invited to the home of Judy Kleinman ’67 & Neil Kleinman to enjoy an afternoon tea. Tea, homemade treats, and fruit will be provided. Please bring a snack to share!
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Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

SCCLA Annual Summer Potluck Picnic

Join the SCCLA for our annual summer potluck picnic. It's one of our biggest events of the year and a great way to kick off the summer! Come meet entering Smithies, new grads, and reconnect with old friends in the area (and make new ones). Thank you to Robin Jaffe '66 and Joel Jaffe for once again generously hosting the picnic.  Please note that if you are planning on swimming, there are no lifeguards on duty and please bring your own towels.

Tickets
SCCLA member* - complimentary
SCCLA member guest* - complimentary
Additional SCCLA member guests* - $10
Non-members - $10
Incoming Smithie/Parent of Incoming Smithie - complimentary
Current Smithie (including 2018 grads) - complimentary
Child - complimentary

*Please note: SCCLA membership will be confirmed. If there are any questions, you will be contacted.

Potluck
The Club will provide beverages. Please bring a dish to serve 6 according to the initial of your last name:
A-H: Desserts
I-Z: Hearty Salads

 Opportunity Drawing & Towel Fundraiser
The picnic will also feature an Opportunity Drawing with multiple prizes as well as custom-designed "I  SMITH" plush velour beach towels available to purchase to benefit the SCCLA Endowed & Spetnagel Scholarship Funds. Feel free to purchase ahead and bundle these items with your event ticket! (Please inform us at the event, with photo ID, that you have purchased a ticket bundle or towel.) 

YA Book Drive
We will be collecting gently used and new Young Adult books for the benefit of the Southern California Library. Bring a book to contribute!

 If you have any questions, feel free to email rsvp@smithclubla.org or call Riana Hull '14 at 949-468-9328.

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2018-2019 SCCLA Slate of Officers

President: Kristin Matthews '91

Vice President and Immediate Past President: Sarah Meacham '05

Recording Secretary: Betsy Topper '82

Treasurer: Colleen Rabin '08P

Corresponding Secretary: Susan Pollack ‘85

Admissions: Vicky M. Razo '04 and Xiomara Iraheta ‘07

Book Club: Terri Macellaro '84

Career Network: Amalia Merino '00J and Selwa Sweidan '00

Events: Riana Hull '14, Rachel Nyback ‘92, and Vanessa Roberson '16

Membership: Evelyn Brown '72

Fundraising: [VACANT]

Newsletter: Jamie Maloney '07

Social Media: Dana Ehrlich '89

Merchandise: Amy Schancupp '79

Theater: Gail Conway '48 and Diane Link '68

Young Alumnae: Grace Kim '12

Website: Sonia Brown ‘14

Advisors: Heather Jones '94, Terri Macellaro '84, Heidi Novaes '88, Elsa Pauley '66, Roz Zakheim '69, Lois Thompson '66, and Vivian Forbes ‘50

 

We are always looking for additional support and welcome your involvement in the SCCLA. To learn more about how you can volunteer, email Sarah Meacham '05 or any of the board members directly.

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May
6
2:00 PM14:00

My #MeToo Experience - A Conversation with Anna Graham Hunter '89

Anna will talk about her experience with #MeToo: why she decided to come forward as the first person to accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment, what the aftermath was like, and her hopes for the movement going forward. Today, Anna is a writer and career coach in LA.

You are encouraged you to read Anna's original essay in The Hollywood Reporter and her Op-Ed in the LA Times, and then email Dana Maze Ehrlich ‘89 what you would like to know more about. Anna will tailor her remarks based on questions submitted prior to the event.

REGISTRATION - RSVP HERE
Admission to this event is complimentary, but space is limited. If registration is full, we will have a wait list. Email RSVP@SmithClubLA.org with your name, preferred email, and cell phone number.

If your plans change, please notify RSVP@SmithClubLA.org so that we may offer your spot to another Smithie who is on the wait list.

LOCATION
Home of Judy & Neil Kleinman '67
466 Alpine Street
Pasadena, CA 91106

QUESTIONS
Email RSVP@smithclubla.org with any questions.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

SCCLA May Board Meeting

The SCCLA Board meets monthly from August to June. We welcome anyone in our community to attend. However, space is limited as we do meet in homes or community meeting rooms. Please Email Sarah Meacham '05 if you're interested in attending so we can accommodate you. Address will be provided upon confirmation.

Location: RSVP to Sarah for location.

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Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Faculty Speaker - Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor: The N-Word in the Classroom: History, Teaching and Difficult Subjects

SCCLA Signature Event - Faculty Speaker
Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

RSVP HERE

We are pleased to have Elizabeth Storduer Pryor, Associate Professor of History, join us to speak about her new project:

The N-Word in the Classroom: History, Teaching and Difficult Subjects

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor is an Associate Professor and a Smith College historian of race and racism in the 19th century. Her new project is an historical and pedagogical examination of the n-word in United States history that is framed by her own experience as a biracial woman who is also the daughter of comedic icon Richard Pryor. In this talk, Pryor will discuss her experience in the Smith College classroom and how it inspired her research. She will also talk about how the euphemistic phrase, "the n-word," became universally understood and accepted as a stand-in for an anti-black slur that's been called "the atomic bomb of racial epithets."

Click here for Associate Professor Pryor's Background and Bio. If you'd like to read a piece of her past published works, click here.

To get the Club Membership Benefit, please join or renew your membership here.

TICKETS
SCCLA member*
 - complimentary. Note, membership status will be confirmed. You'll be contacted if there are questions.
SCCLA member guest* - one complimentary guest per membership
Additional SCCLA member guests* - $10
Non-members - $10

If registration is full, we will have a wait list. Email RSVP@SmithClubLA.org with your name, preferred email, and cell phone number.

If your plans change, please notify RSVP@SmithClubLA.org so that we may offer your spot to another Smithie who is on the wait list.

LOCATION & PARKING
This event will be held at the Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, 90044.

RSVP HERE

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

SCCLA April Board Meeting

The SCCLA Board meets monthly from August to June. We welcome anyone in our community to attend. However, space is limited as we do meet in homes or community meeting rooms. Please Email Sarah Meacham '05 if you're interested in attending so we can accommodate you. Address will be provided upon confirmation.

Location: RSVP to Sarah for location.

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Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Faculty Speaker: Professor Daniel Horowitz

We are pleased to have Daniel Horowitz, Smith College Mary Huggins Gamble Foundation Chair and Professor of American Studies Emeritus, joining us to speak about his new book, Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America. Copies of Happier? will be available for pre-order when you RSVP.

Professor Horowitz will discuss the history of positive psychology, happiness research and the ways these fields have influenced the lives of millions of people around the world. He will also trace the distinctly American story of the shift in focus from mental illness to happiness, as well as many other topics related to the role of happiness in our culture.

Space is very limited. If registration is full, there will be a wait-list. In that case, please email RSVP@SmithClubLA.org with your name, preferred email address and phone number to be added to the wait-list. If your plans change, please notify RSVP@SmithClubLA.org so that we may offer your spot to another Smithie who is on the wait list.

DATE: Saturday, January 27
TIME: 3 - 5 pm
PLACE: Home of Sue Bunzel '47. Address mailed with RSVP.
RSVP: Click here or call Riana Hull '14 at (949) 468-9328.

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Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Smithies Connected - Happy Hour

This is the second event of a casual networking mixer series being held around LA as a result of our Career Development survey feedback for regular happy hours/meet ups. We kicked the series off in November with an engaging evening in DTLA at members-only Caña Rum Bar. Now we move to Harlowe Bar in West Hollywood! The evening brings Smithies of all careers, interests, and at all career points - entry level to retirement - together for an evening to connect.

DATE: Thursday. January 18
TIME: 6 - 8 pm
PLACE: Harlowe Bar, 7321 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
RSVP: Click here.  Please RSVP to this no-host event so we may have a count for the gracious bar manager.
QUESTIONS: Please email the Career Network Co-Chairs.
 

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Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Los Angeles January Book Club

Join your fellow Smithies for a lively discussion. This month, the book is "Cool, Calm and Contentious," a collection of humorous essays by New York Times bestselling author Merrill Markow.  Lore Hilburg will lead the discussion.  

The event will be located at Debby Kennel's house:
1250 Norman Place, Los Angeles, CA 90049
tel. 310 476 6804

RSVP to Terri Macellaro

Date: 1/14/18
Time: 2 - 4PM

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Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

January Board Meeting

The SCCLA Board meets monthly from August to June. We welcome anyone in our community to attend. However, space is limited as we do meet in homes or community meeting rooms. Please Email Sarah Meacham '05 if you're interested in attending so we can accommodate you. Address will be provided upon confirmation.

Location: RSVP to Sarah for location.

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

December Board Meeting

The SCCLA Board meets monthly from August to June. We welcome anyone in our community to attend. However, space is limited as we do meet in homes or community meeting rooms. Please Email Sarah Meacham '05 if you're interested in attending so we can accommodate you. Address will be provided upon confirmation.

Location TBD

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Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Soiree

Wine, dine & be merry and celebrate the holiday season with the Smith College Club of Los Angeles. The Club will provide beverages, and we ask you to bring pre-plated, ready-to-serve culinary delights, serving 8, as follows:

 

Hearty Hors D’oeuvres – last name initials A-L

Delectable Desserts– last name initials M-Z

The evening will feature a Silent Auction and an Opportunity Drawing with multiple prizes to benefit the SCCLA Endowed Scholarship. Feel free to purchase ahead and bundle it with your event ticket! (Please inform us at the event, with photo ID, that you have purchased a ticket bundle.) 

Fees: Club member and one guest – complimentary, additional guests and non-members - $20 per person. 

Dues may be paid at the door for instant membership.

Please indicate the number of guests and the dish you will be bringing with your RSVP. Questions? Email rsvp@smithclubla.org

RSVP here for location details

 

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

YA Fine Art Printing Studio Tour

Grace Kim will host a YA event at POVevolving Fine Art Printing Studio (fineartprinting.la) where she works.

The event at the photo printing studio  is open to YAs and Young-at-Hearts and is accessible to those without an art background. It is aimed to inform and educate alumnae on different printing techniques, Archival Pigment Printing and Dye Sublimation techniques.

 The event will also provide you the opportunity for participants to feel and see the available materials at the studio including the over 45 different photo papers, aluminums, woods, hardboard, fabrics, ceramics, and glass.


 Grace Kim (2012) received a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography and  Installation Art in San Francisco Art Institute in 2015, currently working as a Studio Production Manager at POVevolving Fine Art Printing Studio located in Southwest of the Art Districts in Downtown  Los Angeles.  As a Young Alum Co-Chair, she welcomes all Smith alumnae.

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Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

Trip to The Chori-Man & Korean Bell Park Picnic, San Pedro

We will meet at The Chori-Man ((https://www.instagram.com/thechoriman/www.facebook.com/TheChoriMan)) at 11am, order our food and then head over to Korean Bell Park to enjoy a picnic together. Some alums may also head over to Crafted (http://craftedportla.com/), a marketplace featuring handmade works by SoCal artisans and craftspeople, after the picnic.

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Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Apple Picking with Young Alums and Young at Heart

Come join the Young Alumnae and Young-at-Hearts for apple picking!

Afterapple picking we will check get lunch and check  out the nearby Oak Tree Village, which has lots of fun autumn activities and shops.

The orchard is located at 39611 S. Oak Glen Road Yucaipa CA 92399

We will carpool from 165-173 E Floral Drive, Monteray Park CA 91755 at 9:30am and return around 5pm.

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Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Career Networking Happy Hour

Happy Hour & Casual Networking
Join us for a casual mixer!

(A non-host event organized by your Career Co-Chairs)

DTLA at the Caña Rum Bar

6-8pm

This is the first of a casual networking mixer series around L.A. that we are kicking off as a result of our Career Development survey feedback for regular happy hours/meet ups. Caña is a members-only bar in downtown Los Angeles specializing in rum (with non alcoholic options), Latino Caribe sounds, and a friendly welcoming vibe. I am a member and the GM is reserving the patio for us. Happy Hour is $5 Mojitos, Daiquiris, Cuba Libres. We will provide simple snacks and outside food is welcome. The evening is intended to bring Smithies of all careers, interests, and at all career points - entry level to retirement - for an evening to connect.

RSVP via Eventbrite.

Contact: careernetwork@smithclubla.org

 

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Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

Pursue your Passion - Mountain Day West

FINDING and FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION with ALLY EINBINDER ‘10 and MIKA EL-BAZ ‘85

Join Ally and Mika as they discuss the challenges and triumphs of pursuing one’s passion. Ally will also take us through some interactive exercises. Of course, they’ll be apple cider and delicious “mountain day” desserts. 

Ally Einbinder learned bass at age 21 and started her band Potty Mouth while at Smith. As a student and now (when not touring), Ally works with Jessica Bacal, the Director of Smith’s Wurtele Center for Work and Life which motivates students to deepen their knowledge of themselves, explore their passions and personal capacities, and question predominant cultural expectations of women in order to forge new pathways and possibilities.

Mika El-Baz is the Executive Vice President, West Coast/Executive Vice President, Publicity, RCA Records/ Sony Music Entertainment.

RSVP via Eventbrite here.

Location:
Bergamot Station
|2525 Michigan Ave.
Unit T1
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Admissions Volunteer Training w/ Vivian Forbes

If your schedule prevents your attendance at the Smith Recruitment Interview Training conducted by Lia Brassord '83, Assistant Director of Admissions for our area, you get a second chance.

Vivian Forbes '50 will host a follow-up training at her house. Since the number of applicants continues to grow, we are always looking for new volunteers to interview them all. So come to Lia's training, come to Vivian's or come to both!

Admissions Recruitment Interview Training at the home of:
Vivian Forbes
4634 La Subida Place
Tarzana, CA 91356

Sunday, October 15, 2017
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Please inform us if you'll be there - 
RSVP via Eventbrite here or via phone: 
Vivian Forbes (818) 344-5521

 

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Admissions Interviewing Tips/Training with Lia Brassord

Admissions volunteers: Interview Training with Lia Brassord ‘86, Sr. Asst. Dir of Admission.

Saturday, October 7th
10 AM to noon
Location: 433 Country Club Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775 (near the Huntington Library & Gardens)

Calling experienced and novice Admissions volunteer interviewers!

Lia Brassord ’86, Senior Assistant Director of Admission, has set aside time during her Southern California visit for a training of alumnae volunteers on interviewing prospective students.

If you are an active admissions volunteer here in the greater LA-Pasadena area, you are strongly encouraged to attend! Also welcomed are any alumnae interested in volunteering for the Admissions Office.

Lia is the Admissions officer who reads all Californian applications and travels throughout the state, a couple of times a year. 

Questions? Email Noriko Ward ‘88 or call/text her at (310) 489-1727.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite here.

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Sep
16
10:00 PM22:00

SCCLA Board Meeting

The SCCLA Board meets monthly from August to June. We welcome anyone in our community to attend. However, space is limited as we do meet in homes or community meeting rooms. Please Email Sarah Meacham '05 if you're interested in attending so we can accommodate you. Address will be provided upon confirmation.

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Top Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Join Smith graduate and licensed Realtor® at VasTree Real Estate BRE #01927691, Mary Baldry '04, to learn how to prepare to buy your first home. Whether you are planning to buy in the next few months, or dream of owning your own home one day but don't know where to start this is a can't miss opportunity to learn how to take positive steps to get yourself home ready. Refreshments will be served.

DATE: Saturday, September 9
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RSVP: Click here for location and to RSVP

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Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Mamma Mia! at the Hollywood Bowl

Join a group of your fellow Smithies, and their families, for an evening at the Hollywood Bowl. This year, we're going to Mamma Mia!, an international phenomenon, filled with ABBA's beloved music. Families welcome! Tickets are very limited, so RSVP right away.

DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2017
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: The Hollywood Bowl
COST: $30
QUESTIONS: Email Gail Conway for information on purchasing tickets.
 

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